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…

Catfish @ Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles

Anat Ebgi Gallery presents the exhibition Catfish, a group show featuring Petra Cortright, Kate Steciw, Letha Wilson and Margo Wolowiec. Composed of digital paintings, collages and sculptures, the four artists utilize varying kinds of mutable imagery–drawn from stock photography websites, social media and landscapes–as a representational vocabulary that intersects with physical presence. Taking its name…

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…