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 […]

Tigers in Los Angeles – Marie Peter-Toltz is as Fierce as Her Paintings

Periodically Curating Los Angeles publishes guest posts that highlight an interesting facet of life in greater LA. While they can focus on people, organizations, or places, among other subjects, what I look for is an article with a LA focus that engages me personally. Today I’m pleased to present an original piece written by Sandra Bark about […]

Curating Los Angeles Turns Six!

Since I no longer live in, or even near, the City of Los Angeles (see the About page for details), people often ask me why I continue to publish Curating Los Angeles (CLA). My answer is always the same: “I love LA and feel a special affinity to both the place and the people who […]

Renato D’Agostin Photographs Los Angeles and Mines the City’s Collective Memory

There are different ways to represent, and share one’s impressions of, a place. Photographers use light to define their subject as they see it, while writers use words to describe, explain and tell stories about particular settings. In a recently published book called Archaeologies: LA, Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin and CalArts urban historian Norman Klein […]

Living with Art at the Weisman Estate

While I love spending time in museums and galleries, one of my favorite places to experience art is in a private home. It’s there I not only encounter individual pieces of creative expression, but a highly personal context for the collected works. That context can imbue the art with additional meaning, as can the way in which […]

Cantor Fine Art is Throwing a Tactile Art Show

Art found in museums and galleries is typically there to be viewed, not touched. That’s what makes the show, Please Touch the Art, so unusual. It’s an exhibition specifically designed to invite tactile interaction with art, thereby encouraging attendees to connect with and experience artistic creations in new ways.

Cutting Deep in Los Angeles – A Woodcutter’s Story

As members of the Curating Los Angeles (CLA) community know, I am very interested in the arts and regularly use CLA’s blog, Facebook page and Twitter account to promote the work of local artists who I admire, share news of arts related events and profile artists who produce work related in one way or another […]