The unlikely meeting of Yale St in Chinatown and Melrose in West Hollywood

Those tall, skinny trees with the waxy, pale yellow flowers are in bloom again. Yay. Beautiful scented air, warm breeze, absolutely free. As the title states, along Yale Street in Chinatown and also West Melrose Avenue. If you are clever, parking is free along Yale Street, too. So cool. The need? Smelly tree moments. The answer? Um, art anyone?

Chung King Road today and in the near future: Daniela Comani is opening tonight at Charlie James with “365 Days, 52 book covers and one happy couple.” I believe the notion here is to reconsider the history of 20th Century literature as though the stories were happening to women. To, in fact, Comani perhaps. This from a press release reading and look at attached visuals, so dose with that typical grain of salt.

The Box? Currently turning away the Tea Party crowds with “Fuck Vietnam: Early Paintings of Judith Bernstein.” Through May 14.

Pepin Moore is continuing with Justin Lowe, “Hair of the Dog.”

It is cool, strange and wonderful for me to find that on Daily Serving, writer Catherine Wagley has found a way to bring together Elizabeth Taylor, the movie “Boom,” Tennessee Williams Centenary and the work of Justin Lowe. I am in awe. Thank you Catherine, our VHS tape of “Boom” will be used again soon. Three minutes in heaven at breakfast with a goddess: Taylor in the morning, ordering “cold mineral water, codeine tablets, etc…

Justin Lowe at Pepin Moore through April 23.

Jesse Fleming, Desert, 2010. Single channel video, sound, 14 min. Ed of 5

Jesse Fleming, Desert, 2010. Single channel video, sound, 14 min. Ed of 5

The Company (my original reason for noticing the skinny trees along Yale Street) are now on Chung King Road, at #955, and are showing Jesse Fleming, “Desert.”

Jesse Fleming, Bleached Valley, 2011. C-print, Ed of 5

Jesse Fleming, Bleached Valley, 2011. C-print, Ed of 5

I am losing track of Chung King Road, but I do know that across the street at 418 Bamboo Lane, Young Art is currently showing Harsh Patel, “First Lesson.”

I’m going back to the trees. West Melrose Avenue. Louis Stern Cecilia Miguez, “poetic Shapes,” Tasende Fernando Botero, Manny Silverman, Regen Projects. (In order of proximity to said flora.)

Group installation view at Manny Silverman

Group installation view at Manny Silverman

Manny Silverman may not show work from your generation but the paintings are always good. And, taking note of a recent Christopher Knight piece in the Times - Silverman has benches, too.

Manny Silverman may not show work from your generation but the paintings are always good. And, taking note of a recent Christopher Knight piece in the Times - Silverman has benches, too.

Looks like closing weekend for Wolfgang Tillmans at Regen.

I’m done. It’s Saturday. Life is short. Good ideas here and they all smell good to me.

(I’m still getting a kick out of imagining Tea Partyers at The Box.)

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