The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.
The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.
"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.
Though their focus and techniques differ, both artists, Mike Parillo and Ashkan Honarvar, explore notions of concealment and display in pictures that straddle balefulness and beauty.
Many painters feel burdened by the baggage of art history. Others feel a sense of responsibility to further its academic progress and expand its continuum. Still others choose to ignore it. For someone who is so engaged with art historical imagery, Klamen has a remarkably laissez-faire attitude towards it
From high-culture to low, and several stops in between, we've got you covered for amusements and diversions this weekend.
For most of the country, summer ends after Labor Day. However, in Los Angeles it stays warm until spring. Stay outside and enjoy the SoCal sun by dropping in one or all of these places.
Our selections this week reflect several "Last of the Summer" offerings, making us a little sad... but at least we have cooler temperatures to be thankful for!
New York Fashion Week officially starts today, but if you're the broke girl we know you are (say it loud, say it proud), your front row to the runway involves some combination of Instagram, YouTube and obsessive scouring of street style blogs. We're right there with you - but we can't endorse spending a beautiful September weekend indoors.
For college students in the City of Angels, heading back to school is just the ending of one vacation and the beginning of another. With its world-class shopping, star-studded events, and never ending supply of trendy dinning options, it's hard to run out of things to do.
Everything in the film teeters on caricature but ultimately succeeds: it paints a realistic possible future. One we should all seek to avoid at all costs by remembering our humanity.
Then, as if my prayers had been answered, I saw him. Through the honking cars that whizzed past on Hollywood Blvd he waved blithely. Long brown hair. Neatly trimmed beard. Flowing white robe. Sandals. Was he the real deal?
As our world evolves, so does cinema. This week, the Awareness Film Festival presents its unique and diverse take on film as both spiritual reflection and inspiration.