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Renowned architect David Adjaye was at LACMA last night for a talk with museum Director Michael Govan. The two discussed Adjaye’s work since his controversial London Elektra House (2000), which almost landed the young architect in jail, to his grand project for the National Museum of African American History, the last building to be constructed […]
As part of an ongoing study of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Center for Land Use Interpretation has compiled a list of all the electricity distribution stations in the city of L.A. These are recognizable buildings, probably because they’re so nondescript–you may pass one on your way to work every day […]
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 […]