Los Angeles

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2019

Velvet Buzzsaw

Horror films: not my thing! At the mere suggestion, I sit curled up covering my face, asking what’s happening now…what’s happening now?  The fact that all I knew about Velvet Buzzsaw was that it’s set... | Read Full Post

A sitting room at the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation.
2018

Weis Choice

I lived in Los Angeles for two years and had plenty to chew on, artwise, with its sprawling, ever-expanding art universe. There were world-class museums, artist studios to visit, tons of... | Read Full Post

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2015

Temporary Contemporary

Labour Day Weekend. It’s almost by definition a bittersweet time of every year; lazy, perfect days made all the more precious with the knowledge that they are the last fleeting moments of... | Read Full Post

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2014

Canvas for Collectors

On the topic of voyeuristic pleasures, another creative Herzig, my fabulous sister-in-law Leigh, was recently featured on Remodelista for her latest stunning LA project. A self-taught interior designer, she aimed even higher in her newest... | Read Full Post

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2014

Jim Hodges at the Hammer

Some artists have a preternatural ability to elevate everyday materials—bits of mirror, hardware-store chains, silk flowers—and create works of astonishing beauty. Such is Jim Hodge’s talent; in his hands, the odds and ends... | Read Full Post

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2014

Alex Katz at 356 Mission

I’d been intrigued by the 356 Mission Road exhibition space since first reading about Laura Owens’ much-louded solo exhibition there last year (wherein the young, LA-based artist circumvented the gallery establishment... | Read Full Post

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2014

Mike Kelley at MOCA

The massive Mike Kelley exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles was initially intended as midcareer retrospective, a collaborative effort between the artist himself... | Read Full Post

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2014

Picture Perfect

It’s an Instagram world we live in, and it seems everyone is an amateur photographer these days. Though one might suspect the pervasiveness of photographic images might dilute interest and investment... | Read Full Post

 
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