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

Get to Know: Jim McHugh and the ESMoA

TOUCH: Original Artworks Paired with Photographic Portraits by Jim McHugh is an art experience at the El Segundo Museum of Art and features McHugh’s portraits of L.A. artists from the 1960s to today - including rarely seen vintage Polaroids and original 8x10 transparencies.
11.11.15

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

Allen Ginsberg’s Howl by Allen Ruppersberg

In an exhibit titled The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book, the iconic poem "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg is re-interpreted by conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg. It's an awesome sight, and best viewed while listening to Ginsberg himself reading the hallmark text of the Beat Generation.
8.13.15

Now at The Hammer: Joseph Holtzman

This summer’s Hammer Project by artist Joseph Holtzman defies expectations on several fronts. If you are likely to assume that a project gallery at the super-cool Hammer would feature the work of a newly minted MFA art star, you’d be …

8.13.15

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

Hope floats in MacArthur Park

This summer, Los Angeles will once again be the beneficiary of one of the Masseys’ massive projects: Spheres of Hope. Starting in the third week of August and remaining for four weeks, 7,000 vinyl spheres hand-painted with brightly colored floral and aquatic designs will be floating on the lake at MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles.
7.20.15

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

Our Kind of Girl: Corita Kent

Her art is in major museum collections across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was one of the most popular graphic artists of …

6.17.15