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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.

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.

5 from 1: Joe Yorty

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five sources that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Joe Yorty (link) Greetings from Israel, 2013 found shelf, Quikrete, spray paint, monofilament, found objects, borrowed objects, stolen objects, corrugated cardboard,contact paper, wire hanger, electric parachuting Santa Claus, CB2 […]

5 from 1: Joe Yorty

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