Coyotes on the Golf Course – Photos and text by Janne Larsen

I had what seems to me the quintessential Los Angeles moment one morning at Griffith Park. On an early morning hike, I witnessed a pack of coyotes inhabiting a luscious green with a pack of plaid garbed golfers.  The golfers … Continue reading 

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Classical Music for Artists

Notes on Looking is undertaking a new endeavor in its mission to explore and support the creative communities of Los Angeles. In July 2010, David and I began the Parkfield Project, a series of retreats for artists in the small, … Continue reading 

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Email newsletter, July 24, 2014

Parkfield Review #3 cover photo by Matt Tuck   “In the summer of 2010, we decided to curate an experiment in group dynamics: we invited a few artists with ostensibly little in common other than our acquaintance to spend a … Continue reading 

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The Permission of Mike Kelley, by Karl Erickson

The recent traveling retrospective exhibition of Mike Kelley reveals the artist’s artwork to be generous, permissive, moral and caring; though not kind, gentle nor easy. There also exists in equal measures cynicism, cruelty and negativity. Caring, in that he strove … Continue reading 

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Summer and the movies, by Paul Pescador

1. We’re sitting in traffic. It’s the first day summer. No, thats not true, its the first day that June gloom has burnt off and the heat has set in. We’re sitting in the car stuck in gridlock traffic. It’s … Continue reading 

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A consideration of work by Thomas Winkler and Daniel Mendel-Black in the group exhibition “Sand in my Shoes” at Tif Sigfrids

Sand in my shoes I am cruising through the desert The wind is banging on my ear 10 000 miles away from home objects in mirror are closer than they appear There are blue flowers on the sidewalk I´m too … Continue reading 

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Appreciating William T. Wiley

I saw a piece by William Wiley this weekend, at the Santa Monica Auctions preview. Wiley is a funny artist. His work is a little old-fashioned, but for reasons that are good: Wiley’s work is engaged with the world he … Continue reading 

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O captor, my captor—EJ Hill and David Bell at Grace Exhibition Space

There was a fight last week, in Brooklyn. A pair of friends, EJ Hill and David Bell, boxed for twenty minutes on a bare floor in a second story loft. O Captor, my captor it was called. Fighting is a … Continue reading 

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Zach Leener at Tif Sigfrids

Zach Leener’s sculptures at Tif Sigfrids are all without title, and they lack even the honorific “untitled.” This choice feels self-deprecating; I think of Leener’s sculptures that they might decline the status of art objects in the way that Groucho … Continue reading 

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The Orange Sweater, A Painting by Elmer Bischoff – by Dominic Quagliozzi

Bischoff’s states his ambition for these works, of which Orange Sweater (1955) is a part, to achieve “a condition of form which dissolves all tangible facts into intangibilities of feeling.” – Elmer Bischoff, excerpt from Elmer Bischoff: The Ethics of … Continue reading 

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