Molly Segal

Summer Feast of Art

Loft at Liz's; TAG; MuzeuMM

This past weekend brought a summer feast of art exhibitions all over town, some with potent topical messages. The 11th annual “Diverted Destruction” exhibition at…
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Alexa Gilweit

Alexa Gilweit

Promise of the past rudely collides with dread of the future in Alexa Gilweit‘s nostalgic Americana scenes viewed through dystopic lenses. Satirically titled “Big Winners,”…
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Dakota Noot, What If Utopia Queer Biennial III

Queer Biennial: “What If Utopia?”

June is LGBT+ Pride month

June is LGBT+ Pride month, and it also marks the month of the third annual Los Angeles-based Queer Biennial, founded and curated by Ruben Esparza,…
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Rafael Cardenas, Backyard Tableau 2 (2018). Chomographic print on Plexiglass. Courtesy of the artist.

Vincent Price Art Museum:

Rafael Cardenas

Rafael Cardenas is known for his high-contrast, high-drama black and white street photography, but in “Backyard Tableaux,” his new exhibition at the Vincent Price Art…
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Lori Jackson holding new vinyl LP by SheKhan

A Bountiful Garden Party

SASSAS Annual Benefit Auction

The annual garden party fundraiser for SASSAS (Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound) had most things one would expect in…
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Mattea Perrotta; Jonathan Ryan

Mattea Perrotta; Jonathan Ryan

Mattea Perrotta abstracts figures and Jonathan Ryan abstracts architecture; their juxtaposition at The Landing educes the two painters’ similar manners of distilling contemplative moods from…
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Daniel Silva, Tako, Tako (8), 2018 (Detail). Ceramics, Neodymium magnets, iron fillings, copper. 121 1/4 x 80 1/4 x 23 5/8 in. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Baert Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua White

Baert Gallery:

Daniel Silva

While uneven in impact, Columbian-born, British-educated Daniel Silva’s exhibition, “WE ARE EXPERIENCING SOME TURBULENCE – PLEASE STOW AWAY YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES LHR | HND |…
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Popcorn anyone?

A Tribute to Female and LGBTQ Silent Filmmakers

Small Green Door

Last Saturday I attended “Silent Salute: Women Directors of Silent Film” at Small Green Door in East LA; the event was a tribute to female…
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L-R: Conrad Ricamora, Austin Ku, Francis Jue, Geena Quintos, Billy Bustamante and Raymond J. Lee

David Henry Hwang’s “Soft Power”

Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

  Soft Power is a very timely musical about the uses and misuses of power, a profoundly ambitious satire in which noted playwright David Henry…
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Pippa Garner

Pippa Garner

There is irony in donning a mass-produced item that ostensibly projects one’s individuality via a saucy slogan coined by somebody else. Pippa Garner uses her…
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Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Duckworth (2018). Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel and gouache on linen. 36 x 36 inches. M+B Gallery, Los Angeles. Courtesy of the artist and M+B. Photos by Jeff McLane.

M+B:

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Somewhere between the complex compositions of Cubism and Francis Bacon’s distorted imagery lies Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s distinct approach to portraiture. On view at M+B gallery,…
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Crowd in line to get into the show!

Museum of Mirth: Hammer’s Made in L.A. Opening

Where were you last Saturday night? Did you try to make it to the Hammer’s Made in L.A. reception? We heard a lot of people…
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Alexandra Carter

Alexandra Carter

Alexandra Carter‘s current show, “All gods are hot,” is a maze of artworks so tightly packed that one can hardly turn around without colliding with…
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