Christopher Knight of the LA Times writes, Art review: 'Steve Roden: in between, a 20-year survey' @ Armory Center for the Arts; 'Steve Roden: when words become forms' @ Pomona College Museum of Art

Steve Roden has an uncanny way with making paintings that seem accidental yet inevitable, inscrutable yet utterly coherent. There's a place for everything and everything is happily in its place, fussed over and as carefully assembled as a precise calculation; but the exact principle driving the placement is indecipherable, save for the gauzy concept of intuition.