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Even closed, galleries remain busy

Even closed, galleries remain busy

Behind the closures, they’re keeping busy An update on galleries in the South Bay by Bondo Wyszpolski Although the major museums are closed for an indefinite period of time, and art galleries as well, a few of the latter, because of their small size, are still allowing in the occasional visitor, although pretty much by […]

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Galleries go dark; art stays lit

Galleries go dark; art stays lit

Finding light in dark times Local art galleries: postponements, and viable alternatives to showing their art by Bondo Wyszpolski Almost all local galleries are closed or closing temporarily, but what do the gallery owners have in mind during the meantime? Receptions have been cancelled, and some exhibitions that have been scheduled may never open. We’ve […]

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Stardust: You are the crown of creation

Stardust: You are the crown of creation

Mind games “Stardust” at ESMoA explores creative thinking by Bondo Wyszpolski A backstage pass into the inner workings of artistic creativity is at the heart of “Stardust,” previewing Saturday at ESMoA. “We call it ‘Stardust,’” says curator Bernhard Zuenkeler, “because we’re all stardust and nature is playing with us in various ways. We also want […]

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“Eat” is a feast for the eyes at ESMoA

“Eat” is a feast for the eyes at ESMoA

A meal for the senses “Eat” is an artistically tasty treat from ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski In Albrecht Dürer’s famous 1523 woodcut, “The Last Supper,” the meals haven’t yet arrived and the apostles look a tad bored. Let’s begin by feeding them, and taking a few lines from “The Sentimental Education,” by Gustave Flaubert: “For […]

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“Grounded” – Divola, Crosher at ESMoA

“Grounded” – Divola, Crosher at ESMoA

Flight Path “Grounded,” with photographers John Divola and Zoe Crosher at ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski In the old days, if you backed Dad’s car into a fire hydrant or flunked an easy math quiz, your parents might have “grounded” you for a few days. Or, if there was heavy fog and icy weather, flights were […]

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Please, please, don’t share that photo!

Please, please, don’t share that photo!

Perfect Moments Gone Astray “Awkward” at ESMoA opens today by Bondo Wyszpolski Without setting foot into a casino, Mike Bender and Doug Chernack hit the jackpot. The two friends, who went to high school together in New Jersey, are writing partners here in L.A., but their jackpot didn’t come through writing either. Here’s what happened. […]

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New media video art from Cuba at ESMoA

New media video art from Cuba at ESMoA

CUBAN DISMISSAL CRISIS? There’s “Hope” for El Segundo by Bondo Wyszpolski While many people may still be looking at Cuba through a filter of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, mixed in with the photographs of Walker Evans and the stories of Ernest Hemingway, with perhaps a dash of the Buena Vista Social Club as well, […]

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The Mother of all Diagrams? It’s right here

The Mother of all Diagrams? It’s right here

Just Follow the Arrow and the Dotted Line Matthew Ritchie explores the history of diagrams at ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski Noema. The very word brings us up short. We might recall that noetics is the study of the intellect, of pure thought, with noesis being the intellect at work, its functionality. And here, swimming in […]

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ESMoA: Seeing El Segundo in a new light

ESMoA: Seeing El Segundo in a new light

Municipal Makeover ESMoA’s “Elsegundissimo” looks at ways to beautify the City of El Segundo by Bondo Wyszpolski You’ve heard the expression. It’s not what it is, but what it can be, and it’s a saying that can be applied to many things, painting a picture, for instance, writing a novel, or preparing for a dance […]

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“Brain” – Photographs of Nobel Prize winners at ESMoA

Mind Over Matter “Brain,” photographs of Nobel Prize laureates by Peter Badge, opens Sunday at ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski Have you ever been in the presence of a Nobel Prize winner? You have? Oh. How about hundreds of them at the same time? Well, now you can have that privilege, beginning Sunday afternoon in El […]