James Turrell: A Dissent—Part Two: Four Thoughts on James Turrell, or Where is the Body? By Maya Gurantz

1. Look While the Light and Space artists of the 1970s have occasionally been historicized as “California Minimalism,” Turrell’s recent retrospective at LACMA exposed the gap between the two practices.  The West Coast artists manipulated light, space, surfaces, finish. East … Continue reading 

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James Turrell: A Dissent—Part One: Refreshed and Energized: Installation, Subjectivity and the Spa Experience by Maura Brewer

In the catalog James Turrell: A Retrospective, Michael Govan describes Turrell’s ongoing artistic inquiry into the gap between “internal” subjective experience and “external” objective phenomena. This idea manifests in Turrell’s light installations as visual experiments that capitalize on the perceptual … Continue reading 

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Palm Springs and the Movies – Paul Pescador

I drive into Palm Springs, it’s early January and I’m down to see a friend from high school, someone I haven’t seen in years. I’m also there to see family, as my previous trip home, a quickie which only lasted … Continue reading 

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The closest The Conversation has been to Doug Christmas yet: ACE Gallery alum and current engineer Oliver McIrwin

     

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Kaucyila Brooke and Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel in the Garden of Eden

The tale of Madam and Eve is an adventure story and creation myth told in wall-mounted photomontages that look sort of like comic book panels. Visiting Kaucyila Brooke’s show, Tit for Twat: Can We Talk? (at Commonwealth & Council through … Continue reading 

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…turn left in 1000 feet. Destination will be on your right. (Notes on Looking email March 17, 2014)

Notes on Looking Contemporary Art in Los Angeles Be aware of the size and weight of your vehicle when you cross or enter traffic. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/cdl_htm/sec2.htm   TUESDAY   ZIPPER HALL VICKI RAY NEW TERRITORIES PIANO SPHERES  More here: http://pianospheres.org/   … Continue reading 

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jaywalk: Heidrun Holzfeind, Michael Hieslmair, Christian Mayer, Deniz Sözen, Johannes Zotter

jaywalk Heidrun Holzfeind, Michael Hieslmair, Christian Mayer, Deniz Sözen, Johannes Zotter MAK Center Artists and Architects-in-Residence Opening: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7-9 PM Exhibition: March 14-16, 2014, 11 AM-6 PM Mackey Apartments and Garage Top 1137 South Cochran Avenue, Los … Continue reading 

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Art & language, hypertext, and Funny Money: The Conversation 3-Way, epis. 5

   

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Drone-free, immediate delivery straight to your device! (Notes on Looking email March 6, 2014)

notes on looking contemporary art in los angeles Devon Tsuno: Watershed at Occidental College—Review by David De Boer. Closing Saturday.  http://notesonlooking.com/2014/03/closing-soon-devon-tsuno-watershed-presenting-nature-as-democratic-by-david-de-boer/ Mark Roeder: Mark Roeder (100 paintings by) at Michael Benevento on Sunset. Closing Saturday.  http://www.beneventolosangeles.com/#!/exhibitions/current/mark-roeder Simone Gad: Art Deco … Continue reading 

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and it’s wednesday night

GOLD – GOLD – GOLD – GOLD  Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold, Molten, Graven, Hammered, Rolled, Hard to Get and Light to Hold; Stolen, Borrowed, Squandered – Doled.   So now it’s your turn, little mother of silences, little … Continue reading 

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