War Games: A Master of Many Pieces at OCMA
A vintage review reveals how Chris Burden’s A Tale of Two Cities at OCMA plays with our fantasies of the past with a timelessness that comments on contemporary culture and crises
It may be presumptuous to read too much into the work of conceptual artist and provocateur Chris Burden, whose 1981 installation, A Tale of Two Cities, is now on view at the Orange County Museum of Art.Burden — who may be destined to be remembe... Full story
Public Art
New Sculptures in Newport Beach
For a decade or more, the award for OC’s most acclaimed collection of public art could have gone to Laguna Beach, Brea or Costa Mesa, the latter thanks largely to Henry Segerstrom and family. But there’s a new public art player in the cou... Full story
The Art of OC
An eclectic look at the season's cool visual culture, from classic California Impressionism to the edgiest of the Avant-Garde
Beach Art Laguna Art Museum's Art and Nature The debut of Laguna Art Museum’s Art and Nature program last year was a stunning success, with art exhibits and events at the museum and top local galleries, a family festival, and artist Jim Denev... Full story
The Desperados of the OC Art Scene
Baldemar Fierro, Eric Gerdau and Andrew Myers herald a new generation of independent artists
Sculptor and conceptual artist Andrew Myers sits outside of his studio and takes a pull from a bottle of Stella. It’s afternoon in Laguna Canyon and the sun that filters through the oak trees has lost most of its midday fury. Everything in this... Full story
Interview: Todd DeShields Smith
For eight months, the Orange County Museum of Art searched for a director to lead the museum through the big changes ahead. Finally, in August, Todd DeShields Smith took over as the new CEO and director. Key to the museum’s choice was surely t... Full story
Mojdeh Eskandari :: Co-founder of TEDxOrangeCoast
This former high-tech executive talks about her passion for the past four years: spreading ideas.
It’s perhaps ironic that if it weren’t for the suppression of ideas, TEDxOrangeCoast, an event that is all about showcasing “Ideas worth spreading,” may never have happened. At least not here.TEDxOrangeCoast’s co-founder... Full story
Bag Man
OC designer George Esquivel's first-class upgrade
George Esquivel was 19 when he kicked his father out and became head of a household that included his mother and four younger siblings. “I was sick of my life,” Esquivel says, some 25 years later, and a world away from his childhood livin... Full story
Trekking through Thailand
Whether it's by foot, elephant or long-tail boat, exploring this magical land is a colorful adventure.
Bankok's Jewels The elephant dreams started two weeks before I departed for Thailand; trumpeting jungle stampedes, fanciful river crossings and elephant-headed men. So when I arrived in the frenetic metropolis of Bangkok, pink taxis and tuk-tuks mak... Full story
A Risque Fall
This season, expect a riskier use of color, and irreverent juxtaposition of strong patterns and looks that dance along the border of strangeness.
Photographer: James Cant Stylist: Rafael Linares/One Represents Hair: Christian Marc/The Magnet Agency Makeup: Bethany McCarty/The Magnet Agency Model: Kim Daunais/Photogenics Digital Operator: Joanna Miriam Photog... Full story
Everything’s Coming Up Roses (and Daisies and Orchids)
Striking prints and bold florals make up summer’s bouquet
Photography: Robert John Kley Stylist: Christie Moeller Hair and make-up: Krystle Randall Model:Dylan/ENVY Stylist Assistant: Sarah Ann Miller... Full story


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