26 Nov 2013

The Arts District: History and Architecture in Downtown L.A. with the L.A. Conservancy

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The Arts District: History and Architecture in Downtown L.A. with the L.A. Conservancy

Since moving to the Downtown LA Arts District in the summer of 2010, I have become fascinated with the original warehouse buildings in the area and the history of the neighborhood. I live at Santa Fe and 2nd St., directly across from the new One Santa Fe complex, which is scheduled to be completed in…

29 Jun 2013

Preview: Greg Escalante on the Upcoming “Kustom Kulture II” Exhibition

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Preview: Greg Escalante on the Upcoming “Kustom Kulture II” Exhibition

Wendy Sherman interviews curator and collector Greg Escalante during the final stages of preparation for the Kustom Kulture II exhibition, which opens at the Huntington Beach Art Center on July 13. Greg explained why he decided to revisit the original idea 20 years later, and hinted at some of the treasures he has in store for us this time around.

6 May 2013

La Luz de Jesus Highlights Contrasts: Vicki Berndt, Dave Dexter, Mark Gleason

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La Luz de Jesus Highlights Contrasts: Vicki Berndt, Dave Dexter, Mark Gleason

Contemporary artists Vicki Berndt, Mark Gleason, and Dave Dexter at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, through June 2, 2013

1 May 2013

In Your Face: How Artists Transformed LA’s Urban Landscape

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In Your Face: How Artists Transformed LA’s Urban Landscape

Although there are “3 Movements” (or sections) to the “In Your Face” exhibition, which opened at the Angel City Brewery in conjunction with the District Gallery on April 11th, the majority of the show is the devoted to the Art Dock, the world’s first drive-by art gallery, located in the original Downtown Los Angeles Arts…

18 Mar 2013

Giant Robot: “Seasonal Changes” Hellen Jo, Deth P. Sun, Gosha Levochkin, Jen Corace

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Giant Robot: “Seasonal Changes” Hellen Jo, Deth P. Sun, Gosha Levochkin, Jen Corace

I went to the “Seasonal Changes” show at Giant Robot to specifically see the work of Hellen Jo, an artist I had discovered while researching an upcoming exhibition I am curating. An animator by day, Jo is a very in demand artist and illustrator who shows her work internationally. Her work is inspired by manga,…