Art + Design

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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‘A Thread of Execution’ at Dimensions Variable

There might seem a gulf between textile and computer code, but an exhibition at Dimensions Variable seeks to stitch the two together. A Thread of Execution, consisting of eleven contemporary artists who primarily work in fabrics, includes pieces and installations that cause pause for thought: what is a line, 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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‘Shaping Space with Sound’ at MAD

Sound isn’t just a thing you hear with your ears. A new exhibition at Miami’s Museum of Art and Design (MAD) explores the ways that sound impresses upon your other senses, from your eyes to your bones. Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound contains large-scale sound installations and environments...

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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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The Peculiar Marriage of Documentary and Abstract Art

Abstraction is often thought of as an unreal thing: a wash of color or some shape that floats in the mind of the artist. Documentary, on the other hand, is perceived as a very real thing, a true representation of the world as it exists. A new exhibition at the ArtCenter/South...

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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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Meriem Bennani at The Kitchen

Artist Meriem Bennani was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1988. The North African territory has become a reservoir for Bennani’s video works, which juxtapose CGI characters, fantastical landscapes, and footage shot in the artist’s native country. Threading narratives unfamiliar to Western eyes and ears, Bennani currently has a captivating...

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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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Miami High Rise: Coming of a Tropical Metropolis

Unlike most major cities, Miami’s tall buildings are a relatively recent phenomenon. Instead of gilded skyscrapers going up and dotting the horizon at the turn of the 20th century, Miami’s skyline really only started to dramatically change during the 1970s. And it wasn’t industrial titans that got them built—it...

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