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Mark Handforth: Rough Dark Diamond

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

I recently had the opportunity to interview gallery sales associate, Ben Parsons, for a film I did on the current exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles. My film features Miami artist, Mark Handforth's latest solo exhibition, Rough Dark Diamond.

Eric Zammitt : Unprecedented Insight into Process (video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Los Angeles native, Eric Zammitt, in his Altadena studio near Pasadena. Photo by EMS. Start the Hanz Zimmer soundtrack... In my latest documen...

The Hands of Wayne Thiebaud (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, on my return trip from San Francisco's Art Market to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to go to Sacremento to have lunch with legendary pop artist Wayne Thiebaud.

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

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.24.2014 | 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.

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.

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

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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Lisa Adams Talks Dirty Air in Bed (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Then I asked Lisa to get in bed and talk about Werner Herzog and her passion for film. She did, but my flash card died part of the way through. Oh well.