Mat Gleason to Judge New Body Painting Show

  As recently reported on Artnet, critic and gallery owner Mat Gleason will be a judge on the upcoming body painting competition show “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint.” The one-hour television event is a spin-off of the Game Show Network’s most popular program, “Skin Wars,” which pits aspiring body painters against each other for a $100,000 […]

from left: Master body painter Emma Cammack, Mat Gleason, and [photo courtesy Game Show Network]

Joe Sola’s Equestrian Abstraction

  Forty years ago, Joseph Beuys famously spent three days in a gallery with a coyote. More recently, a purple legged dog named Human roamed the corridors of Pierre Huyghe’s LACMA retrospective, and earlier this year Jannis Kounellis stabled a dozen horses inside Gavin Brown’s enterprise for a restaging of his 1969 piece “Untitled (12 […]

Installation view of A Painted Horse by Joe Sola (with Matthew Chambers, Sayre Gomez, Rudy K Slobeck, and others) [photo  courtesy of TIF SIGFRIDS, photo credit: Gina Clyne Photography]

Glasstire Travels to Mexico City

In the past decade or so, Mexico City has established itself as one of the most exciting and vibrant contemporary art centers of the 21st century. Even before recent developments like the Zona MACO Art Fair and the Jumex Museum though, the city has long been a vital artistic locale, where strands of modernism from […]

Sarah Minter. “Ojo en Rotación,” 2015

Artist Micol Hebron Back on Facebook After Temporary Ban

“I’m back on Facebook,” artist Micol Hebron told me on Monday, “but we’ll see how long it takes before they kick me off again.” She was temporarily banned from the social media site last Thursday after images she had posted were reported for violating Facebook’s “community standards” on nudity. Hebron has been a vocal critic […]

Micol Hebron's Internet Acceptable Male Nipple Template

LAX Unveils Three New Major Public Artworks

Of all the places you can go to see cutting-edge contemporary art, the airport is pretty low on the list. Airport art has the near impossible task of representing its home city to thousands, sometimes millions, of visitors from all over the world every year. Hobbled by conservative bureaucracy and safety concerns, airport art is […]

Mark Bradford, Bell Tower, 2014, Aluminum Structure, Wood/Paper Panels

Top Shows in SoCal: July 3, 2015

This week, Catherine Wagley and Ed Schad discuss a cannon-bashing exhibition downtown, an L.A. icon’s first L.A. show and wanderlust in Hollywood. Meanwhile in Lonesome Valley at Loudhailer Through August 1 As summer group shows go, this is a pretty good one (it has some seriousness but could still best be enjoyed with a popsicle in hand). The Barbara Rossi […]

Eben Goff, The Butte Speculator 8/23. (2015). Courtesy Diane Rosenstein Fine Art.

Top 5 Video: June 19, 2015

This week, Catherine Wagley and Ed Schad get excited about Jennifer Boysen’s upcoming show and consider Sister Corita Kent’s legacy. 5. Jennifer Boysen at Cherry and Martin Opening June 20, 6-8 pm; through July 11 Boysen’s  approach to minimalism is bodily, and her work is meditative. But there’s also an undercurrent of aggression in her monochrome […]

Noah Purifoy's Ode to Frank Gehry (left), 1999; 65 Aluminum Trays (right), 2002. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy LACMA.