ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Jake Dibeler, Mikey Estes, Anton Ginzburg, Bradford Kessler, Michael Max McLeod, Ryan McNamara - ASHES/ASHES - December 17th - January 30th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">ASHES/ASHES is pleased to present its end-of-year exhibition,&nbsp;<strong>SOUS LA MOQUETTE/LA MOQUETTE</strong>. The exhibition brings together works from six artists: Jake Dibeler, Mikey Estes, Anton Ginzburg, Bradford Kessler, Michael Max McLeod, and Ryan McNamara. Their pieces coalesce to explore how contemporary artists subvert aesthetic conventions through the tension between overt appearances and their hidden realities, suburban contentment and undercurrents of violence &ndash; often tweaking and twisting norms without actually overturning them.<br /><br />The exhibition's title plays on a slogan of France's 1968 student protests, &ldquo;Sous les pav&eacute;s, la plage&rdquo; &ndash; &ldquo;under the cobblestones, there is the beach&rdquo; &ndash; and cynically contends that when peeling back the carpet of society, one is disturbed to uncover another layer of the same. The exhibition dares the audience to reconsider their comfort with the conventions of culture, entertainment, and politics. The six artists represented in&nbsp;<strong>SOUS LA MOQUETTE/LA MOQUETTE</strong>&nbsp;each maintain an individual perspective, but when woven together, their distinct voices become a collective chorus expressing the quiet horror of complacency.<br /><br />Ryan McNamara's arresting video work, The Latest in Blood and Guts, shows an entertainer eviscerating himself on stage and is paired with McNamara&rsquo;s thematic inverse, a large-scale collage from cut-outs of gallery visitors constructing their identities for a performance still. Photographs from Michael Max McLeod's Adult Cinema and Casual Encounters series, depicting empty pornographic theaters and individuals devoutly living out their desires, document the outlets for staging private lives. Bradford Kessler's striking wall decal, a life-sized portrait of the artist re-imagined as a video game protagonist, is both playful and iconoclastic, animating the concept of catharsis through violence. In Mikey Estes' installation, faux flora camouflage themselves amongst natural greenery, to comment on blending in and standing out (with varying degrees of success). Anton Ginzburg's altered busts of celebrated American presidents are upturned and precariously balanced, suggestive of an imminent collapse. Jake Dibeler's sister (black/black), composed of twin folding chairs dressed with black wigs and anchoring black balloons, collides the morose with the hysterical to provoke the audience into a state of reaction.<br /><br />Please join us for a gallery reception on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, December 20th from 7 - 9 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;<br />Please contact sarah@ashesonashes.com for press inquiries.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:06:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jonas Becker - Craft and Folk Art Museum - January 25th, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015 <p><em>The Pile</em>, new work by Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Becker, is a multimedia installation of video, photography, and handcrafted sculptures installed in CAFAM&rsquo;s ground floor gallery. A massive pile of hand-sewn, red felt talismans towers high and spills across the floor&mdash;each object representing a desire voiced by one of thousands of participants. Beside it, a video tells a mythological story of the objects&rsquo; creation, revealing a world in which desire is never fulfilled, but endlessly manufactured.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation and the Y &amp; S Nazarian Family Foundation. This project is also partially funded by the Six Points Fellowship, a program of the Foundation for Jewish Culture. The LA cohort was made possible through major funding from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Righteous Persons Foundation.</strong></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:11:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Craft and Folk Art Museum - January 25th, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015 <p>This juried international group exhibition organized by CAFAM in partnership with Farhang Foundation features living artists whose works explore Iranian culture. The selected photographs and video works give diverse artistic perspectives into contemporary, intimate life relating to Iran and the Iranian diaspora.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by Farhang Foundation for the Craft &amp; Folk Art Museum. </strong></p> <p><strong>Special thanks to Presenting Donor Farhad Mohit: Lead Donors Mark Amin, Haleh Emrani, Ali C. Razi: and Major Donors Hormoz Ameri and Printup Press &amp; Graphics</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:08:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Joe Cunningham, Luke Haynes, Jimmy McBride, Aaron Mcintosh, Joel Otterson, Dan Olfe, Shawn Quinlan, and Ben Venom - Craft and Folk Art Museum - January 25th, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015 <p>This exhibition presents male quiltmakers whose contemporary art backgrounds inform their quilting process. The exhibiting artists are part of a growing, loosely-knit network of male quilters who negotiate their interests and concerns through the intersections of quilting with new technologies and machine aesthetics; with expressions of masculinity and sexuality; and with personal fascinations such as heavy metal or science fiction. Artists: Joe Cunningham, Luke Haynes, Jimmy McBride, Aaron McIntosh, Joel Otterson, Dan Olfe, Shawn Quinlan, and Ben Venom.</p> <p><strong>Supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.</strong></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:01:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Molly Larkey - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles - January 10th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"From the invention of letters the machinations of the human heart began to operate; falsity and error daily increased; litigation and prisons had their beginnings, as also specious and artful language, which causes so much confusion in the world."</em>&nbsp;Henry Noel Humphreys, The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing, 1853, here quoted from Johanna Drucker, The Alphabetic Labyrinth, 1995</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now's totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there... queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world."</em>&nbsp;Jos&eacute; Esteban Mu&ntilde;oz, "Introduction: Feeling Utopia", Cruising Utopia, 2009<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present&nbsp;<strong>MOLLY LARKEY:&nbsp;<em>The Not Yet (or the Dictionary of Insubordinate Geometry)</em></strong>, on view from&nbsp;January 10&nbsp;through&nbsp;February 14, 2015. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition at the Gallery. An artist's reception will be held on&nbsp;Saturday, January 10, from&nbsp;6:00 to 8:00 p.m.<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her new work, Molly Larkey combines elements of language, painting, and sculpture to point to both impossibilities of communication in our current world, and an imagined future of fluidity, movement, and the possibility of transparent meaning. This work is informed by the idea that thebasis of language, the alphabet, becomes an agent of oppression once it becomes a fixed system. It imagines a different basis for language, not yet as a concrete project of revolution, but as an individual act of imaginative rebellion. For Larkey, since this imagined language or alphabet can't be made real, it has to be brought closer to our field of vision through art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This new body of work also speaks to our human condition as bound in contradiction, even as it rejects the dichotomous, and insists on fluidity of form and function. It longs for a language that names the&nbsp;<em>subjectobject</em>, the&nbsp;<em>masterslave</em>, the&nbsp;<em>malefemale</em>, the&nbsp;<em>richpoor</em>, the&nbsp;<em>livingdead</em>, the<em>blackwhite</em>, the&nbsp;<em>allnothing</em>, the&nbsp;<em>infinitelimited</em>. It points to our failed dualistic vocabularies, and how the structures of power that benefit from an either/or have routinely denied the neither/both a space, a name, even a shape or form.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thus the individual works refuse to be held down into one category, incorporating&nbsp;aspects of drawing, writing, painting, sculpture, and architecture. The large irregular wall works further embody this dynamic uncategorizability, changing shape as the viewer moves: a line becomes a shape becomes a symbol becomes a painting becomes a figure becomes a sculpture becomes architecture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through both their material construction and composition, the small rectangular wall works display a chaotic tension on their surfaces. The textures of plaster and paper mache, traversed by simple etchings and deep grooves, evoke refrigerator-worthy amateurism. The attractive color combinations and simple patterns suggest inoffensive&nbsp;wall-d&eacute;cor, but the unruly and erratic finger prints and gouges run explicitly counter to these Pier-One Import evocations. Seeming to refer to an ancient tradition of writing, these marks simultaneously deny their symbolic value. This refusal to participate in any single recognizable symbolic system continues the exploration in Larkey's work of un-naming and undoing fixed objecthood and consequentially reimagining the potential for a pluralistic representation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Molly Larkey (b. 1971, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received a MFA from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a BA from Columbia University, New York. In 2013 and 2014 her work was included in several group exhibitions at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. In addition,&nbsp;her work&nbsp;has been featured in exhibitions at PS1 MoMA, New York; The Saatchi Gallery, London; LACMA, Los Angeles; The Drawing Center, New York; Horton Gallery, New York; Ochi Gallery, Ketschum; Samson Projects, Boston; and Human Resources, Commonwealth &amp; Council, Control Room, Post, and Weekend, all in Los Angeles.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:17:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list K8 Hardy - UCI Art Gallery - January 10th, 2015 - March 20th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">In the live work&nbsp;<em>Beautiful Radiating Energy</em>&nbsp;(2004), K8 Hardy performs and shouts, her exercising body cross-cutting a video collage. In&nbsp;<em>New Cuts</em>, this performance is experienced in video and in other creatively-inflected documents and paired with&nbsp;<em>New Report: Morning Edition</em>&nbsp;(2005).&nbsp;<em>New Report: Morning Edition</em>&nbsp;is a real report on objectification by the camera and language of Hardy's with a collaborator, Wynne Greenwood.&nbsp;<em>New Cuts</em>&nbsp;is an exhibition of performative activity by Hardy and an exhibition about the viewer's viewing. For Hardy, a videomaker and zine producer, this period in New York from 2002 forward was marked by intensity: Hardy both developed her embodied work in live performance and experimented with the nonsovereign space of coproducing with others. Those others included artist Klara Lid&eacute;n, with whom Hardy staged<em>&nbsp;Beautiful Radiating Energy</em>; the musician and videomaker Greenwood, herself touring Tracy + the Plastics at the time; the queer and feminist journal and events program LTTR (with Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Ulrike M&uuml;ller, Emily Roysdon); and Reena Spaulings, the project of artists who mutate and hybridize the gallery form.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In conjunction with&nbsp;<em>New Cuts</em>, the University Galleries presents a conversation between Rhea Anastas and Litia Perta<br />Monday, February 2nd, 4-6PM<br />CAC Gallery</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:45:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Mark So - Various Small Fires - December 20th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Two readings at VSF:&nbsp;4pm in the Outdoor Courtyard and&nbsp;5pm&nbsp;in the Main Gallery&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">VSF and John Tain, co-curator of the sound program for&nbsp;<em>Artificial Complexion</em>, are pleased to present&nbsp;Los Angeles-based composer Mark So's self-accompanied recording/reading of&nbsp;&ldquo;The Recital"&nbsp;from John Ashbery&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Three Poems&nbsp;</em>(1972) this&nbsp;Saturday, December 20, 2014&nbsp;at VSF.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Presenting an ongoing piece that he has been making since June, So&nbsp;will continue to read through the above poem again and again&nbsp;- mostly to himself -&nbsp;accompanied by&nbsp;a looping tape recording that will occasionally&nbsp;pick up the surroundings as well as a few passages read aloud.&nbsp;Registering the passage of time as the text passes along our present, accumulating spacing and recorded residues even as the process continually erases portions of the audible and inaudible traces from its previous life-&nbsp;this is and this isn't a&nbsp;simple reading of the poem. Mostly silent, its residual "memory"&nbsp;gives rise to something both real and distinct while&nbsp;immediately&nbsp;blending into the surroundings...&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Mark So has produced a vast output of scores, tapes, and ephemera over the past decade, including a series of some 300 pieces concerning the poetry of John Ashbery. So's work explores ordinary situations in various&nbsp;open frames of perception and action, proceeding through simple means of recording/transcription/reading as well as changing experiences of silence.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:34:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Tiger Munson - Human Resources - January 17th, 2015 - January 25th, 2015 <p>Human Resources Gallery presents artist Tiger Munson&rsquo;s <em>Numinous Rupture</em>: An exploration of the individual and collective relationship we have with atomics, our nuclear world, and cataclysm. The exhibition consists of artist Munson&rsquo;s photographic fabric light installation, performances by his portrait subjects, and an afternoon symposium.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>January 17<sup>th</sup> to 25<sup>th</sup></p> <p>Opening reception and performances: January 17<sup>th</sup> 7-10pm</p> <p>Camille Bachand and Clark Walter and Shaq Jizz</p> <p>Ogechi Chieke</p> <p>Leopold Nunan</p> <p>Helen Vander Neer and Clock</p> <p>Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Symposium: Saturday January 24<sup>th</sup> 2 pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ali Tobia&nbsp;<em>The Puissance of the Human Energy Field:&nbsp; A Yogic Look at&nbsp; Energy Possibilities for When the Polar Ice Caps Melt and Fossil Fuel Supplies Deplete.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Joseph Hankins, author of&nbsp;<em>Working through Skin: Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan,&nbsp;</em>on the Buraku, the &ldquo;untouchable&rdquo; social class, the workers at Fukushima&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And other presenters to be announced</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The images in <em>Numinous Rupture</em> are made up of photographic portraits using backdrops of atomic bombs painted in the 1950&rsquo;s by movie scenic painter Leo F Atkinson, who specialized in clouds and painted the scenic background for &ldquo;Wizard of Oz&rdquo;, &ldquo;Ben Hur&rdquo; and &ldquo;Showboat, &rdquo; among other films. Photographed in Munson&rsquo;s studio, the backdrops, as artifacts and stand alone works of art, maintain an aura of both an historical Cold War period of American and world history, and a fictionalized, Hollywood representation of the consciousness. The backdrop was simultaneously the object and signifier of &ldquo;the portrait studio&rdquo; and functioned as such, and also initiated the creative individual engagements with the subjects (many of whom are artists themselves) who ultimately experimented with, and, in collaboration with Munson, in creating transcendant or alternate ways of being in a cataclysmic suggestive paradigm. The photographic prints in the exhibition are printed using a dye sublimation process on fabric, erected on modular metal racks spaced around the gallery, and each lit from behind for a reminiscent 3-D perspective and glow.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:34:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list JOHN VALADEZ - ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7 - January 10th, 2015 - February 21st, 2015 <p class="p1">ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present Como Fregas | What A Bother, a survey of works by East Los Angeles Artist John Valadez. Valadez is a working muralist who helped bring works documenting the Chicano experience in Los Angeles since the 1970&rsquo;s. Working in large scale, small scale, in pastels and acrylics, Valadez creates vibrant documentary works compiled from numerous photographs he captured on the streets of East L.A. Illustrating all that may be experienced, whether a brash argument or a hauntingly illuminated storefront, Valadez&rsquo;s works do anything but shy away from the veracity of life. <em>Como Fregas</em> will exhibit a survey of works from the 1970&rsquo;s to present, in all mediums, including his documentary photographs from which his inspiration evolves from.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">John Valadez returned this fall to Los Angeles from an artist residency at the Muse&eacute; d&rsquo;Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France) for the exhibition <em>Chicano Dream- The Collection of Cheech Marin</em>.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Recent Museum Exhibitions:&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">2012 - 2014</p> <p class="p1"><em>35 Year Retrospective: Santa Ana Condition: John Valadez 1976-2011</em></p> <p class="p1">MCASD La Jolla, San Diego, CA</p> <p class="p1">Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles, CA</p> <p class="p1">National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">June 2014 - October 2014</p> <p class="p1"><em>CHICANO DREAM - The Collection of Cheech Marin</em></p> <p class="p1">*Artist in residence for the Muse&eacute; d&rsquo;Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">March 2014 - July 2014</p> <p class="p1"><em>ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits</em>, Marseille, France</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:16:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list AMRA - Human Resources - December 20th - December 21st <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Set The MOOD is a multisensory art show by AMRA. Come and be led through a dark vibrating space scored for our inner desires. Enter the MOOD as installed art pieces illuminate one at a time, curated aromas dance around large-scale abstract paintings, MOOD altars interact with singing light bodies. Relax and enjoy the MOOD choir.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Two Performances:</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Dec 20th 2014 doors at 8:00pm, show starts promptly at 9</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Dec 21st 2014 doors at 5:00pm show starts promptly at 6:00</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Set The MOOD is</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">performance</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">projection</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">light</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">scent</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">video</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">dance</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">installation</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">music</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">meditation</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">West Coast Sound Bath!</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Mood Choir: Jesse Marie DiCarlo Wagner, Riley Bray, David Park, and Angel Olivencia.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Performance by,</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Jeepneys</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">Big Bugs</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">AMRA</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Costumes by Angel Olivencia</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">DJ Jeffzilla of Cool World.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">and Plus True Light.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"><a style="text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.amraisland.com/" target="_blank">http://www.amraisland.com</a></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:47:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list The Current Sea, Kidmograph, James Kerr, Adam Ferriss, WeInventYou, Haydi Roket, Declan Ackroyd, Yura Miron, Okkult Motion Pictures - Pehrspace in Echo Park - June 16th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>&nbsp;The sixth installment of Prism Pipe, a monthly visual music event curated by The Current Sea and Screaming Claws, will feature HypnoGIFs from around the world. The HypnoGIF is an animated GIF style developed by The Current Sea featuring infinitely looping kaleidoscopic mandalas.</p> <p>Music for the curated show will be provided by l&rsquo;eternebre, an experimental ambient group based in Chicago and Los Angeles. HypnoGIFs from around the world will be projected for an audiovisual meditation on the confluence of Analog and Digital artistic traditions.</p> <p>GIF artists showing include: The Current Sea, Kidmograph, WeInventYou, ScorpionDagger, HaydiRoket, Adam Ferriss, Declan Ackroyd, Okkult Motion Pictures and More.<br /> <br /> Attendees are HIGHLY encouraged to bring yoga mats so that they may experience the piece in total relaxation. Tickets are $5. Doors at 8pm, show begins at 8:30pm, and runs to 10pm.</p> <p>Prism Pipe is set for the third Monday of every month at Pehrspace in Historic Filipinotown. The event takes on a different form and features new performers each month, while focusing on the interplay between live music and projected visuals at its core.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:43:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Derek Buckner - George Billis Gallery- LA - January 10th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p>In Derek Buckner's most recent exhibition <em>Expanses</em>, the artist focuses his eye toward the sky. Buckner explores the idea of scale and the individual's relationship to the vastness of his surroundings.</p> <p>It's ambiguous in these paintings whether we're meant to see humans as isolated and insignificant or to rejoice in the majesty of nature. In the large canvas <em>Discovery</em>, we see a boy walking on a barren landscape of rocks with a clearing storm looming overhead. Though beautiful, the image is simultaneously haunting and leaves the viewer wondering why this boy is alone in such a barren environment. Similarly unsettling is the painting <em>Descending</em> in which a parachuting business-suited man is dwarfed by a looming thunderhead cloud.</p> <p>Derek Buckner's most recent paintings include a sly narrative expression at which he's previously only hinted. With his signature expressive brushwork and mastery of light, this series offers a striking--and often surprising--point of view.</p> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:03:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Christopher Stott - George Billis Gallery- LA - January 10th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to present the gallery&rsquo;s third exhibition of paintings by Chris Stott.&nbsp; The exhibition features the artist&rsquo;s recent work and continues through February 14<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>Stott writes of his work, &ldquo;Why retro/vintage objects, like vintage books, typewriters, telephones, fans, clocks, cameras? More than one reason. On one level, they have beautiful, sometimes intricate, sometimes simple, but always tactile designs. Presenting these regular, banal subjects in painting transfers them to iconic symbols of the not-so-distant past.<br /><br />On another level, things like the typewriters, when painted along with books, paper, pencils, represent ideas and stories being shared. Clocks are the passage of time, as well as having unique faces, colors and shapes. Cameras are image-makers, and as a painter, I make images. Cameras capture instant moments, I capture cameras in slow, close observation. I've painted telephones for years, they symbolize talking and listening &mdash; communication. Electric fans, when painted together seem to become figurative and when placed in certain compositions you can create subtle narratives that can be interpreted in a myriad of ways.<br /><br />We have modern versions of all these objects, obviously. But when using decades old objects, they transport the viewer away from our noisy world to the world of memory. They're more thoughtful, quieter, simpler. Nostalgic? Maybe. But there seems to be some missing virtue that can be found in painting them and linking them together. I think it's undeniable, beautiful, heavy and deep, like a colossal 85-year-old Underwood typewriter.&nbsp; I am drawn to painting objects from the past because they give me opportunities for thoughtfulness and hopefully the viewers too.&rdquo;<br /><br />After receiving his BFA with High Honors and a Distinguished Exhibition in 2003 from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Stott worked in the university&rsquo;s photography department.&nbsp; After being immersed in the rapidly changing and technical world of photography, he left to pursue painting, where the digital world was shut out and traditional oil techniques honored. For the next several years, he studied and practiced, building on his skills, and continues to do so with a prolific studio career.&nbsp; Stott&rsquo;s work is almost object portraiture, applying traditional still life compositions and lighting but ventures beyond time honored subject matter. With the addition of retro, vintage and antique objects like rotary telephones, typewriters, electric fans, and alarm clocks, Stott links the old with the new and applies a subtle narrative to his work, often with a quiet sense of humor.<br /><br />The banal and ordinary subjects of his work are painted in a celebratory way, turning them in to icon vestiges of the not so distant past. With simple yet bold compositions set in variations of grey, neutral and white tones. The paintings have repetition, rhythm and an emphasis on the basic geometric designs of the subjects with their finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary representational art.<br /><br />Chris resides in a small but beautiful city virtually hidden in the vast plains of the Canadian prairies. He works in an in house studio with his wife and two young children.</p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:59:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Allen Bollinger, Frank Matranga, Winston Marshall, Michael Rich, Mariann Scolinos, Bob White - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - January 2nd, 2015 - January 29th, 2015 <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>TWIGS</em></strong><strong>: ALLEN BOLLINGER, FRANK MATRANGA, WINSTON MARSHALL, MICHAEL RICH, MARIANN SCOLINOS, BOB WITTE</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>JAN. 2- 29<sup>TH</sup>, 2014</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Jan. 7<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. &ndash; Artcore Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 2 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (NOV. 2014) </strong>The Twigs are a collective of six senior citizen artists with over 300 years of experience between them, making and showing art since 1941.&nbsp;The Twigs work in diverse media: paint, ceramics, digital art, photography, and screen sculpture. They share an appreciation for the aesthetics and history of art, while challenging the boundaries of contemporary art with their own visions. Longtime friends as well as art cohorts, they meet monthly to discuss their work, and often climb into the "Twigmobile," an old VW Bus, to make gallery and museum visits throughout the greater Los Angeles area.<br /> <br /> Allen Bollinger paints large brightly colored abstractions with varied textures and movement.&nbsp; Winston Marshall's&nbsp;&nbsp;paintings are about discovering how space,&nbsp; mass, time and movement can alter our perceptions by standing in front of a two-dimensional surface.&nbsp; Frank Matranga, a master potter, works in large and small clay objects and sculptures. Computers and high quality printers have provided Michael Rich with alternative means of expressing himself through digital art.&nbsp; Mariann Scolinos sculpts&nbsp;three-dimensional wall hangings from mesh screen and aluminum bars, incorporating the wall as the negative space.&nbsp; Bob Witte considers himself to be an experimental photographer producing montages and collages in both 2 and 3 dimensional formats.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday Jan. 2<sup>nd</sup>, 2015, 1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With the Artist Series </em>at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</strong></p> <p>650A S. Ave. 21., Los Angeles, CA 90031</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Thu-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="http://www.laartcore.org" rel="nofollow">www.laartcore.org</a></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(end)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:48:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Sung Il Kim, Nina Jun, jin sil kim, Carnie JS Kim, Phil Kho - LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts - January 2nd, 2015 - January 29th, 2015 <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>GROUP EXHIBIT </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>CARNIE JS KIM, JIN SIL KIM, NINA JUN, SUNG IL KIM, PHIL KHO</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>JANUARY 2-29<sup>TH</sup>, 2015</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Jan. 4<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Union Center</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 4 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (NOV. 2014) </strong>L.A. Artcore is pleased to present this exhibit by a group of artists who met&nbsp; in the art department of Seoul's Hong-Ik University between 1968 and 1975. In a serendipitous turn, the artists in this exhibit independently immigrated to different parts of the U.S. at roughly the same time during the mid -1980's. All of them resumed their art practices, aesthetically diverging from one another, and yet retaining close contact. Each artist's distinct craft, technique and process evinces reflectively, two worlds&mdash;past and present&mdash;that are straddled between the evolving identity of its maker. Using mixed media, oil painting and ceramics, the artists in this exhibit consistently seek out the present as a means of transforming their own questions about humanity.</p> <p>This exhibit, organized between L.A. Artcore and Phil Kho greatly extends the vision of L.A. Artcore's mission statement, of exposing the public to contemporary art from arts communities around the world through its international exchange program, and through its exhibition schedule featuring over twenty-four monthly exhibitions of art per year. For more info, please visit www.laartcore.org</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday Jan. 4<sup>th</sup>, 2015, 3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With the Artist Series </em>at 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts</strong></p> <p>120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wed-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="http://www.laartcore.org" rel="nofollow">www.laartcore.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:42:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list David Shapiro - Leslie Sacks Contemporary - January 10th, 2015 - February 28th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Leslie Sacks Contemporary is honored to present an exhibition, celebrating the life and career of abstract artist David Shapiro (1947- 2014). This exhibition will feature paintings, works on paper and editions from 2001-2007, highlighting his most prominent series:&nbsp;<em>Clearing</em>,&nbsp;<em>Origin and Return</em>,&nbsp;<em>Seer-Actor-Knower-Doer</em>,&nbsp;<em>Savasan</em>and&nbsp;<em>Mudra</em>.</span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, David Shapiro was inspired by Asian art in New York museums and the influx of Eastern philosophies in the New York avant-garde culture of the &lsquo;50s and &lsquo;60s. This influence is apparent in the titles that he chose for his works and for his series,&nbsp;<em>Anecdote and Parable</em>,&nbsp;<em>Mudra</em>&nbsp;(Buddhist hand symbols),&nbsp;<em>Savasan</em>&nbsp;(final resting pose),&nbsp;<em>Seer-Actor-Knower-Doer</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Origin and Return</em>. Shapiro declared that the title&nbsp;<em>Origin and Return</em>, &ldquo;refers to the continuous and cyclical process of perception and feeling. There always has to be a first step, but never an ending.&rdquo; Shapiro&rsquo;s emphasis on the cyclical process of perception and feeling is evident in the layering of panels, color, line and textures yielding compositions that meld harmoniously in sequence, while also maintaining their uniqueness.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">A compatibility between color and texture was critical to Shapiro&rsquo;s practice. He incorporated Nepalese and Japanese papers, burlap, nylon, and screen-printing to produce highly elaborate and dynamic canvases. Though the production of these canvases and the creation of the patterns are heavily steeped in Eastern philosophies and traditional Japanese painting, Shapiro&rsquo;s color choices were open to random environmental influences. Shapiro believed his true palette to be black/white/gray/natural, but discovered color in daily experiences and chose it without preconceptions. He sought the emotional response that color can generate. Ultimately, Shapiro wanted his art to affect the viewer on a psychological level, and to &ldquo;be a meditative process of getting in touch with your own consciousness.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">David Shapiro studied briefly at the Skowhegan School of Art, in 1965, ultimately receiving his B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1966 and his M.F.A from Indiana University Bloomington, IN, in 1968. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Shapiro is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., Solomon R. Guggenheim, N.Y., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Mint Museum in Charlottle, North Carolina, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., the Aichi Prefectual Museum of Art in Nagoya, Japan, and the Kunsthalle der Stadt in Nuremberg, Germany.</span></p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:54:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list