Interview: Artist Ilona Szwarc on Her Upcoming Show “Virgin Soap”

Reversing gender roles, experimenting with silicone, exploring color and more in her new exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Gallery

Multidisciplinary artist Ilona Szwarc‘s upcoming show Virgin Soap is filled with various shades of green and cobalt blue, with scenes of Szwarc shaping a plaster mold on a model posed in a classical position, evocative of Titian’s “Venus of Urbino.” Szwarc—whose work exists in a world between photography, sculpture and performance—tells stories of transformation in off-kilter portraits and through self-portraiture. Showing parts of her process …

Chef John Fraser on Re-Opening Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION

We discuss how playfulness, nostalgia and simplicity all come together at this thriving restaurant

Walking through the front door of Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION feels akin to stepping into a lush sanctuary, with fresh, verdant greenery filling the space with romance, tranquility—and a sense of expectation. Michelin-starred chef John Fraser recently re-opened Ardor to share a new menu of vegetable-forward dishes made with local produce and inspired by an array of global flavors. Known for making super-fresh vegetables …

Leica + WhiteWall’s Partnership Offers State-of-the-Art Printing In-Store

The photo lab co-founder Alexander Nieswandt explains the nuance of their collaboration

Known worldwide for their premium camera equipment, Leica has teamed up with award-winning photo lab WhiteWall to offer the highest quality photographic printing and framing at select Leica stores. The collaboration of these powerhouse companies (announced last year, and now open in several cities) provides Leica photographers access to some of the highest-quality lab capabilities in the world. With new WhiteWall cubes set up in-store, …