The Korean-born New York–based artist Anicka Yi brings musky-husky odors and colorful bacterial cultures into the sanctum of art. Hi-tech meets feminism in her imprecise, subjective, and mysterious work, which stages the future in the present. By Joanna Fiduccia
Known as much for her clever plunder of painting’s conventions as for her bumptious mix of high and low cultural references, Los-Angeles painter Laura Owens has by now long outpaced the early trivializations of her work as light-hearted California-girl pictures. In her recent work, Owens gives painting’s gestures her most serious overhaul to date.