Tag Archive:   continuing-and-recommended


“Family” a new book and series of digital c-prints by Chris Verene offers a window into the artist’s past and documents a present that is at the mercy of alcoholism, poverty, and unemployment.  Galesburg, Illinois a small town where Verene’s family has lived for the past three generations, is the call of the Sirens for [...]

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“Dark Night of the Soul” marks the first collaborative effort between filmmaker David Lynch and musician Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton).  Lynch’s photographs were created in reaction to the album “Dark Night of the Soul” from Dangermouse and Sparklehorse. The album plays on a loop in the gallery and ruminates through the viewer’s subconscious when [...]

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Long before Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, he was known as “Barry” on the Occidental campus in during the 1980’s.   Lisa Jack’s “Barack Obama the Freshman,” provides an intimate portrait of the soon-to-be-politician, chain smoking cigarettes, flashing his signature grin, leaning within a narrow frame of a hallow and hiding [...]

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George Billis’ group show Rock and Elegance celebrates LA Artists Larry Mullins,  Tony Brown, John Andolsek, Carol Charney, Timothy Nero, Julie Speed, Michael Salvatore Tierney, and Irina Alimanestinau.  Andolsek’s series of celestial bodies floating on a spray painted technicolored sky serve as the the keystone piece for the show. The graphic works of Larry Mullins [...]

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The photographic reportage of Jean-Marie Périer at Fahey/Klein documents movie stars and rock stars and provides us with the ultimate First Person Access. Périer’s color portraits of the Beatles filed behind a red door of a London flat, a lonely Keith Richards strumming an acoustic guitar in empty theatre with gaudy yellow cushions, and Bob [...]

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Rather than photograph plant life thriving and decaying in situ, Jane O’Neal brings a flat bed scanner to her backyard and scans bird of paradise, prisimmon, and gnarled root balls.  In her manipulation, handling, and recording of delicate objects O’Neal transforms natural elements into computer -generated objects.  Therefore the prints in Environmental Memory: Part 1- [...]

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Sam Durant’s work in This is Freedom? operates on a social, historical, and political trajectory and aligns archival photographs from the Aboriginal civil rights protests in Australia and Africa and Native American civil rights protests in the United States with light boxes and drawings. In recontextualizing the hand made signs used in these photographs, Durant’s [...]

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Walead Beshty’s show enlists photographs, a site-specific intervention of non-tempered glass installed throughout the entire gallery, a cinematic work called American Passages (2001-) and a public billboard on La Cienega Boulevard titled Dust.   Passages insists that we examine how interact and move through the transitory spaces of the modern world.  American Passages is a slide [...]

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