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EXHIBITION: PARKER ITO AT CHATEAU SHATTO

Parker Ito’s show at Chateau Shatto, A Little Taste of Cheeto in the Night, is a fully-immersive, claustrophobic, phantasmagoric experience. The artist transformed a vast, multi-roomed warehouse behind the gallery with architectural interventions, punching holes in the walls and ceiling. Double-sided paintings hang from silvery chains and LED light strands, and the floors are haphazardly […]

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PARIS, LA blog is about the magic accidents of life. It’s about artists, writers, photographers, musicians and designers that cross our mind, and our heart for a day, a season, a life! It refers to a vital substance that nourishes, and inspires our soul day by day. A sort of vivid shadow that gives birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
—Dorothée Perret

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EXHIBITION: JUICEWORKS

The air in Human Resources was fragrant, full of fresh citrus. Shimmering ceramic bowls of tangerines, lemons, and grapefruits lay scattered about the gallery, adding splashes of bright color to the cool and dimly lit space. Michael Parker’s interactive Juiceworks installation ended today at Human Resources Los Angeles. Over the past several months, Parker created […]

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PORTRAIT: KENNETH ANGER

Kenneth Anger is a Hollywood legend. Experimental filmmaker and sensationalist, his works merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult. He’s also responsible, in part, for producing the Hollywood legend: his iconic book Hollywood Babylon, though completed in 1965, is still one of the best works on the history of film and scandal in the cinema […]

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PAPERWEIGHT, MARTIN LABORDE AT A CORNER DOOR

Jack Spicer wrote what he called ‘dictated poetry.’ To Spicer, a cipher, the work came from outside, his role as a poet was simply to transcribe the poem as it is dictated. This is because a poem cannot express anything of the poet’s desires—according to Spicer the poem in fact says the opposite of the […]

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: FEB. 1-8

This week Paris, LA attended the L.A. Art Book Fair, the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair, and the Paramount Ranch Art Fair; we saw the Y.O.Y.O.G.A.L.A.N.D. exhibition at Overduin & Co.; we watched a presentation of films by Dirty Looks NYC at François Ghebaly Gallery; we took the scenic Palm Springs aerial tramway; and we […]

PERFORMANCE: MCPOEMS©

PERFORMANCE: MCPOEMS©

McPoems©, a guerilla poetry reading at a McDonalds playplace, took place last weekend at the fast food megachain’s Silverlake location. A large crowd (eating half-melted McFlurrys and salted fries) packed the floors and benches as poets read and experimental musicians performed their work beneath a miniature plastic police car and a labyrinthine network of brightly-colored […]