Tag Archive:   mb-gallery


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 [...]

Read More

The first chromogenic print encountered by viewers of Alex Prager’s “Week-end” is a saturated close-up of a brunette called “Wendy” whose parted lips indicate her effort to communicate with someone beyond the frame, while her emerald eyes express a longing gaze toward something that we cannot see. Strategically placed across from “Wendy” is “Barbara,” posing [...]

Read More

“Vector Portraits” is composed of 19 large-scale chromogenic prints and appears to tell the narrative of Americans and their love affair with the automobile.  By turning his own car into a tripod, Bush rigged a medium format camera to the exterior of his car, while a strobe light placed on the passengers seat operated as [...]

Read More

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 [...]

Read More

Friends and contemporaries Melissa Brown and Mat Brinkman exhibit their new works on paper at M+B.  At first inspection, Brown’s playful manipulation of Technicolor discarded scratch lottery tickets and Brinkman’s often, frightening paintings of mutating monsters engage in separate dialogues with the viewer and in nearly no conversation with each other.  Brown’s calculated handling of [...]

Read More