Archive for 2011


Larry Fink’s collection of silver gelatin and archival pigment print photographs titled “The Vanities” investigates the private moments of public personas of the film and fashion world. They project nether worldly beauty, decadence, and by implication lead a life that walks the tightrope of fantasy on earth.  In Fink’s lucid photographs, women don elegant silk [...]

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“Milton Torres Sees a Ghost” employs a minimal set of found objects to tell the story of retired American fighter pilot Milton Torres. In it Kerry Tribe  constructs an imagined scenario based on a 1957 reported UFO sighting. Copies of classified documents addressed to the military from July 21, 1988 are framed individually along a [...]

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The female subjects of Dream Big, Davis & Davis’ ironically titled solo exhibition at L2Kontemporary are caught within frames of reverie. While the candid photographs taken on the streets of Atmani, Hakone, and Kyoto document women at their blue-collar jobs, mainly in the food service industry, they also reveal a moment where their emotive, gestural, [...]

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The first of a series of ten curatorial projects, “100/10 (100 Spaces/10 Visions)” begins with the work of Los Angeles based multi-media artist Anna Ayeroff curated by Alex Harvey. Culling images from a treasure trove of her family’s history, Ayeroff creates a slide show documenting her great grandfather’s immigration to a farm colony in Central [...]

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“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges Ah yes, libraries.  Remember those city operated structures that are free to join and endorse the pursuit of knowledge? While many universities offer subscriptions to online databases like J-Store or Lexis Nexus, they were not intended to adequately replace [...]

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While the little known 1990 flick “Joe vs. the Volcano” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan can easily  be gleaned over as a quirky or even silly film, it should not be overlooked completely because it holds some seminal themes about capitalism, life in the work place, and the pursuit of happiness.  After Joe learns [...]

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It’s been a busy week in media while protests continue to rage in Cairo.   Lindsay Lohan continues on her path of self-destruction and awaits criminal charges for allegedly stealing a $2500 necklace, one of Charlie Sheen’s candy girls was arrested for a DUI, and Tom Hank’s son Chet aka Chet Haze is outright delusional  [...]

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Entering Mike Kelley’s exhibition the Kandor series and Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction (EAPR) signifies the moment where the umbilical cord of the viewer is severed from the reality that exists outside of the gallery walls and is reconstituted by the decadent and fabricated universe of Kelley’s creation.  A cacophonous orchestra of voices and indiscernible sounds [...]

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