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Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica (March 5-April 9, 2016) For almost 40 years, the art world has repeatedly and predictably equated challenging acts with spectacle and theatricality. Robin Mitchell’s work defies this shallow and repetitive trend; her paintings are unique for a modest scale that barely contains

HAMMER MUSEUM (OCTOBER 11, 2015—JANUARY 24, 2016) Although the Frances Stark exhibition almost stings you with its revelation of highly personal information, it is still very engaging. It celebrates language and communication, from base utterances to highly developed stages, thus from humans’ first single words to contemporary

L.A. LOUVER, Venice (NOVEMBER 13—DECEMBER 30, 2015) Peaceable Fruit presented large-scale ceramic sculptures that emphasize Wedel’s preoccupation with figurative and botanical imagery. The work is largely narrative and draws on archetypal themes. (Wedel has stated that the exhibition’s title “… is a kind of hopeful signifier and

REDCAT (October 22-25, 2015) Photos: Rafael Hernandez [caption id="attachment_9590" align="alignright" width="620"] Images from John Fleck’s Blacktop Highway - Rafael Hernandez[/caption] Cinema has been the 20th century’s big screen mirror, a mirror in which we have played out our aspirations and ambitions, fantasies and follies, transgressions and terrors. It has