In a tiny historic Vienna square sits Rachel Whitread’s Holocaust Memorial for the more than 60,000 Austrian Jews murdered by the Nazis. The memorial rests on the site of an historic synagogue that was burned down by an angry mob in the 14th century and discovered during municipal excavations in the late 20th. For the […]
This afternoon I found myself wandering through the Bonaventure Hotel, an iconic mess of a building in downtown Los Angeles. Its four towers of rooms cluster around a soaring atrium ringed with bridges, ramps, and staircases, punctured by floating elevators and mezzanine levels. The result is unnavigable, and while lost searching for an exit, I […]
Marten Elder’s new photographs on view at Tif Sigfrids in Hollywood are curious and lustrous images. Elder photographs mundane spatial configurations–driveways, lawns, planters–and through deft digital manipulation amplifies the ambient colors of each plane, creating surreal and iridescent chromatic combinations. The edits flatten the image, so cacti and dark garden shadows look like puddles of […]
François Ghebaly Gallery’s playful and diverse new sculpture show, SOGTFO (Sculpture or Get The Fuck Out), is on view until April 11. From the exhibition statement: SOGTFO (Sculpture Or Get The Fuck Out) is a critical play on the misogynistic acronym TOGTFO (Tits Or Get The Fuck Out), a prompt directed at anyone claiming to […]
This week Paris, LA saw new work by Glenn Ligon at Regen Projects in Hollywood, visited the Jeanne Lanvin exhibition at the Palais Galliera during Paris Fashion Week, and walked the winding stretch of Laveta Terrace in Echo Park.
Laveta Terrace runs like a hairline fissure through the hilly tiers of Echo Park. Just a few blocks east of busy Echo Park Boulevard, the street hits Sunset Boulevard only as a small alleyway, continuing on the other side as a long pedestrian staircase. At the top of the staircase is a beautiful, palm-lined street […]