Episode No. 9 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Los Angeles Times critic Christopher Knight and critic and curator Ed Schad.
Knight joins host Tyler Green for a look at the Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions in southern California.
Knight has reviewed many PST exhibitions, including: “State of Mind” at the Orange County Museum of Art, “Artistic Evolution” at the L.A. Natural History Museum, MOCA’s “Under the Big Black Sun,” “Now Dig This!” at the Hammer Museum, “Crosscurrents” at the Getty, and “Phenomenal,” at MCASD. He also wrote this essay about why California-based painter John McLaughlin is a key, under-studied artist.
On the second segment, Schad discusses his story in this week’s LA Weekly, “Hastings Plastics: Legendary Maker of Sculptures for L.A. Artists Closes After 55 Years.” In the story and on the program, Schad explains how and why Hastings was so important to light-and-space artists, and picks three of his favorite Hastings-related pieces.
Air date: Jan. 5, 2012.