January 1 through 1, 1970
Last Chance - January 14 through April 20, 2014
Israeli designer Dan Reisinger made the posters for the El Al airlines in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is known for his highly minimal, colorful approach to design. His show at the Skirball features these posters and a series of new images that chronicle, in a bold way, Tel Aviv's changing architecture.
Last Chance - February 8 through April 25, 2014
Macha Suzuki's new show includes a relatively large span of the work the L.A. based artist has made in the past few years, a lot of it meticulously produced sculptures about failure. Nice Try, a sculpture made of MDF and wood with enamel, show a multi-colored target with arrows sticking out from the sides about as far from center as possible.
March 26 through May 3, 2014
Chương-Đài Võ organized this show of three contemporary Cambodian artists, titling it after the year of the Khmer Rouge takeover. Anida Yoeu Ali, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, makes silkscreens and videos often based on memories of her early life in a refugee camp. Amy Lee Sanford, a Cambodian American, deals with psychological effects of war. LinDa Saphan has been a big supporter of Cambodian women in the arts and also does installation work.
April 11 through May 4, 2014
This show apparently started with an accident -- someone who meant "fourth wall" said "fifth wall." But what is a fifth wall, Scott and Katy Cowan started to wonder? They're proposing it has something to do with the space between artist, observer and critic, and their new installation explores that space.
April 1 through May 15, 2014
Curators Max Presneill and Lisa de Smidt were thinking about apocalyptic predictions and dark fixations in contemporary art and they brought together a pretty expansive group of artists -- from heavy metal minimalist Banks Violette to painter of colorful abstract wreckages, Marie Thiebault -- to help them explore these themes.
April 19 through May 17, 2014
Jonathan Griffin, Frieze's Los Angeles correspondent, curated this show, which includes one Night Gallery regular, Derek Boshier, who was doing Keith Haring-like graphics before Haring came along. The other, younger painters and sculptors in the show all have a sense of humor, which will hopefully come through.
April 12 through June 1, 2014
Ceramic arts education is important, the people at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts think, so they organize a biennial of work by ceramic instructors and some select students from SoCal colleges to prove it.
February 15 through June 8, 2014
The Armory Center for the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a show of work by five women artists who have taught at the center over the years. The title, chosen by chief curator Irene Tsatsos, was also the title of a catalogue published 25 years ago that explored second-wave feminists' relationship to provocative images and the act looking, issues this show revisits.
February 15 through June 13, 2014
Austrian artist Evelin Stermitz, a resident in the Armory's MIA (Moving Image Art) residency program, will show her video Water Portrait I-IV (2010) in the Armory’s Pasadena Art Alliance Gallery. In it, women's faces are reflected in ripples of the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia.
February 7 through July 20, 2014
This group show about the immigration experience includes Tony de les Reyes abstractions based on the borderlines separating the U.S. and Mexico, Hung Liu's street art style interpretations of Chinese-American history and Margarita Cabrera's sculpture, Echinocreus Dasycan #3, in which a border patrolman's uniform is sewn to look like a cactus and put in a pot.
March 30 through July 20, 2014
Mythic characters like New Orleans’ “Voodoo Queen,” Marie Laveau, or the “Mexican Robin Hood,” Jesús Malverde, hover somewhere between sinner and saint. Maybe there's a parallel between such sinning saints and living on the margins in general. And maybe art can help clarify that connection, this group exhibition suggests.
March 16 through September 16, 2014
Michael Parker, who's always combining infrastructure (or some kind of established structure) and community activity, is digging an obelisk-shaped ditch along the very industrial banks of the channelized LA River. It's a "137-foot to-scale replica" of an Ancient Egyptian site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk,” hence Parker's title. He'll host various events throughout the process, which will probably be listed here.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions in Van Nuys has a stellar reputation for acquiring first-rate material and putting it on the block. Their particular specialty is design, furniture and fine art with a distinct mid-century modern feel and provenance. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 20th, 21st and 22nd of February respectively affords Angelinos an uncommon […]
Robert Therrien might best be considered the Steven Wright of the art world. Starting in the late eighties, Wright delivered a dry conceptual stand up humor, sometimes dark and often twisted. The logic of his one-line jokes was to make you appreciate the absurdity of contemporary life and the impotence of language to describe it. […]
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 […]
Let’s face facts: art fairs are entertainment. They provide an opportunity for the mildly culturally curious to scan and peruse 40-80 galleries which trot out their chosen “best.” All under one roof. Art fairs are the malls of the visual culture world. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are pretentious, expensive and self […]