By the time 18-year-old Ed Ruscha lit out on Route 66 in 1956, enroute from his home in Oklahoma City to study art in Los Angeles, the venerable U.S. highway had already been carrying motorists from Chicago to the coast and back for 30 years. Bobby Troup’s famous song, (Get […]
Conjuring the Sex Positive: WITCHES, SLUTS, FEMINISTS by Kristen J. Sollee, with illustrations by Coz Conover, is a pristine work of critical theory spruced up with enough stylish words to keep the modern woman thirsty with curiosity and flushed with diabolical pride. Kristen Sollee, professor of Gender Studies at The […]
by KATIE CERCONE Recently hailed with her partner Themba Alleyne “the first eco-fetishists” by i-d Magazine with the release of their new sex-toy line Sacred Sadism, Genevieve Belleveau is an artist you should know. Her recent body of work traverses the territory of eco-sexuality, bridging new age/ecofeminist discourse and sensibilities with […]
The casual and discreet ALAC (Art Los Angeles Contemporary), an art fair I had never heard of (but have now experienced over the weekend as eager observer and art enthusiast), contained hidden gems of masterly painted and strangely fabricated art objects. Caramelized sugar, cross-sections of animal bones, and virtual reality […]
Last year, a Lyft driver told me “Los Angeles will always be an entertainment city first, and an art city second,” describing his experience as a gallery assistant in the City of Angels. Hollywood, television, and the market for entertainment should be taken into consideration for artists based in L.A., […]
BEAT Global www.beatglobal.org BEAT Global bridges the gap between arts and education by engaging and inspiring youth to create a culture of respect, collaboration, and freedom of expression. BEAT Global offers young people a platform to discover and express themselves without fear of judgment. Through a “cypher” based pedagogy, […]
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