ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Mary Iverson, Stephanie Buer - Thinkspace - August 16th - September 6th Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:06:42 +0000 Glenn Arthur - Thinkspace - August 16th - September 6th Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:47 +0000 Ines Kivimaki & Cody Koester - Roberts & Tilton - July 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Ines Kivimaki &amp; Cody Koester, a time based media artist and a poet, coalesce in an exploration of the power of communication and its orphic origins of ritual dictum as part of the ongoing group exhibition "&amp;" at Roberts &amp; Tilton. On Saturday, July 26th these artists, as well as Jacob Lang, Angel Luis, Vicente Menchaca, &amp; Elizabeth Pieslor will perform in a live poetry-reading.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:26:05 +0000 Mark Handforth - Kayne Griffin Corcoran - September 20th - January 3rd, 2015 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:31:39 +0000 Elad Lassry - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - July 24th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">David Kordansky Gallery invites you to join us at the MOCA Store for a signing of&nbsp;Elad Lassry's new self-titled book. An in-depth survey of Lassry's practice, this publication documents his 2012 solo exhibition at the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The hardcover volume, produced by Mousse Publishing,&nbsp;features 60 pages of color reproductions&nbsp;of Lassry's work; an essay by&nbsp;Aram Moshayedi, curator at The Hammer Museum; and a conversation between the artist and&nbsp;J&ouml;rg Heiser, co-editor of Frieze magazine. The publication will be available for purchase at the event.<br /></span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:02:46 +0000 Jerome Witkin, JOEL-PETER WITKIN - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - August 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="color: #b6150b; font-size: small;"><strong>Join<br />Jerome Witkin &amp; Joel-Peter Witkin</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><br /> Saturday, August 9 at 6:00-9:00 p.m.<br /> </strong><strong>Introductory Words at 7:30 p.m.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Book Signing &amp; Celebration<br /></strong>of the New Book</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&ldquo;Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin &amp; Joel-Peter Witkin&rdquo;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><br /><strong>About the Book:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> </strong>Estranged for more than 50 years, identical twin brothers - the celebrated artists Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin - are brought together for the first time in this publication that re-creates the historic presentation of the two artists in a major exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, in Los Angeles. Each work is illustrated in full and double page images. The text includes the first interviews of the artists together, as well as a selection of the initial reviews published through the mid-point of the exhibition&rsquo;s extended run, making this a unique virtual &ldquo;real-time&rdquo; publication.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> The book includes an introduction by Jack Rutberg and writings from 16 separate publications plus an audio CD of the historic first interview with Jerome and Joel-Peter Witkin, broadcast on Public Radio, recorded on the opening day of this historic exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Both artists will sign copies of this new publication.<br /> Advance purchase is recommended to avoid lines.<br />Phone the gallery at 323-938-5222</strong><br /><br /></p> <p><strong>About the Exhibition:</strong>&nbsp; <br /> Due to the extraordinary international response to this important exhibition, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is extending the run of the exhibition, <strong>&ldquo;Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin &amp; Joel Peter Witkin&rdquo;</strong> through summer, with a new closing date of August 30.</p> <p>Cited by many as the most important exhibition in Los Angeles, visitors continue to engage this historic exhibition, with travelers specifically coming to Los Angeles from as far away as Paris, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, and all points in between.</p> <p>The exhibition has been the subject of three Public Radio programs, in addition to numerous articles published to date. A documentary film is currently in production.</p> <p><strong>Exhibition Video Preview:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:26:52 +0000 BJ Formento, Richeille Formento - Fahey/Klein Gallery - July 24th - August 30th <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present a selection of images from the husband and wife team BJ Formento and Richeille Formento&rsquo;s newly released body of work, <em>Japan Diaries</em>. Under the name Formento &amp; Formento, Richeille Formento styles and art directs the images, while BJ Formento lights and photographs. Together the duo has an innate ability to absorb the spirit of a time and place, creating a vision that references the past but remains truly their own.</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Formento &amp; Formento entered the Fine Art scene in 2009 with their first series, <em>Circumstance: American Beauty Down on Bruised Knees</em>. Embarking on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles, the Formentos travelled through twenty-five states, photographing the women they found along the way, often recruited the same day as the shoot. Referencing classic American paintings and cinema, <em>Circumstance</em> embodies the combined American visions of both BJ and Richeille. Capturing a country during uncertain times, their dramatically lit subjects are transformed into heroines and femme fatales caught in intense moments of emotion and reflection.</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In the fall of 2013, Formento &amp; Formento embarked on a journey through Japan to create their newest ongoing series, <em>Japan Diaries</em>. The highly staged and melodramatic images are inspired by theater, 1950&rsquo;s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama, Edo woodblock prints, and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings. As outside observers, the Formentos&rsquo; stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan&mdash; blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra modern, fantasy and reality. The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from <em>Japan Diaries</em> exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s fascinating to immerse oneself in this ancient culture that has only been open to the rest of the world since the 1850&rsquo;s. The many underlying tones, subcultures and characteristics are unique to Japan and its people. We find ourselves in a floating world of emotional, psychological and physical potential, eager to express our interpretation as foreigners in a very foreign land.&rdquo; &mdash;BJ Formento</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines. After receiving his BFA in Photography from the Academy of Arts University of California, BJ Formento moved to New York training his eye by working with esteemed photographers such as Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz. London born Richeille Formento attended Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director and designer. In 2005, BJ and Richeille met while working together on a job in South Beach, Miami. They admit to love at first sight, and were married in New York City three months later. They were nominated top finalist to Vogues&rsquo;s New Exposure Competition 2012, working with Bottega Venetta and Red Digital Camera. Vogue Italia featured their work with PhotoVogue at 10 Corso Como Gallery, Milan in both 2012 and 2013. They have been published in <em>Hunger Magazine, Aesthetica, Eyemazing, Wolf, Normal Magazine, Ammo Magazine</em> and more. BJ and Richeille live and work in New York City.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:17:36 +0000 Dashiell Manley - Redling Fine Art - September 6th - October 11th Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:05:35 +0000 - Night Gallery - August 23rd - September 27th Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:02:35 +0000 KAWS - Honor Fraser - September 13th - October 31st Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:59:29 +0000 Group Show - CoproGallery - August 16th - September 6th Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:55:26 +0000 Rirkrit Tiravanija - 1301PE - September 6th - November 8th Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:51:04 +0000 Group Show - Cohen Gallery - July 24th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">11 emerging and mid-career artists are featured in the second half of our summer show&nbsp;<em>24/7 (still life)&nbsp;remix</em>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Our continuous access to images and the reproduction of those images has helped to aid and revise the definition of /and what a still life can be. &nbsp;&nbsp;In the last part of the 20th Century and early 21st Century, the genre has reached beyond the structure of what was once regarded by the art world as the &ldquo;lowest genre&rdquo; and moved into an exciting and more thought provoking realm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>24/7 (still life)</em>&nbsp;is a re-imaging of the older structure that dealt heavily with the surface appearance of things.&nbsp; Much of the work in this show is not given over to the former ideal of beauty but instead informed by conceptually driven ideas.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:31:38 +0000 Leslie Davis, Craig Sibley, Evalynn Alu, Robin Repp, Jane Szabo, Kurt Weston - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - September 6th - October 11th <p>An educational art exhibition on the stem cell research being conducted at University of California Irvine&rsquo;s Sue &amp; Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. Artists will present their conceptual vision of the cutting edge regeneration work being done on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cancer, Diabetes and Retina.</p> <p>OCCCA Gallery artists and invited artists working in close collaboration with UCI researchers, will create unique artwork based upon this exciting cutting edge scientific research .</p> <p class="PULLQuotes">Opening Receptions:<br /> Saturday Sept. 6th, 2014 &amp; <br /> Saturday Oct. 4th, 2014, 6:00 to 10:00pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:53:54 +0000 - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - November 2nd - December 16th <p>More Information: Espanol<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>A SolArt Radio event hosted by OCCCA Usted No Deberia Estar Aqui... (&ldquo;You shouldn&rsquo;t be here&hellip;&rdquo;) Opens at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts on November 1st 2014 through December 16th 2014.</p> <p>The exhibition will feature film screenings, video art &amp; animation installations as well as musical performances through its run time. Schedules &amp; performances to be announced (TBA).</p> <p>The exhibition opens during the 10th annual Noche de Altares Celebration &amp; Street Festival organized by El Centro Cultural de Mexico &amp; the Noche de Altares Collective . It is also All Saint&rsquo;s Day or Dia de los Muertos as its traditionally observed in Latin American Countries. The event draws over 10,000 souls to the FREE outdoor event and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts is located in the direct area of this celebration in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana&rsquo;s Artist Village.</p> <p>This exhibition will include works curated by: <strong>Sali Heraldez</strong>- Founder and Creative Director of SolArt Media &amp; Design &amp; SolArt Radio &amp; curator at SolArt Gallery Caf&eacute; (2004 to 2011) and <strong>Lilia Lamas</strong> - Curator and member of the Sixpack Projects and curator for international events in Italy,</p> <p>A selection of participating artists&rsquo; works in Usted No Deberia Estar Aqui&hellip; will be presented in a to be announced location in Florence, Italy. Dates and details for participating artists to exhibit in Italy will be determined by January 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:38:08 +0000 David Hendren - Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs - July 31st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>On Thursday, July 31<sup>st</sup> at 7pm, LA-based artist <strong>David Hendren</strong> will perform a set of sound works at Meliksetian | Briggs, 313 N. Fairfax Ave. as part of his exhibition <em>Echo's Drif</em>t at Meliksetian | Briggs and 5 Car Garage.</p> <p>&nbsp;Each of these works gather simple sounds to form complex and repetitive rhythms, that, through the use of extended and controlled feedback, transform into dense walls of sound.&nbsp; Much like the visual works in the show, this strategy addresses the artist's interest in the space between construction and destruction, and the way repetition and feedback can push sounds in both of these directions. &nbsp;</p> <p>Hendren has been composing sound works for over a decade but has only recently begun performing them live.&nbsp; His works draw on the histories of both experimental music and sound art.&nbsp; His interest in repetition and feedback can be traced back to the works of Alvin Lucier, Terry Rielly, and Steve Reich, while his use of samples and dark tonalities recalls the early works of Christian Marclay and Scott Walker. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;The exhibition<em> Echo&rsquo;s Drift</em> featuring paintings and sculptures continues at Meliksetian | Briggs to August 2nd and 5 Car Garage by appointment.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:44:03 +0000