Memorable Art Events of 2018: From our Contributors and Readers

From our Contributors

Gallery Exhibitions:

April Bey, Made in Space, Band of Vices
Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunning / Birth, Death, and Mr. Snuggles, Armory Center for the Arts
Disparate Sources: Los Angeles Collage, Keystone Art Space
Holding Up 1/2 the Sky, Roberts Projects
In the Stillness Between Two Waves of the Sea, Durden & Ray
Kamikaze, PøST
Karon Davis – Muddy Water, Wilding Cran Gallery
Kim Abeles 3.9 in The Closet in Shoebox Projects
Kristine Schomaker Plus, Ark Gallery and Studios
Nathan Vincent: Let’s Play War, Noysky Projects
Olafur Eliasson: The Speed of your Attention, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Petra Cortright, CAM WORLS, UTA Artist Space
Rashid Johnson: The Rainbow Sign, David Kordansky Gallery
Rico Lebrun in Mexico, Jack Rutberg
Sonja Schenk “All Things (Being Equal),” Elephant
Stephan Balleux, Oh You Pretty Things, Patrick Painter
The Eye Sees Not Itself exhibition, Nicodim
Walking Upstream, The Loft Art Studios and Gallery
Zoe Buckman, Let Her Rave, Gavlak Los Angeles


Lavar Munroe and Umar Rashid. The Eye Sees Not Itself at Nicodim Gallery. Photograph by Lee Thompson, Courtesy of the artists and Nicodim Gallery.


3D: Double Vision, LACMA
Beyond the Age of Reason, San Diego Art Institute
Beyond the Streets, Lincoln Heights Warehouse
Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography, The Getty Museum
Danial Nord, Cloud Nine, Torrance Art Museum
Dora De Larios: Other Worlds, The Main Museum
Erika Lizée, Gazing into the Great Unknown, Pierce College Art Gallery
Harald Szeemann, Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us (1974), ICA LA
Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, Hauser & Wirth
Laura Owens, MOCA
Made in LA Biennial 2018, UCLA Hammer
Mark Bradford, Hauser & Wirth
The Renaissance Nude, J Paul Getty Museum
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, The Getty
Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo – UCLA Hammer
The Robot Show, MOAH
Unsettled: Art on the New Frontier, Palm Springs Art Museum
Robert Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile, LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)


CLOUD NINE – a new media-driven installation by Danial Nord
Torrance Art Museum

From our Readers:

21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story, Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library
3D: Double Vision, LACMA
Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016, UCLA Hammer
Anna Maria Maiolino, MOCA
Art History, Interrupted, CMay Gallery
Beyond the Streets, Lincoln Heights Warehouse
Book Club: Speedboat, Durden and Ray
Bridget Riley, Sprüth Magers
Carbon, Fellows of Contemporary Art
Dani Dodge, Then/Now, Shoebox Projects
Dosshaus, Paper Thin Hotel, Corey Helford Gallery
Holding up ½ the sky, Roberts Projects
Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011, The Getty
Jasper Johns, ‘Something Resembling Truth, The Broad
Jaylah Martinez, Jaylah’s Wish, Shoebox Projects
Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, Hauser & Wirth
Kristine Schomaker, Plus, Ark Gallery and Studios
L.A. Bridges and Artisans, West LA College
Laura and Dean Larson, The Council Gathers in Time, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
Liminal Spaces, Jason Vass
Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly, Norton Simon
Made in L.A. UCLA Hammer
Martin Cox, Museum of Ennui in The Closet in Shoebox Projects
Memory & Identity: The Marvelous Art of Betye, Lezley & Alison Saar at MOAH
Monica Wyatt, Continuum, MOAH CEDAR
Mothers, Eggshells, and the People Who Birth Us, Keystone Art Space
Nicole Eisenman, Susanne Vielmetter
Nina Chanel Abney, CAAM and ICA
One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, MOCA
Outliers and American Vanguard Art at LACMA
Paco Pomet ‘Melancholia’ at Richard Heller Gallery
Patrick Martinez, Remembering to Forget, Charlie James
Patssi Valdez: Vases, Sanguine Gallery with Castelli Art Space
Post It Show 14, Giant Robot
Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, The Autry Museum
The Pearly Gates Collection and Havana Noir, Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center
Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, UCLA Hammer
Rashid Johnson ‘The Rainbow Sign’ David Kordansky Gallery
Rauschenberg: The 1/4 mile. LACMA
Sally Mann, A Thousand Crossings, The Getty
Sin Censura, Un Mural Recuerda a L.A., Natural History Museum
Tanner Goldbeck, If you See Something, Say Something, Castelli Art Space
Taurus and the Awakener, David Kordansky
Tavares Strachan: Always, Sometimes, Never, Regen Projects
Unearthing Matter, Matter Studio Gallery
Walking Upstream, The Loft Art Studios and Gallery


Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, installation view, “Resistance & Fear” theme. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, September 15 – December 31, 2017. Photo: Brian Forrest.

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