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Last-look: Celestial Railroad x Inexorable Acephalous Magnificence

Drawing on the past to picture a present, Jordan Sullivan presents two projects where fragments combine to create an open-ended whole. Celestial Railroad spans the neighboring spaces of Downtown Photoroom, offering a welcomed interval of clarity between the claustrophobic labyrinth of gaudy decor and glittery…

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Last-look: ‘… a pointy toe boot up the backside’ POST-ABSTRACTION FROM HOUSTON

Houston. The largest city in the southern US and trailing just behind Chicago, New York, and LA as the fourth most populous in the nation. The same can be said for Houston in its trailing— or often oversight— as a major contemporary art center rich…

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Last-look: ANXIETY SOCIAL CLUB

Neon. Trilobites. Climate change. The Grateful Dead. Body Armors. Body parts. Lord of the Flies. Gun control. David and Goliath. The Abyss. Alien. Re-animator. Eco-horror. Guy Fawkes’ mask. The “Unabomber Manifesto.” Chucky. Derrida… Enter ANXIETY SOCIAL CLUB: a sea embedded with encryption, reproduction, the mythological, the unknown… a show born within the…

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Last-look: Vestal Virgins

This week our last-look abandons the form of a review to instead highlight a preview of an ephemeral happening sparked by the curious reflections of two parallel explorers. In 1885, Charles Lummis documented his 143-day odyssey from Cincinnati to Los Angeles through dispatches to his hometown Ohio newspaper. In 1894, the…

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Last-look: Suddenly I See Crystal Clear

Conceptualizing space as collaborative and fluid, Christopher Füllemann and Daniel V. Keller transform the narrow walls of VACANCY into a conduit transcoding a simulated stream of natural wonder. A sculptural installation created on-site in a mere two-weeks, Suddenly I See Crystal Clear is first in a…

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Last-look: The Seth Bogart Show

Pee-wee’s Playhouse… Salvation Mountain… Disneyland… Instagram… edible make-up… cartoon adverts… stop-motion cigarette-smoking stilettos… plastic… plastic… plastic! All shiny anecdotes welcoming us and referenced in the land of The Seth Bogart Show. A world where mundane plasticity, whimsical ‘tantazy’ and fictional consumer products— from Legg’s control top…

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Last-look: Tree House Down

Rewind to 2010, to the site of a former artist collaboration conceived to inaugurate the walls of the then ‘new’ Ibid. space in East London. A homage to Yves Klein created in tandem with Harold Ancart, Amir Mogharabi presented Material Perdu, a project built utilizing materials left…

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Last-look: The Taste Of Purity

Non-places, land politics, postcolonial ecologies, spatial memory, and the origins of experience, permeate the visceral site-specific installations and photographic works in Jane Chang Mi’s solo show The Taste Of Purity at Adjunct Positions. Informed by her training as an ocean engineer, Mi designates the viewer…

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Last-look: Some Hippies and A Hobo

Colorful and humorous incarnations consider the physical fictions of painting and the nature of its cyclical relationship to time and place. Appropriating motifs from pop-culture, travel, and fetishizing cartoon-like figments of ‘the outsider,’ LA-artist Joshua Petker’s saturated paintings read— as the press release echoes— like…

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Last-look: How To Water

Once upon an August in 2014, 10 net artists convened on the Greek Island Serifos. In isolation on the island for a week— and marking their first IRL meeting— they assembled to activate an experiment: ‘to create freely, under the theme how to water.’ From this 7-day…

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