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View of Chris Kraus's "In Order to Pass: Films from 1982–1995" at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Patrick Steffen

Dear Chris, How sweet it was talking with you at the opening of your show. You allowed me to introduce myself, so I could share some words I have longed to tell you since I arrived in this city. I was introduced to Los Angeles through your writings: a primal, unfettered... continue reading
View of Peter Shire's "Drawings, Impossible Teapots, Furniture & Sculpture" at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Andrew Berardini

Los Angeles is an unruly city. Under shaggy palm trees and the bruised purple blooms of jacarandas, roads snarl in mile upon mile of naked asphalt and concrete lined with buildings from every conceivable shape and era. Mostly there are low-slung, postwar ranch houses and bungalows with yards swollen with... continue reading
View of Dave Hullfish Bailey’s “Hardscrabble” at REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Travis Diehl

Like a thesis hidden in a footnote, a small projection in one corner of an exhibition of junkyard complexity shows a loop from John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), starring John Wayne and James Stewart. In the scene, Stewart’s character, a lawyer in the frontier town of... continue reading
View of Charlemagne Palestine’s “CCORNUUOORPHANOSSCCOPIAEEAANORPHANSSHHORN OFFPLENTYYY” at 356 Mission, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Eli Diner

Marveling over the evolution of his latest exhibition, Charlemagne Palestine remarked: “This idea or obsession that I had with a few animals at the beginning, never did I imagine that it would become such a maximal, enormous work like this. It’s the biggest ever with about 18,000 or more. That... continue reading
Los Angeles Gallery Share

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Los Angeles

D’Ette Nogle, Wardrobe Selections for Gallery (2013–2018), 2018.
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Jonathan Griffin

At least Condo, in London and New York (and soon also Mexico City and São Paulo), and Okey-Dokey, in Düsseldorf and Cologne, had snappy names and branding. The latest manifestation of the increasingly popular gallery share model, hosted by three Los Angeles galleries, does not have a name. Its program,... continue reading
pascALEjandro’s “Alchemical Love”

BLUM AND POE, Los Angeles

View of pascALEjandro’s “Alchemical Love,” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Andrew Berardini

For true mystics, there is no division between the real and the spiritual. The symbolic folds into our lives, shaping the world and us in it. The cool kiss of rain can be a curse or a blessing from the gods. Stumbling in the street en route to meet your... continue reading

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