Catherine Wagley writes about art and visual culture in Los Angeles.
6 days ago | Art to See This Week
This week, an artist introduces a new "neuroscientifically driven" car, and 120 children exhibit their artwork in 10-by-15-foot museum. Goddess ghosts A face painted on plastic hangs at the top of the carpeted stairs leading up to Abode Galle...
12 days ago | Art
In Border Field State Park, on the beach where San Diego and Tijuana meet, a fence made of poles a few inches apart, stretches from the sand into the water, extending just past the surf break. Artist Diego Palacios saw this border for the first ti...
13 days ago | Art
When Venus Over Los Angeles titled its summer show of six female artists “CUNT,” a sort of low buzz began among female art worlders in L.A. All-women shows proliferate these days, especially shows of “overlooked women” who began working in the 195...
13 days ago | Art to See This Week
This week, flags figure prominently in two L.A. shows, as summer group exhibitions give artists a chance to grapple with power and patriotism. Shirtless Tony Curtis “I want to cum in your heart,” reads the white text on John Giorno’s rainbow-color...
20 days ago | Art to See This Week
This week, a performance artist places sand on a pole while talking about meaninglessness, and men become one with an oven in a Culver City show. A grandstanding man and a couple of slugs Two brown, globular figures that look like either slugs or ...
27 days ago | Art to See This Week
This week, an artist invites people to reach into the styrofoam box over her breasts and another artist and his friends dress up as a living car wash. Candy-colored plastics and a living car wash A group of people in strange costumes mill around a...