ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 9999, Allan Kaprow, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gianni Pettena, Robert Smithson, UFO - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) - November 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Join LACE and Sci-Arc in celebrating the closing of Beyond Environment on&nbsp;Thursday November 6, 7-9PM.</strong><br /><br /><em><a href=";id=f70a999a10&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank"><strong>Beyond Environment</strong></a></em>&nbsp;explores the potent interchange between architecture, Land Art, and Performance Art that emerged through Italian architect Gianni Pettena&rsquo;s idealized collaboration with American artists Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in the 1970s.&nbsp;<strong>Featuring works by Gianni Pettena, Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, UFO, 9999, Gordon Matta-Clark</strong>.<br /><br />Curated by Emanuele Piccardo and Amit Wolf, the exhibition showcases contractual, electroacoustic, and video aspects of Pettena&rsquo;s work, alongside Kaprow&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Happenings&nbsp;</em>and a forgotten collection of drawings that Smithson created in preparation for&nbsp;<em>Asphalt Rundown</em>&nbsp;(1969) in Rome. These are supplemented by the works of Italian groups UFO and 9999, as well as an environment-dialog between Pettena and the Los Angeles based collective Pentagon, which recreate anew this important architecture-art complex.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Read more about&nbsp;<em>Beyond Environment&nbsp;</em><a href=";id=716118afed&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:41:54 +0000 Erika Lynne Hanson - Monte Vista - November 1st - November 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;<em>Landscape:</em>&nbsp;a fantasy of not belonging to the totality of life of a terrestrial expanse,</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">traditionally taking the form:&nbsp;<em>you belong to us we, do not belong to you</em>.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">- Robin Kelsey,&nbsp;<em>Landscape As Not Belonging</em>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Landscape is one of few circumstances where the thing and a representation of the thing share the same terminology. It is this space and overlap that&nbsp;<em>Excerpt from Location.........&nbsp;</em>investigates, specifically which qualities of a place are highlighted, altered, or lost when depicted through (or as) an object.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Focusing on the surreal, mundane, and sublime landscapes that exist at the edges of more developed spaces, the show explores the translation of a view in fabric, video, and sculpture. Whether a video or a weaving, information is always lost and added by the method of representation, i.e. pixels jumping, a lens distorting, the linearity of a weaving, or the limitations of the hand.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The installation brings together textiles, video projections and related objects (such as plants, rocks, or shelves) that work to create their own scene for the viewer to interact with&mdash;a new landscape. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Erika Lynne Hanson&nbsp;creates weavings, videos, and installations that connect diverse materials, histories, and places. Running through her work is a concern with the&nbsp;<em>idea</em>&nbsp;of landscape; specifically how landscape exists, by definition, as a view or representation&mdash;a space or scene that can never be reached physically. Hanson received a MFA from California College of the Arts, and holds a BFA in Fiber from The Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited in various locations including Los Angeles, Kansas City, San Francisco, New York, Iceland, Chicago and Minneapolis. Hanson is a Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art fellow and has been artist in residence at Real Time and Space in Oakland CA, and The Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos, IS. In 2012 she co-founded 1522 Saint Louis<em>,&nbsp;</em>an experimental project space in Kansas City. Hanson is currently Assistant Professor of Fibers/Socially Engaged Practices at Arizona State University.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:33:22 +0000 Matt Connors, Bernard Piffaretti, Michael Rey - Cherry and Martin - 2732 - November 8th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>*Cherry and Martin is pleased to announce an exhibition of selected works by Matt Connors, Bernard Piffaretti and Michael Rey.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thanksgiving hours: Closed November 27-29.<br />Winter holiday hours: Closed December 25-27, 31 and January 1. Open regular hours December 28-31 and January 2-3.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:28:51 +0000 - Human Resources - November 1st 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a live taping of experimental music and video curated by Obfuscated Records in collaboration with Experimental Half-Hour. This event is curated by Adrian from Obfuscated Records; it is more Romeroesque than the traditional Day of the Dead celebration.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">FB event page</a>.&nbsp;8PM</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:25:47 +0000 Nick Waplington - Little Big Man Gallery - November 7th - January 7th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Little Big Man Gallery is pleased to announce <em>A Good Man&rsquo;s Grave Is&nbsp;</em><em>His Sabbath, </em>on view November 7, 2014 through January 7, 2015, featuring the work of acclaimed British contemporary photographer Nick Waplington. The exhibition presents two bodies of Waplington&rsquo;s work that have been recently published as limited edition photography books, <em>Made Glorious Summer </em>and <em>Surf Riot</em>. For this exhibition<em>,&nbsp;</em>the photographs will be presented alongside a selection of the artist&rsquo;s drawings, and various memorabilia from Waplington&rsquo;s collection of fanzines, books, records, concert tickets and T-shirts that he collected from 1979 through 1986, the period of time that relates to the photographic works on view. The artist reception will be on Friday, November 7 from 6 - 9pm with a DJ set by Waplington, featuring music from his 7inch singles collection. A limited-run zine designed by the artist will also accompany the show.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Made Glorious Summer </em>is a compilation of photographs taken by Waplington between 1979 and 1984, the period when a storm of post-punk music swept across the United Kingdom. Bombarded by such things as politics, women, photos, and records, the young Waplington was eager to understand the world, as well as himself. &ldquo;I was figuring things out &ndash; figuring the world out, and figuring myself out. How this period led me to create art is what is recorded in the photos, records, and the odds and sods I kept from the period 1979 to 1984,&rdquo; explains Waplington. This body of work also tells another story about that time, and about the past and the future. The story of Waplington&rsquo;s family and particularly of his father &ndash; a man who centered his life on the idea of human progress.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The black and white photos in <em>Made Glorious Summer </em>represent the artist&rsquo;s earliest work. There are also a small number of color images taken during this period, which also documents his family moving from Woking, Surrey to Steyning, West Sussex, the work was conceived in 2009 while Waplington looked after his father in the family home during the final stages of his battle with cancer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Surf Riot </em>captured the scene at Huntington Beach on August 31,1986. On that morning Waplington had been planning to watch the OP Surf Pro Championships, instead upon arrival to the event he discovered that a massive riot had broken out amidst the event's estimated 100,000 spectators. Having only one roll of 24 exposure film, Waplington documented the chaos exploding around him in 25 concise frames. The photographs within <em>Surf Riot </em>contradict the standard imagery associated with American surf culture from the 1980s. Unlike other youth revolts, this surf riot bears little in the name of protest; it was merely a spontaneous eruption of violence just for the sport of it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Waplington is noted for capturing photographs of his family and friends, of places and events that he has witnessed first hand. <em>Made Glorious Summer </em>and <em>Surf Riot </em>are two bodies of work that connect the artist&rsquo;s distant memories and link them together in the mind of the viewer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Nick Waplington </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">British artist Nick Waplington (b. 1965) was initially recognized and encouraged by Richard Avedon, who discovered him in a photography class at the Royal College of Art in London and compared him to a modern-day Brueghel or Rubens. Throughout Waplington&rsquo;s career he has created a number of acclaimed photographic books including <em>Living Room </em>(1991), <em>Other Edens </em>(1993), <em>The Wedding </em>(1994) <em>Safety in&nbsp;</em><em>Numbers </em>(1996), <em>Truth or Consequences </em>(2001), Surf Riot (2011). Solo exhibitions include The Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art (1992), Photographer&rsquo;s Gallery (1995), the Underwood Street Gallery (1999), and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (2007). In March 2015, the Tate Britain will present Waplington&rsquo;s collaboration with Alexander McQueen that documented the late designer&rsquo;s final Autumn/Winter collection, <em>Horn of Plenty. </em>In addition, Waplington&rsquo;s work was exhibited at the 2001 Venice Biennale and is held within a number of international collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:02:24 +0000 - Torrance Art Museum - November 8th - December 5th <p>The <strong>Torrance Art Museum at the Joslyn Center (TAM)</strong> invites the public to attend TAM&rsquo;s Annual <strong><em>2013</em></strong> <strong><em>South Bay Focus </em></strong>Exhibition.Opening reception is on <strong>Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6 &ndash; 9 p.m</strong>. The opening reception is free to the public and no RSVP is necessary. The exhibition will be <strong>on view from Tuesday, November 11 - Saturday, December 5, 2014. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">South Bay Focus</span></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>South Bay Focus</em></strong> is Torrance Art Museum&rsquo;s annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The <strong>2014 South Bay Focus</strong> is presented in conjunction with the<a href="" rel="nofollow"> <strong><em>Torrance Artists Guild</em></strong></a> and the <a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>South Bay Watercolor </em></strong><strong><em>Society</em></strong></a>. This year's Juror is Scott Canty, Director and Curator of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Torrance Art Museum is the premiere visual art space to view contemporary art in the South Bay. It is a program of the City of Torrance Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department. The Cultural Services Division is responsible for City sponsored arts and culture initiatives held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and throughout the City.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Additional information about special events and upcoming arts programming at the Torrance Art Museum can be requested by email at <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> or by calling 310-618-3846.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:26:52 +0000 - Various Small Fires - November 15th - December 20th <p><a style="color: black;"><em>Accompanying sound program curated by John Tain</em></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:38:31 +0000 Margaret Lee - Team Gallery - November 16th - January 25th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to announce a solo show of work by New York-based artist Margaret Lee. Entitled&nbsp;<em>Reading Into Things</em>, the exhibition will run from 16 November 2014 through 25 January 2015. Team (bungalow) in located at 306 Windward Avenue in Venice, CA. Concurrently, our 47 Wooster Street and 83 Grand Street spaces in New York will house exhibitions by Andreas Schulze and Sam Samore, respectively.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Decontextualization serves as the fulcrum of Margaret Lee&rsquo;s practice. Frequently pairing readymades with alternately fabricated and hand-crafted objects, the work consistently interrogates modes of display, transforming the act of presentation into a subject unto itself. The works employ their context to generate meaning; as artifice supplants substance, questions of content are rendered irrelevant.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lee&rsquo;s objects and materials are loaded with immediately identifiable referents, all of which can be read as metonymic or metaphorical surrogates for broader concepts like femininity, masculinity, commodity or self-reflection. However, her interest is not merely in evoking these notions, but in interrogating the act of signification, and the ways in which the viewer receives and processes symbols.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Reveling in the detritus of established good taste, Lee&rsquo;s work intentionally evokes many of the common trappings of contemporary art, mimicking and appropriating the clich&eacute;d tropes relied upon by artists and their supporting institutions, transforming objects of luxury into objects of ridicule.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Margaret Lee has exhibited widely both stateside and internationally. She participated in the 2013 Lyon Biennale and the Hammer Museum&rsquo;s 2014 <em>Made in L.A. </em>biennial. Recent shows include&nbsp;<em>Margaret Lee/Emily Sunblad</em>, Off Vend&ocirc;me, Dusseldorf, <em>New Pictures of Common Objects</em> (with Trisha Baga, Lucas Blalock, Josh Kline and Helen Martin), MoMA PS1 and <em>Closer to Right than Wrong / Closer to Wrong than Right</em>, Jack Hanley Gallery. In 2009, Lee founded the artist-run space 179 Canal, and is currently a partner at the gallery 47 Canal. Lee lives and works in New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lee was first included in the group show <em>Parasitic Gaps, </em>curated by Miriam Katzeff, at Team in 2013. This is her first solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:37:23 +0000 Tricia Lawless Murray - Jancar Gallery - November 16th - December 20th Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:37:18 +0000 Rachelle Sawatsky - Harmony Murphy Gallery - November 22nd - December 27th Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:30:50 +0000 Anton Zolotov - Harmony Murphy Gallery - November 22nd - December 27th Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:30:43 +0000 Florian Maier-Aichen - Blum & Poe - November 15th - December 20th Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:28:23 +0000 Amy Adler - ACME - November 15th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">ACME. is pleased to present "Location," a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Amy Adler. The show features life-sized drawings based on photographs taken by the artist while location scouting for a film. In these oil pastel drawings on canvas, Adler turns to the behind the scenes process of filmmaking, using location shots of children's playgrounds as subject matter. <br /> <br /> Amy Adler's works are well known for their interplay between drawing, photography, and film. Past bodies of work include photographs of her drawings. In this process, the original drawing was destroyed and the final product, a unique photographic print of the drawing became the original, questioning our notions of authenticity and originality. Since 2005, Adler has inverted this process by displaying the original drawings, but always in relation to film and photography. Adler's most recent work includes a short, first person documentary exploring ancestry through the narrative of childhood fantasy.<br /> <br /> Amy Adler was born in 1966 and raised in New York City. She received her BFA from Cooper Union, her MFA in Visual Art from UCLA and her MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. She has had one person shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Aspen Art Museum as well as galleries worldwide. Her project, Amy Adler Photographs Leonardo DiCaprio, was shown at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2002. In the spring of 2005 Twin Palms Press released a monograph of her work entitled, Amy Adler Young Photographer. Her work is included in several permanent collections including The Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, The UCLA Hammer Museum, LACMA and The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Amy Adler currently lives in Los Angeles and is Professor of Visual Art at the University of California San Diego.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:24:47 +0000 Akio Takamori - Frank Lloyd Gallery - November 8th 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">Frank Lloyd Gallery and Craig Krull Gallery are pleased to invite you to join us&nbsp;Saturday, November 8th&nbsp;for coffee, donuts, and a series of artist talks. First, artists Hilary Brace and Ann Lofquist will speak at&nbsp;10:00 amat the Craig Krull Gallery about their current exhibitions.&nbsp;<br /><br />We&rsquo;ll then move to the Frank Lloyd Gallery at&nbsp;10:30 am, where Akio Takamori will discuss his new work with curator Jo Lauria. The sculptures in this show come from a series of works in glass produced by Takamori during his visiting artist residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. To prepare himself for this residency, the artist studied historical glass including Roman vases and bottle forms, as well as Egyptian alabaster sculpture.<br /><br />We appreciate your RSVP, and hope you&rsquo;ll be able to make it out to Bergamot Station on&nbsp;Saturday, November 8th&nbsp;to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from these artists in person!</p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:52:40 +0000 Robert Olsen - Luckman Fine Arts Complex - November 8th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition surveys the works of late Los Angeles- based painter Robert Olsen (1969-2014), whose unique and nocturnal palette centered on the nightscape of Los Angeles.</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:45:00 +0000 - Commonwealth and Council - October 25th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Fence Mechanisms, a new performance installation by EJ Hill, is the first part of a larger body of work that sources early childhood triumphs and traumas (and adult loves and losses) in an attempt to better understand the difference between self-care and self-defense. This is Hill&rsquo;s second exhibition with the space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">EJ Hill is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Racial Imaginary, Nichols Gallery at&nbsp;Pitzer College, Claremont; David Bell and EJ Hill:&nbsp;O Captor, My Captor!, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn; Have At It, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles; and Signaling Through the Flames, LA&gt;&lt;ART/Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles. Hill received his MFA from University of California, Los Angeles and BFA from Columbia College Chicago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">_______________________</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The playground lacks hiding places; we are dropped off and expected to figure it out. For many of us, it is the place where we first realize we are completely on our own; both predator (bullies) and prey (anyone showing any fear) must occupy and identify this space together, forming both physical and psychological relationships amongst each other and with the grounds itself. Some will feel comfort in this environment and thrive; others will suffer and find contemplative spaces to go, or inanimate friends&mdash;a ball, a rope, a wall&mdash;a simple motion that can be repeated for the duration of the stay.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You&rsquo;ll learn the way your body moves. You&rsquo;ll learn people are faster than you, whether you can throw or not; you may never want to throw anything ever again. You&rsquo;ll learn that people are terrible to one another, and some may want to fight you for reasons you won&rsquo;t understand. We all walk off with different ideas of what it means to play.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We return to the playground as adults and see the hiding spaces that were not supposed to exist and have since lost access too. We return to the place that left us in an endless pursuit of places to hide.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&mdash;David Bell, 2014</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:32:29 +0000