Finishing Concepts
Aug
26
to Aug 31

Finishing Concepts

SPACIAL/RECOGNITION

Finishing Concepts is proud to present SPACIAL/RECOGNITION, the inaugural exhibit in the gallery space at their workshop. We invite the community to come experience the newly renovated space. The opening reception will be held on August 26th beginning at 1pm and is free to the public. SPACIAL/RECOGNITION was collectively curated by Julian Lombardi, Stephanie Sherwood and Surge Wintron. “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” -Winston Churchill For the first exhibit in the new gallery space at Finishing Concepts in Monterey Park, each artwork directly responds to the architecture. SPACIAL/RECOGNITION focuses on the exploration of non-traditional spaces. Each piece addresses this concept in an exploratory fashion, whether it is by challenging the traditional constraints of the rectangle, inhabiting three-dimensional space, or presenting the exploration of inner space in a profound manner. Many artists have expressed how changes to their studio space can directly affect the outcome of their work, sometimes architecture can direct us in unseen ways. SPACIAL/RECOGNITION contains pieces which touch and play with the space around them; they cut; they mimic; they assert.

Image credit: SPACIAL/RECOGNTION photo by Julian Lombardi

 

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OneHouse ArtExperience Museum
Aug
26
to Aug 31

OneHouse ArtExperience Museum

  • 5342 McCulloch Avenue Temple City, CA, 91780 United States (map)
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Forest

OneHouse ArtExperience Museum will host an open house and art exhibition by approximately 120 young artists from the age of two and a half to 14 years old. The young artists will change a 10' x 15' exhibition room into a forest with paintings, sculptures, drawings, fabrics, and multi-media installations.

Image: Birds and other Animals

Instagram: @onehousearts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onehousearts

 

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Coaxial Arts Foundation
Aug
12
to Aug 31

Coaxial Arts Foundation

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Alex the Brown exhibit: Obscura

Opening: August 12, 7pm-11pm / Closing: August 31, 7pm-11pm

Shot using documentary techniques, Obscura is a collection of photographs curated to convey an otherwordly narrative, with subjects often obscured or distorted using in-camera techniques.  Subverting the traditional print model, the photos will be displayed on light boxes throughout the gallery. Alex the Brown is a photo/video artist using documentary techniques to convey her personal vision of Los Angeles.  She additionally works frequently with musicians, shooting portraits for Flaunt, LA Record and more.

Instagram: @coaxialarts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coaxialarts/

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Grab Bag Studio
Aug
5
to Aug 31

Grab Bag Studio

  • 2626 East 10th Street Long Beach, CA, 90804 United States (map)
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Open Studio

Grab Bag Studio is a shared studio, artist collective & project space in Long Beach, CA. The program draws directly from the local community of artists and curators by offering exhibitions, workshops and more. Artists at GBS produce work and foster a place for promotion/participation in pursuit of a collective well-being less based on shared ideologies or aesthetics but rather through sharing physical space, organization support and other practical needs. In this regard, GBS is a community project among/between the artists and the local art community. GBS members are Natalie Mik, Brittany Mojo, Shea Vititow, Kelly Hamilton and Stephanie Libanati.

Image credit: Kelly Hamilton / Grab Bag Studio

Instagram: @grabbagstudio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grabbagstudio/

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY STORE
Aug
5
to Aug 31

LOS ANGELES COUNTY STORE

Las Fotos Project

Las Fotos Project, a project of Community Partners, is a non-profit, community-based photography program whose mission is to bring about positive change for teenage girls facing adversity. Through one-on-one mentoring, photography trainings, and assigned field projects, Las Fotos Project provides a creative outlet for students, encouraging them to express their artistic talents and explore their imagination, while building self-confidence.

Opening Reception: August 5, 2017 6-8pm

Twitter ID, Instagram & Facebook: lacountystore

 

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Emma Echenique, Jo-hsin Chen, Grace Eunchong Lee, Katy Krantz
Aug
5
to Aug 13

Emma Echenique, Jo-hsin Chen, Grace Eunchong Lee, Katy Krantz

  • 602 Moulton Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)
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Wares: Ceramics Traditions in Contemporary Practice

Opening reception: Saturday 8/5/17, 6:00-9:00 PM
Gallery hours: 1:00-5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday, by appointment Monday-Friday 

Emma Echenique Jo-hsin Chen Grace Eunchong Lee Katy Krantz Wares: Ceramics Traditions in Contemporary Practice features artists who use ceramics as a contemporary media by embracing its utilitarian tradition as the basis for its contemporary relevance. The vessels, boxes, and figurines in the show are unburdened by their functionality. They are often impractical, or do not function as the commonly used items they represent. The end product is then the result of a ceramic practice that seeks to address the techniques and traditions of the material, rather than make a usable object. Curated by Javier Proenza.

Image credit: Emma Echenique, Untitled

 

 

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Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Aug
5
to Aug 27

Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Verdant Loop: Devon Tsuno, Hung Viet Nguyen and Erin Harmon

TSA LA's Tennessee member, Erin Harmon, is curating herself and 2 LA based artists for a group show for the month of August. The show is entitled "Verdant Loop: Devon Tsuno, Hung Viet Nguyen and Erin Harmon".

Image credit: Erin Harmon, Hanging Garden 2014 34" x 34" gouache on paper collage on hand painted paper

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TSA_LA

Instagram: @tsa_la

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tigerstrikesasteroidlosangeles/?ref=bookmarks

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Monte Vista Projects
Aug
5
to Aug 27

Monte Vista Projects

Karen Lee Williams

Monte Vista Projects presents an installation of new sculptures by Karen Lee Williams inspired by Portuguese Bend on the Palos Verdes peninsula in Southern Los Angeles County. Rather than constructing a documentary portrait of a place, Lee Williams draws on the complex geological and folk history of this quintessentially California site to create mixed media wall hangings and freestanding concrete sculptures that excavate the metaphorical power of a place defined by both science and myth.

Instagram: montevistaprojects

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montevistaprojects

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Velaslavasay Panorama
Aug
4
to Aug 27

Velaslavasay Panorama

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Effulgence of the North

The Velaslavasay Panorama embodies several domains of visual phenomena: A Traditional 360-degree Panorama, Lobby & Ancillary Salon Exhibits and Gardens of the Illustrious Pacific Ring.

The Velaslavasay Panorama presents to the public Effulgence of the North - a 360-degree painted panorama that explores the limitless horizon beyond a frigid terrain, illuminated by the ethereal Aurora Borealis. The panorama includes an ongoing 35-minute cycle of subtly shifting light and sound, enhancing the immersive experience and drawing the visitor into a sublime illusory excursion to the mystical Frozen North.

A visit to our arctic panorama is complimented by a stroll through The Velaslavasay Garden and Grounds, featuring lush tropical plantings, a wide variety of succulents, a misting and meditation grotto, and a copper-roofed gazebo for reading and reflection. Reminiscent of the great 19th-century pleasure gardens, our Grounds provide welcome respite from the everyday cares of the world.

We also welcome you to visit the Nova Tuskhut, an Arctic Trading Post complete with a mini diorama of the tundra, polar artifacts including snowshoes from the Peary Expedition, and the flying goggles of an Arctic Bush-Pilot.

Image: Effulgence of the North

 

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	 Dylan Turner
Aug
1
to Aug 12

Dylan Turner

  • 1809 Lucile Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)
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My studio is a lower level to a house designed by architect Richard Lindt. The work is oriented towards the light as it sets in towards an orange glow around eight pm. I'd like to show etching oil text painting with ephemeral sculpture and parts of the old wood fragments which are part of this house but have been left. The feeling evoked during sunset is one of vast sublime history while the content of the text painting is attempting to make sense of Vast disorienting information in an accelerated history.

Instagram: Dy1anturner

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DAC Gallery
Aug
1
to Aug 18

DAC Gallery

  • 431 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA, 90013 United States (map)
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Exquisite Corpses

Group Exhibition featuring artwork from the ECF Art Center.

Twitter: @dacgallery

Instagram: @dacgallery

Facebook: @dacgalleryLA

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Actual Size Los Angeles
Aug
1
to Aug 6

Actual Size Los Angeles

Jonas Becker: The Same Rock

Open Sunday 1:00-5:00 and by appointment

July 15-August 6
Opening Reception: Saturday July 15 7-10 PM 

Actual Size Los Angeles is pleased to present an exhibition of video and sculpture by artist Jonas Becker. The Same Rock investigates mountain landscapes as a cipher for encoding relationships between humans, technology, and the environment.

Image credit: Holographic Mountain
Courtesy Jonas Becker and Actual Size

Instagram: @actualsizela

Twitter: @actualsizela

Facebook: ActualSizeLosAngeles

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Dalton Warehouse
Aug
1
to Aug 18

Dalton Warehouse

  • 447 E. 32nd St. South Central, CA 90011 (map)
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Illuminating Threads

Event dates: August 5 & August 12, 12-6pm

Illuminating Threads is a visual conversation between four Los Angeles-based artists, who are currently working with the subject matters of time, plant life, our existence, power dynamics, along with their own personal dialogues with nature's echoing relief.

Illuminating Threads Artists: Megan Mueller, Vivi Fragou, and collaboration with Alyss Estay + Zach Storm

Curation: Lydia Maria Pfeffer

Image credit: Megan Mueller, Quick & endless, XXXVI, 2017, Xerox, 11 x 8 1/2 inches

Instagram: @daltonwarehouse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daltonwarehouse/

 

 

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Bernardo Hale Gallery
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Bernardo Hale Gallery

Artist & Residence

Opening reception: August 4, 6-10pm / Closing reception: August 27, 2-5pm
By appointment August 1 - August 31
Please call the gallery to make an appointment 323-380-6377

Situated on the edge of commercial Hollywood and the residential splendor of Hancock Park, Bernardo Hale is an independently funded artist space and gallery. The show, ‘Artist & Residence’ curated by Jane Lee, represents the collective work of Carson Garhart, Michael Haight, and Seve Martinez, three artists balancing the demands of commercial art in order to afford their creative practice. Garhart, Haight and Martinez (two of which are residents) have displayed their works throughout the gallery’s two floors, offering a distinct curatorial overlap between residential and commercial. B|H offers art celebrated in relation to real walls, displayed in real ways.

Image credit: Bernardo Hale - Interior Gallery View, First Floor ‘Living-Room' 

Instagram: @bernardohale

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Nicole Rademacher
Aug
1
to Sep 2

Nicole Rademacher

Origin Stories

18th Street Arts Center proudly presents an evolving exhibition in conjunction with a series of storytelling workshops by LA-based artist Nicole Rademacher and invited guests in our Atrium Gallery. Originally designed to empower adopted and fostered people to create and record their unique histories, the workshops are being opened up to artists, particularly artists who feel marginalized. These are part of a larger series that Rademacher has done nationally. The first workshop at 18th Street will inaugurate the exhibition. It will take place on Wednesday, July 12 at 1pm during our community potluck.

Image credit: Nicole Rademacher, Documentation of Origin Stories Workshop w/ University of Northern Iowa students, 2017, courtesy of the artist.

Workshops will take place on August 6, 3-5pm & August 26, 7-10pm

Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: nicrrad

http://nicolerademacher.com/

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Torrance Art Museum
Aug
1
to Aug 12

Torrance Art Museum

Why Art Matters!

This exhibition is being staged in response to the potential threat to the funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. We have invited some of the leading Curators in SoCal to each select an artist/artists group that they feel reflect upon the projects title, Why Art Matters. These artists have shown, via their myriad practices, some of the engaged and often profound reasons that Art has been an essential ingredient to the building of civilizations throughout history. Culture is important and Art is a cornerstone of Culture. It mirrors our concerns and interests and it is the greatest example, alongside Science, of the curiosity that has helped Humanity get where it is, in its finest moments.

The Artists: Chaz Bojorquez, Beatriz Cortez with Rafa Esparza, Finishing School, Arshia Haq, Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Linda Pollack, Henry Taylor, Glen Wilson, Liat Yossifor

The Curators are: Dan Cameron, Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, Kio Griffith, Nancy Meyer, Kristina Newhouse, Paul Schimmel, Max Presneill, Tyler Stallings, Catherine Taft

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ECF Downtown Art Center Tiny Little Gallery
Aug
1
to Aug 31

ECF Downtown Art Center Tiny Little Gallery

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Hawaiian Punch Tastes Like Hawaii

Tiny Little Gallery is proud to present “Hawaiian Punch Tastes Like Hawaii”; a selection of multimedia works representing the diverse interests and desires of artists Heon Choi, Larry Pearsall, Justina Ko, Harvey Schwartz, Jose Zamora, Nelson Cobian, Jared Phillips, Wilbert Brent, Gino Galvez and Laksmi Camp – within the confines of a 3D display-like box measuring 12” x 12” x 36”. All of the artists attend the ECF Art Center Program – which serves as a studio and mentorship program for artists with disabilities in Los Angeles.

Image credit: "Jewel Box" by Justina Ko

Instagram: @art_ecf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCentersECF/

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Isabella Chydenius and Gord Bond
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Isabella Chydenius and Gord Bond

  • 2000 N Main Street Golden State Fwy, Lincoln Heights, CA 90031 United States (map)
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The Crowd

“The Crowd” is a collaborative piece between painter Gord Bond (Canada) and interdisciplinary artist Isabella Chydenius (Finland), currently in residence at ESXLA. The piece is a series of drawings on the removed pages of a recycled art book. The drawings by each artist are reactions to each other’s work in the style the old surrealist drawing practice exquisite corpse. The piece captures both real and imagined characters as observed in the Lincoln Heights community. Our aim is to place these characters back into the streets of this community and creating an exterior gallery, by means of wheat pasting the images.

Image credit: Isabella Chydenius

Instagram: @the_crowd_in_downtownLA

 

 

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Peephole Cinema
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Peephole Cinema

Peephole Cinema is a “miniature cinema" collective with satellite projects in three cities: San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. In each city, silent film shorts are screened 24/7 through a dime-sized peephole installed in a public location. Peephole Cinema LA is installed behind and hosted by Automata. This is an "exquisite corpse" curatorial project; the current curator will choose his or her replacement every two months for an entire year. Nancy Andrews and Gina Napolitan will be presenting their work for the Maiden LA tour in August.

 

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3307 W Washington Blvd
Aug
1
to Aug 31

3307 W Washington Blvd

  • 3307 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90018 United States (map)
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Katz's Deli Residency: Bed & Breakfast

 

August 27, 12-5pm: Closing event, the Katz's Deli Brunch (a public conversation and meal)

Bed & Breakfast (Jacqueline Falcone and Daniel Arismendys Taveras Hernandez) is the current resident at Katz's Deli, a critical salon and experimental exhibition platform hosted by Amanda Katz at 3307 W Washington Blvd. Exploring connections between art and hospitality, Bed & Breakfast has been organizing exhibitions and public programs within its founders’ bedroom for the past 5 years. For this residency, B&B has constructed a bedroom within the 3307 space and curated an exhibition with works from its permanent collection. The exhibition will be activated through spontaneous public programming (sleepovers, pancake breakfasts, etc.) announced via social media throughout the month of August. The residency culminates in the Katz's Deli Brunch to discuss the aesthetics and politics of hosting as an embodied exhibition practice.

Photo: Bridget Batch

Instagram: @amkatz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3307WWashingtonBlvd/

 

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Molly Schulman and Salomeh Grace
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Molly Schulman and Salomeh Grace

Drawing Exchange

Instagram: @molomehdrawingexchange

Throughout the duration of August the founders of Maiden LA and collaborative duo, Salomeh Grace and Molly Schulman, will exchange daily drawings via @molomehdrawingexchange on Instagram. With recent life changes and 4,000 miles between them, their web-based platform was not only a practical solution to sharing their conversation, but also a way of encouraging the practice of drawing despite the joyous time constraints of motherhood.

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Christina Mesiti
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Christina Mesiti

Walk Log

Location: Citywide

An uncertain but great number of artists have made signs, flyers, drawings, paintings and objects that say 'Text "WALK" to 323-744-8807.' Go ahead, text it, and access the perpetual motion machine known as Walk Log.

(Walk Log is an ongoing walk by Christina Mesiti filled with experimental actions, feelings, and objects, descriptions of which are continually and instantly accessible to anyone by texting the word "WALK" to 323-744-8807).

Instagram: @christinamesiti

 

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Harborview and Pole
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Harborview and Pole

Bear Revolt

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Harborview and Pole presents Bear Revolt, a series of contemporary artists’ reinterpretations of the California Bear Republic and Bear Revolt flags, from the first flag flown over California in 1846 to the current California state flag. Participating artists include Keith Varadi, Marcello Dolce, Stephen Neidich, Chris Hanke, and others TBA. All flags will become part of the Harborview and Pole flag archive after they are flown. ABOUT HARBORVIEW AND POLE: Harborview and Pole is an exhibition space inspired by the maritime culture of the Los Angeles Harbor where we are based. Works can be viewed at harborviewandpole.org or by appointment.

 

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Yard Pedro
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Yard Pedro

Summer 2017 Fire Pit

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Summer 2017 Fire Pit will take place at Yard Pedro, an Instagram-only, outdoor, contemporary sculpture space. For two months, sculptures by invited artists will be burned in Yard Pedro’s fire pit and subsequent documentation will be posted on Yard Pedro’s Instagram (@yardpedro). Summer 2017 Fire Pit’s goal is to encourage consideration of ever-changing definitions of space, time, and site by viewing experiential artwork solely through an intermediary device. Participating artists include Steve Kado, Chris Hanke, Nikki Darling, Alice Wang, Kevin Reinhardt, Dylan Turner and Libby Doyle, Michael Ray-Von, Nick Kramer, Matt Siegle, Merideth Hillbrand, and Nick Rodrigues.

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