ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Todd Lanam - Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art - November 7th - December 20th <p class="FreeFormA">Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is pleased to present &ldquo;Back to Isla Vista,&rdquo; a suite of new oil paintings by <strong>Todd Lanam</strong>, in his second solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p class="FreeFormA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="FreeFormA">With &ldquo;Back to Isla Vista,&rdquo; Lanam continues to explore the process of painting as it relates to the cognitive process of memory formation and recall.&nbsp; The nominal subjects are interior and exterior spaces that remain prominent in the artist&rsquo;s memory. The ren&shy;derings of these spaces, however, reflect the constant shifting, omission, distortion, and re-creation of visual memories within the broader context of consciousness. They strive to highlight the inherently transient nature not only of actual places in the physical realm, but of our personal experiences of them that exist within us only in constantly morphing memory.</p> <p class="FreeFormACxSpMiddle">&nbsp;</p> <p class="FreeFormACxSpLast">Lanam received his BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2007 and MFA in Painting from San Francisco State University in 2011.&nbsp; In addition to solo shows at Wolfe Contemporary, his work has been exhibited at art fairs in Miami, New York, and San Francisco, and in a recent group show at Gallery Henoch in New York.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:23:46 +0000 Lucy Raven - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - November 7th - November 7th <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">New York-based artist Lucy Raven uncovers the complexities at play in technology through an exploration of topics such as the outsourcing of post-production work for the film industry, evolving technical standards in film projection, and the immense infrastructure behind the global copper mining industry. For her solo presentation at YBCA, Raven stages a new anaglyph 3D video installation entitled Curtains that creates a portrait of an otherwise invisible global assembly line of post-production studios worldwide providing a glimpse into the human hands that lie behind the spectacle of fantastic computer-generated simulations.&nbsp; A series of screenprints from Raven&rsquo;s ongoing RPx project are also featured in the exhibition, as well as a new lenticular print. Part of the Control: Technology in Culture exhibition series.</span></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:55:49 +0000 Ken Fandell - Traywick Contemporary - November 16th - January 17th, 2015 <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce <em>A Desert that Faces an Ocean</em>: an exhibition of new photographs by Ken Fandell. This will be Fandell&rsquo;s fourth solo show with Traywick Contemporary. A fully illustrated catalog featuring an essay by Los Angeles art critic David Pagel will accompany the exhibition.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The title of the show references Carey McWilliams&rsquo; 1946 non-fiction book </span><em style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Southern California: an Island on the Land</em><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">, in which the author describes the region as &ldquo;a paradox: a desert that faces an ocean.&rdquo; Fandell&rsquo;s latest body of work embraces this paradox through imagery representative of American culture in the West, and by exploring the collision of mysticism and popular culture, natural and manmade forces, and the intertwining of life and death. As in past series, the artist reveals the extraordinary that is often found in the ordinary, balancing these moments with a distinct blend of skepticism, irony, and humor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">By using subtle formal shifts like an unexpected angle or an enlarged scale, Fandell creates alternate realities in which to view the work&rsquo;s surprising subject matter. The artist methodically arranges quartz crystals in various patterns: ordered grids, random groupings, and cryptic messages, as if weighing the stone&rsquo;s competing scientific and mystical properties. Fandell&rsquo;s photograph of </span><em style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dudleya pulverulenta</em><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">, a native California succulent that continues to grow new branches although it appears dead, and colloquially known as &ldquo;chalk liveforever,&rdquo; references a pop culture fascination with comebacks and reincarnation. A portrait of a singular twisted cactus viewed from below imbues the iconic plant with human characteristics, as if depicting an old man clinging to youth. In contrast, Fandell&rsquo;s photograph of his own toddler daughter, enlarged to monumental proportions, presents an image of distorted innocence. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Ken Fandell has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, the University of Delaware, the Asheville Museum of Art, and the Houston Center for Photography. His work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York and is currently hanging in the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. He has received prestigious awards from Artadia, the Fund for Art and Dialogue; and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Formerly from Chicago, he currently lives and works in Southern California, where he is the Michael G. and C. Jane Wilson Chair in Arts and the Humanities at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont.</span></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:14:42 +0000 Greg Ito - City Limits - October 24th - November 29th <div id="event_description" data-referrer="event_description"> <div class="_4-u2 _36i5"> <div class="_1w2q"> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">&nbsp;</div> <div id="id_543fd17ac51ad2662172659" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">The person I love the most I will no longer love the most. Thousands of bodies, ghost and flesh alike, copulating in piles of flour, grease, nettle and hair. Putting on the right song at the right time. The person I love the most I will no longer love the most. Was once my job to scour the fields for leftover bones, flesh and foam, sperm and dirt scorched in circles and ghost shit. To succeed at becoming an Aghori one must reach the stage that the sage Asanga did. The person I love the most will no longer love me the most. I eat the milky spew and feel it slide inside. Hi. Hello. Had. Song. I throw it up. I feel guilt. When doors forced open shut again la flytrap and a petal. The bodies laid to leather in the sun or light. I wrote you a few days ago and didn't hear back. Brunette and swallow. Each time the color changes from ash to red from peach to bone. Let's meet up for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Where they could be dragged back to be grass again. Frenzy in the grass. I feed him manure in return the worm retells the same joke: The person I love the most will no longer love me the most.<br /><br />-Zoe Brezsny<br /><br /><br /><br />Greg Ito (b.1987 Los Angeles) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Forthcoming exhibitions include Greg Ito and Chris Lux at Mission Comics, San Francisco, 2014; Alex Ito and Greg Ito at S-A-D-E, Los Angeles, 2015; and a group exhibition at Alder &amp; Edmark, Los Angeles, 2015. Recent exhibitions include BAN7 - BAAWA at the YBCA, San Francisco, 2014; Something Other Than with Jonah Susskind at The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, 2014; and and when you thought it would last forever... at MOROSO PROJECTS, San Francisco, 2013, curated by The Popular Workshop. Ito was a cofounder of SFAQ magazine, San Francisco (2010-14), and the Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco (2009-13). Ito has also curated exhibitions at MOROSO PROJECTS. Ito received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Insitute in 2008.<br /><br /><a href=";h=GAQHjjw-r&amp;enc=AZPH7UeV3YJ7gxrSM3Y79XL7AmG6xmPG27N9l85FJiWRKz6sM9gHvcjCLgq_GdQjQvQ&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:35:05 +0000 Steve More - White Walls Gallery - October 11th - November 1st <p>Using materials such as billboard posters, wood and concrete, Steve More reveals the passage of time in the urban environment. In his recent work, More utilizes these materials in combination with the repetition of precise parallel lines thus creating an I.D. or fingerprint pattern, further emphasizing the idea of identification.&nbsp;<em>The Topography of Time</em>&nbsp;expands on the artist's experimentation with the duality of identity and history.</p> <p>This is More&rsquo;s first show in the USA. He has previously shown in Amsterdam, Marrakech, London and Australia. He is also a member of the international art collective &lsquo;Agents of Change&rsquo; with whom he collaborates on large-scale murals.<br /><br /><strong><br />Further related material</strong><br /><br />Interview with the Artist:&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><em>The Topography of Time&nbsp;</em>Artwork&nbsp;in full:&nbsp;<br /></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:24:32 +0000 Emily Moore, Daniel Valadez, Christopher de Leon, Leon Loucheur, J.S. Weis, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, Steve Javiel - 1AM Gallery - November 6th - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Emergent</strong>&rdquo;, a group exhibition, opening November 6th, 6:30 &ndash; 9:30pm. The show will feature works by Christopher De Leon, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, J.S. Weis, Leon Loucheur, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, and Steve Javiel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The process of creating is a journey of exploration. An artist's thoughts, habits, instincts, and history- these are the pixels that together create the portrait of a creative being. The artists themselves are a facilitating conduit; the elements beneath the conscious surface organize, interlace, and emerge from the cocoon of self. It is the Grand Magic, the emergent properties of style, substance, and self.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;<strong>Emergent</strong>&rdquo;, is the manifestation of this idea. It views art not as a linear thought, but as a tapestry of experience woven by a skilled hand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Christopher De Leon </strong>started with classical training in the arts but didn&rsquo;t emerge into the art scene until his skillful live painting demos at clubs. His passion and talent was soon recognized and he continues to exhibit in galleries around the Bay Area. <strong>Leon Loucheur </strong>is a self-taught artist whose work focuses on the relationship between natural and man-made worlds through the exploration of his own psychological biases. <strong>Monty Guy</strong>, an up and coming artist in the last few years, has hit the scene with his remarkably realistic black and white portraits.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>J.S. Weis' </strong>drawings touch upon an innately human sense of marvel at the beauty of nature. He encourages viewers to examine the health and vitality of nature in relationship with our own well-being. As new artists to 1AM Gallery, <strong>Daniel&nbsp;</strong><strong>Valadez, Emily Moore, </strong>and <strong>Steve Javiel </strong>will be bringing their rich mixed media and portraiture work. <strong>Malik Girley </strong>is a rising talent known for his illustrative prowess.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:24:30 +0000 Rasmus Røhling - CCA Wattis Institute - December 4th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Rasmus R&oslash;hling gives a presentation about the ever-strengthening field of artistic research,&nbsp;its secret desire to be casual,&nbsp;and the "annoying interruption" of exhibition-making.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rasmus R&oslash;hling is an artist based in Copenhagen.</p> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:55:55 +0000 steve kado - CCA Wattis Institute - October 30th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Steve Kado gives a performative talk&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;titled<em>&nbsp;A Good Place To Live:&nbsp;Dude From Australia</em>&nbsp;&ndash; about the work and legacy of minimalist composer Terry Riley.&nbsp;<br /><br />Kado is&nbsp;an artist andmusician&nbsp;who lives between Toronto and Los Angeles.&nbsp;<br /><br />This is our attempt to mark&nbsp;the 50th anniversary&nbsp;of Riley's landmark musical piece&nbsp;<em>In C</em>.</p> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:53:41 +0000