ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Sarah McMenimen - Commonwealth and Council - July 26th - August 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Influenced both by scientific and ritualistic lexicons, Sarah McMenimen converts the space into a laboratory to carry out various procedures engaged in cycles of transformation. Without a given hypothesis to prove, the results are tactile, temporal, and accept the lack of an absolute resolve.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>EXOcise</em> looks at concentric economies of representation with materials that find form via their interiority or containment. The videos document futile processes that lack a tangible object. The first video shows grapefruits pushing through a bifurcated hole&mdash;extracted into a state of formlessness. The second video, shot from an interior viewpoint, records a whirlpool of fluid gushing through the hole that released the fruits. The third video collages images of fermented fruits being peeled, showing a cycle that begins anew as soon as it ends.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tattooed on the skin of each fruit are drawings that relate to tasks documented by the camera. While in various states of perishability, these fruits reflect on the meaning and value of each action, as well as the physical processes and drives enacted in order to understand their presence and embodiment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Residency: July 1&mdash;July 25, 2014<a name="_GoBack"></a></span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:53:06 +0000 Steve Roden, Charles Gaines, Joshua Segura, Alise Spinella, Clarissa Tossin, CODY TREPTE, Samira Yamin - Charlie James Gallery - July 26th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<strong><em>The Cartographer</em></strong>, curated by Los Angeles-based artist&nbsp;<strong>Alise Spinella</strong>. Through a diverse selection of works in media ranging from painting to collage, this exhibition pursues an abstracted idea of mapping. Works by&nbsp;<strong>Charles Gaines</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Steve Roden</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Joshua Segura</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Alise Spinella</strong>,<strong>Clarissa Tossin</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Cody Trepte</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Samira Yamin</strong>&nbsp;extend the practice of researching, recording, and reading far beyond geography, offering translations of the personal, the political, and the passage of time. Moving systematically between physical and psychic registers, these maps succeed in charting an elusive territory. Cartography here is less the science of relating places to places, more a method for locating oneself within a vast subjective landscape.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Trepte</strong>&rsquo;s gray, hazy print began as a connect-the-dots of a telephone; as with the eponymous word game, subsequent generations of the image have served to compound the remove between the original and its referent. Similarly,&nbsp;<strong>Yamin</strong>&rsquo;s meticulous cut-paper collages register both the poignant distance of autobiographical images and the artist&rsquo;s intricate attention to that distance. The marks&nbsp;<strong>Spinella</strong>&nbsp;makes on her porcelain-smooth surfaces are not only balancing acts of color and form, but evidence of a personal performance.&nbsp;<strong>Tossin</strong>&rsquo;s used napkins contain the residue of shared meals, the impressions of many lips, and function as records of her friendships.&nbsp;<strong>Segura</strong>&rsquo;s drawings of John Berger chart his viewing of the critic&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Ways of Seeing</em>&nbsp;BBC special, but might also be seen to reveal an obsession with aesthetics, with the male figure, and with the gaze.&nbsp;<strong>Gaines</strong>&nbsp;continues to employ the tropes of objective systems such as mapping to bear witness to moments of deep political commitment. And&nbsp;<strong>Roden</strong>&nbsp;offers a conventional map of a river delta, yet overlays it with fragments of poetry which, like the meandering names of small towns, read in any order.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Charles Gaines</strong>&nbsp;lives and works in Los Angeles, and is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Susanne Veilmetter Los Angeles Projects. Gaines will be the subject of a major exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem opening this summer, and in 2012, the Pomona College Museum of Art and Pitzer College in Claremont, California presented a survey of his work from 1975 &ndash; 2012. Among numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and world-wide, Gaines&rsquo; work was recently included in&nbsp;<em>Blues for Smoke</em>, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and seen at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;&nbsp;<em>Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981</em>, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;&nbsp;<em>Human Nature</em>, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; both exhibitions&nbsp;<em>All of This and Nothing</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980</em>&nbsp;at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the 2007 Venice Biennale, Italy. He is a 2013 recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Steve Roden</strong>&nbsp;is a Los Angeles-based visual and sound artist. In 2013, Roden had concurrent solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and CRG Gallery, New York, and was recently commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to create a series of soundtracks for the Hans Richter film&nbsp;<em>Ghosts Before Breakfast</em>. In the last two years, his work has been featured in the first Biennial of Contemporary Art in Cartage&ntilde;a, Columbia; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the exhibition&nbsp;<em>Silence</em>&nbsp;at the Menil Collection; and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2012 Roden had a solo exhibition at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and a mid-career survey of Roden&rsquo;s work, curated by Howard Fox, was presented at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California in 2010. Other solo exhibitions include the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; the Henry Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece; the Tang Museum at Skidmore College; and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara. Roden&rsquo;s work has been included in exhibitions at the Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Mercosur Biennial in Porto Allegre, Brazil; the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; the Sculpture Center, New York; the Centre George Pompidou Museum, Paris; and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Roden has released over twenty albums of audio works on labels worldwide.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Joshua Segura</strong>&nbsp;is an artist, writer, and educator living in Los Angeles. He received a BA from the University of California San Diego in 2009, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011. His drawings, texts, and painted works explore vocabularies, codes, and meaning as phenomenon. His work has been featured on KCHUNG radio, published in&nbsp;<em>Concord Press</em>, and shown at P&Oslash;ST.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Alise Spinella</strong>&nbsp;received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, a BA in Psychology and Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally at venues such as EXIT Art Gallery, New York; Art M&ucirc;r Gallery, Montreal; The Drake Hotel, Toronto; La Jolla Projects, Chicago; Cottage Home Gallery, Los Angeles; Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles; Public Fiction, Los Angeles; and The Los Angeles Convention Center. Spinella was an Artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2013, and is a 2014 Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellow. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Clarissa Tossin</strong>&nbsp;received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2009) and BFA from Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Armando &Aacute;lvares Penteado (2000). Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including most recently&nbsp;<em>Made in L.A. 2014</em>&nbsp;at the Hammer Museum and&nbsp;<em>Bringing the World into the World</em>&nbsp;at The Queens Museum. Earlier this year, her work could be seen at Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Iber&ecirc; Camargo, in Brazil, as part of the exhibition&nbsp;<em>Liberdade em Movimento</em>. Tossin has had solo exhibitions at Galeria Luisa Strina and Sicardi Gallery. She was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston from 2010 to 2012 and participated in the Artpace International Artitst-in-Residency curated by Hou Hanru in 2013. Recent awards include a California Community Foundation Fellowship (2014), an Artistic Innovation Grant (2012) from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a Videoarte Project Grant (2012) from Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Joaquim Nabuco. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Gulf Coast Journal, X-tra Magazine, among others.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Cody Trepte</strong>&nbsp;is a Los Angeles-based artist who works primarily in drawing, printmaking and photography. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including: Anna Meliksetian | MJ Briggs, Los Angeles; Thierry Goldberg, New York; Eleven Rivington, New York; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles; Austin Museum of Art; Weatherspoon Art Museum; Kunstverein INGAN e.V., Berlin; and participated in&nbsp;<em>Made in L.A. 2012</em>&nbsp;at the Hammer Museum. Trepte received a BFA from New York University in 2005 and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2010 and is represented by Anna Meliksetian | MJ Briggs in Los Angeles.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Samira Yamin</strong>&rsquo;s practice explores systems of knowledge production through systematic interventions at various points in the life of the photographic image. Using repetitive, precisely articulated gestures, Yamin dissects, reorganizes, and often obliterates documentary images, resulting in a collision of representation and abstraction and the confusion of objectivity and subjectivity. Yamin has had exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Camera Club of New York and will be an artist-in-residence at the Rauschenberg Residency in the fall. Yamin received dual BAs in studio art and sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She lives and works in Los Angeles.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:39:50 +0000 Robert Walker, Toyoko Katsumata, Mitsunori Kurashige, ARIMICHI IWASAWA - LA Artcore Brewery Annex - August 17th - August 31st <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>A GROUP EXHIBIT OF AN INTERNATIONAL CHARACTER WITH ARTISTS FROM JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>TOYOKO KATSUMATA, ROBERT WALKER, MITSUNORI KURASHIGE, ARIMICHI IWASAWA </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>AUG. 17<sup>TH</sup>- 31<sup>ST</sup>, 2014</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Reception &ndash; Sunday Aug 17<sup>th</sup></em></p> <p align="center"><em>1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. &ndash; Artcore Brewery Annex</em></p> <p align="center"><em>Conversation With The Artist Series: 2 p.m. </em></p> <p align="center"><em>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (July 22<sup>nd</sup>, 2014)</strong> LA Artcore presents four artists whose work has in common strong relationships with the dreaming of reality and the physicality of materials.&nbsp; They also share strong influences drawn from Japanese ways of thinking, producing artwork that is contemplative and strives to focus to an elegant and effective point.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Toyoko Katsumata</strong> creates sleek and modern sculptural installations that investigate and deconstruct the human body.&nbsp; She seeks a balance between distance and disorienting intimacy by working with bare materials such as metal, plastic or water, placing them in interaction with the dimensions of a room, along with materials that mimic or focus on the organic flesh.&nbsp;&nbsp; She creates combinations to evoke conflicting feelings of comfort, solitude, utility and confinement that relate to the experience of having a body.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Robert Walker</strong> has a track record of achieving the extraordinary, a consistent and changing practice using equal measures of complexity and reserve. Each work involves a physicality of effort while retaining an intuitive spirit, a balance of confidence and risk that achieves what may be the most desirable state in abstract art making.&nbsp; Many artists settle into a signature style that defines the perimeter of their career, or have clear periods usually defined by a change in materials.&nbsp; For Walker that bar is considerably raised, it is impossible to predict with each show precisely what form the work will take, but what can be expected is considered reworking, a flexible mind producing fresh, intelligent works again and again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(more)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(pg. 2, Katsumata, Kurashige, Walker, Iwasawa)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mitsunori Kurashige</strong> works in hard light, applying spare lines in geometric forms to outline, cross or define space.&nbsp; A long career in large installation sculpture has brought the artist to the simplicity of the line, as employed with the minimal use of the powerful medium of light.&nbsp; In work that speaks to any fan of native Californian work and its heritage of artists using light and space, Kurashige brings from Japan a universal mutual appreciation that knows no borders.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Arimichi Iwasawa</strong> produced video art installations that have reached a global audience, with a breakthrough exhibit at the Nagi MOCA in Okayama, Japan, where a pulsating LED form accompanied an epic screening of peaceful room swelling deep blue jellyfish alternating with hyper-realistic street interviews with Japanese women, shifting the feeling in the room and sweeping the viewer from one state of reflection to another.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist Reception:</strong></p> <p>Sunday Aug. 17<sup>th</sup>, 2014, 1 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p><em>Conversation With the Artist Series </em>at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex</strong></p> <p>650A S. Ave. 21., Los Angeles, CA 90031</p> <p>Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Thu-Sun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE </strong></p> <p>L.A. Artcore helps develop the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(end)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:23:42 +0000 Richard Misrach and Kate Orff - Pomona College Museum of Art - September 2nd - December 19th <div class="ap-whitebox-body description"> <div id="body-content" class="ui-tabs ui-widget ui-widget-content ui-corner-all"> <div id="content-1"> <h2>Petrochemical America:Project Room</h2> <h3 class="exhibition-date">September 2 - December 19, 2014</h3> <p class="opening">Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-7 PM</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Pomona College Museum of Art presents the traveling exhibition <em>Petrochemical America</em> on view from September 2 to December 19, 2014. Organized by Aperture Foundation, <em>Petrochemical America</em> represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans&mdash;a place that first garnered attention as &ldquo;Cancer Alley&rdquo; because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach&rsquo;s haunting photographs of the region and Orff&rsquo;s Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or &ldquo;throughlines.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The dialogue between photograph and drawing begins to unpack complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped this landscape, mapping cycles of extraction and transformation from the scale of the neighborhood, to the region, to the globe. Ultimately, this joint enterprise offers an expansion of both disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of the petrochemical industry and American culture, which has become intricately intertwined with its output.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Los Angeles, Richard Misrach has been widely exhibited and collected by major institutions worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his photography, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Richard Misrach has a longstanding association with the American south. His previous monograph, <em>Destroy This Memory</em>, offered a record of hurricane-inspired graffiti left on houses and cars in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. <em>On the Beach and Violent Legacies </em>addressed contamination of desert and beach areas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kate Orff is an assistant professor at Columbia University and founder of SCAPE, a landscape architecture studio in Manhattan. Her work weaves together sustainable development, design for biodiversity, and community-based change. Orff&rsquo;s recent exhibition at MoMA, <em>Oyster-tecture, </em>imagined the future of the polluted Gowanus Canal as part of a ground-up community process and an ecologically revitalized New York harbor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A publication of <em>Petrochemical America</em>, with photographs by Richard Misrach and Ecological Atlas by Kate Orff, was released by Aperture in September 2012 and is available for purchase on</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Petrochemical America </em>has been made possible, in part, with support from Lee Walls, Jr. and the Turner Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>RELATED EVENT</strong>:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Friday, October 10, 7:00 - 3:00 PM<br /><strong>PetroLA: A Symposium</strong></p> <p>PetroLA will explore the regional impact of the production, refining, and consumption of oil and gas on Southern California.</p> <p><strong>Friday, October 10, 2014, Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College</strong></p> <p><strong>7 p.m. </strong>Screening of student documentary on air pollution currently in production under the direction of Travis Wilkerson and the Pomona Media Guild.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Saturday, October 11, 2014, Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College </strong></p> <p><strong>9 a.m. &ndash; 3:30 p.m.</strong> This symposium will probe the 20<sup>th</sup> century history of energy development in the Southern California region. Speakers and topics include:</p> <p>Petrochemical America</p> <p>Kate Orff (SCAPE founding principle, Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University)</p> <p>The Santa Barbara Oil Spill</p> <p>Roderick Frazier Nash (Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara)</p> <p>History of the Los Angeles Oil Industry</p> <p>Nancy Quam-Wickham (Professor of History, CSU Long Beach)</p> <p>Air Pollution and Fracking in the Southland</p> <p>Aaron Katzenstein (Climate and Energy Program Supervisor, South Coast Air Quality Management District) and Damon Nagami (Senior Attorney and Director of Southern California Ecosystems Project, National Resources Defense Council)</p> <p>PetroLA: A Symposium is sponsored by Elemental Arts Pomona, Claremont Colleges Environmental Analysis Program, the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, and the Pomona College Museum of Art.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:13:10 +0000 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition - Vincent Price Art Museum - September 23rd - December 6th <p>VPAM proudly presents the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition.</p> <p>Start off the new school year with a look at some of the best artwork produced by ELAC&rsquo;s students. VPAM&rsquo;s annual student exhibition is a juried show; our 2014 jurors are CSULB Professor of Art Marie Thibeault, and graphic &amp; multimedia designer Raul Vergara.</p> <p>This year, fifty-six artworks were selected from more than 240 submissions. Students who have taken a class in the studio art, architecture, or photography departments within the past academic year are eligible to submit their work for consideration.</p> <p>This show is organized by Kelley Shim, 2014 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:32:12 +0000 Roberto Chavez - Vincent Price Art Museum - September 13th - December 6th <div id="main_post_area" class="normalpost"> <p>VPAM presents a retrospective of legendary visual artist, Roberto Chavez. This is the artist&rsquo;s first retrospective in the Los Angeles area. Chavez grew up in East Los Angeles, earned his MFA from UCLA, and joined the East Los Angeles College faculty in the 1960s as a pioneering educator in the fledging Chicano Studies Department.</p> <p>More than fifty artworks dating from the mid-1950s to the present are included in the exhibition. Subjects range from self-portraits to portraits of friends and family, as well as works that allude to socioeconomic conditions of the working class. The artist&rsquo;s distinctive, sympathetic commentary on the human condition ties together the work in this wide-ranging show.</p> <p>The show will also include a full-color, 48-page catalog with original essays by co-curators Sybil Venegas and William Moreno. Venegas writes about the impact Chavez had as an educator and mentor to students and artists. She also focuses on the controversial whitewashing of Chavez&rsquo;s mural,&nbsp;<em>The Path to Knowledge and the False University</em>, which occurred on the East Los Angeles College campus in 1979.</p> </div> <div id="right_column"><img class="aligncenter" src="" alt="'The Artist As Tokyo Joe', 1959,oil on canvas over panel, 33 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches, Collection of Anatol Chavez" /> <div id="caption"> <p>'The Artist As Tokyo Joe', 1959,oil on canvas over panel, 33 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches, Collection of Anatol Chavez</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:49 +0000 Roya Falahi - Vincent Price Art Museum - September 23rd - December 6th <div id="main_post_area" class="normalpost"> <p>In conjunction with the&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles/Islamic Arts Initiative (LA/IAI)</em>, VPAM will be hosting a solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist, Roya Falahi.</p> <p>Falahi is known for her large-format photography in which she combines portraiture with narrative &ldquo;tableaux&rdquo; compositions. With a focus on depictions of the head/upper body, Falahi&rsquo;s striking photographs resonate with visual and psychological impact&mdash;they are technically flawless and often deeply ambiguous. We as the viewer are rarely afforded the opportunity to meet with the subject&rsquo;s gaze; the artist often depicts herself obscured by a veiled or shrouded visage. Gesture plays an important part in our reading of the work and plays up the feelings of ambiguity. The artist&rsquo;s compositional choices reflect a tension by simultaneously revealing and disguising the body.</p> <p>Artist&rsquo;s web site:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> </div> <div id="right_column"><br /> <div id="caption"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:26:15 +0000 Mary Iverson, Stephanie Buer - Thinkspace - August 16th - September 6th Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:06:42 +0000 Glenn Arthur - Thinkspace - August 16th - September 6th Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:47 +0000 Ines Kivimaki & Cody Koester - Roberts & Tilton - July 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Ines Kivimaki &amp; Cody Koester, a time based media artist and a poet, coalesce in an exploration of the power of communication and its orphic origins of ritual dictum as part of the ongoing group exhibition "&amp;" at Roberts &amp; Tilton. On Saturday, July 26th these artists, as well as Jacob Lang, Angel Luis, Vicente Menchaca, &amp; Elizabeth Pieslor will perform in a live poetry-reading.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:26:05 +0000 Mark Handforth - Kayne Griffin Corcoran - September 20th - January 3rd, 2015 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:31:39 +0000 Elad Lassry - MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. - July 24th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">David Kordansky Gallery invites you to join us at the MOCA Store for a signing of&nbsp;Elad Lassry's new self-titled book. An in-depth survey of Lassry's practice, this publication documents his 2012 solo exhibition at the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The hardcover volume, produced by Mousse Publishing,&nbsp;features 60 pages of color reproductions&nbsp;of Lassry's work; an essay by&nbsp;Aram Moshayedi, curator at The Hammer Museum; and a conversation between the artist and&nbsp;J&ouml;rg Heiser, co-editor of Frieze magazine. The publication will be available for purchase at the event.<br /></span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:02:46 +0000 Jerome Witkin, Joel-Peter Witkin - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts - August 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="color: #b6150b; font-size: small;"><strong>Join<br />Jerome Witkin &amp; Joel-Peter Witkin</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><br /> Saturday, August 9 at 6:00-9:00 p.m.<br /> </strong><strong>Introductory Words at 7:30 p.m.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Book Signing &amp; Celebration<br /></strong>of the New Book</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&ldquo;Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin &amp; Joel-Peter Witkin&rdquo;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><br /><strong>About the Book:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> </strong>Estranged for more than 50 years, identical twin brothers - the celebrated artists Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin - are brought together for the first time in this publication that re-creates the historic presentation of the two artists in a major exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, in Los Angeles. Each work is illustrated in full and double page images. The text includes the first interviews of the artists together, as well as a selection of the initial reviews published through the mid-point of the exhibition&rsquo;s extended run, making this a unique virtual &ldquo;real-time&rdquo; publication.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> The book includes an introduction by Jack Rutberg and writings from 16 separate publications plus an audio CD of the historic first interview with Jerome and Joel-Peter Witkin, broadcast on Public Radio, recorded on the opening day of this historic exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Both artists will sign copies of this new publication.<br /> Advance purchase is recommended to avoid lines.<br />Phone the gallery at 323-938-5222</strong><br /><br /></p> <p><strong>About the Exhibition:</strong>&nbsp; <br /> Due to the extraordinary international response to this important exhibition, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is extending the run of the exhibition, <strong>&ldquo;Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin &amp; Joel Peter Witkin&rdquo;</strong> through summer, with a new closing date of August 30.</p> <p>Cited by many as the most important exhibition in Los Angeles, visitors continue to engage this historic exhibition, with travelers specifically coming to Los Angeles from as far away as Paris, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, and all points in between.</p> <p>The exhibition has been the subject of three Public Radio programs, in addition to numerous articles published to date. A documentary film is currently in production.</p> <p><strong>Exhibition Video Preview:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:26:52 +0000 BJ Formento, Richeille Formento - Fahey/Klein Gallery - July 24th - August 30th <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present a selection of images from the husband and wife team BJ Formento and Richeille Formento&rsquo;s newly released body of work, <em>Japan Diaries</em>. Under the name Formento &amp; Formento, Richeille Formento styles and art directs the images, while BJ Formento lights and photographs. Together the duo has an innate ability to absorb the spirit of a time and place, creating a vision that references the past but remains truly their own.</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Formento &amp; Formento entered the Fine Art scene in 2009 with their first series, <em>Circumstance: American Beauty Down on Bruised Knees</em>. Embarking on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles, the Formentos travelled through twenty-five states, photographing the women they found along the way, often recruited the same day as the shoot. Referencing classic American paintings and cinema, <em>Circumstance</em> embodies the combined American visions of both BJ and Richeille. Capturing a country during uncertain times, their dramatically lit subjects are transformed into heroines and femme fatales caught in intense moments of emotion and reflection.</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In the fall of 2013, Formento &amp; Formento embarked on a journey through Japan to create their newest ongoing series, <em>Japan Diaries</em>. The highly staged and melodramatic images are inspired by theater, 1950&rsquo;s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama, Edo woodblock prints, and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings. As outside observers, the Formentos&rsquo; stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan&mdash; blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra modern, fantasy and reality. The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from <em>Japan Diaries</em> exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s fascinating to immerse oneself in this ancient culture that has only been open to the rest of the world since the 1850&rsquo;s. The many underlying tones, subcultures and characteristics are unique to Japan and its people. We find ourselves in a floating world of emotional, psychological and physical potential, eager to express our interpretation as foreigners in a very foreign land.&rdquo; &mdash;BJ Formento</span></p> <p class="presstxt" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines. After receiving his BFA in Photography from the Academy of Arts University of California, BJ Formento moved to New York training his eye by working with esteemed photographers such as Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz. London born Richeille Formento attended Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director and designer. In 2005, BJ and Richeille met while working together on a job in South Beach, Miami. They admit to love at first sight, and were married in New York City three months later. They were nominated top finalist to Vogues&rsquo;s New Exposure Competition 2012, working with Bottega Venetta and Red Digital Camera. Vogue Italia featured their work with PhotoVogue at 10 Corso Como Gallery, Milan in both 2012 and 2013. They have been published in <em>Hunger Magazine, Aesthetica, Eyemazing, Wolf, Normal Magazine, Ammo Magazine</em> and more. BJ and Richeille live and work in New York City.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:17:36 +0000 Dashiell Manley - Redling Fine Art - September 6th - October 11th Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:05:35 +0000 - Night Gallery - August 23rd - September 27th Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:02:35 +0000