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Charred work by Zak Ostrowski (COURTESY)

Brushed with fire: A studio visit with artist Zak Ostrowski

“Here, can you hold this for a second?”

Artist Zak Ostrowski hands me a small blowtorch spewing a slender stream of blue fire. Verifying I’m comfortable with my charge, he steps away for a...

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A recreation of Damien Hirst's "spot" works, by Jevijoe Vitug (PHOTO: JENESSA KENWAY)

High art with high stakes: Jevijoe Vitug's 'Casino Capital'

Two Damien Hirst spot panels lay on the floor raised up a few inches by Campbell’s soup cans. Visitors to the Momas and Dadas Project Space toss crumpled dollar bills at them, trying to land a...

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Jennifer Kleven (COURTESY)

Jennifer Kleven to close her art gallery

Call it beginner’s luck — or a stroke of genius. Either way, it took only a year after completing her BFA at UNLV for artist/photographer Jennifer Kleven to open her own gallery — and in the...

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Getting their groove on at the "Saver's Prom"

Everything old is new again at the "Saver's Prom"

The lights are down low, the room festooned with streamers, balloons and posters imploring your vote for prom Queen or King at artist Eri King’s "Saver’s Prom" event held Friday, Jan. 18, at the...
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"Benzyl Viologen" (Image: © Damien Hirst)

Seeing spots: Damien Hirst exhibit coming to downtown

In his typical, over-the-top style, iconocalstic British artist Damien Hirst unleashed a barrage of colored spots upon the world a couple of years ago, exhibiting over 300 spot paintings...

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"Prior Convictions," by Matthew Couper

Local art: Who to look for in 2013

So, what kind of art will we find in 2013? Looking at the tealeaves from 2012 offers up some direction on who to keep our eyes on this year.

Matthew Couper has been flirting with the Las...

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Artist Michael Barrett

Balls and glitter: Michael Barrett's performance art

Oct. 25, Trifecta Gallery, in the Arts District  Two feet away, Bay Area artist Michael Barrett’s ass cheeks are suddenly, unabashedly presented as he kneels down on the floor to place a small ball...
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