Fabrik’s twenty-eighth issue greets Spring with photographer Lena Herzog’s splendid black and white studies of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, kinetic sculptures that derive their motion entirely from the presence of beach winds. The magazine once again concentrates its focus on Los Angeles’ annual city-wide celebration of photography known as MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles). The issue’s features include forthright reflections on time’s passage, with Douglas Kirkland’s quintessential images of storied icons and Sally Peterson’s ONE HUNDRED, a large-scale portrait series of tenacious centenarians. Henri van Noordenburg’s recent monochrome-blue landscapes present an intriguing narrative of fact and fiction open to interpretation at the 2nd Annual Photo Independent and Contemporary Art Fair. Dwell on Design L.A., the nation’s largest design event, returns to downtown Los Angeles for its 10th year at the LA Convention Center, and Fabrik summarizes the three-day extravaganza. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS’ end of May sale offers a bi-coastal cache of prestigious works from an early Warhol soup can original poster to never-before-seen lots of artist Marc Karzen’s “bumper” photographs from the Late Show with David Letterman. Among its selections of artists this issue, ARTRA Curatorial’s Emergent Presence presents Farrah Karapetian’s “constructed negatives,” Brian Cooper’s “optical illusionism,” and Carlson Hatton’s phantasmagoric kaleidoscopic imagery. Additionally, Peter Frank’s singular Museum Views explores the Getty Center and Getty Research Institute’s concurrent exhibitions investigating 19th century Europe’s dynamic changes, through images of people, places, and events.
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ISSUE 28: TABLE OF CONTENTS
Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures
By Phil Tarley
Henri van Noordenburg: Landscapes of Fact and Fiction
By Ian Were
Beest in Show: Lena Herzog’s Sixth Book
By Lanee Lee
Sally Peterson: ONE HUNDRED and Still Counting…
By Aparna Bakhle-Ellis
Q&A with Temporary Space’s Richard Shelton
By Peter Frank
Fresh Faces in Art
Emergent Presence: LA Artists You Should Know
By ARTRA Curatorial: Max Presneill, Kio Griffith & Colton Stenke
Art About Town
Peter Frank’s Museum Views