January 1 through 1, 1970
November 2 through December 21, 2013
Nam June Paik (1932-2006), the Korean-American artist who thought tech and art together could generate a new high art and holography would be art's future, did some loose, lighthearted pastel and crayon drawings throughout his career. A few these are on view in a small show at Thomas Solomon Gallery in Chinatown, along with a series of black and white photo-based montages and a robot sculpture with a lightbulb as its head.
November 16 through December 21, 2013
L2K Contemporary, the Chinatown gallery based out of a second floor office space, is turning ten. For its anniversary show, curated by gallery artist Edward Lightyear and featuring artists who have shown at L2K over the decade, it will investigate what even qualifies as drawing.
November 9 through December 28, 2013
Everything in "Near Dark," the current group exhibition of work by five emerging artists at Chinatown's Young Art, is spare, neutral and almost too tasteful for comfort. There are the delicate silver gelatin prints Zoe Ghertner made of lyrical little snakes, Nathan Antolik's gouache painting of a candle next to a piece of bread and Jed Ochmanek's cement rectangle that looks like creased, white paper.
November 3, 2013 through January 20, 2014
British painter David Hockney, who lived in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, has lately been embracing technology -- his drawings with iPads and iPhones got a lot of press, more because of Hockney's reputation than their quality. In 2011, he attached eighteen cameras to his car then drove through the Yorkshire landscape as they rolled. The resulting multi-channel films feature in his current LACMA show.
November 24, 2013 through July 27, 2014
Alexander Calder, best known for his large-scale mobiles, weirdly has never had a solo exhibition in a Los Angeles museum, even though the LACMA commissioned him to design a public fountain when it officially opened on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965. This new retrospective, designed by architect Frank Gehry whose serious appreciation of fun probably matches Calder's, ranges from the 1930s through the 1960s and includes about fifty specifically selected works. This means you can look at each work without being distracted by the others.
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications from all visual artists living and working in Los Angeles County, but hurry! Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 11:59 PM (PST). Individual artists and collaboratives at any point in their careers could win from $5000 to $15,000 in unrestricted payola, to be [...]
I don’t know how it will play in Texas when it comes to the Nasher Sculpture Center in February 2013, but Ken Price’s magnificent exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is so thoroughly suffused with the bittersweet aura of a memorial that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by the joy that [...]
This is an essay about learning Photoshop. Kruger, “Your comfort is my silence’ 1991 I have to learn it for a class. I am in graduate school, see. I still have a hard time believing this. I’m in this multimedia experimental MA program in Specialized Journalism The Arts at the University of Southern California. I’ll [...]
As Made In L.A., 2012 nears its closing week many of us are coming to terms with the exhibition catalog, a hefty critical document, indeed. My collegue Roman Stollenwerk and I began a debate about its significance. We thought it would be a good idea to open up the debate to more voices. Here is our exchange, comments are open: (Full disclosure, while I [...]