ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Stefania Fersini - 101/EXHIBIT - September 12th - October 17th <p>Stefania Fersini&rsquo;s paintings offer meditations on representations of women in fashion magazines and the linchpin consumerist node of appearance. Beginning with pages ripped from <em>LOVE, The WILD, Wonderland</em>, and other such publications, these paintings prompt us to consider the relationship between these glossy images and the degree of veneer in our own lives. Painted so the models appear in life-sized scale instead of magazine scale, Fersini&rsquo;s work comes to subtly reflect its viewer. As in front of a mirror, viewers recognize the reflection they aim to achieve and identify with. This continuous sway has a hypnotic effect that allows the observer to switch from conscious to subconscious and induces a personal reflection about the complexity of individuality in relation to these same models and values.</p> <p>Fersini&rsquo;s paintings of slightly crumpled magazine pages emphasize the highlights reflected by studio lights shining on the pages&rsquo; gloss coated finish. Creases and reflections partly obscure the women of these spreads; their half-parted lips, half-lidded eyes, and laconic poses all markedly and excessively similar. Wrinkle and highlight relegate those who once posed as goddess facsimiles to quickly fleeting images. With Fersini&rsquo;s equal focus on the photographic image and its lustrous surface, the eye flits between recognizing the original photograph&rsquo;s perceptual depth--what it depicts--and the image as a physical/material object. Fersini&rsquo;s painstaking technique monumentalizes these images, despite the ephemeral nature of fashion.</p> <p>As the artist writes:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">I&rsquo;m fed up of going fast,<br />tired of the excesses and superficiality.<br />I need to paint to slow down.<br />I take time off,<br />to meditate,<br />to fast from what is too much<br />to contemplate Beauty, where there is some.<br />I copy, because the solution to excess is not to create &ldquo;new.&rdquo;<br />I copy like a mirror, because reflection is my choice. [...]</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">My hand disappears behind the precision of the brushstrokes. Intentionally impersonal, my presence confirms my will to be the mean, a mirror, everywhere but nowhere at the same time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">****</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in Aosta, Italy in 1982, Stefania Fersini currently lives and works in Torino, Italy. Fersini studied at the School of Art in Aosta and at the Architecture College in Torino. She is part of a Torino-based collective of artists and designers called Nucleo, which is active in the fields of contemporary art, design, and architecture. Nucleo's design has been exhibited worldwide at institutions ranging from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris to the Museu Nacional do Conjunto Cultural da Rep&uacute;blica in Brazil. Fersini's work has been shown in solo exhibitions across Italy and in group exhibitions in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates. Fersini's work has been acquired by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche for the Luciano Benetton collection.</p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:26:33 +0000 Ruth Weisberg - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - September 10th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Artist Ruth Weisberg will sign the new exhibition publication at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:06:47 +0000 Mike Saijo, Mei Xian Qiu, Patrick Quinn - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - September 10th - October 1st <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>A Group Exhibition by </strong></em></p> <p align="center"><strong>MIKE SAIJO, MEI XIAN QIU, PATRICK QUINN</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Sept. 10- Oct. 1<sup>st</sup>, 2015</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Sept. 13<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 2 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex &nbsp;</em></p> <p align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (Aug 22<sup>nd</sup>, 2015) </strong>LA Artcore presents an exhibit of three artists with different approaches to what it means to be an artist, and what the art they make is for.</p> <p>Mike Saijo found a way to make art that interfaces with his intellectual interests and an expression on the role of an artist in our society.&nbsp; Drawing from an intense interest in linguistics, theory, and literature, pages that nourished his mind become the actual surface onto which he applies his images; as an example, arranged selections from Kahlil Gibran&rsquo;s The Prophet become a substrate for the image of a tree.&nbsp; The images are applied using xerographic methods that he describes as mathematical, and which he regards as Democratic.&nbsp; This is a reflection of his generation, which greeted the arrival of photocopy printing methods with enthusiasm, making self-publishing a major new voice in the arts.&nbsp; He uses this print method as a double-entendre reference to the access created by that technology, and the access to culture present in the printed word.</p> <p align="center">(More)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(Saijo, Quinn, Qiu, pg. 2)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mei Xian Qiu has created a photo series called &ldquo;Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom&rdquo;, referencing the famous Mao reform program, in which she imagines a Chinese Communist takeover of the United States.&nbsp; Using this scenario, she explores the misconceptions and bad translations the West uses to view China, the imagery of romance routinely found in propaganda, but with tongue in cheek references to the immorality such propaganda is frequently criticizing, such as homosexuality, religion, and Hollywood decadence.&nbsp; Born as an illegal migrant in Java, she was given four names in preparation for various possible outcomes of the Communist killings they fled.&nbsp; Her art is an expression of uncertainty, of life shaped by social fear, and the use of humor and art to transcend them.</p> <p>Patrick Quinn is an assemblage artist who uses a range of media to create what he describes as rough, emotional work.&nbsp; He blends salvaged materials with found objects, photographs and other story-telling elements to create something new out of discarded and dispossessed components.&nbsp; Using stained glass methods, welding and screen printing to expand them, his goal is to create a story that draws the viewer to interpret the work.&nbsp; Steadily exhibiting in Los Angeles institutions and beyond since 2004, he is also well known for his Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos themed installations, which find themselves in festivals and as backdrops for performances, in addition to gallery settings.

</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday Sept 13<sup>th</sup>, 2015, 1&ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With The Artist Series </em>at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</strong></p> <p>650A S. Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031</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>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:58:24 +0000 Lore Eckelberry - LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts - September 9th - September 30th <p align="center"><strong>LA ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Lore Eckeleberry </strong></em></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em><em><strong>Solo Painting Exhibit</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>September 9-30<sup>th</sup>, 2015</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Sept.13<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Union Center</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 &nbsp;</em></p> <p align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17<sup>TH</sup>, 2015) </strong>L.A. Artcore is pleased to present Los Angeles artist Lore Eckelberry's solo exhibit at its Union Center for the Arts space featuring forty works of sculptural portraiture as well as portraiture on canvas. In her most recent creative development, Eckelberry constructs matrices of bounded skateboard decks using them as blank surfaces upon which her subjects are tenderly hand-painted. Eckelberry's overall body of work depicts the artist's cadre of close friends, family and family pets that are portrayed with emphasis on the celebratory way in which they are produced, where the likenesses of her subjects are subjected to the spirit out which they are produced as echoed in high-key color palettes of stark contrasts and centralized compositions. Eckelberry's style has evolved in relationship to the artist's multicultural experiences and international travels whose revelation of cultural diversity has underscored Eckelberry's investigation of humanity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday September 13<sup>th</sup>, 2015, 3&ndash;5 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With The Artist Series </em>at 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>LA Artcore at 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>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:52:52 +0000 Ryan Schneider - Richard Heller Gallery - September 12th - October 17th <p>Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, presents <em>You Are Entering</em>, the first Los Angeles solo exhibition for California-based painter, Ryan Schneider.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Artist Statement</strong>:</p> <p>&nbsp;<em>After many years of living and painting in New York City, I moved my home and studio to Joshua Tree, California, in 2015, where I created all of the work for this exhibition. &nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em><em>While working in an open-air studio, with the vast desert as a backdrop, I was forced to fight (and quickly inspired to embrace) nature&rsquo;s elements such as strong winds, intense light and excessive heat (all of which helped to influence and shape this current body of work). &nbsp;Whereas my previous work had been&nbsp;informed and inspired by big-city living, dense population and "noise," the juxtaposed spaciousness, isolation and solitude of the desert provided me with a vastly different, almost sacred, space in which to create a whole new body of work. &nbsp;For me, painting has always been a spiritual practice and, in my new (almost&nbsp;alien-like) surroundings, I felt like a conduit for the works that I created for this exhibition (as if they had been patiently awaiting my arrival in the desert in order to finally come to fruition).</em></p> <p>&nbsp;<em>Ryan Schneider</em></p> <p><em>Joshua Tree, California, 2015</em></p> <p>&nbsp;***</p> <p>Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1980. &nbsp;He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002.&nbsp;Schneider has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recent shows include "Ritual for Letting Go," a solo exhibition at Two&nbsp;Rams, New York; "Media" at Galleri Jacob Bj&oslash;rn, Aarhus, Denmark; "Et Brask Spark," selections from the collection of Jens Peter Brask, at the Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark; "Refiguring," at Coburn Projects, London; "Schneids and Heids," with Daniel Heidkamp, at Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen; and "The Coyote," at Galleri Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm. Schneider&rsquo;s work has been featured in&nbsp;<em>Whitewall Magazine, Modern Painters, Hunted Projects, ArtNet, The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, C-Print Journal, ArtInfo, Artblog Artblog, New&nbsp;American Paintings, Art F City</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Brask Art Blog</em>. Schneider lives and works in the desert of Joshua Tree, California.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:11:42 +0000 Lavi Daniel - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - September 27th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p><strong>Lavi Daniel Artist Talk w/Molly Barned</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong>Sunday, September 27th: 3 - 6pm</p> <p>RSVP: <a title="Lavi Daniel Artist Talk RSVP" href="mailto://" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:53:06 +0000 Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, Otani Workshop - Blum & Poe - September 11th - October 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of Japanese ceramics featuring the work of Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop &mdash; organized and curated by Takashi Murakami.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Presenting a wide range of forms, designs, and materials, the works in the exhibition draw upon the ancient sources of ceramic tradition in Japan, while also revealing inventive techniques of shaping, glazing, coloring, and firing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Richly informed by the Japanese art form of the tea ceremony, ceramics have been widely appreciated and revered in Japan. Historically, the tools, teacups, and utensils used in the tea ceremony, as well as the ceremonial aspect itself, have always symbolized levels of hierarchy and respect within society. Amidst the constant cultural and economic shifts in Japan, ceramics have remained unique relics of heritage as well as embodiments of the Japanese sense of beauty.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this exhibition, Takashi Murakami brings together a new generation of Japanese ceramicists whose unique pottery methods merge a respect for lineage with improvisation, experimentation, and refinement. The work of all three artists &mdash; Hamana, Ueda, and Otani &mdash; is informed by lifestyle, the love of nature, working in remote surroundings, and sometimes farming their own land. Although these artists are young in age, they are accomplished craftsmen and have been forming, firing, and exhibiting their earthenware in Japan for several years. Many of the works in the exhibition have never been seen before in the United States, as this display of ceramics is an illumination of age-old traditions being expanded into the 21st century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kazunori Hamana makes ceramics on the pacific coast, in Chiba, Japan. The work is both stark and full of personality, oftentimes the surfaces are striped or imbued with designs or language. Urns, bowls, vessels, cups, and plates &mdash; each irregularly shaped by not only the vast history of the ceramic arts, but also by the characteristics found in the coastal environment where he works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yuji Ueda comes from a family of award-winning tea farmers in the Shiga Prefecture town of Shigaraki. His experimental approach to glazing and firing leads to a variety of distinct forms and vessels. Working both in intimate sizes and larger scales, Ueda&rsquo;s alien surfaces and fragile textures are both tolerant and unyielding.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Otani Workshop is also a ceramicist from Shigaraki &mdash; one of the great centers of Japanese ceramics for the last 800 years. In addition to clay, Otani works with wood, iron, and other materials. His small jars, vases, and other sculptural forms depicting figures and faces are characteristic of the many styles and motifs found throughout Japanese culture.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:36:19 +0000 Faith Wilding - Armory Center for the Arts - September 26th - January 3rd, 2016 <p>The first retrospective exhibition of the influential feminist artist, Fearful Symmetries features a selection of works from Wilding&rsquo;s studio practice spanning the past forty years, highlighting a range of works on paper &ndash; drawings, watercolors, collage and paintings &ndash; exhibited together here for the first time. Taking up key, allegorical imagery in Wilding&rsquo;s work, the exhibition focuses on themes of &ldquo;becoming,&rdquo; both the transformative event itself, and the threshold to transfiguration.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:02:59 +0000 Frank Bowling - Marc Selwyn Fine Art - September 26th - October 31st Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:46:10 +0000 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle - Christopher Grimes Gallery - September 12th - October 24th <div class="text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">I&ntilde;igo Manglano-Ovalle.</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>As part of the Site Santa Fe&rsquo;s 2014 Biennial, Manglano-Ovalle installed a permanent work of land art in community of the Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. This vertical sculpture penetrated the ground to reach the aquifer below on top of which was installed a hand pump to manually extract water for public consumption. For this forthcoming exhibition 500 gallons of water from this well will be transported to Santa Monica where visitors can access this resource and gift of <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">P&rsquo;oe</em> courtesy of Santa Clara Pueblo. Of this project, Manglano-Ovalle states:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;<em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Well</em> is on the one hand a simple and reductive gesture of drilling down to tap what&rsquo;s beneath us, on the other hand it&rsquo;s simply a utilitarian means of accessing a basic necessity. As an artwork it reconsiders Robert Barry&rsquo;s <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Inert Gas Series</em> and Walter de Maria&rsquo;s <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Vertical Kilometer</em>, and it could remain as such contentedly. Except that once the aquifer is tapped the work is no longer <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">inert</em>, and its <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">verticality</em> is contested by demands for horizontal distribution. Landscape turns into land, and water into commodity, calling into question De Maria&rsquo;s metrics of vastness and Barry&rsquo;s indefinite expansion of elements, as well as the colonial underpinnings of this earlier work. Put to use <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Well </em>politicizes concepts of site and landscape and problematizes the very substance of the work &ndash; water."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout his career Manglano-Ovalle has addressed urgent issues relevant to our time. Couched in a formal language of art historical references, topics such as migration and climate change have been explored though metaphors of clouds and icebergs, and water itself. <em>Well </em>in particular calls into question the environmental impact of resource extraction, the carbon footprint of the artists and the political, legal and cultural complexities of water rights and shared consumption.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>I&ntilde;igo Manglano-Ovalle</strong> (b. 1961 in Madrid, Spain) lives and works in Chicago, IL. He was the 2012 winner of a USA Fellow Award and winner of the 2001 MacArthur Fellowship. Manglano-Ovalle has been honored with numerous solo exhibitions including<em> The Black Forest</em>, the inaugural exhibition at Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (2015); <em>Always After (The Glass House)</em>, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011) and<em> Gravity is a force to be reckoned with</em>, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (2009). He has presented major projects at <em>Documenta XII</em>, Kassel, Germany (2007) and the Barcelona Pavilion, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2002). Manglano-Ovalle&rsquo;s work is in the collections of such institutions as Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bilbao, Spain; and Museo Nacional Centro de arte Reina Sof&iacute;a, Madrid, Spain, among others.</p> </div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:44:37 +0000 Zoe Crosher - LAXART - September 11th - October 24th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:33:44 +0000 Mealnie Schiff - LAXART - September 11th - October 24th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:33:10 +0000 Keith Rocka Knittel - Human Resources - September 10th - September 13th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:31:26 +0000 Dana Dart-Mclean, Johanna Jackson - Human Resources - September 4th - September 6th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:30:16 +0000 Urs Fischer - Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills - September 15th - October 17th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:27:34 +0000 - Human Resources - August 30th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">free screening of this strangely meditative film, a look at worldwide food production<br /> <br /> Also come early for some fine sound environments created by Nick Malkin, and stay after for a solid video and percussion performance by Corey Fogel<br /> <br /> Harvester features 162 of the vegetable, grain, nut, sea vegetable, and fruit harvesting machines. In one continuous viewing of all these machines it offers a glimpse into the world of industrial agriculture, the work of the farmer, human ingenuity, and tightens the gap of knowing where and how food is produced. Harvester was created to visualize the origins of what we consume daily and to consider this from a macro perspective, as a snippet into the evolution of Homo sapiens. Leaving wonder for the technologies preceding and ones to evolve.<br /> <br /> Produced by Abbe Findley, sound score by Cameron Stallones &amp; Nick Malkin, all footage gleaned from YouTube.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:25:29 +0000