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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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“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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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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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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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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Amir H. Fallah Awarded California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts

LOS ANGELES – January 10, 2017 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 14 Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $350,000 in unrestricted grants. The prestigious FVA annually awards grants to help artists build successful, sustainable careers and to support the thriving […]

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

LOS ANGELES — In the lead-up to a Trump presidency, the worst possible outcome for an America that has come so far in the past 100 years in terms of social progress and civil rights, it’s not insane to think that conservatives could take us back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era, to a time when […]

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“Mi Tierra” at DAM Featuring Carmen Argote Named One of Most Anticipated Exhibitions of 2017 by ArtNet

“Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Space” at the Denver Art Museum, February 19–October 22, 2017 Site-specific installations by a variety of Latinx artists, all looking at the American West as subject matter. It promises an interesting juxtaposition to another exhibition at DAM opening at the same time: “The Western: An Epic in Art and Film,” […]

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Carmen Argote’s “Workbook / Notebook” at the Armory Center for the Arts Reviewed for ART AND CAKE

The Armory Center for the Arts has been a creative force in Pasadena for over 60 years. It was initially conceived as the education program for the Pasadena Museum of Art. When the museum closed in 1974 (only to reopen a year later as the Norton Simon), the Center continued working out of school campuses […]

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Fay Ray Featured in Wallpaper* for Booth at UNTITLED Miami

Each year, we ask stylist and Wallpaper* US editor Michael Reynolds to conjure his own portrait of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, plus a handful of satellite fairs, including NADA, Untitled and Pulse. This year’s results are characteristically explosive, as Reynolds’ discerning eye uncovers an alternative side to the worlds of art, architecture and design…

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Genevieve Gaignard Featured as Top Interview of 2016 by ArtSlant

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing of late about whether artists and the creative class can do more to combat the growing threats to democracy, the environment, and even our physical bodies. The work is never over, but I found a welcome moment of encouragement while reviewing the artist interviews ArtSlant published in 2016. Clicking through the archive I was […]

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Naama Tsabar Featured in Wallpaper*

Stylist’s eye: Michael Reynolds’ diary of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach

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Sarah Meyohas Featured in Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′

Meyohas’ 10-day residency in New York’s 303 Gallery last January attracted attention for her ‘stock performances’: she painted stock price movements on canvas while trading in real time on the New York Stock Exchange. The MIT and Wharton Business School grad has also produced handmade books using a gold-nanoparticle paint that she helped develop.

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Sarah Meyohas Featured on Artspace

“Whether factually true or not, there is a certain feeling of precariousness in the air, politically, socially, economically. Art is not isolated from those forces. Developing methods to create structural stability serves not simply to cocoon the art space from outside forces, but to give it time to grow and figure out how to thrive. […]

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Amir H. Fallah Profiled for Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia

Amass of coloured fabric adorns two sitters in a room. They sit comfortably together with one, presumably a woman by the blue necklace that she wears, casually relaxing into the other’s arms while her legs are propped up on a trunk of sorts in the likeness of an 18th-century odalisque painting. The fabric is draped […]

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Sarah Meyohas Featured as Artist to Watch in 2017 by artnet

The inventor of BitchCoin, Sarah Meyohas had a busy 2016, putting her Wharton School business education to good use at a solo show at New York’s 303 Gallery in which she traded stocks and marked their subsequent rise and fall in live time using oil stick on canvas. (A move that was not appreciated by her broker Charles […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Named One of the 17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017 by Artsy

Originally inspired by Diane Arbus and the characters she captured on the fringes of society, Los Angeles-based artist Gaignard photographs herself as heavily costumed alter egos: a cat lady selfie-ing on Muscle Beach, a woman clad head-to-toe in purple posing before her single-story magenta manse. The artist was raised in a Massachusetts mill town by […]

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Naama Tsabar Featured in Frieze Magazine

As Miami was gearing up for this year’s grand carnival, Art Basel the plethora of events that surround it, something happened. In a sudden turn of events, this year’s party started a weekend early. The news of Fidel Castro’s death was celebrated by thousands of Cubans in the streets of Miami’s Little Havana. Armed with […]

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Reuven Israel and Phillip Maisel Featured in Fabrik Magazine

In this issue of Fabrik, we look at art that responds to, and perhaps explains, our complex times. Among some of the features in this issue that touch on the socio-political theme, Shana Nys Dambrot surveys art installations at LAX, the gateway to our city. Kristen Osborne-Bartucca’s piece on Fréderick Gautier examines an artist’s response […]

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Naama Tsabar Featured in Vogue

“Collins Park is usually filled with approximately 20 outdoor sculptures each year, but it is this year’s ephemeral commissions that dominated the beachfront,” said Diaz, “Naama Tsabar’s stunning concert filled the park with local female musicians united as one—meanwhile Lady Bunny hosted her own disco party just footsteps away. A beautiful pairing!”

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Wendell Gladstone Interviewed for FAD Magazine

This week’s ‘Artist To Watch’ is L.A based American artist Wendell Gladstone. Tell me about your first encounter with Art? A trip with my mother to the Hirschhorn museum in DC pops out as having had a big impression on me. I was young, maybe 11 or 12 years old, and obsessed with sculpting heads […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Profiled for Don’t Take Pictures

I never want to see another “selfie.” It’s not that I don’t participate in the trend myself on occasion, or that I think selfies are inherently vapid; it’s more that I don’t want to see another photographic self-portrait written into the same context of the selfie photograph. The often-critiqued “narcissistic” visual language of the selfie—with […]

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Shula Nazarian and Genevieve Gaignard Team Up in Angeleno Magazine

“If I had to choose one artist to highlight, it would be Genevieve Gaignard. She is one of the most fearless artists that I know, using self-portraiture to mine her personal narrative while simultaneously investigating relevant cultural issues of race and body image. I’ve watched Genevieve’s progression since she first exhibited in L.A., shortly after graduating […]

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Shulamit Nazarian’s Booth at UNTITLED Miami Beach Named as the “13 Best” by Artsy

Two artists who produce cultural mashups come to a fantastic collision at Venice Beach gallery Shulamit Nazarian. Los Angeles-based Fay Ray’s black-and-white photographic collages (priced between $2,500 and $6,500) reference the pop and fetish cultures of her native California, where images of the feminine body, à la Mapplethorpe, meet objects of luxury and glamour, from leather to […]

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Naama Tsabar Reviewed by Miami New Times

The New York-based sculptor/musician/performance artist Naama Tsabar is no stranger to Art Basel Miami Beach. Asked how many times she has been in the official show, she offhandedly says, “I think three.” But this year, Tsabar will take part in two Art Basel Miami Beach exhibitions, one a performance called Composition 18 and another showing […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Reacts to Election with Fellow Artists for the Huffington Post

“As an artist, I’m constantly responding to popular culture and the political world around me. It’s how I make work.That being said, the news of a Trump presidency is scary and upsetting but this type of upset isn’t new ― these kinds of tragedies happen all the time, every day, constantly. I think this election […]

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Genevieve Gaignard’s Exhibition at CAAM, “Smell the Roses,” Featured in the LA Times

Growing up in the working-class mill town of Orange, Mass., Genevieve Gaignard wrestled with her identity. She was the fair-skinned daughter of a black father and white mother. She was the proverbial middle child. She struggled with body issues. Often, she says, she felt misunderstood, if not invisible. Now 35 and living in Los Angeles, […]

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Cultured Magazine Names Sarah Meyohas “30 Under 35”

Artist and gallery owner Sarah Meyohas first gained traction in 2015 for Bitchcoin, a cryptocurrency she backed with her photography. The native New Yorker made substantial gains again in 2016, landing her first show at 303 Gallery, where she traded stocks from the gallery floor. Next up? A data-set project based on the 10,000 roses […]

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Reuven Israel’s “As Above, So Below” Reviewed on BlackBook

Stepping into “As Above, So Below,” Reuven Israel’s new show at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, is to experience a disorienting Alice Through the Looking Glass moment. Something about the playful candy colors and textural contrasts feels trippy and otherworldly. In notes that accompany the show’s catalog, Israel expresses a keen desire to escape the […]

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Genevieve Gaignard in Conversation with Uri McMillan at CAAM

Presented in conjunction with Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses, this program begins with an in-depth walkthrough of the exhibition followed by an artist talk and audience Q&A. Gaignard is joined by Uri McMillan, professor of African American Studies at UCLA, to discuss the artist’s practice, focusing on her deeply engaging work with character performance, self-portraiture, […]

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Amir H. Fallah in Juxtapoz Magazine For His Installation in “Human Condition” Curated by John Wolf

Human Condition is an immersive, site-specific exhibition that features the work of over eighty emerging and established artists in a uniquely challenging space: a former hospital in West Adams, previously known as the Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Curated and produced by the Los Angeles-based art advisor John Wolf, Human Condition invites artists to re-contextualize the […]

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Amir H. Fallah in W Magazine For His Installation in “Human Condition” Curated by John Wolf

It took a bit for the art advisor John Wolf to realize he’d come upon his dream opportunity: A few months earlier, a client had mentioned in passing that they’d purchased a former hospital building in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, which would remain uninhabited for months before being converted to apartments. Then, […]

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Genevieve Gaignard’s Exhibition at CAAM, “Smell the Roses,” Reviewed for Wallpaper Mag

Just as Genevieve Gaignard was being hailed the toast of New York’s Spring/Break Art Show last March for her immersive (and impressive) photographic installations, the artist received the tragic news that her eight-year-old niece had died in a house fire back in her hometown of Orange, Massachusetts. ‘This has been a way for me to […]

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Genevieve Gaignard and “Smell the Roses” Profiled in the Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank

Artist Genevieve Gaignard grew up in the town of Orange, Massachusetts. Her mother was white, her father black ― one of the first black men to live in the small town. “I was always really aware that we were different,” Gaignard explained in an interview with The Huffington Post. While Gaignard was well aware of her biracial identity, […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Profiled by Eva Recinos for LA Weekly

Frida Kahlo once said that she painted herself because she often found herself alone — and because she knew herself better than she knew anyone else. Once photography became recognized as a fine art, self-portraiture was even easier. Now, with our forward-facing cameras and Snapchat filters, we know our faces pretty well. But what do all […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Interviewed by Alex Anderson for ArtSlant

Los Angeles, September 2016: Genevieve Gaignard is a magician. She sees you and she sees you seeing her. Revealing our experience and understanding of race, gender, sexuality, and their complex perceptions under the western heteropatriarchal gaze, the Los Angeles-based artist uses self-portraiture and sculpture to find truth in the abstract aporia of identity. The characters she […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s Group Exhibition “Human Condition” Reviewed for i-D

Each March, the outstanding Spring/Break Art Show transforms the derelict offices inside a historic US Post Office on 33rd St into sprawling site-specific installations. The fair is a welcomed respite from the typical Chelsea gallery scene, and becoming increasingly popular with New York City art lovers. Across the country, an expansive new group exhibition has […]

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Carmen Argote Chosen By LA Weekly As the “Best Up-and-Coming Artist” of 2016

Each Wednesday during the run of her recent show at Commonwealth and Council, artist Carmen Argote brought her cat Wampa to the gallery. Her sister, Alex, often came too, since the sisters had collaborated on the art. Alex appeared, sometimes masked and costumed, in the film that looped in the main gallery, and items from […]

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Carmen Argote Profiled for Metal Magazine

Childhood memories of places are huge in her art, which she recognized upon creating her “first finished piece,” an installation titled 720 sq. ft.: Household Mutations, featuring the long, rectangular carpet she grew up with. Perhaps another connection between Carmen and spatial thinking is the commute she endured as a young Magnet school student: a brutal […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s Installation for “Human Condition” Featured in Art21 Magazine

Amir H. Fallah’s room offers some sense of refuge from the unsettling atmosphere that permeates the hospital, but it is also integrated into the continuous experience of this show. The room is arranged in a way that is reminiscent of a shrine, so you feel that you could be in the hospital chapel, or perhaps […]

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Genevieve Gaignard’s Forthcoming “Smell the Roses” at CAAM featured in Culture Type

IT WAS A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM, a celebration of two important women in art—Alma Thomas (1891-1978) and Thelma Golden. The artist and the director of the Studio Museum in Harlem were both born Sept. 22. Thomas would have been 125. To mark the milestone, the Studio Museum, which is currently presenting an exhibition of […]

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The Creators Project Profiles Sarah Meyohas

Ten thousand roses are transformed into digital data sets at the iconic Bell Labs Holmdel Complex in New Jersey. This isn’t the work of a botanist with an archival obsession; this is Roses at Bell, the latest project of Sarah Meyohas, an artist best known for her data-centric and financially-inquisitive artworks, whether considering her stock […]

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“As Above, So Below” Reviewed for Wallpaper*

There’s something that doesn’t quite add up in Reuven Israel’s work. Stepping around his new sculptures – now showing at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, it’s as if you’ve seen them somewhere before. The works look back at you almost as inquiringly as you try to figure them out. The Jerusalem-born, long-time Brooklyn-dwelling Israel has looked […]

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Shulamit Nazarian Profiled in the Fall Issue of Cultured Magazine

In Venice Beach, the western edge of Los Angeles’ sprawling artistic landscape, Shulamit Nazarian relishes the proximity of her eponymous gallery to the ocean. The office windows look directly out onto the beach and sea breezes sweep through the potted grass on the rooftop terrace that serves as both a serene meeting space and exhibition […]

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“Phantom Limb” Reviewed on Art and Cake

What struck me most about this show are the hierarchies within each work. Each one portrays an isolated world and illustrates a system, an order within it. Are these systems established in the minds of the artists? Do the works act as a warning, a prediction of dystopian future? The colors are bright and cheery, […]

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Sarah Meyohas Profiled on artnet

Last Wednesday, temporary workers arrived at Union Square for a 7:30 a.m. departure. The bus they boarded was bound for Bell Labs’ Holmdel Complex in New Jersey. Some snoozed on the hour-ish journey, which traversed the Garden State Park and its dully commercial sites. The path they followed was well-tread by the city-dwelling engineers that […]

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“Phantom Limb” Reviewed in the LA Times

“Phantom Limb” packs a punch — or delivers a swift kick — that’s all the more potent because you don’t see it coming. The five-artist free-for-all is the best group exhibition of the summer, maybe the year. Its parts don’t add up to wholes as much as they stir up undercurrents of discontent.

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Carmen Argote profiled on Contemptorary by Gelare Khoshgozaran

I write this on the seventh anniversary of my immigration to the U.S. To me, being an immigrant, similar to being queer, is about making new relations in the world. From the vantage point of immigration’s disorienting spatiotemporal (dis)placement, nothing’s going to be “the same,” as “sameness” is rendered irrelevant with a constantly wiggling reference […]

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Virginia Overton Featured on artnet

It was a delight to climb out onto the terrace at the Whitney Museum in New York and discover that the sculptor Virginia Overton had installed two tall windmills pumping water through a couple of aquatic gardens. (See below.) After all, the Whitney is New York’s museum of American art, and those windmills have such […]

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Amir H Fallah Collaboration with Brian Brater Featured on The National

After co-running a successful hip-hop music label, Brian Brater is moving from the boardroom to the studio. The co-founder of Rawkus, which released seminal titles by respected rappers including Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Pharoahe Monch, he has teamed up with Amir H Fallah for a Gorillaz-type audiovisual crew called The ­Sherbert Gang. Dubai art […]

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“Phantom Limb” Featured in Carolina Miranda’s Datebook for the LA Times

Summer is in full swing, but art is still happening all over Southern California. This includes the display of an important U.S. collection in Orange County, peephole curiosities at Union Station, and painting that blurs boundaries in Venice. Plus: A performance about identity in Santa Ana, a summer art party in Glendale, and a comics expo in […]

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“Phantom Limb” Listed on LAist’s Top Picks

Shulamit Nazarian gallery opens the group exhibition Phantom Limb, which features five artists whose works fall between the abstract and figurative. From the gallery: “The artists explore constructions of personal narrative, specific moments of cultural upheaval, the complexity of human psychology, and the physicality of the body itself.” The show includes the works of Scott […]

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LAND’s Midsummer Fete at the Home of Shula Nazarian Featured on Autre

Photo set from Land’s Midsummer Fete Cocktail Party at Shulamit Nazarian’s A. Quincy Jones-designed home in Los Angeles.

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“Shapeshifters” Artist Young Joon Kwak’s Upcoming Xina Xurner Performance Featured on Hyperallergic’s ArtRx LA

The group show Shapeshifters at Shulamit Nazarian features artists and performers who engage in transformation as a way to explore difference, identity, and self-preservation. These include Felipe Meres’s cinematic analyses of hermaphroditic microscopic organisms, Martine Gutierrez’s project celebrating and updating Guatemalan textiles, and Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes’s performance as a fur-suited troll. On the occasion of the […]

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LAND’s Midsummer Fete at the Home of Shula Nazarian Featured on Cultured

On Saturday night, July 23—under a setting sun turned blood-red from raging Los Angeles wildfire—LAND, the L.A.-based public art group, hosted its Midsummer Fete at the home of gallerist Shulamit Nazarian. Among the guests at her A. Quincy Jones-designed residence were LAND’s director and curator Shamim Momin, artists Jeremy Kost, Zoe Crosher, Fay Wray, Cole Sternberg […]

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“Shapeshifters” Featured on Art Viewer

Curated by Tim Goossens, Shapeshifters is an intergenerational exhibition that features the work of artists, activists, and musicians who use alter egos as tools for change and survival. The artists included in this exhibition have created personas in their visual or performative practices in order to discuss feminism and the making of difference beyond anthropocentric or gender politics. Shapeshifters focuses […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Featured on NY1

NY1 VIDEO: There’s no chewing gum allowed in summer school, but today, our own Stephanie Simon — along with student from the Harlem Children’s Zone — visits the “Summer School” Exhibit at the FLAG Art Foundation, where the sculptures and paintings are made from gum that’s ABC: already been chewed.

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“Shapeshifters” Photo Set on Autre

Curated by Tim Goossens, Shapeshifters is an intergenerational exhibition that features the work of artists, activists, and musicians who use alter egos as tools for change and survival. The artists included in this exhibition have created personas in their visual or performative practices in order to discuss feminism and the making of difference beyond anthropocentric […]

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Theodore Boyer in the July/August Issue of Angeleno Magazine

“The ocean is a place where I feel tuned into forces beyond my control, and it gives me a chance to meditate on the fact that I am just a microcosm in the either in this thing called life,” says Theodore Boyer, a Seal Beach-raised, L.A.-based surfer whose geographically-informed, pigment-infused grout paintings of Plutonic and […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s Exhibition at The Porch Gallery Listed on City Pages As This Week’s Must See Show

There’s perhaps no truer channel into the soul than figurative painting, a form that taps into all of the emotions and even grotesqueness of the human condition. Here’s a chance to check out some cutting edge takes on what it means to paint the human form, all in the very small porch gallery.

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“Shapeshifters” Reviewed on CRAVE

The sprawling group exhibition Shapeshifters, curated by Tim Goossens, showcases five artists whose work challenges social, sexual and gendered norms. It’s a refreshing show to see out in Venice at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, which is located almost on the oceanfront. Each piece in the show creates new dialogue around gendered performative politics and notions of […]

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Amir H. Fallah’s “Corner” installation

Amir H. Fallah’s artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a critical observation of the deconstruction and appropriation of portraiture in all its various forms. His practice presents an alternative perspective to entrenched art historical portraiture traditions and the dynamics […]

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Theodore Boyer’s Group Exhibition at Gallery OED in Kochi, India Reviewed on The Hindu

With a proliferation in art residencies, in and around the city, Kochi finds itself at the heart of travelling artists. This is beginning to result in pop-up exhibitions and a delightful exchange of ideas, art and related conversations. One such thinking-on-your-feet show was recently held at OED gallery in Mattancherry by four artists from different […]

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Carmen Argote’s Exhibition at Commonwealth and Council Reviewed on Artnet

Underneath the surface of the Los Angeles’s pristine white-cube galleries and star-studded opening nights lies an entirely different type of art scene. A slew of project spaces, artist-run galleries, and non-profits rule in the second-largest city in the US. The spaces are located across working-class neighborhoods such as Koreatown, Leimert Park, and Arlington Heights are cheaper to run than […]

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Virginia Overton Featured on Hyperallergic

Three circular pools are flourishing with aquatic plants on the fifth-floor terrace of the Whitney Museum of American Art, part of Virginia Overton’s exhibition Sculpture Gardens. Two wind turbines aerate the water for the horsetail reeds, lily pads, elephant ears, bamboo, and other flora, while in two spaces inside, sculptures by the New York-based artist encourage different perspectives on the architecture of […]

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“Shapeshifters” Artist Young Joon Kwak’s Mutant Salon Performance in LA Weekly

The Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings series was held at the Broad in downtown L.A., featuring the performance art of Narcissister, the music of Perfume Genius, Lotic and Cindy Talk, and the performance art of Mutant Salon, who brought the spirit of “Cindy Sherman’s: Imitation of Life” to their show.

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“Shapeshifters” Artist Young Joon Kwak’s Performance with ‪Mutant Salon for Summer Happenings at The Broad Reviewed in Artillery

In 1963, artist Allan Kaprow held a “Tree Happening” at George Segal’s New Jersey farm. Kaprow’s written instructions commanded a crowd holding tree saplings to venture into a field, which had been outfitted with poles bedazzled by tar-paper strips. A leader of these “forest people,” whom Kaprow dictated must be a man, began yelling and […]

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Amir H Fallah Interviewed in Whitewall Magazine

Just before the winter holidays, Amir H. Fallah spoke with us from his Los Angeles studio. He had recently become a father and was fresh from finding out that he had won the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for painters and sculptors. Last year was a busy one for the painter, with solo shows at the […]

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“Shapeshifters” Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson in Conversation with Juliana Huxtable in Artforum

FOR THE PAST fifty years, LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON has explored identity’s fluid mutations, creating a pioneering body of work that has presciently engaged questions of subjectivity in an era of artificial intelligence, surveillance, the cyborg, and genetic engineering. Hershman Leeson sat down with fellow artist JULIANA HUXTABLE, whose own shape-shifting work investigates similar issues in […]

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Carmen Argote’s “Mansión Magnolia” Reviewed on BlackBook

Architecture defines us. The structures we inhabit, visit, dream about, or even resent constitute an integral element of individual and cultural understanding. Some people spend their lives moving from one place to the next, repeatedly trying to reproduce a sense of “home,” while others inherit family histories through the buildings passed down from one generation […]

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Carmen Argote’s “Mansión Magnolia” Reviewed for Artillery

Carmen Argote is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist who works directly in response to particular locations. Last year, she created a site- specific installation at the MAK Center where she traced the interior and exterior footprint of the Schindler house using untreated lumber (basic two-by-fours). She later relocated the installation to High Desert Test Sites, […]

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Carmen Argote to Debut Site-Specific Installation at the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, an exhibition of site-specific installations by emerging and mid-career Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Exhibition installations will feature artists such as Carmen Argote, Jaime Carrejo, Ana Teresa Fernández, Ramiro Gomez and Ruben Ochoa. Mi Tierra […]

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“Shapeshifters” Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson for Clocktower Radio

Clocktower correspondent Mia Wendel-DiLallo sits down with media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson to discuss 3D printing of body parts, genetic engineering, surveillance, and feminism on the occasion of the release of the first comprehensive monograph of Hershman Leeson’s work, entitled Civic Radar. Published by Hatje Cantz Verla and edited by Peter Weibel, Civic Radar is […]

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Virginia Overton Featured in Vogue

On a medieval cobblestone platz near Basel’s towering cathedral, American artist Overton sited an untitled sculpture derived from a deconstructed electric-blue pickup truck under the auspices of London’s White Cube gallery. While car parts—often crushed, crashed, or torqued to oblivion—have long been a trope of American sculpture, Overton’s piece, in which each element of the […]

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Naama Tsabar Profiled by The Wire

Naama Tsabar, profiled in The Wire 389, is a New York based Israeli artist whose work deals with speaker technology, boundaries, bodies and spaces. This video documents the activation of the pieces included in her exhibition Transitions at the Paramo Gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 29 January 2016. The performance was in collaboration with the […]

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Genevieve Gaignard Featured on Refinery29

Photographer Genevieve Gaignard started taking self-portraits to better understand her place in her family as well as her place in society. “I’m interested in exploring what it means to grow up biracial as well as investigating ongoing issues with body shaming and the myth of the ideal woman,” she told Refinery29. As a woman who […]

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Virginia Overton Featured in Blouin Art Info France

Alongside of the main fair, Art Basel’s Parcours sector is offering art lovers 19 site-specific artworks installed around Münsterhügel, the heart of Basel’s old town, with contributions by Jim Dine, Alfredo Jaar, Hans Josephsohn, and Virginia Overton, to name a few. Commenting on his selection, curator Samuel Leuenberger said: “The weight of the human body […]

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Elham Rokni Interviewed on LACMA: Unframed

Elham Rokni was born in Iran in 1980, where she lived for nine years before her family immigrated to Israel. Now based in Tel Aviv, she makes videos and works on paper that often touch on the immigrant experience and memories of a country she can’t return to because of her Israeli citizenship. Her work […]

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“Shapeshifters” Artist, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Featured on Artsy

“It’s actually extremely gratifying,” Lynn Hershman Leeson told me over the phone recently from her studio in San Francisco, “that after all this time, there’s acknowledgment that I’m not crazy.” The 74-year-old artist is one of a couple dozen women who, over the past three years, have received a surge of long-overdue attention across the […]

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Fay Ray featured in LA Confidential

Native Angeleno Fay Ray, 36, needed to step outside of LA and experience the cold concrete jungle of NYC to learn the true value that her childhood home added to her artistic life. “I think the lizard is my spirit animal,” says the artist, who earned her MFA at Columbia University. “Stepping outside and being […]

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Carmen Argote’s “Mansión Magnolia” Reviewed on Daily Serving

Expressions of both individual psychology and grand family histories are easily found in the architecture of a past home. These two narratives are counterintuitive yet closely related. When a family invests in a house, apartment, or some shared space, its interiors, like one’s mind, can feel simultaneously claustrophobic and inexhaustibly complex, and revisiting a former […]

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Alex McQuilkin Featured on Huffington Post

Kunstraum LLC (Brooklyn) presented an ambitiously relaxed project, VIDEO SHOP, showcasing “artist-authorized bootlegs” editions of DVDs in a video store recreation, including works by Jon Kessler, Nadja Verena Marcin, David Merrit, Emma Sulkowicz, Shelly Silver, and more. A DVD of Alex McQuilkin’s “ROMEO AND JULIET (I Wanna Be Claire Danes)” stood out in a manner […]

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Carmen Argote’s “Mansión Magnolia” Reviewed on Crave

There is a misty sentimentalism nestled into every aspect of Carmen Argote’s art practice. For her solo exhibition Mansión Magnolia at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, curated by Seth Curcio, she traveled back to the mansion that her family owns in Guadalajara, Mexico, and took up residence there for a few months. While residing in this French-inspired […]

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Carmen Argote’s “Mansión Magnolia” Reviewed in ArtScene

In dream analysis, the house generally represents the self, and all the things that occupy the rooms of the house are occupying your subconsciousness. This body of work by Carmen Argote reflects three months she spent in the grand, Neoclassical Mansión Magnolia in Guadalajara, Mexico. Over that period she took carefully composed photographs of different […]

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Amir H. Fallah Featured on Daily Serving

Students of metaphysics commonly debate about time and space as an arc—curving and perhaps boomeranging, to ends that are difficult to articulate. Los Angeles–based artist Amir H. Fallah, however, postulates the experience of time and space as something more solid and tangible, akin to a structure engineered for indiscriminate movement back and forth. All Experience […]

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