REVIEWS & ARTICLES

2023

“At the Japanese American National Museum, a Book Becomes a Monument” Hyperallergic

2022

“How L.A. artist Kelly Akashi’s work evokes tangled feelings about impermanence” Los Angeles Times

“L.A. artists offer personal lens on Asian American diaspora in new ‘Off Kilter’ show” Los Angeles Times

2020

“‘Womxn in Windows,’ a Chinatown video art show made for this moment” Los Angeles Times

“The new AR app that puts you in the room with Cate Blanchett” (Marco Brambilla) Los Angeles Times

“Kielbasa-shaped glass sculpture and other provocations from the late Miyoshi Barosh” Los Angeles Times

“Hank Willis Thomas, Tomashi Jackson and a different kind of color theory” Los Angeles Times

2019

“Art-hopping in L.A.’s Arlington Heights: A guide to a less-beaten gallery path” (Karolina Maszkiewicz, John Zappas, “California Winter,” Rodney McMillian) Los Angeles Times

Theaster Gates, Los Angeles Times

Jebila OkongwuLos Angeles Times

ShikeithLos Angeles Times

Bad Ass Bitches of the GettyLos Angeles Times

“A walker’s guide to gallery hopping along Highland Avenue” (Robin F. Williams, Francisco Rodriguez, Rebecca Shippee, Jon Key, Julian Stanczak) Los Angeles Times

Club Scum, Los Angeles Times

Susan MogulLos Angeles Times

“Please Recall to Me Everything You Have Thought of” Los Angeles Times

Brandon LandersLos Angeles Times

“Narrative Painting in Los Angeles” Los Angeles Times

“Where the Sea Remembers” Los Angeles Times

Hanna Hur, Los Angeles Times

Francesca Longhini, Los Angeles Times

Gabriella Sanchez, Los Angeles Times

Maria Berrio, Los Angeles Times

David Hammons, Los Angeles Times

Fahamu Pecou, Los Angeles Times

Joanne Greenbaum, Los Angeles Times

Graciela Iturbide, Los Angeles Times

Laura Lancaster, Los Angeles Times

Human Archipelago (book review) Los Angeles Times 

Cayetano Ferrer, Los Angeles Times

“People” Los Angeles Times

Lisa Solomon, Los Angeles Times

Sara Kathryn Arledge, Los Angeles Times

“Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s” (Tsuyoshi Ozawa) Los Angeles Times

Rona Pondick, Los Angeles Times

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (book review) Los Angeles Times 

Farrah Karapetian, Los Angeles Times

Amoako Boafo, Los Angeles Times

Lee Quinones, Los Angeles Times

 

2018

Hannah Epstein, Los Angeles Times

Catherine Opie, Los Angeles Times

Judith Linhares, Los Angeles Times

“Sweat lodge, Audre Lorde, magical holograms: Three stellar art shows that pull you to another place” (Martin Soto Climent, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Simone Forti) Los Angeles Times

Nicole Eisenman, Los Angeles Times

Katherine Sherwood, Los Angeles Times

Brie Ruais, Los Angeles Times

“The Feminine Sublime” Los Angeles Times

Junghwa Hong, Los Angeles Times

Michael Gittes, Los Angeles Times

Ken Okiishi, Los Angeles Times

Deborah Roberts, Los Angeles Times

Mimi Lauter, Los Angeles Times

Daniel Silva, Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Los Angeles Times

Kirsten Tradowsky, Los Angeles Times

Todd Gray, Los Angeles Times

Forrest Kirk, Los Angeles Times

Young Joo Lee, Los Angeles Times

“Remote Castration” Los Angeles Times

Jonny Negron, Los Angeles Times

Kazuo Kadonaga, Los Angeles Times

Hayv Kahraman, Los Angeles Times

Alex Jackson, Los Angeles Times

Klea McKenna, Los Angeles Times

Eleanor Swordy, Los Angeles Times

Laub, Los Angeles Times

Channa Horwitz, Los Angeles Times

Raúl de Nieves, Los Angeles Times

Jemima Wyman, Los Angeles Times

Buckminster Fuller, Los Angeles Times

George Rouy, Los Angeles Times

“Exhibitions by Kwame Brathwaite, Deana Lawson and Meleko Mokgosi challenge how blackness is represented” Los Angeles Times

Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography Since 1945(book review) Los Angeles Times

2017

Zarouhie Abdalian, Los Angeles Times
Ryosuke Yazaki, Los Angeles Times
Farah Atassi, Los Angeles Times
Andy Kolar, Los Angeles Times
Edgar Arceneaux, Los Angeles Times
Anna Fasshauer, Los Angeles Times
Benjamin Weissman, Los Angeles Times
Cindy Bernard, Los Angeles Times
Lezley Saar, Los Angeles Times
Heather Rasmussen, Los Angeles Times
14th Factory, Los Angeles Times
Lia Halloran, Los Angeles Times
Stanya Kahn, Los Angeles Times
Klara Liden, Los Angeles Times
Kevin Appel, Los Angeles Times
York Chang and Justin Cole, Los Angeles Times
Chadwick Rantanen, Los Angeles Times
Jason Rhoades, Los Angeles Times
Olga Balema, Los Angeles Times
Iris Hu, Los Angeles Times
Taravat Talepasand, Los Angeles Times
Antonia Wright, Los Angeles Times
Letters to Andy Warhol, Los Angeles Times

 

2016

Kelly Akashi, Los Angeles Times 
Yong Soon Min
, Los Angeles Times
Mickalene Thomas
, Los Angeles Times
Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler” Los Angeles Times 
Thomas Hirschhorn
, Los Angeles Times
Elana Mann
, Los Angeles Times
Lari Pittman
, Los Angeles Times
Andrea Buttner, Los Angeles Times
Srijon Chowdhury, Los Angeles Times
Rodney McMillian, Los Angeles Times
Ry Rocklen, Los Angeles Times
3 Women, Los Angeles Times
Photography and LanguageLos Angeles Times

Please Have Enough Acid in the Dish!” Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Tam, Los Angeles Times
Francoise Grossen, Los Angeles Times
Alexis Smith, Los Angeles Times
Betty Tompkins, Los Angeles Times
“Eternal” Los Angeles Times

 

2015

Ginny Bishton, Los Angeles Times
Gyung Jin Shin, Los Angeles Times
David Haxton, Los Angeles Times
Diana Al-Hadid, Los Angeles Times
Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, Los Angeles Times
Mernet Larsen, Los Angeles Times
Sergei Tcherepnin, Los Angeles Times
James O. Clark, Los Angeles Times
Betty Woodman, Los Angeles Times
Vivian Suter, Los Angeles Times
Hung Liu, Los Angeles Times
Devin Kenny, Los Angeles Times
Kon Trubkovich, Los Angeles Times
Renee Green, Los Angeles Times
Laura Krifka, Los Angeles Times
Micah Ganske, Los Angeles Times

 

2014

Charles Ray, Los Angeles Times
Amy Adler, Los Angeles Times
Paul Pescador, Los Angeles Times
Howard Friedman, Los Angeles Times
Mie Olise, Los Angeles Times
Rafaël Rozendaal, Los Angeles Times
Canan Tolon, Los Angeles Times
Robert Heinecken, Los Angeles Times
Penelope Umbrico, Los Angeles Times
Bruce Richards, Los Angeles Times
Erin Besler, Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Boysen, Los Angeles Times
Matthew Ronay, Los Angeles Times
Edgar Arceneaux, Los Angeles Times
Stan VanDerBeek, Los Angeles Times
Soft TargetLos Angeles Times
Marcus Herse, Los Angeles Times
Ray Johnson (book review) Los Angeles Times 
Allora & Calzadilla, Los Angeles Times
Daniel von Sturmer, Los Angeles Times
Tony Greene, Los Angeles Times
Robert Swain, Los Angeles Times
Chris Engman, Los Angeles Times
Megan Cotts, Los Angeles Times

 

2013

Louise Nevelson
Connie Samaras
Raymonde Beraud
Nery Gabriel Lemus
Petra Schilder
Barbara T. Smith
Lisa Sigal
Michael Genovese
Frank Gehry
Rodney McMillian

2012

Reviews

Andra Ursuta
Danny Lyon
Mark Swope
Facing the Sublime in Water, CA
Tony Cokes
Pablo Pijnappel
Luisa Lambri
Kerry Tribe
Oscar Cueto
Mary Weatherford
Candice Lin
Rashid Johnson
Charles Christopher Hill
Alejandro Cartagena
Acirema
Interruption
Ricky Allman
Roger Hiorns
“Synesthesia”
Eddo Stern
Michael Wilkinson
Slanguage
Anna Betbeze
Jill Magid
Rigo 23
Mary Corse
James Lee Byars
Charlotta Westergren
Mounir Fatmi
Phil Chang
Carolyn Castaño
Ben Sakoguchi
Robin Rhode
Jocelyn Foye
Jennifer Steinkamp
Pietro Roccasalva
Sam Falls
Jonas Lipps
Ellsworth Kelly
Antonio Vega Macotela
Brian O’Connell

 

PST, A to Z, 2011-2012

“Pacific Standard Time” was a 6-month program of 69 museum and gallery exhibitions sponsored by the Getty to explore the history of art in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. In the series “PST, A to Z” I visited and wrote about all of them for the Los Angeles Times.
One person’s quest to see it all
‘Asco’ and ‘Edward Kienholz’ at LACMA
Maria Nordman, ‘Film Room: Smoke’ at LACMA
‘Beatrice Wood: Career Woman’ at Santa Monica museum
John Outterbridge at LAXART
“California Art” at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
“MEX/LA” at the Museum of Latin American Art
‘Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987’ at UAM CSULB
De Wain Valentine’s ‘Gray Column’ at the Getty Center
‘Golden’ and ‘June’ at Craft and Folk Art Museum (June Schwarz)
‘Los Angeles Goes Live’ at LACE
‘Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo,’ Fowler Museum
‘Indoor Ecologies’ at Eames House and ‘California Design’ at LACMA
‘Eames’ at A+D Museum, ‘Sympathetic’ at MAK Center (Esther McCoy)
‘Now Dig This!’ and ‘Places of Validation’
‘Doin’ It in Public,’ ‘Collaboration Labs’
‘Greetings from L.A.,’ ‘CrossCurrents’ at the Getty Center
‘Seismic Shift’ at California Museum of Photography
Moments to remember, so far (Midterm report)
‘L.A. Rebellion’ at UCLA Film & Television Archive
‘She Accepts the Proposition,’ ‘It Happened at Pomona’
‘Identity and Affirmation’ at CSUN Art Galleries
‘Alternative Projections’ at L.A. Filmforum
‘Drawing the Line’ at JANM
‘Exchange and Evolution’ at Long Beach Museum of Art
‘Craft Revolution’ at Mingei and ‘Phenomenal’ at MCASD
‘State of Mind’ at OCMA
‘The Radicalization of a ‘50s Housewife,’ ‘Best Kept Secret’ (Barbara Smith, UCI)
‘Mapping Another L.A.,’ at Fowler Museum, ‘Mural Remix’ at LACMA
‘Art Along the Hyphen’ at the Autry
‘Speaking in Tongues’ at Armory Center for the Arts (Wallace Berman, Robert Heinecken)
’46 N. Los Robles’ at Pacific Asia, ‘Proof’ at Norton Simon
PST, A to Z: ‘Under the Big Black Sun,’ ‘Naked Hollywood’ at MOCA (Weegee)
‘Artistic Evolution,’ ‘The Experimental Impulse’
‘Everyman’s Infinite Art’ at Chapman University
‘Civic Virtue’ at LA Municipal Art Gallery and Watts Towers Arts Center
The House That Sam Built,’ ‘In Words and Wood’
‘It Happened at Pomona Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona’
‘Common Ground’ at AMOCA, ‘Clay’s Tectonic Shift’ at Scripps
‘Round the Clock’ at Vincent Price Art Museum
‘Pasadena to Santa Barbara’ at Santa Barbara Museum of Art
‘Sight Specific,’ ‘In Focus’
‘Cruising’ at One National Gay and Lesbian Archives
‘Perceptual Conceptual’ at Los Angeles Nomadic Division
‘L.A. Raw’ at Pasadena Museum of California Art
‘Backyard Oasis’ at Palm Springs Art Museum
‘Breaking Ground’ at Chinese American Museum
‘Carefree California: Cliff May’ and ‘Catherine Opie’
‘Trouble in Paradise’ at Grammy Museum
‘It Happened at Pomona Part 3: At Pomona’ at Pomona College Museum of Art
It is done

2011

Reviews
Troy Morgan
Andrew Uchin
Sara Jane Boyers
York Chang
“Woman with a Lute” by Johannes Vermeer
“Possible Worlds”
“Street Sight”
“Paraíso”
Adam Janes
Ori Gersht
Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Isaac Resnikoff
Margaret Nielsen
Jim Shaw
Charles Karubian
Kim Beom
Florian Maier-Aichen
Melanie Willhide
Daniela Comani
Mari Eastman
“Art in the Streets”
Judy Pfaff
“We’re Not Here to Waste Time!”
Ken Gonzales-Day
“My Super Hero: New Contemporary Art from Iran”
“All of This and Nothing”
Dan Bayles
Soo Kim
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Heather Cantrell

Features
Steve Martin and Dave Hickey at LACMA: Talking about art was fine with this audience

2010

Reviews
Edgar Arceneaux
Kelly Barrie
“The Big Four”
Matsumi Kanemitsu
Zoe Crosher
Anthony James
Trine Ellitsgaard
Michal Chelbin
Kalup Linzy
Paul McCarthy
Simone Lueck
Emilie Halpern
“Everlasting Gobstopper”
André Ethier
Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin
“Stille Post: 7 Curators 7 Artists”
“Document: Iranian Americans in L.A.”
“The art that dare not speak its name”
“Country Music”
“Portrait”
Robin Kandel
Lael Corbin
Hilary Brace
Achim Freyer
Yvonne Venegas
Mary Reid Kelley
Marie Jager
“Stitches”
José Bedia
Dorothy Iannone
John Jurayj
“Somewhere On a Desert Highway”
Robert Lazzarini
Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art? (book review)
“Beyond the Page: Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan”
“Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention”
Eamon O’Kane
John Stephan
Travis Somerville
Leonor Antunes and Amalia Pica
“Love in a Cemetery”
Ilán Lieberman
Robert Mallary
James Welling
“Rauschenberg at Gemini”
Bas Jan Ader
Nira Pereg
Noah Davis
Greg Colson

Features
“Art that prompts a smile”
Joel Kyack’s “Superclogger”
Mel Chin’s “Fundred Dollar Bill Project”
“Thinking past the museum gallery white box”
Luisa Lambri

2009

Reviews
Sharon Lockhart
Arthur Ou and Alice Könitz
“Everyday Miracles (Extended)”
Dianna Molzan
Jeanne Silverthorne
Laura Riboli
Danica Phelps
“Locating Landscape: New Strategies, New Technologies”
Paul Shambroom

Features
Diane Meyer’s “Without a Car in the World”
Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an”
Joanna Priestley
“Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A.”
Llyn Foulkes’ Machine

2008

Reviews
“Gouge: The Modern Woodcut 1870 to Now”
“Romance of the Bells: The California Missions in Art”
“Social Histories Woven into Indonesian Textiles at LACMA”
Anthony Goicolea, Jon Brumit, Zachary Royer Scholz and Carter Mull
Amanda Ross-Ho, Dorit Cypis, Brenna Youngblood and Sarah Cromarty
Cindy Stelmackowich, “Desertshore,” Alexandra Grant, Kerry James Marshall

Features
“The California Biennial Spreads Out”
“Indian Art: unique yet mainstream”
Dave McKenzie at REDCAT
“Women in the City”
“Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times”

2007

Features
Sandow Birk
Nicole Antebi
William Pope.L
Charles Gaines
Andrea Bowers,”The Weight of Relevance”
Charles Ray, “Hinoki”
Joel Tauber, “Sick-Amour”