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October 2017

When the new Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) opened September 9 after an extended makeover from its days as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, it unveiled an array of new staff, new board members, a new physical plant and inaugural exhibits

Von Lintel Gallery Kysa Johnson: As Above, So Below (June 24—August 19, 2017)   The infinite expanse of the universe is a sublime concept. That the universe is also infinitely small is an equally wondrous and mind-boggling conundrum. Merging these two concepts might seem a vast undertaking, but it

Roberts & Tilton Jeffrey Gibson: In Such Times Daniel Joseph Martinez: Divine Violence (September 9—October 21, 2017)   Within its festoon of embellishments, tertiary palettes, intriguing elements of text and more shiny fringe than gallery-goers might be accustomed to, Jeffrey Gibson’s art is activated by the direct interplay of motif

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) Martin Ramirez: His Life In Pictures, Another Interpretation (September 9—December 31, 2017   The Martin Ramirez story is at once unusual for and typical of “outsider artists.” Typical, in that his artistic output was realized at particularly far remove from any

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) Sarah Cain: Now I’m going to tell you everything (September 9—December 31, 2017)   To describe the paintings of Los Angeles artist Sarah Cain as visual poetry is not merely contriving a trite metaphor. A sometime poet herself, Cain consciously references