Artful Events in L.A. this Week

  • Meet Hope-Dealing Artist Corie Mattie
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on May 3, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Corie Mattie aka LA Hope Dealer is an activist and artist, recipient of the Woman of the Year 2021 award from SD26 Senator Ben Allen in recognition of her striking street art campaigns enacted during the pandemic. In high-beam yellow and black, stencils and simple but impactful symbols and images (birds in flight, outstretched hands) The post Meet Hope-Dealing Artist Corie Mattie appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Cat Jones is Selected as LACE’s 2022 Emerging Curator
    by Andrew Freire on May 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Witnessing Intimacy at LACE: multiple definitions of masculinity through performance.  LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) proudly announces the seventh in its series of Emerging Curators events, Reclaiming Performance as a Revolutionary Act, a series of recorded and live performances spanning three weeks in 2022. Our 2022 curator, Cat Jones, is a Los Angeles-based artist whose projects use

  • 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.