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TOMES

TOMES

TOMES is an exhibition of artist books at ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena. Curated by John David O’Brien, artist, writer and ArtCenter professor and Piero Varroni, artist and editor of Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista, the exhibition is a survey driven by a desire to represent the many different types and ways of making artist books. The multitude of ways that these works have been created, modified and distributed are countless. The works on display in TOMES were drawn primarily from the collections of libraries in Southern California, institutions which have been collecting and preserving artist books for decades. Institutions contributing to TOMES include The Getty Research Institute, USC Libraries Special Collections, Otis College Millard Sheets Library, Whitmore Rare Books, ArtCenter’s Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), ArtCenter’s James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library and the Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista.  Artists and book makers featured in the exhibition include Allison Dalton, Amandine Nabarra  Piomelli and Steve  Roden. Additional pieces are from the artist book collections of Penny and Petra Cortright (Steven Cortright) and Tom Knechtel (miniature books). Artists represented in TOMES include Ching Ching Cheng, April Durham, Gloria Kondrup, Olga Lah and, courtesy of the Craig Krull Gallery, Danae Falliers and Bruce Richards. The show runs until December 15.

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SELECTED WORK

  • Installation Image of Tomes

  • Installation Image of Tomes

  • Installation Image of Tomes

  • Installation Image of Tomes

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Ali Silverstein

ALI SILVERSTEIN

The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7 Chapter 1 : The Fragments is the first chapter of Ali Silverstein’s solo show at MOCA Tucson.

In 1948, in the icy waters off the west coast of Iceland, a British fishing trawler called the Epine GY7 wrecked. The remains of the ship washed up on a remote beach near the Snaefellsness Glacier.  Seventy years later, the rusted remains, unrecognizable as the ship they once comprised, create an enigmatic landscape full of latent potential and a dormant, almost kinetic energy. 

Silverstein is documenting and archiving these three-dimensional fragments into graphic two-dimensional rubbings—a process imbued with ritual and remembrance. The rubbings, photographs, and video are just the start of the journey. Using the pieces from this constructed archive, the artist has begun an attempted reconstitution and memorial.  

At its core this project, as much of Silverstein’s work, is about mining wreckage to create new forms.  In her studio, she navigates stacks and piles of abstract shapes cut from larger paintings, arranging and rearranging these fragments into large-scale layered configurations.  Silverstein’s obsessive desire to understand develops into a desire to build structure and meaning from the fragments and evidence of wreckage; she repurposes the detritus from her process to create new forms again and again. The show runs until December 29.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Installation View, The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7, MoCA Tucson

    Left: two newspaper articles about the Epine GY7 shipwreck in 1948;
    Right: documentation imagery of the creation of the rubbings of the shipwreck

  • 2019

    Detail, Reconstruction: Fringed and Layered Canvas

    Acrylic paint and cut canvas
    12 60 inches x 60 inches panels

  • 2019

    Installation View, The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7, MoCA Tucson

  • 2019

    Installation View, The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7, MoCA Tucson, Charred Negative Screen

    Charred Oak
    4 feet x 8 feet

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Faye Wei Wei

FAYE WEI WEI

I Have Always Been A Weeper At The Cinema is Faye Wei Wei’s second London solo exhibition at Cob Gallery featuring a new suite of paintings. Filled with iconography and steeped in the romanticism that Wei Wei’s paintings have become known for, the new works are inspired by seduction and the experience of love, personal memory and, more directly they emote the rhythms found in poetry. The exhibition features a group of large scale floral paintings, which energetically fluctuate between the figurative and the abstracted. The show runs until November 2nd.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Black Horse

    1070 x 920 mm

  • 2016

    Shocked Bride

    Oil on canvas
    610 x 470 mm

  • 2019

    For Ana Mendieta (How Much Can A Flower Break Your Heart)

    Oil on canvas
    500 x 400 mm

  • 2019

    A Portrait Of A Flower As A Young Bud

    Oil on linen
    1830 x 1370 mm

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A story forms

A STORY FORMS

A story forms is a group exhibition at Bel Ami in Los Angeles. The exhibition explores both the impulse to tell stories, and the risk. Narratives, inscribed with unspoken desires and hidden fears, often reduce reality’s complexity for the sake of coherence, setting off reverberations which all too frequently result in racial, ethnic, gender, or class misreadings. In this exhibition, four artists, Rosalind Nashashibi, Diane Severin Nguyen, D’Ette Nogle, and Miljohn Ruperto, open up our capacity to read objects, images, gestures and situations, while raising our awareness of the danger of the very human tendency to compel them into linear narratives. Images courtesy the artist and Bel Ami, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Paul Salveson. The show runs until November 23.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Installation view of World Suck and An era where war became a memory

    World Suck
    LightJet C-print, aluminum frame
    15 × 10 inches
    Edition 1/3 + 1 AP

    An era where war became a memory
    LightJet C-print, aluminum frame
    15 × 22 1/2 in
    Edition 1/3 + 1 AP

  • 2018

    Part One: Where there is a joyous mood, there a comrade will appear to share a glass of wine

    by Rosalind Nashashibi
    Digital video transferred from 16 mm film, color, sound 23 minutes 53 seconds
    Edition 1 of 3

  • 2019

    The Elusive Nardong Putik

    by Miljohn Ruperto
    8mm film transferred to digital video 7 minutes 2 seconds
    Edition 1/4 + 2 AP

  • 2019

    Part two: The moon is nearly at the full. A team horse goes astray

    by Rosalind Nashashibi
    Digital video transferred from 16 mm film, color, sound 21 minutes 21 seconds
    Edition 1 of 3

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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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