LOS ANGELES — The rivalry between New York and Los Angeles runs deep: seasons vs. sunshine, pizza vs. tacos, Biggie vs. Tupac. For the art world, add to that list opening nights.
This week is pretty performance heavy, with dance from the legendary Yvonne Rainer, an experimental performance at Pieterspace, and Doug Aitken’s sign-spinning happening.
This week, we have artistic interventions in a classic Arts & Crafts house, jazzy mid-century animation, a dark picnic in Silverlake, and artist talks.
LOS ANGELES — Just because the insanity of the start of the season is over, doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to see out there.
LOS ANGELES — The contemporary art world often seems to be on a super-sized trajectory, with the rise of mega-galleries and record-setting auction prices all the rage.
This week, we have a seldom seen documentary starring LA itself, early digital art from the 1960s, the last chance to see proto-PoMo painter John Altoon’s LACMA retrospective, and lots more.
LOS ANGELES — As a primary member of the Light and Space movement of the 1960’s, Helen Pashgian played a pivotal role in establishing the legitimacy of California art in the second half of the 20th century. However, being one of the only women in LA’s macho art scene of the era, her work was often overshadowed. An exhibition of new sculptures at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, as well as her inclusion in a recent encyclopaedic Pacific Standard Time show, aims to set the record straight.