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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 - KCRW

Jess - KCRW

The Bay Area of the 1950s was the West Coast epicenter for poetry, jazz and art. Part of the excitement came from the close connections between those three art forms. This was especially true in collage, art composed from fragments of photographs, advertisements or newspaper articles, elements brought together in unexpected ways to tell new stories.

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Rosa Loy - The New York Times

Rosa Loy - The New York Times

This summer, some of Germany’s most noted artists are lending their talents to two high-profile productions at prestigious music festivals. In late June, Georg Baselitz furnished somber and mournful sets for Pierre Audi’s production of “Parsifal” at the Munich Opera Festival. Meanwhile, in Bayreuth, the husband-and-wife artist duo, Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy, are working on the new “Lohengrin” overseen by the American director Yuval Sharon, which is set to open the annual Wagner Festival on July 25.

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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 - 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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Mark Innerst - ARTNOWLA

Mark Innerst - ARTNOWLA

In many ways, painter Mark Innerst could be considered a contemporary modernist. His works align with American painters like Charles Sheeler and Joseph Stella that were active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who celebrated cities and industrial societies.

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Mark Innerst - ArtScene

Mark Innerst - ArtScene

In the 1980s, a decade when artists commonly appropriated styles or imagery from earlier art historical periods, Mark Innerst became known for beautifully crafted natural and urban landscape paintings that gave new life to the American tradition of the romantic sublime.

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Engender - Artillery

Engender - Artillery

ARTILLERY BEST IN SHOW 2017

Moving well past a theme dominant in recent contemporary fine (and popular) art, Friedman’s brilliantly curated (and gorgeous) show of painting saw us through to a deeper, more complex and nuanced—and richly generative—consideration of identity in the 21st century

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Engender - The Art Newspaper

Engender - The Art Newspaper

Before Kohn had fully installed its exhibition of paintings that address the fluidity of gender, collectors had already bought 70% of its contents. Of the 17 artists in the show, buyers came hungry for the names Loie Hollowell, Jesse Mockrin, Tschabalala Self, Jansson Stegner, Emily Mae Smith and Christina Quarles.

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Engender - Artnet

Engender - Artnet

The 17 painters included in “Engender,” a show at Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery, aim to tackle these questions. The artists, ranging from well-known figures like Nicole Eisenmanand Hernan Bas to rising stars like Firelei Báez and Tschabalala Self, contribute to a conversation about how to expand and deconstruct the visual language of gender identity.

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Dennis Hopper - Los Angeles Times

Dennis Hopper - Los Angeles Times

The late actor Dennis Hopper is remembered for a lot of things. There is the volatile hippie he portrayed in “Easy Rider,” the 1969 counterculture classic he also directed. And there’s his depiction of an unhinged Frank Booth in David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” in 1986.

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Dennis Hopper - Architectural Digest

Dennis Hopper - Architectural Digest

Dennis Hopper’s The Lost Album, a collection of the late actor’s poignant black-and-white photography on view now at L.A.’s Kohn Gallery through September 1, was made possible by two key actors: his Rebel Without a Causecostar James Dean, who encouraged him to try his hand behind the camera (albeit as a director), and his first wife, Brooke Hayward, who bought him a Nikon mirror flex in 1961.

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Dean Byington - Artillery

Dean Byington - Artillery

Simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, utopian and dystopian, Dean Byington’s complex canvases are the result of a meticulously refined process that is both digital and analog. Byington begins by collaging photocopies of his own drawings in parallel with fragments from 18th and 19th Century prints. 

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Dean Byington - Juxtapoz

Dean Byington - Juxtapoz

Dean Byington's work references religious conflict and terrorism in the Middle East and Western Europe alongside the damage wrought by human processes such as climate change and urban sprawl into previously uninhabited regions. On view at his new solo exhibition at Kohn Gallery will be the painting, Theory Of Machines (Grand Saturn), the third and most complex version of the Saturn series, which engages with issues of humanity’s impact on the world

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