Jackson Pollack's "Mural" at The Getty will be on display until June 1, 2014
It's been a busy few weeks as I closed out non art writing and some design projects -- while prepping for Paint This Desert. Needless to say, it's been an exciting time and I'm looking forward to the work ahead. To catch up, here are the January, February, and so far in March, at Writing on the Wall for KCET Departures.
'Womyn' at Work: Muralist Sistas Bring Color to San Fernando Valley April Aguirre became an embedded reporter by working with an all-women mural crew that is a counterpoint to the male-dominated "Mural Mile" in the San Fernando Valley.
A Tale of Two Mural James Daichendt writes on the how the impact of a mural is often determined by its location and context.
Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit: A Bitter Crop in Texas Andrea Lepage surveys a body of work that seeks an understanding of the widespread lynching of Mexicanos in Texas between 1848 and 1928. Stunning work by Valdez.
Flabob Airport: Historic Riverside Landing Strip and Mural Enclave Just outside Riverside's city limits, in the community known as Rubidoux, a small airport that dates back to 1925 proudly wears wings of quirkiness.
Twentynine Palms is a Mural Oasis The California desert town's mural program was born out of a tradition that began in Vancouver, B.C
Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for March, 2014 From the words of poets, to the streets of Skid Row, and a visitor from abroad, murals are still storytellers with some bite, and allows March to roar in like a political lion. Here is this month's sampling of mural news, including works with meaning and social context.
L.A.'s Long Tradition of Conflict Over Art in Public Spaces Look past the public art movement created by Los Angeles murals in the last 30 years and you will find a structure of civic policy that combatively drove the city's visual identity.
Pop-Up Mural Policy a Sign of Things to Come? To not write about it would be ignoring the potential prooblem. Was a painting on a wall on private property within the city limits go against the spirit of the new mural ordinance? The city thinks so.
New Murals Advertise Products, Despite Passing of Ordinance Only a few months after the passing of an ordinance designed to get murals out under commercial signage, some new works are branding product.
L.A.'s Long Tradition of Conflict Over Art in Public Spaces Look past the public art movement created by Los Angeles murals in the last 30 years and you will find a combative civic policy
Blek Le Rat, 'Father of the Street Stencil,' Thinking of L.A. We touched base with the French artist to discuss his works and why he has L.A. on his mind.
Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals A new exhibition in Pasadena surveys the career of Alfredo Ramos Martínez, who has been cited as the father of Mexican modernism. The exhibition closes April 20.