E.J. Hill & the Art of Endurance / KCET Artbound LA

EJ Hill, "Complicit & Tacit"

  EJ Hill‘s performances don’t wait for something to happen. Hill’s works engage with the supposed boundaries we place on ourselves, focusing on the possibility of transcendence. There’s a lightness and magical quality to Hill’s deep brown eyes, which revel in self-awareness and an energetic spirit. Fit and always dressed his best, Hill seems to […]

PANEL DISCUSSION: Instagram: Images of Self and Society :::: Chicago

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I am in Chicago for a panel discussion on Instagram and self presentation. Come by! When 11/12/2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where Rational Park Gallery 2557 W North Ave Chicago, IL, 60647-7403 See map: Google Maps Registration is required. Ninety million Instagram users post more than 8,000 photos every second, according to the company’s website. The revolutionary photo-sharing app […]

Conversation with Ligia Manuela Lewis at VIA Publication’s “I Like Your Work 2.0″:::: Los Angeles

Photo credit: Casey Winkleman

I talked with Ms. Lewis at VIA Publication’s “I Like Your Work 2.0″ event about her performance work, which engages affect, empathy and pop culture through physicality. VIA Publication is back again with an upcoming issue and more sweet, smart and awkward conversations at Chinatown’s Melody Lounge. It’s time for our biannual event, I Like […]

Freestyling Animals and Signifying Rappers / Hyperallergic

Ray Anthony Barrett, “While Jungle Bunnies Hip-Hop the Doom Broom” from Porch Monkeys (2014)

LOS ANGELES — Behind every face there is a mask. In Ray Anthony Barrett’s solo exhibition Word is Bond at Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts in Hollywood, the artist investigates American cultural identities through the use of anthropomorphized masks. Dividing up the four walls of the gallery’s project room, Barrett considers the masked identities of sexualities, the redundancy and spectacle of […]

Alicia Eler – “Editing Los Angeles” Writer-in-Residence Talk at Adjunct Positions Gallery

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Hi everyone! Please join me on Saturday at 5pm for my talk at Adjunct Positions Gallery. In September and October, I was the gallery’s first-ever Writer-in-Residence. During this time, I focused on the project “Editing Los Angeles.” Now edited, I present to you “Los Angeles,” a collection of jokes, short stories, and other absurdities. SEE YOU SOON! […]

ArtRx LA feature in Hyperallergic [PRESS]

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Hyperallergic‘s ArtRx LA prescribed you a dose of me! Come to my Writer-in-Residence presentation this Saturday 10/25, 5PM at Adjunct Positions (5041 Coringa Drive, LA, CA 90042) where I’ll unveil “Editing Los Angeles,” a collection of jokes, short stories, and other absurdities. MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://hyperallergic.com/157011/artrx-la-14/ Tweet

A Character Actor Gets a Trilogy of His Own / Hyperallergic

Still from Thom Andersen’s film “The Tony Longo Trilogy” (2014)

LOS ANGELES — “Who is Tony Longo?” my editor inquired, after I pitched her on this piece about Thom Andersen’s new short film “The Tony Longo Trilogy” (2014). It makes sense that Andersen, the director of Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), which discusses how the city is portrayed on film, would fixate on a specific character type or actor, in this […]

Julie Orser’s Cinematic Fascination / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

"Madeleine" exhibition | Photo: Michael Underwood

Julie Orser‘s photography and video works consistently engage with the mechanics of American cinema, with a particular focus on representations of women in film. Tall and slender with black-rimmed glasses and a soothing voice, Orser could have appeared in one of the American film genres she dissects, whether it’s psychological melodrama, suspense thriller, film noir, […]

Young Joon Kwak’s Trans/Feminine Visions / Hyperallergic

Young Joon Kwak, video still from “Untitled (Am I Pretty Mommy. . . ), 2014. All images courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council Gallery, Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — There is a new mutant form emerging, pushing its way past the thin layer that separates the interior and exterior world. In Young Joon Kwak’s exhibition at Commonwealth & Council, Mother Spill, the artist’s body overtakes her mind, erupting into the world in a way that is neither graceful, flawless, nor incredulous — it’s just pure […]

Writer-in-Residence at Adjunct Positions Los Angeles

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