By Camilla Boemio
Il Covid-19, come sappiamo, ha completamente riscritto, rimandato o annullato i programmi di una stagione, ma da una parte all’altra del mondo vi sono stati progetti capaci di riprendersi, ed emancipare, gli spazi urbani
By John Paul King
For millions of young people across the United States – indeed, across the world – Los Angeles is a dream destination for hopefuls in almost every creative endeavor you can think of, a place where you can work in your dream career while also being surrounded by unbeatable weather, world-class culture, a diverse array of dining experiences, and legendary nightlife.
By WEHOVILLE STAFF
Nearly 100 artists have stepped outside to display their work in public places across Los Angeles County, including West Hollywood.
By Shana Nys Dambrot
With all the places you get your art-viewing closed for the time being, what’s an aficionado to do? If you’re looking for multisensory, dynamic visual art to enjoy in socially distant conditions, here are a few galleries, artists and institutions that are each doing something special — in both the digital and analog realms.
By Shana Nys Dambrot
This weekend’s arts and culture selection includes at-home options across visual art, dance, creative lessons, a massive print sale, and a virtual history tour. And as a special treat, we have not one, but two actual IRL art experiences which are explicitly designed to be viewed in person — and in strict observation of public health best practices — from outside (masks on!), or even from your car.
By Asia Morris
While the traditional ways in which we consume culture in person, especially when it comes to viewing visual art, have quickly diminished with museums, galleries and other venues closed due to the pandemic, so have opportunities for artists diminished, limiting their reach in an already dire economic landscape.
By Genie Davis
In pandemic times, we all long for – at least I do – a way to view art safely, in person. And to get out of the house other than for walks down the same neighborhood streets. Or if we are working around other people out of necessity, the last thing we want to do is be around more people right now. That said, Zoom and Facetime may not be fulfilling everything we need when it comes to a look at art.
By Art Clout
How to have a show of over 100 artists throughout LA County? How to do it without putting people at risk? How to make the show meaningful and open to one and all? Spread it throughout the County and allow the artist’s art to reflect on, and exist with, the environment and the current state of affairs. All art is displayed in places that the public can easily and safely access from the outdoors (scroll for a list of participating Long Beach Artists). Tag the artist’s location via a post on your choice of social media. Comments and feedback are appreciated.
By We Like L.A. Staff
We used to tell you about all the things you could go out and do in Los Angeles on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Then, the coronavirus pandemic changed life for all of us, in a thousand small and massive ways. These days, there are no events for us to post about and, even if there were, state and county orders prohibit gathering. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find entertainment, education, and most importantly, community online. From now on until this whole thing’s behind us, we’ll be posting virtual things you can do from home every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less isolated.
By Carolina A. Miranda
You’re here. And I’m here. Which makes it a fine time for an arts newsletter. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, shaggy staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly delivery of essential culture news — and drive-by art shows.
By Christopher Knight
A chain-link fence around an urban oil field is an unlikely display space to show a work of art. In Signal Hill, however, that’s exactly the location Abel Alejandre chose for “Street Fighter,” his punchy black and white print.
By Lindsay Preston Zappas
Drive-by-Art comes to LA this weekend with over 120 works installed outdoors. Durden and Ray art collective offers 100 artworks around LA that are viewable from your car or digitally via Google Maps. Also, the LA City Council passed a motion to reallocate developer fees into artist grants.
By Jennifer Remenchik
When We Are Here / Here We Are opened in mid-May, the street landscape of Los Angeles looked decidedly different.
By Matthew Stromberg
From a West Coast edition of an exhibition you can view from your car to ephemeral installations across the LA basin, the city’s arts community has found ways to reconnect.
by Lorraine Heitzman
The Vista: Twenty Views into the City
Organized by Max Presneill and Wade Schuster
Durden and Ray, Los Angeles
through March 1
by David S. Rubin
One of the most thoughtful exhibitions of 2018 was “The Feminine Sublime,” a small group show featuring mostly paintings by five women artists. Organized by Constance Mallinson for the recently closed Pasadena Museum of California Art, the exhibition included works by Merion Estes, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, Marie Thiebault and Mallinson.
by Sharon Mizota
Los Angeles Times “The Feminine Sublime”.
By Molly Enholm
The Romantic notion of the sublime continues to haunt our consciousness, often accompanied by a healthy dose of critique. The concept, most famously articulated in the influential writings of Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant, posits, in a simplified version, that a form might either delight the eye (the beautiful) or overwhelm the viewer through scale, power and grandeur (the sublime). In The Feminine Sublime, currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, five Los Angeles-based painters further explore this legacy in response to contemporary conditions. That these artists happen to be female, dealing with notions typically ascribed to their male counterparts, offers another layer to excavate.
By Genie Davis
Perfectly paired, artists Ty Pownall and Yvette Gellis offer large- scale, abstract mixed media works that seem to have slipped from the walls and onto the loor on their own. Gellis has created stunning wall work in oil, acrylic, graphite, and original photo-transfers. These large pieces are paired with the polyurethane foam, oil, and acrylic sculpture, of “3-Dimensional Liminal Space,” a work of sliced foam that seems to have been taken from the heart of a volcano. “Liminal” refers to a position on both sides of, or approaching, a boundary or threshold, and Gellis evokes the feeling of entering a portal with her art.
By Genie Davis
Liminal: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. “Liminal Spaces” at Jason Vass gallery, which opened Saturday night, occupies a position of cool, whether the boundary is mixed-media wall art, free-standing sculpture, or something in between.
Perfectly paired artists Ty Pownall and Yvette Gellis drew lively, engaged crowds to their two solo shows, featuring works that were large scale, abstract, and the ultimate in mind-blowing visuals.