ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 ERNST WILLE, Robert Stivers - OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art - July 8th - August 30th <p><strong>Abstract Photography and Painting by ROBERT STIVERS</strong> (USA)<strong> and ERNST WILLE </strong>(GER)<br /><br />Robert Stivers (1952) studied at the University of California, Irvine (1975), earned his MA at New York University (1980), and has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s. His work is in the collections of the Biblioth&egrave;que Nationale (Paris, France), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ) George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), and the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum (London). He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.<br /><br />In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, he demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty.<br /><br /><br />Ernst Wille (1916-2005) was a painter, designer, teacher and professor, whose approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication &ldquo;Farben-Ph&auml;nomene&rdquo; (Color - Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:&hellip;to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light&hellip; <br /><br />About the work process of creation Wille said: <br /><br />&lsquo;The process of visualization is very exciting and reflects an argument between the ego (intellect), the theme and the spirit. It can happen within minutes, but also may take years as dates on some of my work show. The artistic train of thought can be compared to a congruent triangle, which angles represent the ego, the theme and the material, to be used. <br /><br />Ernst Wille&rsquo;s work can be found in European and American private and public collections. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, mainly in Central Europe, but also the United States.<br /><br /></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:27:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list ERNST WILLE, Robert Stivers - OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art - July 8th - August 30th <p><strong>Abstract Photography and Painting by ROBERT STIVERS</strong> (USA)<strong> and ERNST WILLE </strong>(GER)<br /><br />Robert Stivers (1952) studied at the University of California, Irvine (1975), earned his MA at New York University (1980), and has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s. His work is in the collections of the Biblioth&egrave;que Nationale (Paris, France), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ) George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), and the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum (London). He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.<br /><br />In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, he demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty.<br /><br /><br />Ernst Wille (1916-2005) was a painter, designer, teacher and professor, whose approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication &ldquo;Farben-Ph&auml;nomene&rdquo; (Color - Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:&hellip;to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light&hellip; <br /><br />About the work process of creation Wille said: <br /><br />&lsquo;The process of visualization is very exciting and reflects an argument between the ego (intellect), the theme and the spirit. It can happen within minutes, but also may take years as dates on some of my work show. The artistic train of thought can be compared to a congruent triangle, which angles represent the ego, the theme and the material, to be used. <br /><br />Ernst Wille&rsquo;s work can be found in European and American private and public collections. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, mainly in Central Europe, but also the United States.<br /><br /></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:23:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Britt Ehringer - galerie102 - August 22nd - September 20th Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:22:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Aaron Farley - galerie102 - June 27th - July 26th <p><strong>Galerie102 is pleased to present &ldquo;Constant Change,&rdquo; a solo show of new works by photographer Aaron Farley, opening Saturday, June 27<sup>th</sup>with an artist&rsquo;s reception from&nbsp;5-7pm.</strong></p> <p>In &ldquo;Constant Change,&rdquo; photographer Aaron Farley&rsquo;s first solo show with the gallery, he continues to explore digital photography as a medium of endless reproductions to a starting point for his subtle and alluring blocks of saturated color, light and repetition.&nbsp; Farley&rsquo;s all new work, just as his popular folded series, furthers his expression of manipulating the medium of literal photography to arrive at his own version of an image.&nbsp; By manipulating the lighting and continually shooting and reshooting, lighting and relighting the photographs take on a distinct life of their won.&nbsp; Often, the work moves deftly from 2D to 3D space and back to 2D creating a multitude of layers in the final outcome as a conceptual treatise on his perspective of the lack of truth and the malleability of a photographic image.</p> <p>Originally from Spokane, Washington (b. 1975) Aaron Farley is a busy Los Angeles commercial photographer as well as a burgeoning fine-art photographer. &nbsp;In 1998, Farley received his BFA with an emphasis in photography and printmaking from Washington State University, Pullman, WA. In 2014, Farley&rsquo;s video installation with Ela Boyd was featured at Sediment Arts, Curio Studio in Mexicali, Mexico and expanded cities across the country.&nbsp; From 2010-2013, he was gallery partner in the popular Los Angeles gallery THIS where he curated and exhibited extensively. His work has been shown at THIS, Space 1026, Space 1520 in Los Angeles, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco and at the Ace Hotel in New York City. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Conveniently located in downtown Ojai, galerie102 is dedicated to bringing progressive contemporary and conceptual art to the Ojai art scene and beyond. galerie102 is located at 102 W. Matilija Street, Ojai, CA 93023 &ndash; just one block north of the Arcade at Ventura Ave - near Bart's Books. &nbsp;Gallery hours are Thursday&nbsp;through&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;from&nbsp;11-4 pm,&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;12&ndash;4pm, and by appointment. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, California 93023</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>(805) 640-0151&nbsp; <a href="http://www.galerie102.com" rel="nofollow">www.galerie102.com</a></strong></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:15:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list David Hockney - L.A. Louver - July 15th - September 19th <p>LA. Louver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by David Hockney. Developed by Hockney over the past two years in his Los Angeles studio. the new works explore the relationship between painting and photography, the artist's interest in depicting perspective. as well as his fascination with using new technology to create images.</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Painters have always known there is something wrong with perspective. The problem is the foreground and the vanishing point... Well not now. Digital photography can free us from a chemically imposed perspective that has lasted for 180 years.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right;">David Hockney, Los Angeles.</p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">2015 Throughout his 50-year career, experimentation with technology has been at the core of Hockney&rsquo;s work and curiosity. At 77 years of age, Hockney continues his relentless endeavor to develop new methods of image making. The photographs in the exhibition, described by Hockney as "photographic drawings.&rdquo; are comprised of hundreds of images, all captured at close range. The collection of digital images is then seamlessly stitched together and enhanced to construct a singular composition. but with multiple vanishing points. This approach echoes Hockney&rsquo;s earlier photographic collages that used processed film prints, one of the most recognized being<em> Pearblossom Hwy, 11-18th April, 1986 #2</em> (Collection of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. CA). Both traditional and digital methods elevate photography as a medium to&nbsp;&nbsp;portray altered perspective, and the notion of time within a pictorial space. However, Hockney&rsquo;s new technique embraces the possibilities of the digital age, and pushes the sense of spatial dimension in these innovative images beyond that of their chemical counterparts. &ldquo;Everything in the photograph is taken very close. Each photograph has a vanishing point, so instead of just one I get many vanishing points.&rdquo; says Hockney. &ldquo;It is this that gives them an almost 3D effect without the glasses. I think this opens up photography into something new.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a decade-long residence in East Yorkshire producing landscape works of the English countryside, Hockney returned to Los Angeles in 2013 and immediately began a productive period of painting in the studio. These paintings, including portraits of friends, studio assistants and visitors, as well as studio interiors, informed the conceptual basis for Hockney's new photographic series. Painting allowed Hockney to &nbsp;determine subject and composition, but moreover, it provided the visual &nbsp;understanding of how to frame each photograph. A selection of these paintings is also on view. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Painting and Photography</em> marks Hockney&rsquo;s 16th solo exhibition at L.A. &nbsp;Louver since 1978. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully illustrated catalogue, designed by the artist, has been published on the occasion of the exhibition.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:19:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Human Resources - June 29th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join&nbsp;<a href="http://micheladathinktank.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Michelada Think Tank</a>&nbsp;on Monday, June 29 at 7pm for the launch of&nbsp;<strong>Race, Art, &amp; Survival</strong>. This project is part of our summer residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://chatsaboutchangela.org/" target="_blank">Chats About Change</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br />In this kick-off session we pose the question, &ldquo;If there were a PoC Survival Guide for artists, what topics would you want it to cover?&rdquo; This think tank will serve to "crowdsource" content for the survival guide we all wish we had. Artists and activists of color are invited to a conversation where we share the relevant issues and survival skills encountered and employed by communities of color working in the arts.&nbsp;<br /><br />Come have a michelada, vent, and let&rsquo;s figure out how to&nbsp;help one another.&nbsp;<br /><br />White allies who'd like to attend are welcome as respectful observers, giving space for the concern of artists and activists of color.<br /><br />More about the project:<br /><br />Are we so busy surviving that we forget to be radical?<br /><br />This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT) will inhabit the LACE Project Room with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT will bring people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world. The knowledge generated in these discussions will be compiled and published as a "PoC Survival Guide" in LACE&rsquo;s Project Room, and later as a book. This guide will be a tongue-in-cheek look at how artists are impacted by race. If artists of color can come together as a community to make survival easier, we can then begin to foster more radical artistic practices.<br /><br />MTT will be holding think tanks at sites where communities of color are working; some of the sessions will be open forums at LACE while other sessions will take place elsewhere.<br /><br />Race, Art, and Survival - Michelada Think Tank &amp; Chats About Change is a continuation of the Chats About Change series, a project organized by artists Robby Herbst and Elana Mann, which was initiated with a symposium in January of 2015. Chats About Change asks questions, wages debates, and supports artists and activists seeking experimental ways to affect Southern California and beyond.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:09:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Kohn Gallery - July 17th - September 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Kohn Gallery is pleased to announce <em>The West Coast AvantGarde: 1950 &ndash; Present</em>, an exciting group show spanning generations of California-based artists whose varied practices gave rise to a style that resonates in both art history and younger artists today. Many of the most influential post-war American art movements are closely tied to the West Coast, despite being written out of the art historical record until very recently. Pop, Light and Space, action painting, assemblage, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Hard Edge, to name a few, all had roots in California. Many of these California-based artists knew, or knew of, each other and together developed an avantgarde sensibility that transcended their stylistic or generational differences.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The West Coast Avant Garde: 1950 &ndash; Present</em> is a survey of the incredible work made in California beginning in the mid-1950&rsquo;s and continuing to present day by a careful selection of influential artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kohn Gallery has championed the careers of West Coast artists for 30 years, not only by representing canonical artists such as as Bruce Conner, Wallace Berman, Joe Goode, John Altoon and Larry Bell, but also by creating challenging and meaningful contemporary contexts.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:43:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - 356 Mission - June 28th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Hired by 356 S. Mission Road&nbsp;<br /><br />First servicing:&nbsp;Sunday, June 28,&nbsp;3 - 5 PM&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:08:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Joe Sola - Tif Sigfrids - July 11th - August 8th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">TIF SIGFRIDS</strong><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;is pleased to announce <em><strong>A</strong></em>&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"><em>Painted Horse by Joe Sola (with Matthew Chambers, Sayre Gomez, Rudy K. Slobeck, and others).</em></strong><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">&nbsp; The show will be open by appointment only from&nbsp;July 11&nbsp; &ndash; August 8.&nbsp; This is Joe Sola&rsquo;s second solo exhibition with the gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">For this show, Sola explores the use of everyday materials and techniques common to contemporary animal grooming practices and presents us with a painted miniature horse.&nbsp;&nbsp; Originally bred as pets for nobility in the 17th century and known to be amongst the rare species of animals in King Louis XIV&rsquo;s menagerie at Versailles, Sola embraces the animal&rsquo;s potential for visual pleasure and transposes an abstract language onto this rather unconventional painting surface.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">With palatial images in mind, the artist will transform the gallery to resemble the dining room of a prosperous collector of contemporary art.&nbsp; Surrounded by walls adorned with new works by Matthew Chambers,&nbsp;Sayre Gomez, and Rudy K. Slobeck, Riba, the painted horse, will roam freely as if at home.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">In a departure from a recent body of work that explores the way in which art can frame the space that surrounds it (<em>Portraits: An Exhibition in Tif Sigfrids&rsquo; Ear</em>, TIF SIGFRIDS 2013,&nbsp;<em>Brownsound</em>, Art Expo Chicago 2014,&nbsp;<em>Car salespeople selling my paintings at Art Los Angeles Contemporary</em>, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 2015), Sola explores the inverse in a setting in which it is possible for the context of domesticity to open up new and appealing possibilities for understanding his artwork.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Joe Sola&rsquo;s work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. 2013, Nudes Descending a Staircase, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2009, and Hard Targets: Masculinity and Sport, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 2008.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">His work is held in several museum collections including, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles;&nbsp;The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia;&nbsp;The Portland Museum of Art;&nbsp;and the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br />Riba, the horse that will be used as part of this exhibition, will only be in the installation for opening hours.For the duration of the exhibition she will be shuttled to and from her loving home in the San Fernando Valley by a professional horse wrangler who will look after her general health and provide her with fresh water and choice hay throughout the day. &nbsp;During the exhibition she will receive daily Reike treatments to both measure and support her well being.&nbsp; The artist, working with a leading professional animal&nbsp;groomer, used creative grooming hair dye specifically designed for use on animals.<span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Only four visitors at a time will be permitted into the gallery to view the exhibition.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The gallery will be open by appointment only,&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Saturday, July 11&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;August 8</span>.</strong>Appointments are 20 minutes each between the hours of&nbsp;11 AM and 3&nbsp;PM&nbsp;each day. Between the hours of&nbsp;1:00&nbsp;- 2:00 PM&nbsp;the horse will be given a break and will not be available for viewing. &nbsp;Please note that there will be no&nbsp;opening reception&nbsp;the evening of&nbsp;Saturday, July 11&nbsp;and appointments for this day between the hours of&nbsp;11 AM - 3&nbsp;PM&nbsp;will be limited.</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Special thanks to interior designer Adam Straus for his indelible contribution to the exhibition.</span></p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:06:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Thomas Demand, Elad Lassry, Catherine Opie - Hammer Museum - June 28th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists&nbsp;Thomas Demand,&nbsp;Elad Lassry, and&nbsp;Catherine Opie&nbsp;discuss themes in the exhibition&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/380503-perfect-likeness-photography-and-composition" target="_blank">Perfect Likeness</a>&nbsp;</em>with curator&nbsp;Russell Ferguson.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:00:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Roberts & Tilton - July 18th - August 15th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>New Babylon<br /> Organized by Michael Dopp<br /> July 18 - August 15, 2015<br /> Opening Reception: July 18th, 6-8pm</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Edgar Bryan</p> <p>Joakim Dahlqvist</p> <p>Micheal Dopp</p> <p>Nick Fisher</p> <p>Sara Gernsbacher</p> <p>Marcus Herse</p> <p>Whitney Hubbs</p> <p>Shoshi Kanokohata</p> <p>Nevine Mahmoud</p> <p>Thomas McDonell</p> <p>Isaac Resnikoff</p> <p>Philippe de Sablet</p> <p>Estelle Srivijittakar</p> <p>Bobbi Woods</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Roberts &amp; Tilton is pleased to present New Babylon, an exhibition organized by Michael Dopp. The exhibition brings together fourteen artists based on an underlying sensibility exploring the collaborative aggregate as a symbolic social space with moveable articulations. New Babylon takes its form as a freestanding structure designed by architect Joakim Dahlqvist, with the artworks on view - sculpture, painting, ceramic, and photography - functioning as both autonomous objects and site-specific installations within the building's apparatus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a gallery turned out from within itself, New Babylon is as much a structure of wood as it is space. Its seemingly unfinished state - a framework of 2x4's with open walls and ceilings - allows for an uninterrupted process, or wandering, through the site. In this arrangement, space is both paradoxically delineated and unlimited. As a result of this articulation of new variables through the inclusion of art, the individual works become increasingly more complex when viewed alongside and within this structural containment.</p> <p>Dopp's hybridized methodology of participating as and alongside artists represents a new generation of contemporary art practice born of necessity and its surroundings. This affinity first took form as No Vex, an artist-run dj and performance night Dopp organized with Calvin Marcus, and later Lisa Madonna. No Vex occurred every Tuesday night at the Hyperion Tavern, Silver Lake from early 2012 through late 2014. Dopp's was an open bar collaboration conceived, curated, and constructed by Isaac Resnikoff, Michael Dopp, and Calvin Marcus in 2014. Initially hosted at Marcus's studio in Lincoln Heights, its last incarnation was at 356 Mission during the 2014 World Cup series. Dopp's was part of a consecutive series of exhibitions and events coalescing the spirit of collaboration and social space with artists whose work emphasized sport, leisure, and could be purposed as functional items in a bar setting. Arturo Bandini, Dopp's current project with Resnikoff, continues in bringing together disparate artists in a similar fashion as did No Vex and Dopp's.&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The tenant of constant through Dopp's various gestures remains his investigation into the interrelation between the creative act and the social act. In New Babylon, Dopp returns to the site of architecture as the source of collaboration. Whereas Dopp's was a space built within another space, Arturo Bandini is an autonomous structure built from the ground up; New Babylon encompasses both. Cohabiting between modes of representation, New Babylon is an alternative situation challenging the definition of the art object through its placement, and displacement, in spaces of collectivism.</p> <p>For additional information, please contact Camille Weiner at camille@robertsandtilton.com, 323.549.0223. Gallery hours are Tuesday &ndash; Saturday, 11:00am &ndash; 6:00pm.<br /> Roberts &amp; Tilton is located between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard.<br /> Parking is available on the street and at Dunn Edwards located 1/2 block east of the gallery.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:55:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list