Jon Rannells Art Show & Sale This Saturday

Jon Rannells is an extraordinarily creative human being. As a playwright, his works have been put up internationally, as a screenwriter he’s not only prolific, but three of his scripts have been produced, including the hilarious and poignant Ruby Booby, which he directed himself and which stars two of the most fabulous actors to come out of […]

Jack Whitten @ The Walker

The Jack Whitten exhibit at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is thrilling to see. An abstract expressionist painter and paint manipulator for fifty years now, he creates stunning works of deep resonance. I’m amazed that I’ve never heard of Whitten, but then again, I had never heard of the female abstract expressionist master Jay DeFeo […]

Flora Golden At Studio Eleven

I don’t know what it is about paintings on cardboard, but I usually love them. Maybe it’s something to do with the humility it connotes, or the fragility, I’m not sure, but the art show I attended on the weekend at Studio Eleven in downtown L.A. featured an artist who used it beautifully. Her piece […]

Thanks For The Mammaries!

The dazzlingly eclectic art show Thanks for the Mammaries! took place last night at For Your Art on Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile district in L.A., right across the street from the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). My brilliant artist friend Bettina Hubby put on the show in association with Klowden Mann […]

Ann Magnuson’s Bachannal

My friend Craig Daniels is the coolest. Ever since I saw him at the ‘North doors’ in high school with dentures hanging off his leather jacket, I just knew. He’s responsible for some of my favorite bands like The Leather Uppers and The Tijuana Bibles and now he’s got a new band New Horizzzons whom […]

MOCA: Pansy Metal Clovered Hoof by Mike Kelley & Anita Pace

A celebration of artist Mike Kelley’s prolific career began on Sunday at the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in the Geffen Contemporary space, a huge cavernous building now filled with drawings, paintings, installations, video art,  music, photography, sculpture and more by Mike Kelley. His work grabs modern culture by the throat and subverts it into […]

Loaded Rock Show With R.D. Cane & Mr. James Ellroy

Sometimes a rock show is just a rock show. Other times it is elevated by the artists surrounding it who contribute an exquisite eye or a twisted poem, creating a much deeper and more memorable spectacle. Firstly, photographer R.D. Cane is a fucking genius. He stayed with us for a week leading up to the […]

Ai Wei-Wei At Pérez Art Museum Miami

The art world’s been abuzz for months about the opening of the brand new Pérez Art Museum Miami. It’s a huge civic project that developer Jorge M. Pérez put his name to after donating $40M and a chunk of his personal collection. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron (who designed the Tate in London) wanted […]

Elu Gallery Is Live!

Merike Lugus and I have opened a brand new art shop called Elu Gallery! Merike Lugus also happens to be my mom, so it’s a family affair. And fittingly, the first person I connected with on the Etsy marketplace was my cousin Liisa Priyanka Lugus, who sells her beautiful “jewelry with soul” at Ratna Rani […]