My Highlights from Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015

Artsy Editorial
Jan 22, 2015 1:37AM

Less is more.

My Selection:

Jeppe Hein, Modified Social Bench C, 2006, at Johann König

Modified Social Bench C, 2006

Besides just being a great artwork, I think the world would be an even happier place if works like this were in parks everywhere.

Ron Jude, Santa Cruz, 2007, at Gallery Luisotti

Santa Cruz, CA, 2007
Gallery Luisotti

I see echoes here of the works of William Eggleston. I really love the simplicity and perfectly balanced composition of this image trapped in time (and I have a thing for old phones and pencils).

Naama Tsabar, Study for a Microphone (Variation 4), 2014, at Spinello Projects

The use of tape in this artwork is particularly inventive; it is especially effective in how it captures an ordinary device and makes it appear to be a fossilized organic entity, like a virus.

Zach Harris, Sanyo Sunset, 2014-2015, at David Kordansky Gallery

Sanyo Sunset, 2014-2015
David Kordansky Gallery

I’m particularly drawn to the union of color and geometry in this work—the center square draws the eye inward to the point where I’m strangely motivated to pull back the surface to see what’s behind it.

Olafur Eliasson, Mat for multidemensional prayers, 2014, at i8 Gallery

Mat for multidimensional prayers, 2014
i8 Gallery

I’m always surprised by Olafur’s artistic diversity, and this is no exception.

Nick Hornby, I found my friends, they’re in my head (Kurt Cobain) (Version II), 2010-2014, at Anat Ebgi

I found my friends, they're in my head (Kurt Cobain) (Version II), 2010-2014
Anat Ebgi

I think this is a striking image that both captures the classic elements of a human bust and, at the same time, adds motion and modernity. It reminds me of when a subject moved their head in old photographs, thus resulting in a blurry head/still body effect, which is also used in a great deal of Francis Bacon imagery.

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