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Christopher Michno

Christopher Michno

Christopher Michno writes about the visual arts, and is an editor for Artillery, a bimonthly contemporary art magazine, and DoppelHouse Press, a Los Angeles-based publisher of books on art and architecture. His work has also appeared in the LA Weekly, ICON Italy, and other publications.

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Tomas McGovern, "Untitled," 2008-2012, from the series "People in Cars"  | Courtesy of the artist In the Sunshine of Neglect
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"In the Sunshine of Neglect" Reveals Nuances of the Inland Empire

“In the Sunshine of Neglect," a double venue exhibition, exposes the many layers of life in a vast area of contiguous valleys nestled below the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains: Inland Southern California.
From left to right: DJ Bean from Aztlan Underground, Lupe, Yaotl from Aztlan Underground, Jose Maldonado, and Edgar Toledo at The Farce of July, 1999 | Courtesy of Edgar Toledo and Emily Martinez
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Radio Clandestina Gives Voice to a Marginalized Latinx Community

It was 1996, and big media was swallowing up smaller stations in L.A., leaving little room for Latinx voices. It was into this barren media-scape that the pirate radio station Radio Clandestina emerged.
Motherboy performance at studio of Zaid Yousef | Courtesy of Motherboy
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This Riverside Art Rock Band Looks to Life in the Region for Inspiration

The ambient art rock band Motherboy is only loosely a rock band. The trio's sets are a multimodal interplay of ambient music, video and performance.
Kristofferson San Pablo Install | Boys of Summer
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An Artist Collective From the Inland Empire Reflects on the Region's Diversity

Boys of Summer, an art collective with origins in the Inland Empire, is one of the few in the Los Angeles area that addresses the experience of living in the area.
Gregory Michael Hernandez, "Decalogue Chapel"
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Creating Art in the Desert? Conservation Groups Want You to Consider These Guidelines

The Mojave Desert Land Trust has launched ecological guidelines and curriculum for artists looking to create art in the desert.
Thatcher Music Building in Pomona College
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Brutalist Building Set for Demolition Raises Questions of Sustainability and Design

Pomona College has intentions to tear down a modestly scaled Brutalist building. The planned demolition prompts questions about the preservation of cultural resources.
"Transit Across" by Joe Zaldivar and Ramak Fazel (featured)
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First Street Gallery Helps Artists with Disabilities Find Their Voice

At First Street Gallery Art Center, individuals with developmental disabilities have found their voice through art-making.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, 2015. | Photo: Heather Johnson.
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Motorcycle World Traveler Heather Johnson Leaves Art Along the Way

Heather Johnson leads a nomadic life. Aboard her motorcycle, the artist makes cross-country trips, leaving art along her path.
Fred Harvey Indian Tours | Photo courtesy of Library of Congress
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Re-imagining Route 66: New Stories for an Old Landscape

Route 66 has been mythologized in popular culture since it was established as a national highway in 1926. Two new projects re-contextualize the road for the 21st century.
Mark Dion, "Field Station," 2015.
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Ciara Ennis: Exhibition Practices and Alternate Theories of the Archive

Can art exhibitions and collections unravel dominant cultural narratives? Curator Ciara Ennis believes so, and she's committed to challenging authoritative societal systems through her work.
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