2014 TOP TEN LISTS
By Molly Enholm
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2) Samuel Freeman Gallery: Mie Olise “Noplacia”
Dilapidated structures, built from architectonic gestural brushwork, melancholy yet seductive.
3) Jack Rutberg Fine Arts: Jerome and Joel-Peter Witkin “Twin Visions”
Two roads diverged and briefly reunite: subliminal and sublime, haunted and haunting.
4) Louis Stern Fine Arts: Karl Benjamin “The Late Paintings”
Muted tones found new rhythms under the direction of the renowned master of color harmonies.
5) Blum & Poe: “From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction”
A retrospective of 1960s-70s Korean painting: hypnotic scrawls, repetitive hatching, torn patterns, and all of it powerful.
6) Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects: Sean Duffy/Shannon Finley
A striking dichotomy: Duffy’s bullet-hole Barnett-zipped minimalism juxtaposed with Finley’s exuberant overlapping geometric abstractions.
7) ACME: Aaron Morse “Cloud World”
Expansive landscapes under electric Dixonesque-cloud filled skies stole the show
8) USC Pacific Asia Museum: “The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America”
Artists tackle immigration and identity, starring Hung Liu and Tony de los Reyes.
9) Charlie James Gallery: Eske Kath “Arena”
Little boxes on the hillside, engulfed in forests, and set adrift in outer space.
10) Garboushian Gallery: Yvette Gellis “1,000 Ways to See It”
Three-dimensional rifts on previous work, seemingly on the brink of new discoveries.