ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Joyce Lieberman - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - May 26th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Group Show of artists working is a different way than they usually might. Testing the waters.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bleicher/Golightly announces "Test Pilots II" a short group exhibit of Los Angeles-based artists who are crossing into new territory. Artists were encouraged to exhibit work with different approaches and techniques than they have explored in the past.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:45:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Eleanor Antin, Simone Forti - Blum & Poe - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Blum &amp; Poe is delighted to present an evening of readings with Eleanor Antin and Simone Forti. Antin will read from her recent literary memoir "Conversations with Stalin," a smart, no holds barred, black comedy in the picaresque, coming-of-age tradition of Holden Caulfield, Huck Finn, Little Orphan Annie and the irrepressible Dorothy on the road to Oz. Forti will be reading poetry selections from Handbook in Motion, Oh, Tongue; her upcoming book The Bear in the Mirror; and new unpublished material. </span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Free admission. Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Eleanor Antin works in a variety of media, including photography, video, film, performance, installation, drawing and writing, using historical settings and allegory, mythological characters, fictional personas, and alter-egos to construct metaphors about identity and the contemporary world. An emeritus professor of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego, she has had many one woman exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999).  Her works are in many collections around the world including the Beaubourg, Tate Modern, MOMA, the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Loeb Family Foundation, etc. She has performed extensively around the world including the Venice Biennale and the Sydney Opera House. Her cult feature film "The Man Without a World"  (1991) was screened at  the Berlin Film Fest., USA Film Fest.,  London Jewish Film Fest., etc. and had art house commercial distribution. Her many awards include an Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Woman's Caucus of the College Art Association (2006).</span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Based in Los Angeles, Simone Forti is an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer, an artist and a writer. She was a seminal figure in the Judson Dance Theater community that revolutionized dance in New York in the 1960s and 70s. Her current News Animation performances are solo or conversational duet improvisations in movement and language - mosaics of details and impressions, questions and feelings in response to the world as brought to us by the news media. Her book Handbook in Motion - an account of an ongoing personal discourse and its manifestations in dance was published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Press (1974). A book of writings and drawings, Oh, Tongue, was edited and published by Fred Dewey for Beyond Baroque Books (2003). Her performances and artworks have been featured at numerous prominent institutions around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2011 Forti received a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award in the Arts.</span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Special thanks to Patrick Steffen, who was instrumental in organizing this event.</span></p> Sat, 12 May 2012 08:47:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Yue Minjun, Mark Jenkins, Aakash Nihalani - Carmichael Gallery - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of limited edition works on paper by Yue Minjun and sculpture by Mark Jenkins and Aakash Nihalani. The exhibition will be on view from May 26 through June 30, 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 6-9pm.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><b>Yue Minjun</b></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Born in 1962 in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, Yue Minjun's most recent solo exhibitions include </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>Yue Minjun </i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">at AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 2011, </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>The Spirit Scenes from Time Past</i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"> at Shanghai Gallery of Art, Three on the Bund, Shanghai, 2010, </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>Archeological Discovery in AD 3009</i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"> at Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2009, </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>The Grassland Series </i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">at Pace Prints, New York, 2008 and </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>Yue Minjun </i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">at the Queens Museum of Art, New York, 2007, his first solo museum show in the United States. His work is currently featured in </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>World Beats: Global Contemporary Art</i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">, on view</span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i> </i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis through July, 2012.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Yue currently lives and works in Beijing.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><b>Mark Jenkins</b></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Born in 1970 in Washington, DC, Mark </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Jenkins' most recent solo exhibition, </span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>Living Layers</i></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">, opened at Wunderkammern, Rome in March, 2012. The project, produced in collaboration with MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma), was augmented by a series of interventions in the public space. In addition to participating in group exhibitions at MAMA, Rotterdam and Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Harlan Levey and Morgan Spurlock, respectively, 2012 has seen Jenkins create new urban sculptural works</span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"> for the inaugural RVA Street Art Festival (Richmond, VA), Katowice Street Art Festival (Katowice, Poland), Escape The Golden Cage (Vienna, Austria) and Nova (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Forthcoming festivals include WALK&amp;TALK AZORES (Sao Miguel, Azores) and Bien Urbain (</span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Besançon, France)</span></span></span><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Jenkins currently lives and works in Richmond, VA.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><b>Aakash Nihalani </b></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Born in 1986 in Queens, NY, Aakash Nihalani has presented solo booths at the 2012 editions of both VOLTA NY and ART HK. The past year has also seen him lend his distinctive aesthetic to a number of creative corporate projects; recent partnerships include the design of transformative installations for Facebook's New York offices, Colette in Paris and West Elm and Hudson Jeans' pop-up boutiques in Georgetown and New York, respectively. He is currently one of three featured talents in LACOSTE L!VE's widely promoted S/S 2012 campaign.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Nihalani currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><b>About Carmichael Gallery:</b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Seth and Elisa Carmichael, Carmichael Gallery focuses on a select group of artists breaking ground in painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Their annual program comprises a series of solo and group exhibitions that document the progress of these artists. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">For information on current, past and upcoming shows, visit </span></span></span><span color="#0000ff" style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.carmichaelgallery.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">www.carmichaelgallery.com</span></span></a></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">. For additional information regarding </span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">this exhibition</span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">, please contact the gallery at </span></span></span><span color="#0000ff" style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:art@carmichaelgallery.com" rel="nofollow"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;">art@carmichaelgallery.com</span></span></a></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Courier, Courier New, monospace" style="font-family: Courier,Courier New,monospace;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"> or +1 323 939 0600.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-decoration: none;"></p> Wed, 16 May 2012 00:42:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">LOS ANGELES, CA — Opening at the height of baseball season, the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents</span> <span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Baseball: The All-American Game</em></strong> from May 26 through September 9, 2012. For the first time in Los Angeles, the public</span> <span style="font-size: small;">will have access to the largest exhibition of baseball-related traditional folk art since the American Folk Art Museum’s</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">historic <em>The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball</em> in 2003. This exhibition will explore baseball’s impact on American </span><span style="font-size: small;">folk art made between the late-1800s to present day. Approximately 75 works of baseball-inspired folk art and</span> <span style="font-size: small;">memorabilia will be shown from the private collection of Gary Cypres, owner of one of the largest sports memorabilia</span> <span style="font-size: small;">collections in the world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">No other sport is more ingrained within the American national consciousness</span> <span style="font-size: small;">than the great game of baseball. Baseball became the first organized sport in </span><span style="font-size: small;">the United States in 1857. After the Civil War ended in 1865, the sport </span><span style="font-size: small;">became increasingly important in uniting a population that was previously </span><span style="font-size: small;">divided. As baseball’s popularity grew throughout the country, its imagery </span><span style="font-size: small;">emerged in all mediums of popular culture.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hand-painted tobacco advertisements in the exhibition underscore how the</span> <span style="font-size: small;">tobacco industry capitalized on the phenomenon by offering collectible </span><span style="font-size: small;">baseball cards and novelty items to boost cigarette sales. “Baseball Hero </span><span style="font-size: small;">Quilt” (c. 1916) is an example of flannels collected from dozens of cigarette </span><span style="font-size: small;">packets sewn together as a remarkable patchwork quilt of professional</span> <span style="font-size: small;">baseball players. Consumer giveaways at ballparks also provided </span><span style="font-size: small;">opportunities for additional collectibles such as the “Fan for a Fan” (c. 1910), </span><span style="font-size: small;">designed for female spectators.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">When Americans weren’t watching or playing baseball, the sport’s presence</span> <span style="font-size: small;">persisted in daily American life. Baseball-themed children’s board games and </span><span style="font-size: small;">penny arcade figures like “Boston Arcade Figure” (c. 1895) and ”Atta Boy” </span><span style="font-size: small;">(1932) demonstrate the ease with which the sport translated into nonphysical </span><span style="font-size: small;">leisure activities. Traveling carnivals presented hand-carved and</span> <span style="font-size: small;">painted baseball-toss games. And before the widespread use of radio, public </span><span style="font-size: small;">establishments like bars and hotels kept manually operated scoreboards for </span><span style="font-size: small;">people to keep track of their favorite teams’ standings. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The nostalgia and impact of baseball imagery continues to resonate today. Ray</span> <span style="font-size: small;">Materson, a self-taught artist, rehabilitated himself in prison by learning to </span><span style="font-size: small;">embroider portraits of baseball players with threads from unraveled socks, </span><span style="font-size: small;">coveted today for their handiwork and the implied story of salvation. Alison Saar </span><span style="font-size: small;">carved the faces of Negro League players’ into the ends of baseball bats in her </span><span style="font-size: small;">work “Bat Boys” (2001). With this work, she appropriates the folk art of</span> <span style="font-size: small;">woodcarving to reflect on baseball’s discriminatory past while also connecting</span> <span style="font-size: small;">traditional folk art practice with contemporary art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">A public opening reception for <em>Baseball: The All-American Game</em> will take place</span> <span style="font-size: small;">on Saturday, May 26 from 6 p.m. to 9.p.m. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is generously sponsored by the American Folk Art Society.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Public programs:</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;">CAFAM will offer exhibition-related workshops and events in conjunction with the</span> <span style="font-size: small;">exhibition. Other events will include CraftLab family workshops, held on the </span><span style="font-size: small;">second Saturday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Collector’s Talk with Gary Cypres</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sunday, July 8</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">3:00 p.m.</span></p> <p></p> Sat, 12 May 2012 18:21:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Ehren Tool - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Former Marine and ceramist Ehren Tool exhibits war awareness work at CAFAM</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">“The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.”</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">– Abraham Lincoln</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">LOS ANGELES, CA — Coinciding with Memorial Day, the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents <em>Ehren Tool: </em></span><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Production or Destruction</em>, a solo exhibition of ceramist and former Marine, Ehren Tool. Emblazoned with the haunting </span><span style="font-size: small;">imagery of armed conflict, Tool creates handmade ceramic cups as a medium to address war and the violent rhetoric and </span><span style="font-size: small;">imagery used to perpetuate it. The exhibition will feature 1,000 handcrafted cups, video, installation, photographs, and </span><span style="font-size: small;">printed materials.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Twenty years after his service in the first Gulf War, Tool’s firsthand contact with the reality of war is manifest in the </span><span style="font-size: small;">thousands of cups he dutifully produces. The cups will be exhibited at CAFAM in “units” based on military formations of </span><span style="font-size: small;">“squads” (13), “platoons” (55), and “companies” (225), serving as a visual reminder of each Marine within a military unit.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Each cup is uniquely crafted, decorated with ceramic decals of soldiers’ photos, propaganda, war porn, and sculptural </span><span style="font-size: small;">reliefs shaped like bombs, guns, or medals.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Recent events such as the Occupy movements and the incendiary language of current election campaigns figure strongly </span><span style="font-size: small;">in his new work, as well as veteran suicides and stories of U.S. Marines desecrating bodies of the deceased. Other </span><span style="font-size: small;">imagery alludes to the culpability of video games, toys, and pornography in desensitizing the public to the emotional toll of </span><span style="font-size: small;">war.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tool insists that his art is not anti-war, and prefers to characterize it as “war awareness” work. “It is not my intention to </span><span style="font-size: small;">teach or preach. It is not possible to communicate the pain, waste, or intensity of war. My work deals with the uneasy </span><span style="font-size: small;">collision, and collusion, between military and civilian cultures,” he says. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">By putting people in contact with the imagery of war through an everyday household </span><span style="font-size: small;">item, he hopes to make people think more often about war and it’s consequences in a </span><span style="font-size: small;">meaningful way. “Letter to President Obama” (2009) is among the several letters he </span><span style="font-size: small;">wrote to national and corporate heads urging them to consider the outcome of </span><span style="font-size: small;">supporting continued war efforts. He also sent a cup to each of these leaders, which </span><span style="font-size: small;">elicited responses from politicians such as Karl Rove. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Though the cups are functional drinking vessels, they are also memory objects that </span><span style="font-size: small;">contain unspoken stories about fallen soldiers and wounded survivors. The </span><span style="font-size: small;">installation “393” (2004) is a striking display of 393 shattered cups that represent the </span><span style="font-size: small;">number of U.S. combat casualties during the first year of the second Gulf War. In the </span><span style="font-size: small;">video “1.5 Second War Memorial,” a different cup is shot to pieces every 1.5 seconds, </span><span style="font-size: small;">each signifying a soldier or civilian who has died in a war.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Tool will be on-site at CAFAM for an artist residency between June 1 and June 15, </span><span style="font-size: small;">where he will set up a ceramic studio in the courtyard to encourage public </span><span style="font-size: small;">conversations and share his work in progress. He will be giving away all the cups he </span><span style="font-size: small;">makes at CAFAM.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Ehren Tool served with the 1st Marine Division during Desert Shield and Desert </span><span style="font-size: small;">Storm. He attended Pasadena City College and the University of Southern California </span><span style="font-size: small;">on the G.I. Bill and received his Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice from the University </span><span style="font-size: small;">of California, Berkeley, CA in 2004. Tool is a visiting lecturer of ceramics in the </span><span style="font-size: small;">Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley. He has exhibited nationally and </span><span style="font-size: small;">internationally, including the Bongoüt Showroom, Berlin, Germany; Braunstein/Quay </span><span style="font-size: small;">Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Museum of </span><span style="font-size: small;">Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH; </span><span style="font-size: small;">and most recently at Project Slogan in Aberdeen, Scotland. Tool is a 2010 United </span><span style="font-size: small;">States Artists Fellow in Crafts and Traditional Arts.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">CAFAM will host an opening reception for <em>Ehren Tool: Production or Destruction</em> on </span><span style="font-size: small;">Saturday, May 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><em><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural </span></em><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Heritage Fund and The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation.</em> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Public programming:</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;">There will be several exhibition-related programs and workshops during the run of </span><span style="font-size: small;">the exhibition, including an artist residency at CAFAM with Ehren Tool. </span><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Friday, June 1 – Friday, June 15 </span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Artist Residency with Ehren Tool</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">During museum hours</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Thursday, June 7</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Etsy Craft Night with Combat Paper Project</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">7:00 – 9:00 p.m.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Collaborative Papermaking with Combat Paper Project</span></p> <p><strong>Sunday, August 19</strong><br />Artist Talk with Ehren Tool<br />3:00 p.m.</p> Sat, 12 May 2012 18:22:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Arjuna Neuman - Human Resources - May 26th, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="ap-whitebox-body description"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>If first we can think about war as a machine of progress - it absolutely moves us forward in terms of technology, resource accumulation and territorial expansion - we see that war is an abuse of nature, first through its fundamental belief in technology (not necessarily opposing nature, but certainly questioning nature as bankrupt, or inadequate), and secondly through the covert agenda of resource accumulation (also a further fueling of technology).</em></p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;"><em>The question of gender roles in relation to war in these terms is tricky. If we acknowledge that war is a primary trope of masculinity, and that during wartime, normative gender roles are re-inscribed, then perhaps the technological dimension of war preserves nature in a romantic and pastoral vision - as a site to conquer. If progress is a function of conflict, then nature would have to be fixed in an ideological position of inferiority and incompetence, something to conflict against and over-rule. War fuels progress in terms of technological development and capital accumulation - at the expense of the natural. Proponents of technology say that there is no such thing as the natural, which is akin to saying the slave is merely property.......”</em></p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;"><strong>Artist Arjuna Neuman</strong></p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;">Artist Arjuna Neuman will present a gallery installation in response to an original text conceived by Kestrel Burley that explores the relationship between war, sexuality and pornography. A series of vignettes devised from the same text using post-dramatic performance techniques will take place during the exhibit, whereby performers will work to incorporate the environmental elements as “characters” in their performance. Audio and visual textures will transform the installation from a purgatorial space with the <em>threat of action</em> - into a theatrical space - a place of <em>action</em>.</p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;">It was of interest to both parties to operate outside of the theatrical norm, where a set designer generally operates in service to the vision of the director. Instead, Neuman would independently create an installation in response to the themes of the text, and would operate with an almost absolute degree of autonomy. In this way, he would participate in the project as almost a “co-writer” through his intuitive, visual interpretations of the text. The performances would take place in the final days of the exhibition, when the ensemble had spent time rehearsing in the installation and absorbing Neuman’s environmental elements.</p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;">Neuman naturally works with specificity and thoughtful attention to detail, going to great lengths to obtain materials that have relevant meaning, each object containing a story within itself. Theatre, by contrast, naturally uses bold visual strokes that depend on the suspension of reality to create illusion. Installation work is also experiential and environmental, whereas performance is most often experienced at a distance through a presentational format. The challenge of negotiating these approaches - of Neuman forced to consider the theatrical potential of his work while theatre is forced to acknowledge the present, the real, through object - has fostered a unique and multi-layered dialogue on the show’s themes.</p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;"><strong>Website: <a href="http://www.breakingandenteringla.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #1155cc;">www.breakingandenteringla.com</a></strong></p> <p style="color: #222222; text-align: justify;"><strong>Installation 22-27 May<br /></strong><strong>Performances 25, 26 May at 8pm, 27 May at 7pm<br /></strong><strong>Closing reception 27 May<br /></strong><strong>tickets: <a href="https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244080" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #1155cc;">https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244080</a></strong></p> </div> Tue, 08 May 2012 17:06:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Robert Lang - Japanese American National Museum - May 26th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <h3 style="text-align: justify;" class="title"><span style="font-size: small;">From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami. A Lecture by Robert Lang</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Internationally acclaimed origami artist Robert Lang will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami folding problems – specifically, the problem of efficiently folding a shape with an arbitrary number and arrangement of flaps, and along the way, enabled origami designs of mind-blowing complexity and realism, some of which you’ll see, too. As often happens in mathematics, theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising practical applications. The algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. He will discuss examples of how origami has enabled safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <i>Special: Robert Lang will lead an informal gallery talk after his lecture.</i> </span></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:52:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Allison Schulnik - Mark Moore Gallery - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Mark Moore Gallery</strong> is proud to present "<strong><em>Salty Air</em></strong>," the third Los Angeles solo exhibition from local artist <strong>Allison Schulnik</strong>. Showcasing her distinctively textured canvases, ceramics, and works on paper, "Salty Air" stages a narrative born of the wistful sailor's tale – its characters loyal to the tragic, farcical beauty consistent within Schulnik's evolving cast. Yielding to the capricious plight of her unlikely protagonists, Schulnik embraces their trials and imperfections through dignified portraiture, a ceremonious haven in an otherwise inhospitable world.</span></p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drawing upon divergent renditions of the same fable, The Little Mermaid (as presented in its original incarnation by Hans Christian Anderson, and its jovial Disney counterpart) notably serves as influence upon Schulnik's recent works. She candidly portrays elements of the contrasting versions as an allusion to the irreconcilability of seafaring life, her mermaids and sailors personifying the vulnerability inherent to want. The sailor is free from society, but privy to isolation, while the mermaid shares a discordant existence between acceptance and solitude. Further modeled upon autobiographical figures and experiences, Schulnik's pensive characters exude a muted nostalgia, at once otherworldly in their awkwardness, yet eerily familiar in their strife. As James Ensor paints the grotesque surrealism of the human condition, Schulnik confronts the theatricality of being, her heavily impastoed canvases forging dramatic terrains both sinister and endearing. Her tactile backdrops prompt us to navigate the uncharted mindscape of her creatures and misfits, and deliver an allegorical odyssey equivalent to our own.</span></p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Born in 1978 (San Diego, CA), Schulnik earned her BFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (CA). She has had significant solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Montreal, Rome and London, and has exhibited in both group shows and film screenings around the world, including those at the Garage Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow), St. Louis Contemporary Arts Museum (MO), Contemporary Arts Museum (LA), The Hammer Museum (CA), and the Hafia Museum of Art (Hafia), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. Her work can be seen in the public collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KS), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), The Santa Barbara Art Museum (CA), Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal), Museé de Beaux Arts (Montreal), and the Laguna Art Museum (CA) – where she will have a solo exhibition in 2013. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:21:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Paul Waddell - Monte Vista - May 26th, 2012 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fri, 25 May 2012 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Amir Nikravan - Pepin Moore - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Pepin Moore</strong> is proud to present <i><strong>Gemini</strong>,</i> a solo exhibition of new works by<strong> Amir Nikravan</strong> from May 26<sup>th</sup> to June 30<sup>th</sup> 2012. Please join us for a reception for the artist on Saturday May 26<sup>th</sup> from six to eight in the evening.</span></p> <p class="paragraph_style_3" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Nikravan continues his ongoing exploration of the complex and dynamic relationship between the art object and his role as maker. Using materials such as muslin and fiberglass window screen, Nikravan sets up predetermined systems in which these malleable materials are painted as three-dimensional sculptural forms, then presented unfurled as two-dimensional paintings. Under these conditions, the corpus of the art object itself becomes the central subject of the works. The resulting paintings register the traces of their physio-temporal sculptural states as pictures of their own materiality; reflecting and embodying indexes of time, process, and performance.</span></p> <p class="paragraph_style_3" style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p class="paragraph_style_3" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Amir Nikravan </strong>(b. 1983, Los Angeles, CA) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Nikravan’s work has been exhibited at Workspace, Los Angeles; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; Infernoesque, Berlin; Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles; and Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, among others.</span></p> Fri, 18 May 2012 15:13:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kathleen Henderson - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - May 26th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Rosamund Felsen Gallery is pleased to present <em>Notes on a Gathering Crowd</em>, a new exhibition by <strong>Kathleen Henderson</strong>. This will be Henderson’s fourth solo exhibition at our gallery; the exhibition will be comprised of nearly 40 new oil stick drawings on paper.</p> <p>Kathleen Henderson’s drawings assert themselves at the nexus of several simultaneous (and often conflicting) dualities. These works are both absurdist cartoons and topical polemics; they’re breezy sketches and deeply psychologized marks; they’re punctuated with odd smudges that are also assuredly representational, perhaps figurative. Even Henderson’s customary line quality, so informal, messy, and youthful, is soon revealed as hyper-intentional and loaded with significance. These sharp-tongued drawings contain nods to the lineage of artists like Daumier &amp; Goya, who serialized and disseminated topical and biting works, but in Henderson’s drawings, the pictorial coherence is found in the gaps between overt meaning(s).</p> <p>Each of the drawings in this exhibition fall under one of three project tracks undertaken by the artist over the last few years. The first, <em>Peaceable Kingdom,</em> is culled from from Edward Hicks’ famously painted-and-repainted picture of lion and lamb (plus humans and other creatures) coexisting peacefully in nature. Henderson’s drawings are similarly hopeful in imagining the outwardly impossible, while laying bare the yucky mucky path that leads to Elysium.</p> <p>A second subset of this exhibition features Snow White’s dwarves, and Dumbo, and other Disney(-ish) figures, sullied and imperfect, reflecting not the gloss but the gloom of the modern media enterprise. The works from this series are centered around the marketing prowess and cultural contribution of the <em>Disney Institute</em>, a marketing and business training arm of the giant media corporation.</p> <p>Lastly, Henderson exhibits a set of drawings under the purview of the exhibition’s namesake, <em>Notes on a Gathering Crowd</em>. These drawings depict large masses of people, mostly naked, bunched and overflowing, but the backdrop is only paper. Without the ability to place these masses, we’re left with another of Henderson’s simultaneities: are these hoards waiting to indulge, or waiting to die?</p> <p>Kathleen Henderson lives and works in Berkeley, California. Henderson will be exhibiting her work concurrently at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, from June 6-20. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.gallerypauleanglim.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gallerypauleanglim.com.</a></p> <p>Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 26, from 5-7 pm <br />For more information, please call the gallery: (310) 828-8488<br />Gallery Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm, Tuesday – Saturday</p> Sat, 12 May 2012 19:34:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Roberto Cortazár - San Diego Museum of Art - May 26th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The focus of this exhibition, featuring 12 paintings by Mexico City based artist Roberto Cortazár, will be a series of recent works inspired by one of the modern masterpieces in the collection of The San Diego Museum of Art: <em>The Hands of Dr. Moore</em> by Diego Rivera.  Responses to one of Rivera’s most haunting works, Cortazár’s paintings approach this intimate subject from a highly personal perspective. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dr. Clarence Moore, a Los Angeles surgeon and resident of Coronado, traveled to Mexico in 1940 to pose for a commissioned portrait.  In a departure from his conventional practice, Rivera chose to represent the portrait subject by focusing on his hands in the act of surgery, trimming an anthropomorphic Tree of Life.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In the manner of a jazz musician, proposing variations on a theme, Cortazár has made <em>The Hands of Dr. Moore</em> a point of departure—the touchstone for a bold series of improvisations.</span></p> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:13:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Karl Haendel - SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects</strong> is pleased to present an installation with new drawings, a book and a film by <strong>Karl Haendel</strong>. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">A complex installation of walls, doorways and backrooms reconfigures the flow of the gallery's architecture and serves as a backdrop for a psychologically layered exhibition. Revolving around emotions of insecurity, doubt and regret, the works in the exhibition respond to larger socio-economic shifts that are changing both the relationships between the sexes and the generational roles of parents and children. Haendel's film "Questions to my Father", a key work in the exhibition, features a range of young men asking questions that they would have liked to ask their fathers but never did. Carefully constructed, the film features these men head on, each asking one question at a time, in clustered groupings of questions that relate to each other. As the film progresses, a more coherent impression both of the sons and their fathers emerges. The film feels both honest and awkward at times as topics that are transcending the personal turn into a seismograph of a larger social and political framework. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Alternating impressions of honesty and shame also permeate the drawings and the installation of a small, enclosed room with a table and a book at the very entrance of the gallery. Here, as in earlier exhibitions, Haendel juxtaposes images chosen from pop culture, news media, as well as texts from newspaper headlines to create a canon of voices where meaning and a larger sense of a personal and political reality emerges in the gaps between images. Haendel is not afraid to address classic philosophical ideas and conundrums, such as Change, Hope, Fear, Search, and Doubt. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Karl Haendel earned his MFA at UCLA in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions include Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY, Lever House, New York, NY, and a "MOCA Focus Series" solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL; the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Bienal Pavillion, São Paulo, Brazil; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; the Drawing Center, New York, NY; "Prospect II", New Orleans, LA; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; the New Museum, New York, NY; the Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; in the 2008 and 2004 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; among others. This is Karl Haendel's second solo exhibition at the gallery. </span></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:08:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Mary Iverson, Frank Gonzales, Stella Im Hultberg - Thinkspace - May 26th, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Over 110 artists join forces to help bring awareness to our world's endangered species</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Co-curated by Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlanson</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">20% of all proceeds go to <strong>Born Free USA</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Reception with the artists:</strong> Sat, May 26th 5-9PM</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">On view May 26th through June 9th</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Thinkspace</strong> is proud to present "<strong><em>Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild</em></strong>," an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat. Featuring a stellar cast of more than 110 artists from all corners of the art world, this exhibition brings together some of the most profound and innovative voices making art today. In recognition of the imperiled state of much of the world's wildlife, each artist will apply their own unique perspective to our relationship with the fascinating creatures with whom we share our planet.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">As the natural world becomes increasingly impacted by shifting climate, human greed and diminishing resources, protecting those creatures that still roam free becomes ever more vital to the soul of humanity. For even if we could continue to exist without wildlife, the spirit-crushing sadness that our species would take upon itself would surely rob all joy from life. Those majestic, miraculous, elemental beings which we admire from afar are at the root of who we are as people - from the woodland protagonists of our childhood storybooks, to the metaphors we use to describe ourselves as adults, to the animal spirits that visit us in our dreams. As we take steps to protect them from those who would rob them of their freedom, we also improve our own species' chances to persist far into the future, both by preserving the natural world we all share, and by cherishing the sacred genesis of our imagination and symbology.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">In appreciation of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, <strong>Thinkspace </strong>will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to <strong>Born Free USA</strong> and the <strong>Animal Protection Institute</strong>, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of wild animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. To honor the animals closest to our hearts, the gallery will be accepting donations of old blankets to donate to area shelters so dogs don't have to sleep on cold hard concrete, as well as other used and new pet supplies. The opening will feature the release of a gorgeous limited edition screenprinted poster especially created for the exhibition by the incomparable <strong>Aaron Horkey</strong>. We hope you will join us on May 26th to celebrate and defend the wild things that fill our lives with wonder and mystery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>About Born Free USA:</strong><br />Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. Our mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife - including highly endangered species - in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. Every year, millions of animals suffer in fur farms and circus cages. In our campaigns against such cruelties, we use powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation, and grassroots networking. We also work actively with media to spread the word about challenges facing animals. Our primary campaign areas currently include animals used in entertainment, captive exotic animals, trapping &amp; fur, and the international wildlife trade.<br /> <br />Born Free: <a shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001U7TQLyhJLRYh3gFFdHAMnaCQf3A7rQm1F6sHlzVODnbt7WEpQh8s7fXzd1jU-mwB3jW3ZrvN-GqakLcOsr5rBVamqgA2mrbsERUZ0PhhGsNxOquTiBig5g==" target="_blank">http://www.bornfreeusa.org/</a> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Show page with all details here:</strong><br /><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001U7TQLyhJLRasCBbqNXs00R3JVcL-3uIUoW-V0WQeX0ZCCEXwCtfOqMo2npCxpvSgU6ECmpuv74q6BmcIc6ONTMuODfWflxLtmFewYJMhZkl3W9mcxEgftxWu6dS1axkFy6NaFZtWATii7uUdmtQZIg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">http://thinkspacegallery.com/<wbr>shows/2012-05/</wbr></a> <br /> <br /><strong>'Sneak Peek' photo set on our Flickr here:</strong><br /><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001U7TQLyhJLRYr743mLaEJGI6iCqR1q0CT9pyjQf_-WR0FFR1yiPdbXir0z1e5Z7wqZRJSHVxQD09gepD_01TkBby2lOnjLzSr4kj2kWryvIFQqFJlcJhaKIzAeJsLNeDdJisDwhl-hZ_SbqBDUaqMASgqkN-HIUzERXxN3l7Wiz1bFDcxPL7HpQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">www.flickr.com/photos/<wbr>thinkspace/sets/<wbr>72157629397877894/</wbr></wbr></a> <br /> <br /><strong>Facebook Event Invite here (</strong><em>please share about with your friends</em><strong>):</strong><br /><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001U7TQLyhJLRZFUT-Dc-2YewxZEv_1HYadk5EAzoLq4mAQKchYyA58xtKtaSciWiv6k6b5SQGZEEZDITayD1JY54wq8F04SPPjI4MpoQDwaJBu1w-CTXSEkwCGLNHr7_JcUM-SdOSHBUJYaFAHgJF2TA==" shape="rect" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/events/<wbr>462556653760620/</wbr></a> </span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:23:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Ian Umlauf - Track 16 Gallery - May 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Track 16 Gallery</strong> is pleased to present </span><strong><em style="font-size: small;">Fearful Symmetries</em></strong><span style="font-size: small;">, an exhibition of work by <strong>Ian Umlauf</strong>. The exhibition runs from May 24 through June 16, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 26 from 6-9 P.M.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The work of Brooklyn-based artist Ian Umlauf has ranged significantly in media and content over the last several years. What unifies the body of work presented in <em>Fearful Symmetries</em> is the artist's ongoing investigation of mediated imagery as it interrupts, envelops, and melds with the viewer's subjective spaces, both physical and psychological.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In his series of drawings, </span><em style="font-size: small;">Dead Drive-Ins</em><span style="font-size: small;">, Umlauf appropriates aerial satellite imagery of defunct, abandoned drive-in movie theaters. Initiated by a floating, technological eye, and traversing an intangible series of digital and analog translations, the images finally arrive as ink on paper landscapes. What is ultimately at stake in this sped-up American archaeology is the information loss that is entailed in cultural amnesia.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em style="font-size: small;">17 Photographs, or An Incident in the Park </em><span style="font-size: small;">consists of 17 black and white contact prints, each re-representing a photograph from Antonioni's 1966 film </span><em style="font-size: small;">Blow-Up</em><span style="font-size: small;">. In co-authoring the protagonist's blown-up snapshots from a casual weekend outing, Umlauf confounds the public and private, the abstract and representational, and most pointedly, the original and copy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Perhaps the most playful and intuitive works in the exhibit, the collectively titled </span><em style="font-size: small;">MR/DE</em><span style="font-size: small;">collages employ found photographs in reconfigured, formalized settings that serve to heighten the peculiarities of the photographs' subjects, while interrupting the original narrative flow in often surreal and comical ends.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In his recent, ongoing </span><em style="font-size: small;">teparu</em><span style="font-size: small;"> project</span><em style="font-size: small;">, </em><span style="font-size: small;">Umlauf uses discarded hollow-core doors as his primary medium. By cutting and reorganizing the doors into new configurations, and integrating inkjet prints and found posters into the mix, the artist challenges the viewer to adjust, reconsider, and adapt their relationship to simple objects and imagery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As Umlauf states, "By forcing certain formal relationships between ungrounded images and their hybrid supports--often based on mirroring, overlaying, and duplicating–the works propose a series of visual conundrums, gradually unfolding in time, but ultimately reflecting in on themselves."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For more information or images, please contact <a href="mailto:steelink@track16.com">Laurie Steelink</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Wed, 02 May 2012 16:56:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Paul Cowan, Paul Forney, Heather Guertin, Dan Rees, Martine Syms - Young Art - May 26th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Mise-en-Scène<br />organized with Paul Cowan<br /><br />Paul Cowan, Paul Forney, Heather Guertin, Dan Rees, Martine Syms<br />May 26 - June 23<br /><br />Opening Reception <br />Saturday, May 26th<br />7-10pm<br /><br />Heather Guertin Live at Young Art<br />8pm <br /><br /><br />Young Art is pleased to present Mise-en-Scéne, an exhibition of new works by <br />Paul Cowan, Paul Forney, Heather Guertin, Dan Rees, and Martine Syms. The opening reception will be <br />held Saturday, May 26th from 7-10pm with a special performance by Heather Guertin at 8pm. <br />The exhibition will remain on view through June 23, 2012.<br /><br />Young Art is located in Chinatown at 418 Bamboo Lane Unit B, Los Angeles, CA 90012.<br /><br />For more images or information, please contact info@youngartgallery.com.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:51:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list