31 Mar 2017

Interview & Preview: Jan & Bruce Helford for “Art Collectors Starter Kit” at Corey Helford Gallery – April 1st

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Interview & Preview: Jan & Bruce Helford for “Art Collectors Starter Kit” at Corey Helford Gallery – April 1st

On Saturday, April 1st, Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will present their fourth annual “Art Collector Starter Kit” group exhibition, showcasing an array of art from over 50 well known artists and newcomers to the CHG roster. Four years ago, CHG established what would become an annual tradition — the “Art Collector Starter […]

9 Mar 2017

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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]