Galleries

'Patrick Killoran: Exeunt Angels', detail of installation view

Broadly embracing the Minimal, the Conceptual, and the Relational, Patrick Killoran’s solo exhibition at Studio 10 zeroes in on the unlikeliest of subjects — contract law — with an off-kilter braininess that turns each piece into a game of mental catch-up.

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CHICAGO — Although cats seem to be the current animal darlings of the art world, DOGS CHASE BALLS at Carrie Secrist Gallery focuses on the less-cooed-about creature.

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LOS ANGELES — Photography is a schizophrenic medium. It has long served documentary, fashion, and scientific purposes, only more recently has it gained mainstream recognition as a fine art. These dichotomies carry over to the Photo LA fair.

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Karl Stevens’ whisper-soft graphite drawings and smooth-as-ice oil paintings evoke comparison to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres yet portray neither odalisques nor aristocrats. Best known as a graphic novelist (Guilty; Whatever), Stevens’ canvases and sketches, like his comic strips and watercolors, render the quotidian details of the world of a freshly unemployed artist whose girlfriend just broke up with him.

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Gabriela Salazar has built a small metropolis in a basement in Bushwick.

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Gillian Wearing’s Masked Confessions

by Alicia Eler on January 14, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — In Gillian Wearing’s work, the artist serves as a conduit for other peoples’ confessions while concealing her own subjectivity. In this exhibition, everyone becomes a stranger — both the visitors to the gallery and the people involved in making the work.

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Donna Sharrett,

Donna Sharrett’s work is both emblematic of its time and difficult to classify.

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Sculpting Soundscapes

by Daniel Larkin on January 8, 2015

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Sound is not just for your ears, but something your hands can touch if you bring them to the right spot.

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The Salvation of Kitsch

by Philip A Hartigan on December 31, 2014

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CHICAGO — Looking at Sabina Ott’s work is like seeing a giraffe for the first time: there are so many odd markings, shapes, and textures that you think it can’t possibly work, until the moment the giraffe stands up on its spindly legs and, defying gravity, walks around.

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The Wonderful World of Rudy Burckhardt

by John Yau on December 28, 2014

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When it comes to the artistic community of New York City, especially from the late-1930s to the end of the 20th century, I can think of many writers, photographers, and artists who readily qualify as flâneur, but there is only who matched Charles Baudelaire’s description of the “passionate spectator.”

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