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MIRA DANCY

“Mira Dancy’s deployment of mythology and expressive lines puts her wholly in the wet, messy lineage of neo-expressionism—a movement riddled with a history of macho market darlings… But under Dancy’s brush, this fluid style gets a necessary jolt of feminism and a dark, gothy charm (closer to OG expressionists James Ensor and George Grosz) that […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

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SIMONE FORTI AND CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

The Box and 365 Mission present illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!!, a collaborative work by Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine. Performances will take place the weekend before Palestine’s new show at 356 Mission.   ILLLUMMMINNNATTTIONNNSSSSS!!!!!!!, Friday, January 19, at 7 pm. Saturday, January 20, at 5 pm. THE BOX, 805 Traction Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. 356mission.tumblr.com/illlummminnnatttionnnsssss-by-simone-forti CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE—CCORNUUOORPHANOSSCCOPIAEEAANORPHANSSHHORNOFFPLENTYYY, January 25 through […]

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YUVAL PUDIK

A show of Yuval Pudik’s new graphite drawings opens this week at Gavlak.   YUVAL PUDIK—SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS, through February 24. Opening reception, Friday, January 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm. GAVLAK LOS ANGELES, 1034 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood. gavlakgallery.com/exhibitions/yuval-pudik Yuval Pudik, Seascape, 2017. Graphite on paper, 6.5 x 6.5 inches, 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm. Image […]

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VARIEDADES AT THE MAYAN

VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, […]

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FOR DEREK WALCOTT

“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl […]