Author: David Pagel

Judy Fiskin's funny, thought-provoking confessions of an iPhone addict

Whether the category is “Cakes Within a Two-Mile Radius of My House” or “Photographs That Made Me Hate Myself in the Morning,” the noted artist’s beautiful photos leave you wanting more. Source: Entertainment

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Takako Yamaguchi's hyper-real paintings: Portraits that won't look you in the eye

The show at the new gallery As Is reveals that we all have lots to learn when looking at one another – and, equally important, that we reveal ourselves when we do so. Looking is a two-way street. Source: Entertainment

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From the tiniest of pinpoints of color, Xylor Jane creates pulsating patterns of life

At Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, the artist’s first solo show in Los Angeles is a tour de force of delicacy and nuance: Dots of paint cast mini shadows up close and create jarring compositions when you take a step back. Source: Entertainment

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Christian Rex van Minnen's modern tales of male domination, painted like an old master

At Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, the painter’s hyper-surreal portraits of malformed, almost alien-like men with terrifying faces of evil that look more real than real life raise questions about power, punishment and the possibility of redemption. Source: Entertainment

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The feeling of twilight? Wanda Koop paintings try to capture the moment

Wanda Koop’s 29 paintings at Night Gallery in downtown Los Angeles are pleasant records of the coloristic shifts that take place just after twilight and just before dawn. Source: Entertainment

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Kim Dingle lets her alter ego loose, and the result is a rip-roaring ride

Thirty years ago artist Kim Dingle invented Priss, an alter ego in the form of a little girl who knows a thing or two about pretenders and their lies. She’s the star of an extravaganza at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Source: Entertainment

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Jeffrey Gibson: American. Native American. Gay. An artist's life outside labels

Who are you? And do you belong? Whether living abroad or in the U.S., Jeffrey Gibson has faced those questions as a gay Choctaw Cherokee artist commenting on his American identity. Source: Entertainment

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Your invitation to dreamland awaits at Ad Minoliti's exhibition at Cherry and Martin gallery

Step into Ad Minoliti’s installation at the gallery Cherry and Martin in Culver City and you feel like you’re drifting into pure whimsical reverie. Source: Entertainment

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Plain objects find potency in the paintings of Nick Lowe, now at Grice Bench in DTLA

A stray dog, a cactus, a tire, black cherries: Nick Lowe paints objects so common it’s easy to overlook their painterly power. Source: Entertainment

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Diving into Ryan Callis' shape-shifting 'Ocean Memories'

Waves, sunrises and cloud-dotted skies over the sand get rendered in dynamic abstractions at Edward Cella Art & Architecture. Source: Entertainment

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