LA’s One and Only Panorama is Back – Catch it While you Can!

If you’ve never heard of, or experienced, panoramic paintings you’re not alone. While this unique art form was popular in the nineteenth century, few survive today. Fortunately for Angelenos, The Velaslavasay Panorama (VP), a local non-profit located in the West Adams Historic District, is dedicated to preserving this precursor of the motion picture, which immerses the viewer […]

Railway Modeler Pulls into Bergamot Station

When something captures a child’s attention, he or she locks onto the subject and doesn’t let go. Visiting the Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station several weeks ago to see an exhibition titled “Sonny Wizelman – A Moment in Time,” I watched a young girl circle the room, mobile phone in hand, taking video of […]

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 […]