The First Show

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Jancar Jones Gallery
The First Show

1031 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
September 3rd, 2011 - October 1st, 2011
Opening: September 3rd, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM



The Jancar Jones Gallery is pleased to announce The First Show, a group exhibit of work by Claire Nereim, Kate Owens, Sean Talley and Alice Tippit.  The show will mark the inauguration of the Jancar Jones Gallery in Los Angeles following the gallery’s recent move from San Francisco.  Jancar Jones Gallery is located at 506 Bernard Street in Chinatown, Los Angeles.  
NOTE: The gallery will be open late, until 7pm, on Saturday, September 17th.

The First Show will include a selection of paintings and sculptures all arrived at through the examination of classification, form and, subsequently, reception.  The works address the ways in which material, shape, or subject affect visual understanding.  Rather than accepting prescribed or hierarchical associations, Nereim, Owens, Talley, and Tippit, respectively, disrupt and re-format in an effort to askew formal convention.  By actively adjusting the relationships between size and proportion, surface and depth, language and image, or problem and solution they are able to interfere with the standards of meaning creation.
Claire Nereim is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose work has been exhibited at Jancar Jones Gallery and the LAB, both in San Francisco and at Jancar Gallery and the Barn in Los Angeles.  Nereim received a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts
Kate Owens lives and works in London.  Her work has been shown at Hotel, Dicksmith, Gallery, the Camden Arts Center, Showroom Gallery, and, most recently, at Seventeen, all in London; Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh; and at the University of Reading: Central Gallery in Reading, UK, amongst others.  Owens received her MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art.
Sean Talley currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.  His work has been exhibited at Jancar Jones Gallery, Artists’ Television Access, and New Langton Arts in San Francisco.  Talley received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Alice Tippit’s work has recently been included in exhibits at Peregrine Program, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, and Scott Projects in Chicago, and at Grey Gallery in Seattle.  Tippit lives and works in Chicago where she is an MFA candiate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.