January 21, 2010
The colorful Los Angeles Art Show will have more than 100 international exhibitors, a lecture series and special events. Highlights include a sculpture garden, art exhibits and installations, and a fine art fair that will offer viewing and sales of prints, including antiques and the works of modern masters. L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today to Sun. $20. (213) 741-1151. www.laartshow.com.
August 30, 2011 |
Fake-check scams have been around for a while. But here's the first one I've seen that specifically preys on artists. When not editing the magazine Tango Reporter — which, yes, covers the sultry world of tango aficionados — Carlos G. Groppa paints cheerful watercolor landscapes depicting cottages, gardens and other friendly subjects that one could easily imagine seeing on the wall of a hotel room or at the doctor's office. Groppa, 80, of West Hollywood, sells his original art online.
October 31, 2012 |
Known for exceedingly subtle photographs of the windows and interiors of famous modern homes, Luisa Lambri is fascinated with barely perceptible shifts of light and color. Since moving to L.A. from her native Italy, she has turned her eye to the work of Minimalist and Light and Space artists. The images in her current show at Marc Foxx are elegant abstractions that truly capture the visual experience of looking at such art. “Orange Wedge, #01” depicts a slender tower of translucent color vertically bisecting a pure white picture plane.
February 9, 2013 |
CAIRO - The Muslim women in Marwa Adel's photographs are shadows, repressed by custom, religion, marriage and regret. While nude, the figures are obscured by sepia scrims, scrawled upon with stifling words - as if their true selves may never be known. Like their creator, a single mother edging at the bounds of artistic freedom in a patriarchal society, the images are at once vulnerable and defiant. A man from the Muslim Brotherhood, the nation's dominant political force, which is infusing Islam into a once-secular government, scolded her at a recent exhibition.
October 1, 2012 |
Subscription music services offering unlimited access to a massive online jukebox have been around for more than a decade, but they're still struggling to attract a mass audience. Meanwhile, some musicians complain that the likes of Spotify and Rhapsody pay such minuscule royalties, it's counterproductive for artists to support them. Now, one of those services -- Rdio -- is trying to solve both problems at once. On Tuesday it plans to launch a new payment system that gives money directly to artists for attracting new customers to the service.
October 22, 2013 |
By day, they apply lipstick, rouge and powder to create that vibrant, flawless look. But by night they use their skills to paint a picture of death, punctuated with scars, bloody gashes and deformities. For makeup artists, Halloween is a super job creator. Theme parks and other haunted attractions employ dozens of artists to turn actors into zombies, demons, crazed mutants and other assorted freaks. But the holiday can mean long hours, with Halloween events stretching from the early-afternoon to the early-morning hours.