#StudioVisits – Junko Chodos
Junko Chodos is a contemporary artist born and educated in Japan and residing in the United States since 1968. Her works represent a wide variety of techniques and styles, ranging from pencil, pen, and collage, to works done with acrylic. Chodos has had solo exhibitions featured at the Tokyo... Read more
The Happiest People On Earth by Rosson Crow at Honor Fraser Gallery
The Happiest People On Earth, by Rosson Crow now on view at Honor Fraser Gallery. Crow’s work combines the scenery of the American West with vivid color and scraps of Americana littered through out the work. Produced in 2016 after the presidential election, Crow’s desert is choked with man... Read more
In Conversation: Dr. Jill Moniz and Dr. Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins at The Landing Gallery
This past Sunday (May 21st), The Landing Gallery hosted a curators panel for its current exhibition “Signifying Form” curated by Dr. jill moniz. Joining her in the panel was Dr. Lizetta LeFalle-Collins, an accomplished curator and creative writer. I was excited to hear what these very accomplished women had... Read more
Performance: Derrick Adams’ “Network” at California African American Museum
CAAM presents the work of New York-based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams, who creatively employs collage, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to examine how television and media shape contemporary culture. Images of classic African American television shows like Sanford and Son and luminaries including Oprah Winfrey, Diahann Carroll, and O.J.... Read more
Untitled, 1982 by Jean-Michel Basquiat becomes the most expensive painting sold by an American artist in Sotheby’s Auction
Billionaire buys. As you’ve probably heard or read by now. Untitled, 1982 by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction on May 19th by Yusaku Maezawa (@yuzaku2020). Records: High for a work by any American artist, for a black artist and the first work created since 1980... Read more
Elizabeth Neel presents “Claw Hammer” at Suzanne Vielmetter
Suzanne Vielmetter is exhibiting work from “Claw Hammer” by Elizabeth Neel. On raw canvas, Neel masks spills, brushes and rolls paint, creating layered illusions to architecture and the body. Neel’s explosive interventions are paired with moments of bilateral symmetry. Exhibit ends on May 20th. A post shared by artabovereality... Read more
Jeff Koons’ “Extended” at Gagosian Gallery
Making use of conceptual constructs including the ancient, the everyday, and the sublime, Koons creates luxurious icons and elaborate tableaux, which, beneath their captivating exteriors, engage the viewer in a metaphysical dialogue with cultural history. – Gagosian Beverly Hills Sooooo… I stopped into Gagosian Beverly Hills to see the... Read more
#StudioVisit – Inglewood based artist Larry Johnson
I took a quick trip to Inglewood to meet up with visual artist Larry E. Johnson as he prepares for his participation in 25 Years Later: Race, Riots and Reform at Gallery 38. Larry just finished his first solo exhibition at Los Angeles Southwest College after graduating this past... Read more
Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi at The Underground Museum
I had the amazing pleasure of witnessing Theaster Gates perform at the Underground Museum and it was mind-blowing. Along with The Black Monks of Mississippi, Theaster turned the museum into a southern baptist church mixing elements of church harmony and jazz scat combinations that left the room stunned with... Read more
Carroll Dunham opens at Blum and Poe Los Angeles
“On view are four interconnected bodies of work: A Wrestling Place series—depicting two Herculean figures mid-tussle against a barren panorama; Self-Examination paintings—a wrestler’s intimately folded body represented within a tensely cropped picture plane; the Wrestler suite—individual portraits of the brawling protagonists standing in profile, facing away from the viewer... Read more
#StudioVisit – Retna
Scale. Yesterday, talking art and life with @ironeyeretna .. put me on to so many things that's going to make me even more aware of the art scene. We also got to touch on key points about life, future and overall wellness and it was dope. His work, plus... Read more
What are Ethics? It’s About What You Can Get Away With
Ethics is a large part of business in America. It may be the lynchpin to your organization and also could propel or destroy a business’ reputation. It seems that as far as the art world is concerned, ethics have taken a backseat to marketing dollars, greed, and shady business... Read more
#MuralsAreForMondays – Cinta Vidal and Ernest Zacharevic in Culver City
#MuralsAreForMondays – Caught #SnowWhite up to no good the other night.. 😳😂 mural by @ernestzacharevic in #CulverCity .. #ArtAboveReality #LookWhatArtFound #Inspiring #Art #Curator #PhotoJournalism #PhotoJournalist #StreetPhotography #ArtJournalism #ArtPhotography #photoaday #photo #artist #mural #disney #sevendwarfs #contemporaryart #fineart #artnews #ErnestZacharevic A photo posted by artabovereality (@artabovereality) on Feb 6, 2017 at... Read more
#StudioVisits – Charles Dickson
I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the studio of the great Charles Dickson in Compton, CA. Not only was I blown away by the hospitality, I was enthralled and floored by the amount of work and the different medium in which he chose to present each subject. I... Read more
“But To Be A Poor Race” by Theaster Gates at Regen Projects
Stopped into @regenprojects for this amazing #TheasterGates exhibit titled "But To Be A Poor Race" .. #ArtAboveReality #LookWhatArtFound #Inspiring #Art #Curator #PhotoJournalism #PhotoJournalist #StreetPhotography #ArtJournalism #ArtPhotography #photoaday #photo #artist #museum #contemporaryart #fineart #artnews A photo posted by artabovereality (@artabovereality) on Jan 19, 2017 at 2:58pm PST Poweful work by... Read more
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the 2017 LA Art Show
This years LA Art Show felt different. As the rain came pouring down I was excited to see what the organizers of the fair had in store for visitors. In the weeks leading up to the fair I discovered the new logo, new fair direction with the participation of... Read more
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