ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Ekaterina Ermilkina, Michael Habicht, Greet Helsen, Nicola Katsikis, Edith Konrad - Artspace Warehouse - April 25th - May 26th <p>Art exhibition Fluidity in Ascending Scales April 25 - May 26, 2015 at Artspace Warehouse. Featured artists include&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Ekaterina Ermilkina</a>,&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Michael Habicht</a>,&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Greet Helsen</a>,&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Nicola Katsikis</a>, and<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Edith Konrad</a>.</p> <p>The highlighted artworks explore the fluidity of scales. This exhibition focuses on artists who actively pursue ideals on a variable scale while providing a coherent understanding of harmony in a divergent hierarchy. The fluidity resembles a widespread analysis of globalization, redefining existing economic and ecological boundaries. These international artists are motivated to transform social practices and livelyhoods. The artworks include local visions while exploring global interdependent developments.</p> <p><a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Ekaterina Ermilkina's</a>&nbsp;original abstract paintings are created using a skillful combination of applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. The urban scenic views are abstracted and rich with vivid and textured layers. Ermilkina&rsquo;s emotional architectural patchwork and mosaic cityscapes radiate a life of balance and positive energy.</p> <p>The driving influences behind&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Michael Habicht's</a>&nbsp;innovative sculptures include his unique interpretations of peace and love and the California lifestyle. Using &ldquo;found&rdquo; or "reclaimed" objects from seminal Los Angeles locations like the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, Michael Habicht&rsquo;s body of work reaches into all aspects of our visual culture.</p> <p>In her works&nbsp;<a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Greet Helsen</a>&nbsp;uses mainly acrylic paint, but uses it like watercolor paint. The shimmering colored areas are superimposed and transparent and are accentuated by ink lines and white light reflecting fields of color. This process produces artworks with unmistakable lightness and softness.</p> <p><a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Nicola Katsikis</a>&nbsp;has been intrigued by graffiti from a young age, observing subway cars with colorful images. Nicola&rsquo;s artworks are a combination of her own photographs applied onto a wood panel and finished off with several coats of clear resin.</p> <p><a class="pink" href="" rel="nofollow">Edith Konrad</a>&nbsp;paints particularly acrylic on canvas, collage and mixed media. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally, including many art fairs. In 2007 her art was acquired by the State Museum Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She won the 2009 Palm Art Award, a Certificate of Excellence for outstanding artistic quality and originality of the work. In 2010 she exhibited at the Salon de la Culture at the Louvre in Paris, France.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 05:37:57 +0000 Phyllis Green - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 24th - September 6th <p><strong>Fall 12: An Autobiography Considering Charles Ray&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fall 91&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Los Angeles-based sculptor Phyllis Green&rsquo;s towering self-portrait reinterprets Charles Ray&rsquo;s iconic sculpture <em>Fall 91</em> by refashioning Ray&rsquo;s intimidating career woman as a figure guided by the ancient Vedic principles of knowledge, service, meditation, and devotion.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:44:53 +0000 Chris Francis - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 24th - September 6th <p>Los Angeles-based shoemaker and designer Chris Francis combines global shoemaking traditions with references to high fashion, Cubism, and street art. His hand-constructed, one-of-a-kind pairs are equal parts contemporary art object, wearable shoe, and narrative device. Francis will relocate his shop to the Craft &amp; Folk Art Museum during the course of the exhibition, working and demonstrating the methods he utilizes to design and craft his shoes.</p> <p><strong>Made possible by the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.</strong></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:42:55 +0000 Jenn Hassin, Jim Leedy, Thomas Orr, Pam DeLuco, Thomas Dang, Ehren Tool - Craft and Folk Art Museum - May 24th - September 6th <p>This comprehensive exhibition features artist veterans whose contemporary artworks critique the motives and aftermath of the wars in which they served, from Korea to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Artists include Jenn Hassin, Jim Leedy, Thomas Orr, Pam DeLuco, Thomas Dang, and Ehren Tool among others. <strong>Curated by Emily Zaiden and organized in partnership with the Craft in America Study Center and the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. Sponsored in part by the Claire Bell Fund.</strong></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:39:45 +0000 Zak Smith - Richard Heller Gallery - May 9th - June 6th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Richard Heller Gallery is proud to present Shred, a solo exhibition by Zak Smith. This is Smith&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Desire and the world create a terrible frenzy and Zak Smith does nothing about it. His avid eye and hyperkinetic line have always been of the world, not apart from it, and never more so than when depicting his home. Zak Smith&rsquo;s Los Angeles is a very long and very good nightmare of skies, lights, stained couches, cracked walls, colors, noise, women and trouble.</p> <p>Shred includes the &ldquo;Drawings I Did Around The Time I Became A Porn Star&rdquo;--a sprawling autobiographical series of sketches recording Smith&rsquo;s days and nights working as &ldquo;male talent&rdquo; in the adult film industry in the city with an absorbing visual energy--along with recent paintings and drawings charged with the same intricate, delirious, shameless precision.</p> <p>They are all mercilessly beautiful. About the Artist:</p> <p>Zak Smith was born in 1976 and has lived in Los Angeles for 8 years. His work is included in several public collections including The Museum of Modern Art,<br /> New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Saatchi Gallery, London; and The Whitney Museum of American Art (where his work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial). Smith&rsquo;s work has also been exhibited at The</p> <p>San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Contemporary Museum of Art, Baltimore; The National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. In addition to his illustrated memoir, &ldquo;We Did Porn,&rdquo; two books of his art work have been published: &ldquo;Pictures of Girls&rdquo; and &ldquo;Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon&rsquo;s Novel Gravity&rsquo;s Rainbow.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:53:26 +0000 - The Box - May 23rd - June 20th Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:30:00 +0000 Erica Mahinay, Kathryn O'Halloran - Harmony Murphy Gallery - May 20th - June 27th Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:22:00 +0000 - Santa Monica Museum of Art - May 3rd 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM <p>Browse and buy the remaining&nbsp;<em>INCOGNITO</em>&nbsp;artwork.</p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:09:42 +0000 - Santa Monica Museum of Art - May 2nd 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for INCOGNITO 2015, SMMoA&rsquo;s 11th annual benefit art sale. Choose from an array of 700 artworks by luminary and emerging artists, and support the Museum's free exhibitions and programming.&nbsp;All works are signed on the back; artists&rsquo; identities are revealed only after purchase.</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>INCOGNITO</em>&nbsp;VIP Preview &nbsp;<strong>5 pm</strong><br /></strong>Art Preview + Cocktail Reception<strong><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>INCOGNITO</em><em>&nbsp;</em>2015 &nbsp;7:30 pm<br /></strong>Art Sale + Party</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <p class="archive-link-container"><em><a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;<strong>PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!</strong></a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Featuring:<br /><strong>Food from Mud Hen Tavern</strong><br /><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (by Susan Feniger + Kajsa Alger)</strong><br /><strong>Cocktails from The Macallan + Highland Park</strong><br /><strong>DJ Set by Eddie Ruscha</strong></p> <p>Artwork sells quickly once the clock strikes seven thirty. Here are three tips for navigating&nbsp;<em>INCOGNITO</em>:</p> <p><strong>1) Attend the VIP Preview.</strong>&nbsp;Have the opportunity to view the art ahead of time.<br /><strong>2) Secure your place in line.&nbsp;</strong>(a) All&nbsp;<em>INCOGNITO</em>&nbsp;VIP Preview tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis; your place in the VIP line is based on date and time of purchase.&nbsp;(b) General Admission: arrive and get in line as early as you wish.<br /><strong>3) Trust your instincts!</strong></p> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <p><strong><em><br />INCOGNITO&nbsp;</em>Host&nbsp;Committee<br /></strong>Jenny Borland<br />Commonwealth &amp; Council<br />Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris<br />Anat Ebgi<br />Honor Fraser<br />Samuel Freeman<br />Emma Gray<br />Dana Garman Jacobsen<br />Philipp Kaiser<br />Bettina Korek<br />Nancy Klein<br />Shulamit Nazarian and Bruce Adlhoch<br />Corrina Peipon<br />Tina Perry<br />Randi Malkin Steinberger<br />Liesl Taylor<br />Kulapat Yantrasast</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>INCOGNITO Second Opportunity Art Sale<br /></em>Sunday, May 3, 11 am - 2 pm<br /></strong>Free Admission<br />Browse and buy the remaining&nbsp;<em>INCOGNITO</em>&nbsp;artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Discover the names behind the artwork in&nbsp;<br /><em>INCOGNITO</em>&nbsp;2014!</p> </div> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:08:12 +0000 Group Show - China Art Objects Galleries - May 2nd - May 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us in celebration of our sixteenth anniversary as we host a group show of artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Sarah Braman, Bjorn Copeland, Billy Childish, Julia Dault, Kim Fisher, Morgan Fisher, Karin Gulbran, Mark Hagen, Thomas Helbig, Sean Landers, JP Munro, Seb Patane, Jon Pylypchuk, David von Schlegell, Eric Wesley, Pae White, Thomas Zipp and many others.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Named after a box sign that had been left behind by the space's previous tenant, China Art Objects was founded by Peter Kim, Amy Yao, Mark Heffernan, Steve Hanson and Giovanni Intra. Shortly after its opening however, the gallery became a project of critic Intra and musician/librarian Hanson. The gallery was instrumental in bringing about a renaissance in Los Angeles art and in particular the Chinatown district, where it was the first gallery to set up shop along Chung King Road. Designed by artist Pae White, the gallery officially opened its doors in January 1999.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">China Art Objects&rsquo; success quickly attracted other galleries and alternative art spaces to Chinatown. With China Art Objects at its center, Chinatown grew to become one of the primary commercial art gallery districts in Los Angeles - most importantly for emerging art.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">China Art Objects moved from its landmark Chinatown location in 2010 to Culver City.</p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:04:31 +0000 Ann Chamberlin - Lora Schlesinger Gallery - May 30th - July 11th <p><em>Vaiv&eacute;n,</em> <em>New Paintings from Mexico </em>are inspired by places constantly in flux, where people are passing through. An airport, an airplane, a hotel lobby or an RV Park; she captures the energy of these environments by incorporating multiple points of view and vantage points in one picture plane. Within the work, there is no singular linear anecdote. Like a kaleidoscope of thoughts, her tales spin around and around.&nbsp; She creates evocative narratives that explore social and political scenarios that are intriguing, endearing, and at times unsettling. Subtle implications of crimes are apparent within the imagery, such as the women counting boxes of money in the painting &ldquo;Money Counters in Panama&rdquo;. In the painting 10 women surround a table sorting and counting boxes of cash. The bills are compiled and stacked neatly into cardboard boxes. In the foreground, a woman with a red dress addresses the viewer, with a notebook in hand. The somber look on their faces, their undergarments peeking through their patterned dresses, and the small island in the distance, creates an open-ended narrative for the audience to interpret the work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ann Chamberlin was awarded the City of Los Angeles Individual Artists&rsquo; Fellowship Grant and the J. Paul Getty Individual Artist Grant and was a Fulbright Scholar to Medell&iacute;n, Colombia.&nbsp; Chamberlin has shown at many museums and galleries including the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, the Armory Center for the Arts, and the Long Beach Museum of Art.</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:51:06 +0000 Carla Jay Harris, David Kwon, Natalia Margulis, Ross McLain - UCLA New Wight Gallery - April 28th - May 8th <p>MFA Exhibition #4</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>April 30-May 8, 2015</p> <p>Opening Reception: Thursday, April 30, 5:00-8:00pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Carla Jay Harris</p> <p>David Kwon</p> <p>Natalia Margulis</p> <p>Ross McLain</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>New Wight Gallery</p> <p>Broad Art Center, Suite 1100</p> <p>240 Charles E. Young Drive</p> <p>Los Angeles, CA 90095</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gallery Hours:</p> <p>Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm</p> <p>Saturday (May 2), 10:00am-6:00pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Admission is free</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Daily parking in Lot 3: $12</p> <p>Short term parking (payable at pay stations) in Lot 3 North: $3/hour</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For further information, call (310) 825-0557</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Directions: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:42:54 +0000 Natalie Arnoldi - Ace Gallery- Los Angeles - May 1st - July 1st <p>Ace Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Natalie Arnoldi on Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 7:00 &ndash; 9:00 PM at Ace Gallery Los Angeles located at 5514 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036.</p> <p>These opaque works necessitate a deeper comprehension of her subjects beyond what they explicitly represent. Roads emerge from a thick blanket of fog; airplane lights dazzle in an early morning haze; fireworks ignite an onyx-vblack night sky; her paintings separate the viewer from the world of harsh lines, distinct form, and certainty; transporting them into the calm and sometimes unsettling world of ambiguity and solace.</p> <p>The harmonious balance that arises from a lack of extraneous detail and the attention to vaporous texture creates layers of profound and psychological nuances that the viewer is encouraged to explore. It is this masterful appreciation for the sublime that allows the viewer to become immersed into the dense, nebulous and seemingly endless atmosphere of her paintings.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am very interested in exploring the line between abstract and figurative work &ndash; trying to combine the ambiguous evocativeness of abstract painting with enough figurative representation to place the viewer in a specific time and space.&rdquo; Her minimal works employ universally understood subject matter to facilitate entry into the unique world she has created. This world is both familiar and mysterious, as it emcompasses both an understanding of modern amenities (roads, planes and fuel stations), and a sense of nostalgia, as if these modern conveniences were abandoned in decades prior.</p> <p>Arnoldi&rsquo;s fascination with the ocean and modern science emerges in her art with an unlikely marriage between romantic art and logic-driven science. These atmospheric works embody an ethereal layer of haze that swallows even the subtlest drops of light, transforming them into beacons that signal human presence in even the most desolate of places.</p> <p>&ldquo;I choose the imagery for several reasons, the first of which being, of course, that they appeal to me. Airplanes, transportation, fossil fuels, dying technologies and environments; all are very important to me in both my academic and artistic life.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Both processes, science and art, are a form of exploration, at once (both) highly emotional and analytical, but always inquisitive.&rdquo;</p> <p>Natalie Arnoldi was born in 1990 and lives and works southern California. Recently graduating from Stanford University with a Masters degree in Earth Systems specializing in ocean science and policy along with her Bachelors in Marine Biology, Arnoldi has seamlessly coalesced her academic pursuits with her artistic expression. Since Arnoldi&rsquo;s first exhibition at the age of 19, her precocious beginnings have expanded to include over 25 exhibitions.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:17:01 +0000 Group Show - Heart 'N' Soul Gallery - May 16th - June 20th <p>Heart N Soul Gallery, located in the heart of the Culver City Art District, is hosting a group show, &ldquo;Spring: New Beginnings&rdquo; to benefit &nbsp;the Aurelia Foundation, which provides &ldquo;new beginnings&rdquo; for adults with special needs.&nbsp; When the gallery owners daughter, Tiana, turned 18, there were very few programs that provided assistance to adults with autism.</p> <p>Aurelia Foundation was founded to provide funding and support for programs such as &ldquo;Step by Step&rdquo; which serves adults with moderate to severe disabilities by providing a safe, caring, stimulating and enriching environment that nurtures ongoing growth, to help individuals achieve their full potential as contributing, valued members of our community.</p> <p>The impressive list of artists who are participating include: AJ Kosik, Ana Bagayan, Bob Doucette, Bosko, Brandt Peters, Chet Zar, Colin Christian, Clayton Bros., Dave Kinsey, Dorian Vallejo, Eelus, Fabio D&rsquo;Aroma, Futura, Geo, James Jean, Joshua Triliegi, Kathie Olivas, Kelly Houghton, Liz McGrath, Lola, Mark Ryden, Marin Wittfooth, Marion Peck, Megan Majewski, Mike Foulkrod, Naoto Hattori, Nate Frizzell, Ray Caesar, Sage Vaughn, Sas Christian, Scott Musgrove, Shag, Shepard Fairey, and Steven Daily.</p> <p>We will also have a section of the gallery set aside for works from some of these amazing young adults, including his daughter, Tiana.</p> <p>The date for our show will be Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 6 to 10 pm.&nbsp; The Aurelia Foundation will be on hand on the night of the show and will be accepting direct donations. &nbsp;Heart N Soul has donated several works of art to be raffled off as well.&nbsp; We will have the usual refreshments &ndash; beer, wine and appetizers,&nbsp;as well as my wife&rsquo;s famous homemade desserts.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:58:54 +0000