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Megan Sallabedra

Trimpin with his instruments for the evening at USC's "An Evening with Trimpin" last week; Credit: Ian Evenstar

A Chat With Trimpin, an Artist Who Combines Music, Apps and Robots

Trimpin is a sound artist, a sculptor, an engineer and inventor, a musician... All of these characterizations describe the work he creates, housed in museum and public collections around the globe. And yet none of them alone pin down Trimpin's enigmatic art. The work of this German-born, Seattle-based artist is......
Medusa; Credit: Megan Sallabedra

Medusa, Dumbfoundead and Gizzle – LACMA – 6-21-12

Medusa, Dumfounded and Gizzle LACMA 6-21-12 See also: Koreatown rapper Dumbfoundead inspires a tremendous following with his unlikely story Better than... your last visit from your fairy godmother. The Crowd included a man who looked like Jesus: long brown hair, beard, long white dress. Last night, for the second installment......
Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Franklin Sirmans: His Fun Is Showing

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. The art world sometimes takes itself too seriously. Franklin Sirmans doesn't. But that doesn't mean he isn't a serious player. He just knows how to have fun, even while doing......

3MG featuring Murs – LACMA – 5-17-11

3MG LACMA 5-17-11 See also: Murs on How His Family's Dry-Cleaning Business Survived the Riots Better Than... the DMC show LACMA put on a few months back in the Bing Theater. I love DMC, but that shindig was awkward. Composed of Murs, Eligh and Scarub, 3MG reunited for a performance......
The iconic "What" zeppelin

"What What (in the Butt)" Viral Video Inspires L.A. Art, Five Years Later

In 1972 Asco spray-painted their signatures onto the walls of LACMA, asserting themselves as active members of the art community despite the fact that LACMA wasn't yet willing to show their work. Last Wednesday night, Milwaukee-based Special Entertainment, the partnership between artists Andrew Swant and Bobby Ciraldo, also inserted their......
Early works by Kelley at MOCA's "Under the Big Black Sun" exhibit; Credit: Carol Cheh

Mike Kelley, Renowned L.A. Artist, Passes Away

Los Angeles is now one brilliant mind short, as legendary artist Mike Kelley has been found dead, his gallery confirmed. Born in 1954 in a suburb of Detroit, Kelley received his MFA from CalArts in 1978, made his work and home primarily in L.A. and grew to become an internationally......