Ryan Heffington allows himself to get out of the way of his work and generously provocates and unites others to create with him on the same stage. For artists, making room for a concept to take root and develop on its own is no easy task when the left side of the brain attempts to gain the upper hand while playing reality check out clerk. It is rare in our age of confessionalism and self-credit to witness an artist releasing control, providing an idea for germination, and inviting others to own and to alter it as well. Perhaps Sir Heffington is ahead of his time or I have been too self-absorbed to notice a shift in creative world dynamism where the concept of mine is no longer part of the game.
Steve Chiotakis may be the nicest guy in Los Angeles. He’s lighthearted, he’s funny, and he seems to be in a perpetual state of happiness. He has a bright smile and one of those voices that you know you’ve heard before. You probably have, too: Steve is currently one of KCRW’s news anchors.
He’s fairly new to the position, too: he’s only been at the iconic Los Angeles station for a little over a year. Previously, he was on the Marketplace Morning Report where it was his job to handle (and lighten) serious international financial stories like the late aughts recession and the current state of the stock market. That job is what brought Steve to Los Angeles, too.
Damn: it sure was hot today. How will it be this weekend? It should be pretty mellow, actually. What about in terms of things to do? There will plenty of those–and some will be pretty hot, too. Like what? Well, CHECK THE RECAP!!
Photographer Edward Cushenberry (who you may remember) emailed us about it a month ago and we kept forgetting and forgetting and forgetting to share what he sent in. He’s apparently a part of a little photo clique called Sorry Danny, that consists of a bunch of Art Center alumns. They share their work and have been doing lots of activities from making publications to featuring specific artists. We perused their work and we’re super into what they’re doing. Thus, after much delay, let’s explore the world of Sorry Danny,.
You guys. Did you hear that apparently the people over at NYC based skate brand Supreme have taken legal action against small clothing maker Married To The Mob because they used a similar look? Well, that may not sound insane but–when you get down to it–LA based artist Barbara Kruger is who both of these people are ripping off and are exactly what she was commenting on when she started her advertisement driven work. Kruger recently commented on the situation, calling it “a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers,” which basically sums it all up perfectly and calls the situation out as being a Spike Lee VS. Spike TV level of legal absurdity. Because we thought this was all hilarious and fear that Kruger may be sued next by the NYC based bullies, we thought we’d offer a list of one hundred other things Supreme should sue. Keep your fingers crossed: they could be coming for you.