This year felt like a year of growing pains for art in Los Angeles. Maybe that's because 2012 started as Pacific Standard Time -- that regionwide, Getty-funded series of exhibitions on SoCal art history -- wound down and the art community shifted attention from past to present. Maybe it's because th ... More >>
As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, X-TRA Magazine, a Los Angeles-based art journal, presented the fourth installment of its popular 1 Image 1 Minute event series, in which a few dozen members of the local art community are each asked to present a photograph that is meaningful to them and s ... 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 >>
*James Franco's MOCA Show Opening: 'There's Just a Lot of Dicks in There'
*James Franco & Alex Israel: Why Their Obsession With Celebrity Doesn't Pay Off
Who are we to argue celebrity artistic merit -- or any artistic merit anywhere? It is 2012, after all, and it has kinda all been done. ... More >>
This week, snarky performance artist Eleanor Antin remembers Stalin, Paul McCarthy pulls a chair out from under a fictional Natalie Wood and sculptor Emily Counts turns a fax machine mystical.
5. What's war got to do with it?
In the trailer for their new exhibition and performance series, Arjun Ne ... More >>
"There's just a lot of dicks in there. A lot of porno," the painter Ty Williams says, shaking his head. "But I get it, though. I understand the prevalence of penises."
We're standing in the alleyway behind JF Chen, a collectible furniture showroom and exhibit space, at the opening party for "Rebel ... 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 >>
If you're like me, you tend to remember the moment when you fall in love. Perhaps it's the moment when the object of your attention tells a story from his or her childhood that perfectly reveals what a goofy, smart, and devil-may-care kind of person they are. Suddenly, you find yourself deeply hooke ... More >>
Jacob Kassay, "Untitled," 2011. Photo: Josh White/JWPictures, Courtesy L&M Arts, Los Angeles.Jacob Kassay's ballet barre, hung in front of silver-coated paper.
It's not helpful to know an artist's work has sold in the secondary market for nearly $300,000 before you've seen it in person. Nor ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, and NET's L.A. Micro-festUPTOWN DOWNTOWNâ€‹Leslie
Uggams stars in her bio-cabaret at the Pasadena Playhouse. For a review
of this and all shows seen over the weekend, press the More tab at the
bottom of this page. Photo by Jim CoxN ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' "The Residents @ Henry Fonda Theater" slideshow.
"Do they wear the big eyeballs to hide the fact that they're old?" asked my friend Kat as we were crossing Hollywood Blvd. on our way to the Henry Fonda, where San Francisco's (or is it Louisiana's?) best known mus ... More >>