ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Olga Koumoundouros - SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS - March 2nd, 2013 - April 10th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects</strong> is pleased to present a solo exhibition of sculpture and installation by <strong>Olga Koumoundouros</strong>.  Koumoundouros’ work addresses a fundamental tenet of the American Dream, home ownership, inviting viewers to consider the ties – emotional, financial, and psychological – that bind us to the place we call home.  Recently she re-contextualized the focus of her work by taking possession of an abandoned house in her neighborhood, thus becoming both storyteller and protagonist in a narrative that equally chronicles the political and personal fallout of the recent housing market collapse.  Entitled <em>A Notorious Possession</em>, she treated the home as a monumental readymade, covering it entirely in gold paint and, by moving in, weaving her own personal narrative and desires into the real and imagined story of the previous owners.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">In this exhibition, Koumoundouros presents the gold canvases that covered the rooftop of the occupied home. Here, it has been re-assembled as a full-scale roof which hangs upside down from the ceiling and spans the first two galleries.  Koumoundouros invites viewers into a world of displacement and desire in which abandoned couches grow appendages, a refrigerator door holds a cipher of conflated lives, a crematory urn acts as a kind of celestial mailbox, and a Lazy-Boy recliner – like Sisyphus – is allowed no rest.  A sprayed rainbow encircles the space, while dyed thrift-store sheets knotted into escape ropes co-mingle with objects both new and retrieved from an amalgam of histories.  Extrapolating from the objects left behind, from interviews with neighbors and by drawing from her own imagination, Koumoundouros insinuates her own life into the abandoned home to create a haunting narrative that is emotional, confusing, and generous – defying both easy categorization and a simple solution.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Olga Koumoundouros</strong> received her MFA from the California Institute for the Arts in 2001.  She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA; and Rogue Wave Projects, LA Louver Skyroom, Venice, CA.  Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including “Greater LA” New York, NY; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; 18th Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA; the Banff Centre Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB, Canada; the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; the Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX; “Thing,” UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA.  This summer, her work will be presented in a public engagement project at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.  A site-specific project in collaboration with Andrea Bowers will be featured this year at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and LAND will include her work in an upcoming project in Los Angeles as well.  This is Olga Koumoundouros’ third solo exhibition at the gallery.</span></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:27:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Monique van Genderen - SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS - March 2nd, 2013 - April 10th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects</strong> is pleased to present new paintings by <strong>Monique van Genderen</strong>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For this exhibition, the galleries will be physically adjusted to equal size and shape in order to feature two identical installations.  One large-scale painting, comprised of two connected panels, will be installed in each gallery.  While the paintings are firmly situated within the discourse of abstraction that van Genderen has long pursued, these works are simultaneously self-reflexive, in a dialogue with the interior of the gallery’s architecture and also suggestive of the exterior landscape by way of their horizontal formatting and compositional content. Short-term memory is put to the test as the viewer becomes an active participant in the artists desire to provoke a déjà vu experience or an “afterimage, like the needle on a record, stuck in the same groove”.  Halfway through the duration of the exhibition, van Genderen will re-install the paintings, changing the arrangement of the two large format paintings into four single works.  By activating a fluctuating environment, the artist proposes a new set of possibilities for the viewer to discover, re-discover, to compare differences and similarities, articulating our ever changing trains of thinking, seeing and looking.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Monique van Genderen received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. She has had solo exhibitions at Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; D’Amelio Gallery, New York, NY; Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin; and Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Art Unlimited at Art Basel 37; and in the 48th Corcoran Biennial in Washington, D.C.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 05:50:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, A'alia Marilyn Brown, Devin Kenny, Dylan Mira - UCLA New Wight Gallery - April 4th, 2013 - April 12th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The second of four final showcases by MFA (Master of Fine Arts) 2013 candidates in the UCLA Department of Art, MFA #2 features work by <strong>A'alia Marilyn Brown </strong>(sculpture),<strong>Brennan Gerard &amp; Ryan Kelly</strong>(Interdisciplinary Studio), <strong>Devin Kenny</strong> (new genres), and <strong>Dylan Mira</strong> (new genres).</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for the opening on Thursday, April 4 from 5-8pm.</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:33:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Nery Gabriel Lemus - Charlie James Gallery - February 16th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Charlie James Gallery</strong> is pleased to present our second solo show by gallery artist <strong>Nery Gabriel Lemus</strong>, winner of the 2013 COLA Individual Artist Grant, and the 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award. In this current body of work, Lemus continues to explore domestic issues, issues that can often manifest in society at large. In particular, Lemus brings focus to the influence, positive and negative, adult men have over young boys, either within families or as men in society. Lemus’ interest in the topic stems from his involvement in social work over the past 14 years, where he has worked with boys and young men with absent fathers and a lack of positive role models.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The work in the show examines the concept of heroism – particularly in what constitutes a hero. Society has established heroes in a multitude of different spaces, frequently cemented through entertainment culture. In our hyper-mediated age, many established heroes are found to be fraudulent, and many elevated personae exemplify behaviors of questionable merit. The title of this exhibition is taken from Alice Childress’ book, <em>A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich</em> (1973). The book chronicles the struggles of Benjie, a young African-American kid struggling with acceptance and self-worth while flirting dangerously with heroin addiction. Benjie utters the titular phrase implying that heroes and saviors have ceased to exist in the hard times he lives in. Within this body of work, Lemus uses recognizable childhood archetypes like stuffed animals, piñatas, superheroes and childhood characters to incorporate the idea of heroic absence, and to suggest where heroes might be found.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Nery Gabriel Lemus was born in Los Angeles, in 1977. Lemus received his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California (2007) and his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California (2009). Lemus also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2008).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">His work has been featured is several group exhibitions including, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, OZ: New Offerings From Angel City at Museo Regional Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, The Seventh House at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas, the 2010 Border Art Biennial at El Paso museum in El Paso, Texas, El Grito, at The University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Common Ground, at the California African-American Museum. Lemus is also a recipient of the 2012- 2013 prestigious City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) award and the 2013 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:13:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Heidi Taillifer - CoproGallery - March 23rd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p class="style11" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Heidi Taillifer's "The Land of the Blind" </strong>is an exhibition of new and unique sculptural works centered around the theme of Eros and original oil paintings featuring Heidi's signature brand reflecting Mankind's ongoing hybridization with technology. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The porcelain like vintage and manga fusion styled dolls, ready to pierce your heart, are named "True Loves". Each doll is individually hand cast from a single design model. They are made out of hydrocal, a plaster and silica crystal compound poured into silicone moulds based on the original master design, hand sculpted out of clay. Each individual part is painted, assembled, eyelashed and adorned with either Swaravski crystals or Christian Dior silks and fabrics. Handmade costuming and decorative flourishes are used to create a specific representation of Eros and are fitted with wings and pinned to boards like naturalist specimens and given a latin name. Finally they are hermetically preserved under protective domes. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Heidi's original oil paintings are a creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction. Painting subjects comprised of seemingly incongruous objects characterized as symbolic they form a complex composite of various elements and add a contemporary spin to often classical icons.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Heidi Taillefer was born in Montreal, Quebec, to a family rich in creative talent. She began drawing before the age of three and followed ten years of private art instruction until the age of eighteen. She pursued Humanistic studies at McGill University, which provided a foundation for much of the cultural and philosophical referencing in her art. She later worked as a commercial illustrator in parallel with her fine art production. Her most notable commercial projects being with the Cirque du Soleil, Richard Mille luxury watches, and Infiniti car company in Canada and Taiwan. Heidi last exhibited at Copro Gallery with the musical group "Coheed and Cambria" displaying her two album cover designs, for "The Afterman: Ascension and Descension". Her fine art work is characterized by a hybridization of mechanical and organic elements within a setting, reflecting the ubiquity of technology throughout the world today. She often gives a spin to classical icons bringing them into a more contemporary context, and her work is reminiscent of some of the early twentieth surrealists such as Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, and Paul Delvaux.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:43:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - CoproGallery - March 23rd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Copro Gallery</strong> presents a group exhibition <strong>“Futurology” </strong>dealing with the art of Future predictions and changing the Future using current political climate conditions and world trends as a point of departure. Agents of Futurology from the past such as Cleopatra, John Wilkes Booth, Napoleon, Einstein, John Kennedy initiate changes in timelines and effect events hundreds and thousands of years later sometimes referred to as the Butterfly effect. If time travel exists in the future than possibly we have witnessed agents from the future traveling in time to stop a nuclear holocaust that has not yet happened in our present. The current time on the <em><strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock" target="_blank">Doomsday Clock</a></strong></em> is set<strong><em>Minutes To Midnight</em></strong>. For this exhibition artists will explore all aspects of Futurology including the Past, Present and Future.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:47:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Arturo Mallmann - Couturier Gallery - March 9th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p>Couturier Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition of South American artist, poet and writer, <b>Arturo Mallman</b> (b. 1953) with his high-gloss, depth and light paintings in the exhibition <b><i>at-mos-pher-i-um</i></b>, a show featuring translucent acrylic and resin layered works on wood panels.  <b><i>Arturo Mallmann: at-mos-pher-i-um</i></b> runs from March 9 through April 13, 2013.  The artist’s opening reception is Saturday, March 9, 6-8pm.</p> <p> </p> <p>Although born in <st1:city>Montevideo</st1:city>, <st1:country-region>Uruguay</st1:country-region>, Mallmann and his family moved to <st1:place><st1:city>Buenos Aires</st1:city>, <st1:country-region>Argentina</st1:country-region></st1:place> at an early age.  His work is strongly influenced by his formative years spent in the vast open plains of the pampas region of <st1:country-region><st1:place>Argentina</st1:place></st1:country-region> with its seemingly endless horizons and clear skies.  Mallmann explains, “I guess what I liked was precisely that there was nothing in particular to look at, it was a great feeling of liberation.” </p> <p> </p> <p>His objective in developing this layered style with its glass-like surface is to create a space that presents no barrier to the eye and that gives the illusion of depth through the building up of clear resin atop acrylic paint layers.  The result is an intensity of color and three dimensional feel that draws the viewer in. </p> <p> </p> <p>This technique is meditative for the artist.  Often the works will include a small figure that represents both the artist as a small boy wandering the open grasslands of <st1:country-region><st1:place>Argentina</st1:place></st1:country-region> and symbolic of the human race seeking to understand our existence in a dark universe through enlightenment. </p> <p> </p> <p>A prolific artist, Mallmann has exhibited throughout the <st1:country-region><st1:place>United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>.  He currently lives and works in <st1:city><st1:place>Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:city>. </p> <p> </p> <p align="center">For additional information/visual materials please contact the gallery: <a href="mailto:cg@couturiergallery.com" rel="nofollow">cg@couturiergallery.com</a></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:37:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Dan McCleary - Craig Krull Gallery - March 9th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dan McCleary brings the formal sensibilities of Piero della Francesca to the everyday moments of life in Los Angeles. A native of Southern California, McCleary notes that L.A. “feels weightless and devoid of formal rituals. It has no center. Its inhabitants find their own center through daily rituals like driving shopping, eating out and seeing movies.” Although his paintings depict people in seemingly mundane situations, these moments are constructed with the care and grace of an artist with keen observation skills and an awareness of the subtle interaction of form and color. All of the work in this exhibition was painted from life, using sets built in his studio. The new work includes a painting entitled <i>Manicure</i>, which preserves a fleeting moment of quiet intimacy between two women that would otherwise go unnoticed.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In addition to his artistic practice, Dan McCleary is the founder of Art Division, an after school arts program for young adults in the Rampart District of L.A. Among the several talented artists involved in this program, Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A former student, Javier Carrillo now runs the printmaking program at Art Division. He notes that his paintings depict close friends, family members and his own life experiences. The images take the form of the playing cards used in a Latin American game of chance that is similar to Bingo, entitled La Lotería. As Carrillo states, “I grew up with the game and loved playing it. Each painting has its own story based on struggles encountered when crossing the border.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Like his mentor Dan McCleary, Emmanuel Galvez paints his subjects from life. His small still-lifes entitled <i>Pan Dulce</i>, depict the unique color, textures and shapes of traditional Mexican bakery goods. As Galvez recalls, “I grew up eating them…each bread has a different story…I also discovered that the baking techniques were originally learned from the French.” Galvez’s cookies, breads and cakes sit on solid colored backgrounds complete with delicately painted crumbs. He is now an instructor at Heart of Los Angeles, an after-school program for underserved and at-risk youth.</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:19:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Emmanuel Galvez - Craig Krull Gallery - March 9th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dan McCleary brings the formal sensibilities of Piero della Francesca to the everyday moments of life in Los Angeles. A native of Southern California, McCleary notes that L.A. “feels weightless and devoid of formal rituals. It has no center. Its inhabitants find their own center through daily rituals like driving shopping, eating out and seeing movies.” Although his paintings depict people in seemingly mundane situations, these moments are constructed with the care and grace of an artist with keen observation skills and an awareness of the subtle interaction of form and color. All of the work in this exhibition was painted from life, using sets built in his studio. The new work includes a painting entitled <i>Manicure</i>, which preserves a fleeting moment of quiet intimacy between two women that would otherwise go unnoticed.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In addition to his artistic practice, Dan McCleary is the founder of Art Division, an after school arts program for young adults in the Rampart District of L.A. Among the several talented artists involved in this program, Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Like his mentor Dan McCleary, Emmanuel Galvez paints his subjects from life. His small still-lifes entitled <i>Pan Dulce</i>, depict the unique color, textures and shapes of traditional Mexican bakery goods. As Galvez recalls, “I grew up eating them…each bread has a different story…I also discovered that the baking techniques were originally learned from the French.” Galvez’s cookies, breads and cakes sit on solid colored backgrounds complete with delicately painted crumbs. He is now an instructor at Heart of Los Angeles, an after-school program for underserved and at-risk youth.</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:21:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Craig Krull Gallery - March 9th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dan McCleary brings the formal sensibilities of Piero della Francesca to the everyday moments of life in Los Angeles. A native of Southern California, McCleary notes that L.A. “feels weightless and devoid of formal rituals. It has no center. Its inhabitants find their own center through daily rituals like driving shopping, eating out and seeing movies.” Although his paintings depict people in seemingly mundane situations, these moments are constructed with the care and grace of an artist with keen observation skills and an awareness of the subtle interaction of form and color. All of the work in this exhibition was painted from life, using sets built in his studio. The new work includes a painting entitled <i>Manicure</i>, which preserves a fleeting moment of quiet intimacy between two women that would otherwise go unnoticed.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In addition to his artistic practice, Dan McCleary is the founder of Art Division, an after school arts program for young adults in the Rampart District of L.A. Among the several talented artists involved in this program, Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A former student, Javier Carrillo now runs the printmaking program at Art Division. He notes that his paintings depict close friends, family members and his own life experiences. The images take the form of the playing cards used in a Latin American game of chance that is similar to Bingo, entitled La Lotería. As Carrillo states, “I grew up with the game and loved playing it. Each painting has its own story based on struggles encountered when crossing the border.”</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:22:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Micol Hebron - Jancar Gallery - March 9th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:42:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Marc Quinn - Leslie Sacks Contemporary - March 2nd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Leslie Sacks Contemporary</strong> is pleased to announce an exhibition of <strong>Marc Quinn</strong>’s 2007 suite <em>Portraits of Landscapes</em>. The </span><span style="font-size: small;">series features eight color pigment prints, each measuring 39 3/8 x 29 1/2 inches from an edition of 59. The imagery is a </span><span style="font-size: small;">highly rendered grouping of fruit and flowers in full bloom, which relates to recurring motifs in Quinn’s work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The<em> Portraits of Landscapes</em> series references Quinn’s momentous 2000 installation Garden as</span> <span style="font-size: small;">well as his ensuing Eternal Spring sculptures and flower paintings. Garden, originally installed at </span><span style="font-size: small;">the Fondazione Prada, Milan, featured cryogenically frozen plants captured at the peak of </span><span style="font-size: small;">their beauty and suspended in their lifecycle. Quinn has stated that he was inspired to create </span><span style="font-size: small;">the piece when visiting a flower market, where all types of foliage from around the world can </span><span style="font-size: small;">be purchased in a single place. Flowers that would never exist in the same climate or blossom </span><span style="font-size: small;">at the same time of year now sit alongside one another; they are a symbol of how “human </span><span style="font-size: small;">desire constantly reshapes nature’s limitations” and offer the perfect metaphor for Quinn’s </span><span style="font-size: small;">exploration of the natural versus the artificial.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For the print series <em>Portraits of Landscapes</em>, Quinn has re-appropriated imagery from his flower </span><span style="font-size: small;">paintings and presented the visuals in a new format. By switching media from painting (large </span><span style="font-size: small;">horizontal “landscapes”) to a blown-up portion of a painting (small vertical “portraits”), he plays </span><span style="font-size: small;">even further with the ideas of preservation and manipulation. In the work’s new incarnation, </span><span style="font-size: small;">Quinn examines in greater detail the exotic, tactile shapes of tropical plants and gleaming, fleshy surfaces of ripe fruit. </span><span style="font-size: small;">Swaths of bright, saturated colors—symbols of youth—and the erotic interplay of forms take center stage, pulling the</span><span style="font-size: small;">viewer up-close into a rich and lusty garden of paradise.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In many of the pieces, delicate drops of snow can be seen lightly sprinkled over the fruit and </span><span style="font-size: small;">flowers. This detail is a nod to the cryogenically frozen Garden installation. The work remarks on</span> <span style="font-size: small;">the transience of life and speaks to Quinn’s fascination with the inherent human desire to halt </span><span style="font-size: small;">time. Contemporary culture’s obsession with preserving youth and beauty, often through </span><span style="font-size: small;">unnatural means, contains a certain perverseness that is of interest to the artist. Quinn’s flowers </span><span style="font-size: small;">are immortalized at the moment of full bloom, and are seemingly full of warmth and exotic </span><span style="font-size: small;">sensuality. Yet the vibrant colors and voluptuous forms are deceptive; they mask the fact that </span><span style="font-size: small;">the flowers are frozen and no longer living—are dead, but can’t decay.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Marc Quinn is part of the Young British Artists (YBAs) movement. The group, which includes</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">fellow artists Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin, gained notoriety in the 1990s for creating work with </span><span style="font-size: small;">tremendous shock value. Quinn’s work Self was shown as part of “Sensation,” a 1997 exhibition </span><span style="font-size: small;">curated by the influential collector Charles Saatchi. Self, an ongoing self-portrait of the artist </span><span style="font-size: small;">made from his own frozen blood, elicited worldwide attention. Quinn has continued to explore </span><span style="font-size: small;">themes about aging, the passage of time and ideals of beauty throughout his career.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Marc Quinn has exhibited in numerous significant international exhibitions, including at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. </span><span style="font-size: small;">He has had solo shows at Tate Gallery, London and Tate, Liverpool; Kunstverein, Hannover; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Irish </span><span style="font-size: small;">Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Groninger Museum, Groningen; MACRO, Rome; DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art </span><span style="font-size: small;">contemporain, Montréal; and Fondation Beyeler, Basel. His work is included in the Tate’s permanent collection.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:49:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Ron Rizk - Lora Schlesinger Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p>Lora Schlesinger is pleased to announce Ron Rizk’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery. <i>New Paintings</i> features thirteen masterfully rendered oil paintings by the artist. The exhibition opens with the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 2 from 5-7 pm and is on view through April 13, 2013.</p> <p>Rizk’s new paintings continue a long-time consideration of man made small objects, their uses, and their intimate history both actual and fictional or invented. Strange tools that have become obsolete in a mechanized age, worn and forgotten toys and fragments of torn photographs and paper are all reborn on his panel. Rizk reminds the viewer of the history of each object with great attention paid to their surfaces. Juxtaposing his perfectionism with imperfect objects. Each painting reveals a glimpse into the imaginary world Rizk has created for each object and its environment.</p> <p>Ron Rizk was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received a diploma from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA form the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. He is a Professor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited nationally since the late 1960’s in galleries across the United States and with museums including the Denver Art Museum, CO; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art, MI; Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA; Long Beach Art Museum, CA; and Oakland Museum, CA. </p> <p>The shows open with the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 2 from 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, T3, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com,</p> <p>or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:47:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Patsy Krebs - Lora Schlesinger Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p>The East Gallery presents Patsy Krebs’ <i>Parable of the Oxherder,</i> featuring new aquatint etchings by the artist. <i>Parable of the Oxherder </i>is based on the Zen parable the Ten Oxherding Songs. Traditionally the koan-like narrative describes in poem and/or image the drama of the Oxherder and Ox as they lose and find one another, exchange ascendency, achieve equilibrium and finally transcend the world of phenomena altogether. Envisioned here in abstract form, the Songs are understood as various conditions of being, or interior situations, along the Way; the Dao. The painting “Untitled (Pale gold/maroon)” is a continuation of a body of work Krebs began in 2008. The image is made up of very thin washes of acrylic, feathering out from a central rectangle, with undertones and overtones creating a subtle complex interior pattern echoing the notion of a painting as a window into an unknown place.</p> <p>Krebs’ work is featured in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA; Denver Art Museum, CO; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA. She has been featured in publications and new-papers such as <i>Art in America</i>, <i>ARTnews</i>, <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> and <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Krebs has received numerous awards including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Artist’s Grant and The National Endowment for the Arts Grant. She currently teaches at Dominican University of California.</p> <p>The shows open with the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 2 from 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, T3, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com,</p> <p>or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:50:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list VIRGINIA KATZ - Ruth Bachofner Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Virginia Katz</b> ’s artwork results from a close collaboration with her environment, including nature-based and rnan-made artifacts and influences. Her practice involves various modes of accumulation which she then invests with new form and meaning. She has recorded the rhythm of waves and wind, analyzed patterns of our air travel and collected evidence of human consumption. She then translates her observations and gatherings into abstractions that speak to our place in the cycles of nature, location, time and memory. </span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition represents the culmination of eight years worth of amassing various paper-based items encountered by Katz. The papers range from mundane receipts and coffee warmers to travel mementos to credit cards and advertisements. Each paper has been cut to equally sized, two-centimeter square pieces, attached to 22" x 30" sheets of paper and arranged into an 11 foot installation. The tiles, which Katz refers to as ‘markers’, or souvenirs of a specific time and place, form a massive swirling, Gaudi-like wall mosaic. The piece becomes a multi-layered memento or reminder of the artist's personal journeys as well as that of the materials. The volume of material used and rnap-like composition carries with it issues of consumerism, globalism, the Trash Vortex and so on. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">For Katz,</span><i style="font-size: small;"> Trading Places - 8 Years</i><span style="font-size: small;">, “was an attempt to ally man-made design with the process of natural form by using the recording device of the marker over a prolonged period of time, while referencing terrain and using paper as a painting medium.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> An ongoing inspiration in Katz’s work have been topographic maps, which have taken numerous forms. This is one in a series of exhibitions featuring her rnap-based pieces which will continue in June.</span></p> <pre id="ocr-result"></pre> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:11:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Robert Kingston - Ruth Bachofner Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Robert Kingston</strong>’s work draws viewers into a visual exploration where the story rests between innumerable layers of paint. The gestures, erasures, pigmented smudging, scraping and dripping on his canvases evidence Kingston's continued investigation into the possibilities of paint. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kingston's work is achieved through a trust of his process of getting lost in cerebral and material spaces. The artist slowly builds his paintings by developing and modifying ideas applied in previous layers. At time s, the paint is controlled and then allowed to find gravity, and is then contained again, creating deep veils of acrylic. Within the canvases’ hazy spaces are thrusts of color along with fits and starts of lines, doodles and sketches that conjure an aggregate of ancient, scientific, organic, industrial hieroglyphs floating, untethered in a fleeting landscape. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kingston's breathy, atmospheric movements of paint collect and dissipate to form organic landscape impressions, yet remain firmly planted in the language of abstraction. His soulful works of art speak to a range of emotions, and open a window into the artist's own inner space and influences. Shifting from placid to energetic, structured to improvised, sober to playful, Kingston’s paintings are a steady, engrossing read that gradually reveal their history and resolve.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:09:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list