ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Kour Pour - Depart Foundation - January 30th, 2015 - March 7th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Depart Foundation will present Kour Pour's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, curated by Nicola Ricciardi. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening concurrently with Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015, the exhibition by British-Iranian, Los Angeles-based Pour will include new paintings and related installation works that continue the artist's recent carpet painting series. In the first iteration of this series the carpet imagery was directly appropriated from exhibition and auction catalogs. The paintings in this show are composed in Photoshop using imagery found online and from clip art CD-ROMs to create original carpet designs in which iconic motifs and symbols from different time periods and regions of the world are juxtaposed to flatten time, space, and location. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pour&rsquo;s paintings incorporate months of painstaking work and include techniques that culminate in a complex, yet delicately executed surface. Each piece begins by etching the rug&rsquo;s warp and weft into the under-painting using a broomstick, effectively mimicking a woven texture. After transferring a silkscreen print of the design over the textured surface, the artist begins the meticulous process of hand painting each figure and pattern. To finish off the work an electrical sander is used to erase areas of the painting's surface, creating a fictional history that resembles the "aging" process undertaken by forgers of antiquities. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Depart Foundation is pleased to be a cultural partner of Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015. A press release announcing further exhibition details is forthcoming. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT KOUR POUR</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kour Pour (b. 1987) is a British born, part-Iranian artist. He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and lives and works in Los Angeles. Pour&rsquo;s work involves the meticulous, detailed and elaborate large-scale painting of Persian rugs which take several months to complete, incorporating many techniques including an under-painting using a broomstick, silkscreen printing, sanding and hand painting. His works have been included in group exhibitions at Roberts &amp; Tilton and Steve Turner Gallery in Los Angeles. Pour&rsquo;s first solo exhibition was presented at UNT/TLED Gallery, New York in 2014 and he was the youngest artist featured in the 2014 Artists to Watch exhibition in Miami. In October 2014, Pour's exhibition Ozymandias was presented at Ellis King, Dublin. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT NICOLA RICCIARDI</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nicola Ricciardi (b. 1985) is an art critic and curator. He received a M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) in New York in 2014 and he currently lives in Milan, Italy. He contributes regularly for several art magazines and he is Editor-in-chief at &ldquo;Carnet de miart&rdquo;, the official digital publication of Milan&rsquo;s International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair. In April 2015 Nicola will become Director at Stackwood&rsquo;s, a soon to be opened residency program in Milan dedicated to art and literary criticism whose goal is to promote slower forms of knowledge, production and circulation.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:21:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Angie Bray - OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery - March 7th, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Ben Maltz Gallery continues to present and document new work by artists in the SoCal region with the solo exhibition&nbsp;<em><strong>Shhhh</strong></em>&nbsp;by Los Angeles-based&nbsp;<strong>Angie Bray</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<em><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001f4Ic2rzEnxBRg6CupvwmZBKxWD7x7Dgl6nDrs_-jjMGuSO5OlyCSlpV4F48NS1neYrN12-PqbgemCMm8WLBBtX_5lZOzz-oV1DlJZCvkX65qlHxwbHJI_ZbLHvjexs3XSycTAlPfuImiz-PxkSoFD-gq_QKNBg5ijcrDaYr9-ApoVlZIGPILAPUQYhGeOQTWFmDwC1BNTsONDwvtp-YTOq8r6uOf5923&amp;c=WOOtHg6_L95K2zV5yRfMoaTe-RrOOlyiACv8RRJD8maUS0TMWzXf3A==&amp;ch=yfi_o6tBWrkPUmKnMgAtNhCWuxXnBDVucybLgf7vPpNMXVUUs0kQNg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Angie Bray: Shhhh</a></em>&nbsp;is a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles-based artist's installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens on&nbsp;Saturday, January 17, 2015&nbsp;and is on view throughMarch 22&nbsp;with an opening reception on&nbsp;Saturday, January 24, 4pm-6pm.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />The title "Shhhh" comes from an installation Angie Bray created in 2000 and it aptly applies to the majority of her work since it is about quieting the eye and the mind to observe and discover the subtleties of ourselves. Bray creates aesthetic situations for the individual to discover how one sees, perceives and reacts to what is presented.&nbsp;<em>Shhhh</em>&nbsp;offers an illuminating overview of Angie Bray's work with the presentation of four major installations and a series of autonomous works from the last 30 years. A catalog is forthcoming with essays by curator Meg Linton, art historian Betty Ann Brown, and artist Suvan Geer.<br /><br />Angie Bray is something of a Renaissance woman with a wide range of artistic abilities and interests encouraged and enriched by her upbringing and her liberal arts education. She spent her childhood in the countryside outside Philadelphia where she attended a girls' school that emphasized music, drama, and art in addition to academics. She studied at La Sorbonne in Paris and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, followed by a Masters in Education from Harvard University in Massachusetts. In the exhibition catalog&nbsp;<em>glimpses(s)</em>&nbsp;published in 2000 by the Fresno Art Museum, Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein wrote that Bray ". . . comes to art from a much larger world, from a lifetime of reading, philosophy, teaching, [and] developing educational theory." Bray has continually exhibited her artwork since 1977 by participating in shows at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Laguna Art Museum, and the Woman's Building to name only a few. She is known for her ethereal installations and autonomous objects as well as her dramatic work with the Rachel Rosenthal Company in the 1990s.<br /><br />Bray is passionate about art and education. She has taught, developed curricula and lectured in various schools and colleges in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California. She founded and co-directed the TYNA SCHOOL in Laguna Beach and created a dynamic curriculum for elementary age children. She is committed to facilitating the process of self-discovery for others by provoking reactions from people with her work. As critic Cathy Curtis wrote in a Los Angeles Times Art Review from 1988 about Bray's&nbsp;<em>Night Lies</em>&nbsp;installation at BC Space, "Bray has tinkered carefully with the stage machinery of her deceptively simple piece and then tactfully has withdrawn to let the viewer's musings wander freely."</p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:57:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Angie Bray - OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery - March 7th, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Ben Maltz Gallery continues to present and document new work by artists in the SoCal region with the solo exhibition&nbsp;<em><strong>Shhhh</strong></em>&nbsp;by Los Angeles-based&nbsp;<strong>Angie Bray</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<em><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001f4Ic2rzEnxBRg6CupvwmZBKxWD7x7Dgl6nDrs_-jjMGuSO5OlyCSlpV4F48NS1neYrN12-PqbgemCMm8WLBBtX_5lZOzz-oV1DlJZCvkX65qlHxwbHJI_ZbLHvjexs3XSycTAlPfuImiz-PxkSoFD-gq_QKNBg5ijcrDaYr9-ApoVlZIGPILAPUQYhGeOQTWFmDwC1BNTsONDwvtp-YTOq8r6uOf5923&amp;c=WOOtHg6_L95K2zV5yRfMoaTe-RrOOlyiACv8RRJD8maUS0TMWzXf3A==&amp;ch=yfi_o6tBWrkPUmKnMgAtNhCWuxXnBDVucybLgf7vPpNMXVUUs0kQNg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Angie Bray: Shhhh</a></em>&nbsp;is a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles-based artist's installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens on&nbsp;Saturday, January 17, 2015&nbsp;and is on view throughMarch 22&nbsp;with an opening reception on&nbsp;Saturday, January 24, 4pm-6pm.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />The title "Shhhh" comes from an installation Angie Bray created in 2000 and it aptly applies to the majority of her work since it is about quieting the eye and the mind to observe and discover the subtleties of ourselves. Bray creates aesthetic situations for the individual to discover how one sees, perceives and reacts to what is presented.&nbsp;<em>Shhhh</em>&nbsp;offers an illuminating overview of Angie Bray's work with the presentation of four major installations and a series of autonomous works from the last 30 years. A catalog is forthcoming with essays by curator Meg Linton, art historian Betty Ann Brown, and artist Suvan Geer.<br /><br />Angie Bray is something of a Renaissance woman with a wide range of artistic abilities and interests encouraged and enriched by her upbringing and her liberal arts education. She spent her childhood in the countryside outside Philadelphia where she attended a girls' school that emphasized music, drama, and art in addition to academics. She studied at La Sorbonne in Paris and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, followed by a Masters in Education from Harvard University in Massachusetts. In the exhibition catalog&nbsp;<em>glimpses(s)</em>&nbsp;published in 2000 by the Fresno Art Museum, Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein wrote that Bray ". . . comes to art from a much larger world, from a lifetime of reading, philosophy, teaching, [and] developing educational theory." Bray has continually exhibited her artwork since 1977 by participating in shows at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Laguna Art Museum, and the Woman's Building to name only a few. She is known for her ethereal installations and autonomous objects as well as her dramatic work with the Rachel Rosenthal Company in the 1990s.<br /><br />Bray is passionate about art and education. She has taught, developed curricula and lectured in various schools and colleges in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California. She founded and co-directed the TYNA SCHOOL in Laguna Beach and created a dynamic curriculum for elementary age children. She is committed to facilitating the process of self-discovery for others by provoking reactions from people with her work. As critic Cathy Curtis wrote in a Los Angeles Times Art Review from 1988 about Bray's&nbsp;<em>Night Lies</em>&nbsp;installation at BC Space, "Bray has tinkered carefully with the stage machinery of her deceptively simple piece and then tactfully has withdrawn to let the viewer's musings wander freely."</p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:57:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jay Chung - 356 Mission - December 7th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><strong><a href="http://gavinbrown.bmetrack.com/c/l?u=49BC02E&amp;e=5C0E81&amp;c=13EE5&amp;t=1&amp;l=7D80790&amp;email=OQETNp5mpK8QfGTPp0qA8HzBjzlZ2TJR" target="_blank"><em>Blondes in the Jungle</em></a>&nbsp;(2009, 48 min)&nbsp;<br />Screening and discussion with Jay Chung and filmmaker Lev Kalman&nbsp;</strong></p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:50:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jay Chung - 356 Mission - December 6th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>SOLUTIONS TO COMPOUND PROBLEMS</strong>&nbsp;depicts two site-specific works at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. The interior architectural features of the gallery, located in a Gr&uuml;nderzeit-era apartment, formed the basis of the first work,&nbsp;<strong>Toter Winkel&nbsp;</strong>(2010). The second work,&nbsp;<strong>Untitled</strong>(2014), portrays three gallerists of matrilineal descent, Monika Schmela, Ulrike Schmela-Br&uuml;ning, and Lena Br&uuml;ning, who operated her gallery from 2012-2013 in the apartment directly above Galerie Bortolozzi.&nbsp;<br /><br />Exhibition-related events:&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><strong>Opening Reception&nbsp;</strong><br /></strong>Wednesday,&nbsp;December 3 at 7 PM&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><strong>Reading with Jay Chung</strong>&nbsp;<br /></strong>Saturday,&nbsp;December 6 at 2 PM&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://gavinbrown.bmetrack.com/c/l?u=49BC02E&amp;e=5C0E81&amp;c=13EE5&amp;t=1&amp;l=7D80790&amp;email=OQETNp5mpK8QfGTPp0qA8HzBjzlZ2TJR" target="_blank"><em>Blondes in the Jungle</em></a>&nbsp;(2009, 48 min)&nbsp;<br />Screening and discussion with Jay Chung and filmmaker Lev Kalman&nbsp;<br /></strong>Sunday December 7 at 7 PM<a href="http://gavinbrown.bmetrack.com/c/l?u=49BC02E&amp;e=5C0E81&amp;c=13EE5&amp;t=1&amp;l=7D80790&amp;email=OQETNp5mpK8QfGTPp0qA8HzBjzlZ2TJR" target="_blank">&nbsp;<em><br /></em></a></p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:48:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda - 356 Mission - December 3rd - January 18th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>SOLUTIONS TO COMPOUND PROBLEMS</strong>&nbsp;depicts two site-specific works at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. The interior architectural features of the gallery, located in a Gr&uuml;nderzeit-era apartment, formed the basis of the first work,&nbsp;<strong>Toter Winkel&nbsp;</strong>(2010). The second work,&nbsp;<strong>Untitled</strong>(2014), portrays three gallerists of matrilineal descent, Monika Schmela, Ulrike Schmela-Br&uuml;ning, and Lena Br&uuml;ning, who operated her gallery from 2012-2013 in the apartment directly above Galerie Bortolozzi.&nbsp;<br /><br />Exhibition-related events:&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><strong>Opening Reception&nbsp;</strong><br /></strong>Wednesday,&nbsp;December 3 at 7 PM&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><strong>Reading with Jay Chung</strong>&nbsp;<br /></strong>Saturday,&nbsp;December 6 at 2 PM&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://gavinbrown.bmetrack.com/c/l?u=49BC02E&amp;e=5C0E81&amp;c=13EE5&amp;t=1&amp;l=7D80790&amp;email=OQETNp5mpK8QfGTPp0qA8HzBjzlZ2TJR" target="_blank"><em>Blondes in the Jungle</em></a>&nbsp;(2009, 48 min)&nbsp;<br />Screening and discussion with Jay Chung and filmmaker Lev Kalman&nbsp;<br /></strong>Sunday December 7 at 7 PM<a href="http://gavinbrown.bmetrack.com/c/l?u=49BC02E&amp;e=5C0E81&amp;c=13EE5&amp;t=1&amp;l=7D80790&amp;email=OQETNp5mpK8QfGTPp0qA8HzBjzlZ2TJR" target="_blank">&nbsp;<em><br /></em></a></p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:47:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Western Project - December 6th - December 23rd Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:29:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Human Resources - December 4th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Gwaai Edenshaw and Kwiaahwah Jones are co-curators of&nbsp;<a href="http://youtu.be/VnSVZmIT_tk" target="_blank">RezErect: Native Erotica</a>, a recent&nbsp;exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver. They will be speaking about the exhibit, Native American sexuality and Indigenous curatorial practices. This event is organized by UC Riverside Professor Michelle Raheja, author of <a href="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Reservation-Reelism,674672.aspx" target="_blank">Reservation Reelism</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Fayçal Baghriche - Human Resources - November 29th - December 14th <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> In 2013, Paris-based artist Faycal Baghriche was invited to Los Angeles, leading to his first visit to the city. During his stay he presented a lecture at Machine Project, entitled "You Talk the Talk". This hour-long performance presented Baghriche&rsquo;s first impressions of Los Angeles&rsquo; urban organization, as well as his observations on the behavior of its inhabitants, focusing on the daily performative practices that are displayed on every corner of public space.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> "Walk the Walk" is a result of "You Talk the Talk".&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The exhibition serves as a space to continue a conversation that took place a year ago. The resulting large-scale installation stems from Baghriche&rsquo;s engagement with Los Angeles and his observations on the sphere of everyday public life here. It addresses &ndash; and plays with &ndash; notions of visibility/ invisibility, representation/ replication, and the impact (and exchange value) of poetic and performative acts in urban space.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> Monday-Thursday, by appointment only.<br /> <br /> Please note: the artist is available for private walkthroughs.&nbsp;<br /> To schedule a walkthrough or an appointment to view the exhibition, call the artist&rsquo;s U.S. mobile number: 424.205.9794 or email faycal[dot]baghriche[at]gmail[dot]com.<br /> <br /> <br /> MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST<br /> <br /> Faycal Baghriche (born 1972, Skikda, Algeria) lives and works in Paris, France. He is currently co-founder and co-director of La Villa du Lavoir, an artist residency in Paris, and a founding member of the curatorial structure, Le Commissariat.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Over the past 10 years, Baghriche has exhibited widely both in France and abroad. He exhibited in Brooklyn Euphoria, New York and Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing (both 2004), and later La force de l&rsquo;Art, France&rsquo;s 2009 triennial showcase of contemporary talent. He has participated in various large-scale exhibitions in France, such as La Nuit Blanche in Paris and Le Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, and has presented his work at various institutions including CAPC Bordeaux, the Museum of Modern Art Paris, the Foundation Vasarely, La Villa Arson, Contemporary Art Museum Huston, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany, Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and The Museum of Modern Art in Algers. In 2011, Baghriche participated in the 54th Venice Biennial as part of &ldquo;The Future of a Promise,&rdquo; and recently exhibited at the Gwanju Biennale and in the Dakar Biennial in 2014. In 2015, he will present work at the Armory Show in New York, along with Lamia Joreige through Taymour Grahne Gallery.<br /> <br /> In 2014, Baghriche was invited to Los Angeles as an artist-in-residence in Paris at your home, a partnership between Mains d&rsquo;Oeuvre in Saint‐Ouen, France and Machine Project in Los Angeles.<br /> <br /> Baghriche holds a national diploma of fine arts from La Villa Arson in Nice, France, a BA in Dramatic Arts from Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France, and a Master&rsquo;s degree in multimedia creation from The National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> SUPPORT<br /> This exhibition is the product of a residency supported by the Institut Fran&ccedil;ais.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:24:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list William Pope.L - MOCA Geffen Contemporary - March 21st, 2015 - June 28th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>William Pope.L: Trinket</em> is an exhibition of new and recent work by the Chicago-based artist, an essential figure in the development of performance and body art since the 1970s. The exhibition will be installed in the soaring spaces of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is comprised of large-scale installations, and features a new performance and sculpture work made specifically for the exhibition. The centerpiece of the show is <em>Trinket</em>, a monumental, custom-made American flag (approximately 50 x 20 feet) hanging on a pole in the middle of the Geffen. During the museum's public hours the flag will be blown continuously by four large-scale industrial fans - the type used on Hollywood film sets to create wind or rain effects - and will be illuminated from below by a bank of custom theatrical lights. Over time the flag will appear to fray at its ends due to the constant whipping of the forced air, a potent metaphor for the rigors and complexities of democratic engagement and participation. This is the largest museum presentation of Pope.L's work to date. <br /><br /> <em>William Pope.L: Trinket</em> is curated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. <br /><br /> In-kind media support is provided by KCETLink.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:21:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - December 13th - December 27th <p>bG Gallery presents &ldquo;CUSTOM&rdquo;, an exhibit of artists who create works inspired by patron requests. The exhibit will span the full spectrum of client focused work, from more traditional portraits, &nbsp;to innovative customization concepts, to large scale public installation.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:03:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Anna Craycroft, Mark Vives - REDCAT - December 13th - February 8th, 2015 <p class="normal">What if an art exhibition were an exercise, and the preparations toward a process of common exercising between artists, ideas, hosts and curators? Would it shift how we understand development and time&mdash;the time of making and of experiencing? For the exhibition at REDCAT, Anna Craycroft and Mark Vives have been invited to work collaboratively in an experimental project titled&nbsp;<em>The Wilson Exercises</em>. The repeated interactions between the two artists will lead to the development of a collective language through riffs, point/counterpoint dynamics, and provocations. Through a back-and-forth process of exchanges between their two distinct fields of expertise, the artists will explore novel processes of learning in the real-time space of the exhibition.</p> <p class="normal"><em>The Wilson Exercises</em>&nbsp;is a multiple venue sequence: at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway, the artists exercised together during an intensive boot-camp-meets-think-tank that will take shape as a semi-public schedule of events that will define and continue into the gallery presentation at REDCAT.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:58:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Dan McCleary - Craig Krull Gallery - November 29th - January 17th, 2015 <p>On November 29th, the gallery will present its fourth exhibition of the work of Dan McCleary. In 2009, LA Times art critic Christopher Knight observed that McCleary has &ldquo;a clear-eyed sense of gravity that recalls the likes of Piero della Francesca.&rdquo;&shy; His paintings usually contain two or three figures in everyday moments of Southern California life, such as sitting at a nail salon or ordering drinks at a coffee shop, but his compositional structure has the solidity and balance of fine architecture. McCleary employs classical methodologies and devices like the golden mean, as well as the traditional building blocks of design: cube, sphere, cylinder and cone. In fact, in one painting entitled <em>Therapy</em>, two people are considering a cluster of small cubes on a table as if, like the artist, they are contemplating the formal role these objects play in the larger composition. He always works from life, staging his models and props in his studio where they are illuminated from a single natural light source from the left, like the majority of Vermeer&rsquo;s paintings. McCleary also physically engages the viewer by orchestrating scenes with tables that invite one&rsquo;s approach, or empty chairs that project into the foreground, a technique masterfully executed by Caravaggio in his <em>Supper at Emmaus</em>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery, Dan McCleary will be the subject of a mid-career survey, <em>Dan McCleary: Every Day Sacred. Paintings, 1993-2013</em>, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art from January 14 &ndash; March 7, 2015.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:30:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Danae Falliers - Craig Krull Gallery - November 29th - January 17th, 2015 <p>When Danae Falliers explored the extraordinary, Rem Koolhaas-designed, Seattle Public Library, she photographed the building and its endless stacks and shelves of neatly organized books. Due to the relatively low lighting conditions, all of the text along the book spines softly disappeared, and Falliers recognized that her library photographs had edged closer to pure abstraction. She decided to pursue the potential of this discovery by digitally enhancing and manipulating a group of new library images, blurring the book edges and re-assembling assorted rows of books of various colors and thicknesses. Rather than framed and captured in the mode of traditional photographic practice, these images are constructed. They are fabricated using elements of color and form in the manner of a geometric abstract painter or sculptor. Not surprisingly, Falliers acknowledges the conceptual and formal influences of three seemingly disparate artists, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Bridget Riley, whose works she references in scraped blurs, the use of books, and the stripes of Op Art.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:26:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - December 14th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><strong>Duke and Battersby</strong><strong> in person!</strong></p> <p>Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to welcome Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby to town for their first Los Angeles program, providing an eagerly awaited and long-overdue opportunity to experience their singular and uncategorizable work, with the artists in person!</p> <p>Complex, revelatory, and truly entertaining explorations of empathy, guilt, shame, caring, and humanity are teased brilliantly from an unconventional mixing of elements, including diaristic video, found footage, homespun songsmithery, faux-naive animation, and nature photography.</p> <p>&ldquo;Often working with the disconnects between human and animal &ndash; and their urge to reconcile the sterile mechanics of our world versus the intuitive viscerality we keep buried within &ndash; their dark sense of humour has yielded a slate of bizarre taxidermies, installations, videos, and sculpture, all tinged with a gutsy, mystical longing that&rsquo;s sweet, sinister, hilarious, and disturbing all at once.&rdquo; &ndash; Murray Whyte, Toronto Star</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:58:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Andy Warhol - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - December 7th 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM <p>In conjunction with the exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Andy Warhol: Shadows</em>, MOCA Sunday Studio and Los Angeles Filmforum are proud to present&nbsp;<em>Empire</em>&nbsp;(1964), Warhol&rsquo;s minimalist 16mm masterpiece, in its entirety. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this monumental achievement allows one, as Warhol said, &ldquo;to see time go by.&rdquo; A reception will follow the screening at 7:30PM.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:37:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list