ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 David Horvitz - Edward Cella Art & Architecture - August 6th - August 20th <p><strong>Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture</strong> is pleased to announce <em>Maranasati</em> by <strong>David Horvitz</strong>, an exhibition including hand-blown sea glass sculptures, collaborative sound performances with Xiu Xiu front-man <strong>Jamie Stewart</strong>, and sprouting avocado trees.&nbsp;<br /><br />Nine glass-works will be displayed on custom pedestals that are scattered across the gallery. During the course of the exhibition, Horvitz will be joined by Jamie Stewart for nine performances of improvised electronic sounds. The performances will use the nine lines of the of the Buddhist death awareness visualization practice known as Maranasati, as their score. Each performance will be positioned in a different location in the gallery, offering each artwork its own composition.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Performances dates and times:</span></strong></p> <p>8/6 - 6:30pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is swollen, blue and festering.)<br />8/6 - 7:30pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is being eaten by crows, hawks, cats, vultures, dogs, jackals, different kinds of worms, &nbsp;&nbsp;and mushrooms.)<br />8/16 - 11:08am&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton together with some flesh and blood held in by the tendons.)<br />8/16 - 1:10pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to a blood-besmeared skeleton without flesh but held in by the tendons.)<br />8/17 - 11:12am&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton held in by the tendons but without flesh and not besmeared with blood.)<br />8/17 - 1:01pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone loose, scattered in all directions.)<br />8/18 - 12:01pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones, white in color like a conch.)<br />8/19 - 11:48am&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones more than a year old, heaped together.)<br />8/19 - 1:11pm&nbsp;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone rotten and become dust, blown away with the wind and inhaled in the breath.)</p> <p><strong>ABOUT DAVID HORVITZ<br /> </strong>David Horvitz uses art books, photography, performance art, glass, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is also known for his work in the virtual sphere. He was recently artist in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, New York City and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. In 2015 he was named a United States Artists fellow. Horvitz has had solo exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and tongew&ouml;lbe T25, Ingolstadt; Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Jan Mot, Brussels, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Peter Amby, Copenhagen; Art Basel, 2013; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Chert. Group exhibitions include: MoMA, New York; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Kunstverein N&uuml;rnberg; Murray Guy, New York; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Crac Alsace, Altkirsch; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Public Access</em>&nbsp;(2010), Horvitz took photos of himself at public beaches along the California coast. He then posted the corresponding image on the Wikipedia page of each beach. This aroused suspicion of Horvitz&rsquo;s motives and led to debate among Wikipedia moderators, who ultimately deleted the images. In 2014, Horvitz presented &ldquo;Gnomons&rdquo; at the New Museum, New York, which included&nbsp;<em>Let Us Keep Our Own Noon</em>, a performance in which forty-seven people ring handbells made from a melted down eighteenth century French church bell at local noon, when the sun is at its highest point. For his 2014 solo exhibition at Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles, Horvitz traveled by boat to the longitude line that divides the time zones of California and Alaska and collected seawater. He then presented this transplanted water in handmade glass vessels arranged in a north-south line in the gallery, effectively displacing standardized time. Horvitz&rsquo;s Mood Disorder (2015), which tracks a stock image of a depressed person made by (and picturing) the artist as it circulates online, was recently on view in &ldquo;Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015&rdquo; at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This past spring, Horvitz presented solo exhibitions at Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Chert, Berlin; and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon; and a site-specific work for Frieze Projects at Frieze New York.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:49:14 +0000 Manny Krakowski - Edward Cella Art & Architecture - August 6th - August 20th <p><strong>Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture</strong> is pleased to announce <em>TRUE NORTH</em> by <strong>Manny Krakowski</strong>, an exhibition including unique hand-blown mirrored glass sculptures on custom pedestals and hand formed glass tubes filled with toothpaste. The exhibition was conceived when Krakowski began thinking about True North as an impermanent geographic location. Vulnerable to the concept of this location as an unknown site, Krakowski set out to transform his psychological experience into a physical representation with the creation of seductive mirrored glass sculptures. Krakowski&rsquo;s glass sculptures literally reflect the space around them, a reference to modernism, and perhaps are a nod of admiration to the objects portrayed in still life paintings by Giorgio Morandi. These alluring, glass sculptures, and shaped, corroding, toothpaste-filled glass tubes, create a fleeting experience of oscillation and complicate further the idea of a True North.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT MANNY KRAKOWSKI</strong><br /> Manny Krakowski received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach. Over the past 10 years Krakowski has served as Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, WA. His glass work has been published in New Glass Review through the Corning Museum of Glass, NY. He has exhibited at Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture, Los Angeles, FOG Fair, San Francisco, and has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA. In addition, he has given lectures and demonstrations nationally and internationally at such institutions as Australian National University, California State University, Fullerton, Ohio State University, and Santa Monica College.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:42:35 +0000 - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - August 14th - September 18th <div id="mainContent"> <div id="content1"> <div id="post-3009" class="post"> <h4><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Play: Open Call 2016</em></span></h4> <h3><span style="font-size: x-small;">A THEMATIC COMMUNITY-BASED BIENNIAL FEATURING WORK BY 300 ARTISTS</span></h3> <p>On view from August 18 to September 18, 2016<br />Opening Reception August 14 from 2 to 5pm</p> <p>The reception will feature an award ceremony honoring best in show ($250), second place ($100), third place ($50), and three honorable mentions ($30) selected by former LAMAG curator Scott Canty.</p> <p>Having begun as the &ldquo;All City Outdoor Festival&rdquo; in 1950, Open Call has evolved into one of LA&rsquo;s premier exhibitions for emerging artists and students to exhibit their artwork and achieve recognition through cash prizes. In 2014, nearly 400 artists lined up to deliver their artwork to the Gallery and this year&rsquo;s biannual Open Call followed a different format with artists encouraged to freely interpret the notion of play. Only works that spoke to the theme were accepted and the mediums included sculpture, paintings, and photography.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s juror is Scott Canty, who recently retired after 30 years with DCA&rsquo;s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Canty began his time at LAMAG as a young curator developing exhibitions, education programs, special events, and,&nbsp;most notably, innovative initiatives including the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artists Fellowship program.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:04:40 +0000 JT Burke - Palm Springs Fine Art Fair - February 4th - February 7th <p>Fabulosus Fabularis&nbsp;</p> <p>An art installation by JT Burke for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2016</p> <p><strong>Fabulosus Fabularis</strong> (<em>Google Latin &ndash; &ldquo;Legendary Mythology&rdquo;</em>) is an 18&rsquo; tall monument to the power of mythology. Its incomprehensible letters and mysterious symbols surround apparent tales of heroism and drama, canon law and ancient wisdom, good and evil, dominance and submission. It describes powerful empires and great religions from a make-believe world.</p> <p>Inspired by Byzantine icons, Persian miniatures and epic poems, <em>Fabulosus Fabularis</em> invokes the power of Imperial Rome and the wonder of the Hagia Sophia. The indecipherable words and images displayed on this imposing monument suggest volumes about our notions of heroes, saints, kings and mythical beings.</p> <p>A construction of inventive mythology, <em>Fabulosus Fabularis</em> presents gilded yarn as ancient pedigree and wraps it in a cloak of authority. Its icons, filigree and embellishments become symbols of social order. <em>Fabulosus Fabularis</em> assumes authority and dares you to challenge it.</p> <p>Artist JT Burke designed and created this installation as part of a continuing body of work that focuses on Mankind&rsquo;s obsession with Paradise. The elaborate scenes, storybook creatures and even the invented alphabets are all composed from detailed photos of used costume jewelry. Purchased at swap meets and estate sales then photographed in-studio, these Man-made creations are the building blocks for every element in JT Burke&rsquo;s highly manipulated, digital compositions.</p> <p>Installation materials for this project include a cardboard construction tube, CNC-milled plywood wood, rolled aluminum, fiberglass-reinforced castings, paint &nbsp;and custom-printed wallpaper. The work was created at the artist&rsquo;s studio in South Pasadena, CA for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2016.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:49:13 +0000