ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Robert Ginder - Lora Schlesinger Gallery - April 11th - May 23rd <p>Lora Schlesinger Gallery is proud to present Robert Ginder&rsquo;s <em>Apotheosis. </em>The show opens April 11<sup>th</sup> and runs through May 23, 2015. This will be our inaugural exhibition for our new gallery space at Bergamot Station. The exhibition is Robert Ginder&rsquo;s fourth solo show with the gallery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Robert Ginder&rsquo;s paintings are a devotional meditation on the material world. The exhibition <em>Apotheosis</em> focuses on the aggrandizement of conventional objects. Through the use of gold leaf and traditional painting techniques, Ginder creates venerable artifacts that elicit respect for subject matters that are ordinarily seen as mundane, so that they can be examined in a different light.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>His California suburban landscapes with golden skies are contemporary secular icons, reminiscent of 14<sup>th</sup> century Italian Renaissance paintings. The houses become icons for present day, reflecting the roots of our culture and our concept of &ldquo;home&rdquo;.&nbsp; The images become universal in the concept of a &ldquo;house&rdquo; and the fulfillment of human needs and dreams. A modern scene painted on wood panel with oil paint and gold leaf, brings the validity and veneration of an early sacred painting to a contemporary body of work that is timely and timeless.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ginder&rsquo;s still-life works heighten the traditional elements of a still-life painting, to accentuate the simplicity of each piece.&nbsp; The hyper-traditional imagery is presented in an unexpected larger-than-life scale, pushing the subject&rsquo;s inherent qualities. The effect makes the work contemporary by giving it a cinematic size and splendor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Robert Ginder lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally since 1984. In 2012, he was included in the Belvedere Castle &amp; Museum&rsquo;s <em>Gold</em> Exhibition, in Vienna, Austria. In 1992, he was the recipient of the New York Foundations for the Arts Fellowship. His work can be found in the collection of the Fisher Museum of Art at USC, Brooklyn Museum and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:21:20 +0000 Erik Jones - Thinkspace - March 28th - April 18th <div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Erik Jones in<em>Color/Full.&nbsp;</em>Originally from St Petersburg Florida, Jones currently lives and works in New York city. His technically complex mixed-media works combine the figurative with the geometric in seamless collusion and concert. Jones'&nbsp;'hyperrealistic figuration is offset by geometric patterns and momentums that seem to live and breathe as symbiotic organisms. The figure is ensconced by these colorful geometric expanses, as each"wears"&nbsp;the other and becomes virtually indivisible from its counterpart. Clothed by pattern and color, the body is set within and against expressionistic modules of sculpted graphic space. In his new body of work, Jones takes his penchant for spatial play and surreal composition to the next level in a series of Dimensional Paintings. These works invade the third dimension, literally, as surfaces peel from their supports, images slide from the walls, and paint pools on the floor.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Jones begins his works by compiling a figurative reference from several photographic images, then designing harmonious geometric fields by compositing form, color and shape digitally. The composition is then projected and traced onto paper and materially executed with several painstaking layers of watercolor, ink, pencil, oil pastel and acrylic. This expert combination of illustration and painting techniques accounts for the depth and dimensionally of the work. The combination of graphic patterning, color blocking, line and hyperreal figuration meld into an entirely elevated visual plane of oppositional, and yet entirely confluent and continuous, axes. The visual delight of these paintings resides in this inspired reconciliation. The Dimensional Paintings take this impulse to the next level by revealing some of the materiality and process that remains otherwise concealed in the high finish of the work. This intentional disclosure of tension and process - a literal stripping and dismantling of planes - takes the paintings into a sculptural realm, revealing the artifice and construction of their dynamic oppositions.<span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">As the title of the exhibition suggests, the work is<em>&nbsp;full;</em>&nbsp;saturated to the point of rupture, the paintings burst with color and movement, and spill unapologetically into real space and time.</div> </div> </div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:38 +0000 Seth Armstrong - Thinkspace - March 28th - April 18th <div align="justify">Thinkspace is pleased to present<em>&nbsp;The Air is Thick&nbsp;</em>featuring new works by Los Angeles based artist Seth Armstrong. Armstrong's paintings self-consciously capture a sense of looking, arresting moments with cinematic detail and voyeuristic curiosity. Varying in scale, the paintings offer views that are alternately intimate and vast, moving expertly between the monumental and the minute. Laden with detail and suggestion, each piece offers a moment in the trajectory of a larger narrative, and the viewer is compelled to realign the fractures of these inconclusive moments. Hanging the works on suggestion rather than on the overt, Armstrong builds tension and excitement in every painting with the possibility and expectation of action. Surfeited with this palpable sense of permanent anticipation and arrest, the air is indeed thick enough to cut.<span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div> <p align="justify">Originally from Los Angeles, Armstrong studied painting in Northern Holland&nbsp;and completed a BFA at San Francisco's California College of the Arts. His deft handling of oil paint clearly demonstrates a facility inspired by traditional painting techniques, and a material aptitude for the dense capture of light and color. The intense realism of his style is often tempered by a looser, more painterly approach, and by a stylized handling of light and dimension. With viscous luminosity and substantive flesh, qualities achieved with a seamlessly clean application, his works feel heavy with tactility and dense with tangible space and body. Armstrong's use of stark saturated contrasts is offset by a tendency towards stylized hyper-color, creating both depth and edge that exceeds the muted tones of the real. These contrasts achieve a sense of brooding visual tension that manages to evoke both nostalgia and strangeness simultaneously.</p> <p align="justify">In <em>The Air is Thick</em>, Armstrong continues to explore themes that have consistently fascinated his output: the intrigue of illicit looking, and the fine line between intimacy and trespass. Just as cinema manages to satisfy our innate love of voyeuristic access, so too do the paintings offer us views onto private lives that both frustrate and satisfy. The suggestion of constant narrative pervades even the stillest and least active views, as Armstrong reminds us of the secret recesses behind all closed doors and all quiet faces.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:25:49 +0000 Ron Azevedo, barry rowan - The G2 Gallery - April 25th - April 25th <p>Come help raise awareness for the proposed Liberty Canyon Landbridge! Through the art of Southern California photographers, this group exhibit aims to show how many Los Angeles creatures (such as mountain lions, foxes, coyotes, deer, and lizards) would benefit from a wildlife crossing by decreasing car accidents, saving animals&rsquo; lives, and improving the genetic diversity of various species. Thanks to the dedicated work of groups such as the National Wildlife Federation, CalTrans, and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund the project has been granted $1 million from the State Coastal Conservancy, but to be shovel ready by 2018 an additional $3 million is still necessary to complete engineering, fund research, and facilitate outreach, education, and advocacy for the campaign. In addition to enjoying the wonderful art and learning about this nationally recognized effort, the $10 admission fee at the door includes wine, hors d&rsquo;oeuvres, an entry to the raffle, and complimentary valet in front of the gallery. All proceeds will be donated to the NWF. RSVP to to attend.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:12:13 +0000 Jane Szabo - Phantom Galleries LA - - July 11th - August 1st Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:15:20 +0000 Anthony Lepore - François Ghebaly Gallery - April 25th - June 6th Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:27:39 +0000 Markus Bacher - SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS - April 11th - May 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with the Tyrolean painter Markus Bacher in Galleries 3 and 4. This is the artists first solo exhibition in the United States. Featuring Bachers new paintings, made in Los Angeles, onetwo painting focuses on a physical process of juxtaposition that follows individual and multi-layered decisions.<br /><br />Bachers paintings, which seem at first to be completely abstract, in fact teeter on the edge of representation, abstraction, and figuration, blurring the need for distinctions between these categories. In Bachers work a single gesture can evoke mountains, a swirl of script, movement and energy; an effect like sfumato fills the pictorial space with a suggestive, illuminated haze; and tiny figures emerge with such subtlety that one might suspect, at first, that they were imagined.<br /><br />"Words can kill paintings and defining through naming limits perception.<br /><br />The paintings explain themselves as themselves like a not forgotten handwritten love letter where the texture and quality of the paper simply felt right.&nbsp;<br /><br />For me part of the objective of painting is to reveal the time in<br />which we live and simultaneously engage in the disruption of that<br />perception. My emotions and subconscious inform and guide the continuing dialogue."<br /><br />--Markus Bacher, 2015<br /><br />Markus Bacher, (b. 1983, Kitzbhel, Austria) studied painting and tapestry at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum Stiegenhaus, Langenlois, Austria; the Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall in Tirol, Austria; and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany. Group exhibitions include the Biennale Giovani Monza, Serrone della Villa Reale Monza, Italy; Tiroler Landesmuseum, Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria; Red Bull Hangar-7, Salzburg and the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:22:57 +0000 Tam Van Tran - SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS - April 11th - May 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce our 6th solo exhibition with Tam Van Tran in Galleries 1 and 2. Dense rows of precious ceramic bottles surround Trans chaotic new paintings that explore the natural world and oppositional forces such as silence and noise, order and rupture.&nbsp;<br /><br />Trans return to painting on canvas favors immediate gesture and the language of abstraction. Profoundly tactile, these works employ markers, brushwork, stamping and collage. Partly inspired by the watercolors of John Marin, Tran's recent paintings are an orchestra of color, shape and gesture that produce a visual cacophony. Like jazz, the paintings are about improvisation and presence, the act and the process of making the work. Instead of acquiescing to the hermeneutic impulse, Tran invites the viewer for an encounter, to consider if the mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." *<br /><br />The petite ceramic vessels reference military and funerary formations, the family units of historical figures from Vietnam, and the number of characters in the English, Vietnamese and Sanskrit alphabets. These fragile treasures speak of time and heritage in contrast to the paintings, which explode before our eyes.&nbsp;<br /><br />If Trans paintings ask the viewer to allow her experience to remain in the realm of the visual and ineffable, the ceramics become vessels for memory and content. This duality is critical to Trans practice and the way his work is intertwined with his personal memories of childhood, war, emigration/ immigration and everyday situations including a stroll on the beach. In Exodus, viewers may meditate on the interaction of the past and present. How do memory and presence inform our experience? How do we hear the lessons of the past in the cacophony of the present?&nbsp;<br /><br />*Oscar Wilde<br /><br />Tam Van Trans work has been featured in solo museum exhibitions at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, TX, and the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN and recent gallery exhibitions at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY, and Anthony Meier Fine Art, San Francisco, CA. His work has been included in group exhibitions, such as Pattern: Follow the Rules, at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI; east EX east, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; in Paul Clay at Salon 94, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, TX; the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA; the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; International Paper, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and in the Drawing Biennial at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the ICA Boston, Boston, MA; the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, among others.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:21:15 +0000 Héctor Bourges - REDCAT - May 13th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In this lecture-performance, H&eacute;ctor Bourges, a member of the Mexico City-based artistic collective&nbsp;<em>Teatro Ojo</em>, combines a series of gestures with images of historical events that have influenced the Mexican national identity project. Bourges explores a variety of staging forms and modes of performance (such as&nbsp;<em>nahualismo</em>, masks, metamorphosis, ventriloquism) to reveal common strategies of political powers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This lecture is part of a series of public programs leading to the upcoming project&nbsp;</em>Palabras Ajenas<em>&nbsp;at REDCAT, a proposal that revisits Argentine artist&nbsp;Le&oacute;n Ferrari&rsquo;s 1965 landmark piece of the same name. The research and curatorial line of this project includes a series of lectures and presentations that contextualize Ferrari&rsquo;s work historically and further investigate his processes and working method and related topics and issues.</em></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:08:10 +0000 Falke Pisano - REDCAT - May 9th - July 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">*The main concern of Falke Pisano&rsquo;s research-based practice is how, where and through what processes an art object is produced and produces meaning. Starting from a primarily sculptural practice, Pisano looks at the expanded sites and moments when a work of art is conceptualized, produced, viewed, discussed and represented. Her work includes lectures and presentations, installations of different configurations of objects, moving images of diagrams with voice-overs, photographs and written word, all of which create the multi-faceted artwork. Pisano&rsquo;s commissioned project looks at mathematics as a cultural construct, and is conceived as a set for a film of ten chapters with &lsquo;sets&rsquo; of very different forms, from a sculpture, to a display of&nbsp;objects on a table, to a script for a lecture or a PowerPoint presentation.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:06:21 +0000 Gyung Jin Shin - Night Gallery - April 18th - May 23rd Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:02:17 +0000 Zachary Armstrong - Night Gallery - April 18th - May 23rd Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:01:22 +0000 Anne Truitt - Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove - April 18th - June 27th Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:53:48 +0000 Group Show - Jancar Gallery - April 26th - May 23rd Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:50:48 +0000 Neil Raitt - Anat Ebgi - April 17th - May 30th Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:33:13 +0000 Bea Fremderman - Aran Cravey - April 18th - June 13th Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:52 +0000