Socialism probably isn’t the first political movement you’d think to associate with Andy Warhol.
LOS ANGELES — “You’re taking photos of the screen.” I turn around on the América Tropical Interpretive Center’s viewing platform, perched above a waking Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
Radiator Arts continues to energize the Long Island City art community. Its mission of showcasing new and emerging artists and curators makes for a remarkably varied program from show to show, but the installations are always topical to a particular theme. Their new exhibit, curated by painter and writer Alan Lupiani, is a heady mix that will leave you ruminating about the state of the U.S. and the world at large. Titled So Real, a contraction of both social realism and Socialist Realism, the exhibit ponders the inherent paradoxes and unlikely commonalities of these two artistic realms.