ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Charmaine Bee, Project X - 18th Street Arts Center - March 11th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>18th Street invites you to join them for a Wednesday evening of art + conversation. Starting with visiting artist&nbsp;</span></span></span><strong><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>Charmaine Bee</span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>&nbsp;at 6pm in her studio, where she&nbsp;will discuss her current herbal and visual work in connection to African Diaspora spirituality. Charmaine Bee is a visual artist currently residing in New York and a Gullah descendent from Beaufort, South Carolina. Immediately following Bee&rsquo;s intimate conversation, join&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ee4036;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>Project X</span></span></span></a><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>&nbsp;and invited artists in the Curator&rsquo;s Lounge (2 doors down) for a round-table conversation about being an artist in the early nineties in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #3c3535;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:43:20 +0000 Bas Jan Ader - Meliksetian | Briggs - March 10th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Please join us for an informal talk by Bas Jan Ader:<em> Drifting Home</em> curator Pedro de Llano Tuesday March 10th, 7pm.</p> <p>Exhibition extended to Saturday, March 10th.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:36:17 +0000 A Group Exhibition of California Art Club Artists - USC Fisher Museum of Art - March 29th - April 19th <p>The California Art Club presents its 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles from March 29 to April 19, 2015.</p> <p>This showcase of contemporary-traditional fine art paintings and sculpture is the only one of its kind in the nation, juried by a panel of museum scholars and nationally-renowned artists to select exceptional works of art that continue the rich tradition of the early California artists that founded the organization in 1909.</p> <p>Expressly un-themed to encourage artists to take risks with their artwork, the Gold Medal Exhibition spotlights more than 200 never-before-seen works, incorporating representational fine art techniques with poetic aesthetics to explore contemporary issues and concerns, including the environment, social issues and spiritual messages.</p> <p>Among the exhibiting artists are Peter Adams, John Asaro, Bel&aacute; B&aacute;csi, Brian Blood, John Cosby, David C. Gallup, Adrian Gottlieb, Cindy Jackson, David Kassan, Calvin Liang, Kevin Macpherson, Jennifer Moses, C.W. Mundy, Ralph Oberg, Alicia Ponzio, Jesse Powell, Ray Roberts, Mian Situ, Christopher Slatoff, William Stout and Ruth Weisberg.</p> <p>The esteemed jury that selected the works for the exhibition included four representatives from Southern California museums: Kay Allen, Assistant Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art; Selma Holo, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art; Peter Keller, President, Bowers Museum; and Michael Zakian, Director, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.</p> <p>For more information about the exhibition and its accompanying full-color catalogue and educational programs, which include a sculpting demonstration and a walking tour of the sculpture at USC, visit</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:17:23 +0000 Paul Koudounaris - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - April 3rd - April 29th <p>Photographer and author Dr. Paul Koudounaris is the world's leading authority on death related sites, having studied and photographed them for his award winning books Empire of Death and Heavenly Bdoies. His new book, Memento Mori, is a sumptuous photographic exploration of sites from around the world where the dead are preserved in sacred contexts. Photo exhibit with book signing at the opening, April 3.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:52:03 +0000 Nancy Macko - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:24:08 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:22:24 +0000 Debi Cable - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:22:13 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:21:53 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:20:57 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:20:02 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - May 9th - June 28th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:19:47 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - April 2nd - April 26th Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:19:15 +0000 - LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - March 29th - June 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">Raku tea bowls have been revered since their first appearance in 16th-century Japanese tea ceremonies. In the West, the term&nbsp;<em>raku&nbsp;</em>refers to a quick, low-fire technique for making ceramics. Few know that this method traces its history back to a Japanese family of potters or, more specifically, to the originator of the technique, Raku I (Chōjirō), who lived in the 1500s. Since then, a single person named Raku has represented each of the 15 generations, and Raku masters have produced vessels for each generation of Tea Ceremony teachers and their followers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition comprises nearly 100 Raku masterpieces with examples from each Raku Master. Over half of the ceramic objects in the exhibition are tea bowls; there are two Registered Important Cultural Properties and one Registered Important Art Object. Other works include incense containers and burners, food utensils, water jars, and other objects used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will be the first of its kind ever held in the United States, and LACMA is its only U.S. venue. It was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Raku Museum and the Japan Foundation. Air transportation was provided by Japan Airlines.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:12:42 +0000 - LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - March 8th - September 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">The four paintings in this installation constitute a major achievement for artist Paolo Veronese. Three feature allegories of navigation&mdash;a subject particularly relevant to Venice, a city of merchants and traders who depended on ancient but precise technology to traverse the Mediterranean. The fourth painting features an&nbsp;allegory of sculpture, which may seem unexpected, but in fact reflects the rich and complex culture of Veronese&rsquo;s time, when art and science, literature, mathematics, architecture, and painting all went hand in hand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2014, the two LACMA paintings traveled to London to be included in an exhibition at the National Gallery. An exciting discovery was made at the same time: the canvases had a matching set, belonging to the Region of Piedmont in Italy. In need of conservation, the matching set could not be included in the London exhibition, but they were eventually shown alongside the LACMA paintings, first in Vicenza, and then in Turin. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see the four paintings reunited in Los Angeles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by The Ahmanson Foundation. The organizers are grateful for the exceptional loans from La Venaria Reale Consorzio di Valorizzazione Culturale, Turin.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:11:06 +0000 - LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - September 14th - October 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Skullcups, thunderbolts, flaying knives, conch shells, and many other evocative works of art in this exhibition were created for use during esoteric ceremonies performed to obtain mundane blessings, such as those to attain wealth or avert calamities, or to overcome negative spiritual forces hindering enlightenment. Examples include Tibetan religious paintings (<em>thangka</em>), illuminated manuscripts, and furniture, all depicting myriad ritual objects and symbolic offerings to the Buddhist protective deities known as the <em>dharmapala</em>, who are believed to defend and foster Buddhism.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The selection of works on view also highlights special offering cabinets (<em>torgam</em>) that protect offering cakes (<em>torma</em>) made of yak butter and roasted barley flour dough. Such cabinets are embellished with auspicious symbols and gruesome motifs emblematic of the particular protective deity being invoked.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is dedicated to the late Ruth Sutherlin Hayward, the pioneering collector and principal donor of the Tibetan furniture now in LACMA&rsquo;s collection.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:07:56 +0000 Pedro Reyes - Hammer Museum - May 1st 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <div id="c10317" class="csc-default csc-typography"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pedro Reyes</strong> (b. 1972, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico. Although formally trained in architecture, Reyes considers himself a sculptor, whose practice incorporates theater, psychology and activism. Reyes has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); the Jumex Museum, Mexico City (2014); the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York (2013); Labor, Mexico City (2012, 2010); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (2009); Bass Museum, Miami (2008); and San Francisco Art Institute (2008). In 2013 he participated in Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates;&nbsp;In the Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London; and the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh. Other group exhibitions include the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England (2012); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2012); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); Istanbul Design Biennial (2012); Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2009); Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan (2008); and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). His work has also been shown at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2012); Serpentine Gallery, London (2010); Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (2010); and Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City (2009).&nbsp;</p> </div> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:08 +0000