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Elaine de Kooning "A Generous Vision"

ELAINE DE KOONING "A GENEROUS VISION"

A GENEROUS VISION: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Oxford, October 2017) paints the life of Elaine de Kooning, a prime mover and vivacious social catalyst in the New York art scene of the mid-twentieth-century. Cathy Curtis speaks of Elaine as an incisive writer and diverse painters. Elaine was a celebrated portrait painter whose sitters involved diverse muses in her circle, including (most famously) John F. Kennedy. Elaine’s fascination with people and animals in motion led her to paint moments such as bull fighting, basketball, Paleolithic cave paintings, and a multi- figure sculpture in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1965

    Alex Katz

    Portrait of Elaine de Kooning
    Oil on canvas
    79 x 62 3/4 inches
    Photo courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

  • 1984

    Cave #49, Morning Horses

    Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
    30 x 30 inches
    Charles and Mary Anne Fried collection

  • 1958

    Farol

    Oil on canvas
    54 x 77 inches
    Private collection, New York

  • Elaine at Crown Point Press, 1985

    Photographer unknown

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Amir H. Fallah

AMIR H. FALLAH

Amir H. Fallah (b. 1979, Tehran) received his BFA in Fine Art and Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001, and his MFA in Painting at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including solo presentations at the Schneider Museum, OR (2017); the San Diego Art Institute, CA (2017); and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS (2015); and abroad at The Third Line, Dubai (2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2017) and the 9th Sharjah Biennial (2009). In 2017, the artist received a California Community Foundation Grant; and in 2015, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Fallah lives and works in Los Angeles. A Stranger in Your Home, is on view at Shulamit Nazarian from September 23 - November 2, 2017.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Embracing The World

    Stained Glass, Fused Glass, custom LED light panel, walnut frame
    32.2 x 42 inches
    Produced in collaboration with Judson Studios, Los Angeles

  • 2017

    A Hunger For Which You Can't Have

    Acrylic on canvas
    68 x 82 inches

  • 2017

    A Path Set In Stone

    Acrylic on canvas
    68 x 96 inches

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Clarissa Tossin

CLARISSA TOSSIN

Clarissa Tossin has recently concluded Ch’u Mayaa, a commission from the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the Getty Foundation’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA as part of the exhibition “Condemned To Be Modern” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. This film-performance re-signifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House as belonging to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican architecture lineage. Concurrently, Tossin has a solo exhibition at Commonwealth and Council featuring sculptures based on The Mayan theater in Los Angeles—a prototypical example of the late 1920s Mayan Revival style. Also part of PST: LA/LA, her work is included in “Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas” at the UC Riverside Museum of Photography. Tossin has recently been awarded a 2017-18 Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University. Originally from Brazil, she lives and works in Los Angeles and Cambridge.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Ch’u Mayaa

    Ch’u Mayaa, production still
    Choreography/Performer: Crystal Sepúlveda; Cinematography: Jeremy Glaholt.
    Originally commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the exhibition "Condemned to be Modern" as part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA.
    Courtesy the artist.

  • 2017

    Ch’u Mayaa

    Ch’u Mayaa, production still
    Choreography/Performer: Crystal Sepúlveda; Cinematography: Jeremy Glaholt.
    Originally commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the exhibition "Condemned to be Modern" as part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA.
    Courtesy the artist.

  • 2017

    A two-headed serpent held in the Arms of Human Beings, or, Ticket Window

    Silicone, walnut, faux terracotta (dyed plaster)
    46 x 53 ½ x 5 inches

  • 2017

    A cycle of time we don’t understand (reversed, invented, and rearranged) (detail)

    Silicone, walnut, faux terracotta (dyed plaster)
    Dimensions variable

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Self Reliance exhibition at NowSpace

SELF RELIANCE EXHIBITION AT NOWSPACE

SELF RELIANCE 2017, a group exhibition curated by Don Edler at NowSpace. The exhibition features eight Los Angeles-based artists who challenge dominant models around the value and exchange of art objects. SELF RELIANCE 2017 presents an eclectic selection of objects by each artist including traditional studio works such as sculpture, painting, and performance alongside artist-made objects meant for sale such as ceramics vessels, shirts, and magazines. All items will be available for purchase, their varying prices reflecting each object’s assumed value and position within the economic/aesthetic hierarchies of objects. Much of how we understand the value of objects and labor is determined by the availability of capital and its relationship to the production/consumption of surpluses. Many have argued capitalism has shaped the world we live in more than any other modern institution, defining our notions around value, our politics and our customs. As climate change and political and economic instability begin to test the limits of our world, might it be time to reconsider our understanding of value and our reliance on commodities?

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Nick McPhail

    Ritual
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    Photo: Josh Schaedel

  • 2017

    John Zappas

    Nu STul
    Carved wood

  • 2011

    Matt Siegle

    Loop
    sharpie and spray paint on thrifted charity shirts, carpet, tie-dye fabric

  • 2017

    Molly Shea

    Fountain
    Mixed media

  • 2016

    Lena Wolek

    Madam
    Ceramic

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Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985

RADICAL WOMEN: LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960-1985

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, is a groundbreaking exhibition on view at the Hammer Museum (September 15–December 31, 2017), that will constitute the first history of experimental art practices in Latin America by women artists and their influence internationally. Addressing an art historical vacuum, Radical Women will give visibility to the artistic practices of women artists working in Latin America and US-born Chicanas and Latinas between 1960 and 1985—a key period in Latin American history and in the development of contemporary art. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1985

    Martha Araujo

    Hábito Habitante (Inhabitant habit)
    Photographic documentation of performance: four black and white photographs
    6 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches each
    Collection of Martha Araújo; courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins. Artwork © the artist.

  • 1982

    Josely Carvalho (Brazilian, b. 1942)

    Waiting
    Silkscreen and crayon on paper
    30 ⅛ × 22 ¼ inches each
    Collection of Josely Carvalho. Artwork © the artist

  • 1987

    Paz Errázuriz (Chilean, b. 1944)

    La Palmera (The palm tree),
    from the series La manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple)
    Gelatin silver print
    15 9/16 × 23 1/2 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Galeria AFA, Santiago. Artwork © the artist.

  • 1976

    Regina Silveira (Brazilian, b. 1939)

    Biscoito arte (Art cookie)
    C-print (diptych)
    29 1/2 × 39 inches
    Collection of Fernanda Feitosa and Heitor Martins. Artwork © the artist.

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Jemima Wyman

JEMIMA WYMAN

Jemima Wyman’s most recent work focuses on patterns and masking used by marginalized groups to gain power (aka counterpower). Through this work she investigates visual resistance: specifically camouflage as a formal, social and political strategy in negotiating identity.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2015

    PINK BLOC PROTESTOR AT GAY PRIDE IN COPACABANA,13TH OCTOBER 2013

    DIGITAL IMAGE
    SIZE VARIABLE

  • 2016

    GLENDA WYMAN AND JEMIMA WYMAN

    PROPAGANDA PATCHWORK
    TEXTILE
    81 X 81 INCHES, (IRREGULAR)

  • 2015

    DEMONSTRATOR AT AN EMERGENCY PROTEST OPPOSING BRADLEY MANNING’S SENTENCING IN WASHINGTON, DC, 21ST AUGUST 2013

    DIGITAL IMAGE
    SIZE VARIABLE

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Alice Könitz

ALICE KöNITZ

Alice Könitz (b.1970 in Essen, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles. She is the founder of the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), an experimental exhibition space that she describes as a “platform for an organic institution that lives through participation.” In 2014, LAMOA was included in the Hammer Museum's biennial Made in L.A. 2014, winning the Mohn Award. Könitz had solo exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles; Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna; Wall House, Groningen; LAXART, Los Angeles; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; Hudson/Franklin, New York; University Art Museum Long Beach; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; boom-editions/Shane Campbell, Chicago; and Luis Campaña, Cologne; among others. Circle Chairs (2017) and Triangle Chairs (2017), commissioned work by the The Main Museum in Los Angeles in order to create new types of museum seating, are on view through Sunday, September 24. Photos: Elon Schoenholz

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Circle Chairs

    Commissioned by The Main Museum to develop ideas for new types of museum seating to use in its galleries.
    Photo: Elon Schoenholz

  • 2017

    Triangle Chairs

    Commissioned by The Main Museum to develop ideas for new types of museum seating to use in its galleries.
    Photo: Elon Schoenholz

  • 2016

    Kiosk

    Wood, wood stain, PVC pipe
    76 1/2 x 96 x 96 inches
    Courtesy Commonwealth and Council

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Sarah Charlesworth

SARAH CHARLESWORTH

Sarah Charlesworth (1947–2013) was a highly influential artist whose work examined the role that photographic images play in contemporary culture. Charlesworth aligned closely with a group of artists in the 1980s known as the Pictures Generation, which included Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Laurie Simmons, among others. First identified by curator Douglas Crimp in his 1977 exhibition Pictures, at Artists Space in New York, these artists were concerned with how contemporary life is mediated and governed by pictures, specifically experienced through newspapers and magazines, on television, and in film. Over her 40-year career, Charlesworth explored representation and symbolism, first through re-photographing and collaging found images, and later through creating stylized arrangements for the camera. Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld, is on view at LACMA through November 26, 2017.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1987

    Buddha of Immeasurable Light

    Cibachrome with lacquered wood frame
    42 x 62 inches

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Carlos Almaraz

CARLOS ALMARAZ

Carlos Almaraz was arguably the first of many artists whose artistic, cultural, and political motivations catalyzed the Chicano art movement in the 1970s. Almaraz began his career with political works for the farm workers’ causa and co-founded the important artist collective Los Four. Although he saw himself as a cultural activist, Almaraz straddled multiple—and often contradictory—identities that drew from divergent cultures and mores. As Almaraz evolved artistically, his art became less political in focus and more personal, psychological, and even mystical. Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, currently on view at LACMA, is the first major retrospective of one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and 1980s.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1982

    Sunset Crash

    Courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection. © Carlos Almaraz Estate. Photo courtesy the Collection of Cheech Marin.

  • 1982

    Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit Go to Town

    Collection of Robert M. DeLapp, Los Angeles. © Carlos Almaraz Estate. Photo courtesy Robert M. DeLapp Gallery.

  • 1982

    Magic Green Stage

    The Buck Collection through the University of California, Irvine. © Carlos Almaraz Estate. Photo by Bliss Photography

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David Hockney

DAVID HOCKNEY

David Hockney, (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. "Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney," an exhibition focused on the artists self-portraits and photo collages, is on view at The Getty through November 26, 2017.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1982

    Jerry Diving Sunday Feb. 28th 1982

    Polaroid composite
    26.7 × 62.2 cm (10 1/2 × 24 1/2 in.)
    © David Hockney
    Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • 1982

    Still Life Blue Guitar 4th April 1982

    Polaroid composite
    62.2 × 76.2 cm (24 1/2 × 30 in.)
    © David Hockney
    Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • 1986

    Pearblossom Hwy., 11 - 18th April 1986, #2

    Collage of chromogenic prints
    181.6 × 271.8 cm (71 1/2 × 107 in.)
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
    © 1986 David Hockney

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