Screenagers

Screenagers is a new documentary, debuting March 2, that explores how teens interact with each other and their phones. Director, physician and parent, Delaney Ruston turns the camera on her own family and turns to experts to tackle the questions of how much is too much when it comes to video games and device addiction.
2.25.16

Down the Rabbit Hole with Author and Potter Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal, whose books illuminate his studio art practice and vice versa, making for a joyful, if rambling, journey down the rabbit hole of his wide-ranging artistic fascinations. Now is an apt time to consider de Waal’s oeuvre, as the august Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills is currently featuring his new ceramics.
2.9.16

Catherine Opie: Having an LA moment

One rainy day last weekend, I found myself in the Hammer Bookstore, one of my favorite places. I'd ventured out to see the new portraits by Catherine Opie, the LA photographer whose work is hanging simultaneously in two places around town. And, I fell in love.
2.3.16

Favorite Books of 2015

My favorite adult reads of 2015 were (in order of most recently devoured): A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
1.7.16

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination

Diana Thater / LACMA

Diana Thater was born in California in the early 1960s and received her MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where she currently teaches. A pioneer in the field of video art, her work is refined and elegant, …

11.26.15

September’s Openings and Closings

A plethora of art events are taking place this month, starting with architecture but including some rare California Impressionist paintings and a new show about mummies. Take note of these openings and closings when it comes to planning your September.
9.1.15

Noah Purifoy and Fierce Landscapes

This summer the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting the exhibition Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Purifoy since his passing, and eight of the large-scale sculptures that normally reside in the desert have been transported to LACMA for the occasion. Since these pieces have been temporarily removed from the site where Purifoy intended them to live and be viewed, the museum has mounted them on large, sand-covered platforms as a cue to visitors that these works have come from Purifoy’s outdoor museum.
8.4.15

It’s about time: Christian Marclay’s The Clock returns to LACMA

The Clock is a twenty-four-hour montage constructed from thousands of moments in cinema and television history, all depicting the passage of time. Each clip—be it a recognizable film moment (we spotted Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Main) or a scene from an obscure television show—includes a shot featuring some type of clock, watch, or reference to time.
7.11.15

Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth at The Hammer Museum

Mark Bradford, a much beloved and collected painter, is an ingenius Angeleno whose first LA solo show, Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth, is on view at the Hammer through September 27, 2015. A MacArthur Genius awardee who is a suprising 6'7" tall, Bradford grew up in Leirmert Park …

6.30.15