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[caption id="attachment_6756" align="aligncenter" width="545"] Rainbow Watercolor by Bumblebeelovesyou[/caption]   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...

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. [caption id="attachment_6715" align="alignright" width="150"]Marinus Welman, Harnessing the Energy (detail)[/caption] “Revenge”...

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 at Manhattan's Seagram Building...

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 DAX Gallery, thinks he has the answer. Amador believes...

  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 head right now? David: I suppose inevitably one wonders how the work will be recieved.  It easy for friends and family...

PSYCHOPTICBLACKLIGHTFUZZ PART II @ Hurley's )(  Space Gallery, Costa Mesa   When I arrived at Hurley, it was dark and filled with people. I dragged my empty stomach and avoided walking straight into the catering refreshment on the left. I murmured to myself, "Don't stare at the food in the eye. Look away...

    GHOST//Images of You I have Found in Everything//January 15th through March 4th, 2011Opening reception, January 15th from 7 - 10 PMThe Box Gallery in Costa Mesa, California, in conjunction with Ashes In Orange Peels Fine Art is proud to present, GHOST, an exhibition exploring the idea that in every work of art there resides a "ghost." Whether it occurs in the subject matter or just the lingering presence of the artist's hand, art contains a life of its own within representations of the artist/creator. Bringing together six up...