How do Middle Eastern women wish to be seen? While newspapers and televisions often exhibit photographs plucked from incidents of violence and chaos, artists are using images to express personal stories of empowerment and vitality.
“I know how to draw faces!” Ramiro Gomez insists with a grin, dabbing brown paint onto a glossy white magazine page with a slender brush. Shoulders and arms appear in a coppery sheen, then a head topped with thick black hair. But no face, at least not this time.
Ted Gibson’s framing shop has stubbornly stayed in business. It has kept its charm, too.
Artist Ramiro Gomez creates paintings of L.A.’s gardeners and janitors, nannies and housekeepers — the fleet of workers who keep some of the city’s most upscale households running smoothly.
Isamu Noguchi was born in L.A. but kept studios in New York and Japan. Laguna Art Museum honors his California ties. A few years before he died in 1988, artist Isamu Noguchi established a 24,000-square-foot museum to house representative samples of his seven-decade-long career: paintings, ceramics, furniture, sculptures, landscaping designs and set designs. Noguchi opted …
Ted Gibson’s framing and art store is moving from its original 1946 site on 7th Street to Koreatown.