Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for August 2022

Unlike their counterparts on the East Coast, most galleries in Los Angeles don’t slow down or close up in August, despite the swoltering heat. The exhibitions below offer vibrant and challenging explorations of place, identity, and history. Some dig deep into the geographic and cultural fabric of the city, while others introduce artists from across … Read more

The Precarious Lives of Los Angeles Artists

LAAC Newspaper (photo by and courtesy Josh Schaedel) LOS ANGELES — Last Saturday, July 9, dozens gathered at The Fulcrum, a small publishing house and gallery in Chinatown, to celebrate the launch of the first Los Angeles Artist Census (LAAC) newspaper. Tacked to the walls were spreads from the modest, smartly designed publication that juxtaposes … Read more

Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for July 2022

Wallace Berman, “Orginal Ferus Gallery Exhibition Poster” (1957), collage, 12 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches (image courtesy Kohn Gallery) These ten Los Angeles shows to see in July remind us that art is not only a refuge or escape, but can also offer critical engagement and strategies of resistance. From group shows that imagine radical … Read more

Marian Goodman Gallery Becomes Latest to Expand to Los Angeles – ARTnews.com

Marian Goodman, one of the world’s top galleries, has announced that it will expand to Los Angeles, beginning early next year. The move follows a groundswell of New York galleries that announced last winter that they would set up shop in Southern California. The gallery’s new location will take over a 1920s warehouse campus in … Read more

Frieze Los Angeles Relocates—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines CLEARED FOR LANDING. Those attending the 2023 edition of Frieze Los Angeles will need to head to the Santa Monica Airportthe Los Angeles Times reports. The fair giant plans to construct a tent there for its … Read more

Kevin Beasley Threads Wires That Connect Los Angeles With the South

LOS ANGELES — The first thing I encountered in Kevin Beasley’s exhibition On Site at Regen Projects was a wall of ambient sound. I saw a speaker hanging high on a wall, which was connected by a long black cord. I followed it into the second room, which had more speakers and more cords, before … Read more

Alvaro Barrington’s Love Letter to Los Angeles

Installation view of Alvaro Barrington: 91–98 jfk–lax border at Blum & Poe, 2022 (photo by Josh Schaedel, image copyright the artist, courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo) LOS ANGELES — Pacing the concrete floors of Alvaro Barrington’s solo exhibition 91-98 jfk-lax border, my footsteps echoing in Blum & Poe’s cavernous first-floor … Read more