Friday, July 31, 2009

El Sereno, Los Angeles: July 2009

Slick @ Summercamp Project Project. Featuring artists include: Emilie Halpern, Ryan Lamb, Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Amy Maloof, Constantina Zavitsanos, Ture Gufstofson, Malisa Humphrey, & Devon Tsuno. Curated by Elonda Billera, Janice Gomez & Fatima Hoang

Summercamp Project Project is an artist run space founded by Elonda Billera, Janice Gomez and Fatima Hoang. The space is actually a house it the hills of El Sereno, Los Angeles.

From the press release: "Summercamp's Project Project presents Slick, an outdoor group exhibition, to engage, reinforce and deny the definitions of finish fetish, too cool for school and the sly trickster."

images curtesy Devon Tsuno

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

Thomas Martin in North Adams, MA

While upstate at the Millay Colony, a fellow resident and I made our way to Mass MOCA, home to, among other things, Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, which covers almost 40 years of the artist's signature works. I don't know how to describe the size of this exhibition without sounding like I'm exaggerating but I'll try: Imagine emptying 3 floors of the Whitney and filling them with a maze of walls covered with squares, straight and squiggly lines, splotches, loops, etc.

Making your way to Western Mass for this show is like taking a pilgrimage to the church of Sol Lewitt. The difference between this church, and the churches of the old pilgrimages, is that in place of a few unverified fragments of bone and splinters of wood, Building 7, where the retrospective is housed, has something like 100 manifestations of the artist's drawing instructions. These relics of Saint Sol can be authenticated via the artist's official certificates, one of which is one display.

The retrospective is up for 25 years, so I figure I can make a few more pilgrimages before 2033.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

KCLOG goes to Los Angeles, July 2009

Heather Cantrell @ Kinkead Contemporary

Monique van Genderen @ the Happy Lion

Backyard @ Sam Lee Gallery. A group show featuring: Justin Allen, Joe Biel, Frick Byers, Margarita Cabrera, Carleton Christy, Rebecca Clark, Brian Cooper, Waylon Dobson, Nathan Hayden, Darren Hostetter, Joshua Levine, Luke Matjas, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Mary O’Malley, Jon Rappleye, Shizu Saldamando, Macha Suzuki, Devon Tsuno, Erica Lee Wheelock and Carrie Yury.

Instruments @ Solway Jones. Group show featuring: Koh Byoung-ok, Paul DeMarinis, Reed Ghazala, William Leavitt, Nam June Paik, Clare Rojas, Dani Tull, William T. Wiley, Robert Wilhite

Mark Roeder @ Sister. California Landscape Painting curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer