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Review: George Condo at Sprüth Magers Gallery

Review: George Condo at Sprüth Magers Gallery
latimes.com — George Condo has always been besotted with pushing paint around canvas, ever since his first show in Los Angeles more than 30 years ago. The pleasure is infectious. The New York-based painter, now at Sprüth Magers Gallery for his first L.A. solo exhibition since 1999, is still smitten.

Survey of Agnes Martin's powerful yet meditative work draws a straight, vibrant line to Zen

Survey of Agnes Martin's powerful yet meditative work draws a straight, vibrant line to Zen
latimes.com — Want to clear your mind? Get a pickup truck, then spend a couple years driving across and around the continent - alone. That's the first lesson of the lovely retrospective of abstract paintings by Agnes Martin (1912-2004) newly opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

SFMOMA's expansion offers a deep dive into a few artists' works

SFMOMA's expansion offers a deep dive into a few artists' works
latimes.com — The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opens its doors to the public on May 14, just shy of three years after closing for a $305-million expansion of its building, now doubled in size. The new galleries are capacious and well organized. The big attention-getter will likely be the fifth and sixth floors.

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa
dailydemocrat.com — Combat, conflict, life-or-death skirmishes, brawling -- to judge from the (admittedly small) sample of nearly a dozen fragments of floor mosaics in an exhibition at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, ancient Romans across the sprawling empire were obsessed with bloody violence.

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa
timesheraldonline.com — Combat, conflict, life-or-death skirmishes, brawling -- to judge from the (admittedly small) sample of nearly a dozen fragments of floor mosaics in an exhibition at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, ancient Romans across the sprawling empire were obsessed with bloody violence.

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa
montereyherald.com — Combat, conflict, life-or-death skirmishes, brawling -- to judge from the (admittedly small) sample of nearly a dozen fragments of floor mosaics in an exhibition at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, ancient Romans across the sprawling empire were obsessed with bloody violence.

Decorative mosaics from the Roman empire on view at L.A.'s Getty Villa

Marilyn Minter's 'Pretty/Dirty' show allures and repulses all at the same time

Marilyn Minter's 'Pretty/Dirty' show allures and repulses all at the same time
latimes.com — Marilyn Minter's paintings are famously nauseating. "Orange Crush," 9 feet tall, 15 feet wide and painted in garish, glossy enamels on a billboard-size metal panel, blows up to monumental scale a still from her high-definition video projection "Green Pink Caviar." The slow-motion video is focused on a woman's probing tongue.

Roman floor mosaics with violent scenes pack a punch at Getty Villa

Roman floor mosaics with violent scenes pack a punch at Getty Villa
latimes.com — Combat. Conflict. Life or death skirmishes. Brawling. Judging from the admittedly small sample of nearly a dozen fragments of floor mosaics, several quite large, in a new exhibition at the Getty Villa, ancient Romans across the sprawling empire were pretty obsessed with the bloody violence necessary to sustaining their imperial position around the vast expanse of the Mediterranean.

'Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective' downplays the painter's key early works

'Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective' downplays the painter's key early works
latimes.com — The life of Helen Lundeberg spanned the 20th century, almost exactly. In the first full-scale retrospective exhibition of paintings by the Los Angeles artist, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, the midpoint of that century quietly emerges as a decisive pivot in her work.
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