Review: ballerina Wendy Whelan in new documentary 1

Dance · Film
We all have problems, right? In the case of Wendy Whelan, the equivalent of a prima ballerina assoluta if only New York City Ballet had that designation, the problem in dance season 2013-14 was how to gracefully exit the stage and transition to civilian life. For thirty years, the reed-thin, Kentucky-born ballet-thoroughbred reigned as the ...

Gathered at Schlesinger’s opening: beautiful art, beautiful people 1

Visual arts
The opening of Peter Schlesinger’s combined sculpture & photography show at Duke & Duke Gallery in West Hollywood attracted an estimable slew of interesting — and beautiful — people. [slo-loading slide show please be patient] arts·meme is honored to feature photography of alex berliner.(Alex J. Berliner/ABImages) Peter Schlesinger | Duke & Duke Gallery | 8527 ...

Sculpture meets photography in Peter Schlesinger’s L.A. homecoming show

Visual arts
Days after seeing Peter Schlesinger’s wonderful photograph, France 1968 (above), part of the L.A.-born artist’s sculpture and photography show at Duke & Duke Gallery, I figured out why I love  it. It reminds me of a David Hockney painting. The hot color clash, cool depiction of the leisure class, and disparate figures all hearken the ...