ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Nicodim Gallery - August 6th - August 20th <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p1"><strong>Omul Negru (The Boogeyman)</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>August 6 &ndash; 20, 2016</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Opening: August 6, 6pm-8pm</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>It&rsquo;s an election year in the United States of America. For which Boogeyman will you vote? The people of America will be divided on a level that civil uprising will never solve. Our lives are hurtling ever closer to democracy&rsquo;s glass ceiling, na&iuml;ve to the ominous reset on the other side. Never has our democracy been so readied for a tyrannical awakening. Big Brother, Donald Trump, or Artificial Intelligence all loom above, ready to take over.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>We are religiously superstitious. Behavior, social mores, architecture, time and culture are all negotiated to some degree by superstition that we&rsquo;ve lost or assimilated to the point of forgetting. All superstitious ritual has either the function to ward off evil or bring good luck, both semantic turns from darkness. Death and its harbingers are the predominant force lurking in those shadows. Despite our intense culture of logic, even the most atheistic person becomes agnostic when confronted with evil.&nbsp;Hollywood and folklore have offered us a storytelling culture that repeats the same fables with different characters. The intensity of the path surrounded by evil is ever-present and varies in each specific tale. The Boogeyman remains a generous constant in universal language and symbolism. It serves as a flexible means for keeping the victim in a state of fear. By lacking a clear face or identity, it is the perfect portrait for all irrational fears - an adaptably direct personification of pure evil.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>The exhibition, curated by Aaron Moulton, is titled &ldquo;Omul Negru&rdquo;, Romanian for &ldquo;the man in black.&rdquo; Spanning forty artworks entangled within the energies of this chosen time and place, Omul Negru is an anthropological occurrence, one comprised of both cultural enactment and ritual embodiment, initiated to explore the varied notions of the Boogeyman. It is in effect a celebration of civilization&rsquo;s most important character, a figure that has transcended within the 21st Century culture into a monster of ever-expanding applications. This spectrum of visual culture&rsquo;s darkest corner is traced through artists, martyrs, serial killers, madmen, and monsters to explore the many faces as well as the facelessness of the Boogeyman. It traverses the origins, stereotypologies and embodiments of the Boogeyman through contemporary, historical, and archetypal lenses - staging an ominous atmosphere of summoning and possession.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Artists: Daniel Albrigo, Will Boone, Mike Bouchet, BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Gunter Brus, Brian Butler, Church of Euthanasia, John Duncan, Damien Echols, Brock Enright, Bob Flanagan, John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, Adrian Ghenie, Douglas Gordon, John Houck, Jim Jones, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ted Kaczynski, Daniel Keller, Mike Kelley, Marco Lavagetto, Lazaros, Tala Madani, Lionel Maunz, Asger Kali Mason Ravnkilde Moulton, Alban Muja, Ciprian Muresan, Steven Parrino, Hamid Piccardo, Ana Prvacki, Jon Rafman, Sheree Rose, Sterling Ruby, Benja Sachau, Max Hooper Schneider, Richard Serra, Robert Therrien, Banks Violette, Ecaterina Vrana, Zhao Yang, and Zhou Yilun.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>A full-color catalogue with texts by Aaron Moulton, Alissa Bennet, an interview with Dr. Philip Zimbardo, an anthology of evil words and images, and installation views will be published. Opening, accompanied by the book-signing event, will be held on August 6, from 6pm to 8pm.</strong></p> <p class="p5"><span style="color: #4404fa;"><strong>On another note, if you have any used and unwanted objects, such as electric toys,&nbsp;battery powered toys, (both for children and adults), obsolete carnival equipments, kinetic objects, used and leftover sandpaper, and any curious tchotchkes, please bring to our gallery and donate to Chinese artist Tong Kunniao whose September show with us requires a large number of discarded objects. Thank you.</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:09:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - October 8th - October 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">As an institution, MOAH is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture through an ever-growing collection of both artifacts and art. One of a museum&rsquo;s primary functions is stewardship&mdash;the responsible planning and management of resources. At MOAH, this objective is implemented is through a focus on preserving Southern California&rsquo;s unique history via the Museum&rsquo;s extensive collection. As such, the art in this retrospective includes contributions by both local and internationally known artists, featuring pieces that represent our region both literally, with the inclusion of early California landscapes, and conceptually, with a nod to community involvement in the aerospace industry and artists&rsquo; use of new materials, resin and plastics. Beginning in 2012, the Museum developed its Juried Collection, which features the work of local artists who took top awards at MOAH&rsquo;s annual All-Media Juried Exhibition. Through its dynamic collection, MOAH celebrates the richness of the region and the unique qualities that encompass the Antelope Valley.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:38:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Robert T. McCall, Robert Schaar - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - August 13th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">In late 1946, 13 engineers from the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Virginia arrived at Edwards Air Force Base to establish what is now known as NASA&rsquo;s Armstrong Flight Research Center, participating in the first supersonic research flights by the Bell X-1 rocket plane. Just a year later, on October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager flew his Bell X-1 over Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards, reaching an altitude of 40,000 feet and exceeding speeds of 662 mph, breaking the sound barrier for the first time in aviation history. Today, NASA&rsquo;s Armstrong Flight Research Center is the primary hub of atmospheric flight research and operations in the United States, housing some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Critical in carrying out missions of space exploration and aeronautical research and development, the Center continues to accelerate advances and make important discoveries in the fields of science, technology, operations and testing. The Center also houses a fleet of manned and un-manned environmental science aircraft which support new developments in the fields of Astrophysics and Earth Science, fulfilling NASA&rsquo;s goals of enhancing education, knowledge, innovation, economic vitality and stewardship of the Earth.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Probing the Sky features over 50 pieces borrowed from the Flight Research Center&rsquo;s collection, detailing the illustrious history of aviation innovation in Southern California. Featured works include &ldquo;The Apollo Story&rdquo; by the late aerospace artist Dr. Robert T. McCall, Robert Schaar&rsquo;s painted portraits of the NACA/NASA pilots inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor on The BLVD and various paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists known for their work in and about the aerospace industry. Dr. Robert T. McCall&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Apollo Story&rdquo; is a suite of five original cold stone lithographs depicting the legacy of the Apollo moon-landing program. Cold stone lithography is a printing process in which artists use greasy drawing materials to make original images on limestone, which is then chemically etched. Exhibiting artist Robert Schaar is a highly regarded portrait painter who is one of an elite group of artists comprising the NASA Art Program; his work was included in NASA&rsquo;s Visions of Flight program, viewed in museums worldwide. Schaar&rsquo;s &ldquo;Walk of Honor&rdquo; portraits feature test pilots whose aviation careers were marked by significant achievements beyond one accomplishment. Shown together, these works comprise a vivid retelling of some of the most significant figures and achievements in aeronautics.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:38:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, in collaboration with Los Angeles' Thinkspace Gallery, is pleased to present The New Vanguard, featuring works by over 55 artists from the New Contemporary Movement. The exhibition will present one of the largest cross-sections of artists working within the movement's diverse vernaculars, ever shown within a museological context in California to date. An ambitious compilation, The New Vanguard will bring together some of the most relevant and dynamic artists currently practicing from all over the world. The exhibition, opening August 13, will take place in tandem with this year's installment of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley.&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will feature site-specific murals and installations within the museum by Alex Yanes, Bumblebeelovesyou, Meggs, and Yoskay Yamamoto, a solo presentation of works by Scott Listfield in the Vault Gallery, and a diverse group exhibition of works in the South Gallery, including pieces by Aaron Li-Hill, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Amandalynn, Amy Sol, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, C215, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig &lsquo;Skibs&rsquo; Barker, Cryptik, Dan Lydersen, Dan-ah Kim, Derek Gores, Dulk, Erik Siador, Felipe Pantone, Fernando Chamarelli, Glennray Tutor, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Icy and Sot, Jacub Gagnon, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana &amp; JS, Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One), Jeremy Hush, Joel Daniel Phillips, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kyle Stewart, Linnea Strid, Lisa Ericson, Low Bros, Lunar New Year, Mando Marie, Marco Mazzoni, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Warren Jacques, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matthew Grabelsky, Meggs, Mike Egan, Nosego, Pam Glew, Ricky Lee Gordon, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, Tony Philipppou, Wiley Wallace, X-O, and Yosuke Ueno.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">The POW! WOW! Antelope Valley project will include public works by Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, Bumblebeelovesyou, David Flores, Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Mando Marie, Mark Dean Veca, Meggs, Michael Jones and Yoskay Yamamoto. All the works will be centered around the area of the museum, with David Flores actually adorning the backside of the museum with a massive new mural.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Historically, the New Contemporary movement has largely been relegated to spaces outside of art institutions and other arbiters of the "high," whether it be urban spaces or subcultural haunts. The movement, having had to create contexts for the reception of its work and support of its community, has never had the fixity of a singular genre - or its limitations for that matter - but rather has prospered under a fluidity, expanding into all manner of techniques, expressions, media, and spaces. This exhibition is significant in that it marks a period of transition in the vetted visibility of this movement and its artists, as it has become increasingly celebrated and acknowledged, not only within the context of popular culture but the institutional framework of museum spaces. No single art movement in recent memory has grown as exponentially in acceptance, visibility, and popularity in as relatively short a period, a phenomenon that attests to the power and sway of its cultural presence.&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Perhaps most unified by its lack of stylistic exclusion, the New Contemporary movement, long helmed by its simultaneous embrace of multiple elements, incorporates narrative, the surreal, the gestural, the abstract, the figurative, and the illustrative. With no single defining formal or conceptual armature, the work produced by this new generation of artist is responsive, reactive, emotive, and grounded in the social. The New Vanguard highlights the imaginative breadth of these New Contemporary artists, showcasing the limitless potential of an art movement that began without walls and has now infiltrated galleries and museums the world over.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:34:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Adam Caldwell - Thinkspace - July 23rd - August 13th Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:56:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Cinta Vidal - Thinkspace - July 23rd - August 13th Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - The Box - July 30th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us at The Box&nbsp;Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, for a special screening of<em>The Marriage of Reason And Squalor</em>&nbsp;(2015, Director Jake Chapman; 1 hour, 26 minutes) and Fucking Hell (Jake and Dinos Chapman; 26 min). Screening starts at 7:30pm.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Marriage of Reason &amp; Squalor&nbsp;</em>is Jake Chapman's feature-length film, adapted from his 2008 debut novel of the same name.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"The Marriage of Reason &amp; Squalor&nbsp;</em>represents&nbsp;a foray away from the lofty world of fine art into the saccharine idylls of Mills and Doom &ndash; if it were possible to imagine an experimental collision between the dearly departed doyenne of romance fiction&nbsp;<em>Dame Barbara Cartland,</em>and paranoid schizophrenic&nbsp;<em>Judge Daniel Paul Schreber,</em>&nbsp;this would be it: a kaleidoscopic fusion of lurid libido and sincere heart-wrenching-cum-gut-wrenching delusion."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">- Jake Chapman</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following this screening will be&nbsp;<em>Fucking Hell,</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;a montage of films the Chapman brothers have created since the early 1990s.&nbsp;Jake and Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jake Chapman was born in 1966 in Cheltenham, Dinos Chapman in 1962 in London. They have exhibited extensively, including solo shows at Brandts Museum, Odense (2015); Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2013); DHC Montreal (2013); Pinchuk Art Centre (2013); the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2012), Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy (2010); Hastings Museum, UK (2009); Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (2008); Tate Britain, London (2007); Tate Liverpool (2006); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2005); Museum Kunst Palast D&uuml;sseldorf (2003); Modern Art Oxford (2003); and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2000). Group exhibitions have included the 1st Kiev Biennale (2012), the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011); 17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Biennale of Sydney (2010); Meadows Museum, Texas (2010); &lsquo;Rude Britannia&rsquo;, Tate Britain (2010); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2010); National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); Kunstverein Hamburg (2009); British Museum, London (2009); Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (2008); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2008); ICA, London (2008); &lsquo;Summer Exhibition&rsquo;, Annenberg Courtyard, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007); ARS 06, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki (2006) and Turner Prize, Tate Britain (2003).&nbsp;Other selected group exhibitions include Musee Bourdelle, Paris (2015);&nbsp; 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011); 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); Kunstvereign, Hamburg (2009) and Kiasma, Helsinki (2006). In 2003, the brothers Chapman were nominated for the Turner Prize.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:25:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jake and Dinos Chapman - The Box - July 29th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us at The Box&nbsp;Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, for a special screening of<em>The Marriage of Reason And Squalor</em>&nbsp;(2015, Director Jake Chapman; 1 hour, 26 minutes) and Fucking Hell (Jake and Dinos Chapman; 26 min). Screening starts at 7:30pm.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Marriage of Reason &amp; Squalor&nbsp;</em>is Jake Chapman's feature-length film, adapted from his 2008 debut novel of the same name.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"The Marriage of Reason &amp; Squalor&nbsp;</em>represents&nbsp;a foray away from the lofty world of fine art into the saccharine idylls of Mills and Doom &ndash; if it were possible to imagine an experimental collision between the dearly departed doyenne of romance fiction&nbsp;<em>Dame Barbara Cartland,</em>and paranoid schizophrenic&nbsp;<em>Judge Daniel Paul Schreber,</em>&nbsp;this would be it: a kaleidoscopic fusion of lurid libido and sincere heart-wrenching-cum-gut-wrenching delusion."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">- Jake Chapman</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following this screening will be&nbsp;<em>Fucking Hell,</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;a montage of films the Chapman brothers have created since the early 1990s.&nbsp;Jake and Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jake Chapman was born in 1966 in Cheltenham, Dinos Chapman in 1962 in London. They have exhibited extensively, including solo shows at Brandts Museum, Odense (2015); Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2013); DHC Montreal (2013); Pinchuk Art Centre (2013); the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2012), Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy (2010); Hastings Museum, UK (2009); Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (2008); Tate Britain, London (2007); Tate Liverpool (2006); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2005); Museum Kunst Palast D&uuml;sseldorf (2003); Modern Art Oxford (2003); and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2000). Group exhibitions have included the 1st Kiev Biennale (2012), the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011); 17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Biennale of Sydney (2010); Meadows Museum, Texas (2010); &lsquo;Rude Britannia&rsquo;, Tate Britain (2010); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2010); National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); Kunstverein Hamburg (2009); British Museum, London (2009); Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (2008); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2008); ICA, London (2008); &lsquo;Summer Exhibition&rsquo;, Annenberg Courtyard, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007); ARS 06, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki (2006) and Turner Prize, Tate Britain (2003).&nbsp;Other selected group exhibitions include Musee Bourdelle, Paris (2015);&nbsp; 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011); 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); Kunstvereign, Hamburg (2009) and Kiasma, Helsinki (2006). In 2003, the brothers Chapman were nominated for the Turner Prize.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:24:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kenneth Tam - Commonwealth and Council - July 30th - September 10th <div style="text-align: justify;">HEY&nbsp;KEN!! &nbsp;HERE IS MY REVIEW!!! &nbsp;IT WAS GREAT AND I HAD A ENJOYABLE&nbsp;TIME!! &nbsp;EVERYTHING WAS COOL EXCEPT FOR THE MALE TO MALE STUFF THAT&nbsp;WE DID&nbsp;LIKE DANCING BUT IT'S COOL!!! &nbsp;I HAD A GOOD TIME AND IT WAS GREAT WAY TO&nbsp;DO SOME HARD WORK FOR A FEW HOURS AND MAKE SOME&nbsp;MONEY ON THE SIDE!!! &nbsp;YOU&nbsp;HELPED ME OUT A GREAT DEAL WITH THE DIET COKES BECAUSE THAT KEPT ME UP(LOL) AND&nbsp;EVERYTHING WORKED OUT&nbsp;WELL!! &nbsp;I WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO DOING MORE SHOOTS&nbsp;FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ME TO!!!! &nbsp;HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!!<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">FROM,<br />RICKY<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The&nbsp;Loving Cup&rdquo; is an exhibition of new work by Kenneth Tam that continues to&nbsp;reimagine the social space between men in groups. Tam explores intimacy&nbsp;between&nbsp;strangers through physical contact and uses psychological interaction as a&nbsp;method to propose ruptures within codes of conduct.<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Men&nbsp;perform or express intimacy in a highly self-policed system of socialized&nbsp;behaviors, trapping the male body in a complex set of negotiations that must&nbsp;meet&nbsp;social expectations with only the slightest margins for deviation. Tam&nbsp;creates situations that question the scripts that are set for male performance&nbsp;and places the&nbsp;male body amidst backdrops of absurdity that render such scripts&nbsp;arbitrary, ineffective and work to ultimately show their repressiveness.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Three&nbsp;single-channel videos exhibited are an attempt to create an alternative space&nbsp;for male bonding through various physical activities. Working with three&nbsp;participants Tam solicited through internet postings, each video documents a&nbsp;different set of activities that use play or movement as a way to negotiate the&nbsp;space&nbsp;between men. Play is used to re-write the script that guides the&nbsp;permissible behavior of men in groups. The men are asked to blow balloons,&nbsp;crawl under each&nbsp;other, and choreograph an improvised dance routine. Bodies are&nbsp;poked and tickled, inciting a peal of giggles. Moments of uncomfortable&nbsp;closeness are undercut&nbsp;by a tender slow dance.<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp;four photographs in the exhibition take their inspiration from the celebratory&nbsp;rituals of male athletes after a major victory. This type of vulnerability and&nbsp;intimacy&nbsp;complicates our understanding of the normative masculinity expressed&nbsp;in sports, as they allow these men the rare space for earnest feeling as they literally&nbsp;drench&nbsp;each other with their affection. In the photo series &ldquo;Champagne (1-4),&rdquo;&nbsp;Tam and another man perform this celebratory ritual, but in a way that resists&nbsp;the&nbsp;conventions of this kind of image. Set against a generic backdrop wearing&nbsp;plain clothes, the pair becomes conjoined in their embrace. While the images&nbsp;may look&nbsp;the same, the viewer is forced to spend time scrutinizing the subtle&nbsp;differences within the photographs, specifically the frozen ejaculate of&nbsp;champagne that seals&nbsp;the men&rsquo;s affection.<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Kenneth&nbsp;Tam (b. 1982 in Queens, NY; lives and works in Los Angeles and Houston) is an&nbsp;artist working in a variety of media with a focus on video. He received his&nbsp;BFA&nbsp;from the Cooper Union and MFA from the University of Southern California.&nbsp;His work has been&nbsp;included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles at&nbsp;the MAK Center&nbsp;for Art and Architecture, Honor&nbsp;Fraser, The Box, 5 Car Garage, and Weingart Gallery at Occidental College, and&nbsp;held a solo exhibition at Night Gallery in 2013. Tam&nbsp;is a recipient of an Art&nbsp;Matters grant and was awarded a fellowship from the California Community&nbsp;Foundation in 2015. He is&nbsp;currently an Artist in Residence at&nbsp;Core Program in Houston.&nbsp;His video&nbsp;&ldquo;Breakfast in Bed&rdquo; is&nbsp;currently on view in &ldquo;Made in L.A. 2016:&nbsp;a, the, though, only&rdquo; at the Hammer Museum untilAugust 28th.<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">This&nbsp;exhibition has been made possible through an Emergency Grant from the&nbsp;Foundation for Contemporary&nbsp;Arts.</div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:20:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Olga Koumoundouros - Commonwealth and Council - July 30th - September 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The Soul at Work:&nbsp;Phoning it In&rdquo; is a third iteration of a body of work that maps connections&nbsp;between the Salton Sea in California to Lake Champlain in Vermont and&nbsp;back to&nbsp;its current permutated version in Los Angeles. In each installment, Olga&nbsp;Koumoundouros considers the shared relationship to industrial expansion,&nbsp;beliefs in&nbsp;ideas of materially productive work, a shift to touristic boosterism&nbsp;and its nostalgic depictions of leisure time, and the role of information age and&nbsp;its immaterialty. Like&nbsp;a telephone game, each context for the information&nbsp;reception shifts its translation. The same material is displayed in each venue,&nbsp;but the artist&rsquo;s understanding of&nbsp;each site imparts something specifically&nbsp;different. It is in the work&rsquo;s cumulative life that a visage of the whole&nbsp;picture starts to become graspable.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">These exhibitions are an&nbsp;evolving response to Franco Berardi&rsquo;s book, &ldquo;The Soul at Work,&rdquo; a psychoanalytic&nbsp;labor history analyzing work, feelings of satisfaction, and&nbsp;mental health in a&nbsp;time of neoliberal capitalism. According to Berardi, most of us are&nbsp;economically precarious in these times of unequal distribution of wealth and&nbsp;never have a full release from work. Genuine leisure time is a thing of the&nbsp;past along with its defining middle class.<br /><br /> <div style="text-align: justify;">In her search to&nbsp;understand our current psychological and spiritual relationship to work,&nbsp;creativity, and survival within our precarious economy, Koumoundouros&nbsp;considers&nbsp;the position of her own identification and upbringing amidst the laboring and&nbsp;middle classes in America. In the collaborative video &ldquo;Salting Fruits&rdquo; with&nbsp;artist Troy Rounseville, an audio-visual composition is sourced from the&nbsp;landscape of the Salton Sea inspired by its geothermal energy, materiality, and&nbsp;history. Once&nbsp;showing a promise of an optimistic futurity as a vacation hot&nbsp;spot during modern boom times, the Salton Sea became a site of agricultural and&nbsp;industrial runoff in&nbsp;economic decline. This human-made runoff is the very&nbsp;action that created this body of water in the first place. Now its former&nbsp;manifest destiny showcases a paradox&nbsp;of persistent natural and industrially&nbsp;made formations.<br /><br /> <div style="text-align: justify;">For the exhibition at&nbsp;Commonwealth and Council, Koumondouros alters the objects again for the Los&nbsp;Angeles context. Sheep skin, ceramics, middle and working&nbsp;class job uniforms&nbsp;now include hand-made, sunny, dull, and shiny additions. Office furniture or&nbsp;bodies are built from found objects and structural materials, fused&nbsp;with&nbsp;malleable materials like ceramic, plaster, and paper mache. All together, the&nbsp;work devolves or grows into rudimentary elements such as water, air, earth,&nbsp;fire,&nbsp;people, animal, and plant to form a non-linear flow chart of natural resources&nbsp;with potential energy.<br /><br /> <div style="text-align: justify;">Olga Koumoundouros (b. 1965 in New York; lives and works&nbsp;in Los Angeles) currently examines the economics and flow of energy and&nbsp;resources within the&nbsp;dynamics of labor that provide sustenance for all humans. Her&nbsp;work has been exhibited at venues nationally and internationally including:&nbsp;Armand Hammer&nbsp;Museum, Los Angeles; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Salt Lake City Art&nbsp;Center, UT; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; Scottsdale Museum of&nbsp;Contemporary Art, AZ;&nbsp;The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Stadshallen Bellfort,&nbsp;Bruges, Belgium; Adamski Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Project Row Houses, Houston,&nbsp;TX; and The Tang&nbsp;Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:20:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list David Horvitz - Edward Cella Art & Architecture - August 6th - August 20th <p><strong>Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture</strong> is pleased to announce <em>Maranasati</em> by <strong>David Horvitz</strong>, an exhibition including hand-blown sea glass sculptures, collaborative sound performances with Xiu Xiu front-man <strong>Jamie Stewart</strong>, and sprouting avocado trees.&nbsp;<br /><br />Nine glass-works will be displayed on custom pedestals that are scattered across the gallery. During the course of the exhibition, Horvitz will be joined by Jamie Stewart for nine performances of improvised electronic sounds. The performances will use the nine lines of the of the Buddhist death awareness visualization practice known as Maranasati, as their score. Each performance will be positioned in a different location in the gallery, offering each artwork its own composition.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Performances dates and times:</span></strong></p> <p>8/6 - 6:30pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is swollen, blue and festering.)<br />8/6 - 7:30pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is being eaten by crows, hawks, cats, vultures, dogs, jackals, different kinds of worms, &nbsp;&nbsp;and mushrooms.)<br />8/16 - 11:08am&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton together with some flesh and blood held in by the tendons.)<br />8/16 - 1:10pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to a blood-besmeared skeleton without flesh but held in by the tendons.)<br />8/17 - 11:12am&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton held in by the tendons but without flesh and not besmeared with blood.)<br />8/17 - 1:01pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone loose, scattered in all directions.)<br />8/18 - 12:01pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones, white in color like a conch.)<br />8/19 - 11:48am&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones more than a year old, heaped together.)<br />8/19 - 1:11pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone rotten and become dust, blown away with the wind and inhaled in the breath.)</p> <p><strong>ABOUT DAVID HORVITZ<br /> </strong>David Horvitz uses art books, photography, performance art, glass, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is also known for his work in the virtual sphere. He was recently artist in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, New York City and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. In 2015 he was named a United States Artists fellow. Horvitz has had solo exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and tongew&ouml;lbe T25, Ingolstadt; Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Jan Mot, Brussels, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Peter Amby, Copenhagen; Art Basel, 2013; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Chert. Group exhibitions include: MoMA, New York; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Kunstverein N&uuml;rnberg; Murray Guy, New York; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Crac Alsace, Altkirsch; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Public Access</em>&nbsp;(2010), Horvitz took photos of himself at public beaches along the California coast. He then posted the corresponding image on the Wikipedia page of each beach. This aroused suspicion of Horvitz&rsquo;s motives and led to debate among Wikipedia moderators, who ultimately deleted the images. In 2014, Horvitz presented &ldquo;Gnomons&rdquo; at the New Museum, New York, which included&nbsp;<em>Let Us Keep Our Own Noon</em>, a performance in which forty-seven people ring handbells made from a melted down eighteenth century French church bell at local noon, when the sun is at its highest point. For his 2014 solo exhibition at Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles, Horvitz traveled by boat to the longitude line that divides the time zones of California and Alaska and collected seawater. He then presented this transplanted water in handmade glass vessels arranged in a north-south line in the gallery, effectively displacing standardized time. Horvitz&rsquo;s Mood Disorder (2015), which tracks a stock image of a depressed person made by (and picturing) the artist as it circulates online, was recently on view in &ldquo;Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015&rdquo; at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This past spring, Horvitz presented solo exhibitions at Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Chert, Berlin; and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon; and a site-specific work for Frieze Projects at Frieze New York.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:49:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Manny Krakowski - Edward Cella Art & Architecture - August 6th - August 20th <p><strong>Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture</strong> is pleased to announce <em>TRUE NORTH</em> by <strong>Manny Krakowski</strong>, an exhibition including unique hand-blown mirrored glass sculptures on custom pedestals and hand formed glass tubes filled with toothpaste. The exhibition was conceived when Krakowski began thinking about True North as an impermanent geographic location. Vulnerable to the concept of this location as an unknown site, Krakowski set out to transform his psychological experience into a physical representation with the creation of seductive mirrored glass sculptures. Krakowski&rsquo;s glass sculptures literally reflect the space around them, a reference to modernism, and perhaps are a nod of admiration to the objects portrayed in still life paintings by Giorgio Morandi. These alluring, glass sculptures, and shaped, corroding, toothpaste-filled glass tubes, create a fleeting experience of oscillation and complicate further the idea of a True North.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT MANNY KRAKOWSKI</strong><br /> Manny Krakowski received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach. Over the past 10 years Krakowski has served as Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, WA. His glass work has been published in New Glass Review through the Corning Museum of Glass, NY. He has exhibited at Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture, Los Angeles, FOG Fair, San Francisco, and has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA. In addition, he has given lectures and demonstrations nationally and internationally at such institutions as Australian National University, California State University, Fullerton, Ohio State University, and Santa Monica College.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:42:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - August 14th - September 18th <div id="mainContent"> <div id="content1"> <div id="post-3009" class="post"> <h4><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Play: Open Call 2016</em></span></h4> <h3><span style="font-size: x-small;">A THEMATIC COMMUNITY-BASED BIENNIAL FEATURING WORK BY 300 ARTISTS</span></h3> <p>On view from August 18 to September 18, 2016<br />Opening Reception August 14 from 2 to 5pm</p> <p>The reception will feature an award ceremony honoring best in show ($250), second place ($100), third place ($50), and three honorable mentions ($30) selected by former LAMAG curator Scott Canty.</p> <p>Having begun as the &ldquo;All City Outdoor Festival&rdquo; in 1950, Open Call has evolved into one of LA&rsquo;s premier exhibitions for emerging artists and students to exhibit their artwork and achieve recognition through cash prizes. In 2014, nearly 400 artists lined up to deliver their artwork to the Gallery and this year&rsquo;s biannual Open Call followed a different format with artists encouraged to freely interpret the notion of play. Only works that spoke to the theme were accepted and the mediums included sculpture, paintings, and photography.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s juror is Scott Canty, who recently retired after 30 years with DCA&rsquo;s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Canty began his time at LAMAG as a young curator developing exhibitions, education programs, special events, and,&nbsp;most notably, innovative initiatives including the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artists Fellowship program.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:04:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list