This week, there’s a show from wunderkinds Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, a terrifyingly terrific Circus of Death, the release party for Night Papers Six, and surreal new drawings from a venerated textile artist.
Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Hyperallergic, he has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, CARLA, Apollo, ARTNews, and other publications.
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