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Solo Show in our East Gallery

Russell Tyler: \;Collision Course


3 person show in our West Gal lery
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Matt Mignanelli

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Brian Rochefort

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Russell Tyler

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Opening Reception: \;
February 20\, 2016
5 - 7 p.m.

Exhibition D ates:
February 20 - March 19\, 2016

2525 Michigan Avenue\, Suite B5-a
Santa Monica\, CA  \;90404
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About Russell Tyler:

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Born 1981 in Summertown\, Tennessee. Lives and works in Brookly n\, New York.  \;Tyler received his MFA \;from Pratt Institute in B rooklyn and BFA from Concordia University in Montreal.  \;

T yler&rsquo\;s practice consists of \;two complementary qualities: the g estural and the hard edge\, or geometric. The geometric \;paintings are redolent of both the history of abstract painting as well as the contempor ary image space of the computer screen. While sensuous and tactile\, with e xpressively applied oil paint and rich impasto\, the work is also highly st ructured and unfolds with deliberate shifts in color schemes and forms. The work invites a playful dialogue with several dueling movements from the hi story of abstraction\, including Minimalism\, Concrete Art\, and Expression ism. While Tyler&rsquo\;s work shows the strong influence of artists from t hese movements such as Josef Albers\, the work is also distinctly of its ti me\, related to digital technologies both outmoded and new. The unfolding b locks of color refer to the computer&rsquo\;s organization of virtual dimen sional space on a flat surface. \;

Tyler has had solo exhibi tions at Denny Gallery in New York\, B15 Gallery in Copenhagen and EbersMoo re Gallery in Chicago.  \;He has received press coverage in \;A rtforum\, \;The New York Times\, \;NY Arts Magazi ne\, and \;La Monde.

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About Matt Mignanelli:  \;

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Born in 1983 in Providence\, Rhode Island.  \;Lives and works in New York City. \;Mignanelli received his BFA from Rhode Island School of D esign\, Rhode Island\, in 2005 and was an Artist in Residence at Vermont St udio Center\, Johnson\, Vermont\, in 2001.

This exhibition will present six new paintings and marks a return to color after more than four years of working strictly monochromatically.

In these new works\ , Mignanelli&rsquo\;s approach to painting has evolved from subtle monochro mes to a stark black / white\, deep blue / white\, and deep blue / black pa lette. While continuing to explore relationships between structure and natu re\, which are relayed through the use of harsh light and shadow against ar chitectural elements\, Mignanelli has been reexamining the evolving interac tions amongst light and surface in these works.

The hard edge is applied over gestural strokes and drips of the background. Mignanelli allo ws for the hand to come through again on his surface through the use of han d-painted shapes and the \;imperfections the human hand creates \;a mongst them. Chance enters into these \;paintings through the mode of e xecution\; the works are all painted flat on a table. As Mignanelli moves a round the work\, painting in sections\, \;the viscous enamel splashes a nd drips into the negative spaces. This spontaneity that emerges makes the paintings feel alive\, and have allowed the works to become much more about painting itself.

The subtle variation of shapes in each paintin g creates areas of &ldquo\;disruption&rdquo\; within these environments. Th e visual breaks within the repetition of shape create a movement that force s the eye to dance.

The return to color in Mignanelli&rsquo\;s w orks has been marked by another significant change in his life\, the birth of his daughter this past summer. The many sleepless nights that followed c hanged his work. The midnight blues of the night sky\, and the early mornin g light inspired the deep blue palette for these new works. There is a cert ain serenity in the palette\, representing those peaceful moments when the world is still asleep.

Mignanelli has had recent solo exhibition s at \;Grattan Street\, LUCE Gallery in \;Torino\, Italy\, and  \;Marianne Friis Gallery in \;Copenhagen\, Denmark.

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About Brian Rochefort:

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Born and raised in Rhode Island. Lives and works in Los Angeles \, California. Rochefort \;received his BFA in Ceramics at the Rhode Is land School of Design in 2007.  \;

Rochefort is a mixed medi a sculptor working in ceramics\, glaze (on vessels) and automotive paint (o n sculpture).  \;He was awarded the Lillian Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena\, Montana 2007-2008.
Rochefort's vessels\, ceramic &ldquo\;paintings&rdquo\; and sculptures flaunt the anxious and risky mindset of disorder and chaos in the face of t he viewer\, reminding us that the \;Horror Vacui exists. His works are homages to both AbEx and contemporary \;painting\, he builds layers slo wly and uses multiple firings in his quest for texture.

The sedu ctive messes and goo that spread out in our lives\, regardless of our \ ;attempts to contain them\, are the insistent presence at the forefront of the work. Freezing untidy\, mucky moments\, the works scream at us to pay a ttention to their nauseous ornament\, throwing up our most \;base fun-h ouse selves\, celebrating the pleasure\, beauty and horror of the \;ent irety of what is worldly and human.

Rochefort has had recent exh ibitions at \;Sorry We're Closed\, Brussels\, Retrospective Gallery\, H udson\, New York\, and Vault Exhibition\, American Museum of Ceramic Art\, AMOCA\, Pomona\, California.

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DTEND:20160319 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Richard Heller Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave B-5A\nS anta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Russell Tyler: Collision Course & Matt Mignanelli\, Brian Rochefort \, and Russell Tyler\, Russell Tyler\, Brian Rochefort\, Matt Mignanelli UID:409186 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160220T190000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220T170000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Richard Heller Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave B-5A\nS anta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Russell Tyler: Collision Course & Matt Mignanelli\, Brian Rochefort \, and Russell Tyler\, Matt Mignanelli\, Brian Rochefort\, Russell Tyler UID:409187 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

South Bay Focus is Torrance Art Museum&rsquo\;s annual Conte mporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2015 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artists Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society and is open to all artists living or working in the Sout h Bay\, San Pedro and Long Beach. This year's Juror is Maurizzio Hector Pin eda\, Assistant Curator of the Torrance Art Museum.

DTEND:20151211 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20151114 GEO:33.8405666;-118.3437333 LOCATION:Torrance Art Museum\,3320 Civic Center Drive \nTorrance\, CA 90503 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:South Bay Focus 2015\, Robyn Alatorre\, A. S. Ashely\, Luis Avalos\ , Jusith Baer\, James Blake\, Lelde Bracken\, Pam Brown\, Jennifer Celio\, Christina Centofante\, John Chase\, Michael Chomick\, John Choy James\, J. DeFlon\, Dan Dempster\, Linda Detwiler Burner\, Chris Elliott\, stEvEn fuji mOtO\, Marilyn Galloway\, Georgette Ganter\, Herlinda Roja Giandalia\, Terr y Godat-Kelly\, Alfred Hagan\, Michael Harrington\, Parrish Nelson Hirasaki \, Bruce Irwin\, Michiko Ito\, Eunsil Jeoung\, Dianne Joffino\, Lydia Johns on\, Susan Josepher\, Penelope Kastagir\, Robert Koenigsberg\, Suzanne Kuus kmae\, Kate Leachman\, Gloria D Lee\, Carlos Lemmi\, George Marlowe\, Jesus Max\, Flavia Monteiro\, Charlotte Moore\, Lynne Mori\, Victoria Myers\, Hu ng Viet Nguyen\, Lowell Nickel\, Doug Pearsall\, David Peters\, Gloria Plas cencia\, Peter Politanoff\, Dawn Quinones\, Milton Quon\, Irene Rafael\, Be au Robinson\, Karrie Ross\, Robert Rossoff\, Richard Ruthsatz\, Lisa Rae Sc haefer\, Laura Schuler\, Andrea Kitts Senn\, Doug Sheparson\, Beth Shibata\ , Loraine Shue-Weber\, Jean Shultz\, Sue Ann Sinay\, Peggy Sivert\, Grace S t. Clair\, Audrey Suer\, Alvin Takamori\, Bronwyn Towle\, Scott A.Trimble\, Som Vilaysack\, Bill Wassenburg\, Shoko Watanabe\, Elizabeth Watford\, Joy ce Weiss\, Tracey Weiss\, Tom Wheeler\, Valerie Wilcox\, Hyewon Yoon\, Ben Zask UID:409155 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20151114T210000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20151114T180000 GEO:33.8405666;-118.3437333 LOCATION:Torrance Art Museum\,3320 Civic Center Drive \nTorrance\, CA 90503 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:South Bay Focus 2015\, Scott A.Trimble\, Robyn Alatorre\, A. S. Ash ely\, Luis Avalos\, Jusith Baer\, James Blake\, Lelde Bracken\, Pam Brown\, Linda Detwiler Burner\, Jennifer Celio\, Christina Centofante\, John Chase \, Michael Chomick\, J. DeFlon\, Dan Dempster\, Chris Elliott\, stEvEn fuji mOtO\, Marilyn Galloway\, Georgette Ganter\, Herlinda Roja Giandalia\, Terr y Godat-Kelly\, Alfred Hagan\, Michael Harrington\, Parrish Nelson Hirasaki \, Bruce Irwin\, Michiko Ito\, John Choy James\, Eunsil Jeoung\, Dianne Jof fino\, Lydia Johnson\, Susan Josepher\, Penelope Kastagir\, Andrea Kitts Se nn\, Robert Koenigsberg\, Suzanne Kuuskmae\, Kate Leachman\, Gloria D Lee\, Carlos Lemmi\, George Marlowe\, Jesus Max\, Flavia Monteiro\, Charlotte Mo ore\, Lynne Mori\, Victoria Myers\, Hung Viet Nguyen\, Lowell Nickel\, Doug Pearsall\, David Peters\, Gloria Plascencia\, Peter Politanoff\, Dawn Quin ones\, Milton Quon\, Irene Rafael\, Beau Robinson\, Karrie Ross\, Robert Ro ssoff\, Richard Ruthsatz\, Lisa Rae Schaefer\, Laura Schuler\, Doug Shepars on\, Beth Shibata\, Loraine Shue-Weber\, Jean Shultz\, Sue Ann Sinay\, Pegg y Sivert\, Grace St. Clair\, Audrey Suer\, Alvin Takamori\, Bronwyn Towle\, Som Vilaysack\, Bill Wassenburg\, Shoko Watanabe\, Elizabeth Watford\, Joy ce Weiss\, Tracey Weiss\, Tom Wheeler\, Valerie Wilcox\, Hyewon Yoon\, Ben Zask UID:409156 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

bG Gallery presents its second annual group exhibi t of artists that have the ability to spark our imagination and create spec tacular worlds without the use of overt color. The limitless possibilities of myriad shades of gray\, and their particular application in ranges of co ntrast are the focus of this year's installment as well as a cast new artis ts not previously exhibited at the gallery.

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DTEND:20160221 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160206 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG BLEICHER/GORMAN\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Grayscale Wonderland II\, Yaron Dotan\, David Dumo\, Melissa Wilkin son\, Jeehye Shin\, Andrea Castillo\, Mary McGill\, Mick Phelan\, Daggi Wal lace\, Domenico Foschi\, Johnny Naked\, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke\, Marion Wo od\, Allan Peach\, Harry Wilson\, Peta Orbach\, DOSSHAUS\, Robert Zagorski\ , Steve Paulsen\, Susan Moss\, Barbara Kolo\, Kim Kimbro\, Scott Horton\, T homas Wittaker Kidd\, NATHAN CARTWRIGHT\, Mike Saijo\, Dave Quick\, Geo Rho de\, Terry Marks Tarlow\, Huss Harden UID:409149 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160206T210000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160206T180000 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG BLEICHER/GORMAN\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Grayscale Wonderland II\, NATHAN CARTWRIGHT\, Andrea Castillo\, DOS SHAUS\, Yaron Dotan\, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke\, David Dumo\, Domenico Fosch i\, Huss Harden\, Scott Horton\, Thomas Wittaker Kidd\, Kim Kimbro\, Barbar a Kolo\, Mary McGill\, Susan Moss\, Johnny Naked\, Peta Orbach\, Steve Paul sen\, Allan Peach\, Mick Phelan\, Dave Quick\, Geo Rhode\, Mike Saijo\, Jee hye Shin\, Terry Marks Tarlow\, Daggi Wallace\, Melissa Wilkinson\, Harry W ilson\, Marion Wood\, Robert Zagorski UID:409150 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

bG Gallery presents a series of narrative musical performances the first Sunday of every month.

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Singer song writers with indie-folk-experimental leanings.

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DTEND:20160207T170000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160207T150000 GEO:34.0279746;-118.4679684 LOCATION:bG BLEICHER/GORMAN\,Bergamot Station\, 2525 Michigan Ave space G8A \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sunday Songs 1\, Mia Loucks\, Slim Tailor UID:409146 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Leslie Sacks Gallery is please d to present \;Bruce Cohen: Recent Paintings. This exhibition will feature the latest in a series of oil paintings by renowned Los Angele s artist\, Bruce Cohen. \;

Bruce Cohen's paintings are in a word: captivating. The immaculate application of oil and flawless rendering of imagery compels deep engagement and contemplation. These mesmerizing pa intings are unapologetically beautiful\, toeing the line between pleasant a nd surreal. There is always something more than meets the eye as Cohen expl ores spiritual narratives and metaphors suggestive of human presence\, but without a figure ever inhabiting the scene. The late painter Paul Wonner\, Cohen's friend and mentor\, said of his paintings\, "I feel sometimes that I am looking at a place where some tremendous\, mystical event has just tak en place. The people concerned have just moved on out of sight\, but there remains on the scene the residue of a magic moment." \;

Bruc e Cohen is a painter's painter\; genuinely concerned with the theoretical a nd technical aspects of painting. His grasp and competency of the medium ar e profoundly evident. The paintings are a combination of observations\, mem ories and invented details\, which paired with his mastery of the material\ , instinctively draws the viewer into his world. Working from maquettes and small color studies\, he begins first with graphite renderings of light an d shadows and then moves into what he calls the "observation collage proces s." This process\, which combines memory and reality\, elicits his characte ristic surrealist style. There is an enigmatic otherworldliness that carrie s throughout Cohen's work. Writer John Seed has aptly asked\, "How long has the window been opened\, you have to wonder? What just happened? The image is crystal clear\, but the events surrounding it are not." And like Cohen himself\, there appear to be concealed elements\; yet neither he nor the pa intings are hiding anything. \;

Bruce Cohen has been paintin g for over forty years. He comes from a deeply art historical background\, which has unquestionably informed his work. Most apparent is the nod to Dut ch 17th century still lifes and floral paintings. Dutch still life painters demonstrated mastery of the medium with meticulous detail and tightly rend ered compositions. Nothing is out of place and everything is purposeful. Co hen invents his realities and just as Dutch painters combined flowers that did not bloom within the same seasons\, there also exists an unreality to h is precise paintings. Also evident is the influence of Surrealism. It is in the unconscious memories of time and space that brings about the surreal. As with Rene Magritte and Max Ernst\, stylistically\, Cohen's refined brush work and his commitment to the illusion of three-dimensionality\, accentuat e the dreamlike quality of his interiors. Cohen's paintings\, though pretty \, are also dramatic. He is a master of shadow and light\, at once acceptin g and rejecting realism. Similar to the film sets of German Expressionist m ovies\, which disoriented viewers with their disregard for conventional per spective and proportions. Cohen deliberately exaggerates and dramatizes a s cene to affect an emotional response. \;

Bruce Cohen's paint ings are held in numerous esteemed public and private collections\, among t hem the Santa Barbara Museum of Art\, San Diego Museum of Art\, San Jose Mu seum of Art\, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation\, Palm Springs Desert Museum and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum\, among others.

DTEND:20160402 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Leslie Sacks Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, B6\nSa nta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Recent Paintings\, Bruce Cohen UID:409096 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160220T190000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220T170000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Leslie Sacks Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, B6\nSa nta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Recent Paintings\, Bruce Cohen UID:409097 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160423 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160319 GEO:34.0334166;-118.3758153 LOCATION:Anat Ebgi\,2660 La Cienega Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Samantha Thomas UID:409082 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160319T200000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160319T180000 GEO:34.0334166;-118.3758153 LOCATION:Anat Ebgi\,2660 La Cienega Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Samantha Thomas UID:409083 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160409 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160227 GEO:34.0834999;-118.3333886 LOCATION:Thomas Duncan Gallery\,6109 Melrose Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 9002 8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Lucas Knipscher UID:409074 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160227T200000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160227T180000 GEO:34.0834999;-118.3333886 LOCATION:Thomas Duncan Gallery\,6109 Melrose Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 9002 8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Lucas Knipscher UID:409075 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Kohn Gallery is pleased to pre sent its second solo show with New York-based painter\, sculptor and instal lation artist\, Ryan McGinness. This highly anticipated show will include p ieces from several bodies of work and a careful selection of works on paper .

DTEND:20160422 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160319 GEO:34.093196;-118.338969 LOCATION:Kohn Gallery\,1227 N. Highland Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:#Metadata\, Ryan McGinness UID:409065 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160319T200000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160319T180000 GEO:34.093196;-118.338969 LOCATION:Kohn Gallery\,1227 N. Highland Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:#Metadata\, Ryan McGinness UID:409066 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Vishal Jugdeo \;brings his signature experimental a pproach to video to the Artist Lab at 18th Street Arts Center. Drawing upon his recent explorations in narrative structure which combine documentary f ootage\, personal account and fictional story construction\, Jugdeo will us e the Artist Lab Residency as a starting point towards the development of a scripted web series\, made in collaboration with local performers. This pr oject builds on previous videos and installations that have taken televisio n formats such as a talk show or a family drama in unexpected directions\, as well as a recent body of work considering the artist&rsquo\;s research i nto his family&rsquo\;s migration from India to Guyana and later Canada.

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Recently Jugdeo has been looking more directly at scripte d television as a format with radical potential for the expression of compl ex subjective experience. Where as &lsquo\;the televisual&rsquo\; has alway s informed his work\, its apparatuses typically been explored with quotatio n marks\; as a set of conventions from which he has abstracted. For his cur rent project\, he is interested in exploring the the democratizing space of the internet as a way of moving outside of the rarified world of the exhib ition space. To that end\, over the course of three months\, the Artist Lab will be used as a writer&rsquo\;s room\, a pre-production studio\, and a s et\, while the artist develops a series of vignettes that will act as ancho rs for the larger project. Jugdeo&rsquo\;s ongoing investigation of migrati on and assimilation informed by queer and transnational perspectives\, aide d by an eye for the absurdity of human relationships\, will be translated i nto a more conventionally structured web series.

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Canadi an-born\, Los Angeles-based Vishal Jugdeo is the recipient of a 2015 Guggen heim Fellowship in support of his new body of work\, which develops from 20 12&rsquo\;s Goods Carrier\, filmed in the artist&rsquo\;s ancestral land of origin\, India\, and debuted at the Hammer Museum&rsquo\;s Made in L.A. 20 12\; as well as A Shaky Picture Has No Weight (2013)\, filmed in Jugdeo&rsq uo\;s parents&rsquo\; homeland of Guyana\, and debuted at Performa13. Traci ng the movement of Indians under British rule from the subcontinent to the Caribbean and South America during the nineteenth century\, Jugdeo&rsquo\;s work is a meditation on contrasts between exotic and familiar\, near and f ar\, intimate and estranged.

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Born in 1979 in Regina\, S askatchewan\, Canada\, Vishal Jugdeo graduated from Simon Fraser University \, Vancouver (BFA\, 2003) and the University of Los Angeles (MFA\, 2007). H e attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2005. Jugdeo h as exhibited at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles)\, LAXART (Los Angeles)\, th e Orange County Museum of Art\, and the Witte de With Center for Contempora ry Art (Netherlands). He has received grants from Art Matters\, Artadia\, t he California Community Foundation\, and the Canada Council for the Arts. J ugdeo teaches in the Intermedia Department at the University of Southern Ca lifornia Roski School of Art and Design and is based in Los Angeles.

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Reception: February 20\, 6-8PM
Free and open to the public. Kindle RSVP

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Vishal Jugdeo \;brings his signature experimental approach to video to the Artist Lab at 18th Street Arts Center. Drawing upo n his recent explorations in narrative structure which combine documentary footage\, personal account and fictional story construction\, Jugdeo will u se the Artist Lab Residency as a starting point towards the development of a scripted web series\, made in collaboration with local performers. This p roject builds on previous videos and installations that have taken televisi on formats such as a talk show or a family drama in unexpected directions\, as well as a recent body of work considering the artist&rsquo\;s research into his family&rsquo\;s migration from India to Guyana and later Canada.\n

Recently Jugdeo has been looking more direc tly at scripted television as a format with radical potential for the expre ssion of complex subjective experience. Where as &lsquo\;the televisual&rsq uo\; has always informed his work\, its apparatuses typically been explored with quotation marks\; as a set of conventions from which he has abstracte d. For his current project\, he is interested in exploring the the democrat izing space of the internet as a way of moving outside of the rarified worl d of the exhibition space. To that end\, over the course of three months\, the Artist Lab will be used as a writer&rsquo\;s room\, a pre-production st udio\, and a set\, while the artist develops a series of vignettes that wil l act as anchors for the larger project. Jugdeo&rsquo\;s ongoing investigat ion of migration and assimilation informed by queer and transnational persp ectives\, aided by an eye for the absurdity of human relationships\, will b e translated into a more conventionally structured web series.

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Canadian-born\, Los Angeles-based Vishal Jugdeo is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship in support of his new body of wo rk\, which develops from 2012&rsquo\;s Goods Carrier\, filmed in the artist &rsquo\;s ancestral land of origin\, India\, and debuted at the Hammer Muse um&rsquo\;s Made in L.A. 2012\; as well as A Shaky Picture Has No Weight (2 013)\, filmed in Jugdeo&rsquo\;s parents&rsquo\; homeland of Guyana\, and d ebuted at Performa13. Tracing the movement of Indians under British rule fr om the subcontinent to the Caribbean and South America during the nineteent h century\, Jugdeo&rsquo\;s work is a meditation on contrasts between exoti c and familiar\, near and far\, intimate and estranged.

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Born in 1979 in Regina\, Saskatchewan\, Canada\, Vishal Jugde o graduated from Simon Fraser University\, Vancouver (BFA\, 2003) and the U niversity of Los Angeles (MFA\, 2007). He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2005. Jugdeo has exhibited at the Hammer Museum ( Los Angeles)\, LAXART (Los Angeles)\, the Orange County Museum of Art\, and the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Netherlands). He has receiv ed grants from Art Matters\, Artadia\, the California Community Foundation\ , and the Canada Council for the Arts. Jugdeo teaches in the Intermedia Dep artment at the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and De sign and is based in Los Angeles.

DTEND:20160401 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160119 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exhibition & Residency: Vishal Jugdeo\, Vishal Jugdeo UID:409057 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160220T200000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220T180000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exhibition & Residency: Vishal Jugdeo\, Vishal Jugdeo UID:409058 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

For his debut solo exhibition in Los Angeles\, Copenhagen-based artist \;Sø\;ren Hü\;ttel  \;looks at how modern and contemporary art appears in popular visi ons of the future from television of the 1980s and 1990s\, the artist&rsquo \;s formative years. Hü\;ttel mines images of paintings and sculptures that appeared in the sets of Star Trek: The Next Generation. These artworks reflect aesthetics that were already out of date within contemporary art b y the time the episodes originally aired\, but while  \;they all relate to mid 20th century modernism\, they are presented here as &ldquo\;futuris tic&rdquo\; 24th century contemporary art. Actual historical artists and ar tworks also appear in Star Trek: TNG\, including references to Salvador Dal i and Piet Mondrian. Through painting\, and installation\, Hü\;ttel cre ates &ldquo\;a cross-section of obscure bad art and pop culture&rdquo\; tha t combines his characteristic humor with a sharp critical edge.  \;The work is structured within a mock-academic context that reflects the televis ion program&rsquo\;s attempt to envision a fictional construction of the ar t history of the future.

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This exhibition funded by:

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Danish Arts Council

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Reception: February 20\, 6-8PM
Free and open to the publi c. Kindle RSVP \;

DTEND:20160304 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160119 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tomorrow is Yesterday\, Søren Hüttel UID:409054 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160220T200000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220T180000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tomorrow is Yesterday\, Søren Hüttel UID:409055 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Tel Aviv-based \;Elham Rokni \;debuts a solo exhibition of new works centered around \;The Wedding\, \;a video of her parents&rsquo\; wedding which took pla ce during the halcyon days before Iran&rsquo\;s popular revolution gave way to a religious fundamentalist regime. Struggling to remember the exact dat e of the event\, Rokni&rsquo\;s relatives inadvertently draw a picture of t he excitement\, confusion\, and eventual disappointment of those historic m onths. Rokni&rsquo\;s works in video installation and drawing use her perso nal history\, as a refugee from Iran who settled in Israel\, to explore col lective experiences of loss and displacement. Alternating between dreamscap e and documentary\, Rokni&rsquo\;s works investigate the disconnection betw een people&rsquo\;s hopes and expectations and their often tragic realities \, using art to describe the imaginative\, unconscious dimensions of experi ence.

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Elham Rokni received her BFA an d MFA from Bezalel Academy in Israel. She has participated in international film festivals and has received grants from the Israeli Ministry of Cultur e and Sport\, the Yehushua Rabinovich Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts\, an d the Fund for Video Art and Experimental Cinema in Israel. Her works can b e found in various private collections. Rokni&rsquo\;s work will be present ed in two simultaneous solo exhibitions at 18th Street Arts Center and Shul amit Nazarian Gallery in winter 2016\, and her work Crossing the Dune will be included in the exhibition Islamic Art Now\, Part 2 and in the permanent collection at LACMA in 2016.

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Elh am Rokni is the 2016 Soraya Sarah Nazarian Middle Eastern Artist in Residen ce\, made possible by a grant from the \;Y &\; S Nazarian Foundation&nb sp\;and \;produced with support from Asylum Arts.

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Reception: February 20\, 6-8PM
Free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP

DTEND:20160312 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160119 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Wedding\, Elham Rokni UID:409052 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160220T200000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160220T180000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Wedding\, Elham Rokni UID:409053 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160407 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160123 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:chickpea(ce) in HOLD UP\, Ken Ehrlich\, Daniel Joseph Martinez\, Jo hanna Breiding\, Cat Chui Phillip UID:409046 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160123T170000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160123T140000 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:chickpea(ce) in HOLD UP\, Johanna Breiding\, Ken Ehrlich\, Daniel J oseph Martinez\, Cat Chui Phillip UID:409047 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Kenny Scharf \;came to pro minence in the early 1980s as a New York street artist\, and over the years \, his interdisciplinary practice has comprised clothing design\, sculpture \, installations\, and video as well as painting&mdash\;on walls and on can vas. Aspiring to reach a broad audience\, Scharf has not shied away from co mmercial collaborations and merchandising\, and working in the public realm has also expanded his reach as an artist. Improvised on the spot\, his pub lic murals convey a frenetic energy\, reflecting his fast-paced production process\, which stems from his early\, unsanctioned work and the need to mo ve quickly before being caught by the police. Even in a museum or gallery s etting\, Scharf stays true to those roots\, retaining that sense of spontan eity in his work.

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As part of the firs t generation to grow up with television\, Scharf is interested in the immed iacy of popular imagery\, particularly cartoon characters. These familiar\, almost universally understood figures convey complex emotions through simp le means and can suggest movement even in static images. Drawing on America n cartoons from the 1960slike The Jetsons \;and \;The Flintstones \;as well as the work of fine artists such as Yves Tan guy\, Scharf has developed a cast of original cartoon characters that recur in his work. Incorporating vivid colors\, he employs the expressive faces and inherent energy of his characters to effectively communicate with viewe rs.

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Hammer Projects: Kenny Scharf  \;is organized by curator Ali Subotnick with Emily Gonzalez-Jarre tt\, curatorial associate.

DTEND:20160522 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20151203 GEO:34.0593793;-118.4437966 LOCATION:Hammer Museum\,10899 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90024 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Hammer Projects: Kenny Scharf\, Kenny Scharf UID:409026 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The New York&ndash\ ;based art critic \;Ben Davis \;has contributed to \;Adbust ers\, \;Frieze\, \;New York\,Slate\ , and the \;Village Voice. He is national art critic for \ ;Artnet News \;and critic-in-residence at Montclair State Univ ersity\, New Jersey. His first book\, \;9.5 Theses on Art and Class \, \;seeks to show how an understanding of class makes se nse of what is at stake in contemporary art&rsquo\;s most persistent debate s. \;

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A book signing f ollows the lecture.

DTEND:20160204T203000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160204T193000 GEO:34.0593793;-118.4437966 LOCATION:Hammer Museum\,10899 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90024 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Hammer Lectures: UCLA Department of Art Lectures | Ben Davis UID:409025 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Familiar objects are transform ed into poetic works of art in these sculptures produced since the early 19 90s.

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This exhibition from the \;Hammer Contemporary Collection \;explor es the domestic as a subject\, material\, or process in sculpture produced since the early 1990s. \;The artists&mdash\;Judie Bamber\, Tom Burr\, T ony Feher\, Mike Kelley\, Ry Rocklen\, and Collier Schorr&mdash\;begin with banal or familiar objects and forms\, transforming them into poetic works of art through juxtaposition and subtle alteration. Their works sit\, stand \, or hang at human scale\, suggesting touch and engagement and referencing the body through an intimate address to the viewer.

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This exhibition is organized by chief curator Co nnie Butler with Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett\, curatorial associate.

DTEND:20160522 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160123 GEO:34.0593793;-118.4437966 LOCATION:Hammer Museum\,10899 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90024 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sculpture from the Hammer Contemporary Collection\, Judie Bamber\, Tom Burr\, Tony Feher\, Mike Kelley\, Ry Rocklen\, Collier Schorr UID:409024 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Revealing states of vulnerabil ity\, loss and redemption\, in order to tell a personal narrative that refl ects the struggles of a community as a whole\, is a task that requires a co mmanding strength of purpose. In articulating these narratives\, words are often too reductive in expressing the layers of feeling and the complexitie s of poverty that one photograph may convey. Star Montana&rsquo\;s candid p hotographs bespeak the economic and personal struggles that her family went through prior\, during and after the loss of her mother.

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Raised by a single-mother in East Los Angeles\, Star M ontana grew-up questioning societal norms such as the traditional family un it and the typical college art student. This questioning helped her to forg e and strengthen her own identity\, attending East Los Angeles College and later completing her B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As an art student at a private institution of Fine Arts in New York\, throu gh her work\, Star Montana was able to educate others unfamiliar with Chica na/-o culture and to undermine assumptions of privilege and education. At t his time she understood the role of activism she would also commit to as pa rt of her journey as an artist.

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T ear Drops &\; Three Dots \;is an honest depiction of one commun ity members&rsquo\; experience of loss and the re-structuring of the family unit\; as well as\, the importance of art in conveying a personal narrativ e which reflects the heart of a community through such powerful\, candid im agery. Furthermore\, Star Montana&rsquo\;s commitment to her work\, her fam ily and her community\, enabled her to find the strength to reveal her stru ggles and these conditions in her photographs\, enabling those within the c ommunity and beyond the opportunity for consciousness-raising.

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Surana Singh
ELAC Professor\, Art History

DTEND:20160521 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160227 GEO:34.0416679;-118.1510339 LOCATION:Vincent Price Art Museum\,East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Ce sar Chavez \nMonterey Park\, CA 91754 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tear Drops & Three Dots\, Star Montana UID:409022 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160227T180000 DTSTAMP:20160208T073446 DTSTART:20160227T160000 GEO:34.0416679;-118.1510339 LOCATION:Vincent Price Art Museum\,East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Ce sar Chavez \nMonterey Park\, CA 91754 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tear Drops & Three Dots\, Star Montana UID:409023 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR