ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Sarah Perry - Koplin Del Rio Gallery - September 12th - October 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Koplin Del Rio is pleased to announce an installation: <em>Within the Walls</em> by Sarah Perry,&nbsp;the artist&rsquo;s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery since 1992. The show features a collection&nbsp;of sculpture completed in the past five years including an array of wall and freestanding&nbsp;artworks. The pieces, executed in a myriad of found and fabricated mediums, range&nbsp;in scale from several inches up to 8 feet.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each unique piece in the exhibition is meticulously created in a seamless presentation of&nbsp;indistinguishable yet familiar materials that were found, reinvented and fabricated at the&nbsp;hand of the artist. Perry&rsquo;s palette isn't constrained by any man-made or natural material.&nbsp;Thus, her sculptures are formed from her own distinct visual language, based on forgotten&nbsp;histories and the artist's constant exploration of our universe, both terrestrial and celestial.&nbsp;A Sarah Perry exhibition is an otherworldly journey that engages the viewer in a multifaceted&nbsp;and enduring way.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A constant observer and appreciator of all manners of life forms and their patterns, Perry is&nbsp;particularly fascinated by the fundamental and oft-overlooked. Whether Perry is studying&nbsp;the mesmerizing path of a honeybee or the ordinary task of turning on a home faucet, her&nbsp;imagination opens a world of limitless visual possibilities. Each enigmatic artwork is a&nbsp;stepping stone along a path of discovery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist&rsquo;s note:<br />Sometimes the things hidden within are only betrayed by a disturbance on the&nbsp;surface, by a shape turning below the ripples. Inside the dark of a wall, there is&nbsp;meaning to the hive 's motion toward the light. We may have forgotten the language,&nbsp;but we can see the sign of honey dripping from the smoldering wall socket.&nbsp;In my current body of work, some themes remain familiar while others are new;&nbsp;from reflections on the Moon, to warnings from the unconscious, from humor in&nbsp;old age to alternatives about what happens to us when we die. There is empathy&nbsp;for creatures and their human counterparts, both distilled down to their essence of&nbsp;hair and teeth. We are all family here anyway, reveling in the same remaining splendor:&nbsp;Howling and reaching, as we go down the same path within arms length of each other.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sarah Perry</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sarah Perry has been exhibiting her sculptures professionally since 1983. She has been&nbsp;in over 150 shows including 15 solo exhibits and a retrospective at the Armory Center for&nbsp;the Arts in Pasadena. Perry has received awards from the James Irvine Foundation - 2007,&nbsp;The Alliance of Artists Communities Visions From the New California Award - 2007, City of&nbsp;Los Angeles Grant for Individual Artists, C.O.L.A. 2000-2001, and California Community&nbsp;Foundation, Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Individual Artists Fellowship - 2000. &nbsp;She has taught undergraduate as well as graduate level sculpture at Otis Art Institute&nbsp;led workshops and lectured extensively at Museums and Universities including Claremont&nbsp;Graduate School and U80. The Frostig Collection, City of Albuquerque Library and private&nbsp;patrons have commissions and her pieces reside in numerous collections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For further information or photos, please contact Ronald De Angelis at (310) 836-9055.</p> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:45:12 +0000 Jack Goldstein - 1301PE - September 9th - November 7th Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:29:03 +0000 John Finneran - Hannah Hoffman Gallery - September 19th - October 31st Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:25:30 +0000 - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - October 3rd - October 4th <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>BEYOND EDEN</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>A multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement put together by Thinkspace</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park this coming October. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace) and made possible by the City Of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission will be $5 and open to all.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Each successive Beyond Eden event grows larger and larger with combined average attendance well over 5,000 people for the past four years of the event. The New Contemporary Art Movement continues to build momentum on a national level and is finally starting to receive mainstream recognition from major institutions and publications the world over. With its foundation firmly planted in Southern California and a patron base here in Los Angeles that has been building over the past several decades, it's easy to see why Beyond Eden has been welcomed with such open arms by the Los Angeles arts community and has become an anticipated annual event. It will be sad to see it go but due to rising costs associated with the City, we can simply no longer afford to put this on and have it live up to the standards of our past events. We plan to make this final event one for the history books and one you won't soon forget.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Beyond Eden 2015 will showcase the works of five of California's finest New Contemporary art galleries and will be held during the weekend of October 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;and 4<sup>th</sup>with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;from&nbsp;6-11PM. Participating galleries include C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contempoary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <div>In addition to the works on display from the participating galleries, Beyond Eden 2015 will also feature a special solo showcase from Thinkspace represented artist Meggs. 'Paving Paradise' will feature an array of new works from the Australian artist along with a large-scale painting / mural for all to enjoy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Live painting demonstrations on the gallery's balcony will also be taking place during the opening reception on Saturday night.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Schedule of events / viewing hours:</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, October 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;6PM-11PM</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Opening Reception with live painting &amp; DJ Mr. NumberOnederful</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>$5 admission at the door / open to all</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, October 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Noon-5PM</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Art viewing / Last chance to see the exhibition</div> <div><em>$5 admission at the door / open to all</em></div> </div> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:21:38 +0000 Marco Palmieri - Nicodim Gallery - September 12th - October 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">A line is a liquid thing. It can glide through the profile of a face, pool in the outlines of flora, open channels between bodies and objects. Hand and lemon, pattern and torso, male and female, foreground and background; all linked by the fluent, aqueous line.&nbsp;Images are vapor light, drifting from surface to surface like falling leaves, gliding and merging into backgrounds. As a screensaver sifts through pools of photographs ad infinitum, postcard motifs cascade in perfectly randomized sequence. A torso seen on one canvas appears cropped and angled elsewhere. A piece of fruit once held in a hand now tessellated onto wallpaper.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Palmieri&rsquo;s works belong to a world without friction. His lines are vectorized, immaculate, their courses plotted in advance. Each plane is smooth as milk, each contour weighted, mapped and filled. If a brush mark displays an uneven edge, if a line should flick or curl, it is never a record of the action of a hand pressing brush and paint against canvas. Palmieri&rsquo;s hand acts like a digital cursor&mdash;the labor of process&nbsp;is removed from view. Expressiveness is an attentively regulated effect. The canvas&nbsp;is treated&nbsp;not as wood and weave, but a baseless fabric upon which linear pictures materialize, a surface with all the non- physical lightness of a digital interface.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In an early scene from Virginia Woolf&rsquo;s novel Orlando, the love stricken protagonist searches for the right words to describe the object of his affection:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><em>He called her a melon, a pineapple, an olive tree,<br />an emerald, and a fox in the snow all in the space of three seconds;<br />he did not know whether he had heard her, tasted her, seen her,<br />or all three together.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Orlando&rsquo;s quest for the perfect description never settles into singular form. Instead, he evokes a vivid set of metaphors, each a spring and together an ebullient stream of images, so that the object of his love is never fixed but always in motion. Of course it is not only the image of love that remains in flux.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From boy to woman, from the court of Elizabeth to a motorcar on The Strand, Orlando flows through bodies as well as through time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Orlando&rsquo;s gender, time, and place may change, but every incarnation is only another version of the same fluid, sensuous character. And like Orlando, what is constant among Palmieri&rsquo;s transitory leitmotifs is the&nbsp;character&nbsp;of the line itself: a weightless, melodious script that signs its name in every loop and curl.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&mdash;Rosanna McLaughlin</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br />Marco Palmieri (1984, Tulsa, USA. Lives in Rome) graduated in 2011 from the Royal Academy Schools, London. Recent exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Group Exhibition</em>, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2015),&nbsp;<em>Congratulations on your Ugly&nbsp;</em><em>Handwriting</em>, Cura.Basement, Rome (2014),&nbsp;<em>Belsito</em>, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York (2014),&nbsp;<em>Camel Blues</em>, Kinman Gallery, London (2014),&nbsp;<em>Spool</em>, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York (2014),&nbsp;<em>Marco Palmieri</em>, Frutta Gallery, Rome (2014),&nbsp;<em>Open Heart Surgery</em>, The Moving Museum, London (2013),&nbsp;<em>The Instability of the Image,&nbsp;</em>Paradise Row, London (2013),&nbsp;<em>Living Rooms</em>, Hobbs McLaughlin, London (2013),&nbsp;<em>Jack Lavender, Marco Palmieri, Oliver Osborne</em>, The Approach, London (2012). Upcoming show:&nbsp;<em>Emiliano Maggi, Marco Palmieri, Gianni Politi</em>, Galleria Lorcan O&rsquo;Neill, Rome (October 2015).</div> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:12:48 +0000 Graphic Surgery, Rubin415, Scott Albrecht, Remi Rough, Lennard Schuurman, OVNI, Brittany Gould, Gemma Bayley, X-O - C.A.V.E. Gallery - September 5th - September 25th <div style="text-align: justify;">C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to host this traveling group exhibition&nbsp;featuring an international group of artists who are focused on challenging &nbsp;uses of Geometry, Color, Composition, Text, Form and Ad Hoc materials.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:03:23 +0000 Frances Stark - Hammer Museum - October 11th - January 24th, 2016 <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015&nbsp;</em>will be the most comprehensive midcareer survey of the work of the Los Angeles&ndash;based artist and writer to date, featuring 125 drawings, collages, paintings, and video installations.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Frances Stark</a>&nbsp;(b. 1967 Newport Beach, CA), a key figure in the Los Angeles art community, has shown her work widely throughout the United States and Europe and is in frequent dialogue with many of her peers in the U.K. and Germany. For more than two decades she has been making poetic and poignant compositions combining text and imagery, exploring a wide variety of subjects, including writing, procrastination, the banality of life, failure, success, pride, self-doubt, motherhood, pedagogy, institutional critique, class, music, literature, poetry, philosophy, art, sadness, and relationships. The exhibition will track her 25-year career from early carbon drawings to intricate collages and mixed-media paintings to the more recent work, which includes PowerPoint slide shows, video, performance, and Instagram photographs. Words and images are at the heart of her practice, and like a lyricist, Stark employs both to create provocative and self-reflexive works that pose universal questions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with newly commissioned essays by Ali Subotnick and Howard Singerman, as well as short contributions from artists, writers, and critics addressing an existing dialogue that Stark&rsquo;s work has generated over the years, in print, online, in person or even in the form of fan-mail.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015</em>&nbsp;is organized by the Hammer Museum and curated by Ali Subotnick, curator, with Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, curatorial associate.</p> <div id="c10502" class="csc-default csc-typography"> <h1 class="tx-t3site-header-style-default" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">BIOGRAPHY</span></h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">Frances Stark holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a BA in Humanities from San Francisco State University. Her videos, drawings, performances, and other works have been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2015); Hayward Gallery, London (2014); the Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany (2013); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2012); MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2011); Performa 11, New York (2011); Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA (2011); the MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA (2010); Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2010); Nottingham Contemporary (2009); Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2008); Secession, Vienna (2008); Culturgest, Lisbon (2008); &nbsp;and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2006). Her work has been featured in important international group exhibitions including the 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; the Venice Biennale 54th International Art Exhibition (2011);&nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">All of this and nothing</a></em>, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008). Until recently, Stark was associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Southern California.</p> </div> <div id="c10504" class="csc-default csc-typography"> <p class="p1 small" style="text-align: justify;"><em>UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015</em>&nbsp;is made possible with support from Brenda Potter. Generous support is provided by Karyn Kohl and Maurice Marciano. Additional funding is provided by Beth Rudin DeWoody and The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.</p> <p class="p1 small" style="text-align: justify;">Media sponsorship is provided by KCRW 89.9FM.</p> </div> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:47:54 +0000 Karla Ortiz - Thinkspace - September 12th - October 3rd Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:53:06 +0000 Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas - Thinkspace - September 12th - October 3rd <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">Thinkspace&nbsp;is pleased to announce its highly anticipated three-man exhibition,&nbsp;<em>The Gilded Age</em>, featuring new works by Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews and Joao Ruas. A rarely exhibited graphic designer, illustrator and artist, Horkey creates intricately detailed hand-drawn silkscreens, highly coveted by collectors the world over. Immediately recognizable, his aesthetic has permeated print culture at large, and is one of the most distinctive in contemporary concert posters and album art. When approached by the gallery's Director and asked to describe his ideal group exhibition, Horkey immediately suggested Esao Andrews and Joao Ruas as choice gallery companions. All three artists share an inexhaustible penchant for detail, a preference for all things ornate, and an antediluvian sensibility that tends towards allegory and myth. Enter&nbsp;<em>The Gilded Age:&nbsp;</em>the fortuitous result of a seemingly unlikely pet-project, and a rare and unprecedented opportunity for collectors, fans and enthusiasts to see these three illustrative giants wring life from inanimate sands.</div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"> <div align="justify">Aaron Horkey lives and works in his rural hometown of Windom, Minnesota. He is renown for the iconic animalia and exquisite hand-drawn typography he has created for heavy-weight bands like Isis, Converge, Boris, The Melvins and Neurosis, among many others. Horkey stands alone as an uncompromising talent, famously only producing his highly sought after commercial work in the absence of art direction. A tireless obsessive, his aesthetic conveys&nbsp;<em>horror vacui</em>, or the paradigmatic dread of emptiness shared by both the dense sculptural reliefs of the ancients and the ornamentation of late 19th century graphic design. Linear detail is worked and accumulated to a staggering degree in&nbsp;"a Horkey", and the surfaces are often densely impenetrable with layers of decorative, organic motifs and animals of surreal mythological proportions.</div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">A visual storyteller, Horkey creates a post-apocalyptic, quasi-naturalism, Gothically stylized and yet reminiscent of the late 19th century's penchant for beautiful design. His pieces, though clearly contemporary, reflect the primacy of craftsmanship and the love of ornament championed at the turn of the century. A time of economic growth, industry and expansion in America, the Gilded Age is characterized by an aesthetic return to the organic, ornate and man-made, but the era also betrayed a melancholic awareness of industry's destructive supremacy, and feared a future dominion of the machine. This darker sensibility is consistently apparent throughout Horkey's work; an artist always returning to the humbling power of the land as a theme, and to its momentums of survival and decay. Helmeted birds, airborne manta rays, prehistoric insects and winged buffalo, are but a few of Horkey's recurring cast of characters. Evading a specific sense of time, history and place, the natural mythology Horkey has painstakingly crafted is markedly, and perhaps most tellingly, absent of humans.</div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">Esao Andrews is an illustrator and painter based out of Los Angeles. His oil paintings on panel blend figurative and organic elements into beautifully haunting and distorted dreamscapes. Often surreal, eroticized, and exaggerated to the point of the grotesque, his works have been compared to Mark Ryden's predilection for thorough stylization, and John Currin's contemporary figurative Mannerism. An illustrator who has produced work for DC comics, and album art for bands like Circa Survive, Andrews creates emotive narratives and allegories through the intuitive juxtaposition of imagery. Often combining human and natural worlds in a mashup of symbolic gestures, Andrews'&nbsp;highly detailed works resonate with the ghosts of our sub-conscious. Like worlds unto themselves, at times bordering on nightmare, his paintings provide glimpses into alternate and parallel psychic universes, capturing moments of meditative solitude, quiet realization and melancholy. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"> <div align="justify">Brazilian artist Joao Ruas is similarly preoccupied with detailed stylization, narrative symbolism and the darkly emotive surreal. A consummate illustrator and designer from S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil, and creator of&nbsp;<em>Fables</em>&nbsp;covers, Ruas combines ancient references with the contemporary, to create timeless visual mythologies. A gifted figurative artist, his works explore the universal themes of transition, power, strength, transformation and loss with an empathetic tenor. His haunting works are inspired by the age-old function of myth as an antiquated system of attributing meaning to natural and human chaos. Ruas'beautifully executed lines, love of detail, and quasi-Gothic aesthetic, also recall the late 19th century golden age of illustration, and its propensity for lush hand-drawn worlds. Fascinated by the enigmatic mystery of lore and symbols, and drawn to the use of recurring contrasts, Ruas punctuates his work with a system of evasive signs. His pieces always tend to reveal the spectral traces of graphite in the end product, a choice that discloses both the presence of the artist and the ghostliness of his universe.</div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"><em>The Gilded Age</em>&nbsp;presents three exceptional artists - two of whom are hand-picked by the inimitable Horkey - whose respective work, though entirely unique and contemporary, recalls many of the sensibilities shared by the late 19th and early 20th century return to craftsmanship, narrative and ornamentation. Particularly relevant given our entrenchment in an age of digital reign and impermanent culture,&nbsp;<em>The Gilded Age&nbsp;</em>betrays a nostalgic yearning for the maximalism of the human hand.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:52:26 +0000 Jane Peterson - galerie102 - October 3rd - October 25th Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:10:04 +0000 Michael Bizon - Monte Vista - September 5th - September 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Monte Vista Projects is pleased to present <em>Scenes from Home</em>, an exhibition of new work by Michael Bizon.&nbsp; Scenes from Home consists of three separate installations located across three different venues in Highland Park: The Living Room at Monte Vista Projects, The Bathroom at the Mullin Gallery of Occidental College, and The Bedroom at the artist&rsquo;s studio on Avenue 61 and Figueroa.&nbsp; Starting at Monte Vista Projects, visitors will be given a map leading to the other locations.<br /><br />Drawing upon tropes and memories associated with specific rooms of a house, Bizon uses found object, sound and movement to question the functionality of private space and investigate notions of the sublime and uncanny within a personal home.&nbsp; In Home Stereo, Bizon has constructed a Tower of Babel out of speakers, altered electronics and stereo equipment. This not only provides sonic atmosphere when entering the room, but also examines the power of physical presence in a micro miniature world.&nbsp;&nbsp; While the work throughout the three spaces is primarily object-based in nature, the interaction amongst constructed keepsakes and a twisted feng shui ask the viewer to construct a story based in personal memory.<br /><br />Michael Bizon is an artist based in Los Angeles whose practice includes sculpture, drawing, installation, sound, instrument making, and video.&nbsp; He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and his BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.&nbsp; His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Tokyo, and most recently at the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow, Ireland.</p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:32:58 +0000 Keith Rocka Knittel - Human Resources - September 9th - September 14th <p>Keith Rocka Knittel</p> <p dir="ltr">Let it Yellow</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">September 9-14, 2015</p> <p dir="ltr">Human Resources LA</p> <p dir="ltr">410 Cottage Home St</p> <p dir="ltr">Los Angeles, CA 90012</p> <p dir="ltr"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Opening reception:</p> <p dir="ltr">Thursday, September 10, 7-10 PM</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Human Resources LA is pleased to announce the exhibition Let it Yellow by Keith Rocka Knittel. &nbsp;This is Knittel&rsquo;s first solo show with the gallery and features new paintings, sculpture, video, and performance by the artist.</p> <p>The work in Let it Yellow is process driven -- performances build objects creating a syntax as gestures break down their materiality, starting the process over again. &nbsp;Art objects exist equally as both a means of representing the present and a remnant of the past, both combined to reflect upon the future. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The show is entered through a corridor of paintings of spinning, generic newspapers. &nbsp;Headlines declaring &ldquo;World At War&rdquo; and &ldquo;Environmental Catastrophe&rdquo; imbue the transitional space between the outside world and the gallery with the anxiety of a punchline that never lands. &nbsp;In the gallery, a room divider made from larger than life paintings of the artist&rsquo;s cats doubles as a sound deadening wall. &nbsp;A grid of sixteen inch by nineteen inch abstract paintings, roughly eight feet wide by twelve feet tall in all, forms a large, fluid mosaic. &nbsp;Within the grid, vacant spaces invite the components to be rearranged on a whim. &nbsp;A stack of &ldquo;$40 Paintings&rdquo; - a series of black line paintings including a bedraggled cat toy beside the words &ldquo;Secondary Nature,&rdquo; and a phone jack with the phrase &ldquo;Ride of Your Life&rdquo; - sit atop a pedestal. &nbsp;The paintings may be viewed by digging through the stack, shuffling them in a constant flux of loopy narratives.</p> <p>Assembled in part from previous works, some shown by Knittel in the Human Resources space when it was Cottage Home Gallery, a twelve foot high tower of cubes descending in size climbs toward the ceiling. &nbsp;The top of the tower can be viewed from the cut-throughs in the wall of the former projection booth on the second floor of the gallery. &nbsp;From this room, viewers may observe the show and watch a video while sitting on a foam cube carved with an inviting seat. &nbsp;</p> <p>Keith Rocka Knittel holds an MFA from CalArts and his work has been shown in contemporary art galleries and museums, most recently at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as part of KCHUNG&rsquo;s contribution to &ldquo;Made in LA 2014,&rdquo; and at 356 Mission in Los Angeles as part of &ldquo;Another Cats Show.&rdquo; &nbsp;He hosts a radio show on KCHUNG ( titled &ldquo;Everything Must Go! FM,&rdquo; entering its third year of airing. &nbsp;He is currently a visiting lecturer at UC Riverside and lives and works in San Pedro, California.</p> <p>There will be performances by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan on Friday, September 11, at 7 PM, and by invited guests and Keith Rocka Knittel on Saturday, September 12, from 9-11 PM.</p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:20:17 +0000 Kuntal Joisher - Kopeikin Gallery - September 20th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Kuntal Joisher will share his photo collection, &ldquo;Nepal Himalaya: A Journey Through the Kingdom of Snow and Ice&rdquo; and be in attendance to share his stories of survival on Mt. Everest. All proceeds from this show will be donated to local charities supporting Nepal.</p> <p>The event is free for all ages however RSVP is encouraged.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>Kuntal Joisher was in midst of the 2015 avalanche on Mt. Everest and featured in the video that went viral around the world with 23 million views on YouTube (<a href="%20" rel="nofollow">see the video</a>). More than 18 people died and over 70 were injured. Joisher survived the avalanche and stayed alive to tell the story. However, this was not a mountain climbing tragedy; it was a tragedy of unprecedented levels. Over nine and half thousand people died in Nepal, tens of thousands were serious injured, and more than half a million were displaced from their homes and continue living in temporary shelters today.&nbsp;</p> <p>DATE: Sunday, September 20<sup>th</sup> at 3:00pm &ndash; 8:00pm</p> <p>LOCATION: The Kopeikin Gallery</p> <p>ADDRESS: 2766 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034</p> <p>DESCRIPTION: Kuntal Joisher will share his photo collection, &ldquo;Nepal Himalaya: A Journey Through the Kingdom of Snow and Ice&rdquo; and be in attendance to share his stories of survival on Mt. Everest. All proceeds from this show will be donated to local charities supporting Nepal.</p> <p>The event is free for all ages however RSVP is encouraged.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:40:55 +0000 Stefania Fersini - 101/EXHIBIT - September 12th - October 17th <p>Stefania Fersini&rsquo;s paintings offer meditations on representations of women in fashion magazines and the linchpin consumerist node of appearance. Beginning with pages ripped from <em>LOVE, The WILD, Wonderland</em>, and other such publications, these paintings prompt us to consider the relationship between these glossy images and the degree of veneer in our own lives. Painted so the models appear in life-sized scale instead of magazine scale, Fersini&rsquo;s work comes to subtly reflect its viewer. As in front of a mirror, viewers recognize the reflection they aim to achieve and identify with. This continuous sway has a hypnotic effect that allows the observer to switch from conscious to subconscious and induces a personal reflection about the complexity of individuality in relation to these same models and values.</p> <p>Fersini&rsquo;s paintings of slightly crumpled magazine pages emphasize the highlights reflected by studio lights shining on the pages&rsquo; gloss coated finish. Creases and reflections partly obscure the women of these spreads; their half-parted lips, half-lidded eyes, and laconic poses all markedly and excessively similar. Wrinkle and highlight relegate those who once posed as goddess facsimiles to quickly fleeting images. With Fersini&rsquo;s equal focus on the photographic image and its lustrous surface, the eye flits between recognizing the original photograph&rsquo;s perceptual depth--what it depicts--and the image as a physical/material object. Fersini&rsquo;s painstaking technique monumentalizes these images, despite the ephemeral nature of fashion.</p> <p>As the artist writes:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">I&rsquo;m fed up of going fast,<br />tired of the excesses and superficiality.<br />I need to paint to slow down.<br />I take time off,<br />to meditate,<br />to fast from what is too much<br />to contemplate Beauty, where there is some.<br />I copy, because the solution to excess is not to create &ldquo;new.&rdquo;<br />I copy like a mirror, because reflection is my choice. [...]</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">My hand disappears behind the precision of the brushstrokes. Intentionally impersonal, my presence confirms my will to be the mean, a mirror, everywhere but nowhere at the same time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">****</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in Aosta, Italy in 1982, Stefania Fersini currently lives and works in Torino, Italy. Fersini studied at the School of Art in Aosta and at the Architecture College in Torino. She is part of a Torino-based collective of artists and designers called Nucleo, which is active in the fields of contemporary art, design, and architecture. Nucleo's design has been exhibited worldwide at institutions ranging from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris to the Museu Nacional do Conjunto Cultural da Rep&uacute;blica in Brazil. Fersini's work has been shown in solo exhibitions across Italy and in group exhibitions in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates. Fersini's work has been acquired by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche for the Luciano Benetton collection.</p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:26:33 +0000 Ruth Weisberg - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - September 10th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Artist Ruth Weisberg will sign the new exhibition publication at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:06:47 +0000 Mike Saijo, Mei Xian Qiu, Patrick Quinn - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - September 10th - October 1st <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS:</strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>A Group Exhibition by </strong></em></p> <p align="center"><strong>MIKE SAIJO, MEI XIAN QIU, PATRICK QUINN</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Sept. 10- Oct. 1<sup>st</sup>, 2015</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Sept. 13<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &ndash; Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 2 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex &nbsp;</em></p> <p align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (Aug 22<sup>nd</sup>, 2015) </strong>LA Artcore presents an exhibit of three artists with different approaches to what it means to be an artist, and what the art they make is for.</p> <p>Mike Saijo found a way to make art that interfaces with his intellectual interests and an expression on the role of an artist in our society.&nbsp; Drawing from an intense interest in linguistics, theory, and literature, pages that nourished his mind become the actual surface onto which he applies his images; as an example, arranged selections from Kahlil Gibran&rsquo;s The Prophet become a substrate for the image of a tree.&nbsp; The images are applied using xerographic methods that he describes as mathematical, and which he regards as Democratic.&nbsp; This is a reflection of his generation, which greeted the arrival of photocopy printing methods with enthusiasm, making self-publishing a major new voice in the arts.&nbsp; He uses this print method as a double-entendre reference to the access created by that technology, and the access to culture present in the printed word.</p> <p align="center">(More)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(Saijo, Quinn, Qiu, pg. 2)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mei Xian Qiu has created a photo series called &ldquo;Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom&rdquo;, referencing the famous Mao reform program, in which she imagines a Chinese Communist takeover of the United States.&nbsp; Using this scenario, she explores the misconceptions and bad translations the West uses to view China, the imagery of romance routinely found in propaganda, but with tongue in cheek references to the immorality such propaganda is frequently criticizing, such as homosexuality, religion, and Hollywood decadence.&nbsp; Born as an illegal migrant in Java, she was given four names in preparation for various possible outcomes of the Communist killings they fled.&nbsp; Her art is an expression of uncertainty, of life shaped by social fear, and the use of humor and art to transcend them.</p> <p>Patrick Quinn is an assemblage artist who uses a range of media to create what he describes as rough, emotional work.&nbsp; He blends salvaged materials with found objects, photographs and other story-telling elements to create something new out of discarded and dispossessed components.&nbsp; Using stained glass methods, welding and screen printing to expand them, his goal is to create a story that draws the viewer to interpret the work.&nbsp; Steadily exhibiting in Los Angeles institutions and beyond since 2004, he is also well known for his Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos themed installations, which find themselves in festivals and as backdrops for performances, in addition to gallery settings.

</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday Sept 13<sup>th</sup>, 2015, 1&ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With The Artist Series </em>at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</strong></p> <p>650A S. Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wed-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore promotes the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:58:24 +0000