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20150310024447-_dsc8356 Sacred Faces  
Andy Romanoff at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles March 9th - April 5th
Posted 3/6/15


20150302234104-for-web-use_collagerough PETER FRANK ON LENA MOROSS  
Amber Clark, Lena Moross at SPACEHOUSE April 17th - April 19th
Posted 3/2/15


Opening Night Report: Deadbeat Club: Mentally Retired, LA  
1/20/15 Posted 1/20/15

By the time I’d arrived, several hundred people had lined the sidewalk of N. Figueroa Ave and edged themselves around the corner onto Avenue 60 some two blocks away. It was a clusterfuck, albeit, a pretty relaxed one. The atmosphere surrounding the Highland Park gallery and retail space Slow Culture is chill. A few tags from nomadic friends blend with the charm of the traditional neighborhood, plus the mosaic Space Invader installation above the entrance door is a sweet touch. Upon entry, I gave my best attempt at mingling while shuffling through the... [more]

Who Just Donated the Largest Gift of Art to the LACMA in History?  
11/6/14 Posted 11/6/14

Jerry Perenchio. A long-time anonymous supporter of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, entertainment mogul Jerry Perenchio, of Univision Communications, announced publicly today he would bequest almost his entire collection to the museum. The bequest includes some 47 works valued at $500 million with paintings by European masters Picasso, Pissarro, Manet, Degas, and Bonnard, making it the largest gift of art in the museum's history. "L.A. is my home, and I wanted to leave it to a muse... [more]

20141021055353-calarts-frontsign-campus “CalArts to Alleged Rape Victim: How Long Was Your Dress?”  
10/21/14 Posted 10/21/14

The above headline from an article on Al-Jazeera America started circulating online through my social media in the past week. Since then, I’ve seen a lot of CalArts alumni, staff, and current students sounding out in solidarity with the student, now a sophomore at the Institute. In response, the school sent out an email outlining its policies and its efforts to make them better. CalArts is a small community, and so this current scandal is having a real effect on it. But despite its siz... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lightning Bolt Wonder  
9/16/14 Posted 9/16/14

(Image: Lightning Bolt Wonder, Earth Angel Heart, 2014, Digital © US Art Alliance) Lightning Bolt Wonder (b. 1978, Theidalles) A practicing Warrior Shaman of light, LBW is an old soul whose wisdom stems from having lived many reincarnated lives, including most recently those of an Orca, Frog, Spider and Ant (many times). Orca's Wisdom includes: Creator of the Cosmos, having the ability to convert raw matter into stars, planets and more. Freeing the soul from the physical body, con... [more]

VIDEO: Christo Goes White Water Rafting  
9/4/14 Posted 9/5/14

We've had our eyes on Christo's Over the River Project for several years (Christo's been working on it now for twenty years), and every so often we get updates from the OTR squad on the project's various legal battles and incremental successes. The two-week project, which proposes to install a series of fabric panels over the Arkansas River in Colorado, has already received permission from the Federal Government, Colorado State Parks, the State Land Board and Fremont County, Colorado, but faces... [more]

Deadline for the Winter 2015 Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is Today August 31  
8/31/14 Posted 8/31/14

The deadline for the Winter term of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is quickly approaching. All applications must by submitted by Sunday, August 31st at midnight Pacific Time. The Winter 2015 residency will take place January - February, 2015. It includes a monthly stipend of $1000 USD and airfare to and from the residency site. The residency takes place in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris in a Haussmann-style apartment. Studio space is not provided. Thanks... [more]

Ruby Vartan: Catalogue Edition  
Posted 8/19/14

Ruby VartanPainting Lives/works in: Glendale, CAWebsite: http://rubyvartan.wordpress.comTo purchase contact: Ruby Vartan Ruby Vartan was born to Armenian parents in 1979, in Beirut Lebanon. At the age of seven she discovered her passion for art and began her creative adventures. Surrounded by different cultures, she adopted painting as a universally understood language of expressing her inner thoughts and emotions. While living through the regional and civil wars of Lebanon between the years... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Micah Linton  
8/15/14 Posted 8/15/14

(Image: Micah Linton, Lintonian Mechanical Butterfly, 2011, Ink & Digital; © Micah Linton) Micah Linton (b. 1972, California) As an artist and creativity coach, delving into the unconscious regions of the mind using active imagination techniques has been of vital importance. As such, unconscious elements of the psyche and their symbolic representations have long been the subject of my works. As many people often transfer their own darkness onto others, perceptions of evils tend to be view... [more]

Watchlist Artist: Deprise Brescia  
7/25/14 Posted 7/25/14

(Image: Deprise Brescia, Griffins Are Here, 2014, Photograph of Encaustic Painting; © Deprise Brescia) Deprise Brescia (b. California) At its core, my artwork merges science and spirituality for its aesthetic beauty and energetic properties. I consider it transformational, energy art, created to positively influence the viewer and environment. All of my work is created for uplifting places and spaces. I think my art is a bit outside of any box; it’s a modern twist on conceptual in tha... [more]

20140505213706-mike_kelley_aah_youth Some Closing Thoughts on the Mike Kelley Retrospective (MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles)  
Mike Kelley at MOCA Geffen Contemporary March 31st, 2014 - July 28th, 2014
Posted 9/1/14

To borrow a thought from Deleuze and Guattari, art is not chaos, but a composition of chaos that makes possible a wide range of unpredictable new emotions and ideas. It pushes at the borders of the imagination, inviting new ways of seeing, and sharping our capacities for critical reflection. Truly powerful art may even change how we perceive our world, and re-situate our agency within it. The Mike Kelley retrospective (currently on view at LA MoCA), reminds me of a quote by filmmaker David Lynch... [more]

7/4/14 Posted 7/4/14

One of my fav artnerdy nonprofits has a benefit auction and beach party coming up! Check it out Click here to view work and bid: Bidding begins: July 2, 2014 at 12pm PST/3pm EST Bidding ends: July 19, 2014 at 8:30pm PST/11:30pm EST All proceeds benefit LAND’s upcoming free public art programming Artists include: Math Bass Sarah Cain Zoe Crosher Danny First Michael Genovese Alexandra Grant Adler Gurrier Eli Hansen David Hendren Daniel Joseph Martinez Glenn Kaino Shana... [more]

20140714210225-4fa39f2fa2b7e5dffcb2d90c00ba5ddd Simryn Gill's Spare and Stunning Photographs of Decay  
Simryn Gill at VAROLA March 18th, 2014 - July 24th, 2014
Posted 7/14/14

Los Angeles Times Review By: Leah Ollman Simryn Gill's quietly stunning photographic series, "My Own Private Angkor," focuses on a housing development in a seaside town in Malaysia. The complex was built in the 1980s, but never occupied. Over time looters have stripped the site of salable metals. Surfaces have eroded. Dried leaves pile up on the floors and vines creep through the window openings. Gill's pictures, largely of abandoned domestic interiors, speak of both promise and ruin, of palpable economic... [more]

20131218074639-j Jennifer Faist: Forget-Her-Nots  
Jennifer Faist at Ruth Bachofner Gallery January 18th, 2014 - March 1st, 2014
Posted 5/21/14

by Kerry Kugelman In her most recent body of work, Jennifer Faist continues to extend her material and chromatic vocabulary into more subtle and complex areas. Hovering between painting and painted sculpture, Faist’s artwork asserts a robust physical presence while supporting delicate, light-soaked areas of color. Celebratory by dint of her trademark up-tempo, saturated palette, Faist’s latest works also have a hint of the elegiac. It is as though the transient beauty of a cut flower... [more]

Call For Artists: Round 3 of the ArtSlant Prize  
5/12/14 Posted 5/12/14

There's still time to enroll in the 3rd Round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase! Enter Round 3 before it closes on May 25th! Not registered on ArtSlant? No worries, it's quick and easy. One artist from each round is selected to exhibit in the Chicago Loop and finally, four juried winners are selected from the 6 rounds of the showcase series to exhibit at a fair in Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize The Round 2 Chicago Exhibitio... [more]

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