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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New York Times Feature

January 1, 2007 - Robin Pogrebin

Los Angeles Times Review

April 13, 2006 - Susan Carpenter

Review: Artweek.LA

April 1, 2006 - Jody Zellen

George Legrady: Algorithmic Visualizations at TELIC, January 21 - February 25, 2006. 

"Systems of display and data transfer and presentation is at the core of Legrady’s work. He statesthat while “making invisible determining systems visible” is one goal of his work, the conceptualand social significance of the data and how it is interpreted is also a vital component. Whilemaking data visual he also makes it beautiful. Because Legrady has a sophisticated sense ofdesign he is able to fuse the aesthetic and the technological creating complex works that engagewith real time and real systems in new and innovative ways."

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Art Week Review

February 18, 2006 - Peter Frank