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Judy Baca's "Balance" at CSUN Art Galleries for "The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca's Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete." The PST: LA/LA sponsored exhibition closes December 16. Baca and Amalia Mesa-Bains will talk about the "Collaboration and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Instagram Photo: winonabug By Jian Huang Fire is the element of potency. This ever-changing force can both destroy and create, to burn and to enlighten. The discovery of it by our ancestors has led our survival as a human race:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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By María Margarita López Downey’s Stay Gallery is serving up “The Corn,” a solo exhibition featuring Mario Sibaja’s large acrylics on carved wood that honor maize as a true pre-Hispanic treasure. Sibaja’s decade-long practice with this theme and medium began... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Photo: © Harry Gamboa, Jr. By María Margarita López As Harry Gamboa, Jr. ran back and forth across the courtyard at the Getty Center, he looked like a little boy whose parents gave him exactly what he wanted for Christmas.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Rafa Cardenas "Let Me Tell You Something" By Jian Huang There is a weight in Rafa Cardenas’ work: deep shadows, faceless figures, the black silhouette of a stranger against a sunlit wall. These are the deliberate choices of an artist... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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By María Margarita López "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez," restored by the Academy Film Archive in 2016, was the closing night film of the fourth annual Cinema Culturas Film Festival held Sunday in Moreno Valley. Those in attendance witnessed a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Sandra Eleta (Panamanian, b. 1942), "Edita (la del plumero), Panamá" (Edita [the one with the duster], Panama), 1977, from the series "La servidumbre (Servitude)" 1978-1979. Black and white photograph. 19 × 19 in. (48.3 × 48.3 cm). Courtesy of Galeria... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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A catch-up of media responses to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA begins with Cheech Marin contemplating the power of Latino/a/x art. AdAge posts about "Lost in Art" that has Marin "act out, in surreal and often hilarious ways, a different aspect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at viewfromaloft
Chon Noriega, Harry Gamboa Jr, Gabriela Rosales and Ramiro Gomez at The Getty, captured by María Margarita López. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Willys de Castro (Brazil, 1926–88), "Objeto ativo" (cubo vermelho/branco), 1962/ From the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Photo: J. Paul Getty Museum. By Jian Huang One of the exhibitions currently featured as part of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Oscar Magallanes By María Margarita López Dreamers were front and center on the October 21 opening night of "South of the Border" at The Loft At Liz’s, a participating gallery with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Immigration and its aftermath were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Hello. How have you all been? The adventure begins again, at least for the run of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. 70 venues across the Southland are now surveying sound, light, abstraction, murals, design, photography, activism, print-making, performance art, film, along... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at viewfromaloft
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Arts District mural by Fin Dac, Christina Angelina, and Gianni Arone of DTOR, which was recently tagged. Taken July 4, 2015. Photo: Helen Ly / vfal viewfromaloft started July 4, 2006 to explore downtown Los Angeles culture at-large and be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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By María Margarita López Yes. The 4th of July Block Party at Grand Park is an option for the weekend. There's also a plethora of artistic destinations nearby. Here are some art events worth seeing-- and these are free. CALIFORNIA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at viewfromaloft
Tales of the American (Extended Teaser) from Pamela Wilson on Vimeo. ALMOST SHOWTIME: Seemayer Studios releases a trailer for "Tales of the American," the documentary filled with interviews with long time Downtowners . . . The doc is in final... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Muralist Kent Twitchell in downtown Los Angeles Arts District June 11, 2015. Photo: Helen Ly / viewfromaloft BACK TO THE WALL: Kent Twitchell points to the Arts District wall that will be home to an updated "Ed Ruscha Moument." In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Brett Reichman Courtesy CB1 Gallery NOVEMBER PLANS:CB1 Gallery posts a 2009 gouache and watercolor painting by Brett Reichman now on exhibition. "We're excited to announce that we'll be doing a solo show of new work" in November and December in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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The Los Angeles International Film Festival identity features artist Noah Davis. LAFF: The Los Angeles International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with director Paul Weitz’ film "Grandma," starring Lily Tomlin. LAFF continues through June 18 with extensive film premieres,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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The late Bob Mitchell playing the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer in May, 2009. At LA Observed, Kevin Roderick posted "Your fashion and dining guidance for Last Remaining Seats 2015," the sixth post offering ideas on what to wear, and where to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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From a 2013 posting at Melrose and Fairfax. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at viewfromaloft
"He more or less invented, on the fly, live television coverage of breaking news," says Olbermann, on what becomes an emotional remembrance. Chambers was 91. More at LAO. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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STAPLES Center Executive Chef Joseph Martin at GRAMMY VIP preview. By María Margarita López Fresh. Savory. Bacon-y. Tender. Hearty. Spicy. Sweet. The tastes hit 11, if Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel were to report from the VIP suite on GRAMMY night.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Cindy Schwarzstein posts a progress shot taken on Tuesday. A "new mural collaboration with ElMac, Kofie and Nuke at American Hotel" in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Kofie is in the photo by Schwarzstein @cartwheel_art. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Just in time for the big block party on Broadway, the Clifton's sign was just lit. A VFaL operative was standing by with a Mini iPad. Except to see more tonight from Bringing Back Broadway, and anyone with a sense... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Levi Fonz Ponce nearing completion of his new mural in Venice, California. Pacoima Represented: Venice-based photographer Jonathan Alcorn sends along his shot of this new mural on Ocean Front Walk and South Venice Blvd by Levi Fonz Ponce sponsored by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at viewfromaloft