Emily Nimptsch

The Sculptural Rawness of John Mason

When 22-year-old aspiring sculptor John Mason moved to L.A. in 1949 and enrolled in the Los Angeles Art Institute, he likely never imagined that, in just a few years time, he would be a leading figure in the West Coast art scene. But that’s just what he’d become. Mason...

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Theodora Allen and the Celestial Body

Known for her mystical depictions of flora and fauna inspired by Persian miniatures, as well as her gossamer-thin layers of celestially-toned paint, UCLA MFA grad Theodora Allen is currently making waves with her second solo exhibition, Vigil, at Culver City’s Blum & Poe. The show is comprised of two separate bodies...

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Meg Cranston Conjures Up Modernist Masters

Almost Matissean in their hues and hand-drawn forms, Los Angeles-based painter Meg Cranston’s latest exhibition delves into the idea of making the old new again. Inspired by legendary modernists and their exhaustive exploration into color theory, the series is bursting with fresh ideas about how we perceive color relationships....

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Nothing Is Sacred for Artist Paul McCarthy

Known for his wit-laden video performances and caricature-esque sculptures, Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy is currently the subject of a much-anticipated solo exhibition at Hauser+Wirth’s Arts District compound. Titled Paul McCarthy: WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos, the exhibition is comprised of two fascinating subsections housed within the same gallery...

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Joe Ray: The Prolific (and the Plastic)

“Being an artist was not the easiest thing to think about as a profession… But after , it was easy to make a decision to become an artist, because of the position I was put in: I could not have made it… I could have not come back. So...

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Andrea Zittel Explores the Dynamics of Space

In her sixth solo show with Regen Projects in Hollywood, sculptor and installation artist Andrea Zittel delves into how humankind interacts with its surroundings. The exhibition is separated into two related bodies of work: Planar Configurations, currently installed at the gallery, and Planar Pavilions, a permanent installation in the Southern...

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The Botanical Wonderland of Lesley Vance

With their gentle ribbons of solid and mixed hues, Los Angeles-based abstractionist Lesley Vance’s latest works are an ode to pure color and form in the modernist tradition. They are currently on display in an exhibition, titled 12 Paintings, at the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. All of the...

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Frederick Hammersley: ‘Paintings and Works on Paper’

Critically lauded American abstractionist Frederick Hammersley rose to prominence in 1959 with his inclusion in the milestone Four Abstract Classicists exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Now this iconic multi-media artist is the subject of the posthumous retrospective, Frederick Hammersley: Paintings and Works on Paper, at Venice...

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Jeff Koons Returns to LA’s Gagosian Gallery

“I like to think that when you leave the room, the art leaves the room. Art is about your own possibilities as a human being. It’s about your own excitement, your own potential, and what you can become. It affirms your existence.” —Jeff Koons If you have ever walked...

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A Dual Rebecca Warren Exhibition at Matthew Marks

With both her sleek and rough-hewn figures, London-based sculptor Rebecca Warren explores the multifaceted, age-old inspiration that is the female body. It’s a theme explored in two unique ways at her two-location self-titled exhibition at West Hollywood’s Matthew Marks Gallery, running now. At 1062 North Orange Grove, viewers will find...

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