What are these notes about?

Notes on Looking is a writing and art project orbiting the art scene of Los Angeles. Here, you will find critical and creative writing from and about the artists of Los Angeles, as well as information about retreats and other art-related initiatives.

Parkfield Retreats

Weekend retreats in Parkfield, CA foster exchange among the art communities in and around Los Angeles.

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Classical Music for Artists

Contemporary art and contemporary classical music are natural allies. Classical Music for Artists offers season tickets to interested artists for different series of concerts to foster a dialog about classical music in Los Angeles.
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Most recent notes on looking

Swastikas on White Walls by Daniel Rolnik

An old potbellied man, covered head to toe in swastika tattoos, stood in front of his work during the preview night of La Luz De Jesus’ annual group show. His painting, about 4ft long as well as tall, was of the same subject matter as the ink on his hands. Alarmed, I... read more

Sam Falls at M+B

Ante Script, written 45 minutes after posting the below. What follows the yellow picture below is a confused piece of writing. It is not a mess, and possibly it demonstrates my confusions with the exhibition, but I am dissatisfied by my work here. At first I was... read more

Stories my grand dad told me still matter

Friends, a long way back, in another county, in another time, my grandfather took me on his knee and he said, “Boy, I love you. Don’t you ever let me hear you done gone and took up blogging. No body ever made money at crap like that. Be like me and get... read more