January 26, 2012

Pictures! LA!

Chilling out before teaching

Busman's Holiday

I gave a lecture and worked with students at LMU. All girls. 

Holy crap, yes, I ordered both the mac and cheese AND fries at Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA. 

Me with the appropriate Ai Wei (Chinese) Zodiac Head at LACMA. I'm not one to usually pose with art. And yet. 

Chris Burden's "Metropolis" at LACMA. 

You can see the Hollywood sign from here, if you know what you're looking for. Zoom in. It's at about 12 o-clock. 

Soutine at LACMA

Damn, I can't remember.... Ok. It's Maurice de Vlaminck. I had to cheat and look it up.

Detail of an old school painter trick. 

Argh, Another one to look up. tap, tap tap. I got this.... George Grosz.

Bet you never noticed the creepy Modigliani eyeballs. 

Forbidden photo of the Eames room at the California Design Exhibit

Drawing I started after getting busted- because you know, that's the real advantage of drawing- no one tells you you can't do a drawing of an exhibit. My friend, Cole, took over and drew a few things before handing it back over to me, so really, it's a collaborative drawing, but luckily it's in my sketchbook. My new F3 pen is magic. 
Some of David McDonald's smaller work at Carter & Citizen in Culver City

Raffi Kalenderian at Susanne Vielmetter
Raffi Kalenderian at Irvine Fine Art Center's Portraiture and Still Life show. Excellent show. 

Dan McCleary 

Greta Waller

Roger Herman 

NOT PICTURED: The freeway at dusk from Irvine to Torrance. I listened to the hip hop station and drove 100 miles roundtrip to see two shows on one night, one of which I was in. NEVER, ever do I want to hear someone's lame-ass excuse that they couldn't make it to a show that's 5 minutes away. Never. See the people in the pictures? They drove on a freeway to see the art. Rant over. Where was I? Oh yes, 

 "To Live and Paint in LA," at the Torrance Art Museum

Yvette Gellis' painting in the background
Tomory Dodge with a Rebecca Campbell in the background.
Tomory Dodge

Thomas Whittaker Kidd
Tom and I taught together at El Camino.

Nano Rubio

I finally figured out why my work looks like a black hole in photos from a distance. Optical color mixing. 

Julia and I almost knocked the wall down. Never lean against a false wall. Not even for a second. 

Mary Addison Hackett

The ever so lovely, Michelle Carla Handel with an Iva Gueorguieva in the background.

Get this, it was cold and rainy one morning.

Not to worry. 


Steven LaRose said...

My favorite blog post of 2012.

Mary Addison Hackett said...

Thanks, SGL.

Carla said...

I miss L.A., and I've never even been.

Mary Addison Hackett said...

It was a really nice trip. I am always surprised by how many shows I can pack into day, and how energized it makes me feel.

Nomi Lubin said...

Great. All of it. Every single thing.

xoxnic said...

I'm jealous about that Eames living room shot. I got yelled at.