FROM James Webb
Gemini G.E.L. and Mixografia When you look at artwork in museums and galleries, you might think it's the work of one person, the artist. But so often there’s a team of skilled technicians behind those artists. A new show at LACMA puts the spotlight on their work The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famed Los Angeles printing house. Meanwhile, Mixografia , a print shop south of downtown LA, just opened its own gallery. It renders handmade paper into every conceivable texture, color and shape. DnA producer Avishay Artsy speaks to some of the master printers collaborating with high-profile contemporary artists.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”