ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva - REDCAT - July 11th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">The work of Portuguese artists Jo&atilde;o Maria Gusm&atilde;o and Pedro Paiva, who have worked collaboratively since 2001, is characterized by the use of silent films and other analog forms of expression to portray poetic-philosophical narratives suspended in an indeterminate zone between reality and artifice. For the first major exhibition by the duo in Los Angeles, newly commissioned films are juxtaposed with past works to create a conceptual narrative and provide a larger glimpse at the duo&rsquo;s extended practice. The gallery space becomes a film installation, in which several 16 mm projectors run simultaneously to create a &ldquo;floating&rdquo; composition of images in motion. Shown in a continuous loop, the silent films invite the viewer&rsquo;s close attention in order to discern the precise subjects depicted, because the images are diffused by the nuanced light and time-altered imagery, raising questions about the veracity of the filmed scenes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The work of Jo&atilde;o Maria Gusm&atilde;o and Pedro Paiva is often developed through research travel to a variety of destinations around the word, allowing the artists to investigate enigmatic scenarios and landscapes and discover anecdotes and stories, which they incorporate into their writing and film practice. For the new exhibition at REDCAT, Gusm&atilde;o and Paiva travelled to Japan to produce a new body of films that approach centuries-old ceremonies that overlap with daily life objects and rituals. For instance, <em>Sleeping in a bullet train</em>(2014-15) shows a group of workers resting in one of the fastest commuter trains in the world. This quotidian situation, filmed in slow motion, creates a prolonged moment where the slumbering minds of the sleepers are paradoxically framed with the velocity of the express train. <em>Cleaning Marty's family graveyard </em>(2015) depicts the slow motion cleaning of a garden adjacent to a little altar holding ashes of the deceased. The nearly imperceptible movement of the cleaners is a metaphor for a spiritual process, where the mundane and sacred come together in the same frequency.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In all of the films, indistinct and ordinary situations or methodic rituals are frozen in an ongoing but impossible movement. As subtle background, the ghostly shadows behind their filmography bring to mind the unresolved problem of the mind/body divide &ndash; the antithesis of the outer and the inner; the material and the intangible. These acts are further filtered by the technological device of the camera, exploring the time-space dichotomy associated with the mind/body dilemma. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>One day without filming in Naha City </em>(2015) is one of the most eloquent and cryptic of the works in the exhibition. The camera is attached to a vehicle that slowly moves into an automated parking garage. The machine transports the car from the daylight to the most absolute darkness, where image, sound and the consequent movements appear only as an abstraction to the observer. The repetitive and automatic movement is intertwined with the desire of the mind to understand its position within this framework, without knowing what is inside what, who interrogates whom, or whether these positions are plural or parts of a single entity. In the same constructed darkness, deprived of sound and with only the analog noise of the projector itself, the REDCAT gallery becomes the representation of a mental interior device that produces meaning in scattered fragments.</p> <p class="Body1" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the artists</strong></p> <p class="Body1" style="text-align: justify;">Jo&atilde;o Maria Gusm&atilde;o (Lisbon, 1979) and Pedro Paiva (Lisbon, 1977) live and work in Lisbon. They started working together in 2001 on the <em>InMemory</em> exhibition at the Galeria Z&eacute; dos Bois in Lisbon. Their work has been shown in monographic exhibitions in several contemporary art museums and centers, including MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contempor&acirc;neo de Castilla y Le&oacute;n (2007), the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (2008), the Kunstverein Hannover (2009), and the Ikon Gallery (2010). Between 2011 and 2014: IMO Projects, Le Plateau, the Kunsthalle D&uuml;sseldorf, Museum Marino Marini, the Kunstnernes, Hangar Bicocca and Candem Art Center.</p> <p class="Body1" style="text-align: justify;">They have taken part in international events such as the Gwangju Biennale (2010), Manifesta (2008) and the Sao Paulo Biennale (2006). In 2009 they represented Portugal with <em>Experiments and Observations on Different kinds of Air</em> at the Venice Biennale, where they were invited to the main event, <em>The Encyclopedic Palace</em>, in 2013.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>One month without filming</em>&nbsp;is funded in part by generous support from Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Gulbekian Foundation, Lisbon and Tagushi Art Collection, Japan. Special thanks to Miljohn Ruperto.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:32:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Alex Chaves - Night Gallery - September 12th - October 10th Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:28:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Yuh-Shioh Wong - Night Gallery - September 12th - October 10th Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:27:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Michelle Stuart - Marc Selwyn Fine Art - July 18th - August 15th Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:24:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Joan Brown, Brian Calvin, Maria Lassnig, Dianna Molzan, Diane Simpson, Christina Ramberg - Kayne Griffin Corcoran - July 18th - August 29th <div style="text-align: justify;">The artists and works in&nbsp;<em>About Face</em>&nbsp;employ ideas of scale, zoom, and cropping to complicate figuration and portraiture in relation to abstraction.&nbsp;Emphasizing images of proximity and visual intimacy or immersion, the female form, visage, and trappings loom large.&nbsp;<em>About Face&nbsp;</em>presents an approach to figuration perceived through the self&rsquo;s inherent abstractness and an attention to abstraction that assumes as much. Ideas of defiance, insistence, and repetition are significant in the works and attitudes of the artists presented. Each, in their own way, tracks degrees of approach, withdrawal, or turning inward and considers how aesthetics can picture that path. From self-portraits to formal geometries, a sustained commitment to one&rsquo;s art as an intense pursuit both fanatically private and full of tremendous humanity is evident throughout this intergenerational group.&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">A series of large-scale paintings by <strong>Joan Brown</strong> highlight her extensive investigation of the self in portraits depicting the artist in her studio, her family and other personal relationships, her passions and her spiritual leanings.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Brian Calvin</strong>&rsquo;s paintings bring the face to the forefront of the exhibition as an absorptive, defamiliarizing abstraction. Continuing his open, lyric approach to portraiture, this body of work hovers between gawking and gazing with close cropping, exaggerated features, and long-held breaths.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Maria Lassnig</strong>&rsquo;s highly personal paintings are attempts to depict experiences of interiority. Included in the exhibition is Kantate, one of the few videos Lassnig produced, in which she recounts the story of her life in 14 verses.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dianna Molzan</strong>&rsquo;s paintings engage in an open and unpredictable conversation with the limitations and expectations of a painting, often incorporating compositional elements and materials that introduce familiar yet unexpected notions of texture, surface, weight, color and shape.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Never before exhibited in Los Angeles, <strong>Diane Simpson</strong>&rsquo;s powerful and precise sculptures refer to both clothing and architecture, often incorporating the use of stands and armatures or simply hanging the pieces within the space. Beginning with a recognizable source, such as a bonnet, vest, or dress form, Simpson transforms her chosen material, which may include wood, linoleum, metal, wire and fabric, into meticulously constructed abstract forms.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Christina Ramberg</strong>&rsquo;s seductive paintings approach form and the female body in tightly cropped compositions and sleek surfaces. Her depictions of bound limbs or finely braided hair, for example, push her figures towards abstraction with a darkly stylized elegance. Ramberg&rsquo;s drawings, never exhibited while she was alive, speak to relevant perceptions of gender identity as well as our cultural desires to contain and control the female body.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Curators:&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kristina Kite</strong> is a writer and curator in LA. She was founder and partner of the gallery Overduin and Kite for 6 years. She has contributed texts to Artforum and assisted with the publication of Eric Wesley&rsquo;s recent book,&nbsp;&nbsp;Some &nbsp;Work, published this year by Ooga Booga.</div> <div><br /> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer</strong> is a writer, curator, and educator in LA. She is the editor of Pep Talk and co-runs The Finley Gallery. Her book, Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece, was published by Afterall Books (One Work Series) last year.</div> </div> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:23:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kaz Oshiro - Honor Fraser - July 18th - August 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaz Oshiro's new paintings recall the art historical strains of monochrome and color field painting, but his "broken paintings" reject the flat space of traditional canvases for precisely wrought sculptural forms that appear to have been forcibly folded. Rather, Oshiros paintings are deliberately formed with mitered joints that relegate individual artworks to architectural corners, while diptychs and triptychs jut out from the wall as though the paintings are bending up against one another to form bas reliefs. Often referencing nature, Oshiro uses multiple layers of color to achieve both flatness and depth. This project follows Oshiro's exhibition <em id="yui_3_16_0_1_1435821736823_8099">Still Life</em> (2013) and is a prelude to his next one-person exhibition at the gallery in 2016.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:18:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Victoria Fu - Honor Fraser - July 18th - August 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Victoria Fu uses 16mm film, installation, photography, sculpture, sound, and video to explore the virtual space of moving images and our haptic engagement with digital images. Incorporating clips sourced from the internet and original footage manipulated with visual effects in postproduction, the video installations <em>Velvet Peel 1</em> and <em>Velvet Peel 2</em> (both 2015) address the physical and visual experience of digital images and touchscreens. Fu's neon drawings <em>Pinch-Zoom</em> and <em>Ribbon-Swipe</em> (both 2015) depict the eponymous actions that have become habituated through our use of handheld digital devices. Within a multilayered installation strategy, these artworks inform one another, calling attention to the confluence of architectural spaces, human bodies, and digital images.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:17:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kenneth Noland - Honor Fraser - July 18th - August 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">A collaboration with Castelli Gallery in New York, <em id="yui_3_16_0_1_1435821736823_8070">Kenneth Noland: Color and Shape, Paintings 1976-1980</em> is a focused selection of Kenneth Noland's irregularly shaped canvases from the late 1970s. These paintings evince an apex of the twin concerns of color and shape that Noland began to pursue in the late 1950s that led to a direct relationship between the painted surface and the outer shape of the canvas. Until the mid-1970s, Noland explored the possibilities of symmetry and structured color within a variety of rectilinear shapes. His investigations led to the pursuit of unbalanced non-representational paintings that united color and shape in an unprecedented way. The resulting paintings reveal a diversity of structural and coloristic activity within a fully asymmetrical mode. This exhibition follows last year's <em id="yui_3_16_0_1_1435821736823_8074">Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works from the 1960s and 1970s</em> that included Kenneth Noland along with seven other pioneering Color Field painters.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:15:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Daniel Cummings, Noa Kaplan, Katie Sinnott - ACME - July 18th - August 22nd Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:11:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - François Ghebaly Gallery - July 18th - August 22nd Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:01:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list ERNST WILLE, Robert Stivers - OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art - July 8th - August 30th <p><strong>Abstract Photography and Painting by ROBERT STIVERS</strong> (USA)<strong> and ERNST WILLE </strong>(GER)<br /><br />Robert Stivers (1952) studied at the University of California, Irvine (1975), earned his MA at New York University (1980), and has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s. His work is in the collections of the Biblioth&egrave;que Nationale (Paris, France), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ) George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), and the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum (London). He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.<br /><br />In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, he demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty.<br /><br /><br />Ernst Wille (1916-2005) was a painter, designer, teacher and professor, whose approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication &ldquo;Farben-Ph&auml;nomene&rdquo; (Color - Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:&hellip;to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light&hellip; <br /><br />About the work process of creation Wille said: <br /><br />&lsquo;The process of visualization is very exciting and reflects an argument between the ego (intellect), the theme and the spirit. It can happen within minutes, but also may take years as dates on some of my work show. The artistic train of thought can be compared to a congruent triangle, which angles represent the ego, the theme and the material, to be used. <br /><br />Ernst Wille&rsquo;s work can be found in European and American private and public collections. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, mainly in Central Europe, but also the United States.<br /><br /></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:27:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list ERNST WILLE, Robert Stivers - OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art - July 8th - August 30th <p><strong>Abstract Photography and Painting by ROBERT STIVERS</strong> (USA)<strong> and ERNST WILLE </strong>(GER)<br /><br />Robert Stivers (1952) studied at the University of California, Irvine (1975), earned his MA at New York University (1980), and has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s. His work is in the collections of the Biblioth&egrave;que Nationale (Paris, France), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ) George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), and the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum (London). He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.<br /><br />In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, he demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty.<br /><br /><br />Ernst Wille (1916-2005) was a painter, designer, teacher and professor, whose approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication &ldquo;Farben-Ph&auml;nomene&rdquo; (Color - Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:&hellip;to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light&hellip; <br /><br />About the work process of creation Wille said: <br /><br />&lsquo;The process of visualization is very exciting and reflects an argument between the ego (intellect), the theme and the spirit. It can happen within minutes, but also may take years as dates on some of my work show. The artistic train of thought can be compared to a congruent triangle, which angles represent the ego, the theme and the material, to be used. <br /><br />Ernst Wille&rsquo;s work can be found in European and American private and public collections. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, mainly in Central Europe, but also the United States.<br /><br /></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:23:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Britt Ehringer - galerie102 - August 22nd - September 20th Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:22:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Aaron Farley - galerie102 - June 27th - July 26th <p><strong>Galerie102 is pleased to present &ldquo;Constant Change,&rdquo; a solo show of new works by photographer Aaron Farley, opening Saturday, June 27<sup>th</sup>with an artist&rsquo;s reception from&nbsp;5-7pm.</strong></p> <p>In &ldquo;Constant Change,&rdquo; photographer Aaron Farley&rsquo;s first solo show with the gallery, he continues to explore digital photography as a medium of endless reproductions to a starting point for his subtle and alluring blocks of saturated color, light and repetition.&nbsp; Farley&rsquo;s all new work, just as his popular folded series, furthers his expression of manipulating the medium of literal photography to arrive at his own version of an image.&nbsp; By manipulating the lighting and continually shooting and reshooting, lighting and relighting the photographs take on a distinct life of their won.&nbsp; Often, the work moves deftly from 2D to 3D space and back to 2D creating a multitude of layers in the final outcome as a conceptual treatise on his perspective of the lack of truth and the malleability of a photographic image.</p> <p>Originally from Spokane, Washington (b. 1975) Aaron Farley is a busy Los Angeles commercial photographer as well as a burgeoning fine-art photographer. &nbsp;In 1998, Farley received his BFA with an emphasis in photography and printmaking from Washington State University, Pullman, WA. In 2014, Farley&rsquo;s video installation with Ela Boyd was featured at Sediment Arts, Curio Studio in Mexicali, Mexico and expanded cities across the country.&nbsp; From 2010-2013, he was gallery partner in the popular Los Angeles gallery THIS where he curated and exhibited extensively. His work has been shown at THIS, Space 1026, Space 1520 in Los Angeles, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco and at the Ace Hotel in New York City. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Conveniently located in downtown Ojai, galerie102 is dedicated to bringing progressive contemporary and conceptual art to the Ojai art scene and beyond. galerie102 is located at 102 W. Matilija Street, Ojai, CA 93023 &ndash; just one block north of the Arcade at Ventura Ave - near Bart's Books. &nbsp;Gallery hours are Thursday&nbsp;through&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;from&nbsp;11-4 pm,&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;12&ndash;4pm, and by appointment. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, California 93023</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>(805) 640-0151&nbsp; <a href="http://www.galerie102.com" rel="nofollow">www.galerie102.com</a></strong></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:15:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list David Hockney - L.A. Louver - July 15th - September 19th <p>LA. Louver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by David Hockney. Developed by Hockney over the past two years in his Los Angeles studio. the new works explore the relationship between painting and photography, the artist's interest in depicting perspective. as well as his fascination with using new technology to create images.</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Painters have always known there is something wrong with perspective. The problem is the foreground and the vanishing point... Well not now. Digital photography can free us from a chemically imposed perspective that has lasted for 180 years.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right;">David Hockney, Los Angeles.</p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">2015 Throughout his 50-year career, experimentation with technology has been at the core of Hockney&rsquo;s work and curiosity. At 77 years of age, Hockney continues his relentless endeavor to develop new methods of image making. The photographs in the exhibition, described by Hockney as "photographic drawings.&rdquo; are comprised of hundreds of images, all captured at close range. The collection of digital images is then seamlessly stitched together and enhanced to construct a singular composition. but with multiple vanishing points. This approach echoes Hockney&rsquo;s earlier photographic collages that used processed film prints, one of the most recognized being<em> Pearblossom Hwy, 11-18th April, 1986 #2</em> (Collection of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. CA). Both traditional and digital methods elevate photography as a medium to&nbsp;&nbsp;portray altered perspective, and the notion of time within a pictorial space. However, Hockney&rsquo;s new technique embraces the possibilities of the digital age, and pushes the sense of spatial dimension in these innovative images beyond that of their chemical counterparts. &ldquo;Everything in the photograph is taken very close. Each photograph has a vanishing point, so instead of just one I get many vanishing points.&rdquo; says Hockney. &ldquo;It is this that gives them an almost 3D effect without the glasses. I think this opens up photography into something new.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a decade-long residence in East Yorkshire producing landscape works of the English countryside, Hockney returned to Los Angeles in 2013 and immediately began a productive period of painting in the studio. These paintings, including portraits of friends, studio assistants and visitors, as well as studio interiors, informed the conceptual basis for Hockney's new photographic series. Painting allowed Hockney to &nbsp;determine subject and composition, but moreover, it provided the visual &nbsp;understanding of how to frame each photograph. A selection of these paintings is also on view. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Painting and Photography</em> marks Hockney&rsquo;s 16th solo exhibition at L.A. &nbsp;Louver since 1978. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully illustrated catalogue, designed by the artist, has been published on the occasion of the exhibition.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:19:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Human Resources - June 29th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join&nbsp;<a href="http://micheladathinktank.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Michelada Think Tank</a>&nbsp;on Monday, June 29 at 7pm for the launch of&nbsp;<strong>Race, Art, &amp; Survival</strong>. This project is part of our summer residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://chatsaboutchangela.org/" target="_blank">Chats About Change</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br />In this kick-off session we pose the question, &ldquo;If there were a PoC Survival Guide for artists, what topics would you want it to cover?&rdquo; This think tank will serve to "crowdsource" content for the survival guide we all wish we had. Artists and activists of color are invited to a conversation where we share the relevant issues and survival skills encountered and employed by communities of color working in the arts.&nbsp;<br /><br />Come have a michelada, vent, and let&rsquo;s figure out how to&nbsp;help one another.&nbsp;<br /><br />White allies who'd like to attend are welcome as respectful observers, giving space for the concern of artists and activists of color.<br /><br />More about the project:<br /><br />Are we so busy surviving that we forget to be radical?<br /><br />This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT) will inhabit the LACE Project Room with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT will bring people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world. The knowledge generated in these discussions will be compiled and published as a "PoC Survival Guide" in LACE&rsquo;s Project Room, and later as a book. This guide will be a tongue-in-cheek look at how artists are impacted by race. If artists of color can come together as a community to make survival easier, we can then begin to foster more radical artistic practices.<br /><br />MTT will be holding think tanks at sites where communities of color are working; some of the sessions will be open forums at LACE while other sessions will take place elsewhere.<br /><br />Race, Art, and Survival - Michelada Think Tank &amp; Chats About Change is a continuation of the Chats About Change series, a project organized by artists Robby Herbst and Elana Mann, which was initiated with a symposium in January of 2015. Chats About Change asks questions, wages debates, and supports artists and activists seeking experimental ways to affect Southern California and beyond.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:09:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list