This multidisciplinary exhibition features the poignant and political work of two artists in three parts: Audrey Chan, Elana Mann, and the collaborative artwork they create under the name Chan & Mann. It incorporates video, performance, public engagement, sound, painting, drawing, photography, and installation.
This exhibition is the third in a successful series called 3 Solo Projects that began in 2004 in an effort to highlight and support new work by Southern California based artists. The Ben Maltz Gallery is divided into three equal parts to create a project space for each artist. The nature of the series 3 Solo Projects is to give artists full reign of the space to experiment and develop new work over a one-year period.
"Chan is an artist, writer and educator whose work addresses civic discourse, rhetoric,
and the feminist construct of the 'personal is the political.' Mann's multidisciplinary artwork explores alternative economies, empathetic exchange, and the politics of resistance. Chan and Mann's collaborative work asks important and honest questions about feminism, acknowledges the still prevalent influence of past feminists, and fuels the hope and action of current feminists.Through the production of significant conferences, symposia, and performative events around the country (and soon the world), the duo's projects boast an inclusive and discursive dialogue."
-- Micol Hebron, Putting the Words Back into the F-Word. An Interview with Audrey Chan and Elana Mann, ArtPulse Magazine
Saturday, June 22, 4pm-6pm, Free
8 Mondays, June 24-August 12, 6:30pm-10:00pm (class fee applies)
Performative Painting – a class with Chan and Mann. Learn about the age-old tradition of telling stories with paintings and also new innovative approaches merging painting with performance. Non-Credit: $395 (#25460); Certificate Credit: $430 (#25461); College Credit: $1,220 (#25462). Register: (310) 665 6950 or www.otis.edu/ce
Saturday, July 20, 9am-3pm, $25
Chan & Mann lead a personal exploration of Chinese and Jewish culture with a tour of Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic at the Autry Museum, Chinatown, and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Tour includes transportation, lunch and entry to museum. Non-Credit (#25449). Register: (310) 665 6950 or www.otis.edu/ce
Saturday, August 24, 11am, Free
Gallery tour with artists Audrey Chan and Elana Mann, and director Meg Linton