Costumes worn by the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (more about them here). I really dug these as pieces of sculpture.
A photo shows the SFMOMA mascot working the museum’s lobby.
With that crafty basket head and those plaid paints, the MoMA mascot was the design antithesis of its staidly modern namesake. (And way freakier than the museum’s Martin Kippenberger.) Would pay cash money to see this one wandering around the museum’s architecture gallery.
The MOCA mascot. The cardboard sign is a nice touch.
Plus: Marshall Astor’s Portrait of An Eye. The circle of videos was strangely absorbing (especially the ape playing the drums).
Okay, so I’m embarrassingly late to this exhibit. Unfortunately, it already closed. But if you live in the vicinity of northern Orange County, Cypress College Art Gallery has a student show opening on May 9.
It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a gallery show. Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe is definitely one to see if you live in L.A. Stand Tall – Y’all, 2013, above, was one of my favorite pieces in the show. I like the texture of the man’s overalls, the mysterious hand and the unusual scale of the horse.
A view of the plowed earth installation in the main gallery. Taylor’s show is on view through Saturday.
Votive #4 (Getty Aphrodite), 2013.
New Foundations (Study of a Replica), 2013.
Untitled (Inverted Receiver), 2013.
Sean Townley, The Mocking Hand, is on view at Night Gallery in downtown L.A., through February 24.
Lost in L.A. at the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery is good for a variety of reasons. Foremost among them: the collection of religious ephemera gathered and displayed by L.A. artist Jim Shaw. The show is in its last weekend. You’ve got through Sunday.
Plus: Here’s my story on the show for ARTnews.
Monument to Discarded Fantasies, by Andrea Fraser at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Part of the exhibit LA Existancial, up through March 3, in Hollywood. (Photo by C-M.)