Twitter Reviews – October 2012

Ken Price @LACMA. 100% pure perfection. Go see this show. Now. The work, the installation, the skylights, all exquisite. #artLA
6:31 PM – 11 Oct 12

Penelope Gottlieb @EdwardCella (****) More than just peppy florals/botanicals–loss, danger, injury, rupture, bondage & sexuality. #artLA
6:51 PM – 11 Oct 12

Penelope Gottlieb @EdwardCella: Intrigued by the cryptic incongruities within, but bothered by the paper cutouts surrounding. #artLA
6:52 PM – 11 Oct 12

Ruth Pastine @EdwardCella (****) Effect of Turrell LEDs but w/ pastel on paper. Too bad they’re crowed together in the poorly-lit back room.
6:57 PM – 11 Oct 12

Justin Hansch @ Steve Turner (*) So bad I can’t believe anyone would show this cheeseball, sexist, puerile, inanely displayed crap. #artLA
7:30 PM – 11 Oct 12

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Twitter Reviews – September 2012

#MadeinLA @hammer_museum (***) Did I just accidentally walk into a thesis show? This is supposedly the most original, innovative art in LA?
4:41 PM – 2 Sep 12

This is as worrisome as the MOCA debacle. #MadeinLA
4:46 PM – 2 Sep 12

Much of the work is too thin on ideas & skill–the dreaded double whammy of amateurish intellectuality and juvenile craftsmanship. #MadeinLA
4:46 PM – 2 Sep 12

Disappointment of rehashed ideas from not-ready-4-primetime grads wasn’t buoyed any by the humdrum work of the “under-recognized” old guard.
4:52 PM – 2 Sep 12

A few gems in the dregs–Meleko Mokgosi (deserved Mohn winner), Joel Otterson, Kathryn Andrews, Koki Tanaka & Lisa Williamson. #MadeinLA
5:11 PM – 2 Sep 12

Out of time to run around to three locations. Sorry I missed Cayetano Ferrer, as I only went to the Hammer. #MadeinLA
5:14 PM – 2 Sep 12

.@Powhida A bit of hyperbole perhaps, but the effort to subliminally promote UCLA students/faculty/friends is still troublesome. #MadeinLA
5:18 PM – 2 Sep 12

.@Powhida @AntiPainter They don’t make it obvious–no CVs in the catalog. You have to spend days Googling everyone. Which I did. #MadeinLA
10:59 AM – 4 Sep 12

Of the 60 artists in #MadeinLA, 15 have ties to (BFA, MFA, Teach) UCLA, 17 have ties to CalArts & 8 have ties to BOTH schools.
11:17 AM – 4 Sep 12

That means 40 of 60 (66.67%) have ties to UCLA/CalArts. Only 20 (33.33%) come from all other schools combined. #MadeinLA
11:19 AM – 4 Sep 12

Perhaps the addition of a CalArts bias this year is due to the collaboration w/ LAXART. Malik Gaines has Writing MFA from CalArts. #MadeinLA
11:21 AM – 4 Sep 12

I also see several repeat players from previous LAXART shows and the OCMA Biennial that Lauri Firstenberg guest curated in 2008. #MadeinLA
11:22 AM – 4 Sep 12

The whole purpose of this exhibition is 2 showcase these 66%, but it would behoove them 2 be more selective from their own clique. #MadeinLA
11:32 AM – 4 Sep 12

Wouldn’t it be nice if the curators widened their circle next time and actually looked at some art instead of CVs. #MadeinLA
11:40 AM – 4 Sep 12

Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011@LACMA. http://via.me/~4utibjq 

4:20 PM – 7 Sep 12
Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011@LACMA. http://via.me/~4utityu 
4:20 PM – 7 Sep 12
Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011@LACMA. http://via.me/~4utjnbo 
4:21 PM – 7 Sep 12
Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011@LACMA. http://via.me/~4utk3fw 
4:22 PM – 7 Sep 12
Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011@LACMA. http://via.me/~4utko5w 
4:22 PM – 7 Sep 12
Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass @LACMA. http://via.me/~4uuatvg 
4:51 PM – 7 Sep 12
Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass @LACMA. http://via.me/~4uubgbm 
4:52 PM – 7 Sep 12
Can’t wait for Ken Price to open @LACMA. http://via.me/~4uuiiqu 
4:59 PM – 7 Sep 12

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Twitter Reviews – August 2012

Ends of the Earth @MOCAlosangeles (***) I really wanted to love this show, as I’ve always been partial to earth work… #EotEMOCA
5:37 PM – 16 Aug 12

The significance of land art is undeniable, and the success of this show would be a great way to taunt Broad/Deitch but… #EotEMOCA
6:01 PM – 16 Aug 12

It’s so hard to get the emotional impact the real thing has/had with a lot of crude documentary photography and video. #EotEMOCA
6:03 PM – 16 Aug 12

The actual sculptures and installations like the Harrison’s Hog Pasture or Aycock’s, Clay #2 held the most potency. #EotEMOCA
6:04 PM – 16 Aug 12

But they were too few among the surrogate documentation which overwhelmed the space. #EotEMOCA
6:04 PM – 16 Aug 12

It takes much of the joy out of it, making it too much like art history homework. #EotEMOCA
6:06 PM – 16 Aug 12

There were also a few nit-picky things that bugged me. I lamented the absence of De Maria and Heizer… #EotEMOCA
6:11 PM – 16 Aug 12

(Although the reason for declining to participate is the exact complaint I have.) #EotEMOCA
6:12 PM – 16 Aug 12

Also, I know everyone hates wall texts, but in a roomful of conceptual work, why only put an explanatory label on every 5th piece? #EotEMOCA
6:13 PM – 16 Aug 12

A lot of stuff was out there with no context, narration, description, nada. #EotEMOCA
6:14 PM – 16 Aug 12

Hey, I’m not neophyte, but I still felt like I should have carried the catalog around the museum with me. #EotEMOCA
6:16 PM – 16 Aug 12

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Twitter Reviews – January-April 2012

Peter Shelton @LALOUVER (****) Totally tubular. Wish gallery was 2X bigger. Bladder, orifices, vessels both corporeal & industrial. #artLA
4:51 PM – 7 Jan 12

Peter Shelton, 2 biglegs, 1983, cement steel, mixed media @LALOUVER #artLAhttp://twitpic.com/84jw02
4:59 PM – 7 Jan 12

Peter Shelton, godspipes, 1997-8, mixed media @LALOUVER #artLAhttp://twitpic.com/84jx4g
5:01 PM – 7 Jan 12

Peter Shelton, doublebubble, 2004-5, fiberglass @LALOUVER #artLA http://twitpic.com/84jy2v 
5:03 PM – 7 Jan 12

Phenomenal @mcasd (*****) Amazing bevy of Light & Space art showcasing a significant era in So Cal art history. #PSTinLA #artLA
3:38 PM – 22 Jan 12

Doug Wheeler, DW 68 VEN MCASD 11, 2011, white UV neon light in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajf27 

4:25 PM – 22 Jan 12

Mary Corse, Untitled, 1968, plexi, neon, high frequency energy in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajggh 
4:29 PM – 22 Jan 12

James Turrell, Stuck Blue, 1970, construction mat’ls & fluorescent lights in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajhsh 
4:32 PM – 22 Jan 12

James Turrell, Stuck Red, 1970, construction mat’ls & fluorescent lights in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8aji6l 
4:33 PM – 22 Jan 12

Robert Irwin, untitled, 1969, acrylic lacquer on formed acrylic plastic in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLAhttp://twitpic.com/8ajj8g
4:36 PM – 22 Jan 12

Craig Kauffman, both Untitled, 1968, synthetic polymer vacuum-formed plexi w/ acrylic lacquer in Phenomenal @mcahttp://twitpic.com/8ajkrv 
4:40 PM – 22 Jan 12

Bruce Nauman, Green Light Corridor, 1970, painted wallboard & fluorescent lights in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajmfz 
4:44 PM – 22 Jan 12

Peter Alexander, 1971, cast polyester resin in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajpx2 

4:53 PM – 22 Jan 12

DeWain Valentine, Diamond Column, 1978, polyester resin in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajqvw 
4:56 PM – 22 Jan 12

Transcending Abstraction @ Peter Blake (***) Too similar to previous shows. Nevertheless, nice Alexander Black Drip & Johnson Purple Heart.
3:50 PM – 5 Apr 12

Diebenkorn @OCMA (****) Lots of splendid work to look at but never crowded. Sumptuous & luminous. Balmy periwinkle and Naples yellow abound.
4:24 PM – 5 Apr 12

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Twitter Reviews – September-December 2011

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1969, polyester resin @ William Turner Gallery. #artLA http://twitpic.com/6q8msw 
9:45 PM – 24 Sep 11

Fred Eversley @ Wm. Turner (****) Centrifugal casting process makes 4 beautiful ombré effect in discs & parabolas. Under-recognized. #artLA
3:41 PM – 3 Nov 11

Lynda Benglis @MOCAlosangeles (***) Always think of her as the pour queen; forgot she did so many knots. Glow-in-the-dark Phantom enthralls.
1:58 PM – 8 Nov 11

Roland Reiss @PMCAonline (****) 24 influential miniatures & 1 life-size installation all in one place is rare. A must see. #artLA
5:16 PM – 9 Nov 11

Worlds @Art_Center (***) Mostly a science exhibit except 4 a delightful M. McMillen miniature & an apropos soundtrack by Steve Roden. #artLA
5:41 PM – 9 Nov 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r0lca
4:19 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r12d1 
4:54 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r134c 
4:57 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r13r9 
4:57 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r1gh2
5:24 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r1h7h 

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Twitter Reviews – August 2011

Marclay: #TheClock @LACMA (****) I had limited viewing time & was made acutely aware of actual time flying by. Amazing editorial feat.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Periodically revisiting clock-watching films like Nick of Time & 3:00 High gave #TheClock a sense of storytelling & continuity.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Also Marclay used more than time to unite the scenes in #TheClock linking sequential clips w/ themes like rain, trains, gears, phones, etc.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Recognition of familiar characters & identifying films in #TheClock conjured pleasure in a sense of shared culture.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Now when I watch old movies & I see a watch or a clock in a scene, I wonder if that clip is in #TheClock. Wish I could have seen more.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

End of Summer Party @ Peter Blake (****) Marvelous work by Johnson, Couwenberg, Gleason, DeLap, Burtch & others. Could have done w/o Lita.

22 Aug via TweetDeck

Cast resin wall sculpture by Eric Johnson in the End of Summer Party exhibition @ Peter Blake Gallery http://twitpic.com/6a7206

22 Aug via TweetPic for iPhone

Kristin Calabrese @svlap (***) Goofy but just mildly amusing, however, I did get a kick out of “Sabotage Bitch.” #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Monique Van Genderen @svlap (**) Boring, clichéd abstractions. Small ones should have been tossed in dumpster as failed experiments. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Last year I thought it was good 2 see Monique trying something new, but after this show @svlap I say go back to the vinyl. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Mindy Shapero @svlap (**) Schizoid show. Looks like she’s groping around in the dark after her impressive obsessive paper sculptures. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Cityscape Show @ George Billis (***) Tight theme w/ the exception of 2 out-of-place treescapes–good vibe overall. A bit too crowded. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Lay of the Land @ Angles (***) Something wrong w/ installation. Overexposed photos+florescent light+white walls=glare & squinting. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Dion Johnson @ Western Proj (*****) Superliciously hot hard-edge abstraction that reads as huge stylized vertical & diagonal “drips.” #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Johnson @ Western Proj: Hung w/ some welcome breathing room. Eye-popping colors show off finesse w/ both opaque & translucent layers. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Kirsten Everberg @ 1301PE (***) Bradbury Bldg interiors of grids & scrollwork & swamps w/ drippy palms. Some dead-on others look unfinished.

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Post 9-11 @OHWOWGallery (**) Textual work seems heartfelt but mostly poser angst from this vainglorious rebel clique. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

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Twitter Reviews – July 2011

Perception @ Leslie Sacks (****) Kinda neat way to bring together such disparate work. Okulick gimmicky, but Delap & Kidd shine. #artLA

22 Jul via TweetDeck

Jean Lowe @ Felsen (****) Pntngs convey excess better than source collages. Luv ballroom full of garden gnome tchotchkes a la Kane’s Xanadu.

22 Jul via TweetDeck

Surface Truths @NortonSimon (****) Gorgeous green ’59 Ralph Humphrey monochrome & peppy DayGlo Stella protractor painting. #artLA

22 Jul via TweetDeck

Vermeer: Woman with Lute @NortonSimon: Usually read as awaiting a lover but I have the feeling he has left & she longs to follow but can’t.

22 Jul via TweetDeck

TEL-ART-PHONE @BeaconArtsBldg (***) Some great riffs; others got the message completely garbled. Had 2 laugh @ the Moby Dick chain. #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Art in the Streets @MOCAlosangeles (***) Most successful works are installations & murals-otherwise it’s just “art in the galleries.” #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

.@ClaytonBros @PMCAonline (***) I had such a Pittman/McGee deja vu moment here–Lari’s airbrushing & pinstripes over Barry’s faces? #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Street Cred @PMCAonline (**) Did someone say coattails? Jesse Simon was only artist 2 show work in the gallery better than in the street.

23 Jul via TweetDeck

.@ChainLetterSWG @Shoshana_Wayne (**) Piles of mostly junk, a thin curators’ statement, a giant party & a line on 1700 CVs #chainletter #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

But is the statement that #chainletter makes really about admiration & community & how the internet has amplified the Art World network?

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Or is #chainletter just flaunting the magnitude of desperate artists willing 2 wait hours just 2 play a bit part in a big-time gallery show?

23 Jul via TweetDeck

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne (I’ve got no idea who the artists are–no list; only numbers) http://twitpic.com/5uv7us

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uv8oh

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvczl

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvddg

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvef4

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @ShoshanaWayne http://twitpic.com/5uvfpo

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvgkn

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvhwz

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvldw

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Lines to get in the galleries. http://twitpic.com/5uvmlj

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uvnji

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uvpfw

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uw6qp

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uw7p0

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

Never made it into F1. Closed the doors before I made it to the front of the line. Sorry no pics. #chainletter

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Waited in line for awhile to see The Clock @LACMA but no one was coming out or going in & the line just kept getting longer. Gave up & left.

24 Jul via TweetDeck

Tim Burton @LACMA (***) Creative characterizations but do we really need to see every doodle he ever made? Can draw but can’t paint. #artLA

24 Jul via TweetDeck

Burton @LACMA: A bit disturbed that standout piece was Edward Scissorhands costume–oh & the gift shop full of movie merchandizing. #artLA

24 Jul via TweetDeck

Finally got a chance to see a bit of #TheClock @LACMA today.

29 Jul via TweetDeck

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