Andrew Berardini

Piero Golia at Gagosian Gallery

On March 4, Piero Golia announced the date and title of his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles on Facebook after 10 years of living here and scores of exhibitions almost everywhere but L.A. "Concrete Cakes and Constellation Paintings, Los Angeles, June 23, 2011," he wrote. The first commenter noted......
Anthony Lepore's New Wilderness mimics a national park visitor center.; Credit: Courtesy of Francois Ghebaly Gallery

Natural History: Anthony Lepore and Mark Hagen

To make a landscape is to tame nature. We think of it as a picture of the land, painted or photographed, carefully framed on four sides, more or less flaccidly hanging on the wall. Landscapes were appreciated first by Renaissance bourgeois ramblers and open-air painters as scenery, as they were......
Bruce Nauman's Human Nature/Life Death/Knows Doesn't Know

Human Nature at LACMA

Permanent-collection exhibitions at museums tend toward either filler or fodder. Filler — and our financially dissolute Museum of Contemporary Art suffered through more than a year of it — is a cheap way to fill gallery space by emptying out the warehouses. Or they're fodder, perhaps to satiate benefactors, but hopefully......
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