ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Erik ReeL - Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) - December 5th, 2014 - December 30th, 2014 Wed, 06 May 2015 04:12:04 +0000 Group Show - UCLA New Wight Gallery - May 14th - May 28th <p>UCLA Media Arts MFA Exhibition<br />May 14-28<br /><br />Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 5pm &ndash; 8pm.<br /><br /><br />John Brumley, Aliah Dark, Julieta Gil, Da Eun Kim, Jane Chang Mi, Miguel Nobrega, Kate Parsons, Saakshita Prabhakar, Alexander Rickett, Daniel Schwarz<br /><br /><br /><br />New Wight Gallery<br />240 Charles E. Young Drive<br />Los Angeles, CA 90095&nbsp;<br />Parking is $3/hr, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building.<br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 07:13:55 +0000 Group Show - C.A.V.E. Gallery - May 9th - June 6th Mon, 04 May 2015 18:15:04 +0000 Graham Lambkin - 356 Mission - May 3rd - June 28th <p>Opening reception&nbsp;<br />Sunday, May 3rd from&nbsp;6 - 9 PM&nbsp;<br />with a performance by Graham Lambkin at&nbsp;7:30 PM</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:36:33 +0000 John Chiara - ROSEGALLERY - June 6th - September 7th <div align="center">BOOK SIGNING AND RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST:&nbsp;</div> <div align="center">SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:32:34 +0000 Hugo Crosthwaite - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles - May 16th - June 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Shattered Mural&nbsp;</em></strong>is a wall projection and floor installation of forty-three sculptural wall fragments that reference the recent abduction and murder of the 43 college students in the Mexican State of Guerrero.&nbsp; This tragic event has become a national, and perhaps international, symbol for victims of institutional corruption and repressive regimes around the world.&nbsp;Unlike the&nbsp;<em>Tijuana Radiant Shine</em>&nbsp;panels, the sculpture fragments of&nbsp;<em>Shattered Mural&nbsp;</em>were created by deconstructing a mural originally composed of forty-three portraits that&nbsp;when put back together would contribute to the whole.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hugo Crosthwaite inhabits a tradition that expands upon great artists before him such as Daumier, Goya, Posada, Beck, and Ensor, contemporaries such as Pettibon, Kentridge, Coe, Dumas, and Rauch, and a myriad of others.&nbsp; He has turned his personal and artistic vision into commentary on the time and the place and the space he lives.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hugo Crosthwaite was born in Tijuana and lives in Rosarito, Mexico. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1997 with a BA in Applied Arts. His works are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; and San Diego Museum of Art, CA; Boca Raton Musem of Art, Boca Raton, FL; and, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA</em>, Monterrey, MX;&nbsp;<em>California Pacific Triennial 2013</em>, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA;&nbsp;<em>Studies for Carpas</em>, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles;&nbsp;<em>The New World</em>, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA;&nbsp;<em>The Very Large Array</em>, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego;&nbsp;<em>Behold, America!</em>, San Diego Museum of Art;&nbsp;<em>Carnivorall</em>, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY;&nbsp;<em>Tjuanerias</em>, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles;&nbsp;<em>Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection</em>, Chicago Cultural Center; and&nbsp;<em>Brutal Beauty: Drawings by Hugo Crosthwaite</em>, San Diego Museum of Art.&nbsp; Other exhibitions include<em>TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art</em>, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego;&nbsp;<em>El Grito/The Cry for Freedom</em>, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK;&nbsp;<em>Strange New World: Art &amp; Design from Tijuana,&nbsp;</em>Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA;&nbsp;<em>VII Bienal Monterrey 2005</em>, Mexico;&nbsp;<em>XII Bienal Rufino Tamayo 2005</em>, Museo Tamayo Arte Contempor&aacute;neo, Mexico City; and&nbsp;<em>The Perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing,&nbsp;</em>Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:27:59 +0000 Group Show - Mark Moore Gallery - May 7th - June 13th <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents <em>In Bloom</em>, a group show featuring new work by ten gallery artists in addition to the exhibition's keystone: Andy Warhol.</p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition was developed as a &ldquo;call and response&rdquo; to Andy Warhol's iconic flower images from the early 1960s. The gallery requested that each invited artist create a new piece similar in scale to Warhol's original 14 x 14" canvases, that also addressed concepts inherent to Warhol's work: derivations on the art historical still life, mechanization of art-making, and the convergence of fine art and pop culture. As the current nature of art and commerce has facilitated industry-wide conversations about the evolving role of artists, galleries, museums, art fairs, and the Internet, Warhol's philosophies appear more topical and relevant than ever before.</p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">Considering this simple framework, incredibly diverse approaches and techniques were employed, given the practices of each artist. Certain individuals approached the theme from an art historical perspective, focusing on the perception and tradition of still life, landscape, and pastoral imagery, as can be seen in the works of David Klamen and Allison Schulnik. Gallery newcomer Zemer Peled contributes a sensuous wall-mounted ceramic sculpture ornately assembled from shattered pieces of blue and white porcelain, while Kim Rugg's work is an intricate quilted rendition of the "newsworthiness" of Warhol's own imagery &ndash; both testaments to the increasing lack of handcraft in recent contemporary art. Penelope Umbrico also confronts issues pertaining to image authorship and the exclusivity of the art world by "appropriating" Warhol's image from, and up-ending the famed artist's own interest in mass produced icons.</p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">Others have taken a looser thematic direction, addressing the state of the art world in a less conventional manner. For instance, Ben Weiner's Orange Flowers do not contain any recognizable imagery, but were created by soaking paper in a mixture of orange ink and opium, a drug famously derived from poppies (the flower depicted in Warhol's flower series). Long-time gallery artist Vernon Fisher takes a similarly abstruse approach, presenting an uncharacteristically small work, APrIL, which entreats the viewer to contemplate T.S. Eliot's notion of springtime as it relates to mortality. Similarly, Andrew Schoultz's geometric iconography illustrates his trademark concerns about imperialist and globalized realities &ndash; but now as they relate to the art market - while Christopher Russell's sublimely clement, hand-scratched photographs reveal a purity only found in authentic, natural experiences in nature. In Bloom uncovers a through-line between artists with disparate practices and preoccupations, prompting a larger "art world" dialogue that is truly Warholian.</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:23:52 +0000 Julie Heffernan - Mark Moore Gallery - May 7th - June 13th <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Julie Heffernan, the artist&rsquo;s third solo show at the gallery. Continuing what has become a hallmark series of self-portraits, Heffernan has developed a unique and fertile visual lexicon, which deftly combines themes of the personal with the political, the universal with the individual, and the familiar with the fantastical.</p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">At the heart of the work is a palpable, grave concern for the environment. Issues of climate change, overpopulation and ecological imbalance are presented in highly ornate, dreamlike tableaux, rife with symbolism and allegorical implication. Although Heffernan&rsquo;s compositions carry a clear reverence for the style and tradition of historical narrative painting, her imagery is not tethered to a specific genre, period or ideology, but rather blossoms directly from the imagination, expounding on Surrealism&rsquo;s notion of the subconscious as the architect of reality.</p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">Despite their sobering subject matter, Heffernan&rsquo;s works are empowered by a sense of cautious optimism, wherein social critique is not the endgame. Rather than focusing solely on the causes and symptoms of our global maladies, Heffernan&rsquo;s canvases are alive with possibility, imagining creative ways in which we might prevail over our own undoing. The artist states: &ldquo;The work is a continuation of my interest in climate change and the kinds of changes we are going to have to consider in order to deal with some of its eventualities - perhaps an opportunity for some creativity in how we approach habitats and lifestyles. No more room for wastefulness, but what do we decide to keep and what to get rid of? The figures are now engaged in work of some sort: pulling, dragging, wrestling with materials in order to start the work of change."</p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;">Heffernan (b. 1956, Illinois) received her MFA from Yale School of Art (CT), and has been exhibiting widely for the past two decades. She is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. Selected exhibitions include: The Kwangju Biennial (Korea), Weatherspoon Art Gallery (NC), The Me Museum (Berlin), Knoxville Museum Of Art (TN), Columbia Museum Of Art (SC), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), The New Museum (NY), The Norton Museum (FL), The American Academy Of Arts And Letters (NY), Kohler Arts Center (WI), The Palmer Museum Of Art (PA), National Academy Of Art (NY), McNay Art Museum (TX), Herter Art Gallery (MA), Mint Museum (NC), Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VA), and Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) among numerous others. Her work has also been acquired by many of the institutions listed above.</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:23:27 +0000 Elizabeth Neel - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects - May 29th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition with Elizabeth Neel, &ldquo;Lobster with Shell Game.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /><br />Neel&rsquo;s new paintings have a palpable immediacy that suggests that composition is continually in flux. Her abstract gestures evoke the body, natural geometries, and man-made signs and symbols like Rorschach blots and linguistic codes. She emphasizes the importance of touch and pressure using printmaking rollers to create stuttering repetitions and mathematical patterns. She folds her canvases to create figural shapes that reference both the bilateral symmetries found in nature as well as the aesthetic legacy of Modern psychology and psychoanalysis.<br /><br />In this body of work, Neel&rsquo;s impulse to reveal and expose is balanced by an equal and competing desire to collapse and distract from interpretation and narrative. The omnipresent drive to attach meaning to gestures and shapes that continually resist these efforts creates a tension encouraging the viewer to reflect on how images and forms, similes and metaphors, are at constant play in the most hegemonic and the most obscure forms of visual language. Neel&rsquo;s work emanates from a highly personal place, but she also mines visual culture for her references, creating extensive webs of associations reflecting the experience of being and perception.<br /><br />Elizabeth&nbsp;Neel earned a BA in History from Brown University in 1997 and later received her MFA from Columbia University in 2007. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Pilar&nbsp;Corrias&nbsp;Gallery, London; and Sikkema&nbsp;Jenkins &amp; Co., New York among others. Neel has been included in group exhibitions at the Cluj Museum, Romania; Ujadowksi Castle, Warsaw, Poland; and The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 16:58:49 +0000 Ekaterina Ermilkina, Michael Habicht, Greet Helsen, Nicola Katsikis, Edith Konrad - Artspace Warehouse - April 25th - May 26th <p>Art exhibition Fluidity in Ascending Scales April 25 - May 26, 2015 at Artspace Warehouse. Featured artists include&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Ekaterina Ermilkina</a>,&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Michael Habicht</a>,&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Greet Helsen</a>,&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Nicola Katsikis</a>, and<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Edith Konrad</a>.</p> <p>The highlighted artworks explore the fluidity of scales. This exhibition focuses on artists who actively pursue ideals on a variable scale while providing a coherent understanding of harmony in a divergent hierarchy. The fluidity resembles a widespread analysis of globalization, redefining existing economic and ecological boundaries. These international artists are motivated to transform social practices and livelyhoods. The artworks include local visions while exploring global interdependent developments.</p> <p><a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Ekaterina Ermilkina's</a>&nbsp;original abstract paintings are created using a skillful combination of applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. The urban scenic views are abstracted and rich with vivid and textured layers. Ermilkina&rsquo;s emotional architectural patchwork and mosaic cityscapes radiate a life of balance and positive energy.</p> <p>The driving influences behind&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Michael Habicht's</a>&nbsp;innovative sculptures include his unique interpretations of peace and love and the California lifestyle. Using &ldquo;found&rdquo; or "reclaimed" objects from seminal Los Angeles locations like the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, Michael Habicht&rsquo;s body of work reaches into all aspects of our visual culture.</p> <p>In her works&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Greet Helsen</a>&nbsp;uses mainly acrylic paint, but uses it like watercolor paint. The shimmering colored areas are superimposed and transparent and are accentuated by ink lines and white light reflecting fields of color. This process produces artworks with unmistakable lightness and softness.</p> <p><a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Nicola Katsikis</a>&nbsp;has been intrigued by graffiti from a young age, observing subway cars with colorful images. Nicola&rsquo;s artworks are a combination of her own photographs applied onto a wood panel and finished off with several coats of clear resin.</p> <p><a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Edith Konrad</a>&nbsp;paints particularly acrylic on canvas, collage and mixed media. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally, including many art fairs. In 2007 her art was acquired by the State Museum Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She won the 2009 Palm Art Award, a Certificate of Excellence for outstanding artistic quality and originality of the work. In 2010 she exhibited at the Salon de la Culture at the Louvre in Paris, France.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 05:37:57 +0000 Phyllis Green - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 24th - September 6th <p><strong>Fall 12: An Autobiography Considering Charles Ray&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fall 91&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Los Angeles-based sculptor Phyllis Green&rsquo;s towering self-portrait reinterprets Charles Ray&rsquo;s iconic sculpture <em>Fall 91</em> by refashioning Ray&rsquo;s intimidating career woman as a figure guided by the ancient Vedic principles of knowledge, service, meditation, and devotion.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:44:53 +0000 Chris Francis - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 24th - September 6th <p>Los Angeles-based shoemaker and designer Chris Francis combines global shoemaking traditions with references to high fashion, Cubism, and street art. His hand-constructed, one-of-a-kind pairs are equal parts contemporary art object, wearable shoe, and narrative device. Francis will relocate his shop to the Craft &amp; Folk Art Museum during the course of the exhibition, working and demonstrating the methods he utilizes to design and craft his shoes.</p> <p><strong>Made possible by the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.</strong></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:42:55 +0000 Jenn Hassin, Jim Leedy, Thomas Orr, Pam DeLuco, Thomas Dang, Ehren Tool - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 24th - September 6th <p>This comprehensive exhibition features artist veterans whose contemporary artworks critique the motives and aftermath of the wars in which they served, from Korea to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Artists include Jenn Hassin, Jim Leedy, Thomas Orr, Pam DeLuco, Thomas Dang, and Ehren Tool among others. <strong>Curated by Emily Zaiden and organized in partnership with the Craft in America Study Center and the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. Sponsored in part by the Claire Bell Fund.</strong></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:39:45 +0000 Zak Smith - Richard Heller Gallery - May 9th - June 6th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Richard Heller Gallery is proud to present Shred, a solo exhibition by Zak Smith. This is Smith&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Desire and the world create a terrible frenzy and Zak Smith does nothing about it. His avid eye and hyperkinetic line have always been of the world, not apart from it, and never more so than when depicting his home. Zak Smith&rsquo;s Los Angeles is a very long and very good nightmare of skies, lights, stained couches, cracked walls, colors, noise, women and trouble.</p> <p>Shred includes the &ldquo;Drawings I Did Around The Time I Became A Porn Star&rdquo;--a sprawling autobiographical series of sketches recording Smith&rsquo;s days and nights working as &ldquo;male talent&rdquo; in the adult film industry in the city with an absorbing visual energy--along with recent paintings and drawings charged with the same intricate, delirious, shameless precision.</p> <p>They are all mercilessly beautiful. About the Artist:</p> <p>Zak Smith was born in 1976 and has lived in Los Angeles for 8 years. His work is included in several public collections including The Museum of Modern Art,<br /> New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Saatchi Gallery, London; and The Whitney Museum of American Art (where his work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial). Smith&rsquo;s work has also been exhibited at The</p> <p>San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Contemporary Museum of Art, Baltimore; The National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. In addition to his illustrated memoir, &ldquo;We Did Porn,&rdquo; two books of his art work have been published: &ldquo;Pictures of Girls&rdquo; and &ldquo;Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon&rsquo;s Novel Gravity&rsquo;s Rainbow.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:53:26 +0000 - The Box - May 23rd - June 20th Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:30:00 +0000 Erica Mahinay, Kathryn O'Halloran - Harmony Murphy Gallery - May 20th - June 27th Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:22:00 +0000