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Best of 2013: Art Exhibits

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Brian Porray’s “Seahorse Sea Hell,” part of The 10th Circle exhibit.
Dawn-Michelle Baude

1 Line, RC Wonderly (MCQ Fine Art Advisory) Wonderly placed lines on Dura-Lar the way sculptors place I-beams in space. Who knew graphite could take on such weight and mass?

2 Some Fine Women (Vast Space Projects) An ambitious three-pronged show—main gallery, drawing room and warehouse—that took an exhilarating reading of women and art-making. Our pupils dilate just thinking about it.

3 The 10th Circle (Vast Space Projects) Six LA artists took on beauty in a dystopian age and won.

4 Warhol Out West (Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art) The “Cowboys and Indians” series made us rethink Warhol. Wasn’t he raised as a Catholic? And what was that thing with his mom?

5 New Citadel (P3Studio) Artist-in-residence David Sanchez Burr enacted the creation-destruction loop in process art. We hope you grabbed your glue gun and lent a hand.

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