His paintings in this context are classic L.A. noir, straight out of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential, and often rendered from photographs that are sometimes blurry and spotty, which is also incorporated into the painting to give it a more authentic feel.
Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize.
When most people think about Inglewood, California, they usually don't think about the arts. Unfortunately, it was stigmatized in the 90s by Black gangster rap and hood films which gave it a tainted image, similar to Compton and South Central.
"I had the phrase seven beauties in my mind for a while when I was approached by Avenue 50 Studio to curate a show," José Lozano said. "I know seven beautiful female artists whose work is spiritually and intelligently beautiful, and whose work I really admire."
We reached out to our contributors and asked them to share pictures of their homes. Click through the slideshow below to meet a speedo-clad man named Cloudy Cloud, see a LA pillow fight and learn what happens when a group of travelers take over a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.
It's not everyday Billy Corgan plays a carefully crafted, hand-picked acoustic set with just a few of his closest friends and fans surrounding him, all tucked into an intimate, meticulously decorated space that's nestled in Highland Park