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  • Frank Gehry will have an autumn in Paris

    Frank Gehry is looking to have an eventful autumn, but much of the excitement will take place 6,000 miles away, in France. The Los Angeles architect will be the subject of a career retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris starting Oct....
  • A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews

    A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews
    The Jeff Koons retrospective has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and it is filled with BIG SHINY THINGS and LOTS OF COLOR. But if there's something that contains even more color, it's been all of the reviews of the show. In...
  • Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde

    Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde
    Art history is a funny thing. It will focus on some stories (relentlessly), while often completely ignoring others. The '70s in L.A. art will often conjure images of Chris Burden having himself shot in the arm or Lewis Baltz photographing the blocky...
  • 'Collected Stories' smartly takes on writers' power struggles

    'Collected Stories' smartly takes on writers' power struggles
    When a veteran writing teacher warns her promising protégée that “You can’t censor your creative impulses because of the danger of hurting someone’s feelings,” it’s advice that will come back to bite her — and therein...
  • Eric Hutchinson added to Silopanna Music Festival lineup

    Eric Hutchinson added to Silopanna Music Festival lineup
    UPDATE: Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson, who grew up in Takoma Park and released his latest album ("Pure Fiction") in April, has been named the final addition to the Silopanna Music Festival lineup. ------ Get ready, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds,...
  • Scenarios of distress from China's Ma Ke

    Scenarios of distress from China's Ma Ke
    Chinese painter Ma Ke is making his U.S. solo debut at Marc Selwyn Fine Art with 10 paintings dating from 2008 to 2012. The starting point for his work, he says, is quotidian life, "surviving daily events." He doesn't articulate those events with any...
  • 'Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore' memorializes modern dance's origins

    'Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore' memorializes modern dance's origins
    The fact that modern dance was born in Los Angeles is well known, and it is not. Dance texts are not uncertain on the subject. In 1915, the pioneer Ruth St. Denis -- who took inspiration from progressive early 20th century Western theater and from the...
  • Transformation and transgression at M+B

    Transformation and transgression at M+B
    A conversation across time and space is happening now at M+B, and it's well worth some serious eavesdropping. The work of French artist Pierre Molinier (1900-1976) has issued a call of sorts, and Canadian-born, New York-based Aurel Schmidt (b.1982)...
  • Mark Sheinkman's drawings made by erasure at Von Lintel Gallery

    Mark Sheinkman's drawings made by erasure at Von Lintel Gallery
    Mark Sheinkman's appealing drawings at Von Lintel Gallery were made through a subtractive, rather than additive process. In the late '90s, the New York-based artist shifted from laying down marks on paper to covering canvases with a white oil and alkyd...
  • Simryn Gill's spare and stunning photographs of decay

    Simryn Gill's spare and stunning photographs of decay
    Simryn Gill's quietly stunning photographic series, "My Own Private Angkor," focuses on a housing development in a seaside town in Malaysia. The complex was built in the 1980s, but never occupied. Over time looters have stripped the site of salable...
  • 'The Human Spirit' a history lesson at Odyssey Theatre

    'The Human Spirit' a history lesson at Odyssey Theatre
    The grim aftershocks of South Africa’s racist apartheid regime will be with us for some time to come, which makes the cautionary social relevance of Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s docudrama “The Human Spirit” beyond question. Nevertheless,...