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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LOS ANGELES — As the holidays approach, this may be the last week to stop by December gallery shows. ARTINFO‘s Yasmine Mohseni reports on five now running in L.A. that should not be missed. Click here to view the slideshow.
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.”