ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Fette Sans - Kinkead Pop-Up Residency - February 6th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Please join us for a special conversation led by <strong>Fette Sans </strong>that includes participation from some of her photo subjects. The discussion promises to provide a provocative inside perspective on Fette’s work and practice.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A studio visit showcasing Fette’s portraits will follow the conversation.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href=";id=7c4fc48fdb&amp;e=ea1b2467a8" target="_blank">http://<wbr>inconversationfetteandsubjects<wbr></wbr></wbr></a></span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:19:39 +0000 - Timken Museum of Art - February 6th, 2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for Art in the Afternoon, the Timken’s popular series of afternoon gallery talks. The series features guest speakers from various backgrounds who will explore artworks from the Timken collection and special exhibitions.  </span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff; line-height: 1.5em; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;">Speaker: </strong>Kristina Rosenberg, Education Director, Timken Museum of Art.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:30:24 +0000 Caroline Bennet - Annenberg Space for Photography - February 7th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="views-field views-field-nothing"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">From capturing the cultural survival of some of the most ancient peoples on the planet to creating savvy strategies to get stories out there, Caroline Bennett uses photography as a tool to shed light on social justice, cultural and environmental threats and survival, and the human condition. Her work strives for a balance that is grounded in ethical photojournalism, uniquely creative and founded in truth and the dignity of the people represented. She seeks to empower actors working for the common good beyond providing access to high-impact visual storytelling with cutting-edge communication strategies, and an innovative and practical sphere for implementing interactive advocacy journalism that goes beyond elevating awareness and inspires action.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Caroline Bennett has won several awards for her work on projects for local and international NGOs, the United Nations, <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Miami Herald</em>, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, among others.  She is currently based between San Francisco and the Amazon region.</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 30 at 12pm PT and Thursday, January 31 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 style="text-align: justify;" class="field-content"> <p>The Annenberg Space for Photography offers live programming through our IRIS Nights lecture series, a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with presentations by exhibit featured photographers and other notable experts and guest artists. These programs give attendees unique access to the artists in the intimate setting of the Photography Space.</p> <p>Please note that our lectures tend to fill up quickly. Don't be discouraged if you are unable to get tickets through our online ticketing system. The standby list for each lecture begins at 5pm on the day of the event in person at the Photography Space. About 10 minutes prior to the start of the lecture, we release any seats that have not been claimed by ticketholders to our standby guests.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:04:00 +0000 Thomas Lawson - Hammer Museum - February 7th, 2013 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Thomas Lawson</strong> is an artist with a diverse, project-driven output. His work has been shown at Metro Pictures, New York; Anthony Reynolds, London; and LA&gt;&lt;ART, Los Angeles. Surveys of his work have been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the CCA, Glasgow; and the Battersea Arts Centre, London. He has written extensively for various publications, including <em>Artforum, Flash Art</em>, and<em> Afterall</em>. He is dean of the School of Art at CalArts. </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> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:09:20 +0000 Natasa Prosenc Stearns - Wallspace - February 7th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p class="p1"><a href="" rel="nofollow">Please come join wallspace for the opening of "Vortex" the gallery's second video installation, featuring artist Natasa Prosenc Stearns.</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>"Vortex" has had several different incarnations. It was originally created as a video of swirling terrestrial elements with a nucleus, which pulled everything endlessly towards its dark center. As such it was premiered at the Venice Biennale and it will be shown as a night window projection at Wallspace gallery in February 2013.</p> <p class="p3"> The prints that accompany this installation were created as mosaics viewable during daylight hours. The images were assembled with 182 pieces, which converge in an intentionally imperfect way. This process created movement, even in a still print. "Vortex Mosaics" were introduced to the public in Natasa's exhibition at the Slovenian Embassy in Washington, and will be now shown for the first time in Los Angeles.</p> <p class="p3"> Natasa is a Slovenian artist and filmmaker based in Venice, California. She earned her BA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubijana, Slovenia where she began making video pieces, gradually expanding her practice towards installations, films and prints. In 1997 Natasa travelled to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Grant for her MFA in Film and Video at Cal Arts, she has represented Slovenia in the 48th Venice Biennale and various international shows around the world.</p> <p class="p1"> The video installation will play every evening from dusk through the night until February 28th viewable from the sidewalk and within the gallery.</p> <p class="p1"> The first video installation at wallspace, "Innocence Dissolved", was presented last August 2012 and then repeated as part of 10th year retrospective of Tarfest, curated by LACMA's Holly Harrison.  </p> <p class="p1"> Opening reception at wallspace for "Vortex" on Thursday, February 7th from 7pm - 9pm. </p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:59:41 +0000 Kenneth Ober - West Los Angeles College Art Gallery - February 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="column"> <p>The Art Gallery at West LA College presents Consistent Trajectory, Paintings from 1993-­2013 by Los Angeles artist Kenneth Ober. The paintings in the exhibition depict various techniques describing a consistent visual experience. Surface manipulations vary from rag buffed, ”Q-­‐Tip” applied dots, layered script suggesting calligraphy and text; all of which culminate in the creation of pulsating sumptuous surfaces. Ober’s current works are made using an automobile pin-­‐striping tool, producing layers of vibrant textured line and color. The body of work marries intoxicating bright color worked to produce complex equalized surfaces. Repetitive mark making combined with seductive color passages conjures a meditative experience. The pieces chosen for this exhibition describe a linear pictorial progression of twenty years work.</p> <p>Consistent Trajectory runs from Monday, February 4 through Thursday, March 7, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday February 7, 6:00 – 9:00pm. The exhibit is located in the gallery on the Fine Arts Campus at West Los Angeles College, located at 9000 Overland Avenue in Culver City. Regular gallery hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Admission is free and parking in the college lot is $2. For additional information about the College or location, please call 310-­‐374-­‐ 8085.</p> <p>For images and more information about the exhibition, please contact: Kenneth Ober at or 213-­‐399-­‐4141. </p> </div> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:55:51 +0000 DivineBrick (josie j) Research Projects, Laurel Jenkins Tentindo, Jim Merson, Roya Carreras, Crystal Sepúlveda, Tracy Abbott Szatan - Highways Performance Space - February 8th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:27:32 +0000 Yann Novak - Human Resources - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Snowfall is a durational audio-visual performance that explores the hushed stillness and isolation sometimes experienced during a snowstorm. Presented over 6 hours, the audience is allowed to come and go as they please. This affords the viewer a more personal experience with the piece, which explores audience as a form of dispersal. Snowfall was constructed using photographs and field recordings collected at the Jentel Artist Residency outside Banner, WY in February 2010. Additional support has generously been provided by Side Street Projects.</span></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:36:09 +0000 - Bowers Museum - February 9th, 2013 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Presented by Dr. Nigel Strudwick, Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Memphis TN. Formerly Assistant Keeper of the Egyptian Department, British Museum, London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt, OC Chapter</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:13:58 +0000 Jason Hernandez - C.A.V.E. Gallery - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Jason Hernandez's work demonstrates a fascination with the universe and theoretical physics. His recent body of work is a collection of drawings and intricate oil and gold leaf paintings inspired by Byzantine art with a whimsical humor. The artist explores astronomy and what it might be like for pioneering astronauts to travel great distances throughout an immeasurable universe.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Artist Statement:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>"I believe man has always been a curious creature. That curiosity has lead man to the farthest and darkest corners of the earth. We've made Earth our home and in it, we've shared our philosophies and sciences. We've become a race of dreamers, thinkers and worshipers. In doing so, we've made a tiny mark in a vast Universe. Still, I can't help but wonder if Earth will forever remain the dwelling place for mankind.</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><em>In a world where scientific breakthroughs have the potential to reach outcomes of transcendental levels, it is not absurd to assume that the future of mankind may in fact expand as far as the outer reaches of space. Whether or not man will be driven to outer space by mother natures fury, our own faults, or simply to test our own potential, its clear to me that space will truly be man's last frontier."</em></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:39:19 +0000 Alec Huxley - C.A.V.E. Gallery - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Alec Huxley is a San Francisco based figurative artist inspired by space travel, mysterious alleyways, mutant animals and the masks we wear in the theater of life. He captures cinematic-like scenes with nods to history, mortality, and the multi-dimensional nature of perception. His visual explorations feature anonymous actors drifting through barren city-scapes, as well as figures presented starkly lit against a void of black for a more intimate, unpolluted contemplation.  </span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">For this new series, Alec continues to incorporate the space helmet and gas mask as a symbolic support device for exploration. Figures are homogenized by wearing suits and masks so that expressions of emotion are communicated using body language and physical gestures, in order to convey thought provoking narratives of discussion, accusation, guilt, shame, weariness, curiosity and protection.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Alec's background includes graphic design, photography, studies at The School of Visual Concepts and The Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, a BA from the University of Puget Sound and a career in the printing industry before committing to art full time in 2009.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:39:19 +0000 Nom Kinnear King - C.A.V.E. Gallery - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Nom Kinnear King's portraits have an enchanting spiritual essence. Her subjects express curious imaginations that carry them to picturesque old-world dream realms inspired by folklore and music, where accordions and clarinets trail their steps. The solitary figures play alone, lost in their own magical world but inviting the viewer in through their captivating eyes.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Nom paints in oils on wood and pastels on paper, stylistically influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite movement and magical paintings of John W Waterhouse, impressionism, surrealism, and artists such as Toulouse Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Frieda Kahlo and Gustav Klimt. Her painting techniques create a soft transparency of layers that enhance the blissful feelings her narratives evoke.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Nom is originally from Norfolk in the UK where she studied at Norwich School of Art and Design, going on to work in Melbourne, London and Brighton, She is now based back in Norfolk, painting from her shed in countryside. Nom has exhibited in the UK, Australia and the US, and has been featured in Semi-Permanent, Curvy and Juxtapoz Magazine.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:39:19 +0000 James Bentley - C.A.V.E. Gallery - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Inspired by the work of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, the<em> "Art of an Advanced Civilization"</em> series is a contemporary reinvention of the sentinel monolith.  When scientific advances occur, the creations of humans are represented by complex spheres, the helix, and other geometric forms.  These shapes symbolize ideas of discovery; they are both profoundly positive, but can be subverted into bad intentions.</span></div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The use of pop art colors allows the work to be playful, while the respectful appropriation of historic NASA and JPL images maintain the esteem the artist has for discovery and the people who make science tangible.  Reimagining these images is a homage to the greatness that humans aspire to and the efforts of men and woman who make the dreams of science come true.</span></div> </div> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:39:23 +0000 Brice Bischoff - Cirrus Gallery - February 9th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Movements of artistic production, an arm reaching up then swinging down, brush in hand, streaking a canvas with a deep red, a body lying floor bound then animated by the slow progression of music, a strange choreography ensues, clay stacked high in a precarious structure falls and is then reassembled only to fall again to the floor smacking the cement, a model is posed in situ, limbs curled, a photographer mutters commands composing form from behind a camera.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">These movements serve as the material for Brice Bischoff's photographic works entitled, Glassell Park Series. The series is named after the neighborhood where Bischoff has a studio and where all the work for this exhibition was produced. Bischoff is interested in the site of the artist's studio, as well as questioning how, in the modernist sense, is a mythic place where materials, actions, and artist combine in an alchemic process of ideas and intentions; a place where art begins. Here he attempts to record these beginnings through the medium of photography. In doing this, Bischoff assumes the role of creator (painter, sculptor, dancer, photographer, any medium rooted in a studio practice) and performs the act of creation for the still camera. The resulting artwork offers a glimpse into process and performance, a blurry, ghostly mess of artistic production.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition presents large format photographs installed alongside the props Bischoff created and used during the various performances represented in the photographs. A variety of the non-photographic elements on view are a result of artistic collaboration. Bischoff asked friends, Swiss artist Charlotte Herzig to paint a mural on his studio wall, Los Angeles/Austrian based artist Seth Weiner to use his sculptures as props, and Los Angeles based model Jill Henderson to pose. Both Herzig and Weiner will have work represented in the exhibition, a mural and sculptures respectively. Accompanying the exhibition will be an illustrated catalogue with an essay by Austrian writer Claudia Slanar as well as a web based animation available through the Cirrus website. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Brice Bischoff is a Los Angeles based artist born in New Orleans, LA.He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. His work has appeared in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, andBerlin among others. In 2007, he was a member of the art collective, Self Made, a group that ventured on a 22-city art tour across theUnited States and Canada. In 2010, he was a participating artist inNew Orleans' Prospect 1.5 Biennial. His work is in various collections most notably the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This will be Bischoff's first solo show at Cirrus Gallery.</span></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:16:12 +0000 Group Show, Chet Zar - CoproGallery - February 9th, 2013 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>CONJOINED 3: THE FINAL CHAPTER</strong>, closes the book on the Conjoined Trilogy and for the last and final chapter Copro features some of the most outrageous and majestic work yet! Classic sculptures, Lifelike &amp; Life sized models, Surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, Art Toys and other conjoined work will all be featured. Curated by Chet Zar this show will include many artists of Pop-Surrealism as well as motion picture industry special effects and Toy Art. Everyone will be pulling out all the stops for <strong>THE FINAL CHAPTER</strong> so don't miss it! </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Participating Artist list: Alex Grey, Akhito Ikeda, Bruce Mitchell, Bill Sturgeon, Black Mass, Brian Poor, Brian Smith, Cass Mclure, Chantal Menard, Chet Zar, Charles Krafft, Chris Haas, Colin Christian, Craig LaRotunda, Daniel Saks, Dave Grasso, Dave Pressler, David Meng, David Richardson, Doktor A, Douglas Thielscher, Eddie Sparr, Eli Livingston, Glenn Hetrick, Grant Fuhst, Grant Standard, Jack Howe, Jason Hite, John Cebollero, Jake Roanhaus, James Zar, Jared Gunther, Jaremy Aiello, Jason Hite, John Haley III, Johny Chow, Jesse Gee, Jeffrey Kibbe, Kazu Tsuji, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Kevin Mack, Krys Sapp, Larkin, Laurie Hassold, Mark Setrakian, Matt Ullman, Matthew Levin, Mark Walker, Meats Meier, Meesha Goldberg, Michael McCracken, Mike Hill, Mike Regan, Nathan Cartwright, Neil Winn, Neal Kennemore, Paul Komoda, R.H. McClurg, Richard Landon, Rick Zar, Russ Lukich, Ryan Petereson, Sarina Brewer, Scott Stoddard, Scott Ligon, Scott Radke, Simon Lee, Shifflet Bros, Thomas Harris Tracey Roberts, Taslimur, Thomas Kuebler, Travis Louie, Ver Mar, Vincent VanDyke, Yvette Endrijautzki, Zoetica Ebb, Zombienose &amp; more!</span> </strong></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:14:36 +0000 Robbie Conal - Craft and Folk Art Museum - February 9th, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Robbie Conal is a renowned Los Angeles artist and activist who is known for his political drawings, paintings, and posters, which pop up on various street corners throughout the city. In this workshop, Robbie will show participants how to create their own poster art as a means for social commentary. Join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking art creation. </span></p> <p style="padding-bottom: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; color: #333333; margin: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">RSVP suggested to <a href=""></a></span></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:14:03 +0000