ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Aaron Huey - Annenberg Space for Photography - January 31st, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="views-field views-field-nothing"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Aaron Huey started photographing on the Pine Ride Indian reservation in 2005 as part of a superficial story about poverty in America.  In beginning it was all just statistics:  90% unemployment, a %70 school dropout rate, and a male life expectancy of 47 (roughly the same as Afghanistan and Somalia).  Over time it became a story about a prisoner of war camp, a story about genocide, a story about stolen lands.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">7 years after beginning this project, the story and Huey's relationships there are more complex than ever.  This talk will look at the evolution of a story from journalism to activism, and finally beyond Huey's own imagery towards a collaborative Community Story Telling project that lives online.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Aaron Huey is a photojournalist who works primarily for the National Geographic Society magazines, where he has shot over 20 features including the August 2012 cover story on the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.   Huey is also a Contributing Editor at Harper's Magazine and was a 2012 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and a lecturer at <a href=""></a>. </span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="views-field views-field-field-event-reg-period"> <div class="field-content"><span style="font-size: small;">The box office for this event opens Wednesday, January 23 at 12pm PT and Thursday, January 24 at 9:30am</span></div> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-lecture-event-url"> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="field-content"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href=""><img src="" /></a></span></div> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 06:32:49 +0000 Terri Logan, Valerie Hector, Randall Darwall, Chris Triola - Craft and Folk Art Museum - January 31st, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join the museum shop for an exclusive trunk show of wearable art by four nationally renowned craft artists. Chris Triola handcrafts one-of-a-kind garments with luxurious fabrics and functional design. Randall Darwall, featured in Craft in America, offers hand-loomed silk textiles from his New England studio. Valerie Hector’s passion is beadwork, both artistically and academically, and jeweler Terri Logan creates her jewelry by mixing organic and industrial aesthetics. Join us to revel in the work of these remarkable artisans. 10% of proceeds will benefit CAFAM.</span> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Wearable Art Preview and Cocktail Reception</strong> <br /> Thursday, January 31 | 5:00-8:00pm <br /> Free<br /> In the CAFAM Courtyard<br /> <br /> The museum shop is holding a sneak preview for it's exclusive trunk show of wearable art by four nationally renowned craft artists. Join the museum, and truck show artists for a few cocktails and take a look at the items before they go on sale over the weekend!</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:11:23 +0000 Alan Sonfist - Hammer Museum - January 31st, 2013 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Alan Sonfist </strong>is an artist and designer who engages with natural landscapes to evoke the hidden narrative of the earth. His “Time Landscapes” in Greenwich Village, New York, won critical acclaim for their innovative use of urban spaces as havens of nature and green art. Today he continues to promote sustainable energy and strives to raise awareness of global climate change with his international projects. Recently, Sonfist collaborated with Green City Planners in Pori, Finland, and Tampa, Florida, to create green public spaces.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURES The UCLA Department of Art’s visiting lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the William D. Feldman Family Endowed Art Lecture Fund. </span><br /> <br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. Generous support is also provided by Hammer Members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.</span></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:06:24 +0000 - MOCA Geffen Contemporary - January 31st, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair brings together artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty countries. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hours and Location The LA Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Opening: Thursday, January 31, 6–9 pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Friday, February 1, 11-5 pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sunday, February 3, 12 am–6 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="">MORE INFO AT LAARTBOOKFAIR.NET</a></span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:18:26 +0000 Dolores Kent, Al Longo - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - February 1st, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>DOLORES KENT / AL LONGO</p> <p>Press Release</p> <p> </p> <p>LA Artcore Brewery Annex</p> <p>February 1 – 28, 2013</p> <p>Reception: Sunday, February 3, 2013, 1-3 PM</p> <p> </p> <p><i>LA Artcore is pleased to present the work of Dolores Kent and Al Longo at the Brewery Annex gallery from February 1<sup>st</sup> to February 28th, 2013. </i></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p>LA Artcore invites you to experience a glimpse into the work of two dynamic, creative individuals who successfully combine the visual arts into their lives, both examples of human capacity for a full, multi-faceted life.  These artists have found that creativity is essential to the way they engage the world and pursue their working lives.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Dolores Kent</b> has discovered a way to maintain an art practice in addition to a background in science.  Her studies with Franklyn Liegel at the Otis Institute introduced to her a lifelong ability to engage her work from different directions.  She strongly relies on instinct and experimentation, and strives for abstraction, although she is quick to admit a subject is often present in her paintings.  Her mixed media paintings are rich with the adventurous placement and overlapping curiosities. Beyond a thriving career as a doctor, Kent explains that she would not be complete without her artistic practice, reflecting on the way ideas, like our lives, have a way of starting simple before growing into multi-faceted, involved expressions.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Al Longo</b> works with abstract expression to reflect his interest in the microcosmic forms of nature.  In addition to the play of shapes, the arrangements of receding and floating levels, and the shaping performed on the canvas itself, Longo explains that his work is a reflection of both his visual and spiritual vision of the world. He has found his own practice to be the product of a co-mingling of a passion for architecture with his Italian heritage and the Japanese culture.  His partner, Chiyomi Taneike Longo, will also be exhibiting with Artcore, during the same month, at the Union Center gallery, providing the public with a visual opportunity to imagine how two artists might relate to each other in proximity.  The artist’s influences include study at the Whitney School, the Honolulu Academy of Art and the University of Hawaii.</p> <p> </p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:49:20 +0000 annie murphy robinson - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - February 1st, 2013 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2"> <strong>Annie Murphy-Robinson</strong>, like a hurt, caged animal or a restless convict doing a life stretch, draws furiously, hour after hour, in a small cubicle her husband built for her in their garage. Her cell is close to, but a world apart from, the couple's otherwise happy, toy-strewn, daughter-cluttered, ranch-style home in Carmichael. A pastel scene of convention. <br /> <br /> In her studio, tread carefully -- there is a cold concrete floor. There is a lone, naked bulb that burns from the rafters. There is a dollhouse inhabited by some kind of feathery taxidermy specimen. There, off to the side, appearing playful and innocent, is an apple-red bicycle with chubby training wheels. How menacing can a peewee bicycle be? <br /> <br /> In this realm of duplicity, plenty. Here, too, are the tools of her trade, which include a belt sander, pads of fine-grade sandpaper, a soft, white, smudged gym sock, stubs of charcoal, gobs of erasers and a seemingly inexhaustible inkwell of dread, joy, pain, memory, exaltation, anxiety, fear. Murphy-Robinson, draws standing up, on the garage's back wall, which is painted white. There, in hazy silhouette, are the accumulated residue and marginalia of earlier work. Viewed darkly, it appears as though someone took the chalked carpet of a crime scene and pinned it to the wall. Some of her drawings, lined in tissue, are piled haphazardly on the floor. She peels them off, one by one, like layers of skin. Most are large-scale but highly intimate drawings of her two daughters, Emily and Casey. Both are towheaded cherubs. All of the artworks are drawn from photographs, the portrait sittings of which are austerely lit by a single light source. In many of the drawings, one can see an electrical cord trailing in back like a slithering serpent. The drawings are intense, the subjects invariably solemn. <br /> <br /> </span></span><span face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2"> This is not a family scrapbook. Songs of innocence. It's more a personal journal. Notes from the underground. Yet another sumptuous drawing shows a pensive Emily in half-profile, the shadows so deep and saturated they resemble a midnight sea. "<em>I always feel guilty when I look at this,</em>" says Murphy-Robinson, gazing at her daughter's expression of longing and appeal. "<em>Like I should be spending more time playing with her than in my studio.</em>" <br /> This is just one of her many urgencies. <br /> <br /> <em>–excerpted from an article by Bob Sylva, Sacramento Bee</em></span></span></span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:10:40 +0000 Jessica Dalva - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - February 1st, 2013 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Jessica Dalva</strong>'s new series of 24 sculptures and drawings is an attempt to illustrate the variety of thoughts, rituals and impressions that one experiences throughout a day. Each piece in <em><strong>These Days</strong></em> may represent an entire day, an hour, a single moment or a general feeling that reoccurs over the course of a lifetime. There are demons to be vanquished, mind-numbing tasks to complete, signals to get crossed and decisions to be made. The solitude of each person's day is important to recognize, and acknowledge the sadness as well as the beauty of ultimately being on your own. These pieces were created as a way to comprehend both the fear and the thrill that comes from what is unknown.<br /> </span></span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:12:40 +0000 - Norton Simon Museum - February 1st, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for an evening looking at one of the world’s most recognizable artists. Three talks explore Van Gogh’s influences, work and impact. The evening begins with an overview of art from Manet to Van Gogh, followed by Chief Curator Carol Togneri’s introduction to Van Gogh’s works in the Norton Simon Museum collections and the loan from the National Gallery of Art. The evening ends with a discussion that examines Van Gogh’s influence on expressionism and the art of the 20th century. Offered concurrently with the gallery talks are art-making activities for artists of all ages to create original works.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:48:43 +0000 Marcelyn Gow - SCI-Arc Exhibitions - February 1st, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><strong>Marcelyn Gow</strong> and SCI-Arc Director <strong>Eric Owen Moss</strong> discuss the exhibition</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:31:30 +0000 - Bowers Museum - February 2nd, 2013 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Presented by Richard W. Reitzell, grandson of Jean Mannheim, and author of <em>From A Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim</em>. Book signing follows. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="font-size: small;"><br style="font-size: small;" /></strong><strong style="font-size: small;"></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sponsored by the Bowers California Arts Council.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="````Style1````"><span style="font-size: small;">Purchase Tickets: </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="````Style1````"><span style="font-size: small;">- At the museum front desk, <strong>Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM - 4PM</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="````Style1````"><span style="font-size: small;">- By printing and completing a <a href="">Reservation Form</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="````Style1````"><span style="font-size: small;">- By emailing <strong></strong> or calling <strong>714-567-3677</strong></span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:07:10 +0000 - Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center - February 2nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>GCAC Residents Exhibition</strong> features the work of California State University, Fullerton, Graduate level artists/curator currently residing at Grand Central Art Center. The GCAC houses 26 residential apartments, on its privately secured second floor, dedicated to students of <strong>CSUF's College of the Arts Masters programs.</strong> Along with the apartments, each artist is provided a 24-hour access studio space.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition reflects current bodies of work, in a wide range of media, by CSUF students studying painting and drawing, photography, illustration, animation, sculpture, ceramics, exhibition design/curating, and acting. It presents a diverse range of visions, techniques and voices, celebrating the creative output and educational experiences provided by the <strong>CSUF Department of Art and Department of Theatre and Dance.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artists/Curator in the exhibition include: <strong>Pascual Arriaga, Julie Cardia, Marvin Chow, Sara Dehghan, Patrick Faulk, Stephan Howell, Prisca Langlais, Jacob Lecuyer, Christina Lee, Tiffany Ma, Kaitrin Mathew, Juliana Rico, Clare Shadduck, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Allison Town. </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The <strong>opening reception</strong> will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on <strong>Saturday, February 2, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.</strong></span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:24:27 +0000 Sojung Kwon - Commonwealth and Council - February 2nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p>In an ode to ramen, the instant noodle version, Sojung Kwon celebrates this seasonless, comfort food with drawings of the assorted varietals. Kwon searches for signification in the mundane and ordinary i.e., evasive verbiage and technical writing printed on ramen packaging or closing sentiments expressed in plethora of emails, spam or “real.”</p> <p>In another suite of drawings, Kwon chronicles the repetition of common sentiments expressed in a year’s worth of emails signed by friends, acquaintances, and strangers onto a blank calendar template by date of receipt. In an invisible grid of twelve months, Kwon tabulates each day with the presence/absence of a single word like wish, best, soon, or love.</p> <p>Born in Seoul, Korea, Sojung Kwon received her BFA and MFA in Sculpture from Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, and received her second MFA from Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been included in venues such as Seoul Municipal Museum, Seoul, Korea; Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA; Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea; Kunstvlaai Exhibition, Amsterdam; The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Dumbo Festival, New York, NY; S1F gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA; Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA; Gallery Dam, Seoul, Korea; Pawnshop Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and The Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College, NV. She attended artist residencies at MacDowell Colony, NH; Sandberg Institute Exchange Program, Amsterdam; and Can Serrat, Barcelona. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:45:30 +0000 - CSUF Begovich Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:29:02 +0000 Susan Burnstine - Frank Pictures Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In <em>Who Looks Outside, Dreams; Who Looks Inside, Awakes</em> photographer <strong>Susan Burnstine</strong> uses special homemade cameras, with lenses she custom created and other makeshift parts, to distort her photos at the point of conception. Her images almost seem like mirages. Edges are blurred or out of focus, and the photos' central subjects — whether buildings, vistas, corridors or people — are also bathed in translucence. There are parallels to 19th century, when Nicéphore Niépce and Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre produced images that — because of long exposure times and a fragile technical process — were practically ethereal. Burnstine is one of the few photographers today avidly pursuing alternative processes to create an idiosyncratic and deeply personal visual landscape. In order to be able to portray her visions entirely in-camera (rather than with post-processing manipulations), she created her own hand-made film cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging. These limitations allowed her to rely on instinct and intuition, both tools of which are used in dream interpretation as well to create her singular synthesis of magic and reality. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Susan Burnstine</strong> is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black &amp; White Photography (UK). In the last six years, Burnstine has won a slew of awards, her latest a coveted one for photographers: a gold medal in the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>February 2nd - February 26th</strong>, and <strong>March 13 - 31</strong><br /></span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:13:17 +0000 Elisabeth Sunday - Frank Pictures Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>February 2nd - February 26th...Coming back to Frank Pictures Gallery by popular demand: Elisabeth Sunday's Anima Animus! March 13 - 31<br /></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Elisabeth Sunday</strong> has been photographing indigenous people across the African continent for the last 26 years. Using a flexible mirror she created for the purpose (and hand carries unaccompanied to some of the most remote and dangerous spots on earth), Sunday has created her own analog process that prefigured Photoshop that she calls "Mirror Photography". Her method of photographing her subjects emphasizes and enhances their grace, elongating the body and the folds of their garments, creating an impressionistic effect one might be used to seeing in painting but which is unexpected in a medium from which we often expect a more literal representation. The effect is closer to that of dance, in which the body has reshaped itself and learned to move in a way that proclaims and exaggerates all its best qualities, while momentarily silencing its flaws, and in which movement itself has an aesthetic, rather than merely practical, purpose. Typically Sunday captures an elongated vertical reflection, rushing and bleeding like a single expressive brush stroke. Although Sunday herself is never visible in the frame, she is as much actor as she is director within the drama of these photographs, as she strives to represent not so much the personal characteristics of her subjects, but an essential gesture that connects a given incarnation with the long history of the soul. In her Anima and Animus series, Sunday mediates on eternal masculine and feminine energies, using warlike Koro men and nomadic Tuareg women as subjects. The Anima women are hidden under flowing garments, slanting to left or right or reaching upward like dark flames against the steady white curve of a dune. The Animus figures rise like tough young trees or spears, rooted somewhere beneath the picture plane. Grace and violence here seem cast together in a solid block, As with so many of Elisabeth Sunday's figures, these seem composed of stone or bone more than living flesh.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Elisabeth Sunday has shown in galleries and Museums the world over including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Centre cultural Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France, the African American Museum, Los Angeles; International Photography Biennial, Brecsia, Italy, UC Berkeley Art Museum; Salle d' Exposition, Arles, France, Le Maison de la Photographie, Aosta, Italy, Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, CA Smithsonian Anakostia Museum, Center for African American History and Culture, Washington D.C. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work is included in major collections: The Corcoran Art Gallery, The University Art Museum at Berkeley, The Cantor Art Center at Stanford University, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Art-Houston, Le Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, France, The San Francisco Museum of Art, and The Eastman Kodak Collection. Her private collectors include Graham Nash, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Linda Grey, Bill Cosby, Bonnie Raitt and Alice Walker.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:12:29 +0000 Sonja Gerdes, Fette Sans - Kinkead Pop-Up Residency - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Please join us for a casual conversation led by <strong>Fette Sans</strong> and Sonja Gerdes.  The discussion will center on the act and process of working as an artist, their artistic &amp; geographic relationships to both Los Angeles and Berlin and their ongoing collaborations.  Audience participation is encouraged to shape the remainder of the discussion.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sonja Gerdes is presently in Berlin and will be joining the converation via video Skype.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Sonja Gerdes, </em>(b. 1979 in Clarholz, DE) lives and works in Berlin.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href=";id=0755cf5bcf&amp;e=ea1b2467a8" target="_blank">http://<wbr>inconversationfetteandsonja.<wbr></wbr></wbr></a></span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:15:35 +0000