LOS ANGELES — The Occupy Track 16 exhibition opened last December 3 and closes, according to the gallery’s website, “when we get results.” It seems they might have gotten results, but not one that they were hoping.
LOS ANGELES — It’s no secret that food is a no-fail come-on for an art opening. Food and drinks = sated audience ready to indulge the higher rungs of their hierarchy of needs. Last weekend, Los Angeles-based For Your Art hit on Los Angeles’ sweet spot with a 24-hour pop-up shop serving donuts from all around the city. The pop-up shop ran alongside the 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) across the street.
LOS ANGELES — The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles is a gem of a museum. Small, but certainly limber, the museum is bringing the worlds of contemporary art and craft together with its ongoing shows. Taking up the largest third floor gallery — or the place of honor, as I’d like to think of it — is Maximo Gonzalez, a Mexico City-based Argentinian artist who makes delicate and fanciful art infused with a slightly subversive message from castaways.
LOS ANGELES — When this guy comes to town, he brings with him an entourage of hardhat-wearing men, baleful security officers, news teams and draws crowds of local residents and enthusiastic out-of-towners (including me). A rock star, you say? You bet.