Did you know: Wilshire’s ForYourArt is welcoming a John Baldessari show starting May 18? Well, they are. It’s called Crowds and it will feature new works made by the artist in collaboration with Mixografia. The body of work sees images from film examined by removing some iconic or memorable elements and replacing them with empty space. It’s an interesting little project that is very much in Baldessari’s ironic, art deconstruction point of view. This somehow got us to digging around John’s work and we discovered a little collaboration he and FYA did a few years ago that totally slipped by us: John Baldessari: In Still Life 2001 – 2010, an interactive art project that lets you make and remake and fuck around with the concepts of a still life.
Spring time in Los Angeles is gala time for the art institutions that inhabit it. From MOCA to LAMAG to SMMoMA, we are in the thick of benefit season to support Los Angeles art. Wilshire’s Architecture + Design Museum always has an excellent and innovative showing in this space, where they tap local (and beyond) architects and designers to participate in making one-of-a-kind objects. Last year, the creatives were tasked with runway ready objects. This year? They’ve tapped their talents to get in touch with what makes a great artistic journey by having them create travel satchels and related items for their 2013 Celebrate: The Journey gala on May 11.
We recently heard from the institution who passed along some sketches and renderings of a few of the exciting projects that you’ll be able to see at the event. They range from picnic boxes for your back to suits that fold into backpacks, all things that will help you on any journey you plan on taking. Let’s peruse these works and get excited for the most cutting edge gala of all the Los Angeles institutions.
When Palihotel first opened a little over a year ago, there wasn’t a food anything in the place. There was a little cafe that wasn’t fully functional and who only served the very minimum of food and drink service. They were really pushing work culture there, trying to build a community for people to come, do work, and hang out. They were trying to figure out a restaurant something to go in where the cafe was and–after a few months–in came Hart & The Hunter, a little (very little) American small plates place from Kris Tominaga and Brian Dunsmoor. The place has been really buzzed up so, of course, a visit was in order.
We rarely get to “break” foodie news but today we get to do that: out in West Covina, there’s a new sushi concept that let’s you get creative with rolls. Applying a bit of a Chipotle logic and allowing you to “make your own” roll, here come’s M.Y.O. Sushi. The concept comes from Chef Michael Rome Noe who sent us a note a few weeks back and then followed up to relay information about the concept. They’ve just opened their doors today for their soft opening and we have word from Rome on where the concept came from and what you can expect.
It started as an infatuation. Or really, a crush.
Paris has long been in the eye of Angelenos. The home of fashion, glamour, and a culinary influence sans pareil, the city remains the cultural standard by which so many others are judged. To many, it is the antithesis of Los Angeles. The old city of love, scarred from wars and revolutions, photogenic before any touch ups.
But, like springtime birds, Paris has had a crush on us as well. Like true lovers, the warts of smog, traffic, and yogajunkie / surfers meant nothing to the beautiful diversity and cultural fusion of Los Angeles. Taqueros haunted by Hollywood-ites, food trucks chased down by high-heeled publicists, and the joy of a fresh avocado.
Romance from afar meant a meeting. So we provided the location, they brought the party. The date was Le Fooding.