ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Human Resources - December 4th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Gwaai Edenshaw and Kwiaahwah Jones are co-curators of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">RezErect: Native Erotica</a>, a recent&nbsp;exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver. They will be speaking about the exhibit, Native American sexuality and Indigenous curatorial practices. This event is organized by UC Riverside Professor Michelle Raheja, author of <a href=",674672.aspx" target="_blank">Reservation Reelism</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:07 +0000 Fayçal Baghriche - Human Resources - November 29th - December 14th <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> In 2013, Paris-based artist Faycal Baghriche was invited to Los Angeles, leading to his first visit to the city. During his stay he presented a lecture at Machine Project, entitled "You Talk the Talk". This hour-long performance presented Baghriche&rsquo;s first impressions of Los Angeles&rsquo; urban organization, as well as his observations on the behavior of its inhabitants, focusing on the daily performative practices that are displayed on every corner of public space.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> "Walk the Walk" is a result of "You Talk the Talk".&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The exhibition serves as a space to continue a conversation that took place a year ago. The resulting large-scale installation stems from Baghriche&rsquo;s engagement with Los Angeles and his observations on the sphere of everyday public life here. It addresses &ndash; and plays with &ndash; notions of visibility/ invisibility, representation/ replication, and the impact (and exchange value) of poetic and performative acts in urban space.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> Monday-Thursday, by appointment only.<br /> <br /> Please note: the artist is available for private walkthroughs.&nbsp;<br /> To schedule a walkthrough or an appointment to view the exhibition, call the artist&rsquo;s U.S. mobile number: 424.205.9794 or email faycal[dot]baghriche[at]gmail[dot]com.<br /> <br /> <br /> MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST<br /> <br /> Faycal Baghriche (born 1972, Skikda, Algeria) lives and works in Paris, France. He is currently co-founder and co-director of La Villa du Lavoir, an artist residency in Paris, and a founding member of the curatorial structure, Le Commissariat.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Over the past 10 years, Baghriche has exhibited widely both in France and abroad. He exhibited in Brooklyn Euphoria, New York and Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing (both 2004), and later La force de l&rsquo;Art, France&rsquo;s 2009 triennial showcase of contemporary talent. He has participated in various large-scale exhibitions in France, such as La Nuit Blanche in Paris and Le Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, and has presented his work at various institutions including CAPC Bordeaux, the Museum of Modern Art Paris, the Foundation Vasarely, La Villa Arson, Contemporary Art Museum Huston, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany, Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and The Museum of Modern Art in Algers. In 2011, Baghriche participated in the 54th Venice Biennial as part of &ldquo;The Future of a Promise,&rdquo; and recently exhibited at the Gwanju Biennale and in the Dakar Biennial in 2014. In 2015, he will present work at the Armory Show in New York, along with Lamia Joreige through Taymour Grahne Gallery.<br /> <br /> In 2014, Baghriche was invited to Los Angeles as an artist-in-residence in Paris at your home, a partnership between Mains d&rsquo;Oeuvre in Saint‐Ouen, France and Machine Project in Los Angeles.<br /> <br /> Baghriche holds a national diploma of fine arts from La Villa Arson in Nice, France, a BA in Dramatic Arts from Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France, and a Master&rsquo;s degree in multimedia creation from The National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> SUPPORT<br /> This exhibition is the product of a residency supported by the Institut Fran&ccedil;ais.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:24:03 +0000 William Pope.L - MOCA Geffen Contemporary - March 21st, 2015 - June 28th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>William Pope.L: Trinket</em> is an exhibition of new and recent work by the Chicago-based artist, an essential figure in the development of performance and body art since the 1970s. The exhibition will be installed in the soaring spaces of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is comprised of large-scale installations, and features a new performance and sculpture work made specifically for the exhibition. The centerpiece of the show is <em>Trinket</em>, a monumental, custom-made American flag (approximately 50 x 20 feet) hanging on a pole in the middle of the Geffen. During the museum's public hours the flag will be blown continuously by four large-scale industrial fans - the type used on Hollywood film sets to create wind or rain effects - and will be illuminated from below by a bank of custom theatrical lights. Over time the flag will appear to fray at its ends due to the constant whipping of the forced air, a potent metaphor for the rigors and complexities of democratic engagement and participation. This is the largest museum presentation of Pope.L's work to date. <br /><br /> <em>William Pope.L: Trinket</em> is curated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. <br /><br /> In-kind media support is provided by KCETLink.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:21:01 +0000 Group Show - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - December 13th - December 27th <p>bG Gallery presents &ldquo;CUSTOM&rdquo;, an exhibit of artists who create works inspired by patron requests. The exhibit will span the full spectrum of client focused work, from more traditional portraits, &nbsp;to innovative customization concepts, to large scale public installation.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:03:03 +0000 Anna Craycroft, Mark Vives - REDCAT - December 13th - February 8th, 2015 <p class="normal">What if an art exhibition were an exercise, and the preparations toward a process of common exercising between artists, ideas, hosts and curators? Would it shift how we understand development and time&mdash;the time of making and of experiencing? For the exhibition at REDCAT, Anna Craycroft and Mark Vives have been invited to work collaboratively in an experimental project titled&nbsp;<em>The Wilson Exercises</em>. The repeated interactions between the two artists will lead to the development of a collective language through riffs, point/counterpoint dynamics, and provocations. Through a back-and-forth process of exchanges between their two distinct fields of expertise, the artists will explore novel processes of learning in the real-time space of the exhibition.</p> <p class="normal"><em>The Wilson Exercises</em>&nbsp;is a multiple venue sequence: at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway, the artists exercised together during an intensive boot-camp-meets-think-tank that will take shape as a semi-public schedule of events that will define and continue into the gallery presentation at REDCAT.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:58:45 +0000 Dan McCleary - Craig Krull Gallery - November 29th - January 17th, 2015 <p>On November 29th, the gallery will present its fourth exhibition of the work of Dan McCleary. In 2009, LA Times art critic Christopher Knight observed that McCleary has &ldquo;a clear-eyed sense of gravity that recalls the likes of Piero della Francesca.&rdquo;&shy; His paintings usually contain two or three figures in everyday moments of Southern California life, such as sitting at a nail salon or ordering drinks at a coffee shop, but his compositional structure has the solidity and balance of fine architecture. McCleary employs classical methodologies and devices like the golden mean, as well as the traditional building blocks of design: cube, sphere, cylinder and cone. In fact, in one painting entitled <em>Therapy</em>, two people are considering a cluster of small cubes on a table as if, like the artist, they are contemplating the formal role these objects play in the larger composition. He always works from life, staging his models and props in his studio where they are illuminated from a single natural light source from the left, like the majority of Vermeer&rsquo;s paintings. McCleary also physically engages the viewer by orchestrating scenes with tables that invite one&rsquo;s approach, or empty chairs that project into the foreground, a technique masterfully executed by Caravaggio in his <em>Supper at Emmaus</em>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery, Dan McCleary will be the subject of a mid-career survey, <em>Dan McCleary: Every Day Sacred. Paintings, 1993-2013</em>, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art from January 14 &ndash; March 7, 2015.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:30:48 +0000 Danae Falliers - Craig Krull Gallery - November 29th - January 17th, 2015 <p>When Danae Falliers explored the extraordinary, Rem Koolhaas-designed, Seattle Public Library, she photographed the building and its endless stacks and shelves of neatly organized books. Due to the relatively low lighting conditions, all of the text along the book spines softly disappeared, and Falliers recognized that her library photographs had edged closer to pure abstraction. She decided to pursue the potential of this discovery by digitally enhancing and manipulating a group of new library images, blurring the book edges and re-assembling assorted rows of books of various colors and thicknesses. Rather than framed and captured in the mode of traditional photographic practice, these images are constructed. They are fabricated using elements of color and form in the manner of a geometric abstract painter or sculptor. Not surprisingly, Falliers acknowledges the conceptual and formal influences of three seemingly disparate artists, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Bridget Riley, whose works she references in scraped blurs, the use of books, and the stripes of Op Art.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:26:28 +0000 - Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - December 14th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><strong>Duke and Battersby</strong><strong> in person!</strong></p> <p>Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to welcome Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby to town for their first Los Angeles program, providing an eagerly awaited and long-overdue opportunity to experience their singular and uncategorizable work, with the artists in person!</p> <p>Complex, revelatory, and truly entertaining explorations of empathy, guilt, shame, caring, and humanity are teased brilliantly from an unconventional mixing of elements, including diaristic video, found footage, homespun songsmithery, faux-naive animation, and nature photography.</p> <p>&ldquo;Often working with the disconnects between human and animal &ndash; and their urge to reconcile the sterile mechanics of our world versus the intuitive viscerality we keep buried within &ndash; their dark sense of humour has yielded a slate of bizarre taxidermies, installations, videos, and sculpture, all tinged with a gutsy, mystical longing that&rsquo;s sweet, sinister, hilarious, and disturbing all at once.&rdquo; &ndash; Murray Whyte, Toronto Star</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:58:00 +0000 Andy Warhol - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - December 7th 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM <p>In conjunction with the exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Andy Warhol: Shadows</em>, MOCA Sunday Studio and Los Angeles Filmforum are proud to present&nbsp;<em>Empire</em>&nbsp;(1964), Warhol&rsquo;s minimalist 16mm masterpiece, in its entirety. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this monumental achievement allows one, as Warhol said, &ldquo;to see time go by.&rdquo; A reception will follow the screening at 7:30PM.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:37:18 +0000 - UCLA New Wight Gallery - December 4th - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition by undergraduate recipients&nbsp;of 2014-15 UCLA Department of Art and&nbsp;School of the Arts and Architecture scholarship awards.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:31:37 +0000 Adam Caldwell - Thinkspace - December 13th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is <em>Persona</em>, featuring new works by San Francisco based artist Adam Caldwell. A technically impressive painter who has mastered a multiplicity of styles, Caldwell constructs his narrative works as one might a theatrical collage, juxtaposing disparate elements to create beautifully disjunctive and thought provoking mise-en-sc&egrave;nes. With an interest in art historical precedents, philosophy, and contemporary culture, Caldwell creates intelligent, historically ambiguous works that examine themes such as political conflict, gender and identity. Combining painterly gesture with hyperrealistic elements, his surfaces are dense and rich with contrast. Expressionist moments are drawn against the graphic, and figurative detail is set against atmospheric expanses.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Caldwell has an attentive hand for the detailed imperative of portraiture. The artist is drawn to the intimate depiction of subjectivity, rendering tenebrous portraits that seep intensity, and at times, emotive discomfort. His darkly portraits are arresting glimpses into the possibility of multiple symbolic &ldquo;selves&rdquo;; frames unto an endless array of human masks and roles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:29:06 +0000 Kevin Peterson - Thinkspace - December 13th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Thinkspace (Los Angeles) </strong>- is pleased to present <em>Remnants</em>, featuring new works by Houston based artist Kevin Peterson. An accomplished hyperrealist painter, Peterson captures the intimacy of highly detailed portraits set against the anonymous urban sprawl of the cityscape. With an attentive psychological subtlety, he creates works that are emotive, introspective, and haunted by the suggestion of narrative. The contradictory pairings in Peterson&rsquo;s paintings are deliberately staged, heightening a sense of irresolution and poetic tension. He often portrays children and wildlife in gritty urban graffiti marked spaces; antithetic pairings that deepen our sense of the subjects&rsquo; dislocation. Despite this cultivated uneasiness a quiet optimism prevails in Peterson&rsquo;s imagery, as his portrayals of the displaced, faced with imperfect or degraded urban environments, retain their innocence in spite of their worn surroundings. Suggesting both survival and the triumph of the individual&rsquo;s strength, his works are empathetic portrayals of the meek. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Peterson offers us glimpses into the aftermath and detritus of unknown trials and tribulations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Peterson completed a BFA at Austin College in Sherman TX, in conjunction with a psychology degree. His highly detailed paintings are primarily oil on panel, though at times the artist incorporates mixed media elements as well. A sense of solitude permeates his works, as the protagonists are generally isolated and seemingly suspended in a dream-like state, highlighted by the marked absence of others. Innocence coexists with wear and urban exhaustion in these paintings, a connotation of use the artist builds through beautifully rendered graffiti elements and stark urban architectures. The presence of a displaced nature, often in the form of wild itinerant bears or hyenas, is an equally erroneous element staged within abandoned industrial spaces and debris. Each opposing element works as a foil to its polarity: the wild vs. the urban, innocence vs. degradation, sadness vs. hope, effectively capturing a sense of the psychological conflict, and human struggle, inherent in the existential journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Remnants </em>is Peterson&rsquo;s second solo exhibition with the gallery. With a firm poetic allegiance to the underdog, the artist continues to find beauty in tension and opposition, uncovering redemptive possibilities in the face of restriction, assumption and boundary.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:27:58 +0000 Rena Small - James' Beach - January 13th - March 2nd <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:06:04 +0000