There are two new shows opening May 18 and closing June 29 at Culver City’s Luis De Jesus. One is So, Dragons Do Exist? (Considerations of the Unavoidable Syndrome of Illusion) and it features new work by Marisol Rendón and the other is Be and it features the work of Antonia Wright.
Made In LA news! First, there is going to be another one happening in 2014. Second, there has been a change up in curators: Karin Higa has stepped down due to illness and MoMA’s Connie Butler is stepping in.
The winner of Made In L.A. was announced last Thursday. The announcement was very understated, happening like a little puff in the LA art cloud. One artist won the coveted $100K Mohn Award that sixty vied for and five were voted on by the public. The art
contest show’s competitive nature via public voting was very much pushed. What does the artist who won say about the show and Los Angeles art and artists? As this is a very publicly accessed and involved art happening, it’s interesting to reflect on the announcement for what it means beyond someone getting a large wad of cash.
Guys!! The Made In L.A. $10000 Mohn Award finalists have been announced!! This is big news because now, if you’ve seen the show, you can vote for who you feel should win the prize. Previously, we shared who we felt should be the top five. We had some philosophically accurate guesses but ultimately only managed to guess one of the top five correctly. Let’s digest and discuss the top five and think about how to vote…
Last Friday, we shared our predictions of who we thought were going to be our favorites and who we envisioned the top five at Made In L.A. to be. After seeing the show? We have a totally revamped top five. There were so many amazing artists, whose work was clarified and enhanced by being shown in the museum. Despite the show’s flaws, there is still going to be a top five and someone is still going to win $100K. Although we are not picking the top five and have no idea how they are going to pick the top five in the show, we have notes on our previous five and a new group of people we feel brought work to Made In L.A. that is definitely worthy of the prize.