Tag: Christopher Knight

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Allen Ruppersberg: The art of give and take

Installation View at SMMoA Allen Ruppersberg, “Poems and Placemats,” 2008, 48 x48″ each, mixed media. Courtesy Margo Leavin Gallery. On the LA Times blog, Christopher Knight reports that Allen Ruppersberg’s show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is surprisingingly poignant. “Using the span of human lifetimes, including his own, […]

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Peter Saul: Genuinely scary

Long known for his acid-hued paintings melding cartoon imagery with biting social and political commentary, Peter Saul, 74, has influenced generations of contemporary artists. In the 60s, Saul was associated with a group of imagists in Chicago called the “Hairy Who” that disavowed the various New York styles and schools […]

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“Defiant sex suddenly mingles with mortality”

Christopher Knight’s review steps lightly describing many of the paintings in Marlene Dumas’ s show at the LA Museum of Modern Art. Does he like Dumas’s work or not? At one point he finally asserts that her seductive paint handling feels repetitive. “Dumas often paints children, for example, but she’s […]

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Mark Bradford’s live feed in LA

IN the LA Times, Christopher Knight reports about a sign that went up over Steve Turner Contemporary, a Wilshire Boulevard gallery directly across the street from the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “On black tarpaulin lying flat on the rooftop, capital letters […]

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More about “Some Paintings”

“Some Paintings: 2007 LA Weekly Annual Biennial,” curated by Doug Harvey. Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Through Feb.16. In the LA Times, Christopher Knight reports that the only thing missing from the exhibition is an exclamation mark at the title’s end. “A whopping 81 paintings by 80 artists, most […]