This week, an artist stages a tiny exhibition at Central Library and a century-old Rodin sculpture plays a part in an afternoon-long performance.
5. J.J. Abrams inspires an art book
The Lost Issue , the catalog for the "Lost (in L.A.)" exhibition at Barnsdall Park, a show of French and Angeleno art ... More >>
This week, a frenetic, 40-minute-plus video airs on MOCAtv, a photo show gives famous and anonymous photographers equal play, and a short film brings together 21st-century preteens and a slavery-era hymn about deliverance.
5. Spirituals and sea creatures
Artist Lili White organizes the Another Expe ... More >>
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This week, artist Jim Shaw pops up in two places, a TV phenomenon loosely inspires an exhibition and a playwright known for breaking the fourth wall breaks it before finishing his new play.
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This week, an artist deconstructs the pom-pom, two holes get cut in gallery walls and an exhibition suggests the wrong man took the blame for murder 83 years ago.
5. Wallflower whirlpool
Jen Stark cut a hole the shape of a water lily into the northernmost wall of Martha Otero gallery, then built u ... More >>
This week, an exhibition feels like a haunted graveyard, a performer turns his body into a chemistry experiment and a sculptor exploits building codes.
5. Devil's Night in the middle of the day
In urban Detroit in the 1970s and '80s, the night before Halloween, called Devil's Night, was a mess of a ... More >>
This week, there's a pithy, pink Ron English billboard on Temple, a tongue-in-cheek guide to L.A.'s Chinatown and human-scale dioramas being made on-site in Hollywood.
5. Fundraising for friends
For her 1999 video We Got Moves You Ain't Even Heard of, Erica Cho gave herself a black eye so that she ... More >>
This week, there's a concise, color-coordinated performance that's kind of about a bird, an art show that unfolds over the telephone and a slightly surreal stairwell in Pasadena.
5. Dangerous dreaming
"Learn to Dream," written across John Baldessari's new print five times in five different colors ... More >>
Opened last Saturday, Old Town Pasadena's Everson Royce is not quite a sequel to Silverlake Wine. Think character spinoff. Two out of three Silverlake Wine owners are involved; approximately 25% of the same small-production wine brands are stocked. Potential customers are greeted immediately at the ... More >>
This week's list includes a tribute, disguise, displacement, hoarder and megalith. It runs the gamut, in other words.
5. Banana face
Urs Fischer likes obstructions and disguises. Better yet are obstructions that double as disguises. For his exhibition at Gagosian in Beverly Hills, he's blown up vin ... More >>
Whoever said there are no accidents in art obviously never heard of Richard Jackson. On a clear Sunday afternoon in a field southeast of Pasadena's Rose Bowl, the 72-year-old artist literally launched his newest work of art: a flight-based performance piece that examines the nature, trajectory, scal ... More >>
It's high time to brave the Pasadena Freeway, thanks to four landmark Pacific Standard Time shows with ambitious curators, catalogues, and historical reach in Pasadena. Pasadena/San Marino has its PST "focus" weekend this Saturday and Sunday, which means lots of extra events.
Michael Duncan's "LA R ... More >>
Courtesy Regen Projects and MOCA Los AngelesSue Williams' 1992 painting "The Art World Can Suck My Proverbial Dick"
Most exhibitions on this week's list are the work of youngish artists, but not the one by Sue Williams, who's been around since the 1980s. It's her first solo show in this city ... More >>
Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas season, but just because it's time to deck the halls doesn't mean you should risk getting decked in the face. Those Black Friday sales can be downright vicious. So why not skip the bum rush and support your local purveyors of craft goods? The next month ha ... More >>
Courtesy Actual Size L.A.A shrine-like installation in Gustavo Herrera and Spencer Douglass's exhibition "Hollenbeck"
If you need a break from all the nostalgic historicizing saturating the art world these days, dash over to see an ingenious artist-made, open-air storefront on Alvarado. But d ... More >>