Two Sticks and Extra Chocolate? Is It Mardi Gras?

If you lived for Gob’s magic tricks, Lindsey’s self-absorbed attempts at charity work, Buster’s secret affair with Lucille Austero, George-Michael’s not-so-secret crush on his cousin and never-nude Tobias’ stint as a Blue Man, you should check out Gallery 1988’s latest art opening, “There’s Always Money In the Banana Stand,” a tribute to Arrested Development.  It’s […]

Deliciously Aesthetic: The Art of Cooking

“Cherrios” by Lucien Smith; courtesy of Wagstaff Worldwide, Inc. Get ready to fill your plate with hearty helping of scrumptious art:  Starting Friday, April 27 and extending through August 2012, Royal/T in downtown Culver City will host a food and art-themed exhibit called “The Art of Cooking.” It’s a celebration of food in art form—featuring […]

It’s Time to Get Art with Mike D

Starting Friday, April 20, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary is blowing minds and multiple senses with 17 days of the best in contemporary design, food, film, music and culture—compiled through the vision of Mike D.  Yes, that Mike D. It’s all part of TRANSMISSION LA: AV CLUB—an exhibition that shows how audio and visual art forms feed off of each […]

Jason Spencer: I Am Killer Napkins

Internal organs spilling out from open gashes. Eyeballs bleeding from their sockets. Happy bears holding sad balloons. Cannibalistic fish and evil, grinning sharks. It’s illustration, sculpture, apparel design and painting that’s a potent cocktail of gory and whimsical, with just a splash of wit.  And it’s all from the warped vision of prolific artist Jason […]

Pop Goes the Art Gallery

Gallery 1988 on Melrose is a mecca for pop culture-themed art—from its annual “Under the Influence” show, which pays tribute to Stan Lee and the Beastie Boys to series that include “Cult Movie Art,” video game posters and more.  Opening Friday night and continuing through April 28th, it’s featuring “Just Like Us”—artwork by Mike Mitchell.  […]

Yun Bai: Bold, Leafless Blooms

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. –Anais Nin Yun Bai observes the beauty and decay in the world and translates it into edgy, stunning, unapologetic art that serves to stimulate and, sometimes, shock. The result?  Porn Flowers. As […]