Lita Albuquerque - KCRW

Lita Albuquerque - KCRW

At one point in the bright, mantric hour-long performance ritual which christened Lita Albuquerque’s current sculptural installation hEARTH at the Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, a throaty clarion chant rang out across the great lawn, staccato: Got to, got to, got to, got to listen to the silence. Why did you come here? Why do you listen? What does it say to you? In many ways, these are the foundational questions and the essential directive of the entire Desert X affair.

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Mark Ryden - Los Angeles Times

Mark Ryden - Los Angeles Times

Mark Ryden is on something of a sugar high. Backstage at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the painter giddily navigates a luscious candyland of his own creation — something he’s now seeing fully realized, onstage, for the first time.

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Mark Ryden - The New York Times

Mark Ryden - The New York Times

A Viennese pastry shop, dancing sweets, a little boy who overindulges and a revolution by the lower pastry orders. An almost unknown Richard Strauss score. Décor and costumes by the pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. And a great title: “‘Whipped Cream’! It’s really wonderful,” Alexei Ratmansky said of his full-length work for American Ballet Theater after a long day of rehearsal last week.

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Bruce Conner @ Reina Sofia, Spain

Bruce Conner @ Reina Sofia, Spain

This piece brings us closer to the work of the American artist Bruce Conner, currently considered one of the most important artists of the American underground scene of the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition, which can be seen in the Reina Sofía Museum from February 21 to May 22, brings together about 250 works made in different media: film and video, painting, assemblage, drawing, engraving, collage, 

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Velvet Glove

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Velvet Glove

Person, Place or Thing is a composite show of ten artists. Each is delineated, given their own kind space, not unlike the Armory Show with less cubicles and far less New York Fashion statements. There is the interplay of which artist is next to whom with some works breaking barriers and living as wayward satellites

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Leslie - Lohman Museum

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Leslie - Lohman Museum

 I first saw Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s work about two or three years ago on Tumblr. From 2010 to around 2015—my senior year of high school to one year out of college—I frequented Tumblr. Over this span I engaged a confluence of pop cultural imagery, original art, confessional blog posts, porn, and mundane snaps and selfies. Images on Tumblr exemplify those commonly sourced for memes elaborated with text that set up a scenario or joke for which the image provides the conclusion or punch line

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