Posts tagged landscape
Artists at Work: Hayley Barker by Sóla Saar Agustsson
Hayley Barker’s paintings depict landscapes of gardens and homes she visits and inhabits, works which render the texture and movement of the natural world as something that is not only seen, but lived in. Influenced by tarot and earth-based spirituality, her early practice as a performance artist, and feminist artists such as Ana Mendieta, Hayley's work offers a fresh perspective in contemporary landscape painting. Sóla Saar Agustsson recently spoke with Hayley about the evolution of her artistic and spiritual practice, and "Laguna Castle," her solo exhibition at Night Gallery in February 2023.
Artists at Work: Etienne de France by Anna Milone
Curator Anna Milone speaks to French artist Etienne de France about his new video artwork, Looking for the perfect landscape (2017). Grounded in Mohave culture and shot in collaboration with the Colorado River Indian Tribe, it was completed as part of a FLAX (French Los Angeles Exchange) Projects residency in 2017.
Artists at Work: Lita Albuquerque by Steffie Nelson
For more than 40 years, Lita Albuquerque’s work has delivered a sense of timeless mythos into the practice of contemporary art. Creating site-specific installations, performances, and films in far-flung places from North Africa to the South Pole, she strikingly invigorates the enduring dialogue between earth and sky.
Preparing to Live: Roger Brown in California by Jonathan Griffin
La Conchita is hugged by mountains and is as close to the ocean as it is possible for non-millionaires to get anywhere between San Francisco and Mexico. It brought Roger Brown closer to the man he loved, whom he had lost only years before. It was the place in which he chose to draw closer to death, in an imperfect paradise of his own devising.
On a Dark Desert Highway: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project by Steffie Nelson
The Manifest Destiny Billboard project, co-curated by artist Zoe Crosher and Shamim M. Momin, director of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a coast-to-coast road trip of an exhibition. Popping up along 2,000 miles of Interstate 10, ten artist-designed billboards each contribute a chapter to the story of western expansion.
After Benning, After Math: 12, 13, and Counting…. by Dick Hebdige
Off the grid and out of time, artist/filmmaker James Benning constructed two facsimile cabins in the High Sierras: Ted Kaczynski’s former home in Montana and Henry David Thoreau’s retreat at Walden Pond, both poignant replicas of independent American vernacular architecture.