Posts Tagged ‘Artillery’

John Altoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

John Alton, "Untitled (F-46)," 1966, Ink and airbrushing on illustration board, 30x40inches, National Gallery of Art, Washington, anonymous gift, 1997 | © 2014 Estate of John Altoon

Today from our friends at Artillery Magazine, we bring you John David O’Brien’s review of John Altoon’s retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. O’Brien notes, “…Altoon’s art lives up to any expectations a viewer might have for it.” This article was originally published on September 2, 2014. John Altoon couples his relaxed, entirely convincing painterly hand with a flippant disregard for norms, whether social,[…..]

Staggering Works: Beatriz da Costa at Laguna Art Museum

Beatriz da Costa. Dying for the Other, 2011-2012; three-channel video installation, 12 minutes; presentation at Eyebeam, Art and Technology Center, New York, NY, 2011

As part of our ongoing partnership with Artillery, today we bring you author Seth Hawkins‘s report on the Laguna Art Museum’s exhibition ex·pose: Beatriz da Costa, a posthumous retrospective of the artist’s work. Only thirty-eight years old at the time of her death last year, da Costa was an artist who, in Hawkins’s words, was “brave enough, strong enough and inspired enough to allow us[…..]

Mexico as Muse

Robert Motherwell. Pancho Villa, Dead and Alive, 1943; cut-and-pasted printed and painted papers, wood veneer, gouache, oil, and ink on board; 28 1/4 x 35 7/8 in.

As part of our ongoing relationship with the Los Angeles-based Artillery, today we bring you an article about artists who have been inspired by the landscape and culture of Mexico. The author, Betty Ann Brown, says, “My journey through Mexico has been a journey from consumption to critical thinking.” Mexico as Muse was originally published on April 30, 2013. “Mexico is truly the promised land for abstract[…..]