ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Michelle Kingdom - bG Gallery - October 1st - October 30th <p>bG gallery is excited to exhibit its first feature exhibit of Michelle Kingdom&rsquo;s highly intricate enigmatic embroidery. Creating work rich in fantasy and surreal mythology, in secret for many years, Michelle&rsquo;s work was only recently revealed to the public and went viral. Her feature show has been highly anticipated. &nbsp;Kingdom&rsquo;s protagonists are surrounded by nature, trees, roots, and water all fashioned carefully with tightly embroidered thread. Each piece depicts an ambiguous relationship between the characters displayed. Kingdom is able to capture intangible inner voices, infuse them with outside influences, and display them in her artwork. &nbsp;She elicits emotional responses from her audience by diving deep into introspective fantasy and toying with universally affecting psycholology.</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:29:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list SUSAN HANNON - bG Gallery - October 15th - November 3rd <p dir="ltr">CONTACT Om Bleicher, Owner/Director, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Space G8A<br class="kix-line-break" />Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: 310/906-4211, Email: info@bgartdealings.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">"DISCARDED BIBLE ARTIST" SUSAN HANNON PREMIERES FIRST FEATURE EXHIBIT AT BERGAMOT STATION'S bG GALLERY</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">SANTA MONICA, Calif. &ndash; September 28, 2016 -- Sculptor Susan Hannon premieres her first feature exhibit at bG Gallery (www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com) at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica. <br class="kix-line-break" />&nbsp;<br class="kix-line-break" />Hannon is known for creating sculptures in the shape of human-scale wings made out of discarded vintage Bibles, such as a grade two Braille Bible, an 1865 Civil War-era Bible, and a Torah. Hannon&rsquo;s work takes emotionally loaded raw materials that were imbued with spiritual and devotional significance and repurposes them for artistic and humanistic ends. &ldquo;These books were cried on, prayed over, and preached with. They are marinated in so much emotion. I find them in a dilapidated state, about to be thrown out, restore them, and give them new life and new resonance.&rdquo; In addition to the Bible wing pieces, the retrospective will feature works from 2003 to 2016 in various mediums, including found object sculptures and two-dimensional works on paper.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Hannon's work has been featured in Art in America magazine and was recently awarded the Robert Brown Award at an exhibition juried by Laddie John Dill at the Brand Art Center.</p> <p><br />The opening exhibition will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will run through November 3, 2016.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:56:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Linda Pollack, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Taisha Paggett, Ramiro Gomez, Charles Gaines - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - October 16th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><strong>The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)&nbsp;</strong>and the&nbsp;<strong>Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)</strong>&nbsp;proudly announce<strong>&nbsp;S/Election</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;Barnsdall Park (4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90065). The public is welcome to attend an opening reception on<strong>&nbsp;Sunday, October,&nbsp;October 16th&nbsp;from&nbsp;2-5 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;to experience the politically poignant&nbsp;exhibition, which utilizes art as a vehicle to engage important conversation amidst a highly charged presidential election. On view from&nbsp;October 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017, S/Election&nbsp;examines the work of some&nbsp;of Los Angeles most prominent contemporary artists including&nbsp;Charles Gaines, Ramiro Gomez, Taisha Paggett, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Ruben Ortiz&nbsp;Torres,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Linda Pollack,&nbsp;all of&nbsp;whom ignite conversations about citizenship and democracy in America.&nbsp;Under the curatorial direction of newly-appointed&nbsp;LAMAG Curator, Erin Christovale, and&nbsp;Art Center Director, Isabelle Lutterodt,&nbsp;the exhibition provides an alternative platform for artists and&nbsp;the public to participate in civic discourse. <a href="http://www.lamag.org/" rel="nofollow">http://www.lamag.org</a></p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:23:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Richard Telles Fine Art - October 22nd - December 10th Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:07:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Fred Lonidier - Michael Benevento - October 22nd - December 3rd Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:04:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list SPARC’s Artist in Residence, Martha Ramirez-Oropeza, and her UCLA’s César E. Chávez Chicana/o Studies Department students - Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) - October 30th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>On Sunday, October 30th at SPARC&rsquo;s historic headquarters since 1977 (Old Venice Police Station), SPARC-UCLA presents their annual &ldquo;D&iacute;a de los Muertos / Day of the Dead&rdquo; ceremony to honor the dearly departed with the annual ritual of The Calling of the Spirits. The traditional ceremony will start at 5:30 P.M., guided by UCLA instructor and SPARC&rsquo;s Artist in Residence, Martha Ramirez-Oropeza, and her UCLA&rsquo;s C&eacute;sar E. Ch&aacute;vez Chicana/o Studies Department students.&nbsp;<br /><br />About D&iacute;a de los Muertos: the joyful and colorful ritual is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. Scholars trace its origins to the Pre-Hispanic observances recorded in the ancient manuscripts called c&oacute;dices. The twenty-day months of Miccailhuitontli and Huey Miccailhuitl, which occurred in August, were dedicated to the Lord and Lady of Death. The Spanish invasion however, imposed their Catholic, All Saints Day, changing it to November 1st and 2nd. As the Europeans expanded their influence throughout the continent, the ritual evolved. With the creative genius of master engraver, Jos&eacute; Guadalupe Posada, who created the famous image of, La Catrina, the ritual acquired a political-satirical edge. Today, it combines a profound observance of honoring those who have passed and, especially in urban areas, a playful calaca/skeleton spirit.&nbsp;<br /><br />The celebration traditionally takes place on November 1st. Nine days before, tombs are swept and decorated with flowers, and on November 1st, altars are set with photographs of the deceased, and the delicious food that awaits the tired souls that come from Miktlan, land of the dead. On the altars are sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cut-outs, marigolds, candles, water and the favorite foods and beverages for the departed. In some towns such as Ocotepec, Morelos, the elder, still invites the spirit of the dearly departed relative, to come to dinner. This tradition, however, comes from an ancient practice recorded in the c&oacute;dices, in which the elder climbed on the rooftop of the family house, and facing North, invoked the spirit of the ancestor to come to the feast; this &ldquo;Invocation to the Four Winds and Calling of the Spirits&rdquo; will be enacted by UCLA students. Live music will be presented and traditional Pan-Dulce (Mexican sweet bread) as well as Mexican hot chocolate will be served. Food vendors will be present (cash only).<br /><br />**Community members are encouraged to bring personal memento for community altar!</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:11:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Angels Gate Cultural Center - November 5th - December 18th <p>After months of creative collaboration, Angels Gate Cultural Center will unveil a much anticipated event with Avenue 50 Studio and The Arroyo Arts Collective: <em>On The Map</em>: <em>Artists Maps from Opposite Ends of the 110 Freeway, an Ancient Route Reconnected. </em>The exhibition will take place in two places simultaneously; Avenue 50 Studio located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. Curators from the three participating organizations created an open call for maps created by artists that live and work at opposite ends of the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles. The twenty selected proposals will be hosted by the organization at the other end of the highway from the artists; the artwork itself tracing the road that was once traveled by native Tongva, the Spanish wagon, the stagecoach route and early trains.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:52:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - L.A. Louver - November 16th - January 14th, 2017 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:22:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Matt Wedel - L.A. Louver - July 13th - October 1st Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:15:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jim Blanchard - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - October 7th - October 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jim Blanchard</strong>&lsquo;s work from 1982&ndash;2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, &ldquo;zine&rdquo; culture, portraiture, and &ldquo;girlie&rdquo; art. The newly released <em><strong>Visual Abuse</strong></em> gathers Blanchard&rsquo;s art into a cohesive whole; one section assembles the best of Blanchard&rsquo;s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is a survey of the many aspects of Jim&rsquo;s work that prove his place among the poster art greats. Augmenting the posters are the original drawings and paintings that became his most iconic images.</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:02:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Sonny King - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - October 7th - October 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by a childhood that was split between a strict Australian boarding school and the colorful environment of the circus where his father worked, <strong>Sonny King</strong> creates vibrant renditions of big-top life that take viewers back in time. His work captures beautifully the bustling activity and energy of the circus, offering perspectives from both inside and outside the tent in scenes that are dramatic, dynamic, and carefully arranged. Delightfully animated figures&ndash;aerialists, clowns, and enthusiastic show-goers&ndash;inhabit his three-dimensional creations and paintings. Each scene reflects King&rsquo;s eye for specifics, as he lavishly embellishes every section of a work. A love of bold colors and experimental lighting are distinctive of his style.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Other subjects, including small-town life, have inspired Sonny to create lively, folksy dioramas. On his thoughtfully rendered presentations, telling moments come together in ways that are touching yet never overly sweet. His work pays tribute to the past without hovering in sentimentality. Several of the pieces in this exhibition were part of a mini-retrospective at the California Folk Art Museum, and&nbsp;his animatronic <em>Ferris Wheel</em> is sure to satisfy <em>Carny</em>&nbsp;fans of all ages.</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:02:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Tamara Henderson - REDCAT - October 15th - December 16th <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Tamara&nbsp;Henderson&rsquo;s writings, sculptures, 16mm films and paintings often refer to dreamscapes that the artist reconstructs in the exhibition space. She creates sculptures inspired by a process of notating ideas while under hypnosis, and her films are surrealist tales of passage, transformation and decay, in which objects and images are personified and imbued with the artist&rsquo;s personal history and memories. Henderson collects objects from various sources, including found and recycled items and gifts gathered throughout her travels, and assembled into large-scale installations.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Henderson&rsquo;s first solo exhibition on the West Coast includes an expanded version of <em>Seasons End</em>, the ambitious installation she premiered at the 2016 Glasgow International, as well as a selection of the artist&rsquo;s films and other works. Henderson&rsquo;s recent research focuses on past and present totems, seasonal change, pagan gods and goddesses, fairies and scarecrows.&nbsp;&nbsp;She has been working with the figure of the garden photographer, as well as a lofty body of plants, wood and fabric, captured as memories using a pinhole camera apparatus. &ldquo;While she stands she remembers; while she remembers she photographs; her nervous system is a system of flash-bulbs.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>About the artist:</em></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Tamara Henderson is an artist from Sackville, Canada who lives and works in an itinerant fashion. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions at Glasgow International (2016), Rodeo, Istanbul (2013), dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); On the Tip of My Tongue, Magasin 3 (2013), Western Front, Vancouver (2013). Recent Solo Exhibitions include: Evergreen Minutes of the Phantom Figure at Nuremberg Kunstverein (2013); Bottle Under the Influence (with Julia Feyrer), Walther Philips Gallery. Henderson was also a short-list finalist for the Sobey Award (2013). Upcoming exhibitions include Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm, Apartment, Vancouver, and Graz Kunstverein, Austria.&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="field field-name-field-content-copres-credit field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Produced in part with Glasgow International.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - REDCAT - October 2nd 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Two days of workshops and events featuring Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, Ricardo Dominguez, Ruth Est&eacute;vez, Sohrab Mohebbi, Stephen Squibb, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Dena Yago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For almost a century, art has been positioning itself vis-&agrave;-vis the cultural industry. But today, with the mass availability of user-friendly media technology at the tip of our fingers, that industry is undergoing a mass transformation. How will art respond to the reconfiguration, and possible collapse of its preferred opponent?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Will it dismount and take a knee before the evacuated sound stage, overcome with emotion at the fate of its old counterpart? Will the museum&rsquo;s staff drive in triumphant circles at the center of Paramount's lawn? It's not like us to celebrate. How will we greet our dawn?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">e-flux is pleased to announce the beginning of an open-ended collaboration with REDCAT, beginning the weekend of October 1-2, 2016, in pursuit of these and other questions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sunday, October 2&nbsp; &ndash; Theory/fiction</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Workshop with Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dominguez</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">1:00&ndash;3:00 pm | Free event. Space is limited, please <strong>RSVP:</strong> <a href="mailto:redcatrsvp@calarts.edu">redcatrsvp@calarts.edu</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dominguez will hold a workshop considering the contemporary work of theory/fiction.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conversation with Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dom&iacute;nguez</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">4:00 pm |&nbsp;Admission is free and open to the public;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It has been said that science and philosophy are linked because they are both theoretical disciplines. By that same logic they are also immigration officials, patrolling the border with fiction. Theory/fiction is the insurgent practice of smuggling ideas across the border.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, and Ricardo Dominguez will hold a workshop considering the contemporary work of theory/fiction.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Then at 4pm, Aranda, Bratton, and Dominguez will have a public conversation on the topic.</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - REDCAT - October 1st 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Two days of workshops and events featuring Julieta Aranda, Benjamin Bratton, Ricardo Dominguez, Ruth Est&eacute;vez, Sohrab Mohebbi, Stephen Squibb, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Dena Yago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For almost a century, art has been positioning itself vis-&agrave;-vis the cultural industry. But today, with the mass availability of user-friendly media technology at the tip of our fingers, that industry is undergoing a mass transformation. How will art respond to the reconfiguration, and possible collapse of its preferred opponent?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Will it dismount and take a knee before the evacuated sound stage, overcome with emotion at the fate of its old counterpart? Will the museum&rsquo;s staff drive in triumphant circles at the center of Paramount's lawn? It's not like us to celebrate. How will we greet our dawn?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">e-flux is pleased to announce the beginning of an open-ended collaboration with REDCAT, beginning the weekend of October 1-2, 2016, in pursuit of these and other questions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday, October 1 &ndash; The Artist in Crisis</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Workshop with Stephen Squibb and Dena Yago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">1:30 &ndash; 3:30 pm | Free event. Space is limited, please <strong>RSVP:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rsvpredcat@calarts.edu">redcatrsvp@calarts.edu</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conversation with Julieta Aranda, Ruth Est&eacute;vez, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Stephen Squibb. Screening of <em>Ode to Seekers</em>, <em>2012</em> by Andrew Norman Wilson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">5:00 pm | Public and free event.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent trends have urgently raised the question of whether the artist is an artist anymore, or rather something else. A revolutionary in disguise, or some kind of organizer? Do we need the artist to be something distinct with regards to art? Or is it rather to their social milieu that the identity of the artist should refer?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stephen Squibb and Dena Yago will hold a workshop considering the fate of the artist-figure in recent constellations. [info TBA]</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At 5:00 pm, Julieta Aranda, Ruth Est&eacute;vez, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Stephen Squibb will have a public conversation introducing the new e-flux journal series at REDCAT. Following this, Andrew Norman Wilson will screen and discuss his new work <em>Ode to Seekers 2012</em> (HD video, color, sound, 8 minutes 30 seconds, 2016)<strong> <br /></strong></p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:15:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list R.H. Quaytman - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - October 16th - February 6th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">MOCA presents <em>R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30</em>, the first major museum survey of work by New York&ndash;based artist R. H. Quaytman, organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. Consisting primarily of oil painting and silkscreen on precisely constructed wood panels, Quaytman&rsquo;s expansive and ongoing project is organized into site-specific exhibitions that she calls &ldquo;chapters.&rdquo; Since 2001, Quaytman has produced 29 of these bodies of work, each drawing on narratives that reference the exhibition location, and all sharing the artist&rsquo;s now-signature attention to the intersection of craft, life, and a vast network of intellectual and artistic interests. Featuring approximately 65 paintings selected from the past 10 years, including one complete &ldquo;chapter&rdquo; from 2011 and a significant cycle of new work made in response to MOCA and its collection, this exhibition is both an in-depth assessment and, as its title suggests, a kind of new beginning.</p> <p class="hidden-content" style="text-align: justify;" data-read-more="0">A point of departure for Quaytman&rsquo;s newest paintings is Michael Heizer&rsquo;s seminal earthwork <em>Double Negative</em> (1969&ndash;70), a 240,000-ton excavation and displacement of rhyolite and sandstone that takes the form of two trenches cut into the eastern edge of Nevada&rsquo;s Mormon Mesa. At the outset of researching her exhibition for Los Angeles, Quaytman was drawn in by the mythology surrounding the North American desert and <em>Double Negative</em>&rsquo;s particularly complicated relationship to MOCA, as an artwork held in the museum&rsquo;s collection but one that will always and forever be outside the museum&rsquo;s walls. In late 2015, Quaytman traveled to southern Nevada to view Heizer&rsquo;s work, capturing the austere landscape of rock, sand, and light with her Fuji FP-1 instant camera. The resulting photographs serve as a leaping-off point for a group of 22 silkscreen-and-gesso paintings being produced for <em>R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30</em>. As a painter whose works are exclusively site-specific&mdash;all produced in response to institutional, geographic, or discursive sites and their related subjects&mdash;Quaytman is also rigorously engaged in a process of excavation as she digs out histories that are often underrepresented or marginal and, through the sheer beauty of her paintings, compels us to look.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30</em> will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, copublished by MOCA and DelMonico Books ∙ Prestel, which will constitute the most comprehensive and scholarly examination of the artist&rsquo;s work to date. This book features selections from Quaytman&rsquo;s extensive photographic archive, published here for the first time, alongside new essays by Simpson, art historian Yve-Alain Bois, and philosopher Juliane Rebentisch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>R.H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30</em> is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson, with Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Matalon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lead support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Major support is provided by Miguel Abreu Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Karyn Kohl, and the MOCA Projects Council.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Generous support is provided by Lonti Ebers, and Agnes and Edward Lee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional support is provided by Galerie Buchholz, and Roland Augustine and Lawrence Luhring.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Delta Air Lines, Shari Glazer, H&auml;stens, and Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg, and Thao Nguyen and Andreas Krainer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In-kind media support is provided by KCETLink and <em>Los Angeles</em> magazine.</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:09:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - July 11th - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em data-verified="redactor">storefront:</em> is a project initiated by MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth that invites artists and artist collectives to inhabit the anteroom space of The Marcia Simon Weisman Works on Paper Study Center on the plaza level of MOCA Grand Avenue. It is an opportunity for MOCA to reimagine what it means to be &ldquo;the artist&rsquo;s museum&rdquo; in a city filled with artist-run spaces and initiatives. Following <em data-verified="redactor">Imitation of Wealth </em>by Noah Davis and Public Fiction&rsquo;s <em data-verified="redactor">The Poet and The Critic, and the missing</em>, <em data-verified="redactor">storefront: Paradise Garage </em>presents a collaborative project by Swiss artist Anina Troesch and Berlin-based artist Renaud Jerez.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Paradise Garage was a gallery founded by artists Liz Craft and Pentti Monkkonen in the garage of their home in Venice, California. During the gallery&rsquo;s short run between 2012 and 2015, its easygoing ambience was manifest in a free-form program that embraced standard solo and group exhibitions, as well a artist-run textile workshops and the presentation of a faux bodega full of artist-made goods. The gallery was also known for its active exchange with young European artists. While other local exhibition spaces focused on talent drawn from Los Angeles&rsquo;s many art schools, Paradise Garage took an international approach that synched perfectly with the rise of the city as a global art destination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In keeping with this emphasis on the international, <em data-verified="redactor">storefront: Paradise Garage</em> presents the work <em data-verified="redactor">Stinky. The water is rotten.</em> (2016), by Troesch and Jerez. They transform the window of the <em data-verified="redactor">storefront:</em> space into an illuminated portal seen in the bulbous eyes of a museum-sized creature. The work plays on the fantastical landscape of downtown LA and captures a fractal-like world of domestic interiors and city streets.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em data-verified="redactor">storefront: Paradise Garage</em> is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson, with Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator Hana Cohn.</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:06:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list