Travis Diehl

Kerry Tribe

356 S. Mission Rd.

May 2015

A long projection wall cleaves the space in two. The first half, daylit, contains a veritable chromed forest of warped, Seussian C-stands, composed along with piles of pristine apple boxes, potted plants, and the occasional parabolic-mirror… READ ON

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Max Maslansky

Honor Fraser

May 2015

After some youthful experimentation, Max Maslansky hit on the technique of painting blotchy pornographic figures, stain-thin on stretched bedsheets, punning on the aftermath of intercourse. In some cases, such as Gross Anatomy (Half-twin Bed)… READ ON

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Ken Gonzales-Day

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

May 2015

Of the 352 recorded lynchings in California since 1850, 132 of the victims were Latin American or Mexican and another 80 were African American, American Indian, or Chinese. Artist and author Ken Gonzales-Day’s groundbreaking revisionist … READ ON

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Marcus Herse

May 2015

Visitors to Greene Exhibitions will likely brave that most persistent of LA clichés: terrible traffic. So those who came for Marcus Herse’s solo show were primed for a suite of six long videos, projected larger-than-life on each of the … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Mark A. Rodriguez

Emma Gray HQ/5 CAR GARAGE

April 2015

Both a statement of a serial method and the ploy of an earnest businessman, Mark A. Rodriguez’s latest show mostly comprises unsold inventory from his solo effort at LA’s Park View this past January. Seven copies total of two models of … READ ON

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Jon Pestoni

David Kordansky Gallery

April 2015

Lots of people make paintings these days; few are painters; rarer still are those who, like Jon Pestoni, are able to contort the suspicious self-evidence of their medium into something complex. His latest solo exhibition presents ten … READ ON

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Sarah Conaway

The Box

April 2015

A ledge in the back of the gallery holds a row of small, darkly patina’d sculptures. On the far left, above the rough-cut titular opening of Archway (all works 2015), the metal bears a looser, bowing scratch made in the styrofoam original.… READ ON

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Olga Balema & Anne de Vries

Michael Thibault

April 2015

Olga Balema and Anne de Vries’s “Listening” offers several weirdly supple sculpted riffs on aural physiology—that is, ears. In the most literal example, de Vries’s Listening to Snail (all works 2015), the small, whorled shell of … READ ON

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David Hartt

Laxart at the Bonaventure Hotel

March 2015

Washed-out color shots of sagging architecture fill the windows of a storefront at the Bonaventure Hotel, a fitting advertisement for David Hartt’s “Interval.” Inside, a pair of monitors mounted to black poles screen lush, near-static… READ ON

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Flyover Country

Travis Diehl at the 1st New York City Drone Film Festival

March 2015

“THE QUESTION is not who are you wearing, but what were you flying?” my neighbor in the press corral floated his drone joke for the nth time.  “Turbo Ace Matrix.”  “Aibot X6.”  “Phantom.”  “Uh, the cameras?”  Yes, of… READ ON

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