ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jeffrey Vallance - CB1 Gallery - August 8th 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>As part of our exhibition, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Jeffrey Vallance: The Medium is the Message</em></a>, CB1 Gallery is proud to present a new performance by the artist entitled <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Ghost Writers</em></a>. In a s&eacute;ance performance, Vallance will work with legendary psychic Joseph Ross to channel dead art critics interested in reviewing the show. In the s&eacute;ance, a telepathic call will be sent out to art critics in the afterlife willing to speak out about Vallance&rsquo;s artwork. And heaven only knows who might manifest! Vallance has worked previously with psychics contacting the spirits of Richard Nixon, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.</p> <p>The exhibition by Jeffrey Vallance deals with messages and images the artist received during a s&eacute;ance in London in which the artist had five famous European psychics channel five famous dead artists for a panel discussion at the Frieze Art Fair.. Included in the s&eacute;ance were Leonardo da Vinci, Marcel Duchamp, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock. The spirits were asked a series of questions concerning the art market. The Medium is the Message exhibition features a video of the London performance, Spirits Photos (2012) and Spirit Objects (2015), all inspired by the s&eacute;ance.</p> <p>Jeffrey Vallance is considered one of the most important artists of his generation to come out of Los Angeles. For nearly four decades, Vallance has exhibited his work worldwide to an ever-expanding audience. His highly influential work has inspired generations of artists and has penetrated into popular culture and media. With an emphasis on belief systems, Vallance &ldquo;infiltrates&rdquo; into numerous cultural institutions often focusing on the museum, church and state. His work blurs the lines between object making, installation, painting, performance, writing and curating. Vallance is a Fortean who neither believes nor disbelieves, but like an anthropologist he reports on numerous phenomenon.</p> <p>Joseph &ldquo;Psychic to the Stars&rdquo; Ross has appeared on radio and TV talk shows, doing readings for the studio audience and has conducted over 50 thousand personal psychic readings. He has been on TV with Uri Geller, Sylvia Brown, James van Praagh, Bonnie Hunt, Chelsea Handler and Jay Leno. Ross was featured in W Magazine channeling Salvador Dali and the Underground Museum channeling a transcendent Andy Warhol. He has led ghost tours of the Richard Nixon Library (channeling our 37th President) and at LACMA where he communed with the disembodied spirits of artists on exhibit. In school, Ross majored in psychology at UC Irvine&mdash;he now is a psychic astrologer.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:02:46 +0000 Raymond Saunders - Lora Schlesinger Gallery - September 5th - October 10th <p align="right">&nbsp;&ldquo;In the process of painting, for the one thing that someone sees, there are innumerable things that they never see&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="right">&nbsp;</p> <p align="right">&ndash; Raymond Saunders</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Raymond Saunders has been an important presence in American Contemporary Art for over 50 years.&nbsp; Frequently compared to Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Raymond Saunder&rsquo;s voice has remained unclassifiable and singular. Unique in its expression, within each piece his voice is heard in dialogue with itself; like a freestyle jazz session where various instruments interact and respond with chance and intention, with rawness, and control.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>His predominantly black paintings combine energetic and dissonant mixtures of drawing, collage, assemblage and gestural bursts of paint. &nbsp;The personal scribbles, found objects, and enigmatic symbols are as revealing about his working methods, as they are subtle in encoding messages about politics, race and his life experiences as an African American artist. The dramatic black backgrounds provide a dark pictorial space reminiscent of blackboards. Knowledge and information is recorded with delicate white chalk-like lines that speak quietly against found objects and images, constructing narratives that push and pull in different directions frequently loaded with double meanings.&nbsp; Despite the use of disparate elements, the arrangements are unexpectedly elegant. They are a poetic depiction of what it is like to live in an urban city with a vast array of materials utilized in creating one&rsquo;s identity. These carefully chosen materials once discarded by society, are reused by Raymond to compose lyrically engaged and wise works of art that dismantle cultural hierarchies and improvise with high and low.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Raymond Saunders studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.F.A at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1960. In 1961, he received a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Saunders has received multiple awards such as the Prix de Rome, 1964-1966, and the National Endowment for the Arts Award in 1977 and 1984, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976. His work is held in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Raymond Saunders&rsquo; exhibition <em>Recent Work</em> will be his 10<sup>th</sup> solo exhibition with Lora Schlesinger Gallery. The Exhibition opens on September 5<sup>th</sup> and is on view through October 10<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>The opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, September 12<sup>th</sup> from 5 &ndash; 7 pm.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue ,B5b, Santa Monica.</p> <p>For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at, or</p> <p>e- mail:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACT: Lora Schlesinger or Stephanie Mercado</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday &ndash; Fridays 10:00 &ndash; 5:30 p.m., Saturdays 11:00 &ndash; 5:30 p.m.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:29:45 +0000 Cynthia Minet - USC Fisher Museum of Art - September 2nd - October 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">USC Fisher Museum of Art is pleased to present<em> Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden</em>, a focus exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Cynthia Minet, on view from September 2 through October 10, 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden</em> features illuminated, life-size, mixed media sculptures of domesticated animals from the series &ldquo;Unsustainable Creatures.&rdquo; The installation draws upon the complicated relationships and dependencies humans have with the world we inhabit, in line with Minet&rsquo;s continued interest in scientific and ecological issues. It also emphasizes the artist&rsquo;s investigation of materials, and her aesthetics in successfully transforming found and repurposed plastics into visually compelling artworks.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Works showcased in<em> Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden</em> depict animals rendered in postures conveying toil and struggle. Lit up with colorful LEDs, Minet&rsquo;s sculptures are created by cutting up found plastics and bolting them together, avoiding any substantial modifications. They thereby function as surrogates for human experience and represent our dependency on petrochemicals and electricity. Plastic storage containers, detergent bottles, dustpans and even old baby toys are exposed and identifiable for the viewer to recognize them as what they are while making anatomic references. Minet&rsquo;s singular and visually commanding take on consumerism thus highlights the burden that disposable culture places on the natural world, and the need for sustainable resources.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The installation will also premiere Minet&rsquo;s new series focusing on raptors. These birds of prey, long trained for the more exotic sport of falconry, are currently used in commercial bird eradication programs, and are flown through vineyards several times a day, rendering them almost as domesticated as farm animals. The artist explores this dichotomy and implications such as the predator drone, the role of humans as predators, and the falcon and hawk as symbols of strength and renewal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cynthia Minet's artworks have been exhibited both in the USA and&nbsp;internationally. Most recently, her illuminated sculptural installations&nbsp;have been displayed at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska, the CDC Museum in Atlanta, GA,&nbsp;the Muzeo in Anaheim, CA, the Los Angeles International Airport, UC Riverside's Culver Center for&nbsp;the Arts, the Huntington Beach Art Center, the Museum of Natural History, LA, and at GATE Projects, Glendale.&nbsp;International group exhibitions include museum and gallery shows in Venice and Amelia, Italy,&nbsp;Minsk, Belarus, and in several venues in Israel. Her work has been reviewed&nbsp;and featured on the Discovery Channel's Weird Planet, Wired Magazine, FORM&nbsp;Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Anchorage Daily News, the OC Register,&nbsp;and on numerous blogs online.</p> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:13:11 +0000 - Roberts & Tilton - August 1st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>New Babylon&nbsp;</em>brings together fourteen artists exploring the collaborative aggregate as a symbolic social space with moveable articulations. The exhibition takes its form as a freestanding structure designed by architect Joakim Dahlqvist, with the artworks on view - sculpture, painting, ceramic, and photography - functioning as both autonomous objects and site-specific installations within the building's apparatus. The publication accompanies the exhibition&nbsp;<em>New Babylon</em>, organized by Michael Dopp, at Roberts &amp; Tilton, Culver City, California, July 18 -&nbsp;August 15, 2015&nbsp;and features contributions by all artists.&nbsp; For additional information, please visit the following&nbsp;<a href="" shape="rect" target="_blank">link.</a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Essay by Camille Weiner<br />Published by Roberts &amp; Tilton, Culver City, California<br />Printed by Golden Spike Press, Los Angeles, California&nbsp;<br />Cover Design: Joakim Dahlqvist<br />Design: Jason Roberts Dobrin<br />Format: Softcover, 8 x 6.25 inches / 20.32 x 15.875 cm / English, 200 pages<br />ISBN: 978-0-9914889-4-0</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:25:16 +0000 - Louis Stern Fine Arts - July 31st - September 12th Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:09:50 +0000 - 356 Mission - August 2nd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;">Presented by Andrew Cannon&nbsp;<br /><br />films by David Fenster&nbsp;<br />with a performance by Dick Pics&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:58:08 +0000 Adam Linder - 356 Mission - August 1st 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Some Cleaning,&nbsp;</em>a Choreographic Service by Adam Linder has been hired by 356 S. Mission Road. Linder engages a toolbox of movements, on a per hour basis, to underwrite the real-time and economic principles for choreographic activity.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:56:22 +0000 Helen Marten - China Art Objects Galleries - August 2nd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div align="center"> <div>A screening of,&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Martine Syms,&nbsp;<em>A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere&nbsp;</em></strong>(2015), 25min</div> </div> <p align="center"><em>As well as a few select reruns, from our summer's program.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">On the penultimate week of the show, we introduce an ongoing work by Helen Marten,&nbsp;<a href=";c=IqOvNUUelMzFsXk-Ykgej66U2Ut2UtbJGs6-rSQJCtrY2Ndzr5PCWQ==&amp;ch=IgMV8edN6DbdjvpMbQ2M3YjQmB9AGF8ofrRLy9I-eTXWaK5C77STgw==" shape="rect" target="_blank">visible online</a>, on your personal devices, and at your leisure. In her words:&nbsp;<em>"Skin is one surface and of one plane. It is dimensionally intelligent, wraps around us and stops blood from leaking out - like enamel or glaze on a bathtub, it is an encasement, an enclosing, a layer." [...] "But substance is not really substance when we observe it through the screen."</em>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">And on the topic of leisure (or leisure-like activities) we choose this week, like a commercial interruption, to think more specifically about the screen's role in this summer's episodic program, the screen itself as a mediator, a record and a witness, contending with the problem of documenting the "pure presence" of live performances or the slippery forms of language.&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">Martine Syms' recent work is a video in essay-form that thinks about our relationship to television as well as&nbsp;television's role as an unintentional archivist of its time. In her words:&nbsp;<em>A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere&nbsp;uses three key moments-the premiere of Mary Tylor Moore in 1970, the primetime schedule of 1988, and Google's acquisition of YouTube in 2006-to explore the privately-felt public imagination. A Pilot&nbsp;reveals the sitcom as a comic performance structure with a style and subject matter inextricably linked to the production of identity. It collages text, screencaps, Scandal gifs, and excerpts ranging from Amos 'n' Andy' to Girlfriends, alongside archival footage to&nbsp;tell a story about language, symbol and narrative in American culture.&nbsp;</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>We will also be screening reruns from our summer's program, requests welcome...</strong></p> <p align="center">We will do our best to&nbsp;accommodate them.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">ps: This is Week 8 of a summer-long exhibition,<em>This Sentence,&nbsp;</em>whose artists and ideas are accumulating. The exhibition will run from&nbsp;June 6th to August 22nd. It is organized by Public Fiction at China Art Objects and will present the work of (in order of appearance): Becket Flannery, Gregory Kalliche, Sascha Braunig, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Emily Mast, Ryan Gander, Tamara Henderson, Helen Marten and Pascual Sisto.&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">As well as a program of screenings including: John Smith, Merce Cunningham, Sophia Al-Maria, Charles Atlas,&nbsp;Ericka Beckman, Derek Boshier, Joan Jonas, Ohad Fishof, Tzion Abraham Hazan, Babette Mangolte, Sara Magenheimer, Rashaad Newsome, Shahryar Nashat, A. Michael Noll, and Martine Syms. There will be performances staged by Ryan Gander, and Adam Linder, as well as a conversation with writer Alexander Keefe.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:47:23 +0000 Luke Pelletier - New Image Art Gallery - August 8th - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">After living and going to school in Chicago for a few years, Luke Pelletier went back to his rural-tourist-driven-hometown, Brevard, North Carolina, for a few months to make the work for his first solo in over three years. Living in a tourist town for much of his life, he has been heavily influenced by seasonal economies, as well as the multi-level relationships, dependence and resentment, between tourists and locals. Much of Luke's art blurs the lines between celebrating and condemning a culture that&nbsp;agrees to be taken advantage of while it takes advantage of others. His&nbsp;art is filled with personal anecdotes, dark humor, dualities, contradictions, repetition, and scenes of paradise that are simultaneously pristine and decaying. In his first solo show in LA, Tourist Seizin', Luke Pelletier uses photography, painting, sculpture, social practice, graphic design, writing, and craft to riff on his moral dilemmas with romance, objectification, labor, competition, tourist culture, capitalism, addiction, free will, masculinity, fun, and Americana.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:40:12 +0000 JUDITHE HERNÁNDEZ - Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) - August 16th 3:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>In conjuction with the exhibition "MIRADAS: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art", noted artist Judithe Hern&aacute;ndez&nbsp;will discuss her work within the context of her participation as one of the founding members of the Chicano Art Movement in Los Angeles,</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:12:08 +0000 - Koplin Del Rio Gallery - October 25th - October 25th <p>L.A. GOAL&rsquo;s award winning visual arts studio, <strong><em>Inside Out Productions</em>, proudly presents its 25th Annual Art Exhibit: </strong>Join us in celebrating the whimsically creative, colorful, confounding and reassuring artwork of Inside Out artists. L.A. GOAL, a non-profit agency, guides adults with developmental disabilities in finding, recognizing and utilizing their abilities.</p> <p>The one-day art exhibit and sale will take place at <strong>Koplin Del Rio Gallery on Sunday, October 25th, 2015</strong> from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Proceeds from sales are used to help offset the artists&rsquo; salaries and purchase their studio supplies. Inside Out Productions provides professional art instruction as well as paid, part-time employment for artists with developmental disabilities.</p> <p>Original works of fine art, multi-media sculpture, embroidery, weaving and ceramics will be on display and available for sale. Stop by the L.A. GOAL pop up shop to browse our exciting new products, including an array of new greeting cards, screen printed apparel and notebooks, art prints, ceramic tea light holders, canvas accent pillows, and other neat home and gift items. &nbsp;</p> <p>Eleana Del Rio donates the Koplin Del Rio Gallery every year to L.A. GOAL for this annual art event. Koplin Del Rio focuses on contemporary painting, drawing and sculpture of internationally acclaimed artists, as well as emerging California artists. Koplin Del Rio emphasizes showing representational, figurative, landscape and still-life works.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:31:12 +0000 Megan Flanders, Chet Glaze, Julie Shafer - Patrick Painter Inc. - August 15th - September 12th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span><em>Jagged Negotiations</em>&nbsp;deals with awkward&nbsp;transitions, smash ups, and disturbances. Each of the artists grapples with uncomfortable spaces and&nbsp;cacophony. Megan Flanders intervenes in the digital transmission of canonic works by women, making the viewer hyper aware that history is a construction while encouraging its disruption. Inserting feminist voice and personal revelation&nbsp;into the binary code of works such as Vig</span><em>&eacute;</em>e Lebruns' portrait of hated queen, Marie Antoinette tentatively posing in the nursery in a futile attempt to remind agitated rebels of her duty fulfilled, Flanders' gesture serves as spontaneous record scratch in the swirling dialogues of gender equality and artistic emergence. Chet Glaze actively observes the conflation of&nbsp;textures and surfaces amidst the "Happiest Place on Earth," put off by the inability to interact with exquisitely crafted objects such as the miniature Edwardian neighborhood in the Peter Pan ride, and the contrarily schlocky constructions on the facade of It's a Small World. Glaze's intent focus on such awkward transitions (citation needed) magnify signs of disorder that are surprising given how contrary they are to Disneyland's branding. Julie Shafer's work navigates the rough political terrain of oil dredging in the&nbsp;Louisiana&nbsp;bayou. As if stealing a peek behind the theme park facades of Glaze's unnoticed decay, Shafer's psychologically powerful (red) photographs also compel revolt. At once aesthetically gorgeous and terribly difficult, the viewer is confronted with Orwellian infrastructure that exploits and rapes in robotic bombast.&nbsp;The landscape that she navigates exhibits silent wounds - a Native American island whose oil is literally being dredged out from underneath its borders, that has resulted in the continuing collapse of the land into the toxic waters surrounding it</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:45:31 +0000 - Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) - August 7th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">MOLAA Curator of Education &amp; Artist Printmaker Gabriela Mart&iacute;nez moderates a discussion with local printmaking artists as they share their experiences about making politically motivated images.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:39:21 +0000 Les Biller - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - August 2nd 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><strong>Les Biller</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Q &amp; A&nbsp;with&nbsp;</strong><strong>Molly Barnes</strong></p> <div><strong>Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 3PM</strong><br />at 1923 South Santa Fe Avenue #100, Los Angeles, CA 90021</div> <div>RSVP -&gt;&nbsp;<a href=";body=Please%20RSVP%20me%3A%0A%0A(%20First%20%26%20Last%20Name)%20%2B%20(%200%20)%20Guests%0A%0Afor%20the%20Les%20Biller%20Q%2BA%20w%2FMolly%20Barnes%20on%0A%0ASunday%2C%20August%202%2C%202015%20at%203%3A00PM.%0A%0AThanks." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Parking:</strong><br />Lot available next&nbsp;to/directly south of&nbsp;Gallery on S Santa Fe Ave&nbsp;+ plenty of street parking along&nbsp;side streets 11th St. &amp; 15th St.&nbsp;on weekends.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:02:26 +0000 Robert Glenn Ketchum, Michael Jones - The G2 Gallery - August 11th - September 27th <p>Venice, CA&mdash; On August 11, 2015, The G2 Gallery will premiere Nature LA: Mandalac Gardens, a collection of groundbreaking photographs from the collaborative efforts of Robert Glenn Ketchum and Michael Jones.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Intended to be organic mandalas upon which one can meditate, the images in <em>Mandalac</em> <em>Gardens</em> are derived from Ketchum&rsquo;s vast library of nature, printed with dyes embedded in aluminum sheet, and then the external shape is cut out with a laser-router. This series is, like much of Ketchum&rsquo;s work during its time, on the cutting edge of the photography world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ketchum has been called by <em>American Photo</em> one of the five American Masters of photography and one of the 100 most influential people to shape the environmental movement by <em>Audubon Magazine</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The opening reception for Nature LA: Mandalac Gardens, as well as Andrei Duman and Diversity of California Wetlands, will be held on August 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p>Admission is $10 at the door and includes wine, hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and complimentary valet in front of the gallery. All proceeds from admissions will be donated to Heal the Bay.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>RSVP to</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:47:20 +0000 J.A.W. Cooper - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - August 7th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>J.A.W. Cooper</strong> was born in England and grew up in Kenya, Sweden, Ireland and the United States. A love of drawing and a fascination toward nature, other cultures, and different ways of perceiving the world evolved naturally while travelling the globe with ecologist parents, and these early influences continue to inform Cooper&rsquo;s work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">J.A.W. Cooper&rsquo;s newest series &ldquo;<strong><em>Viscera</em></strong>&rdquo; explores instinct and intuition as the spark of creation, to delight the feral child at our core.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:26:59 +0000