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Ruby Neri’s Primordial Visions

Writing in his 1946 manifesto, "Rehabilitation of Mud," the artist Jean Dubuffet advocated for the creation of paintings made of "monochromatic mud . . . to discover an order (an image) within forml…

Down by the Boardwalk

This past weekend saw the "first and only" (a promotional brochure touted) Venice Beach Biennial, a festival of performance, sculpture and installation organized by Hammer Museum curator Ali Subotni…

Valerie Snobeck Makes Networks

New York-based artist Valerie Snobeck's solo show opened at Thomas Duncan Gallery in Los Angeles at the unconventional hour of 7:30 PM [through May 26]. The pitch darkness outside ensured that the o…

B Wurtz’s Legacy Is Unfinished

The group show "B. Wurtz and Co." at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, announces itself plainly [on view through April 21]. Engraved onto an office placard, the title, adapted from a 2001 MoMA e…

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