Brian Porray's "Seahorse Sea Hell"

Baude on 10th Circle

Brian Porray’s “Seahorse Sea Hell” Hear that sound? That’s your neurons firing as you come through the door of The 10th Circle exhibition at Vast Space Projects. This group show of six early-to-mid-career LA artists delivers raw energy exploding from a Big Bang of color, shape and shine. But while you’re enjoying …more Baude on 10th Circle

Baude on James Turrell

Baude on James Turrell

Master of light and color, rod and cone, artist James Turrell may have been blinded a little by his own success. With major retrospectives running simultaneously in New York, LA and Houston, the man famous for turning light into an artistic medium also recently completed a monorail installation at the …more Baude on James Turrell

Road at La Cavée, Pourville

The Neon Glint In Monet’s Eye

The Bellagio's Impressionism exhibition provides insight into Las Vegas

Not far from a boisterous pack of blackjack tables, I contemplated Seacoast at Trouville (1881) by Claude Monet. What, I wondered, would the great French Impressionist paint if we could manipulate the laws of physics, snatch him from the 19th-century, and set him down on the Strip. Would Monet chronicle …more The Neon Glint In Monet’s Eye

Shane's Studio

The Magic Head Shot

A Groupon Special opens the door on Shane O'Neal

The front desk at Shane O’Neal Studios is vacant. No way the bell can be heard above all that giggling. I ring a couple of times anyway before setting off down the corridor into 8000 square feet of studio space. The Groupon headshot deal didn’t mention the pole-dancing cage with …more The Magic Head Shot