We last took a look at the paintings of New York-based artist Eric White back in 2011. We feel the time has come to take another look through his past and more recent work! Eric's work is realism tinged with the surreal and occasional eroticism
This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represent the process that the reader's mind goes through when reading Milton's Paradise Lost. While attending SUNY Purchase College for literature, Ivan merged literature and photography to critique poetry. The result is this fascinating series of 8 photos titled Transformation
Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. He is a photorealistic sculptor using found wood! “The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and sometimes photorealistic mosaic.
San Francisco-based artist Akira Beard is back with some wonderful new work! Akira currently teaches Fine Art Anatomy at the Academy of Art and exhibits his work at a variety of bay area and national galleries.
From Cady (aka Lohan) breaking up her tiara into a million pieces at the Spring Fling in Mean Girls, to “Josie Grossie” (aka Barrymore) being tragically stood up for prom, to Rachael Leigh Cook asking, “what am I, a bet?!”, the competition for best school dance in a movie is pretty damn stiff.
Local film and television production are still in a slump, and the internet, you know, still exists, but three of the major studios have huge development plans in the works– Paramount is planning an enormous expansion and modernization of its Hollywood lot; NBCUniversal is adding production facilities, theme park attractions, and hotels; and Disney has office/production projects in the works both in Glendale and in the Santa Clarita Valley . The New York Times says it “might become the most aggressive growth spurt in recent Hollywood memory,” but wonders what the deal is.
A new traffic mitigation program proposed by Metro would add a minimum fee of $1,876 to every new house built in LA County, $1,150 for every condo or apartment, plus additional fees for new retail spaces, offices, and hotel rooms. The recommendations come after a 10-year feasibility study and a 1990 proposition that requires local jurisdictions to offset the traffic impact of any new development.
Filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet , cyclist extraordinaire, is the Man Who Lived On His Bike, eating, sleeping and riding his two-wheeled chariot for days and days across Montreal. Effortlessly edited and energetic, this film is steadily gaining award-after-award. One definitely worth watching
If you’d been holding your breath since we last reported movement on the Sunset Millennium project, well, you’d be dead by now. Phase one of the development kicked off in the 1990s (the H&M on Sunset), and in 2011 the project–with its unbuilt hotel and condo towers on the south side of Sunset, straddling La Cienega–sold to local developers CIM. They’ve been working with West Hollywood to modify the project (now called Sunset|La Cienega ), including reducing the building height, and the final designs (pdf) are going before the city council tonight
The decision on whether the forthcoming Crenshaw Line will have a station in the heart of Leimert Park keeps getting delayed , but it should finally be announced at Thursday’s Metro board meeting. While all the punting seemed to indicate bad news was on the way–Metro said they’d build the much-desired stop only if a contractor could squeeze it in without going over the $1.7-billion budget for the light rail line–it may be that some last-minute wrangling was going on behind closed doors. Mayor Villaraigosa is apparently fighting hard for the station and said so in a recent television interview, then backed that up with a more specific statement to The Sentinel : “I am strongly committed to a station at Leimert Park, and my office has worked closely with the City Council to identify $40 million to contribute towards the building of that station.