This Week in L.A. Art

  • Yoshitomo Nara’s Thirty Year Playlist
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on April 29, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Yoshitomo Nara’s hyperstylized portraits of wide-eyed girls with cosmos in their irises, quirky bangs and an aura of menace and of secrets kept have become wildly popular around the world in the last three decades. Their particular infusion of Japanese aesthetic flair with color-blocked quasi-abstraction and an off-kilter sense of eternal youth has generated a The post Yoshitomo Nara’s Thirty Year Playlist appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Wild Places: Arts Calendar April 30-May 2
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on April 29, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    A new post-digital artist platform launching a biennial, musicians and artists collaborating to evoke the liminality of the Scottish isles, a citywide arts-based mental health initiative, an experimental myth-based opera, and gallery exhibitions about the links between our cosmic and physical bodies. Friday, April 30 The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art 2021 Biennial. mowna The post Wild Places: Arts Calendar April 30-May 2 appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is an Essential Artist Documentary
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on April 28, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Sometimes the circumstances of an artist’s life are as inseparable from their vision as the dancer from the dance. So it is with the remarkable story told in the new film Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts. An absolutely unique figure in American art, Traylor’s work is defined by a folkloric style, a confident hand with a The post <I>Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts</i> is an Essential Artist Documentary appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Artbound Returns in a Special Episode Devoted to Arts Education
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on April 27, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Just because we may already be the converted, doesn’t mean we don’t still need to hear the preaching from time to time. As supporters, consumers, practitioners and students of the arts, many of us can personally attest to the transformative power of enacting and witnessing creative expression in visual arts, literature and movement. But in The post <i>Artbound</i> Returns in a Special Episode Devoted to Arts Education appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Big ReadNative American Beading with Meztli ProjectsFriday, May 21 at 1 PM PST
    by Jamie Costa on April 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Take part in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read by enjoying this year’s selection, The Round House, by Louise Erdrich. LAMAG will host a virtual workshop with Kimberly Robertson of Meztli Projects. Robertson brings her experience as an anti-violence advocate to facilitate a beading circle for women and femme identified folks to learn beading techniques, talk about kinship and the relationship between land and the violence that women and femme identified folks experience because of cis heteropatriarchy. Through the threading of beading, community is built among folks.     Registered participants will receive a copy of the book and an art making kit. Kits will be available for pick up from the Los Feliz Library (1874 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) on Thursday, May 13th from 6:30-7:30pm.  This program is now full. Please email lamagbigread@lacity.org to be added to the waitlist for this workshop. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodation or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish you attend. Due to the difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five (5) or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact the Gallery at lamag@lacity.org.

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