Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, and Barbara T. Smith shared studio and exhibition spaces, babysat each other’s children, and took part in one another’s avant-garde work.
Anya Ventura is a writer currently based in Los Angeles.
Step Into the Tender World of a Hollywood Cameraman
A history of the Golden Age of Hollywood from the perspective of someone who worked behind the scenes.
Creating Home From Scraps of Place
With scavenged materials, Amanda Maciel Antunes constructs a motherland.
Artist Betty Tompkins Overlays Women’s Bodies With #MeToo Testimonies
Tompkins unflinchingly looks at how female bodies are displayed, disciplined, and offered up to men.
LA Forces Unhoused Residents From Echo Park, Leaving Behind Community Art Project and Garden
City councilman Mitch O’Farrell abruptly closed the park for renovations, displacing residents with little notice.
Bright, Intimate Animations Relay Letters From Prison
The diaristic animations offer portraits of people grappling with their pasts, the weight of trauma, and the need for love.
A Community Garden With Radical Potential Blossoms in Los Angeles
The garden is a collaboration between performance artist Paige Emery and Echo Park Rise Up, an autonomous collective of unhoused people living at Echo Park Lake.