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Plato in LA

PLATO IN LA

Plato is one of the founding figures of Western civilization. His legacy encompasses ethics, politics, theology, and poetics. In this exhibition at the Getty Villa, a museum exploring classical art and culture, some of today’s most celebrated artists consider Plato’s impact on the contemporary world. In the form of sculptures, paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations, they respond to his contribution to philosophy — from defining the ideal to understanding the human condition — while fostering the ultimate Platonic experience: contemplation. Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions is an exhibition at the Getty Villa from April 18-September 3, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2014

    Raymond Pettibon

    No Title (Art, truth, and…)
    Ink, gouache, graphite, and acrylic
    22 1/8 × 30 inches
    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/Hong Kong and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • 2018

    Whitney McVeigh

    Divine Rules
    Books
    17 ft. 6 in. × 5 ft. 11 in.

  • 1992

    Raymond Pettibon

    No Title (Oh Socrates, compose…)
    Pen and ink
    8.5 × 16 inches
    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/Hong Kong and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • 2009

    Huang Yong Ping

    Caverne
    Resin
    Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris. Photo: Marc Domage

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Marisa Takal

MARISA TAKAL

Marisa Takal (b. Montclair, NJ, 1991) received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Takal has since shown in numerous solo, duo, and group shows at such venues as: Night Gallery and SADE in Los Angeles; Alter Space, San Francisco; Jeffrey Stark, New York; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. In 2016, she was named the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Stanley Hollander Award. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    How to Enter on an Empty Stomach Empty Plumoch, Empty Rumoch Rupert Murdoch Docking Pay to Play For...

  • 2017

    If the "Invisible" I Mean, "See Through," I mean, "Glass" Refrigerator is the Ultimate Peak, Then What Are We Waiting For_ How do You Want to Die my Friend_ Where's the Valley

  • 2017

    Only Friend a Place for Safety Safe Friend Only, Always I'm Looking out of the Car Window There She Goes... Flying, fun. She's from the 80s but Born Around '96, Don't Know her Name but it Doesn't Really Matter

  • 2016

    You Didn't Even Know My Shit's Sliced Open...

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Katinka Matson

KATINKA MATSON

Katinka Matson is an artist and a literary agent. She is President of Brockman, Inc., a leading international literary agency; co-founder of the prestigious online salon Edge, called "The world's smartest website" by The Guardian; and co-founder and a director of Edge Foundation, Inc. She is the author of The Psychology Today Omnibook of Personal Development; Short Lives: Artists in Pursuit of Self-Destruction; The Working Actor: A Guide to the Profession; and co-editor (with John Brockman) of How Things Are: A Science Tool-Kit for the Mind. The featured image in this week's newsletter is, Spiders, 2013. “The process involves scanning flowers and other natural objects on an open-top scanner from underneath the objects with a slow-moving sensor. This technique allows for unusual opportunities to explore new ideas involving light, time, and rhythm.”

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2013

    Spiders

    C-print on HD G-Fuji Crystal Archive Matte
    48 × 72 inches
    Editions 1-9 of 9

  • 2017

    Peonies

    C-print on HD G-Fuji Crystal Archive Matte
    27 × 36 inches
    Editions 2-9 of 9

  • 2017

    Cyclamen

    C-print on HD G-Fuji Crystal Archive Matte
    28 × 36 inches
    Editions 1-9 of 9

  • 2011

    Chysanthemum

    C-print on HD G-Fuji Crystal Archive Matte
    36 × 36 inches
    Editions 1-9 of 9

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Jane Fogarty

JANE FOGARTY

Painting and its ontology are central to Jane Fogarty's creative process. She is interested in the various ways in which we interpret and understand the passing of time and how this translates into visual language. Analogous to time, a painting can be interpreted as an accumulation of moments. Though the work is an exploration of painting, her artistic output has for the most part been sculptural. Working in three-dimensions is a means to explore the individual components of a painting. These include surface, support, structure, materiality, time, composition and colour. Fogarty often applies creative parameters to her working methods, these can be temporal, material or conceptual prerequisites. Within the work, individual components create a larger narrative. The finished works are physical manifestations of the artistic decision-making process. Fogarty avoids illusion and illustration and works in a completely abstract fashion. Positioning such works in a contemporary context demands the viewer to resist associations. Viewers are forced to focus on the real, tangible object confronting them. Paintings with recognisable elements demand the use of verbal or written language. The content and forms are recognisable as X. With abstraction, the paint and form become the language. Jane Fogarty is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2010 Jane graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology. She has been included in many national and international exhibitions including three solo exhibitions. Jane has been awarded the ‘Individual Artists Bursary’ from South Dublin County Council 2016, the ‘Most Promising Graduate Award’ from the Talbot Gallery 2010, the RDS ‘Lewis Crosby Award for Painting’ 2010, ‘The Project Award’ 2012 and the Travel and Training Award 2015 from the Arts Council, Ireland. Her work is part of the state art collection of the OPW and private collections. In addition to her artistic practice, she has been involved in numerous educational projects since 2007. These have included the Rua Red young curators project, with the OPW, Art Trolley in Rua Red, Artist in school with ‘Art school’, a project by curator Jennie Guy and artist in the community with Clondalkin youth service.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Paperwork #2

    Paper, crepe paper, wallpaper paste, plaster of Paris, watercolour painting printed on copy paper

  • 2016

    Paperwork #5

    Paper, crepe paper, wallpaper paste, plaster of Paris, watercolour painting printed on copy paper

  • 2016

    Paperwork #1

    Paper, crepe paper, wallpaper paste, plaster of Paris, watercolour painting printed on copy paper

  • 2016

    Paperwork Entity #3

    Paper, crepe paper, wallpaper paste, plaster of Paris

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Martin Kersels

MARTIN KERSELS

Martin Kersels’ performative practice spans sculpture, photography, installation, and action. He is best known for his laughter-inducing works that consider the dichotomies of humor and pathos within the human condition. Interested in pushing themes of scale, tension, and the effects of gravity into more conceptual directions, Kersels injects a playfulness in his work to reveal the awkwardness associated with not belonging. Documentation of performances through photography and video, which shows the artist experimenting within his own body in a series of simple actions— tossing, falling, hugging, smacking, tripping, and whirling— and his performative objects and installations uncover the darker absurdities of the body, space, and movement. Born in 1960 in Los Angeles, Kersels currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. He received from UCLA both his BA in 1984 and MFA in 1995. He is the featured artist on the cover of the Winter ’18 Comedy issue of our Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2008

    Fat Iggy 1

    Black and white C-print
    13 x 19 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.

  • 2010

    Flotsam (Arms Scapula)

    Pencil on paper
    22 x 30 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.

  • 1996

    Tossing a Friend (Melinda 3)

    C-print
    26 ½ x 39 ½ inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.

  • 1996

    Tossing a Friend (Melinda 2)

    C-print
    26 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.

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Carmen Argote

CARMEN ARGOTE

Carmen Argote (b. 1981 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is a Los Angeles-based artist focusing on the exploration of personal history through architecture and the spaces that she inhabits. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Commonwealth & Council (2016), MAK Center for Art and Architecture (2015), Adjunct Positions (2015), and Human Resources (2014) in Los Angeles, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice (2016), and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College (2013). In 2016, she completed an MTA commission for the Metro Expo Line station at 17th and Colorado in Santa Monica, adjacent to 18SAC and Santa Monica College. Argote received her MFA from UCLA in 2007, and was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan in 2009. Argote was recently included in the prestigious 2018 Made in L.A. biennial exhibition at the Hammer Museum, curated by Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale. Argote's current exhibition, If only it were that easy... is on view at the Main Gallery at 18th Street Arts Center through March 23, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    If it were only that easy...

    Moto Guzzi V11 motorcycle in Guadalajara, in the artist's father's house.
    Image courtesy of the artist

  • 2018

    If it were only that easy...

    Moto Guzzi V11 motorcycle in Guadalajara, in the artist's father's house.
    Image courtesy of the artist

  • 2018

    If it were only that easy...

    Floorplans of the artist’s father’s house in Guadalajara.
    Image courtesy of the artist.

  • 2018

    If it were only that easy...

    The artist preparing to ride
    Image courtesy of the artist.

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Meleko Mokgosi

MELEKO MOKGOSI

Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981; Francistown, Botswana) lives in New York, where he teaches at the Gallatin School at New York University. He completed the Affiliate Painting Program at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London (2006); received his BFA from Williams College (2007); attended the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007–2008); and received his MFA from UCLA (2011). Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power is a newly commissioned installation consisting of twenty-one large-scale paintings hung frieze-style around the perimeter of the Lucas Gallery in the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Bread, Butter, and Power comprises the most recent chapter in Mokgosi’s series Democratic Intuition (2013–present), which explores the ways that democratic concepts infuence our lives, loves, and relationships.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Bread, Butter, and Power (detail)

    Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, Photo © Monica Nouwens.

  • 2018

    Bread, Butter, and Power (detail)

    Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, Photo © Monica Nouwens.

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Stephanie Washburn

STEPHANIE WASHBURN

Stephanie Washburn lives and works in Ojai, CA. Washburn received her BA from Wesleyan University, CT and her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Recent exhibitions include MCA Santa Barbara, ACME Gallery, and Claremont University. Her work has been published in Harpers Magazine and is in various collections including MCA San Diego, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Agnes Gund Foundation. Washburn’s work is included in the LARB Quarterly Journal, Comedy Issue #17.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Congratulations, You've Made A Wonderful Decision (Duck)

    Archival pigment print
    8.5 x 10 inches

  • 2017

    Congratulations, You've Made A Wonderful Decision (Grapefruit)

    Archival pigment print
    16 x 22 inches

  • 2013

    Here About 3

    Found photograph and scrub brush
    5.5 x 7.5 inches

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Catherine Opie

CATHERINE OPIE

For over thirty years, Catherine Opie has captured often overlooked aspects of contemporary American life and culture. One of the most important photographers of her generation, her photographic subjects have included early seminal portraits of the LGBTQI community, the architecture of Los Angeles' freeway system, mansions in Beverly Hills, Midwestern icehouses, high school football players, California surfers, and abstract landscapes of National Parks, among others. Opie was born in Sandusky, OH in 1961 and received her B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute and a M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. Since 2001, she has been a professor of photography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions worldwide. Selected solo exhibitions include Keeping an Eye on the World, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2017); 700 Nimes Road, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (2016); Portraits, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Portraits and Landscapes, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2015); Empty and Full, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011); Figure and Landscape, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2010); American Photographer, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2008); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2006); and Skyways and Icehouses, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2002); among others. Her exhibition The Modernist, is on view at Regen Projects through February 17, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Still from The Modernist

    Single channel HD video with sound
    21:44 minutes

  • 2017

    Still from The Modernist

    Single channel HD video with sound
    21:44 minutes

  • 2017

    Still from The Modernist

    Single channel HD video with sound
    21:44 minutes

  • 2016

    Sheats-Goldstein #4 (The Modernist)

    Pigment print
    Framed Dimensions: 31 x 46 x 2 inches

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Charlemagne Palestine

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Brewster

    Divinity toys, piano, fabric
    66 x 54 x 54 inches
    Courtesy of the Artist and 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
    Photo credit: Brica Wilcox

  • 2018

    Lion 1

    Suitcase, divinity toys, plywood, fabric
    101 x 45 x 24 inches
    Courtesy of the Artist and 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
    Photo credit: Brica Wilcox

  • 2018

    Harrison Petite Grand

    Divinity toys, piano, fabric
    72 x 58 x 58 inches
    Courtesy of the Artist and 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
    Photo credit: Brica Wilcox

  • 2018

    Installation view

    Courtesy of the Artist and 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
    Photo credit: Brica Wilcox

  • 2018

    Installation View

    Courtesy of the Artist and 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
    Photo credit: Brica Wilcox

  • 2018

    Installation View

    All videos Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
    Courtesy of the Artist and 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
    Photo credit: Brica Wilcox

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