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Generators of the Cylinder, Iconic Public Artwork, Re-Opens in DTLA

After laying dormant for the better part of a decade, an iconic piece of public art came blinking back to life last night in downtown Los Angeles. Michael Hayden’s Generators of the Cylinder originally made its debut along the exterior façade of the International Jewelry Center, across from Pershing Square, in 1982. Upon the building’s […]

Michael Hayden, Generators of the Cylinder, 1982, 270' x 11', Cylinders: 4' x 4' x 2', infrared sensors, holographically etched polycarbonate, stainless steel panels and neon lights (all photos by the author)

Top 5: January 21, 2015

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. Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters January 24 through May 3 Craft and Folk Art Museum The works in “Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters” really do look like […]

Top 5: January 21, 2015

Top 5: January 14, 2015

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. Jason Yates: did i stutter did i ever Opening January 17, 5-7 pm Through February 21 C.Nichols Project Jason Yates, who used to make dense […]

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Top 5: January 7, 2015

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. Sadie Benning: Fuzzy Math Opening January 10, 6–8 pm Through February 14 Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Sadie Benning’s new work grew out of a […]

Top 5: January 7, 2015

Top 5: January 1, 2015

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. Jennifer Moon: Will You Still Love Me – Learning To Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Love Of All Through February 20 Equitable Vitrines Jennifer […]

Top 5: January 1, 2015

Objects in the Mirror #3: Vibrant Community

Clark Flood’s 20 “Objects in the Mirror” essays, published in 2006-2007 on Glasstire’s Texas site, were widely disseminated and discussed around the web. His book Clerk Fluid collects all 20 essays, which we will be sporadically re-publishing this year. Objects in the Mirror #3: Selling Out appeared originally on Glasstire in August 2006.   It […]

Objects in the Mirror #3: Vibrant Community

Surf Riot!

Last year the U.S. Open of Surfing ended with Huntington Beach crowds dumping over porta-potties, smashing car windows and breaking into shops. At least 20 people were arrested in the aftermath, and one poor person was hospitalized after being hit by both a rioter’s flying bottle and a police officer’s rubber projectile. (He must’ve been […]

Surf Riot!

LACMA’s Bookstore Plans a Series of Radical Makeovers in 2015

  LACMA made headlines this past summer when it released updated plans of its proposed $650 million re-design by Peter Zumthor, but it will be years before the project is completed – provided the they are even able to raise that staggering sum. For those who crave immediate architectural gratification, however, a series of more […]

Rendering of Tornado Shelves [courtesy of wHY]

Top 5: December 17, 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. Adrià Julià: Unwatchable Scenes | Miljohn Ruperto and Aimée de Jongh: Janus Opening Wednesday, December 17, 8–10 pm Through January 28 Public Fiction (The Museum […]

Top 5: December 17, 2014