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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...


“Changing Landscapes”
Three artists wrestle with traditional Chinese landscape painting's blend of realism and calligraphy. We see modernization, urbanization and changing cultural norms reflected in their works with varying emphasis. More...


Laura Aguilar
Laura Aguilar focuses her camera on herself as well as others, often overweight, queer and working class, that many of us don’t tend to notice or think of as conventionally beautiful or inspiring. But they smartly reflect on the world and our place in it. More...


Hans Burkhardt
No, Hans Burkhardt was not Latin American, but the native Swiss modernist did find a spiritual second home in Mexico, having traveled and lived there for extended periods starting in 1950. That country's color and spirit are embodied in this exhibition. More...


Gilbert “Magu” Lujan
in 1974 Los Four strode through the Los Angeles County Museum, spray-painting the front of the building as they arrived. One of them, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, went on to invent his own mythical "Magulandia," a Chicano paradise. More...


Alfredo Ramos Martinez
Alfred Ramos Martinez offered intimate insights into the pluralistic nature of Mexican culture with an eye trained in modernism. More...


Sheldon Figoten
If Sheldon Figoten's subtle geometric abstractions that emphasize balancing dualities call to mind John McLaughlin, there's a good reason. More...


Hei Myun C. Hyun
Originally from Korean, Hei Myun C. Hyun expresses a balance of Eastern and West Coast aesthetic traditions in her evolving use of the grid. More...


Valeska Soares
Valeska Soares' survey "Any Moment Now" displays her skill at transforming found objects unmoored from their original use and meaning in order to unleash the imagination of the viewer. More...


Kimberly Brooks
Kimberly Brooks takes her painting in a new direction that she describes as "Brazen", allowing her brush to wander where it will. More...


“Monet’s Etretat”
Claude Monet's pair of ethereal paintings of the cliffs at the north coastal town of Etretat are paired with those of William Henry Lippincott and George Inness. It is an opportunity to examine the influence of the master of French Impressionism on American contemporaries. More...

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