REVIEWS

Willem de Rooij’s “Legal Noses”

REGEN PROJECTS, Los Angeles

View of Willem de Rooij’s “Legal Noses,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2015.
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Jennifer Piejko

Brown is a composite color, made by combining complementary hues—a warm neutral. It’s only itself when contrasted with a brighter shade; fuschia or aqua always appear so, while brown is brown only in comparison to another color; its visibility is dependent on the color next to it. Over centuries, brown’s... continue reading
“In Motion”

STARKWHITE, Auckland

Rebecca Baumann & Brendan Van Hek, Untitled (detail), 2015.
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Claudia Arozqueta

“In Motion,” the group exhibition currently on view at Starkwhite, Auckland, is a continuous dance of colors, with works from four contemporary artists from Australia and New Zealand—Rebecca Baumann, Brendan Van Hek, Grant Stevens, and Alicia Frankovich—and two historical artists: the Hungarian-American artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) and New Zealand-born Len... continue reading
View of Janine Antoni’s “Turn,” Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, February 27–April 3, 2015.
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Jonathan Griffin

Spaces is a feature of art-agenda that proposes a thematic examination of galleries based on the analysis of their physical and spatial configurations. Every two months, art-agenda publishes a new reflection on the spatial characteristics of galleries, their architecture, identity, and relation with their historical and geographical context. The second feature... continue reading
Sojourner Truth Parsons, saturday morning, 2015.
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Andrew Berardini

The soothing whispers of the song drift beneath the shift and chatter of the opening party like a lavender mist, velvety fingers. The next door gallery was open but not opening. Empty, its harsh white lights beam like a drugstore. But here, the light is softer. Everything is softer. Ooh baby... continue reading
Alex Israel’s “Summer”

ALMINE RECH GALLERY, Paris

View of Alex Israel's "Summer",  Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, 2015.
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Mara Hoberman

“Summer,” Alex Israel’s second solo show with Almine Rech, imports the artist’s signature California cool vernacular—sunglasses, surfboards, convertibles—to an eighteenth-century mansion in Paris. Describing the physical, cultural, and industrial landscape of his hometown, the LA native’s recent paintings and sculptures are all about plastic, airbrushing, and plenty of sunshine. In the... continue reading
“Speaking Back”

GOODMAN GALLERY, Cape Town

View of "Speaking Back," Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2015.
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Morgan Quaintance

On a long drive into the city our tour guide, a “colored”(1) woman and self-confessed strict Old Testament observer, railed against recent student activism at the University of Cape Town: “They pulled down the statue of Cecil Rhodes and he did more for the black people than they have done... continue reading

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