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Mark Moore G allery is proud to present Textures of You\, a solo show of recent works by New York based artist Ben Charles Weiner. For this exhibition\, W einer has taken inspiration from synthetic body enhancement products such a s hair gel and silicone\, to create vivid paintings that reflect a cultural obsession with resisting our physical and mortal limits. \;

Within these lush yet uneasy works\, Weiner explores painting as a precisi on performance. His attempt to create flawless images using traditional rea list techniques is mirrored by the body-enhancing function of the products he depicts. Although Weiner employs a hyperrealist style\, the resulting co mpositions verge on the unrecognizable\; rich\, swirling colors and tactile forms heighten the senses. While the works seduce\, they also disorient\, reflecting upon our alienation within a consumer culture that abstracts bod ily needs into chemical processes. By utilizing synthetic materials alien t o the senses\, Weiner taps into anxiety cycles surrounding enhancement prod ucts and the fear of their volatile side effects. \;

Weiner' s concern with consumer body culture's reductionism is further reflected in his formal themes and process. In his series of &ldquo\;Gel Monochromes&rd quo\; and &ldquo\;Silicone Paintings\," Weiner invokes the painted monochro me's historical position as a hybrid of mass production and handcraft. The paintings' uniform color schemes and high definition imagery belie their or igins as works of the hand. However\, upon closer inspection\, painted gest ures and imperfections reveal the artist's process as one of deep personal engagement. Weiner further explores this human-mechanical duality through h is use of repetitive imagery. Starting with the same base image\, he works to create multiple painted compositions by rearranging formal elements and canvas dimensions-- a practice he likens to the use of stock textures in gr aphic design. \;

Weiner approaches these works with the idea that issues of preservation and mortality are central to the history of pa inting. His unique engagement with this medium involves a mixture of detach ment and sentimentality. For Weiner\, such playful dispassion is key in pro cessing of what it means to be human as we integrate synthetic components a nd technology into our bodies.

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Weiner (b. 1980\, Burlington\, VT) received his BA from Wesleya n University (CT). He also studied under Mexican muralist José\; Lazc arro at Universidad de las Americas (Mexico) and has worked closely with ar tists Jeff Koons\, Kim Sooja and Amy Yoes as an assistant. He has exhibited his work widely across the United States and in Mexico with solo shows in Los Angeles\, New York and Puebla\, and group exhibitions in Chicago\, New York\, Miami\, New Haven\, Ridgefield\, Los Angeles and Riverside. His pain tings can be found in the Sammlung/Collection (Germany)\, the Progressive C ollection (OH)\, and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection (CA). T he artist lives and works in New York City.

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160625 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Textures of You \, Ben Charles Weiner UID:424265 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

BG Gallery presents it&rsquo\;s annual Summer grou p exhibit\; gallery artists and special guests present a dynamic range of w ork with a festive Summer focus. The opening reception will be part of Berg amot Station&rsquo\;s Summer Saturday schedule on July 30th.

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DTEND:20160809 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG Gallery\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:bG Summer Group Show 2016 - As part of Bergamot Station Summer Satu rday\, Ellen Schinderman\, Fred Tieken\, Gay Summer Rick\, Jim Barrett\, Ka rrie Ross\, Kevork A. Cholakian\, Peng Qi\, Ralph Allen Massey UID:424257 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160730T190000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730T160000 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG Gallery\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:bG Summer Group Show 2016 - As part of Bergamot Station Summer Satu rday\, Jim Barrett\, Kevork A. Cholakian\, Ralph Allen Massey\, Peng Qi\, G ay Summer Rick\, Karrie Ross\, Ellen Schinderman\, Fred Tieken UID:424258 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n\n\n\n
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Omul Negru (The Boogeyman)

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August 6 &ndash\; 20\, 2016

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Opening: August 6\, 6pm-8pm

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It&rsquo\;s an election year in the United States of America. F or which Boogeyman will you vote? The people of America will be divided on a level that civil uprising will never solve. Our lives are hurtling ever c loser to democracy&rsquo\;s glass ceiling\, naï\;ve to the ominous rese t on the other side. Never has our democracy been so readied for a tyrannic al awakening. Big Brother\, Donald Trump\, or Artificial Intelligence all l oom above\, ready to take over.

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We are religiously superstitious. Behavior\, social mores\, architecture\, time an d culture are all negotiated to some degree by superstition that we&rsquo\; ve lost or assimilated to the point of forgetting. All superstitious ritual has either the function to ward off evil or bring good luck\, both semanti c turns from darkness. Death and its harbingers are the predominant force l urking in those shadows. Despite our intense culture of logic\, even the mo st atheistic person becomes agnostic when confronted with evil. \;Holly wood and folklore have offered us a storytelling culture that repeats the s ame fables with different characters. The intensity of the path surrounded by evil is ever-present and varies in each specific tale. The Boogeyman rem ains a generous constant in universal language and symbolism. It serves as a flexible means for keeping the victim in a state of fear. By lacking a cl ear face or identity\, it is the perfect portrait for all irrational fears - an adaptably direct personification of pure evil.

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The exhibition\, curated by Aaron Moulton\, is titled &ldquo\; Omul Negru&rdquo\;\, Romanian for &ldquo\;the man in black.&rdquo\; Spannin g forty artworks entangled within the energies of this chosen time and plac e\, Omul Negru is an anthropological occurrence\, one comprised of both cul tural enactment and ritual embodiment\, initiated to explore the varied not ions of the Boogeyman. It is in effect a celebration of civilization&rsquo\ ;s most important character\, a figure that has transcended within the 21st Century culture into a monster of ever-expanding applications. This spectr um of visual culture&rsquo\;s darkest corner is traced through artists\, ma rtyrs\, serial killers\, madmen\, and monsters to explore the many faces as well as the facelessness of the Boogeyman. It traverses the origins\, ster eotypologies and embodiments of the Boogeyman through contemporary\, histor ical\, and archetypal lenses - staging an ominous atmosphere of summoning a nd possession.

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Artists: Daniel Albrigo\ , Will Boone\, Mike Bouchet\, BREYER P-ORRIDGE\, Gunter Brus\, Brian Butler \, Church of Euthanasia\, John Duncan\, Damien Echols\, Brock Enright\, Bob Flanagan\, John Wayne Gacy\, Ed Gein\, Adrian Ghenie\, Douglas Gordon\, Jo hn Houck\, Jim Jones\, Jamian Juliano-Villani\, Ted Kaczynski\, Daniel Kell er\, Mike Kelley\, Marco Lavagetto\, Lazaros\, Tala Madani\, Lionel Maunz\, Asger Kali Mason Ravnkilde Moulton\, Alban Muja\, Ciprian Muresan\, Steven Parrino\, Hamid Piccardo\, Ana Prvacki\, Jon Rafman\, Sheree Rose\, Sterli ng Ruby\, Benja Sachau\, Max Hooper Schneider\, Richard Serra\, Robert Ther rien\, Banks Violette\, Ecaterina Vrana\, Zhao Yang\, and Zhou Yilun.

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A full-color catalogue with texts by Aaron M oulton\, Alissa Bennet\, an interview with Dr. Philip Zimbardo\, an antholo gy of evil words and images\, and installation views will be published. Ope ning\, accompanied by the book-signing event\, will be held on August 6\, f rom 6pm to 8pm.

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On another note\, if you have any used and unwanted objects\, such as electric toys\, \;battery powered toys\, (both for children and adul ts)\, obsolete carnival equipments\, kinetic objects\, used and leftover sa ndpaper\, and any curious tchotchkes\, please bring to our gallery and dona te to Chinese artist Tong Kunniao whose September show with us requires a l arge number of discarded objects. Thank you.

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DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160806 GEO:34.0394758;-118.2245162 LOCATION:Nicodim Gallery\,571 South Anderson Street Suite 2\nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Omul Negru\, Part 2\, Daniel Albrigo\, Will Boone\, Mike Bouchet\, Breyer P-Orridge\, Gunter Brus\, Brian Butler\, Church of Euthanasia\, John Duncan\, Damien Echols\, Brock Enright\, Bob Flanagan\, John Wayne Gacy\, Ed Gein\, Adrian Ghenie\, Douglas Gordon\, John Houck\, Jim Jones\, Jamian Juliano-Villani\, Ted Kaczynski\, Daniel Keller\, Mike Kelley\, Marco Lavag etto\, Lazaros\, Tala Madani\, Lionel Maunz\, Asger Kali Mason Ravnkilde Mo ulton\, Alban Muja\, Ciprian Muresan\, Steven Parrino\, Hamid Piccardo\, An a Prvacki\, Jon Rafman\, Sheree Rose\, Sterling Ruby\, Benja Sachau\, Max H ooper Schneider\, Richard Serra\, Robert Therrien\, Banks Violette\, Ecater ina Vrana\, Zhao Yang\, Zhou Yilun UID:424186 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160806T200000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160806T180000 GEO:34.0394758;-118.2245162 LOCATION:Nicodim Gallery\,571 South Anderson Street Suite 2\nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Omul Negru\, Part 2\, Daniel Albrigo\, Will Boone\, Mike Bouchet\, Gunter Brus\, Brian Butler\, John Duncan\, Damien Echols\, Brock Enright\, Church of Euthanasia\, Bob Flanagan\, John Wayne Gacy\, Ed Gein\, Adrian Gh enie\, Douglas Gordon\, John Houck\, Jim Jones\, Jamian Juliano-Villani\, T ed Kaczynski\, Daniel Keller\, Mike Kelley\, Marco Lavagetto\, Lazaros\, Ta la Madani\, Lionel Maunz\, Asger Kali Mason Ravnkilde Moulton\, Alban Muja\ , Ciprian Muresan\, Breyer P-Orridge\, Steven Parrino\, Hamid Piccardo\, An a Prvacki\, Jon Rafman\, Sheree Rose\, Sterling Ruby\, Benja Sachau\, Max H ooper Schneider\, Richard Serra\, Robert Therrien\, Banks Violette\, Ecater ina Vrana\, Zhao Yang\, Zhou Yilun UID:424187 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

As an institution\, MOAH is de dicated to strengthening awareness\, enhancing accessibility and igniting t he appreciation of art\, history and culture through an ever-growing collec tion of both artifacts and art. One of a museum&rsquo\;s primary functions is stewardship&mdash\;the responsible planning and management of resources. At MOAH\, this objective is implemented is through a focus on preserving S outhern California&rsquo\;s unique history via the Museum&rsquo\;s extensiv e collection. As such\, the art in this retrospective includes contribution s by both local and internationally known artists\, featuring pieces that r epresent our region both literally\, with the inclusion of early California landscapes\, and conceptually\, with a nod to community involvement in the aerospace industry and artists&rsquo\; use of new materials\, resin and pl astics. Beginning in 2012\, the Museum developed its Juried Collection\, wh ich features the work of local artists who took top awards at MOAH&rsquo\;s annual All-Media Juried Exhibition. Through its dynamic collection\, MOAH celebrates the richness of the region and the unique qualities that encompa ss the Antelope Valley.

DTEND:20161030 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20161008 GEO:34.6971699;-118.1480359 LOCATION:Lancaster Museum of Art and History\,665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corn er of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)\nLancaster \, CA 93534 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MOAH Collection 30th Anniversary: Recent Acquisitions Exhibition UID:424170 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20161008T180000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20161008T110000 GEO:34.6971699;-118.1480359 LOCATION:Lancaster Museum of Art and History\,665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corn er of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)\nLancaster \, CA 93534 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MOAH Collection 30th Anniversary: Recent Acquisitions Exhibition UID:424171 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In late 1946\, 13 engineers from the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Virginia arrived at Edwards Air Force Base to establish what is now known as NASA&rs quo\;s Armstrong Flight Research Center\, participating in the first supers onic research flights by the Bell X-1 rocket plane. Just a year later\, on October 14\, 1947\, Chuck Yeager flew his Bell X-1 over Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards\, reaching an altitude of 40\,000 feet and exceeding speeds of 662 mph\, breaking the sound barrier for the first time in aviation history. To day\, NASA&rsquo\;s Armstrong Flight Research Center is the primary hub of atmospheric flight research and operations in the United States\, housing s ome of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Critical in carrying out mi ssions of space exploration and aeronautical research and development\, the Center continues to accelerate advances and make important discoveries in the fields of science\, technology\, operations and testing. The Center als o houses a fleet of manned and un-manned environmental science aircraft whi ch support new developments in the fields of Astrophysics and Earth Science \, fulfilling NASA&rsquo\;s goals of enhancing education\, knowledge\, inno vation\, economic vitality and stewardship of the Earth.

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Probing the Sky features over 50 pieces borrowed from the Flight Research Center&rsquo\;s collection\, detailing th e illustrious history of aviation innovation in Southern California. Featur ed works include &ldquo\;The Apollo Story&rdquo\; by the late aerospace art ist Dr. Robert T. McCall\, Robert Schaar&rsquo\;s painted portraits of the NACA/NASA pilots inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor on The BLVD and various paintings\, drawings and sculptures by artists known for their work in and about the aerospace industry. Dr. Robert T. McCall&rsquo\;s &ldquo\ ;The Apollo Story&rdquo\; is a suite of five original cold stone lithograph s depicting the legacy of the Apollo moon-landing program. Cold stone litho graphy is a printing process in which artists use greasy drawing materials to make original images on limestone\, which is then chemically etched. Exh ibiting artist Robert Schaar is a highly regarded portrait painter who is o ne of an elite group of artists comprising the NASA Art Program\; his work was included in NASA&rsquo\;s Visions of Flight program\, viewed in museums worldwide. Schaar&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Walk of Honor&rdquo\; portraits feature test pilots whose aviation careers were marked by significant achievements beyond one accomplishment. Shown together\, these works comprise a vivid r etelling of some of the most significant figures and achievements in aerona utics.

DTEND:20160813 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160813 GEO:34.6971699;-118.1480359 LOCATION:Lancaster Museum of Art and History\,665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corn er of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)\nLancaster \, CA 93534 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:NASA Flight Research: Probing the Sky\, Robert T. McCall\, Robert S chaar UID:424168 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160813T180000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160813T110000 GEO:34.6971699;-118.1480359 LOCATION:Lancaster Museum of Art and History\,665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corn er of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)\nLancaster \, CA 93534 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:NASA Flight Research: Probing the Sky\, Robert T. McCall\, Robert S chaar UID:424169 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Lancaster M useum of Art and History\, in collaboration with Los Angeles' Thinkspace Ga llery\, is pleased to present The New Vanguard\, featuring works by over 55 artists from the New Contemporary Movement. The exhibition will present on e of the largest cross-sections of artists working within the movement's di verse vernaculars\, ever shown within a museological context in California to date. An ambitious compilation\, The New Vanguard will bring together so me of the most relevant and dynamic artists currently practicing from all o ver the world. The exhibition\, opening August 13\, will take place in tand em with this year's installment of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley. \;

\n< p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify\;">The exhibition will feature site-specific murals and installations within the museum by Alex Yanes\, Bu mblebeelovesyou\, Meggs\, and Yoskay Yamamoto\, a solo presentation of work s by Scott Listfield in the Vault Gallery\, and a diverse group exhibition of works in the South Gallery\, including pieces by Aaron Li-Hill\, Adam Ca ldwell\, Alex Garant\, Amandalynn\, Amy Sol\, Brett Amory\, Brian Viveros\, C215\, Carl Cashman\, Casey Weldon\, Chie Yoshii\, Cinta Vidal\, Craig &ls quo\;Skibs&rsquo\; Barker\, Cryptik\, Dan Lydersen\, Dan-ah Kim\, Derek Gor es\, Dulk\, Erik Siador\, Felipe Pantone\, Fernando Chamarelli\, Glennray T utor\, Henrik Aa. Uldalen\, Icy and Sot\, Jacub Gagnon\, Jaime Molina\, Jam es Bullough\, James Reka\, Jana &\; JS\, Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) \, Jeremy Hush\, Joel Daniel Phillips\, Josie Morway\, Juan Travieso\, Kyle Stewart\, Linnea Strid\, Lisa Ericson\, Low Bros\, Lunar New Year\, Mando Marie\, Marco Mazzoni\, Mark Dean Veca\, Mark Warren Jacques\, Martin Whats on\, Mary Iverson\, Matt Linares\, Matthew Grabelsky\, Meggs\, Mike Egan\, Nosego\, Pam Glew\, Ricky Lee Gordon\, Scott Radke\, Sean Norvet\, Tony Phi lipppou\, Wiley Wallace\, X-O\, and Yosuke Ueno.

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The POW! WOW! Antelope Valley project will include public work s by Amandalynn\, Andrew Schoultz\, Bumblebeelovesyou\, David Flores\, Juli us Eastman\, Kris Holladay\, Mando Marie\, Mark Dean Veca\, Meggs\, Michael Jones and Yoskay Yamamoto. All the works will be centered around the area of the museum\, with David Flores actually adorning the backside of the mus eum with a massive new mural.

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Histor ically\, the New Contemporary movement has largely been relegated to spaces outside of art institutions and other arbiters of the "high\," whether it be urban spaces or subcultural haunts. The movement\, having had to create contexts for the reception of its work and support of its community\, has n ever had the fixity of a singular genre - or its limitations for that matte r - but rather has prospered under a fluidity\, expanding into all manner o f techniques\, expressions\, media\, and spaces. This exhibition is signifi cant in that it marks a period of transition in the vetted visibility of th is movement and its artists\, as it has become increasingly celebrated and acknowledged\, not only within the context of popular culture but the insti tutional framework of museum spaces. No single art movement in recent memor y has grown as exponentially in acceptance\, visibility\, and popularity in as relatively short a period\, a phenomenon that attests to the power and sway of its cultural presence. \;

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Perhaps most unified by its lack of stylistic exclusion\, t he New Contemporary movement\, long helmed by its simultaneous embrace of m ultiple elements\, incorporates narrative\, the surreal\, the gestural\, th e abstract\, the figurative\, and the illustrative. With no single defining formal or conceptual armature\, the work produced by this new generation o f artist is responsive\, reactive\, emotive\, and grounded in the social. T he New Vanguard highlights the imaginative breadth of these New Contemporar y artists\, showcasing the limitless potential of an art movement that bega n without walls and has now infiltrated galleries and museums the world ove r.

DTEND:20161030 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160813 GEO:34.6971699;-118.1480359 LOCATION:Lancaster Museum of Art and History\,665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corn er of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)\nLancaster \, CA 93534 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The New Vanguard\, Alex Yanes\, Bumblebeelovesyou\, Meggs\, Yoskay Yamamoto\, Aaron Li-Hill\, Adam Caldwell\, alex garant\, Amandalynn\, Amy S ol\, Brett Amory\, Brian Viveros\, C215\, Carl Cashman\, Casey Weldon\, Chi e Yoshii\, Cinta Vidal\, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker\, Cryptik\, Dan Lydersen\, Da n-ah Kim\, Derek Gores\, Dulk\, Erik Siador\, Felipe Pantone\, Fernando Cha marelli\, Glennray Tutor\, Henrik Aa. Uldalen\, Icy and Sot\, Jacub Gagnon\ , Jaime Molina\, James Bullough\, James Reka\, Jana & JS\, JEAN LABOURDETTE /TURF1\, Jeremy Hush\, Joel Daniel Phillips\, Josie Morway\, Juan Travieso\ , Kyle Stewart\, Linnea Strid\, Lisa Ericson\, Low Bros\, Lunar New Year\, Mando Marie\, Marco Mazzoni\, Mark Dean Veca\, Mark Warren Jacques\, Martin Whatson\, Mary Iverson\, Matt Linares\, Matthew Grabelsky\, Mike Egan\, No sego\, Pam Glew\, Ricky Lee Gordon\, Scott Radke\, Sean Norvet\, Tony Phili pppou\, Wiley Wallace\, X-O\, Yosuke Ueno UID:424166 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160813T180000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160813T160000 GEO:34.6971699;-118.1480359 LOCATION:Lancaster Museum of Art and History\,665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corn er of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)\nLancaster \, CA 93534 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The New Vanguard\, Amandalynn\, Brett Amory\, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker\ , Low Bros\, James Bullough\, Bumblebeelovesyou\, C215\, Adam Caldwell\, Ca rl Cashman\, Fernando Chamarelli\, Cryptik\, Dulk\, Mike Egan\, Lisa Ericso n\, Jacub Gagnon\, alex garant\, Pam Glew\, Ricky Lee Gordon\, Derek Gores\ , Matthew Grabelsky\, Jeremy Hush\, Mary Iverson\, Mark Warren Jacques\, Ja na & JS\, Dan-ah Kim\, JEAN LABOURDETTE/TURF1\, Aaron Li-Hill\, Matt Linare s\, Dan Lydersen\, Mando Marie\, Marco Mazzoni\, Meggs\, Jaime Molina\, Jos ie Morway\, Sean Norvet\, Nosego\, Felipe Pantone\, Tony Philipppou\, Joel Daniel Phillips\, Scott Radke\, James Reka\, Erik Siador\, Amy Sol\, Icy an d Sot\, Kyle Stewart\, Linnea Strid\, Juan Travieso\, Glennray Tutor\, Yosu ke Ueno\, Henrik Aa. Uldalen\, Mark Dean Veca\, Cinta Vidal\, Brian Viveros \, Wiley Wallace\, Casey Weldon\, Martin Whatson\, X-O\, Yoskay Yamamoto\, Alex Yanes\, Lunar New Year\, Chie Yoshii UID:424167 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160813 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160723 GEO:34.031982;-118.37656 LOCATION:Thinkspace\,6009 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:‘Dark Stage’ / In collaboration with Bandelion Theatre Group\, Adam Caldwell UID:424159 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160813 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160723 GEO:34.031982;-118.37656 LOCATION:Thinkspace\,6009 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gravities\, Cinta Vidal UID:424158 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Please join us at The Box  \;Friday\, July 29 and Saturday\, July 30\, for a special screening ofT he Marriage of Reason And Squalor \;(2015\, Director Jake Chapman\ ; 1 hour\, 26 minutes) and Fucking Hell (Jake and Dinos Chapman\; 26 min). Screening starts at 7:30pm. \;

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The Marriage of Reason &\; Squalor \;is Jake Chapman's featur e-length film\, adapted from his 2008 debut novel of the same name.

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"The Marriage of Reason &\; Squalor&n bsp\;represents \;a foray away from the lofty world of fine art in to the saccharine idylls of Mills and Doom &ndash\; if it were possible to imagine an experimental collision between the dearly departed doyenne of ro mance fiction \;Dame Barbara Cartland\,and paranoid schizophre nic \;Judge Daniel Paul Schreber\, \;this would be it: a k aleidoscopic fusion of lurid libido and sincere heart-wrenching-cum-gut-wre nching delusion."

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- Jake Chapman

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Following this screening will be \;Fucking Hell\, \; \;a montage of films the Chapman brothers have created since the early 1990s. \;Jake and Dinos Chapman make icono clastic sculpture\, prints and installations that examine\, with searing wi t and energy\, contemporary politics\, religion and morality.

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Jake Chapman was born in 1966 in Cheltenham\, Dino s Chapman in 1962 in London. They have exhibited extensively\, including so lo shows at Brandts Museum\, Odense (2015)\; Serpentine Sackler Gallery (20 13)\; DHC Montreal (2013)\; Pinchuk Art Centre (2013)\; the State Hermitage Museum\, St Petersburg (2012)\, Museo Pino Pascali\, Polignano a Mare\, It aly (2010)\; Hastings Museum\, UK (2009)\; Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (2 008)\; Tate Britain\, London (2007)\; Tate Liverpool (2006)\; Kunsthaus Bre genz (2005)\; Museum Kunst Palast Dü\;sseldorf (2003)\; Modern Art Oxfo rd (2003)\; and PS1 Contemporary Art Center\, New York (2000). Group exhibi tions have included the 1st Kiev Biennale (2012)\, the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011)\; 17th \;Biennale of Sydney (2010 )\; Meadows Museum\, Texas (2010)\; &lsquo\;Rude Britannia&rsquo\;\, Tate B ritain (2010)\; Bundeskunsthalle\, Bonn (2010)\; National Center of Contemp orary Art\, Moscow (2009)\; Kunstverein Hamburg (2009)\; British Museum\, L ondon (2009)\; Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (2008)\; Haus der Kunst\, Mun ich (2008)\; ICA\, London (2008)\; &lsquo\;Summer Exhibition&rsquo\;\, Anne nberg Courtyard\, Royal Academy of Arts\, London (2007)\; ARS 06\, Museum o f Contemporary Art KIASMA\, Helsinki (2006) and Turner Prize\, Tate Britain (2003). \;Other selected group exhibitions include Musee Bourdelle\, P aris (2015)\; \; 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011)\; 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010)\; Kunstvereign\, Hamburg (2009) and Kiasma\, Hels inki (2006). In 2003\, the brothers Chapman were nominated for the Turner P rize. \;

DTEND:20160730T213000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730T193000 GEO:34.0452942;-118.2357181 LOCATION:The Box\,805 Traction Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90013 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Screening: 'The Marriage of Reason And Squalor' and ' Fucking Hell' (July 30) UID:424154 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Please join us at The Box  \;Friday\, July 29 and Saturday\, July 30\, for a special screening ofT he Marriage of Reason And Squalor \;(2015\, Director Jake Chapman\ ; 1 hour\, 26 minutes) and Fucking Hell (Jake and Dinos Chapman\; 26 min). Screening starts at 7:30pm. \;

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The Marriage of Reason &\; Squalor \;is Jake Chapman's featur e-length film\, adapted from his 2008 debut novel of the same name.

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"The Marriage of Reason &\; Squalor&n bsp\;represents \;a foray away from the lofty world of fine art in to the saccharine idylls of Mills and Doom &ndash\; if it were possible to imagine an experimental collision between the dearly departed doyenne of ro mance fiction \;Dame Barbara Cartland\,and paranoid schizophre nic \;Judge Daniel Paul Schreber\, \;this would be it: a k aleidoscopic fusion of lurid libido and sincere heart-wrenching-cum-gut-wre nching delusion."

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- Jake Chapman

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Following this screening will be \;Fucking Hell\, \; \;a montage of films the Chapman brothers have created since the early 1990s. \;Jake and Dinos Chapman make icono clastic sculpture\, prints and installations that examine\, with searing wi t and energy\, contemporary politics\, religion and morality.

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Jake Chapman was born in 1966 in Cheltenham\, Dino s Chapman in 1962 in London. They have exhibited extensively\, including so lo shows at Brandts Museum\, Odense (2015)\; Serpentine Sackler Gallery (20 13)\; DHC Montreal (2013)\; Pinchuk Art Centre (2013)\; the State Hermitage Museum\, St Petersburg (2012)\, Museo Pino Pascali\, Polignano a Mare\, It aly (2010)\; Hastings Museum\, UK (2009)\; Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (2 008)\; Tate Britain\, London (2007)\; Tate Liverpool (2006)\; Kunsthaus Bre genz (2005)\; Museum Kunst Palast Dü\;sseldorf (2003)\; Modern Art Oxfo rd (2003)\; and PS1 Contemporary Art Center\, New York (2000). Group exhibi tions have included the 1st Kiev Biennale (2012)\, the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011)\; 17th \;Biennale of Sydney (2010 )\; Meadows Museum\, Texas (2010)\; &lsquo\;Rude Britannia&rsquo\;\, Tate B ritain (2010)\; Bundeskunsthalle\, Bonn (2010)\; National Center of Contemp orary Art\, Moscow (2009)\; Kunstverein Hamburg (2009)\; British Museum\, L ondon (2009)\; Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (2008)\; Haus der Kunst\, Mun ich (2008)\; ICA\, London (2008)\; &lsquo\;Summer Exhibition&rsquo\;\, Anne nberg Courtyard\, Royal Academy of Arts\, London (2007)\; ARS 06\, Museum o f Contemporary Art KIASMA\, Helsinki (2006) and Turner Prize\, Tate Britain (2003). \;Other selected group exhibitions include Musee Bourdelle\, P aris (2015)\; \; 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011)\; 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010)\; Kunstvereign\, Hamburg (2009) and Kiasma\, Hels inki (2006). In 2003\, the brothers Chapman were nominated for the Turner P rize. \;

DTEND:20160729T213000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160729T193000 GEO:34.0452942;-118.2357181 LOCATION:The Box\,805 Traction Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90013 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Screening: 'The Marriage of Reason And Squalor' and ' Fucking Hell' (July 29)\, Jake and Dinos Chapman UID:424153 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
HEY \;KEN!!  \;HERE IS MY REVIEW!!!  \;IT WAS GREAT AND I HAD A ENJOYABLE \;TIME!! &nbs p\;EVERYTHING WAS COOL EXCEPT FOR THE MALE TO MALE STUFF THAT \;WE DID& nbsp\;LIKE DANCING BUT IT'S COOL!!!  \;I HAD A GOOD TIME AND IT WAS GRE AT WAY TO \;DO SOME HARD WORK FOR A FEW HOURS AND MAKE SOME \;MONEY ON THE SIDE!!!  \;YOU \;HELPED ME OUT A GREAT DEAL WITH THE DIET C OKES BECAUSE THAT KEPT ME UP(LOL) AND \;EVERYTHING WORKED OUT \;WEL L!!  \;I WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO DOING MORE SHOOTS \;FOR YOU IF YOU N EED ME TO!!!!  \;HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!!

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&ldquo\;The \;Loving Cup&rdquo\; is an exhibition o f new work by Kenneth Tam that continues to \;reimagine the social spac e between men in groups. Tam explores intimacy \;between \;stranger s through physical contact and uses psychological interaction as a \;me thod to propose ruptures within codes of conduct.

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Men \;perform or express intimacy in a hig hly self-policed system of socialized \;behaviors\, trapping the male b ody in a complex set of negotiations that must \;meet \;social expe ctations with only the slightest margins for deviation. Tam \;creates s ituations that question the scripts that are set for male performance \ ;and places the \;male body amidst backdrops of absurdity that render s uch scripts \;arbitrary\, ineffective and work to ultimately show their repressiveness. \; \; \;

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Three \;single-channel videos exhibited are an attempt to create an alternative space \;for male bonding through various phys ical activities. Working with three \;participants Tam solicited throug h internet postings\, each video documents a \;different set of activit ies that use play or movement as a way to negotiate the \;space \;b etween men. Play is used to re-write the script that guides the \;permi ssible behavior of men in groups. The men are asked to blow balloons\,  \;crawl under each \;other\, and choreograph an improvised dance routin e. Bodies are \;poked and tickled\, inciting a peal of giggles. Moments of uncomfortable \;closeness are undercut \;by a tender slow dance .

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The \;four phot ographs in the exhibition take their inspiration from the celebratory \ ;rituals of male athletes after a major victory. This type of vulnerability and \;intimacy \;complicates our understanding of the normative ma sculinity expressed \;in sports\, as they allow these men the rare spac e for earnest feeling as they literally \;drench \;each other with their affection. In the photo series &ldquo\;Champagne (1-4)\,&rdquo\;  \;Tam and another man perform this celebratory ritual\, but in a way that r esists \;the \;conventions of this kind of image. Set against a gen eric backdrop wearing \;plain clothes\, the pair becomes conjoined in t heir embrace. While the images \;may look \;the same\, the viewer i s forced to spend time scrutinizing the subtle \;differences within the photographs\, specifically the frozen ejaculate of \;champagne that se als \;the men&rsquo\;s affection.

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Kenneth \;Tam (b. 1982 in Queens\, NY\; lives and work s in Los Angeles and Houston) is an \;artist working in a variety of me dia with a focus on video. He received his \;BFA \;from the Cooper Union and MFA from the University of Southern California. \;His work ha s been \;included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles at \;the MAK Center \;for Art and Architecture\, Honor \;Fraser\, The Box\, 5 Ca r Garage\, and Weingart Gallery at Occidental College\, and \;held a so lo exhibition at Night Gallery in 2013. Tam \;is a recipient of an Art& nbsp\;Matters grant and was awarded a fellowship from the California Commun ity \;Foundation in 2015. He is \;currently an Artist in Residence at \;Core Program in Houston. \;His video \;&ldquo\;Breakfast i n Bed&rdquo\; is \;currently on view in &ldquo\;Made in L.A. 2016:  \;a\, the\, though\, only&rdquo\; at the Hammer Museum untilAugust 28th.

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This \;exhibition h as been made possible through an Emergency Grant from the \;Foundation for Contemporary \;Arts.
DTEND:20160910 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Loving Cup\, Kenneth Tam UID:424127 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160730T220000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730T190000 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Loving Cup\, Kenneth Tam UID:424128 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

&ldquo\;The Soul at Work:  \;Phoning it In&rdquo\; is a third iteration of a body of work that maps co nnections \;between the Salton Sea in California to Lake Champlain in V ermont and \;back to \;its current permutated version in Los Angele s. In each installment\, Olga \;Koumoundouros considers the shared rela tionship to industrial expansion\, \;beliefs in \;ideas of material ly productive work\, a shift to touristic boosterism \;and its nostalgi c depictions of leisure time\, and the role of information age and \;it s immaterialty. Like \;a telephone game\, each context for the informat ion \;reception shifts its translation. The same material is displayed in each venue\, \;but the artist&rsquo\;s understanding of \;each s ite imparts something specifically \;different. It is in the work&rsquo \;s cumulative life that a visage of the whole \;picture starts to beco me graspable.

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These exhibitions are an \;evolving response to Franco Berardi&rsquo\;s book\, &ldquo\;The S oul at Work\,&rdquo\; a psychoanalytic \;labor history analyzing work\, feelings of satisfaction\, and \;mental health in a \;time of neol iberal capitalism. According to Berardi\, most of us are \;economically precarious in these times of unequal distribution of wealth and \;neve r have a full release from work. Genuine leisure time is a thing of the&nbs p\;past along with its defining middle class.

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In her search to \;understand our current psychologi cal and spiritual relationship to work\, \;creativity\, and survival wi thin our precarious economy\, Koumoundouros \;considers \;the posit ion of her own identification and upbringing amidst the laboring and \; middle classes in America. In the collaborative video &ldquo\;Salting Fruit s&rdquo\; with \;artist Troy Rounseville\, an audio-visual composition is sourced from the \;landscape of the Salton Sea inspired by its geoth ermal energy\, materiality\, and \;history. Once \;showing a promis e of an optimistic futurity as a vacation hot \;spot during modern boom times\, the Salton Sea became a site of agricultural and \;industrial runoff in \;economic decline. This human-made runoff is the very \; action that created this body of water in the first place. Now its former&n bsp\;manifest destiny showcases a paradox \;of persistent natural and i ndustrially \;made formations.

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For the exhibition at \;Commonwealth and Council\, Koumondouros alters the objects again for the Los \;Angeles context. Sheep skin\, c eramics\, middle and working \;class job uniforms \;now include han d-made\, sunny\, dull\, and shiny additions. Office furniture or \;bodi es are built from found objects and structural materials\, fused \;with  \;malleable materials like ceramic\, plaster\, and paper mache. All to gether\, the \;work devolves or grows into rudimentary elements such as water\, air\, earth\, \;fire\, \;people\, animal\, and plant to fo rm a non-linear flow chart of natural resources \;with potential energy .

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Olga Koumoundouros (b. 19 65 in New York\; lives and works \;in Los Angeles) currently examines t he economics and flow of energy and \;resources within the \;dynami cs of labor that provide sustenance for all humans. Her \;work has been exhibited at venues nationally and internationally including: \;Armand Hammer \;Museum\, Los Angeles\; REDCAT\, Los Angeles\; Salt Lake City Art \;Center\, UT\; Krannert Art Museum\, Champaign\, IL\; Scottsdale M useum of \;Contemporary Art\, AZ\; \;The Studio Museum in Harlem\, NY\; Stadshallen Bellfort\, \;Bruges\, Belgium\; Adamski Gallery\, Berl in\, Germany\; Project Row Houses\, Houston\, \;TX\; and The Tang \ ;Museum\, Saratoga Springs\, NY. \;
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DTEND:20160910 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Soul at Work: Phoning it In\, Olga Koumoundouros UID:424125 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160730T220000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160730T190000 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Soul at Work: Phoning it In\, Olga Koumoundouros UID:424126 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Edward Cella Art &\; Architecture is ple ased to announce Maranasati by David Horvitz\, an exhibition including hand-blown sea glass sculptures\, collaborative sound performances with Xiu Xiu front-man Jamie Stewart\, and s prouting avocado trees. \;

Nine glass-works will be displaye d on custom pedestals that are scattered across the gallery. During the cou rse of the exhibition\, Horvitz will be joined by Jamie Stewart for nine pe rformances of improvised electronic sounds. The performances will use the n ine lines of the of the Buddhist death awareness visualization practice kno wn as Maranasati\, as their score. Each performance will be positioned in a different location in the gallery\, offering each artwork its own composit ion. \;

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Perf ormances dates and times:

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8/6 - 6:30pm \;- (A c orpse that is swollen\, blue and festering.)
8/6 - 7:30pm \;- (A c orpse that is being eaten by crows\, hawks\, cats\, vultures\, dogs\, jacka ls\, different kinds of worms\,  \; \;and mushrooms.)
8/16 - 1 1:08am \;- (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton together with some f lesh and blood held in by the tendons.)
8/16 - 1:10pm \;- (A corps e that is reduced to a blood-besmeared skeleton without flesh but held in b y the tendons.)
8/17 - 11:12am \;- (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton held in by the tendons but without flesh and not besmeared with bl ood.)
8/17 - 1:01pm \;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone lo ose\, scattered in all directions.)
8/18 - 12:01pm \;- (A corpse t hat is reduced to bones\, white in color like a conch.)
8/19 - 11:48am  \;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones more than a year old\, heaped t ogether.)
8/19 - 1:11pm \;- (A corpse that is reduced to bones gon e rotten and become dust\, blown away with the wind and inhaled in the brea th.)

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ABOUT DAVID HORVITZ
David Horvitz uses art books\, photography\, performance art\, glass\, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is also known for his work in the virtual sphere. He was recently artist in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook\, New York City a nd has recently relocated to Los Angeles. In 2015 he was named a United Sta tes Artists fellow. Horvitz has had solo exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterth ur\, and tongewö\;lbe T25\, Ingolstadt\; Blum &\; Poe\, Los Angeles\ ; New Museum\, New York\; Jan Mot\, Brussels\, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery\, Warsaw\; Peter Amby\, Copenhagen\; Art Basel\, 2013\; Kunsthal Charlottenb org\, Copenhagen\; Chert. Group exhibitions include: MoMA\, New York\; Biel efelder Kunstverein\, Kunstverein Nü\;rnberg\; Murray Guy\, New York\; Museum Morsbroich\, Leverkusen\; Crac Alsace\, Altkirsch\; Brooklyn Museum\ , Brooklyn.

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In \;Public Access \;(2010)\, Horvitz took photos of himself at public beaches along the California coast. He the n posted the corresponding image on the Wikipedia page of each beach. This aroused suspicion of Horvitz&rsquo\;s motives and led to debate among Wikip edia moderators\, who ultimately deleted the images. In 2014\, Horvitz pres ented &ldquo\;Gnomons&rdquo\; at the New Museum\, New York\, which included  \;Let Us Keep Our Own Noon\, a performance in which forty-sev en people ring handbells made from a melted down eighteenth century French church bell at local noon\, when the sun is at its highest point. For his 2 014 solo exhibition at Blum &\; Poe\, Los Angeles\, Horvitz traveled by boat to the longitude line that divides the time zones of California and Al aska and collected seawater. He then presented this transplanted water in h andmade glass vessels arranged in a north-south line in the gallery\, effec tively displacing standardized time. Horvitz&rsquo\;s Mood Disorder (2015)\ , which tracks a stock image of a depressed person made by (and picturing) the artist as it circulates online\, was recently on view in &ldquo\;Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015&rdquo\; at the Museum of Modern Art\, New Y ork. This past spring\, Horvitz presented solo exhibitions at Librairie Yvo n Lambert\, Paris\; Chert\, Berlin\; and Pacific Northwest College of Art\, Portland\, Oregon\; and a site-specific work for Frieze Projects at Frieze New York.

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160806 GEO:34.0331466;-118.3748652 LOCATION:Edward Cella Art & Architecture\,2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos An geles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Maranasati\, David Horvitz UID:423973 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160806T200000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160806T180000 GEO:34.0331466;-118.3748652 LOCATION:Edward Cella Art & Architecture\,2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos An geles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Maranasati\, David Horvitz UID:423974 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Edward Cella Art &\; Architecture is ple ased to announce TRUE NORTH by Manny Krakowski\, an exhibition including unique hand-blown mirrored glass sculptures on cust om pedestals and hand formed glass tubes filled with toothpaste. The exhibi tion was conceived when Krakowski began thinking about True North as an imp ermanent geographic location. Vulnerable to the concept of this location as an unknown site\, Krakowski set out to transform his psychological experie nce into a physical representation with the creation of seductive mirrored glass sculptures. Krakowski&rsquo\;s glass sculptures literally reflect the space around them\, a reference to modernism\, and perhaps are a nod of ad miration to the objects portrayed in still life paintings by Giorgio Morand i. These alluring\, glass sculptures\, and shaped\, corroding\, toothpaste- filled glass tubes\, create a fleeting experience of oscillation and compli cate further the idea of a True North.

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ABOUT MANNY KRAKOWSK I
Manny Krakowski received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art at California State University\, Long Beach. Over the pa st 10 years Krakowski has served as Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Gla ss School\, WA. His glass work has been published in New Glass Review throu gh the Corning Museum of Glass\, NY. He has exhibited at Edward Cella Art & amp\; Architecture\, Los Angeles\, FOG Fair\, San Francisco\, and has a for thcoming solo exhibition at Monte Vista Projects\, Los Angeles\, CA. In add ition\, he has given lectures and demonstrations nationally and internation ally at such institutions as Australian National University\, California St ate University\, Fullerton\, Ohio State University\, and Santa Monica Colle ge.

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160806 GEO:34.0331466;-118.3748652 LOCATION:Edward Cella Art & Architecture\,2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos An geles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: TRUE NORTH\, Manny Krakowski UID:423971 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160806T200000 DTSTAMP:20160730T141512 DTSTART:20160806T180000 GEO:34.0331466;-118.3748652 LOCATION:Edward Cella Art & Architecture\,2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos An geles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: TRUE NORTH\, Manny Krakowski UID:423972 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR