Articles Archive for February 2015
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine in association with Thinkspace Gallery and Copro Gallery are pleased to present new works by Robert Williams. SLANG Aesthetics! is on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 22nd to April 19th, 2015. The exhibition is Robert Williams’ first major body of work to make its debut in Los Angeles in well over a decade, and will feature 25 new oil paintings by the artist alongside a suite of drawings, and a series of large-scale sculptures fabricated with the assistance of Gentle Giant Studios. Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’, an award winning documentary about the work of Robert Williams, will be screening at The Barnsdall Gallery February 22nd to help kick off the exhibition.
Best Documentary Film is the most interesting category from a sociological and political standpoint. What does and doesn’t get nominated–all the way down to what wins–is a telling litmus test for the anxieties in public conscious. The snubs and winners range from crowd-pleasers to hard-hitters. At this years’ 87th Academy Awards, we have politically topical Citizenfour going up against photographer character studies Finding Vivian Maier and The Salf of the Earth, a war retrospective Last Days in Vietnam, and nature preservation in the face of Congo military conflict film Virunga. The notable snubs here include Roger Ebert’s retrospective and tribute Life Itself and the Middle America recession documentary The Overnighters.