Suzanne Hudson

“Alex Katz: This Is Now”

May 2015

Curated by Michael Rooks In his ninth decade, Alex Katz has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, but, as this show’s subtitle asserts, retrospection need not obviate contemporaneity. At the High, more than forty works created … READ ON

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Robert Overby

May 2015

Twenty-some years after his death at the age of fifty-six, Robert Overby is finally getting his due—both in Los Angeles, where he spent most of his career, and in cities considerably farther afield. (A show at the Hammer Museum in 2000 was… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Betty Woodman

April 2015

“Illusions of Domesticity,” Betty Woodman’s first solo show at David Kordansky Gallery, was also her first one-person exhibition on the West Coast in a decade—the latter landmark made all the more remarkable by the recent visibility … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Rachelle Sawatsky

March 2015

Last spring, Rachelle Sawatsky mounted five pastel-hued unglazed ceramics and one large, aqueous cerulean canvas to the walls of the Finley Gallery in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Glimpsed through the street-level windows, the… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Dwyer Kilcollin

February 2015

For three days in early November, on a hillside on the east side of Los Angeles, Dwyer Kilcollin erected a freestanding metal fence on which she mounted “algorithmically derived image-shapes” she had cast by hand from computer-generated… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Steven Baldi

December 2014

“Branded Light,” Steven Baldi’s second solo exhibition at Thomas Duncan Gallery, picked up the theme of the camera as simultaneously tool and institution previously broached in “Lens Reflex,” a group show the artist curated at the… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

John Altoon

November 2014

Bare-chested on the dust jacket of The Holy Barbarians—Lawrence Lipton’s classic account of the Beat scene around Venice Beach, ca. 1959—John Altoon was cast as a ruffian, a role that stuck. His life was no doubt the stuff of legend, from… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

OPENINGS: ALEX OLSON

October 2014

A METONYM OF SORTS for the modernist picture, the painterly mark has gotten a bad rap: too expressive, too authorial and therefore authoritarian, too sure of its inexhaustible plenitude. Every smudge of pigment at least potentially renews … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Lucas Ajemian

October 2014

Historically, aleatory procedures have yielded artworks that flaunt the removal of subjectivity, or at least posit as significant the marginalization of intention. Lucas Ajemian’s “Laundered Paintings,” 2010–, shown in bulk for the … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Julia Dault

September 2014

For her first solo show in Los Angeles, “Rhythm Nation 2014,” Julia Dault installed ten paintings around one sculpture, Untitled 34, 2:45 PM–7:45 PM, April 15, 2014; 11:30 AM–12:45 PM, April 16, 2014. A decidedly material proposition,… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]