Kim McCarty, Double Portrait, 2015

Love Potions

“Love Potions” at Maloney Fine Art is a wonderfully subtle and wistful exhibition of works by three Los Angeles artists. Kim McCarty, Roger Herman and…
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Sabina Ott, Mater Rosa I , 1991

Rosette

@Charlie James Gallery, Curated by Mary Anna Pomonis

Mary Anna Pomonis has curated a thoughtful and nuanced exhibition entitled Rosette in the project space at Charlie James Gallery. Working with the central idea…
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Image courtesy of Andy Robert and PAPILLION ART

Andy Robert
@Full Haus/Los Angeles

Heavy Rain and Lightning

A slate of concrete with blue Skittles scattered across it is illuminated by a clamp light in Full Haus’ current outdoor exhibition: “Andy Robert: Heavy…
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Mpambo, 2015

Rebecca Campbell: You Are Here

Rebecca Campbell believes in paying it forward as her most recent exhibition entitled You Are Here at LA Louver so elegantly demonstrates. Each of these…
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David Bowie, Photo: Terry O'Neill

David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes

Starman Waiting in the Sky

David Bowie released his envoi-like album, Blackstar, on his birthday, and so a lightness of being seems to shine through his final week on earth. His…
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Chris Kraus Papers Acquired by NYU

Chris Kraus Papers Acquired by NYU

New York University’s Fales Library & Special Collections has acquired the papers of writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus, who rose to fame for “I Love…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January/February 2016

Dear Readers,Film and art just go together. If you’re into art, you’re most likely a film buff (and film snob), and if you’re into film,…
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Peggy Guggenheim, Courtesy of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archives, Venice.

Art, Lies and Film Docs

David Hockney and Peggy Guggenheim

Not all films about artists and the art world are silly, but most of them are. To paraphrase a Mark Twain quote, “There are lies,…
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Scene from Season 4, Episode 8, “Elevator: Part 4,” Louie goes to window in therapy session to let loose a primal scream.

Louis CK: Comedian cum Auteur

Comedic Filmmaker Knows his Darkness

In an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Louis CK takes Seinfeld out on his boat on the Hudson River. Looking across…
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Installation view of Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience, March 20 – August 16, 2015 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photographed by Chayse Irvin, installation photo by Brian Forrest.

Kahlil Joseph

Filming His Way into the Art World

Seeming to arise from the video music world this past summer to land at MOCA, the path of “Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience” may seem roundabout…
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Loretta Fahrenholz, still from film Ditch Plains, 2013.

BEST IN SHOW 2015

Staff Writer Ezrha Jean Black Picks the Top 10 Los Angeles Museum and Gallery Shows

We live in interesting times—possibly the end of time, or at least the end of history as humans have conceived it over the last few…
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Adriana Salazar, Pájaro #2 (Bird #2), 2011

Inside a Pause: Adriana Salazar

Videos Reflect on Stillness in Motion

Octavio Paz wrote, “this hour has the shape of a pause.” Adriana Salazar’s videos situate us inside such a pause, places where we are in…
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