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Monday
Mar192012

'levitated mass' sculpture: los angeles

photo by: RobinArcuri What: Levitated Mass
When: TBA
Where: LACMA, The Resnick North Lawn

The real story of Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer—a 340-ton granite ‘megalith’ on a 456’-long slot constructed on LACMA’s North lawn—may perhaps be in its journey.

While the piece was conceived in 1968, it wasn’t until decades later—in Riverside County, California—that Heizer discovered ‘an appropriate boulder’.

One of the largest megaliths to be moved since ancient times, the concept recalls the ancient traditions of carving stones using primitive tools, while at the same time relying on the appreciation of abstract forms in modern art—both of which used feats of engineering to make them a reality.

Check out its gut-wrenching, highly orchestrated transport at The Journey to LACMA.

And now that it’s reached its destination behind the Resnick Pavilion, it’s under wraps while the sculpture goes through the final phases of construction—so until the unveiling, learn more about Michael Heizer and follow the progress on Twitter at #LACMArock.

Thursday
Sep292011

california design exhibit: los angeles

photo by: andrewarchyWhat: California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”
When: October 1, 2011 thru March 25, 2012
Where: LACMA, The Resnick Pavilion

California Design—specifically from 1930-1965, or the midcentury modern period—will get its due as this exhibit focuses on its role in creating a material culture which spread across the country and throughout the world.

More than 300 objects will be on display—including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design—by such noted designers as locals Charles and Ray Eames.

Together, the Eames’ define mid-century modern—and their living room is sure to be a highlight of this exhibit. Yes, all 1,864 items from their living room have been moved across the city and placed in a duplicate at LACMA while the Eames Foundation, as part of its 250-year preservation plan, begins the work of maintaining the original 1949 Pacific Palisades house—now over 60 years old.

The house itself will be closed to public viewing until March 2012 so to avoid disappointment, contact the Foundation at least 48 hours in advance to confirm appointments to view the grounds. And don’t miss other exhibits in collaboration with Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks to todd, senior visual merchant west, for this submission.

Friday
Sep232011

possible worlds exhibit: los angeles

photo by: lavocado What: Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections
Where: LACMA, Ahmanson Building, Level 2
When: now thru September 25

In collaboration with LACMA and the Watts House Project, an artist-driven urban revitalization project centered around the historic Watts Towers, Ybarra, Diaz, and Slanguage, the artist’s team of collaborators, participated in a residency at the home of longtime residents of Watts, the Garcia family.

Featuring assemblage, folk art, vernacular graphics, images of the Watts Towers and art from the LACMA collection selected by the artist which connect the art works from the Watts site to the LACMA campus.

The core of the exhibition takes its point of reference from the legacy of Simon Rodia, local folk artist and creator of the Watts Towers, and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials and unorthodox impulses.

Thursday
Sep232010

inspiration: los angeles

Arriving early at LAX, we hit the ground running. We’re eager to explore, to soak up the Pacific sun—but first: lunch!

Hungry?  A great deli/café in West Hollywood is Joan’s on Third. After devouring a veggie sandwich and some vinho verde, our next stop is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Artsy? LACMA has a fabulous new addition, The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, by Renzo Piano. We got lucky and just made it to the John Baldessari exhibit before it was dismantled on September 12th. If you’re close by, the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd is free*—a great opportunity to catch photographs by LA-based Catherine Opie

Thirsty? Ready to dip our toes in the ocean and sink into the sand, we head to the Santa Monica Pier… and detour at the Viceroy Hotel for cocktails before sunset. There’s a photoshoot happening in the lobby, so we carefully make our way into the bar and we’re just in time for happy hour—bonus, we get the undivided attention of the mixologist on duty!

Shopping? Top on our list is to check out the new CB2 in Santa Monica Place. It’s a quick walk up to the Pier then we head east. Two floors of home furnishings displayed with unbelievable creativity—what a great team?!

Dinner? We head back to LA and drop the car off in front of The Little Door restaurant—an oasis from the hustle and traffic. From the non-descript “little” door in front, opening into a walled garden with soothing music and candlelite where they serve delicious tagines of lamb and couscous.

Sleepy? By the end of the meal it’s 1:00 a.m. on our biological clocks and definitely bedtime. We check into an urban nest at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. No relation to Frankie but who knew that in the 50’s they filmed the Hollywood episodes of the ‘I Love Lucy Show’ here? As for tomorrow—we can’t wait to wake up to another beautiful day in southern California!

The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, by Renzo Piano

*Free Community Weekend at LACMA: limited, timed tickets are available at lacma.org and at the ticket office.