Rule breaker

Ben Sakoguchi's Right/Wrong paintings parody what's allowed and not allowed in art. It's right to be an eccentric abstractionist like powerhouse Louise Nevelson, while it's wrong to be a cute old lady who paints puppy dogs. A modernist sculpture looks right in a modernist living room; it's wrong in a tenement kitchen. In some ways Sakoguchi's own small, realistic renderings are wrong. Made between 1968 and today, they're autobiographical, illustrative, literal, not pithy and minimal like the work of many of Sakoguchi's peers. Their wrongness makes them fun. 8568 Washington Blvd., Culver City; through April 21. (310) 815-1100,
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 10. Continues through April 21, 2012

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