Category: Artist

Michele Lamy & Scarlett Rouge

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A truly inspiring video via stylelikeu on Michele Lamy and her daughter Scarlett Rouge. Now living in Paris, Michele works with her partner designer Rick Owens and Scarlett as an artist.

It’s an intimate look at their mother-daughter relationship.  Scarlett discusses her art, how her parents never set limits on her, and how loves the “amazing, eccentric… aura” her mother gives off.  Michele speaks about her past working as a criminal attorney to being a restaurateur here in Los Angeles and how in her own life following the “flow of attraction” has lead her to do many different things.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

OUTSIDE the LINES

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On Saturday I took my little guy to a super fun book launch party at MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  He got to color on a huge wall of images from the book with a bunch of arty kids while OBEY artist,  Shepard Fairey spun records.

Outside the Lines Coloring Book, a very cool collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists, curated by Souris Hong-Porretta. Tons of the artists were present at the event to sign copies of the book.

The only bummer was that the book SOLD OUT at the MOCA Store before I was able to buy one for my guy and needless to say that led to a major meltdown temper tantrum.  I tried to explain to him I would get the book online and did once I got home.  I bought several copies because this would make a killer gift for a little person.  They haven’t arrived yet, but I’m thinking I should probably keep one for myself as well.

Walter De Maria 1935-2013

de maria 1images: The 2000 Sculpture at LACMA, Lightning Field in New Mexico, De Maria and his Mile Long Drawing in the mojave desert 

A pioneering figure in the development of minimal, conceptual, land art, and installation art, Walter De Maria has made minimalist horizontal sculptures that occupy entire rooms since 1969. ~lacma.org 

Read more on De Maria’s passing in today’s LA Times here.

Home in Cologne

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I’ve had this article from NY Times.com open on a tab on my computer for like a month.  Not really knowing what to do with it, until now.  I want to share it with you.

It’s the home of Mike Meiré “the German artist and art director, whose clients include companies like Dornbracht, Mini and Artek as well as…magazines like 032c, Garage and Kid’s Wear. His apartment, is on the fourth floor of a turn-of-the-century building in Cologne’s Belgian Quarter“.  He lives here with his wife,  Michelle Elie, a jewelry designer and their two sons.  It’s such a fab space.  A little too much stuff for my taste, but still love it and the art none the less.

See the full article and more pics here.

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Helmut Lang

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 Make It Hard, The Fireplace Project 

Surrogate Skin (2008)

From establishing his namestake brand in 1986 Helmut Lang introduced unconventional materials into the urban uniform and by repositioning the perspectives of utility and modernity defined the silhouette of the 1990s and early 2000s. He broke away from the runway show-as-spectacle in the height of the 1980s opulence and was the first to ever stream his collection online, redefining how fashion is communicated. ~wikipedia

(Michael and Nicole Colovos now design the line for the Helmut Lang brand)

Since retiring from the fashion world in 2005, Lang has continued his artistic endevors into the world of art with Make it Hard at the Fireplace Project in 2011 where he used 6000 archived clothing pieces from his label, cutting them up and mixed with resin and pigment to create slender pipe like sculptures and collaborating with artists Jenny Holzer and Louise Bourgeois.

His recent works explore abstract sculptural forms and physical arrangements and space beyond the limitations of the human body. ~wikipedia

Shintaro Ohata

Hiroshima born artist, “Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world. He says that it all started from when he wondered “I could bring the atmosphere or dynamism of my paintings with a more different way if I place sculptures in front of paintings”. Many viewers tend to assume that there is a light source set into his work itself because of the strong expression of lights in his sculpture. His further steps have been noticed as he has been featured by lots of media from overseas, including a cultural magazine from the USA that featured him on their front cover and a long interview.” ~Yukari Art

 I am truly mesmerized by his work.

RED

Jonathan Groff, left, and Alfred Molina star “Red.” (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times / August 14, 2012)

 I got our tix and I’m so excited to see RED, the Tony Award winning play about the fury of Mark Rothko

 In a review of the play by Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic:

Consider the play’s title, a primary color symbolizing to Rothko a stand against encroaching blackness and hence a source of vitality but also serving as a vivid reminder of blood and human vulnerability. These dimensions of life and death are as entwined as art and money, order and chaos (another prevailing theme) and, of course, the emotional needs of fathers and sons.

“Red” invites us to ponder these shifting relationships with the same open-minded engagement that Rothko’s pulsating masterpieces expect and deserve.

The play runs until Sept. 9th at the Mark Taper Forum.  Here and Here for more info.

Donnie Molls : DISPOSABLE CULTURE

 

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 Edward Cella Art + Architecture is pleased to present Disposable Culture, the first solo exhibition at the gallery for Los Angeles based artist Donnie Molls. The exhibition features the newest suite of mixed media paintings and objects by Molls which invoke the indelible hold of the automobile on the recesses of the North American psyche. Even after we discard them for scrap and recycling, our cars remain loaded with narrative, suggestion, and spectral traces of identity. Building on his fascination with objects and places that are overlooked or abandoned, and yet charged with the transient presence of absentia, Molls transforms the gallery space into a modern day memento mori with images of wrecking yards, tire piles, and car part graveyards. Our cars become a significant emblem of our consumption, our waste, our mutable identities, our optimism, and ultimately of our own impermanence. An apt signifier for the dystopian facets of the American Dream, and the ravages and remnants of its consumptive appetites and excesses, the wrecked car is a heavy ghost in the American landscape. ~via Edward Cella

You might remember the post I did on Donnie last year.  He’s my friend and neighbor.  Excited to see this show!  Opens tonight.

 

 

MARFA Amigos

The designs of Marfa, Texas come to Los Angeles via Heath Los Angeles and Jamey Garza for 6 weeks with Opening Reception March 24, 2012, 5-9 pm.

Works on display includes furniture by Jamey Garza, soaps and glassware by Marfa Brands, decorative pillows and textiles by Constance Holt, wood by Pat Keesey, and posters by El  Cosmico.

After getting your donuts on today (part of Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City), come by for some BBQ, tequila cocktails and Mexican beer.  Heath Los Angeles is at 7525 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, (323) 965-0800.

~images via Heath Ceramics & NY Times