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May 17, 2016


Skin—dragged and torn, wrapped and layered, weeping and fossilized—resonates from Margie Livingston’s latest exhibition, Holding it Together. On view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Livingston’s exhibition offers nine pieces that contemplate structure and form as an enduring plexus. Acrylic and leather are employed as canvases, which become the base by which Livingston plays with and blurs sculpture, painting, and dimensions.   more

These pieces, what Livingston names “paint objects,” reach out from the walls and draw in the light of the gallery, glowing and nearly vibrating, beckoning viewers for a closer look. [ READ MORE ]

May 06, 2016

KATE BONNER: The other side is this side / April 23 - May 28, 2016

Kate Bonner has often turned to poetic analogies to describe her work and point toward an understanding of her vision, including statements such as:

“Time is slipping. A moment ago this image stood alone. Now it catches against that other one. It flips upside down. The pixels snag, are turned into paint.” And, “There is frost on the window; with my finger I trace a wavering, circling line. The window is a frame. The frost is a screen. My finger is a pen...” [ READ MORE ]

May 01, 2016

Artist Profile: kate bonner

Artist Kate Bonner is drawn to distance, to expressing herself in works that create layers of separation between the viewer and the images and objects she employs, “maybe it’s something personal… from having moved around so much,” she muses. Choosing to obscure the content, she combines fragments of photographs or paintings, meticulously-crafted wooden supports and deconstructed frames in formal and elegant compositions. These works entice the viewer, attracting one’s gaze, yet ultimately withholding entry. [ READ MORE ]

May 01, 2016

ken gonzales-day: guest lecture

Ken Gonzales-Day is featured with a full-page illustration and index of his magnificent new photographic mural "39 Object Objects Arranged by Color", 2016, which was recently presented in the exhibition 'SKIN' at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.  [ READ MORE ]

April 27, 2016


Why did you decide to integrate 3D space into your photography?

It might be the other way around—that I was interested in integrating photography into 3D space. Even when I work with flat planes mounted on a wall, I’m thinking about space. I’m thinking about the allegory of space, the language of including and excluding, of interior space and exterior space.   more

And I just happen to be using photographs as a material to break into that space, to layer, to cut into it, to fold it, to splice it, to create multiple spaces in one flat area.

April 25, 2016

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst's "RELATIONSHIP" series sparks backlash at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Portland, OR.

New JSMA exhibit covered by black curtains after being displayed for two days.

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst’s art exhibit, “Relationship”, was on display for two days before museum officials at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art dawned black curtains covering both entry points to the exhibit located in the gallery room.   more

Citing controversial content, volunteers from a children’s program at the museum communicated to administrators about difficulties they faced while navigating shared space just outside a room the group uses for projects.

April 25, 2016


Seattle-based multi-media artist Margie Livingston explores age and destruction in her new solo exhibition at Culver City’s Luis De Jesus Gallery.

Merging the body with acrylic sculpture and action paintings, Margie Livingston takes the viewer through the painful process of entropy and dysfunction. Her collapsed grids made of poured paint skins over three-dimensional string sculptures ache with frailty and disuse.  [ READ MORE ]

April 12, 2016

Why Is Margie Livingston Dragging Her Painting Behind Her?

The Seattle painter Margie Livingston has a show coming up at Luis De Jesus Gallery in LA called Holding it together, in which she deploys her dry sense of humor. She harnessed stretched canvases to herself using a contraption she sewed based on bodybuilder harnesses. Then she set out on the streets. (Did you see her? Did you think you might be dreaming?) [ READ MORE ]

April 08, 2016

brandon andrew: On Beauty and Repulsion: Whiteness, Art, and Inviting Discomfort

Brandon Andrew is an artist. He is white, he is queer, and he excels at making people uncomfortable. Maybe this is why I fell so deeply in love with him when I met him.   more

He goes all the way, and so does his art.

I was in Los Angeles earlier this month at the opening of his new show.

Standing in the glow of a stunning neon and stucco piece, I was drawn to the light, to the glow –attracted on an almost pheromonal level.

I spent the rest of the night walking around the gallery, but kept returning to stand in the halo of warm light coming off this one piece.

It felt good. It was beautiful. [ READ MORE ]

March 20, 2016

Featuring work by Ken Gonzales-Day: 'Une deuxième image'

Après notre exposition Time Capsule, en 2012 à la Maison des Arts, dans laquelle nous montrions des œuvres qui rassemblaient plusieurs temps dans une même image, nous nous sommes interrogés, en guise de deuxième volet d’un diptyque d’expositions, sur le fait que certains artistes activent plusieurs images dans une même image.

Pour la Deuxième image, nous avons choisi des œuvres où coexistent des images activées et d’autres désactivées.   more

Que signifie l’activation d’une œuvre ? Toute création est-elle une activation ? Quels sont les différents types possibles d’activation ? L’activation d’une œuvre passe-t-elle par la désactivation d’un objet ?

Certaines œuvres semblent pouvoir être activées en fonction de corps qui les parcourent, des yeux qui les regardent, des énergies qui les traversent, des silences qui planent sur elles, en fonction d’une absence, d’un hors-champ, d’un geste de l’artiste ou de la disparition même de cette œuvre. Parfois des images sont activées à l’intérieur d’une œuvre. Toutes donnent à voir une autre image, une deuxième image, visible ou invisible, qui se superpose au réel. [READ MORE]