Category Archives: Inspirations

Artists, Designers, & Entrepreneurs that inspire us.

Favorite SoCal Galleries + Museums

Galleries and Art Events in SoCal: (updated)

After going downhill the Museum of Contemporary Art has bounced back, in part thanks to the new director, Phillippe Vergne.  Interesting that he followed LACMA director as the head of the Dia Art Foundation. The new show at MOCA Geffen by Adrian Villar Rojas is definitely worth a visit.

Marciano Art Foundation: Love it so much I am taking my students on Friday, my 5th visit in 3 months!

Latin American Masters: Always has beautiful work. The recent, Francisco Toledo, the exhibit was amazing. The owner is passionate about the work he shows and often shares some informed comments.

Edward Cella Gallery: Consistently excellent exhibits. Mr. Cella is one of the friendliest and most passionate art dealers in L.A. Frequent exhibition talks and special events.

Pacific Standard Time: 70 exhibits at museums + galleries through Los Angeles.

LART: Scottsdale Turrell

I revised this piece at the SMOCA (Scottsdale Museum of Art), which I saw during a major Turrell exhibit they had in 2001. In fact this exhibit was my awakening to the unique power of Turrell’s art. At the exhibit opening I waited in line for almost two hours to experience his one person light shows.

The first time I saw this sky pace, there was a Baroque Quartet playing live. This time, I was lucky in having fast moving clouds above the aperture. This earlier sky space does not include the LED lighting display of the latter works. It was peaceful and calm to sit inside for fifteen minutes. Here is a time lapse video I made that day: