PALA LAB: Cultivating a “Meta-Collective” in Berlin

PALA LAB: Cultivating a “Meta-Collective” in Berlin by Lara Salmon Amidst a record-breaking heat wave for Germany, in a second-story gallery on a busy Berlin street, a group of artist collectives gather. They will convene for a week to exchange knowledge about collaboration. The title for this workshop is “PALA LAB-Collective Affairs” in reference to…

Studio Visit: Alex Couwenberg, The Language of Style

Studio Visit: Alex Couwenberg, The Language of Style “ In the end I realize that whatever meaning that picture has is the accumulated meaning of ten thousand brushstrokes, each one being decided as it was painted.” ~Robert Motherwell “Art is an experience, not an object.” ~Robert Motherwell By Gary Brewer Language creation is an essential…

Space + Land at FOCA

Space + Land Fellows of Contemporary Art Chelsea Dean / Susan Feldman / Susan Logoreci / Aili Schmeltz Curated by Chelsea Dean August 25 – November 2, 2018   By Lorraine Heitzman The four artists participating in the Fellows of Contemporary Art’s Curators Lab Exhibition are like members of any good band; each one embodies…

Artist Influencer: Max Presneill

Artist Influencer: Max Presneill By Sydney Walters Max Presneill is a dynamic Los Angeles painter who epitomizes the artistic grind of trial and error by projecting complex nuances onto canvas. He engages with individual reckoning with the unknown and finds solace in community. He generously speaks about how his practice came to be and his…

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out Calendar Submissions: Please send the Event title, Gallery name/address or location, Opening reception date/time, closing date and link to a Facebook event or website with more information to artandcakela@gmail.com with “Art Calendar” In the subject line. Our calendar comes out once a week on Tuesdays…

Shinique Smith at the California African American Museum

Shinique Smith: Refuge California African American Museum March 14 – September 9, 2018 By Shana Nys Dambrot Shinique Smith’s works are composed and constructed arrangements of found materials, augmented with art studio gear, on a continuum of painting, sculpture, and installation. While largely known for recycling discarded clothing, Smith also incorporates other domestic objects and…