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Kayla Ephros

KAYLA EPHROS

New Poems ft. Chimes, is an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Los Angeles artist Kayla Ephros, at in lieu in Los Angeles. The exhibition also features new wind chime sculptures by Ephros' close friend and collaborator, Livia Charman.

Kayla Ephros (b. 1992) is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles. She received a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2017. She has had solo presentations at From The Desk of Lucy Bull (Los Angeles), Et. al (San Francisco), and in lieu (Los Angeles). Ephros is the leader of the September Spring writer’s workshop at Kesey Farm Project (Eugene, OR) and founder of Poetry Club at 2727 California Street (Berkeley). She regularly hosts writing and poetry workshops.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2020

    Installation view of New Poems ft. Chimes

  • 2020

    Installation View of New Poems ft. Chimes

  • 2020

    Poem 52

    by Kayla Ephros
    Pencil on paper
    33 x 25 inches

  • 2020

    Chime 2

    by Livia Charman
    Mixed media (beeswax, chain, imitation pearls, disco ball ornament, wire, aluminum chimes)
    12 x 4 x 4 inches

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Gaga & Reena Spaulings LA

GAGA & REENA SPAULINGS LA

Gaga & Reena Spaulings LA presented an online exhibition for Gallery Platform Los Angeles (July  16 – 23) with works by Peter Fischli, Juan José Gurrola, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Emily Sundblad, Juliana Huxtable, Klara Liden, and Mayo Thompson.

Peter Fischli’s sculptures and pedestals are made of cardboard, then concealed with newspaper (Neue Zürcher Zeitung 1914, Neue Presse 1967/68, Migros Zeitung 2016/17) and construction paper. All sculptures are untitled, although some have “studio titles“ or nicknames. Some of the sculptures are based on a memory of artworks made for a movie shot in Los Angeles in 1981. One could say: the better the prop, the closer we come to the real possibility of sculpture. And: the more convincing the sculpture, the more successful the little miracle of making an artist appear too.

Michin huan quimichtin continues Fernando Palma Rodríguez’s exploration and theories on pre-Hispanic codices. The cat bullying the mouse (Michin huan quimichtin) image speaks to the enormous amount of abuse of power in Mexico. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1989

    La última pintura de Juan José Gurrola

    by Juan José Gurrola
    Acrylic on canvas
    40 1/2 × 32 7/8 × 2 3/4 inches

  • 2017

    Big red Hibiscus (Ter ehe van P.M.)

    by Mayo Thompson
    Gouache on W/PVA sized linen
    37 7/16 × 37 43/64 × 3/4 inches

  • 2016

    Michin huan quimichtin

    by Fernando Palma Rodríguez
    Automative paint and acrylic on MDF
    31 1/4 × 31 1/4 × 1 inches

  • Cans, Bags & Boxes (Installation view)

    by Peter Fischli

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In Plain Sight

IN PLAIN SIGHT

Initiated by artists Cassils and rafa esparza, In Plain Sight is a coalition of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration.

Among the artists involved are the likes of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse CullorsEmory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party; trans activist Zackary Drucker; Dread Scott; Beatriz Cortez; and many more.

 A highly orchestrated mediagenic spectacle and poetic action, this project is conceived in five parts -- a poetic elegy enacted on a national scale, an interactive website, an anthology docuseries, accessible actions for the public to take to join the movement against immigrant detention, and cultural partnerships producing arts-related education and engagement.

Over Independence Day weekend 2020, In Plain Sight launched skytyping fleets to spell out artist-generated messages in water vapor, legible for miles. These messages were typed in the sky over detention facilities, immigration courts, borders, and other sites of historic relevance. They made visible in the sky what is too often unseen and unspoken on the ground: the appalling, profoundly immoral, imprisonment of immigrants. 

In Plain Sight aims to amplify the voices organizing on the inside and outside of detention centers, bringing together artist interventions and direct support for those urgently working towards immigrant justice.

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SELECTED WORK

  • Photograph by Emily Jaschke for In Plain Sight

    ABOLISH ICE & CBP

    by DJ Sizzle Fantastic
    Located in Texas - Houston Contract Detention Facility on July 3rd

  • 2020

    PROTECT IMMIGRANTS

    by Karen Y. Martinez
    Located in Texas - Houston Field Office on July 3rd

  • Photograph by Charles Hickey for In Plain Sight

    RESISTIR ES VIVIR

    by (F)empower MIA
    Located in Georgia - Folkston ICE Processing Centre on July 6th

  • 2020

    T.Q.M. MI CIELO #XMAP

    by Gala Porras-Kim
    Located in Texas at the Rio Grande Detention Center, San Antonio Field Office on July 3rd

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John Martin

JOHN MARTIN

John Martin creates drawings that synthesize his memories of a family farm in Mississippi with his modern life in Oakland. John’s fascination with tools and trucks has informed his oeuvre since 1987, when he started making artwork at Creative Growth. His work both describes their function and subverts practicality through his outrageous animal mash-ups, oversized Leatherman tools, and mysterious text: fish become knives, alligators become saws, John becomes a Nokia phone, a multitool is splayed open to show grinning sharks. His wry and practical sense of humor is evident in all of his compositions, translating utilitarian imagery into his graphic and animated aesthetic.

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SELECTED WORK

  • Untitled

    by John Martin

  • Untitled

    by John Martin

  • Untitled

    by John Martin

  • Untitled

    by John Martin

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Sanctuary

SANCTUARY

Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection is an exhibition at the California African American Museum curated by Mar Hollingsworth. The show features recently acquired works that explore the concepts of safety and refuge as they relate to the African American experience. Whether real, staged, or imagined, the worlds depicted in these photographs and mixed-media works support complex narratives and assert the importance of claiming a place of one’s own. Each artist in the exhibition presents a unique perspective on the creation of space, inhabiting actual physical locations, evoking emotional ties and affiliations, or manifesting dream-like havens through digital manipulation. Sanctuary includes works by Sadie Barnette, April Bey, Carla Jay Harris, Lyle Ashton Harris, Janna Ireland, Adia Millett, Yinka Shonibare, Gary Simmons, and Sam Vernon.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1998

    Installation image of Minds Playing Tricks On Me

    by Gary Simmons
    Chalk, paint, wood, metal, rubber, fixative
    84 x 79 x 26 ¾ inches

  • 2014

    The Love Seat

    by Jana Ireland
    Inkjet print
    36 x 24 in.

  • 1998

    Installation image of Minds Playing Tricks On Me

    by Gary Simmons
    Chalk, paint, wood, metal, rubber, fixative
    84 x 79 x 26 ¾ inches

  • 2015

    Installation image of Untitled (Dog Bone), Untitled (Bouncy Castle), and Untitled (Funzone)

    by Sadie Barnette 
    Graphite on found racing form and digital print
    15 x 12 ½ inches (each)

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Rabz Lansiquot

RABZ LANSIQUOT

where did we land is an ongoing experiment interrogating the effect of images of anti-black violence produced and reproduced in film and media. The film takes the form of a moving image essay that speaks to the problems of the spectacular for Black subjects onscreen featuring 900 abstracted still images that span the African diaspora, both spatially and temporally, accompanied by a spoken text that features thoughts from Tina Campt, Saidiya Hartman, Guy Debord, Frank B Wilderson III, Susan Sontag and more. It was initially presented as a sculptural installation at Many Studios as part of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable's exhibition (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? for Glasgow International 2018 and was turned into a film for a solo exhibition at LUX Moving Image in Summer of 2019.

Rabz Lansiquot is a filmmaker, programmer, curator, and DJ. They were a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) collective from its inception in 2014. Now, they are a member of artistic and curatorial collective Languid Hands alongside Imani Robinson. Languid Hands are the Cubitt Curatorial Fellows for 2020-21. Rabz was Curator In Residence at LUX Moving Image in 2019, developing a public and educational programme around Black liberatory cinema. Their first solo exhibition where did we land was on view at LUX in Summer 2019. They have put together film programmes at the ICA, SQIFF, Berwick Film & Media Festival, were a programme advisor for London Film Festival’s Experimenta strand in 2019, and are on the selection committee for Sheffield Doc Fest 2020. Rabz is also training to deliver workshops in working with Super 8 and eco-processing at not.nowhere, and is a board member at City Projects.

Rabz Lansiquot’s works are featured in the “Pop” issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Angela Davis Arrest

  • 2019

    Dion Diamond Counter

  • 2019

    Justice for Sheku Bayou

  • 2019

    Steve Biko Kids

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Carmen Winant

CARMEN WINANT

Carmen Winant is the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art at The Ohio State University and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Winant collects and alloys found photographs as a method of looking closely feminist modes of survival, revolt, and innermost feeling. She lives in Columbus, OH, with her partner Luke Stettner and her two and three-year-old sons, Rafa and Carlo.

Carmen Winant’s works are featured in the “Pop” issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Looking Forward To Being Attacked

    Found images, concrete, foam.
    Installation and detail views from In Practice: Another Echo, Sculpture Center

  • 2016

    Pictures of Women Working

    Found images, newspaper broadsides, paint. Columbus Museum of Art.

  • 2018

    Looking Forward To Being Attacked

    Found images, concrete, foam.
    Installation and detail views from In Practice: Another Echo, Sculpture Center

  • 2018

    Looking Forward To Being Attacked

    Found images, concrete, foam.
    Installation and detail views from In Practice: Another Echo, Sculpture Center

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Sofu Teshigahara

SOFU TESHIGAHARA

On view at Nonaka-Hill from February 8 to March 28, 2020 was the first solo exhibition of works by Sofu Teshigahara (1900-1979) in Los Angeles.  The exhibition introduced a selection of rarely seen metal sculptures and calligraphic works produced from the 1950s to the 1970s.  The artist was founder of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (1927 – ongoing), which is recognized as having made a significant mark on the history of postwar Japanese art.  A grand-scale ikebana work composed by Teshigahara’s direct Sogetsu student, ikebana-master Kaz Yokou Kitajima, Ikkyu Shihan Riji of Sogetsu School of Ikebana spanned the exhibition spaces.  In the gallery’s back room, vintage photographs by Ken Domon (1909-1990) of Teshigahara’s ikebana works were also on display.

Teshigahara, who had spent decades working with ephemeral materials and saw his sculptural ikebana efforts come and go, chose more lasting materials for his sculptural practice.  Around 1955, he devised a method of overlaying carved wood forms with brass, bronze or lead sheets covering the wood entirely or partially.  The result was a hybrid of the organic and manmade, which covered and accentuated the forms underneath.

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SELECTED WORK

  • (attributed to Ken Domon) A work by Sofu Teshigahara

    by Ken Domon
    Gelatin silver print, framed. Not stamped.
    Image size: 8 x 9 3/4 inches

  • 2020

    Installation view of exhibition

  • 1969

    by Sofu Teshigahara
    Bronze
    12 5/8 x 11 7/16 x 6 5/16 inches

  • 2020

    Installation view of exhibition

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2020Solidarity 

2020SOLIDARITY 

2020Solidarity is a project initiated by artist Wolfgang Tillmans and his foundation Between Bridges, aimed at helping cultural and music venues, community projects, and publications that are existentially threatened by the current crisis.

Over fifty artists have come together to design one poster each, which can be offered on different crowdfunding sites as a reward for donations.

Between Bridges does not sell the posters, instead organizes, prints and distributes them to organizations in need, free of charge. Over 35 organizations are currently hosting the posters in the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Italy.

Each poster is 23.4 x 16.5 inches, can be listed as a reward for a $50 donation, and is an unlimited edition, only available for a limited period of time.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2020

    A Changeling Can Change

    Mark Leckey
    Offset print on paper
    23.4 x 16.5 inches

  • 2019

    Schmetterlingshaft

    Jochen Lempert
    Offset print on paper
    23.4 x 16.5 inches

  • 2020

    still life (Bühnenbild)

    Wolfgang Tillmans 
    Offset print on paper
    16.5 x 23.4 inches

  • 2015

    Untitled

    Isa Genzken
    Offset print on paper
    23.4 x 16.5 inches

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100 Strawberries

100 STRAWBERRIES

100 Strawberries is a social art project by Alberto Cuadros. Each painting in the series is a stand-in for an individual person, which ultimately forms a network of loose associations. 

The iconic strawberry signs found along the coastal highways of California  serve as both an avatar for the artist, a native Californian, as well as a point of departure and framework for a meditative painting series. 

Alberto Cuadros (b. 1989, San Francisco Bay Area) lives and works in Topanga, California.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Untitled (Strawberry 66)

    Flashe on Canvas
    9 inches x 12 inches

  • 2019

    Untitled (Strawberry 53)

    Flashe on Canvas
    9 inches x 12 inches

  • 2019

    Untitled (Strawberry 48)

    Flashe on Canvas
    9 inches x 12 inches

  • 2019

    Untitled (Strawberry 40)

    Flashe on Canvas
    9 inches x 12 inches

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