Once Emerging, Now Emerging: Open Network

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Boredom, 2012
Once Emerging, Now Emerging: Open Network
Curated by: Jean Milant, Aaron Wrinkle

2011 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021
March 10th, 2012 - May 5th, 2012
Opening: March 10th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
Tue-Sat 10-5
surrealism, digital, video-art, photography, mixed-media, conceptual



Cirrus is very pleased to announce Open Network, the final installment of its Once Emerging, Now Emerging series. Hinged to the website, the exhibition presents itself with gestures on technology, community, innovation and performance. A comment on networking, the exhibition and website highlight important examples of artists bringing ideas of collaboration and presentation to the forefront of contemporary art. A great example is found in UK artist Alan Dunn's The sounds of ideas forming, CD editions, 2008-date; a listening station compiled from over 200 tracks put together by the artist retrieved through artists varying from Lydia Lunch to a German audio transcribed from a letter by Gerhard Richter. Envisioned by  Cirrus founder Jean Milant, Open Network and propose a context built on a history that expands upon the future of where and how art is exhibited. Cirrus has also invited the gallery Actual Size to mount an exhibition that presents several artists in the gallery's lead up to a book exhibition at their Chinatown location later this year.


Artists and Groups Include: (Lucy Chinen and Emilie Gervais), Chris Burden, Andrew Cox, Allen Dunn, Michael Decker, Eternal Telethon, Corey Fogel, Jack Goldstein, Peregrine Honig (Bravo's Work of Art), Human Resources and Geoff Tuck (Notes On Looking)



Actual Size



Exhibition at Cirrus Gallery: March 10 - May 5, 2012

Exhibition at Actual Size Los Angeles: April 7 - May 12, 2012  


Take a book, and you will find it offering, opening itself. It is the openness of this book that I find so moving. A book is not shut in by its contours, is not walled up as in a fortress. It asks for nothing better than to exist outside itself, or to let you exist in it.

- Georges Poulet, Interiority and Criticism, 1970  


Print Imprint is a two-part exhibition held in partnership with Open Network, Cirrus Gallery's final exhibition in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time. Print Imprint seeks to develop an intimate relationship and conversation between artworks from the 1970's and 80's and recent works produced by emerging and mid-career Los Angeles based artists. Participating artists include Ali Bailey, Scott Benzel, Guy de Cointet and Larry Bell, Doug Edge, Cayetano Ferrer, Katie Herzog, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha and Barbara T. Smith. The artists' responses to the concept and form of the book will take many physical forms, including prints, paintings, slide projections, musical composition and sculpture. Actual Size will produce a limited edition book to document the exhibition.  


Actual Size Los Angeles is collaboratively operated by artists and curators Lee Foley, Justin John Greene, Samia Mirza and Corrie Siegel. The current Actual Size location at 741 New High Street in Chinatown opened in April 2010. Actual Size has hosted over 25 exhibitions and curatorial interventions and worked with over 90 artists. Actual Size collaborates with established and emerging artists to encourage situations that activate the exhibition and engage the public.  


Actual Size Gallery Hours: Sat- Sun 12:00- 5:00pm; Weekdays by appointment.

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Actual Size Los Angeles  

741 New High St. 

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 290-5458 





Cirrus Gallery

542 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 5pm
(213) 680-3473