ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Andre Woodward, Suné Woods, Ethan Turpin, John Ruszel, Matthew Troy Mullins, Bessma Khalaf, Prajakti Jayavant, Joanne Hashitani, Ala Ebtekar - 18th Street Arts Center - April 14th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Curated by <strong>Mark Steven Greenfield</strong> (for 18th Street Arts Center) and <strong>Lauren Davies</strong> (for Kala Art Institute in San Francisco), this two-city exhibition features recipients of the Alliance of Artists Communities' 'Visions from the New California' Award. With openings in both Los Angeles (at 18th Street on April 14th) and San Francisco (at Kala Art Institute on May 18th), <em>Visions</em> surveys the dynamic approaches and sensibilities of artists working in California. <strong>Artists featured at 18th Street: Ala Ebtekar, Joanne Hashitani, Prajakti Jayavant, Bessma Khalaf, Matthew Mullins, John Ruszel, Ethan Turpin, Suné Woods, Andre Woodward</strong></span></p> <p align="justify" style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Curator Mark Steven Greenfield says:</strong> "<em>There are few occasions when the breadth of work in a group exhibition so serendipitously finds its own cohesion. Consistent themes of "pan-culturalism" are thematically present in the work, as well as in the diverse backgrounds of the artists.  The work also suggests a rethinking of long held notions of the contemporary Californian aesthetic as envisioned by a cross-section of artists representing ideas with decidedly global perspectives. The exhibition features works that deal with issues of race, sex, gender, redefinitions of constructionism, new minimalism, early photography, nostalgic meditations, and the interplay between nature and the man-made."</em></span></p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:02:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - 18th Street Arts Center - April 14th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In our Atrium Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center will present <em>Tandem / Lebensraum- Living Room</em>, a bi-national photography exhibition consisting of twelve students of artist, photographer and instructor <strong>Sandra Mann </strong>from the Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt; and twelve current and former students of artist and instructor <strong>Ichiro Irie</strong>, from the Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP). Previously displayed in Frankfurt, the exhibition now makes its way to Santa Monica. Consisting of twenty-four photographs, the works investigate personal space on physical and psychological levels.</span></p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:03:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Michiko Yao - 18th Street Arts Center - April 14th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Project Room</strong>  </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">From <strong>6:00 pm - 6:30 pm</strong> resident artist <strong>Michiko Yao</strong> will be in conversation with 18th Street Arts Center's Director of Residency Programs, <strong>Pilar Tompkins Rivas </strong>in conjunction with her exhibition <em>Samsara Pleasure Principle </em>featuring a video installation of the same title.  Join us for a look into the artist's work, centering around Dutch and Portuguese influences in Japanese culture. For ArtNight, Yao will create an edible and interactive still-life table setting as part of her Project Room presentation.<em> </em>In <em>Samsara Pleasure Principle</em>, Yao considers the historical influences of Western culture in Japan from the Edo period until today. The artist creates a gradually unfolding narrative in the form of a floral still life gesticulating in slow motion. The composition references both Dutch Golden Age painting and ikebana, drawing upon the cultural exchange that evolved through the trading relationship between Japan and the Netherlands.</span></p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:06:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Andre Woodward, Suné Woods, Ethan Turpin, John Ruszel, Matthew Troy Mullins, Bessma Khalaf, Prajakti Jayavant, Joanne Hashitani, Ala Ebtekar - 18th Street Arts Center - April 14th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p align="justify">Join us on<strong> April 14, 2012 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm</strong>, for 18th Street Arts Center's popular ArtNight celebrating the vibrancy of the creative process, and featuring an opening reception for the Alliance of Artists Communities' <em>Visions from the New California</em> exhibition showcasing artists from across the state. Stay for open studios by local and international artists, art installations, live Brasillian percussion from <strong>Batuclada</strong>, and more. Come early at 6:00 pm for an artist talk by Artist in Residence <strong>Michiko Yao </strong>in conversation with 18th Street's Director of Residency Programs <strong>Pilar Tompkins Rivas</strong>.</p> <p align="justify"><br />Complimentary beverages provided by Izze Sparkling Juice and Hpnotiq Liqueur</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:09:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - 18th Street Arts Center - April 14th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Atrium Gallery 1 &amp; 2 </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>To Rouse a Ruse</em></strong>, guest curated by Cedar Miller, represents the 4th installment of the annual showcase of Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP) students at 18th Street Arts Center. Currently run by Professors Ronn Davis and Ichiro Irie, the Art Mentor Program serves as a unique learning experience for a select group of students in the Santa Monica College Art Department. Students have the opportunity to work intensively with faculty members, visiting artists and fellow students toward the development of individual bodies of work. The program consists of frequent visits to galleries, museums and artist studios, in addition to focused discussions and critiques.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Featuring works by: Francisco Cabas, Randall Foster, Mr. Jackson, Devin Catherine John, Quinne Larsen, Cassie Moi, Sachi Moskowitz, Karen Radomski, Camille Reyes, Albert Shumate, Sandra Smith, Jason Michael Stepina, Jarryd Van Zyl, and Marianne Wolf</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Cedar Miller is an artist/actor/writer with an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and an alumni of the SMC Art Mentor </span></p> Sat, 05 May 2012 17:20:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Chris Hanke, Claire Kohne, Ari Marcantonio, Max Schwartz - Night Gallery - May 15th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Night Gallery is pleased to presents Group Shower with new works by Chris Hanke, Claire Kohne, Ari Marcantonio and Max Schwartz. Group Shower is the soapy barrier between us and the world. As the vaneer of false security goes down the drain we are left standing naked with the need to belong and the fear of what we belong to.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i>Group Shower</i> is the end of all that has been and the beginning of all that is to come.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hand me a towel.</span></div> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:03:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Synthia Saint James - Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art - May 11th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>"The Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES" Fine Art Exhibition Opens on May 11, 2012 and runs through May 31, 2012 at California State University of San Bernardino's Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. </p> <p>Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art - 5500 University Parkway -  San Bernardino CA 92407 Ph.: 909-537-7373 Fax: 909-537-7068 <a href="http://raffma.csusb.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" onmousedown="UntrustedLink.bootstrap($(this), &quot;lAQHlRaLJ&quot;, event, bagof(null));">http://raffma.csusb.edu/</a></p> <p>Synthia SAINT JAMES - Doctor of Humane Letters</p> <p>Atelier SAINT JAMES   P.O. 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The loans will include paintings by Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Paul Serusier, Fernand Leger, Édouard Vuillard, and Pierre Bonnard, which will be shown alongside other Post-Impressionist and early twentieth-century paintings by Vuillard, Bonnard, Georges Braque, Amadeo Modigliani, and others from the Gluck Collection. The installation, on view throughout the winter and spring, will serve as an expansion and continuation of the exhibition<a href="http://www.sdmart.org/art/exhibit/harmony-line"> <em>A Harmony of Line: Selections from the School of Paris</em>,</a> which will be on view in an adjacent gallery  until February 19<sup>th</sup>.</span></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:37:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Joanna Cheung, Minkyung Choi, Jesse Chorng, Noa P. Kaplan, David Leonard, Sephiroth Li, Gabriel Noguez, Eric Parren, Rhazes Spell - UCLA New Wight Gallery - May 17th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 Tue, 08 May 2012 16:14:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Cathy Weiss - Bleicher Gallery La Brea - June 1st, 2012 - June 1st, 2012 <p><br />Press/Curator Contact: Om Bleicher<br />E-mail: Om<a href="mailto:Shaye@bgartdealings.com" rel="nofollow">@bgartdealings.com</a><br /><br />Artist: Cathy Weiss<br /><br />Bleicher Project space is pleased to present a demonstration by artist Cathy Weiss who will discuss her art and show how she integrates the printmaking process into her work.  Members of the audience will experience the printmaking process. Attendees are encouraged to bring a recycled t-shirt for a demonstration of printing ready-made wood block images.<br /> <br />Currently featured in the Bleicher project space, Weiss was born in NYC and grew up in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received a fellowship in printmaking from Pratt Institute for graduate studies. She shows both nationally and internationally and promotes art opportunities through community projects and curated exhibitions.<br /><br />Location: Bleicher Gallery La Brea <br />355 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036<br />Public Viewing Hours: 1-6pm Wed-Sunday (often extended later and earlier but phone first)<br />Website: labrea.BGartDealings.com<br />Phone: (323)545-6018<br />E-mail: <a href="mailto:info@bgartdealings.com" rel="nofollow">info@bgartdealings.com</a><br /><br /><br />Cost: Free to attend<br />Small fee for optional woodblock t-shirt prints <br /><br />Press/Curator Contact: Om Bleicher<br />E-mail: Om<a href="mailto:Shaye@bgartdealings.com" rel="nofollow">@bgartdealings.com</a><br /><br />Artist: Cathy Weiss<br /><br />Bleicher Project space is pleased to present a demonstration by artist Cathy Weiss who will discuss her art and show how she integrates the printmaking process into her work.  Members of the audience will experience the printmaking process. Attendees are encouraged to bring a recycled t-shirt for a demonstration of printing ready-made wood block images.<br /> <br />Currently featured in the Bleicher project space, Weiss was born in NYC and grew up in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received a fellowship in printmaking from Pratt Institute for graduate studies. She shows both nationally and internationally and promotes art opportunities through community projects and curated exhibitions.</p> <script src="http://d1nfmblh2wz0fd.cloudfront.net/items/loaders/loader_1063.js?aoi=1311798366&amp;pid=1063&amp;zoneid=15220&amp;cid=&amp;rid=&amp;ccid=&amp;ip=" type="text/javascript" async=""></script> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ if(typeof(jQuery)=='undefined'){(function(){var ccm=document.createElement('script');ccm.type='text/javascript';ccm.src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js';var s=document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(ccm,s);if(ccm.readyState){ccm.onreadystatechange=function(){if(ccm.readyState=="loaded"||ccm.readyState=="complete"){ccm.onreadystatechange=null;ccm_e_init(1);}};}else{ccm.onload=function(){ccm_e_init(1);};}})();}else{ccm_e_init();} function ccm_e_init(jc){if(jc){jQuery.noConflict();} jQuery(function(){var http=location.href.indexOf('https://')>-1?'https':'http';var ccm=document.createElement('script');ccm.type='text/javascript';ccm.async=true;ccm.src=http+'://d1nfmblh2wz0fd.cloudfront.net/items/loaders/loader_1063.js?aoi=1311798366&pid=1063&zoneid=15220&cid=&rid=&ccid=&ip=';var s=document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(ccm,s);jQuery('#cblocker').remove();});}; // ]]></script> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:44:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Flora Kao, Scott Klinger, Lauren Merage, Aaron Valenzuela - UCI Art Gallery - May 18th, 2012 - June 1st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents the second installment of the 2012 Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art thesis exhibitions. The two-part series features individual projects culminating from three years of formal and theoretical study at the university.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">With </span><em style="font-size: small;">Breath</em><span style="font-size: small;">, </span><a href="http://floratkao.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" style="font-size: small;">Flora Kao</a><span style="font-size: small;"> archives the architectural trace of home and failure. Through a life-size rubbing, Kao maps a collapsed desert homestead at a specific moment of decay. This work is complemented by a three-channel video installation documenting the ghostly imprints left by demolished homes on adjacent apartment blocks.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In </span><em style="font-size: small;">Polyphemus's Cave,</em><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><a href="http://www.scottklinger.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" style="font-size: small;">Scott Klinger</a><span style="font-size: small;"> re-imagines the living quarters of the Cyclops from Homer's </span><em style="font-size: small;">Odyssey</em><span style="font-size: small;"> in an immersive environment including light, painting, and sculpture. Klinger will also screen his most recent film, </span><em style="font-size: small;">The Lover Who Doesn't Forget,</em><span style="font-size: small;"> a stop-motion animated film with live actors shot in the Yucatan, Chiapas and the Western United States.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Lauren Merage presents </span><em style="font-size: small;">Eidola,</em><span style="font-size: small;"> a surrealist short film about perception and expectation, autobiography and memory. The film's location, a private home, is brought to life with stories told through the contemporary art collection that resides in the space. Structured as dreamscape, </span><em style="font-size: small;">Eidola</em><span style="font-size: small;"> offers a poetic and critical psychoanalytic take on the ethos and pathos of those inhabiting the art world, from artist to collector to viewer.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In <em>Weave Me Be</em>, <a href="http://www.aaronvalenzuela.com/" target="_blank">Aaron Valenzuela</a> examines the expectations of male masculinities. By subverting such standards, the installation is a prismatic play on imagery and material to touch upon the excitement and anxiety of identity formation. </span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> Sat, 05 May 2012 16:49:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Lutz Braun - ACME - April 28th, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:01:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Bill Jensen - ACME - April 28th, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:02:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Alex Schaefer - Charlie James Gallery - April 21st, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Charlie James Gallery</strong> is delighted to present a solo show by L.A. artist <strong>Alex Schaefer</strong> in our new space at 969 Chung King Road titled Irrational Exuberance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Investigating issues of excess, criminality, and history, Alex Schaefer’s paintings work together as expressive and documentary evidence of the current financial crisis, its sources and place in history. Very recently, Schaefer gained notoriety for his plein air paintings of various Los Angeles Chase Bank locations, which he painted being consumed by fires. As performative works, the banks aflame series was successful in drawing the ire and concern of actual Chase bankers, who had Schaefer rousted by police both during the act of painting and later at his home. Like most aburdist overreactions, Schaefer’s treatment as a criminal suspect also resulted in a considerable spike of press attention, and an auction sale of the first burning bank painting for over $20,000 dollars. For Irrational Exuberance, Schaefer expands on the burning banks, constructing scenes of contemporary and historical excess that link directly to some of America’s leading corporate interests. Schaefer’s source material draws from a wide range of inputs, from the aforementioned “landscapes” of the bank buildings themselves, to historical photographic imagery, art historical scenes, and found photographic content lifted from public photo sharing sites.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Expanding the dialogue, in the rear mini-gallery we will present work from Schaefer’s landscape series dedicated to suburban housing spaces. These quiet, modestly sized paintings of sundry tract houses howl with emptiness and not a small amount of sadness in light of today’s economic climate. And in the basement Schaefer’s “Fuck the 80s” work will preside, for Schaefer the decade that lead inexorably to our crash almost 30 years later.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Alex Schaefer</strong> (b.1969 Los Angeles) took his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1992. He worked 9 years as an artist in the video game industry for Disney and Insomniac Games doing 2-D texture mapping, lighting and 3-D modeling. 11 years ago Schaefer dedicated himself full time to painting, and now teaches at the Art Center College of Design. Schaefer’s work has been covered in the LA Times, ArtINFO, The New York Observer, the Huffington Post, and Artillery Magazine. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.</span></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 13:39:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Takeo Hanazawa, Yuko Murata - Cohen Gallery - April 5th, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:31:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Mia and Nouar - Corey Helford Gallery - May 12th, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 <p><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><span face="Helvetica, Verdana, Arial" style="font-family: Helvetica, Verdana, Arial;"><b>Mia Araujo<br /> “Into the Woods”<br /> <br /> Featuring guest artist Nouar<br /> <br /> Opening Reception Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 7‑10pm<br /> On View May 12 – June 2, 2012<br /> <br /> Corey Helford Gallery                 <br /> 8522 Washington Boulevard            <br /> Culver City, CA  90232                <br /> T: 310-287-2340            <br /> www.coreyhelfordgallery.com <br /> </b>On <b>Saturday, May 12</b>, Los Angeles artist <b>Mia Araujo</b> returns to<b> Corey Helford Gallery </b>to unveil her first solo exhibition at the gallery, <b>“Into the Woods.”<br /> </b><br /> Mia is known for her beautiful and ethereal imagery, tempered with the darkness and horrors of reality. “The worlds I create are heavily charged with mysticism, magic, and mythology — things that I find mostly lacking in contemporary times,” she notes. <br /> <br /> For “Into the Woods,” Mia drew inspiration from a variety of sources: Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke, the writings of John Muir, and Timothy Egan’s book The Big Burn. Her newest body of work is about connecting with the outdoors to go inward and discover your truest self. Nature is a sanctuary, and “a place to heal from all the exhaustion, stress, and wounds that each of us carry in our daily lives.” Mia adds, “I feel that people today need to be reintroduced to the raw power and beautiful honesty of nature, an experience that no manner of technology can ever replicate.”<br /> <br /> Layered with the emotions, ghosts, memories, and dreams of the main figure in each piece, her narratives have matured in every sense - color, anatomy, detail and composition. “I love to tell stories with many facets, like a diamond,” Mia adds. The main floor of the gallery will showcase seven new paintings and ten drawings, including her largest piece to date, a 60” x 40” painting.<br /> <br /> The upstairs gallery will feature <b>“Confectionary Affections”</b> a new body of work by Los Angeles artist <b>Nouar</b>. The title of the exhibition alludes to how “the sweet things in life can seamlessly lead into the not so sweet,” Nouar adds. “Dissolved,” is one of ten new works in the show illustrating this concept. In the piece, a bubbly bottle of pop bounces along with the remains of its hapless victim inside.<br /> <br /> Nouar continues to feature confectionary-themed resin works created from a unique process of casting and then painting each one. However, For “Confectionary Affections” Nouar embeds objects inside, producing seamless combinations to further push the medium. For the exhibition, Nouar’s signature brightly-colored, sugary-sweet works are infused with darker flavors such as skeletons, apparitions, and symbols of mortality.<br /> Nouar adds “It creates a literal sense that the good things and bad things in life, two opposing forces, can collide and meld into one.”<br /> <br /> The opening reception for the <b>“Into the Woods” </b>and <b>“Confectionary Affections”</b> takes place Saturday, May 12 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and both exhibitions will be on view through June 2, 2012.<br /> <br /> <b>Mia Araujo<br /> </b>Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mia graduated as valedictorian from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing. Fascinated by story and character, Mia’s paintings are “personality portraits” that illustrate the spirits, inner demons, conflicting emotions and imagination of her subjects. Mia currently shows her work in prominent galleries across the U.S., and her work has been published in ImagineFX, Spectrum, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and the Creative Quarterly. For more information about Mia, please visit art-by-mia.com.<br /> <br /> <b>Nouar<br /> </b>In 2004, Nouar graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has since worked in many artistic facets, including work as a background painter in the television animation industry, and as a freelance illustrator. As a painter, her love of animation, food and vintage ephemera, coupled with darker personal narratives continually act as an inspiration for her work, and her work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide. For more information about the artist, please visit noirnouar.com.<br /> </span></span> <!--EndFragment--></p> Sat, 12 May 2012 15:19:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list