ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Mungo Thomas, D'Ette Nogle, Hailey Loman, PATRICIA FERNANDEZ, Scott Benzel - Aran Cravey - July 18th - August 30th <p>Opening Reception: Friday, July 18, 6pm - 8pm</p> <p>Scott Benzel, Patricia Fern&aacute;ndez, Hailey Loman, D'Ette Nogle, Mungo Thomson</p> <p>Curated by Eric Kim</p> <p><em>&ldquo;&hellip; [I]ndividual experience is clearly inseparable from the culture in which it is constituted. This truth is in fact at the root of the most beautiful mysteries of life. Thus, in our intermediations, we can share with one another an immensely rich history of experience and reflection. Yet as individuals, at the same time, we may run the risk of losing a sense of personal identity, and growing blank in the process&mdash;like the postcard photographer's gaze as he captures his empty images.&rdquo; &nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: right;">-Allan McCollum</p> <p>History is frequently a commodity for consumption with which contemporary mythologies are created.&nbsp; Collections and their subsequent modes of presentation indicate the interrelatedness of makers and consumers of culture.&nbsp; Memories of events and systems of cataloging collide with economic and political forces, generating a common narrative that replaces truth with mythology.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the group exhibition&nbsp;<em>And yes, I even remember you.,</em>&nbsp;artists employ various strategies to discern the innumerable narratives intersecting at the point where cultural history is created.&nbsp; Each acts as an interlocutor intervening in the exchange of ideas and memories, within respective contexts of shared culture.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:21:19 +0000 Brigitte Carnochan - Peter Fetterman Gallery - July 12th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present a selection of Brigitte Carnochan's exquisite hand painted prints.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:09:16 +0000 Lucy + Jorge Orta - OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery - August 16th - December 6th <div> <div align="left"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery&nbsp;<br />is pleased to present the exhibition</em></span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta</strong><em><br />the U.S. premiere and only West Coast venue of this traveling exhibition&nbsp;<br />of work by Paris-based art and design duo Lucy + Jorge Orta</em></span></div> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p> </div> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"> <div><span style="font-size: small;">The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition,<strong><em>&nbsp;Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta</em></strong>, on view from&nbsp;August 16 through December 6, 2014. Ben Maltz Gallery is the only West Coast venue of this U.S. premiere of the Orta's work. The exhibition is organized by Tufts University Art Gallery and curated by Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan (c2 | curatorsquared). Lucy and Jorge Orta are on campus October 20-25,2014 for a week-long residency working with Otis students and giving lectures. The residency week culminates with a public conversation between the artists and the curators, followed by a reception, on&nbsp;Saturday, October 25, 3-6pm.&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">The sculptures, drawings, installations and video by this Paris-based wife and husband duo,&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-size: small;">Lucy+Jorge Orta</strong><span style="font-size: small;">, collectively explore major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change and exchange among peoples. As heirs to the practice of social sculpture, formulated by Joseph Beuys in the 1960s, the Ortas' works are relics of their own function-beguiling assemblages that are the platform for the preparation of food, mechanisms that actually purify water, and elements created for a 2007 expedition to Antarctica that are part of an effort to amend the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The works in this exhibition are metaphors-in-action, constructions that perform the tasks of which they are emblematic.</span></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">These humorous, jerrybuilt contraptions are obviously not the most efficient means to purify, prepare and transport food and water, or to launch a world-wide humanitarian effort, but in their ability to actually function, albeit, awkwardly and haltingly, they gain power as works of art created to move us to awareness and action. The artists have created a unique visual language through which they tackle the major global issues affecting our lives and the precarious position of this planet. As the Orta's artwork communicates widely to audiences beyond the field of contemporary art, it demonstrates the importance of art as a creative agent for awareness and change. Their&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">work embodies the philosophy that steers their pioneering art practice - "the ethics of aesthetics."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Working in partnership since 2005, Lucy+Jorge Orta create, produce, and assemble their artworks and large installations together with a team of artists, designers, architects, and craftspeople. They stage on-location workshops, ephemeral interventions, residencies, and master classes, which explore the crucial themes of the contemporary world: the community, autonomy, dwelling, migration, sustainable development, and recycling. Their work has been the focus of important survey exhibitions in major museums, including: the Barbican Art Gallery, London; Modern Art Museum, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Hangar Bicocca, Milan; as well as the Venice, Havana, and Johannesburg Biennales. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tour itinerary: September 6 - December 16, 2012, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA; January 22 - March 3, 2012, Zilkha Gallery, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT;&nbsp;January 25 - May 25, 2014, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY;&nbsp;August 16 - December 6, 2014, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; February 5 - May 7, 2015, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Accompanying Publication:</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Lucy+Jorge Orta/Food-Water-Life</em>&nbsp;was published in 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press&nbsp;with contributions from Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan (c2 | curatorsquared), Hou Hanru, Ellen Luptan, and&nbsp;Zoe Ryan, and is available for purchase for $40 at the Tufts University Art Gallery or directly from&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>; 192 pages, 300 color illustrations.&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Exhibition Public Programs:<br /><br /></strong></span></div> <div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Lectures by Lucy + Jorge Orta&nbsp;</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Tuesday, October 21, 11am-12:15pm, Free | The Forum, Goldsmith Campus, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, L.A. 90045</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Thursday,&nbsp;October 23, 10-11:30am, Free | OTIS MFA Studios, 10455 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City 90232</span><br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Artists &amp; Curators Conversation and Reception&nbsp;</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Saturday, October 25, 3-6pm, Free</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Curators Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan in conversation with Lucy + Jorge Orta followed by a reception.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:26:52 +0000 - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) - July 11th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This&nbsp;<strong>Friday, July 11, 2014, 8PM,</strong>&nbsp;Native Strategies launches&nbsp;<em>Issue #4: Dispersions - the act and sign of communication</em>&nbsp;as part of their summer residency at LACE.&nbsp;Contributors include:&nbsp;<strong>Patrisse Marie Cullors Brignac, Robby Herbst, Elana Mann, Adam Overton, John Burtle, Guan Rong, A.L. Steiner, taisha paggett, Ashley Hunt, Addie Tinnell, Matias Viegener, and Kate Durbin.</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The launch event will include performances by&nbsp;<strong>Robby Herbst, Matias Viegener, Addie Tinnell, John Burtle, Kate Durbin, Mark Anthony Johnson,</strong>&nbsp;among others. Suggested donation at the door.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>ABOUT NATIVE STRATEGIES</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><a href=";id=018f6bfbad&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank">Native Strategies</a>&nbsp;</strong>is a network of performance art makers, producers and critical thinkers who seek to invigorate and make globally visible Los Angeles&rsquo;s performance art community. Co-directed by Brian Getnick and Tanya Rubbak, Native Strategies is a 5 year long study&nbsp;(2011 &ndash; 2016) of LA performance modalities through the creation of 10 differently themed performance series and 10 uniquely designed journals, resulting in a book.&nbsp;This summer they welcome guest curator&nbsp;<strong><a href=";id=3f33db4c0e&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank">Jules Gimbrone</a></strong>&nbsp;to collaborate on&nbsp;<em>N (enter) S</em>&nbsp;at LACE and Issue # 5: Music Issues-&nbsp;<em>the privileging and negation of bodies of sound&nbsp;</em>with&nbsp;a series of weekly performances of sound and music production from&nbsp;July 17 through July 31.&nbsp;<strong>For a full schedule of events, visit&nbsp;<a href=";id=af1576b317&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank"></a>.</strong></span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:19:40 +0000 - Human Resources - July 11th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It is late and everyone else who lives in this place is asleep.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">You slither, disgusting, out of bed, on to the floor, up the wall, into the window sill and up against the screen, flesh pressed against the mesh. You produce a small box and smoke its contents, blowing the smoke through the window, away from this place.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">You return the box to its hiding place and with your back to the wall, slip slowly towards the den.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The den has sliding doors and you slide them, carefully, feeling the vibrations carry up through the wood, all the way down from the plastic wheels in their greasy trough. Mutant and incognito, relatable.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">-------------------</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Louie Louie is an opera and the conditions for an opera, dispersed into an art show, organized by the Faustus Group and hosted by Human Resources in Los Angeles for two nights only,&nbsp;July 10 and 11, 2014.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On the first night, Thursday July 10, the opera will begin at&nbsp;7PM&nbsp;and end at&nbsp;10PM. Two songs from the opera will be performed throughout the evening by an ensemble of shoeless musicians in a corral.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On the second night, Friday July 11, the opera will begin at&nbsp;7PM&nbsp;and end at&nbsp;10PM. There will be musical performances by Dug Mintz and Bernard Herman at&nbsp;9PM.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:16:13 +0000 Justin Smith, Barkev Gulesserian - Night Gallery - July 12th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bernard Herman is the performance project of Barkev Gulesserian&nbsp;based out of Brooklyn, NY. Herman hosts a&nbsp;variety night in midtown Manhattan at Tagine and also&nbsp;has a monthly spotlight on "Nite People" WNYU 89.1fm. He&nbsp;moonlights as the proprietor of "Haunted," a monthly tour of parks in New York City after midnight.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Justin Smith is a photographer born in New Jersey and currently living in San Francisco. HIs photography is brought to life through an ongoing slideshow performance. Using an old kodak projector his unique vision of daily life is projected outwards,&nbsp;accompanied by a soundtrack.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:06:37 +0000 Molly Larkey, Leonardo Bravo, Anne McCaddon - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles - July 12th - August 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Luis De Jesus Los Angeles</strong>&nbsp;is very pleased to present&nbsp;<strong><em>HIGH LINE</em></strong>, a group exhibition featuring the works of&nbsp;<strong>MOLLY LARKEY, LEONARDO BRAVO</strong>, and<strong>&nbsp;ANNE McCADDON,</strong>&nbsp;on view from July 12 through&nbsp;August 23, 2014. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, July 12<sup>th</sup>, from&nbsp;6:00 to 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: small;"><em>High Line</em></strong><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;explores the line as independent, idealized objects that, far from being abstract symbols and primitive concepts, are rooted in objective and subjective personal experience--its character and very existence determined by real and imagined forces often working in opposition to each other.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In her new work,&nbsp;<strong>Molly Larkey</strong>&nbsp;continues her interest in the idea of an alternative "imaginary" language by exploring the very form of language--letters, symbols, words, drawing, writing--as the basis for her sculptural and painted works. For Larkey, this imaginary language is related to being a queer person and imagining a queer utopia, and it can be hinted at or brought closer to ones field of vision and experience through art.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<em>idea</em>&nbsp;of an imaginary language&nbsp;and an imagined queer utopia can be seen in relation to modernism and the utopian ideals around the various modernist movements which related art and aesthetics to a vision of an alternative form of society.&nbsp; It imagines art as an alternative kind of language with the power to alter our ability to communicate, opening up different ways of apprehending and describing the world, and changing how we behave with one another and function in the world. Larkey's "queer" language of forms, however, proposes&nbsp;a system of signs that does not conform to the mandates of cultural logics, and,&nbsp;particularly, not the didactic, categorical, exclusionary, rigid, male-centric model of modernism&nbsp;and its entailing hierarchies.&nbsp;Her new wall sculptures do that on an individual level--they literally change shape depending on where one is standing in relation to them. Wrapped in linen, painted, and hung on the wall, they are clearly meant to be read as paintings yet they refuse to be fixed or held down into one category of meaning or signification. They are dynamic and require the viewer to look at them with a dynamic, open frame of mind.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Molly Larkey (b. 1971, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received a MFA from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a BA from Columbia University, New York. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at PS1 MoMA, New York; The Saatchi Gallery, London; LACMA, Los Angeles; The Drawing Center, New York; Horton Gallery, New York; Ochi Gallery, Ketschum; and Samson Projects, Boston, among others.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Leonardo Bravo's&nbsp;</strong>works on paper draw on specific modernist and minimalist geometric forms to depict complex structures and systems that suggest a fluid and constant state of unfolding. Influenced by his upbringing in the politically charged climate of his native Chile in the 1970s and a variety of other sources (including the Bauhaus weavings of Ani Albers and Gunta Stolzl, the wall drawings of Sol Lewitt, the works of Helio Oiticica, and traditional Indian miniatures), Bravo sees these visual structures as reflective of the trajectory or arc in which social movements are formed, operate, disperse, and ultimately collapse. The works are akin to a visual mapping of specific cultural or historical cornerstone moments that pushed for struggle and resistance, such as liberation movements in Africa and Latin America, student uprisings in the late twentieth century, and the artists' own personal mythology of boundary traversing moments--as is the case of Larry Levan (the legendary DJ of NYC's Paradise Garage) holding a crowd in absolute heightened states of rapture and exuberance. Through the inherent tension between lines, colors, and space these works suggest pathways to the utopian idealism of many liberal, progressive, and forward thinking movements.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <div align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Born in Santiago, Chile, Leonardo Bravo earned his BFA from OTIS and his MFA from the University of Southern California. He lives and works in Los Angeles.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Anne McCaddon's</strong>&nbsp;recent work references decorative and optical patterns from textiles, wallpaper, 1960s prints, quilt design and faux finish decoration. Simple printing, sponging, collaging, and blurring techniques are favored with very little direct brush to canvas application. When the brush is applied it explores a calligraphic and cartoon styled line. These lines parade around enclosing the open white space of the canvas in dips, waves, and roundabouts, sometimes even acting as containers for ornamentation. The comic character of her line, the "sticker" effect of her collaging, and her application of patterns playfully distorts space, obliterate underlying imagery, create camouflage, and form curiosities. The imagery in these paintings folds, hides, flips, inverts and pulses, unwinding the static boundaries of two-dimensional representation presenting a comic relationship abstraction.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Anne McCaddon was born in 1981 in Long Island, New York, and lives in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Painting from UCLA (2009) and BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago (2002). McCaddon's work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions with ACP at Parker Jones, Los Angeles, and at the ARSG Special Exhibitions space at LACMA. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Statler Waldorf, Los Angeles; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, and George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles.</span></p> </div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:49:49 +0000 Michelle Oh, Hiroko Yoshimoto, Kathy Youn Sook Kim - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - July 20th - August 15th <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>A GROUP EXHIBIT WITH ARTISTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>MICHELLE OH, HIROKO YOSHIMOTO, KATHY YOUN SOOK KIM</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>JUNE 20<sup>TH</sup>-August 15<sup>TH</sup>, 2014</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday August 3<sup>rd</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. &ndash; Artcore 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</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (June 22<sup>nd</sup>, 2014)</strong>For the first of two exhibits this month at Artcore&rsquo;s Brewery Annex, three painters will display their love of using intense color in creating abstract art.&nbsp; Each artist has working methods that are unique, making for a stimulating view of how many different directions we can go starting from the same basic departure of a single medium.</p> <p>Michelle Oh is a very gestural painter, working with great sweeps of color, wet on wet combined with marks and swirls, seeking to capture the closest simulation of her emotional state.&nbsp; She believes this physical action will inevitably reveal the deeper, more complicated side of her humanity.&nbsp; Reflecting that the questions we ask about life, and the answers we form, ultimately sculpt our inner lives in a way that is reproduced in our feelings and everyday actions, painting is a place where the deepest convictions can be revealed in the simplest, most purely emotive way.</p> <p>Hiroko Yoshimoto lives in Ventura County, where she is active in cross-disciplined use of her talents in arenas like theatre and music.&nbsp; Her paintings are tremendous, vibrant samples of the seeming chaos of organic life, more collision that composition, a kind of balance that is a real spectacle to behold.&nbsp; Working as though the canvas had no edges, the complex and defined elements of color produce purely abstract results, but of a effortless complexity that could only be reproduced in close-up views in nature&rsquo;s own texture, like a handful of sand under a magnifying glass, or the life-forms that fill every droplet of seawater.</p> <p>Kathy Youn Sook Kim creates compositional abstractions that scratch and collide themselves into taut surfaces full of tension.&nbsp; Using color to create space and distance, using mark to join and relate, the artist has a up-close, manual approach to her painting.&nbsp; The intense working of the surface collects the hours and days of activity, creating a record of the artist&rsquo;s presence.&nbsp; The overall result is a kind of static formed entirely of color, and nicely contrasts the other painters.</p> <p>-By Robert Seitz</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Michelle Oh:&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>Hiroko Yoshimoto: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday August 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2014, 1 p.m. &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., Thu-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop 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 align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>(</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:48:25 +0000 Karrie Ross, Dani Vinokurov, Michael Wood - LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts - August 3rd - August 31st <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>A GROUP EXHIBIT WITH ARTISTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>MICHAEL FREITAS WOOD, DANI VINOKUROV </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&amp; KARRIE ROSS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>AUG. 3-31<sup>ST</sup>, 2014</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday August 3<sup>rd</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 </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (May 22<sup>nd</sup>, 2014)</strong>L.A. Artcore is pleased to announce this drawing and painting show that reveals in its artists, an attraction to craft and the intimate role it plays in each artist's methodical and intuitive processes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The abstract paintings of <strong>Michael Freitas Wood</strong> are formed from numerous and overlaid handmade grids whose intricate structural buildup and exploration of color differentiate between compositions whose undulating and patterned effects are made active by underlying geometric forms that describe and an overall structure whose character fluidly travels between architectural elements, technological imprints, textile design (to name a few) and visually inquires about them through a lens similar to that of an</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(more)</p> <p>(Ross, Vinokurov, Freitas Wood, pg. 2)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>archaeologist, anthropologist and/or sociologist engaging with the state of civilization past and present.</p> <p>The intricate lattice structures that make up Wood's paintings are created with pigmented-plaster that is thinly applied through strips of tape giving Wood the desired definition of a hard edge. But repeating this technique numerous times while layering them over and over yields optically-vibrating images that are produced between chromatic variation and distinguished by alternating forms. More info and images can be found at:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the curiously-inspired art of <strong>Dani Vinokurov</strong>, the artist exclaims, "My collages are one part magic, one part dreamscape, one part folk art, and one part nature." Vinokurov's &nbsp;visual narrative unfolds through tiny ink drawings, meticulous paper cuts, watercolor washes, miniature weavings, and embroidery. In the artist's words, "Each collage is a place where the conscious and subconscious minds intersect&mdash;a place of luscious and whimsical environments where flora and fauna interact with repeat-pattern design to tell a story of femininity, folklore, and fantasy." More information can be found here:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At its core, the direct aesthetic world of human, animal and natural imagery in <strong>Karrie Ross' art </strong>correlates with the development of the artist's working techniques on paper. Yet, the artist describes her process of discovery as one that is intertwined with learning about matter itself, Ross expresses equal fascination for the implications of science and its detections of matter vibrating at a subatomic level and producing frequencies, which the artist conveys as, "...a fascination with the internal vibrations of the atom; that everything vibrates. That concept was brought really close to me back when I was around nineteen. A man walked up to the counter I was working at and slammed his hand on it and he said, "Do you know that that's moving!?" and I was a dumbfounded young girl going, "Okay, he's a customer, what do I do?" Well, come to find out, that everything has a frequency. If we meet that frequency of what we want, the universe can't help but give us that frequency." Needless to say, Ross captures the simultaneous</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(more)</p> <p>(Ross, Vinokurov, Freitas Wood, pg.3)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>interactions between materials and symbolic imagery. Ross vividly recalls&nbsp; a childhood experience of being outside in the yard during an earthquake, and being called after by her mom from inside while a bee flew into her dress, this being of a dreamlike quality whose absurdity of simultaneous events has become the defining quality of her art. More info on Karrie Ross (including a video) can be found at:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday August 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2014, 3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With the Artist Series </em>at 4 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. 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>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop 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 align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(end)</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:03:40 +0000 Jeff Foye, Gordon Winiemko - Monte Vista - July 19th - August 10th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">If the Lumi&egrave;re Brothers' "Workers Leaving the Factory" is synonymous with both the birth of film and the 20th century, then the 21st century, internet-based version might be called "Workers Always at the Factory" &ndash; a paradigm reflected and embodied in this new work by Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>JEFF&amp;GORDON: DAY JOB</strong>&nbsp;is a split-screen video (or video diptych) that collapses a day in the life of the two artists &ndash; during which they are always in some state of labor, or engagement with labor &ndash;&nbsp;into a monolithic&nbsp;<strong>8-hour running time</strong>&nbsp;that coincides with the workday that laborers once fought and died for. The 8-hour running time implies a laborious commitment from the viewer but also deliberately undermines the expectation to take in &ldquo;the whole thing.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>JEFF&amp;GORDON: DAY JOB</strong>&nbsp;is a time-based work that transcends the boundaries of time, the way our labor now&nbsp;transcends boundaries under the &ldquo;empire&rdquo; of late capitalism. At the same time, this transformation of time given over to labor into an object of aesthetic contemplation begs the question, how might we transform our labor?</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">JEFF&amp;GORDON is the collaboration of Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko. In their video and performance based work, the artists examine the social customs and cultural idioms that are so much a part of the "air we breathe" that we often ignore how they shape our lives, for better or worse. Together they have had solo shows at such venues as the UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery, the CSU Northridge West Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art&nbsp;Santa Barbara, and 323 Projects. In 2012 they were awarded the Investing in Artists grant by&nbsp;the Center for Cultural Innovation. They have each been awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach, where they both reside. Jeff received his MFA from CSU Long Beach and currently works part-time there as the student gallery coordinator and as an instructor. Gordon received his MFA from UC Irvine and works as an instructor at the Art Institute of California, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton College, and Los Angeles Mission College.</span></p> <h1><span style="font-size: small;">Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12 &ndash; 8 pm (special hours)</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <em>Coffee and tea will be served 2 &ndash; 5 pm</em></span></h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:10:12 +0000 Group Show - Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Scripps College) - September 13th - October 19th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Science, the environment, and politics are the themes taken up by 26 artists in the Gallery's first show of the year, which conveys the strength and breadth of work produced by women printmakers today.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Scripps College starts off its year of exhibitions with <em>Women and Print</em>: <em>A Contemporary View</em>, the fifth in a series dedicated to outstanding women artists<em>. </em>An opening reception will be held at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The same day, from 3 to 5 p.m, the &ldquo;Digital Technologies and Printmaking&rdquo; symposium will take place at the College&rsquo;s Boone Recital Hall with <em>Women and Print</em> artists Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Nancy Friese, and Rita Robillard and moderation by Susan Tallman, editor of <em>Art in Print.</em>&nbsp;The symposium is funded by the Scripps College Class of 1942. The exhibition runs through October 19th.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Identity, nature, and science predominate in this exhibition of contemporary printmaking. Through these themes, <em>Women in Print</em> investigates the art of the print. National in scope, the exhibition features 66 works by 26 artists, showcasing leading women printmakers who are working in new ways, often combining traditional and digital processes to produce hybrid prints with fresh expressive dimensions. Together, these works reveal the strength of work produced by women printmakers today.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The list of artists includes: J. Catherine Bebout; Anita Bunn; Sophie Calle; Squeak Carnwath; Amy Ellingson; Bernice Ficek-Swenson; Nancy Friese/Laurel Reuter; Monica Furmanski; Ellen Gallagher; Sandy Gellis; Catherine Kernan; Amanda Knowles; Karen Kunc; Sylvia Lark; Nancy Macko; Julie Mehretu; Karen Oremus; Ruby Osorio; Barbara Robertson; Rita Robillard; Paula Roland; Alison Saar; Mary Schina; Alyson Shotz; Pat Steir; Michelle Stuart; Sherrie Wolf.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A full-color catalog with essays o</span>n the works&rsquo; focal points of environment, politics, and science will accompany the exhibition.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:03:19 +0000 Torey Thornton - OHWOW Los Angeles - September 6th - October 11th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Torey Thornton&rsquo;s exhibition, titled&nbsp;<em>Some Narrow Sleeping,</em>&nbsp;includes several bodies of work, all sharing a common thread. For the past year, the artist has been playing with the idea of perception &ndash; how the mind perceives an image. His paintings involve visual&nbsp;manipulations of scale and perspective, which&nbsp;inherently confuses interpretation &ndash; what might appear as a horizon line to one person could look like a tabletop to another. For instance, he may place a car on a &ldquo;horizon&rdquo; line next to a bowl of fruit. Is the car a toy, or is the fruit a giant sculpture?&nbsp;He is interested in the dialogue between objects and forms as they interact on the picture plane, and how the mind reacts to these unorthodox compositions, in turn.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Thornton employs a similar distortion approach with his sculptural work, just through a different medium and dimension. He selects materials, either found or constructed from scratch, to create final objects that appear to be several things, simultaneously. Is it a pizza or a rug? Through scale shifts, or shaping the sculptures to appear as something familiar, he alters the idea of what domestic objects are or what the definition of a domestic object can be. Thornton&rsquo;s works confuse the viewer by distorting form and using materials that interfere with what the mind wants to see.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Torey Thornton (b. 1990, Macon, GA) graduated from Cooper Union in 2013. His work has been shown both nationally and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Galerie Torri, Paris, FR; and at Karma, New York, NY. Recent group exhibitions include&nbsp;<em style="color: #000000;"><em><em>Live And Let Die</em></em></em>, Modern Art, London, UK;&nbsp;<em>Forever</em>, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, LB; and&nbsp;<em>Don&rsquo;t Look Now</em>, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY.&nbsp;<em>Some Narrow Sleeping</em>&nbsp;is Thornton&rsquo;s Los Angeles debut and first solo exhibition at OHWOW.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:55:29 +0000 Joe Lloyd - Western Project - July 26th - August 23rd Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:40:15 +0000 Lucien Shapiro, Gosha Levochkin, Mel Kadel, P-Jay Fidler, Travis Millard, Jason Redwood - New Image Art Gallery - July 12th - August 17th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:22:57 +0000 - Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills - July 25th - August 22nd Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:17:12 +0000 Gina Osterloh - Fran├žois Ghebaly Gallery - E Washington Blvd. - July 19th - August 16th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:15:40 +0000