ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Lutz Bacher - 356 Mission - May 21st - July 31st Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:32:19 +0000 HK Zamani, Kat Catmur, Ave Pildas, Tim Durfee, Ross Hansen - A + D Museum - March 24th - June 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>A+D Museum is now fully moved in at our new home in the Arts District and we want to celebrate downtown Los Angeles and the designers who find inspiration in DTLA!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /></strong><strong><em>Come In! DTLA</em></strong> celebrates the Museum&rsquo;s new home in the Downtown Arts District and more importantly, the artists who find inspiration here. The latest installment of the Museum&rsquo;s Come In! series presents what is on the minds and in the studios of the cutting edge, innovative designers of Los Angeles. Eighteen Los Angeles&ndash;based artists, architects and designers were selected to present work that pushes the boundaries of traditional forms of architecture and design, extending to graphics, digital media, landscape, fashion, furniture, installation, photography, sculpture and more. Their work captures the creativity and energy that is Downtown Los Angeles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>COME IN! DTLA PARTICIPANTS</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ave Pildas | Photography</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Behnaz Farahi | Fashion Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Besler &amp; Sons | Architecture</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chris Francis | Shoe Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Commonstudio | Landscape Architecture</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">HK Zamani | Fine Arts</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Julia Koerner | JK Design | Fashion Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kat Catmur | Graphic Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">KILLSPENCER x SNARKITECTURE | Product Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">LAD Design | Graphic Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ozel Office | Architecture/Gaming</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ross Hansen Design | Furniture Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Still Room | Installation Art</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taidgh O&rsquo;Neill Design | Furniture/Textile Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tim Durfee Studio | Video Installation</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Untitled Mondays | Installation Design</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Vertebrae | Architecture/Installation Art</p> <p>Vincent Tomczyk | Sculpture</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="vc_row wpb_row vc_row-fluid oi_inner_without_paddings"> <div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Come In! DTLA</em></strong> is organized by A+D Architecture and Design Museum&gt;Los Angeles and curated by Danielle Rago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition design: Tyler McMartin, Assoc. AIA. Special thanks to Design Assistant Aspen Arnthors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Graphic Design: Andrew Byrom and Katie Whorrall.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participating designers submitted proposals that were selected by a jury of leading architects and designers. Special thanks to our jurors: Kali Nikitas, Doug Suisman, Michael Patrick Porter, Annie Chu, Kio Griffith, and Alvin Huang.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:03:56 +0000 Natalie Frank - ACME - April 30th - June 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">ACME. is pleased to present Intermission., a solo exhibition of new work by New York based artist Natalie Frank. Cut wooden paintings and paper pulp paintings show glimpses of perverse private dramas and the theatrical spaces in which they are performed. In one painting, two women interact over a vase that is cut away from the painting. The woman who is most fleshed out extrudes two fingers in instruction, a beckoning invitation. The second woman, more abstracted and sewn up the side, hovers. In the other paintings, women perform: dancing on stage and dancing in front of a fractured sky. In another painting, a woman's face peers into an intimate space of men at a bathhouse, where a scale discrepancy leads the viewer to question who is on the outside and who is on the inside.<br /><br />Also included in the show are paper pulp paintings that punctuate the space, populating the walls with portraits of women who howl, wear disguises and play with dogs. These paintings, made at Dieu Donn&eacute;, a New York paper-making atelier, use pulp to simulate paint in some areas, while using the materiality of the paper to evoke areas of decorative, gestural abstraction. All were made by dripping, spooning and brushing pulp paint, which is made up of tiny particles of paper suspended in water, and placed onto a cotton or linen, wet, paper base.&nbsp;<br /><br />Presented on yellow walls, Frank's new paintings in paper and on wood portray women who have created worlds of their own liking--full of voyeurism, performance, pets and the hot colors and exuberance of horror films.</p> <div>Exhibition walk-through with the artist:<br />Saturday, April 30, 5 - 6 PM<br /><br />Opening reception:</div> <div>Saturday, April 30, 6 - 8 PM</div> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:05:27 +0000 Matt Lifson - ACME - April 30th - June 4th Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:15:00 +0000 Amie Dicke - Anat Ebgi - April 30th - June 4th <div style="text-align: justify;">In order to read what has never been written, look deeply onto a blank wall, an obscured face or a glimpse of human form. Every perception is fertile with meaning&ndash;even a perceived absence provokes a search for a hidden piece or illusory presence. Images of two hands, hung closely apart, will guide the eyes towards the unseen arms of the body that binds them together. While a keyboard spacebar inputs distances between characters, this spacing also unifies words in the structure of a sentence. Legibility is found in the perception of what is real, what is present and what is possible.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Anat Ebgi is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Quote Unquote</em>, Amie Dicke&rsquo;s second solo show at the gallery, composed of photographic prints, mixed media assemblages and raw color ink plates. In this new series of work, Dicke interrogates the language of visual culture through breaks, spaces and intervals of absence. Each item used by the artist is a quotation of an existing structure, an artifact of a previous visual or material identity culled from print media, archived photography or found studio materials. Dicke&rsquo;s work interrogates these existing visual mediums through sandpaper abrasions, selective framing, cropping and other deviations.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Expanding on her &ldquo;corrected artwork&rdquo; series, Dicke&rsquo;s new body of work introduces pairings between similar formal elements taken from varying sources and materials. A pair of crossed women&rsquo;s legs and a boy's folded arms echo one another in two photographs, yet are differentiated by each figure&rsquo;s skin tone and background color&mdash;black and white become inverted notions. Another pairing shows two sets of hands gesturing at a quotation mark, but are subtracted from the male figure lurking invisibly between the frames. Dicke&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Split Self</em>&nbsp;is composed of two images that remove the center of a female face, yet, through this removal, open up her identity to an infinite number of possibilities. A further elaboration of the unwritten is explored in two mosaics of meticulously arranged crayons.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In rooting her work between the threshold of presence and possibility, Amie Dicke actively engages in the sequences and contingencies that structure visual language and human perception.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Amie Dicke (b. 1978) lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She received her masters at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. Dicke has shown internationally at galleries and institutions including the Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Stigter van Doesburg and Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, Peres Projects, Berlin and Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. Her work is included in collections including Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Collection Rob Defares, Direct Art Collection, the Zabludowicz Collection, Collection Rik Reinking, Takashi Murakami and the City Collection of Rotterdam through the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Upcoming exhibitions include her solo show&nbsp;<em>Important Souvnirs</em>&nbsp;at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam.</div> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:05:11 +0000 Lowell Nickel, Benjy Russell, Andy J. Brown, Edgar Frias, James McCarthy - Angels Gate Cultural Center - May 1st - July 1st <p><em>New Monuments</em>&nbsp;is a series of three solo exhibitions exploring monumental absences in our cultural and built landscapes. Monuments have a long histories of evoking patriarchal power; histories that pose critical questions for the artists participating in the show as how to create sculpture (along with video and installation) that challenges rather than affirm long standing ideas of the monumental.&nbsp;Andy J. Brown,Lowell Nickel&nbsp;and&nbsp;Benjy Russell&nbsp;each incorporate aspects of the area surrounding Angels Gate Cultural Center into their work, anchoring their conceptual inquiry in the specific landscape of San Pedro.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 May 2016 20:32:07 +0000 Martin Schoeller, Graciela Iturbide, Lynsey Addario, Tom Stoddart, Omar Victor Diop - Annenberg Space for Photography - April 23rd - August 21st <div class="readmore_first"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists,&nbsp;<em>REFUGEE</em> explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The exhibit features photographs taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon,&nbsp;Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States.<br /> <br /> With the number of displaced people having reached some 60 million globally, according to <a style="letter-spacing: 0.1px; line-height: 27.93px; background-color: #ffffff;" href="" target="_blank">UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency</a>, this timely exhibition allows audiences to engage with aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images. The compelling exhibit offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future. </p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block; text-align: justify;"> <p>UNHCR supported <em>REFUGEE</em> exhibition photographers throughout their endeavors, providing valuable background information and facilitating logistical contact with refugees during and after their dangerous journeys to safety in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.</p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block; text-align: justify;"> <p>An original documentary film captures <em>REFUGEE </em>exhibition photographers at work on location, delving further into the stories behind their images. The exhibit also offers a virtual reality (VR) experience, giving guests a first-person view of the lives of internally displaced youths in Soacha, Colombia.</p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block; text-align: justify;"> <p>Please note that <em>REFUGEE</em> contains some graphic images and content that may not be suitable for all visitors.</p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block;"> <p class="rtecenter" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Film narrated by UNHCR High Profile Supporter Cate Blanchett</em></p> </div> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:27:01 +0000 Timothy Hull - ASHES/ASHES - May 14th - June 25th Sun, 08 May 2016 22:39:40 +0000 Thomas Whittaker Kidd - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - May 14th - June 1st <p>bG Gallery presents its first feature exhibit for artist Thomas Whittaker Kidd. This new body of work is an extraordinary series of fantastic scenarios based on autobiographical and actual events. Thomas Whittaker Kidd tells enigmatic tales with bold strokes, heavy paint and searing colors. Fantastic imagery hints at the real events behind the surreal scenes, while the truth remains elusive.</p> Wed, 11 May 2016 20:55:05 +0000 Julian Hoeber - Blum & Poe - May 13th - June 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum&nbsp;&amp; Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Julian Hoeber. The exhibition marks Hoeber&rsquo;s&nbsp;sixth solo exhibition with the gallery, and the second chapter of an expansive ongoing project titled&nbsp;<em>Going&nbsp;Nowhere</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The work of the project centers around designing and imagining an airport terminal &ndash; one from which there are no flights, but rather&nbsp;circuitous journeys through the structure itself. This imaginary terminal functions as a machine for rumination and imagination &ndash; an experience intended for the viewer, but also directly mimicking the artist&rsquo;s process and practice, in and out of the studio.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title&nbsp;<em>Going Nowhere</em>&nbsp;carries the double meaning of both the failure to make progress, as well as the insistence on permanence. It also plays on the etymology of the word &lsquo;utopia,&rsquo; which literally&nbsp;translates as &lsquo;nowhere.&rsquo; The project is in&nbsp;part a rewriting of various bits and pieces of Modernist utopian endeavors, some versions more sympathetic than others. With&nbsp;<em>Going Nowhere</em>&nbsp;the artist envisions what it would be like to make a space that produces&nbsp;contemplation and even laziness, while simultaneously acting as an architectural metaphor for the radical potential of introspection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition includes new sculptures comprised of fiberglass-reinforced gypsum-cement; molds used for producing objects that are repurposed as sculptures in and of themselves; structural wall reliefs of curious, meticulous forms; as well as&nbsp;works on paper. Many of the artworks in the exhibition are part idea-development, part model, and part self-contained, informing in greater detail what the form of the airport may be &mdash; and solidifying the artist&rsquo;s desire to imagine the building as generative of more than just a product of its inhabitants.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Developing a formal vocabulary which fuels Hoeber to produce an ever-evolving environment that allows for this sort of return to the center of a structure (or to the center of the self), this newest body of work&nbsp;cribs from the ideas and forms of Gin Wong, Janet Bennett, and Charles D. Kratka who worked for William Pereira on the design of the Los Angeles International Airport. As well, the work explores and riffs off of the mathematical architecture of Anne Tyng, who worked closely with Louis I. Kahn and is seen as a precursor to contemporary computational architecture. Through poetics and metaphor, Hoeber&rsquo;s ongoing collaborative processes utilize the forms and materials to continuously sculpt negative space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Julian Hoeber&nbsp;(b. 1974, Philadelphia, PA) has a BA in Art History from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. His work is featured in public and private collections internationally including Dallas Museum of Art; Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Rosenblum Collection, Paris; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; and the Western Bridge Museum, Seattle.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:44:03 +0000 Zhu Jinshi, Quentin Morris, Kōji Enokura - Blum & Poe - May 13th - June 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">lum &amp; Poe is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Black.</em>, an exhibition investigating the notion and function of monochromatic black painting by way of the work of three artists: Zhu Jinshi, Quentin Morris, and Kōji Enokura. Via three distinct impulses, the artists convey identity, practice, and methodology from the fringe &ndash; be it sociopolitical, geographical, or spiritual &ndash; manifested through a spectrum of scale, timbre, and texture, as a platform for the black pigment palette.&nbsp;<em>Black</em>. is comprised of three rooms respectively presenting the work of three artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the first gallery, the viewer is confronted with Zhu Jinshi&rsquo;s staggering work titled&nbsp;<em>Wall of Air</em>; ten canvases adjoined to metal frames, spanning over 65 feet in length. These paintings are created through a highly physical process, oil paint applied to canvas in a manner akin to pouring asphalt pavement for roadwork. The reference to labor is never distant from the artist&rsquo;s practice &ndash; coming of age during the onset of the Cultural Revolution of China, Zhu was assigned factory work as a youth and thereafter developed his painterly skills by apprenticeship and without formal academic training. Zhu has consistently experienced the position of the outsider &ndash; operating on the sociopolitical fringe of oppressive Cultural Revolution era China by virtue of being an experimental artist; and in self-exile, relocating from Beijing to Berlin in 1986, remaining in the West for the following twenty years. The color black of this sprawling piece channels Eastern lexicons: Heaven&rsquo;s Color (I-Ching), Daoist color symbology, and the artist describes the color as one comprised of five others &ndash; the antithesis of void and deprivation, but rather a dynamic amalgam. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a second room, Philadelphia artist Quentin Morris&rsquo; black monochrome circle paintings float on charcoal walls &ndash; unframed, unstretched, and affixed by only the crest of the canvas. Morris has been almost exclusively employing black paint and the form of the circle in his art practice for fifty years, beginning as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. These narrow aesthetic parameters serve the artist as tools for prodding and navigating identity politics and spirituality; they function in the critical analysis and subversion of laden Western connotations surrounding the color, and engage signifiers central to Buddhist concepts of enlightenment, transcendence, and the void. Morris explains, &ldquo;I began exploring monochromatic painting ... exclusively black using a myriad of tonalities and textures to present black's intrinsically enigmatic beauty and infinite depth, to refute all negative cultural mythologies about the color, and ultimately, to create work that innately expresses the all encompassing spirituality of life." Morris&rsquo; process consists of the application of graphite, powdered pigment, crayon, spray-paint, ink, and acrylic to surfaces of canvas, linen, mylar, or found paper as they lay flat on the studio floor. What results is a body of work with a plethora of subtle variations, yielded from a half-century meditation on the color black.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The work of Kōji Enokura is rooted in the existential anxiety that permeated Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Amid a politically tense climate of antiwar protest and concerns about the environmental cost of Japan&rsquo;s rapid postwar modernization, artists focused on the elemental questions of material and space. At this time, Enokura was associated with Mono-ha, a group of artists who explored the qualities of natural and industrial materials, and the interdependent relationships among them and their surrounding space. Discoloring the floors and walls of galleries and outdoor sites with oil, grease, soil and mortar, Enokura&rsquo;s interventions were some of the most enigmatic examples of the Mono-ha practice. From the end of the 1970s, he shifted these acts of staining onto cotton cloth, which are displayed in the third gallery. The artist built up dense fields of smooth black paint, allowing it to bleed into unmarked sections of the canvas. The phenomenological relationship between the wall, floor, and everyday objects remains crucial to many of these works. In the&nbsp;<em>Intervention</em>&nbsp;series, the artist variously leaned wooden beams against the canvas or affixed bottles, houseplants, and electrical sockets to the surface; drenching each of them in paint. In the&nbsp;<em>Figure A</em>&nbsp;series, he pinned all-black cloths to the wall and let them fold out onto the floor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zhu Jinshi has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at Blum &amp; Poe, New York (2016) and Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles (2012).&nbsp;A retrospective of the artist&rsquo;s work&nbsp;<em>Performance in Paint</em>&nbsp;curated by Melissa Chiu, director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, recently closed at the Inside-Out Museum, Beijing. Other important solo shows include&nbsp;<em>On the Road</em>, City of Prague Museum, Czech Republic (2002);&nbsp;<em>Tao of Rice Paper</em>, Museum of Vancouver, Canada (1997); and&nbsp;<em>Fangzhen</em>, DAAD Galerie, Berlin (1990).&nbsp;Recent group exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Alone Together</em>, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2012);&nbsp;<em>Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts</em>, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011); and&nbsp;<em>China Now &ndash; Art in Times of Change</em>, ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria (2006).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Quentin Morris has exhibited at numerous museums across the country and internationally, including a retrospective of the artist&rsquo;s work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia in 2004. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at such institutions as the African American Museum in Philadelphia (2006, 2000); Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (2001); The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2002, 1993); Emory Museum of Art and Archeology, Atlanta, GA (1990); Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (1991, 1990, 1988); Museu de Arte Contempor&acirc;nea, Recife, Brazil (1993); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2010, 2004, 1975); Philadelphia Museum of Art (1999); and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2009, 2006, 2004). &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This will be the third exhibition at Blum &amp; Poe to feature the work of Kōji Enokura, including a solo exhibition in 2013, and his inclusion in the monumental, historical presentation of Mono-ha curated by Mika Yoshitake in 2012,&nbsp;<em>Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha.</em><em>&nbsp;</em>The artist has had numerous solo exhibitions at Japanese galleries and museums, including the National Museum of Art, Osaka (1994), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2005). Enokura&rsquo;s work has also been included in landmark surveys, such as<em>&nbsp;</em><em>Prima Materia</em>, at the Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy (2013);&nbsp;<em>Reconsidering Mono-ha</em>, National Museum of Art, Osaka (2005);&nbsp;<em>Avanguardie Giapponese degli Anni 70,&nbsp;</em>Galleria Comunale d&rsquo;Arte Moderna di Bologna (1992), and Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (1993); Venice Biennale (1978); Biennale of Sydney (1976); Paris Biennale (1971); and&nbsp;<em>Tokyo Biennale &rsquo;70: Between Man and Matter</em>, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (1970).</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:45:52 +0000 - Bowers Museum - March 19th - September 5th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fascinating mix of old and new, this captivating collection bridges the gap between past and present with contributions from 10 world-renowned Institutions and two private collectors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits featuring 3-D animation, explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. Using state-of-the-art scientific methodology, discover how modern science enables researchers to study mummies through innovative and non-invasive ways, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What secrets do mummies hold about the past? What clues do they bring us for the future? A journey awaits as we unravel their mysteries.</p> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:33:34 +0000 - C.A.V.E. Gallery - May 22nd - June 19th <div align="left">C.A.V.E. GALLERY PRESENTS OUR</div> <div align="left"> <div><strong><br /><em>8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION</em></strong></div> <div><br />in conjunction with:</div> <strong>THE ANNUAL VENICE ARTWALK</strong> <div> <div><em>PLUS:<strong>&nbsp;Venice Duck Brewery&nbsp;</strong>Pop-Up Beer Tasting!</em><br />Beats by Resident DJ Bu$R1D3R</div> <div><strong>Sunday May 22</strong><strong><em><br /></em></strong></div> <em><strong>11am - 6pm&nbsp;- at the gallery</strong><br /></em></div> <br /> <div><em>Please join us to celebrate!<br /><br /></em>Exhibition is on view thru&nbsp;June 19, 2016</div> </div> Mon, 23 May 2016 15:56:50 +0000 - California African American Museum - January 18th - June 26th <p>The exhibition is an immersive, multi-media installation created by Surreal Box Cinema, an artistic duo formed by Lynn Rossi (photographer/set designer) and Nichelle Evans (set designer/conceptual artists), which explores the African American revolutionary path from the Trans Atlantic Middle Passage to the present day political Arena. The multi-media installations includes bright, large-scale photographs as well as live models posing with props to provide a sharp and historical insight featuring pivotal moments such as the Underground Railroad and Civil Rights Movement. This exhibition is free and open to the public.&nbsp; CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, 90017. For more information visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> or call (213) 744-7432</p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:41:18 +0000 Overton Loyd - California African American Museum - March 17th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Overton Loyd is an artist and illustrator widely known for designing a variety of caricatures and album covers, most notably for George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic collective. Rhythm of Vision: The Artistry of Overton Loyd is the first exhibition to reveal the full trajectory of Loyd&rsquo;s complex and varied practice in painting, drawing, illustration and album cover design. The exhibition features more than fifty works and celebrates a career that now spans four decades.</span></p> <h6 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Exhibition Programs</span></h6> <p class="panel-p" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1 PM &ndash; 4:30 PM</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;<em>Beyond the Nose: A Look Into My Creative Eccentric Life</em>&rdquo; One-on-One with Overton Loyd &amp; Reception</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">An interview with Overton Loyd, as he shares his creative journey from drawing caricatures at the Michigan State Fair to becoming a visual and multimedia artist, designer and creative director for George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. (Artist talk: 1 - 2:30PM) (Reception: 3 - 4:30PM)</span></p> <p class="panel-p" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3 PM &ndash; 4:30 PM</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Exhibition Walk-through with Overton Loyd</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Loyd will walk visitors through the exhibition and share insight of the history behind several of his artworks. Visitors can also download an app and listen to Loyd&rsquo;s short narratives about a few of his artworks.</span></p> <p class="panel-p" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Saturday, April 2, 2016, 2 PM &ndash; 4 PM</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Character Design Art Workshop</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Inspired by Overton Loyd&rsquo;s character design techniques, this workshop will guide participants in creating their own music-inspired characters. The workshop is led by graffiti artists MAN ONE and writer/artist Gustavo Garcia Vaca. They collaborated with Overton Loyd on their art group Unification Theory. Ages 10 yrs &amp; up.</span></p> <p class="panel-p" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2 PM &ndash; 4 PM</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&ldquo;The History of Funk&rdquo; Lecture &amp; Talk Presented by Dr. Rickey Vincent</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Author, scholar, educator and radio host Dr. Rickey Vincent will provide attendees with insight into the history, culture and politics of funk music. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is the author of&nbsp;<em>Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One</em>.</span></p> <p class="panel-p" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1 PM &ndash; 4 PM</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&ldquo;A Day of Funk&rdquo;</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Funk being spun by a live DJ while experiencing the creative process as graffiti artists transform canvas into a street art masterpiece. The finished artwork will be raffled off to a lucky audience member. Nosh on fare from trendy food trucks or nearby restaurants and take a moment to visit the current exhibitions on view at CAAM.</span></p> <p class="panel-p" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Please RSVP @ 213.744.2024 to attend one or more of the events, lectures or workshops.</strong></span></p> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:06:43 +0000 - California African American Museum - May 11th - September 18th <p><em>Oh Snap! West Coast Hip Hop Photography</em>&nbsp;presents a focused selection of photographs that explore one of the most influential musical genres and cultural movements of the last quarter century: Hip Hop. Centering on the unique style developed on the West Coast of the United States, and particularly in California, this exhibition highlights the dynamic array of Hip Hop artists that gained national prominence in the 1990s, including Ice Cube, YoYo, Tupac, and E-40.&nbsp;<em>Oh Snap!</em>&nbsp;features more than forty works by an array of renowned photographers: Michael Miller, author of&nbsp;<em>West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures</em>(2011); creative industry professional Carl Posey; Ernie Paniccioli, member of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame and considered Hip Hop royalty; Estevan Oriol, the internationally celebrated photographer and director; and Paul Chan, former photographer for Kronick Magazine. The first of its kind to be organized at CAAM, this exhibition pays homage to the distinct flavor, evolution, and influence of West Coast Hip Hop music.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:58:23 +0000