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ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present \ ;Endangered Species\, a survey of marquetry works by Los Angeles a rtist William Tunberg. Tunberg is amongst an endangered species of artists - marquetry sculptors.  \;Marquetry is an art form that spans back to t he 16th Century.  \;It involves hand cutting\, forming and applying pie ces of dyed and natural wood veneer to a structure to form patterns and des igns with a smooth finish.  \;Now\, in the 21st Century\, what was once a revered and popular art form is now rare and nearly extinct. Tunberg&rsq uo\;s modern marquetry is the perfect marriage of traditional drawing\, ass emblage\, sculpture and design\, and Tunberg brings this Renaissance skill into the contemporary age. \;

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Endangered Species  \;will feature marquetry works of all sizes\, both small and larg e\, 2- and 3-dimensional\,  \;challenging form and function.  \;Tun berg combines abstracted imagery with a complex sculptural form to create o ne flourishing object.  \;Often mistaken as paintings\, Tunberg&rsquo\; s works utilize hardwoods that seamlessly ebb and flow\, creating an irresi stible invitation to visually explore every intricate cut.  \;From wall panels\, to sculptures to furniture\, this exhibition will highlight the a rtistry Tunberg has developed during his 50-year career.

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William Tunberg&rsquo\;s works can be found in numerous collections\, incl uding the Los Angeles County Museum of Art\, Asher Collection\; Museum of M odern Art\, Sao Paulo\, Brazil\; The Hewlett-Packard Corporation\; Hasselbl ad Corporation\; General Dynamics\; Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art \; Chapman University\; and University of California Riverside. \;

DTEND:20150425 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150328 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7\,2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B7 at Bergamot Station Arts Center\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Endangered Species\, William Tunberg UID:375548 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150328T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150328T170000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7\,2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B7 at Bergamot Station Arts Center\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Endangered Species\, William Tunberg UID:375549 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

David Kordansky Gallery is ple ased to announce a behind-the-scenes look at "Eva Hesse"\, the first featur e documentary about this groundbreaking 1960's artist\, at 5130 Edgewood Pl ace onThursday\, March 5 at 7:00pm. Directed by Marcie Begleiter and produc ed by Karen Shapiro\, "Eva Hesse" is currently in post-production in Los An geles.

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For this unique program Hammer Museum Chief Curator Connie Butler will join the filmmakers for a conversa tion and multimedia presentation about Hesse and the film's production. Beg leiter and Shapiro will screen a 16-minute film on Hesse that was commissio ned for "Eva Hesse - One More than One"\, a retrospective at the Hamburger Kunsthalle last year. They will also show slides that provide an insider's perspective on the feature documentary as well as the filmmakers' far-rangi ng research\, which has uncovered a trove of never-before published images of the artist\, her work\, and her cohort including Sol LeWitt\, Bob and Sy lvia Mangold\, Dan Graham\, and Richard Serra. A Q&\;A will follow.

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For more information: \;Eva Hesse Documentary.

DTEND:20150305T210000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150305T190000 GEO:34.0544257;-118.3432562 LOCATION:David Kordansky Gallery\,5130 W. Edgewood Place \nLos Angeles\, CA 90019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Eva Hesse Screening & Conversation UID:375501 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Fiona Connor and Claire de D obay Rifelj will consider Connor's new exhibition\, Community Notice Board\ , in relationship to histories of collage\, still life\, and site-specific practices.
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Fiona Connor is an artist based in Los Angeles who works out of an apartment in Miracle Mile. Community Notice Board is he r second solo exhibition at 1301PE.
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Claire de Dobay Rifelj is an L.A.-based writer and curator currently completing her dissertation at New York University on collage practices in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s.  \;
DTEND:20150228T140000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150228T130000 GEO:34.0629923;-118.3632028 LOCATION:1301PE\,6150 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Conversation with Claire de Dobay Rifelj\, Fiona Connor UID:375499 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Prism Pipe  \;| LEXICON features text-based GIF and Video Art from artists around the world\, woven together with a live score by the Prism Pipe Players to e voke a surreal narrative in the Dadaist style.

Participating Art ists:

The Cu rrent Sea
YoMeryl
Nick Kegeyan \;/ INTERNET ART STAR
C atherine Frazier \;/ ANIMATEDTEXT
Pauline Lay
Ang Wilson
Tr avis Flournoy
Adam Badlotto
Joe Newlin
Courtney Asztalos
Ralph Klewitz
Tom Bogaert
Minkyung C hoi
Krefer
Roxell Carr
Mark H. Ramos
Anne Orchier

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Live Score by Brian Griffith\, Ang Wilson and Micaela Tobin

DTEND:20150223T220000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150223T200000 GEO:34.0664647;-118.2604755 LOCATION:Pehrspace in Echo Park\,325 Glendale Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 9002 6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Prism Pipe | LEXICON\, The Current Sea\, YoMeryl\, Nick Kegeyan\, C at Frazier\, Pauline Lay\, Ang Wilson\, Travis Flournoy\, Adam Badlotto\, C ourtney Asztalos\, Ralph Klewitz\, Tom Bogaert\, Minkyung Choi\, Krefer\, R oxell Carr\, Mark H. Ramos\, Anne Orchier\, Joe Newlin UID:375264 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150418 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150314 GEO:34.090396;-118.337743 LOCATION:Regen Projects (Hollywood)\,6750 Santa Monica Boulevard \nLos Ange les\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Well\, it’s bye-bye/If you call that gone\, Glenn Ligon UID:375086 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150314T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150314T180000 GEO:34.090396;-118.337743 LOCATION:Regen Projects (Hollywood)\,6750 Santa Monica Boulevard \nLos Ange les\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Well\, it’s bye-bye/If you call that gone\, Glenn Ligon UID:375087 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150418 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150322 GEO:34.0981241;-118.3359796 LOCATION:Overduin & Co.\,6693 Sunset Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90028 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Sergei Tcherepnin UID:375084 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150322T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150322T180000 GEO:34.0981241;-118.3359796 LOCATION:Overduin & Co.\,6693 Sunset Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90028 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Sergei Tcherepnin UID:375085 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150405 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150321 GEO:34.0675686;-118.2356123 LOCATION:Human Resources\,410 Cottage Home St. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Famous Potatoes and other related works\, Emily Joyce UID:375082 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

SOGTFO (Sculpture Or Get The F uck Out) is a critical play on the misogynistic acronym TOGTFO (Tits Or Get The Fuck Out)\, a prompt \;directed at anyone claiming to be female&nb sp\;within online boards\, chats\, and forums. This prompt\, which bridges &ldquo\;accepted&rdquo\; adolescent immaturity and the most menacing forms of misogyny\, points to the pernicious &ldquo\;made by and for men&rdquo\; sentiment that persists in cultural realms both high and low.

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Under such hegemonic primacy\, male artists tend t o be elevated far above their female peers\, and the notion of genius is la rgely reserved for men. This bias resides most resolutely in the discourse surrounding the practice of sculpture\, in which an emphasis on grandeur fu nctions as the new phallus of nations\, churning out massive works for even more massive sales floors\, collections\, and institutions.

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This exhibition argues against the predominantly pa triarchal imagination that has defined sculptural form\, \;and it aims to \;reveal the energy\, intensity\, and originality being forged by ar tists who exchange the emptiness of grand gestures for complexity\, critica lity\, humor\, and meaningful gravitas.

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Without discrediting or disregarding history\, the exhibition makes a ca se in and for the present&mdash\;a time when the market has nearly consumed every aspect of the maker&mdash\;by \;turning our attention to five co ntemporary artists whose gestures in form embody the now and point to the n ew in Sculpture. \;Spanning three generations\, the show introduces eme rging artists Kelly Akashi\, Nevine Mahmoud\, and Kathleen Ryan\, alongside established artists Andrea Zittel and Amanda Ross-Ho\, \;illustrating a shift in mentorship and aesthetic lineage that argues against longstandin g&mdash\;and all-too-gendered&mdash\;systems of artistic valuation and auth ority.

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SOGTFO is curated by Charlie W hite\, with accompanying texts by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer and Charlie White. DTEND:20150404 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150228 GEO:34.0190877;-118.2317065 LOCATION:François Ghebaly Gallery\,2245 E Washington Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SOGTFO\, Amanda Ross-Ho\, Andrea Zittel\, Kelly Akashi\, Kathleen R yan\, Nevine Mahmoud UID:375079 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150228T220000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150228T190000 GEO:34.0190877;-118.2317065 LOCATION:François Ghebaly Gallery\,2245 E Washington Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90021 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SOGTFO\, Kelly Akashi\, Nevine Mahmoud\, Amanda Ross-Ho\, Kathleen Ryan\, Andrea Zittel UID:375080 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Hive has an eclectic mix of sculptors\, photographers\, painters\, illustrators and performance and conceptual artists. Always a bl ast :)

DTEND:20150224 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150224 GEO:34.0439378;-118.253087 LOCATION:The Hive Gallery & Studios\,729 South Spring Street \nLos Angeles\ , CA 90014 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Los Angeles Art Walk UID:375027 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150224T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150224T180000 GEO:34.0439378;-118.253087 LOCATION:The Hive Gallery & Studios\,729 South Spring Street \nLos Angeles\ , CA 90014 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Los Angeles Art Walk UID:375028 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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"Pulse of LA" is an intriguing exhibition that presents LA as a rapidly changing\, interconn ected arena will open March 22\, 2015 at LA Artcore in Little Tokyo. Organi zed by the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art. Curator Leslie Cozzi of the Hammer Museum said of her selection process for the 29 works in the show:
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"I chose the pieces that most piqued my cu riosity. The resulting selections are riotous\, challenging\, and in a few instances\, gleefully perverse. The works range from the representational t o the abstract and everything in between. They encompass a variety of media including assemblage\, installation\, painting\, sculpture\, video\, and e ven iPhone photography. Some explicitly raise questions about identity\, ce lebrity\, and community\; others embed their political concerns within thei r embrace of kitsch. Many of the works directly recall past feminist art pr actices\, and in doing so yield new insights about the role of decoration\, adornment\, and self-display within the arts and society at large. When ta ken as a group\, the diversity of these works may be a more compelling answ er to the question originally posed than any single artwork could ever sugg est."

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Participating artists: Julianna Balogh\, Lili Bernard\, April Bey\, Ching Ching Cheng\, L. Aviva Diamond\, Merrilyn Duzy\, Simone Gad\, Shelley Gazin\, Morgan Green\, Shannon Keller\, Denice Killian\, Olga Lah\, Emily Maddigan\, Ana Medina\, Susan Melly\, Margaret Noble\, Ellen Novembe r\, Michelle Rozic\, Cintia Segovia\, Lidia Shaddow\, Kendra Spear\, Linda Vallejo and Emily Wiseman.

DTEND:20150405 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150322 GEO:34.050988;-118.239927 LOCATION:LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts\,120 Judge John Aiso St. \nLo s Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pulse of LA UID:375019 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150322T170000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150322T150000 GEO:34.050988;-118.239927 LOCATION:LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts\,120 Judge John Aiso St. \nLo s Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pulse of LA UID:375020 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150410 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150402 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 Thesis Exhibition 2015 UID:374899 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150402T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150402T170000 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 Thesis Exhibition 2015 UID:374900 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The case for Minimalism as a p urely formal pursuit has been long acknowledged as painting a woefully inco mplete picture of a crucially important aspect of Contemporary Art.  \; Reductive practices\, ideas\, visions\, distillations\, variations\, hybrid s\, de-constructions\, formations\, experiments and tendencies&mdash\;along with simple geometry&mdash\;have all partially informed the production of serious art from the latter half of the Twentieth Century to today. One cou ld say there is a reductive and pervasive influence over much artistic crea tivity since the last 60 years or so. \;

This is made manife st through the work of artists Pier Paolo Calzolari\, Ettore Spalletti\, Ca rl Andre\, Larry Bell\, John McLaughlin\, Joe Goode and Frank Stella\, whos e varied practices work toward an overall reconsideration of the art object . This group show aims to broaden our definition of Minimalism by including work that pushes the boundaries of structure\, form\, material\, and produ ction. Examining work by both domestic and international artists throughout the last sixty years\, this show will also underscore how each artist rene gotiates the relationship of the object to space and spectator.  \;&nbs p\;

DTEND:20150328 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150221 GEO:34.093196;-118.338969 LOCATION:Kohn Gallery\,1227 N. Highland Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Land\, Air\, See\, Larry Bell\, Frank Stella\, John McLaughlin\, Et tore Spalletti\, Joe Goode\, Pier Paolo Calzolari\, Carl Andre UID:374853 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by New York artist\, Carolyn Marks Blackwood.  \;On the Edge is the \;artist's first solo sho w with the gallery.  \;

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 \;&ldquo\;Carolyn Marks Blackwood is a modern day artist for whom the Hudso n River is also an unfailing muse. Consumed by her daily photographic study of the water over which her studio is perched&mdash\;as well as the sky th at hovers above it&mdash\;Blackwood&rsquo\;s images are not the romantic vi stas of her predecessors\, but almost their opposite: focused close-ups tha t capture the river&rsquo\;s power through the drama of detail. Instead of coalescing several scenes into one\, her photographs are a celebration of t he variation a single geographic location can elicit through the constantly changing conditions of wind\, light\, day\, night\, temperature and tide.& rdquo\; \; \;

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&mdash\;Ex cerpt from the essay Elements of Place by Carol Diehl

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Coaxing painterly expression from a documentary device\, B lackwood&rsquo\;s photographs reframe segments of air\, ice and water into& nbsp\;vivid color fields\, geometric abstractions and flattened motifs. &nb sp\;By removing perspective and context\, her unmodified images seize ephem eral moments within everyday occurrences and heighten them into foreign\, u nfamiliar pictures.  \;

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A screenw riter and producer\, Blackwood is a principal partner of Magnolia Mae Films .  \; Among the films produced by Magnolia Mae are The Duchess (2008)\, The Invisible Woman (2013) and Philomena (2013). \; Blackwood began ex hibiting her photography in the last ten years. \;

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The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated brochure with an essay by Barbara Rose. \; For additional information or visual material\, please contact the gallery at (310) 559-5700 or by email at  \;gallery@vonlintel.c om.

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DTEND:20150418 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150307 GEO:34.0335131;-118.3764207 LOCATION:Von Lintel Gallery\,2685 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90 034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:On the Edge\, Carolyn Marks Blackwood UID:374843 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150307T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150307T180000 GEO:34.0335131;-118.3764207 LOCATION:Von Lintel Gallery\,2685 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90 034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:On the Edge\, Carolyn Marks Blackwood UID:375500 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of ne w paintings by New York artist\, Catherine Howe. Supreme Fiction i s the \;artist's third solo show with the gallery.  \;

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The unrestrained brushwork in Howe&rsquo\;s anarchic paintings inject raw emotion into docile subject matter\, like flowers in a vase.&nbs p\; By using the historical idiom of still-life as the anchor\, Howe mashes the heroics of action-painting with the humility of vanitas tableaux.

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Rather than focus on intimate observation\, Howe operat es on memory and feeling to invest mutable mediums with immense physicality . \; Pushing buckets of clear gloss over titanium molding paste\, nasce nt forms become visible only after a dusting of carborundum grit (tradition ally used to smooth lithography stone) and a final sweep of a broom. \; A self-proclaimed materials fiend\, Howe also experiments with mica interf erence pigment suspended in acrylic resin to lend a refractive\, iridescenc e to the canvas ground.

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While the works explode wit h movement and texture\, Howe restricts herself with respect to color.  \; A stark palette emphasizes the expressive\, psychological gestures seemi ngly unleashed during manic creative outputs. \; Howe qualifies the ent ire process as one of alchemy. \; As Miché\;le C. Cone writes in a recent catalogue essay\, &ldquo\;Maybe\, Howe&rsquo\;s evocative painting s are not about still life per se\, but about the naming of things transpos ed into paint\, and the magical interaction between medium\, memory and per ception.&rdquo\;

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Born in Western New York in 1959\, Howe received an MFA from SUNY Buffalo in 1983. \; The many publicatio ns that have reviewed her work include Art in America\, Artfor um\, Art Critical\, The New York Times\, The New Yorker\, and the Los Angeles Times. \; Howe has exhibite d throughout the United States and Europe for over twenty years\, including shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington\, DC\, MoMA PS 1 in New York\, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. \;

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The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated brochure with an essay by David Ebony. \; For additional information or visual material\ , please contact the gallery at (310) 559-5700 or by email at \;gallery@vonlintel.com. DTEND:20150418 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150307 GEO:34.0335131;-118.3764207 LOCATION:Von Lintel Gallery\,2685 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90 034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Supreme Fiction\, Catherine Howe UID:374841 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150307T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150307T180000 GEO:34.0335131;-118.3764207 LOCATION:Von Lintel Gallery\,2685 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90 034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Supreme Fiction\, Catherine Howe UID:374842 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Yin Shadowz Presents\, "Dream World". The exhibition feature s the work from pretty dreamers\, Kristina Collantes\, \;Meagan Boyd\, \;Maritza Torres\, and \;Darya Chiffon Baton. \;


ARTISTS:

Kristina Collantes \;http://www.k ristinacollantes.com/

Kristina Collantes was born in Cabiao Nueva Ecija\, Philippines\, in 1987. She currently lives and works as a ful l-time illustrator in Los Angeles\, California. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker\, The New York Times\, Juxtapoz Magazine\, HiFructose Mag azine\, and elsewhere. Collantes has collaborated with PlayStation\, Visa\, MasterCard\, GQ Magazine\, Comedy Central\, and The Flaming Lips. She curr ently works as an inker and colorist for Image Comics. Kristina loves creat ing colorful Martian worlds through traditional and digital mediums and\, d espite being an island girl\, really hates sunlight.


Meaga n Boyd \; \; http://meaganboyd.com/

Meagan Boyd was born in California on the night of a full moon\, across the street from a two-hundred year old c emetery lined with palm trees. She studied painting at CCA and then moved b ack down to the paradise known as LA. Her work explores the transcendence b etween dreams and waking-life in the context of magic and myth. The work of ten depicts utopian atmospheres filled with modern day nymphs\, sphinxes\, party monsters\, and other friends. Using an explosive color palate along w ith intricate line-work\, her freakishly folk-like paintings combine the no stalgic essence of the fauves combined with a neon glow. \;


Darya Chiffon Baton \; \;https://instagram.com/80steenager/< br />
Darya is an experimental channel\, exploring the connections bet ween mythology and personal narrative. Her work celebrates a serious commit ment to nonsense\, an extra loud spacedrag aesthetic\, and the act of casti ng magic spells into the abyss through manic lines on paper. She is an expl orer of cognitive dissonance and every shade of every color.


Maritza Torres \;http://maritzatorres.tumblr.com/

Born in Utah in 1983\, as the eldest daughter of a large Mexican-American family I have been given a very unique view of life\, experiencing different ways one can be included and excluded by their community. These social structures fasci nate me and strongly influence my artwork. My work is meant to be inclusive focusing on the female and mother cultures. Color and bold lines create a psychotropic world\, of feminine heroes. My intentions are to go deeper tha n sexuality and represent the female sex in a more whole way. Using the mot ifs and patterns of other cultures including the Aztecs I want to reveal to the viewer a new perspective. Where the distant past is as amazing as what lies in our future. \;

At \;pehrspace
325 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles\, CA 90026

February 28th- March 18th

OPENING NIGHT\, Sa turday February 28th \;
7pm-9pm*

*Exhibition is free un til 9pm. After 9pm there is a $5 cover and live music by: Healers\, Lilacs\ , Xina Xurner and Macdonna.

DTEND:20150318 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150228 GEO:34.0664647;-118.2604755 LOCATION:Pehrspace in Echo Park\,325 Glendale Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 9002 6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:DREAM WORLD: Various Artists\, Kristina Collantes\, Meagan Boyd\, M ARITZA TORRES\, Darya Chiffon Baton UID:374811 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150228T210000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150228T190000 GEO:34.0664647;-118.2604755 LOCATION:Pehrspace in Echo Park\,325 Glendale Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 9002 6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:DREAM WORLD: Various Artists\, Darya Chiffon Baton\, Meagan Boyd\, Kristina Collantes\, MARITZA TORRES UID:374812 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Western Project is proud to pr esent the third solo exhibition by Thomas Burke. Originally from Boulder Ci ty\, Nevada\, the artist has lived and worked in New York since 2005. This bold body of work continues his interest in diamond shaped compositions\, l arge in scale\, forcefully illusive\; new propositions in the lineage of ge ometric\, hard-edge painting. Burke mines minimalism\, color field painting \, and op art of the 1960s. It is drawn with digital technology and hand sp rayed with dozens of layers resulting in immaculate surfaces on metal panel s. The paint is built up in formal structures creating a central point or v isual peak\; each a kind of dynamic rogue-wave structure. Using contrasting light and dark color values\, the paintings appear to leap into the viewer &rsquo\;s space as though they are three-dimensional sculptural works. Burk e&rsquo\;s intuitive use of color creates movement in the paintings. He wri tes:

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I work on it until it feels right. \; It&rsquo\;s right when it&rsquo\;s bold but appeali ngly balanced with unexpected choices. I try to avoid color that&rsquo\;s b ound up with meaning\, both cultural and personal&hellip\; meanings vary wi th fashion and taste and time&hellip\;..Paintings are to be lived with and looked at\, and I aspire to make mine loud and subtle\, fast and slow.

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Mondrian&rsquo\;s interest in the universal balance of nature was reflected in his use of the grid\; Burke&rsquo\;s grid knowingly spins and convulses\, suggesting an aesthetic jolt for our hyper-driven time:

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Optical effects are a tool to create motion in the compositions.& nbsp\; It makes the curves\, which along with color make the sex. \; I& rsquo\;d rather be taken for a formalist than a practitioner of Op-art.&nbs p\; I don&rsquo\;t care much about the merits of Op-art\, and its art-histo rical politics are unfortunate and distracting. \; Op is a means to an end.

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One could also lo ok to early concert posters from the Fillmore or Avalon Ballroom in San Fra ncisco as psychedelic precedents\; optical advertising for an experience ra ther than product. Burke&rsquo\;s not dissimilar sensibility disrupts any a rchitectural context\; as an interference\, a psychic wave. While his langu age comes directly from technology and the digital world of systems\, mathe matics and design\, it is a landscape or mirror of the mind\, not the exter ior physical world. Conversely\, it is a knowledge felt\, not understood. A s technology implies logic\, Burke puts it to service for a more personal\, contradictory\, and perceptual vision.

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Thomas Burke received his BFA from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 2002 and in 2004 attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculptur e. He has exhibited with Ameringer McEnery Yohe in New York\, James Kelly C ontemporary in Santa Fe\, and Galerie Jean-Luc &\; Takako Richard in Par is\, France. His work was highlighted in the Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emerge nce of Contemporary Art from the Neon Homeland curated by Dave Hickey at th e Las Vegas Art Museum in 2007 and the Laguna Beach Art Museum in 2008. His work is in numerous museums\, as well as public and private collections. DTEND:20150328 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150221 GEO:34.0329988;-118.374881 LOCATION:Western Project\,2762 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dutch Jailbreak\, Thomas Burke UID:374753 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150221T200000 DTSTAMP:20150228T024944 DTSTART:20150221T180000 GEO:34.0329988;-118.374881 LOCATION:Western Project\,2762 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dutch Jailbreak\, Thomas Burke UID:374754 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR