Courtesy Honor Fraser, photo by Josh White/JWPictures Alexis Smith's Strangelove (2004)
This week, music videos get higher-art treatment, quirky paintings hang in Koreatown and a straight-shooting L.A. artist has a debut show at her new gallery.
5. Finding artistry on MTV
"We believe music videos are the most universal, accessible and entertaining art form in the world," says the Los Angeles Music Video Festival's "about us" page. They've also been vehicles for the weirdest collaborations between visual artists, musicians and filmmakers -- think of Bjork's Mutual Core, a collaboration with digital artist and programmer John F. Simon, or David Lynch's images for Interpol. On Friday, LAMVF curators will show two hours' worth of music videos they deem new and edgy at the Armory Center for the Arts.145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Fri., June 21, 8 p.m. (626) 792-5101, armoryarts.org.