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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.

South African Artist Shines Light On The Dangerous World Of Arms Dealing

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors wielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in trad...

Twisted Myths: A Studio Visit With Laura Krifka

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

With only a quick glance at Laura Krifka's paintings, you could easily miss the deviance of her characters and the surprisingly naughty-to-sinister innuendos that she concocts.

The Connor Brothers Come Out of the Cult and Into the Art Scene

Susan Michals | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

Los Angeles presents the first solo exhibition of the Connor Brothers, entitled "True Love Stories" where the twins continue their exploration into interpersonal relationships in the digital age.

Debra Scacco: The Space Between

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Much of Debra Scacco's work relates to geography in its portrayal of location, dislocation, topography, maps and dream worlds. The artist, born in New York City has now made the move to Los Angeles after 16 years in London.

Joan Scheckel's Renaissance

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Joan Scheckel's Los Angeles based filmmaking labs are housed in the quickly developing artist hub amongst Perry Rubenstein Gallery and Regen Projects, leading the way for a new Hollywood Renaissance.

A Big Night For The LA Art Scene

Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

In January of 2014, The Mistake Room, a new independent non-profit art space will open its doors, bringing smiles to the faces of art lovers everywher...

BRUTAL Is a Polite Word for What This Show's Going to Have on Display

Susan Michals | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

"When I think about brutality, I think about the destruction of love. I see my piece Love Story as an x-ray; a recorded moment of a relationship disintegrating."

She's Watching You Watching Her

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts

If you thought Manet's "Olympia" was confrontational -- wait until you see Natalie Frank's reclining nude, a bound and bulging cyclops whose blatantl...

Artist Roasts America And You Won't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

Eric Yahnker always goes for the joke. The California artist's newest exhibition, entitled "Ebony and Benghazi," roasts the American way with no reser...

Rogue Wave 2013: This Artweek.LA (July 15, 2013)

Bill Bush | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Bill Bush

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The Warehouse Era Begins in the Los Angeles Art World

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Mat Gleason

The Warehouse Era is upon us. Galleries are suddenly going big, bigger than ever. They are leaving the traditional Westside enclaves in search of real estate to show larger artworks,

LOOK: Celebrity Skin Gets NSFW

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's photographs land somewhere between a glossy magazine editorial and a surreal hallucination in which all your...

Baseball Goes Post-Modern

Mat Gleason | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The National Pastime might seem out of synch with the high-end art world. Clean well-lit indoor galleries that serve free wine to an elite client base seems to be the polar opposite of an outdoor stadium overcharging for watered-down beer sold to the masses. But like many a muse, baseball captures the imaginations of plenty of artists and, as some art galleries in Los Angeles are finding out, wealthy art collectors as well.

If You Like David Shrigley You'll Love These Guys

Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

Littlewhitehead is comprised of Glasgow-based artists Craig Little and Blake Whitehead. Together the pair craft biting visual jokes that will leave yo...