Artbound Season 11 primary image - Mekala and his father

Getting Lost in the Arid Expanse with Diane Best

Diane Best's monumental and detailed landscapes convey a command of her medium without being overly fussy. They suggest an observant artist who is truly aware and in love with her surroundings. The works reference earlier American landscape painting traditions, including the Hudson River School with their similarly epic stylistic grandeur and execution. Her painting oeuvre also includes a more playful landscape illustration style that echo back to her training as an animation background painter in Hollywood. This body of work -- which has appeared on t-shirts promoting the local Joshua Tree Music Festival, t-shirt for the Desert Institute, Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce logo, advertising materials for the Mojave Desert Land Trust and more recently a large-scale scarlet red wall mural at Joshua Tree's gourmet pizza establishment, Pie for the People -- is presented in a quirky gestural rendering style celebrating the strange and wonderful emblematic Joshua Trees and surrounding rock formations.

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Jeffrey Deitch's Los Angeles

The charming, unusual and at times polarizing Jeffrey Deitch left Los Angeles in 2013 after a tumultuous run as the director of MOCA ending in his resignation. He makes his return with a new gallery opening with the first LA exhibit of renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. A behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world through the eyes of a legendary art dealer and curator.

  • 2020-09-27T10:00:00-07:00
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Light & Space

In a world filled with noise, distractions and chaos, a number of artists seek to push the boundaries of perception and experience. The Light and Space movement of the 1960s explored minimalism with a uniquely Californian spin — with a keen attention to the interaction of light and space. Crucially, the materials these artists relied on to create these perceptual experiences emerged from the postwar aerospace industry and its advances.

  • 2020-09-30T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-04T10:00:00-07:00
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The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy

Growing up amongst jazz legends within the deep musical traditions of Leimert Park, drummer Mekala Session and his peers grapple with how to preserve this rich legacy—striving to carry forward the tenets that took root in the work of Horace Tapscott and his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. This is the story of Los Angeles’ emerging generation of community-focused black musicians.

  • 2020-10-07T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-11T10:00:00-07:00
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CURRENT:LA FOOD

In October of 2019 the city of Los Angeles through the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Institute of Contemporary Art organized a city-wide exhibition of public art and events based around the theme of food. Each artist interpreted a different aspect or issue surrounding food or food systems in the city from climate change, to food access, civic engagement to waste and recycling. Activating public parks throughout the city, artists created works to spark conversation about what it means to live in Los Angeles and how to work together for a sustainable and hopeful future.

  • 2020-10-14T14:00:00-07:00
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The Watts Towers Arts Center

The Watts Towers Arts Center was founded by artists and educators in the 1960s and has been a beacon of art and culture in the community for decades. This episode features the work of artists including Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge, Betye Saar, Charles White and Mark Steven Greenfield.

  • 2020-10-21T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-25T10:00:00-07:00
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