ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Astrid Preston - Craig Krull Gallery - March 7th - April 11th <p>Astrid Preston&rsquo;s work is testament to the fact that landscapes do not exist in Nature but rather, only in the mind&rsquo;s eye. While her images employ elements of place, they are also reconstructions that manifest personal perspectives or conceptual themes. In this way, she is a kindred spirit to Edward Hicks and his <em>Peaceable Kingdoms</em>, Giorgio de Chirico and his vacant metaphysical piazzas, and Ren&eacute; Magritte and his surreal scenarios. <em>On Reflections</em>, the title of Preston&rsquo;s new group of paintings, refers to her subject matter, but it also suggests her cerebral processing and interpretation of nature. The ponds at Descanso Gardens in Southern California and Monet&rsquo;s garden at Giverny, France serve as inspiration to her meditations. In fact, these gardens and the idea of gardens in general, are aesthetic re-creations, idyllic ideals, the Plato&rsquo;s Cave of Nature. Our expulsion from the Garden of Eden is symbolic of our disconnect with a Nature that we are perpetually attempting to re-establish. Within the artifice of a garden, Preston has chosen to focus on reflections, not the trees and plants themselves, but shimmering mirror images of them. As in Lewis Carroll&rsquo;s <em>Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There</em>, Astrid Preston&rsquo;s paintings explore the other side of the mirror, the reality that we construct in our minds. In this body of work, her handling of paint continues to evolve, absorbing elements of Milton Avery&rsquo;s washy daubs and Charles Burchfield&rsquo;s wiggly wormy lines. She has also introduced seemingly anomalous molecular-web balls that drift throughout her landscapes, suggesting the eye floaters in one&rsquo;s field of vision, or even our scientific attempts to understand the basic structure of all things.<br /> <br /> A reception for the artist will be held at Craig Krull Gallery on Saturday, March 7, from 4-6pm. A gallery talk with Astrid Preston will take place on Saturday, March 28th, at 10am (rsvp required).</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:38:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - University Art Gallery, UCSD - March 7th - May 1st <p>he University Art Gallery at UC San Diego is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>State Park</em>, on view from March 7 through May 1, 2015, with an opening reception on March 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />A dynamic group of artists explore the concept of state parks as complex sites that exist, ostensibly, to preserve a location on account of its natural beauty, historic relevance, and recreational potential. State parks have also functioned as templates to examine how the U.S. thinks of, envisions, and exploits the outside. In many ways, state parks are neatly groomed physical manifestations of landscape paintings-rendered perfectly in greens and browns and providing an accessible, domesticated, and colonized wilderness. But, for many, they have unlocked a kind of egalitarian sublime and enabled understanding in the out-of-doors.&nbsp;This exhibition unpacks state parks as sites rich with conflict and complexities---where landscape, myth, identity, class, exclusivity, exploitation, wildness, tragedy, erasure, memory, leisure, spirit, holism, play, and adventure exert their individual and collective forces. The artists included in the exhibition turn over the show's namesake so that we might see what they've seen, done, and remember, or discover who has been excluded and what's been inadvertently missed.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:56:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jesse Benson - Michael Benevento - March 28th - May 23rd Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:46:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Giulia Piscitelli - Kayne Griffin Corcoran - March 21st - May 16th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:40:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kevin Appel, Carlos Bunga, Gianfranco Foschino, Veronika Kellndorfer, Lucia Koch - Christopher Grimes Gallery - March 21st - May 16th <div class="text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased announce its forthcoming exhibition <em>Kaleidoscope: abstraction in architecture</em>. </strong>This exhibition brings together artists from different backgrounds that engage with the languages of abstraction and architecture through different media to achieve distinctly varied results. Included in the exhibition are works by <strong>Kevin Appel</strong>, <strong>Carlos Bunga</strong>, <strong>Gianfranco Foschino</strong>, <strong>Veronika Kellndorfer</strong> and <strong>Lucia Koch</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From its beginnings in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century the legacy of abstraction is rooted in social and political utopias. Today, abstraction as an artistic strategy has reinvented itself for the 21<sup>st</sup> century, and the fragmentation of form is a common denominator within the majority of the works featured in this exhibition. <strong>Kevin Appel</strong>&rsquo;s (United States) paintings explore the relationship between physical space, architecture and the painted image. Using photographs as a ground on which to build his painting, he applies layers of paint that act as screens, compressing the perceived space between the built environment and nature. The act of looking through one element to another, or the blocking of one impenetrable layer by another and mediating our perception of nature and our encounter with the exterior world has become a signature of his painting. Appel&rsquo;s work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While Appel&rsquo;s approach to abstraction is to collide several planes of visual information, <strong>Veronika Kellndorfer</strong> (Germany) reveals the subjectivity of space and the ephemeral nature of seeing. Her photographs of the glass facades of modernist architectural landmarks are silkscreened onto large glass panels. The works conflate internal and external environments and invite the viewer to uniquely experience their own surroundings. Kellndorfer&nbsp;has recently completed a site-specific commission for the Architekturmuseum, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, where she is presenting large-scale works for the Lina Bo Bardi 100 survey show open through February 22nd. Her work is included in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, CA, and Pier 24 in San Francisco, CA, in addition to several European institutions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lucia Koch</strong> (Brazil) challenges the&nbsp;viewer's perception and experience of space using diverse tactics within architectural settings. In addition to a video and one of her large-scale photographs of the interior of a small coffee bag, Koch will present a wall structure made of aluminum and colored acrylic panels that filter natural light. Through planar interventions, the wall connects different spaces and environments. In 2016 Koch will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Carlos Bunga</strong> (Portugal) creates process-oriented works that refer to and intervene in their architectural surroundings. While using ordinary, unassuming materials such as cardboard and tape, the resulting finished works involve an extreme degree of aesthetic care and delicacy. For this exhibition he will preset a series of constructed box works that function at the intersection of painting and architecture. He is currently shortlisted for the Artes Mundi 6 Prize (January), where he has produced a major work for the exhibition of the participants at the Wales's National Museum of Art in Cardiff.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gianfranco Foschino</strong>&rsquo;s (Chile) videos confront one's&nbsp;perceived&nbsp;distinctions between&nbsp;multiple&nbsp;genres including photography, painting and video. He sets up a fixed camera and captures the subtle movement that occurs in front of the lens. Filmed from a distance, the scene increases in intensity as the minutes pass by with no sign of the narrative one has come to expect from video. Foschino&rsquo;s work was included in SITE Santa Fe's Biennial, <em>Unsettled Landscapes</em>, and he has recently won the Silver Lion 2014 award in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.</p> </div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:39:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - ACME - March 21st - April 18th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:34:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Eric Wesley - 356 Mission - March 8th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us on Sunday, March 8 to take part in a coloring event for all ages. This event takes place in tandem with <a href="http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/369792-some-work">Eric Wesley &ldquo;Some Work&rdquo;</a> at 356&nbsp;S. Mission Road.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:33:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - LAXART - March 22nd 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <div class="ap-whitebox-body description"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;"><em>Remembering Forward</em></strong>&nbsp;presents a series of conversations on photography and temporality. Photography, particularly as a digitized medium, embodies repetition. It also continues to be positioned as a useful means of recollection, an aide de memoir. For the philosopher S&oslash;ren Kierkegaard, repetition is enacted and accumulates forward in time, the opposite of recollection, a method of recovering that which exists back in time. Kierkegaard&rsquo;s dialectic offers a framework for examining how photography may reconfigure the temporal dimension. In what ways do artists working with photography contribute to the temporal conditions that define repetition and recollection? How do these artists engage temporality, through the production, reception, and circulation of their works? What axis of time does photography propose when production today continues to accelerate the proliferation, duplication, and disposal of images? A selection of different practitioners will engage these questions at LA&gt;&lt;ART, advancing discussions surrounding photographic practices today, as well as issues of image production more broadly.&nbsp;</p> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; <div style="color: #222222; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: justify;">This program at LA&gt;&lt;ART is organized in conjunction with the symposium,<br style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;" /> <a style="color: #1155cc; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001s5Qs_SOgA2jaTFwCSqGBrUQ83AlF0aNQCeUPd80v4fj-sHRKueaTp1kauUnKa1rbmZPynef-DG8yo9v6T4aNzLUlN_3D1TJh-b53rPmgScsvQhgif4RcqrkpQKeCnYrxvkOuZLqYjUTJUcigvm5kKaE1uBPQwRpDTwti2WiJB2rSYt1KyPI6lPeVClAVUwXJijrKZaBrtXghxfkEkIQo8w==&amp;c=0BVUtQBa4U-bGAl42G8M6falFv0tXIPDLTDi543_Eclpzl9nlYkZAQ==&amp;ch=jy0BeXVfIbPVCenME3ddz_Yeaq5UPQ6ZgyPcbb65Y-u5CkafIe01dQ==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong><em>Photography and Philosophy</em></strong>,&nbsp;March 13 -14, 2015</a>&nbsp;at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and co-organized with&nbsp;<a style="color: #1155cc; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001s5Qs_SOgA2jaTFwCSqGBrUQ83AlF0aNQCeUPd80v4fj-sHRKueaTp1kauUnKa1rbZmYhIaLNVTjNzTiSlCuc9jwMAVzjPwRMN-_ZnBO-6L_gMLQWhfwF1ToXswKToOLeWIfGuGQK2G8tN69q-UNmdnwU_I370mOWP8W8hRmmemA=&amp;c=0BVUtQBa4U-bGAl42G8M6falFv0tXIPDLTDi543_Eclpzl9nlYkZAQ==&amp;ch=jy0BeXVfIbPVCenME3ddz_Yeaq5UPQ6ZgyPcbb65Y-u5CkafIe01dQ==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nonsite.org</a>.</div> </div> </div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:22:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list John Stezaker, Becky Beasley, Phil Chang, James Nisbet, Farrah Karapetian, Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Matthew Poole, Zoe Crosher - LAXART - March 8th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;"><em>Remembering Forward</em></strong>&nbsp;presents a series of conversations on photography and temporality. Photography, particularly as a digitized medium, embodies repetition. It also continues to be positioned as a useful means of recollection, an aide de memoir. For the philosopher S&oslash;ren Kierkegaard, repetition is enacted and accumulates forward in time, the opposite of recollection, a method of recovering that which exists back in time. Kierkegaard&rsquo;s dialectic offers a framework for examining how photography may reconfigure the temporal dimension. In what ways do artists working with photography contribute to the temporal conditions that define repetition and recollection? How do these artists engage temporality, through the production, reception, and circulation of their works? What axis of time does photography propose when production today continues to accelerate the proliferation, duplication, and disposal of images? A selection of different practitioners will engage these questions at LA&gt;&lt;ART, advancing discussions surrounding photographic practices today, as well as issues of image production more broadly.&nbsp;</p> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; <div style="color: #222222; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: justify;">This program at LA&gt;&lt;ART is organized in conjunction with the symposium,<br style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;" /> <a style="color: #1155cc; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001s5Qs_SOgA2jaTFwCSqGBrUQ83AlF0aNQCeUPd80v4fj-sHRKueaTp1kauUnKa1rbmZPynef-DG8yo9v6T4aNzLUlN_3D1TJh-b53rPmgScsvQhgif4RcqrkpQKeCnYrxvkOuZLqYjUTJUcigvm5kKaE1uBPQwRpDTwti2WiJB2rSYt1KyPI6lPeVClAVUwXJijrKZaBrtXghxfkEkIQo8w==&amp;c=0BVUtQBa4U-bGAl42G8M6falFv0tXIPDLTDi543_Eclpzl9nlYkZAQ==&amp;ch=jy0BeXVfIbPVCenME3ddz_Yeaq5UPQ6ZgyPcbb65Y-u5CkafIe01dQ==" target="_blank"><strong><em>Photography and Philosophy</em></strong>,&nbsp;March 13 -14, 2015</a>&nbsp;at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and co-organized with&nbsp;<a style="color: #1155cc; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: justify;" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001s5Qs_SOgA2jaTFwCSqGBrUQ83AlF0aNQCeUPd80v4fj-sHRKueaTp1kauUnKa1rbZmYhIaLNVTjNzTiSlCuc9jwMAVzjPwRMN-_ZnBO-6L_gMLQWhfwF1ToXswKToOLeWIfGuGQK2G8tN69q-UNmdnwU_I370mOWP8W8hRmmemA=&amp;c=0BVUtQBa4U-bGAl42G8M6falFv0tXIPDLTDi543_Eclpzl9nlYkZAQ==&amp;ch=jy0BeXVfIbPVCenME3ddz_Yeaq5UPQ6ZgyPcbb65Y-u5CkafIe01dQ==" target="_blank">nonsite.org</a>.</div> </div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:20:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Charmaine Bee, Project X - 18th Street Arts Center - March 11th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>18th Street invites you to join them for a Wednesday evening of art + conversation. Starting with visiting artist&nbsp;</span></span></span><strong><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>Charmaine Bee</span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>&nbsp;at 6pm in her studio, where she&nbsp;will discuss her current herbal and visual work in connection to African Diaspora spirituality. Charmaine Bee is a visual artist currently residing in New York and a Gullah descendent from Beaufort, South Carolina. Immediately following Bee&rsquo;s intimate conversation, join&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="http://18thstreet.org/residents/project-x" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ee4036;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>Project X</span></span></span></a><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>&nbsp;and invited artists in the Curator&rsquo;s Lounge (2 doors down) for a round-table conversation about being an artist in the early nineties in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:43:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Bas Jan Ader - Meliksetian | Briggs - March 10th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Please join us for an informal talk by Bas Jan Ader:<em> Drifting Home</em> curator Pedro de Llano Tuesday March 10th, 7pm.</p> <p>Exhibition extended to Saturday, March 10th.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:36:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list A Group Exhibition of California Art Club Artists - USC Fisher Museum of Art - March 29th - April 19th <p>The California Art Club presents its 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles from March 29 to April 19, 2015.</p> <p>This showcase of contemporary-traditional fine art paintings and sculpture is the only one of its kind in the nation, juried by a panel of museum scholars and nationally-renowned artists to select exceptional works of art that continue the rich tradition of the early California artists that founded the organization in 1909.</p> <p>Expressly un-themed to encourage artists to take risks with their artwork, the Gold Medal Exhibition spotlights more than 200 never-before-seen works, incorporating representational fine art techniques with poetic aesthetics to explore contemporary issues and concerns, including the environment, social issues and spiritual messages.</p> <p>Among the exhibiting artists are Peter Adams, John Asaro, Bel&aacute; B&aacute;csi, Brian Blood, John Cosby, David C. Gallup, Adrian Gottlieb, Cindy Jackson, David Kassan, Calvin Liang, Kevin Macpherson, Jennifer Moses, C.W. Mundy, Ralph Oberg, Alicia Ponzio, Jesse Powell, Ray Roberts, Mian Situ, Christopher Slatoff, William Stout and Ruth Weisberg.</p> <p>The esteemed jury that selected the works for the exhibition included four representatives from Southern California museums: Kay Allen, Assistant Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art; Selma Holo, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art; Peter Keller, President, Bowers Museum; and Michael Zakian, Director, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.</p> <p>For more information about the exhibition and its accompanying full-color catalogue and educational programs, which include a sculpting demonstration and a walking tour of the sculpture at USC, visit californiaartclub.org.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:17:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Paul Koudounaris - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - April 3rd - April 29th <p>Photographer and author Dr. Paul Koudounaris is the world's leading authority on death related sites, having studied and photographed them for his award winning books Empire of Death and Heavenly Bdoies. His new book, Memento Mori, is a sumptuous photographic exploration of sites from around the world where the dead are preserved in sacred contexts. Photo exhibit with book signing at the opening, April 3.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:52:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Nancy Macko - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:24:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:22:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Debi Cable - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:22:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list