ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Nicholas Coroneos - LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts - November 13th - December 4th <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>LA ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Nicholas Coroneos: Loss for Words<br />SOLO EXHIBITION</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>November 13 &ndash;December 4<sup>th</sup>, 2016</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday, November 13<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Union Center for the Arts</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>&nbsp;</p> <p>(<strong>July 26, Los Angeles, CA</strong>) L.A. Artcore is pleased to present a solo show of sculpture and mixed media works by Los Angeles artist Nicholas Coroneos.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In his debut Los Angeles solo exhibition, Coroneos presents a bold new body of work that raises questions about contemporary communication, technology and mortality &ndash; all written in stone. The artist has chosen the medium of stone for its &ldquo;traditional, permanent and unforgiving qualities,&rdquo; which contrast with the highly abbreviated, often lighthearted words etched into the reflective surfaces &ndash; to sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking effect.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In its ambiguity and breadth, the series &ldquo;Loss for Words&rdquo; lays a groundwork for reflection. Coroneos believes that it is in this "pause" &ndash; or moment of reflection &ndash; that the seed of empathy may reside. &ldquo;Current trends in communication may be responsible for casting a shadow on empathy, and on humanity,&rdquo; says the artist, referring to recent articles on this subject. &ldquo;The effect of this 'soundbite' form of expression is that so much is being lost, misconstrued. You are taking away a lot of humanity for the sake of convenience.&rdquo;&nbsp; For Coroneos, the open-ended artwork marks the beginning of a conversation. The artist states, &ldquo;I view this time as a crossroads, where technology has surpassed communication, leaving in its wake some potentially difficult challenges.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also on display in the renovated historic, previously abandoned church will be a sampling of Coroneos's earlier, provocative series of sculptures: gothic cathedral, found-object assemblages in bronze.</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday November 13<sup>th</sup>, 2016, 3&ndash;5 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With The Artist Series </em>at 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>LA Artcore 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 promotes 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="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>High-resolution images of artwork available upon request.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:47:42 +0000 Michelle Kingdom, SUSAN HANNON - bG Gallery - October 29th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="p1">Join us for a final celebration of two extraordinary artists using extreme technique and unusual mediums for psycho-spiritual exploration.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">bG GALLERY</p> <p class="p1">2525 Michigan Avenue</p> <p class="p1">Space G8A</p> <p class="p1">Santa Monica, CA 90404</p> <p class="p1">T: 310-906-4211</p> <p class="p1"></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Hours:</p> <p class="p1">Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm</p> <p class="p1">Sunday usually open 1pm-4:30pm (phone to check)</p> <p class="p1">closed Mondays and most public holidays.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">PARKING</p> <p class="p1">FREE parking is available in the Bergamot Station Parking Lot and along Michigan Avenue.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:50:46 +0000 Ry Rocklen - Honor Fraser - October 22nd 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join artist Ry Rocklen and gallery director Corrina Peipon in conversation about <a href="" target="_blank"><em id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1476951564474_11699">L.A. Relics</em></a></p> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:07:23 +0000 marco zamora - New Image Art Gallery - October 22nd - November 12th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">With these new paintings, Zamora captures the exciting randomness of a swap meet, which he visited every week while developing the work.&nbsp; In generating his subject matter, Zamora diligently observed vendors, documented the activity of buying and selling, and photographed objects, even going as far as re-staging displays and arrangements in his own studio. &nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">&ldquo;<em>I am interested in this idea of these people finding and selling these random things coming from the trash, the street, yard sales, estate sales - anywhere they can get things to sell, some valuable some not. The arrangement is very important. The dumping, and others meticulously leaning goods for sale on show. I have been documenting this particular action, set up. I love it, and its randomness is even more exciting.&rdquo;</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">As a result of his process, Zamora creates a poetic play of recurring elements: objects appear and reappear, set in abstracted fields of color, representational spaces and patterned realms.&nbsp; Shaped and cut canvases rupture any illusionism, transforming the meticulously rendered surfaces into three-dimensional objects.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Zamora has chosen his elements carefully; a deep blue color, presented as abstracted fields, references the Tarpaulin used for shade and for display surfaces. &nbsp;A vivid flower pattern, lifted from an old, discarded sofa, takes on a transformed, heroic presence when presented as a painting&rsquo;s center-stage subject.&nbsp; &nbsp;Figures appear in black and white, a direct reference to the photographic documentation the artist uses as his source imagery.&nbsp; Heavy application of white oil paint blocks out imagery; these empty, masked out spaces on the canvases allude to memory.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The artist says of his work: <em>&ldquo;Part of this is where the blocking of images and abstraction comes in. To move away from the actual object and only choose these partial reminisces of what was already forgotten. But what is the purpose of this? Is it to question, to forget, what are these things we are buying and looking for?&rdquo;</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em>&nbsp;</em>In a society saturated with capitalist consumption, a constant and growing need for the latest, the newest, the updated, Zamora offers an alternative view, a poignant commentary on our cultural moment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve spent a lot of time at swap meets.&nbsp; It is a desolate place but filled with life. It&rsquo;s a place people gather to find things. &nbsp;The swap meet is a beautiful place, there is struggle, common interests, and the comfort of vendors knowing you and kicking you a deal. The honest feelings of common life."</span><br /></em></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:17:01 +0000 Rodger Stevens - Timothy Yarger Fine Art Beverly Hills - October 3rd - November 4th <p>Brooklyn-born sculptor&nbsp;<strong>Rodger Stevens'</strong>&nbsp;principle medium is wire. While his work appears abstract in nature, it is firmly rooted in narrative - drawing heavily upon literature, history, and personal experience. The objects he makes embody carefully wrought stories, and through their unique composition and form, Stevens delivers compelling narratives to the viewer.<br /><br />Stevens' work, while formally beautiful and aesthetically unique speaks to the art historical tradition of classic "wire sculptors" who began establishing popularity around the art form in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Artists such as Alexander Calder, the American sculptor regarded as the author of mobiles and kinetic art, and Ruth Asawa, champion of tied wire sculpture rooted in geometry and organic abstraction, are the two figures to which Stevens' work most directly relates. While the artist does not overtly position himself within this art historical canon the techniques and motivations behind the artist's practice correspond with those that came before in a unique way. Stevens' work contributes to the pre-existing history of "wire sculpture" by using form to articulate and highlight human relationships rather than nature or the built environment - emphasized by his predecessors.<br /><br /><strong>Rodger Stevens</strong>&nbsp;(born 1966, Brooklyn, NY) earned degrees in both Economics and Fine Art, and spent six formative years at the Sotheby's auction house in New York. Stevens is now an internationally exhibited artist whose work resides in numerous private collections. The artist has also collaborated with notable corporate clients: The New Yorker, Nike, Starbucks, Persol, and West Elm. Most recently, Stevens was awarded a coveted Artist Studio Residency at the Art &amp; Design Museum in New York, which begins this month.<br /><br />For more information please contact Timothy Yarger Fine Art.<br /><br />Image: Rodger Stevens,&nbsp;<em>Cleopatra,</em>&nbsp;table-top sculpture, 2016, 28" diameter x 8" tall, brass, photo by Rodger Stevens, courtesy the artist.<br /><br /><strong>About Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery</strong><br /><br />Timothy Yarger entered the art business in 1982 and has been a Los Angeles based art dealer since 1986. After directing galleries in San Francisco, New York and Beverly Hills, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Inc. was established in 1997. Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Inc. has exclusive artist representation in primary markets, secondary market expertise, and experience in fulfilling fine art needs at all levels.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:28:21 +0000 - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - November 5th - December 24th <p>More than 100 works will be presented at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in its new exhibition, &ldquo;Surreal / Unreal&rdquo;, opening on November 5 with a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />The exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the 1930s to the present expands upon Surrealism &mdash; its early years through the present day, and how it informs much of contemporary art.<br /><br />This wide ranging exhibition includes works by nearly 50 artists, many associated with the original Surrealist Movement early in the 20th century.<br /><br />Among those included in the exhibition are: Alexander Calder, Hans Burkhardt, Ren&eacute; Magritte, Claire Falkenstein, Roberto Matta, Joan Mir&oacute;, Max Ernst, Karel Appel, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, George Herms, Patrick Graham, George Nama, Bruce Richards, Jordi Alcaraz, Dorothea Tanning, Mark Tobey and others.<br /><br /></p> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:39:04 +0000 Dawn Kasper - Redling Fine Art - October 21st - October 21st Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:33:55 +0000 Amalia Pica - Marc Foxx - October 22nd - November 26th Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:30:33 +0000 Guthrie Lonergan - Honor Fraser - November 5th - December 16th Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:27:35 +0000 Annie Lapin - Honor Fraser - November 5th - December 16th Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:26:09 +0000 Phillip Zach - Freedman Fitzpatrick - November 13th - December 23rd Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:23:47 +0000 Kathryn Andrews - David Kordansky Gallery - November 5th - December 17th Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:19:15 +0000 Pietro Roccasalva - David Kordansky Gallery - November 5th - December 17th Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:18:56 +0000 Ethan Cook - Anat Ebgi - November 5th - December 17th Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:17:09 +0000 Keizo Kitajima - Little Big Man Gallery - October 15th - November 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Little Big Man Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>New Street History</em>&nbsp;a solo exhibition of work by acclaimed Japanese photographer Keizo Kitajima. On view October 15 &ndash; November 27, the show will feature approximately 25 modern and vintage prints selected from Kitajima&rsquo;s diverse projects&nbsp;including&nbsp;<em>Photo Express: Tokyo&nbsp;</em>(1979), the famed&nbsp;<em>New York&nbsp;</em>series of 1981 as well as images from a commission in the former Soviet Union in 1989-91 and works from&nbsp;<em>A.D. 1991</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1975 Kitajima joined the Workshop Photo School where he studied with Daidō Moriyama and established relationships with other distinguished photographers. The Workshop dissolved the following year, but it allowed Kitajima to make a place for himself in Tokyo's photography community. Subsequently he established an alternative gallery space, Image Shop Camp, with Moriyama and Seiji Kurata in 1976. During that time he built a photographic body of work that focused on Tokyo and culminated in a yearlong series of monthly solo exhibitions at Image Shop Camp in 1979, titled&nbsp;<em>Photo Express: Tokyo</em>. This work presents a disorderly and aggressive portrait of the people of Tokyo.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moriyama encouraged Kitajima to expand his scope to beyond the confines of Japan. In 1981, Kitajima spent six months in New York roaming the gritty streets and frequenting clubs. The rich black and white aesthetic of his New York series combines soft edges with a classic urban street photography style. The images he captured during his visit present a vision of eighties New York that was full of energy and abundance while also encapsulating scenes of quiet desperation. He later published the work in a book titled after the city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the fall of 1990, Kitajima received a commission from Japan&rsquo;s Asahi Shimbun newspaper to visit the Soviet Union. It was an overwhelming duty and opportunity for Kitajima to spend a year documenting both people and places of 15 republics, 11 time zones, and thousands of miles in between. He captured images of a nation and its people in a time of turmoil, all the while maintaining a level of open objectivity. &nbsp;Kitajima&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>USSR 1991&nbsp;</em>series is an aesthetic departure from his high contrast black and white photography, as it was photographed with the now obsolete Kodachrome slide film, and offers a painterly account of his assignment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The photographs in&nbsp;<em>A.D.1991</em>&nbsp;were made during a series of trips between 1983 and 1990 throughout Eastern and Western cities, including Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Warsaw, and Prague. The images in this body of work feature close-up color and black-and-white street-style portraits, juxtaposed with images of unpopulated urban landscapes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Keizo Kitajima</span><br /> Keizo Kitajima was born in 1954 in Suzaka (Nagano Prefecture), Japan. He began photography at an&nbsp;early age; his discovery of the precursory works of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daidō Moriyama marked his teenage years. He was an original member of the Workshop Photo School. Like Moriyama, Kitajima developed an interest in the creative potential of photography&rsquo;s reproducibility, but he took the notion of transformation in a very different direction, focusing on the layers of reproduction in his own work rather than the degeneration of cultural media.&nbsp;&nbsp;Kitajima&rsquo;s photography is haunted by an obsession: identity, or rather the opposite; what Kitajima himself calls un-identity.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:31:01 +0000 Matu Croney - Shoshana Wayne Gallery - July 29th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:46:29 +0000