PHASES

23 SEPTEMBER 2015

Originally published in Flaunt Magazine's "Califuk" Issue

Having been through their fair share of phases together, both in life and music, the entwined fates of four best friends in Los Angeles have culminated in a creative quartet, aptly named PHASES. The members, who’ve known one another for over a decade, were formerly parts of other bands. Z Berg (The Like), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley), and Michael Runion, have all collaborated throughout the years and evolved alongside their music. Now, they’re creating fun sounds fit for both past and present.

SOCIAL SPACE IS SOCIAL SPATIALITY

Roberts and Tilton Unveils their new exhibition, New Babylon​

19 JULY 2015

Originally published on Flaunt.com

On a rainy evening in Los Angeles, a wet crowd entered Roberts & Tilton’s opening reception for New Babylon, a group show featuring fourteen local artists. Walking in, they immediately saw a bright blue sculptural framework of painted wood by architect Joakim Dahlqvist. The freestanding structure, which takes up most of the gallery, serves as a base upon which all the other pieces of art are displayed and even embedded, and its design allows viewers to wander in and out.

A SPECIAL KIND OF HELL

29 MAY 2015

Originally published on Flaunt.com

Brothers Josh and Benny Safdie liken their latest film, Heaven Knows What, to a hurricane. The film engulfs audiences in its grating emotional veracity. Its star, Arielle Holmes, playing herself, brings considerable truth to her role as Harley. Although the film is considered fiction, its essence is based on her upcoming nonfiction memoir, Mad Love in New York City, which owes its existence to the Safdie brothers as well, who urged her to keep a diary.

WHERE DID HE LEARN TO

SHAKE IT LIKE THAT?

15 MAY 2015

Originally published on Flaunt.com

You can describe one of Luis Rodríguez NOA’s latest paintings the way you would the city of Havana: an eccentric mosaic of symbols, all reacting together as if in a dream. Both present an intricate landscape that juxtapose light and dark, offering everyday spontaneity and absurdity. NOA sources this city as inspiration, framing it as a personal microcosm within each of his canvases. And hailing from Havana himself, he’s well equipped to do so.