ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - West Los Angeles College Art Gallery - June 11th - July 11th <p>Metamorphosis of Japan After the War: 1945-1964&nbsp;<br /><br />Ken Domon&nbsp;<br />Hiroshi Hamaya&nbsp;<br />Tadahiko Hayashi&nbsp;<br />Eikoh Hosoe<br />Yasuhiro Ishimoto&nbsp;<br />Kikuji Kawada&nbsp;<br />Ihei Kimura&nbsp;<br />Shigeichi Nagano<br />Ikko Narahara&nbsp;<br />Takeyoshi Tanuma&nbsp;<br />Shomei Tomatsu&nbsp;<br /><br />opening reception<br />JUNE 11, 2015 from 7:30 to 9pm<br /><br />exhibition runs<br />JUNE 12 - JULY 11, 2015 from 12 to 6pm (Tues through Sat)<br /><br />Free Admission<br /><br />West Los Angeles College Art Gallery&nbsp;<br />9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230<br /><br />organized by The Japan Foundation&nbsp;<br />co-presented by West Los Angeles College and Kio Griffith (ARTRA / TYPE)<br /><br />. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .&nbsp;<br /><br />In 1945, postwar Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation, and, in the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power. These two decades constituted a period truly brimming with creative energy&mdash;a time in which democratization led to the restoration of vitality through free photographic expression and in which new talent pioneered postwar photography.<br /><br />This exhibition is an international traveling exhibition refashioned from the "Japan: A Self-Portrait, Photographs 1945-1964" exhibition that toured Setagaya Art Museum, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, and other Japanese venues to much acclaim. Looking back on this turbulent period that followed the war, it exhibits 123 black-and-white photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography arranged into three sections&mdash;"The Aftermath of War," "Between Tradition and Modernity," and "Towards a New Japan." Rather than being ordered by period and author, these photographs seem at first glance to be casually arranged, but the sequence provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era. This exhibition was put together by Marc Feustel, a young researcher of Japanese photographic history now living in Paris, and Tsuguo Tada, editor of the Japanese version of Japan: A Self-Portrait, Photographs 1945-1964 (published in Japanese by Iwanami Shoten), and originally produced for exhibition outside Japan. As a result, one of its special features is the fact that it includes the perspective of someone who is not Japanese and who never directly experienced Japan in the postwar period.&nbsp;<br /><br />for more information:<br /><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jflalc.org%2F&amp;h=sAQEiY28-&amp;enc=AZOVkUa31Qt17cUeTvyWZMYrz7BR8kOddFvXwJ-eEHgzy9Rf8aZ3Eeb4VFUNepFHDFs&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.jflalc.org</a></p> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:56:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - West Los Angeles College Art Gallery - June 11th - July 11th <p>Metamorphosis of Japan After the War: 1945-1964&nbsp;<br /><br />Ken Domon&nbsp;<br />Hiroshi Hamaya&nbsp;<br />Tadahiko Hayashi&nbsp;<br />Eikoh Hosoe<br />Yasuhiro Ishimoto&nbsp;<br />Kikuji Kawada&nbsp;<br />Ihei Kimura&nbsp;<br />Shigeichi Nagano<br />Ikko Narahara&nbsp;<br />Takeyoshi Tanuma&nbsp;<br />Shomei Tomatsu&nbsp;<br /><br />opening reception<br />JUNE 11, 2015 from 7:30 to 9pm<br /><br />exhibition runs<br />JUNE 12 - JULY 11, 2015 from 12 to 6pm (Tues through Sat)<br /><br />Free Admission<br /><br />West Los Angeles College Art Gallery&nbsp;<br />9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230<br /><br />organized by The Japan Foundation&nbsp;<br />co-presented by West Los Angeles College and Kio Griffith (ARTRA / TYPE)<br /><br />. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .&nbsp;<br /><br />In 1945, postwar Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation, and, in the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power. These two decades constituted a period truly brimming with creative energy&mdash;a time in which democratization led to the restoration of vitality through free photographic expression and in which new talent pioneered postwar photography.<br /><br />This exhibition is an international traveling exhibition refashioned from the "Japan: A Self-Portrait, Photographs 1945-1964" exhibition that toured Setagaya Art Museum, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, and other Japanese venues to much acclaim. Looking back on this turbulent period that followed the war, it exhibits 123 black-and-white photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography arranged into three sections&mdash;"The Aftermath of War," "Between Tradition and Modernity," and "Towards a New Japan." Rather than being ordered by period and author, these photographs seem at first glance to be casually arranged, but the sequence provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era. This exhibition was put together by Marc Feustel, a young researcher of Japanese photographic history now living in Paris, and Tsuguo Tada, editor of the Japanese version of Japan: A Self-Portrait, Photographs 1945-1964 (published in Japanese by Iwanami Shoten), and originally produced for exhibition outside Japan. As a result, one of its special features is the fact that it includes the perspective of someone who is not Japanese and who never directly experienced Japan in the postwar period.&nbsp;<br /><br />for more information:<br /><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jflalc.org%2F&amp;h=sAQEiY28-&amp;enc=AZOVkUa31Qt17cUeTvyWZMYrz7BR8kOddFvXwJ-eEHgzy9Rf8aZ3Eeb4VFUNepFHDFs&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.jflalc.org</a></p> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:49:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - West Los Angeles College Art Gallery - June 11th - July 11th <p>Metamorphosis of Japan After the War: 1945-1964&nbsp;<br /><br />Ken Domon&nbsp;<br />Hiroshi Hamaya&nbsp;<br />Tadahiko Hayashi&nbsp;<br />Eikoh Hosoe<br />Yasuhiro Ishimoto&nbsp;<br />Kikuji Kawada&nbsp;<br />Ihei Kimura&nbsp;<br />Shigeichi Nagano<br />Ikko Narahara&nbsp;<br />Takeyoshi Tanuma&nbsp;<br />Shomei Tomatsu&nbsp;<br /><br />opening reception<br />JUNE 11, 2015 from 7:30 to 9pm<br /><br />exhibition runs<br />JUNE 12 - JULY 11, 2015 from 12 to 6pm (Tues through Sat)<br /><br />Free Admission<br /><br />West Los Angeles College Art Gallery&nbsp;<br />9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230<br /><br />organized by The Japan Foundation&nbsp;<br />co-presented by West Los Angeles College and Kio Griffith (ARTRA / TYPE)<br /><br />. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .&nbsp;<br /><br />In 1945, postwar Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation, and, in the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power. These two decades constituted a period truly brimming with creative energy&mdash;a time in which democratization led to the restoration of vitality through free photographic expression and in which new talent pioneered postwar photography.<br /><br />This exhibition is an international traveling exhibition refashioned from the "Japan: A Self-Portrait, Photographs 1945-1964" exhibition that toured Setagaya Art Museum, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, and other Japanese venues to much acclaim. Looking back on this turbulent period that followed the war, it exhibits 123 black-and-white photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography arranged into three sections&mdash;"The Aftermath of War," "Between Tradition and Modernity," and "Towards a New Japan." Rather than being ordered by period and author, these photographs seem at first glance to be casually arranged, but the sequence provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era. This exhibition was put together by Marc Feustel, a young researcher of Japanese photographic history now living in Paris, and Tsuguo Tada, editor of the Japanese version of Japan: A Self-Portrait, Photographs 1945-1964 (published in Japanese by Iwanami Shoten), and originally produced for exhibition outside Japan. As a result, one of its special features is the fact that it includes the perspective of someone who is not Japanese and who never directly experienced Japan in the postwar period.&nbsp;<br /><br />for more information:<br /><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jflalc.org%2F&amp;h=sAQEiY28-&amp;enc=AZOVkUa31Qt17cUeTvyWZMYrz7BR8kOddFvXwJ-eEHgzy9Rf8aZ3Eeb4VFUNepFHDFs&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.jflalc.org</a></p> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:45:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Regen Projects (West Hollywood) - July 2nd - August 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">Regen Projects is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Lovely Dark</em>, a selection of recent works by Yale University&rsquo;s 2015 MFA Photography Program graduates, curated by Jack Pierson. The ten artists in this exhibition &ndash; David Alekhougie, Zak Arctander, Quinn Gorbutt, Isabel Magowan, Sarah Meyohas, Elle Perez, Bryson Rand, David Soffa, Ilona Szwarc, and Annie Thornton &ndash; work across a variety of media, ideas and techniques brought together by a shared interest in the photographic image. Collage and construction co-exist with the carefully observed, found, staged, lit, and exposed. The artists in this exhibition make artworks in and about the worlds in which they live, always open to the surprises and possibilities of the medium of photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hilton Als&rsquo; statement about Diane Arbus in the exhibition catalogue&rsquo;s essay is fitting: &lsquo;you were different than [Robert] Frank and [Garry] Winogrand and the others you&rsquo;re sometimes lumped in with because you weren&rsquo;t treating the image as a kind of journalism, but the record of fantasy&mdash;of magic&mdash;ground through the glass of the real. Shaping metaphors out of the real is the work of an artist, or those artists who know there&rsquo;s something better on the other side of daydreaming.&rsquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the course of two years at the School of Art, the artists in this exhibition have been guided, critiqued, and in conversation with a panel of critics as equally varied and rigorous in scope as the approaches to art making represented in the show. Faculty members Gregory Crewdson and John Pilson; and visiting artists Laurie Simmons, Richard Prince, Roni Horn, Lorna Simpson, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Collier Schorr, and Jack Pierson, among them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Accompanying the exhibition is a limited-edition catalogue featuring a text by&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker</em>&nbsp;critic Hilton Als.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An opening reception and book launch will be held on Thursday, July 2, from&nbsp;6:00&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;8:00 pm. A performance by Sarah Meyohas will take place during the opening reception, starting at&nbsp;7:15 pm.</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:56:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jeffrey Milstein - Kopeikin Gallery - July 18th - August 29th Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:09:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Candice Lin - 18th Street Arts Center - August 8th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Los-Angeles based artist Candice Lin continues her research into the historical and contemporary use of plants in medicine, cultural objects, food, consciousness-research, and foraging practices in the Artist Lab. This exploration, ongoing from her past work, questions how socio-political interests engage with power, circulating within language and form in the specific contexts of gendered relationships to technology, nature, food, and domesticity. Lin explores the gendered and racialized figure of the healer, herb-woman, or witch, and the role of botany in relationship to empire and colonialism. She considers historical figures, such as the eighteenth-century explorer Jeanne Baret, as well as narrative characters, like Sycorax, the mother Caliban in Shakespeare&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Tempest</em>. All are connected to legacies of imperialism and revolution. She traces the inheritances of these systems in botanical nomenclature and in scientific taxonomies to look at how contemporary hierarchies define and order gender, animacy, and different types of life forms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the second half of her residency, Lin will collaborate with artist Patrick Staff. Together, they will be investigating the hormonal properties of plants and their synthesis within the human body. Their research will concern phyto-hormones with which they will make a variety of substances including a natural testosterone salve harvested from local pine pollen and sculptural works that will form the basis for a film set, within which the artists will document performative actions regarding the ingestion and constitution of such substances. Lin&rsquo;s and Staff&rsquo;s collaboration will incorporate foraging and herbal medicine to examine the intersections of technologies of the body, bio-political subjectivity, and contemporary formulations of gender and sexuality, which also form the basis of Lin&rsquo;s other plant-based research project in the Artist Lab.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Candice Lin&rsquo;s Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the California Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.</em></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:56:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Candice Lin - 18th Street Arts Center - July 13th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Los-Angeles based artist Candice Lin continues her research into the historical and contemporary use of plants in medicine, cultural objects, food, consciousness-research, and foraging practices in the Artist Lab. This exploration, ongoing from her past work, questions how socio-political interests engage with power, circulating within language and form in the specific contexts of gendered relationships to technology, nature, food, and domesticity. Lin explores the gendered and racialized figure of the healer, herb-woman, or witch, and the role of botany in relationship to empire and colonialism. She considers historical figures, such as the eighteenth-century explorer Jeanne Baret, as well as narrative characters, like Sycorax, the mother Caliban in Shakespeare&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Tempest</em>. All are connected to legacies of imperialism and revolution. She traces the inheritances of these systems in botanical nomenclature and in scientific taxonomies to look at how contemporary hierarchies define and order gender, animacy, and different types of life forms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the second half of her residency, Lin will collaborate with artist Patrick Staff. Together, they will be investigating the hormonal properties of plants and their synthesis within the human body. Their research will concern phyto-hormones with which they will make a variety of substances including a natural testosterone salve harvested from local pine pollen and sculptural works that will form the basis for a film set, within which the artists will document performative actions regarding the ingestion and constitution of such substances. Lin&rsquo;s and Staff&rsquo;s collaboration will incorporate foraging and herbal medicine to examine the intersections of technologies of the body, bio-political subjectivity, and contemporary formulations of gender and sexuality, which also form the basis of Lin&rsquo;s other plant-based research project in the Artist Lab.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Candice Lin&rsquo;s Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the California Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.</em></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:55:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Chih-Chien Chen - 18th Street Arts Center - July 13th - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Taipei, Taiwan based artist Chih-Chien Chen, realized with the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles. Presented in conjunction with a three-month residency supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, the artist will exhibit an installation of&nbsp; interactive video works, one of which will be made on-site. The new work will echo his previous video&nbsp;<em>Flowing Pride: Ripple</em>, extending the motif of the Bougainvillea flower.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chih-Chien Chen&rsquo;s works focus on the theme of &ldquo;time&rdquo;, documenting the city as the spatial embodiment of time&rsquo;s passage. These works attempt to describe the process of positioning oneself in a city through fragments of visual memory. In this space of memory, the climate is hazy, and the viewpoint is vertical. From an airborne position, the artist employs habitual methods of observation. By intentionally allowing for physical metamorphosis, the artworks come to represent the artist&rsquo;s thinking space. Each succession of images is arranged vertically with a constant distance maintained between each object shown, and the positions between the layers of imagery are readjusted according to oscillations dictated by the strength of currents. Under these conditions, space changes, with time twisting the third dimension. Using commonplace mechanical devices, Chen describes a logical drift: the experience of being lost in thought, tracing a d&eacute;rive through the urban landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chih-Chien Chen is a Taipei, Taiwan based digital artist whose work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan and in international exhibitions throughout Europe and Asia. Chen is a graduate of Tunghai University Department of Landscape Architecture and Taipei National University of the Arts Graduate School of Arts and Technology. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Chen is a member of the digital art collective LuxuryLogico. He has had solo exhibitions at IT PARK Gallery and Galerie Grand Siecle in Taipei, and participated in group exhibitions at Centro Centro, Madrid; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Hong Kong Museum of Art; and Seoul International NewMedia Festival. With LuxuryLogico, his work has appeared at Treignac Project, France; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney; and at the 2014 Asia Triennial Manchester.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This exhibition receives generous support from the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan. 18th Street Arts Center has collaborated with these partners since 1999, fostering cultural exchange by hosting two Taiwanese visiting artists annually.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Opening Reception during Champagne Social:</strong>Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11AM-3PM</em></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:54:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kate Johnson - 18th Street Arts Center - July 11th 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">18th Street Arts Center proudly presents award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson&rsquo;s latest work&nbsp;<em>EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN</em>&nbsp;at Bergamot Station on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Enveloping the buildings of historic Bergamot Station Art Center in light, shadows, and video projections, Johnson transforms the art campus into a single art installation in collaboration with site-specific contemporary dance by Pennington Dance Group and light installation art by Greg Christy. Through projections and light on a main wall and throughout the campus, the work aims to explore connections between the individual identities of the galleries and artists at Bergamot Art Center as a unified space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kate Johnson&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN</em>&nbsp;is the third in a series of artist interventions aimed at calling attention to the community of cultural organizations and commercial galleries at Bergamot Station. With the impending arrival of the EXPO light rail in Santa Monica and the construction of the Bergamot Station train platform, the City of Santa Monica and Bergamot Station Gallery &amp; Cultural Association (BSGCA) find creative ways to make the public aware that the Arts Center is still open for business and as vibrant as ever.<em>EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN&nbsp;</em>and other forthcoming projects are made possible by an&nbsp;<em>Our Town&nbsp;</em>grant from the National Endowment for the Arts awarded to City of Santa Monica. To implement the grant, the City works in partnership with Bergamot Ltd., 18th Street Arts Center, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and BSGCA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kate Johnson</strong>&nbsp;is an award-winning filmmaker, video artist, and Assistant Professor at Otis College of Art &amp; Design. Her collaborative works have been shown at the Cannes and LA Film Festivals, and MoMA NY, among others. She has collaborated throughout her career with dance companies, creating video art for live performances. Her current, Emmy-nominated film,&nbsp;<em>Mia, A Dancer&rsquo;s Journey</em>, is a feature-length documentary she co-directed and co-produced about the life of celebrated ballerina, Mia Slavenska. It premiered at Lincoln Center and was broadcast over 200 PBS stations throughout the US.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>John Pennington</strong>, the&nbsp;Artistic Director&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Pennington Dance Group, enjoyed a 14-year career with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company as a performer and master teacher.&nbsp;He then went on to be an independent choreographer and educator before establishing his own award-winning dance group in 2000.&nbsp;Most recently, his oral history essay was featured in&nbsp;<em>When Men Dance: Choreographing Dance Across Borders</em>, published by Oxford University Press.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Greg Christy</strong>&nbsp;is a multiple award-winning lighting designer and technical director who has created singular designs and lighting installations for events throughout the US and internationally.&nbsp;&nbsp;His work has painted light onto many surfaces from theaters to buildings to entire city blocks.&nbsp;His work has been seen on live television broadcasts and at venues including The Getty, LACMA, and MOCA, as well as with musical artists including Sir Elton John, Santana, and The Black Eyed Peas.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lili Haydn</strong>&nbsp;Rolling Stone called her music &ldquo;fiery and virtuosic&hellip;&rdquo; &nbsp;&nbsp;George Clinton called her &ldquo;the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.&rdquo;&nbsp;Lili Haydn has released four critically acclaimed recordings as a solo artist.&nbsp; Lili (Atlantic Records), Light Blue Sun (BMG Music), Place Between Places (Nettwerk Music Group), which was a favorite on NPR, praising it as &ldquo;A mix of neo-psychedelic flower child and rock star virtuoso&hellip;Heifetz meet Hendrix,&rdquo; &nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>LiliLand</em>, released in late 2014, with its single, Sea of Gold reaching commercial radio success.&nbsp;Lili is also known for her legendary collaborations; she has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Josh Groban, Seal, Cyndi Lauper, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and George Clinton&rsquo;s &nbsp;P-Funk All Stars to name a few.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br />Kate Crash and Michael Maio</strong>&nbsp;(Soundscape DJ &amp; Music) are composers, producers, and songwriters.&nbsp; They are most known for their band&nbsp;KateCrash&nbsp;&amp; the UFO Club.&nbsp; Their current projects include: directing and composing score for the films &ldquo;Messiah of Dogs&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Lost Suicide Ballads of Honey and Thunder&rdquo;; co-songwriting and producing an EP for Malik the Freq Moore; &nbsp;songwriting and co-producing an album with Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave, PIL) for George Martins label Grand Master. Crash&rsquo;s first novel, &ldquo;Plush&rdquo; was published in 2013.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Victoria Looseleaf&nbsp;</strong>(spoken word)&nbsp;Victoria Looseleaf is an award-winning international arts journalist who covers the visual and performing arts around the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;A freelancer for the L.A. Times since 1996, Looseleaf also writes for Performances Magazine, KCET Artbound, Artillery magazine and Fjord Review, among other outlets.&nbsp;&nbsp;In addition, Looseleaf has written for the New York Times and has had her poetry and short fiction published in books including the anthology, &ldquo;Gen F&rdquo; and &ldquo;A Looseleaf Notebook, Vol. 1&rdquo; (Bombshelter Press). After creating/producing/hosting the cable access television show, &ldquo;The Looseleaf Report,&rdquo; which aired in L.A. and New York for 22 years, she currently maintains a blog of the same name.&nbsp;&nbsp;Looseleaf&rsquo;s motto is: &lsquo;Have Pen Will Travel.&rsquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kate Johnson | Concept and Video Art</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>In association with 18th Street Arts Center, Bergamot Station, and the City of Santa Monica, this project was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Collaborating Artists:<br />Greg Christy<br />Pennington Dance Group</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Guest Artists:<br />Lili Haydn and her band:<br />Itai Disraeli<br />Trevor Steer<br />Steve Postel<br />Gabriel Rowland<br />with guest Norton Wisdom (live painter)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kate Crash &amp; the UFO Club<br />with Michael Maio and Nikolitsa Boutieros</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Michael Intriere (solo cellist)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Victoria Looseleaf (spoken word)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Improvisational Dancers:<br />Ariana Gallestegui<br />Robert Whidbee &amp; Roberta Wolin-Tupas (R Dance Company)<br />Jessica Pusateri<br />Jennifer Bulger<br />Joshua Bergeron<br />Diane Takemine-Shigekawa</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pennington Dance Group:<br />John Pennington, choreographer</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dancers:<br />Danae McWatt<br />Li Rothermich<br />Annalee Traylor<br />Edwin Siguenza<br />Tom Tsai<br />Michael Szanyi<br />Francesca Jandasek</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This piece is further supported by Brite Ideas, Inc., who is generously providing equipment and technical direction.</em></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:51:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - M+B - July 11th - August 29th <p align="justify"><strong>M+B</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Russian Doll</em>, which opens Saturday, July 11 and will be on view through August 29, 2015. An opening reception will be held on&nbsp;Saturday, July 11&nbsp;from 6 - 8 pm.</p> <p align="justify"><span style="text-align: left;">This exhibition presents a broad view of contemporary art strategies, using the conceit of nesting dolls to explore how others&rsquo; ideas are transmuted into one's own work. Rather than attempting to draw direct relationships between practices, the show deals in variations and multitudes, in the unexpected connections and overlaps found in the work of M+B artists and the artists they have each invited to participate. From video animations that question the indexical nature of photography, to sculptures that navigate the shifting relationship between form and image; in photographs that investigate subjectivity and visual pleasure, and paintings where the mark is translated through multiple processes, the show explores the various approaches and commonalities that can arise in current practices and in relation to art historical precedents.&nbsp;</span><em style="text-align: left;">Russian Doll&nbsp;</em><span style="text-align: left;">offers the opportunity to consider generative possibilities &mdash; of the way in which relationships between artists can allow for an embeddedness of works within works.</span></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:53:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Abdul Mazid - Shoshana Wayne Gallery - July 11th - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Observations in Nature</em>&nbsp;by Abdul Mazid.&nbsp; This is the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with the gallery.&nbsp; Comprised of sculpture and painting, this body of work continues Mazid&rsquo;s exploration of global economies, wealth accumulation, power dynamics, and structures of value.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>Observations in Nature</em>&nbsp;is bound thematically by the metaphor of the shark.&nbsp; Influenced by philosopher Slavoj Zizek&rsquo;s analysis of the film &ldquo;JAWS&rdquo; (1975), Mazid&rsquo;s conceptualization of the shark refers to society&rsquo;s tendency to insist upon the &ldquo;othering&rdquo; and villification of people, ideas, and practices.&nbsp; As such, the artist&rsquo;s use of the shark stands in for all foreign and domestic &ldquo;threats&rdquo; to normative ideological pedagogies.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The artist selects his references carefully and intentionally, pulling imagery from the iconography of global economic power structures such as the New York Stock Exchange trading floor, trophy shark fishing, Disney&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Fantasia</em>, professional sports, and military fighter jets.&nbsp; Mazid&rsquo;s glitter paintings reproduce familiar imagery while at the same time destabilizing their conventional meaning.&nbsp; Using a multi-step silk screen process, the artist appropriates recognizable scenes/images that can be found in media or on the internet, he then abstracts them with the application of glitter.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Similar to the effects of Mazid&rsquo;s use of glitter, his shark fin, manta ray, and fighter jet resin coated sculptures attract and bounce light drawing the viewer in.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s not until the viewer gets closer that he or she notices that the surface is covered with collectible holographic baseball cards.&nbsp; Mazid&rsquo;s conceptual angle: an obsession with hyper-masculinity, bodies as economy, the commerce of collect-ability, and idolatry, aligns with his choice of materials and his overall investigation of micro vs. macro politics and the idea of surface as seductive illusion or distraction.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />In the west gallery&nbsp;<em>100,000,000 Years</em>, a shark jaw made from rebar and steel stands 7&rsquo; high casting ominous shadows around the room.&nbsp; Simultaneously alluring and dangerous, the shark jaw features sharp teeth yet exposes the foundation of a structure that is completely man-made.&nbsp; While the first impulse might be fear, Mazid insists upon a more complex relationship to the shark&mdash;one that demands a consideration of how fear is reproduced and the ways in which we blindly follow and support destructive ideologies.<br />&nbsp;<br />Abdul Mazid has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University (2014) and a BA in Economics from University of California Santa Barbara (2003) and.&nbsp; Mazid &nbsp;lives and works in Los Angeles. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:50:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Richard Ankrom - Charlie James Gallery - June 6th - August 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present our first solo exhibition of LA-based artist Richard Ankrom titled <em>The Curio Shop</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>The Curio Shop</em>, Ankrom will transform the gallery into a gift-shop retail environment littered with sculptures large and small from his Fetish Figurine series. Objects are selected for their cultural resonance and are then subjected to a process of masking with synthetic rubber. Zippers, studs, hooks and the like are tucked into the rubber surface using dental tools. Some zippers are painted gold, other are shiny stainless steel. A bristling contempt for effusive sentimental goods that pander to contrived pop nostalgia leads Ankrom to distort these figures and subvert their original manifestations. In this process, mass produced figurines become individualized and in a way surreal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Richard Ankrom (b. 1955) is best known for his 2002 Guerrilla Public Service piece, wherein he fabricated and attached an Interstate 5 freeway panel and shield to an existing overhead sign on the northbound 110 Fwy in downtown Los Angeles because valuable merge lane information was missing from the provided signage. Ankrom has exhibited widely around the Los Angeles area, including the Fowler Museum, Grand Central Art Center, Museum of Neon Los Angeles, and the Riverside Art Museum, as well as internationally in Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. His work has been covered by the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, KCET, Modern Painters, and LA Weekly. Ankrom works and lives in Los Angeles.</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:43:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Tala Madani - David Kordansky Gallery - July 18th - August 29th Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:37:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jason Kraus - Redling Fine Art - September 10th - October 24th Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:33:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Bwana Spoons, Tripper Dungan - Daniel Rolnik Gallery - July 18th - August 14th <p>Daniel Rolnik Gallery is proud to present "Pacific &amp; Northwest" a 2-person art show with Bwana Spoons &amp; Tripper Dungan from Portland, OR. More details will be revealed as we get closer to the opening reception :-)<br /><br />ADDRESS: 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401<br /><br />PARKING: Free parking is available in the public lots on 2nd street at Santa Monica Blvd<br /><br />TIME: July 18th (Saturday) from 7pm - 11pm.<br /><br />3D Glasses will be provided to all attendees.<br /><br />Don't miss this unique experience to meet both Bwana and Tripper at the opening reception, since they will be in town from Portland, Oregon.&nbsp;<br /><br />Please sign up for our newsletter at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.danielrolnikgallery.com/" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.danielrolnikgallery.com/</a>&nbsp;to learn more.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:34:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Wallspace - July 25th - August 31st <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;">"Osmosis"&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;">Wallspace Summer Show</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp;July 25th - August 31st 2014&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;">Opening reception Saturday&nbsp;July 25th 7-10pm</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;">Wallspace 607 North La Brea, LA CA 90036</p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;">tel: 323 930 0471</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">Wallspace invites you to the opening reception for "Osmosis" on&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;July 25th from 7-10pm.</p> <p class="p4">"Osmosis" captures and celebrates the energy and vibrancy of over 50 Los Angeles based artists we represent here at Wallspace. Our annual summer show is the&nbsp;epitome&nbsp;of what Wallspace is about - an amalgam of styles and energies coming together under one roof to be absorbed and celebrated.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">With new artists and fresh new works, we will be showcasing some of our newer artists joining Wallspace - 21 year old Mexican City born Dennis Miranda with his spray painted, pen, ink and acrylic works; esteemed artist Phillip Vaughan from the UK known for his large scale public works in the UK, plus fellow Englishman Trevor Norris, local Ben Cuevas, known performance artist and knitter with his textile pieces joining Wallspace&nbsp;and with fresh pieces on view from&nbsp;MB Boissonnault,&nbsp;Mateu Velasco, Marz Junior, Kymm Swank, Lori Dorn and Moncho 1929 to name a few. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p5">&nbsp;Wallspace is a dynamic gallery on La Brea that shows art&nbsp;in a non-conventional setting. Hung salon style on 14' high walls, the gallery&rsquo;s aim is to create&nbsp;a floor-to-ceiling visceral experience.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">&nbsp;Come celebrate the summer in Los Angeles.</p> <p class="p6">Please RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:art@wallspacela.com" rel="nofollow">art@wallspacela.com</a></p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:08:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list