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Los Angeles Art

Barnsdall's SKIN Show Aestheticizes the Politics of Race

Mat Gleason | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Barnsdall Art Park's Municipal Art Gallery hosts perhaps the timeliest of art exhibits, SKIN, on view thru April 17, 2016.

A Musical Movie Marathon at LACMA

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Thomas Gladysz

Imagine having to improvise a musical score for a full length silent film lasting nearly two hours. Imagine having to do that for four films, one of w...

33 Art Billboards Soothing Road Rage Across Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts

In the opening scene of Falling Down, a man named Bill Foster (played by Michael Douglas) is stuck in gridlocked traffic on the hottest day of the ye...

Artist Stefania Batoeva's First American Show Hits Los Angeles

Susan Michals | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
Susan Michals

While many art lovers, buyers and dealers are off overseas at major art shows like FIAC (this week) and Frieze (last week), Mihai Nicodim turned the L.A. crowd onto Bulgarian artist Stefania Batoeva, with her first solo exhibition in the United States entitled "Speeding to the Corner."

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.