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Mel Bochner
CONSTELLATION OF IDEAS
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Apr. 17, 2012

Walking into the Mel Bochner show at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles is a little like entering an observatory, but you are looking down instead of up at the sky. On the concrete floor are simple chalk marks, drawings of circles and lines and lists of numbers. Strategically placed among them, punctuating the shapes and charts, are large chunks of richly colored glass that might be emeralds, rubies and sapphires glistening in the reflected light like stars. Minimal? You bet, yet memorably and unpredictably uplifting nonetheless. The title of the show and the story behind it add to the intrigue. Called “Theory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light,” the pieces extend the visual language of the influential Italian artist Lucio Fontana, who worked with this same broken glass in the 1950s and ‘60s.

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Hunter Drohojowska-Philp Archives
Apr. 5, 2012
Pedro E. Guerrero
PHOTOGRAPHS OF
MODERN LIFE

by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

A show of the architectural photographs of 94-year-old Pedro E. Guerrero focuses on Wright, Calder and Nevelson.
Mar. 28, 2012
Ceramics in L.A.
FEATS OF CLAY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Tempests about teapots? The real story of avant-garde Los Angeles ceramics, via two exhibitions sponsored by the Getty's PST initiative.
Mar. 21, 2012
Delia Brown
DELIA BROWN GETS SERIOUS, SORT OF
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The subjects of the artist Delia Brown, seen in a pair of shows in Los Angeles at Angles Gallery and Martha Otero.
Feb. 22, 2012
Ellsworth Kelly
CALIFORNIA DOUBLE FEATURE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Ellsworth Kelly rocks Los Angeles with a show of prints at LACMA and the debut exhibition at Matthew Marks L.A.
Feb. 15, 2012
Takashi Murakami
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDHA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Takashi Murakami takes his signature artworks to the Arab world.
Jan. 12, 2012
Pacific Standard Time
THE CUTTING EDGE AT POMONA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The Cutting Edge at Pomona College Museum from 1970 to 1972.
Dec. 15, 2011
Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken
L.A. POSTMODERNISM: SPEAKING IN TONGUES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

At Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, a look at two Los Angeles-based proto-postmodernists. artists who pushed the boundaries of photographic representation, now on view.
Nov. 2, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
IT HAPPENED AT POMONA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

California conceptualism takes root under the guidance of Hal Glicksman at the Pomona College Museum of Art.
Oct. 27, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
PHENOMENAL: CALIFORNIA LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

A revelatory exhibition of Light and Space, one of Southern California's unique art movements.
Oct. 24, 2011
Robert Irwin
ON LOOKING
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

A conversation with Robert Irwin on the occasion of his new exhibition at L&M Arts, Los Angeles.
Oct. 20, 2011
Letter from FIAC
FAST AND FURIOUS
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The "art fair for grown-ups" -- FIAC -- opens for a long weekend in Paris.
Oct. 14, 2011
Nye + Brown
PLASTIC FANTASTIC IN LOS ANGELES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The new Los Angeles gallery Nye + Brown opens with "The Lords & the New Creatures."
Oct. 13, 2011
L.A. Confidential
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME IN LOS ANGELES GALLERIES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

John Altoon, Alexis Smith, Cirrus Gallery, Richard Jackson, Cherry & Martin, Jerry McMillan, Robert Heineken, Judy Fishkin, Joe Goode, Lee Mullican, James Turrell, more.
Oct. 4, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
CROSSCURRENTS AT THE GETTY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The Getty Museum forges a new history for California contemporary in "Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and sculpture from 1950 to 1970."
Oct. 3, 2011
Party Pictures
OUT AT THE GETTY MUSEUM

"Pacific Standard Time" kicks off with a gala opening for "Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and Sculpture from 1950 to 1970."
Sept. 14, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
ASCO, ED KIENHOLZ AND MARIA NORDMAN IN "PACIFIC STANDARD TIME"
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Three shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art inaugurate "Pacific Standard Time" in Southern California.
June 16, 2011
Art 42 Basel
PICTURES FROM AN ART FAIR
Photos by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Artnet Magazine's Los Angeles correspondent hits the ground with her camera phone at Art 42 Basel.
June 15, 2011
Art 42 Basel
BASELMANIA 2011
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Ashley Bickerton, Birkin bags, John Baldessari, Italian collectors, Pace London, Sterling Ruby, Craig Kauffman, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, more.
Apr. 15, 2011
MOCA Los Angeles
ART IN THE STREETS
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Jeffrey Deitch, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Fab Five Freddy, Barry McGee, Lee Quinones and more in "Art in the Streets" at MOCA Los Angeles.
Mar. 16, 2011
Terry Allen:
FROM SEA TO DARKER SEA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

In a new exhibition at L.A. Louver, Terry Allen reconceives Antonin Artaud's journey into madness.
Jan. 31, 2011
Mike Kelley: SUPERMAN’S HAREM
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Superman, Krypton and a harem of fetching females in Mike Kelley’s new installation at Gagosian Gallery.
Dec. 28, 2010
DROLL ABSTRACTION
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The Postminimalist Minimalism of the late German Pop abstractionist Blinky Palermo.
July 14, 2010
THE BORING AND THE BEAUTIFUL
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

"Pure Beauty" at LACMA shows John Baldessari to be "moral, responsible."
Nov. 12, 2009
BOOK REPORT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
A tale of two art-world rogues: Léon Bing’s Wild Ride and Dennis Hopper’s Photographs.
Nov. 9, 2009
MAKING "HEAT WAVES"
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
An interview with artist Robert Gober, curator of a new Charles Burchfield show.
Oct. 2, 2009
RUPPERSBERG TIME
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The unique literary sensibility of California Conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg.
July 9, 2009
COLD WAR CULTURES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Larry Johnson at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
May 19, 2009
AN ALEXIS SMITH REVIVAL
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Word play and narrative in works by the Los Angeles artist.
Feb. 25, 2009
COLD WAR CULTURES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
From LACMA, a wide-ranging survey of post-war German art in "Art of Two Germanys"
Dec. 12, 2008
PALE FIRE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
New sculptures by Rachel Whiteread and George Stoll.
Nov. 19, 2008
DRUNKEN MASTER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
German artist Martin Kippenberger made mockery his method.
Oct. 22, 2008
CERAMIC HISTORY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Ken Price talks about his long escape from "art craft hell."
Aug. 4, 2008
SKYBOXES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Halfway between the prairie and the Jetsons with the architecture of John Lautner.
July 21, 2008
BITING AND BRUISED
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The painting of Marlene Dumas.
May 16, 2008
HAPPENING NOW
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Sotheby’s contemporary does a record-setting $362 million.
May 8, 2008
DIAMOND IN THE DESERT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Neutra’s modernist Kaufmann House in Palm Springs goes up for auction.
Apr. 14, 2008
VIDEO RAVE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Surveying "California Video" at the Getty Museum.
Feb. 13, 2008
Alas and Alack at LACMA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The elephant in the room at LACMA’s new Broad Contemporary Art Museum.
Jan. 18, 2008
DANGEROUS BEAUTY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Graciela Iturbide and the astonishment of Mexico.
Nov. 9, 2007
© ART
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Takashi Murakami’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.
Aug. 8, 2007
FINALLY, SOMEBODY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Rediscovering the eccentric (and influential) abstractions of Mary Heilmann.
July 26, 2007
LEFT COAST
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Ross, Renée Petropoulos and "L.A. Object."
May 30, 2007
PHILLIPS HEAD
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Phillips’ postmodern vanitas paintings feature nude women and Nazis.
May 23, 2007
THAT’S THE SPIRIT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Marnie Weber provides a feminized variant of testosterone-driven West Coast installation art.
May 21, 2007
ART HOUSE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
ArchitectureForSale.com pioneers a new market in houses by top architects.
Mar. 23, 2007
PUSSY POWER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
"WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Feb. 28, 2007
THE LONG VIEW
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Art history catches up to Vija Celmins.
Dec. 6, 2006
EVERYTHING FITS
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
John Baldessari installs "Magritte and Contemporary Art" at LACMA.
Nov. 29, 2006
SOLAR BUZZ
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Actor and artist Robert Dean Stockwell talks about his art and his life.
June 27, 2006
PRAGUE SUMMER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Tina B. offers a different kind of European art festival.
Apr. 19, 2006
MARFA ON MY MIND
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
A visit to Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation art museum in Marfa, Texas.
Apr. 13, 2006
DEADPAN MAGIC
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Visual wit in the collages and paintings of Roy Dowell. Gallery, more.
Nov. 29, 2005
VANISHING
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
New exhibitions by Ed Ruscha, Julius Schulman and Tim Street-Porter.
Oct. 21, 2005
THE ART TRIP
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Curator Paul Schimmel’s "Ecstasy" brings contemporary art back to where it belongs.
Sept. 16, 2005
Court Gestures
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Contemporary art comes to a 12th-century stone fortress in the English countryside.
Sept. 6, 2005
Dirty Little Pots
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Roger Herman puts sexy spin on his ceramics.
June 14, 2005
PATHS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Surveys of work by Paul Strand and Frederick Sommer at the Getty.
May 18, 2005
INTERIOR WEATHER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Olafur Eliasson tests the darkness in Pasadena.
March 16, 2005
HOT SET
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
George Herms and Walter Hopps talking in Los Angeles.
Dec. 15, 2004
THE TRISTAN PROJECT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s "A Knock at the Door"
Feb. 11, 2004
THE O'KEEFFE SAGA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Letters between Georgia O'Keeffe and Maria Chabot.
Jan. 20, 2003
YOUTH HAMMER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The Hammer Museum supports up-and-coming L.A. artists.
Oct. 12, 2001
CHERUBIC MINIMALIST
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Sol LeWitt shines in Southern California.
Oct. 10, 2001
VIVA LAS VEGAS!
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The Guggenheim Museum opens two new branches in Sin City.
July 16, 2001
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Dave Hickey redeems cosmopolitanism at Site Santa Fe.
Mar. 29, 2001
READING RUPPERSBERG
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The novel that writes itself comes of age.
Mar. 21, 2001
DRAWING THE UNIVERSE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Russell Crotty maps the globe of heaven.
Mar. 8, 2001
COLLECTING BEAUTY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Christie's auctions the exotic high-and-low holdings of L.A. decorator Tony Duquette.
Mar. 6, 2001
ARCHITECT OF CALIFORNIA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
How R.M. Schindler invented the classic California house.
Jan. 18, 2001
SUPERFLAT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Anime comes of age at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Dec. 19, 2000
THE GRAND PERSPECTIVE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The photography of Sheila Metzner.
Nov. 14, 2000
THE MECHANICAL ID
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The culturally perverse art of Paul McCarthy.
Nov. 3, 2000
THE NEW LATIN COOL
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Salomon Huerta turns his brush from heads to houses.
Oct. 10, 2000
HERMAN MONSTER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
L.A. artist Roger Herman lives life large.
Sept. 27, 2000
THE TERRIBLE TRIALS OF MRS. T
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Konstantin Kakanis takes on the contemporary art world.
Sept. 9, 2000
BODY BEAUTIFUL
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Celebrity photographer Pat York finds inspiration in the strangest places.
July 12, 2000
CONTRARY COLOR
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The sultry abstractions of Las Vegas artist Yek.
May 31, 2000
GHOST ARCHITECTURE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The uncanny photos of James Casebere.
Apr. 27, 2000
MINIMALIST FANTASIA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The idiosyncratic, oversized sculpture of Robert Therrien.
Mar. 28, 2000
LEARNING TO DRAW
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
British painter Leon Kossoff looks to Nicolas Poussin.



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