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  • Three L.A.-area restaurants that can satisfy a craving for rice

    Three L.A.-area restaurants that can satisfy a craving for rice

    Some people are obsessed with rice. Go to their houses and you'll find electric rice cookers, small and large, maybe one of those woven bamboo cones used to steam Thai sticky rice, or a thick-sided ceramic donabe specially designed for cooking rice. I once saw a Japanese woman in kimono walk into...

  • No good bagels in L.A.? Think again -- here are 7 great ones

    No good bagels in L.A.? Think again -- here are 7 great ones

    It’s not easy to get a great bagel in Southern California. It's easy enough to get a bagel, but too many of them are just bread in another shape, by another name. But it’s not impossible. There are a handful of shops that turn out solid, satisfying bagels, and a few that make genuinely delicious...

  • BOGO waffle sandwiches for National Waffle Day and free pancakes with Pancake Bob

    BOGO waffle sandwiches for National Waffle Day and free pancakes with Pancake Bob

    National Waffle Day is Sunday, and to celebrate, the Wafflette Cafe in Orange County is offering guests a buy-one-get-one-free deal. If you stop in Saturday or Sunday, you can buy one savory waffle sandwich and get one free. Some of the waffle sandwiches include pulled pork, smoked salmon and tuna....

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  • Datebook: A new disco dance, one-minute sculptures, and vintage photos of women

    Datebook: A new disco dance, one-minute sculptures, and vintage photos of women

    Disco dancing by a “queer-love power-trio.” Sculptures you make with stuffed animals and plinths. And erotically-charged images by a mysterious California photographer. Plus: a vehicle with no purpose, sculptures of trees and two L.A. painters face off. Here are eight shows to see this week: Meg...

  • 'Devan Shimoyama/Salomón Huerta': Two artists' portraits of the soul

    'Devan Shimoyama/Salomón Huerta': Two artists' portraits of the soul

    With just the right mix of purposefulness and playfulness, the two-artist exhibition “Devan Shimoyama/Salomón Huerta” at Samuel Freeman gallery sets visitors to thinking about what it means to be human while leaving us free to make up our own minds.  Such independence also matches the attitudes...

  • 10 must-try, late-night taco trucks and stands

    10 must-try, late-night taco trucks and stands

    There’s nothing quite like ending a night on the town standing under the bright fluorescent lights of a food truck, carelessly consuming a warm, beautifully arranged plastic foam plate of tacos al pastor.  L.A. offers a vast array of options on the ever-expanding taco spectrum. There are artisanal...

  • A head-spinning journey to the edges of Farrah Karapetian's photographic world

    A head-spinning journey to the edges of Farrah Karapetian's photographic world

    Farrah Karapetian makes photographs the old-fashioned way: placing objects on sheets of treated paper, shining lights on her simple studio setups and then fixing the images with chemicals. The L.A. artist also improvises freely, splashing water onto the paper, letting bits of ice melt atop it and...

  • George Legrady's lenticular photographs layer time and memory

    George Legrady's lenticular photographs layer time and memory

    Time conventionally is visualized as a line moving forward, but viscerally we experience it as something messier and more richly complicated -- as a matter of coexisting planes, for instance, past and present, layered and interlaced. George Legrady's affecting new work at Edward Cella gallery hinges...

  • 'Madame Psychosis': Kelly Lynch is obsessed with JFK in art film

    'Madame Psychosis': Kelly Lynch is obsessed with JFK in art film

    Rosson Crow’s paintings have long felt a little empty — virtuosic evocations of place, waiting for the action to begin. Now, with her first film at Honor Fraser, they finally make sense. Paintings of lushly decorated spaces executed with Crow’s trademark florid brights and abstract flourishes fill...

  • John Bankston's surreal storytelling on parade at Walter Maciel Gallery
    John Bankston's surreal storytelling on parade at Walter Maciel Gallery

    In his latest exhibition at Walter Maciel Gallery, John Bankston continues his exploration of a mysterious personal mythology and one’s relationship to making art. Although this outing feels a lot like his last show at the gallery in 2013, Bankston’s work still piques the imagination.

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  • Home of the Day: A loft-style living experience in Culver City
    Home of the Day: A loft-style living experience in Culver City

    Found on the outskirts of the Culver City Arts District, this newly built residence offers a loft-style experience with three floors of living, open-plan spaces and vaulted ceilings. Inviting indoor-outdoor entertaining, private balconies and covered decks extend off the upper levels of the home.

    ...

  • Home of the Day: A loft-style living experience in Culver City
    Home of the Day: A loft-style living experience in Culver City

    The three-story home, listed for sale at $1.278 million, features bleached hardwood floors, private balconies and a loft-style floor plan.

  • 'The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up' at Blum & Poe: Startling work of Cobra artists
    'The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up' at Blum & Poe: Startling work of Cobra artists

    The L.A. version of “The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy” is a wonderfully unwieldy sprawl that fills the six main spaces at Blum & Poe and spills out into two hallways. With more than 150 paintings, sculptures, collages and photographs by 44 artists made from 1948 to the present...

  • Jeff Colson, wizard of illusion, at Maloney Fine Art
    Jeff Colson, wizard of illusion, at Maloney Fine Art

    The centerpiece of Jeff Colson's small but mighty show at Maloney is an installation titled "Stacks." A drop-leaf kitchen table stands alongside a two-drawer file cabinet, and the tops of both are heaped with paper: towering stacks, stray sheets, folded and wrinkled pieces.

    A yellow milk crate...

  • Lynn Aldrich transforms the physical in 'Velvet Painting: Ascension'
    Lynn Aldrich transforms the physical in 'Velvet Painting: Ascension'

    Lynn Aldrich's "Velvet Painting: Ascension" is at once a sly joke and a gorgeous reverie.

    Not a painting at all, the 2015 piece, at Edward Cella, is really an assemblage that mimics the format of a medium-size (50-by-38 inch) painting. Aldrich has stacked hundreds of velvet and velveteen strips...

  • Datebook: Surreal scenarios, art that mines data, light works by James Turrell
    Datebook: Surreal scenarios, art that mines data, light works by James Turrell

    An exhibition that makes art of raw data. A gathering of daguerreotypes. And new works by light-and-space master James Turrell. Plus, collages of the Rijksmuseum; the surreal, coloring-book imagery of John Bankston and the work of a post-World War II northern European group of avant-garde artists....

  • What is truth? One painter's mesmerizing new show offers an answer
    What is truth? One painter's mesmerizing new show offers an answer

    At a time when the idea of truth is derided for being authoritarian, if not downright fascistic, it’s refreshing to read the title of Ruth Pastine’s 13th solo show in Southern California: “The Inevitability of Truth.”

    It flies in the face of the rabid relativism that defines so much contemporary...

  • Humble ceramics in a stunning installation at Blum & Poe
    Humble ceramics in a stunning installation at Blum & Poe

    The presentation of Japanese ceramics at Blum & Poe is spectacular, but two other aspects of the current show are also noteworthy.

    The first, and most likely to get visitors through the door, is its guest curator: Takashi Murakami, the most recognizable name in contemporary Japanese art and a major...

  • What's new at India Sweet House? Chinese food
    What's new at India Sweet House? Chinese food

    India Sweet House on Pico celebrates its 34th anniversary on Aug. 27.

    It’s much the same now as it was then — founder Jagdish (Jack) Chiller is on hand almost every day, offering the same sweets and snacks. But recently, something new was added — Indo-Chinese food. This was the idea of Chiller’s...

  • Review: Floris Neususs at Von Lintel gallery
    Review: Floris Neususs at Von Lintel gallery

    Before there were photographs made with cameras, there were photograms – or, to use Henry Fox Talbot’s 1834 term, “photogenic drawings.” Put an object on light-sensitive paper, add strong illumination and a shadowy picturee appears – without mediating machinery.

    At Von Lintel Gallery, a selection...

  • All lanes of 10 Freeway in Mid-City reopened after fatal crash
    All lanes of 10 Freeway in Mid-City reopened after fatal crash

    All lanes on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Mid-City were reopened after a fatal crash early Monday forced a full closure.

    The lanes reopened about 7:30 a.m. at La Brea Avenue after a pair of collisions involved six cars, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The first crash occurred about 3:45 a.m.,...

  • The residents of 'Lonesome Valley' play well with one another
    The residents of 'Lonesome Valley' play well with one another

    There’s one great reason to visit “Meanwhile in Lonesome Valley,” an invigorating little exhibition organized by artist Sayre Gomez for Loudhailer Gallery. That reason is Barbara Rossi’s great little painting from 1981.

    Titled “Double Crossing Lonesome Valley,” the nearly symmetrical composition...

  • Rapper Boogie puts son Darius first — sometimes even on his songs
    Rapper Boogie puts son Darius first — sometimes even on his songs

    Going by his newest music video, you'd think Boogie was the life of the party.

    In the raucous clip for "Oh My," his best-known song, a crew of what looks like hundreds dance their way through Compton, his hometown — on a city bus, on a front lawn, on street corners, in the middle of the road, even...

  • Cynthia Ona Innis' painted topographies resonate
    Cynthia Ona Innis' painted topographies resonate

    Cynthia Ona Innis painted, dyed, bleached and collaged her absorbing new work at Walter Maciel Gallery, and her layered process resonates meaningfully with the geological complexity and stratification of the California landscapes that were her inspiration.

    The paintings have their own rich topographies,...

  • Sarah Cain's painting, with grit and spark
    Sarah Cain's painting, with grit and spark

    As a painter, Sarah Cain is a major fangirl. Not the vapid or uninteresting kind, but an incisive, seriously playful and intensely talented obsessive.

    She is fixated on putting paint where it belongs, which could be just about anywhere. The 20 results in her second solo show at Honor Fraser Gallery...

  • 8 injured when vehicle crashes into Chipotle restaurant in Mid-City
    8 injured when vehicle crashes into Chipotle restaurant in Mid-City

    Several customers inside a Chipotle restaurant in Mid-City suffered minor injures Friday when a vehicle crashed into the side of the building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

    The accident occurred about 2:10 p.m. at 4550 W. Pico Boulevard when a car struck the building, according...

  • 15 great places for food lovers in Culver City
    15 great places for food lovers in Culver City

    In the past decade or so, once-sleepy Culver City has blossomed into an exciting food destination. Part of this is because of the shrewd city planning — all those city parking garages and broad cafe table-ready sidewalks downtown. The Helms Bakery complex with its restaurants — and hot dog cart...

  • Overturned big rig snarls traffic on 10 Freeway; several lanes closed
    Overturned big rig snarls traffic on 10 Freeway; several lanes closed

    An overturned big rig is expected to snarl traffic on the 10 Freeway in Mid-City for  hours after it crashed into a center divider Friday morning, shutting down several lanes in both directions.

    A SigAlert was issued after the remnants of the crash spilled onto four lanes of the eastbound 10 Freeway...

  • Art Review: Edward Burtynsky at Von Lintel Gallery
    Art Review: Edward Burtynsky at Von Lintel Gallery

    If ants had cameras—as well as helicopters, drones and hydraulic lifts—they might make photographs that look a lot like Edward Burtynsky’s sublime pictures of the marks humans have made on our planet.

    These include massive dams, mines, wells and farms, alongside quarries, irrigation systems and...

  • Mineo Mizuno at Samuel Freeman: serene, whimsical, surprising
    Mineo Mizuno at Samuel Freeman: serene, whimsical, surprising

    Mineo Mizuno's work over the last dozen years or more -- tall ceramic teardrops and rounded, stone-like discs in gorgeous glazes -- has been instantly recognizable as his. To enter his show at Samuel Freeman seems, at first, to encounter another artist.

    But only at first. A deeply satisfying experience,...

  • Culver City man pleads not guilty to repeatedly raping 15-year-old girl
    Culver City man pleads not guilty to repeatedly raping 15-year-old girl

    A Culver City man was charged Thursday with repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl whom prosecutors allege he kept in his home for three weeks.Samuel Robert Duran Jr., 33, pleaded not guilty to a dozen counts, including multiple counts of rape and forced penetration, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories
    Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories

    A night of live storytelling, pictures that play with the act of picture-making, a children’s story reinvented, and stitched pieces that evoke innocent childhood games as well as sin. Plus: a longtime L.A. gallerist unveils her new space downtown, 100 walkers take to West Hollywood, and Moby talks...

  • Gonzales-Day fills the holes of history
    Gonzales-Day fills the holes of history

    Ken Gonzales-Day's work is instructive but far from didactic. It's a history lesson taught through the framing of holes in the record and by collapsing the space between different times and places. It disturbs in direct proportion to its importance, and it does disturb.

    Gonzales-Day began his “Erased...

  • A debut that eschews bells and whistles for discovery
    A debut that eschews bells and whistles for discovery

    Erin Morrison uses a monoprint process to make low-relief sculptures that look like contemporary abstract paintings — of the lyrical variety — while putting visitors in mind of ancient ruins, medieval frescoes and prehistoric fossils, as well as death masks, tombstones, dry lake beds and the clay...

  • Pat O'Neill plays fast and loose at Cherry and Martin
    Pat O'Neill plays fast and loose at Cherry and Martin

    If computers could dream, Pat O’Neill might be their Sigmund Freud.

    His multilayered films, sculptures, collages and drawings — in a mesmerizing mini-survey at Cherry and Martin — seem to be made from the deleted files, trashed photos and lost messages that are beyond the reach of our phones and...

  • Paintings by Theodora Allen trippy but not trite
    Paintings by Theodora Allen trippy but not trite

    Theodora Allen paints in thin layers of oil, wiping away each addition before applying the next. The images that result are more visions than views. They have the consistency of meditations or memories, at once persuasive and elusive.

    Her affecting work, at Blum & Poe, features snakes, moths and...

  • Two arrested in break-in at medical marijuana dispensary in Mid-City

    Los Angeles police said two people were arrested early Saturday after breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary in Mid-City.

    The break-in occurred about 4:30 a.m. at the dispensary near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue, said LAPD Officer Jack Richter.

    Officers responding...

  • Hung Liu's spectacular take on a humble flower
    Hung Liu's spectacular take on a humble flower

    Currently enjoying a retrospective at the Palm Springs Museum of Art, Bay Area painter Hung Liu debuts a refreshing new body of work at Walter Maciel.

    Liu, who has been making dramatic paintings of turn-of-the-century Chinese prostitutes, laborers and soldiers since the 1980s, has sometimes seemed...

  • Thomas Burke's bigger, bolder Op Art
    Thomas Burke's bigger, bolder Op Art

    Thomas Burke’s new paintings are eye-grabbing extravaganzas that pack more visual wallop into their brightly colored surfaces than has been seen since artists like Richard Anuszkiewicz, Bridget Riley, Julian Stanczak and Victor Vasarely invented Op Art in the 1960s.

    That short-lived moment, along...

  • Home of the Day: 1920s Dutch Colonial Revival in Lafayette Square
    Home of the Day: 1920s Dutch Colonial Revival in Lafayette Square

    An eye-catching gambrel roof with flared eaves is among the defining features of this 1920s Dutch Colonial Revival-style residence in Lafayette Square. Delicate molding, mortise locksets and a brick fireplace are in keeping with the vintage of the Mongtomery & Nibecker-designed home. Among updates,...

  • Home of the Day: 1920s Dutch Colonial Revival in Lafayette Square
    Home of the Day: 1920s Dutch Colonial Revival in Lafayette Square

    The distinguished residence, listed for $1.349 million, is one of three Dutch Colonial Revival homes designed by architects Montgomery & Nibecker in Lafayette Square.

  • Beautiful, conceptually ticklish photograms by Farrah Karapetian
    Beautiful, conceptually ticklish photograms by Farrah Karapetian

    Farrah Karapetian's luscious, provocative work at Von Lintel marries two traditions in photography — that of the staged picture and of the image made without a camera.

    Both have been around since the medium's earliest years, and both remain vital, thanks, in part, to a wave of contemporary practitioners...

  • Blue McRight, 'Drink Me,' at Samuel Freeman
    Blue McRight, 'Drink Me,' at Samuel Freeman

    A kinder and gentler style of Surrealism takes shape in Blue McRight’s sculptures at Samuel Freeman.

    Sexual innuendo plays a big part in the L.A. artist’s stylish assemblages, which are too tightly wound to be unsettling and too literal in their evocation of phallic symbols to leave the imagination...

  • Winds up to 65 mph knock out power across L.A., Orange counties
    Winds up to 65 mph knock out power across L.A., Orange counties

    Thousands of residents across Los Angeles County woke up Christmas morning without power after unusually high winds tore apart trees, blew away holiday decorations and prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue an advisory to freeway drivers.

    In Los Angeles, winds up to 40 mph knocked out...

  • Brian Bress' gentle videos at Cherry and Martin get back to basics
    Brian Bress' gentle videos at Cherry and Martin get back to basics

    Brian Bress’ new videos are quiet affairs that lure viewers into a world of subtle enchantment. That’s the world of the L.A. artist’s imagination.

    It shares little with conventional visions of what goes on inside artists’ heads. Since Romanticism, that space has been made out to be the home of...

  • One dead in L.A. triple shooting; blood leads police to home
    One dead in L.A. triple shooting; blood leads police to home

    A trail of blood led police to a Los Angeles home that they believe was the site of a triple shooting Wednesday morning.

    Police say one man died as a result of the shootings, which spurred the search of the house in Mid-City. Three men, ages 18 to 25, were chased through the neighborhood and shot...

  • Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides
    Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides

    Visceral video pieces about secrets, a show devoted to the ways in which man is contending with rising seas, and a photographer who takes on L.A.’s bus system. Plus: an anniversary show and a video about hallways. It’s all happening in L.A. and beyond:

    Gillian Wearing, “Everyone,” at Regen Projects....

  • Venice Boulevard exit of 10 Freeway closed after body found
    Venice Boulevard exit of 10 Freeway closed after body found

    Los Angeles police are investigating after a body was found Friday near the Santa Monica Freeway.

    The body was reported about 5 p.m. near the Venice Boulevard off-ramp of the 10 Freeway, police said.

    The westbound ramp is now closed.

    No additional information was available.

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  • Canan Tolon looks for meaning in a pixilated landscape
    Canan Tolon looks for meaning in a pixilated landscape

    Canan Tolon’s paintings at Von Lintel Gallery look like smudged, streaky photocopies or off-register photographic mishaps. Their serial imagery — mostly landscapes — skips and stutters across the surface in irregular horizontal bands. They feel right at home amid L.A.’s topography of low-slung,...

  • Jennifer Boysen's paintings stretch the form
    Jennifer Boysen's paintings stretch the form

    Sometimes it’s unclear whether you’re seeing Jennifer Boysen’s paintings or simply sensing them.

    Her monochrome canvases at Cherry & Martin are irregularly shaped or textured panels that hover somewhere between painting and sculpture, illusion and presence. Their forms and textures feel just barely...

  • Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, from many angles
    Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, from many angles

    America in general and Los Angeles in particular have a reputation as places for a second chance, places where anyone might reinvent a self. Photographers and filmmakers Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are emblematic – and in mind-and-body-bending ways. Their work moves forward propositions perhaps...

  • Katherine Bernhardt takes a large look at consumerism
    Katherine Bernhardt takes a large look at consumerism

    Is art a high-minded version of junk food, a pile of empty calories that merely tastes great on the way down?

    Is it flashy equipment for the sporting life, like overpriced Nikes that look good on the street but don’t really do all that much on the court?

    For her solo debut at China Art Objects,...

  • 'From All Sides' at Blum & Poe sticks to basics to magnificent effect
    'From All Sides' at Blum & Poe sticks to basics to magnificent effect

    A resplendent exhibition at Blum & Poe introduces Los Angeles viewers to the first internationally known group of contemporary artists from South Korea.

    Beginning in the 1960s, these six artists zeroed in on the basics of painting: the materials a painter uses to build a composition (oil, canvas,...

  • Datebook: Beastly dinner, calligraphy art, sonic pieces at Schindler
    Datebook: Beastly dinner, calligraphy art, sonic pieces at Schindler

    A dinner and performance that channel Jacques Derrida and a bestiary, a series of sound pieces at Rudolph Schindler's historic home in West Hollywood, and art made from Arabic and Farsi calligraphy. Plus, YouTubing in a parking lot and a book party for a new tome that captures the people of the...

  • Upended assumptions in "Augment This" at Cherry and Martin Gallery
    Upended assumptions in "Augment This" at Cherry and Martin Gallery

    “Augment This (Meditations on the Image)” brings together work by eight international artists. At Cherry and Martin, guest curator Christopher Eamon means to throw a monkey-wrench into casual assumptions about modern technology, and largely he succeeds.

    Emblematic is “The Shell” (2011), a silent,...

  • Matthew Carter's expressive canvases at Luis de Jesus Gallery
    Matthew Carter's expressive canvases at Luis de Jesus Gallery

    Shaped canvases that deviate from a painting’s conventional rectangular format became commonplace in 1960s abstract painting. They turn up again in new work by Matthew Carter – albeit in a wholly unexpected, challengingly original way.

    At Luis de Jesus Gallery, seven large and three small paintings...

  • Stepping delicately through a cryptic union at Samuel Freeman
    Stepping delicately through a cryptic union at Samuel Freeman

    The press release for "Standard Candles," a cooperative if not quite collaborative show by Andrew Cameron and Emilie Halpern, is spare, cryptic and precious, like the show itself.

    One passage is particularly telling of the show's tone, and rings true to the experience of it: "There will be a sculpture...

  • Shop Saturday for a chance to meet Kim Kardashian at new Ulta store
    Shop Saturday for a chance to meet Kim Kardashian at new Ulta store

    Kim Kardashian (the new Mrs. Kanye West) is scheduled to make an appearance at Ulta Beauty's new Midtown Crossing store on Pico Boulevard on Aug. 6, but fans who want to meet her need to shop at the store this Saturday.

    Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the first 175 customers who purchase a minimum...

  • Animal Charm animates with 'Hot Shot Tuscan II'
    Animal Charm animates with 'Hot Shot Tuscan II'

    Twenty years ago, when Rich Bott and Jim Fetterley were students at the Art Institute of Chicago, they teamed up to form Animal Charm. They have been collaborating ever since, their recent pieces combining digital projections and homemade objects.

    At China Art Objects Galleries, “Hot Shot Tuscan...

  • Suspect believed to have gun found, arrested after search in Mid-City

    Several streets in the Mid-City neighborhood near the 10 Freeway were blocked Tuesday evening as police searched for a man believed to be on foot and holding a gun.

    Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire station spotted a vehicle about 5 p.m. that was believed to have been connected...

  • 'Color Field Works': It seems so clear now
    'Color Field Works': It seems so clear now

    It’s hard to image that the paintings in “Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works From the 1960s and 1970s” at Honor Fraser gallery were once flash points in a battle over the meaning of art and the meaning of life. Back in the ’60s, works by most of the eight artists in this exhibition organized...

  • Mark Sheinkman's drawings made by erasure at Von Lintel Gallery
    Mark Sheinkman's drawings made by erasure at Von Lintel Gallery

    Mark Sheinkman's appealing drawings at Von Lintel Gallery were made through a subtractive, rather than additive process. In the late '90s, the New York-based artist shifted from laying down marks on paper to covering canvases with a white oil and alkyd base and a layer of powdered graphite, then...

  • MOCA's questionable painting loan to a Culver City art gallery
    MOCA's questionable painting loan to a Culver City art gallery

    This is not good news: The Museum of Contemporary Art has lent a major painting from its permanent collection to a newly opened exhibition at a prominent Culver City art gallery, raising serious questions of conflict of interest.

    A museum loan to a commercial enterprise is highly unusual, since...

  • Julia Dault composes musical eruptions of color
    Julia Dault composes musical eruptions of color

    In her first exhibition at China Art Objects, Julia Dault explores a staple of children’s art projects: the “scratch-through” painting. Her beautiful abstractions fairly burst with the excitement of discovering layers of brilliant color beneath matte coatings of black or white.

    To achieve this...

  • L.A.-area healthcare providers to issue guidelines for end-of-life care
    L.A.-area healthcare providers to issue guidelines for end-of-life care

    Sam Sale knew his time had come. Hospitalized repeatedly since suffering a severe blood infection in November, the 93-year-old was done with all the poking and prodding.

    His doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center thought he might have suffered a minor stroke. The avid UCLA sports fan couldn't go...

  • Report raises doubts about ambush of 2 LAPD officers
    Report raises doubts about ambush of 2 LAPD officers

    The attack on the police officers was as perplexing as it was brazen.

    Before dawn one morning last June, a Los Angeles police detective and his partner were returning to their station on Venice Boulevard. As they waited for a security gate to slide open, a man approached their car, acting suspiciously.

    ...

  • Meleko Mokgosi's work flames with purpose and pointed history
    Meleko Mokgosi's work flames with purpose and pointed history

    The three parts to Meleko Mokgosi's absorbing show at Honor Fraser are formally distinct, all falling under a broad umbrella of concern with post-colonialism and misrepresentation across the continental, cultural divide.

    A pair of multi-panel works pointedly argue their case against the way African...

  • Margo Wolowiec's modern weavings based on tradition and trash
    Margo Wolowiec's modern weavings based on tradition and trash

    No unicorns in walled gardens in this show of tapestries.

    San Francisco-based Margo Wolowiec draws her imagery from social media channels -- Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr -- and her inspiration from Navajo rugs and Bauhaus weavers. Her five large (81-by-57-inch) and two smaller weavings at Anat Ebgi...

  • Pictures by Augusta Wood cross time zones
    Pictures by Augusta Wood cross time zones

    Time acts not as a fixative but a solvent, the novelist Julian Barnes has written. Under its power -- and what, ultimately, is not under time's power? -- memory proves fluid, unreliable.

    The same goes for photographic memory. However fixed an image from the album or archive appears, every photograph...

  • Old L.A. and new mansions don't mix
    Old L.A. and new mansions don't mix

    The late comedian George Carlin used to say, "A house is just a place to keep your stuff." My corollary is, "The bigger the space, the more stuff." ("Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling," May 4)

    The issue of mansionization in Los Angeles is the perfect manifestation of...

  • Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling
    Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling

    Six years ago, Los Angeles politicians imposed new limits on the size of new and renovated houses, promising to rein in what they called "homes on steroids" dwarfing blocks of smaller buildings.

    But as the housing market rebounds and construction picks up, many homeowners complain that "mansionization"...

  • Review: Chris Engman plays eye games at Luis De Jesus
    Review: Chris Engman plays eye games at Luis De Jesus

    A trompe l’oeil photograph may seem like an oxymoron — photographs are constantly fooling the eye with their verisimilitude.

    Yet in his exhibition at Luis De Jesus, L.A. artist Chris Engman has managed to create photographic images that evoke this playful artistic tradition while examining the...

  • Suspect in LAPD station shooting charged with attempted murder
    Suspect in LAPD station shooting charged with attempted murder

    A 29-year-old man accused of wounding a Los Angeles police officer after he opened fire at a Mid-City police station was charged Thursday with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.

    Daniel Christoph Yealu, of Los Angeles, also faces gun allegations in connection with Monday night's...

  • LAPD officer wounded in station shooting is released from hospital
    LAPD officer wounded in station shooting is released from hospital

    The officer who was shot multiple times when a gunman opened fire inside a Mid-City Los Angeles police station Monday night has been released from the hospital, officials said Wednesday.

    The officer, identified only as a seven-year department veteran, was released about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and is...

  • Details emerge on suspect in LAPD station shooting
    Details emerge on suspect in LAPD station shooting

    Daniel Yealu, 29, is accused of shooting at two officers, hitting one multiple times. He had applied to become a Los Angeles police officer but was rejected and had stockpiled weapons.

  • LAPD shooting suspect wanted to be police officer, father says
    LAPD shooting suspect wanted to be police officer, father says

    The father of the 29-year-old man accused of opening fire at a Los Angeles police station Monday night said his son was working as a security guard and aspired to be a police officer.

    Danny Yealu, 58, told The Times that his son — Daniel C. Yealu — had told him last year he had applied to a police...

  • Motive behind shooting in LAPD station remains unclear, officials say
    Motive behind shooting in LAPD station remains unclear, officials say

    Los Angeles police said they are still trying to determine what prompted a man to open fire at an LAPD station in Mid-City station Monday night, wounding an officer.

    The shooting suspect, 29-year-old Daniel C. Yealu, remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday but was booked in absentia...

  • Shooting at LAPD station in Mid-City deemed an isolated incident
    Shooting at LAPD station in Mid-City deemed an isolated incident

    The shooting in a Mid-City Los Angeles police station lobby Monday that left one officer injured and a gunman in critical condition was an isolated incident, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

    The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. at the LAPD Wilshire Division on Venice Boulevard near South...

  • LAPD shooting: Chief says wounded officer was 'very, very lucky'
    LAPD shooting: Chief says wounded officer was 'very, very lucky'

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday night that an officer wounded by a gunman was "very, very lucky" after he was shot at seven times.

    The officer, whose name was not being released, was wearing a ballistic vest that stopped some of the rounds after the gun battle broke out at the...

  • LAPD shooting: Community meeting at station when gunfire erupted
    LAPD shooting: Community meeting at station when gunfire erupted

    A community meeting with several dozen people was underway in a room near the lobby where a man opened fire at a Police Department station and wounded an officer, authorities said Monday night.

    The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, fired multiple rounds at the officer. Several of the bullets...

  • Gunman opens fire in LAPD station, wounding one officer
    Gunman opens fire in LAPD station, wounding one officer

    The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby in Mid-City, police said.

  • LAPD shooting: Officer wounded, apparently in shoulder or side
    LAPD shooting: Officer wounded, apparently in shoulder or side

    A Los Angeles police officer was wounded, apparently in the shoulder or side, and the bullet may have been stopped by the officer's ballistic vest, authorities told The Times on Monday night.

    The officer was hit after a man walked into the West Bureau traffic office and opened fire around 8 p.m.,...

  • Shooting in LAPD Wilshire Station; officer wounded
    Shooting in LAPD Wilshire Station; officer wounded

    A shooting was reported Monday night inside the Mid-City building that houses the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division and West Traffic Bureau, leaving one officer with injuries and other victims reportedly wounded, police said.

    [Updated at 9:21 p.m.: A Los Angeles police officer was...

  • Review: In 'Paul Robeson,' an inspiring life falters in the telling
    Review: In 'Paul Robeson,' an inspiring life falters in the telling

    Even the sparest account of the life of Paul Robeson, the lawyer, actor, singer and civil rights activist who died in 1976, has a mythic power: He accomplished more, against greater odds, than seems quite humanly possible.

    Phillip Hayes Dean’s one-man play “Paul Robeson” (1977), in a revival directed...

  • Review: An absorbing look at the hands of artists
    Review: An absorbing look at the hands of artists

    It's true that since Duchamp, at least, art has become as much an act of will as a product of the hand--and in some cases, only so, pure idea. The rise of the cerebral as generative force is part of what makes Rena Small's photographic portraiture project so powerful.

    Thirty years ago, Small, based...

  • Review: Yoshitomo Nara takes haunting look at children's inner lives
    Review: Yoshitomo Nara takes haunting look at children's inner lives

    The dark side of childhood may not be something adults like to think about. But it takes haunting shape in Yoshitomo Nara’s wide-ranging exhibition at Blum & Poe, its presence all the more potent for being subdued.

    In 11 new paintings, 10 recent sculptures and more than 200 drawings made over the...

  • Gluten-free pizza on lots of menus, not always for people with celiac
    Gluten-free pizza on lots of menus, not always for people with celiac

    The gluten-free crowd has spoken, and it wants pizza. It’s easy to find gluten-free crusts these days, usually for a small surcharge. What’s more elusive is a pizza that’s suitable for those with celiac disease – people for whom a just a dusting of ambient wheat flour can mean painful illness.

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  • Art review: Brian Porray's chaos in focus at Western Project
    Art review: Brian Porray's chaos in focus at Western Project

    Art often gets talked about in terms of the freedom it delivers — to those who make it and to those who look at it. For Brian Porray, the idea of freedom is too high-minded, idealized and easily corrupted by zealous self-righteousness.

    Insubordination is what the young, Las Vegas-born, L.A.-based...

  • Child in car seat escapes Mid-City drive-by shooting mostly uninjured
    Child in car seat escapes Mid-City drive-by shooting mostly uninjured

    A young child strapped into a car seat escaped a drive-by shooting mostly uninjured Wednesday night in Mid-City, authorities said.

    The child was in a parked car along with two men, one in his 30s the other in his 50s, in the 2000 block of South Corning Street at about 7:35 p.m. "when a vehicle...

  • Child injured by glass fragments in Mid-City shooting
    Child injured by glass fragments in Mid-City shooting

    A 30-year-old man was wounded by gunfire and a child was apparently injured by glass fragments in a shooting in Mid-City, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night.

    The child and man were treated by paramedics and taken to hospitals after the shooting broke out in the 2000 block of South Corning...

  • Where to get the best pizza in the city
    Where to get the best pizza in the city

  • Review: Tony de los Reyes travels the border
    Review: Tony de los Reyes travels the border

    Something like the border between the United States and Mexico doesn’t ordinarily come to mind when considering abstract paintings. Yet for the last two years, Tony de los Reyes has been developing a quirky group of abstractions with exactly that distinctive -- and distinctly political -- edge....

  • Review: Morgan Fisher gets contemplative over color
    Review: Morgan Fisher gets contemplative over color

    Found art, or paintings and sculptures not originally made by an artist or even with art in mind, is a modern phenomenon heading toward its formal centennial anniversary next year. In 1915 Marcel Duchamp coined the term “readymade,” annoying countless observers in the process, but today the strategy...

  • LAFD plans campaign to fight a surge in fire deaths
    LAFD plans campaign to fight a surge in fire deaths

    Fire officials note that seven people have died due to fires in January, which is especially surprising because the weather has been mild. In every case, the home has lacked smoke detectors.

  • Deadly Mid-City house fire: No smoke detectors found, officials say
    Deadly Mid-City house fire: No smoke detectors found, officials say

    A 36-year-old man who died Tuesday after a fire broke out in his Mid-City bedroom is the seventh person to be killed in a home fire so far this year in Los Angeles, officials said, and the latest to occur where no smoke detectors had been installed.

    The fire Tuesday was first reported at 5:36 a.m....

  • Fire in Mid-City home leaves one man dead, 2 injured
    Fire in Mid-City home leaves one man dead, 2 injured

    A fire that broke out at a Mid-City home early Tuesday left one person dead and two others suffering from possible smoke inhalation.

    The fire at the one-story home at 2305 South Orange Drive was reported at 5:36 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    It was not immediately...

  • Review: Annie Lapin's 'Various Peep Shows' a whirlwind of imagination
    Review: Annie Lapin's 'Various Peep Shows' a whirlwind of imagination

    In her third solo show in Los Angeles, titled “Various Peep Shows,” Annie Lapin continues to dip into styles and schools of painting from faraway places and far-off times.

    This time around, she leaves European Expressionism behind and samples Japanese scroll painting, bringing its diaphanous landscapes...

  • Review: Dreamy disquiet in Matthew Penkala's colorful paintings
    Review: Dreamy disquiet in Matthew Penkala's colorful paintings

    The colors of Matthew Penkala’s paintings are the first things you notice: baby blue, tangerine and cotton-candy pink, alongside creamy green, icy white and screaming yellow. The next thing you notice is that the synthetic rainbow of electric pastels that Penkala has sprayed onto his 4-foot-square...

  • Review: William Lamson's videos of nature versus culture are thin
    Review: William Lamson's videos of nature versus culture are thin

    William Lamson's disappointing show at Honor Fraser features two videos, one with a promising premise and the other self-indulgently vacant.

    The better of the two, "Action for the Delaware," begins with a long, elevated shot of the artist appearing to stand on the river's surface. The scene is...

  • Big weekend on tap for art, and that's just the beginning
    Big weekend on tap for art, and that's just the beginning

    With the new year comes the blast of new art that hits every January. What could be called an “Artapalooza” starts Thursday night with the monthly Downtown L.A. Art Walk.

    Saturday brings a high concentration of citywide gallery openings. And the annual Los Angeles Art Show opens at the convention...

  • Review: Amie Dicke photographs as powerfully compromised objects
    Review: Amie Dicke photographs as powerfully compromised objects

    Digital technology has largely dematerialized photography for the general public.

    Pictures are now shown and exchanged more on screen than hand-to-hand. The work of a growing number of artists counters this trend and rematerializes the medium, emphasizing the photograph's identity not just as an...

  • LAPD motorcycle officer stable after being hit by car in Mid-City
    LAPD motorcycle officer stable after being hit by car in Mid-City

    A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer struck by a car in Mid-City is in stable condition with a broken wrist, officials said.

    The officer was driving near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue "when a vehicle that was backing up hit him," said LAPD Officer Sally...

  • LAPD motorcycle officer struck by vehicle in Mid-City
    LAPD motorcycle officer struck by vehicle in Mid-City

    A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was taken to a hospital early Wednesday after he was struck by a car in Mid-City.

    The officer was driving near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue "when a vehicle that was backing up hit him," said LAPD Officer Sally Madera.

    ...

  • Brothers to be arraigned in shooting death of Palmdale girl, 7
    Brothers to be arraigned in shooting death of Palmdale girl, 7

    Two brothers accused of shooting and killing a 7-year-old girl in Palmdale during a car chase were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

    Jesus Alberto Peralta, 22, and Carlos Peralta, 19, face felony counts of murder and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County distirct...

  • $50,000 reward to be offered in slaying of 7-year-old boy
    $50,000 reward to be offered in slaying of 7-year-old boy

    Los Angeles officials are scheduled to announce a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the attackers who killed a 7-year-old boy last week in a Mid-City drive-by shooting.

    Taalib Pecantte was sitting in a vehicle with his mother and her friend Dec. 2 when a white...

  • Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions
    Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions

    Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist.

    But can even as magnetic a figure as Robeson...

  • Review: Matt Lifson's paintings pregnant with possibilities
    Review: Matt Lifson's paintings pregnant with possibilities

    Five large paintings by Matt Lifson all show virtually the same enigmatic subject -- what appears to be a makeshift tent in the woods at night. But slight differences in tonality, lighting and paint-handling among the five generate unexpected responses.Serial imagery, given its origins in Claude...

  • LAPD chief asks for public's help in 7-year-old's 'horrific' death
    LAPD chief asks for public's help in 7-year-old's 'horrific' death

    Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck asked Thursday for the public's help in finding those responsible for the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy, which he called a "horrific crime."

    Beck said detectives have been "working around the clock" since Taalib Pecantte was shot shortly before 9 p.m....

  • Review: Brian Wills shows his invigorating stripes at Nye + Brown
    Review: Brian Wills shows his invigorating stripes at Nye + Brown

    From Gene Davis in the 1960s to Tim Bavington in the 2000s, stripes have been a resilient format for abstract paintings. That's surprising, given the seemingly limited range of possibilities of parallel straight lines on a canvas. Now, add Brian Wills to the list of inventive practitioners. The...

  • Rapper The Game raises money for family of boy shot dead in Mid-City
    Rapper The Game raises money for family of boy shot dead in Mid-City

    Rapper The Game said he’s raised $17,000 for the family of a 7-year-old boy who died in a Mid-City drive-by shooting and is calling for a cease-fire to gang violence over the holidays.

    Taalib Pecannte, a second-grader, died Tuesday after being shot in the back the night before. The Compton youth...

  • Boy, 7, killed in Mid-City drive-by shooting is identified
    Boy, 7, killed in Mid-City drive-by shooting is identified

    Coroner's officials have identified the 7-year-old boy who died after being shot Monday night in Mid-City.

    Talaib Pecante died at Children's Hospital Los Angeles shortly before 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.

    The boy, who police initially said was 9, appeared to...

  • 7-year-old boy wounded in Mid-City shooting dies, police say
    7-year-old boy wounded in Mid-City shooting dies, police say

    A 7-year-old boy shot as he sat in a car in Mid-City died from his wounds, Los Angeles police said Tuesday night.

    The boy died at a hospital Tuesday around 7 p.m, said Det. Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The boy, who police initially said was 9, appeared to be improving Tuesday...

  • Boy, 9, critically injured in Mid-City drive-by shooting
    Boy, 9, critically injured in Mid-City drive-by shooting

    A 9-year-old boy was fighting for his life Tuesday morning after authorities say he was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Mid-City.

    The boy was sitting in a vehicle in the 1900 block of South Corning Street at about 11 p.m. when a white car with an unknown number of people inside drove up and...

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