ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Barry Shaffer, Toban Nichols - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - May 1st - May 25th <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>A TANDEM-SOLO SHOW BY:</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>BARRY SHAFFER, TOBAN NICHOLS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>MAY 1-25<sup>TH</sup>, 2014</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday May 4<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. &ndash; Artcore Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 2 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (March 22<sup>nd</sup>, 2014)</strong>L.A. Artcore presents the work of Barry Shaffer and Toban Nichols presenting visitors with the opportunity to observe how dramatically different approaches to making art rooted in the powerful, mind-altering visualization of landscapes can be.&nbsp; Each artist operates from a personal vision that invites us to take new, considered look at a familiar arena of art.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Barry Shaffer creates his artwork in direct connection with humanitarian aims. Whether traveling with Global Humanitarian Expeditions to provide dentistry to people without access, or at home working with organizations like the Exceptional Children&rsquo;s Foundation, he combines adventure with artistry to create involved social documents. As a photographer his eye seeks balance for his compositions, infusing them with reflective meaning; adding a sensitivity to nature he creates links to the present passage of time.&nbsp; In a previous exhibit, his work focused on portraits of L.A. residents aged 80 and over, called <em>Quiet Heroes</em>.&nbsp; In this project, <em>Ancient Temples &ndash; Current Conflicts</em>, purposeful contrasting views of landscapes, ruins and living people offers viewers a chance to connect to people facing conflict across the globe through both eyes and heart.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Toban Nichols is a highly experimental new media artist working with video installations and prints, in this exhibit employing elements of interactive media, glitch and artificial intelligence to shape and reintroduce us to the landscape. Streaming landscapes layered with mirrored distortions that suggest action as much as the presence of water, geometric inclusions that play with existing colors to tease and intensify the involvement of the brain, and the tangible presence of technology can be found in the work.&nbsp; Nichols has exhibited internationally, SCOPE New York and Basel, the Digital Fringe Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and the Seattle Art Museum.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday May 4<sup>st</sup>, 2014, 1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With the Artist Series </em>at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</strong></p> <p>650A S. Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Thurs-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="http://www.laartcore.org" rel="nofollow">www.laartcore.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:09:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jaime Sabatte, Guadulesa Rivera, Raoul de la Sota, Yando Rios, Miguel Angele Murillo, Lore Eckelberry - LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts - May 1st - May 30th <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>A GROUP EXHIBIT: L.A. OF L.A. </strong></p> <p align="center"><em>ARTISTS; JAIME SABATTE, GUADULESA RIVERA, RAOUL DE LA SOTA, YANDO RIOS, MIGUEL ANGEL MURILLO, LORE ECKELBERRY</em></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>MAY 1-30<sup>TH</sup>, 2014</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday May. 4<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Union Center</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 4 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (March 15<sup>th</sup>, 2014)</strong>L.A. Artcore is pleased to announce <em>Latin Americans of Los Angeles</em>, a special group exhibit that envisions a complex portrait of Latin American artists living and working in L.A. <em>L.A. OF L.A.</em> presents a single vantage into the breadth of perspectives of its six selected participants whose creative tendencies provide an arena of passionate engagement as they express and relate their inner worlds with the issues and subject matter that most impact from the outside. Such an endeavor is prone to be&nbsp; the progenitor of new forms that are squeezed from this tension, such as in <strong>Jaime Sabatte's</strong> sculptures whose humble materials such as kitchen utensils and scrap electronics are transformed into the context of an ethereal, LED-illuminated universe of exotic critters, battery-powered mobile vehicles, music-boxes, figurines and other forms which are cast under Sabatte's delicate direction. Questions of identity abound viscerally through an in-depth exploration of materials and craftsmanship in the mixed-media works of <strong>Miguel Angel Murillo</strong> whose images are rendered in three-dimensions by combining carving and painting. In <strong>Guadulesa Rivera's</strong> mixed-media paintings, an exploration of identity and memory are channeled through the artist's fascination with investigating colors, shapes and overall balanced compositions whose positive affirmations seek to capture fullness and totality of the heart. When hung together, <strong>Lore Eckelberry's</strong> mixed-media portraits communicate vitality drawn from everyday life and a celebration of the people that make up the artist's social fabric. Eckelberry digitally manipulates photographs taken of her subjects to draw additional inspiration and ideas through the process of editing and deciding how to convey her subject. Eckelberry's altered photographs represent her subjects in a new space of imagination and reinvention. Folklore, ancient history, a graphic sensibility and a visionary spirit&nbsp; shape the narrative language of the drawings, paintings and prints of Peruvian-American artist <strong>Yando Rios</strong>, while a sense of the visionary pervades the paintings of <strong>Raoul De La Sota</strong> who uses the landscape to channel surrealistic imagery. Both painters are indebted to the aesthetics of murals in their works. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each artist's distinct approach is reflective of an increasingly culturally-melded world where myriad creative influences, localities, technologies and dialogue extend and overlap. Part of the vitality of this project is in the artist's selected works that reveal a group who openly explore frontiers of contemporary culture in their art.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday May 4<sup>th</sup>, 2014, 3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With the Artist Series </em>at 4 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts</strong></p> <p>120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wed-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="http://www.laartcore.org" rel="nofollow">www.laartcore.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:07:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list David Febland - George Billis Gallery- LA - May 17th - June 28th <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show of painter David Febland's recent work. The exhibition runs from May 17th to June 28th with an artist reception on May 17th from 5-8pm.</p> <p>&nbsp;The artist writes of his work: "My work explores the ever-modulating space between aspiration and reality. It&rsquo;s an uncomfortable place for some, that sense of not quite being where or what you think you are &ndash; a mental state filled with frisson that approximates the combustible edge of colliding urban neighborhoods, its corporeal equivalent. After observing just such city spaces for many years, I have grown to realize that the concept of an Edge - or more precisely the turmoil where they collide - is as much a state of mind as a physical reality and therefore eminently transportable."</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:55:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Paul Rousso - George Billis Gallery- LA - May 17th - June 28th <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show of mixed media artist Paul Rousso's recent work.&nbsp; The exhibition features recent large scale three dimensional paper goods from currency to candy wrappers.&nbsp; The exhibition runs from May 17th to June 28th with an artist reception on May 17th from 5-8pm.</p> <p>The artist is quoted as saying, "I have always searched for what would be the appropriate and direct response to 20th century painting. How could one respond to the &ldquo;flattening&rdquo; and somehow invert it the way, for instance, cubism inverted the realism that came before it? My work is about finding what comes next."</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:52:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Daniel Phill - George Billis Gallery- LA - May 17th - June 28th <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to present <em>Nature Studies</em>, an exhibition of Northern California based painter Daniel Phill&rsquo;s new work.&nbsp; The exhibition features recent paintings that employ an expressionist style to render botanical forms.&nbsp; The exhibition runs from May 17th to June 28th with an artist reception on May 17th from 5-8pm.<br /><br />Daniel Phill embraces the ambiguity between abstraction and figuration in his work.&nbsp; Plants, flowers and vegetation appear and vanish into the picture plane, often submerged under layers of pigment and washes. A fluid application of paint, using non-traditional painting tools, contributes to achieve results which are intensely colorful and often sensuous. In each painting, the artist&rsquo;s use of color dramatizes the illusion of space and light to produce an ambiance full of both energy and serenity. He seems to deconstruct the natural environment, to then reconstruct it - using an improvised painterly expressionism. Through gesture and perception, Phill creates work that is both organic and unrehearsed.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:49:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Vincent Price Art Museum - June 21st 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>Walk through of the exhibition with guest curator&nbsp;<strong>Cecilia Fajardo-Hill</strong>.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:21:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Vincent Price Art Museum - June 14th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join&nbsp;<strong>Chon A. Noriega</strong>&nbsp;in conversation with the exhibition&rsquo;s curator&nbsp;<strong>Cecilia Fajardo-Hill</strong>, &nbsp;author&nbsp;<strong>Ram&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a</strong>, and artist&nbsp;<strong>Rub&eacute;n Ortiz Torres</strong>.</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:18:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kristin Calabrese, Jessica Rath, Corey Stein, Kent Young - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - May 24th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:59:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Elena Rosa, Elena Manferdini - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - May 16th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:59:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jennifer Celio, Ross Rudel, Linda Vallejo - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - May 9th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:59:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Elena Rosa - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - May 4th - June 15th <p style="text-align: justify;">Elena Rosa, 2014 Fellowship Recipient</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Awarded through the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates&nbsp;Jurors: Amanda Hunt, Curator, LAXART; Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator,&nbsp;Armory Center for the Arts</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:50:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - May 4th - June 15th <p>Presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:47:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Gabriel Kuri - Regen Projects - May 24th - June 28th Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Sam Kahn, Sasha Bergstrom-Katz - Machine Project - April 27th 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Machine Project is proud to announce the Machine Project Project Space for Projects! Visible from our front window, the MPPSfP is a smallish room constructed inside our already-smallish storefront space. We are inviting artists to do short residencies in the space that will be 2 hours to 2 weeks in length, and may include psychedelic ping pong, performance, song, and our first ever group show.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Sunday, April 27th, 3-9:30pm:</strong> Sasha Bergstrom-Katz and Sam Kahn | <em>Conversations</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sasha Bergstrom-Katz and Sam Kahn showcase three original works from their ongoing mixed-media collaboration <em>Conversations</em>. In four ninety-minute sessions the artists will work with theater actors in a state of rehearsal and revision to stage autobiographical scenes they have written.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">3:00pm &ndash; 4:30pm &ldquo;No Point in Fighting,&rdquo; text by S. Bergstrom-Katz</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">5:00pm &ndash; 6:30pm &ldquo;Across Town,&rdquo; text by S. Kahn</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">7:00pm &ndash; 8:30pm &ldquo;Avocado Shaker,&rdquo; text by S. Bergstrom-Katz</span></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:08:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Stephen Kugelberg - Machine Project - April 26th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Machine Project is proud to announce the Machine Project Project Space for Projects! Visible from our front window, the MPPSfP is a smallish room constructed inside our already-smallish storefront space. We are inviting artists to do short residencies in the space that will be 2 hours to 2 weeks in length, and may include psychedelic ping pong, performance, song, and our first ever group show.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday, April 26th, 8-10pm:</strong> Stephen Kugelberg | <em>Yuccalled?</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A musical sculpture comprised of familiar objects.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:06:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jeremy Dorrance - Machine Project - April 25th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Machine Project is proud to announce the Machine Project Project Space for Projects! Visible from our front window, the MPPSfP is a smallish room constructed inside our already-smallish storefront space. We are inviting artists to do short residencies in the space that will be 2 hours to 2 weeks in length, and may include psychedelic ping pong, performance, song, and our first ever group show.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Friday, April 25th, 8-10pm:</strong> Jeremy Dorrance | <em>Authentic Veezo</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A brisk declaration to bland, contemporary space, the obsessive pop performer, and the strange in-between.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:08:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list