What is burning in Toba Khedoori's fireplace? In 2005, the L.A.-based artist made a painting of a domestic hearth ablaze, the life-size image rendered at viewer eye-level on an immense field of waxy white paper pieced together from two smaller sheets. (Overall, it's more than 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide.)
When some of the gilding gets stripped away from our New Gilded Age, defined by the concentration of income and wealth that fueled the incredible rise of the "1 percent," what is left behind? A new show at the Torrance Art Museum has some thoughts.
Smashed hopes, lost love, inevitable decay and social dissolution, all within a seamless Mobius strip of passing time - Doug Aitken's work in sculpture and immersive video installations during the past 20 years has taken a romantic view of life's predictable unraveling. Usually the musing is wrapped in a sleek, even slick package of easily consumable commercial design.
The exhibition calendar is packed in the months to come. Some picks: Sept. 3-Feb. 20 'Lari Pittman: Mood Books' at the Huntington The Los Angeles artist's 65 new paintings in six monumental illustrated books, each one 4 feet wide when opened, will be shown in the Scott Galleries in an installation designed by architect Michael Maltzan.
"The way of painting belongs to the one who believes in having the universe in his own hands," wrote Dong Qichang four centuries ago, "and that before his eyes there is nothing but life and the motivating forces for life." Dong should know. The painter led what amounted to a lasting artistic revolution in 17th century China.
"Sculpt," a 50-minute film by French Conceptual artist Loris Gréaud, is the latest event program in contemporary art offered by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Event programs are appointment-only exhibitions of a single, immersive work designed for a limited audience.
Foghorns are virtually obsolete today, new technology having usurped their Industrial Age function of warning vehicles about hidden navigational hazards. Relegated to the realm of poetic metaphor, they turn up as a loose hook for the 63 works in the four-artist show "How to Build a Foghorn."
A disheveled cement wall in the courtyard of the Hollywood gallery Various Small Fires conceals a sculptural tableau. Mateo Tannatt has etched the word "Café" into the wall, and behind it a segment of construction scaffolding holds a dozen empty drinking glasses.
LaToya Ruby Frazier's black-and-white photograph of her grandmother shows the gray-haired matriarch in profile, lighting up a Pall Mall in a cluttered room stuffed with nearly two-dozen dolls. It takes just a moment to register that the tousled older woman is black and that almost all the dolls, many elaborately dressed and coifed, are white.
With its vivid colors, direct appeal to commerce and jaunty emphasis on diversionary amusement, Pop is not often regarded as one of the dark arts. The work of Alex Da Corte seems to be an exception to the rule.
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