ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - California African American Museum - September 29th, 2011 - April 1st, 2012 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:58:32 +0000 - California African American Museum - September 9th, 2011 - April 1st, 2012 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:46:58 +0000 - Fowler Museum at UCLA - February 28th, 2010 - June 13th, 2010 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:49 +0000 - California African American Museum - September 29th, 2011 - April 1st, 2012 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:23:45 +0000 - California African American Museum - September 29th, 2011 - April 1st, 2012 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:22:20 +0000 PEETA - C.A.V.E. Gallery - September 13th - October 5th Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:23:56 +0000 Alex Yanes, Ariel DeAndrea, Bec Winnel, Carl Cashman, Cryptik, Erica Rose Levine, Joanne Nam, Kikyz 1313, Matthew Grabelsky - Thinkspace - October 11th - October 25th Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:18:23 +0000 SIT - C.A.V.E. Gallery - September 13th - October 5th Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:14:29 +0000 Rachel K Bury, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Brian Porray, John Schlue, Jaime Scholnick - CB1 Gallery - September 14th - October 26th Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:18:19 +0000 Tom Lieber - scape - October 11th - November 8th Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:03:44 +0000 Liy Simonson - CB1 Gallery - September 14th - October 26th Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:50:22 +0000 - The G2 Gallery - September 5th - September 14th <p>The G2 Gallery will open <em>Mojave Moonlight</em>, a solo exhibition of nightscapes from National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Tom Lowe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The National Park Service (NPS) selected Lowe as an Artist-in-Residence for the Mojave National Preserve in 2013. Lowe, a commercial and freelance producer since 1996, went into the assignment knowing exactly what he wanted to do.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:04:23 +0000 Jerome Witkin, Joel-Peter Witkin, Group Show - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - August 21st - August 30th <p><strong>Special Closing Event:</strong><strong><br /> <br /> <strong>TWIN VISIONS:</strong><br /> <strong>JEROME WITKIN &amp; JOEL-PETER WITKIN</strong></strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Friday August&nbsp;29 from 7:30 - 10:00 pm</strong><strong><br /> <strong>Reception &amp; Preview&nbsp;Launch of the New Publication</strong></strong><br /> <strong>From The Laboratory Arts Collective</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <em>The </em><strong><em>Twin Visions</em></strong><em> Exhibition Ends Saturday, August 30</em></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:59:24 +0000 billy kheel - Craft and Folk Art Museum - September 28th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial;">Join artist Billy Kheel to create funky felt applique pillows or wall hangings. Billy uses LA strip mall signs, Chinese Zodiac images, and graffiti as the inspiration for his unique approach to felt applique. Billy will teach you the basics and how to create your own personal image or statement in felt applique.<br /> <strong>Advanced registration required. Go online at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a> or email: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></strong> <strong><br style="font-family: Tahoma,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial;" /> </strong> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Billy's write up in LA Magazine:<br /> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:33 +0000 Roberto Fabelo - Couturier Gallery - September 13th - October 18th <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Couturier Gallery is pleased to present the first </span><span style="font-size: medium;">United States</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> solo gallery exhibition of one of </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Cuba</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&rsquo;s premier and highly decorated contemporary artists, </span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Roberto Fabelo</span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"> (b. 1950, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Camaguey</span><span style="font-size: medium;">, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Cuba</span><span style="font-size: medium;">).</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">The exhibition, </span><strong><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Fabelo &ndash; New Work</span></em></strong><span style="font-size: medium;">, features paintings, drawings and sculpture by this multi-disciplined avant-garde artist who honed his unique style and fertile imagination in </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Cuba</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&rsquo;s post-revolution period.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">He is known internationally for his compelling allegorical repertoire of images which include: robust figures; nautilus and bird accouterments; Kafkaesque insects; casuelas (cook pots) and domestic tools, to cite a few.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">A hardbound color catalog of the show will be available.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Robert Fabelo &ndash; New Work will be on display from September 13 to October 18, 2014.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Join us for the Artist&rsquo;s opening reception, Saturday, September, 13; 6-8pm.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Revered as a prolific painter, sculptor and illustrator, the source of Fabelo&rsquo;s influence is rooted in European masters such as Vel&aacute;zquez and Goya, while at the same time retaining his Cuban identity helping to launch a new Cuban aesthetic with a modern Western slant.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Underneath his lavish creations with provocative themes lies an existential framework which speaks to his world consciousness and sociopolitical </span><span style="font-size: medium;">beliefs.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Fabelo appears unapologetic in his depiction of these farcical compositions and wry observations, but the intended effect is not only to challenge the viewer, but to champion the human condition through a surreal resolve.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Surface material has always been an important component in Fabelo&rsquo;s work.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">He won an award at the first Havana Biennial in 1984 for the piece, </span><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Fragmentos vitales</span></em><span style="font-size: medium;">, which consisted of drawings done on irregularly cut Kraft paper and glued directly to the wall, revolutionary in its approach.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">This type of innovation and modernization helped define him as a leading figure in the Cuban avant-garde movement.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Fabelo stands out as a master draftsman as evident in the design of his noteworthy sculptural works and in his recent </span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">sardonic anatomical drawings done using re-appropriated pages of anatomy textbooks. </span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">The </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">interplay between imagery and text creates an oddly poetic narrative, suggesting a torn page from some distorted illuminated manuscript. </span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">Yet another example of his unique artistry is his 3-dimensial reductive drawings on large used blackened metal pots with heavily etched portraits conveying a sense of artistic alchemy.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Awards &amp; Honors: National Arts Award, Ministry of Culture, Havana, 2004; Self portrait in the permanent collection of the Gallery degli Uffizi, Florence, 2002; First Prize at the First Ibero-American Biennial Watercolor, Vina del Mar, Chile, and UNESCO Award for the promotion of the arts, Paris, 1996; First Prize at the XI International Biennial of Drawing of Cleveland, Great Britain, 1993; International Drawing Prize Armando Reveron in the First Biennial of Havana, the Ninth Prize Exhibition Drawing, Rijeka, Yugoslavia and Intergraphik '84 Drawing Award, Berlin, 1984; Acquisition Prize III Triennial of Contemporary Art, New Delhi, India, 1978; and First Prize for Painting at the First National Exhibition Of Professors And Instructors Of Art, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Havana</span><span style="font-size: medium;">, 1973.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Principal Collections: Casa De Las Am&eacute;ricas,</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Havana</span><span style="font-size: medium;">, Cuba; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Fondo Cubano De Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba; Galer&iacute;a Del Retrato Yugoslavo, Tuzla, Yugoslavia; Hotel </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Santi</span><span style="font-size: medium;">ago, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Santi</span><span style="font-size: medium;">ago De Cuba, Cuba; Museo De Arte Moderno, New Delhi, India; Museo De Arte Moderno,</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Mexico City</span><span style="font-size: medium;">,</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Mexico</span><span style="font-size: medium;">; Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; Nordylland Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark; Taller Experimental De Gr&aacute;fica (TEG), Havana, Cuba.</span></span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:33:15 +0000 - ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7 - August 23rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="p1"><strong>Murray Garrett</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><em>Hollywood Redux</em></strong></p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">RECEPTION: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 5-8pm</p> <p class="p4">EXHIBITION: July 26, - August 23, 2014</p> <p class="p4">LOCATION: ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY</p> <p class="p5">Bergamot Station Arts Center</p> <p class="p5">2525 Michigan Ave.&nbsp; B7 Gallery</p> <p class="p5">Santa Monica, CA 90404</p> <p class="p4">GALLERY HOURS: 11 &ndash;&nbsp;6, Tuesday &ndash; Saturday</p> <p class="p4">PRESS INQUIRIES: Email: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> | P: 310.315.1937</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to announce the solo exhibition, Murray Garrett: Hollywood Redux. A selection of black and white photographs including never before seen vintage silver gelatin prints from the artist&rsquo;s archive will be on view July 26 through August 23, 2014. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, July 26, from 5-8 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">From the 1940s until he hung up his cameras in the 1960s New York native, Murray Garrett, was one of the most sought after event and celebrity photographers in the country. With his medium format cameras, like the Speed Graphic and Rollieflex, he deftly captured the lives of the entertainment industry&rsquo;s elite and other popular figures of American culture and high society. Garrett was consistently welcomed into the innermost circles of Hollywood during its golden age, and produced many iconic, revealing and memorable black and white photographs of an industry where image is everything. As Bob Hope writes:</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&ldquo;There are photographers, and then there is Murray Garrett. He has a magic eye or a secret device in his camera that captures something different, something special that is missed by other photographers&hellip;All of Hollywood recognized the genius of Garrett. He was always that one photographer who stood on the inside of the ropes at all the events.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Originally from Brooklyn, Murray Garrett&rsquo;s career as a distinguished documentary photographer began while he was still in his teens when he landed a part time job at Graphic House in New York City as the assistant to the legendary theatrical photographer, Eileen Darby. While under Darby&rsquo;s tutelage, Garrett received his first major assignment in the early 1940s when he was sent to cover first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, and labor leader Phillip Murray while they attended a musical in Newark, New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, Garrett relocated to Los Angeles to oversee the establishment of the photo agency&rsquo;s West Coast office. Within a year of his move Garrett was promoted to the position of bureau chief at Graphic House and was completing assignments for almost every major publication in the country including TIME, LOOK and LIFE. For the next 25 years his career flourished into one of the most notable in the genre of celebrity portraiture and reportage. Not only did Garrett cover all of the major Hollywood premiers and galas during the height of film industry glamour, he was granted exclusive access to intimate private events and welcomed into the everyday lives of Hollywood&rsquo;s highly celebrated stars. Garrett held an esteemed position as Bob Hope&rsquo;s personal photographer for over two decades. He was the only photographer invited to accompany Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and their children as they flew by private helicopter to Disneyland, and to cover Frank Sinatra&rsquo;s surprise 21<sup>st</sup> birthday party for Natalie Wood. His frequent friendships with the who&rsquo;s who of Tinseltown allowed Garrett to capture rare and fleeting moments with unmatched elegance and ease. He produced a vast body of work that is at once tender, majestic, humorous, and insightful. It is a stunning testament to the sophistication and style of one of the most important periods in cinematic history and a fascinating American timecapsule, rendered beautifully in black and white.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Murray Garrett has served on the board of directors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. His work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1989. Two monographs of his photographs with accompanying commentary have been published: Hollywood Candid (2000) currently in its third printing, and Hollywood Moments (2002).&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:03:52 +0000