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María Berrío - FAD

María Berrío - FAD

Based in Brooklyn, María Berrio grew up in Colombia. Her large-scale works, which are meticulously crafted from layers of Japanese paper, reflect on cross-cultural connections and global migration seen through the prism of her own history.

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Jarvis Boyland - Los Angeles Times

Jarvis Boyland - Los Angeles Times

Diva painting might be its own notable genre, given such exceptional practitioners as Kurt Kauper and Marilyn Minter. Their work doesn’t merely show as vivid, dramatic subject matter an array of imperious opera singers, fashion models, Hollywood icons at home or sex-tape-style celebrities-in-the-making. Instead, it forthrightly asserts that, in an era in which any form of art-making is possible, painting is a diva too.

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Gonzalo Lebrija - Artnet News

Gonzalo Lebrija - Artnet News

After signing on with Kohn last fall, Mexican artist Lebrija makes his debut at the gallery this year with an ambitious exhibition. On view are paintings from the artist’s signature Veladuras series, which feature layers of muted semi-transparent paint that form prismatic abstractions, as well as a new sculptural work and film installation. Lebrija is not quite as well-known to American audiences as he is in his home country, but hat may be changing soon.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya - Artnews

Enrique Martínez Celaya - Artnews

Los Angeles–based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya has joined Kohn Gallery’s roster, which includes Ori Gersht, Rosa Loy, Mark Ryden, and others. Martínez Celaya will have his first solo exhibition at the Los Angeles enterprise in September, and a selection of his works will be on view at the gallery this week, in conjunction with Frieze Los Angeles.

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Rosa Loy - ARTFORUM

Rosa Loy - ARTFORUM

In Leipzig-based painter Rosa Loy’s phantasmagoric compositions, the industrious, rosy-cheeked women of socialist realism are recast in Kafkaesque mise-en-scènes, in which they farm human-faced heads of lettuce, feed lollipops to Harpies wearing headbands, and recline on couches in poses of analysands more than odalisques.

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Rosa Loy @ The Broad

Rosa Loy @ The Broad

Yuval Sharon, founder and director of LA’s The Industry, Broad collection artist Neo Rauch and painter Rosa Loy will discuss their production of Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” at the 2018 Bayreuth Festival, which – according to The New York Times – “made Wagner a feminist.”

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Rosa Loy - The New York Times

Rosa Loy - The New York Times

AYREUTH, Germany — In the 142 years since Richard Wagner made front-page news in New York with the first Bayreuth Festival, Americans have sung here, conducted here, made countless pilgrimages up a little green hill to sit, sweltering, in the temple that the composer built to his own art. But until now, no American had been entrusted with a production.

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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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