Returning to the Philip Johnson Glass House

An easy day trip from NYC to explore ever-evolving art and architecture

It’s been one year since the sculpture gallery reopened on the grounds of New Canaan, Connecticut’s Philip Johnson Glass House. It’s a reminder that despite what the name might imply, the destination is more than one iconic building. In fact, it’s 14 structures across 49 acres. Beyond the wildly diverse architecture, there is landscaping outdoors sculpted (or left wild) for decades to accent it all. …

NYC Gallery Showing Every Work They’ve Been Sent for a Show

At NYC’s Andrew Edlin Gallery, an open call was posted for any type of artist to submit work and have it featured it the exhibition “Et Tu, Art Brute?,” with the only restriction being that the work must fit within a 16-by-20 inch envelope. Some 740 pieces later, and all the work is featured in the crowded but exciting exhibition. Yes, in many ways it …

Studio Visit: Ben Medansky Ceramics

The LA-based ceramist on his inspiration, motivation and making art a career

On a misty LA morning, the act of sipping a warm cup coffee out of a Ben Medansky mug at Go Get Em Tiger offers insight into the blossoming of a new talent in the world of ceramics. Medansky has made many cups for Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski’s coffee bars—about 2,000 of them, which is quite a feat since the ceramist hand-throws and glazes …

Ladyshark Week

Vivianne Lapointe's group show of shark-themed art

“Sharknado” may be the most recent example of America’s infatuation with the deep sea predator, but the Discovery Channel’s annual celebratory tribute—a phenomenon known as Shark Week—has actually been hitting airwaves since 1987. And now, in the wake of both, “Ladyshark Week,” a shark-inspired gallery showing in Los Angeles, rides the tide of culture’s finned obsession, all in the name of charity. The group show …

Cool Hunting Video: SOFTlab for Sonos Studio

Sound visualized through light at the latest interactive installation in LA

SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio, recently took on the challenge of creating a piece to be featured in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. The only instruction for the project was to build an interactive structure that unifies light and sound. Custom designed from the bottom up, SOFTlab created an exceptional interactive installation that lets users and musicians participate in an active aural and …