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2015 Year in Review – Canvassing the Galleries: The year gone by in art

2015 Year in Review – Canvassing the Galleries: The year gone by in art

They come and they go, not only art shows but exhibition spaces and the people who have their work on view. This is a survey of what the South Bay put on display during 2015, a few things left out on purpose and probably just as many left out by accident. With some luck, most […]

 Mark McDermott

Laughter and tango: Wilfred Sarr and his dancers

Laughter and tango: Wilfred Sarr and his dancers

by Mark McDermott Eight decades in, Wilfred Sarr has learned a new dance. The painter some regard as the South Bay’s Van Gogh (if Vincent had a sense of humor, danced, and lived through the 1960s) comes from a decidedly non-dancing people, religious Midwestern farm folk who took life altogether too seriously to let loose […]

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Art by James Gilbert opening Thursday in Manhattan Beach

Protective Devices Not the guarded, but the guardians in James Gilbert’s new work, opening tonight in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Pink sandbags and a few two-by-fours to keep them propped up. What shall we make of this? Out of the gate, I was perplexed and, honestly, not too interested. So, that’s my starting point […]

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Circling Back to the Dream Deferred

Circling Back to the Dream Deferred

Art nearly got away from Scott Trimble, but now it’s his #1 passion   by Bondo Wyszpolski Each evening, at 7 or 7:15, Scott Trimble arrives home in Hermosa Beach from his office in Beverly Hills. He doesn’t turn on the TV or pick up the newspaper but goes straight to his garage where he […]

 Brad Jacobson

The Strangely Beautiful Odyssey of Damian Fulton

The Strangely Beautiful Odyssey of Damian Fulton

Meet Damian Fulton. Damian is a local artist with a unique flair which mixes the beach lifestyle, people, comics and hot rods. Damian studied art at Cal State Fullerton and resides here in the South Bay. The Civic Couch Show sat down with Damian while he was working on a mural for Drew Boyles building in […]

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To SUR, with Love

To SUR, with Love

Torrance and Manhattan Beach art venues are taking part in the 3rd “SUR: biennial” Hispanic or Latin American art? For some people, variations of work by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera may spring to mind, or maybe some graffiti near a freeway interchange. Sorry, it’s a great deal more than that. And just as art […]

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Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

Ancient Art, Lost and Found Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World by Bondo Wyszpolski If  you step up to an old bronze statue and give it a sharp rap with your knuckles it feels pretty solid, right? Even if it’s as hollow as a chocolate Easter bunny you’ll think, This baby’s gonna […]

 Brad Jacobson

El Segundo Art Reveal in Smokey Hollow (Video)

El Segundo Art Reveal in Smokey Hollow (Video)

Recognizing the transformation of El Segundo from industrial to creative / technology, El Segundo business owner Drew Boyles captured the evolution by commissioning local artist Damian Fulton to paint a mural on his building in the smoky hollow section of El Segundo. The mural captures this new movement. Crypt Cases hosted a mural reveal part […]

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Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Gallery Exposure opens with photos of Havana by owner-printer Mark Sonners It was just one week, 16 years ago, but it made a lasting impression. That was when Mark Sonners went to Havana. Today, as he prepares to open Gallery Exposure in Old Torrance, the best images from that long-ago trip will be on view […]

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Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

Peggy Zask goes at art with sticks and razor blades. Her solo show opens Saturday. If we’re looking for precise answers and definitions of art, we’d better not ask Peggy Zask. Her replies, however, reveal that she’s still searching, and if art isn’t about encounter and exploration, what is? “I tend to have different artist […]

 Alex Khatchadourian

Art with heart

Art with heart

Johnny “2/3” Anderson hosts art benefit for Harbor Rock Recovery Every Friday morning Johnny Anderson wakes up and makes his way down to the grassy oasis, known as Noble Park, that sits along The Strand between 14th and 15th streets in Hermosa Beach. It’s here he’s spent the last four years working to create a […]

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High Voltage: CA 101 art show is plugged into the AES Power Plant

High Voltage:  CA 101 art show is plugged into the AES Power Plant

by Bondo Wyszpolski The AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach will be generating an extra dose of energy this weekend and next. “CA 101,” an annual exhibition now in its fourth year, has again pulled in a multitude of visual artists from up and down the state, and by multitude we’re talking roughly 126 artists […]

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When Art Dresses for Dinner

When Art Dresses for Dinner

    Some spicy talk with Homeira Goldstein Composer Richard Wagner broadened the way we experience opera, and now Homeira Goldstein is expanding our definition of art. Towards this end she has created an impressive website, but it’s not for self-aggrandizement, nor is it simply for the promotion of studio or gallery art, but rather […]

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Neighborhood Stroll – Holly Socrates and the El Segundo Art Walk

Neighborhood Stroll – Holly Socrates and the El Segundo Art Walk

Holly Socrates hasn’t been standing still. It was only last November that she opened her own art space–the petite Holly Socrates Gallery–on the corner of Franklin and Main in downtown El Segundo, across the street from Rock & Brews and an easy lob from ESMoA. Her business enterprise hardly off the ground, Socrates corralled various […]

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Andrea del Sarto, Master Renaissance Draftsman

Andrea del Sarto, Master Renaissance Draftsman

One cannot write in depth about an artist without placing him or her within the context of the era in which they lived and cavorted, and to write about Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) is to instantly shuffle him into the shadow of Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and perhaps others such as Titian and Correggio. […]

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