Bill Concannon, Clare Graham, Aaron Kramer: Trash-talking artists

One calls himself a tinkerer. One likes the public anonymity of his day job. One calls his creations “a manifestation of obsessive compulsive order”.  All are artists who delight in detritus and dabble in discards.   Travel around town to meet these kings of controlled chaos. Clare Graham and MorYork Gallery:  Astonishing is the only word…

“On Route-66 Lights”: Sparkin’ it up on the Mother Road

To celebrate 25 years of cityhood, West Hollywood collaborated with the Museum of Neon Art for the ultimate party decorations! “On Route-66 Lights“, four neon signs from MONA’s vintage collection, will be unveiled in an August 5th opening ceremony by Mayor John Heliman as part of the anniversary Art on the Outside project, intended to…

McTaggart @ MONA: Hot jazz/Cool neon ***** Cole’s & the Varnish: Dipped sandwiches/ dry martinis

The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) is one of the most unusual alternative concert spaces in Los Angeles.  The retro signs and vintage neon make it a trippy milieu even sans sound but add music and a strange alchemy often occurs; the music  affects the “noble gases” in the luminous tubes so you don’t just hear the music, you see it flicker and dance.  The joint (and the…