January 1 through 1, 1970
West Hollywood | Midtown
Last Chance - June 1 through August 30, 2014
Estranged identical twin brothers who both became artists are being reunited after 50 years, and it's causing a stir, getting public radio coverage and becoming the subject of a documentary -- that stir is why Jack Rutberg is extending the show through the end of summer.
Last Chance - July 12 through August 30, 2014
Glasgow's Modern Institute organized this show and all the artists are based in Glasgow. Sue Tompkins, who used to be part of the band "Life Without Buildings," is showing paintings and performing. Jim Lambie is showing thirteen ladders with mirror between rungs.
Last Chance - June 26 through August 30, 2014
Photographers Phil Chang and Matthew Porter organized this show about slipperiness and the many potential identities of artworks. And they included so many artists -- thirty in total -- that it's difficult to imagine the show being anything other than hard to define.
Last Chance - July 18 through August 30, 2014
Eric Kim, who co-runs the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, is curating this show of artists interested in archives. Kim's thinking of these artists as "interlocutors" who intervene "in the exchange of ideas and memories," which seems to mean they're exploring how people's experiences get turned into history.
Last Chance - July 19 through August 30, 2014
Lots of big names from the last century -- Picasso, David Hockney, Sam Francis -- are all together in one big drawing show.
Last Chance - July 24 through August 30, 2014
Husband-wife team BJ and Richeille Formento traveled through Japan, staging and shooting photos that they imagined as still for a Japanese noir. They wanted to convey their eagerness "to express our interpretation as foreigners in a very foreign land."
Last Chance - August 9 through 30, 2014
David Bell and Iris Hu are using their grandmothers to explore inherited histories. Marcus Herse is inviting viewers to imagine they're driving through the parking lot of the mall, Glendale Galleria, in his '92 Honda Civic. Ben Tong is thinking about mirrors, mollusks and Vegas.
Last Chance - August 1 through 31, 2014
Mickey Mouse is Christ and Daffy Duck is doubting Thomas in one of Jose Ontiveros's "profane" pop paintings. They're on view alongside a juried show of street-inspired and pop surreal work.
June 18 through September 7, 2014
Tony Greene, who worked in L.A. in the late 1980s and early 1990s before his AIDS-related death, made a five-panel series of paintings he called "Room of Advances." The central panel features a nude man with arms out and the others feature a minimal interior space. It's showing at the MAK, which is one of the most minimal spaces out there.
July 15 through September 15, 2014
Helen Pashgian just had a show of new work at LACMA, and now her gallery, ACE, is doing a retrospective of sorts, showing acrylic glass sculptures from the 1960s to now -- lots of ethereal discs and columns.
June 28 through September 21, 2014
MOCA co-owns Drumroll, the video installation artist-director Steve McQueen won the Turner Prize for in 1999, and showed it once in 2005. It's showing it again, now that McQueen is a famous Oscar winner (for 12 Years a Slave).
August 24 through December 14, 2014
LACMA recently announced that it would be revising its Peter Zumthor-designed expansion to span Wilshire Boulevard, and now it may be adding a skyscraper to this plan. According to Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, museum officials are in the very early stages of talks with LA Metro and other property owners to build […]
One of the nice things about designing a museum that looks like an ink blot is that entire sections can be redrawn without completely scrapping the original plan. Such is the case with Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s proposed transformation of LACMA, according to the New York Times. His original design had been criticized by the […]
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 […]