Jan Stieding and Jörg Wagner: danach draußen (thereafter outside)
Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA)
March 19 through May 10, 2015
Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA)
March 19 through May 10, 2015
Brand Library & Art Center
2–4 pmAdd to Calendar http://www.glasstire.com/socal/events/2015/03/11/life100/ 28-03-2015 02:00:00 PM 28-03-2015 04:00:00 PM 11 life100 life100 2–4 pm 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Brand Library & Art Center
Torrance Art Museum
6–9 pmAdd to Calendar http://www.glasstire.com/socal/events/2015/03/24/second-sight-new-representations-in-photography-john-hyatt-my-brush-with-angels/ 28-03-2015 06:00:00 PM 28-03-2015 09:00:00 PM 11 Second Sight: New Representations in Photography | John Hyatt: My Brush with Angels Second Sight: New Representations in Photography | John Hyatt: My Brush with Angels 6–9 pm 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503 Torrance Art Museum
Elephant Art Space
5–9 pmAdd to Calendar http://www.glasstire.com/socal/events/2015/03/02/cindy-rehm-psychical-research/ 29-03-2015 05:00:00 PM 29-03-2015 09:00:00 PM 11 Cindy Rehm: Psychical Research Cindy Rehm: Psychical Research 5–9 pm 3325 Division St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 Elephant Art Space
Carnegie Art Museum
6:30–8:30 pmAdd to Calendar http://www.glasstire.com/socal/events/2015/03/11/ruth-pastine-present-tense/ 02-04-2015 06:30:00 PM 02-04-2015 08:30:00 PM 11 Ruth Pastine: Present Tense Ruth Pastine: Present Tense 6:30–8:30 pm 424 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 Carnegie Art Museum
Last Chance - March 6 through 29, 2015
For the drawings and collages in this show, Cindy Rehm took as an inspiration Victorian mediumship and the book Phenomena of Materialization, which documents séances that medium Eva C. was involved in between 1909 and 1914. Rehm's interested in how these histories defy "conventions of proper feminine conduct ." Rehm's show also includes a two-channel video in which two women prepare for an imaginary séance.
Last Chance - March 22 through 29, 2015
Robert Altman's 1974 film California Split was about a gambler who, near the film's ending, says of his gambling high, "there was no special feeling. I just said there was.” The Pit quotes that line in the press release for Patrick Rock's exhibition "California Split," which will include video, sculpture and a zine and explore the idea of betting it all on your art.
Last Chance - March 27 through 29, 2015
A new book of work by San Francisco artist Joe Roberts is out so Slow Culture is hosting a show. Roberts work, they say, is "s reminiscent of work from Jean-Michel Basquiat and Joseph Cornell" and "collage, paintings, diorama and figurines all play a role."
Last Chance - March 5 through April 2, 2015
Gilda Davidian's fascination with octogenarian photographer Edward Tatoulian led to this show, a survey of 40 years of Tatoulian's work. Davidian, also a photographer and an installation artist, hung her own work in and among his.
September 25, 2014 through April 5, 2015
Mark Steven Greenfield has been working in Greater L.A., both on fringes and in centers, for years. A lot of the work in this survey deals with history, like 19th century minstrel shows, as well as cosmology, genealogy and specific L.A. neighborhoods. He's also been known to toy with African American stereotypes.
February 7 through April 5, 2015
This exhibition, held in the side/front yard of a house, features "site-specific" sculptures and also some drawings on aluminum by John Zane Zappas moves "from the familiar to the ambiguous with a dizzying lack of distinction between humor and solemnity."
February 21 through April 5, 2015
Photojournalist Andy Romanoff has been photographing Buddhas and Jesus figures, because he's interested in the way their faces look. Now he has installed his Sacred Faces series in Shatto Chapel at L.A.'s architecturally impressive First Congregation Church.
March 15 through April 5, 2015
Monte Vista board members make the exhibitions happen and keep the space open. Usually, they're artists and this show features the current members' work. Roberta Gentry is showing crystal-like forms; Danielle Sommer and her collaborator, Melissa Huddleston, will show the "intriguing books" they make.
March 7 through April 11, 2015
A group show in which artists cut into the "humble, traditional medium of paper," "Paper Cut" includes work by the Paris-based Aurel Rubbish, who references tattoos and religion, and Bovey Lee, who's based in Pittsburgh and studied calligraphy.
January 10 through April 18, 2015
Artist Eduardo Consuegra is embedding three collages of magazine ads for technical equipment in acoustic foam and suspending them above Commonwealth & Council's back stairway. He will also install "an impenetrable wall" of nickel-plated, steel beads against the stairwell.
March 15 through April 18, 2015
Artists R. Lyon and Jessie Stead make books together, under JS/RL Periodicals, and Duh Angel their third (a "highly anticipated" third, according the Jenny's press release). There will eleven books in all, and they feature the collaborator's text messages, as well as their "out-of-body communication experiments." The show commemorates and accompanies the book.
March 21 through April 18, 2015
To make her "composite collage-sculptures," Kristi Lippire grafts parts of vintage magazine images onto sculptural forms. The environments she creates are supposed to be "spatial explosions." Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza is interested in painted signs on shop windows and murals in mom-and-pop stores and the language of non-native speakers, which she's adopted to make the work for this exhibition.
March 8 through April 19, 2015
Olga Balema does sculpture that looks like design object stretched or flattened beyond their original function. Anne de Vries has made stools with cloud prints on them and installations that include surveillance cameras. The two artists are showing together.
March 12 through April 23, 2015
Activist and photographer Sheila Pinkel organized this show of art related to incarceration, made by artists who are outside of prison and artist who are inside. Alyse Emdur, who made a book of photographs of the faux exotic backdrops hanging in prison visiting rooms, is in the show, as is the skid-row based collective Los Angeles Poverty Department. Brendan Murdock, who contributed work, is incarcerated at San Quentin.
March 25 through April 25, 2015
Berlin-based Agnes Lux alters postcards with copper leaf and graphite, then sends them to herself via snail mail. Then she arranges the cards, now scuffed up and bent in places, in grids that end up looking dark and abstract. The project is meant to be a reflection on “shifting modes of communication” and, also, a “poetic ornamentation of everyday life.”
March 11 through April 26, 2015
March 19 through April 30, 2015
"Casual Friday" is Vacancy's second collaborative group show (they each begin as a dinner party during which artists and the gallery owners toss ideas back and forth). This time, the group is exploring the practice of having "casual Fridays" in otherwise formal workplaces, or at least press release is a corporate memo announcing the institution of a casual Friday.
March 14 through May 1, 2015
A show of "master Armenian artists," this show includes work by the fantastic mid-century painter Arshile Gorky and by 1950s L.A. icon John Altoon. It also includes work by 30 contemporary Armenian artists working in L.A. It commemorates the 100th year after the Armenian Genocide.
March 19 through May 10, 2015
German artist Jan Stieding will show two paintings of deserted stages and two of figures sourced from East German propaganda posters. Jörg Wagner, also German, will show photosensitive cyanotype copies of fences along borders (he's been interested in borders between yards and between countries, like the US and Mexico). Since Stieding and Wagner had a curatorial project 'die Beton Bar' that inspired Alice Konitz to start LAMOA, it's fitting that they're finally showing at LAMOA.
March 15 through May 24, 2015
The Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard is showing pastel abstractions by Ruth Pastine that it describes on its website in one dense sentence: "perceptual interactions of saturated and nuanced color relationships that investigate light and spatial interplay."
February 28 through May 31, 2015
The inaugural exhibition at Art + Practice, the new space artist Mark Bradford opened with activist Allan DiCastro and philanthropist Eileen Norton in Leimert Park, is of work by Charles Gaines. A libretto about a gypsy who loses her love because of class divisions appears printed on plexiglas boxes while a speech by Stokely Carmichael appears beneath the music on faded paper.
March 7 through June 6, 2015
This show includes archival recordings, historic magazine articles, concert posters and original photographs all related to the life and work of Duke Ellington. This year, he's the focus of William Grant Still Arts Center’s Annual African-American Composers Series.
March 21 through July 11, 2015
The title for this show takes inspiration from the Smithsonian’s book American History in 101 Objects, and the subsequent A History of the World in 100 Objects by the BBC and British Museum. Historical items from the One Archive's collection will show alongside work by nine contemporary artists, among them Wu Tsang and Sam Lopes, who will be showing papier-mâché sculptures of hybrid creatures "and the bears they love."
September 13, 2014 through August 23, 2015
With her installation of photographs and audio interviews, Kim Stringfellow's exploring the desire to flee urban sprawl and the derelict desert cabins that artists are reclaiming.
Since 1972, Michael Heizer has been working on his magnum opus “City,” a monumental complex of structures in the Nevada desert that measures a mile and a half by a quarter mile. Composed of concrete and compacted earth, the work’s minimalist, geometric forms share an affinity with sacred pre-Columbian architecture. After more than 40 years, […]
Artist Jeff Weiss doesn’t want you on his list. It’s not you; he’s just not interested in acquiring scores of followers, and couldn’t handle scores now anyway. As his list grows, so does the possibility that he may have to alter the format of Weisslink, the “nightly art / email mashup” that he’s sent out […]
Further evidence that the lines between the commercial and the curatorial continue to blur, a new gallery, Museum as Retail Space (MaRS), is set to open next month in Downtown Los Angeles. The connection between money and museums is nothing new, with collectors donating work and money to institutions and having wings named in […]
Abstract painter June Harwood, whose crisp, geometric compositions made her a key member of the West Coast “Hard Edge” movement, passed away earlier this month at her Studio City home at the age of 81. Her death was confirmed in an email from her gallery, Louis Stern Fine Arts, where an already-planned exhibition of her […]