Posts Tagged ‘MOCA’

Photographing Art in the Streets

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Larry Clark’s mother was an itinerant baby photographer, and she took her son with her on her rounds. This means that Clark, the photographer famous/infamous for his grittily voyeuristic depictions of youth culture, began photographing kids when he still was one. Before he reached 20, he was taking his camera deep into[…..]

All Artists are Punks…or Hippies

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley On Saturday, July 16, Honor Fraser Gallery in Culver City hosted a panel on Punk. The panel preceded the openings of two shows, one an earnest exploration into punk’s visual precedents and antecedents, and the other an extravaganza of posters, bills, and graphics from the Punk movement of 1970s Britain. The Punk[…..]

The Eye Comes First

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley The first time I saw Andy Warhol, I thought he looked eccentric and ascetic, like a cross between Charles Manson, Gandhi and the Pope. I was in grade school, and Warhol, all in white, pale-skinned and wispy haired, was staring up from the pages of a late ‘80s edition of Chronicle of[…..]

This Space is Mine

Today we continue our week-long series Force of Failure with John Galliano, Natalie Portman and Vito Acconci in this week’s L.A. Expanded Column. FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley John Galliano has a lavish-sounding last name (he shares it with an Italian liqueur), and lavish taste (“He knows, and we know,[…..]

Suprasensorial

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley When Light and Space sculptor James Turrell installed one of his light tunnels at the Whitney Museum in 1982, a woman leaned against a wall she thought she saw, fell and broke her wrist. She happened to be the wife of the Oregon State Supreme Court Chief Justice, and subsequently sued the[…..]

The Self-Discipline Artist

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Maybe it’s an American thing, a hanger-on Puritan fetish, but I can think of few qualities more seductive than discipline. It seems like the quickest path to perfection, and as much as I purport to accept—even celebrate—“idiosyncrasy,” “peculiarity,” “limitation,” they’re all consolation prizes, the realities you force yourself to love once you[…..]

Interview: Jeffrey Deitch

Today on DailyServing, we have gone to our wonderful friends at the Huffington Post for an amazing short interview with influential gallerist turned museum director, Jeffrey Deitch. Kimberly Brooks gets Deitch’s thoughts on the arts in Los Angeles, the first exhibition under his direction at the MOCA, and how he is adjusting to life on the West Coast. ———– Jeffrey Deitch said to me as[…..]