Non-Fiction
at The Underground Museum
Catherine Wagley
The Art of Birth
Carmen Winant
Escape from Bunker Hill
John Knight
at REDCAT
Travis Diehl
Ed Boreal Speaks Benjamin Lord
Art Advice (from Men) Sarah Weber
Routine Pleasures
at the MAK Center
Jonathan Griffin
Exquisite L.A. Featuring:
Fay Ray
John Baldessari
Claire Kennedy
Intro by Claressinka Anderson
Portraits by Joe Pugliese
Reviews Hana Cohn, Eli Diner,
Claire De Dobay Rifelj,
Katie Bode, Molly Larkey,
Keith J. Varadi
Launch Party Carla Issue 5
Moon, laub, and Love Catherine Wagley
Walk Artisanal
Jonathan Griffin
Reconsidering
Marva Marrow's
Inside the L.A. Artist
Anthony Pearson
Mystery Science Thater
Diana Thater
at LACMA
Aaron Horst
Informal Feminisms Federica Bueti and Jan Verwoert
Marva Marrow Photographs
Lita Albuquerque
Interiors and Interiority:
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Char Jansen
Reviews Claire de Dobay Rifelj,
Matt Stromberg, Hana Cohn,
Lindsay Preston Zappas,
Simone Krug, Keith Vaughn,
Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi
Launch Party Carla Issue 4
Le Louvre, Las Vegas Evan Moffitt
iPhones, Flesh,
and the Word
F.B.I.
at Arturo Bandini
Lindsay Preston Zappas
Women Talking About Barney Catherine Wagley
Lingua Ignota
Faith Wilding
at The Armory Center
for the Arts
and LOUDHAILER
Benjamin Lord
A Conversation
with Amalia Ulman
Char Jansen
How We Practice Carmen Winant
Share Your Piece of the Puzzle Federica Bueti
Amanda Ross-Ho Photographs
Erik Frydenborg
Reviews Eli Diner, Jonathan Griffin,
Don Edler, Aaron Horst
Launch Party Carla Issue 3
Hot Tears Carmen Winant
Slow View:
Molly Larkey
Anna Breininger and Kate Whitlock
Americanicity's Paintings
Orion Martin
at Favorite Goods
Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
Layers of Leimert Park Catherine Wagley
Junkspace Junk Food
Parker Ito
at Kaldi, Smart Objects,
White Cube, and
Château Shatto
Evan Moffitt
Melrose Hustle Keith Vaughn
Max Maslansky Photographs
Monica Majoli
at the Tom of Finland Foundation
White Lee, Black Lee
William Pope.L’s Reenactor
Travis Diehl
Dora Budor Interview Char Jensen
Reviews Benjamin Lord, Aaron Horst, Stephen Kent
Top-Down Bottom-Up Jenny Gagalka
Snap Reviews Aaron Horst, Char Jansen, Randy Rice, Lindsay Preston Zappas
MEAT PHYSICS/
Metaphysical L.A.
Travis Diehl
Art for Art’s Sake:
L.A. in the 1990s
Anthony Pearson
A Dialogue in Two
Synchronous Atmospheres
Erik Morse
with Alexandra Grant
SOGTFO
at François Ghebaly
Jonathan Griffin
#studio #visit
with #devin #kenny
@barnettcohen
Mateo Tannatt Photographs
Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Slow View:
Discussion on One Work
Anna Breininger
with Julian Rogers
Reviews Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Catherine Wagley, Keith Vaughn, Aaron Horst, Kate Wolf, Mateo Tannatt, Evan Moffitt, Cal Siegel
We’re in This Together Lauren Cherry & Max Springer
VESSEL // CINS and
VESSEL // PERF
Ben Medansky
I’ve been a lot of places,
seen so many faces
Nora Slade
Launch Party Carla Issue 1
Distribution
Downtown
ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth
    & Schimmel
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Los Angeles, CA 90013
Central Park
412 W. 6th St. #615
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Cirrus Gallery
2011 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
CES Gallery
711 Mateo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Château Shatto
406 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Club Pro
1525 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Fahrenheit
2245 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Ghebaly Gallery
2245 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
The Geffen Contemporary
    & at MOCA
152 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Harmony Murphy
358 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LACA
2245 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
MAMA
1242 Palmetto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
LACA
2245 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Mistake Room
1811 E. 20th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Night Gallery
2276 E. 16th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
The Box
805 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Wilding Cran Gallery
939 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Chinatown
A.G. Geiger
502 Chung King Ct.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
EMBASSY
422 Ord St., Suite G
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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410 Cottage Home St.
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422 Ord St.
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1301PE
6150 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
ACME.
6150 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
ASHES/ASHES
American Cement Bldg.
2404 Wilshire Blvd. 1A
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Chainlink Gallery
1051 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Commonwealth and Council
3006 W. 7th St. #220
Los Angeles CA 90005
David Kordansky Gallery
5130 W. Edgewood Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
JOAN
4300 W. Jefferson Blvd. #1
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
1201 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Marc Foxx
6150 Wilshire Blvd. #5
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Martos Gallery
3315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Ochi Projects
3301 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
The Landing
5118 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Park View
836 S. Park View St. Unit 8
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Skibum MacArthur
712 S. Grand View St., #204
Los Angeles, CA 90057
SPRÜTH MAGERS
5900 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Underground Museum
3508 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
VACANCY
2524 1/2 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Visitor Welcome Center
3006 W. 7th St., Suite #200A
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Arcana Books
8675 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Cherry and Martin
2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Honor Fraser
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Klowden Mann
6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Luis De Jesus
2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Roberts and Tilton
5801 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Samuel Freeman
2639 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Susanne Vielmetter
6006 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Silverlake/ Echo Park
Jenny’s
4220 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Smart Objects
1828 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Otherwild
1768 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Diane Rosenstein
831 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Family Books
436 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
GAVLAK
1034 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hannah Hoffman
1010 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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West Hollywood, CA 90038
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
M+B
612 N. Almont Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Mier
1107 Greenacre Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Moskowitz Bayse
743 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Regen Projects
6750 Santa Monica Blvd.
LLos Angeles, CA 90038
Various Small Fires
812 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Westside
Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis
    &College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Christopher Grimes Gallery
916 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
DXIX Projects
519 Santa Clara Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Five Car Garage
(Emma Gray HQ)
Team (Bungalow)
306 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Shulamit Nazarian
17 N. Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Chin’s Push
4917 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
ESXLA
602 Moulton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
SADE
204 S. Avenue 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Boyle Heights
BBQLA
2315 Jesse St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
BBQLA
2315 Jesse St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Chimento Contemporary
622 S. Anderson St., #105
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Ibid.
670 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Ooga Twooga
356 Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Parrasch Heijnen Gallery
1326 S. Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
PSSST
1329 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Museum as Retail Space (MaRS)
649 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Nicodim Gallery
571 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Venus Over Los Angeles
601 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Pasadena/ Glendale
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
The Pit
918 Ruberta Ave.
Glendale, CA 91201

Ajay Kurian
at JOAN

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Ajay Kurian, Unilateral Educational Disarmament (2016). Installation view (detail). Image courtesy of the artist and JOAN. Photo: Mike Hansen.

Ajay Kurian’s Unilateral Educational Disarmament, currently on view at JOAN, casts a critical net over the compromised objectives of primary educational themes. Within a vitrine at the gallery’s entrance, plastic gingerbread men pose amid a myriad of fluorescent-lit bells—an overt nod to Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray’s controversial The Bell Curve (1994). The work, Comfort Station #5 (Mind the Gap, Praise the Curve) (2016), presents this popular “boy” of folklore as a pluralized, fossilized toy, surrounded by wavering symbolic markers of normativity.

Around the corner, a group of science-fictionalized school children hang from black climbing ropes. Those on the chalk-dusted floor composed of interlocking black mats—an aestheticized gymnasium—claw at each other and motion “come hither” gestures towards the viewer. One wears a neck brace and leg cast with racial and homophobic slurs scrawled on it; another holds a gun to his head. Perhaps the artist deploys such heavy-handed metaphors in order to give agency to youth devoured by malignant social narratives—biased testing procedures or inexplicable school shootings, both of which ironically leave children behind, literally and/or figuratively.

Formally, each of these sculptures possess strange, surreal moments at which to marvel. Collectively though, when paired with the artist’s hyperbolic mission statement/press release, Kurian’s work reads as sophisticated and sophomoric, genuine and erratic. Like the typically tone-deaf, yet well-intentioned parents and teachers who attempt to meddle and mediate, Kurian crusades through sustained feedback in order to fight for the marginalized and underprivileged. Yet, between the didactic tenor of the associated text and the overwrought appliqué of the works on display, Kurian ends up disarming his own inspired agenda.

Ajay Kurian: Unilateral Educational Disarmament runs February 13–March 27, 2016 at JOAN (4300 W Jefferson Boulevard #1, Los Angeles, CA 90016)

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Ajay Kurian, Comfort Zone #5 (Mind the Gap, Praise the Curve) (2016). Image courtesy of the artist and JOAN. Photo: Mike Hansen.

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Ajay Kurian, Unilateral Educational Disarmament (2016). Installation view (detail). Image courtesy of the artist and JOAN. Photo: Mike Hansen.

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Ajay Kurian, Unilateral Educational Disarmament (2016). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and JOAN. Photo: Mike Hansen.