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Psycho Salon

PSYCHO SALON

Psycho Salon is an exhibition of late artist, filmmaker, and writer, John Boskovich’s work at O-Town House in Los Angeles. The show is an interpretation of a room from the Boskostudio, his studio and residence in Los Angeles, a place where—in his own words—“drama flourished abundantly." The Psycho Salon (in both the Boskostudio and in the exhibition at O-Town House) includes a variety of work made between 1987 and 1999. Many of Boskovich’s works are, in some way (or in all the ways), self-portraits in that they reflect upon various aspects and visions of the self. Language, image, pop-culture, death, love, religion, and the AIDS crisis were all rhetorical devises in his work and matters of surveillance and social paranoia were recurring themes. Boskovich grew up in the San Fernando Valley, studied at USC and earned a MFA at CalArts in 1985. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1997

    Bondage Menorah

    Metal, Black Formica Base with Jean Genet Text, U.S. Issue Camouflage Mini-Maglites
    41 1/2 x 30 x 16 1/2 inches

  • 2019

    Installation image of Psycho Salon

    Photo by Riccardo Ba

  • 1997

    National City Ten-Year Re-Issue

    Gelatin silver prints, polaroids
    17 1/2 x 40 1/4 inches

  • 1997

    Rude Awakening Series: Best Friends (On Knowing When To Take A Cue)

    "10:02 p.m., 2:04 a.m."
    Steve Antin, Tere Tereba
    Polaroid photos, silkscreen
    10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches

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Paroxysm of Sublime

PAROXYSM OF SUBLIME

Paroxysm of Sublime is a show presented in partnership with FLAX (French Los Angeles Exchange) at LACE. The title of the exhibition, quoting a poem by sculptor Sara Favriau, emphasizes the unfolding of changes, leading to an explosive convergence often followed by a drastic transformation. Directly referencing the overwhelmingness of the sublime as defined by Kant, the exhibition draws from the history and present of philosophy. The show draws from solastalgia—a term coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht, meaning an anxious, existential sense of dread brought about by a rapidly shifting climate. As Climate Change affects the world around us, home becomes first uncanny, then hostile, like a nightmare in which one’s mother morphs into a stranger, then an enemy. To take on the concept of solastalgia, artists Eddie Aparicio, Carmen Argote, Beatriz Cortez, Sara Favriau, Etienne de France, David Horvitz, iris yirei hu, Candice Lin, Laura Huertas Millán, Eva Nielsen, Nine Herbs Charm (Eric Kim, Hannah Mjølsnes, Saewon Oh), Hubert Robert, SMITH x DIPLOMATES, and Daniel Otero Torres present works that question our definitions of “home” and “environment” in a world of ever present climate anxiety. The show runs until November 3, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Installation view of Paroxysm of Sublime

    (Left to right) SMITH x DIPLOMATES, Daniel Otero Torres, iris yireu hu & Andrew Freire, Eddie Aparicio, Eva Nielsen, Beatriz Cortez.
    France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) at LACE. Photo credits Christopher Wormald.

  • Installation view of Paroxysm of Sublime

    (Left to right) Hubert Robert, Eddie Aparicio, Etienne de France.
    France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) at LACE. Photo credits Christopher Wormald.

  • 2019

    Etienne de France (details)

    by Eddie Aparicio.
    France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) at LACE. Photo credits Christopher Wormald.

  • 2019

    Installation view of Paroxysm of Sublime

    (Left to right) Eva Nielsen, Beatriz Cortez, Daniel Otero Torres, Etienne de France.
    France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) at LACE. Photo credits Christopher Wormald.

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Sayre Gomez

SAYRE GOMEZ

X-Scapes is Sayre Gomez’s third solo exhibition with François Ghebaly in Los Angeles. X-Scapes finds Sayre Gomez at the crossroads of image culture and urban reality in Los Angeles. Employing a multitude of trompe l’oeil painting techniques drawn from Hollywood set painting, commercial sign painting, automotive airbrushing, and other traditions, Gomez composes pastiched visions of Los Angeles. Despite their immediate familiarity, these cityscapes are often invented, fragmented or collaged together from stock photography, cell phone photos, and found imagery. Sayre Gomez (b. 1982, Chicago, USA) holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the fall of 2019, his work will be exhibited at the Yuz Museum, Shanghai in an exhibition about the relationship between Hollywood and Los Angeles artists. Gomez’s works are held in the permanent collections of LACMA, Los Angeles; the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The show runs until November 3, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 84 inches
    Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

  • 2019

    Glendale Door

    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 36 inches
    Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

  • 2019

    Orale Raza

    Acrylic on canvas
    96 x 144 inches
    Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

  • 2019

    Palm Tower

    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 84 inches
    Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

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Lodos Gallery

LODOS GALLERY

Lodos Gallery is pleased to present Buildings, is the latest exhibition at Lodos Gallery in Mexico City. Buildings is an exhibition of works that look into buildings as physical structures as well as cognitive and immaterial processes and features works by Helke Baylre, Ghislaine Leung, Diego Salvador Rios, Michael Smith, Lewis Teague Wright, and Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine & Reena Spaulings. The works included in the exhibition can consider buildings as places of development, production and educational constructs. Development can be understood in terms of land and property, the same that can generate displacement and gentrification. As a place of development, a building can be identified as a school or an institution.  Buildings are also presented as landmarks of value, speculation, ownership, identity and location. As the landmarks that stand as the edifices, meeting points and containers they are, which can create a sense of presence and belonging. Buildings also stand in as processes of ideological, physical, playful and parodical constructions, the cognitive-constructions that can conduce to buildings, that contrary to general assumptions, belong to no one. The show runs until September 21, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1992 – ongoing

    Portikus Under Construction

    by Helke Bayrle
    Video and sound
    163 videos

  • 1992 – ongoing

    Portikus Under Construction

    by Helke Bayrle
    Video and sound
    163 videos

  • 2019

    RIDER: Electric Acid Battery Test

    by Lewis Teague Wright
    Flight case with nylon flocked interior
    40.5 x 40.5 x 11 cm

  • 2007

    Imperio

    by Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine and Reena Spaulings
    Super 8 transfer to video, color, no sound
    00:20:05

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Kelly Infield

KELLY INFIELD

Kelly Infield is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of design with a BFA in furniture design in 2018. While formally trained in furniture design, Infield’s work spans many mediums and disciplines allowing for room to express her interest in a variety of materials and practices. Infield regularly tests and manipulates these materials to create objects that are functional as well as sculptural. Her most recent group exhibition, Tarantella, was a one night only installation at The Staircase in Los Angeles (2019). Kelly’s work is featured in the “Imitation” issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Orange Water Fall

  • 2018

    Untitled ink on paper #1

  • 2018

    Untitled ink on paper

  • 2018

    Fiberglass chair

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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; 2019

    Installation images of Acculturation So Far, Reiteration Number 5, and Remiendos

    Pine and reclaimed textiles and beads; Steel and second-hand bed sheets on foam; Steal, pine, and reclaimed textiles and bowls.

  • 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

  • Sharper than a serpents tooth

    Oil and oil crayone on wood
    36 inches x 48 inches

  • 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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