ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Alex Becerra - ltd los angeles - October 4th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <h4>Appointments suggested</h4> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:25:10 +0000 - Pacific Design Center - November 14th 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">designLAb is pleased to present new contemporary art and design exhibitions open to the public.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:58:19 +0000 - Pacific Design Center - October 9th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The soul of the home is often communicated through the owner&rsquo;s personal fine art collection, yet this vital aspect of curatorial design is often considered the last element in the interior design equation. Join Pacific Design Center and the West Coast&rsquo;s most esteemed art and design authorities as they share how designers, art dealers and consultants can improve collaboration to present a meaningful, visually stunning art collection that seamlessly integrates with the interior environment. Visuals will include published contemporary and classic estates with outstanding fine art collections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MODERATOR |&nbsp;</strong>Merry Norris, Principal, Merry Norris Contemporary Art</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>PANELISTS |&nbsp;</strong>Michael Grosswendt, President, All Coast Construction; Gary Hutton, Principal, Gary Hutton Design; Joe McRitchie, Principal, McRitchie Design &amp; Architecture; Chara Schreyer, Board of Overseers, Hammer Museum</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:58:13 +0000 Emerson Woelffer - Manny Silverman Gallery - October 29th - December 20th Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:54:54 +0000 Ilene Segalove - Jancar Gallery - October 11th - November 8th Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:47:17 +0000 Carmen Argote - Human Resources - November 13th - November 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist will install an architectural installation exploring the poetics of memory, space and place. Argote's father mentally inhabited two sites in Guadalajara while living in Los Angeles. One was an empty lot where he would eventually build her family's house. The other was Mansion Magnolia where he envisioned himself working. These two sites created for him, and by extension for the artist during her childhood, an ever-present feeling that Los Angeles was a temporary situation. This installation stages a conversation between her home in Los Angeles and these sites in Guadalajara. <a href="" target="_blank">For more, see KCET's profile of Argote's project</a>.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:43:02 +0000 Group Show - CoproGallery - October 18th - November 8th Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:39:48 +0000 Chet Zar - CoproGallery - October 18th - November 8th Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:39:43 +0000 Aaron Morse - ACME - October 11th - November 8th Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:35:57 +0000 Nevet Yitzhak, Amir Yatziv, Tamir Zadok, Lior Friedman, Guy Ben Ner, Roiy Nitzan - Night Gallery - September 23rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;">HIGH &amp; LOW BUREAU&nbsp;<br />presents<br /><br />&nbsp;RE-ESTABLISHING SHOT<br /><br />An evening-length video program&nbsp;commissioned by ARTIS<br />Moderated by Paul Young</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:44:29 +0000 Gay Summer Rick, Suzanne Unrein - bG BLEICHER/GORMAN - September 28th - October 21st <p dir="ltr">bG Gallery Bergamot Station presents Beasts and Trees, Cities and Seas, a two person exhibition featuring bodies of work from artists Gay Summer Rick and Suzanne Unrein. Both artists juxtapose the natural world against human existence, reminding the viewer that they, too, are a volatile organic entity.</p> <p dir="ltr">Suzanne Unrein stages glorious confrontations: man and beast, beast and beast, the dual nature of man and the beast within - even the artist&rsquo;s floral still-life paintings hint at the battle between life and decay. Confident, expressive brushstrokes and a rich color palette follow line and composition in a loose interplay of the abstract and the representational. Underlying the tense beauty of Unrein&rsquo;s work is a common theme: &nbsp;creation and destruction are the consequence of being alive.</p> <p dir="ltr">Gay Summer Rick&rsquo;s new series City and Coast, depicts urban habitats vibrating alongside Southern California&rsquo;s ephemeral coastline. The dynamic relationship between the two environments is heightened by the artist&rsquo;s choice of palette knife instead of brush. Her distinctive painting style creates an arresting color field in which the city&rsquo;s sharp edges dissolve into the impressionistic embrace of sand, sea and sky. Rick&rsquo;s ultimate intention: to transcend the visual by evoking the emotional experience of a place.</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:27:37 +0000 Richard Tuohy - Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - October 12th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>Filmmaker Richard Tuohy comes through Los Angeles on tour from Australia.&nbsp; His hand-made films investigate the range of visual possibilities found in careful celluloid manipulation.&nbsp; Essential to see in person, projected on a screen, his films take you close into natural objects.&nbsp; His latest series, working in interference patterns will captivate your mind with their psychedelic explorations.<br /><br />&ldquo;These films are all firmly situated in the hand crafted film tradition.&nbsp; All works are hand processed from camera neg, optical sound neg, intermediates and opticals to final prints.&nbsp; This is done in part out of necessity, but also out of a sense of opportunity; while the closure of commercial film labs has meant that it has become increasingly difficult to access traditional laboratory services, it has also created an opportunity for artists to get their hands on this now largely redundant equipment, providing access for experimentation and exploration of a new set of creative possibilities.&nbsp;&nbsp; These works speak of that new opportunity!&rdquo; &ndash; Richard Tuohy<br /><br /></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:46:13 +0000 Group Show - La Luz de Jesus Gallery - September 5th - September 28th <h3><strong>Harold Fox &ldquo;On the Fringe of the Mundane&rdquo;</strong></h3> <p><strong>Harold Fox</strong>&nbsp;has been in retirement for quite a few years now, but you&rsquo;d never know it from his output. His paintings are vivid reminiscences of a bygone era. If&nbsp;<strong>Charles Bukowski</strong>used paintbrushes instead of a typewriter, the outcome might look something like this. But there&rsquo;s also a bit of Steinbeck and Hemingway and a whole lot of&nbsp;<em>Nightmare Alley</em>. Like a skid row&nbsp;<strong>Robert Williams</strong>, or a sideshow&nbsp;<strong>Frank Cassara</strong>, Fox&rsquo;s work is both cartooned, but realistic, with the types of surrealist flourishes that would make&nbsp;<strong>Dali</strong>&nbsp;proud. Fox&rsquo;s is a dark, shadowy world of second rate carnivals, low rent flophouses and dustbowl trailer parks filled with ornery hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales, as witnessed by a support cast of affable hobos and menacing clowns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>The Coaster Show 2014</strong></h3> <p>We&rsquo;ve all done it. We&rsquo;ve sat at the bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster.</p> <p>But most of us aren&rsquo;t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in this exhibition that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high art.</p> <p>The folks behind L.A. Beer Week produced a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform a 4&Prime; tondo coaster into museum worthy exhibition pieces.</p> <p>Last year, we dotted our walls with over 700 tiny masterpieces, and this year we&rsquo;ve outdone ourselves&ndash;with over 1000! The rules were simple: Each coaster must be a solitary work (though it&rsquo;s fine if several pieces work together contextually), and they must be priced $250 or less. There is no bottom, so some coasters were&nbsp;even free!</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:14:34 +0000 Daniel Joseph Martinez - LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - September 21st 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">Join Art Catalogues to hear Daniel Joseph Martinez speak with Christine Y. Kim, LACMA's associate curator of Contemporary Art, about roaming Los Angeles, dead bonsai, knowledge, and madness.&nbsp; Martinez will also sign his new book,&nbsp;<em>The Report of My Death Is an Exaggeration; Memoirs: Of Becoming Narrenschiff.</em><br /><br />As interpreted by Michel Foucault,&nbsp;<em>Das Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools)</em>, a fifteenth-century satire by Sebastian Brant, imagines a world in which knowledge belongs squarely in the realm of madness, useful only to those who would debate idly and apply nothing to experience. Daniel Joseph Martinez (born 1957) has recognized the relevance of this allegory to present times, and through text paintings, photographs and sculptures, he has traced contemporary Los Angeles onto Foucault's conception of<em>Narrenschiff</em>. Inspired by bus rides observing his fellow passengers, Martinez conceived of four narratives that explore a modern kind of knowledge-based perversity.&nbsp;<em>The Report of My Death Is an Exaggeration; Memoirs: Of Becoming Narrenschiff</em>, documents Martinez's installation of these works at Roberts &amp; Tilton in Culver City, California, also features an essay by art historian, critic and curator Juli Carson.&nbsp;<br /><br /> <div>Throughout his career, Daniel Joseph Martinez has engaged in an interrogation of social, political, and cultural mores through artworks that have been described as nonlinear, asymmetrical, multi-dimen- sional propositions. The works, ranging from the solid to the ephemeral, are executed in a wide range of media, including text, sculpture, photography, painting, installation, robotics, performance, and public interventions. Ongoing themes in the work are contamination, history, nomadic power, cultural resistance, war, dissentience, and systems of symbolic exchange, directed toward the precondition of politics coexisting as radical beauty. Martinez is professor of theory, practice, and mediation of contemporary art in the Department of Art of the University of California, Irvine; he teaches in the Graduate Studies Program and the New Genres area. He lives and works in South Los Angeles.<br /><br /></div> Juli Carson is professor of critical and curatorial studies in the Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine, where she also directs the University Art Galleries. Her essays on conceptual art and psychoanalysis have been widely published in&nbsp;<em>Art Journal</em>,&nbsp;<em>Documents</em>,&nbsp;<em>October</em>,&nbsp;Texte zur Kunst, and&nbsp;<em>X-Tra</em>, as well as in numerous international anthologies and exhibition catalogues. She is author of&nbsp;<em>Exile of the Imaginary: Politics, Aesthetics, Love</em>&nbsp;(Vienna: Generali Foundation, 2007) and&nbsp;<em>The Limits of Representation: Psychoanalysis and Critical Aesthetics</em>&nbsp;(Buenos Aires: Letra Viva Press, 2011). Her forthcoming book,&nbsp;<em>The Conceptual Unconscious: A Poetics of Critique</em>, will be published by PoLYpeN.<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">To purchase a signed copy in advance, please call Art Catalogues at&nbsp;<a href="tel:323.857.6587" target="_blank">323.857.6587</a>&nbsp;or email<a href="" shape="rect" target="_blank"></a></div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:11:30 +0000 Spencer Longo - Levy Delval pop up @ Los Angeles - September 26th - November 1st <p>after-party in the garden from 9PM on</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:27:17 +0000 Lun*na Menoh - Kohn Gallery - September 20th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <div style="text-align: center;">ARTBOOK | D.A.P. + Kohn Gallery + Tam Tam Books invite you to join</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><em>Lun*na Menoh</em></div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">For a Fashion Show + Book Signing with authors Lun*na Menoh and Leslie Dick, in celebration of:</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Lun*na Menoh: A Ring Around The Collar</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div>Saturday, September 20</div> <div>5 to 7p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>(fashion show at&nbsp;5:30p.m.&nbsp;sharp)</div> </div> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:16:51 +0000