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Surface to Air: Los Angeles Artists of the '60s
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 4 a.m. by Catherine Wagley
Ed Ruscha, the L.A. icon known for bold pop paintings and for photographing every building on the Sunset Strip, made a film in 1975 called Miracle. In it, a mechanic gets progressively more obsessed with getting the '65 Mustang he's...
Seventeen versions of coupledom
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3 a.m. by Catherine Wagley
Because they switch intermittently from Super 8 to HD and from black-and-white to color, and because one character has a satyr's face and pours red wine on his naked lover, the 17 vignettes in Dara Friedman's film Play are eerie. Ea...
Out of proportion
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 3:30 a.m. by Catherine Wagley
New York artist Carol Bove's sculptures are usually tableaux of found objects -- maybe there's a book on a shelf open to show a rendering of a tulip, a vase on a pedestal or driftwood suspended from the ceiling. They always feel tas...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Catherine Wagley
See H.C. Westermann's art for the first time and you might take him to be a self-taught folk craftsman, obsessed with the ravages of war and burdened with a savage sense of humor. You'd be half right. Westermann did fixate on warfar...