California Artists Address Coast-to-Coast Political Struggles // Hyperallergic

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What goes West must always return East because New York is still the center of the American art market. California has gone on a cross-country road trip to New York City with the exhibition Left Coast: California Political Art. On view through May 30 at the City University of New York (CUNY) Grad Center’s James Gallery, a space across from the […]

Guest Editor, ART21 Magazine’s May/June 2015 FAMILY Issue

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I am pleased to present the May/June 2015 issue of Art21 Magazine. FAMILY is the theme for the next two months — and it’s definitely a family affair, y’all. For this exciting issue, I carefully selected and commissioned 11 writers and artists to contribute work. Each approached family in their own way. It’s been an amazing experience. […]

“Crystal Paradise” Column: Water Watcher // CRAVE Online

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Water Watcher: Seeking The Substance that Makes Us Human CRAVE Online column, Crystal Paradise Writer Alicia Eler reflects on L.A.’s trickling river, Portland’s lush waterfalls, and the fluidity of social media that networks us all. The epic California drought articles keep spreading across the web, and I find myself imagining the reality of a waterless urban […]

Introducing the “Crystal Paradise” Column for LA magazine CRAVE Online

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Hello! I’m pleased to announce Crystal Paradise, a new weekly column for LA publication CRAVE Online. It runs every Tuesday from here on out. This is the first column. Stay tuned for more. Art, Identity, And The Digital Gaze From tech panels to Web-themed performance art, writer Alicia Eler reflects upon sexual identity across the digiverse. […]

Performance Artists Use Stand-Up Tropes, but Not For Laughs / Hyperallergic

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LOS ANGELES — There’s nothing funny about art. Writing art criticism is a serious endeavor. But at some point, the performance of professionalism in the art world just started to feel like one big joke, and I began noticing a crossover between the art and comedy worlds. Artists, like stand-up comics, were poking fun at their audiences […]

The BrOccult Podcast!! with Molly Shea!!

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Hello hello! I’m pleased to announce BrOccult, a new podcast.  BrOccult is 1/2 Bro, 1/2 Occult, All Over the Place. BrOccult is a podcast by writer Alicia Eler and artist Molly Shea. Together  they delve in to life in Los Angeles, New Age trends and the Interwebs, whilst bro-ing out and aligning their chakras. We invite […]

Catalogue Essay for artist Catherine Forster // edited by Esther Honig

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Artist Catherine Forster‘s drawings reflect on the nature of gender binaries through plant-life and audience participation. I’m pleased to present my catalogue essay for her upcoming exhibition ME NOT opening November 2015 at the Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. Esther Honig did an amazing job editing my words. Check out the essay here: Catherine Foster Catalogue […]

Sweet blog post/ review of Illuminati Girl Gang 4

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I recently discovered this awesome blog post/review of Illuminati Girl Gang 4. Check out the kind words from Katie Walck (@KatieWalck) on her blog THE LE SIGH: “There’s also a really amazing piece by Alicia Eler called ‘Besties,’ a story of the emotional intensity that can come from female friendships, especially ones experienced in our […]

PANEL: Art Humor Discussion at Eastside International LA / 4.25.15

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Super psyched to be on a panel TONITE about art and humor at @eastsideinternational with @ericyahnker, hosted by the one & only @mollyjosheart !! 6PM! 602 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, 90031. 6:15- 7pm Art Panel: As Gong Show is getting ready to end, we are going to take a peak behind the curtain and have […]

LECTURE: Warholian Instahumor at Portland State University / 4.23.15

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Hey everyone! I’m psyched to present my newest lecture, Warholian Instahumor, examining the relationship between Instagram, Warhol’s pop art and contemporary Jewish humor. Thursday, April 23 7PM Portland State University’s Shattuck Hall Annex (1914 Park Ave at SW Hall St.) EVENT LINK: https://www.pdx.edu/event/instagram-humor-lecture-los-angeles-art-critic-alicia-eler?delta=0   Tweet