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The Traveller: An Interview With Maya Erdelyi

The Traveller An Interview With Maya Erdelyi 1

Maya Erdelyi does not live in Los Angeles. A handful of months ago, on a cold evening in Echo Park, the animation artist and filmmaker was enjoying one of her final nights in town with a cup of tea at her dining room table. “I guess I move around a lot,” she says with a smile. “It’s good for me—difficult sometimes, but ultimately, it’s very stimulating and inspiring. New Orleans, where I’m moving, is a culturally rich place: I’m excited to learn about it—and now I can officially say I’m Tri-Coastal.”

She’s moving to the Southeast to be with her boyfriend, the gallery director of the May Gallery & Residency. Maya has been in Los Angeles for three and a half years after what feels like an incredibly long life spent traveling and learning. Los Angeles is one of those places Maya never considered or imagined she’d move to but it was necessary that she come here and it will never not be a part of her. “I’m always going to come back here. To spend time with friends, go to the desert, and work with people on creative projects here,” she says of the city.

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Homako Jewelry

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We knew that the geometric work of Homako looked familiar to us when we stumbled upon their Etsy page. Why is that? We’ve totally seen them at the Poketo store! The jewelry brand is from local Yoko Minemura who makes more than just folded fabric necklaces but also items like felted ball and golden pebble necklaces. She has a simplicity in her style that is all about studying form, patterns, and geometry.

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Whitewash, On LA’s Gemoetry

Whitewash, On LA's Gemoetry 1

Nicholas Alan Cope is a Los Angeles photographer who is a bit obsessed with our architecture. He has been chronicling the beautiful oddities for a while now and has catalogued them on his website. He has a very specific focus: very linear, very geometric, very 1970s, very LA stucco Bauhaus buildings. They feel cool but awkward and are almost alien as there is very little trace of Angelenos. It’s a remarkable examination that you’ll be able to see more of in Whitewash, Cope’s powerHouse book on these structures.

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John Henry Baliton’s U.S.A.

John Henry Baliton's U.S.A. 1

John Henry Baliton is a Los Angeles based photographer who has an eye on the everyday American. He has an ability to find the most mundane, common, yet oddly extraordinary looks in normal American life and capture them on film. From baby tossing to house party twerking, he just observes and reports what he sees on film as a part of his U.S.A. series. He has an absolutely remarkable eye and, in surveying he’s done, you have to ask yourself where in the hell he sees these people. They’re so normal and so everyday but so incredibly unreal that you have to wonder how he found himself in their environments.

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An Opening Of The Field Jess, Robert Duncan And Their Circle PMCA

PMCA has three upcoming shows of note, from September 14 through January 11: there is a showing of Jess Collins and Robert Duncan’s work along with contemporary show Burning Down the House and an installation by Stas Orlovski. There is a reception on September 13 too!

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Lacma September 2014

LACMA has a few upcoming events of note: September 6 and September 13 is an artist family workshop with Ingrid Calame and Shelby Roberts; Angel City Jazz is stopping by on September 19; and September 27 is Koran Arts Day.

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Dreamland Summer Haunted Euth T.S. Claire

Dreamland Summer is a new show opening August 30 at Clean Aesthetic that will feature new works from Haunted Euth and T.S. Claire.

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Demdike Stare

Doom techno and Modern Love artists Demdike Stare and Andy Stott are coming to town for a rare showing thanks to Mount Analog and Hollywood Forever. It’s happening September 27!

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Art Collector Starter Kit II Corey Helford

Corey Helford is welcoming Art Collector Starter Kit II, a big group show that sounds like it should have you walking out with some art. It has a big kick off on August 30 and will be up through September 13.

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