Articles of ‘Tucker Neel’

(Re-) Cycles of Paradise

(Re-) Cycles of Paradise

LACE - Los Angeles
By Tucker Neel
“(Re-) Cycles of Paradise,” organized by the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, presents visitors with works that address connections between conceptions of gender and climate change. At first glance the exhibition appears like a display room for inventive projects ready for prospective backers. Indeed, certain works use this to [...]



Helen Rebekah Garber: Spells, Spires, and Other Delicate Business

Helen Rebekah Garber: Spells, Spires, and Other Delicate Business

Charlie James Gallery - Los Angeles
By Tucker Neel
Humans have constantly employed meditative and repetitive actions to create immersed states that signal towards a profound desire to escape from the constrictions of embodied corporeality; the oppressiveness of being stuck in a body that must constantly face its own limitations is quite a bummer. The [...]



Darling Zackary

Darling Zackary

By Tucker Neel
Zackary Drucker is a dynamo, who, at the young age of 29, has created an insightful body of films, photographs and performances challenging gender normativity. Her work, which always intersects with her own transsexual identity, postulates queer alternatives to the status quo. She has staged performances inviting audience members to perform [...]



Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1975-1981

Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1975-1981

Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles
Curated by Paul Schimmel
By Tucker Neel
“MOCA’s Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1975-1981″ features works by legendary artists like John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon, Martha Rosler and Bette Saar. These artists are well represented in this show, as well as in [...]



Takin’ It To The Streets. An Interview With Susan Silton

Takin' It To The Streets. An Interview With Susan Silton

Susan Silton’s art sneaks up on you where you least expect it, often in public, on power boxes, billboards and fumigation tents, in postcards and posters, in whistling crowds and on Facebook. Silton’s work is all about communication (and lack thereof) and power (and lack thereof).¬†Silton has cultivated a thriving practice with her [...]



Art in the Streets

Art in the Streets

Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles
By Tucker Neel
It’s hard to see MOCA’s blockbuster exhibition, “Art In The Streets,” apart from its surrounding controversies. The show’s problems began back in 2010 when MOCA’s new director and “Art In The Streets” chief curator, Jeffery Deitch, had the artist Blu’s mural of dollar bill-draped coffins on the [...]