Meet LA’s Art Community: “I Always Was Able to Imagine Myself as an Artist,” Says Beatriz Cortez

This week, we interview Beatriz Cortez, an artist whose work explores memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration. Cortez holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and a doctorate in Latin American literature from Arizona State University. Since 2000 she has worked as a professor in …

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“Migraines in Nature” by Artist Bethany Noël Murray

Paintings by Boston-based artist Bethany Noël Murray who has had chronic migraines for more than two decades. These painful attacks have become a source of inspiration for her art as one of her symptoms is an ocular disturbance called ‘aura’. She says, “Superimposed in my vision is a shimmering wave of lights, colors, black holes, …

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Eroded Replicas of Iconic Sculptures Reveal Crystal Formations in New Sculptures by Daniel Arsham

“Blue Calcite Eroded Moses” (2019), blue calcite and hydrostone, 102 3/8 x 46 7/8 x 49 3/16 inches. All images © Daniel Arsham and Perrotin, shared with permission Artist Daniel Arsham (previously) re-envisions some of the most well-recognized sculptures of classical antiquity in Paris, 3020, his recent series of replications marred with lightly pigmented crystals. …

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