ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Alex Ruthner - Ibid. Los Angeles - June 6th - July 25th <p>Ibid. is pleased to present a solo show with Austrian painter Alex Ruthner entitled&nbsp;<em>Temptation</em>. This will be the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in America.</p> Fri, 22 May 2015 00:01:48 +0000 Ruth Weisberg - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - June 13th - August 29th <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Los Angeles, CA &ndash; Celebrated L.A. contemporary artist Ruth Weisberg is the subject of a new exhibition entitled <strong>&ldquo;Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time,&rdquo;</strong> opening with a reception for the artist from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, &nbsp;at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, located at 357 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. The exhibition extends through August 29.<br /><br /><strong>&ldquo;Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time&rdquo;</strong> expands upon the recent Weisberg exhibition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, presented on the occasion of receiving the prestigious 2015 Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council, the largest international body of printmakers in North America. (The SGC&rsquo;s previous awardee, in 2014, was Wayne Thiebaud.)<br /><br />Included in <strong>&ldquo;Reflections Through Time&rdquo;</strong> are selected works, such as Weisberg&rsquo;s iconic &ldquo;<em>Waterbourne</em>&rdquo; (1973). Here the artist joins both symbolic and literal reflections of light, and in this case, a personal passage of impending motherhood and the emergence of woman. Other works in the exhibition, including her most recent work &ldquo;<em>Harbor</em>&rdquo; (2015), engage reflections on personal history and of the convergence of art history and cultural experience.<br /><br /><strong>&ldquo;Reflections Through Time&rdquo; </strong>reveals Weisberg&rsquo;s decades-long interest in re-imagining the works of past masters such as Velazquez, Watteau, Blake, Titian, Veronese, Cagnacci, Corot, and Giacometti.&nbsp; In this exhibition, however, reflections of art history take on extraordinary, if not supernatural form in the painting titled, &ldquo;<em>Return</em>&rdquo; (2014) and its related drawings, as Weisberg recognized that the primary figure in a masterpiece painting in the Tel Aviv Museum, the self-portrait by Maurycy Gottlieb, entitled &ldquo;<em>Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur</em>&rdquo; (1878) is a virtual twin of Weisberg&rsquo;s son, Alfred (better known as the celebrated contemporary musician, Daedelus).<br /><br />Through veils of washes and tones, Weisberg brings past-time into contemporary context. Memory is a dominant point of origin/departure in Weisberg&rsquo;s works as her themes also meld art forms as in her <em>&rdquo;La Comedia e Finita&rdquo;</em> (1977), depicting Watteau&rsquo;s <em>Pierrot</em> pulling back the curtain on the climactic scene of Marcel Carne&rsquo;s epic 1943/45 film, &ldquo;<em>Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise)</em>&rdquo;. Other recurring themes include diaspora and homecoming, phantom lovers and rites of passage. Her depictions of grouped children, as in &ldquo;<em>Together Again</em>&rdquo; (1975), are as evocative of memories of her own childhood in Chicago as they are to projections of those possibly lost in the Holocaust. <br /><br /><strong>&ldquo;Reflections Through Time&rdquo;</strong> includes a monumental drawing, &ldquo;<em>Island</em>&rdquo; (2007) inspired by 17<sup>th</sup>-century Italian painter Guido Cagnacci, which was shown in an exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Weisberg is the first living painter to have been afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, when she was invited to exhibit a body of work based upon a work in the Museum&rsquo;s collection of her choosing. Weisberg also holds a similar distinction as the first living artist to receive a solo exhibition at the Huntington Library, when Weisberg created a series of works inspired by William Blake&rsquo;s engraving, &ldquo;<em>The Circle of the Lustful</em>&rdquo; (1826-27), &nbsp;in that museum&rsquo;s collection. <strong>&ldquo;Reflections Through Time&rdquo;</strong> at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts also includes works from that exhibition.<br /><br />Ruth Weisberg is currently a professor at the University of Southern California, where she was one of the longest tenured Deans of the Roski School of Art and Design.&nbsp; Her first major survey in Los Angeles was in 1979 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The subject of over 80 solo and nearly 200 group exhibitions, Weisberg&rsquo;s work is included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and Rome Institute Nationale per la Grafica, among many others.<br /><br /><strong>Special event programs</strong> related to this exhibition will include an evening conversation with Ruth Weisberg and Jack Rutberg on July 11 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp; Seating will be limited and reservations required.<br /><br /><strong>&ldquo;Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time&rdquo; </strong>opens June 13 and extends through August 29 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90036. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, phone (323) 938-5222 or email <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">#&nbsp;&nbsp; #&nbsp;&nbsp; #&nbsp;&nbsp; #</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Images from the exhibitions are available for press purposes upon request.</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 21:44:10 +0000 Meg Cranston, John Baldessari, Todd Gray, Pearl C. Hsiung, Mustafa Hulusi, Stephanie Taylor, Mungo Thomson, CODY TREPTE, Jim Shaw - Meliksetian | Briggs - May 30th - July 11th <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Above/Below/Within</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meg Cranston &amp; John Baldessari</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Todd Gray</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Pearl C. Hsiung</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mustafa Hulusi</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jim Shaw</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stephanie Taylor</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mungo Thomson</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cody Trepte</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">As above, so below,</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">as within, so without,</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">as the universe, so the soul</span></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em>-Hermes Trismegistus, T<em>he Emerald Tablet</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Meliksetian|Briggs is pleased to present <em>Above/ Below/ Within</em>, a group exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope&rsquo;s launch into space. The discoveries brought by the Hubble&rsquo;s journey through deep space have led to profound new insights to the nature of the universe, space, and time, which have penetrated popular culture and our understanding of the universe&rsquo;s mysteries. The exhibition brings together a group of contemporary artists whose work is collectively informed by these radical new findings, literal and metaphorical ideas of the cosmos and humanity&rsquo;s place within it.</p> <p><em>Above/ Below/ Within </em>features works by Meg Cranston &amp; John Baldessari, Todd Gray, Pearl C. Hsiung, Mustafa Hulusi, Jim Shaw, Stephanie Taylor, Mungo Thomson and Cody Trepte.</p> <p>Rays emanate from a single point in Mustafa Hulusi&rsquo;s optically dazzling <em>Expander </em>painting, while Jim Shaw&rsquo;s appropriation of William Blake&rsquo;s <em>Ancient of Days</em> depicts Blake&rsquo;s mythological figure <em>Urizen</em> drawn in the style of Wayne Boring&rsquo;s <em>Superman</em> comics, bearing a compass to create and order the universe.&nbsp; Similarly, Pearl C. Hsiung explores the notion of creation in the microcosm, representing cosmic beings created in an epic volcanic eruption in the fantastical painting <em>Shecretes</em>, while Stephanie Taylor&rsquo;s markings in <em>Interstellar Paw Print</em> suggest traces of life on an ambiguous topographical landscape.&nbsp; Meg Cranston and John Baldessari&rsquo;s text piece <em>I SUPPOSE SO.</em> might read as a deadpan statement of resignation but in this context becomes one of quiet contemplation.</p> <p>Todd Gray, Mungo Thomson and Cody Trepte all draw inspiration from the Hubble Telescope&rsquo;s images. Trepte recreates the constellations in diamond dust and overlays the image with the word <em>Aleph</em>, &ldquo;the oneness of god&rdquo; in the Kabbalah and Judaic mysticism.&nbsp; Gray&rsquo;s work juxtaposes a Hubble starscape with a representative male figure descended from the cosmos and colorful textiles in circular frames, recalling planetary shapes.&nbsp; Thomson&rsquo;s sculpture is a constellation image taken from a book encased in resin, preserving its objecthood, alongside a drawing made of simple star images in photo-luminescent ink which become illuminated in darkness, much like our experience of the cosmos viewed from Earth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:52:40 +0000 USC Roski - California African American Museum - May 28th - September 6th <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The California African American Museum (CAAM), in collaboration with the USC Roski School of Art and Design, presents &ldquo;Shared Otherness,&rdquo; an exhibition of work by USC Roski students.&nbsp;&nbsp;This is the second&nbsp;such collaboration between USC Roski and CAAM&nbsp;as part of the CAAM Courtyard Series. &ldquo;Shared Otherness&rdquo; is a mixed-media exhibit referencing the communities to which USC and CAAM belong. USC artists and designers mix conceptual and concrete ideas, addressing their immediate geographical context while also contributing their voices to larger, national and international dialogues.&nbsp; Through &ldquo;Shared Otherness,&rdquo; the students hope to meet the diversity and change ever present around them with an exhibition equally as dynamic and multi-faceted.&nbsp;The students are guided by the collaborative professional team of Sherin Guirguis, Assistant Professor of Art at the USC Roski School of Art and Design, Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator, CAAM and Ed Garcia, Exhibition Supervisor, CAAM. &nbsp;</p> <div class="yj6qo ajU"> <div class="ajR" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content">&nbsp;</div> </div> Thu, 21 May 2015 00:03:11 +0000 Petra Cortright - Depart Foundation - July 9th - September 19th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Niki_Lucy_Lola_Viola</em>&nbsp;will be an immersive experience, comprised of several large-scale flash animations as well as new video work grounded in the artist&rsquo;s digital painting process. Petra cortright (b. 1986) is a los angeles based artist working in video, painting, and new media.&nbsp; She uses a range of media, both digital and analog, to explore the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption. Her works, which first gained notoriety in online communities, frequently employs effects, filters, and computer graphics, to highlight performative memes and behaviors common on video sharing sites. The press release announcing further exhibition details is forthcoming.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Petra Cortright</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Petra Cortright (B. 1986) is a Los Angeles based artist working in video, Painting, and new media. She studied at Parsons the new school for Design in New York and California College of the arts in San Francisco. Cortright uses a range of media, both digital and analog, aTo explore the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption. Her works, which first gained notoriety in online communities, frequently employs effects, filters, and computer graphics, to highlight performative memes and behaviors common on video sharing sites. In her paintings she approaches the classical Subject matter of the figure and landscape with the rapidity and fluidity of the digital tools employed to create them. Cortright's Work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the New Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, the Biennale de Lyon, And at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has had solo Exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, Club Midnight in Berlin, Preteen Gallery In Mexico City, and most recently At Mama, Rotterdam, and Carl Kostyal, Stockholm.</p> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:25:55 +0000 So Youn Lee, Justine Lin, Mayuko Nakamura, Naoshi - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - June 5th - June 28th <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>SO YOUN LEE<br /> </strong><strong><em>Dream Talk</em></strong></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>So Youn Lee</strong> is a Korean artist who lives and works in Irvine, CA. She is best known for her whimsical and vibrant paintings that takes on narrative of investigating emotions, memories and hope. Lee&rsquo;s character &lsquo;Mango&rsquo; Explores a candy-like universe with its companion &lsquo;Choco&rsquo;, to find connection with individuals and what is happening in the culture today. In this show &lsquo;Dream Talk&rsquo;, the environment melts down into objects, objects becomes alive and Mango finds happiness in wonderment of its surrounding. This child-like imagination carries pureness, naive perspective about life that leads us to total positivity, yet unreachable nostalgia.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JUSTINE LIN<br /> </strong><strong><em>Noble</em></strong></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Justine Lin</strong> paints surreal spaces and magical places inhabited by noble beasts. Her human and anthropomorphic characters remind us of both the lofty and low aspects of human nature. &ldquo;Noble&rdquo; is a celebration of the whimsical and the absurd, with a dash of introspection and melancholy, against the backdrop of a bucolic fantasy world.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MAYUKO NAKAMURA<br /> </strong><strong><em>Hentai</em></strong></h3> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mayuko Nakamura</strong> was born in Osaka, Japan.&nbsp;Utilizing vibrant colors and imagery, Mayuko depicts stylized and seductive women from her unique female perspective. &nbsp;Her girls are provocative and sexual, but even more importantly, strong and powerful&hellip;.as Mayuko herself aspires to be.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>NAOSHI<br /> </strong><strong><em>Sweets Planet</em></strong></h3> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Using shiny colorful sand, which is called SUNAE in Japan, I&rsquo;m making SUNAE art.&nbsp;I always get inspirations from things around my everyday life, such as my favorite sweets, sunny side up eggs,&nbsp;the big continuous sky and the rain, etc.&nbsp;My art is the reflection of my imagination. I usually get ideas and start sketching when I imagine surreal things and have a moment like&nbsp;&ldquo;Ah, the whole scenery would be funnier if those things looked like this!&rdquo; I always hope to live life brightly each day<br /> just like the sparkly shiny sand that gracefully slips through my hands and fingers.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 17:23:01 +0000 Don Fritz - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - June 5th - June 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Children&rsquo;s toys and books become objects of ritual when they are imbued with conscious and unconscious meaning based in cultural constructs of gender and power. Heavy and fragile are the underlying presence and psychological consequence of the menacing cultural narratives intrinsic in everyday objects; banality is easily transcended by over-sizing, but power is also trivialized. Guns, jet planes, and rocket cars hide violence beneath their glazed surfaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fantasies of power are closely linked to gender identities, which are formed in adolescence. The toys that seem to reflect the innocence and freedom of childhood are embedded with weighty social contracts dictating gender&nbsp;roles. Here the objects are incorporated with the menacing presence of the atomic symbol as an investigation within American pop culture&nbsp;to show the disparity between our idealized dreams and our physical realities.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 17:20:53 +0000 Doug Fogelson - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - June 5th - June 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">This series looks at reanimating objects via multiple exposures of colored light, blended to make new color mixes. The flora and fauna are representative of species becoming extinct at alarming rates in this Anthropocene era, due mostly to human induced climate change and related abusive actions. By showcasing them under broken glass in candy colors, the viewer is stimulated to look deeper at the quality of their forms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Fogelson</strong> stresses that the objects dictate their own image as they index themselves in the cameraless process he uses with subjects sitting upon light sensitive materials. The agency of light and the work of collecting and composing complete it. States of decomposition are often colorful, and <em>Broken Cabinet</em> reminds us that this beauty carries a cost.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 17:20:50 +0000 Kristen Morgin - Marc Selwyn Fine Art - June 6th - July 11th Wed, 20 May 2015 17:16:38 +0000 Rachel Harrison - Regen Projects (Hollywood) - June 6th - July 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Regen Projects is please to present <em>Three Young Framers</em>, an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist <strong>Rachel Harrison</strong>. The exhibition reflects on what it means to frame a subject, in a time when subjects tend to frame themselves. A group of painted, abstract sculptures will congregate in the gallery, posing with selfie sticks like some sci-fi teen or tourist lifeforms. Metal studs erected in and around the perimeter of Regen Projects will also physically crop and frame the white cube, while nodding to Michael Asher&rsquo;s 2008 Santa Monica Museum installation. In the back of the room, a reprise of Harrison&rsquo;s <em>Marilyn with Wall</em> (2004) will be hung on a discarded, former gallery wall. And in a separate space, the artist will debut <em>FOMO </em>(2015), a set of thirty-four iPhone photos documenting footprints left in the snow.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The show takes its name from the 1914 photograph by August Sander titled <em>Three farmers</em> <em>on their way to a dance</em>, or <em>Young Farmers</em>, which depicts a trio of German peasants, self-styled in formal suits, walking along a rural path. With his physiognomic photographs, Sander aimed to capture a social type in a moment in time. Harrison&rsquo;s <em>Three Young Framers</em>,&nbsp;in turn, finds itself at the beginning of the century of the selfie, when the picture&rsquo;s vantage point is often that of self-absorption, and the man-behind-the-camera is conspicuously absent. <em>Three Young Framers</em> is Rachel Harrison&rsquo;s second solo presentation with the gallery, and her first since the selfie stick ban in the following locations: </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Indio, CA; Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Disneyland, Anaheim, CA; Domain Stadium, Sydney, Australia; Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia; Every Soccer Stadium in Brazil; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France; Pointe-&agrave;-Calli&egrave;re Museum, Montreal, Canada; Sugarmill Nightclub, Stoke-on-Trent, England; Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia; The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada; The Carnegie Museums, Pittsburgh, PA; The Colosseum in Rome; The Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI; The Frick Museum, New York, NY; The Frick, Pittsburgh, PA; The Getty Center, Los Angeles; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Hermitage, Amsterdam; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston , TX; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; The National Gallery, London, England; The National Portrait Gallery, Parkes, Australia; The Perot Museum of Nature and; Science, Dallas, TX; The Perth Arena, Perth, Australia; The Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, Australia; The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.; Wembley Stadium, London, England; and Wimbeldon, All England Club, London, England.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Rachel Harrison</strong> (b. 1966) lives and works in New York. Her&nbsp;work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include <em>Who Gave You This Number?</em>, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, New York; <em>Fake Titel</em>, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany;&nbsp;<em>Consider the Lobster</em>, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum Bard College, New York;&nbsp;<em>HAYCATION</em>, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and <em>Conquest of the Useless</em>, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England. Her work was included in the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennale and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. An upcoming exhibition <em>Gloria: Robert Rauschenberg &amp; Rachel Harrison </em>will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art (July 01 &ndash; October 25, 2015).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 pm.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 17:12:50 +0000 - LAXART - April 17th - May 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">LAXART has launched a partnership with The Underground Museum - an artist run space in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Founded by Noah and Karon Davis, the Underground Museum is a revolutionary platform for the arts and community in central Los Angeles. It offers a new public entity for exhibitions and mindful programming as no inner-city institution had done before. Through exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, a public garden and wellness programs, the Underground Museum upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just and healtyh society. The Underground Museum will collaborate with LA&gt;&lt;ART in different contexts includting staging projects in LAXART's new home in Hollywood.</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:54:06 +0000 Sascha Braunig, Becket Flannery, Ryan Gander, Tamara Henderson, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Gregory Kalliche, Helen Marten, Emily Mast, Pascual Sisto - China Art Objects Galleries - June 6th - August 15th Wed, 20 May 2015 16:52:18 +0000 Matt Lifson - ACME - June 6th - July 11th Wed, 20 May 2015 16:50:59 +0000 Clarissa Tossin - Samuel Freeman - May 29th - June 20th <p>*Clarissa Tossin&rsquo;s first&nbsp;solo exhibition at Samuel Freeman&nbsp;will open May,&nbsp;2015.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:45:24 +0000 Dawn Kasper - Redling Fine Art - May 30th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">*For the first 10 days of the exhibition Kasper will conduct a number of actions; culminating in a durational performance Sunday May 30th at 4pm.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:42:08 +0000 Dawn Kasper - Redling Fine Art - May 21st - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">*For the first 10 days of the exhibition Kasper will conduct a number of actions; culminating in a durational performance Sunday May 30th at 4pm.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:41:14 +0000