Author: Leah Ollman

A walk through Robert Irwin's new 5,000-square-foot sculpture

Every morning when we wake up, we put the world together anew, Robert Irwin marveled in an interview with me more than a decade ago. The painter-turned-pioneering artist of light and space had been probing how perception defines reality since the 1970s, but there he was, nearing age 80, and clearly… Source: Entertainment

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With 'Propaganda Pots,' Bari Ziperstein gives Cold War messages a new dimension

The Los Angeles artist draws upon Eastern Bloc posters from the Cold War for the inspiration and imagery behind ceramic designs now on view. Source: Entertainment

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Biological? Botanical? The weird wonders of Ross Rudel's 'OO' sculptures

Carved in wood and painted, some orb-like pieces neatly split open to reveal cross-sections of male and female reproductive anatomy. Other works suggest a face, or some sort of astronomical phenomenon. Source: Entertainment

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Toshio Shibata's glorious photos find mystery where man meets land

The photographer’s “Japanscapes” at Gallery Luisotti doesn’t idealize pristine wilderness or demonize humans for hurting the natural world. Instead, the show finds reflection and wonder in places where man and earth intersect. Source: Entertainment

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In Channing Hansen's knitted artworks, some of the credit goes to the sheep

Process and materials matter deeply to Los Angeles artist Channing Hansen: The title information for each piece in his show at Marc Selwyn Fine Art includes not just the types of fibers he used but the names of the individual sheep that provided them. Source: Entertainment

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Gerardo Monterrubio's 'Mano-Made' works: A swirling vortex of lives, captured on clay

The Oaxaca-born, L.A.-based artist’s sculptures are on view at the Craft in America Center in the second of its three-part series, “Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists.” Source: Entertainment

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Miro, Noguchi and the name you should know (but probably don't): Jeremy Anderson

At the Landing gallery right now, you’re likely to catch glimpses of Miro, Giacometti, De Chirico and Noguchi. The name you likely won’t recognize is that of the artist whose solo show invokes all of these figures: Jeremy Anderson, whose name deserves to regain its prominence. Source: Entertainment

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Dinh Q. Lê at Shoshana Wayne Gallery: Unspooling the horrors of Vietnam

Photo montages and weavings on view in Santa Monica explore how history – and identity – become fragmented and distorted, just like memory. Source: Entertainment

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Enter the artist's Berlin studio — without leaving L.A.

Jonathan Monk’s sly show at Cherry and Martin provides a glimpse into the artists whose work has fed into his own. Source: Entertainment

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