Skating to Equality With Artist Jeffrey Cheung

At LA's New Image Art, two concurrent shows highlight art from the QTPOC community

Artist and skater Jeffrey Cheung is defining a new era for skateboarding, pushing the culture to be more colorful and diverse. As a co-founder of Unity Press & Skateboarding, Cheung is creating a zone to represent and support queer skaters—and he has been thriving at this mission. Unity is Oakland-based but Cheung and co-founder Gabriel Ramirez have brought their vibe to West Hollywood’s New Image Art, presenting Pave—a …

Brendan Ravenhill’s Versatile Ada Sconce

A new short film explores the method behind the dynamic yet minimal piece

The works of LA-based designer Brendan Ravenhill stem from a process involving many people. The Ada Sconce, for example, goes through metal-bending, hole-punching, and powder-coating before its assembly in Ravenhill’s Glassell Park studio. To offer a peek into this way of making, Ravenhill and his team have created a mini-documentary that follows how the minimal yet versatile light fixture is produced. “Ada is a celebration of …

Alexander Calder’s “Calder: Nonspace” in DTLA

This indoor/outdoor show celebrates the American sculptor's brilliant understanding of space

Alexander Calder is alive in Downtown LA‘s Hauser & Wirth through the brilliant Calder: Nonspace show—the beloved, departed artist’s first solo show in the city since 2013. The exhibition spans work from 1939 to 1976, including the brilliant artist’s mobiles and maquettes, free-standing structures and floating shapes. The title and thematic arc of the show is inspired by novelist James Jones’ notion of “nonspace” in relationship to …