Posts Tagged ‘LA’

FIRST LOOK | DANIEL ARSHAM’S ‘KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES’ AT OHWOW, LA

April 7, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite artists to come to prominence in the past few years is Daniel Arsham, whose sculptures & paintings address American culture and the "archeology of memory." Arsham's latest exhibition, 'Kick the Tires and Light the Fires," which opened its doors this past weekend at at LA's venerable OHWOW gallery is an excellent survey of the full range of Arsham's oeuvre from paintings to sculptures that imagine what objects of our current pop culture would look like as "future relics" being rediscovered as fossils of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MIKE KELLEY’S CAREER RETROSPECTIVE AT MOCA, LA

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been over two years since seminal Detroit artist and personal friend (always a strong Juxtapoz supporter) Mike Kelley killed himself in South Pasadena, CA, but in light of his tragic demise, the eponymous traveling retrospective of his life's work that took up residence at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary hall last week exemplifies his incredible legacy that is one of the most diverse and compelling bodies of work in modern art.  Read More

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LAST LOOK | JAMES TURRELL’S RAINBOW LIGHTSCAPES AT LACMA

March 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On display at LACMA until April 6th, James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of LA native James Turrell, a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition  includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to Read More

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THE EPIC BEAUTY OF JACOB HASHIMOTO’S “GAS GIANT” INSTALLATION AT MOCA

March 17, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Jacob Hashimoto’s massive new "Gas Giant" installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles is an immersive, transcendent experience that stands as a vivid testament to its creator's mastery of vision and execution. A sprawling exhibition that fills the PDC's hall from floor to ceiling with thousands of floating paper kites suspended on Read More

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FIRST LOOK: STREET ARTIST EINE’S “INNOCENCE” AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Over the past decade, British abecedarian graffitist EINE has elevated tagging to high art with his global street art campaign of baroque psychedelic alphabets and cryptic non sequiturs. Unlike graffiti at large, however, his work has been met with with overwhelming praise worldwide and his work even resides in the White House after Obama traded British Prime Minister David Cameron an Ed Ruscha print for an Eine original. Read More

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LAST LOOK: HUSH AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Closing this week at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a beautiful show of new paintings by street artist and painter Hush, whose distinct Geisha-themed pieces have been gracing the walls of city streets for several years now. The artist's accomplished, multilayered technique combining collage with acrylic and aerosol paint flourishes is the star of the show, giving his beautiful figures depth and texture well beyond their superflat depth of field. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

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TRUSTO CORP IN THE STREETS, IN THE SUPERMARKET, AND AT LEBASSE PROJECTS: “THE FUTURE IS BLIGHT”

April 22, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The international crew of culture jammers, street artists, graffitists, and general ne'er-do-wells known as Trusto Crop made the city of Los Angeles their home base of operations in 2013. To celebrate, the band of outsiders initiated a full court press of subversive diatribe in the streets and supermarkets of LA with an allegorical street art and guerilla cereal box campaign leading up to their crowning achievement, the opening of Trusto's first West Coast gallery show, "The Future is Blight" at Lebasse Projects in Culver City on April 13th. Read More

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NEW PAINTINGS BY KAZUKI TAKAMATSU AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

April 22, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on exhibit at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a provocatively titled show of beautiful new work by Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu, "Japanese Ideology of Puberty." Known for his immaculately-rendered ethereal, ghostly images, Takamatsu employs a hybrid technique that combines elements of computer design with traditional painting methodologies to create images that are utterly unique in their visual depth and presentation. Through the computer graphic technique of depth-mapping, three-dimensional space is digitally visualized in a series of multiple depth plains. Read More

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