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Painters of Modern Life
11 months ago by Catherine Wagley
The cute, one-eyed kitty in artist E'wao Kagoshima's See Saw Kitty, a 1984 painting on a canvas that's the exact shape of the kitty's body, is committing seppuku, or ritual suicide. It has a knife to its gut and a goodly gash is alr...
5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including a Performance by the Other LAPD
12 months ago by Catherine Wagley
This week, a Skid Row - based collective improvises downtown while blow-up stick figures dance in Westwood. 5. The starlet who wasn't Glamorous rebel Priscilla Prescott, who took control of her 1930s movie career, purportedly ...
Pleasure in poverty
1 year ago by Catherine Wagley
Renzo Martens ran into photojournalists in Congo who told him their publications paid well for imagery showing how bad things were there - malnourished children, refugee camps, evidence of violence, etc. Martens relayed this to a gr...
Downtown L.A. Art Scene Reaches a Critical Mass of Cool
1 year ago by Carol Cheh
Certain places at certain times seem to exert a gravitational pull. Last year, the small, cutting-edge Night Gallery raised their game by taking over a warehouse in the farthest reaches of downtown Los Angeles. That same indust...