ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Les Biller - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - August 2nd 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><strong>Les Biller</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Q &amp; A&nbsp;with&nbsp;</strong><strong>Molly Barnes</strong></p> <div><strong>Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 3PM</strong><br />at 1923 South Santa Fe Avenue #100, Los Angeles, CA 90021</div> <div>RSVP -&gt;&nbsp;<a href=";body=Please%20RSVP%20me%3A%0A%0A(%20First%20%26%20Last%20Name)%20%2B%20(%200%20)%20Guests%0A%0Afor%20the%20Les%20Biller%20Q%2BA%20w%2FMolly%20Barnes%20on%0A%0ASunday%2C%20August%202%2C%202015%20at%203%3A00PM.%0A%0AThanks." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Parking:</strong><br />Lot available next&nbsp;to/directly south of&nbsp;Gallery on S Santa Fe Ave&nbsp;+ plenty of street parking along&nbsp;side streets 11th St. &amp; 15th St.&nbsp;on weekends.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:02:26 +0000 Robert Glenn Ketchum, Michael Jones - The G2 Gallery - August 11th - September 27th <p>Venice, CA&mdash; On August 11, 2015, The G2 Gallery will premiere Nature LA: Mandalac Gardens, a collection of groundbreaking photographs from the collaborative efforts of Robert Glenn Ketchum and Michael Jones.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Intended to be organic mandalas upon which one can meditate, the images in <em>Mandalac</em> <em>Gardens</em> are derived from Ketchum&rsquo;s vast library of nature, printed with dyes embedded in aluminum sheet, and then the external shape is cut out with a laser-router. This series is, like much of Ketchum&rsquo;s work during its time, on the cutting edge of the photography world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ketchum has been called by <em>American Photo</em> one of the five American Masters of photography and one of the 100 most influential people to shape the environmental movement by <em>Audubon Magazine</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The opening reception for Nature LA: Mandalac Gardens, as well as Andrei Duman and Diversity of California Wetlands, will be held on August 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p>Admission is $10 at the door and includes wine, hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and complimentary valet in front of the gallery. All proceeds from admissions will be donated to Heal the Bay.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>RSVP to</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:47:20 +0000 J.A.W. Cooper - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - August 7th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>J.A.W. Cooper</strong> was born in England and grew up in Kenya, Sweden, Ireland and the United States. A love of drawing and a fascination toward nature, other cultures, and different ways of perceiving the world evolved naturally while travelling the globe with ecologist parents, and these early influences continue to inform Cooper&rsquo;s work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">J.A.W. Cooper&rsquo;s newest series &ldquo;<strong><em>Viscera</em></strong>&rdquo; explores instinct and intuition as the spark of creation, to delight the feral child at our core.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:26:59 +0000 José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - August 7th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Building on the themes of tolerance and acceptance ubiquitous in his work, Rodolfo combines beloved animated characters with pop culture icons and scenes from art history with delirious moments of the domestic and the divine.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Wonder Pop</strong> is the heroic herald of the zeitgeist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Happy Endings are no longer the proprietary dream of fairytale fiction, but even as taboos crumble, social vulnerability reveals a reality hithertofore unseen by the disenfranchised.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">How will fragile situations alter extraordinary beings when notions of sin and suppression have been discarded?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The answer is a heady blend of entertainment, fashion, and excess with a subversive sprinkle of magical kitsch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Come celebrate the age of equality with <strong>Wonder Pop</strong>!</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:23:21 +0000 Sune Woods - Commonwealth and Council - September 19th - October 17th Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:18:34 +0000 Anne Walsh - Commonwealth and Council - September 19th - October 17th Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:18:34 +0000 David Kelley - Commonwealth and Council - September 19th - October 17th Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:18:21 +0000 Group Show - Human Resources - August 2nd - August 23rd Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:11:45 +0000 Jan Albers, Fiona Connor, Philippe Parreno, John Reynolds, Jessica Stockholder, Superflex, Diana Thater - 1301PE - July 25th - August 29th Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:09:25 +0000 Jenni Olson - Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - August 2nd 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>Los Angeles Filmforum presents </strong></p> <p><strong>The Royal Road, by Jenni Olson</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>Sunday Aug 2, 2015, 7:30 pm </strong></strong></p> <p><strong>At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028</strong></p> <p>Filmmaker Jenni Olson in person!</p> <p>&ldquo;A breathtaking cinematic essay&hellip;a masterpiece.&rdquo;<strong>&mdash; </strong>Sam Fragoso, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Roger</a></p> <p>&ldquo;A beguiling meditation&hellip;.serenely accomplished.&rdquo; &mdash; Dennis Harvey, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Variety</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From acclaimed filmmaker Jenni Olson, THE ROYAL ROAD is a stunning feature-length cinematic essay that offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity, the quest for unattainable women, and Alfred Hitchcock&rsquo;s <em>Vertigo</em>&mdash;all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.</p> <p>For more event information: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>, or 323-377-7238&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.&nbsp; Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> or at the door.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Screening</span></p> <p><strong><em>The Royal Road</em></strong> (2015, USA, 16mm/HD, color, 65 minutes)</p> <p>Jenni Olson, Writer-Director-Voiceover; Sophie Constantinou, Cinematographer; Dawn Logsdon, Editor; Jim Lively, Sound; Julie Dorf, Producer</p> <p>A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, <em>The Royal Road</em> offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock's <em>Vertigo</em> &mdash; all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California&nbsp; landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.</p> <p>I strive in my films to achieve a combination of essayistic personal reflection,&nbsp; romanticized fictional narrative, the sharing of lesser-known histories &mdash; all&nbsp; against a backdrop of carefully composed urban landscape images. Deceptively simple California urban landscapes serve as the framework for the film's lyrically-written voiceover which combines rigorous historical research with a stream-of-consciousness personal monologue and relates these seemingly disparate stories from an intimate, colloquial perspective to tell a one-of-a-kind California tale. Shot on 16mm film and contemplatively crafted of long takes, <em>The Royal Road</em> is a film about landscapes and desire, memory and history - and the stories we tell.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jenni Olson</strong> is one of the world's leading experts on LGBT cinema history and is currently VP of e-commerce at Her debut feature film, <em>The Joy of Life</em>, world premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play a pivotal role in renewing debate about the need for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as earning the 2005 Outfest Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement and the 2005 NewFest Award for Best U.S. Screenplay. Jenni&rsquo;s most recent short film, 575 Castro St. premiered at Sundance and the Berlin Panorama in 2009. Commissioned for the release of Gus Van Sant&rsquo;s <em>Milk</em>, the film can still be seen online at the Milk website, on the Sundance YouTube Screening Room page, and in a permanent installation at 575 Castro Street (home of the Human Rights Campaign Action Center &amp; Store).</p> <p>In 1995 Jenni was one of the founders of where she established the massive queer film industry resource, PopcornQ and pioneered the first online showcase for LGBT short films (the PlanetOut Online Cinema). More recently she co-founded the first global LGBT streaming movie platform, She is on many advisory boards including the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, and Canyon Cinema. She is also on the board of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and is very proud to be the co-founder of the legendary Queer Brunch at Sundance. She frequently serves as an advisor to filmmakers and is currently a consultant on Deb Shoval&rsquo;s new lesbian feature, AWOL (now in pre-production).</p> <p>As a film collector and archivist Jenni&rsquo;s historical movie trailer programs (including the ever-popular: Homo Promo, which is now available on DVD) have been shown at film festivals around the world, as have her many short films and videos. In addition to her vast curatorial experience (including stints at the Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Francisco LGBT Film Festivals) Jenni has written extensively about LGBT film since 1985 for publications too numerous to mention.</p> <p>---------------<br /> This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; Bloomberg Philanthropies; and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.</p> <p>Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation.&nbsp; 2015 is our 40<sup>th</sup> year.</p> <p>Memberships available, $70 single, $115 dual, or $50 single student</p> <p>Contact us at</p> <p>Find us online at</p> <p>Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LosAngFilmforum!</p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:49:49 +0000 Adam Linder - 356 Mission - July 25th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:58:03 +0000 - Various Small Fires - August 6th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us&nbsp;for&nbsp;<a href=";id=0537c05c57&amp;e=725de708a3" target="_blank"><strong>Subject To Change</strong>,</a>&nbsp;a VSF panel discussion&nbsp;<strong>Thursday,&nbsp;August 6th,&nbsp;7:30pm</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>Andrea Fraser<br />Amelia Jones<br />Vanessa Place</strong><br /><strong>Hamza Walker</strong><br /><br />Moderated by&nbsp;<strong>Esther Kim Varet</strong><br /><br />Panelists discuss the role of the artists, curators, and critics&nbsp;in addressing work that escapes its intended institutional frame, and the question of the unforseen audience response.&nbsp;Art is always site-specific, even if that site is the general site of the gallery. If artists are responsible for the representations of their art and curators responsible for its framing, and critics for its external contextualization, what becomes of these responsibilities when art generates an unanticipated response? What happens when a work&rsquo;s context, and arguably, content, shifts because of unrelated current events or its reception by a more general (non-art) public? In the age of social media and the involuntary archive, can art ever remain within the field of art?<br /><br />This panel has been organized in conjunction with VSF's&nbsp;current exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Slick &amp;&nbsp;The Sticky</em>.&nbsp;</a></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:54:39 +0000 Luis E. Camejo - ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7 - July 25th - August 15th <div style="text-align: justify;">ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present Habana Cool - an exhibition of paintings by Cuban artist Luis E. Camejo. Depicted in vast dimension, Camejo captures the sultry and nocturnal cosmopolitan life of Havana. In Camejo's eye, the city is dripping, moving and resonating the heat of Cuban life. Pre-revolutionary cars scream through puddles, the skies, the horizon, the cement pavement merge into one, and the pedestrians blur into the urban landscape.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Curated by LA art impresario Adolfo V Nodal, this exhibition brings the latest paintings by the artist to Santa Monica. Some of his new themes depict the ever changing city and new images that are the result of an expanded crop of visitors from the US and elsewhere.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">"...Luis Camejo has consistently captured city life in Havana in all its gritty, humid and bright splendor. Havana has often been compared to Paris and for good reason. The city has its own breathtaking vistas and bohemian culture. Camejo sees the city exactly how you see it and shows you what it looks like in your dreams..." said Adolfo V. Nodal.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Habana Cool brings Havana movement to the Santa Monica summer. The artist will be present at the exhibition's opening night July 25th.</div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:50:42 +0000 Shana Lutker - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects - July 25th 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <p>Artist's lecture on the Surrealist fistfight at the Banquet of Saint-Pol-Roux on July 2 1925.</p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:47:47 +0000 Tamara Henderson - China Art Objects Galleries - July 25th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="center">Week 7, now on view:&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Tamara Henderson,&nbsp;<em>The Scarecrow's Holiday</em></strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">And on<strong>&nbsp;Saturday July 25th from 6-8pm,</strong></p> <div align="center">please join us for a talk by writer&nbsp;<strong>Alexander Keefe&nbsp;</strong>on dancer&nbsp;<strong>Viola Farber,</strong></div> <p align="center">with a partial screening of Merce Cunningham's&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><em>Crises&nbsp;</em>(1961)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On week seven, Tamara Henderson introduces a new sculpture, a scarecrow, a decoy.&nbsp;A large figure, mid-motion, part-human part-architecture, a totem extending into the exhibition.&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">Alongside it's entrance, on Saturday July 25th, writer Alexander Keefe will give a public talk on Merce Cunningham company dancer (and Black Mountain College student) Viola Farber, accompanied by screened excepts of her films and performances. This talk will focus on&nbsp;<em>Crises</em>, a tense tangle of a dance, choreographed by Cunningham in 1960 and performed with Farber.&nbsp;In 1961 this piece was translated into film by Helen Priest Rogers, co-founder of the Dance Notation Bureau and a compelling figure important to any discussion of dance on film, as well as the history of attempts at "preserving" dance (via notation, film and photography). Lastly, sometime between 1960 and 1961, Jasper Johns produced a mysterious painting titled&nbsp;<em>Portrait - Viola Farber</em>, one which, we might suppose, is his own translation of the physical, emotional and creative knot that Viola Farber found herself at the center of, as a dancer and a witness.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;And so, through&nbsp;<em>Crises&nbsp;</em>(the dance, the film, the painting) and Farber's story, Keefe's talk will bring up the question of how much of a dance (and a time) can be captured or preserved, if any, and what does it mean to flatten dance onto a screen (or a painting), to steal its temporality?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">--</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tamara Henderson</strong>&nbsp;is an artist based in Vancouver with recent solo shows at the ICA Philadelphia, the&nbsp;Konsthalle Stavenger in Norway and Rodeo Gallery in London. Later this year, she is will be a participating artist to the&nbsp;Glasgow International in Glasgow, Scotland. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Alexander Keefe,</strong>&nbsp;a freelance writer based in Claremont CA, writes about art, media, aesthetics and Indology for Bidoun, East of Borneo, and others. Recent articles include "Lord of the Drone: Pandit Pran Nath and the American Underground" in&nbsp;Bidoun&nbsp;20, "Whirling in the West" in&nbsp;Bidoun&nbsp;23, and "Aleph-Null" in&nbsp;Bidoun&nbsp;27. Keefe studied Sanskrit and Indian studies at Harvard University and was an assistant professor at Ohio University. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">--&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ps: This is Week 7 of a summer-long exhibition, This Sentence, whose artists and ideas are accumulating. The exhibition will run from&nbsp;June 6th to August 22nd. It is organized by Public Fiction at China Art Objects and will present the work of (in order of appearance): Becket Flannery, Gregory Kalliche, Sascha Braunig, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Emily Mast, Ryan Gander, Tamara Henderson, Helen Marten and Pascual Sisto.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As well as a program of screenings including: John Smith, Merce Cunningham, Sophia Al-Maria, Charles Atlas,&nbsp;Ericka Beckman, Derek Boshier, Joan Jonas, Ohad Fishof, Tzion Abraham Hazan, Babette Mangolte, Sara Magenheimer, Rashaad Newsome, Shahryar Nashat, A. Michael Noll, Martine Syms, and a few more to be announced soon... There will be performances staged by Ryan Gander, and Adam Linder, as well as a conversation with writer Alexander Keefe.</p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:42:26 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - July 18th - September 8th <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: medium;">In the Main Gallery, MOAH is showcasing The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys, guest curated by Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management &amp; PR. This exhibition will feature the top artists and brands that have come to define this art movement over the past twenty years and will spotlight the influential history of Art Toys. More than 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers will be included in this exhibition. Artists include: Gary Baseman, Luke Chueh, Tristan Eaton, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Buff Monster, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Mark Ryden, Greg (CRAOLA) Simkins, and more. Stores/brands include: Circus Posterus/Stranger Factory, DKE Toys, Giant Robot, Meltdown, Munky King, Necessary Toy Foundation, Pretty In Plastic, Silent Stage Gallery, Soap Super 7, 3D Retro, and Toy Art Gallery. In conjunction, MOAH will be transforming the first floor Vault Gallery into Collect: Art Toys and Prints, a specialized store offering limited edition collectables.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:56:46 +0000