Over Easy p. 28

UNDER THE RADAR

Mimi Pond’s Wild Ride, In Two Volumes

Mimi Pond is a legendary figure in LA—part of the generation of independently-minded cartoonists nurtured—then dumped—by the alternative media, she also wrote the first-aired episode…
Read Article →
Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, (c.1770)

RETROSPECT

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788)

We all know The Blue Boy (c. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough, and for some of us there is a special attachment, while others only know…
Read Article →
Illustration by Petra Larsen

ASK BABS

THE DECEPTION OF THE RECEPTION

Dear Babs, I like Artillery because there is a variety of art and articles. Most recently I was shocked (kind of) like you when Anonymous,…
Read Article →
DEAD OR ALIVE: Sparky Schultz

DEAD OR ALIVE: Sparky Schultz

Art Is What You Can Get Away With

Read Article →
SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Check-In at Hauser & Wirth Event, Los Angeles, 2017.

Read Article →
RECONNOITER

RECONNOITER

Wendy Waitriss

Wendy Watriss is an award-winning photographer, journalist, curator and co-founder and artistic director of Houston’s FotoFest. In the wake of a season of climate disasters…
Read Article →
by Judithe Hernandez (detail)

Politically Powerful and Often Seductive

Judithe Hernandez' art at Millard Sheets Art Center

On Saturday afternoon, the Millard Sheets Art Center at the Fairplex in Pomona hosted dialogue between UCLA art historian Charlene Villasenor Black and exhibiting artist…
Read Article →
Van Hanos

Van Hanos

Van Hanos‘ paintings parodizing partisan preposterousness would be utterly comical if they didn’t so mordantly reflect our circusy cultural reality. Cynically dubbed “Late American Paintings,”…
Read Article →
So La Brea!

We got Rock & Roll, but No Tater Tots

Chinatown galleries; Wallspace

  Chinatown really had it going on this weekend. Saturday saw the inaugural opening of Tieken LA; gorgeous and cinematic paintings that put us on…
Read Article →
Art Monster: An Introduction

Art Monster: An Introduction

“My plan was never to get married. I was going to be an art monster instead. Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters…
Read Article →
Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez (1918-1993) possessed a remarkable talent for crystallizing the spirit of certain locations and scenarios. In his small but captivating pictorial selection currently on…
Read Article →
installation view

Richard Turner: Air Becomes Breath

Santa Ana College Art Gallery

What do we have when those closest and dearest to us pass away and what do we do with the things that were once theirs?…
Read Article →
The stage for the memorial, photo by Lynda Burdick.

Greg Escalante Memorial Service

Southern California Remembers a Prince

If crowd size at a memorial service is any measure of lifetime impact and influence, then be assured: Greg Escalante (1955–2017) had an outsized impact…
Read Article →
Ariana Papademetropoulos

Ariana Papademetropoulos

With salmon walls, magenta carpet and eccentric ornament, Ariana Papademetropoulos has transformed Wilding Cran into a life-size dollhouse where you are the doll and everything…
Read Article →
photo courtesy of Carolina Restepo at La Mama Experimental Theater Club.

Karen Finley at REDCAT

Taking on the (Art) World

Karen Finley’s The Expanded Unicorn Gratitude Mystery unfolds similarly to a dream that makes complete logical sense when experiencing it, but is difficult to piece…
Read Article →
¡Fiesta Cubana!

¡Fiesta Cubana!

Benefit Auction at Pasadena Museum of California Art

On Saturday, the Pasadena Museum of California Art put on ¡Fiesta Cubana! a benefit to celebrate California art and honor the art and education advocates…
Read Article →