ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 David Hockney - L.A. Louver - July 15th - September 19th <p>LA. Louver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by David Hockney. Developed by Hockney over the past two years in his Los Angeles studio. the new works explore the relationship between painting and photography, the artist's interest in depicting perspective. as well as his fascination with using new technology to create images.</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Painters have always known there is something wrong with perspective. The problem is the foreground and the vanishing point... Well not now. Digital photography can free us from a chemically imposed perspective that has lasted for 180 years.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right;">David Hockney, Los Angeles.</p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">2015 Throughout his 50-year career, experimentation with technology has been at the core of Hockney&rsquo;s work and curiosity. At 77 years of age, Hockney continues his relentless endeavor to develop new methods of image making. The photographs in the exhibition, described by Hockney as "photographic drawings.&rdquo; are comprised of hundreds of images, all captured at close range. The collection of digital images is then seamlessly stitched together and enhanced to construct a singular composition. but with multiple vanishing points. This approach echoes Hockney&rsquo;s earlier photographic collages that used processed film prints, one of the most recognized being<em> Pearblossom Hwy, 11-18th April, 1986 #2</em> (Collection of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. CA). Both traditional and digital methods elevate photography as a medium to&nbsp;&nbsp;portray altered perspective, and the notion of time within a pictorial space. However, Hockney&rsquo;s new technique embraces the possibilities of the digital age, and pushes the sense of spatial dimension in these innovative images beyond that of their chemical counterparts. &ldquo;Everything in the photograph is taken very close. Each photograph has a vanishing point, so instead of just one I get many vanishing points.&rdquo; says Hockney. &ldquo;It is this that gives them an almost 3D effect without the glasses. I think this opens up photography into something new.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a decade-long residence in East Yorkshire producing landscape works of the English countryside, Hockney returned to Los Angeles in 2013 and immediately began a productive period of painting in the studio. These paintings, including portraits of friends, studio assistants and visitors, as well as studio interiors, informed the conceptual basis for Hockney's new photographic series. Painting allowed Hockney to &nbsp;determine subject and composition, but moreover, it provided the visual &nbsp;understanding of how to frame each photograph. A selection of these paintings is also on view. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Painting and Photography</em> marks Hockney&rsquo;s 16th solo exhibition at L.A. &nbsp;Louver since 1978. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully illustrated catalogue, designed by the artist, has been published on the occasion of the exhibition.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:19:45 +0000 - Human Resources - June 29th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Michelada Think Tank</a>&nbsp;on Monday, June 29 at 7pm for the launch of&nbsp;<strong>Race, Art, &amp; Survival</strong>. This project is part of our summer residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Chats About Change</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br />In this kick-off session we pose the question, &ldquo;If there were a PoC Survival Guide for artists, what topics would you want it to cover?&rdquo; This think tank will serve to "crowdsource" content for the survival guide we all wish we had. Artists and activists of color are invited to a conversation where we share the relevant issues and survival skills encountered and employed by communities of color working in the arts.&nbsp;<br /><br />Come have a michelada, vent, and let&rsquo;s figure out how to&nbsp;help one another.&nbsp;<br /><br />White allies who'd like to attend are welcome as respectful observers, giving space for the concern of artists and activists of color.<br /><br />More about the project:<br /><br />Are we so busy surviving that we forget to be radical?<br /><br />This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT) will inhabit the LACE Project Room with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT will bring people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world. The knowledge generated in these discussions will be compiled and published as a "PoC Survival Guide" in LACE&rsquo;s Project Room, and later as a book. This guide will be a tongue-in-cheek look at how artists are impacted by race. If artists of color can come together as a community to make survival easier, we can then begin to foster more radical artistic practices.<br /><br />MTT will be holding think tanks at sites where communities of color are working; some of the sessions will be open forums at LACE while other sessions will take place elsewhere.<br /><br />Race, Art, and Survival - Michelada Think Tank &amp; Chats About Change is a continuation of the Chats About Change series, a project organized by artists Robby Herbst and Elana Mann, which was initiated with a symposium in January of 2015. Chats About Change asks questions, wages debates, and supports artists and activists seeking experimental ways to affect Southern California and beyond.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:09:59 +0000 Group Show - Kohn Gallery - July 17th - September 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Kohn Gallery is pleased to announce <em>The West Coast AvantGarde: 1950 &ndash; Present</em>, an exciting group show spanning generations of California-based artists whose varied practices gave rise to a style that resonates in both art history and younger artists today. Many of the most influential post-war American art movements are closely tied to the West Coast, despite being written out of the art historical record until very recently. Pop, Light and Space, action painting, assemblage, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Hard Edge, to name a few, all had roots in California. Many of these California-based artists knew, or knew of, each other and together developed an avantgarde sensibility that transcended their stylistic or generational differences.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The West Coast Avant Garde: 1950 &ndash; Present</em> is a survey of the incredible work made in California beginning in the mid-1950&rsquo;s and continuing to present day by a careful selection of influential artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kohn Gallery has championed the careers of West Coast artists for 30 years, not only by representing canonical artists such as as Bruce Conner, Wallace Berman, Joe Goode, John Altoon and Larry Bell, but also by creating challenging and meaningful contemporary contexts.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:43:50 +0000 - 356 Mission - June 28th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Hired by 356 S. Mission Road&nbsp;<br /><br />First servicing:&nbsp;Sunday, June 28,&nbsp;3 - 5 PM&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:08:52 +0000 Joe Sola - Tif Sigfrids - July 11th - August 8th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">TIF SIGFRIDS</strong><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;is pleased to announce <em><strong>A</strong></em>&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"><em>Painted Horse by Joe Sola (with Matthew Chambers, Sayre Gomez, Rudy K. Slobeck, and others).</em></strong><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">&nbsp; The show will be open by appointment only from&nbsp;July 11&nbsp; &ndash; August 8.&nbsp; This is Joe Sola&rsquo;s second solo exhibition with the gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">For this show, Sola explores the use of everyday materials and techniques common to contemporary animal grooming practices and presents us with a painted miniature horse.&nbsp;&nbsp; Originally bred as pets for nobility in the 17th century and known to be amongst the rare species of animals in King Louis XIV&rsquo;s menagerie at Versailles, Sola embraces the animal&rsquo;s potential for visual pleasure and transposes an abstract language onto this rather unconventional painting surface.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">With palatial images in mind, the artist will transform the gallery to resemble the dining room of a prosperous collector of contemporary art.&nbsp; Surrounded by walls adorned with new works by Matthew Chambers,&nbsp;Sayre Gomez, and Rudy K. Slobeck, Riba, the painted horse, will roam freely as if at home.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">In a departure from a recent body of work that explores the way in which art can frame the space that surrounds it (<em>Portraits: An Exhibition in Tif Sigfrids&rsquo; Ear</em>, TIF SIGFRIDS 2013,&nbsp;<em>Brownsound</em>, Art Expo Chicago 2014,&nbsp;<em>Car salespeople selling my paintings at Art Los Angeles Contemporary</em>, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 2015), Sola explores the inverse in a setting in which it is possible for the context of domesticity to open up new and appealing possibilities for understanding his artwork.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Joe Sola&rsquo;s work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. 2013, Nudes Descending a Staircase, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2009, and Hard Targets: Masculinity and Sport, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 2008.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">His work is held in several museum collections including, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles;&nbsp;The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia;&nbsp;The Portland Museum of Art;&nbsp;and the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br />Riba, the horse that will be used as part of this exhibition, will only be in the installation for opening hours.For the duration of the exhibition she will be shuttled to and from her loving home in the San Fernando Valley by a professional horse wrangler who will look after her general health and provide her with fresh water and choice hay throughout the day. &nbsp;During the exhibition she will receive daily Reike treatments to both measure and support her well being.&nbsp; The artist, working with a leading professional animal&nbsp;groomer, used creative grooming hair dye specifically designed for use on animals.<span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Only four visitors at a time will be permitted into the gallery to view the exhibition.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The gallery will be open by appointment only,&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Saturday, July 11&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;August 8</span>.</strong>Appointments are 20 minutes each between the hours of&nbsp;11 AM and 3&nbsp;PM&nbsp;each day. Between the hours of&nbsp;1:00&nbsp;- 2:00 PM&nbsp;the horse will be given a break and will not be available for viewing. &nbsp;Please note that there will be no&nbsp;opening reception&nbsp;the evening of&nbsp;Saturday, July 11&nbsp;and appointments for this day between the hours of&nbsp;11 AM - 3&nbsp;PM&nbsp;will be limited.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Special thanks to interior designer Adam Straus for his indelible contribution to the exhibition.</span></p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:06:41 +0000 Thomas Demand, Elad Lassry, Catherine Opie - Hammer Museum - June 28th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists&nbsp;Thomas Demand,&nbsp;Elad Lassry, and&nbsp;Catherine Opie&nbsp;discuss themes in the exhibition&nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">Perfect Likeness</a>&nbsp;</em>with curator&nbsp;Russell Ferguson.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:00:56 +0000 Group Show - Roberts & Tilton - July 18th - August 15th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>New Babylon<br /> Organized by Michael Dopp<br /> July 18 - August 15, 2015<br /> Opening Reception: July 18th, 6-8pm</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Edgar Bryan</p> <p>Joakim Dahlqvist</p> <p>Micheal Dopp</p> <p>Nick Fisher</p> <p>Sara Gernsbacher</p> <p>Marcus Herse</p> <p>Whitney Hubbs</p> <p>Shoshi Kanokohata</p> <p>Nevine Mahmoud</p> <p>Thomas McDonell</p> <p>Isaac Resnikoff</p> <p>Philippe de Sablet</p> <p>Estelle Srivijittakar</p> <p>Bobbi Woods</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Roberts &amp; Tilton is pleased to present New Babylon, an exhibition organized by Michael Dopp. The exhibition brings together fourteen artists based on an underlying sensibility exploring the collaborative aggregate as a symbolic social space with moveable articulations. New Babylon takes its form as a freestanding structure designed by architect Joakim Dahlqvist, with the artworks on view - sculpture, painting, ceramic, and photography - functioning as both autonomous objects and site-specific installations within the building's apparatus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a gallery turned out from within itself, New Babylon is as much a structure of wood as it is space. Its seemingly unfinished state - a framework of 2x4's with open walls and ceilings - allows for an uninterrupted process, or wandering, through the site. In this arrangement, space is both paradoxically delineated and unlimited. As a result of this articulation of new variables through the inclusion of art, the individual works become increasingly more complex when viewed alongside and within this structural containment.</p> <p>Dopp's hybridized methodology of participating as and alongside artists represents a new generation of contemporary art practice born of necessity and its surroundings. This affinity first took form as No Vex, an artist-run dj and performance night Dopp organized with Calvin Marcus, and later Lisa Madonna. No Vex occurred every Tuesday night at the Hyperion Tavern, Silver Lake from early 2012 through late 2014. Dopp's was an open bar collaboration conceived, curated, and constructed by Isaac Resnikoff, Michael Dopp, and Calvin Marcus in 2014. Initially hosted at Marcus's studio in Lincoln Heights, its last incarnation was at 356 Mission during the 2014 World Cup series. Dopp's was part of a consecutive series of exhibitions and events coalescing the spirit of collaboration and social space with artists whose work emphasized sport, leisure, and could be purposed as functional items in a bar setting. Arturo Bandini, Dopp's current project with Resnikoff, continues in bringing together disparate artists in a similar fashion as did No Vex and Dopp's.&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The tenant of constant through Dopp's various gestures remains his investigation into the interrelation between the creative act and the social act. In New Babylon, Dopp returns to the site of architecture as the source of collaboration. Whereas Dopp's was a space built within another space, Arturo Bandini is an autonomous structure built from the ground up; New Babylon encompasses both. Cohabiting between modes of representation, New Babylon is an alternative situation challenging the definition of the art object through its placement, and displacement, in spaces of collectivism.</p> <p>For additional information, please contact Camille Weiner at, 323.549.0223. Gallery hours are Tuesday &ndash; Saturday, 11:00am &ndash; 6:00pm.<br /> Roberts &amp; Tilton is located between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard.<br /> Parking is available on the street and at Dunn Edwards located 1/2 block east of the gallery.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:55:40 +0000 Ian Ingram, Larry Rivers, Charles Pfahl - 101/EXHIBIT - May 30th - August 4th <p>101/EXHIBIT is now highlighting a distinguished selection of gallery inventory works by artists Charles Pfahl, Ian Ingram, and Larry Rivers. The works assembled together here have not been previously exhibited on the West Coast. The feature will run until Tuesday, August 4th at 8920 Melrose Ave on the corner of North Almont Drive, one block south of Santa Monica Blvd.</p> <p>Since 2009, 101/EXHIBIT has managed sole representation of American Realist painter Charles Pfahl (American, 1946-2013) and the estate upon his passing. On view will be an assortment of 2D works ranging from early drawings and mixed media paintings to the large-scale oil on canvas, entitled Shadow, which is the final painting completed by the artist. The gallery has also produced a new 263 page monograph with a JHT Genuine cloth wrapped cover and slip case which is now available at the gallery or through the site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(click for info)</a>.</p> <p>Ian Ingram came to be represented by 101/EXHIBIT in the wake of the closing of Barry Friedman, Ltd in New York City, who previously represented the artist. On view will be three large-scale charcoal on paper self portraits ranging from 2009-13. The artist is currently producing his first solo show with the gallery set for the winter of 2015-16.</p> <p>The gallery will also feature a number of privately held selections by the late American Pop Artist Larry Rivers. As the gallery looks deeper into the career of the artist and his significance within the context of the 20th century, we would like to share a pre-emptive glimpse of his Construct paintings as we plan our forthcoming survey of his Birds of America works from the late 1990s.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:58:38 +0000 Bart Exposito - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects - July 10th - August 22nd Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:45:26 +0000 Shana Lutker - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects - July 10th - August 22nd Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:45:18 +0000 Margaret Lee, Emily Sundblad - Hannah Hoffman Gallery - August 6th - September 12th Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:33:28 +0000 Lucia Koch - Christopher Grimes Gallery - July 10th - September 4th <div class="text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Lucia Koch. </strong>Throughout her career Lucia Koch has become known for her interventions within existing architecture, either through her use of sculpture, photography, video or colored filters. In this, her second exhibition with the gallery, she will intersect the entire space with a gradient printed on fabric &mdash; something that moves in space but is constant, subtle, transformative and never repeating. In addition, ordinary windows will be replaced with colored panels disrupting one&rsquo;s expectation, and images of small, empty containers enlarged to architectural scale disassociate the photographs from their references and challenge how we relate to space. Through all of these strategies, Koch elevates basic elements of architecture to effect change in one&rsquo;s immediate atmosphere and physical surroundings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lucia Koch (b. 1966, Porto Alegre, Brazil) lives and works in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. She has recently participated in <em>Prospect 3</em>, New Orleans, LA (2015), curated by Franklin Sirmans; <em>Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil</em>, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2014); <em>A Sense of Place</em>, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA (2014); and <em>Re-emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography</em>, 11<sup>th</sup> Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2013). She has been included in the 11th Biennale de Lyon, France (2011); 27th Bienal de S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil (2006); 2nd, 5th and 8th editions of the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil (1999, 2005 and 2011); and the 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2003). Her work has been included in such exhibitions as,<em> Another Place</em>, Museum of Modern Art of S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil (2011), and <em>When Lives Become Form</em>, Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco, CA (2009), which was also on view at Contemporary Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2008). Koch&rsquo;s work is in the collections of such institutions as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Pinacoteca do Estado de S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil and Museu de Arte Moderna de S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil, among others. In 2016 she will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.</p> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:32:36 +0000 - Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills - July 9th - August 21st Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:37:14 +0000 Charlotte Waters, Craig Calderwood, Frankie Palombo, Hannah Juarez, Kim Ye, Leticia Maldonado, Shane Ladd, Shelley Holcomb, Whitney Gibson - Pehrspace in Echo Park - June 26th 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM <p>Your favorite x-rated radio show Whits &amp; Giggles is proud to present <em>So Anxious</em> a group exhibition centered around their favorite subject: SEXXX. This one night slumber party-themed event features work from local LA artists and a musical performance by rap group&nbsp;<a id="js_r" href="" data-gt="{&quot;entity_id&quot;:&quot;808127319210144&quot;,&quot;entity_path&quot;:&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=808127319210144&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" rel="nofollow">Jung Money</a>.</p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:01:15 +0000