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Olafur Eliasson

OLAFUR ELIASSON

For his exhibition at Marciano Art Foundation, titled Reality Projector (2018), Olafur Eliasson has conceived of a seemingly simple, yet complex installation that uses projected light and the existing architecture of the space to create a dynamic shadow play. The artwork references the space’s former function as a theater as well as the history of filmmaking in the city by turning the entire space into an abstract, three-dimensional film. Eliasson’s exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to fully experience the magnificence of the space free of objects. Reality Projector will be on view until August 26, 2018

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

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Naoko Haruta

NAOKO HARUTA

Choreographic, compositional, and chromatic virtuosity as well as aesthetico‐existential substantiality are among the supreme virtues which we immediately encounter in the work of the Japanese painter, Naoko Haruta. She sets in motion like no one else before her the elements of abstraction and gives ceaseless vibrato to that line of adventure and consequence that abstraction can only truly know when it is truly undaunted. Naoko Haruta in the most exhilarating of ways brings realization not only to the most marvelous dreams and desires of abstraction, but also, and thereby, to the somatic and kinetic vitalities and vivacities of painting’s dance. In extraordinary series of paintings such as Trees, consisting of 103 paintings, Life, consisting of 215 paintings, and her series-in-progress, Sonzai to Enerugi (Being and Energy) which has now reached 151 paintings, as well as in other series, Light and Matter, Instant and Duration, Summer Songs, Africa, Nocturnes, and Aubades, Naoko Haruta shows herself to be the supreme lyrical intelligence and virtuoso in contemporary painting. (Statement by Stephane Lumiere)

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SELECTED WORK

  • Life #71

    Acrylic on canvas
    43 x 67 inches

  • Life #96: 'Africa #1'

    Acrylic on canvas
    43 x 67 inches

  • Sonzai to Enerugi (Being and Energy) #12

    Acrylic on canvas
    61 x 96 inches

  • Sonzai to Enerugi (Being and Energy) #22

    Acrylic on canvas
    61 x 90

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Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists

ARTISTS AND THEIR BOOKS / BOOKS AND THEIR ARTISTS

Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists is the current exhibition at the Getty Research Institute. Artists' books occupy a creative space between traditional books and contemporary works of art, challenging what a book can be. This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Research Institute's extensive collections focuses on artists' books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2013

    Tauba Auerbach

    Stab/Ghost

  • 1992

    Beth Thielen

    Why the Revolving Door: The Neighborhood, the Prisons

  • 1996

    Anselm Kiefer

    Die berühmten Orden der Nacht (The Celebrated Orders of the Night)

  • 1967

    Dieter Roth

    Poetrie

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Christina Quarles

CHRISTINA QUARLES

Christina Quarles was born in Chicago, IL USA and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where she currently lives with her wife. She received an MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art in 2016, and holds a BA in philosophy and studio arts from Hampshire College. In 2016, Christina was a participant at Skowhegan School of painting and Sculpture (2016) and the Fountainhead Residency (2017), her awards and grants including the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant and the Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship at Yale University. Recent exhibitions include “Made in LA” at the Hammer Museum (CA, USA), “Fictions” at The Studio Museum in Harlem (NY, USA), “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” at the New Museum (NY, USA), “Still Human” at the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, FL USA) and a solo exhibition at David Castillo Gallery (Miami, FL USA); in 2018 Christina will present solo exhibitions at MATRIX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (CA, USA) and Pilar Corrias Gallery (London, UK).

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Double Down

    Acrylic on Canvas
    48 x 60 inches

  • 2017

    ...Tha Color of Tha Sky (Magic Hour)

    Acrylic on Canvas
    55 x 88 inches

  • 2017

    Flopped Over n’ Bent Into Two

    Acrylic on Canvas
    42 x 56 inches

  • 2017

    Hold Tha Line (Hold That Thot)

    Acrylic on Canvas
    36 x 60 inches

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Paul Pescador

PAUL PESCADOR

Paul Pescador is an artist, filmmaker, and writer working in Los Angeles, with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. He produces films, performances, and photographs to discuss social interactions and intimacy as they pertain to his own personal identity and history. Pescador is currently in residence at 18th Street Art Center where he will produce a feature-length film emerging from a set of actions, gestures, and images oriented around neighborhoods he has lived in since moving to Los Angeles. Pescador asks questions of himself and others about being a resident in Los Angeles through examining his own experiences and those of residents in each neighborhood. His work weaves in personal anecdotes about his personal experiences learning to live in a large metropolitan area, including past relationship heartbreaks, isolation, and “getting lost within a crowd.” The Exhibition will be on view through June 29, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

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In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art

IN THE FIELDS OF EMPTY DAYS: THE INTERSECTION OF PAST AND PRESENT IN IRANIAN ART

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, a groundbreaking exhibition of both historical and contemporary Iranian works that highlight ways in which artists have used and continue to use the past as a metaphor for the present day. This notion is revealed in art and literature in which ancient kings and heroes are used in later contexts as examples of virtue or as objects of derision, while long-gone Shi‘ite saints are evoked as champions of the poor and the oppressed. Particularly timely to American audiences is the exhibition’s exploration of how Iranian artists negotiate the politically charged issues of governance and faith in creating objects both novel and relevant.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2010

    Ramin Haerizadeh

    He Came, He Left, He Left, He Came
    Mixed media and collage on canvas
    78 3/4 × 118 1/8 inches
    The Farook Collection, Dubai, © Ramin Haerizadeh, photo courtesy Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

  • 1976

    Parviz Tanavoli

    Lion and Sword III
    Bijar weave
    62 1/4 × 91 inches
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Hope Warschaw through the 2018 Collectors Committee, courtesy of the artist, © Parviz Tanavoli, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

  • 2009

    Afsoon

    Shah and His Three Queens from the series Fairytale Icons
    Chromogenic prints,
    16 5/8 × 23 1/4 inches each
    Collection of Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, New York, © Afsoon, photo courtesy Leila Heller Gallery, New York

  • 1979

    Kaveh Golestan

    The Shah Left,
    1979, printed 2015,
    Gelatin silver print,
    24 × 30 inches
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the Estate of Kaveh Golestan, © Estate of Kaveh Golestan, digital image © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Gilda Davidian

GILDA DAVIDIAN

Gilda Davidian is a photographer living in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2014. Her practice asks questions about the relationship between photography and memory, and how we come to understand histories and locations through images. Her exhibition, Edo Oo Bes (No One But Edo) is a collaboration between Davidian and octogenarian Armenian portrait photographer Edward Tatoulian. For the exhibition, Davidian presented Tatoulian’s historical work alongside her own photographic responses, developing a cross-generational dialogue. More of her work can be seen at gildadavidian.com.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2015

    Double Vision (Beit-Eddeine)

    By Gilda Davidian

  • 2015

    Edward Tatoulian and Gilda Davidian at Edo Art

    Photographed by Gilda Davidian

  • 2015

    Photographs from Edward Tatoulian's Archive as part of Edo oo Bes exhibition

  • Arpine, Maida, and Voski Mama

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Mark Bradford

MARK BRADFORD

In the new works on view at Hauser & Wirth, Mark Bradford probes stories found in comic books to question the archetype of the antihero and the influence of the media on contemporary society, while also revisiting misconceptions of black identity and gender as seen in previous works. ‘New Works’ presents paintings that extend the artist’s examination of homophobia and racism in American society. Bradford employs the ‘tools of civilization’ — billboards, merchant posters, newsprint, comics, magazines, and endpapers — creating layers of social commentary in paintings that evoke deep feeling. Through his rigorous physical approach to the material presence of painting, Bradford has addressed powerful issues of our time, including the AIDS epidemic, the misrepresentation and fear of queer identity, and systemic racism in America. His recent work engages in a broader excavation of American history to raise questions about the preservation of the past and the transference of power. .

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Bird of Paradise

    Mixed media on canvas
    84 x 108 inches
    © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    I heard you got arrested today

    Mixed media on canvas
    120 x 120 inches
    © Mark Bradford
    Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Moody Blues for Jack Whitten

    Mixed media on canvas
    96 x 96 inches
    © Mark Bradford
    Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Rocket

    Mixed media on canvas
    72 x 96 inches
    © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
    Photo: Joshua White

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Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga

EDDY KAMUANGA ILUNGA

Born in 1991 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, where he currently lives and work, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga graduated from the Institute of Fine Art, Kinshasa in 2009. He then joined the Academy of Fine Arts, Kinshasa but soon sought emancipation from the Academy in establishing the studio "M'Pongo," a collective of young artists in Kinshasa looking for a creative and individual style. At the same time he took part in several exhibitions in the DRC and abroad, including an exhibition at the French Institute Gallery, Brazzaville, Congo, and Dak'Art OFF, Dak'Art: The Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Senegal, 2014. He has exhibited most recently at Saatchi Gallery, London as part of Pangaea II. Kamuanga draws from the structural complexity of his hometown and revisits the traditional culture of the Mangbetu people. Referencing different forms of advertising and photography as well as traditional aesthetics, his paintings are an amalgam of complementary pop cultural forms, including music, fashion and dance.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Oubliez le passé et vous perdez les deux yeux

    Acrylic on canvas
    200 x 200 cm

  • 2016

    Liboke

    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    170 x 150 cm

  • 2015

    No Identity, No Evolution

    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    200 x 200 cm

  • 2016

    No Identity, False Memories

    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    220 x 200 cm

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Becky Kolsrud

BECKY KOLSRUD

Becky Kolsrud was born in 1984 in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works. She has mounted solo shows at JTT (New York), Tif Sigfrids (Los Angeles) and Karma (New York) and been included in group shows at Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), Foxy Production (New York), Maccarone (New York), Capital (San Francisco), Brand New Gallery (Milan), Inman Gallery (Houston), Public Access Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Lefebvre (Paris) and 356 S. Misson Rd (Los Angeles), among others. Kolsrud has been mentioned in Modern Painters, The New York Times, Cultered Magazine, Double Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Artnet, and Mousse Magazine. Kolsrud received a BS from NYU in 2006 and an MFA from UCLA in 2012.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Clear Boot Diptych

    Oil on canvas,
    Each panel: 56 x 44 inches

  • 2017

    Allegory of a Nude II

    Oil on canvas
    76 x 90 inches

  • 2017

    Three Women

    Oil on canvas
    76 x 90 inches

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