Exhibition: f o r e p l a y
Artist: Nevine Mahmoud
Venue: M+B
Dates: Until January 6th, 2018

The playfully erotic works of Nevine Mahmoud are a surprising blend of tension and flirtation, possessing a delicate softness and alluring invitation to touch. Toying with ideas of functionality, the sculptures call to mind surreal objects. She isolates bodily references and fragments these parts for individual consideration. It's Alice in Wonderland a sexy, cheeky, feminine sense of humor.

 Nevine Mahmoud,  Lick , 2017, Persian onyx, stainless steel and steel hardware, 5 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (12.7 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm)

Nevine Mahmoud, Lick, 2017, Persian onyx, stainless steel and steel hardware, 5 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (12.7 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm)


Exhibition: Kandors 1999 - 2011
Artist:  Mike Kelley
Venue: Hauser & Wirth
Dates: Until January 21, 2018

The exhibition is a playful, explorative, and hypnotizing presentation of one of Mike Kelley’s most impressive bodies of works. Mike Kelley’s series Kandors is so much more than miniatures of Superman’s fictional birthplace. They are simultaneously architectural models, commentaries on the subjectivity of storytelling, and fantasies of future worlds. While unique in their origins, this series of works is deeply psychologically and ideologically connected to Kelley’s oeuvre as a whole. 

Sharon recommends popping by Manuela, the restaurant in the Hauser & Wirth courtyard, for a glimpse of the stunning Mark Bradford painting on display.

 Mike Kelley’s series  Kandors

Mike Kelley’s series Kandors


Exhibition: Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection
Artist: Various Artist
Venue: Marciano Foundation
Dates: Until January 20th, 2018

In conjunction with LA's citywide Pacific Standard Time presentation, the Marciano’s are showcasing a selection of contemporary Latin American artists they have acquired. A variety of Analia Saban's works question materiality time and again. A snarky Jose Dávila Untitled stack of found cardboard boxes à-la Donald Judd present an overt nod to Arte Povera and Minimalism. Another highlight is Dávila's impressive sculpture Esfuerzo común (Common Effort), a precariously balanced work that functions on dichotomy: industrial vs. natural, feminine vs. masculine, etc.

 Jose Dávila.  Untitled , 2015. Found cardboard boxes

Jose Dávila. Untitled, 2015. Found cardboard boxes