ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Craig "Skibs" Barker - Thinkspace - January 31st - February 21st Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:03:43 +0000 Liz Magic Laser, Anna Sew Hoy - Various Small Fires - January 31st 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join VSF and&nbsp;<a href=";id=856004ccfc&amp;e=725de708a3" target="_blank">Area Sneaks</a>&nbsp;for a special signing of Liz Magic Laser's new catalogue,&nbsp;<a href=";id=fbdf7d72c4&amp;e=725de708a3" target="_blank"><em>Public Relations&nbsp;</em></a>(<a href=";id=3e2ecae4b5&amp;e=725de708a3" target="_blank">Sternberg Press</a>, 2014), as well as the launch and signing of the third issue of Area Sneaks Sheets, featuring Anna Sew Hoy.&nbsp;Both publications will be available for purchase.<br /><br />Sew Hoy will also read from a text amidst work from her current exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>FACE NO FACE</em></a>, in VSF's Outdoor Courtyard.</p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:47:41 +0000 David Musgrave - Marc Foxx - February 14th - March 14th Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:44:19 +0000 Mariah Robertson - M+B - February 14th - March 21st Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:43:20 +0000 Lynda Benglis, Hilary Harnischfeger, Rebecca Manson, Arlene Shechet - ACME - February 14th - March 14th Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:41:47 +0000 Alex Becerra, James O. Clark, Gerald Davis, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Yann Gerstberger, Jocko Weyland - ltd los angeles - January 23rd - February 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">ltd los angeles is pleased to present Alex Becerra, James O. Clark, Gerald Davis, Radames &ldquo;Juni&rdquo; Figueroa, Yann Gerstberger and Jocko Weyland in the group exhibition <em>Hit Pause: &ldquo;Sometimes you have to pee in the sink.&rdquo; </em>These six international artists highlight the absurdity of the human condition through their manipulation of banal scenes or through moments as an outsider.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this exhibition, Alex Becerra paints women dancing atop mirrors perhaps in a gentleman&rsquo;s club or maybe a roller rink, creating a friction between what is possible and what is real. James O. Clark uses light as form in his sculptures to humorously glorify and display some of our most private moments while playfully referencing Duchamp and Klein. Gerald Davis&rsquo; drawing is a voyeuristic window into fantasy whether a schoolboy watching his neighbor picking up the mail or a dancer pausing in a nightclub. Radam&eacute;s "Juni" Figueroa paints his subject by providing details of clothing while the features of the wearer disappear. This removal allows the clothing to represent the identity of this individual, pointing to the notion of clothing as cultural signifier in framing ones&rsquo; complex identity. Yann Gerstberger uses cotton with natural and synthetic dyes to create his tapestries. These works are within the lineage of craft arts, while simultaneously exploiting this lineage to respond to its role in consumer culture. Jocko Weyland brings together the paradoxes of our desire for technology, communication, and information with our incessant need for a connection to our planet and the environment; ultimately caused by the dichotomy of our domination over and dependency on the environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alex Becerra was born in Valencia, CA 1989. He received a BFA from Otis College of Art in 2011. Becerra has an upcoming solo booth in Zona Maco Sur in Mexico City, MX in February 2015. He currently lives and works in Inglewood, CA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">James O. Clark was born in Coatesville, PA. He received his BS in from Kutztown State University, Kutztown, PA in 1974. Clark lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gerald Davis was born in Pittsburg, PA in 1974. He graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. Davis currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Radam&eacute;s &ldquo;Juni&rdquo; Figueroa was born in Bayam&oacute;n, Puerto Rico in 1982. He received his BFA from Escuela de Artes Pl&aacute;sticas in 2007. Figueroa currently lives and works in San Juan, PR.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yann Gerstberger was born in Cognes sur Mer, FR in 1983. He studied at Beaux Arts de Marseille. Gerstberger lives and works in Mexico City, MX.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jocko Weyland was born Helsinki, FN in 1967. Weyland graduated with a B.A. from University of California, San Diego in 1989. He lives and works in Tucson, AZ.</p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39:33 +0000 Jennifer Chan - ltd los angeles - January 23rd - February 28th Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:36:06 +0000 Featuring Works from the Collection of Mary and Armando Duron - Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) - February 21st - May 1st <p><strong>On Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5pm-8pm, at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA </strong>(Old Venice Police Station), SPARC&rsquo;s historic headquarters since 1977, The Dur&oacute;n Gallery at SPARC will present <em>A Short Essay on Chicano Photography</em>, showcasing works from the collection of Mary and Armando Dur&oacute;n that will feature a survey exhibition on Chicano photography that has not been mounted in any venue large or small since in many years. One can argue that Chicano photographers took their cue from their quest to create their own reality admitting that it was not objective but reactionary to the few quite negative images that existed about Chicanos and their ancestors. The exhibit reveals that the aesthetic and formal concerns were never ignored as Chicano photographers sought to make their mark on their terms. The works in this exhibition will attempt to go beyond photojournalism and to demonstrate that aesthetic, formal and social concerns were ever-present and together often formed the resulting images by the artists.</p> <p>The Dur&oacute;n Family Collection consists of hundreds of works, together with an extensive library of books, catalogs and ephemera collected over 30 years. Armando Dur&oacute;n has spoken and written widely as a knowledgeable collector on Chicano art of Los Angeles. His unique perspective as a collector, long-time friend of Chicano(a) artists and avid student on the subject is widely sought from Los Angeles, to the Smithsonian, from high school students to professional appraisers. Dur&oacute;n writes an occasional column for <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Brooklyn &amp; Boyle</span> newspaper, &ldquo;From the Living Room Couch&rdquo; on Chicano art.&nbsp; Works from the collection are regularly shown throughout the country. The Mission of the Dur&oacute;n Gallery is to present socially relevant and politically conscious art, weather visual or performing, especially for underserved audiences, by established and emerging artists, artists&rsquo; collectives and student projects.</p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:49:05 +0000 Olga Balema, Tom Humphreys, Win McCarthy, Emanuel Röhss, José Rojas, J. Parker Valentine - Thomas Duncan Gallery - February 28th - March 21st Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:55:13 +0000 Katy Cowan - Cherry and Martin - 2732 - February 28th - March 28th Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:53:31 +0000 Pat O'Neill - Cherry and Martin - February 28th - March 28th Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:51:46 +0000 David Kapp - Ruth Bachofner Gallery - February 28th - April 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of paintings by David Kapp. There will be &nbsp;a reception for the artist, Saturday, February 28, 4-6 PM &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">David Kapp was born and raised in New York and has painted the city since the 1970's. Kapp&rsquo;s paintings &nbsp; extract the dramatic contrasts, harmonies, collisions and forms of urban architecture and movement. &nbsp; Images of traffic, buildings and pedestrians from skewed perspectives have become signature for the &nbsp; artist. Kapp has revisited certain views and streetscapes, yet these same subjects arrive in fresh ways &nbsp; with each new series. His extreme perspectives and dramatic plays of light continually evolve in images &nbsp; that have become tools for conveying the essence of the city, rather than literal portraits of his &nbsp; surroundings. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his latest body of work, Kapp brings a higher dose of geometry and an electric palette, particularly with &nbsp; collage studies that recall the optimism of Matisse's cut-outs. In his paintings, Kapp applies this same &nbsp; precise cutting to paint, where vertical views of a jagged sky through towering highrises become highly &nbsp; flattened, hard-edge abstractions. In some pieces, the context of the urban environment is barely &nbsp; discernible within complex, fractured geometries. These works are accompanied by more painterly &nbsp; approaches as well, where pedestrians, traffic scenes and crosswalks brim with energy. While the &nbsp; subjects are more recognizable in these paintings, Kapp has pared down the scenes to favor a gridded &nbsp; format with spare grounds. In all of his work, Kapp's focus is always on the light, which he sees of primary &nbsp;importance, the adhesive that binds the image together. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Intentionality is not the primary component of the creative process,&rdquo; Kapp states. &ldquo;Experimentation and &nbsp; play are of equal importance. I don&rsquo;t want only results but will achieve results through the process of &nbsp; doing. Failure thus becomes an important part of the creative process. The process itself always indicates &nbsp;a direction of interest. Habit is the biggest enemy of creation. The subject of any painting is not the object: &nbsp;the object is the relationship between parts, forms and colors, bound by natural forces.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;David Kapp has received two Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters along with a &nbsp; Rosenthal Foundation award. His work is in many public and private collections including The &nbsp; Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Academy of Design, and The Mint Museum of Art.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:49:16 +0000 Tony Beauvy - Ruth Bachofner Gallery - February 28th - April 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Tony Beauvy. There will be a reception for the artist Saturday, February 28, 4-6 PM.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tony Beauvy is a Los Angeles-based painter who received his M.F.A. from UCLA. The exhibition brings together a series of abstract paintings that Beauvy approaches with an improvisational approach, that involve notions of figuration as well as formal approaches. The large scale of the work creates environments in which viewers are enveloped by fibrous drips of paint over successively layered fields.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Beauvy, resolution is achieved in the undetermined spaces of his paintings. He engages in scraping, pouring, and sanding which move the paintings toward a balance of refinement and roughness. The sense of abandonment and dissolving within the flowing areas of paint embrace the unknowable, which is where Beauvy sees the paintings reaching their highest potential. This interceding space, where the image dematerializes, yet holds interest has the most possibility and interest for both viewers and the artist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;My paintings are born out of process and practice, addition and subtraction,&rdquo; the artist states. I want to push the painting almost to its failure point &ndash; the point at which it is exhausted is where I find the most possibility. In my paintings, a sense of place appears and disappears. A constant unearthing of surface creates a geography that is not concrete, rather flexible.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:48:38 +0000 Oscar Enberg - Thomas Duncan Gallery - January 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">Please join us&nbsp;as Oscar Enberg&nbsp;discusses his latest exhibition and a related group of new works that will be shown at the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Paramount Ranch</a>&nbsp;fair.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Please rsvp to:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></div> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:33:42 +0000 John Sonsini - Patrick Painter Inc. - January 24th - February 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">Patrick Painter, Inc. is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new work by Los&nbsp;Angeles painter John Sonsini. The exhibition will showcase new pieces in the artist&rsquo;s&nbsp;on-going dialogue with expressionistic portraiture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Sonsini, portraits are not only about what you see, but what you don&rsquo;t see. He&nbsp;favors models who occupy spaces far removed from high art. His penchant for hiring&nbsp;Hispanic day laborers to sit for him has given rise to a body of work that defies the&nbsp;viewer&rsquo;s understanding of portraiture. His subjects are often placed against abstract,&nbsp;pastel backgrounds, setting the scene for the interesting play between masculinity&nbsp;and vulnerability. Though not overtly political, Sonsini&rsquo;s paintings invite us to look&nbsp;beyond the prototypical day laborer, the impoverished immigrant, or the&nbsp;disenfranchised urban youth, and ponder the unseen life they lead.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With their oversized shoes and hands, we are reminded that society characterizes&nbsp;these men by their work. Their clothing, rendered in broad, expressive strokes, is&nbsp;often generic and vaguely uniform. Plain polo shirts, blue jeans, and beat up&nbsp;sneakers tell us that these are not men of leisure. Skateboards, wallets, belt buckles,&nbsp;and hats give us glimpses into their world, while boxes and luggage hint at a recent&nbsp;&ldquo;move&rdquo;. However, these accoutrements give us only part of the story, and raise even&nbsp;more questions. We are confronted with an underlying tension found in the&nbsp;disconnect between how we define them and how they define themselves.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is John Sonsini&rsquo;s first exhibition with Patrick Painter, Inc. Sonsini&rsquo;s work is&nbsp;currently on view in Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Autry&nbsp;National Center of the American West. He has had recent exhibitions at Bentley&nbsp;Gallery in Phoenix, AZ (2013) and Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas (2013). His work&nbsp;is included in major public collections such as the Smithsonian American Art&nbsp;Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Guggenheim Museum in New York , and the&nbsp;San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:30:47 +0000 Betty Woodman - David Kordansky Gallery - January 31st - March 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Illusions of Domesticity</span>, an exhibition of new work by Betty Woodman. The exhibition will open on&nbsp;Saturday, January 31, 2015&nbsp;at 5130 W. Edgewood Place and will continue on view through&nbsp;March 21, 2015. An opening reception will be held on&nbsp;January 31 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Legendary artist Betty Woodman is widely celebrated for her exuberant and vivid ceramic works that defy categorization as painting, sculpture, or pottery. Her singular experimentation with the vase form, as a contemplative and pictorial, as well as functional object, spans over fifty years---from producing utilitarian pots in the 1950s, to collaborations with the Pattern and Decoration movement in the late 1970s and 1980s, to her 2006 exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the institution's first (and only) for a living artist working in ceramics, and its first (and only) retrospective for a living woman artist. In her recent mixed-media sculptures and installations, Woodman revisits the history of ceramics as a tradition of painted form, generating spectacular possibilities for the extension of painting into plastic space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Illusions of Domesticity</span>, Woodman's first exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery and her first on the West Coast in nearly a decade, features an installation of new paintings and sculpture in glazed earthenware, unstretched canvas, and wood. In these polychrome reliefs and freestanding forms, she conjures the trappings of a bourgeois home as splendorous perceptual experiences. Woodman has long drawn inspiration from domestic Roman wall paintings, whose tromp l'oeil depictions of outdoor vistas accent lived space with pictorial depth. Here she furthers and inverts those dynamics, elaborating sculptural objects with painted imagery, but also vice versa. Picturing, if not mimicking rugs and tables, pedestaled vessels, and room interiors, the works elude expectations, shifting both between materials and modes of representation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">n each of a new series of still life paintings, for example, a depicted table partially emerges from the picture plane as a shelf-like protrusion. Atop these tables Woodman situates decorative dinnerware and pottery of her own making by placing these forms on the shelf and collaging others to the surface of the painting in bas-relief. As painted background becomes sculptural base, and image becomes object, and back again, the resulting picture appears at once continuous and discontinuous, immediately present yet illusory. The idiosyncrasies of a Cezanne-like perspective, a vibrant palette reminiscent of Gauguin, and patterning in the spirit of Matisse further activates the painterly, tactile sensations at play.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These optics become increasingly bodily in Woodman's freestanding works, in particular her Aztec vases. She adorns each thrown, tubular pot---inspired by a four-sided pre Columbian stone sculpture---with four wing-like slabs to create four distinct faces, and upon each a unique painting composition. One can only apprehend the entire Cubist-like construction and its permutations by circling the work, as Woodman keys each composition to the uniquely contoured forms it decorates and the paint's potential to alter perception of those surfaces, edges, and volumes. A fifth painting, this one on canvas flat on the floor, and overlaid with glazed earthenware slab remnants, completes each Aztec vase. With this relief painting, Woodman provides a base for the vessel, while establishing a fantastical mise-en-sc&egrave;ne and, like all of the works in&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Illusions of Domesticity</span>, a renewed picture of the pleasures of home life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut) lived, worked, and taught in Colorado for forty years, and now divides her time between studios in New York and Antella, Italy. Besides numerous gallery exhibitions, recent solo presentations of her work include:&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Places, Spaces &amp; Things</span>, Gardiner Museum, Toronto (2011);&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Roman Fresco/Pleasures and Places,</span>&nbsp;American Academy in Rome (2010);&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">L'allegra vitalit&agrave; delle porcellane</span>, Museo Delle Porcellane, Palazzo Pitti, Giardino di Boboli, Florence (2009); and&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Somewhere Between Denver and Naples</span>, Denver Art Museum (2006). Her work has also recently been featured in group exhibitions including&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Playing House</span>, Brooklyn Museum (2012);&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970-1990</span>, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2011);&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">S&egrave;vres, Porcelaines Contemporaines</span>, The Menshikov Palace, The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2010); and<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Dirt on Delight: Impulses that Form Clay</span>, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009). Woodman's artworks are featured in over fifty public collections including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. In fall 2015, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, will present a major traveling exhibition of Woodman's work curated by Vincenzo De Bellis.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:25:03 +0000