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WEEKLY WRAP-UP | DEC. 14-20, 2014

This week, as the winter solstice approached, Paris, LA visited Supple Expansions at Freedman Fitzpatrick Gallery in Los Angeles, celebrated the launch of the Allan Kaprow.Posters book, listened to the captivating sounds of pianist Francesco Tristano, visited Jesse Stecklow‘s solo show at M+B Gallery, and studied new paintings by Sergej Jensen at Regen Projects.

About this blog

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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PIERRE HUYGHE AT LACMA

Walking through the new Pierre Huyghe retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which opens this weekend after traveling to LACMA from the Centre Pompidou, is an enigmatic and immersive experience. The entire Resnick Pavilion has been transformed into a postapocalyptic wonderland full of confounding objects and stunning installations on black stone floors, […]

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DIRTY LOOKS ROADSHOW

Dirty Looks Roadshow, a queer experimental film and performance series by New York publisher Dirty Looks, was at the Hammer Museum last night for a raucous two-and-a-half hour showcase of music, film, dance, drag, stand-up comedy, and–yes–a PowerPoint presentation. Changes from NARCISSISTER on Vimeo. Organized by Brooklyn-based artist Bradford Nordeen, the performance featured Jibz Cameron […]

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D.E. MAY AT LAXART

The first Los Angeles exhibition of the work of D.E. May, a Portland-based artist, is currently on view at LAXART in Culver City. Since the 1970s, May has been conducting formal experiments with modernist abstraction using materials found near his Pacific Northwest home. The show was curated by art historian and UCLA professor George Baker, […]

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NOAH PURIFOY, OUTDOOR DESERT ART MUSEUM OF ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE

Artist Noah Purifoy (1917 – 2004) created his Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture over 15 years in Joshua Tree. The non-profit, all-volunteer Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) established in 1998 preserves and maintains the site for public participation. Born in Snow Hill, Alabama in 1917, Noah Purifoy lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua […]

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‘LIGHT CARRIES INFORMATION’

A new exhibition of photographic works by artist Lita Albuqurque opened Saturday at Los Angeles’ Kohn Gallery. The photographs document Albuqurque’s 2006 land art installation, Stellar Axis, on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. A video of the installation and documentation process screens in an adjacent gallery. From the exhibition statement: With the help of […]