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Venice Institute of Contemporary Art

photo l.a. Partners With Venice Institute of Contemporary Art to Present "Abstract Never Is"

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

This year marks the 25th year for photo l.a. The annual photography fair puts a spotlight on important artists, galleries and nonprofit organizations ...

Excene Cervenka at Sloan Projects

Juri Koll | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

When keeping journals there becomes a place where irony and life's absurdities can gather, where momentary glances at something sad, blurred or treasured out of a car window or a shadow of a thought held from the hard light of day can be scrawled down or deliberately caught in the move of a pen - the color sometimes chosen carefully, sometimes done with what's at hand.

"Water Works II": A Continuation

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

With mandatory water restrictions here in Southern California, water is on the forefront of the minds of California residents.

How Artists Survive, Part 8 - They Mark Their Territory

Juri Koll | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

Christine Nichols has built her career on listening and watching. She understands artists' approach to their work, whether it be works on paper or formed by fiberglass. She is careful in her curating, generous in her exhibitions of their work as she studies their methods.

How Artists Survive - Part 7 - They Paint Frescos

Juri Koll | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

I had no money to pay for the classes, so I offered a trade. I'd document his work on video and in writing and help spread the word, and he'd teach me the technique. He bit.

Mei Xian Qiu: It's All in the Name

Juri Koll | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Juri Koll

Can we actually be original in our work? These questions, and more, form the basis of Mei Xian Qiu's extensive body of evocative, personal, yet worldly work, and illustrate for us how it can sometimes be all about what you call yourself.