ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Will Benedict - Overduin & Co. - September 13th - October 17th Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:44:28 +0000 Trisha Donnelly - Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove - September 26th - November 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Trisha Donnelly in his gallery at 1062 North Orange Grove.<br /> <br /> The exhibition will be on view from September 26 to November 7, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.<br /> <br /> For additional information, please contact Ted Turner at (212) 243-0200 or <a href=""></a></p> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:37:22 +0000 Carlos Martiel - Steve Turner - September 12th - October 8th <p class="p1">September 12 &ndash; October 8, 2015
</p> <p class="p1">Opening Reception: September 12, 7-9</p> <p>Live performances:<br />Ciudad: September 12, 7:30-8:30<br />Trophy: September 26, 4-5</p> <p>Steve Turner is pleased to present Aislado, featuring video, photographs and performances by Carlos Martiel (b. 1989, Havana). Martiel uses his body and earthy substances such as water, soil and stone to explore issues of race, isolation and injustice.</p> <p>Martiel will debut two performances that challenge his physical limits. At the opening reception on September 12, he will lie in a coffin-sized box buried under the weight of seven layers of rocks and pebbles, some of which he gathered at sites of police brutality in Los Angeles. Although encased, he will be visible to the audience&mdash;the front of the box will be made of transparent plexiglass. On September 26, in a second performance, Martiel will endure immobilizing pain by have a hunting arrow lodged in his side.</p> <p>Carlos Martiel has presented forty different performances since 2007. In each, he has tested his ability to endure pain, deprivation and physical restraint, reducing his existence to his biological need to survive. He has been sewn to gallery walls; he has bled himself; he has surgically removed a piece of skin from his side; and he has pinned his father&rsquo;s military medals directly onto his bare chest. Apart from such physically grueling work, Martiel creates photo and video documentation of his performances. He lives and works in New York.</p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:33:08 +0000 Stephen J. Kaltenback - Another Year in LA - September 1st - September 30th <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> BAD IDEAS is the seventh solo exhibition at Another Year in LA for pioneering conceptual artist Stephen Kaltenbach.&nbsp;&nbsp; When asked to clarify the title, BAD IDEAS, Kaltenbach responded with &ldquo;There has always been something wrong with every art concept I've ever had&rdquo;.&nbsp; Although clever and glib, that response is intentionally misleading and that misdirection has also been a central part of his art oeuvre for almost 50 years - think his anonymous 1968-69 Artforum ads (TELL A LIE, START A RUMOR, etc), hidden contents (or not) inside the Time Capsules, 1969 &ldquo;Street Works&rdquo; performances (that were never performed), secret regional artist personae since leaving NYC in 1970 and the list goes on and on. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> When pressed further for more information, Kaltenbach said, &ldquo;BAD IDEAS refers to a body of work that either can't be done or shouldn't be done. After merging form with environment as completely as I considered possible in the Room Constructions, I was looking for ways to&nbsp;further minimize the art experience.&nbsp;One approach was&nbsp;the reduction of visual art&nbsp;to visualized art.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> <br /> Coincidental with the development of this approach was my situation&nbsp;as&nbsp;an unknown artist&nbsp;new to&nbsp;NYC and unable to realize my ideas due to no reputation, no gallery and therefore no funding for big pieces. This freed me to working on project drawings which I gradually came to consider&nbsp;completed works.&nbsp;The most important&nbsp;effect of this was that it&nbsp;freed from the constraints of the reality of actually making things. Since the work&nbsp;didn't have to become material&nbsp;to exist I was able to consider a much wider range of possibilities, work that either couldn't exist due to the constraints of&nbsp;physics or work that shouldn't exist due to being wrong in some way, (either too dangerous or too esthetically, philosophically or culturally incorrect.)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"> For this online exhibition, Kaltenbach will reveal a new BAD IDEA each day during September and beginning with a new letterpress 3D anaglyphic print, CAPUT.&nbsp; What will make this ongoing exhibition both visually and historically significant will be the addition of annotations and related works that support (or help to understand) each BAD IDEA.</span></p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:31:59 +0000 Group Show - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) - October 25th - January 3rd, 2016 <p dir="ltr">FiberLicious examines the work of fifteen contemporary artists who expand the possibilities of traditional fiber art and challenge the definition of who is and is not a fiber artist. The artists in this exhibition use materials or techniques drawn from fiber-art practices to produce large installation and wall works, participatory projects, interactive and performative works and video. Their distinctive approaches to scale, process and material bring the representational capacity of fiber art to a range of themes, such as the intersection of human relationships, interconnectedness of societies, labor and economics of garments and textiles production, and &nbsp;the relation of fiber art to painting, sculpture, fashion and decorative art.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:22:11 +0000 Koga Saburo, Richard Howell, Duane Laxen - Mingei International Museum - San Diego - September 5th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Carved and Whittled Sculpture</strong></a> will serve as a backdrop for an afternoon of fun and learning around the art of wood carving. Designed for all ages, this drop-in program will include gallery tours (1:30 &amp; 3PM), wood carving demonstrations and discussions with local craftsmen about the wood carving process, tools and techniques.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some of the carvers will include Koga Saburo, Richard Howell, Duane Laxen and members of the California Carvers Guild and Goodtime Carvers of Ramona.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:54:04 +0000 Seamus Conley - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:45:10 +0000 Tina Dille - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:44:04 +0000 Jonas N.T. Becker - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:43:11 +0000 Jeremie D. Riggleman - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:43:02 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:40:50 +0000 Judy Csotsits - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:59 +0000 Michael Aschenbrenner - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:35 +0000 Marissa Quinn - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - September 29th - November 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:14 +0000 David Ligare - Laguna Art Museum - October 18th - January 17th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Although often grouped with California&rsquo;s Photorealists, the very unreality of David Ligare&rsquo;s paintings and his underlying interest in antiquity belie such a label. A self-proclaimed Classicist, Ligare&rsquo;s perfectly ordered still life, landscape, architectural, and figurative paintings occupy their own poetic world, and the perfection of his unblemished subjects and hyper-purity of his paint application seem more unearthly than real.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In achieving these results, Ligare looks to the ancients for guidance. From Aristotle, he has learned that many systems are based on threes&mdash;beginning, middle, and end; birth, life, and death&mdash;and he uses this tripartite structure in his compositions. He also reference the formal relationships in classical sculpture and architecture. And yet his works are firmly based in the specifics of California&mdash;its topography and vegetation, along with the omnipresent Pacific are bathed in the pure and wondrous light of the coast.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Consisting of approximately 80 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, this will be the largest retrospective of Ligare&rsquo;s work to date and will be accompanied by an extensive, full-color catalogue.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>David Ligare: California Classicist</em> was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California and will be presented at Laguna Art Museum from October 18, 2015 through January 17, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Barbara N. Hyland and William G. Hyland.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:09:40 +0000 - Laguna Art Museum - September 18th - January 17th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">For thirty years, <em>The Canyon Project</em> examined, considered, and lobbied for the very existence of the Laguna Canyon. Primarily photographic documentation, the project functioned in turns as art and activism. It unfolded in fifteen phases, the first in 1980 and the final phase culminating the project in 2010. <em>The Tell</em>, the eighth and paramount phase, was a six hundred thirty-six foot long photographic mural mounted in the canyon. More than 100,000 personal photographs, donated by individual contributors, covered the plywood surface of the structure.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although organized and primarily executed by artists Jerry Burchfield and Mark Chamberlain, thousands of volunteers participated. Burchfield and Chamberlain founded BC Space, the landmark gallery and photo production studio in downtown Laguna Beach, which served as the de facto headquarters for the project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition at Laguna Art Museum, <em>The Canyon Project: Artivism</em>, was curated by Mike McGee, and will feature photography, assemblage, documents, and ephemera related to the various phases of the project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Laguna Wilderness Press will publish a book about the project in fall 2015.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:08:05 +0000