Monday, May 28, 2012

Children of the Plumed Serpent:

 The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico


Children of the Plumed Serpent: the Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico follows the historical trajectory of the life and epic stories of the culture-hero and deity, Quetzalcoatl. The exhibition examines the art and material objects of late pre-Columbian and early colonial societies across Mexico to explore Quetzalcoatl’s role as founder and benefactor of the Nahua-, Mixtec-, and Zapotec-dominated kingdoms of southern Mexico. These socially and culturally complex communities successfully resisted both Aztec and Spanish subjugation, flourishing during an era of unprecedented international entrepreneurship and cultural innovation. On view are painted manuscripts (codices), polychrome ceramics, textiles, and exquisite works of gold, turquoise, and shell that reflect the achievements of the Children of the Plumed Serpent.






















LACMA
Resnick Pavilion
April 1, 2012–July 1, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

REBEL

BY JAMES FRANCO · DOUGLAS GORDON · HARMONY KORINE · DAMON MCCARTHY · PAUL MCCARTHY · TERRY RICHARDSON · ED RUSCHA · AARON YOUNG · MOCA 


Rebel is an interrogative ode to Nicholas Ray's masterpiece Rebel Without A Cause (1955), conceived by Franco to embrace and mine the main themes and events in the original film. The exhibition reinterprets the film's legends, the people involved, its place in Hollywood, film as a medium, and behind-the-scenes footage, in a new, fresh, and unconventional presentation of film, video installation, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture, housed in and framed by iconic, Hollywood structures.

In Rebel, the contributions of each artist are combined to capture the spirit of the original film through references to the auto and motorcycle culture of the 1950s, which James Dean was a part of; teenage angst and issues of identity back then, related to identity now; patrilineal exchange, and the relationships of father and son, and mentor and student; male and female sexuality; fiction and fact; and Hollywood and the art world. The Chateau Marmont is one of the central points in Rebel, and perhaps the single most significant reference and home to Hollywood behind the scenes life, acting as a linking structure to the exhibition, and to several of the works presented.





















CHECK IT OUT BEFORE IT ENDS ON  JUNE 23, 2012.



941N. HIGHLAND AVE.
Los Angeles, CA 9003

REBEL hours: T-S 11am -5pm; FREE ADMISSION.




Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Little pony project

TAG/Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles






May 5th marks the launch of the MY LITTLE PONY Project 2012 art exhibition, curated by Sweet Streets, and pop-up shop with a dazzling opening night celebration at Toy Art Gallery. Twenty-five notable artists have created their own one-of-a-kind painted MY LITTLE PONY 18-inch vinyl figures. The customized ponies will be available for sale during the run of the exhibition, ending May 26, 2012. Ten percent of the sales from the MY LITTLE PONY one-of-a-kind ponies will be donated to Give Kids The World. Music at the launch party will be provided by Dim Mak. Beginning the week of May 1, artists COPE2, Buff Monster, Indie184, and others will paint pony-inspired murals at Melrose boutiques De La Barracuda and Joyrich. 












LOVED it.  I want them all.