ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - UCLA New Wight Gallery - September 3rd - September 19th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:15:51 +0000 Doug Argue - Richard Heller Gallery - September 6th - October 7th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:10:35 +0000 - Luckman Fine Arts Complex - October 18th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Known throughout the world for their athleticism, passion, and intellectual depth, ODC/Dance is at the forefront of artistic innovation. Hailed by the <em>San Francisco Chronicle </em>as "a return to what modern dance is all about - exhuberant repertory...daredevil intensity, and considerable emotional candor."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tickets available via&nbsp;<a href=";majorcatid=10002&amp;minorcatid=12" target="_blank">Ticketmaster</a>&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Luckman Box Office</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:04:41 +0000 Julie Orser - Luckman Fine Arts Complex - September 13th - October 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition features new photography and video works by Los Angeles-based artist Julie Orser that explores motifs of Alfred Hitchcock&rsquo;s film <em>Vertigo</em>. Works in this exhibition examine representations of female characters (including the Hitchcock Blonde), the double, cinematic memory, narrative repetition, fear and desire, the possession of images, and the agency of music.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:01:30 +0000 Rashid Johnson - David Kordansky Gallery - September 13th - October 29th <p style="text-align: center;">*We will reopen September 13th at our new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place with the exhibition:<br /> <br /> Rashid Johnson<br /> <em>Islands</em></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:59:52 +0000 - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - August 15th - September 1st Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:47:04 +0000 Andy Warhol - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - September 20th - February 2nd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1978-79 Andy Warhol produced <em>Shadows</em>, a monumental, 102-part series of silkscreened canvases. The work's internal compositions are culled from photographs of shadows taken in The Factory, the artist's New York City studio. In Shadows, Warhol extended his long-standing interest in seriality and repetition while forgoing the cultural icons and commodity forms that most often populate his art. MOCA's presentation will feature the full collection of paintings from Dia Art Foundation. Installed edge to edge, the series of abstract panels-once referred to by Warhol as "disco decor"-create a haunting, environmental ensemble.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:45:17 +0000 The Clayton Brothers - Mark Moore Gallery - August 16th - September 20th <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Mark Moore Gallery</strong> is proudly presents "<em><strong>Open to the Public</strong></em>,&rdquo; an expansive exhibition of mixed-media drawings, assemblage, photography, video, and installations by the Clayton Brothers. Consisting of brothers Rob and Christian Clayton, the duo examines the mythos, culture, and visual language of an archetypal second-hand store located near their studio. Drawing from their observations of the venue and its visitors, the brothers entwine their independent approaches, styles, and palettes into works that operate as co-authored epics &ndash; which are rife with reoccurring motifs, gestures, and figures. The end result is a drama of shared experiences that fuse the concept of self with that of the communal, both in subject matter and practice.</span></p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hailed as a thrifting mecca for several decades, Sun Thrift Store in Sunland (CA) draws its share of both unusual characters and the commonplace man - all partaking in the hunt for trash-turned-treasured objects. For this exhibition, the brothers appropriate not only the trinkets and discarded paintings retrieved from the business, but also the handmade signage, categorical displays, and shopper behavior. Unlike the polished and elaborate paintings that the brothers are known for, anonymous figures are drawn with stark immediacy &ndash; personalities that correspond with a series of projected candid photographs of perusing customers and muted wall spaces. Acting as fl&acirc;neurs or urban observers, the brothers investigate both the construct of &ldquo;thrifting culture&rdquo; as well as the members that form this unique microcosm of consumption. Taken as a whole, the exhibition draws upon the subject matter of the everyday as a window into contemporary Americana. Through a nonpartisan lens, "Open to the Public" explicates the people&rsquo;s narrative as a universal struggle to create, cherish and ultimately abandon.</span></p> <p class="unit_copy" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Rob (b. 1963, OH) and Christian (b. 1967, CO) Clayton both received their M.F.A.s from Art Center College of Design (CA). They have had solo exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (CA), and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (WI) in addition to shows in Houston, New York, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Miami. Their work has also been included in shows at the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Santa Monica Museum of Art (CA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Kistler Beach Museum of Art (KS), Corcoran Museum of Art (DC), and the Dallas Museum of Art (TX), among others. They have also participated in more than twenty visiting artist lectures around the world. The artists both live and work in Los Angeles, CA.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:35:59 +0000 Ben Tong - Commonwealth and Council - August 9th - August 30th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:32:29 +0000 Marcus Herse - Commonwealth and Council - August 9th - August 30th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:32:20 +0000 David Bell, Iris Yirei Hu - Commonwealth and Council - August 9th - August 30th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:32:11 +0000 Katherine Bernhardt - China Art Objects Galleries - September 6th - October 18th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:22:42 +0000 Group Show - Platt & Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University - August 10th - August 28th <p>This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of the members of The Fine Arts Council of the American Jewish University, with a special exhibition of the paintings of Mary Leipziger in the Borstein Gallery.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:41:20 +0000 Carlos Donjuan - AR4T Gallery - August 7th - August 31st <p>LAGUNA BEACH, CA (July 14, 2014) &ndash; Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to be the first art gallery to showcase the works of Carlos Donjuan in a solo exhibition in California. A broad selection of Donjuan&rsquo;s watercolor and acrylic paintings and drawings will be on view August 7-31, 2014, with a reception on Aug. 7, Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk, from 6 to 9pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The works, in watercolor and acrylic on Arches paper and Birch wood, aim to define Donjuan&rsquo;s perception of illegal aliens, a concept that has been with him since his childhood move from San Luis, Mexico to Dallas, Texas -- where he lives and works today, now raising a son of his own. Donjuan states that attempting to grasp the term &ldquo;illegal alien&rdquo; as a child was one of his first creative realizations: &ldquo;I always wondered what everyone was talking about, imaging weird creatures in my head&hellip;I wanted to meet one and to know what they looked like.&rdquo; Revisiting his childhood curiosity, he asks: what do illegal aliens look like? He paints masked figures, hybrid animal people, pyramids and blob creatures that together create a dialogue of about the journey they have embarked on in search of a better life.&nbsp; His choice of medium also comes from his early days as a painter: &ldquo;I am big fan of watercolor and the layering process that it involves. It&rsquo;s a medium that was introduced to me as a kid in high school and it just always stuck with me, even after college.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Donjuan&rsquo;s first California solo show comes at an exciting time when the artist is the midst of back-to-back banner years, personally and professionally. In 2013, he was featured in a 6-page article in the April issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, and his work appeared on the cover of New American Paintings as a featured artist and Artist of the Year. &ldquo;Carlos Daniel Donjuan&rsquo;s paintings evince both the raw energy of his street art beginnings and the refinement of his academic training. The combination is potent,&rdquo; wrote the magazine, noting Donjuan&rsquo;s notable reach as an active graffiti artist and art professor. His first public art project came to fruition last year, a large mural on Dallas&rsquo; Jefferson Viaduct, made possible due to a large grant awarded from the city. This year, his work has really begun to travel the globe: first in February as a solo exhibition with Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy, and recently as part of the Cheech Marin Collection, the largest private collection of Chicano Art in the world, which last month exhibited in Bordeaux, France. Donjuan&rsquo;s rise and success in art hardly compares to his favorite personal achievement: &ldquo;The birth of my son has been the biggest change in my life and career. I have never been so focused and&nbsp;driven as I have been since he became a part of my life. I have stayed busy in hopes that I can build something for him.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Carlos Donjuan is among a curated platform of ascending artists that Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow and Vans have committed in collaboration to bring to southern California in 2014.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:55:40 +0000 Joan Tucker - George Billis Gallery- LA - September 13th - November 1st <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by abstract artist Joan Tucker. The show, One More One, will have an opening reception Saturday, September 13th, 5-8pm and will run through November 1st, 2014.</p> <p>The artist writes of her work: "When I begin a painting, whether it's on a blank canvas or one covered with old newspapers picked up in my travels, rice paper, pieces of paper bags or thick splashes of paint, I have only a germ of an idea. That idea can come from something I've seen...somewhere I've been...a feeling or just a thought. While my work is primarily abstract, a subject or story begins to reveal itself to me while I'm working. Often it is the "idea" that I started with, but just as often the painting goes in a whole different direction. The painting is waiting for me to discover it.</p> <p>I attack the canvas, and together the painting and I begin to "work it out." I'm interested in the hidden world beneath the surface - in layers of texture and color. So I begin to dig and shape... to push and pull...using old paintings, more paper, torn photographs, discarded bits from my wastebasket...whatever I feel it takes to create the finished painting.</p> <p>I scribble imaginary shapes. I create a private alphabet. I apply paint and scratch it away with my fingernails or an old brush or alcohol. The whole process is very exciting - full of energy and emotion and yet the principals of design are there fighting to be considered. In the end I have a painting that was begun in an emotional and intuitive state, tamed and controlled by the basic elements of organization and composition that invokes a secret world...a provocative world...a rich and sensual world to get lost and found in."</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:30:16 +0000 Patricia Chidlaw - George Billis Gallery- LA - September 13th - November 1st <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to announce new paintings by American realist Patrica Chidlaw. The exhibition, Uncommon, will have an opening reception Saturday, September 13th 5-8pm and will run through November 1st.</p> <p>The artist writes of her work: "When asked what kind of paintings I make, I usually call my work "Urban Landscapes" to distinguish them as paintings about areas of human habitation rather than landscapes that reference the natural world. But my subjects are certainly not all urban &ndash; some are suburban, some small towns and some are ruins, such as a faded sign and abandoned business bleaching in the desert sun as once populated areas return to their former empty silence. While I often treat older architectural forms, I want to make it clear these are not paintings about nostalgia &ndash; all are contemporary scenes, recently observed. Currently I've painted a number of pictures which seem neither urban nor rural but are set in that particular non-space that now covers so much of the landscape &ndash; the limbo of freeway exits and on-ramps and their attendant fast-food franchises.</p> <p>What I feel these mostly unpopulated places I choose to paint have in common is a potency, some kind of emotional charge that enables them to function as settings for a subjective fictional narrative. As the artist I choose and edit the scenes, setting the stage for viewers to bring their imaginations and private meanings to these places made special by my selection and attention."</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:25:00 +0000