Have a little now, and SAVE THE REST FOR LATER! (Notes on Looking email from November 12, 2013

notes on looking
contemporary art in los angeles
 
TONIGHT TUESDAY:
GLORIA CHENG
PIANO SPHERES
 
 
ALSO TUESDAY:
DAVID WELDZIUS
45 YEAR LAPSE
 
 
Reception: Tuesday Nov 12 7-9pm 
September 9 – December 22, 2013
Here is one trajectory. It begins with a creation myth and ends with speculation:

In 1826 Nicéphore Niépce prepared, exposed, and processed what is believed to be one of the oldest surviving photographs, A View from the Window at Le Gras.

In 1871, forty-five years later, a coalition of working class Parisians organized a socialist democracy that governed France for just three months. When the Paris Commune went under siege in May, the daily newspaper Le Temps stopped production for thirteen consecutive days.

In 2012, interested in photojournalism’s role in shaping historical perceptions of uncertainty and upheaval, Weldzius used a utility knife, wheat paste, and dismal socio-economic news culled from the daily paper Le Monde to construct a series of collage works. Weldzius made these works while he was an artist resident at the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France. He affixed the collages to the walls of his studio and photographed them periodically—often late in the day, in soft, Impressionistic light.

Incidentally, entrepreneur Daniel J. Terra, the founder of the Terra Foundation, amassed his fortune after patenting a quick-drying print ink. Terra’s ink was first applied to the pages of Life, an American picture-magazine that debuted in November 1936.

In 2013, Weldzius printed five photographic documents of his newspaper collages at Otis College of Art’s photo facility. For his exhibition “45 Year Lapse,” Weldzius has displayed his photographs at the site of their production.

It is unclear whether the dabs of color on Weldzius’ inkjet prints contain resins, vehicles, or additives that can be attributed to Terra’s corporate namesake, Lawter International Inc.

KMIV Gallery in the Audrey & Sydney Irmas Photography Lab
Otis College of Art & Design
Ahmanson Building, 6th Floor
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

KMIV Gallery is located within the Audrey & Sydney Irmas Photography Lab. The gallery is a malleable space within and surrounding the industrial imaging equipment throughout the production facilities. Exhibitions have thus far been organized by Ian James, Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at Otis College. David Weldzius’ “45 Year Lapse” is the second semester-long exhibition, preceded respectively by Brica Wilcox’s “3 Works.”

Top image: Large Collage No 08 (detail), 2012

 
(I like this press release, it has a nice rhythm.)
THURSDAY:
MARK FLORES
AT AGENCY CONTEMPORARY ART
THURSDAY, AND ONGOING:
PAUL OUTLAW
THE LATE, LATE SHOW
 
FRIDAY PLUS ONGOING:
RICK BAHTO
SCREENINGS, COMPOSITIONS
AND MORE
 
JANCAR JONES
 
SATURDAY:
JOHN BURTLE
AT MICHAEL BENEVENTO
7578 AND 7556 SUNSET BOULEVARD
 
JOHN BURTLE
AT MICHAEL BENEVENTO
7578 AND 7556 SUNSET BOULEVARD
 
JOHN BURTLE
AT MICHAEL BENEVENTO
7578 AND 7556 SUNSET BOULEVARD
MY RECORD’S NOT SKIPPING,
IT’S THREE TIMES JOHN B. – YAY!!!!
 
 
(from the top, all by John Burtle, 2012 and 2013:  
Banana Skin, Untitled, Untitled (phone book))
 
ALSO SATURDAY:
BUILDING ON RUINS
COLLECTIVELY ORGANIZED BY
NICOLAS GRENIER
KEITH ROCKA KNITTEL
ETIENNE ZACK
 
AT CIRRUS GALLERY
Building on Ruins events:
Saturday, November 16th:
Opening reception for Building on Ruins
Vidisha Fadescha performs The Eldorado, an episode from “Of Eldorado” at 5pm & 8:15pm
Thursday, November 21st:
Readings and screening of
Post Fordlandia, a film by Megs Morley and
Tom Flanagan 7-9pm
Saturday, December 14th:
Readings and performances 7-9pm
Saturday, December 21st:
Vidisha-Fadescha performs Eldorado to Eldorado, an episode from “Of Eldorado” 7pm

*offsite event – Spring Street Park, 426 South Spring Street
Saturday, January 18:
Live KCHUNG Broadcast 12-6pm
Vidisha-Fadescha performs You Like Mr. Shekhar, an episode from “Of Eldorado” 5pm
AND AGAIN, ON SATURDAY:
JAMISON CARTER
ARTIST TALK
AT KLOWDEN MANN
 
ONGOING ELSEWHERE:
NICOLAS GRENIER AND TRAVIS DIEHL
DOWNWELLING & SHADOW SPILLS
AT ITP SPACE
JACKSON, WYOMING
HAHAHA
 
 
(JUNE CARTER = THE QUEEN)
 
ANY TIME YOU WANT TO KNOW:
 
WHAT’S ON LOS ANGELES
 
 
 
SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 23:
PUT ON YOUR EVENING CLOTHES
PREPARE TO RESPECT
40 YEARS DAN WEINBERG
AT AMBACH AND RICE
 
 
DAN WEINBERG
THE MAN
THE ART
THE PEOPLE THAT HE TAUGHT
THE WORLD HE HELPED BUILD
COME AND SEE
CELEBRATE
 
P.S.
 
BRUCE HAINLEY’S WRITING IS BEAUTIFUL
AND SO IS DAN
 
 
DAVID, TAKING A PICTURE:

 
AN ALBUM THAT WE LISTENED TO:
 
THE REASON FOR THE SUBJECT:
 
CRUNCH CRUNCH
GOOD-BYE!
 
OH, GOSH,
ONE MORE THING:
GO CLIPPERS
 
Please follow the links before you make plans.
I may have gotten something wrong.
 
Bye

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