Images from this weeek’s email, plus a few

James Hill, illustration for Oscar Wilde's Short Stories collection, 1968. Link to George Macy Imagery blog.

James Hill, illustration for Oscar Wilde's Short Stories collection, 1968. Link to George Macy Imagery blog.

Charlott Markus, Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper, 60x40 cm, Edition 10, 2009. Link to LM Projects.

Charlott Markus, Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper, 60x40 cm, Edition 10, 2009. Link to LM Projects.

David Gilbert, the party, 2010

David Gilbert, the party, 2010

Kathrin Sonntag, Heutu Bleibe Ich Daheim, 2005, 19 slides, Courtesy Galerie Kamm, Berlin

Kathrin Sonntag, Heutu Bleibe Ich Daheim, 2005, 19 slides, Courtesy Galerie Kamm, Berlin

Ian Pedigo A First Slight Beginning or Appearance, 2008, insulation foam sheet, acoustic ceiling tile, cotton strips, 40 x 62 x 35 inches

Ian Pedigo A First Slight Beginning or Appearance, 2008, insulation foam sheet, acoustic ceiling tile, cotton strips, 40 x 62 x 35 inches

This final image above is of course, not contemporary art. Rather it is an illustration again, this from a 1946 Omar Kayyam and is by Arthur Szyk. Go to town on that one, take it for a date. Imagine sitting reading this book at Intelligentsia! Cheers.

LM Projects is opening “Voluntary Sculptures” this Saturday, July 9. Among all the other things you do next Saturday (and there is a ton of great stuff opening) you ought to swing by 124 W. 4th Street, Suite 103 and see what’s up. Pedigo is a long time hero, Gilbert a more recent fascinator and about Sonntag and Markus I know nothing, except those images are beguiling. Gallery linked in each image. Visit.

Here I am, sneaking an additional image in. This is David Gilbert's contribution to Leila Khastoo's recent "Biege & Plastic" exhibition. Excellent show that was, and if you missed it this image should cause you to regret your lack of attention.

Here I am, sneaking an additional image in. This is David Gilbert's contribution to Leila Khastoo's recent "Biege & Plastic" exhibition. Excellent show that was, and if you missed it this image should cause you to regret your lack of attention.

I’ll be a while uploading things, enjoy for a while – this post will grow during the course of the day. Geoff

Matt Lipps Untitled (Shape), 2010 chromogenic print 40 x 53 inches

Matt Lipps Untitled (Shape), 2010 chromogenic print 40 x 53 inches

Andrew Cameron Vue de Mer (Cloudy Skies) c. 1856, 2010 graphite on paper and artist’s tape 17 x 11 1/2 inches

Andrew Cameron Vue de Mer (Cloudy Skies) c. 1856, 2010 graphite on paper and artist’s tape 17 x 11 1/2 inches

Mark Wyse How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, 2011 chromogenic print 30 x 22 inches

Mark Wyse How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, 2011 chromogenic print 30 x 22 inches

Hi my friends, good lord it’s Wednesday now and look how little I’ve accomplished in terms of uploading the email images to the blog. Perhaps it’s the repetition of labor, perhaps I’m in a different mental state when I am working in email space – something in the aesthetics and the means of delivery is influencing my choices when I am there and the blog does not correlate, exactly. Continuing now with the show at Pepin Moore…

Dwyer Kilcollin The Seeker (Void Vernon), 2011 Hydrocal and aluminum armature with lacquer finish 10 x 11 x 10 inches

Dwyer Kilcollin The Seeker (Void Vernon), 2011 Hydrocal and aluminum armature with lacquer finish 10 x 11 x 10 inches

Above, a few images that jump out at me from the Pepin Moore website.

The exhibition, Soo Kim’s curatorial project “US EST,” opened June 11 so the significant thing about the show this weekend (other than a second opportunity to see the work) OJO will be performing because…..

IT’S JOHN RYAN MOORE’S AND GENEVIEVE PEPIN’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF EXISTENCE AS PEPIN MOORE GALLERY, PURVEYORS OF FINE ART AND IDEAS.

Yay and congratulations. Awesome job you are doing there on Chung King Road.

Saturday, July 10 and it might be at midnight, check the gallery to be certain.

OJO LOGO (AHA!)

OJO LOGO (AHA!)

At Human Resources / Cottage Home Taft Green will be presenting “Act Natural.” (for which I can only find a Facebook link, so if you haven’t yet – join fb)

Lacking images for the above Mr. Green exhibition, I’ll quote from the press release:

“Human Resources presents Taft Green’s collaborative project, Act Natural, From July 9th – August 3rd, which explores the systems that grow, distribute and consume coffee. The opening reception will take place on July 9th from 6 -10pm.”

“Using a reduced geometry, the exhibition transforms the multi-layered process of drinking coffee into a dialog of spatial and associative superimposition, structural quotation, and the complexity found in the contingency of interruption. How coffee is presented to the consumer is a reduction of elaborate terms. Coffee effects most systems of circulation; structures domestic ritual, infiltrates the work place, and is carried in the nervous system. Each phase of coffee usage involves specific decisions and tells a story. That story is performative, and is accompanied by coffee’s consumption. The plot to that performance is non-linear and, like any story, includes interruptions and a cast of characters, which are constructed through a language.”

The Ballad of Reading Gaol bookcover design by John S. Fass, 1937

The Ballad of Reading Gaol bookcover design by John S. Fass, 1937

Speaking as we were above of Matt Lipps, at some point next weekend you should and must go to Marc Selwyn on Wilshire. Lipps will be showing new photographic work in “Horizon/s” and you have two samples of the work to help you make up your mind to race across town n Saturday btwn 6 and 8 pm.

I suggest 6th Street. You can stop for tacos along the way and not have to worry about dinner.

Also opening in the vicinity is a large group exhibition at Acme. Stop by.

Both openings are Saturday, July 9 at 6ish.

Matt Lipps Untitled (Form), 2010 C-Print 40 x 53 inches Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Matt Lipps Untitled (Form), 2010 C-Print 40 x 53 inches Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Tony de los Reyes, The Dart, 2011 Bronze, hemp rope and steel cleat Dimensions variable

Tony de los Reyes, The Dart, 2011 Bronze, hemp rope and steel cleat Dimensions variable

, 2011 Hand screened print, edition of 10 22 x 22 inches “]Dont Rhine - Ultra-red, Protocols for a sound walk [1.2.1 London], 2011 Hand screened print, edition of 10 22 x 22 inches
Marc Dean Veca, Sorry Charlie (detail) India ink and acrylic on canvas

Marc Dean Veca, Sorry Charlie (detail) India ink and acrylic on canvas

Marc Dean Veca - Oh Yeah, 2011 India ink and acrylic on canvas 48 x 48"

Marc Dean Veca - Oh Yeah, 2011 India ink and acrylic on canvas 48 x 48"

Yong Soon Min - Overseas / at sea, stills from video installation, 2011

Yong Soon Min - Overseas / at sea, stills from video installation, 2011

Yong Soon Min - Overseas / at sea, stills from video installation, 2011

Yong Soon Min - Overseas / at sea, stills from video installation, 2011

Ken Gonzalez Day - Untitled (Cephalometer of Dr. DuMoutier with Artist's Head), 2011 lightjet print 60 x 96 in

Ken Gonzalez Day - Untitled (Cephalometer of Dr. DuMoutier with Artist's Head), 2011 lightjet print 60 x 96 in

Despite my stated misgivings about the institution, I admire the artists: the above images are from the recently closed COLA exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. (lachryma, melancholia, lamentations…)

More images from each of the COLA artists as well as essays and additional information may be viewed here at the gallery website.

Another OJO image

Another OJO image

You do know that there have been painting discussions taking place at Mandrake the past couple of weeks? Jill Newman, Mari Eastman and Rebecca Morris have organized three discussions, two are done and one is coming up on July 31. I will give you huge advance warning and I also plan to post some of my notes and interviews relating to the events. I’ll also direct your attention to our friends at East of Borneo, who will be uploading transcripts of the talks and of the planning sessions. Wow. Amazing, generous, exciting and more good news than one can possibly expect. Get ready. To tease you I’ll share a few quotes from this past Sunday “Painters Beyond Painting.”

“Basically all my work is about theft.”

“I’m not afraid!”

“What’s at the heart of this anxiety?”

“Failure is a big part of my process.”

“Who fetishizes painting?”

“I see my work as conversational.”

These toothsome morsels were spoken by, in no particular order, Amanda Ross Ho, Brett Cody Rogers, Thomas Lawson, Steve Roden and Jill Newman.

DO YOU OR DO YOU NOT WANT TO PAY ATTENTION?

MANDRAKE, SUNDAY JULY 31 AT 7 PM.

GET THERE EARLY.

Because if you don’t I’ll get your seat.

Cheers,

Geoff

Illustration by Hugo Steiner-Prag for "Tartuffe, or the Hypocrite," by Moliere

Illustration by Hugo Steiner-Prag for "Tartuffe, or the Hypocrite," by Moliere

Illustration by Lynd Ward for Beowulf, 1939ish

Illustration by Lynd Ward for Beowulf, 1939ish

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