Catherine Wagley

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  • 1 day ago | Art

    After former President George W. Bush's paintings of world leaders went viral last year, Greg Allen of the art blog greg.org made a discovery. Bush's versions of Vladimir Putin or Tony Blair appeared to have been inspired by photos pulled straight...

  • This week's art picks include an art fair moving into an Agoura Hills movie set, and the lushly illustrated, frustrating book an artist wrote about being censored circa 1970 going on view downtown. 5. Call the repairman The allure of Tom of Finlan...

  • 5 days ago

    Michael E. Smith, an artist now based in New Hampshire, didn’t come to Los Angeles to install his current show at Reserve Ames, a space that’s also a private residence in L.A.’s Harvard Heights. But he looked carefully at the pictures and made spe...

  • 6 days ago

    The most striking image in Gillian Wearing’s exhibition at Regen Projects may be the very first one you see: a portrait of the artist wearing the mask of a smoother, younger-looking self. She’s holding an unwieldy, small sculpted man and has a sur...

  • 6 days ago

    The new downtown gallery MAMA has an exciting space with corridors and small side rooms. Right now, for its inaugural show, Mattia Biagi’s tar-covered plants are on fake grass in a white room to the right of the entrance. Balloons surround a neocl...

  • 6 days ago

    In “Rhetoric,” the current show at Aran Cravey, snippets of commercials and sitcoms flicker across the HD TV that Martine Syms, who refers to herself as a cultural entrepreneur rather than artist, installed on two poles at the center of the main r...