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Leslie Tonkonow

Agnes Denes

Smashing an animal skull with a femur bone, an ape in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey enacts a critical moment in human evolution: the discovery of a tool instantly giving way to a deadly wi…

Kunie Sugiura

In photographer Kunié Sugiura's sixth show at Leslie Tonkonow, a group of works made in the late 1970s conjured a grittier New York City. Each work juxtaposes one or more canvases printed with black…

Ali Banisadr

In Iranian artist Ali Banisadr's show of explosive, exuberant canvases it's hard to pinpoint the exact nature of the action, but there's a lot of it, and it's compellingly allusive. The exhibition's t…

Danny Jauregui

Amid growing fears about AIDS in the early 1980s, public health officials shut down gay bathhouses in several American cities. Though such orders were never issued in Los Angeles, many of the city’s…

Laurel Nakadate

“Fever Dreams at the Crystal Motel,” the title of Laurel Nakadate’s first show at this gallery, has a certain ring to it, like a Wilco CD or a Sam Shepard play. A cursory gallery scan may have led to…

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