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Tony Berlant - Architectural Digest

Tony Berlant - Architectural Digest

For anyone interested in the long arc of art history, the contemporary art world’s obsession with youth, novelty, and spectacle can be exhausting. A welcome tonic has arrived in the form of a dazzling new show at Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery that is dedicated to recent work by Tony Berlant.

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Jess - Riot Material

Jess - Riot Material

A lifetime-spanning survey of works by Jess (1923-2004) is bound to be a bit meta — because the work that Jess produced across his long career was itself always already a survey of his own life and times. From his earliest paintings in the 1950s to his latter-day collage-based compositions made well into the 1990s, with drawing, sculpture, and video collaborations along the way, Jess was at every moment consciously assembling an archive of his own obsessions.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Artnet

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Artnet

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, a young Philadelphia-based painter who inventively tackles issues of race, gender, and sexuality in dexterous mixed-media works, has recently achieved rising-star status due to his sensational Los Angeles debut at Kohn Gallery. Collectors can’t seem to get enough of his work.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - LA Weekly

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - LA Weekly

Jonathan Lyndon Chase does not paint self-portraits. But in every stroke and atom of his prismatic, distressed and lyrically visceral mixed-media portraits, the artist embodies his own sense of self, both literally and figuratively constructing complex aspects of personal identity right before your eyes.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, “Sheets,” at Kohn Gallery. In ebullient works that meld painting, drawing and collage, Chase explores quotidian moments in the lives of queer black men — sculpturally contorted figures shown in repose, in heated moments of desire and in balletic occasions of joy.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Office

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Office

The figures of Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s pictures have prepared a performance for us — but we’ve stumbled upon them during rehearsal. Theirs is a dance of shapeshifting voyeurism — they’re not quite ready to be seen but relish in our gaze nonetheless. Caught in a moment of nudity between costume changes, they cast coy glances that are accusatory and inviting at the same time.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Whitehot Magazine

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Whitehot Magazine

28-year old, Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase is everywhere this past year. His mixed media portraits of contorted, sexually-explicit figures drawn from Chase's day-to-day experiences as a queer, non-binary, black artist have made their way into numerous museums and gallery exhibitions across the country.

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Bruce Conner - Lonely Planet

Bruce Conner - Lonely Planet

Most of us might respond to the idea of a nuclear attack by diving under a nearby table. But ever since the first mushroom cloud entered our consciousness, many artists have taken a far more considered approach to the notion of human-triggered annihilation.

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Engender - Artillery

Engender - Artillery

What are the contours of gender? Is there a range of conditions that determine gender along a curve or spectrum we can visualize or somehow represent, measure or analyze? Is there a focal point we can identify that will turn it in one direction or another?

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Engender - Art and Cake

Engender - Art and Cake

Engender, a group exhibition curated by Joshua Friedman at Michael Kohn Gallery, represents an amalgam of familiar visual tropes, albeit shattered ones. Ideas about identity, sexuality and personal choice are brought to the fore in this stunning line up that includes the likes of Nicole Eisenman, Hernan Bas, Jansson Stegner and many others.

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Engender - Whitewall

Engender - Whitewall

“Engender” opened this week at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The group show is curated by Joshua Friedman, and investigates the way gender is explored in painting by 17 contemporary artists. The medium has traditionally approached male and female as a binary. Today, that’s being challenged by artists like Hernan Bas, Natalie Frank, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Nicole Eisenman, and more. Whitewallspoke with Friedman about the exhibition, on view through January 13, 2018.

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Engender - Los Angeles Times

Engender - Los Angeles Times

“Engender,” at Kohn Gallery. A new group show looks at the ways in which 17 contemporary artists are approaching the topic of gender through painting, picking apart the idea of the binary in ways that are figurative, expressive and abstract. This includes works by figures such as Hernan Bas, Tschabalala Self, Mequitta Ahuja and Nathaniel Mary Quinn.

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Dennis Hopper - Whitewall

Dennis Hopper - Whitewall

"Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album” is currently on view at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, on view through September 1, includes 400 photographs taken by the artist in the ‘60s, originally shown at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum in 1970.

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Dennis Hopper - LA Weekly

Dennis Hopper - LA Weekly

Before he ruined Sandra Bullock’s commute by strapping a bomb to a city bus; before he maniacally inhaled gas from a plastic mask, morphing into one of David Lynch’s most sadistic, unhinged villains; and before he donned a hippie headband, straddled a custom chopper and rode easy with Peter Fonda across the American West, Dennis Hopper too

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