Another painter once told me, “When you describe something, it dies.” As a writer this is not a pleasing sentence to hear.
Chicano newspaper-turned-magazine La Raza served as a witness to and participant in this struggle for social justice in Los Angeles and beyond, with ground-breaking photography that married art, journalism and activism.
Critic's Pick: An Te Liu at Anat Ebgi - ArtForum
At the dawn of the next millennium (if our species makes it that far) landfills may reveal more about how we lived and what we valued than the holy trash of museums.
A Post-Industrial Snake in the Grass - ArtSlant Los Angeles
Throwing money at a problem doesn’t necessarily solve it—but artists have to eat, and that bromide is often employed by those who have more money than they’re willing to throw in the first place.
Adam plays the liminal space between information and its methods of presentation, pulling the curtain back on knowledge-value while skirting the dull task of making a value judgement.
Double Booked – ArtForum
Visitors love to write off our peculiar cityscape with offhand references to Baudrillard’s hyperreality. But you were born here. Star Wagons and velvet ropes are as natural to you as aloe vera plants and buildings fringed with ice cream stucco. How does Los Angeles not play itself?
Dream Logic: an Interview With Aaron Elvis Jupin - The Hundreds
Cartoons and erotica have much in common—fantasy, desire, an adipose sense of volume.
Sterling Bartlett: Burst Into Color – The Hundreds
“Drawing, at its best, contains the seed of a refusal-to-be-sold.” The subtext of this declaration from the poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum contains the seed of a punk ethos—the refusal to sell out—that feels quaint and declassé in our current era of the hustle. But punk, like painting, has died a thousand deaths.
Third Time’s a Charm – ArtForum
“I am Daffy Duck. I cannot fill my holes. The best I can come up with is some sort of spiritual tampon.”
Bernhard Willhelm’s Happy Fashion Apocalypse – SmashBox studios
Some Inferences Regarding Wendy and Shoes – The Art Book Review
Tina’s hostility toward Wendy’s “art shit” stems from frustration over what to do with her excess cultural cache, the result of a job that rewards her taste but fails to provide the means to fulfill it
This Must Be the Place: Cayetano Ferrer's Art Bar - ArtSlant Los Angeles
Los Angeles guards her secrets jealously, which makes them all the more rewarding to discover. Knowing this, real-estate moguls, PR proxies, and other agents of entertainment often collude to erect elaborate decoys known as clubs.
A digital image can be as abandoned as any poorly cared-for object. When you unlike something on Tumblr, the heart icon that represents your former allegiance literally breaks—turns gray, fades away, and “dies.”
Cherry Picking the Religion Orchard: On Peter Clothier’s Slow Looking – The Art Book Review
Liz Cunningham’s Phonetics – The Art Book Review
Do You Suffer From Patriarchal Fatigue? – KCHUNGtv
Part of the FEMMERCIALZ project for KCHUNGtv at the 2014 Made in LA Biennial at the Hammer Museum
Instagram’s New FOMO: Secondhand Shopping – NYMag.com
Mind the Gap: Between Art, Work, and Life – ArtSlant
In a Marsden Hartley painting beats the dark heart of the twentieth century.
Gang Related Paradise Motel: Why I Love Living in Victor Heights – The Bold Italic
By The Book – ArtForum
i-D Designer Monograph Series: Rei Kawakubo – The Art Book Review
Don’t Let ’em See You Sweat: Notes on Work – ArtSlant
Lady Business: Hannah Wilke at Anglim Gilbert Gallery - ArtSlant SF
Let Them Eat Pop: On Andy Warhol for Target – ArtSlant
Frances Stark at Mills College Art Museum – ArtSlant SF