Category: ART

THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK

People take art very seriously. Immaterial of the medium or the presentation, it is consistently subjected to an endless stream of dissection, analysis and critique. The implication being that the artist no doubt imbued his or her work with a

The Social Stage opens with Marx in Soho

Cue strings. The stage sits ready, a table and chair empty but expectant. Beethoven’s “Egmont” Overture croons, almost menacingly, with a kind of harrowing regality affixed to the tone of a large TV displaying a montage of recent news. Video

Winners of Smithsonian Magazine’s 2018 Photo Contest

Selected from more than 48,000 entries, the winning photographs from Smithsonian magazine’s 16th annual competition have been announced. The Grand Prize winner this year, Newest Cowboy in Town, comes from the Mississippi-based photographer Rory Doyle. Below are the winning images from the following categories: Natural

Photographing the “Beautiful Awkwardness” of Girlhood

Photographer Rania Matar’s youngest daughter, Maya, was 12 years old when she noticed the first signs of the girl’s inevitable transformation from child to woman. “She was a late bloomer, and it was that point when her body had just started changing—and

Sharif Farrag: Ceramic Artist for the 21st Century

Los Angeles local ceramic artist, Sharif Farrag, doesn’t appear to be more than fifteen-years-old. Photos of the young artist often feature his shaggy mop of hair pressed down beneath a baseball cap. His sartorial choices fit right in the mall

The Overlooked Intersection of Art & Pro Wrestling

For those who have never been to a live professional wrestling show before, each experience can be vastly different, just like going to see new films. The pro wrestling that airs on television is only a sample of what the

UCLA, westwood, exhibit, art, science, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Explored, Leigh de Vries, Dr. Jamie Feusner, undergraduate groups, Active Minds, the Student Wellness Commission Body Image Task Force

Fusion of Art and Science

UCLA to present “Body Dysmorphic Disorder Explored” exhibit during Anorexia Awareness Week. Art and science will be seen together in the form of both educational and artistic as UCLA will present their exhibit as part of their Anorexia Awareness Week.

California Desert, Desert X, exhibitions, art, events, Palm Springs, contemporary art, contemporary artist, Doug Aitken, Lita Albuquerque, Jennifer Bolande, Will Boone, Claudia Comte, Jeffrey Gibson, Sherin Guirguis, Norma Jeane, Glenn Kaino, Gabriel Kuri, Armando Lerma, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Julião Sarmento, Phillip K. Smith III, Tavares Strachan, Neville Wakefield

Art at the Desert

The California Desert will be taken over by one of the most anticipated art exhibitions of the year Desert X is ready to takeover the California Desert to showcase one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. The event,

New Zealand artists, United States debut, Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, Meredith Marsone, Arbitrary Dreams, art, exhibition, portraits, self portraits

New Zealand Meets Los Angeles

New Zealand artist to make her U.S. debut with a new art exhibition in Corey Helford Gallery. New Zealand artists to make her United States debut with a new series of oil on aluminum portraits at  Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey

Slow Culture, Everything must go

Digital Media in the Form of Art

Independent Los Angeles Art gallery to showcase what is it to be a photographer in the modern age Has digital media hurt the art world? To find out, independent Los Angeles art gallery Slow Culture have announced the opening of

FLORA, Maggie West

Maggie West: Vegetation Illuminated

FLORA is a vibrantly photographed plant life and flower series on display at the Standard hotel in West Hollywood until mid March.   Leave it to Los Angeles-based photog Maggie West to transform the lobby of the Standard Hotel in

The Artistry of Costume Design

By Elizabeth Collazos Feb. 16, 2017 The FIDM Museum (Fashion Institute of Merchandise and Design) in downtown Los Angeles opened its 25th Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” on Feb. 7 to the public. The exhibition runs through April

Corey Helford Gallery, exhibition, Alex Gross, Antisocial Network, new contemporary pop surrealists, art, Los Angeles

Social Networking as Seen Through Art

Contemporary pop-surrealist, Alex Gross, to premiere a new exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery Contemporary pop-surrealist, Alex Gross, will premiere a new exhibition,  “Antisocial Network,” at Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) Saturday, February 25th. “Antisocial Network,” will be the first exhibition in

Finch & Partners, Jaeger-LeCoultre, KP Projects, art, exhibit, The Art of Behind the Scenes, films, photography, artists, Hollywood classics, Los Angeles

New Exhibit Honors the Unsung Heroes of Hollywood

Art exhibit to pay tribute to photographers who have contributed on Hollywood classic films As award season approaches many people are focused on the faces on screen. But what about the people behind-the-scenes? Finch & Partners, along with Jaeger-LeCoultre, are

Billy Morrison, Plastic Jesus, Tower Records, art exhibit, Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion, West Hollywood, Sunset Strip

Tower Records Turns to Art Exhibit for One Weekend Only

Billy Morrison and Plastic Jesus team up for a one-weekend only art exhibit   Tower Records comes back to life as Gibson Brands Inc. teams up with former punk rocker Billy Morrison and street artist Plastic Jesus for a one-weekend

nicco babs, street art house, paper and fabric, WRDSMTH, Royal, RETNA, skyler grey, made of hagop, los angeles, los angeles street art, la, la street art

Gallery Cheat to the Street Art House

Charcoal portraits by Robert Vargas Under the Bridge by Collin Salazar Wake Walking by Nicco Babs [From left to right] Polarized, DUBS, and Chu by Kelcey Fisher Assorted pieces by WRDSMTH Love, Father and Child: Los Angeles by Skyler Grey

Nicco Babs: Trifecta Girl Drips

By Brooke Becher | Feb. 5, 2017 Nicco Babs is an LA-based surreal pop artist. She creates relevant narratives with collages composed of images from different worlds. This is her coloring us in on her street-art piece “Trifecta Girl Drips,”

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