ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jerome Witkin, Joel-Peter Witkin, Group Show - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - August 21st - August 30th <p><strong>Special Closing Event:</strong><strong><br /> <br /> <strong>TWIN VISIONS:</strong><br /> <strong>JEROME WITKIN &amp; JOEL-PETER WITKIN</strong></strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Friday August&nbsp;29 from 7:30 - 10:00 pm</strong><strong><br /> <strong>Reception &amp; Preview&nbsp;Launch of the New Publication</strong></strong><br /> <strong>From The Laboratory Arts Collective</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <em>The </em><strong><em>Twin Visions</em></strong><em> Exhibition Ends Saturday, August 30</em></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:59:24 +0000 billy kheel - Craft and Folk Art Museum - September 28th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial;">Join artist Billy Kheel to create funky felt applique pillows or wall hangings. Billy uses LA strip mall signs, Chinese Zodiac images, and graffiti as the inspiration for his unique approach to felt applique. Billy will teach you the basics and how to create your own personal image or statement in felt applique.<br /> <strong>Advanced registration required. Go online at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a> or email: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></strong> <strong><br style="font-family: Tahoma,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial;" /> </strong> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Billy's write up in LA Magazine:<br /> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:33 +0000 Roberto Fabelo - Couturier Gallery - September 13th - October 18th <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Couturier Gallery is pleased to present the first </span><span style="font-size: medium;">United States</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> solo gallery exhibition of one of </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Cuba</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&rsquo;s premier and highly decorated contemporary artists, </span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Roberto Fabelo</span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"> (b. 1950, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Camaguey</span><span style="font-size: medium;">, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Cuba</span><span style="font-size: medium;">).</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">The exhibition, </span><strong><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Fabelo &ndash; New Work</span></em></strong><span style="font-size: medium;">, features paintings, drawings and sculpture by this multi-disciplined avant-garde artist who honed his unique style and fertile imagination in </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Cuba</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&rsquo;s post-revolution period.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">He is known internationally for his compelling allegorical repertoire of images which include: robust figures; nautilus and bird accouterments; Kafkaesque insects; casuelas (cook pots) and domestic tools, to cite a few.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">A hardbound color catalog of the show will be available.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Robert Fabelo &ndash; New Work will be on display from September 13 to October 18, 2014.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Join us for the Artist&rsquo;s opening reception, Saturday, September, 13; 6-8pm.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Revered as a prolific painter, sculptor and illustrator, the source of Fabelo&rsquo;s influence is rooted in European masters such as Vel&aacute;zquez and Goya, while at the same time retaining his Cuban identity helping to launch a new Cuban aesthetic with a modern Western slant.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Underneath his lavish creations with provocative themes lies an existential framework which speaks to his world consciousness and sociopolitical </span><span style="font-size: medium;">beliefs.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Fabelo appears unapologetic in his depiction of these farcical compositions and wry observations, but the intended effect is not only to challenge the viewer, but to champion the human condition through a surreal resolve.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Surface material has always been an important component in Fabelo&rsquo;s work.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">He won an award at the first Havana Biennial in 1984 for the piece, </span><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Fragmentos vitales</span></em><span style="font-size: medium;">, which consisted of drawings done on irregularly cut Kraft paper and glued directly to the wall, revolutionary in its approach.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">This type of innovation and modernization helped define him as a leading figure in the Cuban avant-garde movement.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Fabelo stands out as a master draftsman as evident in the design of his noteworthy sculptural works and in his recent </span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">sardonic anatomical drawings done using re-appropriated pages of anatomy textbooks. </span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">The </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">interplay between imagery and text creates an oddly poetic narrative, suggesting a torn page from some distorted illuminated manuscript. </span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">Yet another example of his unique artistry is his 3-dimensial reductive drawings on large used blackened metal pots with heavily etched portraits conveying a sense of artistic alchemy.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Awards &amp; Honors: National Arts Award, Ministry of Culture, Havana, 2004; Self portrait in the permanent collection of the Gallery degli Uffizi, Florence, 2002; First Prize at the First Ibero-American Biennial Watercolor, Vina del Mar, Chile, and UNESCO Award for the promotion of the arts, Paris, 1996; First Prize at the XI International Biennial of Drawing of Cleveland, Great Britain, 1993; International Drawing Prize Armando Reveron in the First Biennial of Havana, the Ninth Prize Exhibition Drawing, Rijeka, Yugoslavia and Intergraphik '84 Drawing Award, Berlin, 1984; Acquisition Prize III Triennial of Contemporary Art, New Delhi, India, 1978; and First Prize for Painting at the First National Exhibition Of Professors And Instructors Of Art, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Havana</span><span style="font-size: medium;">, 1973.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: CG Omega;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Principal Collections: Casa De Las Am&eacute;ricas,</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Havana</span><span style="font-size: medium;">, Cuba; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Fondo Cubano De Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba; Galer&iacute;a Del Retrato Yugoslavo, Tuzla, Yugoslavia; Hotel </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Santi</span><span style="font-size: medium;">ago, </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Santi</span><span style="font-size: medium;">ago De Cuba, Cuba; Museo De Arte Moderno, New Delhi, India; Museo De Arte Moderno,</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Mexico City</span><span style="font-size: medium;">,</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Mexico</span><span style="font-size: medium;">; Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; Nordylland Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark; Taller Experimental De Gr&aacute;fica (TEG), Havana, Cuba.</span></span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:33:15 +0000 - ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7 - August 23rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="p1"><strong>Murray Garrett</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><em>Hollywood Redux</em></strong></p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">RECEPTION: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 5-8pm</p> <p class="p4">EXHIBITION: July 26, - August 23, 2014</p> <p class="p4">LOCATION: ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY</p> <p class="p5">Bergamot Station Arts Center</p> <p class="p5">2525 Michigan Ave.&nbsp; B7 Gallery</p> <p class="p5">Santa Monica, CA 90404</p> <p class="p4">GALLERY HOURS: 11 &ndash;&nbsp;6, Tuesday &ndash; Saturday</p> <p class="p4">PRESS INQUIRIES: Email: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> | P: 310.315.1937</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to announce the solo exhibition, Murray Garrett: Hollywood Redux. A selection of black and white photographs including never before seen vintage silver gelatin prints from the artist&rsquo;s archive will be on view July 26 through August 23, 2014. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, July 26, from 5-8 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">From the 1940s until he hung up his cameras in the 1960s New York native, Murray Garrett, was one of the most sought after event and celebrity photographers in the country. With his medium format cameras, like the Speed Graphic and Rollieflex, he deftly captured the lives of the entertainment industry&rsquo;s elite and other popular figures of American culture and high society. Garrett was consistently welcomed into the innermost circles of Hollywood during its golden age, and produced many iconic, revealing and memorable black and white photographs of an industry where image is everything. As Bob Hope writes:</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&ldquo;There are photographers, and then there is Murray Garrett. He has a magic eye or a secret device in his camera that captures something different, something special that is missed by other photographers&hellip;All of Hollywood recognized the genius of Garrett. He was always that one photographer who stood on the inside of the ropes at all the events.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Originally from Brooklyn, Murray Garrett&rsquo;s career as a distinguished documentary photographer began while he was still in his teens when he landed a part time job at Graphic House in New York City as the assistant to the legendary theatrical photographer, Eileen Darby. While under Darby&rsquo;s tutelage, Garrett received his first major assignment in the early 1940s when he was sent to cover first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, and labor leader Phillip Murray while they attended a musical in Newark, New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, Garrett relocated to Los Angeles to oversee the establishment of the photo agency&rsquo;s West Coast office. Within a year of his move Garrett was promoted to the position of bureau chief at Graphic House and was completing assignments for almost every major publication in the country including TIME, LOOK and LIFE. For the next 25 years his career flourished into one of the most notable in the genre of celebrity portraiture and reportage. Not only did Garrett cover all of the major Hollywood premiers and galas during the height of film industry glamour, he was granted exclusive access to intimate private events and welcomed into the everyday lives of Hollywood&rsquo;s highly celebrated stars. Garrett held an esteemed position as Bob Hope&rsquo;s personal photographer for over two decades. He was the only photographer invited to accompany Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and their children as they flew by private helicopter to Disneyland, and to cover Frank Sinatra&rsquo;s surprise 21<sup>st</sup> birthday party for Natalie Wood. His frequent friendships with the who&rsquo;s who of Tinseltown allowed Garrett to capture rare and fleeting moments with unmatched elegance and ease. He produced a vast body of work that is at once tender, majestic, humorous, and insightful. It is a stunning testament to the sophistication and style of one of the most important periods in cinematic history and a fascinating American timecapsule, rendered beautifully in black and white.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Murray Garrett has served on the board of directors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. His work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1989. Two monographs of his photographs with accompanying commentary have been published: Hollywood Candid (2000) currently in its third printing, and Hollywood Moments (2002).&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:03:52 +0000 - Night Gallery - August 20th - September 6th Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:56:17 +0000 Group Show - Night Gallery - August 23rd - September 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">'Mental Furniture' is an outdoor installation of sculptural and printed digital material that describes a convergence of art consumption and everyday utility.<br /><br />'Mental Furniture' also includes the release of new works by Keith J. Varadi, Ted Gahl, Megan Plunkett, Erika Vogt, Carmen Kende, Jessica Williams, Bennet Perez, Denise Schatz, Vishwam Velandy, Raul De Nieves, Lucy Campana, Amanda Friedman, Peter Nowogrodzki and Ian Page, Laura Hunt and Ryan Foerster, Sarah Faux, Jon Wang, Max Maslansky, Michael Assiff, Nora Jane Slade and Zoe Latta, Faren Ziello, Benjamin Tong, Natalie Labriola and David Roesing, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, Nick Payne, and Lia Lowenthal via the Petrella's app.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Petrella's app is created in contrast to the Newsstand app that exists natively on all iOS devices and is available at Petrella's Imports is a collaborative project created by Anne Libby, Elise McMahon and Sophie Stone.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:55:15 +0000 Ramona Rosales - De Soto Gallery - July 10th - August 31st <p>An exhibition of photographs by Ramona Rosales on view from July 10 - August 24, 2014. Extended thru August 31.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:47:42 +0000 Mark Dean Veca - Western Project - October 18th - November 24th Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:18:30 +0000 Margaret Griffith - Western Project - September 13th - October 11th Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:17:09 +0000 - SCI-Arc Exhibitions - September 16th - September 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Graduate thesis projects will remain on view throughout the school until September 12. In addition, a special Selected Thesis Exhibition showcasing outstanding projects selected by guest critics will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery between September 16-24.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:14:17 +0000 Benjamin Seror - REDCAT - November 18th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Benjamin Seror&rsquo;s improvised stories are inspired by phantoms of literature, art history and everyday adventures. Over three Tuesday evenings in the REDCAT Lounge, he develops and performs a new version of his latest project,&nbsp;<em>The Marsyas Hour</em>, an impromptu script for a TV pilot that recounts everyday life on Mount Olympus through the eyes of the young satyr Marsyas. Apollo defeated Marsyas in a flute contest, and had him tied to a tree to be frayed alive &ndash; but Marsyas survived the punishment and committed his life to defeating the gods.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:08 +0000 H├ęctor Bourges - REDCAT - October 29th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In this lecture/performance in the REDCAT Lounge, H&eacute;ctor Bourges, a member of the Mexico City-based theater/performance art ensemble Teatro Ojo, combines a series of gestures with images of historical events that have influenced the Mexican national identity project. Bourges uses performative elements such as masks and ventriloquism to reveal the strategies of Mexican political powers and to depict the double standard discourse of politics, always fraught with false hopes and hidden secrets.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:03:59 +0000 Group Show - REDCAT - September 27th - November 30th <div class="field field-name-field-content-body field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;">The mythical imagery of the American West, especially when considered from some European perspectives, conjures an idealized fiction rich with a sort of Technicolor endlessness. The architectonic idea of this vastness can inspire and confuse by complicating perceptions of scale and possibility. For the exhibition <em>Small Museum for the American Metaphor,</em> the gallery is divided into &ldquo;rooms&rdquo; with sheer drapes, creating a cabinet of curiosities in which one discovers a variety of artworks, architectural models, drawings and other objects, presented in a way that blurs the distinction between object and representation. The metaphor is the foundation for an architecture that collapses different scales, celebrates the fiction of the &ldquo;wide open,&rdquo; and seeks to reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior.</p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition includes work by a mix of influential and emerging artists and designers, such as John Baldessari, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jos de Gruyter &amp; Harald Thys, Stefano Graziani, Rita McBride, Val&eacute;rie Mannaerts, Jonathan Muecke, Jonathan Olivares, Manfred Pernice, Bas Princen, Ed Ruscha, Ettore Sottsass, Micha&euml;l Van den Abeele, Pieter Vermeersch, Peter W&auml;chtler and Christopher Williams, as well as models of past and present architectures of the "big box.&rdquo;</p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Major support provided by Brenda R. Potter.</em></p> <p class="normal" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Funded in part with generous support from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Flanders State of the Art.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:02:32 +0000 - REDCAT - August 23rd 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">18+ is a collaborative project that expresses itself through audio, video, social&nbsp;media, and performance. Active since 2011, 18+ has distributed a diverse&nbsp;body of work through web-based platforms such as twitter, YouTube, tumblr,&nbsp;Facebook and mediafire. Operating anonymously and interweaving &ldquo;original&nbsp;content&rdquo; with appropriated or &ldquo;pirated&rdquo; expressions of others, the varied activities&nbsp;of 18+ question fundamental issues of identity, gender, intellectual property and&nbsp;the role of the body in a post-human or post-internet era.&nbsp;For their REDCAT presentation the duo pairs audio and video material culled&nbsp;from their multiple online platforms.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Please note that space is limited. Guests are encouraged to RSVP:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:00:04 +0000 - San Diego Museum of Art - August 2nd - March 10th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">In celebration of the return of <em>Ramesses II</em> to the Museum after an extended loan, <em>Out of Egypt</em> will spotlight this important portrait of Egypt&rsquo;s most powerful pharaoh by placing it within its broader historic and artistic contexts. This finely carved quartzite sculpture was purchased by the Museum in 1949 and was displayed here for four decades before being loaned to the San Antonio Museum of Art. The statue depicts the pharaoh in the classic striding pose and wearing the typical <em>shendyt </em>(pleated linen kilt) and <em>nemes</em> (striped, folded headcloth). His name and royal titles are inscribed in hieroglyphs on his belt buckle and on the supporting back pillar: &ldquo;Ramesses, beloved of Amun&hellip;The Victorious Bull&hellip;King of Upper and Lower Egypt&hellip;The son of Ra...&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ramesses II, known as &ldquo;Ramesses the Great,&rdquo; ruled Egypt for 67 years (1279-1212 BCE) and was responsible for an extensive building program which remade the face of Egypt and included numerous temples at sites such as Luxor, Karnak, Abydos, Thebes, and others.&nbsp;He erected many hundreds of carved images of himself, the most famous being the colossal seated statues at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel in Nubia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The return of<em> Ramesses II </em>to San Diego offers an opportunity to illustrate the canonic properties of Egyptian royal portraiture as well as demonstrate the seminal influence of Egyptian sculpture on the art of the Greeks, and later, through the conquests of Alexander the Great, on sculpture in the Gandharan region of northwest Pakistan. To illustrate this influence, two sculptures will be exhibited with <em>Ramesses II</em>: <em>Torso of Herakles</em>, a 2nd century Roman marble copy of a famous Greek bronze of the 4th century BC loaned by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Standing Bodhisattva</em></a>, a 3rd century Gandharan sculpture that has been in the Museum&rsquo;s collection since 1980.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:57:56 +0000 Jack Whitten - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla - September 20th - January 4th, 2015 <div class="prepend-1 span-8 last"> <div class="copy-container"> <div class="full"> <p style="text-align: justify;">For five decades, Jack Whitten (b. 1939, Bessemer, AL) has kept time through his innovative studio process. In his canvases, he explores the possibilities of paint, the role of the artist, and the allure of material essence. As a child of the segregated south, he bears witness to expressions of evil and the resilience of the human spirit. As a diligent formalist, Whitten explores and exploits the newest acrylic and dry pigment media, the register of the image, and the edge of the canvas. As the New York artist, schooled in the sixties and maturing in the seventies, he balances on the fulcrum of the century that was and the century to come. He is an artist of his moment due precisely to his respect for the past and commitment to the present. Whitten creates in the moment in order to harness the essence of matter. From his first spectral canvases, as a graphic trace of a haunted soul, to his recent app for Obama, a key for complex, contemporary life, Whitten&rsquo;s poetic and physically compelling compositions capture what is needed, what is left, what is remembered, and what is next. <em>Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting </em>surveys this enduring artist&rsquo;s career with approximately 60 canvasses from the mid-1960s to the present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting <em>is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and made possible by generous lead underwriting support from Dr. Paul Jacobs, and presenting corporate sponsorship from RBC Wealth Management. Additional funding has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and proceeds from the 2014 Biennial Art Auction. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:54:59 +0000