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Sassas (Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound) has been hosting monthly sound art events for children since September. This month, Archie Carey, a bassoonist who also plays other instruments, composes and collaborates with other local sound artists frequently, will perform along with vocalist-composer-artist Odeya Nini.
Juan Aquino came to the US in the trunk of a car, left in a drop-house in Fullerton, CA. Later, he became a landscaper for artist Vincent Goudreau’s landlord and Goudreau, whose projects are often sociological in nature, got to know him. Some of Goudreau’s recordings of his conversations with the immigrant landscaper are in his [...]
There will be conceptual pies at the performance event organized and featuring six more-or-less L.A.-based artists/writers (Dominique Gilliot came here from France less than a year ago, but takes L.A. very seriously). Sarah Williams and Laura Vigna will make the pies, John Birtle (a.k.a. John Burtle) plans to send a postcard with a microphone, Gilliot [...]
For “Drawn to Language,” USC Fisher museum’s show featuring artists compelled by words but in different ways, artist Susan Silton installed a circle of typewriters and enlisted volunteers to type out the Grapes of Wrath collectively. Alexandra Grant installed new paintings, part of her Century of the Self series. They explore issues of identity in her characteristically [...]
Tony Smith’s Smoke, that towering black sculpture in the atrium of LACMA’s Ahmanson building, looks like a machine-made, mod spider. It’s that juxtaposition between geometric and organic that Liz Glynn will focus on in The Myth of Pure Form, part four of her genuinely compelling, five-part [de]-lusions of Grandeur performance series. Performers will use props to construct [...]
Swimmer and broadcaster Diana Nyad was photographed by Catherine Opie earlier this year, three days after she became first person to swim non-stop from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage to protect her. The athlete and artist will talk about landscape and other things at the Hammer.
Alexander Calder, best known for his large-scale mobiles, weirdly has never had a solo exhibition in a Los Angeles museum, even though the LACMA commissioned him to design a public fountain when it officially opened on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965. This new retrospective, designed by architect Frank Gehry whose serious appreciation of fun probably matches Calder’s, [...]
Process-oriented oriented artist Matthew Brandt titled his second solo show at M+B “Velvet and Bubble Wrap” because he used those two materials and a long list of others (cocaine, hair dye and acid all appear on the materials list at the top of the press release) to make his new work. Brandt’s photographic prints are [...]
Danish artist Rasmus Røhling, who received his MFA from CalArt in 2010, is have his first U.S. solo show at the artist-run Human Resources. He will lead a walk-through on December 7th.
Copro Gallery will exhibit new work by painters Brian Viveros and Dan Quintana, of fantasy women with cigarettes dangling from lips or art deco divas in mystical forests, at SCOPE in Miami then reinstall the same show in its Santa Monica space a week later.