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Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to p resent a solo exhibition of sculpture and installation by Olga Koum oundouros.  Koumoundouros’ work addresses a fundamental tenet of t he American Dream\, home ownership\, inviting viewers to consider the ties – emotional\, financial\, and psychological – that bind us to the place we call home.  Recently she re-contextualized the focus of her work by taking possession of an abandoned house in her neighborhood\, thus becoming both s toryteller and protagonist in a narrative that equally chronicles the polit ical and personal fallout of the recent housing market collapse.  Entitled  A Notorious Possession\, she treated the home as a monumental read ymade\, covering it entirely in gold paint and\, by moving in\, weaving her own personal narrative and desires into the real and imagined story of the previous owners.
 
In this exhibition\, Koumoundouros prese nts the gold canvases that covered the rooftop of the occupied home. Here\, it has been re-assembled as a full-scale roof which hangs upside down from the ceiling and spans the first two galleries.  Koumoundouros invites view ers into a world of displacement and desire in which abandoned couches grow appendages\, a refrigerator door holds a cipher of conflated lives\, a cre matory urn acts as a kind of celestial mailbox\, and a Lazy-Boy recliner – like Sisyphus – is allowed no rest.  A sprayed rainbow encircles the space\ , while dyed thrift-store sheets knotted into escape ropes co-mingle with o bjects both new and retrieved from an amalgam of histories.  Extrapolating from the objects left behind\, from interviews with neighbors and by drawin g from her own imagination\, Koumoundouros insinuates her own life into the abandoned home to create a haunting narrative that is emotional\, confusin g\, and generous – defying both easy categorization and a simple solution.< /span>
 
Olga Koumoundouros received her MFA from the California Institute for the Arts in 2001.  She has had recent solo exh ibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art\, Santa Monica\, CA\; REDCAT\, L os Angeles\, CA\; and Rogue Wave Projects\, LA Louver Skyroom\, Venice\, CA .  Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including “Greater LA” N ew York\, NY\; Salt Lake Art Center\, Salt Lake City\, Utah\; Project Row H ouses\, Houston\, TX\; 18th Street Projects\, Santa Monica\, CA\; the Banff Centre Walter Phillips Gallery\, Banff\, AB\, Canada\; the Armory Center f or the Arts\, Pasadena\, CA\; The Studio Museum in Harlem\, New York\, NY\; LAXART\, Los Angeles\, CA\; the Glassell School of Art\, Houston\, TX\; “T hing\,” UCLA Hammer Museum\, Los Angeles\, CA\; and the Schindler House\, L os Angeles\, CA.  This summer\, her work will be presented in a public enga gement project at the UCLA Hammer Museum\, Los Angeles\, CA.  A site-specif ic project in collaboration with Andrea Bowers will be featured this year a t the Tang Museum\, Skidmore College\, Saratoga Springs\, NY and LAND will include her work in an upcoming project in Los Angeles as well.  This is Ol ga Koumoundouros’ third solo exhibition at the gallery.

DTEND:20130410 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130302 GEO:34.0314527;-118.3761739 LOCATION:SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS\,6006 Washington Blvd \nCu lver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Possessed by Glint and Dreams\, Olga Koumoundouros UID:260846 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130302T200000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130302T180000 GEO:34.0314527;-118.3761739 LOCATION:SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS\,6006 Washington Blvd \nCu lver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Possessed by Glint and Dreams\, Olga Koumoundouros UID:260847 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to p resent new paintings by Monique van Genderen.

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For this exhibition\, the galleries will be physically adjusted to equal size and sh ape in order to feature two identical installations.  One large-scale paint ing\, comprised of two connected panels\, will be installed in each gallery .  While the paintings are firmly situated within the discourse of abstract ion that van Genderen has long pursued\, these works are simultaneously sel f-reflexive\, in a dialogue with the interior of the gallery’s architecture and also suggestive of the exterior landscape by way of their horizontal f ormatting and compositional content. Short-term memory is put to the test a s the viewer becomes an active participant in the artists desire to provoke a déjà vu experience or an “afterimage\, like the needle on a record\, stu ck in the same groove”.  Halfway through the duration of the exhibition\, v an Genderen will re-install the paintings\, changing the arrangement of the two large format paintings into four single works.  By activating a fluctu ating environment\, the artist proposes a new set of possibilities for the viewer to discover\, re-discover\, to compare differences and similarities\ , articulating our ever changing trains of thinking\, seeing and looking.
 
Monique van Genderen received her MFA from the California I nstitute of the Arts\, Valencia\, CA. She has had solo exhibitions at Hamme r Projects\, UCLA Hammer Museum\, Los Angeles\, CA\; Kunstverein Heilbronn\ , Heilbronn\, Germany\; Wexner Center for the Arts\, Columbus\, Ohio\; Penn sylvania Academy of the Fine Arts\, Philadelphia\; D’Amelio Gallery\, New Y ork\, NY\; Michael Janssen Gallery\, Berlin\; and Chinati Foundation\, Marf a\, TX. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen\, Switzerland\; Japanese American National Museum\, Los Angeles \; New Museum\, New York\; Art Unlimited at Art Basel 37\; and in the 48th Corcoran Biennial in Washington\, D.C.

DTEND:20130410 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130302 GEO:34.0314527;-118.3761739 LOCATION:SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS\,6006 Washington Blvd \nCu lver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Monique van Genderen UID:260974 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130302T200000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130302T180000 GEO:34.0314527;-118.3761739 LOCATION:SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS\,6006 Washington Blvd \nCu lver City\, CA 90232 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Monique van Genderen UID:260975 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The second of four final showcases by MFA (Master of Fine Arts) 2013 can didates in the UCLA Department of Art\, MFA #2 features work by A'a lia Marilyn Brown (sculpture)\,Brennan Gerard &\; Ryan Kelly(Interdisciplinary Studio)\, Devin Kenny (ne w genres)\, and Dylan Mira (new genres).

Join us for the opening on Thursday\, Apr il 4 from 5-8pm.

DTEND:20130412 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130404 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:MFA Exhibition #2\, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly\, A'alia Marilyn Brown\, Devin Kenny\, Dylan Mira UID:262988 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130404T200000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130404T170000 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:MFA Exhibition #2\, A'alia Marilyn Brown\, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly\, Devin Kenny\, Dylan Mira UID:262989 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present our second solo show by gallery artist Nery Gabriel Lemus\, winner of the 2013 COLA Individual Artist Grant\, and the 2013 Rema Hort Mann Founda tion Award. In this current body of work\, Lemus continues to explore domes tic issues\, issues that can often manifest in society at large. In particu lar\, Lemus brings focus to the influence\, positive and negative\, adult m en have over young boys\, either within families or as men in society. Lemu s’ interest in the topic stems from his involvement in social work over the past 14 years\, where he has worked with boys and young men with absent fa thers and a lack of positive role models.

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The work in the show examines the concept of heroism – particularly in what constitutes a hero. Society h as established heroes in a multitude of different spaces\, frequently cemen ted through entertainment culture. In our hyper-mediated age\, many establi shed heroes are found to be fraudulent\, and many elevated personae exempli fy behaviors of questionable merit. The title of this exhibition is taken f rom Alice Childress’ book\, A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich (1 973). The book chronicles the struggles of Benjie\, a young African-America n kid struggling with acceptance and self-worth while flirting dangerously with heroin addiction. Benjie utters the titular phrase implying that heroe s and saviors have ceased to exist in the hard times he lives in. Within th is body of work\, Lemus uses recognizable childhood archetypes like stuffed animals\, piñatas\, superheroes and childhood characters to incorporate th e idea of heroic absence\, and to suggest where heroes might be found.

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N ery Gabriel Lemus was born in Los Angeles\, in 1977. Lemus received his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena\, California (2007) and his MF A at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia\, California (2009). Lemus also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2008).

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His work has been featured is several group exhibitions includi ng\, Made in L.A. 2012\, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration wi th LAXART\, OZ: New Offerings From Angel City at Museo Regional Guadalajara in Jalisco\, Mexico\, The Seventh House at Project Row Houses in Houston\, Texas\, the 2010 Border Art Biennial at El Paso museum in El Paso\, Texas\ , El Grito\, at The University of Arkansas in Little Rock\, Arkansas\, and Common Ground\, at the California African-American Museum. Lemus is also a recipient of the 2012- 2013 prestigious City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) awar d and the 2013 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award.

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130216 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich\, Nery Gabriel Lemus UID:256433 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130216T220000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130216T190000 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich\, Nery Gabriel Lemus UID:256434 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Heidi Taillifer's "The Land of the Blind" is an exhibition of new and unique sculptural works centered around the theme of Eros and original oil paintings featuring Heidi's signature brand reflecting Mankind's ongoing hybridization with technology. 
The porcelain like vintage and manga f usion styled dolls\, ready to pierce your heart\, are named "True Loves". E ach doll is individually hand cast from a single design model. They are mad e out of hydrocal\, a plaster and silica crystal compound poured into silic one moulds based on the original master design\, hand sculpted out of clay. Each individual part is painted\, assembled\, eyelashed and adorned with e ither Swaravski crystals or Christian Dior silks and fabrics. Handmade cost uming and decorative flourishes are used to create a specific representatio n of Eros and are fitted with wings and pinned to boards like naturalist sp ecimens and given a latin name. Finally they are hermetically preserved und er protective domes. 

He idi's original oil paintings are a creative fusion of classical figurative painting\, surrealism\, contemporary realism and mythology combined with po pular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science f iction. Painting subjects comprised of seemingly incongruous objects charac terized as symbolic they form a complex composite of various elements and a dd a contemporary spin to often classical icons.

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Heidi Taillefer was bor n in Montreal\, Quebec\, to a family rich in creative talent. She began dra wing before the age of three and followed ten years of private art instruct ion until the age of eighteen. She pursued Humanistic studies at McGill Uni versity\, which provided a foundation for much of the cultural and philosop hical referencing in her art. She later worked as a commercial illustrator in parallel with her fine art production. Her most notable commercial proje cts being with the Cirque du Soleil\, Richard Mille luxury watches\, and In finiti car company in Canada and Taiwan. Heidi last exhibited at Copro Gall ery with the musical group "Coheed and Cambria" displaying her two album co ver designs\, for "The Afterman: Ascension and Descension". Her fine art wo rk is characterized by a hybridization of mechanical and organic elements w ithin a setting\, reflecting the ubiquity of technology throughout the worl d today. She often gives a spin to classical icons bringing them into a mor e contemporary context\, and her work is reminiscent of some of the early t wentieth surrealists such as Max Ernst\, Giorgio de Chirico\, and Paul Delv aux.

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130323 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:CoproGallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, #T-5\nSanta Mo nica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Land of the Blind\, Heidi Taillifer UID:265833 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130323T233000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130323T200000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:CoproGallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, #T-5\nSanta Mo nica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Land of the Blind\, Heidi Taillifer UID:265834 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Copro Gallery presents a group exhibition “Futu rology” dealing with the art of Future predictions and changing th e Future using current political climate conditions and world trends as a p oint of departure. Agents of Futurology from the past such as Cleopatra\, J ohn Wilkes Booth\, Napoleon\, Einstein\, John Kennedy initiate changes in t imelines and effect events hundreds and thousands of years later sometimes referred to as the Butterfly effect. If time travel exists in the future th an possibly we have witnessed agents from the future traveling in time to s top a nuclear holocaust that has not yet happened in our present. The curre nt time on the Doomsday Clock is setMi nutes To Midnight. For this exhibition artists will explore a ll aspects of Futurology including the Past\, Present and Future.

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130323 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:CoproGallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, #T-5\nSanta Mo nica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Futurology\, Tin\, Alexandra Manukyan\, Ana Bagayan\, Mu Pan\, Marc Burckhardt\, Luke Chueh\, Nathan Spoor\, ANNIE OWENS\, Nouar\, Chrystal Ch an\, Timothy Smith\, Genevive Zacconi\, Erik Alos\, Adam Miller\, Xue Wang\ , Jason Hite\, Matthew Grabelsky\, Chloe Trujillo\, Leslie Ditto\, David Ri chardson\, Khrys Sapp\, Tracey Roberts\, Ellen\, Cathie Bleck\, Robert S. C onnett\, Chet Zar\, Mat Hurtado\, Larkin\, Vincent Cacciotti\, Steven Daily UID:265835 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130323T233000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130323T200000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:CoproGallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, #T-5\nSanta Mo nica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Futurology\, Erik Alos\, Ana Bagayan\, Cathie Bleck\, Marc Burckhar dt\, Vincent Cacciotti\, Chrystal Chan\, Luke Chueh\, Robert S. Connett\, S teven Daily\, Leslie Ditto\, Ellen\, Matthew Grabelsky\, Jason Hite\, Mat H urtado\, Larkin\, Alexandra Manukyan\, Adam Miller\, Nouar\, ANNIE OWENS\, Mu Pan\, David Richardson\, Tracey Roberts\, Khrys Sapp\, Timothy Smith\, N athan Spoor\, Tin\, Chloe Trujillo\, Xue Wang\, Genevive Zacconi\, Chet Zar UID:265836 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Couturier Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibitio n of South American artist\, poet and writer\, Arturo Mallman (b. 19 53) with his high-gloss\, depth and light paintings in the exhibition at-mos-pher-i-um\, a show featuring translucent acrylic and resin layered works on wood panels.  Arturo Mallmann: at-mos-pher-i-um< /b> runs from March 9 through April 13\, 2013.  The artist’s opening recept ion is Saturday\, March 9\, 6-8pm.

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Although born in Montevideo\, Uruguay\, Mallmann and his family moved to Buenos Aires\, Argentina at an early age.  His work is strongly influenced by his formative years spen t in the vast open plains of the pampas region of Argentina with its seemingly endless horizons and clear skies.  Mallmann explains\, “I guess what I liked was p recisely that there was nothing in particular to look at\, it was a great f eeling of liberation.” 

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His objective in developing this layered style with its glass-like surface is to create a space that present s no barrier to the eye and that gives the illusion of depth through the bu ilding up of clear resin atop acrylic paint layers.  The result is an inten sity of color and three dimensional feel that draws the viewer in. 

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This technique is meditative for the artist.  Often the works wi ll include a small figure that represents both the artist as a small boy wa ndering the open grasslands of Argentina and symbolic of the human race seeking to und erstand our existence in a dark universe through enlightenment. 

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A prolific artist\, Mallmann has exhibited throughout the United States.  He c urrently lives and works in Los Angeles

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For additional information/visu al materials please contact the gallery: cg@couturiergallery.com

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:34.0754701;-118.3438827 LOCATION:Couturier Gallery\,166 N. La Brea Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:at-mos-pher-i-um\, Arturo Mallmann UID:260904 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130309T200000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309T180000 GEO:34.0754701;-118.3438827 LOCATION:Couturier Gallery\,166 N. La Brea Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:at-mos-pher-i-um\, Arturo Mallmann UID:260905 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dan McCleary brings the formal sensibilities of Piero della Francesca to the everyday moments of life in Los Angeles. A native of Southern Californ ia\, McCleary notes that L.A. “feels weightless and devoid of formal ritual s. It has no center. Its inhabitants find their own center through daily ri tuals like driving shopping\, eating out and seeing movies.” Although his p aintings depict people in seemingly mundane situations\, these moments are constructed with the care and grace of an artist with keen observation skil ls and an awareness of the subtle interaction of form and color. All of the work in this exhibition was painted from life\, using sets built in his st udio. The new work includes a painting entitled Manicure\, which pre serves a fleeting moment of quiet intimacy between two women that would oth erwise go unnoticed.

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In addition to his artistic practice\, Dan McCleary is the founder of Art Division\, an after school arts program for young ad ults in the Rampart District of L.A. Among the several talented artists inv olved in this program\, Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez.

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A former student\, Javier Carril lo now runs the printmaking program at Art Division. He notes that his pain tings depict close friends\, family members and his own life experiences. T he images take the form of the playing cards used in a Latin American game of chance that is similar to Bingo\, entitled La Lotería. As Carrillo state s\, “I grew up with the game and loved playing it. Each painting has its ow n story based on struggles encountered when crossing the border.”

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Like h is mentor Dan McCleary\, Emmanuel Galvez paints his subjects from life. His small still-lifes entitled Pan Dulce\, depict the unique color\, te xtures and shapes of traditional Mexican bakery goods. As Galvez recalls\, “I grew up eating them…each bread has a different story…I also discovered t hat the baking techniques were originally learned from the French.” Galvez’ s cookies\, breads and cakes sit on solid colored backgrounds complete with delicately painted crumbs. He is now an instructor at Heart of Los Angeles \, an after-school program for underserved and at-risk youth.

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Craig Krull Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Paintings\, Dan McCleary UID:261107 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130309T180000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309T160000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Craig Krull Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Paintings\, Dan McCleary UID:261108 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dan McCleary brings the formal sensibilities of Piero della Francesca to the everyday moments of life in Los Angeles. A native of Southern Californ ia\, McCleary notes that L.A. “feels weightless and devoid of formal ritual s. It has no center. Its inhabitants find their own center through daily ri tuals like driving shopping\, eating out and seeing movies.” Although his p aintings depict people in seemingly mundane situations\, these moments are constructed with the care and grace of an artist with keen observation skil ls and an awareness of the subtle interaction of form and color. All of the work in this exhibition was painted from life\, using sets built in his st udio. The new work includes a painting entitled Manicure\, which pre serves a fleeting moment of quiet intimacy between two women that would oth erwise go unnoticed.

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In addition to his artistic practice\, Dan McCleary is the founder of Art Division\, an after school arts program for young ad ults in the Rampart District of L.A. Among the several talented artists inv olved in this program\, Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez.

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Like his mentor Dan McCleary\, E mmanuel Galvez paints his subjects from life. His small still-lifes entitle d Pan Dulce\, depict the unique color\, textures and shapes of tradi tional Mexican bakery goods. As Galvez recalls\, “I grew up eating them…eac h bread has a different story…I also discovered that the baking techniques were originally learned from the French.” Galvez’s cookies\, breads and cak es sit on solid colored backgrounds complete with delicately painted crumbs . He is now an instructor at Heart of Los Angeles\, an after-school program for underserved and at-risk youth.

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Craig Krull Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pan Dulce\, Emmanuel Galvez UID:261109 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130309T180000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309T160000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Craig Krull Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pan Dulce\, Emmanuel Galvez UID:261110 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dan McCleary brings the formal sensibilities of Piero della Francesca to the everyday moments of life in Los Angeles. A native of Southern Californ ia\, McCleary notes that L.A. “feels weightless and devoid of formal ritual s. It has no center. Its inhabitants find their own center through daily ri tuals like driving shopping\, eating out and seeing movies.” Although his p aintings depict people in seemingly mundane situations\, these moments are constructed with the care and grace of an artist with keen observation skil ls and an awareness of the subtle interaction of form and color. All of the work in this exhibition was painted from life\, using sets built in his st udio. The new work includes a painting entitled Manicure\, which pre serves a fleeting moment of quiet intimacy between two women that would oth erwise go unnoticed.

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In addition to his artistic practice\, Dan McCleary is the founder of Art Division\, an after school arts program for young ad ults in the Rampart District of L.A. Among the several talented artists inv olved in this program\, Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez.

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A former student\, Javier Carril lo now runs the printmaking program at Art Division. He notes that his pain tings depict close friends\, family members and his own life experiences. T he images take the form of the playing cards used in a Latin American game of chance that is similar to Bingo\, entitled La Lotería. As Carrillo state s\, “I grew up with the game and loved playing it. Each painting has its ow n story based on struggles encountered when crossing the border.”

DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Craig Krull Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:La Lotería de la Vida UID:261111 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130309T180000 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309T160000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Craig Krull Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:La Lotería de la Vida UID:261112 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:34.0663502;-118.2384334 LOCATION:Jancar Gallery\,961 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Reverse Engineering\, Micol Hebron UID:258788 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Leslie Sacks Contemporary is pleased to announce an exh ibition of Marc Quinn’s 2007 suite Portraits of Landsc apes. The series features eigh t color pigment prints\, each measuring 39 3/8 x 29 1/2 inches from an edit ion of 59. The imagery is a highly rendered grouping of fruit and flowers in full bloom\, which relates to rec urring motifs in Quinn’s work.

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The Portraits of Landscapes seri es references Quinn’s momentous 2000 installation Garden as well as his ensuing Eternal Spring sculptures and flower paintings. Garden\, originally installed at the Fondazione Prada\, Milan\, featured cryogenically froze n plants captured at the peak of th eir beauty and suspended in their lifecycle. Quinn has stated that he was i nspired to create the piece when vi siting a flower market\, where all types of foliage from around the world c an be purchased in a single place. Flowers that would never exist in the same climate or blossom at the same time of year now sit alongside one a nother\; they are a symbol of how “human desire constantly reshapes nature’s limitations” and offer the perfec t metaphor for Quinn’s exploration of the natural versus the artificial.

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For the print series Portraits of Landscapes\, Quinn has re-appropriated imagery from his flower paintings and presented the visuals in a new format. By switching media from painting (large horizontal “landscapes”) to a blown-up portion of a pai nting (small vertical “portraits”)\, he plays even further with the ideas of preservation and manipulation. In the work’s new incarnation\, Quinn examines in greater detail the exotic\, tactile shapes of tropical plants and gleaming\, fleshy surfaces of ripe fruit. Swaths of bright\, saturated colors—symbols of youth—and the ero tic interplay of forms take center stage\, pulling theviewer up-close into a rich and lusty garden of paradise .

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In many of the pieces\, delicate drops of snow can be seen lightly spr inkled over the fruit and flowers. This detail is a nod to the cryogenically frozen Garden installation. The w ork remarks on the transience of li fe and speaks to Quinn’s fascination with the inherent human desire to halt  time. Contemporary culture’s obses sion with preserving youth and beauty\, often through unnatural means\, contains a certain perverseness that i s of interest to the artist. Quinn’s flowers are immortalized at the moment of full bloom\, and are seemingly full of warmth and exotic sensualit y. Yet the vibrant colors and voluptuous forms are deceptive\; they mask th e fact that the flowers are frozen and no longer living—are dead\, but can’t decay.

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Marc Quinn is part of t he Young British Artists (YBAs) movement. The group\, which includes
fellow artists Damien Hirst and Trac y Emin\, gained notoriety in the 1990s for creating work with tremendous shock value. Quinn’s work Self was sh own as part of “Sensation\,” a 1997 exhibition curated by the influential collector Charles Saatchi. Self\, an ongoing self-portrait of the artist made from his own frozen blood\, elicited worldwide attention. Quinn has continued to explore themes about a ging\, the passage of time and ideals of beauty throughout his career.

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M arc Quinn has exhibited in numerous significant international exhibitions\, including at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. He has had solo shows at Tate Gallery\, London and Tate\, Live rpool\; Kunstverein\, Hannover\; Fondazione Prada\, Milan\; Irish Museum of Modern Art\, Dublin\; Groninger Mu seum\, Groningen\; MACRO\, Rome\; DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art contemporain\, Montréal\; and Fondation Beyeler \, Basel. His work is included in the Tate’s permanent collection. DTEND:20130413 DTSTAMP:20141229T074049 DTSTART:20130302 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Leslie Sacks Contemporary\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, B 6\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Portraits of Landscapes\, Marc Quinn UID:260315 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Lora Schlesinger is pleased to announce Ron Rizk’s second so lo-exhibition with the gallery. New Paintings features thirteen mast erfully rendered oil paintings by the artist. The exhibition opens with the artist’s reception on Saturday\, March 2 from 5-7 pm and is on view throug h April 13\, 2013.

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Rizk’s new paintings continue a long-time consid eration of man made small objects\, their uses\, and their intimate history both actual and fictional or invented. Strange tools that have become obso lete in a mechanized age\, worn and forgotten toys and fragments of torn ph otographs and paper are all reborn on his panel. Rizk reminds the viewer of the history of each object with great attention paid to their surfaces. Ju xtaposing his perfectionism with imperfect objects. Each painting reveals a glimpse into the imaginary world Rizk has created for each object and its environment.

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Ron Rizk was born in New Brunswick\, New Jersey. He re ceived a diploma from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art\, his BF A from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA form the Universit y of Illinois\, Champagne-Urbana. He is a Professor of Fine Arts in Paintin g and Drawing at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited nationally since the late 1960’s in galleries acros s the United States and with museums including the Denver Art Museum\, CO\; Frye Art Museum\, Seattle\, WA\; Grand Rapids Museum of Art\, MI\; Laguna Beach Museum of Art\, CA\; Long Beach Art Museum\, CA\; and Oakland Museum\ , CA. 

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The shows open with the artist’s reception on Saturday\, Mar ch 2 from 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Cent er\, 2525 Michigan Avenue\, T3\, Santa Monica. For additional information p lease call (310) 828-1133\, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com\,\n

or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.

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The East Gallery presents Patsy Krebs’ Parable of the Oxh erder\, featuring new aquatint etchings by the artist. Parable of th e Oxherder is based on the Zen parable the Ten Oxherding Songs. Traditi onally the koan-like narrative describes in poem and/or image the drama of the Oxherder and Ox as they lose and find one another\, exchange ascendency \, achieve equilibrium and finally transcend the world of phenomena altoget her. Envisioned here in abstract form\, the Songs are understood as various conditions of being\, or interior situations\, along the Way\; the Dao. Th e painting “Untitled (Pale gold/maroon)” is a continuation of a body of wor k Krebs began in 2008. The image is made up of very thin washes of acrylic\ , feathering out from a central rectangle\, with undertones and overtones c reating a subtle complex interior pattern echoing the notion of a painting as a window into an unknown place.

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Krebs’ work is featured in the c ollections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museum of San Franc isco\, CA\; Denver Art Museum\, CO\; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\, C A\; Norton Museum\, West Palm Beach\, FL\; San Jose Museum of Art\, CA\; an d Santa Barbara Museum of Art\, CA. She has been featured in publications a nd new-papers such as Art in America\, ARTnews\, San Franc isco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. Krebs has received numerou s awards including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Artist’s Grant and The Na tional Endowment for the Arts Grant. She currently teaches at Dominican Uni versity of California.

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The shows open with the artist’s reception o n Saturday\, March 2 from 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center\, 2525 Michigan Avenue\, T3\, Santa Monica. For addition al information please call (310) 828-1133\, view our website at www.lorasch lesinger.com\,

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or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.

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Virginia Katz ’s artwork results from a close collaboration with her environment\, including nature-based and rnan-made artifacts and influe nces. Her practice involves various modes of accumulation which she then in vests with new form and meaning. She has recorded the rhythm of waves and w ind\, analyzed patterns of our air travel and collected evidence of human c onsumption. She then translates her observations and gatherings into abstra ctions that speak to our place in the cycles of nature\, location\, time an d memory.  

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This exhibition repr esents the culmination of eight years worth of amassing various paper-based items encountered by Katz. The papers range from mundane receipts and coff ee warmers to travel mementos to credit cards and advertisements. Each pape r has been cut to equally sized\, two-centimeter square pieces\, attached t o 22" x 30" sheets of paper and arranged into an 11 foot installation. The tiles\, which Katz refers to as ‘markers’\, or souvenirs of a specific time and place\, form a massive swirling\, Gaudi-like wall mosaic. The piece be comes a multi-layered memento or reminder of the artist's personal journeys as well as that of the materials. The volume of material used and rnap-lik e composition carries with it issues of consumerism\, globalism\, the Trash Vortex and so on. 

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For Katz\, Trading Places - 8 Years\, “was an attempt to ally man-made design with the p rocess of natural form by using the recording device of the marker over a p rolonged period of time\, while referencing terrain and using paper as a pa inting medium.”

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An ongoing inspiration in Katz’s work have been t opographic maps\, which have taken numerous forms. This is one in a series of exhibitions featuring her rnap-based pieces which will continue in June.

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Robert Kingston’s work draws viewers into a visual exploration where the story rests bet ween innumerable layers of paint. The gestures\, erasures\, pigmented smudg ing\, scraping and dripping on his canvases evidence Kingston's continued i nvestigation into the possibilities of paint. 

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Kingston's work is achieved through a trust of his process of get ting lost in cerebral and material spaces. The artist slowly builds his pai ntings by developing and modifying ideas applied in previous layers. At tim e s\, the paint is controlled and then allowed to find gravity\, and is the n contained again\, creating deep veils of acrylic. Within the canvases’ ha zy spaces are thrusts of color along with fits and starts of lines\, doodle s and sketches that conjure an aggregate of ancient\, scientific\, organic\ , industrial hieroglyphs floating\, untethered in a fleeting landscape. 

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Kingston's breathy\, atmospheric moveme nts of paint collect and dissipate to form organic landscape impressions\, yet remain firmly planted in the language of abstraction. His soulful works of art speak to a range of emotions\, and open a window into the artist's own inner space and influences. Shifting from placid to energetic\, structu red to improvised\, sober to playful\, Kingston’s paintings are a steady\, engrossing read that gradually reveal their history and resolve.

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