| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's latest exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles continues her engagement with the quietly feminist formalism she explored in “The Crystal Frontier,” her long-running fictional account of a utopian,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In a whirlwind of an exhibition at Roberts & Tilton, Daniel Joseph Martinez confirms his reputation as a brilliant mad philosopher. Inspired by the medieval “ship of fools,” in which the mentally ill were housed on wandering vessels,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Some homes are hard to explain.
Consider the home near the corner of Western and Chase avenues in Rogers Park. The house itself is easy enough to describe, but what's inside is knotty, melancholy and not cleanly understood. The house is a tan brick...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Ready for another celebrity art show? This one comes with a New Wave rock twist and some distinctive eyewear.
Mark Mothersbaugh -- the polymath musician and artist, best known for the band Devo -- will be the subject of a retrospective that will...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:48 PM
"Bakersfield Mist," the play by Stephen Sachs that was a recent sleeper hit at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, will be making the transatlantic journey to London's West End when it opens at the Duchess Theatre this spring with a cast that includes...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:53 PM
While pundits again debate gun laws after the Isla Vista massacre, a small Laguna Beach gallery will open a show this weekend that approaches the firearm culture from a different perspective.
Specifically, it's the perspective of an artist who is barely...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:04 AM
From original modern dance dramas to athletic explorations and abstract ballets, dance this summer has much to beguile audiences, not only in genre, but also in venue, with sizzling Latin dance being performed in outdoor spaces.
Reggie Wilson/ Fist &...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The rich coal deposits at Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel mines in Germany’s Ruhr Valley are what lurk beneath the industrial towers shown in many of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s classic Minimalist photographs from the late 1960s and '70s. For his most...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My sister in Denver urged me to exchange an adventurous day in the Rockies for a trip downtown, to the Clyfford Still Museum, and I will be forever grateful. Still was one of the most highly regarded American abstract expressionists of the 20th century,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:40 PM
If Jackson Pollock, Preston Sturges and John Guare collaborated on a play, it might resemble “The Different Shades of Hugh” in its extremely promising, beautifully appointed premiere at the Road Theatre’s lovely new Magnolia space....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If you like Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, you'll love the sculpture of Alexander Calder.
And vice versa.
As an artist Calder certainly wasn't in the business of illustrating difficult scientific postulates. (Born on the cusp of the...