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There is nothing romantic about the way Michael Krebs views American culture. The Vienna-based photographer’s series of digital c-prints titled “Surplus” disguises itself as a critique of gross consumerism in a capitalistic culture where the objects we once owned now own us. But to only read Krebs’ work through this lens would lend itself it [...]

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Robin Leach coined the catchphrase that toasted viewers to “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” at the conclusion of each episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” a syndicated T.V. program that chronicled the opulence and glory of celebrities. Painter Sean Cheetham borrows the tagline for his current solo exhibition with a series of portrait [...]

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Self-taught American photographer Seth Taras carefully describes his pictures as falling more into “strains” than a “series,” thus the distinction reflects a familiar arterial line of inspiration which flows through works taken across many years and around the globe.  Whether the subjects are opulent interiors, studies of found objects on the street, or candid and [...]

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California Assemblage artist George Herms has been spinning remnants of the quotidian into a narrative characterized by gesture, rhythm, and chance since the late 1950s. “Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown)” features intricate collages and sculptures pieced together from found materials, while exhibiting alongside a younger generation of artists from Los Angeles and New York, who [...]

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Two years ago my dad received press tickets for a Beatles tribute band that called themselves “Rain,” inspired by the song of the same name, which was first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the “Paperback Writer” single and also appears on the Past Masters set.  Perhaps an obscure reference for a novice [...]

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A. Moret interviews Al Moran co-founder of OHWOW, a gallery, publisher and creative community that fosters the careers of emerging and established artists. After establishing gallery spaces and retail locations in Miami and New York City, OHWOW has decided to move out West. Al Moran reflects on life in Los Angeles the new opportunities it [...]

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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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Angeleno’s live in la-la land.   I’ve lived here my entire life and don’t feel an ounce of shame for saying it.  For us Hollywood is not just a picture perfect facade that looks down us from a mountainside, and a  series of movie studios littered across the city, but an honest state of mind.  The [...]

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