Hugh Holland, Spectators, 1975.
SPECIAL ISSUE / California

Hugh Holland: Asphalt Angels

Installation Magazine speaks with Hugh Holland about the years he spent photographing and following skateboarders in Los Angeles. Holland was granted an inside look into the lives of young skateboarders and their desire to push the envelope in the sport. Today his collection of work from the series “Angels” and “Locals Only” shown at M+B Gallery embodies the skate and counter culture that defined the 1970s.

Cole Rise, Explorations with Space: No.1 (Bear Mountain, Sedona), 2010
SPECIAL ISSUE / California

Cole Rise: Spectral Illumination

Spectral illumination resides in a celestial cobweb of the Moon, the Sun and stars but another luminous body of work belongs to Cole Rise. A fine arts photographer who divides his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Rise pursues the nuances of time and space - an invisible and omnipotent force - as the subject of his works. With the ability to distill the unknown into a tangible vision, Rise’s works contain the same level...

Spencer Lowell, Santa Monica, 2008.
SPECIAL ISSUE / California

Spencer Lowell: The Urban Alchemist

The works of Spencer Lowell pair scientific pragmatism with an unbridled creative energy transforming the city of Los Angeles anew.  Adhering to a controlled composition and saturated color scheme, Lowell points out the geometry of the landscape and architecture of his native city along with urban encounters that would otherwise remain unnoticed.

Keegan Gibbs for RVCA, 2011.
SPECIAL ISSUE / California

Keegan Gibbs: Free Flow

Born and raised in Malibu, California the subjects of Keegan Gibbs’ surf and sand photographs are familiar faces encountered in daily life. An avid surfer and documentarian of the local beach scene, Gibbs chases waves and photographs their curls and breaks, experimenting with nearly every camera under the sun in an effort to capture moments of adrenaline. Gibb’s sun kissed lens idly soaks in beautiful people with sand in their...

SABER in L.A. by Willie T.
SPECIAL ISSUE / California

Los Angeles Street Art Grid

Street art is quickly assuming a great presence in the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, which made it necessary to include it in the California Issue. Just as the Boys of Dogtown inspired innovation and world-wide attention to the art of skateboarding, street art tests their vision against the constraints of urban spaces. Installation Magazine approached Known Gallery to curate an exclusive “LA Street Art Grid” featuring 17...

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Mandy Kahn Presents Math, Heaven, Time

Los Angeles has been a massive influence on my creative practice.  There’s a culture of collaboration here that’s so fluid, so generous, so humble and so fertile that I can’t seem to spend more than a ...

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Todd Pavlisko: The Mathematics of a Bullet0

Todd Pavlisko: The Mathematics of a Bullet

For Todd Pavlisko’s solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum titled Crown, the artist was granted permission from the City Council of Cincinnati and the museum to create a work within the museum with a sniper ...

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Celebrating SMMoA’s 10 Years of INCOGNITO with Dr. V. Joy Simmons

The luminosity of the doors reflect her passion and commitment to the city of Los Angeles and its artists.  A radiologist, avid collector and advocate of the arts – her dedication to the art scene of ...

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Behind The Momentum of United Visual Artists

United Visual Artists talk to Installation about their latest installation Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Centre.  Understand the technology behind the collective’s immersive environment showcasing the physicality of the space through light and sound.  If you find yourself in ...

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Kick Start Cat Canyon in the Home Stretch

As our book addresses life philosophies for the Internet Age, we felt it important to write the book in the language of the Internet…there’s nothing that says “for the Internet” quite like a dancing Cat ...

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Judy Gelles: The Fourth Grade Project0

Judy Gelles: The Fourth Grade Project

The combination of frontal and reverse portraits allowed for the development of both personal and universal stories.  The children are presented as individuals; however, their stories speak to greater pervasive truths and problems within our society. ...

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Installation at VOLTA 10

Todd Pavlisko: The Mathematics of a Bullet0

Todd Pavlisko: The Mathematics of a Bullet

For Todd Pavlisko’s solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum titled Crown, the artist was granted permission from the City Council of Cincinnati and the museum to create a work within the museum with a sniper firing into a site specific sculpture. His work has been

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Patrick Jacobs: An Architecture of Lenses0

Patrick Jacobs: An Architecture of Lenses

Patrick Jacobs intentionally blurs boundaries between the traditional artistic media of painting, sculpture and photography in his works. At the same time, they present the viewer with a spatial and perceptual conundrum; we are drawn into a space at once determinate and infinite, natural and contrived,

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Kadar Brock: The Gesture of a Mark0

Kadar Brock: The Gesture of a Mark

Brooklyn-based abstraction alchemist Kadar Brock approaches his paintings as objects themselves, sanding and abrading them and extracting colorful remnants from old canvases as surface materials and activated media toward new works. His process of creation, deletion, recycling, and renewal achieves results that blur the line between

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Melanie Bonajo: Nature as a One Night Stand0

Melanie Bonajo: Nature as a One Night Stand

Captivated by concepts of the divine, Melanie Bonajo explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation through photographs, performances, and films. She questions our shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by looking at our domestic situation and changes to humanity at large. Her

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Anthony Goicolea: An Unfolding Tableau0

Anthony Goicolea: An Unfolding Tableau

Anthony Goicolea continues to push his fantastic photographic tableaux, maneuvering from the wildly complex multiple self-portraits that he perfected in the previous decade to conceptual

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Peter Funch: Connecting with a Disconnect0

Peter Funch: Connecting with a Disconnect

Peter Funch has established himself as a very respected contemporary art photographer. He just had his second solo exhibition at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and

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20+20: The Photography Issue

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Ken Holden

In Photographic Impressionism- the Unaltered State of Reality Ken Holden presents his subjects as they appear in the reflections of glass and through the veil of rain.  Strangers assume an anonymity but their presence is deeply felt as ...

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Color My World with Sound

“When I talk about color I try to make it clear that it doesn’t need to be perceived through something exclusively visual but with other senses.  If you can hear colors you can amplify the perceptions ...

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Jay Brockman: Sunrise to Sunset

Beneath the humdrum hiccup of her worn city streets, and above hills billboards that hover like visions from the sky- Los Angeles speaks.  For Jay Brockman, Los Angeles is nothing short of surreal, a destination that ...

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