BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150808T140000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150808T120000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist-led workshop\, Candice Lin UID:389158 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Los-Angeles based artist Candi ce Lin continues her research into the historical and contemporary use of p lants in medicine\, cultural objects\, food\, consciousness-research\, and foraging practices in the Artist Lab. This exploration\, ongoing from her p ast work\, questions how socio-political interests engage with power\, circ ulating within language and form in the specific contexts of gendered relat ionships to technology\, nature\, food\, and domesticity. Lin explores the gendered and racialized figure of the healer\, herb-woman\, or witch\, and the role of botany in relationship to empire and colonialism. She considers historical figures\, such as the eighteenth-century explorer Jeanne Baret\ , as well as narrative characters\, like Sycorax\, the mother Caliban in Sh akespeare&rsquo\;s \;The Tempest. All are connected to legacie s of imperialism and revolution. She traces the inheritances of these syste ms in botanical nomenclature and in scientific taxonomies to look at how co ntemporary hierarchies define and order gender\, animacy\, and different ty pes of life forms.

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In the second half of her residency\, Lin will collaborate with artist Patrick Staff. Togethe r\, they will be investigating the hormonal properties of plants and their synthesis within the human body. Their research will concern phyto-hormones with which they will make a variety of substances including a natural test osterone salve harvested from local pine pollen and sculptural works that w ill form the basis for a film set\, within which the artists will document performative actions regarding the ingestion and constitution of such subst ances. Lin&rsquo\;s and Staff&rsquo\;s collaboration will incorporate forag ing and herbal medicine to examine the intersections of technologies of the body\, bio-political subjectivity\, and contemporary formulations of gende r and sexuality\, which also form the basis of Lin&rsquo\;s other plant-bas ed research project in the Artist Lab.

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Candice Lin&rsquo\;s Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the California Community Foundation and the Nati onal Endowment for the Arts.

DTEND:20150918 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150713 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sycorax’s Garden\, Candice Lin UID:389156 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150829T200000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150829T180000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sycorax’s Garden\, Candice Lin UID:389157 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

18th Street Arts Center is ple ased to present a solo exhibition of Taipei\, Taiwan based artist Chih-Chie n Chen\, realized with the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles. Presented in conj unction with a three-month residency supported by the Ministry of Culture\, Taiwan\, the artist will exhibit an installation of \; interactive vid eo works\, one of which will be made on-site. The new work will echo his pr evious video \;Flowing Pride: Ripple\, extending the motif of the Bougainvillea flower.

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Chih-Chien Chen&rsquo\;s works focus on the theme of &ldquo\;time&rdquo\;\, documentin g the city as the spatial embodiment of time&rsquo\;s passage. These works attempt to describe the process of positioning oneself in a city through fr agments of visual memory. In this space of memory\, the climate is hazy\, a nd the viewpoint is vertical. From an airborne position\, the artist employ s habitual methods of observation. By intentionally allowing for physical m etamorphosis\, the artworks come to represent the artist&rsquo\;s thinking space. Each succession of images is arranged vertically with a constant dis tance maintained between each object shown\, and the positions between the layers of imagery are readjusted according to oscillations dictated by the strength of currents. Under these conditions\, space changes\, with time tw isting the third dimension. Using commonplace mechanical devices\, Chen des cribes a logical drift: the experience of being lost in thought\, tracing a dé\;rive through the urban landscape.

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Chih-Chien Chen is a Taipei\, Taiwan based digital artist whose wor k has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan and in interna tional exhibitions throughout Europe and Asia. Chen is a graduate of Tungha i University Department of Landscape Architecture and Taipei National Unive rsity of the Arts Graduate School of Arts and Technology. In addition to hi s work as a solo artist\, Chen is a member of the digital art collective Lu xuryLogico. He has had solo exhibitions at IT PARK Gallery and Galerie Gran d Siecle in Taipei\, and participated in group exhibitions at Centro Centro \, Madrid\; He Xiangning Art Museum\, Shenzhen\; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts\, Taichung\; Museum of Contemporary Art\, Taipei\; Hong Kong Muse um of Art\; and Seoul International NewMedia Festival. With LuxuryLogico\, his work has appeared at Treignac Project\, France\; CAFA Art Museum\, Beij ing\; White Rabbit Gallery\, Sydney\; and at the 2014 Asia Triennial Manche ster.

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This exhibition receives ge nerous support from the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles and the Ministry of C ulture\, Taiwan. 18th Street Arts Center has collaborated with these partne rs since 1999\, fostering cultural exchange by hosting two Taiwanese visiti ng artists annually.

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Opening Reception during Champagne Social:Sunday\, July 19\, 2015 \, 11AM-3PM

DTEND:20150829 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150713 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Flowing\, Chih-Chien Chen UID:389154 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150719T150000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150719T110000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Flowing\, Chih-Chien Chen UID:389155 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

18th Street Arts Center proudl y presents award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson&rsquo\;s l atest work \;EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN \;at Bergamot Station o n Saturday\, July 11\, 2015 from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Enveloping the building s of historic Bergamot Station Art Center in light\, shadows\, and video pr ojections\, Johnson transforms the art campus into a single art installatio n in collaboration with site-specific contemporary dance by Pennington Danc e Group and light installation art by Greg Christy. Through projections and light on a main wall and throughout the campus\, the work aims to explore connections between the individual identities of the galleries and artists at Bergamot Art Center as a unified space.

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Kate Johnson&rsquo\;s \;EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN \;is t he third in a series of artist interventions aimed at calling attention to the community of cultural organizations and commercial galleries at Bergamo t Station. With the impending arrival of the EXPO light rail in Santa Monic a and the construction of the Bergamot Station train platform\, the City of Santa Monica and Bergamot Station Gallery &\; Cultural Association (BSG CA) find creative ways to make the public aware that the Arts Center is sti ll open for business and as vibrant as ever.EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN \ ;and other forthcoming projects are made possible by an \;Our Town \;grant from the National Endowment for the Arts awarded to C ity of Santa Monica. To implement the grant\, the City works in partnership with Bergamot Ltd.\, 18th Street Arts Center\, the Santa Monica Museum of Art\, and BSGCA.

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Kate Johnson  \;is an award-winning filmmaker\, video artist\, and Assistan t Professor at Otis College of Art &\; Design. Her collaborative works h ave been shown at the Cannes and LA Film Festivals\, and MoMA NY\, among ot hers. She has collaborated throughout her career with dance companies\, cre ating video art for live performances. Her current\, Emmy-nominated film\,& nbsp\;Mia\, A Dancer&rsquo\;s Journey\, is a feature-length docume ntary she co-directed and co-produced about the life of celebrated ballerin a\, Mia Slavenska. It premiered at Lincoln Center and was broadcast over 20 0 PBS stations throughout the US.

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John Pennington\, the \;Artistic Director \;of the&nb sp\;Pennington Dance Group\, enjoyed a 14-year career with the Bella Lewitz ky Dance Company as a performer and master teacher. \;He then went on t o be an independent choreographer and educator before establishing his own award-winning dance group in 2000. \;Most recently\, his oral history e ssay was featured in \;When Men Dance: Choreographing Dance Across Borders\, published by Oxford University Press.

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Greg Christy \;is a multiple award-win ning lighting designer and technical director who has created singular desi gns and lighting installations for events throughout the US and internation ally. \; \;His work has painted light onto many surfaces from theat ers to buildings to entire city blocks. \;His work has been seen on liv e television broadcasts and at venues including The Getty\, LACMA\, and MOC A\, as well as with musical artists including Sir Elton John\, Santana\, an d The Black Eyed Peas.

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Lili Haydn \;Rolling Stone called her music &ldquo\;fiery and virt uosic&hellip\;&rdquo\;  \; \;George Clinton called her &ldquo\;the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.&rdquo\; \;Lili Haydn has released four crit ically acclaimed recordings as a solo artist. \; Lili (Atlantic Records )\, Light Blue Sun (BMG Music)\, Place Between Places (Nettwerk Music Group )\, which was a favorite on NPR\, praising it as &ldquo\;A mix of neo-psych edelic flower child and rock star virtuoso&hellip\;Heifetz meet Hendrix\,&r dquo\;  \;and \;LiliLand\, released in late 2014\, with it s single\, Sea of Gold reaching commercial radio success. \;Lili is als o known for her legendary collaborations\; she has played with\, sung with\ , and opened for everyone from Roger Waters\, Herbie Hancock\, Sting\, Jimm y Page and Robert Plant\, the Los Angeles Philharmonic\, Josh Groban\, Seal \, Cyndi Lauper\, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan\, and George Clinton&rsquo\;s   \;P-Funk All Stars to name a few.
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Kate Crash and Michael Maio \;(Soundscape DJ & \; Music) are composers\, producers\, and songwriters. \; They are most known for their band \;KateCrash \;&\; the UFO Club. \; The ir current projects include: directing and composing score for the films &l dquo\;Messiah of Dogs&rdquo\; and &ldquo\;The Lost Suicide Ballads of Honey and Thunder&rdquo\;\; co-songwriting and producing an EP for Malik the Fre q Moore\;  \;songwriting and co-producing an album with Nick Launay (Ye ah Yeah Yeahs\, Nick Cave\, PIL) for George Martins label Grand Master. Cra sh&rsquo\;s first novel\, &ldquo\;Plush&rdquo\; was published in 2013.

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Victoria Looseleaf \;(spoken word) \;Victoria Looseleaf is an award-winning international a rts journalist who covers the visual and performing arts around the world.& nbsp\; \;A freelancer for the L.A. Times since 1996\, Looseleaf also wr ites for Performances Magazine\, KCET Artbound\, Artillery magazine and Fjo rd Review\, among other outlets. \; \;In addition\, Looseleaf has w ritten for the New York Times and has had her poetry and short fiction publ ished in books including the anthology\, &ldquo\;Gen F&rdquo\; and &ldquo\; A Looseleaf Notebook\, Vol. 1&rdquo\; (Bombshelter Press). After creating/p roducing/hosting the cable access television show\, &ldquo\;The Looseleaf R eport\,&rdquo\; which aired in L.A. and New York for 22 years\, she current ly maintains a blog of the same name. \; \;Looseleaf&rsquo\;s motto is: &lsquo\;Have Pen Will Travel.&rsquo\;

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Kate Johnson | Concept and Video Art

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In association with 18th Street Arts Center\, Bergamot Station\, and the City of Santa Monica\, this project was made possible by a grant fr om the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Collaborating Artists:
Greg Christy
Pennington Dance Grou p

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Guest Artists:
Lili Haydn and her band:
Itai Disraeli
Trevor Steer
Steve Postel
Gabri el Rowland
with guest Norton Wisdom (live painter)

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Kate Crash &\; the UFO Club
with Michael Maio an d Nikolitsa Boutieros

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Michael Intrier e (solo cellist)

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Victoria Looseleaf ( spoken word)

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Improvisational Dancers:
Ariana Gallestegui
Robert Whidbee &\; Roberta Wolin-Tupas (R Dance Company)
Jessica Pusateri
Jennifer Bulger
Joshua Berge ron
Diane Takemine-Shigekawa

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Pen nington Dance Group:
John Pennington\, choreographer

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Dancers:
Danae McWatt
Li Rothermich
Ann alee Traylor
Edwin Siguenza
Tom Tsai
Michael Szanyi
Fra ncesca Jandasek

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This piece is fur ther supported by Brite Ideas\, Inc.\, who is generously providing equipmen t and technical direction.

DTEND:20150711T223000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150711T200000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN\, Kate Johnson UID:389153 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

M+B \;is pleased to ann ounce \;Russian Doll\, which opens Saturday\, July 11 and will be on view through August 29\, 2015. An opening reception will be held on& nbsp\;Saturday\, July 11 \;from 6 - 8 pm.

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This exhibition presents a broad view of contem porary art strategies\, using the conceit of nesting dolls to explore how o thers&rsquo\; ideas are transmuted into one's own work. Rather than attempt ing to draw direct relationships between practices\, the show deals in vari ations and multitudes\, in the unexpected connections and overlaps found in the work of M+B artists and the artists they have each invited to particip ate. From video animations that question the indexical nature of photograph y\, to sculptures that navigate the shifting relationship between form and image\; in photographs that investigate subjectivity and visual pleasure\, and paintings where the mark is translated through multiple processes\, the show explores the various approaches and commonalities that can arise in c urrent practices and in relation to art historical precedents. \;Russian Doll \;offers the opportunity to consider generative possibilities & mdash\; of the way in which relationships between artists can allow for an embeddedness of works within works.

DTEND:20150829 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150711 GEO:34.081174;-118.387388 LOCATION:M+B\,612 N. Almont Dr. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Russian Doll\, Kamrooz Aram\, Edgar Arceneaux\, Patrick Berran\, Na yland Blake\, Matthew Brandt\, Kate Brown\, Robert Buck\, Phil Chang\, John Divola\, Jessica Eaton\, Roe Ethridge\, Frank Haines\, Michael Henry Hayde n\, Whitney Hubbs\, Farrah Karapetian\, Dwyer Kilcollin\, Henry Krinsky\, A nthony Lepore\, Mark McKnight\, Bob Mizer\, David Muenzer\, Anthony Pearson \, Matthew Porter\, Alex Prager\, Vanessa Prager\, Nathaniel Mary Quinn\, J on Rafman\, Mariah Robertson\, David Benjamin Sherry\, Jesse Stecklow\, Jef frey Stuker\, Hannah Whitaker UID:389142 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150711T200000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150711T180000 GEO:34.081174;-118.387388 LOCATION:M+B\,612 N. Almont Dr. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Russian Doll\, Kamrooz Aram\, Edgar Arceneaux\, Patrick Berran\, Na yland Blake\, Matthew Brandt\, Kate Brown\, Robert Buck\, Phil Chang\, John Divola\, Jessica Eaton\, Roe Ethridge\, Frank Haines\, Michael Henry Hayde n\, Whitney Hubbs\, Farrah Karapetian\, Dwyer Kilcollin\, Henry Krinsky\, A nthony Lepore\, Mark McKnight\, Bob Mizer\, David Muenzer\, Anthony Pearson \, Matthew Porter\, Alex Prager\, Vanessa Prager\, Nathaniel Mary Quinn\, J on Rafman\, Mariah Robertson\, David Benjamin Sherry\, Jesse Stecklow\, Jef frey Stuker\, Hannah Whitaker UID:389143 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is plea sed to present \;Observations in Nature \;by Abdul Mazid.& nbsp\; This is the artist&rsquo\;s first solo exhibition with the gallery.& nbsp\; Comprised of sculpture and painting\, this body of work continues Ma zid&rsquo\;s exploration of global economies\, wealth accumulation\, power dynamics\, and structures of value. \;
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Observatio ns in Nature \;is bound thematically by the metaphor of the shark.  \; Influenced by philosopher Slavoj Zizek&rsquo\;s analysis of the fil m &ldquo\;JAWS&rdquo\; (1975)\, Mazid&rsquo\;s conceptualization of the sha rk refers to society&rsquo\;s tendency to insist upon the &ldquo\;othering& rdquo\; and villification of people\, ideas\, and practices. \; As such \, the artist&rsquo\;s use of the shark stands in for all foreign and domes tic &ldquo\;threats&rdquo\; to normative ideological pedagogies. \;
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The artist selects his references carefully and intentionall y\, pulling imagery from the iconography of global economic power structure s such as the New York Stock Exchange trading floor\, trophy shark fishing\ , Disney&rsquo\;s \;Fantasia\, professional sports\, and milit ary fighter jets. \; Mazid&rsquo\;s glitter paintings reproduce familia r imagery while at the same time destabilizing their conventional meaning.& nbsp\; Using a multi-step silk screen process\, the artist appropriates rec ognizable scenes/images that can be found in media or on the internet\, he then abstracts them with the application of glitter. \;
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Similar to the effects of Mazid&rsquo\;s use of glitter\, his shark fin\ , manta ray\, and fighter jet resin coated sculptures attract and bounce li ght drawing the viewer in. \; It&rsquo\;s not until the viewer gets clo ser that he or she notices that the surface is covered with collectible hol ographic baseball cards. \; Mazid&rsquo\;s conceptual angle: an obsessi on with hyper-masculinity\, bodies as economy\, the commerce of collect-abi lity\, and idolatry\, aligns with his choice of materials and his overall i nvestigation of micro vs. macro politics and the idea of surface as seducti ve illusion or distraction. \;
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In the west gallery&nb sp\;100\,000\,000 Years\, a shark jaw made from rebar and steel st ands 7&rsquo\; high casting ominous shadows around the room. \; Simulta neously alluring and dangerous\, the shark jaw features sharp teeth yet exp oses the foundation of a structure that is completely man-made. \; Whil e the first impulse might be fear\, Mazid insists upon a more complex relat ionship to the shark&mdash\;one that demands a consideration of how fear is reproduced and the ways in which we blindly follow and support destructive ideologies.
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Abdul Mazid has an MFA from Claremont Gradua te University (2014) and a BA in Economics from University of California Sa nta Barbara (2003) and. \; Mazid  \;lives and works in Los Angeles.  \;

DTEND:20150829 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150711 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Shoshana Wayne Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, B1\n Santa Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Observations in Nature\, Abdul Mazid UID:389140 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150711T200000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150711T180000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:Shoshana Wayne Gallery\,Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.\, B1\n Santa Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Observations in Nature\, Abdul Mazid UID:389141 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Charlie James Gallery is delig hted to present our first solo exhibition of LA-based artist Richard Ankrom titled The Curio Shop.

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In < em>The Curio Shop\, Ankrom will transform the gallery into a gift-shop retail environment littered with sculptures large and small from his Fetis h Figurine series. Objects are selected for their cultural resonance and ar e then subjected to a process of masking with synthetic rubber. Zippers\, s tuds\, hooks and the like are tucked into the rubber surface using dental t ools. Some zippers are painted gold\, other are shiny stainless steel. A br istling contempt for effusive sentimental goods that pander to contrived po p nostalgia leads Ankrom to distort these figures and subvert their origina l manifestations. In this process\, mass produced figurines become individu alized and in a way surreal.

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Richard Ankrom (b. 1955) is best known for his 2002 Guerrilla Public Service piece\ , wherein he fabricated and attached an Interstate 5 freeway panel and shie ld to an existing overhead sign on the northbound 110 Fwy in downtown Los A ngeles because valuable merge lane information was missing from the provide d signage. Ankrom has exhibited widely around the Los Angeles area\, includ ing the Fowler Museum\, Grand Central Art Center\, Museum of Neon Los Angel es\, and the Riverside Art Museum\, as well as internationally in Sydney\, Australia and Tokyo\, Japan. His work has been covered by the Los Angeles T imes\, Newsweek\, KCET\, Modern Painters\, and LA Weekly. Ankrom works and lives in Los Angeles.

DTEND:20150808 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150606 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Curio Shop\, Richard Ankrom UID:389138 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150829 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718 GEO:34.0544257;-118.3432562 LOCATION:David Kordansky Gallery\,5130 W. Edgewood Place \nLos Angeles\, CA 90019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Smiley has no nose\, Tala Madani UID:389136 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150718T200000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718T180000 GEO:34.0544257;-118.3432562 LOCATION:David Kordansky Gallery\,5130 W. Edgewood Place \nLos Angeles\, CA 90019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Smiley has no nose\, Tala Madani UID:389137 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20151024 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150910 GEO:34.0907255;-118.3378115 LOCATION:Redling Fine Art\,6757 Santa Monica Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Jason Kraus UID:389135 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Daniel Rolnik Gallery is proud to present "Pacific &\; No rthwest" a 2-person art show with Bwana Spoons &\; Tripper Dungan from P ortland\, OR. More details will be revealed as we get closer to the opening reception :-)

ADDRESS: 1431 Ocean Ave\, Santa Monica\, CA 90401

PARKING: Free parking is available in the public lots on 2nd st reet at Santa Monica Blvd

TIME: July 18th (Saturday) from 7pm - 11pm.

3D Glasses will be provided to all attendees.

D on't miss this unique experience to meet both Bwana and Tripper at the open ing reception\, since they will be in town from Portland\, Oregon. \;
Please sign up for our newsletter at \;http://www. danielrolnikgallery.com/ \;to learn more.

DTEND:20150814 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718 GEO:34.0136324;-118.4969025 LOCATION:Daniel Rolnik Gallery\,1431 Ocean Ave. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90401 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"Pacific & Northwest" ft. Bwana Spoons and Tripper Dungan\, Bwana S poons\, Tripper Dungan UID:389025 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150718T230000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718T180000 GEO:34.0136324;-118.4969025 LOCATION:Daniel Rolnik Gallery\,1431 Ocean Ave. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90401 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"Pacific & Northwest" ft. Bwana Spoons and Tripper Dungan\, Tripper Dungan\, Bwana Spoons UID:389026 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

"Osmosis" \;

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Wallspace Summer Show

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 \; \;July 25th - August 31 st 2014 \;

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Opening rece ption Saturday \;July 25th 7-10pm

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Wallspace 607 North La Brea\, LA CA 90036

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tel: 323 930 0471

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Wallspace invites you to the op ening reception for "Osmosis" on \;Saturday \;July 25th from 7-10pm .

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"Osmosis" captures and celebrates the energy and vibra ncy of over 50 Los Angeles based artists we represent here at Wallspace. Ou r annual summer show is the \;epitome \;of what Wallspace is about - an amalgam of styles and energies coming together under one roof to be ab sorbed and celebrated. \;

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With new artists and fresh new works\, we will be showcasing some of our newer artists joining Wallsp ace - 21 year old Mexican City born Dennis Miranda with his spray painted\, pen\, ink and acrylic works\; esteemed artist Phillip Vaughan from the UK known for his large scale public works in the UK\, plus fellow Englishman T revor Norris\, local Ben Cuevas\, known performance artist and knitter with his textile pieces joining Wallspace \;and with fresh pieces on view f rom \;MB Boissonnault\, \;Mateu Velasco\, Marz Junior\, Kymm Swank\ , Lori Dorn and Moncho 1929 to name a few.  \;

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  \;Wallspace is a dynamic gallery on La Brea that shows art \;in a non-c onventional setting. Hung salon style on 14' high walls\, the gallery&rsquo \;s aim is to create \;a floor-to-ceiling visceral experience. \;\n

 \;Come celebrate the summer in Los Angeles.

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Please RSVP to \;art@wallspacela.com

DTEND:20150831 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150725 GEO:34.0821933;-118.3440665 LOCATION:Wallspace\,607 N. La Brea \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wallspace Summer Show "Osmosis" UID:389005 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150725T220000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150725T190000 GEO:34.0821933;-118.3440665 LOCATION:Wallspace\,607 N. La Brea \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wallspace Summer Show "Osmosis" UID:389006 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The work of Portuguese artists Joã\;o Maria Gusmã\;o and Pedro Paiva\, who have worked collab oratively since 2001\, is characterized by the use of silent films and othe r analog forms of expression to portray poetic-philosophical narratives sus pended in an indeterminate zone between reality and artifice. For the first major exhibition by the duo in Los Angeles\, newly commissioned films are juxtaposed with past works to create a conceptual narrative and provide a l arger glimpse at the duo&rsquo\;s extended practice. The gallery space beco mes a film installation\, in which several 16 mm projectors run simultaneou sly to create a &ldquo\;floating&rdquo\; composition of images in motion. S hown in a continuous loop\, the silent films invite the viewer&rsquo\;s clo se attention in order to discern the precise subjects depicted\, because th e images are diffused by the nuanced light and time-altered imagery\, raisi ng questions about the veracity of the filmed scenes.

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The work of Joã\;o Maria Gusmã\;o and Pedro Pa iva is often developed through research travel to a variety of destinations around the word\, allowing the artists to investigate enigmatic scenarios and landscapes and discover anecdotes and stories\, which they incorporate into their writing and film practice. For the new exhibition at REDCAT\, Gu smã\;o and Paiva travelled to Japan to produce a new body of films th at approach centuries-old ceremonies that overlap with daily life objects a nd rituals. For instance\, Sleeping in a bullet train(2014-15) sho ws a group of workers resting in one of the fastest commuter trains in the world. This quotidian situation\, filmed in slow motion\, creates a prolong ed moment where the slumbering minds of the sleepers are paradoxically fram ed with the velocity of the express train. Cleaning Marty's family grav eyard (2015) depicts the slow motion cleaning of a garden adjacent to a little altar holding ashes of the deceased. The nearly imperceptible move ment of the cleaners is a metaphor for a spiritual process\, where the mund ane and sacred come together in the same frequency.

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In all of the films\, indistinct and ordinary situations or methodic rituals are frozen in an ongoing but impossible movement. As subtl e background\, the ghostly shadows behind their filmography bring to mind t he unresolved problem of the mind/body divide &ndash\; the antithesis of th e outer and the inner\; the material and the intangible. These acts are fur ther filtered by the technological device of the camera\, exploring the tim e-space dichotomy associated with the mind/body dilemma.  \; \;

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One day without filming in Naha City (2015) is one of the most eloquent and cryptic of the works in the ex hibition. The camera is attached to a vehicle that slowly moves into an aut omated parking garage. The machine transports the car from the daylight to the most absolute darkness\, where image\, sound and the consequent movemen ts appear only as an abstraction to the observer. The repetitive and automa tic movement is intertwined with the desire of the mind to understand its p osition within this framework\, without knowing what is inside what\, who i nterrogates whom\, or whether these positions are plural or parts of a sing le entity. In the same constructed darkness\, deprived of sound and with on ly the analog noise of the projector itself\, the REDCAT gallery becomes th e representation of a mental interior device that produces meaning in scatt ered fragments.

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About the artists

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Joã\;o Maria Gusmã\;o (Lisbon\, 1979) and Pedro Paiva (Lis bon\, 1977) live and work in Lisbon. They started working together in 2001 on the InMemory exhibition at the Galeria Zé\; dos Bois in L isbon. Their work has been shown in monographic exhibitions in several cont emporary art museums and centers\, including MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contempo râ\;neo de Castilla y Leó\;n (2007)\, the Wattis Institute for C ontemporary Art (2008)\, the Kunstverein Hannover (2009)\, and the Ikon Gal lery (2010). Between 2011 and 2014: IMO Projects\, Le Plateau\, the Kunstha lle Dü\;sseldorf\, Museum Marino Marini\, the Kunstnernes\, Hangar Bico cca and Candem Art Center.

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They have taken part in international events such as the Gwangju Bienna le (2010)\, Manifesta (2008) and the Sao Paulo Biennale (2006). In 2009 the y represented Portugal with Experiments and Observations on Different k inds of Air at the Venice Biennale\, where they were invited to the ma in event\, The Encyclopedic Palace\, in 2013.

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One month without filming \;is funded in par t by generous support from Kadist Art Foundation\, San Francisco\, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts\, The Gulbekian Foundation\, Lisbon and Tagushi Art Collection\, Japan. Special thanks to Miljohn Ruperto.

DTEND:20150920 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150711 GEO:34.0551542;-118.2506936 LOCATION:REDCAT\,631 West 2nd St. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:One month without filming\, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva UID:388965 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20151010 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150912 GEO:34.019521;-118.231777 LOCATION:Night Gallery\,2276 East 16th Street \nLos Angeles \, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Alex Chaves UID:388963 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150912T220000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150912T190000 GEO:34.019521;-118.231777 LOCATION:Night Gallery\,2276 East 16th Street \nLos Angeles \, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Alex Chaves UID:388964 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20151010 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150912 GEO:34.019521;-118.231777 LOCATION:Night Gallery\,2276 East 16th Street \nLos Angeles \, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Yuh-Shioh Wong UID:388961 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150912T220000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150912T190000 GEO:34.019521;-118.231777 LOCATION:Night Gallery\,2276 East 16th Street \nLos Angeles \, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Yuh-Shioh Wong UID:388962 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150815 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718 GEO:34.0643546;-118.4134485 LOCATION:Marc Selwyn Fine Art\,9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard \nBeverly Hills\, CA 90212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Topographies: Drawings and Photographic Works 1968 - 2015\, Michell e Stuart UID:388959 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150718T200000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718T180000 GEO:34.0643546;-118.4134485 LOCATION:Marc Selwyn Fine Art\,9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard \nBeverly Hills\, CA 90212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Topographies: Drawings and Photographic Works 1968 - 2015\, Michell e Stuart UID:388960 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
The artists and works in&nbs p\;About Face \;employ ideas of scale\, zoom\, and cropping to complicate figuration and portraiture in relation to abstraction. \;Em phasizing images of proximity and visual intimacy or immersion\, the female form\, visage\, and trappings loom large. \;About Face \; presents an approach to figuration perceived through the self&rsquo\;s inhe rent abstractness and an attention to abstraction that assumes as much. Ide as of defiance\, insistence\, and repetition are significant in the works a nd attitudes of the artists presented. Each\, in their own way\, tracks deg rees of approach\, withdrawal\, or turning inward and considers how aesthet ics can picture that path. From self-portraits to formal geometries\, a sus tained commitment to one&rsquo\;s art as an intense pursuit both fanaticall y private and full of tremendous humanity is evident throughout this interg enerational group. \;
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A series of large-scale paintings by Joan Brown highlight her exten sive investigation of the self in portraits depicting the artist in her stu dio\, her family and other personal relationships\, her passions and her sp iritual leanings. \;

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Bria n Calvin&rsquo\;s paintings bring the face to the forefront of the exhibition as an absorptive\, defamiliarizing abstraction. Continuing his open\, lyric approach to portraiture\, this body of work hovers between gaw king and gazing with close cropping\, exaggerated features\, and long-held breaths. \;

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Maria Lassnig &rsquo\;s highly personal paintings are attempts to depict experie nces of interiority. Included in the exhibition is Kantate\, one of the few videos Lassnig produced\, in which she recounts the story of her life in 1 4 verses. \;

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Dianna Molza n&rsquo\;s paintings engage in an open and unpredictable conversat ion with the limitations and expectations of a painting\, often incorporati ng compositional elements and materials that introduce familiar yet unexpec ted notions of texture\, surface\, weight\, color and shape. \;

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Never before exhibited in Los Angeles\, Diane Simpson&rsquo\;s powerful and precise sculptures refer t o both clothing and architecture\, often incorporating the use of stands an d armatures or simply hanging the pieces within the space. Beginning with a recognizable source\, such as a bonnet\, vest\, or dress form\, Simpson tr ansforms her chosen material\, which may include wood\, linoleum\, metal\, wire and fabric\, into meticulously constructed abstract forms. \;

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Christina Ramberg&rsquo\ ;s seductive paintings approach form and the female body in tightly cropped compositions and sleek surfaces. Her depictions of bound limbs or finely b raided hair\, for example\, push her figures towards abstraction with a dar kly stylized elegance. Ramberg&rsquo\;s drawings\, never exhibited while sh e was alive\, speak to relevant perceptions of gender identity as well as o ur cultural desires to contain and control the female body. \;

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About the Curators: \;
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Kristina Kite is a writer and curator in LA. She was founder and partner of the gallery Overduin and Kite for 6 years. She has contributed texts to Artforum and assisted with the publication of Eric Wesley&rsquo\;s recent book\, \; \;Some  \;Work\, publishe d this year by Ooga Booga.
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Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer is a writer\, curator\, and ed ucator in LA. She is the editor of Pep Talk and co-runs The Finley Gallery. Her book\, Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece\, was published by Afterall Books (On e Work Series) last year.
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DTEND:20150829 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718 GEO:34.053214;-118.3437887 LOCATION:Kayne Griffin Corcoran\,1201 South La Brea Avenue \nLos Angeles \, CA 90019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:About Face\, Joan Brown\, Brian Calvin\, Maria Lassnig\, Dianna Mol zan\, Diane Simpson\, Christina Ramberg UID:388957 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150718T200000 DTSTAMP:20150704T155912 DTSTART:20150718T180000 GEO:34.053214;-118.3437887 LOCATION:Kayne Griffin Corcoran\,1201 South La Brea Avenue \nLos Angeles \, CA 90019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:About Face\, Joan Brown\, Brian Calvin\, Maria Lassnig\, Dianna Mol zan\, Christina Ramberg\, Diane Simpson UID:388958 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR