On the surface, the new exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach doesn't seem unusual. A series of more than two dozen paintings and mixed-media works by Mexican American artists from around Southern California depict various guises of landscapes — from a tight city grid by José Ramirez to an expressionistic procession of figures painted by the late Carlos Almaraz.Read more
At the end of last month, citizens in cities around Mexico gathered to commemorate and protest the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa one year ago.Read more
The paintings of a Canadian modernist. Ansel Adams’ photos of Japanese American internment camps. And a biennial that’s all about art by Asian and Asian American up-and-comers. Plus, the oddly delightful paintings of Jacques Flechemuller, a group show about spiritual and physical unions, and new pictures by Gary Indiana. It’s a busy week.Read more
General Dogon's practice of creating custom bikes as art pieces began with a shopping cart.
It was sometime in the vicinity of 2012 and the activist artist, an organizer for the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), was trying to come up with a way to get attention as he canvassed the streets of downtown L.A.Read more
Marijuana has been the subject of films, television, novels, art and political deal-making (the latter, increasingly, about regulation). Now it will be the focus of a full-blown museum exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) — the first show of its kind, according to the museum.Read more