Art + Design

‘A Study of Invisible Images’ at Metro Pictures

For artist Trevor Paglen, it’s all about the images we’re not seeing. A recently-opened exhibition at Metro Pictures, A Study of Invisible Images, was born out of the artist’s research into computer vision, AI, and the changing role of the image in global society. Paglen is interested in the...

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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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Miami’s Most Titillating Museum

South Beach is known for scantily clad bodies and risqué behavior, but the sexiest thing there might be a museum started by a then 70-year-old Jewish woman named Naomi Wilzig. The World Erotic Art Museum, opened in 2005, houses one of the largest and most diverse collections of fine...

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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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Alex Bradley Cohen and the Perfectly Imperfect

In a world increasingly dominated by complex technology, something as simple as a painting might seem to be losing its effect on viewers. Except when that painting is great. What exactly makes a painting great is hard to pinpoint, but there’s something about Alex Bradley Cohen’s paintings that draw...

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Kathryn Marks and the Power of Suggestion

Kathryn Marks was inspired by Instagram’s no-nudity policy. Wanting to figure out a workaround, the Miami-born artist started creating a pantheon of pornographic images altered into digitized demonic beings, the private parts transformed into colorful, prismatic geometries. Though her Instagram (@choadal_recall) acts as a digital studio and gallery, these...

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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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Essex Flowers Marries Art with Virtual Reality

Though the name Essex Flowers might lead you to believe they deal in orchids and hydrangeas, it’s actually an artist-run gallery in Chinatown. Named after the flower shop that occupied their original space, the collective has put on Kunsthalle-style exhibitions since 2013. Their current show, titled The Sands, references...

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