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Learning to Look as a Gallery Moves On: Cameron Crone at Jancar Jones

By way of introduction, Cameron Crone's first solo-show at Jancar Jones, Reflow the Logic Board, is a testament to just how strange and surprising photography can get. The artist presents color photographs that give us to-scale beach towels (or are they bath towels?), terrycloth weaves intervened with kitty litter dripped-sand-castle-y patterns, all laid out on some mysterious concrete ground. Crone has also fabricated a series of urban-aqueduct-cum-skate-ramp sculptures, varied neutral and smooth terrazzo beveled curves and arcs. The work is very approachable, very sensual, very much to scale... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 11/13/14
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Learning to Look as a Gallery Moves On: Cameron Crone at Jancar Jones

by Chelsea Rector
By way of introduction, Cameron Crone's first solo-show at Jancar Jones, Reflow the Logic Board, is a testament to just how strange and surprising photography can get. The artist presents color photographs of to-scale beach towels, their terrycloth weaves intervened with kitty litter dripped-sand-castle-y patterns, all laid out on some mysterious concrete ground. Crone has also fabricated a series of urban-aqueduct-cum-skate-ramp sculptures, with terrazzo beveled curves and arcs. The work is very approachable, very sensual, very much to scale with the human body: our limbs and torsos. By w... [more]
Posted by Chelsea Rector on 11/13/14
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Review in the Key of Rihanna: Stay, a Frayed Knot

by Chelsea Rector
If you've ever heard the song 'Stay' by Rihanna, a song that Patti Smith covers sometimes during live performances, then you know the power of a few short piano riffs. There's a bridge in 'Stay,' Rihanna sings, “when you never see the light it's hard to know which one of us is cavin.’” Cavin’ as in caving-in. We cave in when feeling becomes all too intense, whether by longing, astonishment, or joy. In Rihanna's ballad 'Stay' and in aspects of the three-person group show A Frayed Knot, cavin' speaks to sensing madness in feeling. Rihanna sings, “something in the w... [more]
Posted by Chelsea Rector on 2/15/14
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Watchlist Artist: Rick Bahto

Jancar Jones is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Rick Bahto. The exhibit will include a selection of photographs and two accompanying 16mm films that will be screened at scheduled times throughout the run of the show. In his recent work Bahto has become primarily concerned with the intuitive exploration of large collections of material as a way of generating performances, films, and photographs. The processes of photography are central in every stage of these works, which often involve many layers of contact printing, re-photography, enlargement, or projection. ... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/10/13
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William Leavitt's Pictograms

by Franklin Melendez
  The cubicle-sized Jancar Jones gallery perfectly accommodates William Leavitt’s three hundred index cards, thumb-tacked into three neat grids. Each card contains something between a scribble and a drawing, encompassing an almost encyclopedic range of objects and concepts. These have been arranged in no particular order (except according to size) and include pictograms for, among other things, a pyramid, a chess piece, what appears to be the graph of an algorithm, a sphinx, a telescope, an oracle, a ferret (the list goes on). For those unfamiliar with the work of the Los Angeles-based artist, the... [more]
Posted by Franklin Melendez on 3/15/10
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Give Me Some Peppermint Freedom

by E-Slant Team
The Jancar Jones Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of new work by San Francisco-based artist, Chris Lux, titled Give Me Some Peppermint Freedom. In his second solo show with the gallery, Lux will present a series of new oil paintings and sculptures. Drawing from historic regional movements, his anti-slick yet modern aesthetic embraces Bay Area figuration while incorporated found objects invoke funk assemblage. His use of vague representation achieved through the rapid application of paint owes itself, in part, to the more recent New Image sensibility while evoking his own distinc... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/30/09
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Chadwick Rantanen’s Spatial Proposition

by Franklin Melendez
Chadwick Rantanen’s second solo exhibition at Jancar Jones (one of whose proprietors, Ava Jancar, often contributes to this publication) finds the L.A. based artist moving away from his slightly Arte Povera-ish interventions to slicker terrain. Instead of rough-hewn and seemingly haphazard bundles (encrusted with the patina of the personal and historical), Rantanen’s current exhibition presents a series of sandblasted panes of glass, precariously balanced on circular wall mounts, a couple of adjustable telescopic poles running floor to ceiling, held up by their own internal press... [more]
Posted by Franklin Melendez on 7/26/10
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Gina Borg at Jancar Jones

by Natalie Hegert
Also opening that night was Gina Borg at Jancar Jones Gallery: --Natalie Stanchfield [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 5/11/08