Love Is Lame, Is It?

Chad Silver thinks you can measure your love in inches. For the JSx55 gallery in New York City, he’s re-imagined his deconstructionist valentine, affectionately known as the “shit bitch” bear, as a 40-inch furry giant named Albert. “He’s their exclusive …

4:02 PST. The L.A. Art Scene's Original Culture Jammers, part 2

This is the second half of my interview with Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon, curators of Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961 – 1976, a Pacific Standard Time exhibition currently at the Armory Center for the Arts. …

4:01 PST. The L.A. Art Scene's Original Culture Jammers, part 1

Several decades before AdBusters, there was Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken. Hardly anyone knew that these two media-manipulating L.A. hipster artists were intimates, beginning in the early 1960s. But now their relationship has been exposed to the public for the …

Rock A Hue, New Year's Eve 2012

I had a themed New Years Eve party this year. The theme was ROCK A HUE (wear a hue head to toe). The party also included my first art show ever at the party space (Light Rail Studios) and it …

3:02 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 2

This is a follow-up to my earlier post on holiday gift suggestions for people who like their art, and art catalogs, served with a hearty helping of design content. . Catalog L.A.: Birth of an Art Capital 1955-1985 Centre Pompidou …

3:01 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 1

Forget the Rose Parade; the real reason to be in L.A. right now is Pacific Standard Time… the arts program, not just the zone. A six-month “happening” that kicked off in October, PST is the largest collaborative art project ever …

Long Beach Comic Con: My "7 Highlights" List

  These days, the so-called San Diego “Comic”-Con‘s main attraction is sugary TV and movie confectionery. But if you enjoy graphic novels and cartoons – and, well, scary stuff – you may have attended the recent Comic & Horror Con …

AIGA National Conference's Top Four Moments of "Self-indulgence"

A graphic artist can gain fame while defying client expectations. German Expressionism can still inspire fine artists. Smart-ass sarcasm can baffle design judges. Oh, and Michele Bachmann and Dick Cheney are “DoucheBoobs.” “Pivot,” last week’s AIGA National Conference in Phoenix, …

Sorel on Sorel

There are over 300 images in Edward Sorel’s SVA Masters Series Exhibition (“Nice Work If You Can Get It”) at the Visual Arts Gallery (601 West 26 Street, 15th floor) (curated by Francis Di Tommaso). Each one of them is …