Ed & Catherine Argue: Brad Exposito and A.L. Steiner

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 9:48 PM, Catherine G. Wagley wrote: Should we start with A.L. Steiner? I have to say, first, that I was thrilled to see Blum & Poe showing a woman who has been a champion of collaboration, who’s not an object maker but instead a rigorous documenter and organizer of encounters […]

Bart Exposito, Untitled, 2015. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.

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.

Top 5 Video: June 12, 2015

This week’s top five goes from the 16th century to now, as Catherine Wagley and Ed Schad grapple with Gertrude Stein and get excited about Kendrick Lamar and Raku pots. 5. Eve Fowler at Mier Gallery Artist Eve Fowler, who runs Artist Curated Projects and is known for supporting other artists, channels intense modern poet Gertrude Stein in […]

Top 5 Video: June 12, 2015

The Last Bookstore Opens Arts and Rare Book Annex

For over a decade, pundits have been predicting the end of the brick and mortar bookstore, as big box behemoths like Borders and small independent shops alike have been laid low by online retailers. In the midst of this seemingly hostile climate, The Last Bookstore opened in a downtown LA loft in 2005, before moving to […]

The Last Bookstore's Arts and Rare Book Annex (all photos by the author for Glasstire)

Top 5 Video: May 22, 2015

Here’s our Top 5 art recommendations for this week. Check out the video or just scan the list below. Ed Schad and Catherine Wagley got pretty into the classics this time — modernism and Greek myth. 5. Mary Reid Kelley  Hammer Museum Opening May 23, through September 27 Artist Mary Reid Kelley is exploring Greek myth, the family […]

Top 5 Video: May 22, 2015

Top 5 VIDEO: May 7, 2015

In this week’s Top 5 video, Catherine Wagley and Ed Schad wonder whether Mel Bochner is still at the top of his game, wax poetic about J.M.W. Turner and admit that Anthony Lepore’s new show at Ghebaly is way better than they expected. See a round-up of the week’s shows below. 5. “Milena Bonilla: Low-Intensity […]

Mel Bochner's It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This
(2015). Courtesy the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

How Long Can Paris Photo L.A. Keep Mining Hollywood Stereotypes?

It’s hard to imagine anything more stereotypically L.A. than being in Hollywood, on Paramount Pictures’ backlot, amidst brownstones meant to evoke New York, while the sun sets and palm trees loom in the distance. Or, at least, it’s the perfect upper, or upper-middle class, movie-industry-saturated stereotype of L.A., and it’s the fantasy that Paris Photo L.A. revels in. The fair, […]

New York Backlot at the Paramount Pictures Studios © Too many Pictures