The Eagles made the term "dark desert highway" iconic. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry examine observing the California desert as a changing series of landscapes when traveling by road vs. experiencing the land outside of a moving vehicle with all senses engaged.
English Romanticist painter William Turner didn't surf, but he did make hundreds of visual art works from the shore that resonate with Southern California artists.
At 127 years old, Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was the last survivor of the Mexican Revolution. Artist Nao Bustamante made a pilgrimage to her home in Jalisco, Mexico and found a muse.
With videos, workshops, and dollar store cosplay outfits, art collective Slanguage creates a sci-fi, yet rasquache world in "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost."
The Eagles made the term "dark desert highway" iconic. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry examine observing the California desert as a changing series of landscapes when traveling by road vs. experiencing the land outside of a moving vehicle with all senses engaged.
English Romanticist painter William Turner didn't surf, but he did make hundreds of visual art works from the shore that resonate with Southern California artists.
The speculative qualities of Nao Bustamante's exhibition "Soldadera" make a space for marginalized voices to construct alternative futures. Central to the show is installation "Chac-Mool" -- a 7-minute, looping, scented memory machine.
Although collective attitudes towards arid landscapes have changed drastically over time, the concept of desert as wasteland continues to persist.
At LACMA, exhibition "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada" traces an overall chronology of the assemblage artist life's work.
A new documentary film explores the story behind the making of contemporary painting master F. Scott Hess's most ambitious exhibition -- an interpretive reconstruction of his own family ancestry based on the true and false events that shaped American history.
Scott Marvel Cassidy takes the real, creates a replica of it, and then paints that. In the process, the real becomes fake becomes representation becomes an object in the artist's imagination.
The speculative qualities of Nao Bustamante's exhibition "Soldadera" make a space for marginalized voices to construct alternative futures. Central to the show is installation "Chac-Mool" -- a 7-minute, looping, scented memory machine.
Artbound presents an hour-long special following Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "One Hundred Mules Walking the L.A. Aqueduct."
Photographer Gary Leonard reflects on his career of capturing what makes Los Angeles the palm-tree-paradise-with-a-noir bent city that it is.
San Sweet's book series "All Night Menu" tells the stories of people, places, and histories that lay beneath Los Angeles street numbers and names.
A new documentary film explores the story behind the making of contemporary painting master F. Scott Hess's most ambitious exhibition -- an interpretive reconstruction of his own family ancestry based on the true and false events that shaped American history.
Accessible by mobile phone, designer Rosten Woo's audio tour informs visitors to the Bowtie Parcel about its history and surrounding landscape.
Artbound was presented with two First Place awards at the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
Photographer Gary Leonard reflects on his career of capturing what makes Los Angeles the palm-tree-paradise-with-a-noir bent city that it is.
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    Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
    Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
    With videos, workshops, and dollar store cosplay outfits, art collective Slanguage creates a sci-fi, yet rasquache world in "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost."
    In Partnership with:
    18th Street Arts Center
    Community Culture Embraced in the Antelope Valley
    Community Culture Embraced in the Antelope Valley
    In Lancaster, coffee shop and art gallery Sagebrush Café seeks to create "community culture" with its ongoing art exhibits and events.
    In Partnership with:
    Antelope Valley Art Outpost
    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa returns to his early exposure to experimental theatre in 1970s Guatemala.
    In Partnership with:
    18th Street Arts Center
    Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - Digital Darkroom
    Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - Digital Darkroom
    "Annenberg Space for Photography: Digital Darkroom" debuts on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 PM on KCET-TV, featuring artists who create altered realities using photography and digital or darkroom manipulation.
    In Partnership with:
    Annenberg Space for Photography

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    The Bowtie Parcel's Narrative Landscape
    The Bowtie Parcel's Narrative Landscape
    Accessible by mobile phone, designer Rosten Woo's audio tour informs visitors to the Bowtie Parcel about its history and surrounding landscape.
    Destination
    Artists and writers in Santa Barbara acknowledge a shared common cultural history of a not-so-distant past where California and the West were ruled by others.
    The distance from the main urban hubs has afforded SLO the capacity to retain, preserve and celebrate its agrarian Mexican and Spanish past and allowed its cities and towns to grow at a sustainable rate.
    The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography.
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