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A Q&A With Catherine Opie About Her Bold New Body of Work at Regen Projects

Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles; © Catherine Opie
Detail of Catherine Opie, “Kate & Laura,” 2012
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: March 15, 2013
Seminal artist Catherine Opie is unveiling a new series in her solo show at Regen Projects, celebrating her 20-year collaboration with the L.A. gallery. The new photos are a departure from the aggressively political imagery of her past work. Here, the portraits and landscapes invite the viewer on an introspective journey into the artist’s current state of mind. Opie pulls from art history, notably Renaissance painterHans Holbein and Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, to create a series of contemporary photographs that address the theme of humanity and our cognitive relationship to memory and history. ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni visited the exhibition with the artist, who offered insight into a new body of work that is at once quiet and powerful.
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The Getty Announces Latin American Focus for Pacific Standard Time 2

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The Getty has unveiled the theme for its second Pacific Standard Time initiative: “Los Angeles and Latin America,” or “L.A./L.A.” for short. Scheduled to open in 2017, the second iteration of PST will offer an in-depth exploration of the artistic connections between Los Angeles and Latin America. “Our city has had deep roots in Latin American, making it a nexus of cultural creativity between North and South,” said Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno.

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Milan Gallery Imports L.A. Art Scene for Angeleno-Only “Set Pieces” Exhibition

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Installation view of “Set Pieces” at Cardi Black Box
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: February 20, 2013

This month, Milan gallery Cardi Black Box brings Los Angeles to Italy with the exhibition “Set Pieces” (February 8 through April 15). Gallery owner Nicolo Cardi invited L.A.-based curators Andrew Berardini and Lauren Mackler to create a show reflecting their city’s contemporary arts landscape, through both new and existing work by emerging and established artists. And while most of the artists included have exhibited internationally, “Set Pieces” stands out in its ambition to assemble a show abroad with only L.A.-based artists, under the direction of two Angelenos.

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Artist Collective Slavs and Tatars Explores the Polish-Iranian Connection at L.A.’s REDCAT

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Los Angeles is touted as an important hub for contemporary art, and with good reason: from art school classes taught by famed artists such as Catherine Opie and Barbara Kruger to world-class institutions like LACMA and the Getty and small non-profit alternative art spaces such asLAXART and Public Fiction, the city’s artist community has the framework and venues in which to experiment with and showcase the visual and performing arts. But, when placing Los Angeles within a larger discussion on global contemporary art, what is often lacking is an international viewpoint. The majority of the city’s contemporary art exhibitions focus on the United States and Europe, with some examining work by artists from Mexico and Central and South America.

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Artadia Expands Its Arts Awards Program to Los Angeles

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Artadia recently hosted a cocktail reception at Blum & Poe to announce the launch of the Artadia Awards in Los Angeles. Executive director Carolyn Ramo spoke to members of the L.A. arts community, including artist Rosson Crow, gallerist Mary Leigh Cherry, andForYourArt’s Bettina Korek about the organization, which has awarded over $3 million to more than 250 artists since its founding in 1997 by investment banker and art collector Christopher Vroom.

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Deitch, Sirmans, and More Give Young Artists Pointers in YoungArts’s New L.A. Initiative

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From February 6 to February 11, a select group of young art students across Los Angeles received a crash course in their craft through intense master classes and workshops with internationally renowned artists and art world professionals. All this through the National YoungArts Foundation, which just inaugurated YoungArts Los Angeles, a new program modeled after their signature annual program — YoungArts Week.

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Inaugural Paris Photo Los Angeles Announces First Exhibitors, Speakers, Backlot Installation

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Those who fear that the addition of one more art fair will usher in an art-world Armageddon resulting from art fair over-population might find comfort in learning about a new fair that seeks to provide innovative programming alongside the commercial, all within a wonderfully innovative context that doesn’t involve bland conference halls or flimsy temporary tents. Paris Photo Los Angeles, which will run from April 26-28, 2013, will take place at Paramount Pictures Studioin Hollywood, offering visitors an ideal setting to explore photography and moving images from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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L.A.’s Stars Turned Out for the Llyn Foulkes Opening at the Hammer Museum

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Artist Llyn Foulkes, 78, is having a major moment in the spotlight. The prolific artist has been creating works for over six decades but has been largely under recognized, until now. On Saturday, Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum opened a retrospective of his work, featuring approximately 140 artworks from public and private collections, some of which have not been seen publicly for decades.

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50 Works From the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection Headed to L.A. MOCA

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On February 10, L.A. MOCA will open the exhibition “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States.” Herbert Vogel (1922-2012), a postal clerk and his wife Dorothy Vogel (born 1935), a librarian, amassed an important private collection of post-1960s art, which became the subject of the 2008 documentary “Herb and Dorothy.”

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10 Must-See L.A. Gallery Exhibitions Opening in January

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Courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Francois Morrelet, “Triple X neonly,” 2012
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: January 8, 2013

There’s no better way to kick off an artful 2013 in L.A. than by visiting the newest gallery shows, and this January is a particularly prolific month in exhibitions. Here are the top 10 gallery exhibitions opening over the next few weeks.

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