No Name features big names at DAX Gallery

Rainbow Watercolor by Bumblebeelovesyou   When I first visited DAX gallery for its opening in 2013 owner Alex Amador had big plans for the Costa Mesa space that would bring fine urban art to Orange County. Over the past few years, in part due to how hard it can be to maintain a gallery, DAX has shuffled around some of its original aspirations. I was curious to see what the gallery was up to when I met with  curator Alec Van Sealund for the August 13th opening of No Name. Van... Read More

Prima Facie: Openings at Coastline and Jamie Brooks

Mark Zuckerberg by Ray Turner 6:45 p.m., Costa Mesa Mark Zuckerberg, having done as much as anyone who isn’t Steve Jobs to push us all headlong into the digital age (whether we wanted it or not) now tastes the revenge of the analog world in a show of paintings at Coastline Gallery. Curated by David Michael Lee, Like MARK features the Facebook founder’s face as portrayed by the likes of F. Scott Hess, Julio Labra and Bradford J. Salamon. Marinus Welman, Harnessing the Energy... Read More

The Red and the Black: A Play about Rothko at SCR

Red, by John Logan, is a play about the business of being an artist — the commissions, the professional jealousies, the rivalries between generations and the physical and mental act of putting paint to canvas. Originally staged in London in 2009 and now at South Coast Repertory through February 21, the play features Mark Harelik as the painter Mark Rothko — at the height of his success in 1958, newly commissioned to paint a series of murals for the Four Seasons Restaurant... Read More

DAX Gallery: Orange County gets an edge

Orange County has solid museums, vibrant artists and several local art scenes, yet the cultural footprint of art in the community remains pretty shallow. Residents don’t venture too far from their neighborhood and the idea of a gallery event as part of an interesting night out doesn’t resonate with younger generations. So what’s missing? How can we break through suburban inertia and make the OC art scene something bigger?  Alex Amador, owner of the new 4,500 square foot... Read More

David Jacobs’ Solo Show

  David Jacobs Solo Art Show The ARTery Gallery @ The LAB, Costa Mesa Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th, 7-11pm Show runs 4/8 – 4/24 Curated by Phee Farnsworth Please join us for David Jacob’s first solo show, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and beats by Angel Esquivel & Aldo Mardueno.   Now, let’s chat with David about his big day tomorrow. Jennifer: Hey David, it’s your first show tomorrow! What are some thoughts running through your... Read More