Bradford Kessler @ Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles

“The ruling ideology today is basically something like a vague hedonism with a Buddhist touch” – Slavoj Žižek ANXIETY SOCIAL CLUB follows up Kessler’s exhibitions Land Lords at MonCHÉRI, Brussels (2015), and Finally Every Dimension of the Soil at American Medium, New York (2015). Abstract, anti-romantic notions of revolution and chaos in both society and…

Joshua Petker / Some Hippies and a Hobo @ ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles

Jesters, vagabonds, sailors at port, historical bohemians, Greek cynics, and common outsider intellectuals inhabit the role of the subject in Petker’s work – listless seekers as, and among, tropes of painting. His subjects and painting processes represent an attempt at making sense of one’s existence through idealism while also repeating the material routines of daily…