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.
The words "morbid," "creepy" and "eerie" may identify a central theme in my work, but what struck me as I looked on the rusted machines dotting the Mulholland Drive hillside was the very stark contrast between death and new life, how the two occupy and define one another.
If you've ever wondered why LACMA's east campus looks like a Lincoln Center-wannabe emerging from an '80s porn star's pink-tiled shower stall, this exhibition will tell you exactly why. But the showstopper, which entranced me for a solid three hours yesterday, is Zumthor's proposed redesign.
Placido Domingo's collaboration with composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks dates back several decades and includes a number of commissioned operas for young audiences. The collaboration continues with the premiere of Dulce Rosa.
The weekend is almost upon us, which means we can close our computers for a bit and enjoy the world beyond the office for once. Planning to do exactly that, we have plotted a busy weekend full of varied diversions accordingly.
Photographic images leave their mark on the way we understand our world, and anything that helps that understanding is vital to our well-being. War Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, at the Annenberg Space for Photography does just that.
We get to spring our clocks forward this weekend, which means less sleep, sure, but also more sun. Nothing makes us happier than leaving work when it's still light outside, so we're very much looking forward to the change in both clocks and seasons.
Artist Julian St. John has been knocked around by schizophrenia, homelessness and addiction, but he is still standing and is ready to impress the art world at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach.
So, it's going to be something like 86 degrees outside tomorrow. We at Broke Girl's Guide therefore suggest, nay, insist that you cut class, play hooky at work, or be otherwise irresponsible, because life is short and sunshine is free.
Beginning in a misty, enchanted forest where a herd of horses graze and frolic under a sky of rolling clouds and a setting sun, the horses in Odysseo embark on a soulful journey: eye-popping acrobatic displays integrated with dazzling equestrian numbers.
We're going to spend the next few days in the thick of it, mixed up in a few dance parties, modern home tours, Chinese New Year celebrations, and even a miniature treehouse show. That's right -- it's all happening in Los Angeles this week.
Nestled somewhere between West Hollywood and Hancock Park is the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, where Victor Castillo's Under Heavy Measures is on view until March 2nd. Constant in Victor's themes are: blindness, conspiracy, lies, disillusionment and paranoia.
The "Capital Crimes" exhibition at BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, ingeniously addresses today's monetary inequality. Yet if does so with a light hand, filled as it is with humor and irony about our complex economic issues.