More from Jordan Riefe
LSD and Old Hollywood Fuel Jim Shaw’s Trippy New L.A. Art Exhibit
Artist Jim Shaw’s studio is a dream factory. It’s where images and ideas combine in unnatural and often surreal ways, conjuring visual puns like the smiling visage of Esther Williams superimposed with an image of her lover, actor Jeff Chandler, wearing a gown. A matching piece shows Chandler with a hermaphroditic image of Williams in […]
A Tribute to Joan Didion and Cindy Sherman’s Film Stills Highlight L.A.’s Must-Visit Fall Art Shows
Two just-opened art exhibits showcase the work of powerfully influential women who trained their keen focus on L.A. and the film industry, while a retrospective look at the oeuvre of South African artist William Kentridge opens Nov. 12 at The Broad. Joan Didion: What She Means Hammer Museum, Westwood Like Joan Didion herself, this new […]
Zachary Quinto on Starring in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and When the Next ‘Star Trek’ Film Will Happen
Most moviegoers know him as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, but Zachary Quinto is first and foremost a theater rat. A nominee and winner of numerous awards for his work in plays like Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie and more recently, The Boys in the Band, he’s now undertaking perhaps his toughest […]
David Lynch’s Light Sculptures to Showcase at Hollywood Art Fair
During the pandemic, filmmaker and artist David Lynch decided to make lamps, something he has done on and off throughout the years. Some are small, and some are tall, some made of Douglas fir, some include metal, and a selection of them will be on view at the Kayne Griffin gallery’s booth at Felix Art […]
Stephen Fry Narrates ‘Oedipus Rex’ as L.A. Opera Returns
Winning the prize for first post-pandemic indoor stage performance, L.A. Opera will present composer Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex for a single matinee June 6 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The inimitable Stephen Fry — prerecorded at London’s Abbey Road studios — will appear onscreen as the narrator of the production. Based on a 1927 libretto […]
Ai Weiwei Memorializes Martin Luther King Jr., Chelsea Manning and More in Lego Prisoner Portrait Exhibit
Renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei spent 81 days in a Chinese prison in 2011 following a government crackdown targeting human rights lawyers, writers and advocates. His experience and that of fellow freedom fighters is reflected in his installation Trace, a series of Lego portraits memorializing 176 political prisoners from throughout the world. First exhibited […]
Artist Doug Aitken Creates Quilt-Like Works for New Show ‘Flags & Debris’
The large-scale works, some bearing slogans like "Resist Algorithms" and "Reality Fracking," make up his exhibit at Regen Projects in Hollywood.
Magician Helder Guimaraes and Frank Marshall Reteam at Geffen Playhouse
While most have relied on streaming performances, the venue has rolled out a series of sold-out interactive shows, including 'The Future,' a sequel to its summer Zoom hit, 'The Present.'
The Return of L.A.’s Frieze Art Fair to the Paramount Lot: “It’s Like Being in Miami”
With Frieze Los Angeles (plus two other art fairs) descending on Hollywood from Feb.?13-16, the industry’s art collector crowd will be out in force.
‘Eurydice’: Theater Review
The L.A. Opera world premiere of 'Eurydice' unites the "genius" trio of composer Matthew Aucoin, playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Mary Zimmerman to retell the timeless Underworld myth.
Ghetto Film School and Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair Unveil Student Finalists and Jury Members (Exclusive)
The nonprofit film school teams with Frieze Los Angeles and Deutsche Bank on a $10,000 award to be presented at Frieze L.A. in February with director Sam Taylor-Johnson among jury members.
‘Key Largo’: Theater Review
Based on the classic Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall film and earlier Maxwell Anderson play, the world premiere of 'Key Largo' opens with the spotlight squarely on producer, co-writer and star Andy Garcia, appearing opposite Joely Fisher.