PETER ZUMTHOR LACMA DESIGN
THE SANTEE ALLEY
“The Santee Alley” is an exhibition by the 47th group of MAK Center Artists and Architects-in-Residence in Los Angeles. Group XLVII is comprised of: Eva Engelbert, Philipp Timischl, and Jenni Tischer. All photographs by Esteban Schimpf.
GATHERING TEXTURE, FOLLOWING SHAPE
“Gathering texture, following shape” is a two-person exhibition of works by Nancy Shaver and Emi Winter at Parker Gallery. The show includes recent sculptures by Shaver, together with woven rugs and paintings by Winter. In both of their art practices, Shaver and Winter have expressed reverance for the rituals and intimacy of the space we call home. Their works in this exhi-bition do not seek to imitate the domestic but rather to bring the artwork home. The dual usage of Parker Gallery, as an exhibition space and residence, is of particular significance to this presentation, locating the home as a traditional site for the display of art. “Gathering texture, following shape” runs until March 30th, 2019 at Parker Gallery.
“FOR A MENDED TREAD” ANN GREENE KELLY
“For a Mended Tread” is Ann Greene Kelly’s solo exhibition at Michael Benevento in Los Angeles. The exhibition features new works that explore Kelly’s subtle interplay of everyday objects. By repurposing commonly understood forms Kelly asks us to think about the quality of things and the import of their permeability on our domestic and public lives. Ann Greene Kelly received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, MD in 2010. Solo exhibitions include White Columns, New York; AND NOW, Dallas; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles and Chapter, New York . She has participated in group shows at White Flag Projects, St. Louis; David Zwirner, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles and Stems Gallery, Brussels. “For a Mended Tread” runs until March 30, 2019.
“Caught Between the Eye” is Nicolas Roggy’s solo exhibition at Freedman Fitzpatrick in Los Angeles. Nicolas Roggy (b. 1980, Le Blanc, France) lives and works in Paris. His work is in the collections of CNAP Collection, Société Générale Collection, Fondazione Maramotti Collection, FRAC Limousin, FRAC Pays de la Loire. He is the recipient of the Jean-François Prat Prize, Paris (2018). “Caught Between the Eye” runs until March 23, 2019.
Flor Garduño was born in Mexico and studied visual arts at the Academy of San Carlos (UNAM), where she focused on the search for the structural aspects of form and space. She gave up her studies to work as a darkroom assistant for Manuel Álvarez Bravo, one of Mexico's most prestigious photographers, with whom she strengthened her photographic skills. Since then, Garduño has received numerable prizes, and her work has been exposed and published around the world. Garduño's photos depict the landscapes of Central and South America -- and the people whose ancestors were indigenous to the region. Her photos depict subjects that could have existed in a time long before the present moment, and through photographing them, brings the Indian land of America to the present moment. Though many themes traverse Garduño's body of work, all ultimately reach the point of incense where, uncertainly, nature, and art blend so that mankind may have a margin of whimsy, freedom, or significance on the face of the gods.
OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART
Outliers and American Vanguard Art is curated by Lynne Cooke and organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. The West Coast presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is coordinated by Rita Gonzalez, curator and acting department head of Contemporary Art. It is the first major exhibition to explore key moments in American art history when avant-garde artists and outliers intersected, and how their exchanges ushered in new paradigms based on inclusion, integration, and assimilation. Featuring over 250 works in a range of media, the show will present works by more than 80 self-taught and trained artists such as Henry Darger, Sam Doyle, William Edmondson, Lonnie Holley, Greer Lankton, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Matt Mullican, Horace Pippin, Martín Ramírez, Betye Saar, Judith Scott, Charles Sheeler, Cindy Sherman, Bill Traylor, and Kara Walker.
THE NOTION OF FAMILY
In The Notion of Family, artworks from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries chart a trajectory of African American family and togetherness over generations. Throughout the exhibition the notion of family is expressed in numerous mediums, including photographs by James Van Der Zee, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lyle Ashton Harris; paintings by William E. Pajaud and others; and prints by Romare Bearden and John Biggers. As a whole, these empowering images illustrate that the African American family is a model for thriving, even amid hardship. They suggest a sense of levity while also reflecting agency, love, strength, diversity, and unity from an African American perspective. The Notion of Family will be on view until March 3, 2019 at the California African American Museum.
Kimberly Brooks integrates figuration and abstraction to explore a variety of subjects dealing with history, memory and identity. Exhibitions include Mom’s Friends, Technicolor Summer, The Stylist Project, I Notice People Disappear, Brazen and most recently Fever Dreams, a midcareer survey, at Mt San Antonio College (2018). Brooks received her B.A. at UC Berkeley (Literature, Valedictorian) and studied painting at Otis and UCLA. Upcoming exhibitions include Paintings from the Interior at UC Riverside and the Untitled Art Fair in San Francisco 2019.