L.A. Art Show, 2016

By Moira Cue

The Artist-Friendly Gallery: A Short Interview with Gallerist Eric Nord of Leon Gallery at the L.A. Art Show

“We consider it a collaboration with the artist. The core group of artists we work with,” says Eric Nord, “are like family to us.” “One of the things we do is say, ‘Here’s our space, tell us the show you’ve always wanted to do. And let’s make it happen.”


No wonder Leon Gallery, in Denver, Colorado is booked up two years in advance. Artist-friendly gallerist Eric Nord has a passion for the artists at Leon that goes above and beyond the average relationship of dealer to artist. The gallery gets involved in the long-term growth of its artists by doing things that other galleries don’t, like helping the artist find residencies or large scale public installations.

In the video below, Eric, who co-owns the gallery along with Eric Dallimore and Camille Shortridge, discusses the work of Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Matt Scobey, and Tim Schwartz with The Hollywood Sentinel.

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Academy Makes Room for Confronting Abuse

Oscar®-nominee Brie Larson arrives at The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Oscar®-winner Brie Larson arrives at The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

By Bruce Edwin

Brie Larson Won The Oscar® for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her compelling performance in the intense motion picture ROOM. Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson)  and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time, in the film ROOM, which is based partly on a true story.

The following is an interview with Brie Larson Backstage at The Oscars, discussing this intense motion picture, and her advice to others aspiring to achieve their dreams. While we don’t know Ms. Larson personally, she sounds like a very lovely person, concerned not only with making the right choices as an actress, but as a human being concerned with the spirit, and the truth. Congratulations Brie.

Backstage at The Oscars®– An Interview with Brie Larson

Question:  (…)What advice would you give to people who haven’t achieved their dreams yet?

Brie Larson:  Oh, any dream?

Question:  Any dream.

Brie Larson: Any dream.  Oy, that’s a hard one.  You just have to do it.  I mean, I wish that there was any sort of rules or code, but in fact, I think the way you get there is by breaking it, by listening to what’s happening inside of yourself.  I personally had many moments of crossroads, probably hundreds of moments of crossroads where I could go the way that people were telling me to go, or I could go the way that felt right within me.  And it took me 20 years to be standing here on this stage, but I wouldn’t want it any other way:  To be so grateful for all of the hardships that it took to get here and to not be discouraged by it.  I think to live this life it’s a bizarre combination of being plastic and incredibly stubborn and also really curious about what this life holds; to have no expectation, but to have an idea about a beautiful horizon that’s in front of [you and–and you] constantly moving towards it.

Question: (…)  What does your Oscar win say for all of the victims out there who have been victimized?

Brie Larson: (…) in the core of it when we want to talk about feeling trapped, and that can be trapped in a way that is metaphor or a physical representation of that, we want to talk about abuse, the many different ways that we as humans can be abused or feel confined.  I hope that this is a story that honestly changes people and allows them to be free.  To me, making this movie was my own search for freedom and breaking free of my own personal boundaries.  And I hope that when people watch this, they realize that they have it in themselves to break free of whatever it is that’s holding them back.

Regarding the press as it relates to others, Brie Larson answered a question with a wise answer that can suitably apply to all. She stated;

 “We are sensitive, loving human beings that deeply at the core of ourselves are worried that we are unlovable.  And I think if we can constantly keep that in our heads (…) and try instead to get into the soul of a person, (…) we are people, and I think if we can get back to the humanity (…) we are going to go a long way, and we are going to get real truth (…)”

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Backstage at the Oscars

88th Oscars®, Saturday Rehearsal

We all know how 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and Award winning Actor Jared Leto has it rough. When he’s not being a rock star touring the world, he’s being a movie star, or simply just hanging out on stage during rehearsals for the Oscars in his chill wear striking a pose.  Of course, he’s got a babe on his arm that just so happens to be Australian actress Margot Robbi who made her big American film debut in those very ‘R rated’ sex scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The Oscars were held Sunday, February 28th, 2016, live on ABC.

subnormal magazine, current playlist (in no particular order)
1, Grimes
2, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3, Warpaint
4, Sonic Youth
5, Sisters of Mercy
6, Duran Duran
7, Red Lorry Yellow Lory
8, Lana Del Rey
9, The Cure
10, Alien Sex Fiend
11, Janes Addiction
12, Ministry
13, Skinny Puppy
14, Nitzer Ebb
15, Kommunity FK
16, Death in June
17, Niko
18, David Bowie
19, Bjork
20, Motorhead
21, Chill E.B.
22, The Slits
23, Dead Kennedy’s
24, MGMT
25, Escape the Fate (early)
26, Reagan Youth
27, Ill Repute
28, Elastica
29, Ivy
30, Sex Pistols
31, John Zorn
32, Nick Cave
33, Bauhuas
34, Siouxsie and the Banshees
35, PJ Harvey
36, Patti Smith

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