Filtering by: solo exhibition

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive

Key Observation Point originates from the artist’s interest in the Landscape Scenic Quality Scale, a metric pioneered by a group of landscape architects and foresters in the late 20th century who sought to quantify beauty as a means of environmental protection. The scale’s system, language, and founding ideology are now embedded in the political process of legitimizing development projects of high impact. The Chiquita Canyon Landfill’s most recent Environmental Impact Report uses the Landscape Scenic Quality Scale to break down the site’s surrounding areas into seven key observation points. 

Vividness, intactness, and unity, are the three guiding principles through which a landscape’s beauty is understood as scenic fact. Using the report’s descriptions as a script for painting, Battin questions the forensic motives of transfiguring space into language and data, while exploring the pictorial traditions that inform our relationships with nature. 

Exhibition runs Aug 31 - Sept 28th. 
Opening reception is Aug 31 from 6pm - 10pm

LACA hours: 12pm-6pm Wednesday-Saturday 

  • Photo credit: Susanna Battin Key Observation Point 5
  • Website:

    http://susbatt.com

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    @lacarchive @sus_batts

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    @lacarchive

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Selections from the Waste Wonderkammer - An Archive of Deserted Trash
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Selections from the Waste Wonderkammer - An Archive of Deserted Trash

  • 42105 50th Street West Quartz Hill, CA, 93536 United States (map)
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While a Wunderkammer can be a flashy exultation of wealth, one can see the hubris of  human consumption by following nearly any path off asphalt in the Mojave. Artist Karyl Newman has been mapping, photographing and collecting our consumptive detritus since 2013 as DEHSART.com (trashed backward). At the Antelope Valley Conservancy, as part of MaidenLA, a selection of objects from the archive will be on view along with images of their origin in the desert, research into their provenance and geo-locations illustrating how close illegal dumping may be to your homes, schools and places of work or worship. The exhibit will provide tools to report or recycle your own discarded discoveries in an effort to keep our desert clean.

Opening Saturday, August 25, 2018. September 8, 18 and October 6 and 20 or by appointment at (661) 943-9000 or avconservancy@yahoo.com.

Photo credit: Karyl Newman Mylar Balloon at El Mirage

 

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WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"

  • 660 South Avenue 21, Studio B Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)
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Artist JonMarc Edwards invites you to FLUTTER, an extraordinary event at the SEARCH + RESQ  Gallery located near the Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. A sensual and conceptual installation, participants will intermittently be enveloped in a flurry of text, meaning and chaos. FLUTTER is an experience that connects both the visually stunning with the metaphorically inspiring. Sly, funny and wise, the conceptual installation visually asserts that language is an essential element like air, water, fire and wind (and as ubiquitous.) Flutter empowers participants to interact and make sense of the linguistic fabric that is all-around us; concrete, profuse, disposable - unique! 

JonMarc Edwards has created or participated in many immersive & performative productions including: Looming Bias - Art Center, Pasadena, Intelligent Living - Art Center / Wind Tunnel, Corral, CalPoly Pomona, Reverberations + Butoh, Captivity, Los Angeles. His most recent production, "The Debriti Show!" a textual apothecary has traveled throughout Southern California including Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA. and most recently A.P.E. Gallery - ARC summer series, Northampton, MA. 

Search + Resq Gallery is an independent building located in the Brewery Artwalk Complex. Signs and directions will be placed around the complex on the days of the performance / exhibition.

  • See this important show by appointment, 
    August 13 through August 19th, 2018
    Call 213.483.1183
  • Image Credit: jonmarc edwards Flutter, the elemental metaphor
  • Website:

    marketstudio.org

  • Twitter ID:

    @jonmarc_edwards

  • Instagram:

    @jmarket77

  • Facebook:

    jonmarc edwards

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Studio C Gallery: P U M P  A Solo Exhibition
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Studio C Gallery: P U M P A Solo Exhibition

Gallery Hours: 
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11th
5 to 8 pm
Open Weekends: Noon to 4 pm
Weekdays, by Appointment.

P U M P

Sierra Pecheur has always loved bones, hearts, and the sea so it's fitting that the LA artist has created a collection of ceramic wall sculptures in the form of the human heart. But these hearts are not Hallmark Valentines. They are, however, valentines of a sort, a love letter to the planet and its rescue.   

"In her hands, clay is skillfully manipulated to resemble melting wax, pitted, scarified, rotting, scaley, punctured, sloughing off or petrified flesh. Uncanny approximations of actual organs result from polychromed glazing and direct painting that mimic dried blood, colorful molds and oxidations while markings and gashes impart a level of realism." 

At times the surfaces glow with iridescence, begging to be touched. The Tidal Hearts are embedded with trash collected every day at the ocean's edge – dinosaurs, crack vials, tiparillo cigar tips, knives, broken bottles, plastic toys, fishing tackle, and straws, as well as, bird sculls that are found at an alarming rate. 


We will have free designated off street parking in our lot. There is also ample free street parking too. 
Best Directions: 
From the 5 or 10 Fwys ( just past downtown ) take the Santa Fe Ave. going South.  Go over the Santa Fe Ave Bridge, which starts at 15th St. At the First Stoplight, take a Right onto E. 25th St. SLOW WAY DOWN. Take the First Driveway Right and go thru the Black Gate. Enter the designated Parking Area. Gate will open at 10:30 am for this event. From the parking lot, walk East ( toward the SFA bridge) between to sets of buildings. Turn Left into the courtyard. We are at the end. Studio C

Image Credit: Alexis Kelley

 

 

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WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

WWW.MARKETSTUDIO.ORG "Flutter, the elemental metaphor"

  • 660 South Avenue 21, Studio B Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artist JonMarc Edwards invites you to FLUTTER, an extraordinary event at the SEARCH + RESQ  Gallery located near the Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. A sensual and conceptual installation, participants will intermittently be enveloped in a flurry of text, meaning and chaos. FLUTTER is an experience that connects both the visually stunning with the metaphorically inspiring. Sly, funny and wise, the conceptual installation visually asserts that language is an essential element like air, water, fire and wind (and as ubiquitous.) Flutter empowers participants to interact and make sense of the linguistic fabric that is all-around us; concrete, profuse, disposable - unique! 

JonMarc Edwards has created or participated in many immersive & performative productions including: Looming Bias - Art Center, Pasadena, Intelligent Living - Art Center / Wind Tunnel, Corral, CalPoly Pomona, Reverberations + Butoh, Captivity, Los Angeles. His most recent production, "The Debriti Show!" a textual apothecary has traveled throughout Southern California including Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA. and most recently A.P.E. Gallery - ARC summer series, Northampton, MA. 

Search + Resq Gallery is an independent building located in the Brewery Artwalk Complex. Signs and directions will be placed around the complex on the days of the performance / exhibition.

  • See this important show by appointment, 
    August 13 through August 19th, 2018
    Call 213.483.1183
  • Image Credit: jonmarc edwards Flutter, the elemental metaphor
  • Website:

    marketstudio.org

  • Twitter ID:

    @jonmarc_edwards

  • Instagram:

    @jmarket77

  • Facebook:

    jonmarc edwards

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Emily Wing "medium fidelity"
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Emily Wing "medium fidelity"

Opens August 11,  5pm- 8pm
Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays in August 1pm - 5pm
By Appointment.

I'm interested in how we outsource various choices in our life to digital processes, from which article to read to which movie to watch.  For this project I used my phone, computer and existing computer image compression programs to help me choose how to "arrange"  flowers and decide a palette for a series of paintings of flower arrangements. 

The process to make these includes painting a flower arrangement, taking a digital photograph, and then databending that image file and then painting from the databent image. 

Painting itself is a type of databending, so when I paint from the bent image, I am adding an additional layer corruption / improvement to the information.

Studio C Annex is in the Santa Fe Art Colony

Driving Directions Here
https://www.emilywing.com/santa-fe-art-colony-driving-directions

Image Credit: Emily Wing Tiger Lillies Arranged with the Help of my Smartphone & Computer

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Christina Villamor "MIA in LA"
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Christina Villamor "MIA in LA"

Taking varied inspiration from Quinceañeras, Hurricane Andrew, and Santeria, this body of work is inspired by growing up in Miami in the 1980s & 90s.  My work exaggerates and fictionalizes the city's past culture.  As the first expected city to cause massive displacement due to climate change, I also imagine a Miami in the science fiction-inspired future:  as relics and fossils. Facing its own climate change-induced challenges, presenting this project in Los Angeles, I imagine a dialogue between both coastal cities.

Directions from the 10: 
-Take Santa Fe exit and head South on Santa Fe   
-Continue on Santa Fe over the bridge at 15th street   
-Make a your first right after the bridge onto 25th
-The Entrance is on 25th a block down on the right
-Follow signs for SFAC/Suns for parking
-Look for the 2415 building on the right. 
-Suite 3

 

Image Credit: Christina Villamor La Dulcería

  • Website:

    christinavillamor.com

  • Instagram:

    @christinanicotina

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Studio C Gallery Open Studio + Events / Santa Fe Art Colony
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Studio C Gallery Open Studio + Events / Santa Fe Art Colony

Studio C Gallery is proud to be part of Maiden L.A.again!  We have an open studio + events planned throughout the day. 
Please join us on Saturday, August 11th
11 am to 8pm

What we have planned: 

Open Studio: Work by Peggy Nichols / Studio C Gallery  Saturday, August 11th
11am to 8pm

Special Figure Drawing Workshop for Artists
Saturday, August 11th   
11 am to 2 pm
3 models  Short to long poses
Easels and drawing benches provided. 
Bring your own art supplies. 
RSVP at studiocla148@gmail.com
Deadline: August 9th to RSVP
Fee: $20. ( for participants ) 
Public: free

Artifacts & Relics
A Ceramic Workshop by Sierra Pecheur   
2 to 4 pm   
RSVP to studiocla148@gmail.com
Fee: $20. w/ RSVP
Deadline: August 9th to RSVP

P U M P  a Solo Exhibition by Sierra Pecheur
Opening Reception  Saturday, August 11th
5 to 8pm

For additional information, contact Peggy Nichols at: studiocla148@gmail.com
Please visit our website at: www.studiocgalleryla.com 


We will have free designated off street parking in our lot. There is also ample free street parking too. 
Best Directions: 
From the 5 or 10 Fwys ( just past downtown ) take the Santa Fe Ave. going South.  Go over the Santa Fe Ave Bridge, which starts at 15th St. At the First Stoplight, take a Right onto E. 25th St. SLOW WAY DOWN. Take the First Driveway Right and go thru the Black Gate. Enter the designated Parking Area. Gate will open at 10:30 am for this event. From the parking lot, walk East ( toward the SFA bridge) between to sets of buildings. Turn Left into the courtyard. We are at the end. Studio C

Image Credit: Suzanne Steck  Studio C Gallery / Peggy Nichols

 

 

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Joanna Grasso: Infinite
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Joanna Grasso: Infinite

*This event also takes place August 10, 5pm - 9pm

Join artist Joanna Grasso as she transforms the Bender event space into an exhibition of new sculptural works. INFINITE is a collection of deconstructed utilitarian clay vessels and a study of the eternal power of faith, form and function. Refreshments will be served and we hope you’ll stick around on Saturday night for a participatory experience.

  • Row DTLA has it's own parking structure off Center St/Alameda St.

  • Image Credit: Joanna Grasso Untitled, INFINITE Series, large clay wall hanging sculpture
  • Website:

    www.joannagrasso.com

  • Instagram:

    artfullymini

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Joanna Grasso: Infinite
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Joanna Grasso: Infinite

*This event also takes place August 11, 11am - 5pm

Join artist Joanna Grasso as she transforms the Bender event space into an exhibition of new sculptural works. INFINITE is a collection of deconstructed utilitarian clay vessels and a study of the eternal power of faith, form and function. Refreshments will be served and we hope you’ll stick around on Saturday night for a participatory experience.

  • Row DTLA has it's own parking structure off Center St/Alameda St.

  • Image Credit: Joanna Grasso Untitled, INFINITE Series, large clay wall hanging sculpture
  • Website:

    www.joannagrasso.com

  • Instagram:

    artfullymini

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Chelsea Dean at Shoebox Projects
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Chelsea Dean at Shoebox Projects

  • 660 South Avenue 21 Apt 3 Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)
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Chelsea Dean will use her time during her Artist in Residence to create work based on her experiences in the Mojave Desert. 

For the past four years, I have been combing the Mojave Desert, wandering in and out of abandoned Jackrabbit Homesteads taking pictures and collecting artifacts. These relics have served as reminders that someone used to occupy these once hopeful spaces. It’s here that I find myself drawn to the multitude of textures, colors, and patterns that live within the detritus. I have lovingly gathered planks of splintered wood with the paint peeling off, lugged rusted-out pieces of metal across the desert, and gathered too many broken pieces of mirrors, tiles and windows to count. These bits of history excite me, and have been accumulating in my studio waiting for life to be breathed back into them.

Image Credit: Photo Courtesy of Chelsea Dean

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Sean Kelly: Front Yard Mythology
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Sean Kelly: Front Yard Mythology

  • 1236 South Bubblingwell Road West Covina, CA, 91790 United States (map)
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Front Yard Mythology is a presentation of shiny, colorful, and crude bio-morphic and geo-morphic ceramic sculptures. The artwork was made out of an interest in storytelling and magic. Within the collection of ceramic objects, there are sculptures that have the appearance of cartoon marine life, burnt and mutilated trees, bizarre and glittering stones, and crude depictions of dogs. The relationships between these objects entice mind-play and encourage personal storytelling. As individual objects, the sculptures were made with specific meditative notions, such as, "it sure is funny that our minds intuitively perceive faces and body parts when we look at rocks or trees or clumps of dirt." While this quandary can be "scienced" away, these objects clearly prefer it "magicked" away. There are numerous avenues of entry into this artwork, and you are invited!

Image Credit: Brenda Starks "Mythic Landscape 1"

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bG Gallery: Gestalt Project Space.
Aug
5
11:30 AM11:30

bG Gallery: Gestalt Project Space.

Gestalt Projects is a project space dedicated to cross-genre intercommunication by tying together diverse groups of artists into cohesive installations including an ongoing 144 Space and diorama projects in Crawl Space. 

The space is currently located within a larger gallery at 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90405. As well as various pop ups around town.

40 minute parking in the business park across the street on weekdays and unlimited parking on weekends enter lot on 31st. 2 hr parking available along 30th street.

Open 11:30-6pm Daily

Image Credit: Sea of Art courtesy of Gestalt Projects

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Israeli Art in Los Angeles: Adar Aviam - Stuff I Do
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Israeli Art in Los Angeles: Adar Aviam - Stuff I Do

  • 5042 Ladd Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90032 United States (map)
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August 4th & 5th, 11am - 5pm

"Israeli Art in Los Angeles" is a private residency initiative run by Sagi Refael, an independent curator, dedicated to Israeli artists who are invited to create new works, inspired by the city of angels. 
This event will celebrate the end of a 5 week residency in Los Angeles, of the Berlin-based painter Adar Aviam. 
A solo exhibition of new paintings by Adar Aviam will be on view to the public on the weekend of August 4th-5th. 

Private viewings can be set via email. 

website: www.israeliartlosangeles.com

Instagram: sagi_refael; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsraeliArtLosAngeles/

Image credit and title: Adar Aviam, Maiden LA, Summer 2018

 

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Yasmine Diaz: Exit Strategies
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Yasmine Diaz: Exit Strategies

This is the closing event for Exit Strategies, an immersive installation by Yasmine Diaz. Diaz recreates elements of her teenage basement bedroom in Chicago—a place of refuge and privacy during a time when she struggled with the expectations of her religiously and socially conservative Yemeni-Muslim family, as well as the everyday melodramas of a typical teenager. As she was studying for SATs and writing college application essays, an arranged marriage loomed in the background, overshadowing her future plans. It became increasingly clear that speaking up about her disconnection with Islam and desire for independence was not an option. It was in the basement that she found herself strategizing for solutions — for ways to sneak out of the house and eventually, as part of a plan to leave her family, changing her name and identity for her own protection. 

By sharing her own story, Diaz highlights the necessity for dialogue amongst women of marginalized communities who have been discouraged from speaking out against patriarchal oppression. They are accused of inciting racist backlash if they seek to challenge the misogyny in their own communities, which often results in their stories being silenced. 

Image Credit: Danielle Spires "Exit Strategies installation view"

The Women’s Center for Creative Work is located on the left side of the cul de sac at the end of Glover Place. Turn off Riverside Dr. and come all the way down to the end of the street, through the gate, to a parking lot flanked by warehouses. We are located in the house-like building with a garden. Please drive slowly when coming through the neighborhood. 

Parking
You are welcome to park in any space on the left hand side of the parking lot (same side as the center), this includes the space parallel to the wall in front. Please respect our neighbors in the compound and do not park on their side of the lot. If necessary to park on the street, please park on the warehouse side, not the residential side. Please look for and follow all posted signs. Remember that people live in our neighborhood; please be mindful of noise levels when walking to and from your car. 

Parking is very limited – please consider carpooling, using Uber/Lyft, riding your bike (we have direct access from the LA River bike path), or taking public transportation. 

Public Transportation
Train – We are a 30 minute walk from the Gold Line station at Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park. 
Bus – We are a 10 minute walk from Metro Local Line 96 stop at Riverside Drive/ Dorris Place coming from the north on Riverside, or Riverside Drive/ Harwood Street. This line does not run consistently, please check the 96 metro schedule before planning your trip! 


Accessibility
WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a wheelchair accessible restroom. We provide scent free soaps in our washrooms, and encourage guests to consider attending our events scent free. Please don’t hesitate to email info@wccw.us with any accessibility questions or needs, it is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

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"Good Luck" by Robbie Simon
Aug
2
to Aug 25

"Good Luck" by Robbie Simon

Robbie Simon (b. 1984) is an artist and designer working in Los Angeles, CA. His work revolves around flat abstract graphic compositions that resist simple interpretation or functionality.  The work is often powered by bright and unique color palettes inviting the viewer in to consider the carefully crafted juxtapositions than can drift between finessed mirages of figurative concepts and jovial 2-D sculptural graphics. 

Simon's career has its most notable origins in the music world where he's worked with artists such as Allah Las, Kevin Morby, Wilco, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Sharon Van Etten, SURVIVE, Tinariwen, Max Richter, Django Django among many others. His work has crossed over to a wide variety of paths and clients including Stussy, Standard Hotel, Vans, Barbican Centre London, Pitchfork Music and Afar Magazine to name a few. 

The exhibition will be ongoing between 21 July through 25 August. The hours will be Thursday - Saturday, 12-6pm.

Photo Credit: Robbie Simon Studio "Peach Gravy"

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    @thelodgela

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    The Lodge

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Tiny Gallery
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Tiny Gallery

“Tiny Gallery,” a miniature art space, is located at the ECF Downtown Art Center. The Artist on display in the mini gallery, Nelson Cobian, is primarily recognized for his handcrafted signs and billboards. With an exceptional use of color and cleverness, Cobian’s signs are refreshing takes on celebrity and advertising.

Monday- Friday 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.

  • Twitter ID:

    DACGalleryLA

  • Instagram:

    instagram.com/dacgallery

  • Facebook:

    facebook.com/DACGallery

photo credit: Joann Ahn "Accidentes Mix"

 

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