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Tag: Los Angeles

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We are big fans of Synchronicity here at ACO (the idea and the place). For those of you who have never been, Synchronicity is an art space in East Hollywood, just across the street from Scoops. The space is run by Chris Gere and Katie Vonderheide who we had the pleasure of meeting and working with a […]

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Have you guys heard of MOPLA? MOPLA stands for Month of Photography Los Angeles, a celebration of photography during the month of April that takes the form of exhibitions, discussions, and presentations across the city. From their website: MOPLA was established and exists to advance the celebration of photography through a variety of events and […]

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I was first introduced to Carmen Winant’s photography some five or so years ago. Since then, Carmen has received her MFA from CCA, moved to Brooklyn, and has begun writing for art publications. Whether it’s photography, drawing, or collage, Carmen’s work is consistently thoughtful and inquisitive. Here she is telling us more about herself and […]

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Our friend Michelle Jane Lee is having a show in Culver City this weekend and we are very excited. About the exhibition: Michelle Jane Lee’s Love Notes is a series of over 100 coded letters written over three years. Lee constructed a new alphabet by assigning a color to each letter to communicate and navigate […]

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Last weekend I went to LACMA and was swept away by the Ellsworth Kelly show.  He is one of my favorite artists, and being in the rooms filled with his work was sort of an out of body experience.  I really like what Richard Axsom says about Kelly’s prints: …exchange the totemic presence, the tangible […]

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This quote by Giovanni Intra is from the introduction to LA ArtLand: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles by Chris Kraus, Jan Tumlir, and Jane McFadden, that I picked up from the library recently. The book starts off stating that “There are many LAs”, and includes interviews with various LA artists (Marnie Weber, Mark Kelley, Jorge Pardo, John Baldessari, the […]

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I’m excited to introduce y’all to TALEEN KALENDERIAN today. I had the pleasure of meeting Taleen at the LA Zine Fest last week in Downtown where I also picked up a copy of DUM DUM Zine (find it, get it). Here she is telling us about herself, how she started DUM DUM, and some of the […]

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On Sunday, I had a chance to visit the L.A. Zine Fest at the Last Bookstore in Downtown. The place was packed with buyers and sellers of zines, shirts, and prints a’plenty. Among the exhibitors were DUM DUM zine (more on that to come), our friends from Synchroncity, as well as our dear Andrew Cox. The […]

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I met Ben Goddard at an LA LOVE potluck dinner a couple years ago, soon after he had moved to Los Angeles. Ben is a photographer whose work is, to me, equally thoughtful as well as it is humorous, complex as it is straightforward. His images have a lot to offer visually and figuratively.  Here […]

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Happy Monday, friends! I’m excited to introduce you to Lauren Spencer King, the wonderful lady in the wonderful photo above. I stumbled upon Lauren’s blog, The Sphinx & the Milkyway, not too long away and I clicked away excitedly, inspired by her words and her images. Lauren is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. […]