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This weeks Lineup contributed by Kristine Schomaker
Tuesday November 13th
Nicola Anthony – Public Sculpture at USC Shoah Foundation
USC Shoah Foundation 650 W 35th St, Los Angeles, California 90089
November 13th 6-8pm
Remembering our Father’s words, 2018, Nicola Anthony
The artwork features the life story of Jona Goldrich, a holocaust survivor who escaped from Poland during WW2. Jona’s testimony has been sculpted into an artwork by contemporary artist Nicola Anthony.
Sculpturally, the autobiographical account takes on a form similar to that of a memory – we can delve in at any point, and sometimes one part of the story might obscure another. Reading an account as a physical form is akin to getting to know a person and their history: It takes time to really understand and unravel the complexities, you have to absorb it, gaze at it, and look from different angles.
Nicola Anthony’s artworks explore the human condition and the threads of commonalities that lie at the heart of human life, featuring people who have lived through different times and challenges.
Talk: Painting Now: The Art and Ideas of Bridget Riley
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
November 13th 7-8pm
LACMA | Brown Auditorium
Free, tickets required
For nearly six decades Bridget Riley has been making paintings that address our experience of looking and seeing in a dramatic and complex manner. She regards the development of her work and ideas as an ongoing process of artistic problem solving, inherited from artists of the past and handed on to future generations. This belief in the capacity of painting to continually renew its purpose within art history contributes to the enduring relevance of Riley’s vision and artistic ideology. Writer Michael Bracewell, art historian Suzanne Hudson, and curator Lynne Cooke will discuss Riley’s work and its relation to contemporary artistic thought and practice.
This event is co-presented with Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles.
A special viewing of the exhibition “Bridget Riley: Painting Now” will take place across the street from LACMA at Sprüth Magers (5900 Wilshire Blvd) from 6 to 7 pm, so that visitors may see Riley’s work in person before attending the panel.
Wednesday November 14th
Matt Wedel: Everything is everything
45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291
November 14th 6-8pm
Featuring new small- and large-scale ceramic sculptures, the Athens, OH-based artist uses sculptural formality as a basis for painterly explorations, muddying the boundaries between these two approaches in his stylized florid and figurative forms.
Friday November 16th
We Choose Art Presents: Shades of Water
The Montalbán 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California 90028
November 16th 6-11pm
We Choose Art presents: SHADES OF WATER – Curated by Baha H. Danesh – An exhibition honoring the vitality of water in today’s modern landscapes in conjunction with our annual Toy Drive benefiting MEND Poverty.
Arrive early and enjoy ECO Friendly works of art and our Green Bottle Design Challenge created by the students of Birmingham Charter High School.
This unique exhibition documents the vitality of water and continues the conversation of climate change and sustainable energy through paintings, sculptures, fiber works, photography, and installation art.
Featured Artists Include: Amabelle Aguiluz, Artist, Barbara A. Thomasonn, Chenhung Chen, Daggi Wallace, Erica Halpern, Eric Minh Swenson, Felís Stella, Joan Scheibel, Joelle Cooperrider, Karen Hochman Brown, Kellie Thomas-Walker Artist, Kristine Schomaker, Margaret Hyde, Rebecca Laws, Scott Froschauer, Students of Birmingham Community Charter High School, Susan Poms Amorde, Winston M. Secrest
Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.
All tickets include one complimentary drink before 8 pm.
Bring a toy for MEND POVERTY and receive $5 off!
Beyond the Blue Reception at Homegirl Cafe
130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, California
November 16th 630-830pm
Join us in celebrating Beyond the Blue, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and collages created by participants in seven prisons where we have weekly art programming. The artists cannot be there in person but come meet teaching artists, former participants, and friends of the PAC. We invite one and all to attend with a special welcome to families and friends of the artists. We hope to you can join this special event.
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 92802
November 16th – 18th
DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! We are a celebration of all aspects from the world of design.
Saturday November 17th
Adam Mars – Opening Reception
1086 W. Edgeware Rd., Los Angeles, California 90026
November 17th 2-5pm
Through this decorative collection of text-based paintings, Adam Mars addresses the heated cultural climate with a cooling dose of comedic relief without diminishing the severity of the moment. Pieces like Too Much Moral Fiber and It All Turns to Shit and Same Country Different World strike a timely chord while their alluring floral environments provide pleasant alternatives to social media platforms where such topics become bait for political frenzies. Mars’ knack for poignant wordplay also returns to a more personal level in such paintings as Immaturing with Age and My Favorite Color Is Red Flag. However, their resonance extends beyond the autobiographical, and they function like catchphrases for generations X, Y, and Z as they cope with conventions.
Moving beyond his trademark faux brick surfaces, Mars abandons the tongue-in-cheek street art backdrop for another uncommon surface: cotton textile. These 21st century flower power settings take on a striking uniqueness with the calculated addition of trompe l’oeil cuts and folds. Evocative of Lucio Fontana’s slashed canvases, the paintings are cleverly engaged in digital vernacular rather than physical manipulation. Mars’ interest in Photoshop techniques is also evident throughout the exhibition when he paints colorful accents on the fabric to further challenge viewers’ understanding of where the artist’s hand starts or stops.
Re:balance – Exhibition Opening Reception
Irvine Fine Arts Center 14321 Yale Ave, Irvine, California 92604
November 17th 4-6pm
Join us for the opening reception of Re:balance. This exhibition offers a look at the shifting dynamics of family relationships undergoing change. Three artists explore how established, seemingly permanent roles within families are adjusted as a result of birth, growth, aging, and loss. Parenthood becomes part of artistic practice; a shift in responsibility reveals newfound personal strength; the energy at the center of a family quietly fades. These narratives are explored through photography, video, and installation in three distinct practices of Ching Ching Cheng, Juliana Rico, and Jane Szabo, all in search of new equilibrium within their family structures.
Exhibition: November 17, 2018–January 19, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 4–6 p.m.
Jennifer Moon: Familial Technologies
Commonwealth and Council 3006 W 7TH ST STE 220, Los Angeles, California 90005
November 17th 4-7pm
Family is often the first institution we encounter: through it, we learn to give and receive love—conditioning how we will transact affection in every other intimate and institutional relationship. Family is also often the site of formative trauma, which similarly will manifest in how we treat ourselves and others for the rest of our lives. In both scenarios, we become institutional subjects, shaped by forces and circumstances largely beyond our choosing. The structure of the nuclear family is encoded throughout all other U.S. institutions, while the state, in turn, pervades the family. Familial Technologies is a collaboration between Jennifer Moon and her family—her mother Wan Hee, father Kyung Ho, and older brother Stefan. Taking this show as a prompt for familial transformation, the Moons have attended weekly family therapy for the past seven months, facilitated by psychologist Kris Yi. As therapy continues over the course of the show, new video from the sessions (without sound) is added each week, projected onto a wall amidst a series of diagrams, through one of two openings on a large entangled black hole sculpture. Another possible reality, consisting of a virtual world game and relics from family art therapy, appears across the other opening…
USS Indianapolis And Other Tales From The Sea
Battleship Iowa 250 S Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90731
November 17th 5-9pm
The new art gallery Alpha Romeo Tango, which lays within Battleship IOWA, is pleased to present its grand opening exhibition, featuring new and old sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Ben Jackel. This premiere exhibition is the first time contemporary art has ever been shown onboard a historic warship in Los Angeles.
Jackel, who shows regularly at LA Louver gallery in Venice, CA and currently teaches in the art department at UCLA, has served as a dedicated volunteer crew member on board the Battleship IOWA battleship for five years. His artworks, which are meticulously handcrafted out of hardwood and stoneware, have addressed issues of war and disaster since the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina.
The centerpiece of this show is a newly completed sculpture of the doomed World War 2 cruiser USS Indianapolis. The ship that delivered the atomic bomb Little Boy to the Pacific island of Tinian and then was sunk by a Japanese submarine is most famous for the suffering and loss of her crew, hundreds of whom were eaten alive by sharks. The sinking of the Indianapolis led to the greatest single loss of life at sea from a single ship in the history of the US Navy.
The wreck of the Indianapolis was recently discovered after being lost for 70 years. This discovery inspired Jackel to create the most sophisticated and complex ship sculpture of his career out of deep respect for this ship and her crew members. The ship is rendered in painstaking detail in a dark charcoal colored stoneware. The surfaces are massaged with beeswax to give the clay a shiny and lustrous feel. The vessel is mounted vertically, which transforms the wall into an ocean that she is sailing through.
The other sculptures in this exhibition are a collection of famous and obscure naval vessels plucked from American history. There is a roughly hewn, axe chopped USS Maine as well as a glazed ceramic rendering of the battle of Hampton Roads, the first ironclad battle between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. These vessels and the tales that they lived are at the core of the true American Spirit.
Into The White Cube by Invader Opening Reception
Over The Influence Los Angeles 833 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
November 17th 6-9pm
Over the Influence Los Angeles is thrilled to host internationally-renowned artist Invader’s first solo show in LA, “INTO THE WHITE CUBE”. The exhibition will feature a compilation of the artist’s signature aliases, works in LED and film, and an updated edition of the Los Angeles Invasion Guide.
Carla Issue 14 Launch + “Gadzina’s Bell” by Lauren Satlowski
ODD ARK Los Angeles
7101 North Figueroa Unit E, Los Angeles, California 90042
November 17th 6-9pm
Odd Ark•LA is pleased to present Gadzinas Bell, an exhibition of new paintings by Lauren Satlowski.
In her third one-person exhibition, Lauren Satlowski shows a body of paintings manifesting psychological spaces that are both claustrophobic and vast. The lone protagonists of Satlowski’s paintings find themselves in power struggles with the very bodies they occupy. They are flimsy, nebulous and without bones.
Drawing on cinematic tropes from genres of horror and science fiction, Satlowski conjures a droning sense of the other. The iconic subjects in these paintings experience the anxiety of occupying female bodies matched with the urgency of realizing their power. The figures are not idealized, but their bodies are still objectified on glossy oil painted surfaces, a medium that calls for a reconciliation with a history that struggles through anxieties of power, possession and objectification.
These images characterize a consciousness and body at a moment of crisis. Confronting the potential for transformation, one must determine whether it’s becoming or undoing. Overarching is the sense that these uncanny subjects hover in their own ether, untethered and unburdened by the viewers’ projected associations, yet our human need to mythologize the drama of our pleasure and pain finds transformative healing and satisfaction in our imagined surrogates.
Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla) is a quarterly magazine, online art journal, and podcast, committed to being an active source for critical dialogue surrounding L.A.’s art community. Carla acts as a centralized space for art writing that is bold, honest, approachable, and focused on the here and now.
ODD ARK•LA is an artist-run space, a platform for contemporary art, community engagement, exhibitions, performance and sound works located in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California.
Memory | Mythology – Artist Reception
The MAIN 24266 Main St., Santa Clarita, California 91321
November 17th 6-9pm
Memory | Mythology is an exhibition of work by Los Angeles artist Theresa Knopf that ranges from ink drawings, collages, and fiber installations. Her work explores the fluidity of memory and its ability to rewrite itself over time to create variations in personal narratives.
CoutureMash opening night fashion show
Mash Gallery 1325 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, California 90013
November 17th 7-10pm
CoutureMash, opening Saturday, November 17, 2018 examines the relationship between art and fashion with works that explore patterns, portraits, shapes and textiles. The show will feature a group installation of artworks from Ron Athey & Sean Griffin, Sharon Bell, Katherine Brannock, Lavialle Campbell, Golgo 13, Marian Liddell, Haleh Mashian, Patrick Nagel, Melanie Pullen, Leigh Salgado, Aaron Smith, Anise Stevens, Vakseen and Andy Warhol.
The opening night fashion show will feature a number of artist in CoutureMash, playing upon the idea of artists as icons and artists as role models. The runway show also launches Maison H, which featuring the designs of artist Haleh Mashian. Mashian, best known for her large, textural canvases, creates the Maison H art on her iPhone, using her finger to draw and color on the phone’s screen, creating sophisticated digital finger paintings.
Maison H’s clothing and accessories are joined with clothing from Laura Byrnes, best known for Couture for Every Body and Pin Up Girl Clothing; and legacy Los Angeles designer Monah Li whose bias-cut dresses update and re-envision Victorian and Edwardian styles. Byrnes and Monah Li have also created specific CoutureMash pieces, incorporating Maison H fabric into limited edition designs that will be shown on the runway.
Gabba Gallery 3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057
November 17th 7-11pm
Opening night of Gabba’s sixth annual affordable art show. 100+ artists. Nothing over $1000. Cash and carry. Curated by Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson. More info coming soon.
Sunday November 18th
Tête-à-Tête with Patrick Martinez and Anna Sew Hoy
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90027
November 18th 130-330pm
“Here” artists Patrick Martinez and Anna Sew Hoy talk about the connections and communities of inspiration of their practice, Los Angeles, and their newly commissioned works in the exhibition.
This program is free and open to all.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities.
Two Centuries of Karl Marx: From Monument to Commodity
The Wende Museum
10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, California 90230
November 18th 2-5pm
Two hundred years after his birth, Karl Marx remains one of history’s most influential thinkers. As the intellectual and spiritual father of, among others, the former Soviet Union, East Germany, the People’s Republic of China, and Cuba, his face and name became an integral part of the everyday lives of hundreds of millions. During the second half of the twentieth century, one could expect to stumble upon a Marx bust all over the world.
By the turn of the millennium, when the vast majority of communist nations had given way to capitalism, thousands of these monuments were destroyed, vandalized, or sold. So, what remains of Karl Marx today? Which monuments are still around, even if completely reinterpreted or appropriated? How is Marx represented in popular culture – films, comics, merchandise, street art, social media – in East and West nowadays? What narratives does he support, and what perspectives does he convey? Finally, how do these discussions relate to current questions regarding monuments and popular culture in the United States?
These and other questions will be addressed in a panel discussion at the Wende Museum of the Cold War in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. Join us as we think through the seemingly never-ending story of the public circulation of Karl Marx.
Not Everything is Black and White: Panel Discussion
44857 Cedar Ave, Lancaster, California 93534
November 18th 2-3pm
Join us Sunday November 18th at 2:00pm for a discussion about the complex impact of cultural appropriation featuring our current artist-in-residence Amy Kaps. LA Weekly’s Shana Dambrot and visual artist and educator Mark Steven Greenfield will join the artist for this lively discussion.
DOCUMENT SHREDDING MUSEUM:
A poetry reading and artist talk with Daniel Owen and Adam de Boer
Hunter Shaw Fine Art 5513 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
November 18th 3-5pm
Hunter Shaw Fine Art invites you to an afternoon poetry reading and artist talk in conjunction with the current exhibition Adam de Boer: Traveller’s Palm. Poet, translator, and editor Daniel Owen, who is currently on a national literary tour, will discuss the work of Indonesian poet Afrizal Malna and read from his translations of Malna’s Document Shredding Museum. Following the reading, Owen and de Boer will lead an informal walkthrough of the exhibition, engaging in a conversation about de Boer’s practice and the importance of Indonesian art and history in his life and work.