Emily Nimptsch

The Subversive Still-Lifes of Robert Minervini

Acting as meticulous shrines to natural and manmade beauty, emerging still-life painter Robert Minervini’s captivating three-dimensional scenes burst with lush hanging and potted vegetation, including cacti, palm trees, and ebullient bougainvillea bushes. Also spotted in the backgrounds of these urban garden arrangements are ancient Greco-Roman inspired sculptures representing formal,...

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The Unyielding Multiplicity of William Leavitt

Adored as a leader of West Coast Conceptualism, William Leavitt is renowned for weaving intricate narratives through found object assemblage, photography, painting, drawings, installation, audio, and performance. His current exhibition, William Leavitt: Cycladic Figures at Honor Fraser uses these diverse mediums to draw attention to the natural, the man...

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In Philosophical Lockstep with Elaine Cameron-Weir

Known for her found-object assemblages and elaborate conceptual pieces, Brooklyn-based sculptor and installation artist Elaine Cameron-Weir is currently exhibiting wave form walks the earth at Hannah Hoffman Gallery. The show is one of her first presentations in the city since last year’s breakthrough debut, snake with sexual interest in...

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Anna Maria Maiolino Explores Identity at MOCA

Hunger, hope, socio-political identity, and religion are all prominent themes in Brazilian multi-media artist Anna Maria Maiolino’s first comprehensive American retrospective currently making waves at Downtown Los Angeles’ home for all things contemporary art, MOCA. Chief curator Helen Molesworth assembled this introspective collection as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific...

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Sreshta Rit Premnath on Identity and Space

Founder of art theory journal Shifter, Parsons School of Design assistant professor, and multimedia artist Sreshta Rit Premnath presents his first solo exhibition, Falling, at Mid-Wilshire’s Ace Gallery. As if he didn’t have enough on his place. The collection is devided into two equally intriguing projects, Cadere/Rose and Plot, in an examination of the...

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The Loose Architecture of Monique van Genderen

For Abstract Expressionist Monique van Genderen, art and architecture are inextricably linked, existing in a divine symbiotic relationship–one that requires in-depth investigation. As part of her much-anticipated fourth show at Culver City’s Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the artist does just that, exploring the way certain spaces make us...

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The Surprising Harmony of André Butzer

Comprised of two radically different painting styles–one inspired by Barnett Newman’s famed “zips” and the other reminiscent of Philip Guston–German oil painter André Butzer’s first L.A. solo presentation in nearly a decade delves into the union of opposites. It is currently on display at West Hollywood’s Nino Mier Gallery. The...

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Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

Greatly inspired by industrial materials and the 1960s-era architecture of her native Warsaw, Monika Sosnowska’s large-scale, twisted steel sculpture installations speak to the city’s complex political and emotional history. They are on display for the first time at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. The series is comprised of all new...

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A Morris Louis Retrospective at Honor Fraser

Morris Louis’ abstracts, currently on display at Culver City’s Honor Fraser Gallery, overwhelm the senses with their freely flowing and highly saturated hues. As one of the leading figures in Color Field painting, along with Helen Frankenthaler and Kenneth Noland, Louis rejected the action-based gestural painting often associated with...

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Artist Ben Jackel Explores the History of War

Los Angeles-based sculptor Ben Jackel explores themes of historical and contemporary warfare in his latest exhibition, Reign of Fire, at L.A. Louver. As the artist’s fourth show, this collection of new work delves into the political and human cost behind mankind’s long-standing predilection for violence. On display are Jackel’s sculptural representations...

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