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Amra BrooksB. Wurtz at Richard Telles Fine Art
Wurtz transforms trash into humble, calculated, stunning, minimalist sculptural meditations. He’s magic.
Jeni Spota, Giotto’s Dream at Sister Gallery
These thick little paintings are painted with the hand of a talented cake decorator, rich and dense, giving new life to iconic religious scenarios.
“Rebecca Morris: Los Angeles” at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery
A hodgepodge of technique and styles resulting in the most fantastic and grotesque abstractions.
Nicole Eisenman’s “A Show Born of Fear” at Susanne Vielmetter Projects
Hilarious, smart, political, personal: Eisenman’s paintings and drawings prove her to be consistent and one who is constantly investigating her role as an artist and now as a parent.
Videos by Stanya Kahn and Harry Dodge at the Hammer Museum as part of “Eden’s Edge: Fifteen L.A. Artists”This dynamic duo showed four videos that were both gloriously funny and painfully sad, with Kahn as the main performer and improv virtuoso Dodge as the cameraman, and L.A. itself as a major character.Richard Aldrich at Marc Foxx Gallery
Jose de Paez, Sacred Heart of Jesus with Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Louis Gonzaga. in The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 at LACMA (Click to enlarge)
Aldrich’s paintings are in a constant dialogue about form, structure, pattern and color. They even seem to have a few inside jokes.
Rafferty’s 12-mintue video has the artist putting on and taking off a straitjacket, Houdini-style.
Bjorn Copeland at China Art Objects Galleries
Copeland’s psychedelic and hypnotic collages feel like secret coded language.
Ree Morton at Overduin and Kite
One focus of this new gallery is to show historical work that is not only extremely relevant today, but has rarely been shown in our city. Morton’s show was simple and elegant, and extremely poignant.
Some of the best paintings ever, hands down. Check out Terry R. Myers’ recent study of her painting Save the Last Dance for Me (One Work) (Afterall Books).