Chris Stein / Negative

40 years ago, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry co-founded one of the most influential punk rock bands in Blondie. Stein, a photography student at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, was already documenting the scene that they would help define. From those early moments forward, he turned his lens on scenes made available only to someone deeply embedded in their culture. Across 250 color and black …

Travis Louie: Strange Discoveries

The master creature conjurer and visual storyteller brings his strange new characters to Los Angeles

In Travis Louie‘s imaginary world strange creatures and humans exist side-by-side—and are even sometimes morphed together into one. While much of his work offers a fictional recreation of the family portraits that do not exist in his superstitious Chinese American family, his new show “Strange Discoveries” was inspired by the “weird things” Louie discovered after his father passed away. “I won’t say exactly what because …