ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - February 13th - February 29th <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p>For the exhibit Sculpture-Maze, curator and artist Airom will fill the gallery with a labyrinth of sculpture-lined pathways. Using his signature technique of turning a group exhibit into a singular installation, Airom arranges the works of many sculptors into a visually captivating journey.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:02:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - February 10th - February 10th Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:49:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Russell Tyler, Brian Rochefort, Matt Mignanelli - Richard Heller Gallery - February 20th - March 19th <table class="mcnTextBlock" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Solo Show in our East Gallery</span><br /><br /><strong>Russell Tyler:&nbsp;<em>Collision Course</em></strong><br /><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">3 person show in our West Gallery</span><br />&nbsp; <p class="p1"><strong>Matt Mignanelli</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Brian Rochefort</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Russell Tyler</strong></p> <br /><strong>Opening Reception:&nbsp;</strong><br />February 20, 2016<br />5 - 7 p.m.<br /><br /><strong>Exhibition Dates:</strong><br />February 20 - March 19, 2016<br /><br />2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite B5-a<br />Santa Monica, CA &nbsp;90404</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h2 class="null"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>About Russell Tyler</strong></span><strong>:</strong></h2> <p class="p1">Born 1981 in Summertown, Tennessee. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. &nbsp;Tyler received his MFA&nbsp;from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and BFA from Concordia University in Montreal. &nbsp;<br /><br />Tyler&rsquo;s practice consists of&nbsp;two complementary qualities: the gestural and the hard edge, or geometric. The geometric&nbsp;paintings are redolent of both the history of abstract painting as well as the contemporary image space of the computer screen. While sensuous and tactile, with expressively applied oil paint and rich impasto, the work is also highly structured and unfolds with deliberate shifts in color schemes and forms. The work invites a playful dialogue with several dueling movements from the history of abstraction, including Minimalism, Concrete Art, and Expressionism. While Tyler&rsquo;s work shows the strong influence of artists from these movements such as Josef Albers, the work is also distinctly of its time, related to digital technologies both outmoded and new. The unfolding blocks of color refer to the computer&rsquo;s organization of virtual dimensional space on a flat surface.&nbsp;<br /><br />Tyler has had solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery in New York, B15 Gallery in Copenhagen and EbersMoore Gallery in Chicago. &nbsp;He has received press coverage in&nbsp;<em>Artforum</em>,&nbsp;<em>The New York Times,</em>&nbsp;<em>NY Arts Magazine</em>, and&nbsp;<em>La Monde.</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h2 class="null"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>About Matt Mignanelli</strong></span><strong>: &nbsp;</strong></h2> <p class="p1">Born in 1983 in Providence, Rhode Island. &nbsp;Lives and works in New York City.&nbsp;Mignanelli received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, in 2005 and was an Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, in 2001.<br /><br />This exhibition will present six new paintings and marks a return to color after more than four years of working strictly monochromatically.<br /><br />In these new works, Mignanelli&rsquo;s approach to painting has evolved from subtle monochromes to a stark black / white, deep blue / white, and deep blue / black palette. While continuing to explore relationships between structure and nature, which are relayed through the use of harsh light and shadow against architectural elements, Mignanelli has been reexamining the evolving interactions amongst light and surface in these works.<br /><br />The hard edge is applied over gestural strokes and drips of the background. Mignanelli allows for the hand to come through again on his surface through the use of hand-painted shapes and the&nbsp;imperfections the human hand creates&nbsp;amongst them. Chance enters into these&nbsp;paintings through the mode of execution; the works are all painted flat on a table. As Mignanelli moves around the work, painting in sections,&nbsp;the viscous enamel splashes and drips into the negative spaces. This spontaneity that emerges makes the paintings feel alive, and have allowed the works to become much more about painting itself.<br /><br />The subtle variation of shapes in each painting creates areas of &ldquo;disruption&rdquo; within these environments. The visual breaks within the repetition of shape create a movement that forces the eye to dance.<br /><br />The return to color in Mignanelli&rsquo;s works has been marked by another significant change in his life, the birth of his daughter this past summer. The many sleepless nights that followed changed his work. The midnight blues of the night sky, and the early morning light inspired the deep blue palette for these new works. There is a certain serenity in the palette, representing those peaceful moments when the world is still asleep.<br /><br />Mignanelli has had recent solo exhibitions at&nbsp;Grattan Street, LUCE Gallery in&nbsp;Torino, Italy, and&nbsp;Marianne Friis Gallery in&nbsp;Copenhagen, Denmark.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h2 class="null"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>About Brian Rochefort</strong></span><strong>:</strong></h2> <p class="p1">Born and raised in Rhode Island. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Rochefort&nbsp;received his BFA in Ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. &nbsp;<br /><br />Rochefort is a mixed media sculptor working in ceramics, glaze (on vessels) and automotive paint (on sculpture). &nbsp;He was awarded the Lillian Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana 2007-2008.<br /><br />Rochefort's vessels, ceramic &ldquo;paintings&rdquo; and sculptures flaunt the anxious and risky mindset of disorder and chaos in the face of the viewer, reminding us that the&nbsp;Horror Vacui exists. His works are homages to both AbEx and contemporary&nbsp;painting, he builds layers slowly and uses multiple firings in his quest for texture.<br /><br />The seductive messes and goo that spread out in our lives, regardless of our&nbsp;attempts to contain them, are the insistent presence at the forefront of the work. Freezing untidy, mucky moments, the works scream at us to pay attention to their nauseous ornament, throwing up our most&nbsp;base fun-house selves, celebrating the pleasure, beauty and horror of the&nbsp;entirety of what is worldly and human.<br /><br />Rochefort has had recent exhibitions at&nbsp;Sorry We're Closed, Brussels, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, New York, and Vault Exhibition, American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, Pomona, California.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:04:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Torrance Art Museum - November 14th, 2015 - December 11th, 2015 <p>South Bay Focus is Torrance Art Museum&rsquo;s annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2015 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artists Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society and is open to all artists living or working in the South Bay, San Pedro and Long Beach. This year's Juror is Maurizzio Hector Pineda, Assistant Curator of the Torrance Art Museum.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:34:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - February 6th - February 21st <p dir="ltr">bG Gallery presents its second annual group exhibit of artists that have the ability to spark our imagination and create spectacular worlds without the use of overt color. The limitless possibilities of myriad shades of gray, and their particular application in ranges of contrast are the focus of this year's installment as well as a cast new artists not previously exhibited at the gallery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:08:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Mia Loucks, Slim Tailor - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - February 7th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p dir="ltr">bG Gallery presents a series of narrative musical performances the first Sunday of every month.</p> <p dir="ltr">Singer songwriters with indie-folk-experimental leanings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:46:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list