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Openings: Barbara Kruger @ L&M Arts, Los Angeles

The last time Barbara Kruger had a solo exhibition in Los Angeles, it was for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in 1999.  Thanks to L&M Arts in Venice, Angelenos are once again able to immerse themselves in a one-woman show filled with her recent work. Consisting of a multi-channel video installation running 13 minutes, a room “wrap”, exterior wall projection, and room filled with smaller-sized text pieces on panel, the legendary conceptual artist provided a multitude of options to receive her messages and ideas.  […]

Teaser: Barbara Kruger @ L&M Arts (LA)

After being the first in ten years to have a solo Paul McCarthy exhibition in Los Angeles, blue-chip gallery L&M Arts once again brings an Angeleno home.  The last time Barbara Kruger had her own show in Los Angeles was with MOCA in 1999.  On May 14, L&M Arts will open a show featuring recent work by the legendary artist that includes The Globe Shrinks, a multichannel video installation, a Kruger room “wrap”, and exterior projections of two works.  Prepare to explore such issues and […]

Preview: “FACEMAKER” – Curated by Kathy Grayson @ Royal/T

For those that live in Southern California and have not had the chance to visit The Hole before they shuttered their Greene Street, NYC location, fear not.  Kathy Grayson is taking The Hole to you.  On April 14, FACEMAKER – a group show curated by Grayson is opening at Culver City’s Royal/T. The beautiful 10,000 sq.ft. space will play host to art work by a diverse group of artists, including Ben Jones, Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, Olaf Breuning, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Robert Lazzarini, Aurel Schmidt, […]

Ed Ruscha – “Psycho Spaghetti Westerns” @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

We previously posted a video of the Ed Ruscha exhibition currently on view at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, but we felt this landmark show deserved much better than that on AM.  Here are actual still images of the paintings by the legendary Los Angeles artist.  Psycho Spaghetti Westerns contains Ruscha’s examination of the “effects of time on landscape” and is his first solo show in his hometown in twelve years.  It is up until April 9, so if you have a chance to see […]

Studio Visit: Gary Baseman

With a huge solo exhibition currently showing in NYC at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (check out our coverage of it here), performances with the band Nightmare and the Cat, including in NY, LA, and Austin at SXSW, and inclusion in group and benefit exhibitions, Gary Baseman has had a very busy last few weeks.  We were very fortunate to be able to visit the native Angeleno in his home studio as he prepared for his first show in six years in the contemporary art capital […]

David Lynch – “New Painting and Sculpture” @ William Griffin Gallery

David Lynch, best known as a filmmaker and director of such critically acclaimed films as Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet, is also an accomplished visual artist in the mediums of painting and sculpture.  In this exhibition, Lynch’s second show with William Griffin Gallery, he continues his unique vision of the narrative of the American psyche.  The eccentric and slightly bizarre wall pieces include works on cardboard with thickly applied paint and the occasional light bulb, all wrapped around gold frames.  The sculptures resemble fully-functioning […]

Openings: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

After presenting AM readers with teasers, updates, studio visits/previews, and  exhibition set-up posts on James Jean’s Rebus show, the moment of truth has finally arrived and the glorious payoff is in sight.  The artist’s first solo exhibition in his hometown of Los Angeles has opened (up until April 23) at West Hollywood’s Martha Otero and includes paintings, drawings, sketchbook spreads, sculpture, editioned scarves, and wall installations. Jean creates a immersive experience that feels like a romanticized dream where the environment is in colorful decay from […]

Set-up/Installation: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

As many of us have been anticipating, James Jean’s first solo show in Los Angeles will be opening in about a week.  We provided a preview of the art work in the show, now here is a sneak peak at how they will be presented.  Jean hand painted an entire wall in the gallery, providing a immersive background for the exhibition, in his signature flowing lines.  Be at Martha Otero on the evening of March 12, as Rebus opens to the public. See more set-up […]

Openings: George Thompson – “Revisionist History” @ Known Gallery

George Thompson, also known as EWOK, recently unveiled a solo exhibition of works at LA’s own Known Gallery.  The show is centered around a world where the Ku Klux Klan plays competitive organized basketball. Although the artist has played with the idea before in pieces that have been included in group shows, he wanted to expand it further and continue the conversation in a full-scale exhibition.  Thompson feels that although racism still exists in today’s society, it is rarely directly addressed.  The juxtaposition shown in […]

Openings: David Choe x George Thompson – New Works @ Known Gallery

Opening along with George Thompson’s Revisionist History at Known Gallery was a exhibition of new works by David Choe (featured) [edit: according to David Choe’s blog, these are collaborative pieces with George Thompson].  The artist took a break from his figurative images of city dwelling ladies and angry red colors to explore a different painterly direction (although if you look hard enough, you might be able to make out some tits, cocks, and assholes in some of the works).  Consisting of large works in black […]