THINGS FOR SALE!!! (~:
(“Everything’s for sale,” my capitalist grandmother assured me, and so too I assure you – In the art world all you need to do is ask. Go ahead, ask. Buy.)
Artist Curated Projects at the Armory Center for the Arts – My head is falling out so I’m standing on my stomach
Opening Saturday, October 8 at 7 pm
Chris Lipomi, Georg Parthen: New Yours New Yours
I have no idea, but I think the press release pretty much says it all:
“So, I’m thinking to match the light ambiguity of the title and the image, you should find some very dense academic passage or essay about the contemporary economic world or global consumerism and how that relates to the over democratization of culture…
Some Diedrich Diederichsen shit…
Just cut and paste a whole article or better yet, just part of an article and cut it off mid sentence.. yeah, just have it run out at the end of the page.
But maybe just a chunk, it could be good…
and besides, people don’t read that shit anyway..
you might as well take advantage, and use the space for art..”
JB Jurve website: http://jbjurve.com/ (By the way, nice new treatment on the site Marcus. It looks good and is fun to navigate. Well done!)
I got a nice email from Audrey Moyer who, along with her partner Ryan Fabel have been endeavoring to open the new gallery Favorite Goods. I recognize some names on the announcement poster, as do you, so I know you’ll want to visit.)
Hey! Why don’t I cut and paste the press release, since I suspect few of you will click through. (And yes this is an agenda to entice you into leaving Notes and visiting other sites. Good Lord Travel. But not too far nor for too long…)
Favorite Goods is proud to announce it’s inaugural exhibition, 001, consisting of work by Ryan Kitson, Matthias Merkel-Hess, and Maria Walker.
Severed sections of cane strung through twisted and knotted rope, Ryan Kitson’s wall sculptures invoke a playful tension while also experimenting with fundamental forms. Merkel-Hess’s work is a dialogue with the history of ceramics and pottery while also exploring the relation of materiality to the maker’s hand and body. Literally pushing beyond the canvas, Maria Walker’s paintings, like Kitson’s work, investigates its own form through structure and paint application. These works share a directness that allow the viewer to see inside the artist’s process and practice. This is Maria Walker and Ryan Kitson’s first exhibition in Los Angeles.
Ryan Kitson (b. 1977, Mt. View, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been shown at Wallspace, New York, Rare Gallery, New York, NJ MOCA, New Jersey, as well as internationally in Milan, Berlin and Vienna. He received his BFA in 2001 from Southern Oregon University.
Matthias Merkel-Hess (b. 1978, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) received his MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2010. His work has been exhibited at ACME, Los Angeles, Salon 94, New York, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles. His line of dishes, MerkelWare, can be found at IKO IKO, Los Angeles. Merkel-Hess lives and works in Los Angeles.
Maria Walker lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2006 and a BA from Brown University in 2002. Walker’s work has been included in shows at Nudashank, Balitmore, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, ARTBLOG ARTBLOG, New York. She recently completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
For more information, please contact Ryan Fabel or Audrey Moyer at info@favoritegoodslosangeles.
Favorite Goods is located at 936 1/2 Chung King Road in Los Angeles’s Chinatown. The space is dedicated to being a platform for ideas, artists, curators, and creativity. Through exhibitions, performances, and collaborations we seek to be a conduit for critical dialogue as well as a social space connecting artists and audiences from a local to international level.
Favorite Goods website: http://www.favoritegoodslosangeles.com/
Tyler Vlahovich at WPA on Bernard Street, opens Friday but also open on Saturday. Go and see. Mitchell Syrop is in WPA Gallery Two, (The Henry Taylor Memorial Open Venue & Party Space)
WPA website: http://www.wpala.com/current.html
YOU ARE NOW SO CLOSE TO HUMAN RESOURCES WHY DON’T YOU MAKE CERTAIN THAT IT’S FRIDAY BEFORE 6 AND RACE ACROSS SIX LANES OF SPEEDING TRAFFIC, AND WEND YOUR WAY ALONG BERNARD STREET TO BROADWAY, TURN LEFT/NORTH TO COTTAGE HOME AND SEE THE CLOSING DAY OF BEN LORD’S “EROS AND CIVILIZATION”??????? HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY DO ANYTHING ELSE? SHOULD I TANTALIZE YOU MORE? PICTURES OF NAKED WOMEN. ENOUGH? GO.
Human Resources website: http://humanresourcesla.com/news/2011/9/16/friday-september-16th-eros-and-civilization.html
At this point I need to take a brief break. It is 8:46 on Friday morning. God willing and if my plans do not go awry, I shall return with more relentlessness later.