ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Brian Mashburn - Thinkspace - April 25th - May 16th Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:02:28 +0000 Bec Winnel - Thinkspace - April 25th - May 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is&nbsp;<em>Beautanica</em>, featuring new works by Australian artist and illustrator Bec Winnel. A self-taught talent, Winnel is known for the ethereal quality of her feminine portraits. She creates hauntingly lush drawings with layer upon layer of graphite, colored pencil and pastel, an impressive technique that makes viewing her work undeniably magnetic. The drawings convey an incredible amount of luminosity and depth, while also feeling quite impermanent and on the verge of disappearance. With cobweb like delicacy, their elegance is palpable. This material illusion of airiness and fragility transports the imagery beyond mere portraiture into a realm of otherworldly fantasy and calm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In&nbsp;<em>Beautanica</em>, Winnel continues her exploration of feminine beauty, in all its strange and compelling guises. In a dreamlike trance, her figures seduce and scintillate, but we are left with the distinct feeling that their beauty exceeds the physical and is somehow filled with pathos and understanding. Like sympathetic harbingers emerging from the ravages of a storm, they offer their beauty as a comforting mirage and a promise of something better. Entirely transporting, her spellbinding work verges on the truly magical.</p> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:00:41 +0000 Alex Yanes, James Bullough, Matthew Grabelsky, Ryan Hewett, Sergio Garcia, Troy Coulterman, Troy Lovegates - Thinkspace - April 25th - May 16th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Thinkspace (Los Angeles, CA)</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Gumbo</em>, a group exhibition featuring works by Alex Yanes, James Bullough, Matthew Grabelsky, Ryan Hewett, Sergio Garcia, Troy Coulterman and Troy Lovegates. A truly divergent group of Thinkspace artists, the show reflects the steadily expanding diversity of the gallery&rsquo;s roster. Firmly forward-looking, while ambitiously setting the pace for the New Contemporary movement, these artists have phenomenal contributions to make and are consistently raising the standard.&nbsp;<em>Gumbo</em>&nbsp;is an exciting grouping of the gallery&rsquo;s contrasting visions, personalities and media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alex Yanes creates whimsical multi-dimensional works, inspired by everything from subculture to his recent initiation into fatherhood. Based out of Miami, a vibrant urban culture that sings through his aesthetic, Yanes creates installation based pieces out of wood, acrylic, resin and enamel. With hyper-saturated colors and contrasts, immaculately finished surfaces and electric energy, Yanes&rsquo; spatial installations and objects command a physical and experiential presence. They combine a graphic sensibility, drawn from his formative years immersed in tattoo, rock, hip-hop and skateboard cultures, and an imaginative expansiveness that transforms the familiar into something entirely new. Elevated by an undeniable vibrance and individuality, his stylized works feel like living things.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">James Bullough is an American born artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. His paintings, and huge monumentally scaled site-specific murals, are phenomenal combinations of realist painting technique and graphic punctuation. Inspired by gritty urban graffiti as a young artist growing up in Washington, DC, Bullough harnessed its energy in his work, and perfected a realistic oil painting technique from his study of the Old Masters. Combining the momentum of the one and the technical precision of the other, his work is about staging compelling contrasts and juxtapositions. Working in everything from oil, spray paint and ink on canvas, Bullough&rsquo;s paintings strike a balance between realistic figurations and stylized interruption. Disjointing the realistic elements with graphic areas and fractured or striated planes, Bullough intends to challenge the viewer&rsquo;s perception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Grabelsky&rsquo;s implausible, and wonderfully fantastic, paintings depict surreal manifestations of the subconscious in unlikely urban contexts. Influenced by 19th century French Academic painting, his technical sophistication and refinement contribute to the delightful contrast of these unlikely scenes and humorous mixed-reality paintings. In his recent body of work the New York City subways are invaded by quasi-mythical creatures, part human and part beast, or surreal appearances by other wonderful grotesques. In these otherwise unassuming daily scenes of public transit, Grabelsky inserts a cast of characters borrowed from fairytale and the zoo, delighting in the absurd and the impossible. Intending his work to inspire sub-conscious free association in his viewers, Grabelsky plays with context and expectation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ryan Hewett approaches portraiture with an expressive and painterly aesthetic. Pursuing the capture of energy rather than the practice of verisimilitude, the South African artist has a distinctive painting style that seizes the energy and observed experience of his sitters. With loosely layered surfaces that emanate depth, light and dimension, Hewett creates emotive and passionate representations that embrace the materiality and texture of his medium. Working with oil paints, his figurative impressions align themselves with the tumultuous tradition of expressionism. With rich hues and suggestive glimpses, his works are intense painterly interpretations of the body.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Texas based artist Sergio Garcia is inspired by the unconventional and the creative subconscious. A painter and a sculptor, his works are surreal combinations that place familiar situations and objects in extraordinary circumstances. A Hyperrealist in the truest sense, his sculptural works are uncannily true to life and play with the viewer&rsquo;s spatial and contextual expectations. Wonderfully bizarre, they transform the mundane into fantastic phenomena, and encourage mind-boggling encounters in unexpected spaces. Similarly, his paintings offer whimsically unexpected combinations and creatively evocative scenes, inspiring free association and speculative wonder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Canadian artist Troy Coulterman creates resin sculptures that seem like graphic novel or comic book characters come to life. Rich with suggestion, Coulterman artfully conveys ideas, metaphors and themes with graphic concision, capturing extensive narrative moments in a single sculptural body or gesture. Inspired by graphics and comic books, his cast of wonderfully bizarre characters emote and convey with exciting presence. As three-dimensional objects that read partly as animation come to life, and partly as dimensional drawing, they command our attention with an unrelenting pull. Distinctly human in their emotive power, but clearly other in their wonderful absurdity, his figures are captivating.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Troy Lovegates, widely known as &ldquo;Other&rdquo;, creates ambitious large-scale mural works with precision and detail. A street artist from Canada, his works are heavily patterned, saturated with hyper color, and incomparably dense and rich. With an impressive attention to detail and line, Lovegates builds figures and motifs through heavily condensed mark making. The figures in his work are wonderfully exaggerated and poetic, sympathetically drawn from equal parts caricature and realistic observation. His smaller format works are executed in several materials, ranging from weathered wood, books, paper and linoleum cuts. Self-described as an artist who enjoys the chaos of simultaneity and messy working conditions, Lovegates is constantly revising and adapting previous efforts, reintegrating them into current bodies of work that reflect the history of their making.</p> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:58:49 +0000 Matthew Barney - Hammer Museum - April 24th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <div id="c10136" class="csc-default csc-typography"> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Multimedia artist&nbsp;Matthew Barney&rsquo;s&nbsp;epic&nbsp;<em>Cremaster Cycle&nbsp;</em>is a five-part film accompanied by related sculptures, photographs, and drawings. His recent collaborative project with the composer&nbsp;Jonathan Bepler,&nbsp;<em>River of Fundament</em>, combines narrative cinema with elements of live performance, sculpture, and opera.&nbsp;Kenneth Reinhard&nbsp;is associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA. His fields of research and teaching include the history of critical and aesthetic theory, contemporary critical theory, Jewish studies, and opera. He is co-author of&nbsp;<em>The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis</em>. He also writes performance reviews for&nbsp;<em>Opera Quarterly</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Mix and mingle with like-minded cultural enthusiasts after the program in the Hammer Courtyard at an after party featuring a special DJ set by Showpony and a cash bar.</p> </div> <div id="c10338" class="csc-default csc-typography"> <h1 class="tx-t3site-header-style-default" style="text-align: justify;">THE CREMASTER CYCLE</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Hammer presents a screening of&nbsp;<em>The Cremaster Cycle&nbsp;</em>in its entirety during the week of April 21.&nbsp;<em>The Cremaster Cycle&nbsp;</em>is screened in conjunction with the West Coast premiere of&nbsp;<em>River of Fundament: A Film by Matthew Barney &amp; Jonathan Bepler&nbsp;</em>at UCLA&rsquo;s Royce Hall on Saturday, April 25, presented by Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA).&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Get tickets and more information</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">See the full&nbsp;<em>Cremaster Cycle</em>&nbsp;line-up</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:56:16 +0000 Group Show - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - April 25th 4:38 PM - 7:30 PM <p id="docs-internal-guid-e5adbf46-d03b-77e4-e632-ed52472152d0" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">In conjunction with MOPLA (Month of Photography LA) bG Gallery is excited to present a selection of historic and contemporary master artists exploring the conversation between inner subject and outer environment.</p> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:55:06 +0000 Matthew Barney - Hammer Museum - April 21st - April 23rd <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">The Hammer presents Matthew Barney&rsquo;s epic masterwork&nbsp;<em>The Cremaster Cycle,&nbsp;</em>screened in its entirety over the course of several days. With near cult status in the art world,&nbsp;<em>The Cremaster Cycle&nbsp;</em>is an evocation of the creative process by Barney, a sculptor and performance artist and arguably one of the most important artists of his generation. Visually arresting and often disturbing,&nbsp;<em>The Cremaster Cycle&nbsp;</em>is a grand mixture of history, mythology, and autobiography exploring the creation of form. Each of the five films is projected on 35mm film, and presented in the order of its making.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Cremaster Cycle&nbsp;</em>is screened in conjunction with the West Coast premiere of&nbsp;<em>River of Fundament: A Film by Matthew Barney &amp; Jonathan Bepler&nbsp;</em>at UCLA&rsquo;s Royce Hall on Saturday, April 25, presented by Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA). Click&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;for tickets and more information.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">APRIL 21 - 23, 7:30 pm</p> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:54:11 +0000 - Wallspace - April 21st - May 3rd <p class="p1">London Transplants&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Wallspace LA</a>&nbsp;are pleased to announce their participation in the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">2015 Britweek LA</a>&nbsp;program with a group show aptly titled "<a href="" rel="nofollow">London Transplants 2015</a>".</p> <p class="p1">The show, which runs from April 21-May 3, 2015, with a reception Saturday 25th April from 7-10pm, will be a unique offering from UAL alumni &ndash;&nbsp;transplants from England and&nbsp;Europe who work in&nbsp;diverse fields, including the fashion and textile industries, contemporary art, film and animation, product and graphic design&nbsp;and&nbsp;have made Los Angeles their home.</p> <p class="p1">On the surface, LA&nbsp;and London seem to have little in common outside a shared language, and those moving to the city&nbsp;can experience a culture shock. Leaving Europe behind,&nbsp;the London Transplants&nbsp;swapped rain for sun, public transport for freeways and cars, and history for Manifest Destiny. "<a href="" rel="nofollow">London Transplants 2015</a>"&nbsp;will showcase&nbsp;artists who have been in LA&nbsp;for decades and those who have recently arrived to these sunny shores. What is true for all the artists is that the move to LA has encouraged an evolution, even a revolution, in the creation of their&nbsp;work.</p> <p class="p1">It is well know that artists such as David Hockney blazed a trail for ex-pats who, like him, moved west to experience the light, the openness, the newness and the&nbsp;nowness&nbsp;of Southern California.&nbsp;Freed from the traditions and institutions of older cities and artistic tradition, the "blue-sky<em>"</em>&nbsp;creative climate in LA and its continually developing art scene have&nbsp;allowed for a fresh perspective for expat artists. In presenting "London Transplants 2015"<em>,&nbsp;</em>Wallspace offers a continuation of this legacy and an exciting look at these artists&rsquo; journey in this electrifying city.</p> <p class="p1">Owned and curated by fellow expat Valda Lake, Wallspace is a dynamic gallery that presents art in an unconventional setting with the goal of creating a floor-to-ceiling visceral experience. The gallery represents over 50 emerging and more established LA-based contemporary abstract artists.&nbsp;Valda is excited to be co-producing&nbsp;"<a href="" rel="nofollow">London Transplants 2015</a>"&nbsp;and to host the alumni working in such a variety of interesting fields.</p> <p class="p1">The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">University of the Arts (UAL)</a>&nbsp;is Europe&rsquo;s largest and best known provider of arts education, formed from a conglomerate of internationally renowned art schools such as&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Central Saint Martins</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Chelsea College of Arts</a>, and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">London College of Fashion</a>.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:13:41 +0000 Group Show - Pehrspace in Echo Park - April 20th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><a href="" data-gt="{&quot;entity_id&quot;:&quot;546922718737907&quot;,&quot;entity_path&quot;:&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=546922718737907&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" rel="nofollow">Prism Pipe</a>&nbsp;rings in the *high* holy day of 4/20 with HERBAL ESSENCES, an audiovisual odyssey through Natural Wonder with "Plant, Herb + Nature" themed visuals and a live score by some of LA's finest musicians.&nbsp;<br /><br />We will celebrate all things green with a showcase of GIF and Video Art from international media artists, with our full artist list to be released here on the day of the show.&nbsp;<br /><br />The screening will be live-scored by the delightful chimera of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twin Braids</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-gt="{&quot;entity_id&quot;:&quot;191959737523270&quot;,&quot;entity_path&quot;:&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=191959737523270&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" rel="nofollow">Jon DeRosa</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-gt="{&quot;entity_id&quot;:&quot;1561612344097910&quot;,&quot;entity_path&quot;:&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=1561612344097910&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" rel="nofollow">Electric Sound Bath</a>, who will usher us through this psychedelic journey.&nbsp;<br /><br />For the first time ever, refreshments will be available at the event! (Not of the herbal kind...that's&nbsp;up to you.)<br /><br />Attendees are HIGHLY encouraged to bring yoga mats so that they may experience the piece in relaxation. Tickets are $5, all ages. Doors at 8pm, show begins at 8:30pm, and runs to 10pm.&nbsp;<br /><br />As the evening follows a screening format, attendees are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure entry.&nbsp;<br /><br />Prism Pipe, presented by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Current Sea</a>, is set for the third Monday of every month at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pehrspace</a> 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.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:09:28 +0000 Jennifer Faist - Ruth Bachofner Gallery - April 18th - May 30th <p>Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Faist. There will be a reception for the artist Saturday, April 18, 5 - 7 PM.<br /> <br /> Jennifer Faist creates perfectly smooth, reflective paintings that draw viewers into their vibrant, shimmering depths. While the artist's meticulously crafted work recalls the practices of the Finish Fetish work of the &lsquo;60s, Faist curbs pure materiality and infuses her work with personal resonance. <br /> <br /> Aiming to feminize the Minimalists that she admires, Faist approaches her work with a dedication to material integrity that also holds an emotional core. Alluding to nostalgia and memory, the artist appropriates patterns from clothing with which she associates specific, personal memories. The fabrics Faist uses have been collected over many years, and belong to her or people close to her. The artist renders her chosen textile designs in fine detail and gradually envelopes the original form beneath layers of colored acrylic glazes. Each painting, suspended in resin on thick wood supports, becomes a relic of her past. Having just lost a parent to Alzheimer's disease, she has a particular interest in the process and meaning of recollection.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Our closets are treasure troves of memories,&rdquo; Faist states, &ldquo;and, as every garment is a reminder, every painting of these fabric patterns serves as a memento. The trompe l'oeil patterns buried in the depths of the paintings spark reflection on remnants of the past, but also the shiny surfaces literally reflect fragments of their present surroundings and the viewers themselves.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Jennifer Faist received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She lives and works in Los Angeles.</p> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:27:00 +0000 Group Show - Daniel Rolnik Gallery - April 18th - April 20th <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p><strong>Pacific Stoner Time: Pot in L.A. Weekend</strong> is a collaboration of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Daniel Rolnik Gallery</a> and Pengu Labs, bringing together the best psychedelic and irreverent minds for a 3 day pop-up exhibition. Opening Saturday 4/18, and culminating in a 420 Takeover, Pacific Stoner Time explores the significance of altering your brainwaves and chilling out. <br /><br />Opening Reception 4/18&nbsp;7pm<br />Stoner Time Artist Hangout 4/19&nbsp;4pm<br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sleepaway Camp</a> 420 Takeover 4/20&nbsp;7pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>artists:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jessicka Addams<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Barefoot Lazer Tie-Dye<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Om Bleicher&nbsp;<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dave Bondi<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Kristina Collantes<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Keith Dugas<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Steven Fiche<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Champoy Hate<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Hellen Jo<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Keenan Marshall Keller<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Nora Keyes<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Nicole Killian<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tom Neely<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Beth Pecora<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pengu Labs<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">John Pham<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Adam Roth<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Shaq Jizz<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Malcolm Stewart&nbsp;<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jen Tong<br /></a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tripple U</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><br /></a>Daniel Rolnik Gallery<br />1431 Ocean Ave, Suite 1800, Santa Monica, CA 90401 <strong>Gallery Hours</strong><span style="color: #14130b; font-family: inherit;">: 12-7pm every day </span><span style="color: #14130b; font-family: Arial;"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></span></p> <p><strong> About the event:</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Daniel Rolnik Gallery</a>, run by the "world's most adorable art critic" has teamed up with Pengu Labs: an interactive art/media lab whose members operated <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Home Room</a> &amp; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">L'KEG Gallery</a> (Best of LA 2009). They've assembled their favorite psychedelic and irreverent artists for a 3 day pop-up event that picks up where the Getty's <em>Pacific Standard Time</em> initiative&nbsp;leaves off. Pacific&nbsp;Stoner&nbsp;Time pays tribute to the source of inspiration for many of the world's greatest art pieces: marijuana. After Saturday's opening reception, a collection of the artists will be back in the space for a Sunday afternoon hangout session, swapping stories and slices of pizza. The weekend closes out with a Monday night 420 takeover, curated by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sleepaway Camp</a>, who were lauded by LA Weekly as providing the "wildest Tuesday night you've ever had."</p> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:35:36 +0000 Justin Bower, Valie Export, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Rinus van de Velde - Patrick Painter Inc. - April 25th - May 23rd <p>Patrick Painter, Inc. is pleased to present, &ldquo;Altered States,&rdquo; a group exhibition featuring artwork by Justin Bower, VALIE EXPORT, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger and Rinus Van de Velde. The exhibition will showcase each of the five artists&rsquo; unique vision of an altered reality.</p> <p>In his first exhibition with Patrick Painter, Inc., Justin Bower presents us with deconstructed, somewhat hallucinatory images of pseudo-human faces. Bower&rsquo;s interest lies in the rapid digitization of humanity, and its affect on society at large. Humans function in a world of ubiquitous technological advances, and what Bower calls &ldquo;control society.&rdquo; Coupled with repeated Op Art patterns, Bower&rsquo;s paintings show the destabilization of the figure through the doubling of features - multiple eyes, spliced noses, melting mouths, and expressionist brushwork.</p> <p>Viennese artist VALIE EXPORT has been challenging gender stereotypes and societal constructs in her work since the 1960s. Arguably EXPORT&rsquo;s most iconic work, Action Pants: Genital Panic (1969/2001), stood at the forefront of the European feminist art movement. Inspired by arthouse cinema and auteurism, the image is a photographic documentation of a performance EXPORT did at an experimental theater. EXPORT confronts the viewer with conflicting messages, and turns the traditional art historical image of woman as object on its head.</p> <p>Iconic Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley left behind an enormous body of work that included an array of photographic pieces. From 2001, Black Out (Detroit River) 1-8 consists of eight panels, each showing a different section of the Detroit River. Large portions of each panel are blacked out (due to a camera malfunction), offering only glimpses of what was intended to be a panoramic view. Here Kelley critiqued &ldquo;pop&rdquo; psychology theories such as repressed memory syndrome, and draws a parallel between these obscured portions and the lapses caused by repressed memories.</p> <p>Inspired by a kind of contemporary fiction, Rinus Van de Velde&rsquo;s large, highly rendered charcoal on canvas pieces focus on central characters within a more complex narrative. Here Van de Velde focuses on a fictionalized alter-ego, and his search for a young writer who has gone missing. The drawing and descriptive titles present the artist&rsquo;s fruitless attempt to locate his friend, and his isolation as he draws out the contradictory traces left behind by his disappearance. Van de Velde&rsquo;s work melds art historical precedent and a reinterpretation of the drawing medium.</p> <p>Justin Bower has recently exhibited at UNIX Gallery in New York, and Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. VALIE EXPORT&rsquo;s work is currently on exhibit at Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany. Mike Kelley&rsquo;s work was recently featured in a multi-museum traveling retrospective, and at Skarstedt Gallery in New York. Martin Kippenberger&rsquo;s work was recently exhibited at Galerie Gisela Capitan, Cologne, and Skarstedt Gallery in New York. Rinus Van de Velde has exhibited at major international museums including the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, and has a forthcoming exhibition at SMAK, Ghent.</p> <p>Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 25th from 6-8pm&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:20:03 +0000 Emily Davis Adams, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Mira Schor, Craig Taylor - CB1 Gallery - April 18th - May 30th Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:59:25 +0000 Merion Estes - CB1 Gallery - April 18th - May 30th Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:52:30 +0000 Verena Dengler - Thomas Duncan Gallery - May 1st - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:17:14 +0000 Adrian Ghenie - Mihai Nicodim Gallery - April 18th - June 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Nicodim Gallery is pleased to present our third solo exhibition of new work by Adrian Ghenie, who is representing Romania at the 56th Venice Biennale. The exhibition will be on view from April 18 through June 2, with an opening reception on April 18 from 4-7 pm at our new downtown location.<br /><br />A painting is not a window.<br /><br />Daubing away at an insane asylum in the South of France, Van Gogh could not, in his wildest fever dreams, imagine 'Irises' adorning your aunt&rsquo;s tea towels, nor 'Starry Night' as Venice Beach photo-op mural. Adrian Ghenie smears a gooey brush through a museum full of history, carefully prodding the tenderest parts, the darkest moments. Eugenics and slapstick are equally culled. The ineffability&nbsp;of genocide might be limned by a childhood tchotchke, a &ldquo;good&rdquo; painting of a dictator might be taken as a dare.<br /><br />In the wake of Ceaușescu, Ghenie spackles the lacunae of his formal education at will. Fuck the brush. Instead he favors the palette knife to whip, frost, and smear cultural memory with lived experience. Now and again the unruly swirls of color stop short against the cliff of a stencil&rsquo;s edge, delineating the brim of a hat, the curve of a jacket, the gnarled border of face where an ear should have been. Layer by layer, his paintings incorporate the compromises of vision&mdash;by faulty recollections, by redacted histories, by flawed photo reproductions gazed at by candlelight&mdash;resulting in a polysemy of iconic appropriations.<br /><br />From classic cinema to social media to civic archives, Ghenie jabs his knife. They all bleed mercilessly, but nothing dies that wasn&rsquo;t already a ghost. The freeplay is nudged onward. With a twist of the trowel, he pries off an iconic face and tries it on for size. Hitler takes a pie in the kisser. Sploogy rain begs innuendo.<br /><br />This is not a window. This is life, the wet smack of a body against the edifice of history.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:09:49 +0000 Rob Reynolds - LAXART - April 17th - May 30th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:06:05 +0000