ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Leonardo Benzant, Dominik Halmer, Galia Linn, Nelson Loskamp, Sam Vernon, Cullen Washington Jr. - 101/EXHIBIT - July 9th - August 27th <p>101/EXHIBIT proudly presents&nbsp;<em>Koi No Yokan III</em>, a concentrated group exhibition organized by New York-based curator Dexter Wimberly. This showing marks Wimberly&rsquo;s 35th exhibition, first in Los Angeles, and is the gallery&rsquo;s third annual installment of the Koi No Yokan summer invitational. The opening will be held from 7-9pm on&nbsp;Saturday, July 9&nbsp;at 668 N La Peer Drive, located on the southeast corner of the Santa Monica Blvd and N La Peer Drive intersection. A 40-page catalog with foreword by the curator and the gallery director will accompany the exhibition. This year&rsquo;s show features six artists: Leonardo Benzant, Dominik Halmer, Galia Linn, Nelson Loskamp, Sam Vernon, and Cullen Washington Jr. The exhibition includes performance, painting, sculpture, and installation.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:25:46 +0000 Group Show - 1301PE - July 15th - August 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">1301PE is pleased to announce Brain Multiples at 25, a survey exhibition featuring multiples by artists that have influenced or worked with Brain Multiples. While the works selected span a broad range of categories, they all articulate the respective artist&rsquo;s common approach to the multiple as a possibility, rather than an afterthought.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists in the exhibition include Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, AA Bronson, Andrea Bowers, Angela Bulloch, Fiona Connor, Meg Cranston, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Gretchen Faust, Fischli/Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mike Kelley, Rachel Khedoori, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, Jorge Mendez Blake, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Sigmar Polke, Ana Prvacki, Ed Ruscha, Jason Rhoades, Dieter Roth, Katy Schimert, Jessica Stockholder, Thaddeus Strode, Diana Thater, Lincoln Tobier, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, SUPERFLEX, Fischli/Weiss, Franz West and Pae White.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Brain Multiples publishes and distributes artists&rsquo; multiples and books. Brain Multiples&rsquo; early multiples with such artists as Angela Bulloch, Diana Thater, Meg Cranston, Gretchen Faust, Thaddeus Strode, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Jorge Pardo, and Paul McCarthy provides a remarkable insight into some of the themes and concerns that defined the spirit of art making in the 1990s. This spirit continues with artists, such as Fiona Connor, Ana Prvacki and Jorge M&eacute;ndez Blake.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition also includes artists who inspired Brain Multiples creation and the basic philosophy of &ldquo;ideas best expressed in multiple form&rdquo;. The exhibition celebrates the different ways in which artists have conceptually and formally embraced the multiple as a vocabulary within their respective oeuvres &ndash; whether to question the original/copy dichotomy, to explore the interdependence of aesthetics and utility, or to extend earlier performative events into objects that are re-activated by the viewer&rsquo;s participation.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:43:44 +0000 Lutz Bacher - 356 Mission - May 21st - July 31st Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:32:19 +0000 William F. Cody - A + D Museum - July 10th - October 2nd <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;"><em>Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody</em> (1916 &ndash; 1978) marks the architect&rsquo;s 100th birthday and celebrates his seminal contribution to modern architecture. Before graduating from USC in 1942, Cody had already distinguished himself as an expert draftsman and designer while working for Cliff May on housing developments in Los Angeles. An invitation to design a hotel in Palm Springs brought Cody to the desert in 1946 where he remained active until his death in 1978. From breakout jobs like the Del Marcos Hotel (1946), to inventive country club concepts like the Eldorado (1957), to houses for celebrities, Cody&rsquo;s designs defined cutting edge, midcentury living. His work is inextricable from Palm Springs, the Bay Area, and the American Southwest, and although his aesthetic is often referred to as &ldquo;Desert Modernism&rdquo; his architectural range was broader and more diversified. Cody&rsquo;s international imprint can be seen in important commissions in Mexico, Cuba, and smaller projects in London. This exhibition honors the full scope of this work through rare examples of his masterful color renderings of personal sketches and architectural commissions, photographs of now-lost structures, and examples of vanguard building systems that included beams and roof slabs so thin that his buildings seemed to defy gravity. While his architecture was disciplined and technically innovative, Cody was no rationalist. His love for entertaining was mirrored in his love for social spaces rich with patterns, texture, color, and art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this exhibition, we honor Cody&rsquo;s lifelong support of education by working collaboratively with Professor Don Choi&rsquo;s architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Based on their archival research of the William F. Cody Papers housed at the Kennedy Library, the students are creating contemporary interpretations of Cody&rsquo;s innovations in environmental systems, typography, and furniture and lighting design. Through their experiments with new digital technologies students will be able to realize Cody&rsquo;s expressionistic designs in ways nearly impossible 50 years ago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody</em> is organized for the A+D Museum by curatorial team of Jo Lauria, Catherine Cody, Dr. Emily Bills, and Dr. Don Choi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">READ MORE</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:16:51 +0000 Mary Corse, John Armleder, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sylvie Fleury, Ben Jones, Jannis Kounellis, Gary Lang, Dennis Oppenheim, Julian Schnabel - Ace Gallery- Los Angeles - June 11th - July 31st <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Ace Gallery presents an exhibition comprised of artworks with artists John Armleder, Mary Corse, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sylvie Fleury, Ben Jones, Jannis Kounellis, Gary Lang, Dennis Oppenheim, and Julian Schnabel. The artworks are installed in Ace Gallery Los Angeles&rsquo;s West Wing galleries, complementing currently installed exhibitions by Heather Carson, Laddie John Dill, Andrew Holmes, and Laurie Lipton. Each of the artists included in the exhibition have artworks in numerous notable private and museum collections, and many have enjoyed the honor of participating in highly esteemed international biennials.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 31 May 2016 17:43:46 +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 Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra - Armory Center for the Arts - June 5th - September 11th <p align="center"><strong>Craft and action resonate in <br /> <em>Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pasadena, CA</em> &ndash; The Armory Center for the Arts is proud to present <em>Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing</em>, an exhibition that features new paintings and a recent interactive project by Lesperance, and an international, intergenerational weaving project organized by Mirra. The exhibition has been organized for the Armory by guest curator Cassandra Coblentz, with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Pasadena Art Alliance. The exhibition is on view in the Armory&rsquo;s Caldwell Gallery from June 5 through September 11, 2016. A reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 6-8pm. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through their works, Ellen Lesperance and Helen Mirra both consider the complex relationships we as individuals have to the physical and political landscapes we navigate. Each approaches her practice with a similarly poetic tone and critical consciousness. They share an interest in the material of textiles and the structural grid as well as a tendency to create work within carefully derived conceptual systems and parameters. Furthermore, for both artists, walking plays a central role in their art.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Despite their affinities, however, Mirra and Lesperance approach these concepts and activities in strikingly different ways. In this exhibition, the metaphor of traversing also refers to the idea of moving across the space between ideas and perspectives. The presentation of their projects together generates a dialogue between their ideologically distinct positions and subjectivities. Seen together, the projects offer an opportunity to compare and contrast approaches to singular, specific, and intimate physical experience versus public, shared experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing </em>highlights another conceptual underpinning of the overall project: the notions of dialogue and exchange as they relate to artistic production and exhibition curating. An accompanying publication documents these dynamics and poses questions about how we can move beyond binary models of conversation, collaboration and the nature of making and experiencing art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Artists</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ellen Lesperance</strong> (b. 1971, Minneapolis MN) lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently at the Drawing Center, New York, the Seattle Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and in the People&rsquo;s Biennial (traveling). Lesperance&rsquo;s work is represented in the following public collections: the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum; the Museum of Art and Design; the Portland Art Museum; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and at the Kadist Art Foundation. Lesperance has been honored with the Northwest regional Betty Bowen Award, a Robert Rauschenberg &ldquo;Artist-as-Activist&rdquo; Grant, a Ford Family Fellowship in the Arts, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She received her MFA from Rutgers University in 1999 and has received residencies at the Skowhegan School; the MacDowell Colony; the Djerassi Foundation; and the Atlantic Center.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Helen Mirra</strong> (b. 1970, Rochester NY) presently maintains a rhythm of working in a sustained relation to walking, and her loyalty is to both the metrical and the ecological. Solo exhibitions include the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the Berkeley Art Museum, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Haus Konstruktiv Zurich. She has also participated in the 50th Venice Biennial, the 30th Sao Paulo Bienal, and the 12th Havana Bienal. Public projects include <em>Farbenweg, indirekter</em>, architecturally embedded among the houses of the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria, and <em>Instance the Determination</em> at the University of Chicago, and a GSA Art-in-Architecture project at the Minnesota-Canada border. A fifteen-year survey (1996-2010) of her work was presented at Culturgest in Lisbon Portugal in 2014. Mirra has received awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Driehaus Foundation, and Artadia, and has been a guest of the DAAD Kunstlerprogramm in Berlin, the Laurenz Haus in Basel, IASPIS in Stockholm, and OCA in Oslo, a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri, and artist-in-residence with the Consortium of the Arts at the University of California at Berkeley, the Center for Book Arts at Mills College, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Curator</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Cassandra Coblentz </strong>is Senior Curator and Director of Public Engagement at Orange County Museum of Art. She has a diverse curatorial practice that champions the artistic process. Taking innovative approaches to collaborating with artists and architects, she initiated the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art&rsquo;s Architecture + Art program that explores the boundaries between these creative practices, producing large-scale site-specific commissions with Hector Zamora, Annie Han, and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio, as well as Jay Atherton and Cy Keener. Most recently she curated the exhibition <em>We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live</em> for The Ford Family Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. She has authored and managed the production of several exhibition catalogues and publications including <em>How Deep Is Your</em>, a mid-career survey of the work of Julianne Swartz, published in 2012, and <em>Lyle Ashton Harris: Blow Up</em>,published by D.A.P. Her professional experience includes appointments at Hammer Museum, DIA Center for the Arts, Fabric Workshop and Museum, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. She received her BA in Art History and English from Cornell University and her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. </p> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:30:08 +0000 Nick Herman, Christopher James - Armory Center for the Arts - June 5th - September 11th <p align="center"><strong>Knowledge production </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>in art and science </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>explored by THEMODELINGAGENCY</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pasadena, CA</em> &ndash; The Armory Center for the Arts is proud to present <strong>THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE &nbsp;</strong><strong>&ndash;</strong><strong><em>reflux</em></strong><em>, </em>an exhibition of new works by THEMODELINGAGENCY, a collaboration between artists Nick Herman and Christopher James. Conflating experimental art with scientific method, the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and video displayed here utilize the environment of the lab and strategies familiar to field work to produce alternative results to an existing body of scientific research. In doing so, these objects and images (re)frame the oppositional relationship between utility and art, the objective and subjective, and aesthetics and knowledge. The exhibition is on view in the Armory&rsquo;s Mezzanine Galleries from June 5 through September 11, 2016. A reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 6-8pm. The exhibition has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, the Armory&rsquo;s Gallery Director/Chief Curator, with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the Spring of 2013, THEMODELINGAGENCY took up residence at the Virgin Islands Ecological Research Station (VIERS), located on the remote south side of the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The facilities there had been built to support the 1969 project Tektite, a NASA experiment in undersea living and working envisioned as a model for the feasibility of con&shy;ducting research in space. While at VIERS, THEMODELINGAGENCY investigated both the research undertaken by the marine scientists occupying the undersea habitat as well as the concurrent NASA-funded behavioral study conducted on the submariner scientists from above. Enacting a kind of aesthetic reproduction of these tiered projects and utilizing methodologies and materials employed in conducting the original research, THEMODELINGAGENCY offers a consideration of the context and contingencies of how knowledge is produced.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">According to the artists, the strategy of modeling is fundamental to scientific inquiry, but it is also familiar to artistic practices that employ process-based experimentation. Herman and James emphasize that while scientists use models to describe and account for phenomena, artists use modeling to <em>embody</em> phenomena and so accordingly, the <em>kind</em> of knowledge produces differs. In scientific modeling, data is gathered through controlled observation and the knowledge that is produced is considered objective. In contrast, the subjective, experimental strategies of artists create the conditions for unpredictable outcomes for reasons that may have more to do with achieving a sense of emancipation from those uncertainties than an understanding of them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Artists</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nick Herman</strong> is an artist and writer and publisher of the imprint anteprojects. He has an MFA in sculpture from Yale University and a BA in religious studies from Macalester College. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, The Sculpture Center, Peter Blum Gallery, LA&gt;&lt;ART, 356 Mission, Artist Curated Projects (ACP), and Public Fiction, among others. He was an artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 2011. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Christopher James</strong> is an artist, writer, and curator. He has been published in <em>The Believer</em>, <em>Cabinet</em>, <em>artUS</em>, and <em>X-TRA Journal of Contemporary Art</em>, where he has written about the unique conditions of art production in Southern California. &nbsp;His artwork has been exhibited in New York at The Kitchen, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney at Altria, SAUCE; Internationally at the Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian; Magasin 3, Stockholm; and Gasworks, London as well as numerous sites and galleries in Los Angeles. He was educated at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, and the San Francisco Art Institute and was awarded a Joan Mitchell grant to attend the residency program at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. In 2010 he produced artwork as a guest of the Hotchalpine Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch, a high altitude research station located at 11,400 feet in the Swiss Alps. </p> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:35:28 +0000 Nathan Coutts, Antoine Donzeaud, Nick Jeffrey, Brian Kokoska, Jennifer Remenchik, Dylan Spaysky, Michael Stamm, Christian Tedeschi, Jim Thorell - ASHES/ASHES - July 9th - August 6th <p><em>We&rsquo;d leave at the break of dawn, even earlier, like 4am to avoid traffic; I was handed this black leather cushion to finish my night on; the streets were dead quiet, on the freeway other cars, other families leaving town; the lunch stop was my favorite, little sandwiches made with so much care, delicately wrapped in tin foil, the ritual of slicing an apple with the sharp folding knife kept in the glove compartment; empty beaches, hair in faces, long dinners playing with portable video games; more video games in the hotel room; all we ever wanted was everything</em>.</p> <p>&nbsp;-Antoine Donzeaud, Paris, 2016</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ASHES/ASHES is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>DARK MIMES/</em>, a group exhibition featuring work by: Nathan Coutts, Antoine Donzeaud, Nick Jeffrey, Brian Kokoska, Jennifer Remenchik, Dylan Spaysky, Michael Stamm, Christian Tedeschi, and Jim Thorell. The exhibition will be on view July 9&ndash;August 6, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 9 from 7&ndash;9pm.</p> <p>On view in LA/DW~PS is Antoine Donzeaud&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Subtitle</em>&nbsp;(2016).</p> <p>Tony Hope&rsquo;s permanent installation&nbsp;<em>Untitled (Dawn)</em>&nbsp;(2015) remains on view&nbsp;in the gallery&rsquo;s bathroom.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:57:38 +0000 Shio Kusaka - Blum & Poe - July 2nd - August 20th <p class="normal">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present Los Angeles-based artist Shio Kusaka&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;">For this presentation, Kusaka establishes a narrative via a body of work comprised of varied shapes, textures, sizes, techniques, and motifs.&nbsp;Ceramic pots carved to resemble wood grain, porcelain beach balls, pots painted with grids and lines, and miniature porcelain animals, can all be understood as a response to ceramic traditions.</p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;">Installed in the three main-floor galleries, on a seemingly continuous pedestal over one hundred feet in length, Kusaka&rsquo;s installation calls for each work to be considered within the context of the collective whole. While each pot does function as a stand-alone work, a certain rhythm emerges as individual works gesture to the whims of form and content of surrounding works.</p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is accompanied by the first in an ongoing series of catalogues documenting a selection of Kusaka&rsquo;s artworks, inspired by Japanese pottery reference books. This first volume focuses on works from 2014&ndash;2016. It is published by Karma, New York and distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.</p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;">Shio Kusaka (b. 1972, Japan) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and has been exhibited throughout the world.</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:26:45 +0000 Fran├žoise Grossen - Blum & Poe - July 2nd - August 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Contact III,&nbsp;</em>an installation by Swiss-born artist Fran&ccedil;oise&nbsp;Grossen. This marks Grossen&rsquo;s second solo exhibition with Blum &amp; Poe, and her first in Los Angeles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerging in the late 1960s,&nbsp;Grossen&nbsp;sought to relinquish the traditional tools and methods of textile and fiber art, instead utilizing a free-hand braiding and knotting technique allowing for greater freedom and spontaneity in her process.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Grossen&nbsp;quickly began exploring material mass, scale,&nbsp;and repetition to attain three-dimensionality and&nbsp;break the paradigms&nbsp;of her medium,&nbsp;which had&nbsp;reductively&nbsp;defined the genre as decorative.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curator&nbsp;Jenelle&nbsp;Porter describes her practice: &ldquo;Grossen&rsquo;s&nbsp;knotted and plaited rope sculptures eschew the four edges that delimited traditional tapestry, and boldly enter the third dimension by hanging from the ceiling or unfolding directly onto the floor.&nbsp;Grossen&nbsp;pushes beyond this initial rupture with the rectangle and the wall to explore the weight of her material and its response to gravity, an investigation that aligns her art with broader artistic debates taking place in New York and elsewhere.&rdquo;&nbsp;<a title="" href="">[1]</a>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At an imposing thirty feet&nbsp;wide,&nbsp;<em>Contact III</em>&nbsp;is&nbsp;composed of seventeen knotted&nbsp;sections&nbsp;of rich, orange&nbsp;manila rope&nbsp;and is&nbsp;the largest in the&nbsp;<em>Contact</em>&nbsp;series&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;one of&nbsp;Grossen&rsquo;s&nbsp;earliest explorations of vertical repetitions. Hovering above the floor, the suspended&nbsp;mass&nbsp;is a paradoxical exercise that&nbsp;simultaneously&nbsp;employs and defies gravity, creating&nbsp;both&nbsp;tension&nbsp;in the fiber&nbsp;and&nbsp;an impression of lightness, fluidity,&nbsp;and&nbsp;grace.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Described by curator Nancy Neumann as a &ldquo;fringe under a large microscope,&rdquo; the installation was originally created for&nbsp;<em>Fiber Works: The Americas and Japan</em>, a group exhibition on textile art at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo in 1977.&nbsp;The work&nbsp;was&nbsp;later&nbsp;included in the exhibition&nbsp;<em>OLD TRADITIONS&nbsp;/&nbsp;NEW DIRECTIONS</em>&nbsp;curated by Rebecca A.T. Stevens&nbsp;at the Textile Museum, Washington, DC&nbsp;in&nbsp;1981.&nbsp;<em>Contact&nbsp;III</em>&nbsp;will&nbsp;be one of the focal points of&nbsp;Grossen&rsquo;s&nbsp;upcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, in the fall of 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fran&ccedil;oise&nbsp;Grossen&nbsp;(b. 1943 in Neuch&acirc;tel, Switzerland) lives and works in New York City. Recent group exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Revolution in the Making:&nbsp;Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 &ndash; 2016,</em>&nbsp;currently on view at Hauser Wirth &amp;&nbsp;Schimmel, Los Angeles. Past exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Fiber: Sculpture 1960&ndash;Present</em>, which was held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and traveled to the&nbsp;Wexner&nbsp;Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH and the Des Moines Art Center, IA (2014&ndash;2015).&nbsp;Grossen&rsquo;s&nbsp;work&nbsp;has been acquired by&nbsp;international public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the&nbsp;Renwick Gallery,&nbsp;Smithsonian&nbsp;American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia.&nbsp;Grossen&nbsp;is the recipient of The 2016 American Craft Council Award.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="" href="">[1]</a>&nbsp;Jenelle Porter,&nbsp;<em>Fiber: Sculpture 1960&ndash;Present</em>&nbsp;(Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, 2014), 198.</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:26:07 +0000 - Blum & Poe - July 26th - July 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present a collaboration between artist Richard Prince and the paragon of marijuana counterculture press,&nbsp;<em>HIGH TIMES</em>&nbsp;magazine.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Well known for his penchant for outsider aesthetics and subculture iconography, Prince works with&nbsp;<em>HIGH TIMES</em>&nbsp;for the first time, lending original compositions from his<em>Hippie Drawings</em>&nbsp;series of the late 1990s/early 2000s for the September 2016 special<em>&nbsp;Trippy</em>&nbsp;issue. These drawings exemplify Prince&rsquo;s practice of investigating the American collective unconscious and pursuing dualities &ndash; he mines the marginalized and commonplace, and then filters this content through a discerning, expressive, and painterly tradition. Extraterrestrial, polychromatic figures wielding joints smirk at their viewer; wild and joyful gestures that recall the artwork of children or channel the renderings of a psychedelic trip &ndash; Prince says of this series, &ldquo;Being funny is a way to survive.&rdquo;<a title="" href="">[1]</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In conjunction with the launch of the special issue, Prince has curated a collection of historical&nbsp;<em>HIGH TIMES</em>&nbsp;covers traversing the publication&rsquo;s history from 1974-2014. The artist&rsquo;s practice of gleaning inspiration from news and popular media well documented, here Prince selects covers from the magazine&rsquo;s archives that reflect certain subjects commonly found in his oeuvre. On the occasion of the special edition issue launch, rolling papers designed by the artist will be produced, along with a marijuana strain. This presentation has been organized in cooperation with Green St. Agency.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Richard Prince was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1949 and lives and works in New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="" href="">[1]</a>&nbsp;Prince, Richard.&nbsp;<em>Hippie Drawings</em>. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2005.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:28:03 +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 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 Group Show - CB1 Gallery - July 23rd - August 28th <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">SUMMER REVERIE</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">The sun&rsquo;s sultry glow</span><br /><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">make me swift footed</span><br /><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">to explore the sea;</span><br /><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">let me weave my dreams</span><br /><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">in fair days of</span><br /><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">summer.</span><br /><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">&mdash;Tara Estacaan</span></p> <p>CB1 Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Summer Reverie</em></strong></a>, a group exhibition featuring twenty-one contemporary artists, many represented by CB1 Gallery but also a few surprises&mdash;younger artists as well as several whose work has not been seen in LA in recent years. The paintings many of modest size vary in medium from traditional oil and acrylic to gold leaf and other non-traditional materials; the drawings include graphite, ink and natural pigment drawings and range from post-it note size to much larger scale drawings. The exhibition opens on July 23 and continues through August 26, 2016; an opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Summer Reverie</em></strong></a>&nbsp;features work by:<br />Emily Davis Adams, Lisa Adams, Tom Betthauser,&nbsp;Ain Cocke, Jack Davidson, Georganne Deen, Merion Estes, Elliott Green,&nbsp;Nathan Hayden, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Phung Huynh,&nbsp;Kevin Larmon, Michael Mancari, Annelie McKenzie, Timothy Nolan, Dane Patterson, Brett Reichman, Daniel Samaniego, Matthew Scarlett,&nbsp;Lily Simonson and Craig Taylor</p> <p>Imagine a lazy summer day with time to spare. You stroll in the park. No particular goal. Not a super orchestrated event. Just taking in the scenery, maybe the flora, maybe people watching. Maybe something or someone catches your fancy and you linger a bit longer. Maybe just lying down looking at the sky with summer clouds, letting your imagination soar. Like that lazy summer stroll you&rsquo;ve imagined, Summer Reverie allows the viewer to take in various works of art by numerous artists, linger longer in front of something that catches your eye and imagination and spend time enjoying the visual pleasure of the artists&rsquo; work.</p> <p>Paintings and drawings abound in this summer exhibition, some abstract, some tightly representational, others narrative or surreal. All intriguing and draw your eye to look closer to explore the present or imagine another world altogether&mdash;things that compose your summer daydream when you visit for our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Summer Reverie</em></strong></a>.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:58:27 +0000