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 …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Underwater art, discoveries in Spanish caves, Black architects' impact on NOLA and much more

Black Architects’ History of “Immeasurable Impact” on New Orleans “Before the Civil War,” Architectural Digest reports, “New Orleans had the largest group of free people of color in the United States.” Though they have largely been omitted from history books, this persevering, prosperous group of citizens contributed substantially to the architectural development and present-day identity of the city—influencing stucco Creole cottages and larger town houses, which …

Five Colorful, Emotional + Powerful Art Shows in Los Angeles

From group shows to debut solo exhibitions, some of the season's special art experiences

While many galleries have been open by appointment, Angelenos have been patiently waiting for the museums to reopen after a long pandemic hiatus. For many months The Made in LA: A Version Biennial has been installed at the Hammer Museum and Huntington Gardens and Library with only a few site-specific experiences available for public viewing, but now both museums have reopened. At LACMA‘s BCAM building, …