Catherine Wagley
Catherine Wagley

Catherine Wagley writes about visual culture and art in Los Angeles. She is a columnist for L.A. Weekly and the Art21 Blog, and her writing has also appeared in, among others, Photograph Magazine, Sculpture Mag, ..might be good, Intelligent Life. Recently, she contributed an essay on the work of artist Zoe Crosher to the book The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois (Aperture Idea) and one on Julie Heffernan to Infinite Work in Progress (Oklahoma City Museum of Art).

Recent Articles
Breaking Sound Barriers with Fol Chen
Breaking Sound Barriers with Fol Chen
Synthpop band, Fol Chen, performs experiments that involve inviting non-band members and non-musicians into their music-making process.
Cyrcle. Collective Tries to Find the Middle-Ground
Cyrcle. Collective Tries to Find the Middle-Ground
The collective Cyrcle.'s new show, "Organized Chaos!," showcases its hexagonal and rectangular works that riff on the bee ethos.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

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