Heidi Hahn - Artnews

Heidi Hahn - Artnews

Artist Heidi Hahn will now be represented by Kohn gallery in Los Angeles and Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York.

Kohn will host its first solo show with the New York–based artist in the spring of next year, and Karg has a solo show on tap with her for March of 2020.

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Tony Berlant - Los Angeles Times

Tony Berlant - Los Angeles Times

Tony Berlant has been a busy man lately. The 77-year-old artist, a crucial influence in the West Coast Pop Art Movement of the 1960s, recently debuted a solo exhibition of new work at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood — and after six decades of making art, “Fast Forward” may be his most energetic show to date.

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Tony Berlant - KCRW

Tony Berlant - KCRW

Berlant collects decades-old tin packaging and metal signs, which he cuts into small shapes and proceeds to nail onto a wood panel, in his signature style of collage. The largest work in the exhibition, Self, is based on a Polaroid image of a young Tony Berlant taken by his friend, Andy Warhol.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase @ Tom of Finland Foundation

Jonathan Lyndon Chase @ Tom of Finland Foundation

Secret Gay Box features over fifteen artists who have navigated their sexuality through artistic expression. Like Wolf’s childhood box, this space will be one where art hides in plain sight, even where people might not think to look. The space itself as well as the artworks in it embrace the creativity that it can take to effectively conceal oneself, but also the beauty that can occur in freedom from whatever ‘box’ one might have. All humans have their own “secret gay box”, either conscious or subconscious. This show, the artists represented, and the act of creating a personal art collection are a way to simultaneously fill the box or open it for those around you.

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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 - LA Weekly

Tony Berlant - LA Weekly

"The thing about artists," quips Tony Berlant, "is that they say the work speaks for itself, then they can't stop talking about it!" Well, thank goodness for that, because during our tour of his new exhibition, it turned out Berlant had quite a lot to say about his newest work.

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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 - Riot Material

Jess - Riot Material

A lifetime-spanning survey of works by Jess (1923-2004) is bound to be a bit meta — because the work that Jess produced across his long career was itself always already a survey of his own life and times. From his earliest paintings in the 1950s to his latter-day collage-based compositions made well into the 1990s, with drawing, sculpture, and video collaborations along the way, Jess was at every moment consciously assembling an archive of his own obsessions.

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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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Jess - Los Angeles Times

Jess - Los Angeles Times

To visit “Jess — Secret Compartments” at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles is to glimpse a soul who couldn’t care less about stylistic consistency (or establishing his brand as an artist). Instead, Jess did what he did because it seemed right at the time.

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Lita Albuquerque - Transparent Earth Part I & II

Lita Albuquerque - Transparent Earth Part I & II

This first part of Transparent Earth is a blue female form, situated on top of Tenner Kreuz in Tenna, Switzerland, I have been interested in the horizontal-vertical from a larger, more cosmic scale for quite some time. This sculpture is based on a character I have been developing since 2003 through writing, sculpture and also film.  Weaving through all these works is the story of a 25th century female astronaut whose mission is to seed interstellar consciousness on our planet.

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Bruce Conner @ The Carnegie Museum of Art

Bruce Conner @ The Carnegie Museum of Art

The museum dove into its huge collection of art created since World War II and emerged with Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now. The museum’s re-installed contemporary galleries will include about 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and films, organized not chronologically, but under eight themes (or “chapters”). And the focus is on works that are either new to the museum or have not been shown in decades.

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