Category: ART

How to Party: An Introvert’s Guide to Art Basel

I am, admittedly, an Art Basel newbie. Where others have been hobnobbing with the rich in Miami each winter for years, I had no interest … until I was invited to show. It’s just that, well, a day look art

One to Watch: Actress + Artist Loan Chabanol

Loan Chabanol joins a short list of actor-artists such as James Franco (her co-star in the indie ensemble, Third Person) and Viggo Mortensen who have made names for themselves in both métiers, balancing them with aplomb and seamlessly transitioning from

Gett Cozy at the Getty All Winter

The Getty Museum is an easy favorite, a beautiful facility housing impeccably curated works. Yet the holiday season brings even more reason to visit- magical, twinkling, dancing lights that decorate the grounds. Need more reason? Complimentary hot cider. Boom. Guests can

Cutting the Web: An Art Show for the Digital Age

  In the Touch Museum, Julie Weitz explores the paradoxical notion of digital humanism—a philosophy that leverages technology to enhance the human experience. Weitz aims to create an artistic experience for the 21st century millennial, steering away from the traditional—look at

Flashing Lights: MONA’s Anticipated Debut

Like a moth to a flame, our eyes are naturally attracted to bright lights. Vegas, candles, chandeliers, our natural gravitation to brightness makes it no surprise that we’re squirming in our seats about MONA. No, not Lisa. The Museum of Neon Art in

Art Crush: Inside the Zany Mind of Artist Taylor Dunfee

In a 21st century world where everyone is a “multitalented” artist producing uniquely profound work, Taylor Dunfee has emerged at the head of the pack, producing awesomely uncommon and highly sought after visual creations. LA CANVAS caught up with the half-photographer,

Say Ahhh: Future Tongue Art Collective Launches First Gallery

It was only early evening on Saturday, but the sidewalks on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park were already littered with ambling hipsters, searching for their first haunt. Sandwiched halfway between Short Stop and Little Joy was a storefront art gallery with

Ink + Acrylic: Meet Poncho the Artist

All human beings are junkies, for one thing or another. The trick is to be addicted to something good.   Celebrity tattoo artist, body painter, and artist, Edward “Poncho The Artist” Davila founded “Art is My Drug” in 2012 and opened

Work in Progress: A Disruptive New Pop-Up Gallery

If you’re stranded in LA next week and looking to make the most of your Thanksgiving weekend, make the trek out to the border of Westlake-DTLA after your Friendsgiving festivities and retail rounds for Work In Progress (W.I.P.), opening to

The World’s Most Elite Photojournalists Come Together for One Night

Dylan Furst Featuring contributors of National Geographic, New York Times, Al Jazeera, Street Dreams Magazine, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and Getty Images, LA creative collective Hands Down Presents,”Eye for an Eye.” In a welcomed attempt to stretch the function of a photography exhibit past

The Urgency of Contemporary Artist Alexander Yulish

  A painting may change as you gaze at it. If you stare long enough, shapes shift. Light plays tricks. Pigments take on different shades, and human figures alter their expressions. I witnessed this while looking at a piece called

Halloweekend Recap: El Jimador Art Brawl

The already ridiculous number of things going on at any given time in LA makes an exponential spike on a holiday. Yep, the city sure does love any excuse to celebrate. We confess that our favorite activity after a big party-day

“We Just Have This Feeling” About Artist Cheryl Louise Humphreys

I want to give artist Cheryl Louise Humphreys’ phone number to everyone I know—she may be the best texter you’ll ever meet. Her refined sense of symbolism in the tech era makes some seriously interesting—and wordless—communication, putting our reliance on familiar

Art Talk: A Look at The Broad Museum’s Un-Private Collection

Monday night, we took a stroll over to Downtown LA’s newly solidified arts and culture enclave on Grand Ave. for The Broad Museum’s Un-Private Collection series. The paneled discussions, which feature distinguished cultural leaders and artists, began back in 2013 and

A Full Day of Free Art at Grand Ave. Arts: All Access

  On October 24th, the bustling cultural hub of Grand Avenue in DTLA will be closed off between Temple and 6th Street for the much anticipated GRAND AVE. ARTS ALL ACCESS event. The event follows the recent opening of The Broad

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