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]

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)