ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Stephen J. Kaltenback - Another Year in LA - September 1st - September 30th <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> BAD IDEAS is the seventh solo exhibition at Another Year in LA for pioneering conceptual artist Stephen Kaltenbach.&nbsp;&nbsp; When asked to clarify the title, BAD IDEAS, Kaltenbach responded with &ldquo;There has always been something wrong with every art concept I've ever had&rdquo;.&nbsp; Although clever and glib, that response is intentionally misleading and that misdirection has also been a central part of his art oeuvre for almost 50 years - think his anonymous 1968-69 Artforum ads (TELL A LIE, START A RUMOR, etc), hidden contents (or not) inside the Time Capsules, 1969 &ldquo;Street Works&rdquo; performances (that were never performed), secret regional artist personae since leaving NYC in 1970 and the list goes on and on. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> When pressed further for more information, Kaltenbach said, &ldquo;BAD IDEAS refers to a body of work that either can't be done or shouldn't be done. After merging form with environment as completely as I considered possible in the Room Constructions, I was looking for ways to&nbsp;further minimize the art experience.&nbsp;One approach was&nbsp;the reduction of visual art&nbsp;to visualized art.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> <br /> Coincidental with the development of this approach was my situation&nbsp;as&nbsp;an unknown artist&nbsp;new to&nbsp;NYC and unable to realize my ideas due to no reputation, no gallery and therefore no funding for big pieces. This freed me to working on project drawings which I gradually came to consider&nbsp;completed works.&nbsp;The most important&nbsp;effect of this was that it&nbsp;freed from the constraints of the reality of actually making things. Since the work&nbsp;didn't have to become material&nbsp;to exist I was able to consider a much wider range of possibilities, work that either couldn't exist due to the constraints of&nbsp;physics or work that shouldn't exist due to being wrong in some way, (either too dangerous or too esthetically, philosophically or culturally incorrect.)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> For this online exhibition, Kaltenbach will reveal a new BAD IDEA each day during September and beginning with a new letterpress 3D anaglyphic print, CAPUT.&nbsp; What will make this ongoing exhibition both visually and historically significant will be the addition of annotations and related works that support (or help to understand) each BAD IDEA.</span></p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:31:59 +0000 Emily Mast - MUSEUM as RETAIL SPACE (MaRS) - January 30th 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p dir="ltr">Emily Mast presents a paradigmatic juggling act!<br /><br />Her performative work,&nbsp;<em>The Stage is a Cage</em>, deftly postures and posits zoomorphic preeminence, the reification of psyche, and the paradoxical captivity of artistic conception, through a sensuous process of sculptural, pictorial, and performative genesis.<br /><br />The performance will produce a primal sketch &mdash; a monumental work on paper and a sculptural set &mdash; that will be included in Mast&rsquo;s upcoming solo exhibition at La Ferme du Buisson in France. Museum as Retail Space will present the only public performance of the work;&nbsp;<em>The Stage is a Cage</em>&nbsp;is the first commercially available performance piece by Mast.<br /><br />The exhibition will run approximately 45 minutes. A champagne toast to celebrate the launch of MaRS to follow.<br />&nbsp;<br />Emily Mast is a multimodal artist expounding the dialectic of performance art as founded by Jackson Pollock and Saburo Murakami. Her work has been exhibited at LACMA, the Hammer Museum, Public Fiction, and Night Gallery in Los Angeles;&nbsp;Performa, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, and Simone Subal Gallery in New York;&nbsp;and Galeria Luisa Strina in S&atilde;o Paulo.</p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:17:52 +0000 Group Show - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - October 25th - January 3rd, 2016 <p dir="ltr">FiberLicious examines the work of fifteen contemporary artists who expand the possibilities of traditional fiber art and challenge the definition of who is and is not a fiber artist. The artists in this exhibition use materials or techniques drawn from fiber-art practices to produce large installation and wall works, participatory projects, interactive and performative works and video. Their distinctive approaches to scale, process and material bring the representational capacity of fiber art to a range of themes, such as the intersection of human relationships, interconnectedness of societies, labor and economics of garments and textiles production, and &nbsp;the relation of fiber art to painting, sculpture, fashion and decorative art.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:22:11 +0000 Koga Saburo, Richard Howell, Duane Laxen - Mingei International Museum - San Diego - September 5th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Carved and Whittled Sculpture</strong></a> will serve as a backdrop for an afternoon of fun and learning around the art of wood carving. Designed for all ages, this drop-in program will include gallery tours (1:30 &amp; 3PM), wood carving demonstrations and discussions with local craftsmen about the wood carving process, tools and techniques.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some of the carvers will include Koga Saburo, Richard Howell, Duane Laxen and members of the California Carvers Guild and Goodtime Carvers of Ramona.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:54:04 +0000 Seamus Conley - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:45:10 +0000 Tina Dille - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:44:04 +0000 Jonas N.T. Becker - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:43:11 +0000 Jeremie D. Riggleman - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:43:02 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:40:50 +0000 Judy Csotsits - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:59 +0000 Michael Aschenbrenner - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:35 +0000 Marissa Quinn - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:14 +0000 David Ligare - Laguna Art Museum - October 18th - January 17th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Although often grouped with California&rsquo;s Photorealists, the very unreality of David Ligare&rsquo;s paintings and his underlying interest in antiquity belie such a label. A self-proclaimed Classicist, Ligare&rsquo;s perfectly ordered still life, landscape, architectural, and figurative paintings occupy their own poetic world, and the perfection of his unblemished subjects and hyper-purity of his paint application seem more unearthly than real.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In achieving these results, Ligare looks to the ancients for guidance. From Aristotle, he has learned that many systems are based on threes&mdash;beginning, middle, and end; birth, life, and death&mdash;and he uses this tripartite structure in his compositions. He also reference the formal relationships in classical sculpture and architecture. And yet his works are firmly based in the specifics of California&mdash;its topography and vegetation, along with the omnipresent Pacific are bathed in the pure and wondrous light of the coast.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Consisting of approximately 80 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, this will be the largest retrospective of Ligare&rsquo;s work to date and will be accompanied by an extensive, full-color catalogue.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>David Ligare: California Classicist</em> was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California and will be presented at Laguna Art Museum from October 18, 2015 through January 17, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Barbara N. Hyland and William G. Hyland.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:09:40 +0000 - Laguna Art Museum - September 18th - January 17th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">For thirty years, <em>The Canyon Project</em> examined, considered, and lobbied for the very existence of the Laguna Canyon. Primarily photographic documentation, the project functioned in turns as art and activism. It unfolded in fifteen phases, the first in 1980 and the final phase culminating the project in 2010. <em>The Tell</em>, the eighth and paramount phase, was a six hundred thirty-six foot long photographic mural mounted in the canyon. More than 100,000 personal photographs, donated by individual contributors, covered the plywood surface of the structure.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although organized and primarily executed by artists Jerry Burchfield and Mark Chamberlain, thousands of volunteers participated. Burchfield and Chamberlain founded BC Space, the landmark gallery and photo production studio in downtown Laguna Beach, which served as the de facto headquarters for the project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition at Laguna Art Museum, <em>The Canyon Project: Artivism</em>, was curated by Mike McGee, and will feature photography, assemblage, documents, and ephemera related to the various phases of the project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Laguna Wilderness Press will publish a book about the project in fall 2015.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:08:05 +0000 Group Show - LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - October 4th - January 18th, 2016 <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Germany&rsquo;s Weimar Republic, established between the end of World War I and the Nazi rise to power, was a thriving laboratory of art and culture. As the country experienced unprecedented and often tumultuous social, economic, and political upheaval, many artists rejected Expressionism in favor of a new realism to capture this emerging society. Dubbed <em>Neue Sachlichkeit</em>&mdash;New Objectivity&mdash;its adherents turned a cold eye on the new Germany: its desperate prostitutes, crippled war veterans, and alienated urban landscapes, but also its emancipated New Woman, modern architecture, and mass-produced commodities.&nbsp;<em>New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919&ndash;1933</em>&nbsp;is the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States to explore the dominant artistic trends of this period. Organized around five thematic sections and featuring 150 works by more than 50 artists, the exhibition mixes painting, photography, and works on paper to bring them into a visual dialogue. Key figures of modernism, such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, August Sander, and Christian Schad are featured alongside lesser-known artists such as Aenne Biermann, Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Hans Finsler, Carl Grossberg, Lotte Jacobi, Alexander Kanoldt, and Georg Schrimpf.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is included in General Admission.&nbsp;<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Join now</a>&nbsp;and see it free, or&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">reserve a ticket.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Buy the book.&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-credits field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <div style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The exhibition is supported in part by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation, Philippa Calnan,&nbsp;and Suzanne Deal Booth. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Kitzia and Richard Goodman, with generous annual funding from Janet Chann and Michael Irwin in memory of George Chann, Brad and Louise Edgerton, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Jenna and Jason Grosfeld, Lenore and Richard Wayne, and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation. </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:02:42 +0000 - LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - January 17th - November 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">The face can signify many traits of an individual. <em>Faces of America: LACMA Collects</em> presents the United States throughout the centuries, as depicted in a series of portraits. Represented through diverse media, these works each tell their own story and introduce a fascinating pictorial narrative of the country&rsquo;s increasing urbanization, modernization, and diversification.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:57:55 +0000