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Lawrence Asher Gallery presents “The Future of Paradise Past” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist Lisa Adams.  Spectators are greeted by November 4, 2008, a celestial canvas with “86” rendered in throbbing red paint.  The title of the work refers to Election Day and we have 86ed one administration in order to bring in [...]

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J. David Carlson and Michael Dotson demonstrate a shared sphere of influence in their shows at Lawrence Asher Gallery.  Dotson’s meticulous rendering of early video game fantasies demonstrate the artist’s keen ability to remove his hand entirely from his works and fool his viewers into thinking that the rigid and exact lines that occupy his [...]

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Urban Tableau There is no shortage of graffiti in LA.  Though many of us cannot decode the unfamiliar sequence of letters and symbols crawling along the sides of buses, obscuring billboards, and defacing public property, we remain mesmerized by the taggers’ act of vandalism and the fact that they got away with it.  LA tagging [...]

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Kimono Dragon Japanese born and Los Angeles based artist Fumiko Amano does not align herself with one art practice, rather her work operates like a palimpsest on a richly graffitied wall.  Amano is not just an artist but a fashion designer, former curator at Pharmaka, and fierce admirer of the composer John Cage. Amano who [...]

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The Future of Paradise Past” imparts ambiguity and curiosity as the semantic trickery of the show’s title echoes a Proustian contradiction, one that arouses the viewer. However, they must also contend with works that question the state of nature — as if looking to the past from 50 years in the future. After the Deluge [...]

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The Unreal City Beneath the humdrum hiccup of her worn city streets, and above hills of fantastical billboards that nearly block any vestige of the sky, Los Angeles speaks.  For Jay Brockman, Los Angeles is a subject and a verb as his cityscape paintings reveal his obsession with Sunset Boulevard: a curiosity that sends him [...]

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