Ross Moore: coastal views of the South Bay

It’s all autobiographical Ross Moore shows his newest paintings Saturday in Redondo Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Many artists, before sitting down and getting creative, struggle with what to make and how to say it best, in the medium of their choice. Maybe they wrestle with motivation and self-confidence as well. None of this, from what…

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Art by David A. Peters featured in Manhattan Beach

Form and formation David Peters’ first solo show is on view at the Manhattan Beach Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski In the early spring of 2020, Time4Art’s Homeira Goldstein had an impressive lineup for the Manhattan Beach Art Center, a group show of the StudioEleven artists who’d been working with and learning from Tom Wudl…

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A brief encounter: Handel’s “Alcina” this Friday at LA Opera

Disguise and deception Handel’s “Alcina” this Friday night at LA Opera by Bondo Wyszpolski You won’t find me singing along with the “Messiah,” but Handel’s oratorios, cantatas, and in particular such operas as “Xerxes,” “Tamerlane,” and “Giulio Cesare” are a few of the reasons why I’m drawn to Baroque music, when the ensembles were of…

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Hans Holbein the Younger: art for the ages

The paint dried, the sitters died, but these paintings are fully alive Hans Holbein’s portraits on view at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski There are works of art by certain renowned painters that one can only hope to see brought together and presented locally, in such a manner as to both celebrate the artist and…

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Eugene Daub: monumental sculptor

From conception to completion Sculptor Eugene Daub shows us the process behind his monumental work by Bondo Wyszpolski In their pursuit of being able to commission a bronze statue of the late writer Charles Bukowski, Angela Romero and others from the San Pedro Heritage Museum came knocking at the studio door of Eugene Daub. Although…

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Wanting sex? So are the men in this play

War of the sexes “Lizastrata” at the Getty Villa (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski A long, long time ago, before most of us were born, Aristophanes wrote a play in which a woman named Lysistrata gathered up her gal pals and explained what she had in mind. The Peloponnesian War, at that point already a…

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“Nomad” – There were hundreds of artists!

They came, they showed, they took it down and left TAM’s Nomad pop-up brought art galore to the South Bay Text and photos by Bondo Wyszpolski Last weekend, August 28 and 29, the Torrance Art Museum (TAM) pulled off a very large and very successful event, bringing in over 470 artists to show their work…

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Art with a classical sensibility

Elegance, mystery, and a classic touch The artistic journey of Aaron Westerberg by Bondo Wyszpolski He seems to be living in one century yet channeling another; living on the Pacific coast but with a sensibility more attuned to the Atlantic seaboard. I think this is evident in the work and it is clearly apparent in…

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The LA Art Show’s back this weekend

LA Art Show returns Less spectacular, but plenty to see by Bondo Wyszpolski There are many places to see art in and around Los Angeles, but one location where it all comes together is the annual LA Art Show, where dozens and dozens of galleries and exhibitors display dozens and dozens of the most talented…

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Riding along with Fido… and T-Rex

Of dinosaurs and dogs Barks and growls at Universal Studios Hollywood by Bondo Wyszpolski Let’s start with the one where you won’t get drenched, and that would be “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” which is the newest attraction at Universal, and one that’s fairly charming all in all. Besides, it’s one thing…

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South of the border with Annie Appel

Running in the family Annie Appel’s “The Mexico Journeys – Carmelita” opens Saturday at the PV Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s one thing for a photographer to shoot hundreds or thousands of nicely composed or stylized pictures, and yet another to immerse herself in long-term projects, to venture out of her comfort zone, and…

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Going all out at the Torrance Art Museum

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and what’s that about social media? Jason Jenn curated “Even Sparkles Have Shadows” for the Torrance Art Museum by Bondo Wyszpolski “Ultra!” was conceived last summer when the Torrance Art Museum staff realized that having a mostly outdoor public art tour would be beneficial for everyone. It has since…

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Life, always hanging in the balance

Struggling within the jaws of the universe Scott Meskill’s “Fall Down and Rust” coming to ShockBoxx in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski The figures in Scott Meskill’s recent and not-so-recent paintings are pretty much cut from the same cloth. Generally speaking, they’re male, nude, and often in a curled or contorted position. None of them…

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