9 Mar 2017

Save the Date & Interview: “For Goodness Sake” at La La Land (Interview with Kii Arens, visit with Mark Mothersbaugh) – March 25

Save the Date & Interview: “For Goodness Sake” at La La Land (Interview with Kii Arens, visit with Mark Mothersbaugh) – March 25

Artist, musician, gallery owner and curator Kii Arens wants to bring pure joy to Los Angeles, via the “For Goodness Sake” group show at La La Land Gallery. In curating his all-star For Goodness Sake show, Kii hopes to give attendees a “mental vacation” from all that’s been going on in this country, the overwhelming amount of negativity […]

29 Dec 2014

Save the Date: January 6, Wini Brewer at Barbara’s the Brewery

Save the Date: January 6, Wini Brewer at Barbara’s the Brewery

  It can put me in a weird place when asked to participate in a show as an artist or curatrix. A lot of the time, I feel it’s more about the asker, who hopes I’ll fall into the trap of shameless self-promotion and by extension give their project exposure, rather than it being about […]

12 Jul 2014

Save the Date: August 2, “The Streets Will Never Be the Same”

Save the Date: August 2, “The Streets Will Never Be the Same”

  On Saturday, August 2, the streets will never be the same, as Roy Paz presents his first time curation, a one night only pop-up at Kesspro Studios in the Downtown Los Angeles Art District, featuring over thirty artists including The Bleep Boop, Thrashbird, Benjamin Alejandro, Sek and Septerhed. The event–which will include food trucks, […]

10 Apr 2014

Interview: Nathan Cartwright and The Hive Gallery’s 9th Anniversay Show

Interview: Nathan Cartwright and The Hive Gallery’s 9th Anniversay Show

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 was a magical day, indeed! It saw the 9 Year Anniversary celebration of The Hive Gallery & Studios: a fantastic artist collective that has pioneered the expansion and power of creative energy in Historic Downtown Los Angeles’ Gallery Row. The Hive and its founder/curator/King Bee, Nathan Cartwright,  is a way-paver from […]

8 Apr 2014

Preview: “Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends” at Begovich Gallery

Preview: “Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends”  at Begovich Gallery

When I was five, my mom told me about a friend of hers whose mother-in-law died on road trip through Arizona. They wrapped her body in a sleeping bag and put her on the roof of the car to transport back home for a decent funeral. The family stopped at cafe, and the car was […]

19 Mar 2014

“Phantasmagoria,” ESSNTL Gallery’s Premier Show by Wyatt Mills

“Phantasmagoria,” ESSNTL Gallery’s Premier Show by Wyatt Mills

“Phantasmagoria,” a solo show by Wyatt Mills, blew open the doors of Bergamot Station‘s newest addition: ESSNTL Gallery, on Saturday, March 8th. A whirlwind of styles, media and visuals, the work displays both traditional painting techniques and an unrestrained, experimental nature. This a great representative of the spirit and character ESSNTL intends to foster in established and emerging […]

5 Mar 2014

Inside Look at ESSNTL Gallery, Opening March 8, 2014 with Wyatt Mills

Inside Look at ESSNTL Gallery, Opening March 8, 2014 with Wyatt Mills

ESSNTL Gallery, the newest addition to Bergamot Station is  committed to fostering and promoting the careers of both emerging and established artists.  And to demonstrate that commitment, they’re marking their debut March 8, 2014  from 6pm to 9pm with “Phantasmagoria,”   Wyatt Mills‘ boldly colored canvases that combine strong brush work,newspaper snippets, gossip magazines, and vintage propaganda. […]

25 Jan 2014

Two Johns and a Whore: Well Hung and Packed at Coagula

Two Johns and a Whore: Well Hung and Packed at Coagula

I admit it, I curated this show, so I am biased, but damn, the “Two Johns and a Whore” opening at Coagula Curatorial on January 11 was a fun, over the top night of art and people. There were five openings on Chung King Road, and by 7:30 the scene was hopping, cameras flashing, red […]

16 Jan 2014

New in Los Feliz: The Inn Gallery

New in Los Feliz: The Inn Gallery

The Inn Gallery, next to Ye Old Rustic Inn on Hillhurst Avenue is a perfect local gallery. It’s got a parking lot, a Chinese restaurant on one side and a popular, funky drinking dive on the other, and it’s on a busty walk street. Open for openings and closing, and evenings after 6pm, the gallery […]

10 Jan 2014

Two Johns and a Whore: Conjugating Myself

Two Johns and a Whore: Conjugating Myself

Sunday’s LA Times let the cat of the bag:  If you read to the end in the awesome profile of Mat Gleason, you’ll see that I’m an artist and I’m curating an art show that opens January 11, 2014 at Coagula Curatorial. Part of the reason I began writing about art is that I love […]

7 Dec 2013

Antebellum Gallery: Decadent Charm

Antebellum Gallery: Decadent Charm

The galleries of Los Angeles are myriad, and none more mysterious than a canopied store front across from venerable Boardner’s bar on Las Palmas in Hollywood. A large painting or photograph hangs in the huge window, indicating this is indeed a gallery. A small sign on the black painted door frames requests that you buzz […]