Archive for January 2011


Comprehensive profiles on social media outlets and dating services (many of which have their own Iphone App), have insured us that the days of blind love are far behind us.  Four Square keeps us in the loop as to where our “friends” are wining and dining, Tweets promote products or points of view, and Facebook [...]

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January is art month in Los Angeles and coincidentally the beginning of the Hollywood awards season.  While I found the Golden Globes to be a bore and at times even uncomfortable to sit through thanks to Ricky Gervais’ harsh put downs, the ceremony was far more exciting than the Art Show.  With the conclusion of [...]

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The female “type”  in art evolves to satisfy taste and reflect social ideals.  There’s the Odalisque, the Venus, the nude, the naked as seen through the lens of the voyeur to name a few and then there’s the portrait full or half length, action painting, or studies.  The artist has lamented over the female form [...]

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Life by the creek is over… and by this of course I am referring to “Dawson’s Creek” the teen drama series that stole the hearts and imaginations of hormonal and confused adolescents everywhere from 1998 through 2003.  Oh if only life were so serene and one could contemplate their high school relationship woes while drifting [...]

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John Baldessari wants your name… and 99,999 others to include in his public installation piece dubbed “Your Name in Lights” at the Sydney Festival and sponsored by the Kaldor Public Arts Project.  Inspired by the overwrought shiny signage made famous by Broadway, Baldessari will flash the name of each subject for 15 seconds, (that’s pretty [...]

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Los Angeles based collective My Barbarian founded in 2000 by Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade examines the role art plays in a democratic society by pushing the boundaries of performance, song, dance, and video installation to the point where the work teeters on being considered a nod to the theatre of the absurd, [...]

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Last evening on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” America had reason to shake in her boots.  An Alabama based publisher named Alan Gribben decided to ordain himself as a literary deity, giving himself permission to rewrite Mark Twain’s seminal American novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer, because they contain a particular vernacular [...]

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‘She’s Banged Up’ 2009-2010  oil, spray paint & alkyd resin on paper on panel  47 x 41 inches Image Courtesy of the Larry Mullins and Blythe Projects The works of Larry Mullins signal a rare moment where the fragility of language is met with an equally rigorous and meticulous handling of painting. When presented with [...]

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