FROM Geoff Edgers
From "Levitated Mass" to Massive "Potato Chip" One of the big art gallery openings in New York this month features the monumental work of Michael Heizer. In this case, “monumental” is not an overstatement. A piece titled “Potato Chip” is created from an 18-ton slab of granite. Given the scale of his work, it makes sense that he generally works outside and this is Heizer’s first gallery show in nearly two decades. Heizer is also the artist behind LACMA’s “Levitated Mass,” the 340-ton boulder suspended at the museum which captured the public’s imagination and raised the age-old question: “What is art?”
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?