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The Bewitching Talents of Joy Shannon

No Comments 11 September 2017

Long Beach-based illustrator, musician, and tattoo artist Joy Shannon talks her enduring interests in folklore and her own Irish heritage. by Daniel Barron     Author Grant Morrison once referred to artists as the last magicians in the age of science. The imagination carries immense power to inspire, to seduce, to weave, to transport. It’s […]

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Blood, Sweat, and Jeers with Illma Gore

No Comments 15 March 2017

Australian import Illma Gore talks her bold recent art project and creating the portrait that defined an election. by Daniel Barron     Illma Gore makes for a fascinating interview. That probably shouldn’t be a surprise if you read our initial feature on her, in which the Australian artist spoke at length about getting expelled from high […]

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Best of Yay! LA: Artist Interviews & Features

No Comments 24 September 2016

Yay! LA brings you the best of the best in one convenient place. by Daniel Barron     Yay! LA was an unplanned pregnancy that quickly stumbled its way towards barrel-chested maturity. Formative days as a chronicle of LA’s street art community were followed by a sudden growth spurt into wider arts journal before evolving […]

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Best of Yay! LA: Photography

No Comments 24 September 2016

Yay! LA pays respects to its sharpest shooters. by Daniel Barron     There is simply too much great art content accumulated in our four-year history for one post. The following collection contains all of the desktop and phone backgrounds you’ll ever need. They’re transporting works from men and women with a certifiably magic eye. […]

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Best of Yay! LA: Street Art & Graffiti

No Comments 24 September 2016

The best of Yay! LA’s graffiti and street art coverage. by Daniel Barron     Yay! LA was and still to a large extent has remained a scrappy upstart in the world of creative arts journalism. My lack of experience in blogging made me a rakish Tramp to the competition’s preening Lady. But with the […]

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Kelly McKernan Talks The Wonder Women of “Femme Fatale”

No Comments 11 August 2016

Nashville-based painter Kelly McKernan discusses the powerful pop culture women of her new show “Femme Fatale,” currently on display at Gallery 1988. By Daniel Barron   Nashville-based painter Kelly McKernan has received national acclaim for her ornate Mucha-inspired explorations into feminine identity. These surreal, dreamlike figures on journeys of self-discovery have taken McKernan on her own exciting […]

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UK Artist HUSH Discusses The “Allure” of His Work

No Comments 27 May 2016

UK painter and muralist HUSH speaks about the philosophies the drive his art in advance of his upcoming solo show at the Corey Helford Gallery. By Daniel Barron   Art, like all forms of beauty, belongs in the eye of the beholder. However, carefully a work is composed, whatever symbols or motifs have been applied, once that signal has […]

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MEAR ONE Faces The Music for Jam in the Van

No Comments 14 April 2016

Legendary graffiti artist MEAR ONE talks getting started, getting political, and his new mural for the Jam in the Van mobile music studio. By Daniel Barron   For the past five years, Jam in the Van, “the world’s first solar-powered music discovery vehicle,” has toured the country while showcasing high-voltage emerging and established bands across […]

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Magic in the Macabre: The Art of Sarah Joncas

No Comments 23 November 2015

Toronto-based New Contemporary artist Sarah Joncas speaks about the evolution of her style, growing up a “geek girl,” and her favorite genres. By Daniel Barron   Toronto-based painter Sarah Joncas was still just a student at the Ontario College of Art and Design before she began attracting the attention of prominent galleries within the US. […]

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Illusive Perspective: An Interview with Timothy Robert Smith

No Comments 06 November 2015

Shifting perspectives and living wildly in and out of his artwork, Timothy Robert Smith opens up to Yay! LA. By Evan Senn   “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein As he prepares for his solo exhibition, Multi-Dimensionalism” at Copro Gallery, opening Saturday, November 7 in Santa Monica, and […]

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