GRAPHITE Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts

U.S. Premier of ‘Tempest’

Two weeks ago I had the great pleasure of attending the REDCAT’s production of Tempest: Without a Body. Samoan-born, New Zealand-based Lemi Ponifasio has concocted a delightfully nightmarish performance that spoke to larger themes of post-colonial fallout. Combining dance, theater, and oratory, the imagery and movement of Tempest oscillated between ceremony and seizure, while the…

David Korty

David Korty is a bit of a recluse. He produces a high volume of painted scenes from an open-air outdoor studio in the verdant backyard of his house in Highland Park, which was once owned by a heavyweight champion and his mistress in the 1920s. According to Korty, he never likes to leave his home…

Material Thought

One of the seven international artists featured in the Hammer Museum invitational All of This and Nothing is British sculptor Ian Kiaer. Playing with scale and using sculpture as material thought, his objects are catalysts for projection. Inside the mimetic structures of Kiaer’s objects, one proceeds into a deeper space of the mind.

Yuhi Hasegawa

Nature drawn from abstraction. A hallucinatory pastoral scene, highly reminiscent of surrealism. Perhaps nature on acid is what comes to mind. Sounds funny, but you kind of have to take it seriously when you see it painted with such skill.  Hasegawa creates tribal-esque layered paintings with eclectic colors. Primitive faces and colorful masks are painted…

Philippe de Sablet

Philippe de Sablet is currently pursuing his BA in Fine Art at UCLA. In his own words, “There are so many things happening all at once; it’s hard to digest sometimes. I am the product of this digestion.” He lives and works in Los Angeles. -Iris Yirei Hu

Elizabeth Taylor Shines On

One of the most revered actresses of all time, Elizabeth Taylor passed away today due to congestive heart failure at the age of 79. Her award-winning films include Cleopatra, A Place in the Sun, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Her beauty, unmatchable talent, and impeccable taste have made her an influential Hollywood icon. Gracious…

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