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Enter the artist's Berlin studio — without leaving L.A.

Enter the artist's Berlin studio — without leaving L.A.

Jonathan Monk's mildly amusing show at the gallery Cherry and Martin is a peek behind the curtain, a scattering of clues. It is an act of self-revelation in the guise of deflection — or maybe vice versa.

Two large walls in the gallery are papered with photo murals of the artist's studio in Berlin. Installed atop and around them are framed and sculptural works by about 20 other artists, whose work has in some way fed into Monk's own. Monk curated the show, and at the same time he is its ostensible subject.

The loose collection of favorites includes a tabletop Sol LeWitt sculpture, a set of “Inflammatory Essay” posters by Jenny Holzer, a suite of John Baldessari screenprints,...

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