Susan Svrček “Les offrandes” at Piano Spheres Saturday, April 22, 8:00 PM

Susan Svrček presents “Les offrandes” Tuesday, April 22 8 pm  Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School Program Includes Wilding, Messiaen, Lesemann World Premiere, and Bartók PRE-CONCERT FINE DINING!! By special arrangement with the OMNI Hotel’s Noe Restaurant and Bar, Piano … Continue reading 

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James Turrell: A Dissent—Part Two: Four Thoughts on James Turrell, or Where is the Body? By Maya Gurantz

1. Look While the Light and Space artists of the 1970s have occasionally been historicized as “California Minimalism,” Turrell’s recent retrospective at LACMA exposed the gap between the two practices.  The West Coast artists manipulated light, space, surfaces, finish. East … Continue reading 

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James Turrell: A Dissent—Part One: Refreshed and Energized: Installation, Subjectivity and the Spa Experience by Maura Brewer

In the catalog James Turrell: A Retrospective, Michael Govan describes Turrell’s ongoing artistic inquiry into the gap between “internal” subjective experience and “external” objective phenomena. This idea manifests in Turrell’s light installations as visual experiments that capitalize on the perceptual … Continue reading 

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Palm Springs and the Movies – Paul Pescador

I drive into Palm Springs, it’s early January and I’m down to see a friend from high school, someone I haven’t seen in years. I’m also there to see family, as my previous trip home, a quickie which only lasted … Continue reading 

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The closest The Conversation has been to Doug Christmas yet: ACE Gallery alum and current engineer Oliver McIrwin

     

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Kaucyila Brooke and Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel in the Garden of Eden

The tale of Madam and Eve is an adventure story and creation myth told in wall-mounted photomontages that look sort of like comic book panels. Visiting Kaucyila Brooke’s show, Tit for Twat: Can We Talk? (at Commonwealth & Council through … Continue reading 

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jaywalk: Heidrun Holzfeind, Michael Hieslmair, Christian Mayer, Deniz Sözen, Johannes Zotter

jaywalk Heidrun Holzfeind, Michael Hieslmair, Christian Mayer, Deniz Sözen, Johannes Zotter MAK Center Artists and Architects-in-Residence Opening: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7-9 PM Exhibition: March 14-16, 2014, 11 AM-6 PM Mackey Apartments and Garage Top 1137 South Cochran Avenue, Los … Continue reading 

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Art & language, hypertext, and Funny Money: The Conversation 3-Way, epis. 5

   

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and it’s wednesday night

GOLD – GOLD – GOLD – GOLD  Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold, Molten, Graven, Hammered, Rolled, Hard to Get and Light to Hold; Stolen, Borrowed, Squandered – Doled.   So now it’s your turn, little mother of silences, little … Continue reading 

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Closing Soon: Devon Tsuno: Watershed—Presenting Nature as Democratic by David De Boer

Devon Tsuno’s democratic sensibility is apparent on the walls of both the Weingart and Mullin Art Galleries at Occidental College in his exhibition Watershed. Sifting through multiple processes, Tsuno’s exhibition presents two paradigms: The first is a straightforward hang in a … Continue reading 

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