Ashley Shaw, photo by Johan Persson

Dance: The Red Shoes

Ahmanson Theatre

The Red Shoes (1948) is perhaps the most famous dance film of all time. Sumptuously shot in Technicolor and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric…
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Jungle Fire at the Hammer.

Rad Art Opening

Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985 at the Hammer Museum

It’s a little inside scoop that people who frequent art openings often call the Hammer openings “Hammer-ed” openings, and it’s no surprise. Armed with the…
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Neil Raitt

Neil Raitt

It’s amazing how much effort, skill and intellect Neil Raitt directs towards donning the ornate trappings of kitsch. Visitors enter his installation through a painstakingly…
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Simphiwe Ndzube, The Underwater People (2017), courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Nicodim Gallery:

Simphiwe Ndzube

“Bhabharosi,” the title of Simphiwe Ndzube’s show and several works therein, is a neologism the artist coined from the words “barbarous” and “rose” in isiXhosa,…
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Have Art Will Travel

Have Art Will Travel

Art + Practice; UTA; Los Super Elegantes

Saturday really was a lot. Shoutout to the Metro, Uber and my strong legs for getting me from South LA to Boyle Heights to East…
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Emiliano Gironella Parra

Emiliano Gironella Parra

While Americans condemn Mexican lawlessness, much illegal drug trade south of the border is driven by U.S. demand. In his PST: LA/LA show titled “Artempatía”…
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Scott Hove, Beauty Nap (2017), courtesy of the artist and KP Projects. Photo: Elena Kulikova.

KP Projects:

Scott Hove

Known for his immersive cake-like installations, Scott Hove’s latest makings offer wry commentary upon the demise of today’s political, economic, and ecological landscapes in “Last…
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Greg at his Chinatown gallery, 2015, photo by Lynda Burdick.

Greg Escalante 1955–2017

Lowbrow Art Enthusiast, Collector, Founder of Juxtapoz; Loved it All

Greg Escalante was a Southern California art collector and dealer who was a co-founder of Juxtapoz magazine as well as the driving force behind the…
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The five-member musical collective “The Divinity Band” performs at L.A. Louver.

Protest in Poetry at L.A. Louver

  Sporting an orange kaftan shirt and a wide-brimmed black hat perched atop his head, poet Stephen Kalinich looked more like he was ready for…
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Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez

Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez

County fairs usually aren’t noted for their art; but this year’s is an exception, with Millard Sheets Art Center hosting a fine PST LA/LA exhibition,…
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Fran Siegel, Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil (2015–2017), Suspended Drawing: pencil, pigment, gold leaf, string, and collage on cut drafting film, scrim, cyanotype, sewn and printed fabric. Leaves: porcelain. Length (drawing): 10.97 m. Commissioned by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Collection of the artist. Photo: Don Cole.

Fowler Museum at UCLA:

Fran Siegel

There are two points of entry into Fran Siegel’s exquisite exhibition, “Lineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil.” One is purely visual: admiring the unique way…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

September-October 2017

Dear Reader, This new Fall art season takes off with a bang in Southern California, as the Getty’s second installment of Pacific Standard Time (PST)…
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Spacechola Live!, 2012

Sandra de la Loza’s bookish, spirited activism

Ghosts of the Archive

In Sandra de la Loza’s art, research—what she calls “the archive”—is central to her process. Treating archival material as mutable; she relies on it to…
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Salon of Beauty, 2011, cardboard, paper, site-specific installation commissioned by Rice Gallery, Houston, photo by Nash Baker

Ana Serrano Shifts her Latino Neighborhoods

Barrios de Cartón

Ana Serrano’s colorful cardboard sculptures of cityscapes and buildings, inspired by Latin American vernacular architecture, will be featured prominently this fall in two PST: LA/LA…
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Jose Dávila, Sense of Place, 2017. Concrete, 40 pieces, Overall: 8'x8'x8', individual dimensions variable. 
Courtesy of Estudio Jose Dávila, 2017

Guadalajara artist Jose Dávila moves around LA

Hollywood Squares

When I heard the title of Jose Dávila’s recent book, Daylight Found Me with No Answer, it sounded familiar. During the years I was living…
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