Top 5: October 31, 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 in your mailbox each week. 1. Dawn Kasper and Liz Glynn: cosmo[il]logical I Saturday, November 1, 8-10 pm and Sunday, November 2, 5-7 pm Redling Fine Art Dawn Kasper’s performances […]

Top 5: October 31, 2014

Archibald Motley and Jazz Age Modernism at LACMA

Three men gather around a drink-topped table and look in amicably uncomfortable disbelief at the title character in Archibald Motley’s The Liar. There’s a dachshund sleeping near the edges of the white tablecloth, but that dog is probably the last detail you’ll notice in the painting. The Harlem Renaissance artist has skewed perception and brought […]

Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The Liar.  Collection of Howard University Galley of Art, Washington, DC.

Andy Warhol’s Shadows at MOCA Grand Avenue

Andy Warhol’s Shadows is a monumental painting that is all about variation within repetition. The work is displayed differently wherever it’s hung, depending on the size of the room and the ordering of the panels. In the case of MOCA Grand Avenue, the varied repetition happens across 102 canvases. The images on the panels waver […]

Photo by Brian Forrest. © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

How Many Artists Does It Take to Screw Henry and Glenn?

Sometimes two hard-rocking guys just want to settle down together. And fight zombies. Henry & Glenn Forever & Forever, the comic book from Los Angeles artist Tom Neely and friends that imagines musicians Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig as a gay couple, is far more than a one-liner. Over the years the unambiguously gay duo […]

How Many Artists Does It Take to Screw Henry and Glenn?

Barbara Probst Looks Both Ways at Park View

The work of Munich-born photographer Barbara Probst has been displayed in prestigious galleries all over the New and Old World. She’s been written up in Artforum, Time and The New Yorker. The MOMA owns a few of her pieces. If you were to guess the latest step in Probst’s career, you could be forgiven for […]

Exposure #109: Munich studio, 09.19.13, 5:31 p.m., 2013

Miri Chais’ Future at the Fisher Museum of Art

Can you watch a video of a bald eagle and not think of AMERICA with a capital everything? I visited Miri Chais’ show at the University of Southern California’s Fisher Museum of Art twice, and for me the answer is a definite no. Everything about U.S. foreign policy  — the good and the bad  — […]

Photography by Peter Lynde, Los Angeles

100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.

The Foot Clinic sign on Sunset Boulevard near the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park is an institution. Dubbed the Happy Foot / Sad Foot Sign by those in the know, or just HaFoSaFo by those even further in the know, the spinning sign is said to be an omen — if you see […]

100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.

How the San Fernando Valley Produced Good Art

My mechanic moved to the San Fernando Valley because he could afford to buy a house with a yard. An artist I know moved there because he had a son and could afford to rent a house with a yard. Another artist moved there because she married a man who worked for Anheuser Busch and […]

From Mike Mandel's People in Cars series, North Hollywood, 1970. Courtesy CSUN.