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Image by Emily Raw of “Hello Selfie NYC”
I met artist Kate Durbin at the Huntington Garden on a Sunday afternoon. I can’t stop thinking about what she was wearing: soft blue tights with images of cherubs printed on them, underneath a RED Valentino knock-off dress with swans on the collar. She carried a pink fake Hermès bag with bedazzled Disney princesses. There’s more. She told me, “I dressed up for you, but also to match the gardens.” We sat down among the rose buds and as soon as our conversation started, she put a blue wig on.
Seth Bogart does it all. When he is not on tour with band Hunx and his Punx. He is busy working on paintings, drawings, magazines, and Claes Oldenburgish ceramics of things like perfume bottles, lighters, make up, and figures of pop and punk music. With artist Peggy Noland, he puts it all on display at Wacky Wacko, a store on Sunset Boulevard.
By: Sophia Arriola
Nicholette Kominos creates abstract structures cognizant of the familiar. With form evoking fluidity, her sculptures and paintings explore a diverse range of mediums, from pipe cleaners to vellum and steel. There is a psychological depth to her work, in which its simplicity encourages response and interpretation. Whether inspired by “the curve of the spoon” or “the grid of a potholder,” Kominos’ work is elegantly subtle and organically construed. Here, Kominos lays it all out.
By: Daisy Sheff
Image courtesy Jessica Ciocci
The first time I saw Paper Rad was the summer before eighth grade, at the Oxbow School up in Napa. One of the counselors showed me her collection of comic books (Matt Brinkman’s Multiforce is the only other one I remember out of this). Ever since then, comics, and Paper Rad in particular, have been on my mind. Paper Rad is/was a collective consisting of Jessica Ciocci, her brother Jacob Ciocci, and Ben Jones, who makes/made comics, installations, videos, etc., together. I had the opportunity to talk to Jessica Ciocci over email. Currently Ciocci is living in the South, where she continues to make work.