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Kelly Lamb Prepares to Pop Up at MOCA Grand Book Shop

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

For Lamb's latest collaboration with MOCA Grand Project Space in Downtown Los Angeles, she concentrates on the ideas associated with the spiritual quest and the idea of infinity and continuum. 

8 Artists Hide and Show in Los Angeles at MAMA Gallery

Jessica Robin Trent | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Jessica Robin Trent

To Hide To Show is a group exhibition at MAMA, one of the newest contemporary art galleries taking Los Angeles by storm. The exhibition title is derived from the loose English translation of a contemporary French social anthropological study entitled "Montrer / Occulter."

Painted Corsets And Steel Petticoats Explore The Intersection Of Fashion And Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts

Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks' latest exhibition "Thread and Bone" takes place in the first floor of the Cooper Design Space, a massive 11-...

Inside The Racy, Blood-Soaked Drama Of Laura Krifka's Painted World (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

Note: This exhibition contains lots of (painted) nudity. Be warned. With all the juicy melodrama of a telenovela and the gravitas of a Baroque pain...

The Best of 2014 in 'Best of 2014' Art Exhibition Lists?

Annabel Osberg | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Like holiday gifts, year-end "Best of" lists present us with subjectively curated highlights constrained by the artificial receptacle of a calendar year and embellished by dazzling superlatives, parceling the events of the past twelve months into neat little packages around which we may easily wrap our minds.

Pas de Deux

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The succession of works of the two masters from one wall to the other accentuates this "musical" effect of their convergence: a "pas de deux" of two artists, performing their dance on a "visual" stage.

Priscilla Frank

Lizzie Fitch And Ryan Trecartin Want You To Have Fun!!!

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

Enter Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin's current exhibition at Regen Projects and you'll be greeted by a trio of oversized and mutated sculptural beast...

A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Islamic Art?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

How does the Western hemisphere view the Islamic world? Some of our knowledge is informed by headlines and news reports, some by blockbuster movies. S...

Exhibition Explores Body Image In Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts

Los Angeles' relationship to the human body is a complicated one. For one, the sunny Southern California destination tempts its citizens to bare m...

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

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.

You Can't Unsee These Disney Characters Behaving Badly (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts

You know that strange stomach feeling you get thinking of your parents drinking, smoking, or doing that other thing that parents sometimes do? Tha...

California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.

What's The Relationship Between Art And Instagram?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

What's the relationship between Instagram and art? The social media platform from which picturesque images flow like so much water is often condemned ...

Surreal Paintings Reveal The Violent Absurdities Of The Colombia Drug Trade

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts

Camilo Restrepo's exhibition "El Sueño De La Razón Produce Monstruos (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters)" is a dizzying pastel collage of cartoo...

Exploring Concealment and Display Through Counter-Camouflage and Corporeal Collage

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

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.

Recontextualizing Pieces of Art History and Scraps of Everyday Life

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

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

Artist Explores The Concept Of Disgust In Magically Grotesque Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts

There are realities that are a bit unsavory, rules we know are wrong. There are things we'd rather not see, smells we try our best to avoid. There are...

Rediscovering The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

My recent return to the Towers was 30-plus years after my first visit. I was thrilled to see that it remains a dominant presence in this Watts neighborhood. It's now secured by a tall metal white fence, and open for a small admission fee with limited hours, to the public.

Artist Perfectly Captures The Feeling Of Trouble In Paradise

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.20.2014 | Arts

Two figures, neither quite male nor female, engage in a fierce embrace. Their swollen, Mickey Mouse-like hands are gripped around the other's neck in ...

Reductions and Portraits

j.frede | Posted 05.18.2014 | Los Angeles
j.frede

Something's worth is solely dependent on desire and everything tactile has a value that varies depending on its desirability to us.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in LA!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's Oscar-time, when the rest of the the world longs for life in Southern California. You can explore all the riches of life here before you settle in for the big show -- take in some inventive theater, see a world-class painting before it leaves town and travel the exotic Silk Road with your family.

NCCA Kronstadt: All Ways But Still

j.frede | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
j.frede

For centuries, man has placed his faith in an invisible force. Something that could be felt, feared even, but which remains unseen.

WATCH: Joshua Tree Shown Surreal In Mesmerizing Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

Whether you've had the opportunity to visit California's legendary Joshua Tree National Park before or not, you've never seen it quite like this. W...

Why is Art LA Contemporary L.A.'s Leading Contemporary Art Fair?

Mat Gleason | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

ALAC reminds us that the event is for serious collectors by giving them only serious, inaccessible artwork for sale.