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Previews: Sandra Chevrier – “Cages and the Allure of Freedom” @ Lancaster MOAH

Tomorrow night (October 21st) at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work featuring her masks made of comic book imagery. Cages and the Allure of Freedom from Canadian-born artist the will be part of a series of shows curated by Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and will include large sculptural works from her for the first time. Chevrier further explains – “A man can believe until his last breath that he is different from a Caged animal in a Zoo. But through all […]

Previews: “The New Vanguard II” @ Lancaster MOAH

Following up on The New Vanguard show back in 2016 (covered), the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), again in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, will be opening the second iteration of the group exhibition on October 20th. Presented conjointly with this year’s POW!WOW! Antelope Valley, the event once again includes a diverse range of artists. Participatants include ABCNT, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Hall, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, CASE, Dan Witz, Drew Merritt, EINE, Ekundayo, Ermsy, Esao Andrews, Evoca1, Fernando […]

Showing: Barry McGee – “SB Mid Summer Intensive” @ MCA Santa Barbara

A couple weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend an artist talk from Barry McGee at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara where his solo is currently on view through this weekend. SB Mid Summer Intensive features an expansive selection of paintings, photographs, drawings, and sculptural objects from the renowned San Francisco-based artist. Those familiar with McGee’s work will know his attention to detail in the installation of his exhibitions is an artform in and of itself. This showing continues in that vein with clusters of […]

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Life Cycle” @ Marciano Art Foundation

Last weekend, the Marciano Art Foundation opened an new expansive show from Ai Weiwei, his first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles. Entitled Life Cycle, the showing includes old and new pieces, as well as a reworking of older concepts and techniques from the Chinese artist. The centerpiece is his sculptural response to the global refugee crisis, a massive boat made from bamboo used in traditional Chinese kite-making. Suspended above this is Windows, mythological figures crafted from bamboo and silk along with pieces referencing the life and works of the artist, all of […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – ‘Force Majeure’ @ MMOMA (Moscow)

With a career approaching its 30th anniversary, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) has just opened a new exhibition titled Force Majeure at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (organized with RUArts Foundation, curated by MMOMA and Wunderkammern Gallery with the collaboration of Artmossphere). The exhibition is an historical overview of his career to date, showcasing the evolution of his body of work spanning three decades – from politics, commercial messaging, subversion, social constructs, environment,  to war and peace – but also showcases many of Fairey’s artworks reflecting the profound influence […]

Showing: Jenny Saville – ‘NOW’ @ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh has recently mounted the first major UK survey of the work of British figurative painter Jenny Saville. The exhibition spans a 25 year period demonstrating her progression from a prodigious undergraduate at the country’s leading art school to perhaps one of the most accomplished living painters of the human form.   While studying at the Glasgow School of Art, Saville felt conflicted by both her love of the history of art and her aversion to the […]

Upcoming: Osgemeos- “Artist in Residence” @ Mattress Factory

Hard at work in Pittsburgh, Osgemeos are well on their way to creating one of their signature immersive installations for the Mattress Factory. If the Brazilian twins’ past work is any indiction, expect a floor to ceiling kaleidoscope of sculptural forms, paintings, and murals featuring their yellow-skinned characters – inspired by hip hop and graffiti culture. The duo’s work will be part of the Artist in Residence fall exhibition opening on September 21st at the museum, which also will include installations from William Earl Kofmehl III, Laleh Mehran, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, and Christina […]

Upcoming: INCOGNITO Benefit @ ICA LA

Now located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, ICA LA, formerly known as the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), has brought back a crowd favorite from its days on the westside. Incognito, the highly popular museum benefit art sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 in celebration of ICA LA’s first anniversary in its new space. For anyone who has tried their hand at collecting art, being able to have the opportunity to buy work by popular artists that are with […]

Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever (2011)” @ Marciano Art Foundation

For Angeleno’s who missed Yayoi Kusuma’s turn at The Broad (covered) last year, here is your second chance. With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever (2011) features the Japanese artist’s penchant for polka dots in an immersive installation with large fiberglass-reinforced plastic tulips surrounded by floor-to-ceiling red dots. Ranging from over 7 to almost 10 feet tall, the three oversized flowers reinforces the illusion that the viewer has shrunk down to miniature size, an effect amplified by the repeating dots. Photo credit (top image): Charles […]

Showing: Amabouz Taturo – “A Doll’s House” @ Palais de Tokyo

Recently, those walking by entrance to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris have had their attention drawn to a life size dollhouse installation by Amabouz Taturo (a pseudonym for Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi). The piece is part of the ongoing Childhood: Another banana day for the dream-fish exhibition (title take from a story by J.D. Salinger), that sees a good twenty international artists give their take the theme of the show. Three-level doll’s house constructed from iron and wood can be walked through by guests and features […]