The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.
Whether its a garden devoted to handmade likenesses, or simply nature accidentally recreating phallic imagery, sometimes it seems like there are penises everywhere. Take a look at some of the more phallic places across the world.
On Thursday, I had the pleasure of seeing Eddie Peake's Performa 13 Commission, Endymion, at the Swiss Institute. I had to duck past the strict box o...
If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.
This conversation with David Shaw is about and coincides with his solo exhibition at Feature Inc., up through November 16th, 2013.
Currin's encyclopedic and often amusingly eccentric grasp of classical paintings shown in slides made an overflowing audience into rapturous fans.
Shaw executes control over his materials, which appear as water but behave as glass. Sympathetic magic is in play, as glass imitates water and stripped tree limbs imitate lightening.
The show's impact lies in each artist's work taken individually. Inman and Kim's respective visions are eloquently presented and highly developed; each offers much to unpack.
Like many of my contemporaries in Los Angeles, I work across multiple disciplines that allow for attention to be directed toward my investigations rather than restricted by a commitment to a single medium. Working in this way allows for opportunity to explore.
The neighborhood across the Arno River is called the Oltrarno. Hidden from the tourist centric cafés and crowded piazzas of the city's center, this bohemian, off the beaten path neighborhood is home to sculptors, bookbinders and metalworkers.
It's as if you're confronting yourself every time, but a self well aware of their major and minor arcana -- ones intertwined in the forces of free will and fate and the natural abyss that occurs at the crossroads
Last week I attended Jane Seymour's art opening at Gallerie Sparta in West Hollywood. The opening was for Jane and her son Sean Flynn who is a very talented photographer. I got some insight into both of them as they shared some of their secrets with me.
A quickly rising street art installation artist from Lithuania is keeping his work refreshingly down-to-earth and sincerely engaging with the public...
Her work is precarious but her practice is steady. A recipient of numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Arts and Letters award, contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet is constantly on the move.
I was so certain that I wanted to do something with sculpture, but nothing seemed to be working. All I could do was glare at the plaster sculptures I had made so far with the sinking feeling that something was terribly wrong.
Last week I visited sculptor Jessica Straus' studio, where she has worked for over twenty years. Her studio is a feast of objects, and it was incredible to get to see her various collections of objects, tools, machines and works that have accumulated over the years.