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September 11, 2008 - Zeek Fiction

Gary Lang: Hybrid Variations Published in 2008 in conjunction with the exhibition

September 6, 2008

Hybrid Variations marks a significant advancement of Lang’s quest to remove painting from composition and image making and liberate the artist’s activity to elemental mark making and process. This project represents the artist’s most comprehensive vision for a new palette of materials incorporating oil monotype with a progressive stratum of hand applied vinyl acrylic and oil paints on paper. The catalogue features an introductory acknowledgement by gallerist, Edward Cella, and a wonderful essay by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery and Public Programs Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Published  2008 in soft cover in an edition of 1000. Available for $35.00.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

June 15, 2008 - James Sterngold

As the designer R. Buckminster Fuller liked to tell it, his powerful creative vision was born of a moment of deep despair at the age of 32. A self-described ne’er-do-well, twice ejected from Harvard, a failure in business and a heavy drinker, he trudged to the Chicago lakefront one day in 1927 and stood there, contemplating suicide. But an inner voice interrupted, telling him that he had a mission to discover great truths, all for the good of humankind.

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Review: Art Forum

April 10, 2008 - Jan Tumlir

Jeffrey Vallance: BELIEF SYSTEM: 1970s Political Work and Reliquary Chapels, Margo Leavin Gallery
October 31 - December 19, 2007 

"If Los Angeles were Paris, Jeffrey Vallance would surely be delcared a national treasure, yet I'm convinced that any such public recongniation of his peculiar genius would serve only to puncture it."

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Interview: Saatchi Art

April 9, 2008 - Sarah Pearl

Kendell Carter: Common Ground at Monique Meloche Gallery
March 14 - April 19, 2008

On a normal day, passers-by can peek into the ground floor windows of Monique Meloche Gallery and find a sparse, modest-sized space with a zealous sampling of contemporary art’s most rapidly emerging names. Yet on this particular afternoon in Chicago, as Kendell Carter attended to last minute touch ups before his opening, the front room of the gallery experienced a spirited transformation. Against a backdrop of prim English wainscoting and crisp white walls broken by black stripes, Carter’s exhibit, entitled Common Ground, delivers multiple paths of social and historical inquiry. Citing Robert Irwin’s ideas as a potent stimulus for his direction as an artist, Carter weaves his personal sensibilities in and around these theories until brilliant colors and contexts explode and bleed together. A re-appropriation of urban material culture is central. Design and decoration merge as cultural yearnings enforce themselves through a skillfully fabricated environment.

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Review: Los Angeles Times

January 18, 2008 - Leah Ollman

Lynn Aldrich: All Nature Sings at Carl Berg Gallery, 2008. 

"Aldrich calls the exhibition "All Nature Sings," borrowing a snippet from a Protestant hymn celebrating creation: "This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres." As in the hymn, Aldrich praises the bounty and ingenuity of creation but she couches her earnestness in clever parody. Real concerns masquerade as synthetic follies."

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Review: Art Ltd Magazine

January 1, 2008 - Sharon Mizota

Jeffrey Vallance: BELIEF SYSTEM: 1970s Political Work and Reliquary Chapels, Margo Leavin Gallery
October 31 - December 19, 2007 

"'Belief System: 1970s Political WOrk and Reliquary Chapels' combines two seemingly disparate bodies of work: a series of ornate, personal reliquaries from the last two years and a collection of correspondence with U.S. senators from the late '70s, when Vallance was in his early 20s. What emerges from this strange juxtaposition is indeed a kind of belief system: a relentless self-obession behind which flickers the shadows of more serious, collective concerns."

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Review: LA Times

November 30, 2007 - Christopher Knight

Jeffrey Vallance: BELIEF SYSTEM: 1970s Political Work and Reliquary Chapels, Margo Leavin Gallery
October 31 - December 19, 2007 

"What connects this precocious early work to Vallance's latest reliquaries is their shared cheerfully revealing collision between the intensely private and the resolutely public, the personal and the institutional. It's a place we all inhabit."

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Calgary Herald Review

March 25, 2007 - Christopher Willard

A la mode: Is artist's feminism old hat?

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Art Ltd Feature

January 31, 2007 - Kim Beil

Powers of Ten: Los Angeles photographers are on the rise; art ltd. takes a snapshot of 10 emerging talents. 

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