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Brian Baltin

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Small Is Psychedelic

Long Beach Museum of ArtWith "L.A. or Lilliput?," the Long Beach Museum of Art’s current exhibition of miniatures, guest curator Michael Darling takes the perception of Los Angeles as a gargantuan landscape that disenfranchises its denizens and sends it into a whole other sphere. Rather than try to reconcile him-......
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Korda at Couturier Gallery & Jose A. Figueroa at Jan Kesner

Vedado la Habana (1994)The works of Alberto Korda and José A. Figueroa come out of very different ways of looking at Cuba. Both were among Castro's battery of official photographers, though at different stages - Korda during the heady days of the revolution (fueled by the noble intent of valorizing......
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Larry Johnson

LARRY JOHNSON At MARGO LEAVIN GALLERY 812 N. Robertson Blvd. Through March 21 Larry Johnson's work at its best is like a fine rare cocktail - a Bloodhound, perhaps, or a Corpse Reviver, or a London Fog - a heady riot of Ektacolor meant to be savored, and to disorient......
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Marnie Weber at Rosamund Felsen

Japanese porn embodies a wild and rigid dichotomy: On one hand, there’s the softcore mainstream, legally prohibited from showing genitalia and, until recently, pubic hair and intended to be consistent with the country’s image of modesty, tact and low crime rate; and on the other, there’s an underground notorious for......