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the pit palm springs

‘We Knew Nobody Would Expect This’: An L.A. Gallery Expands to the Desert

Glendale-based, artist-run space the Pit is following the second-home crowd to Palm Springs
polly borland nudie

‘I’ve Got Nothing More to Hide’: Polly Borland Puts Her Nude Selfies on Display

Of her new project 'Nudie' the legendary L.A.-based photographer says, 'It was time for me to do what I’d done to others'
junior high glendale

How Two of L.A.’s Beloved Indie Arts Spaces Are Surviving the Pandemic

Junior High was forced to shutter its Hollywood location, but found a new home in Glendale. In La Puente, Bridgetown DIY struggles to hold on.
tonia

Nigerian Artist Tonia Nneji Weaves Her Health Struggles Into Her Work

The 28-year-old artist talks about religion, superstition, and her "traumatic, dramatic" experience with polycystic ovarian syndrome
spring fashion

Spring Awakening: Meet the Iconoclastic Angelenos Taking the Art World by Storm

From curators to painters, the L.A. art world's new guard wears the season's hottest looks
vanessa prager

How Vanessa Prager Captures the COVID-19 Era on Canvas

“I wanted to simulate blankets and furry hugs and comfort," the L.A.-bred artist says of her richly textured oil paintings
mlk art black lives matter

A New Art Series Celebrates the Vibrant Life of Dr. Martin Luther King

Artists selected by BLM organizers take inspiration from the iconic figure in moments of joy, reflection, and love
timothy washington

50 Years After His Big Debut, Watts-Bred Artist Timothy Washington Gets His Due

The 74-year-old’s spiritual, Afrofuturist assemblage sculptures are in high demand among collectors, curators, and celebrities

How an Adorable, Grinning Dumpster Fire Became a Symbol for 2020

It was quite a year for an L.A.-based artist's small, smiling trash bin
superchief gallery

A DTLA Gallery Reemerges After a Frightening Explosion and a Prolonged Pandemic Shutdown

Superchief Gallery's cofounder explains how the operation managed to hang on through a pair of major disruptions