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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Interview Magazine

Genevieve Gaignard is a chameleon. One day she is a cat lady, the next she is in a shirt that reads “Hoodrat Thangs” with braided hair, and the day after that she is a 1950s housewife. “At the end of the day it’s my story,” the 36-year-old explains over the phone. All of these characters […]

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Naama Tsabar featured in Garage

After a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington Square on Saturday, P.4 opened to the public with Composition 21, a performance in the park by Naama Tsabar. Arranged in a vast triangle that managed to recall Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, 21 female musicians and singers played similar-sounding songs in rounds. The wall of sound they created, […]

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Amir H. Fallah interviewed by Khabar Keslan

Amir H. Fallah was born in Tehran, Iran in 1979. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 and his MFA from University of California Los Angeles in 2005. Fallah’s artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, photography, sculpture, and installation combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a […]

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Genvieve Gaignard featured in Artsy’s series “Artists For Gender Equality”

What would true gender equality in the art world look like? In the final chapter of the series, Collins, Narcissister, artist Genevieve Gaignard, and curator and gallerist Anthony Spinello look toward a world where all artists have equal opportunity—one in which there are truly inclusive museums and galleries that embrace multiple narratives, and where women […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES, CA  — Gianna and Demetrio Kerrison, executives in the financial services business, have immersed themselves in the art world for two decades. A large portion of their collection features African American artists, including Glenn Ligon, Brenna Youngblood, Genevieve Gaignard, and Charles Gaines, and others. Mr. Kerrison serves not only as the treasurer of the […]

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Carmen Argote featured in the Texas Observer

In Carmen Argote’s “720 ft. Household Mutations, Part B,” the artist removed carpeting from her childhood home, painted much of it white and hung it like a canvas. Argote, who talked about her work at a November 16 press preview, mapped the origin of each piece of carpet. “This was the room my sister and […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in W Magazine

One of my favorite Prospect discoveries is the rising star Genevieve Gaignard, a kind of mixed-race Cindy Sherman who re-designed two rooms into a combination salon and chapel, with old furniture, church pews, found photos, mirrors, and wallpaper that works in the schematics of slave ships. The installation was located in the lobby of the […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in the New York Times

Mr. Schoonmaker said that Ms. Gaignard was among the artists who could break out to larger fame based on her Prospect work. “Much like Cindy Sherman, she’s a shape shifter,” he said. “Except that she’s a race shifter.”

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Trenton Doyle Hancock featured in Houstonia Magazine

Growing up in Paris, Texas, in a religious household filled with portraits of his mother and lavishly illustrated children’s books, Trenton Doyle Hancock identified as an artist from the very start. Just a year or two after his first baby steps, his great-aunt taught him how to draw farm animals.

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Carmen Argote interviewed by LALA Magazine

As we sit down with a round of tequila, Argote holds forth on her parallel trajectory. “Both of my parents are from Guadalajara,” she says, noting her family moved to L.A. when she was 5. “My father went to architecture school and he had this way of doing blueprint drawings—very minimal and imperfect but in […]

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Trenton Doyle Hancock in Conversation with Dan Nadel & Huma Bhabha | REDCAT Symposium on Mike Kelley’s Kandors

The Opposite of Shrinking: Dan Nadel in conversation with Trenton Doyle Hancock and Huma Bhabha

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Naama Tsabar in Prospect.4 New Orleans: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

For Prospect.4, Naama Tsabar will present Composition 21, the fifth iteration in her Composition series. A field of twenty one local musicians, each atop their amplifiers, will be arranged into four bands each performing a separate musical piece especially commissioned for the performance. Due to their similar musical structure, when played simultaneously, a dense – […]

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Genevieve Gaignard in Prospect.4 New Orleans: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to announce Geneveve Gaignard’s participation in the international contemporary art triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp in New Orleans November 18–February 25, 2018. Led by Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ Featured in Juxtapoz

HEAVY WITH VISUAL SAMPLING, Amir H. Fallah has produced a provocative series of vibrant, Arabesque paintings for his new exhibition with Shulamit Nazarian. An arboretum for the senses, Fallah’s A Stranger In Your Home serves as optical orator, incorporating his own complex identity as he takes on the stories of immigrants from around the world who […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ Featured in Art Asia Pacific

In Amir H. Fallah’s painting Life’s Epic Poem (all works 2017), part of his most recent body of work in the exhibition “A Stranger in Your Home,” an Iranian-American husband and wife are shrouded in sumptuous fabrics in their Beverly Hills home, set against prized possessions. A commemorative plate with the double lion insignia alludes […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured on Beyond The Studio podcast

Hear more from Amir on how family inspires his work and entrepreneurial spirit, how he turned Beautiful/Decay from a zine into a fully fledged business, focusing 100% on his art career, finding galleries as long-term partners, building your own buzz, and staying curious.

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Genevieve Gaignard’s ‘In Passing’ featured in Houstonia

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN? A black woman? A housewife? These are questions Genevieve Gaignard explores with her new exhibition, In Passing, at the Houston Center for Photography. As a biracial woman, she considers the complicated ways her identity emerges from the intersections of gender, class, and race. The collection of photographs […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ featured on Art Now LA

Amir H. Fallah‘s exhibition, A Stranger In Your Home is ambitious and clearly illustrates he is a prolific and talented artist. In this exhibition, Fallah presents numerous detailed and layered paintings that depict anonymous figures whose heads are covered with patterned fabrics in lavish settings alongside their possessions. He juxtaposes these works with paintings of […]

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Res featured in VICE

The photographer Res‘s new book, Towers of Thanks, documents their mother’s morphing relationship with Trump. The collection taps into the superficial, jarring aspects of the man’s legacy. His words move from effervescent praise of Res’s mother to 140-character condemnation. The resulting photo series blends archival imagery of the Trump Organization with original compositions of Res’s […]

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Genevieve Gaignard at Expo Chicago featured in VICE

LA-based Genevieve Gaignard, for example, presented a nocturnal beach scene in the Windy City’s always-bright concrete jungle. Selfie (2016) is a photograph of herself taking a selfie. “ Selfie centers on being the opposite of an ‘ideal beauty’,” says Gaignard. “Here was this crazy opportunity to have it be seen on a grand scale, like […]

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Summer Wheat named top 10 artists to watch at Frieze, 1:54, and Sunday

Wheat’s energetic “tapestries”—made by pushing paint through the back of mesh window screens—collide allusions to Egyptian relief sculptures and ancient Greek mythology. At Sunday, the former emerges through distinctive, brilliant golds and lapis lazuli blues. The Greek reference is even more profound. In contrast to Greek painting and sculpture, in which Herculean sportsmen ran or […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Artsy

Genevieve Gaignard turns our expectations about race and beauty upside down. She’s known for campy, costumed self-portraits in which she masquerades as a shape-shifting cast of characters: a leopard-print clad babe with a hairspray-stiff bouffant; a young woman decked with long braids, gold hoops, and a shirt emblazoned with the words “Hoodrat Thangs.” These personas […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in The National for booth at Frieze

Offering a group presentation of diverse works by Abbas Akhavan, Amir H Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, Laleh Khorramian and Sara Naim, the display will be investigating the concept of space and environment. Each artist interprets their surroundings or habitat, expressing their cognitive or affective “self”, be that in a social, physical or mystical sense.

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Shulamit Nazarian and Summer Wheat featured in Cultured

On October 3, Cultured held a cocktail party in London celebrating Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles and Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat. Held at the Sanderson Hotel, Michael Wolfson, Thomas Rom, Ahmed al Bawardi and Maxim Nilox cohosted the gathering on the occasion of the Sunday Art Fair. Wheat is the recipient of the 2016 NADA Artadia […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in Harper’s Bazaar for booth at Frieze

As for the main sector, new galleries include Clearing from New York and Brussels, Fonti from Naples, and Société from Berlin. Dubai-based The Third Line will show a group presentation of works by Abbas Akhavan, Amir H. Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, Laleh Khorramian and Sara Naim. The works on display will investigate the concept of space […]

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Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Texas Artist of the Year Exhibition Announced

Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to present the 2017 Texas Artist of the Year exhibition: ‘Texas: 1997-2017’ by Trenton Doyle Hancock, one of Texas’ most celebrated and influential contemporary artists. The exhibition focuses on work made by the artist during the past two decades in which he has lived and worked in Texas and […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ reviewed by Arte Fuse

Bursting with symphonic sunset shades, lush vegetation, and intriguing portraits that spark more questions than they answer, Iranian-born, Los Angeles-based painter Amir H. Fallah’s first solo presentation at Fairfax’s prestigious Shulamit Nazarian gets to the very heart of what it means to be an immigrant in America today.

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Carmen Argote interviewed by LALA Magazine

As we sit down with a round of tequila, Argote holds forth on her parallel trajectory. “Both of my parents are from Guadalajara,” she says, noting her family moved to L.A. when she was 5. “My father went to architecture school and he had this way of doing blueprint drawings—very minimal and imperfect but in […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s ‘A Stranger In Your Home’ reviewed by Flaunt Magazine

Fallah’s art has an intensely chromatic, uncanny valley kind of realism, depicting a riot of patterns and botanical species that do not share common tropics. It’s a kind of peaceable kingdom of the plant world, itself representing the cross-continental hybrid allegory of human migration. The figures, which are not clearly gendered, are partially or completely […]

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Genevieve Gaignard interviewed by Lenny Letter

The women in Genevieve Gaignard‘s photographs are hoodrats who wear large hoop earrings and sport long, auburn-colored, box braids. They are vampy divas who wear turbans, silk robes, blue eyeshadow, and a rock a killer red lip. They are suburban housewives dressed in pastel floral blouses and mom jeans on their way to pick up […]

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Genevieve Gaignard at Studio Museum featured on Artsy

Genevieve Gaignard also turns cultural narratives and archetypes on their heads in her site-specific installation, a living room of ambiguous location and decade. Containing a pink armchair, grandfather clock, and bird cage, among other objects, it suggests the domestic interior of an elderly white Southern woman, perhaps, but is complicated by Gaignard’s staged self-portraits hanging […]

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Genevieve Gaignard featured in Artsy for booth at EXPO Chicago

Younger galleries also did well at the fair. Los Angeles’s Shulamit Nazarian sold a number of works by Genevieve Gaignard, currently in a show at New York’s Studio Museum of Harlem, by Thursday. They included the final prints of Basic Cable & Chill  and of Kathleen, both within an edition of three photographs, for around $3,000 […]

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Shulamit Nazarian featured on WBEZ Chicago’s ‘Weekend Passport’

Expo Chicago: the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art returned to Navy Pier for its sixth edition. This year, 135 galleries from 25 countries came to Chicago to build new relationships with well-known artists and collectors. It takes place at Navy Pier from Sept. 13 through 17. Global Citizen Nari Safavi talks with Tony Karman, […]

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“Not/Normal” Featured in LA Weekly

This week, a practiced Mother Teresa impersonator comes to the Broad and parkour performers escape an unidentified assailant, running and flipping their way around Houston. Forever on the run In “Not/Normal” at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Steffani Jemison’s short film Escaped Lunatic is projected against a long wall; it showed on a small screen at nearby […]

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Naama Tsabar Interview for Music On Walls

Naama Tsabar creates sensually driven installations, performances, and sculptures that examine the charged spaces and multi sensory zones of nightlife and their associations with notions such as freedom, excess, and escape. Her work treats the venues themselves as structures of power, enabling a display of fantasy, sexuality, and bravado, as well as providing a shelter […]

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ARTnews announces “Fictions” at The Studio Museum in Harlem Featuring Genevieve Gaignard

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the list of 19 artists to show this fall in “Fictions,” the fifth of the institution’s so-called “F-series” exhibitions of emerging artists. (Past F-series shows, dating back to 2001, have included “Freestyle,” “Frequency,” “Fore,” and “Flow.”) Opening September 14 and continuing into January 2018, “Fictions” was curated by the […]

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“Broken Language” Reviewed in Carla Issue 9

In the early days of the internet, fluency was self-determined. Intimacy blossomed between keystrokes. Without body language, a typed-out affectation negated grammar. “Netspeak,” writes Laur M. Jackson, “transmitted the real feels.” 1 Flatness and communication by code were vehicles in Broken Language at Shulamit Nazarian, a group exhibition textured with humor and pathos. Interconnectivity between […]

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KCET Profiles Judson Studios Stained Glass Collaboration with Amir H. Fallah for “A Stranger In Your Home”

In the little-known, long-forgotten Northeast LA enclave of Garvanza – once a thriving community along the Arroyo Seco, named after the garbanzo bean plants that used to flourish there – you’ll find Judson Studios, where its master craftsmen have actively cut, painted, and assembled glass since 1920. You could say that the historic studio — the oldest family-run […]

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“Doublespeak” Reviewed for Art and Cake

In the last two year’s our country has at once changed dramatically but also stayed the same. Seemingly a contradiction in the simplest terms of logic; change implies movement or metamorphoses, whereas its opposite is stagnation, stillness, inert. The challenge for a photographer in this contemporary moment is to capture the truth between the lines […]

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“Doublespeak” Featured on Lenscratch

The Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles is showcasing the exhibition,  Doublespeak,offering a selection of over fifty new works by Yale University’s 2017 MFA Photography graduates, running through August 5, 2017. It’s always exciting to see what the next generation of visual artists are creating, thinking about, and contributing to the photographic conversation. For their thesis presentations, the […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Interview in Issue 6 of Got A Girl Crush

Genevieve Gaignard stares down the narrow eye of her own camera, code-switching into characters that represent her biracial multiplicity as the cultural landscape shape-shifts before our eyes. Her characters and installations aren’t here for simple cultural commentary. They are curated intimations embodied by one woman, yet representative of the biracial experience–which complexities refuse to be […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Solo Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography “In Passing” Announced

HCP is pleased to present In Passing, a solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist, Genevieve Gaignard, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition outside California. This exhibition brings together several bodies of work made between 2015 and the present, mapping the artist’s ever-evolving performance of identity through large-format self-portraits and vernacular installations. Through an […]

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“Face to Face” at CAAM Featuring Genevieve Gaignard Reviewed by Art and Cake

The portrait has remained an innately relatable form; it welcomes the viewer to look at a person for extended periods, something that can be taken as a questionable form of interaction from one person to another. In looking, the viewer is asked to identify with the person, to relate, bond, and emerge with a greater […]

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“Face to Face” at CAAM Featuring Genevieve Gaignard Reviewed by LA Weekly

With “Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture,” the California African American Museum presents a show that is at once completely contemporary and steeped in history. Portraiture evolved from immortalizing the rich and famous to more egalitarian subjects. It’s meant to represent the essence of a subject — a gesture, a gaze, the implied movement or […]

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“Doublespeak” Featured on Creators for Vice

Each year, the Yale School of Art graduates 10 photographers from its prestigious masters of fine art program. The works of the 2017 class of image makers produced a thesis exhibition at the Shulamit Nazarian gallery in Los Angeles. The group show, Doublespeak: Yale MFA Photography 2017 features photography that explores the individual concerns of […]

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Amir H. Fallah Featured on ArtNet

What does it mean to be an artist in a globalized world where borders are being closed, both literally and figuratively? Denny Gallery attempts to answer this question in part through “The World and the Home,” a 1992 essay by Homi Bhabha, with work by Amir H. Fallah, Ann Shelton, Diedrick Brackens, Future Retrieval, Mie […]

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Amir H. Fallah featured in Mojeh

Amir H. Fallah is unfortunately all too aware of the challenges surrounding immigration, being an Iranian-American immigrant himself. His latest body of exceptional artwork explores the realities associated with relocating to another country under duress, thus drawing on his own life experiences and homeland’s history. In-depth and thought provoking, this truly spectacular showcase seamlessly connects […]

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“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Interviewed in ArtSlant

Using icons and imagery from childhood fairytales, anime, and classical western art, Greg Ito paints unique moments that form a larger narrative around psychology, love, and life. Each economical vignette evokes a sense of wonder, magic, loneliness, and an underlying darkness characteristic of the contemporary human condition. With diagrammatic precision, Ito gives form to the […]

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Jake Ziemann and Greg Ito in ArtSlant

On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a […]

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Amir H Fallah Interview in The Iranian

An artist is a master at combining colors and shapes to move our own emotions. Amir H. Fallah of Tehran, Iran has been telling the stories of immigrant identities through his paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures around the world for decades. His work is not only moving but resonates with a deep chord among all […]

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“Broken Language” Reviewed in Artillery

A black rain cloud hangs at the doorstep of Shulamit Nazarian’s compelling group show, “Broken Language.” The rain cloud—No Pressure (2016) by Wendy White—is a flat, aluminum-composite cartoon of a cloud that hovers at waist-height from the ceiling by nylon rope and rainbow webbing. White’s caricature of a cloud seizes hold of a mood—simultaneously ominous […]

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Amir H. Fallah Featured in Harpers Bazaar Arabia

When the Iranian American artists Amir H. Fallah first came to Dubai, he had an extraordinary feeling; for the fi rst time ever, he felt invisible. “What I mean by that is, it was the fi rst time in my life I felt like I blended in,” elaborates the Tehran born, LA based artist, “Because […]

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Wendell Gladstone Featured on Nimrod Kamer’s Blog

Searching for magic and the distorted image falling from your iCloud — is the incomprehensible title for a very incomparable group show. Opening this week in the Dot Project, it aims to redefine the phallus quo of the art world (even though all the participant are men). The poster is a desktop wallpaper, with folders, one binder […]

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Wendell Gladstone Featured in King Kong Magazine

Wendell Gladstone’s Sun Moon and Stars squashes a vacuum-formed Bruegelian clutter of figures into the arms of a Duccio di Buoninsegna–style flat Madonna. The painting is puffed up in pastels and plasticized in an endeavour that oddly hovers between CGI and the emboss effect on Photoshop. Kristian Touborg’s work, on the other hand, enters us […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Chosen for Prospect.4 in New Orleans and Featured on ArtNet

A haunting concert on a riverbank orchestrated by Kara Walker, a field station for an imaginary marine biologist designed by Mark Dion, and nearly a dozen portraits by the late Barkley L. Hendricks are among the projects planned for Prospect.4, the fourth edition of the New Orleans triennial exhibition, which is scheduled to open on November 18 […]

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“The Powder Room” Reviewed in the LA Times

Goddesses crowd the “Altar” at the entrance to Genevieve Gaignard’s smartly cheeky show at the Shulamit Nazarian gallery — goddesses seen and unseen. The dressing-table installation is a shrine for worship and desire, a place to refashion the self with wigs and potions, a site to honor a pantheon of heroines: Nina Simone, whose record […]

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Owen Kydd’s “Time Image” reviewed in Art Practical

The Los Angeles–based artist is best known for creating moving images that loop on various formats of display screens—what he terms “durational photographs.” Time Image is a continuation of Kydd’s investigations into the resistance of the fixed image.

In these new works, Kydd forgoes his former still-life setup, opting for a looser experimentation in the studio setting while still using the language of commercial photography.

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“The Powder Room” Featured on Creators Project

Biracial Americans are often told to choose one racial identity based how they are perceived physically by society. The mixed-raced actress Halle Berry is assumed black, and so is our 44th president, Barack Obama, who has often repeated that he was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. Because of slavery, the […]

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“The Powder Room” Featured on Konbini

In the age of Trump, the intersection of race, identity and class is a reality that Americans can no longer remain reluctant to discuss. A new sense of urgency surrounds current conversations on these topics since the election unmasked a deep-rooted divide over race and identity that has long been part of the fabric of […]

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“The Powder Room” Reviewed in Art and Cake

Why do so many women use the genre of photographic self portraiture to explore issues of identity and race? Artists including Cindy Sherman, Nikki S. Lee and Tomoko Sawada have transformed their appearance by donning various costumes, changing hairstyles and applications of make up. Often the photographs they create confront stereotypical representations of women, particularly […]

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“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Featured on SFAQ

Now on view at Romer Young Gallery, Made in San Francisco is a group exhibition featuring the work of Facundo Argañaraz, Greg Ito, and Jonathan Runcio. All three artists began their artistic careers in San Francisco and have played a role in the development of the city’s art scene. Argañaraz is a founding member of […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Segment on VICE News Tonight

Genevieve Gaignard is a mixed race artist who uses her craft to navigate what it means to be black in America. And also, white. While she might be both, she sometimes feels like she is not enough of either. Her installations and portraits explore what it means to be biracial in America by playing up […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Spread in CULTURED Magazine

Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles in October of 2014—hot off her MFA in photography from Yale, and some years mining the conceptual terrains of Diane Arbus, Leigh Ledare and, Cindy Sherman (albeit in a much campier fashion)—Massachusetts-born artist Genevieve Gaignardmade her California solo debut at The Cabin LA, an artist-run space in Hancock Park meant […]

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Summer Wheat’s “Walk-In Pantry” reviewed by Hyperallergic

Inspired by Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” (c. 1657–58), Wheat has artfully transformed the gallery space, reimagining it as a reflection of the titular milkmaid’s own pantry world. She has accordingly painted the walls to suggest a dark, Egyptian mausoleum, placed colorful transparencies — reminiscent of medieval stained glass — in the gallery windows, and covered part of the floor with “paint-rugs” inscribed with ingredients for dishes like “gau chau gau dumplins.” Are you following? Well, to fully understand the Vermeer connection, gallerygoers will have to linger a bit, and absorb in turn each element of this exuberant, free-wheeling installation. Once the multilayered concept sinks in, it all makes sense, in a circuitous way.

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Wendell Gladstone Featured on Artsy

Los Angeles-based artist Gladstone has been gaining traction since his inclusion in a group show at Shulamit Nazarian in L.A. last year. However, his most recent works, created during and in the months following the U.S. presidential election, are poised to push his practice even further. Among paintings priced between $6,500–$16,000, the booth’s centerpiece, Smoke Screen (2016), sees a […]

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Jake Ziemann Featured in OUT Magazine

JAKE ZIEMANN ➝ Lumpen, willfully goofy, oddly moving ceramics are Ziemann’s forte, and his work will be all over the West Coast in the near future, including in group shows at R/SF Projections in San Francisco and BBQLA in Los Angeles, and in a project with the art gallery Shulamit Nazarian next year. The artist’s […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Featured in Harper’s Bazaar Japan

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Reuven Israel & Wendell Gladstone Featured in Architectural Digest for Art Brussels Booth

Art Brussels was first and foremost established as a means for the world to discover upcoming artists, and to give emerging talent an international platform. This year, of the 145 galleries participating in the fair, around 30 will exhibit as a part of the “Discovery” section, bringing entirely new work to the forefront. The exhibition […]

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Jake Ziemann at HILDE Reviewed in CARLA

In Apollo on Earth, the debut group exhibition at HILDE, disembodiment, presence, and abstraction draw a link between classical antiquity and a genderfluid future. In chorus, the sculptural work reflects a California Minimalist style, though installed in an encyclopedic, Getty Villa-esque manner. The center room is easy to navigate, like a sculpture garden which encourages methodical […]

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Amir H. Fallah Interview in The Daily Serving

Welcome to Odd Jobs, where I interview artists about their varied and untraditional career arcs. For this installment I spoke on the telephone with Amir H. Fallah, whose work examines the conceits of portraiture, making its tropes the objects of manipulation and obfuscation. Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, he received his BFA from the Maryland […]

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Naama Tsabar Interview in The Creative Independent

You make art that uses objects familiar to music fans—amplifiers, guitars, mic stands—but you do something different with them. You also employ music references like punk and noise that the art world may not understand. You don’t quite fit into either place. I’m a visual artist. Music was my first love. Art followed soon after. […]

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“Broken Language” Artist Josh Faught Profiled in Art in America

“We will reject White Nationalism. We will expose and oppose racial profiling in policing. We will work to end misogyny that enables sexism and a culture of sexual violence.” Not every church in America would greet its parishioners with these words, but they are affixed, Martin Luther-style, to the front door of St. Mark’s Episcopal […]

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Sarah Meyohas and “Escape Attempts” Featured in Cultured Magazine

To open her new space in Hollywood, L.A. gallerists Shulamit Nazarian presents “Escape Attempts,” from February 18 to April 8, a group exhibition of seven international artists–Carmen Argote, Susan Hefuna, Cindy Hinant, Alex McQuilkin, Sarah Meyohas, Virginia Overton and Naama Tsabar–that acknowledges and subverts the minimal art practice of their predominately male forebears including Larry […]

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Genevieve Gaignard on the Cover for The Art Gorgeous Inaugural Print Issue

Genevieve Gaignard, a photographer and an installation artist, has a strong history of creating complex images that interrogate our perceptions of race, class, and the female body through self-portraiture. Costumed as an array of characters from her life and imagination, which source from trips to thrift stores and family members’ closets, she distills our social […]

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Reuven Israel’s “As Above, So Below” Reviewed in Art Asia Pacific

Consisting of simple, graphic shapes, the minimal sculptures of Israel-born, Brooklyn-based artist Reuven Israel accommodate rich references and layered associations. In an exhibition titled “As Above, So Below,” Israel’s latest works, shown at Shulamit Nazarian gallery, resemble totem poles, each comprised of a geometric base that anchors a skyward-pointing rod. The title also references the […]

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Summer Wheat featured in Art Pulse

The way Summer Wheat talks about her painting is as gutsy as the work itself. It makes someone like me, with a career based on art talk, sit up and take note. Her humor and transparency are welcome antidotes to all easy catchphrases of cultural criticism that grease the hubris of so much of the contemporary art world.

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Shula Nazarian Profiled in Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia

Nothing in the world would bring more joy to Shulamit Nazarian than surrounding herself with art and artists. An architect by training, Nazarian has for decades enthusiastically collected art by a wide range of names, such as the prominent female artists Shirazeh Houshiary, Shirin Neshat, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Hayv Kahraman, and Tracey Emin, as well as […]

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Owen Kydd interview in Aperture Magazine

Owen Kydd is a Los Angeles–based artist who has recently garnered attention for his “durational photographs,” video works that run four to six minutes and explore the interstitial space between still photography and cinema. Curator Charlotte Cotton discussed Kydd’s work in her article “Nine Years, A Million Conceptual Miles,” published in Aperture’s Spring 2013 issue. Here, Kydd speaks with Aperture about his work and its relation to still imagery, experimental cinema, and technology. The interview is one of a series of online-only texts commissioned to accompany the Spring 2013 issue, “Hello, Photography,” which examines the state of the medium in a time of great change. —The Editors

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“Escape Attempts” Featured as “Critics’ Pick” for Artforum

The 1973 Lucy Lippard essay from which this show takes its title offers an account of a certain slice of Conceptualism within the political ferment of New York in the 1960s. For Lippard, Minimalism served as an important foil for the doings of a group of artists who essentially sought to do “more with less.” The same […]

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Shula Nazarian and “Escape Attempts” Curator Kathy Battista in Conversation for Document Journal

On the event of “Escape Attempts,” the debut show at Shulamit Nazarian’s new Hollywood, Los Angeles location, Document spoke with curator Dr. Kathy Battista and the gallerist herself about post-feminism and the legacy of minimal art.

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Wendell Gladstone Interviewed by Whitehot Magazine

Wendell Gladstone interrogates the hierarchical struggle among a cast of characters as they cycle through chronicles of rapture, unrest, and revolt. With source material ranging from historical European satirical cartoons to Aztec stone carvings, his paintings survey the boundless energy of the human psyche. With a bright, often candy-colored palette layered with transparent mediums that subtly […]

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Whitewall Magazine Interviews “Escape Attempts” Curator Kathy Battista

Last month, “Escape Attempts” opened at the new Hollywood location of Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles. Curated by Kathy Battista, the inaugural group show features work by seven female artists—Carmen Argote, Susan Hefuna, Cindy Hinant, Alex McQuilkin, Sarah Meyohas, Virginia Overton, andNaama Tsabar—in conversation with Minimalism, a movement dominated by male artists like Donald Judd. Whitewall spoke with Battista about putting the show together, a […]

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“Broken Language” Artist Josh Faught Featured in The Seattle Times

Textiles are often used in churches, but St. Mark’s has one by Josh Faught that’s a little different: a woven work that touches on gay politics and a supernatural soap opera. The St. Mark’s dean says it’s a natural complement to the church’s work. It’s not unusual to see symbolic textiles in a cathedral. More […]

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LA Weekly Features “Escape Attempts”

The felt sculptures hanging against a back wall in “Escape Attempts,” organized by curator Kathy Battista for Shulamit Nazarian gallery, look at first to be stately riffs on 1970s minimalism: monochromatic rectangles with their bottom corners pulled up by silver strings. But the experience of these works, made by artist Naama Tsabar, changes as soon […]

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“Escape Attempts” Reviewed on ART AND CAKE

Escape Attempts is the inaugural exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian’s new Hollywood location, a group exhibition of seven female artists (although this is not expressly stated) whose work adopts and challenges the aesthetics of Minimalism. Stylistically the work is linked through uncomplicated use of color, repetition, architecturally geometric abstractions, fundamental forms, and the latent potentials of empty […]

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“Escape Attempts” Artist Alex McQuilkin Profiled for Frontrunner Magazine

This current series of work, hand–painted renderings of wallpaper, started a few years back when I was making drawings and videos that were specifically dealing with imagery from commercial advertisements targeting young women.  I was interested in my own responses to this imagery- how comfortable it was for me to be with certain images – […]

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Cultured Magazine Teams Up with Shulamit Nazarian for the Opening of their Hollywood Space

On February 16, Cultured and Shulamit Nazarian celebrated the gallery’s new Hollywood gallery space and its inaugural exhibition, “Escape Attempts,” curated by Dr. Kathy Battista. For the occasion, Dr. Battista lead a walkthrough with the artists followed by a performance by artist Naama Tsabar. The private preview was preceded by an intimate dinner at Republique.

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Theodore Boyer Featured in l’Optimum France

Qui mieux que des créatifs pour donner libre cours aux grandes tendances de la saison – influences workwear, impressions diverses, denim, graf, oversize… Quatre artistes new-yorkais les ré-interprètent pour mieux se les approprier.

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“Escape Attempts” Featured on Artsy

Minimalism emerged in New York in the 1960s as a reaction to the more expressive styles of its day. Artists involved, like Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, and Robert Ryman, privileged geometry and simplicity above all else. And while several women have been noted as participants in the movement (Anne Truitt, Agnes Martin among them), the minimalists that predominantly come to […]

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Carmen Argote Selected as Finalist for the Artadia 2017 Los Angeles Award

Each year, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit Artadia awards a series of grants to artists in various cities, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, and others. Today, we have news of the five finalists for its Los Angeles awards, which will eventually be whittled down to two winners after a judging process. The winners will receive $10,000, no strings […]

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“Escape Attempts” Reviewed in Wallpaper*

When curator and scholar Kathy Battista was researching her most recent book, New York, New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Artists in Emerging Practices, she realised a number of contemporary practitioners were less concerned with exploring feminism through identity politics and more interested in revisiting the historically male-dominated tropes of minimalism. ‘I was just finding a lot […]

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Naama Tsabar Reviewed in Frieze Magazine

‘More than colours and forms, it is sounds and their arrangements that fashion societies,’ wrote economist and scholar Jacques Attali. ‘With noise is born disorder and its opposite: the world. With music is born power and its opposite: subversion.’ Artist Naama Tsabar uses sound to expose the various social and economic relationships at play in […]

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Naama Tsabar Reviewed in Flash Art Magazine

In this exhibition Israeli artist Naama Tsabar continues to pursue her interest in reconciling sound art with sculpture. In the past she has addressed this connection by presenting musical instruments, including the human voice, as objects of profound sculptural presence as well as organs of sound. Here her focus has evolved into something more ambitious […]

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Elephant Magazine Previews ALAC 2017

Contortion and illusion play a part in the selection of works at Shulamit Nazarian, with leathery, sausage-like forms twisted and tied in knots in the works of May Wilson, bodiless fingers appearing around the edges of Sarah Meyohas’s hall of mirrors in Sun Speculation, and puffs of form-obscuring smoke in the artist’s Blue Speculation. Ghebaly Gallery is […]

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Autre Visits Theodore Boyer’s Studio

Los Angeles-based artist Theodore Boyer’s new works will be on view at Shulamit Nazarian’s booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary,  along with work by Sarah Meyohas and May Wilson. Through their respective media each artist explores the notion of infinite space and the physicality of the unknown. Booth D16. Art Los Angeles Contemporary will be on view from January 26 to […]

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“Escape Attempts” Artist Sarah Meyohas Featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

Bitchcoin is a cryptocurrency backed by the photography of Sarah Meyohas. The artist releases a coin for every 25 square inches of photography and the coins are available on a currency exchange for conversion to US dollars and other monies. With Bitchcoin, art collectors can invest directly in Meyohas and they can exchange their currency for either […]

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Summer Wheat featured in art21 Magazine

A few weeks ago, artist Summer Wheat invited me to her studio near the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood to a spot where Brooklyn uncomfortably abuts Queens. From the over-sized industrial windows in Wheat’s studio, a sunset panorama of Manhattan was tinged magenta. The vibe inside Wheat’s studio was likewise colorful: bold, tactile paintings were scattered about the walls and the tables were littered with pre-mixed monochromatic palettes, Tupperware containers of muddy hues, soiled latex gloves, and cake decorator nibs filled with pungent oil paints. Wheat herself had worn subdued tones, tawny browns and earthy olives, layering abstract floral prints over opaque navy tights. We sat at a table that had been set for the occasion with a bottle of white wine and a spread of snacks. Over the next two hours, Wheat, nibbling and sipping occasionally, talked openly about her work and life.

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Genevieve Gaignard Interview in i-D

Genevieve Gaignard’s photography frequently draws comparisons to Cindy Sherman’s conceptual explorations of female identity. But the Massachusetts-raised, Los Angeles-based artist prefers to align herself with Diane Arbus. Or, more specifically, to the freaks and nonconformists captured so frankly in Arbus’s black-and-white images. Gaignard’s own polychromatic portraits explore her identity as the biracial daughter of a […]

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Owen Kydd interview in Lavalette

Owen Kydd‘s works are durational photographs made on video. Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1975, Kydd moved to Vancouver, Canada where he graduated from Simon Fraser University with a joint degree in Film and Fine Art. Over the past decade he has presented his work in numerous group exhibitions, including 2009’s “Sentimental Journey” at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Kydd currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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Genevieve Gaignard’s “Smell the Roses” at CAAM Reviewed for Artillery Magazine

Although Genevieve Gaignard’s fair complexion and red hair enabled her to blend in with her white contemporaries while growing up in a Massachusetts’ mill town, her solo show at the California African American Museum reflects the internal conflict she experienced while trying to navigate her identity as a biracial woman. A combination of installation, assemblage […]

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