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See Which Stars Came Out to Honor Kubrick and Ruscha at LACMA’s “Art + Film” Gala

by Yasmine Mohseni, ARTINFO Los Angeles

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Modern Painters: Sarah Cain

Sarah Cain in front of “In Loving Memory of Your Mind”

In Sarah Cain’s As You Continue to Walk Forward, her 2008 site-specific installation at the Orange County Museum of Art, fluorescent colors and patterns crawl up and dripped down walls, ceilings, and floors.  The geometric composition in Midnight Mission, from 2009, begins on a canvas and extends beyond its edge and onto the adjacent walls and floor.  In Santa Barbara 2, 2011, a deconstructed canvas reveals the architecture of its stretcher bars, an integral component of the work.  So, is Cain a painter, a sculptor, or an installation artist?  ”I’m a painters,” she says.  ”I think of it all as painting.  Great painting should expand what painting can be.”

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Modern Painters: Review of Rosson Crow at Honor Fraser

Los Angeles

Rosson Crow at Honor Fraser February 25 – March 31, 2012

For “Ballyhoo Hullabaloo Haboob”, her second solo show at the gallery, the artist takes a decisive step away from the exuberant and colorful historical interiors for which she is known.  The ten large works on view capture a somber and reflective mood.  By focusing on mid 20th-century American patriotism, bravado, social upheaval and economic turmoil, Crow draws from the past to comment on the present.  The forlorn and stormy landscapes in the sepia-hued Tobacco Road and The Desperate Years, both 2011, evoke the Great Depression.  The champagne-soaked Roaring Twenties of Fitzgerald led to a hangover of massive proportions, much like the country’s current straits.

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Of Violence and Beauty: Hayv Kahraman’s women

MODERN PAINTERS

April 2012

Only upon entering the inviting world of Hayv Kahraman’s paintings does one recognize its gruesome reality.

Migrant 1, 2010. Oil on panel, 70x45 in

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Middle Eastern art heads to West Coast

The Art Newspaper

March 2012

LOS ANGELES.  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is perhaps American’s most active museum when it comes to collecting contemporary art by Middle Eastern artists.

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Art Public at the 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach

The Art Newspaper

November 30, 2011

For the tenth anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach, the organisers have teamed up with the Bass Museum of Art to rethink the fair’s presentation of public art.  Art Public, centred for the first time in the newly landscaped Collins Park by the Bass Museum, will exhibit 24 works – a record number – selected by guest curator Christine Y. Kim.

Eduardo Sarabia's snakeskin boots refer to Mexico's cultural history and its violent drug war

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Emerging in LA

The Art Newspaper

October 2011

 

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Artist Interview: Glenn Kaino

The Art Newspaper

October 2011

When Glenn Kaino thought the art world was getting too obsessed with money, he retreated into the realm of magic

Cutting-edge work: A Walk Through China, 2011, Glenn Kaino chopping up China Chow

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