ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) - September 11th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>September 11-13, 2015, 8PM-11PM nightly/ workshop 12pm-4pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank">VOLUME</a></strong> and LACE present the second <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Resonant Forms</a></strong> festival for three days from September 11 through 13, 2015. This year&rsquo;s festival will present unique performances by a range of artists in the emergent fields of experimental electronic music, sound, and performance art. The artists featured in this festival represent varied approaches to the interplay of artistic mediums, and take risks not frequently observed in traditional creative modalities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Resonant Forms will take place inside <a href="" target="_blank"><strong><em>i have never been here before</em></strong></a>, an immersive installation by Los Angeles based artist Rafa Esparza.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Purchase tickets here.</a><br />&nbsp; </strong><strong><a href=""><br /> </a></strong><br /> <strong>SCHEDULE OF EVENTS</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>September 11</strong><br /> <strong>8:00PM &ndash; 11:00PM</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Resonant Forms</em>&nbsp;opens with an evening of performances by three artists associated with acclaimed UK experimental sound label, Touch. Organized by Touch label head Mike Harding, this evening features a rare performance by&nbsp;<strong>Simon Scott</strong>, a multi-instrumentalist, sound ecologist and drummer (formerly of Slowdive) from Cambridge, UK. The aesthetics of active listening and the subjective distinction of compositional materials and sound timbres are predominant explorations in his work. Glasgow based sound artist&nbsp;<strong>Bethan Parkes</strong>&nbsp;explores the inherent dimensionality of sound through multi-channel/ambisonic compositions and installations.&nbsp;<strong>Jen Boyd</strong>&nbsp;is a sound artist and curator based in Northern California who works with field recordings of the natural world, forgotten spaces, and the environment. The evening will also feature a DJ set by&nbsp;<strong>Mike Harding</strong>. Harding has been running the audio-visual label Touch for 30+ years and in this period has acquired much experience and information on disseminating cultural sounds to a wider audience. Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent company of its time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>September 12</strong><br /> <strong>8:00PM &ndash; 11:00PM</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In celebration of their 15th Anniversary, Australian music label Room40 will present performances by Lawrence English, John Chantler, Steve Roden, and film projections by Paul Clipson.&nbsp;<strong>Lawrence English</strong>, who founded the label, is a composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. He investigates the politics of perception to create works that ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception. UK based artist&nbsp;<strong>John Chantler</strong>&nbsp;uses technology to exploit the inner zones of audible electricity, exploring texture and dimension with a relentless ferocity.&nbsp;<strong>Paul Clipson</strong>&nbsp;is a filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light subconscious visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance.&nbsp;<strong>Steve Roden</strong>&nbsp;is a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles. Roden&rsquo;s working process uses various forms of specific notation and translates them through self invented systems into scores, which then influence the process of painting, drawing, sculpture, and composition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Workshop</strong><br /> <strong>12:00PM &ndash; 4:00PM</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Radical Listener:&nbsp;Field recording, agency and the art of relational listening</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The beauty of field recording is that it can happen anywhere. This September, join Lawrence English as he casts his ears towards Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood Blvd. is one of the iconic visual landmarks of the city, and it also happens to contain a diverse sound world. Join us as we explore various &ldquo;sound locations&rdquo; in the neighborhood, collect recordings, share techniques/methods and discuss the ways in which field recordings can be used in sound art and music practices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You don&rsquo;t need to be a skilled field recorder to attend &ndash; this is for everyone, from the curious first timer to the well-experienced sound designer. This field trip will cover not just technical aspects, but philosophical, aesthetic and conceptual approaches to working with environmental sound.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participants are required to bring their own recording device &ndash; whether it is a digital field recorder, cassette recorder, minidisc, iPhone, iPad, video camera, or other mobile recording device. English will teach how you can capture very interesting and compelling recordings using any kind of technology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>September 13</strong><br /> <strong>8:00PM &ndash; 11:00PM</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Resonant Forms</em>&nbsp;will conclude with a series of performances organized in collaboration with LACE Assistant Director Shoghig Halajian. For the closing night of both the festival and Esparza&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>i have never been here before</em>, these artists will explore notions of race, identity and belonging in response to the installation.&nbsp;<strong>Rafa Esparza</strong>&nbsp;is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges in medium from installation, sculpture to drawing, painting, and most predominantly live performance. Woven into his many bodies of work are his interests in history, personal narratives, and kinship.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Raquel Guti&eacute;rre</strong><strong>z</strong>&nbsp;is a film actor, curator, publisher, playwright, arts administrator, and community organizer. She writes about&nbsp;art, culture, music, film, performance and community building and creates original solo and ensemble performance compositions.&nbsp;<strong>Nikki Darling</strong>&nbsp;is a third generation Angelino on her father&rsquo;s side and Neomexicano on her mother&rsquo;s. She is a feminist, womanist, transcendentalist, Unitarian Universalist. She believes in Henry David Thoreau, Elizabeth Taylor, Gloria Anzaldua, and Joseph Campbell. She believes in people, and she believes in you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:20 +0000 Karl Holmqvist - Freedman Fitzpatrick - September 20th - November 7th Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:57:10 +0000 Joshua Nathanson - Various Small Fires - September 11th - October 24th Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:50:51 +0000 Bjorn Copeland - Various Small Fires - September 11th - October 24th Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:50:43 +0000 Josh Kline - Various Small Fires - September 11th - October 24th Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:50:40 +0000 Kristian Burford - Samuel Freeman - September 11th - October 31st <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Samuel Freeman is pleased to announce a groundbreaking exhibition of work by&nbsp;Kristian Burford. Opening on Friday the 11th of September, Burford presents for the first&nbsp;time three discrete scenes staged concurrently in one venue. They are accompanied by a&nbsp;suite of small bronzes which serve as precursors to the larger works. Each resulting scene&nbsp;is a single self-contained sculpture, exhibited together to create an immersive and deeply&nbsp;affecting psychological environment for the viewer.</p> <blockquote> <p class="p3"><strong>She is flooded with light,<br /></strong><strong>He is saturated with liquid &ndash; and we are inundated,<br /></strong><strong>We are plagued with &mdash; and thrilled by &mdash; the uncertainty and chaos of our nature.</strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong>Always the primal fantasy of becoming the world again, of surrendering to it as to death, of relinquishing control to things more real than God.</strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong>What did Pollock say, &ldquo;I am nature&rdquo; the boatman&rsquo;s drip paintings dissipate in the water. He is nature.</strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong>-Kristian</strong></p> </blockquote> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Kristian Burford&rsquo;s <em>Returned Daughter</em> situates the viewer as the parent of an estranged&nbsp;daughter, thrust into the role at the exact moment when the wayward child returns home,&nbsp;evidently in a state of high emotion. Her expression is ambiguous, indistinguishable&nbsp;between distress and excitement. The resulting friction is unnerving, presenting a&nbsp;storyline that cannot be resolved. Has she been assaulted and is returning home to seek&nbsp;sanctuary, or do the deep shadows behind her conceal more sinister intentions?</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Installed in the gallery courtyard, a small boat rests improbably on the concrete&nbsp;floor, cocked up at an angle by the weight of a standing man urinating over the rail. This&nbsp;normally private act is on full display, frozen and proffered, carefully held at a distance&nbsp;through the permanent closure of the glass doors. Both inside but outside, the figure&nbsp;becomes more and less than a man; he is a specimen on display and a metaphor for&nbsp;primal urges. Always kept at a distance, the audience becomes a group voyeur, where&nbsp;images of peep shows and zoological dioramas combine.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Resting atop a circular plinth calculated to show a reclining figure just beyond reach,&nbsp;<em>Light Bath</em> evokes a funereal air lit with a glow of the supernatural. A scaled-down&nbsp;figure&nbsp;lies within a bed of light in the center of a chapel-like structure, but she might as well&nbsp;be laid upon an altar, or perhaps sinking into a pool. The initial feel of spirituality and&nbsp;ascension is eroded from below, and it is the viewer&rsquo;s doubting presence that corrodes the&nbsp;scene; in this piece it is the viewer who is the whisper in the darkness.</p> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:47:05 +0000 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