Steve Roden: Systematically intuitive and smart

Californian Steve Roden translates sound systems into visual form. His work, based on musical notation, develops from complex sets of self-imposed rules, then folds intuitive strategies into the process. In the LA Times, Holly Myers wonders what makes Roden’s work so appealing, especially to other artists. “The first point is methodological,” she suggests. “Contemporary artists … read more… “Steve Roden: Systematically intuitive and smart”

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Dennis Hollingsworth’s first LA show in five years

In the LA Times, Holly Myers writes that “the paint — presumably dry, but only recently so — fills the room with a lush, heady scent that seems to seep into one’s very pores, enveloping the viewer in the work’s exceptionally visceral presence….The forms are abstract but made, in large part, from a limited range … read more… “Dennis Hollingsworth’s first LA show in five years”

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Engaged in Pasadena

“Touched: Artists and Social Engagement,” curated by Noel Korten. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA. Through Sept. 2. Holly Myers reports in the LA Times: “The show is as earnest an exhibition as its rather clunky title implies, but — thanks to a thoughtful selection of artists and plenty of … read more… “Engaged in Pasadena”

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Rewriting history: two surveys of Latin American art

“The Arts in Latin America: 1492-1820,” curated by Ilona Katzew. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Through Oct. 28 “La Presencia: Latin American Art in the United States,” Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. through Aug. 25. Lots of saints, lots of blood, lots of gold is Holly Myers’ admittedly … read more… “Rewriting history: two surveys of Latin American art”

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iona rozeal brown and Clare Woods in Los Angeles

In LA Times’ “Around the Galleries’ column Holly Myers recommends Brown at Sandroni Rey Gallery and Clare Woods at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery: “The painter iona rozeal brown has been circling the same relatively narrow territory since completing her graduate degree at Yale five years ago: the unlikely — or at least counterintuitive — intersection of … read more… “iona rozeal brown and Clare Woods in Los Angeles”

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