Los Angeles Style Fashion Week Opens with a Goddess: Sue Wong

LA Style Fashion Week started October 15th at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles with the Sue Wong mega-show “Fairies and Sirens.” “I design stories,” says Ms. Wong. “My designs and clothes are my words … that is my real expression.” And what stories she tells!! “Fairies and Sirens,” her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection presentation, sold out its 900-seat venue, with enthusiastic dignitaries, celebrities, and fashionistas abounding, including Miss J Alexander and Wong’s celebrity model for…

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The Magnificent Universe of Alexander Calder

The Magnificent Universe of Alexander Calder

The simplest forms in the universe are the sphere and the circle.  I represent them by discs and then I vary them.  My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, mass, and movement. – Alexander Calder On November 20, 2013 we were invited with other members of the press to a preview of the new Alexander Calder exhibit “From Avant-Garde To Iconic” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Alexander…

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Urs Fischer Takes Art History to New Heights

Urs Fischer Takes Art History to New Heights

THE RECONSTRUCTION AND DECONSTRUCTION OF ART Urs Fischer will certainly go down in the annals of art history as a visionary and revolutionary.  Take the commonplace, immerse it in a little Fischer, and the result is a startling confluence of reality and imagination. Works of the Swiss-born artist are currently on display in Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA until August 19, 2013, with Jessica Morgan of the Tate…

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Thomas Hodges’ Photographic Artistry: Where Conception and Imagination Meet

Thomas Hodges’ Photographic Artistry: Where Conception and Imagination Meet

Thomas Hodges’ photographic artwork invites controversy, which he doesn’t mind one bit!  For sure, it sparks the viewer’s imagination, and that is Hodges’ goal. When your artwork is labeled Erotica that is indeed ironic because ancient civilizations embraced the nude.  If we study art history, the depiction of the nude was certainly not foreign to the Egyptians, the Minoans, the Greeks, or the Romans.  In the Renaissance, Michelangelo and Da Vinci, among the many, featured…

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Ideas Have Consequences: Enlightenment Leads to Freedom

Ideas Have Consequences: Enlightenment Leads to Freedom

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” So said American statesman and author Thomas Paine.  We celebrate two great revolutions, the American on July 4th and the French on July l4th, both of which Paine supported.  Indeed, his writings were an impetus for both revolutions.  Paine himself is a product of the Age of Enlightenment and each revolution is based on principles born out of that Age.  The French supported…

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Face Forward

Dr. David Alessi and his wife, businesswoman Deborah Alessi, have a mission: provide physical and emotional reconstruction for women and children victimized by domestic and gang-related violence, both of which have become epidemic. Every 15 seconds somewhere in the United States an act of domestic violence occurs, leaving 2.5 million victims each year to live forever with the physical and psychological effects of such abuse. Globally, at least one in three women has been physically…

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