Artist Larry Bell’s red, glass cubes at MOCA Los Angeles are a masterful use of color, materials and space. The artwork is titled “Bill and Coo at MOCA’s Nest.” It’s a site-specific artwork that’s a mesmerizing and magical work of contemporary minimalism at its finest. Bell’s artwork comprises a seriesContinue Reading

Last weekend we went to the new exhibition of artwork by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape at Hauser and Wirth Los Angeles. It was a revelation. One work in particular blew our minds. It’s a pair of tilted, rhombus-like, geometrically intertwined columns comprised of hundreds of silver strings illuminated by lightsContinue Reading

. . . . . This video of British artist David Hockney flipping through his sketchbook without commentary is a real treat. Hockney is virtually a living national treasure. His massive body of artwork amounts to a highly accessible, vivid, impressionistic and popular painterly vision of the world and theContinue Reading

. . . . . This video of four audio-visual artworks by artist Reuben Wu are sublime and otherworldly. The juxtaposition of artificial light and nature feels warm, ethereal and magical. Wu has played around with the practical in-camera light effects to create the visual look of these works, whichContinue Reading

Artist Fabian Oefner’s Heisenberg Objects is a collection of sculptural works created by slicing objects — sneakers, a clock, a Leica camera. The effect is of exploded-view-like visual distortion. Some of the objects are more recognizable than others, but all reveal the inner workings and parts of the objects toContinue Reading

Here it is, folks! A brief run-down of our current media diet: Some of the TV shows and movies we’ve been watching, books we’ve been reading, and podcasts we’ve been listening to and more. We usually only list things that we’d recommend and highly rate. Occasionally we’ll list something that’sContinue Reading

It’s back! And we are so very happy to see it! Desert X has returned. What’s Desert X? It’s the biennial contemporary art exhibition that dots the desert landscape and communities of the Coachella Valley with massive site-specific installation artworks. The art event, now in its third running, is centeredContinue Reading

. . . . . “Beyond Noh” is short documentary film by Patrick Smith that dives into the subject of masks. The movie shows off 3,475 different masks from around the globe. The video here is an excerpt from the film. The masks are from vastly different cultures, ancient andContinue Reading

The Topps chewing gum and baseball card company has launched Project 70 to celebrate seventy years of producing annual baseball card collections. For the project Topps commissioned 51 artists and creators to design a limited-edition set of cards. We usually don’t follow sports closely (except maybe for European soccer andContinue Reading

Artist Misaki Kawai‘s current exhibition of new work at the Hole Gallery in New York City could at a brief glance easily be called “kawaii,” the Japanese word that means “cute” and connotes an entire culture (and myriad sub-cultures) that express the cute aesthetic. Its roots are from Japan, andContinue Reading

British photographer Ian Holworth‘s images remind us of the work of another photographer, William Eggleston, and the painter Edward Hopper. Holworth’s photos capture life and people in British coastal towns like Brighton, his home, and the mundane artifacts, romantic encounters and drab settings that establish the tone of the urbanContinue Reading

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has built a career on ambitious, large-scale and innovative public installation art projects that lean into themes of nature, often play with the practical effects of light and rely on mechanical and architectural technologies. Many of these works are awe-inspiring and some have spawned unforgettable imagesContinue Reading