Editor’s Note: The following article is by Scott Timberg, a long-time Los Angeles arts journalist who took his own life in December at the age of 50 after we had gone to press. Scott’s passing touched us deeply; some of the Alta team had worked closely with him over the decades, namely at the Los Angeles Times and at Los Angeles magazine. The journalism community mourned him with a collective remembrance and created a memorial fund to help his family with expenses and his son’s college education. It is an honor to have published Scott’s work, and it breaks our hearts that there won’t be more.
Since opening a West Coast outpost in 2018, New York–based Jeffrey Deitch has put on shows featuring work by Ai Weiwei and Judy Chicago, among others. 925 N. Orange Dr., Los Angeles, deitch.com/los-angeles
Upscale La Jolla has a home for the lowbrow street art and pop surrealism of local artists. 920 Kline St., La Jolla, thumbprintgallery.com
Not far from Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms sells paintings, ceramics, and jewelry that reflect High Desert traditions. 6847 Adobe Rd., 29 Palms, 29palmsart.com