BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150307 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150124 GEO:34.0629923;-118.3632028 LOCATION:1301PE\,6150 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Community Notice Board\, Fiona Connor UID:369355 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150124T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150124T180000 GEO:34.0629923;-118.3632028 LOCATION:1301PE\,6150 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Community Notice Board\, Fiona Connor UID:369356 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150307 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:34.0190925;-118.2316133 LOCATION:2nd Cannons\,2245 E Washington Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Young Male Painter\, Matthew Clifford Green UID:370317 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150117T220000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150117T190000 GEO:34.0190925;-118.2316133 LOCATION:2nd Cannons\,2245 E Washington Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Young Male Painter\, Matthew Clifford Green UID:370318 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150301 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150124 GEO:34.04298;-118.227011 LOCATION:356 Mission\,356 South Mission Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Becca Albee UID:369794 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150124T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150124T180000 GEO:34.04298;-118.227011 LOCATION:356 Mission\,356 South Mission Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Becca Albee UID:369795 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150315 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150128 GEO:34.04298;-118.227011 LOCATION:356 Mission\,356 South Mission Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Some Work\, Eric Wesley UID:369792 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150128T210000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150128T190000 GEO:34.04298;-118.227011 LOCATION:356 Mission\,356 South Mission Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Some Work\, Eric Wesley UID:369793 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

PUBLIC WORK is the first exhib ition to focus exclusively on L.A. based artist Peter Shire&rsquo\;s public and private architectural commissions. Executed over the course of three d ecades\, the architectural works demonstrate Shire&rsquo\;s understanding o f the formal principles of twentieth century art and architecture collided with his interrogations of popular culture and the vocabulary of visual des ign. Plying graphic forms and structural geometry with radically saturated colors\, Shire&rsquo\;s architectural constructions are high-voltage improv isations of artistic legacy and traditional architectural platforms. The re sulting works exuberantly transform space and environment. \;

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The exhibition charts Shire&rsquo\;s commissio ns from his first public entry in the 1984 Olympics (Los Angeles)\, to a 19 90 sculptural installation commissioned by Sapporo Corporation\, Hokkaido\, Japan\, to the most recent 2012 River Park\, Ventura County public art ins tallation. This creative journey will highlight architectural models and sc ulptural elements\, ideation sketches\, finished drawings and paintings\, a nd varied objects of inspiration that have functioned as source material an d propelled Shire&rsquo\;s imagistic installations.  \;

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Spanning a career of path-breaking interventions and showcasing Shire&rsquo\;s cross-disciplinary approach to materials and art categories\, the architectural commissions exalt the blending of &ldquo\;f ine&rdquo\; and &ldquo\;applied&rdquo\; art. They celebrate Shire&rsquo\;s knowledge and production of ceramics\, furniture\, sculpture\, drawing and painting\, as all are essential attributes that potently inform Shire&rsquo \;s architectural work and artistic vision.

DTEND:20150131 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20141108 GEO:34.0627232;-118.3605188 LOCATION:A + D Museum\,6032 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Public Work\, Lines of Desire\, Peter Shire UID:356820 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141108T180000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20141108T120000 GEO:34.0627232;-118.3605188 LOCATION:A + D Museum\,6032 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Public Work\, Lines of Desire\, Peter Shire UID:356821 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new photographs by Amir Zaki. In this body of work\, the artist returns his focus to the ocean and trees &ndash\; this time with a more zoomed-in viewpoint. By capturing the ever-changing ocean waves in up- close "slivers" that are abstracted from the surrounding seascape\, Zaki cr eates a very mysterious\, disorienting image of a subject that is seemingly obscure and infinite. Zaki quotes Edmund Burke's classic treatise\, A Phil osophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beaut iful:

"A level plain of a vast extent on land\, is certainly no mean idea\; the prospect of such a plain may be as extensive as a prospe ct of the ocean\; but can it ever fill the mind with any thing so great as the ocean itself? This is owing to several causes\, but it is owing to none more than this\, that the ocean is an object of no small terror."
Zaki has a long held interest in the ocean: its depth\, obscurity\, va stness\, uncontrollability\, and its apparent infinite extension.
In a second series of photographs\, the artist also turns his hyper fo cus to palm tree seed pods. By focusing on the palm tree seed pods alone an d isolating the pods from the palm tree itself\, the images transform famil iar\, botanical matter into something strange and foreign. The palm seed po ds are also represented in different stages of 'death' in the separate imag es. As time passes after it is cut off from the palm tree\, it actually exp ands\, instead of withering. By delving ever deeper into familiar subject m atter like the ocean and trees\, Zaki keeps exposing more mysteries in the everyday.

Amir Zaki lives and works in Southern California. He received his MFA from UCLA in 1999 and has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since graduating. He is an associate professor at Universit y of California at Riverside. His work is included in many museum collectio ns including the Hammer Museum of Art\, Los Angeles County Museum of Art\, New Museum of Contemporary Art\, Orange County Museum of Art\, Santa Barbar a Museum of Art\, and the Whitney Museum of American Art\, among others.

DTEND:20150207 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150110 GEO:34.063188;-118.363265 LOCATION:ACME\,6150 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Seeking Clarity\, Amir Zaki UID:367232 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150110T180000 GEO:34.063188;-118.363265 LOCATION:ACME\,6150 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Seeking Clarity\, Amir Zaki UID:367233 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150207 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150110 GEO:34.063188;-118.363265 LOCATION:ACME\,6150 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paintings\, Bill Jensen UID:368514 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150110T180000 GEO:34.063188;-118.363265 LOCATION:ACME\,6150 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paintings\, Bill Jensen UID:368515 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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A painting i s like a wall with cracks
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passion is accumulat ion
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so not until the wall settles
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do the materials reveal themselves
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in the ruinous tectonics of the cracks
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the blinding veil of limewash is drawn aside
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Anat Ebgi is pleased to prese nt the first solo exhibition of New York based artist Nicholas Pilato\, ope ning on January 10 and on view through February 21\, 2015.
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For his solo exhibition\, Pilato debuts a series of paintings consisting o f concrete and oil paint on canvas. Each work combines gritty textures and a rich color palette evoking nature and organic substances. The paintings a re material compositions\, disrupted through varying phases of deterioratio n\, abrasion\, and formal displacement. The canvases are scraped and broken down into abstract gestures and diffuse patterning. This excavation create s surfaces of raw texture and color\, invoking aspects of sedimentation\, e rosion and industrial decay.
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Alongside the concrete and oi l paintings\, Pilato introduces compositions of hand-glazed commercial tile s. Undermining the minimalist relationship to the grid\, the glossy surface of the ceramic paintings are more reminiscent of Roman glass vessels which reveal their luminosity through centuries of decomposition. In a further e xploration of abstraction\, these sensuous surfaces contrast the pitted mat te painting on canvas.
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\n< div dir="ltr">Pilato&rsquo\;s work blurs the distinction between material i ncident and artist intervention. In the vein of Pierre Bonnard&rsquo\;s rel ationships between color and memory\, the lyrical abstraction refrains from any direct representation&mdash\;seeking to engage the viewer&rsquo\;s per ception through displacement and familiarity. The idiosyncrasy of the work suspends any immediate tangibility\, and instead invites multiple meanings to be drawn upon the textures\, color\, light\, and materials that are push ed together with the artist&rsquo\;s distinct tempo and vitality.
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Nicholas Pilato (b. 1986) lives and works in New York and received hi s MFA from Rutgers University\, New Jersey in 2013. Recent exhibitions incl ude group shows at IDEA Miami\, Annarumma Gallery\, Naples\, Michael Jon Ga llery\, Detroit and Museo Britanico Americano in Mexico City. Upcoming exhi bition include a group show with Bryce Wolkowitz\, New York and a solo pres entation with Anat Ebgi at Miart\, Milan in April.
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DTEND:20150221 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150110 GEO:34.0334166;-118.3758153 LOCATION:Anat Ebgi\,2660 La Cienega Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Nicholas Pilato UID:367234 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150110T180000 GEO:34.0334166;-118.3758153 LOCATION:Anat Ebgi\,2660 La Cienega Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Nicholas Pilato UID:367235 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The 2013 -2015 exhibition year at Angels Gate Cultural Cente r marks the beginning of a larger concept that explores our local community ’s stories and personal narratives in the galleries. We hope to generate di alogue about how\, as a community\, we can share and communicate regardless of differing opinions and ideologies. The gallery will be turned into an e xperimental space where art and art-making become part of an ongoing conver sation about the community. Through partnerships with local non-profits\, a rtists\, storytellers and the community at large\, the galleries hope to ca pture a slice of Americana that is unique within our nation and particular to Los Angeles. Artist's work will rotate on an ongoing basis. 


DTEND:20150619 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20130512 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gettin' Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Commu nity UID:276487 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130512T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20130512T180000 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gettin' Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Commu nity UID:276488 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change explores the human sto ry of resilience\, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning\, in some of the richest and poorest of the world&rsquo\;s coasta l communities. Rather than showing pristine architectural photography\, the photographs present viewers with various human responses to changes in the ir landscapes due to sea level rise.  \;Sink or Swim aims to f oster critical dialogue through the provocative juxtaposition of diverse re sponses to a challenge shared by millions worldwide.

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Curated by architec ture writer and radio host Frances Anderton with the Annen berg Space for Photography\, Sink or Swim features newly commissio ned and archival works by photographers Iwan Baan\, Stephen Wilkes\ , Paula Bronstein\, Jonas Bendiksen and Monica Nouwens. This is the first exhibition for Annenberg Space for Photography to feature commissioned works. \; Through the work of this select group of architectural\, fine art and news photographers\, the exhibition casts an eye on both the problem of climate change in densely populated coastal regi ons and contemporary design as a means to navigate the changing landscapes.  \;

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&ldquo\;We were eager to organize an exhibition focusing on arc hitecture but adamant that we wanted it to tell the story from a human pers pective\,&rdquo\; says Wallis Annenberg\, Chairman of the Board\, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. \; &ldquo\;We are delighted that these new works tell such powerful stories about resiliency\, climate chang e and architecture as well as engage with viewers on a humanistic level. &n bsp\;The exhibit&rsquo\;s capacity to foster dialogue that offers fresh per spectives on the environmental issues of our day -- and how communities are rising up to meet the challenges -- is very much keeping with the mission of the Photography Space and the Annenberg Foundation.&rdquo\;

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In the fa ce of increasing global attention on climate change and rebuilding in the w ake of Hurricane Katrina\, the Indian Ocean tsunami\, Superstorm Sandy\, an d the \;Tōhoku \;tsunami\, Sink or Swim is a timely examin ation of resiliency strategies in architecture and design.  \;Images ra nge from highly complex coastal flood-mitigation in the Netherlands\, contr oversial sea walls in Japan\, to innovative homes and community buildings b y leading architects including Pritzker prize-winners Thom Mayne\, Toyo Ito and Shigeru Ban.

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Anderton collaborate d with photographers experienced in capturing fragile built environments to determine the locations\, design projects and communities across the world that served as subjects for the commissioned works in the exhibition. &nbs p\;Sea walls\, floating schools and temporary disaster relief housing in di sparate ecological and social contexts provide concrete starting points for considering questions about nature\, culture and design at the heart of Sink or Swim.

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&ldquo\;It has been a privilege to dig into these e xtraordinary photographers&rsquo\; rich archives and also send them back ou t on assignment to create compelling new work that we look forward to shari ng with the public through the exhibition\,&rdquo\; says Anderton.\n

&ldqu o\;Photography is an ideal medium through which to explore climate change a nd the built environment because ultimately this is a human story and the p hotographs get to the emotional heart of that story. Through images of coas tal communities&mdash\;the devastating impact of climate change\, including super-storms and rising sea levels\, and also the varied and innovated des ign solutions&mdash\;Sink or Swim offers visitors the opportunity to engage with and enrich dialogue about all aspects of this predicament.&r dquo\;

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An original documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography and produced by award-winning director Steven Kochones and Arclight Productions will include interviews with the artists\, architects\ , historians and scientists engaged with climate resilient strategies for w aterfront communities. \;

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A collaboration between the Annenberg Spac e for Photography and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands will offer visito rs to Sunnylands a preview of \;select prints from the Sink or Swim exhibition. \; The images will be on display beginning in October 2014 to coincide with a retreat at Sunnylands on the topic of rising sea l evels and ocean acidification. \; An exhibition catalogue will be publi shed by Sunnylands Press for release in December 2014.

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The Photo graphers
Following h is experience photographing the celebrated Makoko Floating School (designed by Kunlé\; Adeyemi for the Makoko community on the water near Lagos\ , Nigeria\,) Dutch photographer Iwan Baan was drawn to the lake village of Ganvie in Benin\, where residents have lived on the water for centuries. New work by Baan in the exhibition also includes photographs of the massive Deltaworks sea defenses\; the promenade at Scheveningen nea r The Hague in the Netherlands\, a flood-protection system interwoven with a tourist destination designed by Spanish firm De Solà\;-Morales\; an d the post-tsunami Home-For-All community buildings by Toyo Ito and other l eading architects in Japan.

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U.S.-based fine art photographer Ste phen Wilkes revisited communities he first encountered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.  \;His images include strik ing aerial photographs that present a unique perspective on infrastructure improvements within the context of natural landscapes that remain susceptib le to flooding. Wilkes also created portraits of New Orleans area residents in the newly built homes\, intended to be models for resilience\, by the M ake It Right Foundation and Global Green in the Lower 9th Ward a nd Holy Cross neighborhoods of New Orleans. One of the first photographers to capture aerial images of the coastline damage following Hurricane Sandy\ , Wilkes documented Staten Island&rsquo\;s Oakwood Beach where homeowners h ave elected to sell their property to the state\, which plans to return the area to wetlands rather than rebuild.

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Veteran photojournalist P aula Bronstein traveled to Japan for Sink or Swim and cap tured the immense sea walls now being built off the tsunami-hit coast of Ja pan. She also captured daily life in the storage container structures desig ned by 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban to house refugees following t he Tohuko earthquake and Tsunami.

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Dutch-born\, Los Angeles-based\, photo grapher Monica Nouwens turned her lens on California\, fin ding in the restored Malibu Lagoon a local example of wetlands restoration. She also captures a very human story of denial\, exemplified in a photogra ph of a California woman walking her dogs\, oblivious to a tsunami sign abo ve her head.

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Sink or Swim also features Norwegian Magnum Photos photographer Jonas Bendiksen&rsquo\;s documentation of Ba ngladesh coastal and delta communities\, where increasingly unpredictable a nd intense flooding has prompted innovative adaptations in a culture that h as dealt with seasonal flooding for centuries. Bendiksen spent two years ca pturing the low-tech structural and farming innovations in the challenging landscape\, as well as the floating schools project designed by Mohammed Re zwan for his nonprofit Shidulai Swanirvar Sangstha.

DTEND:20150503 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20141213 GEO:34.0588889;-118.4133333 LOCATION:Annenberg Space for Photography\,2000 Avenue of the Stars Century Plaza\nLos Angeles\, CA 90067 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change\, Iwan Baan\, Stephen Wilk es\, Paula Bronstein\, Jonas Bendiksen\, Monica Nouwens UID:356815 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141213T193000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20141213T110000 GEO:34.0588889;-118.4133333 LOCATION:Annenberg Space for Photography\,2000 Avenue of the Stars Century Plaza\nLos Angeles\, CA 90067 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change\, Iwan Baan\, Jonas Bendik sen\, Paula Bronstein\, Monica Nouwens\, Stephen Wilkes UID:356816 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Zio Ziegler is an American artist\, most notably know for hi s paintings and large scale outdoor
murals. His early work was inspire d by the 1990 graffiti movement in the bay area and Europe as
well as skateboard graphics and naive art. He is known be an artist who bridges the accessibility
of public art with a serious in studio practice. Thrown out of his high school art class\, and not well
received in his paint ing classes at RISD\, Ziegler has claimed "that his outsider nature to the< br />preexisting art world\, much like 'David Copperfield' has influenced h im to keep his weaknesses as
his advantages\, allowing him to turn his differences and conventional mistakes into opportunities
that allow h im to more clearly expose his take on the human condition."

DTEND:20150301 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150124 GEO:33.5335279;-117.776796 LOCATION:AR4T Gallery\,1175 S. Coast Hwy. \nLaguna Beach\, CA 92651 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Creative Dialectic: New Works by Zio Ziegler\, Zio Ziegler UID:370769 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150124T210000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150124T180000 GEO:33.5335279;-117.776796 LOCATION:AR4T Gallery\,1175 S. Coast Hwy. \nLaguna Beach\, CA 92651 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Creative Dialectic: New Works by Zio Ziegler\, Zio Ziegler UID:370770 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Big City Forum (BCF) will occupy the second-floor Mezzanine Galleries at Armory Center for the Arts from Sunday\, July 13 through Sunda y\, December 14\, 2014\, during Phase II of its 15-month residency entitled  \;City of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Actions at the U rban Level. With the Armory as a host venue\, BCF\, a project founded by Leonardo Bravo\, will design and build a dynamic reading room/library as a site from which to present three exhibitions\, conduct film screenings\, and hold a series of conversations\, workshops\, and other discursive even ts. The first exhibition\, from Sunday\, July 13 through Sunday\, August 31 \, will feature \;The Queen&rsquo\;s English\, work by Martine Syms with photographer Cat Roif. A reception\, free and open to the public \, will take place on Saturday\, July 12\, from 7-9pm. Big City Forum&rsquo \;s residency \;City of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Act ions at the Urban Level \;is being facilitated by Armory&rsquo\;s Gallery Director / Chief Curator Irene Tsatsos.

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The City of Hop e/City of Resistance \;reading room/library\, a central element of BCF&rsquo\;s residency at the Armory\, is designed by Los Angeles-based ar tist Jeff Cain of Shed Research Institute to frame and facilitate conversat ions and engagement around the key questions raised during the residency an d meant to serve as a dynamic\, interactive platform for diverse\, shared c reativity. A dynamic\, evolving set of programs within this context\, with special guest contributors\, will be featured in an exhibition format every two months. Programmatic continuity throughout BCF&rsquo\;s occupancy of t he Armory will be in the recommended reading shelf\, comprised of books con tributed by past BCF participants\, with each book to include a small biogr aphy and statement from each contributor.

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About Guest Contr ibutors Martine Syms and Cat Roif
Featured guest contributors will be introduced throughout BCF&rsquo\;s occupancy of the Armory. The fi rst of three sets of guest contributors are Martine Syms with Cat Roif\, wh ose work will be displayed from July 12-August 31\, 2014. \;The Que en&rsquo\;s English\, a project by Syms\, takes inspiration from libra rian JR Roberts&rsquo\;s 1981 annotated bibliography \;Black Lesbia ns\, a book whose cover she was drawn to when browsing at a used books tore with a specific intention not to purchase anything.

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The Qu een&rsquo\;s English \;gathers books from the chapter of \;Black Lesbians \;entitled &ldquo\;Literature &\; Criticism.&rd quo\; It also features a series of photographic diptychs in collaboration w ith Roif\, along with other source materials\, to consider the role of &ldq uo\;the reader&rdquo\; as a position of power. About this notion\, and in r esponse to her project entitledReading Trayvon Martin\, Syms notes \, &ldquo\;Here\, reading\, once considered a solitary endeavor\, is re-exa mined as an active stance through the added dimensions of posting\, sharing \, reframing\, and thus contributing to a broader conversation across socia l media. The act of bookmarking becomes synonymous with the process of stak ing out a position\, publicly declaring a side or a perspective.&rdquo\;

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About \;The Queen&rsquo\;s English\, and her work in gen eral\, Syms says\, &ldquo\;I consider much of my work an excursus from a pr imary text. I&rsquo\;m engaged in trying to read what&rsquo\;s not there.&r dquo\; The introduction of \;Black Lesbians \;states: &ldq uo\;As this bibliography undoubtedly proves\, a body of [Black lesbian] lit erature exists\, although it is often hidden or unidentified for reasons di rectly related to the social\, political\, and economic realities of being Black\, female\, and lesbian.&rdquo\;

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Martine Syms is an artist and &ldquo\;conceptual entrepreneur&rdquo\; based in Los Angeles. Her work exp lores themes as varied as Afrofuturism\, queer theory\, the power of langua ge\, and the spiritual nature of the color purple. From 2007-2011\, she dir ected Golden Age\, a project space she founded in Chicago that focused on e xhibitions\, performances\, and printed matter\, and where she organized ov er fifty innovative cultural projects ranging from film screenings to inter active online exhibitions. She also initiated Dominica Publishing\, which i ncludes a catalogue of ten titles by international\, emerging artists. Syms has lectured at Light Industry in Brooklyn\; Project Row Houses and the Ho uston Museum of African American Art\, both in Houston\; South by Southwest in Austin\; California Institute of the Arts\, Valencia\; University of Ch icago and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago\; Johns Hopkins Univers ity and Maryland Institute College of Art\, both in Baltimore\; and MoMA P. S.1 in Queens\, among other venues. Her artwork has been exhibited and scre ened at the New Museum in New York\; Museum of Contemporary Art and School of the Art Institute of Chicago\; Capricious Space in Brooklyn\; The Wassai c Project in upstate New York\; and at White Flag Projects in St. Louis. Sy ms is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degre e in Film\, Video\, and New Media.

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Cat Roif is a Los Angeles-based photographer\, photo stylist\, and editor who experiments with the relation ships between color and light\; figure and landscape\; and sex\, maximalism \, and opulence. Her work has appeared in \;Spin\, \;R olling Stone\, \;Nasty Gal\, and more. Roif was raised in &ldquo\;late Post-modern Miami\,&rdquo\; attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia\, and earned her BFA in Photography in 2010 from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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About \;City of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Actions at the Urban Level
Los Angeles is at a pivotal moment of transition and transformat ion. Social fragmentation and isolation is giving way to a celebration of p lurality and difference\; identities and communities are coalescing around collective\, design-based solutions.

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City of Hope\, City of Res istance: Research and Actions at the Urban Level \;is Big City For um&rsquo\;s 15-month\, three-part residency at Armory Center for the Arts\; it brings together the creative forces of numerous participants across the fields of architecture\, urban design\, contemporary art\, new media\, and social and community activism. The residency explores\, discusses\, and pr oduces various forms of social space from community-based initiatives\; new physical and social architectures\; individual and collective actions that have affected public civic engagement\; and ideas and actions that will in fluence life in the region in constructive\, positive ways.

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The pro ject is organized in three separate phases. Phase I\, from January through June 2014\, has focused on research\; Phase II\, from July through December 2014\, is the occupation of the Armory Center for the Arts\; Phase II\, fr om January through March 2015\, will consolidate the ideas generated throug hout 2014 into a publication\, to be released in spring 2015.

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About Big City Forum
Big City Forum (BCF)\, founded in 200 8 by Los Angeles-based artist\, educator\, and activist Leonardo Bravo and co-directed with artist/graphic designer River Jukes-Hudson since 2013\, is an independent\, interdisciplinary project that explores the intersection between design-based creative disciplines within the context of public spac e\, the built environment\, and social change.

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About Big Ci ty Forum in Residence at the Armory
The residency \;C ity of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Actions at the Urban Level \;builds upon an existing collaboration between the Exhibitions Dep artment at the Armory and BCF\, which has been crucial in advancing public discourse on the notion of social and civic engagement within the built env ironment. Since spring 2012 BCF has been in residence at the Armory\, upon the invitation of Armory&rsquo\;s Gallery Director/Chief Curator Irene Tsat sos\, during which time it has programmed two seasons of lively\, discursiv e events (Mapping LA \;in 2012 and \;Transforming the Social \;in 2013) comprised of a series panels of leading architec ts\, theorists\, and planners who\, along with a room of engaged participan ts\, have explored current creative practices that inform the landscape\, c ulture\, and geography of Los Angeles. Along with the programmatic ambition s and theoretical investigations described above\, \;City of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Actions at the Urban Level \;ser ves as an incubation period for Big City Forum as it develops plans to laun ch future programmatic platforms. Big City Forum&rsquo\;s residency at Armo ry Center for the Arts is being supported with funding from the National En dowment for the Arts. \;

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DTEND:20150130 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20140713 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:City of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Actions at the Urba n Level \, Martine Syms with photographer Cat Roif UID:336648 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140712T210000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20140712T180000 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:City of Hope\, City of Resistance: Research and Actions at the Urba n Level \, Martine Syms with photographer Cat Roif UID:336649 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Making of Personal Theory: Mysticism and Metaphysics in the Work of Sara Kathryn Arledge\, Charles Irvin\, and Jim Shaw&nb sp\;is a three-person exhibition that takes notions of &ldquo\;the mystical &rdquo\; as an entry point to consider daily encounters that are marked wit h eccentricity\, the surreal\, and a dream-like passage of time. Representa tions of mystical or spiritual alternatives to normative culture suggest th at the common is oftentimes complex and culture oftentimes askew\, and that subjective\, &ldquo\;alternative&rdquo\; normals are equally legitimate.
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Image: Sara Kathryn Arledge\, \;Untitled (abstract woman\, ba by inside)\, 1969. Watercolor on paper\, 22.25 x 31 inches. Courtesy A rmory Center for the Arts &\; the Sara Kathryn Arledge Memorial Trust. DTEND:20150322 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Making of Personal Theory: Mysticism and Metaphysics in the Wor k of Sara Kathryn Arledge\, Charles Irvin\, and Jim Shaw\, Sara Kathryn Arl edge\, Charles Irvin\, Jim Shaw UID:368006 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150117T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150117T180000 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Making of Personal Theory: Mysticism and Metaphysics in the Wor k of Sara Kathryn Arledge\, Charles Irvin\, and Jim Shaw\, Sara Kathryn Arl edge\, Charles Irvin\, Jim Shaw UID:368007 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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The Armory presents a series of un realized\, never-before shown\, and groundbreaking early works (produced fr om 1971 through 1989) examining Glassman&rsquo\;s musings with the mundane. Through repetition and simple gestures\, he reveals and isolates moments i n time that often go unnoticed\, and creates visual poetry with his chosen materials.

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Image: Joel Glassman\, \;Uneasy Attitudes \;(detail)\, c. 1989\, Ink and watercolor on paper\, 15 x 22 inches\, Courtesy of the ar tist

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In this exhibition\, Yossifor&rsquo\;s time-based painting p rocess converges with the quintessential time-based medium\, wet cement. Th e more the material moves\, the faster it dries\; each subsequent motion a consequence of the gesture that came before.

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Image: Liat Yossifor\, Detail 4 from \;Gesture (as) Consequence\, Cement on Concrete Canvas\, Courtesy of the artist

DTEND:20150322 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Expanding on an expansive subject\, Part 4: Liat Yossifor\, Gesture (as) Consequence\, Liat Yossifor UID:368017 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150117T200000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20150117T180000 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Expanding on an expansive subject\, Part 4: Liat Yossifor\, Gesture (as) Consequence\, Liat Yossifor UID:368018 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ASHES/ASHES is pleased to pres ent its end-of-year exhibition\, \;SOUS LA MOQUETTE/LA MOQUETTE . The exhibition brings together works from six artists: Jake Dibe ler\, Mikey Estes\, Anton Ginzburg\, Bradford Kessler\, Michael Max McLeod\ , and Ryan McNamara. Their pieces coalesce to explore how contemporary arti sts subvert aesthetic conventions through the tension between overt appeara nces and their hidden realities\, suburban contentment and undercurrents of violence &ndash\; often tweaking and twisting norms without actually overt urning them.

The exhibition's title plays on a slogan of France' s 1968 student protests\, &ldquo\;Sous les pavé\;s\, la plage&rdquo\; &ndash\; &ldquo\;under the cobblestones\, there is the beach&rdquo\; &ndas h\; and cynically contends that when peeling back the carpet of society\, o ne is disturbed to uncover another layer of the same. The exhibition dares the audience to reconsider their comfort with the conventions of culture\, entertainment\, and politics. The six artists represented in \; SOUS LA MOQUETTE/LA MOQUETTE \;each maintain an individual per spective\, but when woven together\, their distinct voices become a collect ive chorus expressing the quiet horror of complacency.

Ryan McNa mara's arresting video work\, The Latest in Blood and Guts\, shows an enter tainer eviscerating himself on stage and is paired with McNamara&rsquo\;s t hematic inverse\, a large-scale collage from cut-outs of gallery visitors c onstructing their identities for a performance still. Photographs from Mich ael Max McLeod's Adult Cinema and Casual Encounters series\, depicting empt y pornographic theaters and individuals devoutly living out their desires\, document the outlets for staging private lives. Bradford Kessler's strikin g wall decal\, a life-sized portrait of the artist re-imagined as a video g ame protagonist\, is both playful and iconoclastic\, animating the concept of catharsis through violence. In Mikey Estes' installation\, faux flora ca mouflage themselves amongst natural greenery\, to comment on blending in an d standing out (with varying degrees of success). Anton Ginzburg's altered busts of celebrated American presidents are upturned and precariously balan ced\, suggestive of an imminent collapse. Jake Dibeler's sister (black/blac k)\, composed of twin folding chairs dressed with black wigs and anchoring black balloons\, collides the morose with the hysterical to provoke the aud ience into a state of reaction.

Please join us for a gallery rec eption on \;Saturday\, December 20th from 7 - 9 p.m.&n bsp\;
Please contact sarah@ashesonashes.com for press inquiries.

DTEND:20150130 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20141217 GEO:34.0595169;-118.2802317 LOCATION:ASHES/ASHES\,2404 Wilshire Boulevard 1A\nLos Angeles\, CA 90057 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SOUS LA MOQUETTE/LA MOQUETTE\, Jake Dibeler\, Mikey Estes\, Anton G inzburg\, Bradford Kessler\, Michael Max McLeod\, Ryan McNamara UID:367774 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141220T210000 DTSTAMP:20150130T152939 DTSTART:20141220T190000 GEO:34.0595169;-118.2802317 LOCATION:ASHES/ASHES\,2404 Wilshire Boulevard 1A\nLos Angeles\, CA 90057 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SOUS LA MOQUETTE/LA MOQUETTE\, Jake Dibeler\, Mikey Estes\, Anton G inzburg\, Bradford Kessler\, Michael Max McLeod\, Ryan McNamara UID:367775 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR