Dana Maiden is a local artist who is bending space. Her work is a heavy dose of concept but really isn’t that hard to figure out, as I sat on a couch for twenty minutes trying to dissect what was going on, only to go “OOoooooooooh: I get it now!.” She is a master of transformation, recreating spaces and objects in places that they are not originally from or belong in through photography, point of view, and kind deception.
I wanted to say something like “Heath Ceramics are on a roll right now!” but when have they not been on a roll? Their collaborative shows have been so special recently, becoming a big mark on calendars around when they concluded 2010 with their House Industries show, leading into Adam Silverman’s Color Blind, Ani Kasten’s show, and–of course–the Geoff McFetridge show, that was rightfully insane. This Saturday, Heath keep their good work going opening Marfa Amigos, a show that takes you on a trip to the little creative West Texas town all within the Beverly Blvd ceramics destination.
This weekend is all about closings, as we begin the last week of the first quarter of the year: Os Gemeos’ Miss You closes, The Lost & Found Project closes, Laura Krifka at CB1 closes, Pacific Standard Time begins its last week, and there is a twenty four hour free donut shop at LACMA. You know what you are doing this weekend and, if you don’t, find out after the jump!
As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, Los Angeles, I’m Yours is kicking off a new bi-monthly feature: The Hollywood And Highland Character Count. Every other Friday, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.
If you go into any with it, person of taste’s bathroom, you will find at least that they use Malin + Goetz. The company is a new take on apothecary and grooming products for the 21st century person, like a new, chicer version of Kiehl’s, something that is apparent from the design of their products to the complexity of flavors they choose. Last night was the opening party for their first Los Angeles boutique, a beautiful little slit of cleanliness nestled in the heart of Larchmont Village.