by Patricia Cronin
Maverick independent curator Michael Duncan has mounted a visceral, hair-raising survey exhibition of figurative art by more than 40 Los Angeles artists in “L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, from Rico LeBrun to Paul McCarthy,” Jan. 22-May 20, 2012, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The show is a revelatory part of the Getty Initiative’s 60-exhibition extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time,” whose various events have been reviewed prolifically by Artnet Magazine
’s own Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.