Beneath the White Tent Once Again: Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

The other day, I had a conversation with a friend who works in the medical field about the inaccessibility of contemporary art to the general public. "I just don't get, well, why this is a thing," she scoffed while telling me about an acquaintance who creates minimalist light sculptures. Frankly, I ask myself this same … Continue reading Beneath the White Tent Once Again: Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors

"I was an artist before I was politicized," said Patrisse Cullors during a discussion after her MFA thesis show at The Big House last April. Widely known for her role as co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Cullors showcased a different side of her work with her performance piece, titled "Respite, Reprieve and Healing: An Evening … Continue reading Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors

Afternoon Rainstorm Beneath the White Tent (Again): Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

Articles on commercial art fairs almost always start with some variation of, "It's easy to hate on [insert art fair here]," and Frieze is no exception. To a large degree, this statement rings true—and not just because an art critic is attempting to make some lofty, highbrow commentary about the debasement of visual art through commodification. … Continue reading Afternoon Rainstorm Beneath the White Tent (Again): Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

Sew Your Soul: Lucy Sparrow Opens Sparrow Mart in Los Angeles

I first caught wind of British artist Lucy Sparrow a little over a year ago, in an email from a colleague fangirling over 8 Till Late, Sparrow’s felted Manhattan bodega at The Standard, High Line. Yes, you read that right: Sparrow stocked an entire store, cat and everything, with felted versions of everyday bodega items. Thankfully, as seems … Continue reading Sew Your Soul: Lucy Sparrow Opens Sparrow Mart in Los Angeles

Brooklyn Renaissance at the Brooklyn Museum

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend “Brooklyn Renaissance,” a talk at the Brooklyn Museum about the role storytelling plays in the visual arts. The panel featured three of my favorite artists working today: portrait painter Kehinde Wiley, a superstar in the art world; Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a young multimedia artist whose name … Continue reading Brooklyn Renaissance at the Brooklyn Museum