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 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: April 23, 2015

  Catherine Wagley (@CGWagley) and Ed Schad (@icallitoranges) round up the notable shows of the week! Or if you don’t want to watch, here’s the list with their comments:   1. Anne Truitt ’62–’63 Matthew Marks Gallery 1062 North Orange Grove Los Angeles, CA 90046 “Every artist I know is just head over heels about […]

Top 5 VIDEO: April 23, 2015