Category Archives: ART


The launch party for CARLA 17 is this weekend at Park View / Paul Soto.

The new issue includes features on Donna Huanca, David Hammons, Ragen Moss, and collectors and Gemini G.E.L. founders Elyse and Stanley Grinstein.

Concurrent with the launch is AUTOMATIC DOOR, a group show featuring the work of Victoria Colmegna, Andy GiannakakisAidan Koch, Mark McKnight, Dylan Mira, Alex Olson, Matt Paweski, Autumn Ramsey, Mark A. Rodriguez, Kate Spencer Stewart, J. Parker Valentine, and Willa Wasserman.


Saturday, August 17, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Park View / Paul Soto

2271 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Carla issue 17 (3); Carla issue 1. Images courtesy and © Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.


This is the closing weekend for OSCAR TUAZON—WATER SCHOOL at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

“In 1968, engineer and inventor Steve Baer self-published the Dome Cookbook, a treatise on mathematics, do-it-yourself architecture, and off-the-grid living. Three years later he created his Zome Home in the foothills overlooking Albuquerque. The house remains one of the earliest modern examples of passive solar architecture; the sun’s energy is collected during the day and stored in drums of water installed in large, bay windows, which then provide heat during the night.

“This unique structural system, and the larger countercultural DIY building and environmental movements of the 1960s and 1970s, form the basis for Tuazon ’s latest conceptual and material research. For his exhibition at MSU Broad—curated by Steven L. Bridges—Tuazon continues his investigations of the relationship between art, architecture, and environmental sustainability, with specific consideration of the exhibition’s immediate context: Michigan and the Great Lakes region.”*

The Water School has grown out of thinking about what role art making can play in building community and culture. Oscar Tuazon

“As the title suggests, Tuazon will initiate the latest version of his Water School, while also bridging the conversation in Michigan with the artist’s schools in California and Minnesota. These schools are spaces for formal and informal learning, opportunities to specifically address water, land rights, and other socio-environmental issues, connecting local concerns with national and global conversations.”*


Through August 18.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

547 East Circle Drive, East Lansing.

Above images: Oscar Tuazon, Water School, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, 2019, photography by Eat Pomegranate Photography. Below: Oscar TuazonZome Alloy, 2016, plywood, aluminum sheeting, and hardware, courtesy and © the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.


The second of two Black Fire Sessions at The Broad brings Anthony Braxton and harpist Jacqueline Kerrod to the museum in conjunction with Soul of a Nation—Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, now in its final weeks.

Kelsey Lu will warm up the audience in the first floor lobby, while upstairs in Oculus Hall, Jimetta Rose—both conducting the Voices of Creation Choir and singing with a trio—and Beans will perform.

Throughout the evening, Maurice Harris will stage “a durational intervention in the Soul of a Nation galleries.”* Please see link below for details.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 8 pm until 11 pm.

The Broad

221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Anthony Braxton, photograph © R. Cifarelli; Jacqueline Kerrod, courtesy of the artist; Jimetta Rose by Yvonne Schmedemann; Beans, photograph by Beowulf Sheehan; Kelsey Lu, courtesy of the artist; Maurice Harris, courtesy of the artist.


The vivid new paintings of Daniel Richter, which “prioritize the gestural and improvisatory possibilities of the medium,” are on view at Regen Projects through the end of the week.*


Through August 17.

Regen Projects

6750 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Daniel Richter, H.P. (jah allo), Regen Projects, June 29–August 17, 2019, all oil on canvas, from top: I HAD A NICE DOG ONCE, 2019; SMRT FAŠIZMU, 2019; Coole Jungs, 2019; Drums of Conun, 2019; LUCKY LEW, 2019; JAH ALLO, 2019; Plications of Come, 2019; SIREN, 2019; Birds iN disguise watch me as i ride, 2019. Images courtesy and © the artist and Regen Projects.


This is the closing week of AVENGERS—SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN, a group show at Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles.

The exhibition features photographs by Julie Becker and Reynaldo Rivera—including several from the Cha Cha Girls ’87 series—prints by Juliana Huxtable, Stephen Willats, and Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, paintings by Jill Mulleady, Mayo Thompson, and Bedros Yeretzian & Nicole-Antonia Spagnola, multimedia works by Harry Dodge, Megan Plunkett, Matthew Langan-Peck, and Larry Johnson, and videos by Ken Okiishi and Gary Indiana.

In addition, Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10 is here, as well as ABC Pong, Bernadette Corporation’s table piece, featuring audio by Sylvère Lotringer.

On closing night the gallery will host a video program, with work by Alexander Kluge, Alex Hubbard, and exhibition artists Dodge, Huxtable, Indiana, and Spagnola.


Through Saturday, August 10.

Video program:

Saturday, August 10, at 8 pm.

Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art

2228 W. 7th Street, 2nd Floor (entrance on South Grand View Street), Los Angeles.

Avengers—Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain, 2019, from top: Matthew Langan-Peck, Untitled, 2019, digital C-print, wood, acrylic, oil paint; Mayo Thompson, Alligator & Turtle, 2019, gouache on canvas; installation view with Juliana Huxtable’s prints The Feminist Scam, 2017 (left) and The War on Proof, 2017, on wall and Bernadette Corporation’s ABC Pong in foreground; Megan Plunkett, The Encounter 01/The Prime Mover, 2019; installation view; Jill Mulleady, A Place in the Sun (Larry), 2019, oil on linen; Larry Johnson, Untitled (Century Schoolbook, Annotated), 1991, foamcore, photo mechanical transfer, rubber cement, ink, paint; installation view with Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10, 2015–2019, on stand; Mayo Thompson (2), Column and Bather, both 2019, gouache on canvas; Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, Free Dissociation II, 2019, inkjet print; Reynaldo Rivera, Untitled (Fausto), inkjet print; installation view with four C-prints by Julie Becker from her The Same Room series; Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, Free Dissociation I, 2019, inkjet print; Harry Dodge, The Gross Part (Stencil Series), 2015, plexiglass, primer, paint, UV-proof varnish, polished aluminum frame; Ken Okiishi, Being and/or Time, 2013–2016, HD video, 17 minutes, 15 seconds; Matthew Langan-Peck, J-U-, 2019, silkscreen on aluminum, wood,acrylic, oil paint, LED; installation view with Gary Indiana’s 2014 digital video Stanley Park on left. Images courtesy and © the artists and Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles. Special thanks to Jacob Eisenmann.