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Diane Silver "Sacrament" at Coagula Curatorial, Abstracting Religion Down to the Bones

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Using a limited palate with plaster, bone, wax, ink and hemp, Silver moves herself and the viewer through the Seven Sacraments in a meditative series of large scale canvases.

"Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Challenges Real Art Critic Mat Gleason

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Skin Wars: Fresh Paint needed a new, fresh face. As a compliment to the glamorous whirlwind of RuPaul, the show needed the anchor of a respected aesthete. Fine art critics are not easy to find. Producers Michael Levitt and Jill Goularte went hunting on the internet.

Contemporary Artist Sona Mirzaei Gives Her Art a Workout!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

2014 proved to be a busy year for artist Sona Mirzaei. "2015 is going to be even bigger and better," laughed Mirzaei.

First Curation of the New Year: Wini Brewer

Lisa Derrick | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

It can put me in a weird place when asked to participate in a show as an artist or curatrix. A lot of the time, I feel it's more about the asker, who ...

LOCOS REDUX: The Lost LA Years

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Jack Kerouac said in On the Road that "Somebody tipped the American continent like a pinball machine and all the goofballs came rolling to LA in the southwest corner." And that seems pretty accurate. But what about those who were raised here? Are they the children of Kerouac's tilt, or something else entirely?

Jonmarc Edwards: The Language of Abstraction

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

There is a Japanese concept called ma which refers both to the value of negative space in constructing an architecture, image or object, as well as to the deliberate pauses in speech which emphasize aspects of the language.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

How Artists Survive : Part 5 -- Raven's Floating Worlds

Juri Koll | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Done of a repetitive, rhythmic technique of lines and circles and other shapes arranged and weaved into creations that become illustrated dreams, Raven Servellon's paintings are the artists way of finding a way out of and into the piece.

Tim Youd: Performing Charles Bukowski's Post Office

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Tim Youd's fingers fly across the keyboard of an Underwood manual typewriter set up in the back of a pickup truck. He reaches the end of the page, w...

May The Fourth Be With You

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

Today is Star Wars Day, a festive occasion where George Lucas fans everywhere share their favorite pun, "May the Fourth be with you." While trilogy de...

Lucas Kavner

The Other Reason The Graffiti On Axl Rose's Garage Is Making Him Mad | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Somebody vandalized Axl Rose's garage door more than 20 years ago and a photographer snapped a picture of it. Now the Guns N' Roses singer is very ang...

Narcolandia: Drugs, Guns And Art

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

Narcolandia features a range of colorful imagery and graphic depictions of a dark subject: drugs and guns, highlighting the tacit and illicit exchange that's often overshadowed by the broader and less complicated issue of immigration.

Matjames Metson's "Method Attic": The Lost and Forgotten Transformed

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.28.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick


A Retrospective Reveals The Art Work That Was Never Intended To Be Shown

Gordy Grundy | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

I am in the thick of it, preparing for a retrospective. It is a unique experience, fraught with nostalgia. Rediscovering old art works is like going through an old family album; each picture elicits an emotion.

An Interview With Gordy Grundy and His "Whole Damn Oeuvre"

Lisa Adams | Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts
Lisa Adams

A graphic poster stapled to a telephone pole read "Gordy Grundy: BURN A Retrospective, One Night Only. The Whole Damn Oeuvre." Grundy is an L.A.-based artist who is better known as an art writer. His poster brought some questions to mind.

You Like It, You Like It Not

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Reading responses to Art Talk, my weekly radio show, is one of the pleasures and privileges of speaking my mind to such an engaged audience.

Cartoons That Are No Joke

Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts

So why did Los Angeles art provocateur and Huffington Post Arts blogger Mat Gleason open an art gallery of his own? "If the galleries and museums are ...

What Hath Mat Gleason Wrought?: This Artweek.LA (April 16, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush