Around and about, mid-May 2011

Ryan McGinnes, Women: "The Blacklight Paintings," 2010, presented by Country Club at Club Madonna, Miami. Pertinent to absolutely nothing in this post but as an image it sure rocks the hell out of what I found on all the various gallery websites. Image pulled from McGinnes's own website. http://www.ryanmcginness.com/index.html

Ryan McGinnes, Women: "The Blacklight Paintings," 2010, presented by Country Club at Club Madonna, Miami. Pertinent to absolutely nothing in this post but as an image it sure rocks the hell out of what I found on all the various gallery websites. Image pulled from McGinnes's own website. http://www.ryanmcginness.com/index.html

How many, my friends, are the things that I have missed in recent weeks? And how many more shall I miss this weekend by being in Santa Barbara and then off to Ohio later next week? Let us together enumerate the many. Perhaps you can benefit from our recital by finding events that you want to visit.

Hmm. Thanks to C-monster I now know that the Vincent Price Art Museum is re-opening this Friday, May 20. (That would be C-monster.net Where High Gets Low. Any non-initiates out there may enjoy friendly C-monster’s About page. Go to town on San Suzie, Art Nurse.)

East Los Angeles College Performing and Fine Arts School, home of the Vincent Price Art Museum. Image from Arquitectonica, http://arquitectonica.com/

East Los Angeles College Performing and Fine Arts School, home of the Vincent Price Art Museum. Image from Arquitectonica, http://arquitectonica.com/

Yes indeed my friends, if you’ve lived in LA long enough you know that Vincent Price donated his art collection and founded an art museum in East Los Angeles. I can tell you that I’ve lived in LA long enough that I remember my parents buying original art at a Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in Pomona, from the “Collection Selected Personally by Vincent Price.” This was a service provided by Sears and Mr. Price to the burgeoning middle class of the 1960s – and to the artists who made the work.

Curiously enough, while looking online for VPAM stuff I came across former Angelena, former Chicagoan, former Londoner, graduate of Goldsmith’s, and (apparently) current Brooklynite Caryn Coleman blogging on contemporary art and horror films (and the VPAM) on The Girl Who Knew Too Much.

Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Another Friday event in yet another set of hills: Ryan McGinnes opening Country Club’s new space on Sunset Boulevard. Yay! As a matter of fact Mr. McGinnes is pretty much all over Los Angeles this month. Thursday, May 19 Recent Paintings at Michael Kohn Gallery; Friday, May 20 Works on Paper at Country Club; Thursday, May 26 Trophies at Prism; Friday, May 27 BBQ Lecture at Giant Robot; Saturday, May 28 Women: The Blacklight Paintings at The Standard Hollywood courtesy Country Club; Saturday, June 4 Drawing Salon at The Standard Hollywood; Saturday, June 11  Sponsorship Redux at Subliminal Projects. (Whew, I’m tired and all I did was type it. McGinnes has to make all that work!)

Painting by Stephen Wright, also announcement image for New Masters at Subliminal Projects.

Painting by Stephen Wright, also announcement image for New Masters at Subliminal Projects.

Quick update – Subliminal Projects currently has New Masters up and will have through June 4.

It’s noon on Tuesday, I’m going visiting for a while. See you later.

Geoff

Back – now it’s 3:21 pm. Hey – what do the images below have in common?

George Herms, "Sushi," 2011 Assemblage of found objects, wire and plastic 13” x 12” x 12”

George Herms, "Sushi," 2011 Assemblage of found objects, wire and plastic 13” x 12” x 12”

Juan Capistran "We Jam Econo," 2008 Acrylic on cardboard 11.5" x 13.25" x 9.75"

Juan Capistran "We Jam Econo," 2008 Acrylic on cardboard 11.5" x 13.25" x 9.75"

Jamie Chan "Persona," 2010 Oil on canvas 13" x 10"

Jamie Chan "Persona," 2010 Oil on canvas 13" x 10"

Guillermo Carnevale "The Scolding," 2009 Collage on Arches paper 18" x 27"

Guillermo Carnevale "The Scolding," 2009 Collage on Arches paper 18" x 27"

Gina Osterloh "Small Group Dynamic," 2010 Archival pigment print 1 of 12 10" x 8"

Gina Osterloh "Small Group Dynamic," 2010 Archival pigment print 1 of 12 10" x 8"

Brenna Youngblood "Golden Retriever #10," 2011 Collage on panel 8" x 10"

Brenna Youngblood "Golden Retriever #10," 2011 Collage on panel 8" x 10"

Shizu Saldamando "Catharsis," 2011 Graphite, collage, spray paint on wood 10" x 18"

Shizu Saldamando "Catharsis," 2011 Graphite, collage, spray paint on wood 10" x 18"

Jesse Aron Green "das Aufschreibesystem (7/32; p.141, Divine Miracles)," 2010 Archival pigment print AP of edition 2 + 1AP 19" x 27"

Jesse Aron Green "das Aufschreibesystem (7/32; p.141, Divine Miracles)," 2010 Archival pigment print AP of edition 2 + 1AP 19" x 27"

(I mean except for the fact that none of them are of naked chicks under black lights.)

LACE Benefit Auction Thursday night! Yup. Above you see images of but a few of the treasures available from LACE and friendly artists. Also on the block this year is a rather special arrangement: LACE commissioned ten artists to each make a multiple, in editions of twelve. Each artist receives on of these portfolios and one is archived with LACE. One only, 1 of 12, is available for purchase on Thursday night. Artists in the portfolio are um, ten. Too many for me to type out. Check the image below and also the Limited Edition Portfolio page at LACE if you are interested.

LACE Limited Edition Portfolio. See work by anyone you recognize? Tempting, isn't it?

LACE Limited Edition Portfolio. See work by anyone you recognize? Tempting, isn't it?

Ooh. Here’s a show for which I haven’t any images at all. But the intrepid among you won’t let that stop you.

Alexys Schwartz Projects at 8458 Melrose Place presents:

(Forgive me, but have you ever been on Melrose Place before? Eek. Amazingly beautiful street. So chic, so of the moment, so noblesse de la richesse.)

Project II: “The Delta”
with work by
Jeffrey Hastings
Samantha Thomas
Dashiell Manley
Chadwick Rantanen
Sean Kennedy
Jed Ochmanek
Morgan Silver-Greenberg
Arjuna Neuman
Thomas Macker
Allie Pohl
Joe Zorrilla
The opening reception is Saturday, May 21.
Some names you may recognize.  Some I recognize. Absolutely I recommend that you visit!

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