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Brian Mashburn
Brian Mashburn’s landscape vistas that delight and awe despite their eerily disquieting subject matter. More...


Alison Saar
Her feelings about the abuse of minorities inform "Topsy Turvy's" depiction of black women empowered with determination. More...


Robert Irwin
Robert Irwin’s scrim installation demonstrates that how we perceive things depends on both internal and external conditions. Nothing can be taken as an absolute. More...


Nicole Eisenman
Starting with the title painting, "Dark Light" sums up Nicole Eisenman's feeling of being trapped in a world marching towards disaster. More...


“Extracorporeal (Beyond the Body)”
“Extracorporeal (Beyond the Body),” celebrates the life and work of the late Ana Mendieta. Over 30 years after her untimely death she still inspires artists who use their own bodies in ways deeply indebted to their precursor. More...


Tony DeLap
Timed with Tony DeLap's 90th year, this retrospective confirms his place as one of our most original minimalists. More...


Kim Schoenstadt
Particularly now, the values that a government building's architecture embodies are up for grabs. Kim Schoenstadt offers a cool but sharp eye in her abstract mash-ups of civic houses of power; not just Amerian, either. More...


Lorser Feitelson
"Figure to Form" concisely traces Lorser Feitelson's long transition from New Classicism's response to European Surrealism to his "Magic Space Forms", a sensual version of hard edge abstraction. More...


Jasper Johns
"Something Resembling Truth" is a mixed bag of Jasper Johns' long since iconic flags, targets and numbers. It also discloses how the artist's early verve over time retreated into a self-absorbed hermeticism. More...


Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith is keenly aware of lost worlds: open landscapes covered with orange groves, old Hollywood, the era of film noir and Coconut Grove kitsch. She play with images and with words, and "over time the images beat out the words." More...


Casper Brindle
In Jack Kerouac’s 1958 Beat Generation novel, “The Dharma Bums,” the book’s narrator Ray Smith answers the big question asked by some kids: “Why is the sky blue?” to which Smith answers, “The sky is blue because you wanta know why is the sky blue.” Casper Brindle offers a similar answer, only with paint. More...


Edgar Heap of Birds
Protest of the commercial and cultural appropriation of sites sacred to Native Americans is the heart of Edgar Heap of Birds' painterly sentences. Read and see them, this is what conceptual art is all about. More...


Chad Attie
Chad Attie constructs 2- and 3-dimensional islands that act as creative safe havens to the inhabitants placed in them. More...


Mickalene Thomas
What has set Mickalene Thomas' art apart has been her ability to expand common definitions of beauty. Recognized as a painter, "Muse" distinguishes her photography for its success in connecting people in her personal life to invented personas. More...


Senga Nengudi
The political and gender-oriented aesthetics of Segunda Nengudi during the 1970s has aged well--if her pantyhose not so much. More...


Patti Oleon
Patti Oleon paints architecture with care, and with the maximum degree of disorientation in which ceiling can double as floors. More...


Wu Bin
Among the most prestigious of a Chinese scholar’s personal assets, Lingbi stones are naturally formed rocks prized by scholars and collectors alike. Wu Bin’s famous 178th century handscroll, titled "Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone" is the centerpiece of a visual dialogue between the ephemeral and the eternal. More...


“Myth & Mirage”
Spanish Colonial Revival (SCR) architecture in its early 20th century heyday aspired to endow the future Golden State with a ready-made fabricated history that would hide from view the grubby details of Spanish and American frontier conquest. More...


Francisco Toldeo
A series of self-portraits that comprise the entirety of Francisco Toledo's current show take us to a profound and honest view of the man. More...


Judith F. Baca
Judith Baca is a force of nature. The artist and activist is responsible for approximately 250 murals in Los Angeles that have captured the spirit of neighborhoods, while mentoring and influencing scores of young people who have served as collaborators. More...

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