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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]

20140504075259-ckl_a_good_line_install_1_e Watchlist Artist: Christiane Lyons  
Christiane Lyons at Meliksetian | Briggs 5/4/14 Posted 5/4/14

Anna Meliksetian and Michael Briggs are pleased to present A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You, Christiane Lyons’ second solo show at the gallery. Lyons’ practice is driven by an ongoing investigation into the process of painting and the use of appropriated material to recontexualize images and provoke new meanings and visual intepretations. The works in A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You are the result of manipulating found imagery by drawing upon the foundational, p... [more]

“CHIAROSCURO” Pop-Up at Ace Hotel Downtown LA (via Art Nerd LA)  
4/1/14 Posted 4/1/14

The Ace Hotel DTLA has partnered with SAGE PROJECTS for a special Pop-Up art show April 10 – 29, 2014! This event looks great, see you at the opening APRIL 10 – APRIL 29, 2014 OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 10th // 7-10pm RSVP: SAGE PROJECTS in association with Ace Hotel DTLA are pleased to present Los Angeles based fine art photographer and filmmaker, Matthias Koenigswieser, in his first solo exhibition. “CHIAROSCURO”, a Renaissance-derived term describing an a... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Dario Anton  
3/28/14 Posted 3/28/14

(Image: Dario Anton, Crazy Armadillo, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 X 36 Inches; © Dario Anton) Dario Anton (b. 1983, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) I’ve been a silly person all of my life and I try to reflect that silliness in my art. Drawing cartoons has been a passion of mine ever since I was a child, and in my paintings I try to combine slightly odd, cartoon-like characters with bright, vivid colors. I love clashing and disorder, and attempt to strategically arrange that disorder so that it resemble... [more]

20140326065217-lp-2 Gesture + Structure  
Philip Vaughan at MLY Gallery - Malibu Lumber Yard March 8th, 2014 - April 10th, 2014
Posted 3/26/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2014 Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery is pleased to Present: Gesture + Structure Phillip Vaughan Abstractions from Nature Malibu, CA – In conjunction with The Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery, and owner Seda Saar is proud to bring a curated retrospective exhibition: Phillip Vaughan: Gesture + Structure Abstractions from Nature in Malibu, CA at the Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery from March 8th to April 10th. The opening reception... [more]

MOCA Artist Trustees Return to the Fold After Leaving In Protest Over a Year Ago  
3/19/14 Posted 3/19/14

photo courtesy of MOCA The Board of Trustees of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) welcomed artist trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, and Catherine Opie back to the board yesterday, after they quit in protest in 2012. The artists are returning in a vote of confidence in the new leadership of MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, who, in his short tenure, has already helped the museum raise its endowment to an historic high of $100 million. “I'm very excited about the prospects fo... [more]

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