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What Buying Signs From the Homeless Has Taught Me About Home

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
Oral Fixation

In 1993, I began buying and collecting these signs. Like many of my ideas, it was born out of frustration, and I didn't know where it would lead me.

Ai Weiwei's Evidence: Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

The retrospective is titled Evidence and is seen as a political exhibition with works that comment on social and political issues in China.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

On Seeing Online: Circles and Signs

Annie Buckley | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Annie Buckley

This edition of "On Seeing" includes new work made for the web, most seen here for the first time. It was created with support from curatorial intern,...

Moby Talks Apocalypse and True Detective

Jose Martinez | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Introverted, sober and not part of the Hollywood scene, it almost makes sense Moby would become interested in creating his own "cult."

Notes from the Road: Artists at Work

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

As Chad and Don are beginning to wrap up their long months of studio visits, we've been talking with them to get a sense of the big picture in America...

Notes From the Road: Las Vegas and Beyond

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood have been traveling around the United States for the better part of the past year, visiting artists in every region of the country in preparation for the exhibition. Chad stopped in the Museum offices this week long enough to answer a few questions.

Forget Pirates, Vikings Are The New Throwback Trend

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — They had names like Thorfinn Skull-splitter, Erik Bloodaxe and Ragnar Hairy Pants. No wonder the Vikings have a rough and bloody reput...

Sister Corita Kent Retrospective in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts

The retrospective exhibition Sister Corita: Let The Sun Shine In at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin (Germany) documents Corita's practice during over 30 years which she spent in Los Angeles, where she produced a variety of serigraph or screen-printed images.

The Artist Is Not Present

Mel Chin | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Mel Chin

"I'm sorry." A few months before his retrospective, the artist started offering this apology when he met friends or acquaintances, instead of "Great to see you! How's the wife? How's your art?"

Ray Atkeson: Pacific Northwest

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Prominent among photographers of the American West, especially winter landscapes and the emergence of the modern ski industry, Ray Atkeson also made poetic photographs of the bustling industries gaining momentum.

10 Contemporary Chinese Artists Who Aren't Ai Weiwei

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts

It's no secret that China has a formidable art scene, anchored on one side by a market hungry for collectable masterpieces and the other, by an establ...

Silence, El Segundo Museum of Art

James Scarborough | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

As befits an art space that calls itself a 'lab,' the interior of the El Segundo Museum of Art is sparse. In the center of the space rests a chair and, piled with art books, a small table. The walls are lab white, the ceiling high.

Cavafy's 'Figures' Loved and Idealized

Sandra Marinopoulos | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Sandra Marinopoulos

Inspired by the verse "Voices, loved and idealized" from the poem "Voices," the exhibit uses archaeological artefacts to illustrate a selection of Cavafy's poems with mythological and, especially, historical subjects, which experts believe account for approximately one third of his work.

Minotaurs And Gorgons And Sphinx, Oh My!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Minotaurs, chimeras, gorgons, the Sphinx, harpies, sirens, satyrs, centaurs, Pegasus, Scylla -- these are but a few of the monsters and creatures that...

Dalí on Display

Blair Schulman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

A traveling exhibition of works by Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí is a great undertaking for a prominent Kansas City gallery. It also introduces conflicting ideas on how to absorb the intent.

Bob Marley, the Messenger

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

Walking through the Bob Marley Messenger exhibition I was moved by the ordinary origins of this prophetic soul who transcended race, culture, class and heritage.

Kelly Detweiler at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

John Seed | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
John Seed

Kelly Detweiler -- a painter whose work is on view at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis, CA -- has invented a wide-eyed cast of characters to inhabit his loving yet sardonic paintings.

Mundane Push Exhibition Opens in Harlem

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Akoshia Yoba

Her work is a fascinating representation of the confluence of patterns inspired by the urban milieu and natural landscapes. Unthank approaches her cityscape photographs with scientific detail.

American Artistic Duo Allora & Calzadilla Takes Over Palazzo Cusani

VernissageTV | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts

Fault Lines is the first major solo exhibition of the work of the American artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in Italy.

Art With a Dose of Philosophy From the Millennial Generation

Stacy Schneider | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Stacy Schneider

Ms. Waugh conceived this project to celebrate the successes of her generation, despite its underdog status. She calls her contemporaries "innovators," who, "starting with nothing, in the middle of a recession, with limited resources," banded together to overcome and prosper.

The Trustworthy Image: Janice Nowinski at John Davis Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

The human brain itself has dedicated hardware for seeing the face and the body. When this hardware is consistently not put to use in a culture's art, the art and the culture engage in a battle. The art loses first, and the culture second.

Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Although I am used to looking at contemporary art -- which often broadcasts its messages with great immediacy -- I found myself slowing down and scanning the 15-century works on view in their entirety, hoping for more subtle moments.

From Happy Rocks to Bloody Heads -- Llyn Foulkes at UNLV

JK Russ | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
JK Russ

The first Llyn Foulkes' work I saw was one of the "blood head" works and it left a lasting impression. As I discovered more of his work, I could see that it is often dark, yet humorous, and he certainly doesn't shy away from contentious issues.

Katherine Bradford: Small Ships, at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Bradford's handling of her chosen subject matter, ocean liners, deflates the heroic and grand tragic associations this subject typically conjures, suggesting instead the human frailties, struggles and joys of our everyday human existence.