An egregious “anti-woke” billboard erected in Los Angeles attempts to sow division among Latino/a/x communities.
Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Hyperallergic, he has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, CARLA, Apollo, ARTNews, and other publications.
Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for December 2022
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Bob Thompson, Aimee Goguen, Uta Barth, the Transcendental Painting Group, and more.
Your Go-To Guide to LA Museum Restaurants
We bring you the scoop on eight dining options across LA’s cultural institutions, and it’s not all avocado toast.
Paintings Born of LA’s Grit and Grime
Collaging debris culled during urban excursions, Michael Alvarez portrays the liminal spaces of his city, from freeway underpasses to public parks.
Beck+Col Bathe Their Critique of Capitalism in Buckets of Blood
Red Night weaves together influences from horror cinema, pop culture, and political theory.
California Mural Honoring Latinas Defaced With “White Power” Graffiti
Created in 2020 by Alicia Rojas, the Orange County mural features the name of eight poderosas, or strong women, and poetry in English and Spanish.
LA Parking Lot Becomes a Screening Room for Street Photography
Projecting LA featured honest portraits of the city by 35 street, documentary, news, and student photographers — with not a single Hollywood sign in sight.
Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for November 2022
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Lauren Halsey, Henry Taylor, William Kentridge, Cauleen Smith, and more.
Why Is an Auction House Selling Works by Imprisoned Native Artists?
The Kiowa Tribe is urging Bonhams to halt the sale of the books, which they believe “may have been wrongfully acquired.”
LA’s New Metro Line Opens With 14 Public Artworks
Kenturah Davis, Mickalene Thomas, and Shinique Smith are among the artists who created work for the K Line, which connects historical centers of Black American life and culture in LA.
Painting Rejected From California Biennial Over Image of Swastika
Artist Ben Sakoguchi, who was imprisoned with his family in a Japanese internment camp, said his works are “a reminder of our history and of how far we still have to go as a society.”
Billy Al Bengston, LA Painter With a Contrarian Streak, Dies at 88
In his hard-edged abstractions, Bengston made the direct center of his paintings the focal point, a cardinal sin according to his art school teachers.