| May 23, 2014
| 9:14 AM
With an album called "Sun Pictures," it's no wonder bassist and composer Linda Oh's music has a strong visual component.
"I generally think of color," Oh told CTNow. "I love painter Mark Rothko. I think of music in color, and imagery is a big part of it...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last fall, when the big traveling retrospective of Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley (1954-2012) opened at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art's outpost in Long Island City, N.Y., the show looked smashing.
Largely that was due to the intrinsic quality of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
(With apologies to Poor Richard's Almanac -- and a colonial printer named Ben Franklin.)
How to cook pasta: The trick is to keep stirring. Whether it helps the pasta is a secondary consideration. The primary purpose is to clear the mind. It gives the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Among the denim-clad glamour girls and blockbuster movie stars staring down from the billboards of the Sunset Strip, images of great American artworks will be displayed this summer in what organizers are calling “the largest outdoor art show ever...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Presentism: Light as Material" at YoungProjects is first and foremost a visual experience. The work by a dozen artists has plenty of conceptual heft and emotional resonance, but stakes its primary claim on our attention through optical means.
| 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,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Michael Ovitz, the former Hollywood power player who co-founded talent agency Creative Artists Agency, has sued a Los Angeles gallery, alleging it sold two pieces of art he consigned to it but didn't give him the proceeds, which totaled nearly $1 million....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The arts world tends to think in terms of September-to-June seasons, rather than calendar years, but it's still fun to look back on the past 12 months and relive the performances that offered extra satisfaction.
Although I may have missed some great...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:03 PM
It's talky, contrived and a little creaky, but John Logan's "Red," the two-actor play on the boards at Everyman Theatre, is also remarkably absorbing, even uplifting. Who knew art history could be so much fun?
Sorry, that sounds flip. And "Red" is...
| Nov 2, 2013
In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken.
"You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Given his last name and the fact that he's a Los Angeles-based classical-music composer, Adam Schoenberg has been asked a certain question more times than he cares to remember: Is he related to the late, great 20th century composer Arnold Schoenberg?...