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Surface to Air : Los Angeles Artists of the 60s (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Genevieve Day, Director of Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Photo by EMS. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 I had the great opportunity to film "Surface to Air: Los...

Mark Ryden's 'The Gay 90s West' at Michael Kohn (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

There was cake on the walls, cake in the backroom, and cake on the clothing by the patrons and adoring fans of Ryden. The room was pink, the faces in line were blushing, and the adults and kids waiting in line felt like they were at Disneyland. It was definitely Spring time in the art world.

Paris Photo LA at Paramount Studios (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

All the great international galleries filled the soundstages and open sets along the corridors and streets within Paramount.

Forget the Music, There's Art at Coachella (Photos)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

The experience of photographing these unique pieces over the few days there made the miles and miles of walking the grounds worth it.

Jackson Pollock's Milestone Painting Mural Featured at the Getty (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On the afternoon of Tues, April 15, 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Melissa Abraham, Getty Communications, to view the latest headlining exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Graffiti Artist RISK Promotes Aerosmith Show at Whiskey a Go Go (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

The artist RISK made a banner for the event outside of the venue. Here are a few images I took from the event as part of my N(art)ration series.

MOCA Gala 35th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday March 29, 2014 I captured an art world star-studded cast of luminaries at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of my continuing N(art)r...

Helen Pashgian's "Light Invisible" at LACMA (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On the night of March 26, 2014, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened its doors for its latest exhibition Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible (Marc...

Taryn Simon's "Bird's of the West Indies" at Gagosian Gallery (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, held a pre-Oscar exhibition of Taryn Simon's Birds of the West Indies (2013-14). I was only able to capture the first hour of the largely-packed opening.

Jacob Hashimoto's Gas Giant at MOCA Pacific Design Center (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

This is a photo essay I shot on March 20, 2014 on Jacob Hashimoto's installation at MOCA Pacific Design Center as part of my continuing survey of impo...

Gary Lang At Ace Gallery (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

This exhibit marks the first time the Words are installed along with Lang's Circles in a gallery. The Circles and the Words combine seemingly opposing elements.

Ed and Nancy Kienholz With Gajin Fujita at LA Louver (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

LA Louver held an opening reception on Thursday, March 13, 2014 with an exhibition of works by Ed and Nancy Kienholz called Berlin/Hope. The art featu...

John Tweddle and Ken Price at Kayne Griffin Corcoran (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Kayne Griffin Corcoran held its first exhibition of work by John Tweddle on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. The exhibition is curated by Alanna Heiss. Hei...

William Wray: Superhero Mythos to Mundane (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Like most kids of the Reagan generation, before social media and smart phones or Oval Office trysts, I grew up collecting comic books. I was collecting at a time when comics where heroic, a-sexual, safe, and non-ambiguous.

Simone Gad: From Brussels to Chinatown (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

A few nights prior I ran into Simone Gad in the gallery district of Los Angeles' Chinatown while out with an art world friend. I knew Gad as an artist and an actress with history behind her in both of those careers.

On 9/11, Remember the Importance of First Responders

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"More people are growing up wanting to become EMTs and paramedics, many of them inspired by the events of Sept. 11. We've also had siblings and children of people who were involved that day join our ranks."

The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

Emerging Technology for Family Emergency Preparedness

Tony Loftis | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

The Internet and mobile devices transformed how we communicate, and though the potential for abuse exists, they offer opportunities for improving our daily lives, even physical safety.

The Applied Science of Andy Moses (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

In Moses' convex and concave artworks there is a hallucinatory cartography in his flow paintings that Moses painstakingly conceives in his studio. This also involves the laborious process of keeping fly's and bugs off his paintings during the drying process.

Kimberly Zsebe, a Future Icon of the Art World (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

If it's true that an artist can become a piece of art themselves, then Zsebe is evidence of that. 2012-12-11-zpull.jpg

Paramedic Claims He Is Punished For Giving Cold, Crippled Man A Blanket

Posted 10.11.2012 | Detroit

A Detroit paramedic says that he is being brought up on departmental charges after giving a blanket to a cold, elderly man, Charlie LeDuff reports for...

How Emergency Medical Training Helps At-Risk Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Fire! Call 911. Then Wait. Wait More.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

From tiny Ann Arbor, Michigan to LA, firefighters are under attack from the budget knife. This has already led to several fires that burned far longer and where people have been hurt or killed.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

When you visit as many stores as I do (note to accountant -- it's retail research, not shopping), you begin to see patterns and trends emerging, and New York this year is no exception.

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...