Emily Nimptsch

Nevine Mahmoud and the Power of Suggestion

Carved out of rigid stone, London-born, Los Angeles-based sculptor Nevine Mahmoud’s latest collection of fluid, sinuous figures ooze with suggestive eroticism. Currently on view at M+B Gallery and titled f o r e p l a y, this series sees Mahmoud add a much-needed feminine element to this traditionally male-dominated...

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Heather Gwen Martin at L.A. Louver Gallery

Lush and breezy, Saskatchewan-born painter Heather Gwen Martin’s latest biomorphic abstracts are currently making waves at Venice Beach’s L.A. Louver Gallery. This much-anticipated showing of over a dozen brand-new works–aptly titled Currents–captures the vibrant energy of downtown Los Angeles, Martin’s current residence. Known to draw inspiration from both nature...

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Jack Pierson Takes on the American Dream

Painter/sculptor/photographer/draughtsman Jack Pierson is renowned for his poignant ruminations on the intricacies of desire, desperation, and memory. The Joshua Tree-based artist’s latest collection, of his famed calligraphic word sculptures, is currently on view at Hollywood’s Regen Projects. It marks his ninth solo exhibition at the gallery. Here, Pierson assembles large-scale letters of...

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The Curious Forms of Lynda Benglis

Known for her experimental fusion of Abstract Expressionist techniques, feminist ideologies, and sculptural aesthetics, Louisiana native Lynda Benglis is currently the subject of a near-encyclopedic retrospective at Culver City’s Blum & Poe. Highlighting her formal and conceptual achievements over the past thirty years, this presentation also celebrates the artist’s...

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John Baldessari Takes on Emojis at Sprüth Magers

Fascinated by the intersection of written and visual language, famous art world multi-hyphenate John Baldessari is currently exhibiting his latest collection of twenty-seven mural-sized, emoji-based paintings at Sprüth Magers Los Angeles. Born in 1931, in National City, California, Baldessari became a staple on the West Coast art scene in...

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Adrián Villar Rojas and His Modern Momento Mori

For Argentinian installation artist Adrián Villar Rojas, time is a fluid, malleable substance. With all of its quirks and oddities, this fantastical dimension is something to be intricately studied and examined. As a whimsical conceptual sculptor, the artist does just that at Geffen Contemporary‘s The Theater of Disappearance. Villar Rojas spends...

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Yayoi Kusama Comes to the Broad

Japanese conceptual artist Yayoi Kusama’s much-anticipated survey has landed at The Broad. Infinity Mirrors presents six of her signature infinity chambers, as well as poignant meditations on love, death, sexuality, and the afterlife. Now 88 years old, Kusama has been creating these enveloping rooms filled with lights and polka-dotted sculptures since 1965....

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Abigail DeVille Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Bronx-based artist Abigail DeVille’s name is synonymous with swirling site-specific installations highlighting the plight of displaced and marginalized people. No Space Hidden (Shelter), her current showing at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is no different. As her first solo presentation in the city, these room-filling assemblages employ a...

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Temporal Studies with Philipp Lachenmann

In his latest exhibition, Delphi_Essentials at Mid-Wilshire’s ACE Gallery, German-American photographer Philipp Lachenmann takes inspiration from two radically different yet similarly future-centric sources to better understand the concepts of vision and time. One of these inspirations is the ancient Greek Oracle at Delphi. The other is the Geneva-based CERN...

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Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992

Featuring nearly two dozen ink and charcoal drawings, Venice Beach’s L.A. Louver Gallery is currently presenting Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992, an extensive retrospective tracing the late draughtsman and painter’s fascinating career and monumental aesthetic shifts. Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1922, Diebenkorn first gained popularity on the...

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