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Mat Gleason

Insiders Are Not Outsiders: A 2014 Whitney Biennial Review

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Thirty years in the art world and I had never been to a Whitney Biennial. That was actually something worth bragging about and especially after having...

Decision Points for Your Business Marketing: Advertise, Promote or Publicize?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Gordy Grundy

All businesses, large and small, share basic commonalities. One of them is "How much bang for how little buck?" How to market your business requires a careful study. Where do you spend your money? Advertising? Promotion? Public relations?

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.

How Artists Survive, Part 3: The Westside Ain't All Bad (PHOTOS)

Juri Koll | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

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Mat Gleason Is the Sam Peckinpah of the Art World: Part 1 (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Working with Gleason, I got the sense that he doesn't really care what medium you use, where you're showing, and where you went to art school. He wants to know if you are human.

Galleries, Labor and the Market

Matthew Harrison Tedford | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Matthew Harrison Tedford

High prices for cars and paintings can result in higher wages for laborers and artists, but it's not guaranteed, and it does not preclude exploitation.

Lucas Kavner

The Other Reason The Graffiti On Axl Rose's Garage Is Making Him Mad

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Do You Still Need to Break Those Bad Art Habits?

Mat Gleason | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

In January I wrote a piece suggesting twelve bad habits the art world should break in the coming year. September ushers in a new art season, so what b...

Karl Benjamin, If Only I Knew Ye... (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

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Is Tim Bavington the Ed Ruscha of Las Vegas? (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

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How I Became a Brilliant Arts Columnist

Gordy Grundy | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

As any writer knows, it is very hard to get published. A vaunted role, such as an arts columnist, is a near impossibility. This is my story of chutzpah and success.

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.

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 ...

LA's Chinatown Art Scene Springs Fresh and Forward

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

This season, Culver City may wear the tiara of the international art world, but if you want romance, golden lanterns and a nibble on your earlobe, I'd rather be in Chinatown.

Artist Juried Shows -- Winner Take All

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

In looking through the submissions, though, I saw great pictures that did not conform to the art magazine flavor of the month but were epic combinations of talent and imagination nonetheless.

A Definition of Success in the Fine Arts

Gordy Grundy | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

In the last difficult year of his life, Bill demonstrated the same courageous values that he evidenced as an artist. The following testimonials from friends and colleagues paint a portrait of the artist.

Proof Is in the Print: This Artweek.LA (Sept 26 - October 2)

Bill Bush | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Interview With The Art Critic Everyone Loves To Hate: Mat Gleason At FineArtsViews

FineArtViews Blog by Canvoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mat Gleason is known for being a bare-knuckle art critic. He founded Coagula Art Journal in 1992-- which has focused on giving the lowdown on high ar...

The Artist's Time and Place in Echo Park

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Right here, right now, Echo Park in Los Angeles is a mad bonfire of energy and passion, a white flame that can burn no brighter.