ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Ryan Schneider - Richard Heller Gallery - September 12th - October 17th <p>Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, presents <em>You Are Entering</em>, the first Los Angeles solo exhibition for California-based painter, Ryan Schneider.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Artist Statement</strong>:</p> <p>&nbsp;<em>After many years of living and painting in New York City, I moved my home and studio to Joshua Tree, California, in 2015, where I created all of the work for this exhibition. &nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em><em>While working in an open-air studio, with the vast desert as a backdrop, I was forced to fight (and quickly inspired to embrace) nature&rsquo;s elements such as strong winds, intense light and excessive heat (all of which helped to influence and shape this current body of work). &nbsp;Whereas my previous work had been&nbsp;informed and inspired by big-city living, dense population and "noise," the juxtaposed spaciousness, isolation and solitude of the desert provided me with a vastly different, almost sacred, space in which to create a whole new body of work. &nbsp;For me, painting has always been a spiritual practice and, in my new (almost&nbsp;alien-like) surroundings, I felt like a conduit for the works that I created for this exhibition (as if they had been patiently awaiting my arrival in the desert in order to finally come to fruition).</em></p> <p>&nbsp;<em>Ryan Schneider</em></p> <p><em>Joshua Tree, California, 2015</em></p> <p>&nbsp;***</p> <p>Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1980. &nbsp;He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002.&nbsp;Schneider has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recent shows include "Ritual for Letting Go," a solo exhibition at Two&nbsp;Rams, New York; "Media" at Galleri Jacob Bj&oslash;rn, Aarhus, Denmark; "Et Brask Spark," selections from the collection of Jens Peter Brask, at the Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark; "Refiguring," at Coburn Projects, London; "Schneids and Heids," with Daniel Heidkamp, at Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen; and "The Coyote," at Galleri Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm. Schneider&rsquo;s work has been featured in&nbsp;<em>Whitewall Magazine, Modern Painters, Hunted Projects, ArtNet, The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, C-Print Journal, ArtInfo, Artblog Artblog, New&nbsp;American Paintings, Art F City</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Brask Art Blog</em>. Schneider lives and works in the desert of Joshua Tree, California.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:11:42 +0000 Lavi Daniel - Rosamund Felsen Gallery - September 27th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p><strong>Lavi Daniel Artist Talk w/Molly Barned</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong>Sunday, September 27th: 3 - 6pm</p> <p>RSVP: <a title="Lavi Daniel Artist Talk RSVP" href="mailto://" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:53:06 +0000 Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, Otani Workshop - Blum & Poe - September 11th - October 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of Japanese ceramics featuring the work of Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop &mdash; organized and curated by Takashi Murakami.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Presenting a wide range of forms, designs, and materials, the works in the exhibition draw upon the ancient sources of ceramic tradition in Japan, while also revealing inventive techniques of shaping, glazing, coloring, and firing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Richly informed by the Japanese art form of the tea ceremony, ceramics have been widely appreciated and revered in Japan. Historically, the tools, teacups, and utensils used in the tea ceremony, as well as the ceremonial aspect itself, have always symbolized levels of hierarchy and respect within society. Amidst the constant cultural and economic shifts in Japan, ceramics have remained unique relics of heritage as well as embodiments of the Japanese sense of beauty.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this exhibition, Takashi Murakami brings together a new generation of Japanese ceramicists whose unique pottery methods merge a respect for lineage with improvisation, experimentation, and refinement. The work of all three artists &mdash; Hamana, Ueda, and Otani &mdash; is informed by lifestyle, the love of nature, working in remote surroundings, and sometimes farming their own land. Although these artists are young in age, they are accomplished craftsmen and have been forming, firing, and exhibiting their earthenware in Japan for several years. Many of the works in the exhibition have never been seen before in the United States, as this display of ceramics is an illumination of age-old traditions being expanded into the 21st century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kazunori Hamana makes ceramics on the pacific coast, in Chiba, Japan. The work is both stark and full of personality, oftentimes the surfaces are striped or imbued with designs or language. Urns, bowls, vessels, cups, and plates &mdash; each irregularly shaped by not only the vast history of the ceramic arts, but also by the characteristics found in the coastal environment where he works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yuji Ueda comes from a family of award-winning tea farmers in the Shiga Prefecture town of Shigaraki. His experimental approach to glazing and firing leads to a variety of distinct forms and vessels. Working both in intimate sizes and larger scales, Ueda&rsquo;s alien surfaces and fragile textures are both tolerant and unyielding.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Otani Workshop is also a ceramicist from Shigaraki &mdash; one of the great centers of Japanese ceramics for the last 800 years. In addition to clay, Otani works with wood, iron, and other materials. His small jars, vases, and other sculptural forms depicting figures and faces are characteristic of the many styles and motifs found throughout Japanese culture.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:36:19 +0000 Faith Wilding - Armory Center for the Arts - September 26th - January 3rd, 2016 <p>The first retrospective exhibition of the influential feminist artist, Fearful Symmetries features a selection of works from Wilding&rsquo;s studio practice spanning the past forty years, highlighting a range of works on paper &ndash; drawings, watercolors, collage and paintings &ndash; exhibited together here for the first time. Taking up key, allegorical imagery in Wilding&rsquo;s work, the exhibition focuses on themes of &ldquo;becoming,&rdquo; both the transformative event itself, and the threshold to transfiguration.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:02:59 +0000 Frank Bowling - Marc Selwyn Fine Art - September 26th - October 31st Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:46:10 +0000 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle - Christopher Grimes Gallery - September 12th - October 24th <div class="text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">I&ntilde;igo Manglano-Ovalle.</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>As part of the Site Santa Fe&rsquo;s 2014 Biennial, Manglano-Ovalle installed a permanent work of land art in community of the Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. This vertical sculpture penetrated the ground to reach the aquifer below on top of which was installed a hand pump to manually extract water for public consumption. For this forthcoming exhibition 500 gallons of water from this well will be transported to Santa Monica where visitors can access this resource and gift of <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">P&rsquo;oe</em> courtesy of Santa Clara Pueblo. Of this project, Manglano-Ovalle states:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;<em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Well</em> is on the one hand a simple and reductive gesture of drilling down to tap what&rsquo;s beneath us, on the other hand it&rsquo;s simply a utilitarian means of accessing a basic necessity. As an artwork it reconsiders Robert Barry&rsquo;s <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Inert Gas Series</em> and Walter de Maria&rsquo;s <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Vertical Kilometer</em>, and it could remain as such contentedly. Except that once the aquifer is tapped the work is no longer <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">inert</em>, and its <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">verticality</em> is contested by demands for horizontal distribution. Landscape turns into land, and water into commodity, calling into question De Maria&rsquo;s metrics of vastness and Barry&rsquo;s indefinite expansion of elements, as well as the colonial underpinnings of this earlier work. Put to use <em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;">Well </em>politicizes concepts of site and landscape and problematizes the very substance of the work &ndash; water."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout his career Manglano-Ovalle has addressed urgent issues relevant to our time. Couched in a formal language of art historical references, topics such as migration and climate change have been explored though metaphors of clouds and icebergs, and water itself. <em>Well </em>in particular calls into question the environmental impact of resource extraction, the carbon footprint of the artists and the political, legal and cultural complexities of water rights and shared consumption.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>I&ntilde;igo Manglano-Ovalle</strong> (b. 1961 in Madrid, Spain) lives and works in Chicago, IL. He was the 2012 winner of a USA Fellow Award and winner of the 2001 MacArthur Fellowship. Manglano-Ovalle has been honored with numerous solo exhibitions including<em> The Black Forest</em>, the inaugural exhibition at Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (2015); <em>Always After (The Glass House)</em>, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011) and<em> Gravity is a force to be reckoned with</em>, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (2009). He has presented major projects at <em>Documenta XII</em>, Kassel, Germany (2007) and the Barcelona Pavilion, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2002). Manglano-Ovalle&rsquo;s work is in the collections of such institutions as Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bilbao, Spain; and Museo Nacional Centro de arte Reina Sof&iacute;a, Madrid, Spain, among others.</p> </div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:44:37 +0000 Zoe Crosher - LAXART - September 11th - October 24th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:33:44 +0000 Mealnie Schiff - LAXART - September 11th - October 24th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:33:10 +0000 Keith Rocka Knittel - Human Resources - September 10th - September 13th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:31:26 +0000 Dana Dart-Mclean, Johanna Jackson - Human Resources - September 4th - September 6th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:30:16 +0000 Urs Fischer - Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills - September 15th - October 17th Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:27:34 +0000 - Human Resources - August 30th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">free screening of this strangely meditative film, a look at worldwide food production<br /> <br /> Also come early for some fine sound environments created by Nick Malkin, and stay after for a solid video and percussion performance by Corey Fogel<br /> <br /> Harvester features 162 of the vegetable, grain, nut, sea vegetable, and fruit harvesting machines. In one continuous viewing of all these machines it offers a glimpse into the world of industrial agriculture, the work of the farmer, human ingenuity, and tightens the gap of knowing where and how food is produced. Harvester was created to visualize the origins of what we consume daily and to consider this from a macro perspective, as a snippet into the evolution of Homo sapiens. Leaving wonder for the technologies preceding and ones to evolve.<br /> <br /> Produced by Abbe Findley, sound score by Cameron Stallones &amp; Nick Malkin, all footage gleaned from YouTube.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:25:29 +0000 - Armory Center for the Arts - September 12th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>The Armory&rsquo;s annual live drawing event and fundraiser returns. Join us on September 12 and see artwork being created by 100 artists in front of an enthusiastic crowd, then purchase drawings on site for $75 each. Admission at the door is $10. Craft beer on-tap all day, courtesy of Craftsman Brewing Company. All proceeds benefit Armory exhibitions. Visit for the artist list (in formation).</p> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:24:20 +0000 Lisa Adams - CB1 Gallery - September 12th - October 31st <p>CB1 Gallery is pleased to present our fourth solo exhibition by gallery artist Lisa Adams, &ldquo;America The Beautiful.&rdquo; The paintings in &ldquo;America The Beautiful&rdquo; are a thoughtful and forecasting look at personal, natural and political issues faced by Americans now and in the years to come.<br /> <br /> Adams depicts transformed images seen in the urban and natural worlds and combines them with re-imagined elements; glowing tree stumps, a swan decoy, dramatic skies, a rainbow, tagging, a tree that exhales green gas instead of leaves, the LA River, off-world colony architecture, a Potemkin Village and the iconic American flag, to name a few.<br /> <br /> In a time when our worlds can be individually designed in the virtual world, Adams does a mash up of common imagery and concocts a combination of science fiction and hallmark familiarity to create an uncomfortable and new vision. Each painting presents the viewer with the possibility of discovery in broad and personal terms, with mystery and non-sequitur and finally with many more questions then answers.<br /> <br /> Lisa Adams is a painter and public artist, who has a B.A. from Scripps College and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been an artist-in-resident in Slovenia, Finland, Holland, Japan and Costa Rica. Her many accomplishments include a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award and her work is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Edward Albee Foundation. In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on public art projects, which have included the Chatsworth/Orange Line Metro Station, Fire Station No. 64 in Watts and the West Valley Branch Library in Reseda. Her first monograph book, Vicissitude of Circumstance, published by ZERO+ Publishing was released in Fall 2011.</p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:49:54 +0000 Carolle Benitah, James Gallagher, Melinda Gibson, Ken Graves, Stéphanie Solinas, Annegret Soltau, Grete Stern - ROSEGALLERY - September 26th - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Her First Meteorite</em>, a selection of unique photographic collages by Carolle Benitah, James Gallagher, Melinda Gibson, Ken Graves, St&eacute;phanie Solinas, Annegret Soltau, and Grete Stern. The mixed media collages will be on view from&nbsp;26 Septemberthrough&nbsp;28 November 2015.&nbsp;</p> <div> <div align="justify">Found, sliced and assembled, the photographic collage establishes experimental and introspective forms through the combination of familiar and obscure images. The montages from the various artists each evoke a distinct entry into surreal worlds, bound together by connected and intertwined photographs. With found objects and images, the spontaneity of discovery and combination counters the intricacy of the details in the works.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">Although half a century apart, Ken Graves' collages and Grete Stern's&nbsp;Sue&ntilde;os&nbsp;both re-imagine worlds for the figures on the page. Graves pulls from magazines of Stern's period, the mid twentieth century, and creates moments not bound to time. Celestial and earthbound settings often mingle in his works to create a space free from our known society yet afloat in cultural commentary.&nbsp;Whether a comical social critique by Ken Graves or James Gallagher or an intimate family portrait threaded by Carolle Benitah, the collage generates newfound connections between recognizable forms, creating a unique image independent from our reality while strangely familiar.&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">In the early twentieth century, Dadaist montage rejected reason. With ideologies regarding identity at the forefront of political strife, surrealist art attempted to escape the categorization of the self. Allusions to the other, the alternate, and the unknown frequent a surreal image. Examining her own identity, Annegret Soltau states, "to me relying on one permanent identity makes no sense. It makes no sense if you are always supposed to be 'the self,' the one and only 'self'." The multiplicity of her own image, spliced and sewn, demonstrates the substance of the female identity through a critique of the documents that dictate and constrict a woman's role. In a literal interpretation of multiplicity, Solinas' Ph&eacute;nom&egrave;nes depict forty-four sets of twins. Displayed in the manner of a 19th century scientific document, the organization creates a detachment, implying the otherness of the twins in the photographs. Using recognizable imagery in new contexts, these collages present alternate perceptions of our own world, providing a surreal space left for interpretation. &nbsp;</div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:53:04 +0000 Iris Kufert-Rivo - George Billis Gallery- LA - September 12th - October 24th Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:25:49 +0000