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PHOTO ESSAY: Frogtown Art Walk 2014

The Elysian Valley was hopping yesterday evening for the ninth annual Frogtown Art Walk. Neighbors and nearby visitors looked at art, listened to music, watched plays, ate tacos and danced on the Los Angeles River Bike Path. Sustainable development was a topic for many of the artists who opened their doors last night. So far […]

PHOTO ESSAY: Frogtown Art Walk 2014

Please Listen Carefully. 323 Projects’ Menu Options Have Changed.

His voice is calm. He speaks in overlapping messages. “Hello, you have reached 323 Projects. Please listen carefully as our menu has changed.” “A customer service representative will be with you shortly.” “If you wish to place an order for the first time, press 1.” “Please stay on the line and someone will be with […]

Please Listen Carefully. 323 Projects’ Menu Options Have Changed.

Top 5: Oct. 9, 2014

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list piping hot and early in your mailbox.   1. Michel Auder and Józef Robakowski: Street Life October 11 – December 18, 2014 Opening: October 10, 2014 | 7–10 pm Fahrenheit […]

Top 5: Oct. 9, 2014

356 Mission Just Became a Cat Lady. Good Show.

The image of the cat lady is often a sexist one, with connotations of spinsterhood and downright insanity. But so long as the smell is managed, someone who owns a bunch of cats lives in a house full of wonder. There’s adventure around every corner — and apparently something interesting inside them too, based on […]

356 Mission Just Became a Cat Lady. Good Show.

Lucy + Jorge Orta: “Food – Water – Life” at Ben Maltz Gallery

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries, making the bottom of the world officially its most peaceful place. Now with 50 signatories, the treaty prohibits military activity, mineral mining and nuclear testing, creating a refuge for scientists to conduct icy research. The symbolic status of the coldest continent is not lost on […]

Lucy + Jorge Orta: “Food – Water – Life” at Ben Maltz Gallery

Korakrit Arunanondchai and the Cult of Bar Soap @ The Mistake Room

You get a not-entirely-pleasant shock when you turn the darkened corner in Korakrit Arunanondchai’s installation at The Mistake Room and see the backs of 100 mannequins, all bald and clad in white. After watching the shorter of two videos in Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift the keeps on giving, you’ve learned the Thailand-born, New […]

One of these is not like the others.

3 Days Awake in West Adams

Nevine Mahmoud’s sculpture sat in the middle of the concrete floor in West Adams, a couple of long miles away from Culver City’s gallery scene. Composed of cement, plaster and multicolored swimming pool noodles, the creation evoked a feeling of summer before I even realized there was a coconut hiding in there. No more than […]

Nevine Mahmoud’s WEDGE

Three Newly-Unearthed Photo Series Show LA in the 1970s

Los Angeles is often characterized as a city that perpetually recreates itself, forgetting its own past in the process, but three series of recently unearthed photographs provide a glimpse of L.A. forty years ago. One of Michael Jang’s photos of CalArts’ early days [via dailymail.co.uk] Michael Jang was a student at CalArts shortly after its […]

Three Newly-Unearthed Photo Series Show LA in the 1970s

The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Revisited

Two Decembers ago, Alice Könitz constructed a raised deck in the driveway of her Eagle Rock studio and called it the Los Angeles Museum of Art. She gave different artists opportunities to play with the space, and that they did, hosting performances, displaying ceramics and installing sculptures both social and material. Complete with wooden posts […]

Stephanie Taylor's show at Alice Könitz's Los Angeles Museum of Art. (Photo by Fredrik Nilsen)

John Altoon at LACMA

In the documentary The Cool School, John Altoon’s death from a heart attack at the age of 43 in 1969 was seen as a big reason for the collapse of the group of Ferus Gallery regulars, no matter that the actual gallery had closed two years prior and morphed into Ferus/Pace. Suffering from depression and schizophrenia, […]

John Altoon at LACMA