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The photographic practices of Mark Laita and Rodney Smith demonstrate an acute attention to form, composition, and revel in the act of looking. Whether it’s marveling at the juxtaposition of geometric contortions and scale patterns of exotic serpents or capturing an alluring woman who never acknowledges the camera, the photographs uncover animal and human subjects [...]

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“For a Long Time…” is a collection of works – from Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Hamish Fulton, Whitney Hubbs, Erica Love, Raymond Pettibon and Kehinde Wiley – which focuses on duration and the physicality endured in performance, and non-performance art works. A video work by Wiley assembles men in one quadrant of a television monitor, [...]

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Works from Northern California artists Daniel Phill and Terry Thompson at first seem a disparate pairing. Thompson renders neon signage while Phill studies flora employing a gestural technique that nearly obscures the subject altogether. The former paintings are calculated and controlled, the latter are as organic as the plant life depicted. But both paint their [...]

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cartographer engaged in current day charting of the overwhelming rise of imperialism, capitalism, and corporate domination, Sam Durant proves that the maps we once relied on as evidence of progress are now visual representations of thwarted corruption. The title of the show “laissez faire et laissez passer, le mode va de lui même” is borrowed [...]

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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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A show featuring the photographic works of Israeli artist Michal Chelbin and California-based photographer Hugh Holland present disparate visions of childhood, athleticism, and homosocial experiences. In “Locals Only” Holland’s color photographs document skateboarding culture in the mid-seventies, specifically the days of Dogtown in Venice, California where skateboarding was an extension of surfing and not yet [...]

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The recent work of Raimonds Staprans continues his exploration of quotidian architecture. He abstracts those forms with explosive color choices. “Dark Still Life with Two Glasses” meditates on Staprans’ style of delineating strict order in compositions and creating multiple spaces on the canvas with thick lines. Two glasses positioned at the far left end of [...]

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