Krystal Chang

Los Angeles’s Water Wars: Revisiting Owens Lake

It’s a sunny, clear Sunday—not a dust plume in sight, to the disappointment of our guides. We Los Angelenos are on a weekend tour of Owens Valley, ground zero of the California water wars; the event has been organized by the non-profit Center for Land Use Interpretation. In our white whale of a bus, we lumber incongruously through the small…

An ‘Experiment’ Commenting on L.A.’s Ecology

In a city like Los Angeles, with its constructed landscapes, concrete river, and imported palm trees, a show about gardens is obliged to be about more than pretty greenery and idyllic nature. The garden has become a battleground, after all, as proven by “the gardenLAb experiment,” currently being conducted in the Wind Tunnel exhibition space at the Art Center College…