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Christopher Miles

Lari Pittman

Lari's Signature

Click here for "Unfinished Symphony: Steve Roden shifts into overdrive," by Doug Harvey. Click here for "L.A. Weekly Critics' Choices: Highlights From the Fall Season." Click here for "Musical Art Spaces: Openings, closures and reopenings," by Shana Nys Dambrot.  Looking at the Regen Projects fall lineup, which kicks off with......
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Andrea Bowers at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

As more than a few bumper stickers and rock lyrics have proved over the years, virtuous politics don't guarantee good poetics. But at Susanne Vielmetter, artist Andrea Bowers manages to pull off an impressive blend of clear political urgency, agency and poignancy with a pair of ambitious works. The first,......
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Andrew Lord at Santa Monica Museum of Art

"Breathing, biting, swallowing, tasting, smelling, listening, watching" might sound more like the name of a series by a performance artist, or the to-do list of a conceptualist, than the list of action words one might associate with a potter, like throwing, coiling and pinching. Of course, Andrew Lord isn't exactly......
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Mark Ruwedel: "Now it is Dark" at Gallery Luisotti

When you go to see "Now It Is Dark," Mark Ruwedel's latest exhibition of photographs at Gallery Luisotti, try to sneak a peek in the gallery's backroom, where, just above the entry, hangs a work by Ruwedel that is not part of the show per se, but which informs one's......
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Aaron Curry at David Kordansky

There's an almost passive-aggressive aspect to the titling of Aaron Curry's current exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery. "Two Sheets Thick" dares one to ascribe to Curry's offering a thinness of the sort that often underlies spectacle, and there's no doubting that spectacle is part of the game here. But the......
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Won Ju Lim at Patrick Painter Inc.

A massive undertaking that spans both Patrick Painter Inc. spaces at Bergamot Station, Won Ju Lim's latest offering stems from travel she did as part of a Tribeca Film Institute/Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship to five European cities, each known for its variation upon Northern Baroque architecture: Dresden, Munich, St......
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Alice Neel at L.A. Louver

If you can't make it to the Alice Neel retrospective currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, L.A. Louver offers an impressive consolation prize in a show featuring 16 paintings of Neel's friends, lovers, associates and acquaintances spanning four decades — a minisurvey of the artist's......
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Mark Bradford: Hometown Hero

An artist commonly regarded in the contemporary-art circuit as being as smart, pleasant and talented as he is tall, Mark Bradford got a late start given the art world's preoccupation with youth. Born in 1961, he attended CalArts, where he completed both his BFA and MFA, in his 30s, and......
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Liz Larner and Catherine Opie at Regen Projects

Even with all the clusters of galleries around town, how often do you get to park your car once and see two impressive shows? You can right now in West Hollywood, where two of the strongest practitioners in their respective fields explore their quieter sides, boldly. At Regen Projects on......
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John Millei at Ace … and Ace

If only Ace had already opened its forthcoming third L.A. space (due in October), we could have had a John Millei trifecta. But as it is, between its two locations, Ace is offering up a massive (if not totally complete) survey of Millei's art of the past decade, with works......