Hours: Studio & Showroom open Tues-Sat while artist is working, or by appointment.
A fully working and active Fine Art Studio, Goldhammer paints a convergence of color and emotion and seeks to build and layer organically as the painting allows it to happen. There is no analyzing, conceptualizing or judging that takes place. It all happens in the moment as a union between her, the canvas and the paint.
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April - Early May: Day Dreamers
Late May: Yaron Dotan (solo) Word Jumble (group)
June: Spectrum Gestalt 4
August: Mike Saijo
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE
International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists
ArtSci Gallery at UCLA
Building Bridges Art Exchange, sponsored by the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists, and in partnership with ArtSci Gallery at UCLA presents Synaesthesia: What is the taste of the color blue?, an exhibition of captivating art installations. This exhibition will explore artists who have unique sensory experiences, synesthesia, and reveal their experiences of the world through their exquisite art.
September 23rd, 2017 7pm - 10pm
Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) is a non-profit (501) (C3) contemporary art organization. Our mission is to help cultivate cultural understanding through the arts. We work to engage local communities and contemporary artists across the globe by facilitating workshops, educational programs, international art exchanges and artist residencies. We work in partnership with museums, galleries, Ministries of Culture, cultural art centers, art organizations and foundations from around the world—at present over 27 countries
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit F2, Santa Monica
HEAVY METAL ART SHOW - July 15 - August 19
Copro Gallery and Heavy Metal Magazine join forces to celebrate 40 years of sci-fi fantasy and comic art with the Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show. Featuring over eighty artists, this extravaganza will feature art from Heavy Metal’s 40 year history of publishing, new paintings and drawings inspired by the magazine, cel art from the film, limited edition prints, vintage film posters, T-shirts, comics , vintage magazines, memorabilia and more. In addition to vintage artwork and newly created paintings, HM and Copro Gallery will be releasing new limited edition prints each week available at the gallery and online.
Carmen Disruption by Simon Stephens
September 8 – October 15, 2017 / Saturdays @ 8:00pm and Sundays @ 3pm
Box Office: 310-453-9939 or purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3058204
"I'll gather my breath. I'll walk out of my room. I'll know exactly where I'm going to go. The voice in my head tells me exactly where to go."
An opera singer lost in the city. A gorgeous male prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone's looking for something they cant find in this US premiere of acclaimed British playwright Simon Stephens's strange and beautiful play that re-imagines Bizet's opera Carmen and explores the possibility of love in a fractured urban world.
The Singer, a mezzo-soprano who criss-crosses Europe playing the title role in Carmen has arrived in an unidentified city to do so again, but a random incident causes her already nebulous sense of self to start unraveling. Carmen, here a busy rent boy, has a disastrous encounter with a client that shakes his sense of self. Don Jose is a taxi-driving mother pining for her son. Meanwhile, a suicidal young girl, dumped by her boyfriend, is the bereft Micaela, and a corrupt futures trader assumes the role of Escamillo. These are lonely souls, yearning for love, home, a sense of self and real connection in an age of superficial digital communication and narcissistic, illusory identities. Simons uses broken shards of Bizet's opera to fashion a mosaic of monologues about our infatuation with technology and digital communication, less a recreation of the opera than a deconstruction of it, reflecting on the strangeness of a professional singer's life and the aching disconnection at the center of our atomized contemporary world.
Adult language and situations.
Simon Stephens is the Olivier and Tony Award-winning author of Heisenberg, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, On the Shore of the Wide World, Pornography, Punk Rock, and many others.
Third Weekend Q&A October 1:
After the 3:00pm performance on Sunday, October 1, please join us for an informal discussion with the cast and crew.
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Carlos Almaraz | Elsa Flores Almaraz
Gilbert "Magu" Luján
Dora De Larios
September 9 - October 14, 2017
Reception: Saturday, September 9, 5-7pm
Nyet That Type of Girl
"In my self-portraits, I take what is real -myself- and distill it through the prism of what others have learned to think is true about Russians," Catherine Asanov defines her photographs. Her work presents stereotypes - Russian stereotypes. At first, we see purely humor. The pictures exaggerate what is thought and believed about the people and culture of Russia. If we look deeper, though, we can meet the artist, observe more than her basic background, and notice her 'self' in her 'self-portraits.' Asanov first combines others' beliefs in her self-portraits, but she also unites them with her own critique of those ideas.
This is Catherine Asanov's second solo show at dnj Gallery. She is known for her creativity, the high quality of her photographs, and her vision for design. Asanov graduated with her B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her photographs have been shown extensively throughout the United States, with a few exhibitions abroad; and, has had many images published in major magazines. Catherine Asanov is an instructor for Crafty.com in "lighting the creative portrait" and "the business of photography." She is also an established fashion, commercial, advertising and celebrity photographer. Asanov is based in Los Angeles and New York City.
Saturday, September 9th, 6pm-8pm
September 9 – October 21, 2017
September 16th through November 4th
Reception - September 16th from 6pm to 8pm
Australian vintage photography works from Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers, Olive Cotton, David Moore, Jeff Carter, Carol Jerrems and others.
FIG - First Independent Gallery
Bergamot Station D2
James Farrington "Paintings"
September 9 - October 7, Reception for the artist: September 9, 5 - 7 PM
The show title “Paintings” may be an understatement in the case of James Farrington. Farrington’s art is sticky and gooey, with a cherry on top. His work seems to grow before your eyes, oozing off the canvas, dripping, globbing, and consuming anything and everything in its path. Visiting the artist’s studio you may experience the uneasy feeling that if you stand still too long you will find yourself encased in paint. This is wonderfully obsessive, no-holds-barred painting. For Farrington, whatever’s in reach counts as inspiration and fair game. Whether fervently jotting numbers and equations or gluing together studio trash, this is passionate work with an underlying wry wit and idiosyncratic language all its own.
Latin American Masters/Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
September 9 - February 24, 2017
Suite E2, Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 6 PM
The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST) initiative on Latin American Art begins in September, with five months of exhibitions throughout Southland galleries and museums. Latin American Masters gallery is pleased to announce the following PST exhibitions:
Olga de Amaral September 9 - October 10
Reception September 9, 6-8pm
Olga de Amaral transforms two-dimensional textiles into luminous three-dimensional objects using fiber, gesso, acrylic and precious metals. Amaral’s exhibition features her mixed-media work with gold, and runs concurrent with the Getty Center’s exhibition, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas. Amaral’s art is included in many collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Fernando de Szyszlo October 14 - November 14
Reception October 14, 6-8pm
Beginning in the late 1950’s, Fernando de Szyszlo created an abstract language that combined the gestural power of Abstract Expressionism with forms and colors inspired by Peru’s Pre-Hispanic cultures. Szyszlo’s paintings distill vast areas of culture into a visual language that is his own. Szyszlo’s paintings are in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, and other important institutions.
Francisco Toledo November 18 - January 13
Reception November 18, 6-8pm
Francisco Toledo is an artist of vast formal range and varied iconography. Individual works may combine oil paint, watercolor, sand and collage. More than a formal enlivening of his art, Toledo’s use of diverse materials reflects a worldview unbounded by categorization and hierarchy. This exhibition will feature the artist’s recent self-portraits. Toledo’s solo exhibitions include: the XLVII Venice Biennale, Venice, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid.
Arnaldo Roche January 20 - February 24
Reception January 20 6-8pm
Roche’s paintings are densely layered, worked in a combination of techniques, including frottage (rubbing), grattage (scraping) and monotype (printing). Roche’s paintings explore issues of identity, memory, and our shared vulnerabilities to natural disaster. Roche has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and other institutions.
For more information on this exhibition, please contact Stephanie Mercado at (310) 829-4455, or visit our website at LatinAmericanMasters.com.
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“I COME FROM EVERYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE I GO” / “YO VENGO DE TODAS PARTES Y HACIA TODAS PARTES VOY”
FEATURING CUBAN ARTISTS:
ALEJANDRO GÓMEZ CANGAS, MAYKEL LINARES, DARWIN ESTACIO MARTINEZ, LUIS RODRIGUEZ “NOA”, ADISLEN REYES PINO, EDUARDO RUBÉN
September 9th, 2017 – November 4th, 2017 Opening reception Saturday, September 9th, 6-9pm
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.
Lois Lambert Gallery is proud to participate in this event exhibiting work from Cuban artists Alejandro Gómez Cangas, Maykel Linares, Darwin Estacio Martinez, Luis Rodriguez NOA, Adislen Reyes Pino, and Eduardo Rubén from September 9th through November 4th, 2017. In addition Lois Lambert Gallery will also be exhibiting Rodrigo Branco, a Brazilian painter and mural artist, from January 13th through March 4th, 2018.
Alejandro Gómez Cangas' work depicts the rainbow of humanity in kaleidoscopic motion focusing on the tension that each person experiences as they try to assert and maintain their individuality. Alejandro’s paintings often show crowds of people waiting in line or walking together towards an unknown situation. Alejandro creates these scenes by taking photographs of individuals walking alone, collages them and uses them as a reference point for his paintings. Cangas’ work is focused on how the individual fits within society and the difficulties one may have navigating their movements and their thoughts in relation to others. Alejandro Gómez Cangas is a graduate of University of Arts in Havana, Cuba. Cangas has shown in Galleries around the world. Cangas work can be found in private collections in Cuba, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, England, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium and Lebanon. Alejandro is a member of AHS (Asociación Hermanos Saíz), UNEAC (Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba) and Fondation Taylor an Association of Artists.
Adislen Reyes Pino’s work is inspired by her generation's angst concerning Cuba's uncertain future. Pino's drawings from her "Nightmare" series differs from her earlier series "Crisis" in that it uses a black background that adds a more tragic tone to the small narratives that her drawings depict. Both series will be shown together in this exhibit. Pino draws in simple small-scale outlines, almost childlike, seemingly in conflict with the images of the anxiety provoking situations she is portraying. However, the contrast is all the more provocative. Adislen Reyes Pino was born in Havana in 1984. She graduated from the Higher Institute of Arts and the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, where she is now working as a professor.
Pino’s work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions in Havana, Cuba. Adislen’s work has been featured in the Taipei Fine Art Museum in China, The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Costa Rica. In addition, Pino has participated in many themed group exhibitions internationally, dealing with issues of the Cuban avant-garde and gender identity. In the United States, Pino has shown in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida and New York.
Darwin Estacio Martinez uses a universally understood visual language to convey unfinished stories like still images taken from a movie. Darwin takes those moments of an embrace, a handshake or other human interactions and zooms in, fragmenting the figures into mysterious compositions of bold color. By doing this the artist shifts the emphasis from the gesture and figure over to the mood or intention of the scene. Martinez’s paintings are deliberately open to interpretation. There is always a general understanding of what is happening in the painting but each painting does not have an assigned meaning. “It’s amazing how for the Cuban people my paintings hide some political statements, and for the French or Italian they relate my work to the world of sexuality”.
Darwin’s love of film is reflected in the cinematic quality of his work and the compositions of his paintings. Martinez believes that in pursuing a method that emphasizes the generic, he can capture the fluid nature of identification and transcend national identity. Darwin Estacio Martinez has studied art since childhood. At the age of nine he began attending an elementary art school in Cuba. Martinez received his Masters degree in 2011 from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba. Martinez is currently a professor at La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in San Alejandro, Cuba. He has been exhibiting his work since 1997, with solo and group exhibits throughout Cuba, Europe, and Boston, MA. Martinez’s work has been shown at Casa Museo, Alejandro de Humboltd in Havana, Cuba in 2005 and at Staedtischen Museum in Traunstein, Germany in 2011.
Maykel Linares’ work is a reaction to the sentimental content of popular imagery that awakens in the viewer empirical associations. In this collection of paintings there is a strong link to the landscapes often seen in the paintings of the Surrealists like De Chirico, Magritte and even Dalí. There are two concepts essential to Maykel’s work one is the reaffirmation of the individual and his private space. This concept is a natural reaction to the gregariousness of Cuban society.
The second focuses on the displacement of populations leading to the culture of the Nomad. In exploring the idea of the nomad and displacement Maykel uses recurrent patterns in his work. The idea of flight, places of passage, and the four seasons of the year are captured in his work. Linares idealizes open spaces, always seeking to portray the amplitude of the great outdoors as infinite. Linares’ paintings demonstrate a world familiar but still distant from reality.
Maykel Linares is a graduate of Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Trinidad, Cuba. Maykel ‘s work has shown in Finland, Spain, Russia and more galleries all over the world. Maykel has been featured in the Magazines ArtonCuba and Noticias de Arte Cubano, as well as many others. Linares’ work is in the collections of Pilar Citoler and the Fundacion Caja Sol in Spain.
Luis Rodriguez NOA’s paintings depict the fleeting moments of daily life in the city of Havana—like a couple drinking wine by the pier, a man watching TV alone, children on bicycles, or airplanes crossing the sky. NOA illustrates all of this activity and more in each composition through a colorful expression of both comedy and tragedy. NOA is drawn to what he calls “the true expression of the subjective.” He does very little planning before he begins a painting and makes his decisions for the composition as he mixes his acrylics directly on the canvas or paper. “If I had to summarize my work I would say they are free expressions of creativity and a meeting of the intuitive and rational. They exist between the common place and the fantastical.”
NOA’s relationship with art started early in his life. His father is an artist and professor who introduced NOA to Cuba’s artistic and intellectual circles. Luis Rodriguez NOA graduated with a degree in Sculpture and Drawing from the Escuela Nacional de Arte en La Habana (ENA) as well as from the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial (ISDI) with an emphasis in Graphic Design. NOA is a renowned graphic artist who has won awards for his work in film posters and comic strips for Cuban publications. Luis Rodriguez NOA exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Cuba and the Museo de las Americas in Puerto Rico.
Eduardo Rubén’s paintings are a reinterpretation of the visual experience in Cuba, as well as, the psychological and emotional reality of daily life. This exhibition will be a continuation of his ongoing series “Combatants”, large black and white acrylic paintings that depict broken concrete monuments reflective of all the abandoned, deteriorating, and half-constructed buildings in Cuba. These depictions of twisted, worn out building remains with bent rebar, and deteriorating columns are sad monuments of the tragic characters of Cuba’s past and present. Eduardo’s intention is to illustrate through painting, ideas of heroism and stoicism, which are fundamental to the portrayal of Cuban history.
Eduardo Rubén is a graduate of Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echevarría in Havana, Cuba where he studied architecture. Rubén’s works are part of collections in Havana at the Wifredo Lam Center, the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the National Council for Visual Arts (CNAP). His work is in collections across the globe including the Museum of Modern Art “La Tertulia” in Cali, Colombia, the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Costa Rican Museum of Art in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary, the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland, the Nouveau Centro de Arte in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Museum of Finest Cuban Arts in Vienna, Austria
Lora Schlesinger Gallery is proud to present Mantras & Musings, Mark Steven Greenfield’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition opens with an artist’s reception, Saturday September 9, from 5 – 7 pm and is on view through October 14, 2017.
Mark Steven Greenfield’s work is an ongoing exploration of the complexity of the African American experience. Mantras & Musingsfeatures intensive, contemplative drawings intuitively constructed with shapes and marks, akin to automatic writing or a meditative scrawl. Creating an interplay between positive and negative space, the work is a form of psychological mapping consciously manipulating and re-contextualizing imagery that promotes racist stereotypes. Lingering in the subconscious like shadows, Greenfield removes the stigma of the original source by introducing text and abstracted elements. Inspired by a recent artist residency in Brazil, the Egungun series addresses the duality of life. In Yoruba culture, the Egun are the spirits of the departed ancestors, who pass on knowledge to their progeny. While they are powerful, they can also have a strong negative energy and they manifest themselves in the form of blessings and curses. Behind the Egungun, geometric and calligraphic lines are arranged in patterns subtly alluding to the thorns present among seemingly soft cotton fields. Greenfield’s imagery combines opposing realities, creating a dichotomous world that accurately defines the complexity of life and the African American experience.
Mark Steven Greenfield has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, most notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and the California African American Museum. He has exhibited internationally in Japan, Thailand, Italy, and South Korea. He is the recipient of the the Sacatar Foundation Artist Residency on the island of Itaparica, Brazil in 2013, the California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship in 2012 and the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship in 2012. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from California State University Los Angeles in 1987, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in arts education from California State University Long Beach in 1973.
Exhibition Dates: September 2 – October 14 2017
Opening Reception: September 9, 5 – 7 pm
Lora Schlesinger Gallery exhibits contemporary art, both figurative and abstract. Focusing primarily on California based painters and sculptors, the gallery represents established and emerging artists.
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Patrick Painter Inc. s pleased to present our Fall solo exhibition by Earnest Lor, Silence.
September 9th - October 21st, 2017
September 9th, 2017 (6 - 8pm)
Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to announce, Unearthed Entities, a complex, multi-layered presentation of new and recent paintings by New York-based artist KAJAHL. This is KAJAHL’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
Working in the traditional medium of oil on canvas, Unearthed Entities explores the history and taxonomy of portraiture. KAJAHL constructs humanoid figures that traverse different cultures and points in human history with elegance. Without a need for chronological consistency or narrative support, KAJAHL carefully pieces together hybrid entities that take on allusions to classical painting, but become disruptive through their divergent multi-faceted origins. Much like Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein, who gave life to a humanoid from non-living matter, KAJAHL seamlessly sews parts together from the fringe of art history into new transformative identities.
KAJAHL’s process entails sifting through history, both amassing and archiving imagery ranging from ancient art, vintage ethnography, historical portraiture and landscape, to strange alternative histories, pseudoscience, and the absurd. In Unearthed Entities, KAJAHL depicts a range of figures such as an alchemist, astronomer, cryptid-like amphibian, high-ranking dignitaries, and a navigational explorer. In this sense, a playful dissonance is achieved in what we would normally presume to be a tradition that depicts heroic leaders from a bygone era.
KAJAHL received his BFA in painting from San Francisco State University in 2007. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence, Italy, in 2008, and received his MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York in 2012. He received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2013 and, in 2016, was a Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence in New Orleans. KAJAHL lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
KAJAHL will be in attendance at the opening reception on September 9th.
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY will be showcasing artworks that the gallery has been showing since 1979 at his first Santa Monica gallery. On view will be select works from two of the important historical exhibitions/books Hispanic Art In the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (1987) and Le Demon Des Anges (France, 1989). Works in the exhibition will start from the 1950's with works by Martin Ramírez (in conjunction with RICCO/MARESCA Gallery), then on through the 1960’s with works by Fulgencia F. Corral, then to the 1970's with works by Carlos Almaraz and will go through important works by other Chicana/o and Latino artists including Robert Graham, John Valadez, Frank Romero, Richard Duardo, Harry Gamboa and others up through the 21st century. Also featured from the Hispanic Art in the United States exhibition will be unique works by Cuban artists Paul Sierra and Carlos Alfonzo. Aside from major paintings and works on paper from these seminal artists, the show will include much of the ephemera and documentation of the L.A. Chicana/o artists from the last quarter of the 20th century and on into the 21st century.
A special featured exhibition of the works by Martin Ramirez will be on view courtesy of the Martin Ramirez Estate and RICCO/MARESCA Gallery.
Featured artists in alphabetical order include:
Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Almaraz, Sol Aquino, Sergio Bustamante, Oscar Castillo, Fulgencio F. Corral, Richard Duardo, Rudy Fernandez, Elsa Flores, Diane Gamboa, Harry Gamboa, Margaret Garcia, Roberto Gil de Montes, Yolanda Gonzalez, Robert Graham, GRONK, Wayne Healy, Luis Jimenez, Roberto Juarez, Leo Limon, LOS FOUR, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jesus Moroles, Manuel Ocampo, RETNA, Frank Romero, Rafael Serrano, Paul Sierra, Eloy Torrez, John Valadez
REVOLVER GALLERY INVITES YOU TO EXPERIENCE ITS COLLECTION.
ANDY WARHOL: REVISITED is a touring exhibition celebrating the iconic artist’s work. The exhibition begins on February 14th, 2017, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Andy’s untimely death. Warhol Revisited includes over 200 works of art in rotation. The exhibition is free to the public (by reservation only).
Revolver Gallery has a one-artist program exclusively dealing in Andy Warhol prints and paintings, making it the only of its kind. Revolver also has the largest gallery owned collection of the artist’s works worldwide, with over 250 works in inventory. Revolver Gallery is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Andy Warhol’s legacy.
To make a reservation please head to https://warholrevisited.com/
ROSEGALLERY presents PhotoGRAPHIC, an exhibition of theupcoming graphic novel PhotoGRAPHIC: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, published by the J. Paul Getty. Accompanying works by the legendary photographer, ROSEGALLERY will present the novel in its entirety, with original drawings by Zeke Peña and prose by Isabel Quintero. Photographs, illustrations and prose come together to illuminate the artistic power of Iturbide’s life and work. Presenting the multifaceted manifestations of her story, the exhibition opens on 8 September 2017 and runs through 21 October 2017.
Just as in the graphic novel about her life, Graciela Iturbide’s work exists at the intersection of captivating imagery and poetic language. Born in Mexico in 1942, Iturbide studied photography under the Mexican icon Manuel Álvarez Bravo, a contemporary of Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. With the uniqueness of her own eye, Iturbide captured her surroundings in intimate and empowering expressions. Often highly metaphorical, Iturbide’s photographs visually and poetically connect her own surroundings with a deeper understanding of the world.
Told through text, illustrations and Iturbide’s photographs, PhotoGRAPHIC: The Life of Graciela Iturbide delves into Iturbide’s history and photographic works with the guiding vision of the artist herself. From the Sonora Desert to Juchitán, India and the American South, the graphic novel tells of Iturbide’s explorations throughout the world, all caught through the lens of her camera. In the beginning pages of the graphic novel, it states, “Graciela Iturbide is a photographer. She is an icon. Orgullo mexicano. Maestra.” With her masterfully crafted photographs, Iturbide proves each title true. Iturbide’s exploration of often overlooked and eclectic subjects brings a range of perspectives to her work and her own story. Each image transcends the border between reality and myth. Birds come to her through many of her dreams and often reappear in flight in her photographs, tracing a line through her imagination and her world in the poetic language of their collective motion. Following the trail of birds on the walls of PhotoGRAPHIC, one may glimpse into the rhythm of Iturbide’s vision as her story unfolds.
Isabel Quintero lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California, where she was born and raised. She received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Composition from Cal State San Bernardino. Her first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, was one of School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, and won the American Library Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award prize for a debut YA novel. Her second book, Ugly Cat & Pablo (Scholastic), was published in April 2017. (© Getty Publications, 2018)
Zeke Peña is an artist and illustrator whose work about the U.S./Mexico border community explores universal themes by remixing contemporary and historical narratives. He received a degree in Visual Studies (Art History) from the University of Texas at Austin and has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Albuquerque Hispanic Cultural Center, Houston Center of Photography, El Paso Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Ciudad Juárez as well as galleries in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Antonio, Houston, and Mexico City. (© Getty Publications, 2018)
Phillip Griswold Fiat Lux
October 22 - November 26, 2016
For this exhibition, Phillip Griswold continues his focus of fracturing images of the urban landscape to articulate the complex make-up of our surroundings. Originating in photographs and sketches made out in the field, Griswold paints landscapes abstracted into spaces that contain softly articulated, brushy forms intersected with bold geometry.
Rather than developing a sense for a specific place, Griswold uses the landscape as a way to explore the structure and effect of light. While there is a definite spatial quality to the work and a discernible horizon, he gently diffuses recognizable elements with planar interventions. He structures the paintings in a manner that creates dynamic formal tensions, but allowing the two forces to work in tandem, as if they occur naturally together.
This new body of work moves further yet from the representational nature of his older work, where lozenge forms, planes and cubes jostle within the landscapes, always focusing on light and spatial interplay. In one piece, a scene that references a streetscape that simultaneously alludes to strong movement while keeping a highly structured composition. In another piece, an array of variously colored, ordered planes fractures an otherwise moody clouded sky. In these and the rest of the paintings in the exhibition, the varied compositions always bring focus back to light – its architecture and the way it arcs and refracts in and out and between paintings.
Phillip Griswold received his MFA From Claremont Graduate University and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
Jennifer Faist - Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers
October 22 - November 26, 2016
Over the course of her career, Jennifer Faist has created artwork by bringing together two unlikely companions: fabric and high-gloss formalism. At first glance the work aligns with a version of the slick Finish Fettish works of the past, but Faist's meticulously crafted work merges pure materiality with personal resonance. As in previous series, Faist appropriates patterns from clothing with which she has personal associations. In this current body of work, she used apparel from friends and acquaintances, rather than material that she had collected over several years.
To create the vibrant, sculptural pieces, Faist draws her chosen textile design in fine detail and gradually envelopes the original form beneath layers of colored acrylic glazes. Each painting, suspended in resin on thick wood supports, becomes a relic of her encounters with other people. The perfectly smooth, reflective paintings draw viewers into their vibrant, shimmering depths, making onlookers a part of the material and emotive journey that the pieces reveal.
“The patterns in my latest grouping of paintings come from textile designs from the apparel of friends and acquaintances or other people I meet. They encompass a spectrum of social relationships from fleeting exchanges to everyday encounters. The relationships can be close or distant, but yet there is always a thread that weaves between one person and another, creating the fabric of our social networks. The paintings serve as mementos, little fragments of intimacy, something to remember them by.”
Jennifer Faist received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
SECONDARY MARKET MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FINE ART
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September 02 – September 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 09, 2017, 5-7pm
Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present Salon 2017 a group exhibition featuring work by Chie Fueki, Rachel Lachowicz, Abdul Mazid, Dakota Noot, Izhar Patkin, Jeanne Silverthorne, and Shirley Tse. Each artist is guided by a desire to decode and problematize visual and linguistic signs and symbols. The exhibition will be on view September 2nd through September 30th, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday September 9th from 5-7pm.
Chie Fueki’s intricately patterned and detailed mixed media paintings have references to her multi cultural background (the artist was born in Japan, raised in Brazil, and received her MFA from Yale) while also exploring the artist’s critical interest in how information is decoded through texture, light, color and surface. Fueki begins each painting by staining Japanese Mulberry paper with colored inks, layering them with many washes of pigment and often using iridescent materials. Using a rubbing technique areas of pattern are rendered in graphite. Fueki then cuts, collages and mounts her work on wooden panels over which she applies glitter, colored pencil and dots of acrylic paint.
Rachel Lachowicz’s new series of eyeshadow paintings features imagery of flowers and draws on Kant’s analytic of the beautiful and Baudrillard’s conceptualization of simulacra. In this exhibition, Lachowicz presents viewers with a flower found in nature and one that exists only in the virtual space of online gaming—discerning real versus copy is almost impossible. The slippage between real and copy relates to Lachowicz’s career-long desire to dismantle binaries and rigid demarcations of gender, pushing toward more inclusive signifiers.
Abdul Mazid’s diamond shaped glitter paintings open up a conversation about the effects of structural and systemic power/knowledge. Using a multi-step silk screen process, the artist appropriates recognizable scenes then abstracts them with the application of glitter. Selecting his references carefully and intentionally, here, Mazid pulls imagery from two iconographies of global economic power: the New York Stock Exchange trading floor and the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.
Dakota Noot explores his own hybrid identity as he reconciles the relationship between his rural North Dakota roots with his Los Angeles-based life. Noot’s dynamic canvases are saturated with color and rich visual and linguistic signs and symbols. The artist presents his own portrait in various states: between man and woman, human and animal, abstract and figurative all the while suggesting the grotesque, the humorous and the pleasurable are one and the same.
Izhar Patkin’s paintings from his “Gardens for the Global City” series embodies the artist’s interest in cultural pluralism. These works employ a reverse painting method with the artist starting from the back pushing paint through the front of the wire mesh screen to achieve a carpet effect. Patkin’s paintings emphasize the artist’s hand and the physical act of painting while, at the same time, revealing his ambivalence toward globalization.
Jeanne Silverthorne’s cast rubber Venus Flytrap with Xeres Blue (Extinct) sets forth the artist’s preoccupation with death and desire. What might be mistaken for melancholy can also be read as imbued with vitality and humor. For Silverthorne, the seemingly mundane contents of the studio and its various states of disarray are rich sites for excavation.
Shirley Tse’s vibrant yellow sculpture titled Varicella Zoster occupies the west gallery as its title suggests with thousands of zip ties radiating from a single nucleus. True to her practice, Tse visualizes heterogeneity through sculpture and installation. From multiplicities of difference on the same plane to the negotiation of an integrated whole, Tse examines the semiotics of plastics and expands the language of movement using common objects to suspend subjectivity, destabilize categories, and call attention to the interstitial.
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A third generation Californian, Dennis Doheny was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Santa Barbara. Growing up with an innate love of art, he spent much of his childhood drawing and painting. Although he studied some art in school, Doheny is largely self-taught. After graduating from Pacific Palisades High School in 1974, he exhibited with Petersen Gallery of Beverly Hills. From 1986 until 1996, Doheny supported his family with a steady career in commercial art until his passion for fine art painting prevailed.
Since 1996, his fine art career has developed a strong following both locally and nationally. Collectors are drawn to his beautiful, heroic renderings of the western landscape. Taking the best from the great California and Hudson River School artists of the past, Dennis has fused and reinterpreted the genres, combining dramatic light, rich color and specifically selected and finely crafted detail to create a unique and distinctive vision of the American West.
Doheny is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently, he received "The Iriving Museum Prize" (the only award presented) at the California Art Club's 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. Previously, he was awarded the Irvine Museum Gold Medal at the California Art Club's 2013 Exhibition. At the same show, he also received the American Art Collector Award of Excellence. In 2009, Doheny was honored to be chosen for the Edgar Payne Award for best landscape at the California Art Club's 2009 Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. Dennis is proud to be featured in the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. In both 2006 and 2008 at the Prix de West, he received the Frederic Remington Award given in recognition of "exceptional artistic merit". Also in 2006, he was honored with the Inaugural Purchase Prize at the Eiteljorg Museum's "Quest for the West" Exhibition and is proud to be a part of their permanent collection. In 2003, he was recognized by the Autry National Center and awarded the Master's of the American West Award. His painting was acquired by the Autry for its permanent collection as well. He received the Grandville Redmond Memorial Purchase Prize in 2000 for his painting "New Dawn" at the California Art Club's Spring Salon and upon his return to fine art in 1998, he received First Place in the Carmel Plein Air Competition.
Doheny is a proud to be a Signature Member of the California Art Club.
JAVIER PELÁEZ + GUSTAVO RAMOS RIVERA
September 16 - October 28 2017
The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions, Javier Peláez: At The Front Door Of A Stone and Gustavo Ramos Rivera: Al Mal Tiempo Buena Cara (A Good Face for Bad Times), opening on Saturday, September 16, in conjunction with the 2017 Getty Initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
JAVIER PELÁEZ : At The Front Door of a Stone
"All we know of the world is incomplete, it is inaccurate.” - Witold Gombrowicz
Santa Monica, CA - The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present, Javier Peláez : At the Front Door of a Stone. Based in Mexico City, Javier Peláez creates work that considers the myriad possibilities involved with the construction and perception of reality. Depicting enigmatic imagery that can be construed as simultaneously materializing and deconstructing, Peláez’s pictorial language is set in an incessant swing between opposing states of being. Fascinated by polarities, Peláez’s subjects walk the line between figuration and abstraction, disintegration and formation, certainty and uncertainty.
The title of this exhibition references the 1962 poem, “Conversation with a Stone,” written by Wislawa Szymborska. Through an imaginary dialogue between a human speaker and a stone, Szymborska examines the human desire to understand everything about the world around us and the inevitable reality that it is an impossible quest. Essentially, the stone in this poem serves as a metaphor for all that is incomprehensible to us. With the paintings in this exhibition, Peláez invokes the primordial form of the stone, highly rendered in multi colors, juxtaposed against hard-edge, planar backgrounds. These cryptic forms seem to defy gravity, weightless yet imposing, their origins and trajectory unknown. The viewer is left with more questions than answers, as Peláez’s paintings seem to challenge their own existence.
This exhibition will include a number of new paintings on canvas and panel, as well as a series of paintings on paper that Peláez completed during a recent stay in Los Angeles. Javier Peláez was born in 1976. His work has been exhibited extensively in Mexico. This exhibition marks his first show with William Turner Gallery, as well as his first show in Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Mexico City.
GUSTAVO RAMOS RIVERA: Al Mal Tiempo Buena Cara (A Good Face for Bad Times)
“It is a deed of light against darkness, a poem, a love letter to someone.”
- Gustavo Ramos Rivera on painting
Santa Monica, CA - The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present, Al Mal Tiempo Buena Cara (A Good Face for Bad Times), an exhibition of recent paintings by San Francisco based artist, Gustavo Ramos Rivera.
Over the past four decades, Ramos Rivera has developed a unique visual language that manifests throughout his paintings, monotypes and collages. His playful and powerful abstract compositions can be read like a visual diary, the expression of which works on both intellectual and emotional levels. Ramos Rivera’s fields of rich color and glyph-like mark making recall both the work of Joan Miro, Paul Klee and Cy Twombly and the iconography of the indigenous cultural heritage of his native Mexico. The marriage of spontaneous linework with technicolor fields create a highly personal symbology that speaks to memory, experience and shared history. Ramos Rivera says of his practice, “Painting is a delightful devotion, a mirror of truth; it’s an invention of anything you want.”
Gustavo Ramos Rivera was born in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico in 1940, and immigrated to the United States in 1969. He has lived and worked in San Francisco for over 40 years. Ramos Rivera’s work is in the permanent collections of prominent institutions including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, The Mexican Museum in San Francisco and The Nevada Museum of Art. In 2006, the San Jose Museum of Art presented a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work, which then traveled to additional institutions in California and Mexico.