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Catherine Wagley

Catherine Wagley

Catherine Wagley writes about art and visual culture in Los Angeles.

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  • This week, a machines drips metaphorical money in Hollywood and skeletons guard a white house built into a Silver Lake gallery. Fountains and flames In 1974, New Zealand economist W.A. Phillips built the Moniac, a six and a half foot tall computer...

  • This week, oversized cyborg legs occupy a Mid-City exhibition and a longtime L.A. artist obsesses over the moon. Bondage “Will you be getting your metal on?” asked Glamour magazine in a piece about how chainmail dresses became a 2017 trend. The ch...

  • This week, socks cover the floor in a Mid-City exhibition, and a Mexico-based artist makes furniture shaped like human limbs.

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    "I was pretty terrified to do this performance. But I make it a mantra to do the things that scare the S-H-I-T out of me," Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle told a crowd on April 27. Minutes before, she'd finished performing amid a room of her drawings at the ...

  • This week, an artists gives tiny sculptures away in West Adams and a late 19th century epic about a murdered prostitute gets a contemporary reboot. Hobby heroines Holly Hobbie dolls wear bonnets, braids and patchwork dresses. They look like they'r...

  • This week, pigs take a beating in a downtown show and two artists use a video game to explore daddy issues. Power shifts Awol Erizku gave the paintings in “Menace II Society,” his current show at Night Gallery, unambiguous titles. A painting of a ...

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