Three Artists Interpret Los Angeles

The Los Angeles art scene is so vibrant that to get noticed artists often have to promote their own work. That’s exactly what Vivian Shih did when she reached out to inform Curating LA about The Land Around Us, a self-curated group show that features her work alongside that of Bijou Karman and Juliette Toma.

LA Art Book Fair 2017

Events that combine books and art always get my attention. I love both and write about them often on this blog. So it should come as no surprise that I’m really excited about the 2017 installment of the LA Art Book Fair (LAABF17). The LA based event and its counterpart, the NY Art Book Fair, showcase […]

The LA Art Show is Back

Now in its 22nd year, the LA Art Show is once again bringing its curatorial vision to downtown Los Angeles by highlighting the work of established and emerging artists from around the world. Utilizing 150,000 square feet of exhibition space at the L.A. Convention Center and expecting upwards of 70,000 attendees, this year the event […]

Peter Wu: Rise of the Fly II

If you want to explore “the aesthetics of technology and processes of transformation and translation,” an approach rich with potential is to examine the two classic sci-fi horror films called “The Fly” (Kurt Neumann, 1958 and David Cronenberg, 1986). That’s precisely what artist Peter Wu (b. 1976, Windsor, Ontario) does in his new exhibition Rise […]

Kinetic Art LA – Convergence of Art and Technology

I’ve long been a fan of kinetic art, which as the name implies is art that incorporates movement. I was therefore very excited to learn about a new exhibition set to open at Arena 1 this weekend. The show is entitled Kinetic Show LA and it’s curated by art duo Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen […]

“After the Aqueduct” – A Panel Discussion and Exhibition Investigating the Los Angeles Aqueduct

It’s common knowledge that the history of Los Angeles is inextricably linked to water. While the city’s original settlers, and members of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe who were here before them, utilized water from the Los Angeles River, that source was insufficient to support a growing city.

Photographer Larry Sultan Retrospective Opens at LACMA

Later this week the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the first retrospective of works by Larry Sultan (1946–2009), the highly influential California photographer. Titled Larry Sultan: Here and Home, the exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan’s conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works made in later […]