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New At PMCA

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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Upcoming Events At LACMA

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

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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Art Collector Starter Kit II

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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Itch Scratch Scar

Itch Scratch Scar Kiki Seror Cody Trepte Finishing School

FOCA’s next show is a group one called Itch Scratch Scar that will share current capturings of contemporary narratives. It will feature familiar faces like Cody Trepte and Kiki Seror: catch it from September 20 through November 21.

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Rough Dark Diamond

Rough Dark Diamond Mark Handforth Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Kayne Griffin Corcoran’s next show is Rough Dark Diamond featuring the work of Mark Handforth. It runs September 20 through January 3: you have plenty of time to see it!

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Skid Row Documentary

Skid Row Documentary Los Angeles

There is a documentary on Skid Row coming out soon that looks super raw and real. It will be hitting both the LA and Tribeca film festivals next year and you can catch a preview of it below.

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Hollywood Oinkster Happenings

The Oinkster Low End Theory El Segundo brewing Company Hollywood

Want to have a foodie and drinkie and music-y event this weekend? August 30 at The Oinkster in Hollywood is a spectacular event you need to check out that will see the hamburger restaurant teaming up with Low End Theory and El Segundo Brewing Company.

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Features

Sister Mantos Last Night Mirror Mirror Remix

I’ve recently become obsessed with a “moving image” app called PHHHOTO. It doesn’t take a photo or a video but does take a kind of gif that is the most dynamic form of sharing that I have ever seen online: I love it.

This is one of the reasons the video for local performance art/music group Sister Mantos‘ song “Last Night” remixed by Mirror Mirror is particularly spectacular. It takes a great song, crashes it into a glitch bomb dance wonderland, and then visualizes it with a bright moving image video that is impossible to hate. This is your Friday jam, folks.

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Peaking Lights Breakthrough Los Angeles

If you still have the idea of an all too gentle and ethereal sound for the band Peaking Lights, you should maybe drop it. The days of lightweight Lucifer from two years ago, when the band was relatively new to the area, are gone. How? Their new song “Breakdown” is an aggressively fun assertion into the dance category. It’s sunny and bright and a song that everyone is going to love in late Summer.

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Lindsay Preston Zappas Los Angeles 1

When I think of Los Angeles artists, I think of fun. We don’t often think about this but, in taking a step back, we all like having fun. Our environment is so upbeat and we can go to our own “la la” land type of place: LA is about having fun—and artists agree, reflecting this positivity into their work. I’m not sure if this is true but I definitely see it in all of Lindsay Preston Zappas‘ creations. She creates colorful photographic and drawings and sculpture that capture a beautiful collage of life that certainly feels unique to our part of the world.

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