July 02, 2014
Los Angeles Commissions Glenn Kaino for Public Artwork
Los Angeles has commissioned artist Glenn Kaino to create a major public artwork as part of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project. Also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, the Sixth Street Viaduct is one of 14 historic structures crossing the Los Angeles River, bridging the city's arts district and the neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
Art in America
June 27, 2014
Meleko Mokgosi in Mail & Guardian
An Interrogation of Post-colonial History
By Medein Tribinevicius
For Meleko Mokgosi, painting – as an act, object and commodity – is always political. And his approach to his work is unrelentlingly uncompromising.
Mail & Guardian
June 14, 2014
KAWS and Erik Parker in Paint New York
In the summer of 2014 GL STRAND presents a compelling insight into contemporary painting from New York that will also serve to present the broad framework that defines the painting today. The diversity of designs and picturesque expression is showing the painting's power, and through the 11 artists we get close to the city and its dynamic pulse. All artists are closely linked to the city and the art scene - they live and work there - and the majority are also trained in the city.
May 27, 2014
Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria is Artforum Critics' Pick
History painting, argued eighteenth-century academicians, was the noblest undertaking for any artist: especially if you want to glorify European conquest. In this incandescent debut—whose title, "Pax Kaffraria," plays on a violent racial slur—Botswana-born and Brooklyn-based artist Meleko Mokgosi refashions the genre for new, postcolonial undertakings, all while insisting that the narratives it depicts can only be fragmentary.
May 10, 2014
Rosson Crow, KAWS, Robert Lazzarini and Erik Parker in the Modern Auction
The Modern Auction celebrates ten years of the FOCUS series and benefits Future Acquisitions and Programming for the Director's Council FOCUS Exhibition Series.
The Modern Auction
May 09, 2014
Meleko Mokgosi in the Los Angeles Times
The three parts to Meleko Mokgosi's absorbing show at Honor Fraser are formally distinct, all falling under a broad umbrella of concern with post-colonialism and misrepresentation across the continental, cultural divide.
Los Angeles Times
May 09, 2014
Brenna Youngblood: Loss Prevention at CAM St. Louis
The first Midwestern solo museum exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Brenna Youngblood, Loss Prevention features a selection of new and earlier multimedia works. Often combining paper and acrylic collage with images of everyday objects, Youngblood juxtaposes the figure with the abstract, raising questions of what is familiar versus what is unknown.
CAM St. Louis
April 30, 2014
Kaz Oshiro in MCA San Diego Art Auction
MCASD's Art Auction is one of the most exciting and important nights in San Diego's art scene. Selected by the curatorial team, the impressive roster of works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photography by leading luminaries and rising stars.
MCA San Diego 2014 Art Auction