BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140730 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140730 GEO:34.052871;-118.250842 LOCATION:MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.\,250 S. Grand Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"The Permanent Collection"\, William Hemmerdinger UID:348632 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140730T200000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140730T180000 GEO:34.052871;-118.250842 LOCATION:MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.\,250 S. Grand Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"The Permanent Collection"\, William Hemmerdinger UID:348633 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

LAUNCH LA is proud to present \;Monochromart \;a new group show featuring James Griffith\, Antonio Pelayo and Jen nifer Celio. Despite being limited to a single color for their works\, all three artists present unique works which\, rather than being drab and unifo rm\, are alive with an eclectic mix of perspectives and styles. \;

Griffith's paintings explore Darwin's theory of Natural Selection through skilful images of animals pai nted with tar on canvas. Executed with a depth of feeling akin to Durer's f amous naturalistic sketches\, these animals blur and morph into each other\ ; in some places the tar is thick and in other parts it seems to fade into the white background - a visual marker for the dance of evolution and extin ction. Though some of these animals are locked in combat\, humans\, are mar kedly absent as apex predators. Sea-birds painted in a substance very simil ar to crude-oil are enough to infer the devastation our species is capable of. \;

Celio cobbles together her references from different photographs to create dreamlike lan dscapes: wild horses and snippets of famous scenic spots appear alongside ' inconvenient and ugly elements of the urban environment' like oil derricks\ , graffiti\, low flying airplanes and food trucks. The nonchalant way both unnatural and natural elements coexist in Celio's drawings is pleasantly ab surd\, yet it also exposes the fantasy that environmental issues disappear if keep out of sight and out of mind - in the real world this level of harm ony does not exist. \;

Pelayo alternates between public figures and intimate portraits of famil y members for his drawings. His evident admiration for both is matched only by his reverence for technical perfection. He captures the 'hook' of each personality behind the face - emotional intensity\, childhood innocence and nativity or the depth of his subject's life. Without a single coloured pen or daub of brightness\, Pelayo brings out the color in each character he d raws. \;

Celio and P elayo both chose to use graphite and yet still came up with strikingly diff erent results: the ambiance of Celio's work is that of a fata-morgana\, her greys catching light like spider-silk\, while Pelayo's subtle lines emanat e a sort of nostalgic warmth\, as if looking back through the blur of memor y at a loved one's face. The tar Griffith harvested from the L.A. Tar Pits for his works\, though still 'monochrome' alternates between amber and pitc h-black depending on the fluidity of its application. \;

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Diverse as its component parts may be\, when viewed together this body of works reveal s the fragile relationship between humanity\, its environment and the other life-forms we share it with.

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James Griffith has been working as a paint er in Los Angeles since 1981. He received his MFA from Art Center College o f Design in Pasadena where he also taught painting and drawing. His paintin gs have been shown in many galleries in California and are in collections a round the world. In recent years\, James has made a shift from working with traditional oil paints to painting with non-traditional materials such as tar from the La Brea Tar Pits\, pollen\, volcanic dust\, human ash\, and va rious chemicals he finds either in nature or under the kitchen sink. The su bject of his painting has always been humanity's relationship with Nature. Currently he is producing a series of tar paintings called "Natural Selecti on" in which he makes a poetic interpretation of Nature after the theory of evolution. \;

Jennifer Celio is a native of Southern Califo rnia who actually loves Los Angeles. Jennifer received a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from California State University\, Fullerton in 1996. She was raised in the suburbs of L.A. and now lives and works in Long Beach\, CA. H er drawings have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Cristinerose Gallery and Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts in New York City\, the Creative Artists' Age ncy in Los Angeles\, Romo Gallery in Atlanta\, GA among others. Her work ha s also been included in group exhibits in New York\, Los Angeles\, San Fran cisco\, Atlanta\, Indianapolis and Canada. She a recent recipient of The Ci ty of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship\, as well as a nu mber of other prestigious awards. Her work was published in Studio Visit (2 009) and New American Paintings (2003) and was Shortlisted in the 2008 Lond on International Creative Competition. Her drawings have received critical review in such publications as \;The Los Angeles Times\, \ ;LA Weekly\, \;Art Papers\, \;Art Ltd. Magazi ne\,Artillery Magazine \;and the \;Huffington Pos t. \;

Artist Antonio Pelayo\, born in Glendale\, Califo rnia and raised most of his childhood in the Mexican countryside\, has neve r had his own country. Moving from an American suburb to a tiny village has kept his world unstable\; yet that very instability has made him an artist . Drawing on muses like Diego Rivera\, Frida Kahlo and non-Mexican influenc es like the surrealism of the late H.R. Giger\, Antonio creates art with a distinctly American flavor. His first solo exhibitionMi Familia&nb sp\;was held at LAUNCH LA in 2012. This has since been followed by further solo shows\, such as for \;El Velorio\, a day of the dead trib ute and fundraiser for the Plaza Del Raza cultural center in Los Angeles in 2013. He has also appeared in group shows in museums around the world\, ea rning several awards including 'Best of Show Ontario Museum 2007' and the ' People's Choice Award' at the 3rd Ward Open Call NY. His drawings have been featured in \;Lowrider Arte Magazine\, \;Chicano Art Magazine \;and the \;Latino Heritage Calendar. \;

DTEND:20140830 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140802 GEO:34.0714898;-118.3438837 LOCATION:Launch LA - La Brea\,170 S. La Brea Ave.\, 2nd Floor \nLos Angeles \, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Monochromart\, JAMES GRIFFITH\, Antonio Pelayo\, Jennifer Celio UID:348609 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140919 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140903 GEO:34.075692;-118.4411339 LOCATION:UCLA New Wight Gallery\,1100 Broad Art Center 240 Charles E. Young Drive\nLos Angeles\, CA 90095 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ART Staff Exhibition: Ghost Shift UID:348468 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140903T200000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140903T170000 GEO:34.075692;-118.4411339 LOCATION:UCLA New Wight Gallery\,1100 Broad Art Center 240 Charles E. Young Drive\nLos Angeles\, CA 90095 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ART Staff Exhibition: Ghost Shift UID:348469 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141007 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140906 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Richard Heller Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave B-5A\nS anta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Doug Argue UID:348467 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Known throughout the world for their athleticism\, passion\, and intellectual depth\, ODC/Dance is at the forefront of artistic innovation. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicl e as "a return to what modern dance is all about - exhuberant repertor y...daredevil intensity\, and considerable emotional candor."

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Tickets available via \;Ticketmaster \;or the \;Luckman Box Office.

DTEND:20141018T220000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20141018T200000 GEO:34.064645;-118.169612 LOCATION:Luckman Fine Arts Complex\,Cal State LA 5151 State University Dr.\ nLos Angeles\, CA 90032-8116 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ODC/Dance UID:348466 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibition features new p hotography and video works by Los Angeles-based artist Julie Orser that exp lores motifs of Alfred Hitchcock&rsquo\;s film Vertigo. Works in t his exhibition examine representations of female characters (including the Hitchcock Blonde)\, the double\, cinematic memory\, narrative repetition\, fear and desire\, the possession of images\, and the agency of music.

DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:34.064645;-118.169612 LOCATION:Luckman Fine Arts Complex\,Cal State LA 5151 State University Dr.\ nLos Angeles\, CA 90032-8116 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Julie Orser UID:348464 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T200000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140913T180000 GEO:34.064645;-118.169612 LOCATION:Luckman Fine Arts Complex\,Cal State LA 5151 State University Dr.\ nLos Angeles\, CA 90032-8116 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Julie Orser UID:348465 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

*We will reopen September 13th at our new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place with the exhibition:
Rashid Johnson
Islands

DTEND:20141029 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:34.0544257;-118.3432562 LOCATION:David Kordansky Gallery\,5130 W. Edgewood Place \nLos Angeles\, CA 90019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Islands\, Rashid Johnson UID:348463 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140901 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140815 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Rosamund Felsen Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Build ing B-4\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Vacation UID:348461 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140815T000000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140815T000000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Rosamund Felsen Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Build ing B-4\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Vacation UID:348462 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In 1978-79 Andy Warhol produce d Shadows\, a monumental\, 102-part series of silkscreened canvase s. The work's internal compositions are culled from photographs of shadows taken in The Factory\, the artist's New York City studio. In Shadows\, Warh ol extended his long-standing interest in seriality and repetition while fo rgoing the cultural icons and commodity forms that most often populate his art. MOCA's presentation will feature the full collection of paintings from Dia Art Foundation. Installed edge to edge\, the series of abstract panels -once referred to by Warhol as "disco decor"-create a haunting\, environmen tal ensemble.

DTEND:20150202 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140920 GEO:34.052871;-118.250842 LOCATION:MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.\,250 S. Grand Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Shadows\, Andy Warhol UID:348459 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140920T180000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140920T110000 GEO:34.052871;-118.250842 LOCATION:MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.\,250 S. Grand Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Shadows\, Andy Warhol UID:348460 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mark Moore Gallery is proudly present s "Open to the Public\,&rdquo\; an expansive exhi bition of mixed-media drawings\, assemblage\, photography\, video\, and ins tallations by the Clayton Brothers. Consisting of brothers Rob and Christia n Clayton\, the duo examines the mythos\, culture\, and visual language of an archetypal second-hand store located near their studio. Drawing from the ir observations of the venue and its visitors\, the brothers entwine their independent approaches\, styles\, and palettes into works that operate as c o-authored epics &ndash\; which are rife with reoccurring motifs\, gestures \, and figures. The end result is a drama of shared experiences that fuse t he concept of self with that of the communal\, both in subject matter and p ractice.

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Hailed as a thrifting mecca for several decad es\, Sun Thrift Store in Sunland (CA) draws its share of both unusual chara cters and the commonplace man - all partaking in the hunt for trash-turned- treasured objects. For this exhibition\, the brothers appropriate not only the trinkets and discarded paintings retrieved from the business\, but also the handmade signage\, categorical displays\, and shopper behavior. Unlike the polished and elaborate paintings that the brothers are known for\, ano nymous figures are drawn with stark immediacy &ndash\; personalities that c orrespond with a series of projected candid photographs of perusing custome rs and muted wall spaces. Acting as flâ\;neurs or urban observers\, th e brothers investigate both the construct of &ldquo\;thrifting culture&rdqu o\; as well as the members that form this unique microcosm of consumption. Taken as a whole\, the exhibition draws upon the subject matter of the ever yday as a window into contemporary Americana. Through a nonpartisan lens\, "Open to the Public" explicates the people&rsquo\;s narrative as a universa l struggle to create\, cherish and ultimately abandon.

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Rob (b. 1963\, OH) and Christian (b. 1967\, CO) Clayton both received thei r M.F.A.s from Art Center College of Design (CA). They have had solo exhibi tions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (CA)\, and the Madison Museu m of Contemporary Art (WI) in addition to shows in Houston\, New York\, Bei jing\, Los Angeles\, and Miami. Their work has also been included in shows at the Museum of the Moving Image (NY)\, Santa Monica Museum of Art (CA)\, Laguna Art Museum (CA)\, Kistler Beach Museum of Art (KS)\, Corcoran Museum of Art (DC)\, and the Dallas Museum of Art (TX)\, among others. They have also participated in more than twenty visiting artist lectures around the w orld. The artists both live and work in Los Angeles\, CA.

DTEND:20140920 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140816 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Open to the Public\, The Clayton Brothers UID:348456 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140816T200000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140816T180000 GEO:34.0339839;-118.370736 LOCATION:Mark Moore Gallery\,5790 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Open to the Public\, The Clayton Brothers UID:348457 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140830 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140809 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Ben Tong UID:348455 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140830 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140809 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Marcus Herse UID:348454 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140830 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140809 GEO:34.0596767;-118.2894231 LOCATION:Commonwealth and Council\,3006 W 7th St #220\nLos Angeles\, Califo rnia 90005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Bell & Hu\, David Bell\, Iris Yirei Hu UID:348453 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140906 GEO:34.0351575;-118.377008 LOCATION:China Art Objects Galleries\,6086 Comey Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90 034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Katherine Bernhardt UID:348451 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140906T200000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140906T180000 GEO:34.0351575;-118.377008 LOCATION:China Art Objects Galleries\,6086 Comey Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90 034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Katherine Bernhardt UID:348452 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of the membe rs of The Fine Arts Council of the American Jewish University\, with a spec ial exhibition of the paintings of Mary Leipziger in the Borstein Gallery.< /p> DTEND:20140828 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140810 GEO:34.12813;-118.472228 LOCATION:Platt & Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University\,15600 Mu lholland Drive \nBel Air\, CA 90077 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Fine Affair\, Joan Baral\, Pat Berger\, Geri Bieber\, Elizabeth B loom\, Lorraine Bubar\, Nita Corinblit\, Lynn Gadal\, Susie Gesundheit\, Re nee Groch\, Carol Kleinman\, Beverly Kurtz\, Nancy Goodman Lawrence\, Judy Miller\, Jackie Nach\, Masha Schweitzer\, Debra Sokolow\, Erella Teitler UID:348356 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140810T170000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140810T150000 GEO:34.12813;-118.472228 LOCATION:Platt & Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University\,15600 Mu lholland Drive \nBel Air\, CA 90077 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Fine Affair\, Joan Baral\, Pat Berger\, Geri Bieber\, Elizabeth B loom\, Lorraine Bubar\, Nita Corinblit\, Lynn Gadal\, Susie Gesundheit\, Re nee Groch\, Carol Kleinman\, Beverly Kurtz\, Nancy Goodman Lawrence\, Judy Miller\, Jackie Nach\, Masha Schweitzer\, Debra Sokolow\, Erella Teitler UID:348357 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

LAGUNA BEACH\, CA (July 14\, 2014) &ndash\; Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to be the first art gallery to showcase the works of C arlos Donjuan in a solo exhibition in California. A broad selection of Donj uan&rsquo\;s watercolor and acrylic paintings and drawings will be on view August 7-31\, 2014\, with a reception on Aug. 7\, Laguna Beach First Thursd ay Art Walk\, from 6 to 9pm. \;

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The works\, in watercolor and acrylic on Arches paper and Birch wood\, aim to define Donju an&rsquo\;s perception of illegal aliens\, a concept that has been with him since his childhood move from San Luis\, Mexico to Dallas\, Texas -- where he lives and works today\, now raising a son of his own. Donjuan states th at attempting to grasp the term &ldquo\;illegal alien&rdquo\; as a child wa s one of his first creative realizations: &ldquo\;I always wondered what ev eryone was talking about\, imaging weird creatures in my head&hellip\;I wan ted to meet one and to know what they looked like.&rdquo\; Revisiting his c hildhood curiosity\, he asks: what do illegal aliens look like? He paints m asked figures\, hybrid animal people\, pyramids and blob creatures that tog ether create a dialogue of about the journey they have embarked on in searc h of a better life. \; His choice of medium also comes from his early d ays as a painter: &ldquo\;I am big fan of watercolor and the layering proce ss that it involves. It&rsquo\;s a medium that was introduced to me as a ki d in high school and it just always stuck with me\, even after college.&rdq uo\;  \;

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Donjuan&rsquo\;s first California solo show comes at an exciting time when the artist is the midst of back-to-bac k banner years\, personally and professionally. In 2013\, he was featured i n a 6-page article in the April issue of Juxtapoz Magazine\, and his work a ppeared on the cover of New American Paintings as a featured artist and Art ist of the Year. &ldquo\;Carlos Daniel Donjuan&rsquo\;s paintings evince bo th the raw energy of his street art beginnings and the refinement of his ac ademic training. The combination is potent\,&rdquo\; wrote the magazine\, n oting Donjuan&rsquo\;s notable reach as an active graffiti artist and art p rofessor. His first public art project came to fruition last year\, a large mural on Dallas&rsquo\; Jefferson Viaduct\, made possible due to a large g rant awarded from the city. This year\, his work has really begun to travel the globe: first in February as a solo exhibition with Antonio Colombo Art e Contemporanea in Milan\, Italy\, and recently as part of the Cheech Marin Collection\, the largest private collection of Chicano Art in the world\, which last month exhibited in Bordeaux\, France. Donjuan&rsquo\;s rise and success in art hardly compares to his favorite personal achievement: &ldquo \;The birth of my son has been the biggest change in my life and career. I have never been so focused and \;driven as I have been since he became a part of my life. I have stayed busy in hopes that I can build something f or him.&rdquo\;

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Carlos Donjuan is among a curated p latform of ascending artists that Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow and Vans have committed in collaboration to bring to southern California in 2014. \;

DTEND:20140831 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140807 GEO:33.5335279;-117.776796 LOCATION:AR4T Gallery\,1175 S. Coast Hwy. \nLaguna Beach\, CA 92651 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:THE DAY YOU ARRIVED // CARLOS DONJUAN\, Carlos Donjuan UID:348290 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140807T210000 DTSTAMP:20140730T223509 DTSTART:20140807T180000 GEO:33.5335279;-117.776796 LOCATION:AR4T Gallery\,1175 S. Coast Hwy. \nLaguna Beach\, CA 92651 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:THE DAY YOU ARRIVED // CARLOS DONJUAN\, Carlos Donjuan UID:348291 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR