Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Participating artists include:
Anonymous, Paolo Arao, Per Billgren, Robert Bordo, Tom Burckhardt, Tim Davis, R.M. Fischer, Yamini Nayar, Sheila Pepe, Shawn Thorton and James J. Williams III.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monte Vista is an artists run space in Highland Park.
Their about statement reads: Monte Vista is a new artist run space in Highland Park that will host art exhibitions, conversations, events and performances. There is no "manifesto" as this space will be self-determining, but our general aims are to bring a platform for art and conversation to Los Angeles that sidesteps the influence of the commercial market. We wish to facilitate the contribution of works of art that come from non-traditional sources, and support artworks that contribute to non-traditional dialogues.
The most recent show is titled: Untill we come to One That Reminds Us and includes artists Kristina Faragher, Curt LeMieux, Amy Green, and Christine Frerichs.
Below are images of show.
Summercamp Project Project is no stranger to KCLOG. Check out the last post here. For their latest show titled Go Big or Go Home the Summercamp crew organized an outdoor show of large scale work. Check it out the website. Artists include: Kristi Lippire, Richard Haley, Lorraine Cleary Dale, Nicole Antebi, Josh Callaghan, Will Long and Jason Manley.
Below are a few images from Go Big or Go Home.
WPA is an artists collective located in Chinatown. The participating artists are: Bart Exposito, Andrew Hahn, David Hughes, Charles Irvin, Pamela Jorden, Michael Minelli, Rachael Neubauer, John Pearson, Terri Phillips, Fil Ruting, Henry Taylor, Ryan Tomcho and Tyler Vlahovich.
Their about statement reads:
WPA is an art space organized by artists
It is a straightforward and simple project that will provide opportunities for curated group shows, solo exhibitions, performances, screenings plus any other ideas that come to mind.
We have no single declaration of intent except to make possible an ambitious array of exhibits and activities by pooling our resources and taking advantage of this moment in Los Angeles. As a group we facilitate the individual.
WPA is a multi-purpose acronym; it can stand for anything you like, but it does intentionally recall the Works Progress Administration, Roosevelt’s New Deal relief agency that highlighted the arts and employed artists as artists during The Great Depression.
The current show titled presents the work of Michael Minelli.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
taxidermy ram goat, television antennae, human hair, chain, rope, glitter,
debris and debris, boom box, fur, wire and bubble wrap, 108" x 84"
"My ambition is to undermine both the objectivity that individuals bring to the art experience along with the creation of heightened states of self-awareness. Central to my practice is the production of experiences that are activated by my primary artistic tool, light; I scavenge through remnants of salvaged cultural iconography, language and mythology to create hybrid signifiers based on divergent cultural constructs. They transform temporal experiences into singular moments of revelation and enlightenment."
site specific installation
mirrors, broken bottles, latex, chair and clip on lights and glitter, 108" x 84"
Nuclear Family, glitter and debris on canvas, 48" x 36"
Bad Rap, glitter and debris on mirror, 72" x 12"
single channel video with sound, dimensions variable
New Graffiti Old Revolutions, 2008
Chromogenic Color C-print, 40" x 30"
For "I WANNA BE SOMEWHERE," each artist has created their own version of a diorama using the title as a jumping off point. To varying degrees, the artists attempted to marry the diorama format with their way of working. Beyond a size constraint, there were no rules about how traditional the works end up or the supports, materials, shapes, etc. used.
Participating artists include:
JD Walsh, Meridith Pingree, Saira McLaren, Liz-N-Val, Elisa Lendvay, Denise Kupferschmidt, Mike Hein, Rachel Hayes, Sue Havens, Jesse Hamerman, Jaime Gecker, William Downs, Ned Colclough, Martha Clippinger, Kris Chatterson, Sherri Caudell Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Elizabeth Blomster, Gina Beavers and Inna Babaeva.
For more info on the show check out Daily Operation and Jon's blog The Old Gold.