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Good news on several fronts – and a busy weekend for all!

  Emily Joyce, Some Tree Rings, A Vision, and the Third of May, and Tommy Fitzpatrick, Flatland, open at Inman Gallery in Houston on Friday, June 28. Contact gallery for information. http://www.inmangallery.com/artists/joyce_emily/Joyce_2013/Joyce_2013_04.html       Maya Lujan, solo exhibition, opening at Carmichael Gallery on Thursday, June 27. Contact gallery for information. http://www.carmichaelgallery.com/shows/june272013.html     Laurie Nye and Jennifer Rochlin, The Crystal Eaters opens Saturday, June 29 at Statler Waldorf Gallery. Contact gallery for information. http://www.statlerwaldorfgallery.com/contact.php       Kenneth Tam, Polite, Intelligent and Respectful, and Katie Herzog, Transtextuality (SB 48) open on Saturday, June 29 at Night Gallery. Contact gallery for information. http://nightgallery.ca/   Chad Attie and Ashley Hagan, two-person exhibition Take 5: Series 3 opens at AndrewShire Gallery on Thursday, June 27. Contact gallery for information. http://www.andrewshiregallery.com/main-la.htm Also on Thursday, June 27, OVERLOAD, a group exhibition with twenty-four artists opens at Garboushian Gallery in Beverly Hills. Contact gallery for information. http://www.garboushian.com/exhibitions/overload.php From social media: “Jubilee (second iteration) is an installation/performance work. The piece involves a performer enacting a series of determined actions with a series of determined objects, but the sequence and duration of actions is largely chance determined. The work is an amalgamation of strategies and has affinities to the actions of Bruce Nauman, the chance works of John Cage, and the absurdist theater of Samuel Beckett. Direct narrative is avoided in favor of a more allegorical approach, where the gallery/studio and subsequent actions within it, may suggest a wide range of possible meanings and associations. The nature of Jubilee is essentially modular and is designed so that it could be realized in a variety of future spaces...

Re-Launch of Notes on Looking email (yay!) (email newsletter 14 March, 2011)

Notes on Looking Contemporary Art in Los Angeles Hello my friends, Geoff Tuck here. It has been a while since you heard from me and Notes on Looking. Um, thanks for waiting! I hope you’ll enjoy the new format. The blog is up and happily chugging along, and I have backed up the available online archive through November 2009. I have been writing new posts almost daily since October. This is my first attempt to create my own newsletter template and you will see that I am a bit clunky with it, or to use Notes-speak, “Bear with me, my email format is currently dorky. In my mind Notes on Looking is and always will be a work in progress. Good stuff will happen here.” I assure you that my writing on the subjects we all care about – Los Angeles contemporary art and culture – is as thoughtful, engaging, and comprehensive (and cheerfully good hearted) as it always has been. I am able to include more images on the blog now and each post offers space for reader comments. One change you will notice: I no longer try to mention every exhibition and event in town, nor even “only the one’s worth seeing.” I can and do recommend to you Art Cards and ArtSlant and For Your Art if you wish for these services – they have the staff and the space to properly offer them. I hope to remain a guide to much of what I find important in our fair city and I offer you international readers a window into a most vibrant, open and supportive...

A Birth in the Family

Notes on Looking wishes to congratulate Emiliano Sol Lara-Aguilar on being born this past Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day, in the US) to two wonderful people, Carlyn Aguilar and Daniel Lara. Emiliano, my friend, you are named for a great man, a hero. Learn your history, Emiliano, and draw on the intelligence and the strength of the past to grow tall into the future, with the love of your mom and your dad. Know that you are lucky, and that you are loved. All my best to you, Carlyn, and to you Daniel as your love for each other grows with your new...