ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - 356 Mission - August 2nd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;">Presented by Andrew Cannon&nbsp;<br /><br />films by David Fenster&nbsp;<br />with a performance by Dick Pics&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:58:08 +0000 Michael Parker - Armory Center for the Arts - August 2nd 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Michael Parker's sculpture, a fully-functioning steam sauna, is available for public steam sessions on the first and third Sundays of the month throughout the run of the exhibition. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Steam enthusiasts can RSVP to enjoy the egg in 1-hour rotations. Walk-ins are welcome, but first come, first steam. Bring your own towels and suits. Please, no changing in the gallery. Bathrooms are available, but there are no showers on the premises. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can leave your belongings on the hooks of the installation and your shoes under the egg&rsquo;s subfloor. The Armory/Artist is not responsible for lost or stolen possessions. Participants must be in good health and sign a waiver of liability before participating in the Steam Egg. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Sign up in person, call the Armory gallery at 626.792.5101 x122, or email <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Presented in conjunction with "After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be," a group exhibition that focuses on Papanek&rsquo;s pioneering influence on sustainable, socially responsible, human-centered design. On view through September 6. Visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> for more info.</p> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:27:44 +0000 Helen Marten - China Art Objects Galleries - August 2nd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div align="center"> <div>A screening of,&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Martine Syms,&nbsp;<em>A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere&nbsp;</em></strong>(2015), 25min</div> </div> <p align="center"><em>As well as a few select reruns, from our summer's program.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">On the penultimate week of the show, we introduce an ongoing work by Helen Marten,&nbsp;<a href=";c=IqOvNUUelMzFsXk-Ykgej66U2Ut2UtbJGs6-rSQJCtrY2Ndzr5PCWQ==&amp;ch=IgMV8edN6DbdjvpMbQ2M3YjQmB9AGF8ofrRLy9I-eTXWaK5C77STgw==" shape="rect" target="_blank">visible online</a>, on your personal devices, and at your leisure. In her words:&nbsp;<em>"Skin is one surface and of one plane. It is dimensionally intelligent, wraps around us and stops blood from leaking out - like enamel or glaze on a bathtub, it is an encasement, an enclosing, a layer." [...] "But substance is not really substance when we observe it through the screen."</em>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">And on the topic of leisure (or leisure-like activities) we choose this week, like a commercial interruption, to think more specifically about the screen's role in this summer's episodic program, the screen itself as a mediator, a record and a witness, contending with the problem of documenting the "pure presence" of live performances or the slippery forms of language.&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">Martine Syms' recent work is a video in essay-form that thinks about our relationship to television as well as&nbsp;television's role as an unintentional archivist of its time. In her words:&nbsp;<em>A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere&nbsp;uses three key moments-the premiere of Mary Tylor Moore in 1970, the primetime schedule of 1988, and Google's acquisition of YouTube in 2006-to explore the privately-felt public imagination. A Pilot&nbsp;reveals the sitcom as a comic performance structure with a style and subject matter inextricably linked to the production of identity. It collages text, screencaps, Scandal gifs, and excerpts ranging from Amos 'n' Andy' to Girlfriends, alongside archival footage to&nbsp;tell a story about language, symbol and narrative in American culture.&nbsp;</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>We will also be screening reruns from our summer's program, requests welcome...</strong></p> <p align="center">We will do our best to&nbsp;accommodate them.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">ps: This is Week 8 of a summer-long exhibition,<em>This Sentence,&nbsp;</em>whose artists and ideas are accumulating. The exhibition will run from&nbsp;June 6th to August 22nd. It is organized by Public Fiction at China Art Objects and will present the work of (in order of appearance): Becket Flannery, Gregory Kalliche, Sascha Braunig, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Emily Mast, Ryan Gander, Tamara Henderson, Helen Marten and Pascual Sisto.&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">As well as a program of screenings including: John Smith, Merce Cunningham, Sophia Al-Maria, Charles Atlas,&nbsp;Ericka Beckman, Derek Boshier, Joan Jonas, Ohad Fishof, Tzion Abraham Hazan, Babette Mangolte, Sara Magenheimer, Rashaad Newsome, Shahryar Nashat, A. Michael Noll, and Martine Syms. There will be performances staged by Ryan Gander, and Adam Linder, as well as a conversation with writer Alexander Keefe.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:47:23 +0000 Mark Bradford - Hammer Museum - August 2nd 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist <strong>Mark Bradford </strong>and law professor <strong>Anita Hill </strong>discuss feminism as a gateway to activism and social justice, and their interdisciplinary methods for speaking truth to power. Bradford is a member of the National Academy, a 2009 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of the Arts. His new body of work touches on the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pervasive cultural racism, and homophobia. Equality and civil rights advocate Anita Hill is a professor of law, public policy, and women&rsquo;s studies at the Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management. She is the author of <em>Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home </em>and <em>Speaking Truth to Power.</em></p> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:16:40 +0000 Group Show - Human Resources - August 2nd 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1978, frustrated by his country&rsquo;s inability to produce quality films, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il embarked on a plan to appropriate proven foreign resources.&nbsp; With this intent he carried out the well-documented abduction of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang Ok and his ex-wife, the actress Choi Eun Hee, independently of each other during visits to Hong Kong.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Approximately two years after the abductions, Kim held a celebratory banquet in which the two captives were presented as guests of honor.&nbsp; Only then, upon seeing each other, did they become aware of their parallel circumstances.&nbsp; This reunion, coupled with a rather heartfelt admission by Kim himself, revealed the true significance of his fantastic and aggressive gesture &ndash; the desire to find a poetic moment from within the perfectly constructed ideology he embodied.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Shin and Choi produced thirteen films in the following six years of their strange circumstance (during which they were remarried), until they escaped while attending a Viennese film festival. They would eventually migrate to Los Angeles, where Shin worked under the pseudonym, Simon Sheen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening&nbsp;August 2nd&nbsp;4-7pm<br />5:30 pm&nbsp;performance by Dawn Kasper</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:42:56 +0000 Jeff Iorillo, Mike Vegas, Tom Castelazo - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - August 2nd 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Jeff Iorillo, Mike Vegas, Tom Castelazo</strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Group Exhibit</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><strong>July 30-Aug. 14<sup>th</sup>, 2015</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Aug. 2<sup>nd</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. &ndash; Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 2 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex &nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (April 28<sup>TH</sup>, 2015) </strong>In a group show at LA Artcore's Brewery annex, three artists who stretch the limits of their materials and produce abstraction that challenges our sense of objectivity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tom Castelazo works cooperatively with his materials, primarily metal mesh and paint, to produce wall mounted sculptures that are in essence bas-reliefs describing the flow of a line. Viewed from the side, one experiences the physical movements of the artist as he interacts with the material's pliability.&nbsp; Viewed from the front, these movements towards grace, chance and serendipity produce a fascinating texture and filtered light and shadow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mike Vegas has been producing a range of work for nearly 30 years, working in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and photography.&nbsp; The artist has also&nbsp; produced a few books of his work.&nbsp; At first glance his passion for diffused color, earthy pigmentation, and the patterns caused by natural forces, decay, crazing and overlay are clearly something he enjoys.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jeff Iorillo contrasts well with the other artists he exhibits with, promising large works thick and encrusted with paint using a variety of techniques. &nbsp;From activated, energetic gestural work on easel paintings, to substantial, engrossing wall mounted pavements of poured, diluted and manipulated paint, his work is substantial enough to give any viewer something to chew on. &nbsp;(Written by R. Seitz)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday Aug. 2<sup>nd</sup>, 2015, 1&ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With The Artist Series </em>at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</strong></p> <p>650A S. Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Thurs-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore promotes the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:48:35 +0000 Rick Oginz - LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts - August 2nd 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p align="center"><strong>LA ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Rick Oginz - </strong></em><em><strong>Solo Sculpture &amp; Drawing Show</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>July 29-Aug 14<sup>th</sup>, 2015</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday August 2<sup>nd</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Union Center</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 4 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts &nbsp;</em></p> <p align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (June 17<sup>TH</sup>, 2015) </strong>LA Artcore is pleased to present Oginz's first Solo Show in LA since 2005, where the artist exhibited sculpture and drawings regularly for thirty years. Oginz's drawings and sculptures entertain and anthropomorphize socio-technological ideas into scenes of tactility, complexity, and whimsy. A defining mark of Oginz's process is in experimentation and simultaneous embrace of divergent narratives, materials, and forms where rigid thematic cohesion is subverted by developing technical and conceptual ideas. What unfolds is a recurring dialogue between societal advancement and its dissolution. Oginz imbues his work with both primitive, futuristic and industrialist perspectives as they awkwardly, humorously, and painstakingly attempt to reconcile each other's respective visions. Oginz's art traverses a world of inherent confusion as a product of man's creation. Oginz was an early participant&nbsp;to the Downtown L.A. artist &nbsp;community establishing a studio on Broadway in 1978. Oginz was a &nbsp;board member of LACE in its formative years,&nbsp; a professor at Otis for nineteen years, and exhibited a retrospective of drawings at LACMA in 1997. For more information, please see</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday August 2<sup>nd</sup>, 2015, 3&ndash;5 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With The Artist Series </em>at 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts</strong></p> <p>120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wed-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore promotes the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:18:29 +0000 Les Biller - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - August 2nd 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><strong>Les Biller</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Q &amp; A&nbsp;with&nbsp;</strong><strong>Molly Barnes</strong></p> <div><strong>Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 3PM</strong><br />at 1923 South Santa Fe Avenue #100, Los Angeles, CA 90021</div> <div>RSVP -&gt;&nbsp;<a href=";body=Please%20RSVP%20me%3A%0A%0A(%20First%20%26%20Last%20Name)%20%2B%20(%200%20)%20Guests%0A%0Afor%20the%20Les%20Biller%20Q%2BA%20w%2FMolly%20Barnes%20on%0A%0ASunday%2C%20August%202%2C%202015%20at%203%3A00PM.%0A%0AThanks." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Parking:</strong><br />Lot available next&nbsp;to/directly south of&nbsp;Gallery on S Santa Fe Ave&nbsp;+ plenty of street parking along&nbsp;side streets 11th St. &amp; 15th St.&nbsp;on weekends.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:02:26 +0000 Jenni Olson - Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - August 2nd 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>Los Angeles Filmforum presents </strong></p> <p><strong>The Royal Road, by Jenni Olson</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>Sunday Aug 2, 2015, 7:30 pm </strong></strong></p> <p><strong>At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028</strong></p> <p>Filmmaker Jenni Olson in person!</p> <p>&ldquo;A breathtaking cinematic essay&hellip;a masterpiece.&rdquo;<strong>&mdash; </strong>Sam Fragoso, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Roger</a></p> <p>&ldquo;A beguiling meditation&hellip;.serenely accomplished.&rdquo; &mdash; Dennis Harvey, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Variety</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From acclaimed filmmaker Jenni Olson, THE ROYAL ROAD is a stunning feature-length cinematic essay that offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity, the quest for unattainable women, and Alfred Hitchcock&rsquo;s <em>Vertigo</em>&mdash;all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.</p> <p>For more event information: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>, or 323-377-7238&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.&nbsp; Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> or at the door.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Screening</span></p> <p><strong><em>The Royal Road</em></strong> (2015, USA, 16mm/HD, color, 65 minutes)</p> <p>Jenni Olson, Writer-Director-Voiceover; Sophie Constantinou, Cinematographer; Dawn Logsdon, Editor; Jim Lively, Sound; Julie Dorf, Producer</p> <p>A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, <em>The Royal Road</em> offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock's <em>Vertigo</em> &mdash; all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California&nbsp; landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.</p> <p>I strive in my films to achieve a combination of essayistic personal reflection,&nbsp; romanticized fictional narrative, the sharing of lesser-known histories &mdash; all&nbsp; against a backdrop of carefully composed urban landscape images. Deceptively simple California urban landscapes serve as the framework for the film's lyrically-written voiceover which combines rigorous historical research with a stream-of-consciousness personal monologue and relates these seemingly disparate stories from an intimate, colloquial perspective to tell a one-of-a-kind California tale. Shot on 16mm film and contemplatively crafted of long takes, <em>The Royal Road</em> is a film about landscapes and desire, memory and history - and the stories we tell.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jenni Olson</strong> is one of the world's leading experts on LGBT cinema history and is currently VP of e-commerce at Her debut feature film, <em>The Joy of Life</em>, world premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play a pivotal role in renewing debate about the need for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as earning the 2005 Outfest Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement and the 2005 NewFest Award for Best U.S. Screenplay. Jenni&rsquo;s most recent short film, 575 Castro St. premiered at Sundance and the Berlin Panorama in 2009. Commissioned for the release of Gus Van Sant&rsquo;s <em>Milk</em>, the film can still be seen online at the Milk website, on the Sundance YouTube Screening Room page, and in a permanent installation at 575 Castro Street (home of the Human Rights Campaign Action Center &amp; Store).</p> <p>In 1995 Jenni was one of the founders of where she established the massive queer film industry resource, PopcornQ and pioneered the first online showcase for LGBT short films (the PlanetOut Online Cinema). More recently she co-founded the first global LGBT streaming movie platform, She is on many advisory boards including the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, and Canyon Cinema. She is also on the board of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and is very proud to be the co-founder of the legendary Queer Brunch at Sundance. She frequently serves as an advisor to filmmakers and is currently a consultant on Deb Shoval&rsquo;s new lesbian feature, AWOL (now in pre-production).</p> <p>As a film collector and archivist Jenni&rsquo;s historical movie trailer programs (including the ever-popular: Homo Promo, which is now available on DVD) have been shown at film festivals around the world, as have her many short films and videos. In addition to her vast curatorial experience (including stints at the Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Francisco LGBT Film Festivals) Jenni has written extensively about LGBT film since 1985 for publications too numerous to mention.</p> <p>---------------<br /> This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; Bloomberg Philanthropies; and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.</p> <p>Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation.&nbsp; 2015 is our 40<sup>th</sup> year.</p> <p>Memberships available, $70 single, $115 dual, or $50 single student</p> <p>Contact us at</p> <p>Find us online at</p> <p>Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LosAngFilmforum!</p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:49:49 +0000 Elin O'Hara Slavick - Cohen Gallery - August 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Cohen Gallery is proud to announce&nbsp;<em>Seventy Year Old Shadows of Hiroshima</em>, an exhibition featuring photographic works by elin o&rsquo;Hara slavick.&nbsp; The exhibition will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibited works are from the artist&rsquo;s recent series,&nbsp;<em>After Hiroshima</em>, a visual essay on the incalculable loss from the dropping of&nbsp;<em>Little Boy</em>&nbsp;on Hiroshima. &nbsp;In this series, slavick presents cyanotypes and pigment prints of ordinary objects that survived and were transformed by the atomic explosion. The artist was allowed special permission inside the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Archive to photograph these artifacts.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These photographic works are an attempt to address &ndash; historically, poetically, and visually &ndash; all that is still gone since the beginning of the post-nuclear age, 70 years ago.&nbsp;<em>After Hiroshima</em>&nbsp;is a soliloquy to the potential that a nonviolent image has to speak for something so violent as nuclear warfare; to the limitations of visual representation itself. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As James Elkins wrote in his essay on this series,&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;making images of ladders, bottles, combs, and leaves is a way of saying: I cannot represent what happened to people in Hiroshima, because I cannot re-present it as art. It&rsquo;s not that the people who suffered could not, cannot, or should not, be represented: it is that they cannot be re-presented in a fine art context. All that is left for art is to look aside, at other things, at surrogates, at things so ordinary and empty that they evoke, unexpectedly but intensely, the world of pain. I am not sure if this is ethically sufficient, but I think in this case it feels ethically necessary."</em>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">elin o&rsquo;Hara slavick has exhibited her work throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. She is the author of&nbsp;<strong><em>Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography</em></strong>&nbsp;(Charta, 2007), with a forward by Howard Zinn, and&nbsp;<strong><em>After Hiroshima</em></strong>&nbsp;(Daylight Books, 2013), with an essay by James Elkins. elin o&rsquo;Hara slavick was nominated for the 2015&nbsp;<em>Prix de Pictet</em>. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies and a Professor of Visual Art, Theory, and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lorene Delany-Ullman will give a poetry reading during the Reception. An award-winning poet and writer, Delany-Ullman currently teaches at UC Irvine.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Artist Reception</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>August 6, 2015 from 7-9pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>On the Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima</em></p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:53:25 +0000 - Hammer Museum - August 6th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>Sandra Phillips</strong>, senior curator of photography, SFMOMA, leads a walkthrough of the exhibition.</p> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:18:41 +0000 - Various Small Fires - August 6th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us&nbsp;for&nbsp;<a href=";id=0537c05c57&amp;e=725de708a3" target="_blank"><strong>Subject To Change</strong>,</a>&nbsp;a VSF panel discussion&nbsp;<strong>Thursday,&nbsp;August 6th,&nbsp;7:30pm</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>Andrea Fraser<br />Amelia Jones<br />Vanessa Place</strong><br /><strong>Hamza Walker</strong><br /><br />Moderated by&nbsp;<strong>Esther Kim Varet</strong><br /><br />Panelists discuss the role of the artists, curators, and critics&nbsp;in addressing work that escapes its intended institutional frame, and the question of the unforseen audience response.&nbsp;Art is always site-specific, even if that site is the general site of the gallery. If artists are responsible for the representations of their art and curators responsible for its framing, and critics for its external contextualization, what becomes of these responsibilities when art generates an unanticipated response? What happens when a work&rsquo;s context, and arguably, content, shifts because of unrelated current events or its reception by a more general (non-art) public? In the age of social media and the involuntary archive, can art ever remain within the field of art?<br /><br />This panel has been organized in conjunction with VSF's&nbsp;current exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Slick &amp;&nbsp;The Sticky</em>.&nbsp;</a></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:54:39 +0000 Margaret Lee, Emily Sundblad - Hannah Hoffman Gallery - August 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:53:43 +0000 José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - August 7th 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Building on the themes of tolerance and acceptance ubiquitous in his work, Rodolfo combines beloved animated characters with pop culture icons and scenes from art history with delirious moments of the domestic and the divine.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Wonder Pop</strong> is the heroic herald of the zeitgeist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Happy Endings are no longer the proprietary dream of fairytale fiction, but even as taboos crumble, social vulnerability reveals a reality hithertofore unseen by the disenfranchised.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">How will fragile situations alter extraordinary beings when notions of sin and suppression have been discarded?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The answer is a heady blend of entertainment, fashion, and excess with a subversive sprinkle of magical kitsch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Come celebrate the age of equality with <strong>Wonder Pop</strong>!</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:23:22 +0000 J.A.W. Cooper - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - August 7th 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>J.A.W. Cooper</strong> was born in England and grew up in Kenya, Sweden, Ireland and the United States. A love of drawing and a fascination toward nature, other cultures, and different ways of perceiving the world evolved naturally while travelling the globe with ecologist parents, and these early influences continue to inform Cooper&rsquo;s work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">J.A.W. Cooper&rsquo;s newest series &ldquo;<strong><em>Viscera</em></strong>&rdquo; explores instinct and intuition as the spark of creation, to delight the feral child at our core.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:27:01 +0000 Margaux Ogden - ltd los angeles - August 7th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:42:44 +0000