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NoL Dec 24, 2009

Hello friends and Fellows, No matter your denomination or spiritual discipline, whether a god holds your moral compass or you use GPS, if belief is part of your life or something you wonder about this time of year is for everyone a heightened experience. Things that make us sad present themselves to our hearts, reasons to be grateful spring forward, making us hug those we love. The sun stays up just a little longer each day. Take a minute with me and then off you go to your celebrating. Saturday afternon we got in the car, picked up Michael and Sirje Gold, threw ourselves at the 10 heading east, cleverly bypassed the downtown spaghetti by staying to the right, then transitioned to the 710 south, destination Long Beach. I mentioned this show at MOLAA before the opening and having now experienced it myself I must simply remind you each week until it closes on January 24. It’s that good. Do you want to be the only interesting person in LA not to see Sites of Latin American Abstraction?! Good grief, don’t let that happen. Artists like Leo Matiz, Geraldo de Barros, Mira Schendel, Mathias Goeritz, Lidy Prati. If you don’t recognize any of these names how tantalizing is the prospect before you? Here’s the chance to add an entire continent and part of a century to your experience. I refer you to Christopher Knight’s invaluable review in the Times. By the way, if you’re reading this newsletter and count yourself a part of the LA artworld you really should subscribe to the LA Times. It is our paper of...