Hello my friends,
What with Art Los Angeles Contemporary and The Collective Show and X-TRA’a star-studded 1 Image, 1 Minute program and Art 2102 Dispatches & Directions (edited by Ronni Kim and Jesse Aron Green, D&D is a collection of essays that also includes a useful guide to artist spaces and non-profits in our fair city) and D’Ette Nogle “Reality/Relax” exhibition opening at Parker Jones and Dani Tull’s “Archaic Revival” at Las Cienegas and trying to make it to the Luckman for Banquet of the Black Jackal and the adjacent Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery for “Universe City” and Video at Kristi Engle and the CEAIT Festival at Redcat which is playing Iannis Xenakis music — and hey Geoff, what about the “Decolonizing Architecture” show — then we have Piano Spheres next Tuesday and then trying to eat and sleep, well I just don’t know whether to shit or go blind this weekend!!!! (This is a particularly pungent and astray comment one relative or another used to make when excitement was too plentiful.)
Image from Decolonizing Architecture, "Project: Return to Nature" (in progress). Proposal to convert buildings in former Israeli military camp to bird observatory, Bethlehem. Courtesy the artists.
"Project: Return to Nature" (in progress). Proposal to convert buildings in former Israeli military camp to bird observatory, Bethlehem. Courtesy the artists.
Iannis Xenakis image from Redcat. So, ok - doesn't this look groovy? I want my curly afro back.
More Xenakis from Redcat.
I'm pretty certain this is an Adam Miller work, from the Banquet of the Black Jackal page on Luckman site. If I'm incorrect feel free to use comments to let me know.......
Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles. BUY THIS BOOK.
More Art 2102: Four possible covers for one pretty damn fantastic book. (Stop panting in intellectual rapture and click on link below to PayPal link and a heightened-awareness consumer bliss.)
Link to purchase Dispatches & Directions via PayPal, link to donate to Art 2102. Hey kids, rock n roll. Rock on. (Yeah, I’m predictable that way.)
In conjunction with Collective Show Los Angeles, Darin Klein and Suzanne Wright will host the 2nd Annual Queer Pile Up! at Amy Adler’s Echo Park studio. All are invited to attend the one-night-only showcase of local queer artists and performers! If you are looking to participate, arrive with everything you need to perform or install your presentation. Artists perform and are shown on a first-come, first-served basis! 1296 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, Saturday, January 22, 2011
John Pearson, still from "Black Pools" at Kristi Engle (at least I think it's a still, I suppose it could quite easily be a photograph - um, "Hi John!, this is a cool image - I hope you don't mind my vagueity on the medium. Say hello to Pam and wave at Knoxville for me."
Joan Perlman, "What remains," see above for more info, and do stop by Kristi Engle.
Jeremy J. Quinn, "Mountain," again, from Engle
Jesse Robinson, "Recovering Activity." Sure you right, another reason to go to Avenue 50.
This and the following several images courtesy Jim Ovelman, for the Universe City exhibition.
So I'm looking for images associated with ALAC and finding none. In desperation I click on the Press link to see what I may find. Oh, odd, Brendan Fowler in Flaunt Magazine. Yes, I'm kyping from Flaunt. Don't I roll? Brendan Fowler. "Summer 2010 (Computer on 20" Slingerland Bass Drum, Accident/The Wood Fell On Me In Studio May 20 2010 #5, "Poster for Dialog with the Band Aids Wolf" Screens in Studio, Flower in Patty's Gazebo 2)," (2010). Archival ink jet, frames, plexi. 36.75" x 43.75". Courtesy of UNTITLED, New York.
The man himself, Tim Fleming. ALAC top dude. Land speed record at Barker Hanger. Without a chute or brakes. Tell Tim hello when you see him. (And get out your old Husker Du records.)
Last year's news, but still a pretty picture.
Eighth Veil does Night Gallery doing Paul Heyer at Barker Hanger this weekend. All the best under one roof: conceptually tight and truly dazzling.
The Standard, Oslo - in Booth C7 at ALAC Barker Hanger this weekend. Fredrik Værslev, "I'm gonna keep a happy thought and assume this is just a negotiation tactic" 2011
Romer Young Gallery of San Francisco (about whom more below) Gwenael Rattke, "Static Disruptors," paper collage on paper, 21 3/4" x 17 3/4", 2006
Romer Young Gallery (formely Ping Pong Gallery) is pleased to present "Progression Minus Progress," an exhibition curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer featuring work by Dianna Molzan, Brian Kennon, Lisa Williamson, Erika Vogt, D'Ette Nogle, and Piero Golia. There will be an opening reception on FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 6-9pm.
About that above announcement for an exhibition many of us simply will not see because it is in the city by the bay. Check out the list of names involved. Now that I think of it, I may just drive to SF – Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer is, well, consistently smarter than the average curator. I have crowed at you and cheered and will even “Release the Bats” of my admiration for Molzan, Kennon, Williamson, Vogt, Nogle and Golia in the past and I have every confidence I shall do so again. Probably not all at one time, though. And that fact makes this exhibition worth my, and by extension, your attention. (He said modestly, also by the way pulling out his first Nick Cave reference this year for the occasion.) (Ok, just one more. Nick and the Seeds – Saint Huck. Eat this up baby. Can you imagine that only 7506 people have viewed this video???????)
Andrew Rafacz from Chicago at ALAC. Zachary Buchner, "Untitled" (Pink), 2010, plaster, enamel, burlap, masonite, 24" x 21"
Jeez. And this studio version of Saint Huck has only 2085 views! Maybe I’m shallow for thinking numbers matter, but what are people thinking?
Dan Graham (still and ever it seems) doesn’t have a website, so I’ll link to the Dan Graham page at the Fair site.
Anthony Greaney from Boston. Nick Kramer, "Calender," 2010. Painted concrete, 43" × 11¾" × 11¾"
I think I find out from looking around for some bigger Nick Kramer images that Kramer has an exhibition coming up at Cottage Home, unless this was Jan/Feb of last year….. I’d go see that. In a flash.
Human Resources does have a website and also a presence at the Fair.
It is difficult to know whether Untitled will have work by Brendan Fowler alone in that big, huge booth or perhaps another of their artists. If only one could tell from their website who those additional artists might be!!! I do see that Phil Wagner has the current show in New York. If you’re in that area code, go see.
Ratio 3, SFO. Miriam Böhm, "Unfinished IV," 2009, Chromogenic color print, 17.75 x 25.5 inches
Danny Keith, also Ratio 3, "They Won't Come Again, Because Love Is the End," 16" x 20", oil and silver leaf on panel, 2010
Ian Pedigo, unnamed work from LA Projects website. LM will be at ALAC. I'm pleased to see that once again we can count on Lorraine Molina to bring us great work. Nice news.
Cody Trepte, also at LM and also at ALAC. This is Trepke's "View of Heisenberg," 2009 (left) and "Heisenberg," 2010 (right) Left: Silkscreen on paper. 28 x 21 inches. Right: Silver gelatin print. 23 x 17 inches
I better go now, midnight is long past and tomorrow is a work day.
Can I take a moment to direct you slightly away from Santa Monica this weekend? Go see “What’s New, Pussycat” at the Torrance Art Museum. You will be very glad if you do.
See you around the town.
Right now. Who can stop? Not me.
Dani Tull, Archaic Revival video promo commercial on Vimeo.
Featherbeard is (are?) performing at the opening at LCP.
Oracle Readings by Maja D’aoust. (At godismyboyfriend.com, not an association I think I would want…)
I have to add one more moment from the early 1980’s, a time when the eerie scream that begins Mutiny in Heaven plagued my coworkers in the check processing and data reconciling department at Barclay’s Bank and caused them to find me a room of my own in which to work. I sat behind the then clattery computerized check sorters, listening to KXLU and calling to win show tickets relentlessly. Sweet.