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Elisa Ortega Montilla

ELISA ORTEGA MONTILLA

Elisa Ortega Montilla is an artist based in Santa Barbara. A social worker with over a decade of experience, she recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara and was chosen as the 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. She has participated in collective and solo exhibitions in Spain, Guatemala, and California. Her work is currently on display in the show Offal at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and in September she will be in the Sur: Biennial at the Torrance Art Museum. Her practice uses installation, wood sculptures, and reclaimed and overlooked textiles, addressing themes of memory, transformation, adaptation, and identity through materials that have been discarded, deconstructed, and reconstructed. Mixing the found and the made, the new and the old; tradition and experimentation; the mass-produced and the handmade; her Spanish values and her American experience.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Installation image of Visceras and The Knot

    Second hand textiles

  • 2019

    Reflejo

    Pine, and reclaimed textiles, jewelry and mirror

  • 2018; 2019

    Installation images of Acculturation So Far and Reiteration Number 5

    Pine and reclaimed textiles and beads; Steel and second-hand bed sheets on foam

  • 2018; 2019

    Installation image of Descartes and 10,000 km Away

    Pine, steal, and fiber; Reclaimed fabric with: sand, driftwood, metal, and Spanish tuna cans, olive oil and shoes

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Peggy Reavey

PEGGY REAVEY

Peggy Reavey is an artist currently residing in San Pedro, California. Reavey’s paintings often have a dream-like quality to them, but the painter rejects any surrealist labels and prefers to call her work as influenced by “personal perception”. Her paintings function as stories, her process as “story telling”.  She received her undergraduate degree at Antioch University, Los Angeles and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of California at Irvine. Recent exhibitions include local galleries in San Pedro and the Torrance Art Museum.

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SELECTED WORK

  • Find a God who eats her vegetables

  • And Lot said, "Take my daughters, please."

    Oil and oil crayon on wood
    36 x 48 inches

  • hi, Cain, Honey! Where's your brother at?

  • When the whaledogs come back

    Oil on wood panel
    28 x 70 inches

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Something Wild

SOMETHING WILD

On view at Real Pain Fine Arts is the three-person exhibition Something Wild. The show features works by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Graham Collins, and Jennie Jieun Lee. Bourque-LaFrance’s exhibited series began with a personal library of crudely reproduced images, evolving to multilayered, rugged compositions that “quote” their former incarnation. Using a collage process more common to paper, his canvasses are sprayed, cut, and festooned with smaller “paintings within a painting.” Collins exhibits a selection of new wall-bound artworks with a maze-like ceramic form, only to bury it beneath a layer of canvas. Lee’s “The Face,” is shown for the first time and is a large, chaotic ceramic work from 2015 which marks the artist’s foray into semirepresentational mask-like forms. The show runs until September 14, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • Installation image of Something Wild

  • Installation image of Something Wild

  • Installation image of Something Wild

  • Installation image of Something Wild

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Donna Huanca

DONNA HUANCA

On view at the Marciano Art Foundation is Berlin-based, Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca’s first large scale institutional exhibition OBSIDIAN LADDER. Using a unique mixture of painting, sound, installation, sculpture and performance, OBSIDIAN LADDER is intended to create a femme intervention into architectural spaces (in this case, the male-only legacy of the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple). The show contains a heavily performative element with models who move throughout the space according to a general choreography given by Donna. Featured at MAF, just like all of her recent exhibitions, is her wide-ranging practice of painting extending from the bodies of the models to the surfaces of the sculptures and paintings – all creating a self-sustaining and densely referential ecosystem of material, surface, skin and color. The exhibition is on view until December 1, 2019.        

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Installation of view of Donna Huanca: OBSIDIAN LADDER

  • 2019

    Installation of view of Donna Huanca: OBSIDIAN LADDER

  • 2019

    Installation of view of Donna Huanca: OBSIDIAN LADDER

  • 2019

    Installation of view of Donna Huanca: OBSIDIAN LADDER

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Sarah Lucas

SARAH LUCAS

The Hammer Museum presents Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel, the first major survey in the United States of the work of British artist Sarah Lucas (b. 1962, London, UK). Over the past 30 years, Lucas has created a distinctive and provocative body of work. She transforms found objects and everyday materials such as furniture, cigarettes, vegetables, and household appliances into absurd and confrontational tableaux that boldly challenge social norms. The human body and anthropomorphic forms recur throughout Lucas’s works, often appearing erotic, humorous, fragmented, or reconfigured into fantastical anatomies of desire. Organized by the New Museum, Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel brings together more than 130 works in photography, collage, sculpture, and video to reveal the breadth of her practice.  The exhibition is on view until September 1, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1994

    Au Naturel

    Mattress, melons, oranges, cucumber, and water bucket
    33 1/8 x 66 1/8 x 57 inches

  • 2003

    Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy

    Fiberglass and cigarettes
    77 x 72 x 16 inches

  • 1997

    Got a Salmon On #3

    R-print
    50 x 41 3/8 inches

  • 1999

    Concrete Boots 98–99

    Cast concrete
    7 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 11 inches

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COLA 2019

COLA 2019

COLA 2019 is an exhibition at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery featuring new work by Enrique Castrejon, Juan Capistrán, Kim Fisher, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Katie Grinnan, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Sandy Rodriguez, Stephanie Taylor, Peter Wu and Jenny Yurshansky. These artists are the recipients of the 2019 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship for visual arts. The fellowship provides each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, premiered at the COLA 2019 exhibition. The show runs until July 14, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    5 Seconds of Dreaming

    by Katie Grinnan
    Installation image

  • 2019

    Installation image

    by Kim Fisher

  • 2019

    Installation image

    by Sabrina Gschwandtner

  • 2019

    A Legacy of Loss

    by Jenny Yurshansky
    Installation image

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The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

THE ALLURE OF MATTER: MATERIAL ART FROM CHINA

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China brings together 34 works from the past four decades in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The Allure of Matter features 21 of the most important and influential Chinese artists working today, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, Xu Bing, Yin Xiuzhen, Zhan Wang, Zhang Huan, and more. The show runs from Jun 2, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2011

    1st Class

    by Xu Bing
    Installation view in Xu Bing: Phoenix, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams, Massachusetts, 2012–13

  • 2016

    Wonderland: Black Square

    by Ma Qiusha
    Cement, nylon stocking, plywood, resin, iron

  • 2007/2019

    Wave of Materials

    by Zhu Jinshi
    Installation photograph

  • 2010

    Water Records

    by Song Dong
    Video projection

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Jean Baudrillard

JEAN BAUDRILLARD

The Conspiracy of Art: Part I is Château Shatto's second solo presentation of Jean Baudrillard’s photography. This is the first occasion the gallery will present the chromogenic color prints that Baudrillard processed and exhibited in his lifetime, and which bear the artists signature and annotations on the reverse. Titled after Baudrillard’s rousing essay from 1996 and the book of the same name compiled by his longtime collaborator Sylvere Lotringer, the exhibition presents Baudrillard’s photographs alongside texts extracted from The Conspiracy of Art. Jean Baudrillard was born in Reims in 1929 and became a definitive sociologist, cultural critic and theorist of postmodernity. His photography has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale; Daelim Museum, Seoul; the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and Times Museum, Guangzhou. Baudrillard’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Fridericianum, Kassel; and in 2018, a solo exhibition was curated by Eric Troncy at Académie Conti, Vosne-Romanée, concurrent with his inclusion in L’Almanach 18 at Le Consortium, Dijon. The show runs until May 25, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1987

    Saint Clément II

    Chromogenic color print
    11.9 x 15.9 inches (paper size), 9.3 x 14 in (image size)

  • 1989

    Fragil II

    Chromogenic color print
    11.9 x 15.9 in (paper size), 9.3 x 14 in (image size)

  • Installation shot of The Conspiracy of Art: Part I

  • Installation shot of The Conspiracy of Art: Part I

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Reza Shafahi

REZA SHAFAHI

Reza Shafahi (b.1940, Iran) is a self-taught artist who, following his time as a trained wrestler,  started painting at the age of 72. His work has been exhibited in Magic of Persia (Dubai), Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, New York, SpazioA Gallery in Pistoia and the Erratum Galerie, Berlin. In 2019 he will be part of "City Prince/sses" at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Shafahi's work is currently featured in our "Occult" Quarterly Journal. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Untitled

    Acrylic & marker on paper
    40 x 50 cm

  • 2017

    Untitled

    Acrylic, oil & marker on paper
    50 x 70 cm

  • 2018

    Untitled

    Acrylic, gouache & marker on paper
    50 x 70 cm

  • 2018

    World Viewer Cow

    Acrylic, oil & marker on paper
    50 x 35 cm

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Miho Dohi

MIHO DOHI

Miho Dohi’s sculptures at Nonaka-Hill in Los Angeles (titled buttai – Japanese for “object”) are cerebral in nature and occupy an unspecified space, inviting diverse interpretation as to their ideal state of rest. Hanging from the ceiling and walls and gathered on a single large table,—a level playing field— the sculptures retain legible evidence of the tactile explorations which inform Dohi’s decision process; thumb impressions onto thin sheet metal, hand pressure exerted into tight crimps and coils, tight winding of wire, and fraying of weaves.  Miho Dohi was born in 1974 Nara-prefecture, Japan, and currently lives and works in Kanagawa. Her artistic practice was developed after completion of postgraduate studies at Tokyo Zokei University in 2002. Dohi has shown extensively in and outside of Japan, most recently with solo exhibitions at Lulu (Mexico City, 2017), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago, 2017), and HAGIWARA PROJECTS (Tokyo, 2016). This is her first gallery show on the West Coast. The show runs until May 25, 2019. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    buttai 53

    Cotton, brass, copper, wire, acrylic and paint
    13.7 x 22 x 12 inches

  • Install shot of Miho Dohi’s sculptures at Nonaka-Hill

  • Install shot of Miho Dohi’s sculptures at Nonaka-Hill

  • Install shot of Miho Dohi’s sculptures at Nonaka-Hill

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