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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017 Programming & Art, Jan. 26-29

 By Karen Ostlund
Art Los Angeles Contemporary announced the 2017 programming schedule of spanning performances, sound work, screenings and talks. 
Banc of California will be its official sponsor.
The program is entitled ANYTHING YOU SOW, starting January 26 to 29th at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. It is curated by Marc LeBlanc, Curator of Events & Programming for Art Los Angeles Contemporary.“This program is premised on the fair’s theater as a site dedicated to the present within the prismatic reverberations of the past," said Marc LeBlanc.
Participants to this year’s fair will include:
William Basinski, Roger Corman, Jasmine Nyende, Rick Prelinger, Puppies Puppies, Huang Rui, Veggie Cloud and Mary Woronov.



PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE 
Thursday, January 26

 On the fair’s opening night, Huang Rui leads a performance that references the legacy of Chinese- American cultural and diplomatic relations through the trope of ping-pong, emblematic for the thawing of relations between Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon. Rui performs courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane. Throughout the evening and each day of the fair will be performances by Puppies Puppies, employing a number of readymade mascot costumes in marathon works that expose the jarring strangeness of perceiving the everyday from a radically different perspective. Puppies Puppies performances are courtesy of Queer Thoughts.
Friday, January 27

 On Friday, Todd Gray dresses as a West African griot to deliver an account of living with Iggy Pop in the ‘70s, connecting a lineage of rock ‘n' roll to the Mississippi Delta and back to the traditional African drumming that textures his performance. Gray’s performance is courtesy of Meliksetian Briggs. Dan Levenson presents a lecture on the Staatliche Kunstakademie Zürich (SKZ), a fictitious institution referenced in his work to highlight the difficulty of being original within the context of academic, economic, and ideological structures. Levenson’s performance is courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Saturday, January 28

 On Saturday, film collective Veggie Cloud presents a screening of Lost Landscapes of L.A. The film’s director Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, discusses his use and ongoing collection of studio outtakes and home movies to cast the contemporary terrain of Los Angeles in a new light. Jasmine Nyende presents new poetry alongside home movie footage reflecting on her childhood experiences in South Los Angeles' Leimert Park and how the neighborhood has developed since that time. M. Geddes Gengras plays an improvisational set showcasing his mastery of analog and modular synthesizers. Internationally acclaimed composer and experimental musician William Basinski performs new sound work that incorporates his use of analog and obsolete recording technologies. 
Sunday, January 29

The tension between elitism and egalitarianism in the artworld is explored on Sunday, January 29, with FOR ALL, BY ALL, a talk moderated by visual artist Keith Varadi with Jamillah James of ICA L.A., Eric Kim of the non-profit space Human Resources and Cascade Wilhelm of the Wilhelm Family Foundation. Ian Birnie leads a panel discussion with independent filmmaking legend Roger Corman and actress Mary Woronov, known for their work together on numerous low budget and independent films. The three will address their enduring careers and their work’s impact on art, video, and filmmaking over the past four decades.
The 2017 fair will include over 60 local and international exhibitors, and welcomes a number of new galleries to the fair from Asia and Latin America.
International newcomers include Vermelho (São Paolo), 10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong), 
313 ART PROJECT (Seoul) and Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires / New York). 
The fair will return its Freeways section composed of young galleries, including Club Pro (Los Angeles), Jenny’s (Los Angeles), PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt) and Queer Thoughts (New York). 
Many of the fair’s dedicated participants return with strong and unique presentations including 1301PE (Los Angeles), Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Peres Projects (Berlin), STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles). 

Access to all events is included in fair admission. For more information including the full schedule of public programs visit artlosangelesfair.com/events
Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017 Exhibitor List: 
10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong)
1301PE (Los Angeles)
313 Art Project (Seoul)
Adams and Ollman (Portland)
Alden Projects (New York)
Alter Space (San Francisco)*
Michael Benevento (Los Angeles)
Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach) Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago) Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris)
Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles)
China Art Objects Galleries (Los Angeles) Clages (Cologne)

Club Pro (Los Angeles)*
Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles)
Edel Assanti (London)
EIGEN + ART Lab (Berlin)*
Ever Gold Projects (San Francisco) Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong)
Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires / New York) Feuer/Mesler (New York)

fiebach, minninger (Cologne)
Honor Fraser (Los Angeles)
Asya Geisberg Gallery (New York) Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles)
Jack Hanley (New York)
The Hole (New York)
Ibid Gallery (London / Los Angeles) Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles) David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles) Gallery Christian Lethert (Cologne) Jenny’s (Los Angeles)*
Josh Lilley (London)
Luisotti (Santa Monica)
M+B (Los Angeles)
Martos Gallery (Los Angeles)

Meliksetian | Briggs (Los Angeles)
MIER GALLERY (Los Angeles) Mixografia (Los Angeles)
Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles)
Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles / Bucharest) Night Gallery (Los Angeles)

ONE AND J (Seoul)
Parisian Laundry (Montreal)
Park View (Los Angeles)*
Peres Projects (Berlin)
The Pit (Los Angeles)
PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt)*
Praz Delavallade (Los Angeles / Paris)
Queer Thoughts (New York)*
Ratio 3 (San Francisco)
Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto)
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Beverly Hills)
TIF SIGFRIDS (Los Angeles)*
Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) STANDARD (OSLO) (Oslo)
STARKWHITE (Auckland)
VALENTIN (Paris)
Vermelho (São Paulo)
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles) Tracy Williams Ltd. (New York)
Yautepec (Mexico City)

*Indicates Freeways Exhibitor



 In addition, the fair’s education partner Sotheby’s Institute of Art presents a series of conversations and talks throughout the fair organized by the institute’s director Jonathan T.D. Neil. Discussions focus on art in the age of right-wing populism as well as a critics panel composed of prominent writers from Los Angeles’ art community. 
Participating speakers include Jonathan Griffin, contributing editor of Frieze, Los Angeles-based artist David Horvitz, Kibum Kim, Fred Lonidier, artist and professor at UC San Diego, and David Pagel of the L.A. Times. Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the leader in art business education and object-based learning, with campuses in London, Los Angeles and New York. 
ART LOS ANGELES READER
The occasion of ALAC 2017 marks the release of the third issue of the Art Los Angeles Reader. The free newspaper engages with critical and provocative ideas regarding contemporary art, asking acclaimed writers to reflect on the relationships between the aesthetic, political and social dimensions of Los Angeles. Alongside publication of the Reader is the launch of the Art Los Angeles Reader website, where current and past issues may be accessed online, at reader.la

The 2017 issue considers the endless subjectivities of Los Angeles’ interior spaces and how they shape and inform domestic life and artistic creation. From Samara Golden’s engrossing installations to Tony Duquette’s boastful theatricality, the Reader traces notions of power, intimacy and ritual in a series of articles and interviews.

As part of its publication, the Reader includes artist commissions made specifically for newsprint. Sean Raspet debuts POOL, a new limited-edition fragrance made purely of synthetic compounds. Within the Reader is A Few Houses in Los Angeles–ink and pen sketches of mid-century homes by William Leavitt inspired from real estate listings in the Los Angeles Times.

In the issue, L.A.’s hidden nodes of power are explored by Courtney Stephens and Micah Silver; the late ‘70s video work of Barbara McCullough and Senga Nengudi is revisited by Aria Dean; the New York Times’ boosterism of L.A.’s art scene is scrutinized by Travis Diehl; the significance and legacy of the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd. is considered by Catherine Wagley; a long-lost ranch designed by Tony Duquette is remembered by Kate Wolf and artist Samara Golden is interviewed on her architecture of fantasy by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.

In conjunction with the release of the 2017 issue, the fair is pleased to announce the launch of the Reader Lounge, a specifically designated area within the main exhibitor section where visitors may find copies of the issue and read them at their leisure.

Art Los Angeles Reader is published by Fair Grounds Associates and is edited by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chris Cuffaro's Photography Retrospective at Gibson Brands in West Hollywood

By Karen Ostlund in West Hollywood

 Chris began to work on Cuffaro's Greatest Hits in 2014, an exhibit to debut on Feb. 2nd at Gibson Brands in West Hollywood. It is based on Cuffaro's 30-year career as a photographer.

 The first exhibition of Cuffaro's photography was held in Los Angeles in 1992, composed of 31 photographs. In 2011, his portraits of late Michael Hutchence and INXS were exhibited in London: "Michael Hutchence & INXS: Rare & Unseen by Chris Cuffaro”. It was held at the Gallery Soho.

Chris Cuffano is best known for his portraits of musicians, and he has photographed Michael Hutchence, Henry Rollins, George Michael, George Harrison and Jane's Addiction, among many. He was closely associated with the Seattle rock scene of the early 1990s, and frequently photographed artists including Nirvana and Pearl Jam. He directed the first black-and-white video Jeremy for the Pearl Jam song “Jeremy in 1991.



photos by Chris Cuffaro.
Iconic Images. Iconic Artists. Iconic Location.
GREATEST HITS, the premiere art retrospective, is a photography exhibition and auction with live music celebrating the work of legendary Los Angeles photographer CHRIS CUFFARO. GREATEST HITS will open in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 2nd with a  public viewing from 8:30-11:00pm at Gibson Brands in West Hollywood (8801 Sunset Blvd, former Tower Records space). GREATEST HITS tickets are available to the public viewing at http://cuffarophoto.com/newsletter/inv.html
The GREATEST HITS show will feature over sixty different photographs--fifteen, large 60x60 photographs as well as over-sixty 24x24 images in limited and numbered quantities--including: Alice in Chains, Bad Brains, Ben Harper, Brian Wilson, Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, George Harrison, George Michael, Gwen Stefani, Henry Rollins, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Iggy Pop, INXS, Jackson Browne, Jane's Addiction, John Lydon, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Phil Collins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Social Distortion, Soundgarden, Steve Jones, Terence Trent D'Arby, The Afghan Whigs, The Game, Tommy Lee, White Zombie, Willie Nelson and more. The night will feature musical performances from emerging LA artists including: Givers & Takers, Josh Todd, Lauren Ruth Ward, Particle Kid, The Palms, DJ's Fred Sablan and Jeordie White and more. 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales for GREATEST HITS will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity providing financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems. 
For more information, visit: www.sweetrelief.org
GREATEST HITS is a premiere retrospective celebrating the work of veteran photographer CHRIS CUFFARO. Over the past 30 years, Chris has worked with celebrated musicians and A-list entertainers help them define their public image, while establishing his reputation as one of the most respected photographers in the entertainment industry.  
CUFFARO consistently captures the "real" person behind the famous face and brings a new level of emotional depth to the two dimensional art form of photography. To share his story, CHRIS has chosen over 100 photographs that represent the most iconic images, artists and moments in his career - his GREATEST HITS. The Los Angeles exhibition will be an experience as visceral as rock n' roll itself, featuring oversize prints, exclusive musical performances and a host of tastemakers and influencers from the entertainment, art, media and pop culture spheres, staged in a completely non-traditional environment.
Below is a preview of more images from CHRIS CUFFARO's forthcoming GREATEST HITS Los Angeles exhibition:
GEORGE HARRISON:
 

JOHN LYDON:
 

IGGY POP:

NIRVANA:
 

NO DOUBT:

MICHAEL HUTCHENCE:
 
MORRISSEY:
The GREATEST HITS Los Angeles exhibition is made possible by the following partners: Gibson Brands, EDGE Lighting Grip Studio Production, Chromatic, Inc., Mr. Musichead Gallery, Pono Burger, Deep Eddy Vodka, Lagunitas and Casamigos. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

LA ART SHOW 2017 OPENING NIGHT HOSTED BY EMMA ROBERTS


 LA ART SHOW 2017 OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE HOSTED BY EMMA ROBERTS  JANUARY 11, 2017 AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
By Karen Ostlund
Emma Roberts opening speech at LA Art show Opening, Jan.11 2017
 LA ART SHOW NOW OPEN THROUGH JAN 15, 2017
 WEEKEND HOURS:
Saturday 11am – 7PM
Sunday, January 15, 11am – 5PM

Host Emma Roberts spoke  from the stage during the presentation by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,at LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere.
Emma Roberts w Show producer Kim Martindale at Jeff Koons booth


The evening began with an exclusive collectors' preview followed by the opening bash, which featured performance works by Carlos Martiel, Eugenia Vargas Pereira, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Melanie Pullen, and Narcissister.







Dosshaus, The Writer’s Room, 2014, cardboard, paint and glue

100 Galleries representing 19 countries featured across 200,000 square feet of exhibition space
Actor Jason Alexander w actress Daena E. Title
With its most diverse and international list of exhibitors and programming to date, LA Art Show 2017 is expanding its reach across all platforms with a focus on modern and post-war contemporary works and a thematic focus, this year, on Latin American and Latino art to coincide with The Getty’s upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Now presenting its 22nd edition, the LA Art Show has, since its inception, been adept at identifying the most compelling artistic endeavors and contextualizing new movements and voices for a Los Angeles audience that now finds itself at the vanguard of the production and exhibition of contemporary art.


FEATURED PERFORMANCE WORK

* Carlos Martiel places his body in extreme circumstances, employing his own flesh as a canvas and testing the limits of the human body to address topics of repression, discrimination and immigration. With Cauce/Riverbed, which will be presented on-site at the Show, the Cuban artist who once allowed the public to beat his burlap-sack clad figure with batons, exposes the nature of undocumented immigration and shows how it impacts the lives of some eleven million individuals and their families.
Artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz organized by LACMA
 Fragments from Home, a special on-site exhibition by American octogenarian artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz organized by LACMA, will comprise three performance/installation pieces involving the planned ruin of innocent household items with Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian, Part Two and Couch Destruction: Angel Release (Pennies from Heaven). Visitors will be invited to participate in the artists’ interactive performance work, Shred Your Worries.
LA-based artist Melanie Pullen’s staged performance
 Expectations for LA-based artist Melanie Pullen’s staged performance piece are high, following the artist’s bloody, yes-that-really-happened, High Fashion Crime Scene installation at last year’s Show.  In Violent Times, which includes several large-scale artworks from Pullen's Violent Times series, Pullen explores the ceremonial aspect of violence and how we dress for war in this new work.  For the first time, Pullen will work with stills produced during the performance to create unique, entirely new limited edition works that will be available at the LA Art Show to the public.

IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS

*Another aspect of the LA Art Show that makes it an enjoyable visit for both serious collectors and casual art lovers is its large-scale installations. This year several common socio-political themes have emerged, among them Norton Maza’s Deep Impact, a world map highlighting the planet’s immigration borders that are currently subject to the toughest surveillance controls and regulations. The installation will be closely guarded to reflect the impenetrable borders confronting millions of refugees, and will highlight Maza's method of placing the viewer in an inconvenient position that forces immersion in his scenes and evokes inward reflection rather than reaction.

*Born to working-class Mexican immigrants in East LA, artist Ramiro Gomez’s subjects are the nannies, gardeners, housekeepers: the people behind our images of luxury. The expansive cardboard mural installation, presented at the Show by LACMA, and its life-sized cardboard figures in Cutouts bring the predominantly Latino workforce serving the affluent areas of Los Angeles, into focus.

*Louis Hock’s A Wall is a cardboard brick barrier meant to trip up visitors, and the snaking, 8-foot tall installation will be placed in an area that forces confrontation to incite viewers to think in some small way about what happens when a wall runs through a community. Since the late 1970s Hock has made videos documenting the daily struggles of the Mexican immigrants who were his neighbours where he grew top in San Diego.

*Part installation, part performance, Dosshaus creates and inhabits a life-sized fantasy live/work space where everything, including clothing is made of recycled cardboard in The Artist’s Room.  The sculptural environment enables Dosshaus to engage with cultural questions with whimsy and insouciance.
*Submerge is a laser installation by Marc Brickman, world-renowned visual light artist and the artist-in residence for Empire State Building since 2012. He has worked with Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Cirque du Soleil (Viva Elvis), David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, and on the films, Running Man, Minority Report, and A-I. The installation, presented by the gallery Art All Ways will feature a radiating line drawing that becomes weightless architecture for viewers to travel within.

Lindsay Scoggins' large-scale, site-specific video installation Dichotomy Bifuracation will be on view at the front entrance of the fair. Scoggin’s most political artwork to date is an unbiased take on the Democratic and Republican parties presented just days before the upcoming U.S. presidential inauguration.  The artist, whose work has appeared at the Guggenheim museums in New York, Bilbao, Berlin and Venice, seeks to illustrate the facade of two opposite parts of a political system and its “endless iconic cycle, which is self-reflexive of the video loop medium in which they are
constructed.”
LA Artshow 2017 before guests arrive
 LA ART SHOW 2017 EXHIBITORS
57 Projects
A C Gallery
Able Fine Art
ACA galleries
Acacia Gallery
Ace gallery Los Angeles
ADC Contemporary & Building
Alan Wofsy Fine Arts and Wittenborn Art Books
Allan Houser Gallery
Ararat Gallery
Arcadia Contemporary
Art All Ways
Art Du Marche
Art Gallery Magazine
Art Unified
Artêria Gallery
Artists Republic
Asian Art Works
[At] Traction
baik
baik art
Bert Green Fine Art
bG Gallery
Blinkgroup Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery
Bruce Lurie Gallery
Cantor Fine Art
CM2 Space
CMAY Gallery
Coagula Curatorial
Coagula Curatorial
Coagula Projects
Conde Contemporary
Contemporary Artifact
Copro Gallery
Cospace Contemporary Art Gallery
David Rothermel Contemporary
Denis Bloch Fine Art
East Art Center
Eckert Fine Art
Elemental Fine Natural Art
Ellsworth Gallery
Evan Lurie Gallery
Fine Art Conservation Laboratories
Fine Art Maya, Inc.
FP Contemporary
Fun Year Art Gallery
Galerie Bruno Massa
Galerie Fledermaus
Gallery Clu
Gallery D'Arte
Gallery Fukuda
Gallery Ho
Gallery Kitai
Gallery Koo
Gallery We
Gregorio Escalante Gallery
Hayden & Fandetta Books
Jacob's Diamond & Estate Jewelry
Jane Kahan Gallery
K + Y Gallery
Kabinet
Knupp Gallery Prague - Los Angeles
La Perfection Louis
LDX Artodrome Gallery
Liahona Art Space
M. S. Rau Antiques
Mama Gallery
Masterworks Fine Art
Maxwell Alexander Gallery
MOCA Store
Mookji Art
Motif Art
MRG Fine Art
Mugello Contemporary
Niche Gallery
O. Ascanio Gallery
Other Criteria
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Patrick Painter Gallery
Peimbert Art
Pigment Gallery
Project Awe
Provident Fine Art Gallery
PYO Gallery
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
Red Truck Gallery
Rehs Contemporary
Rehs Galleries, Inc.
Revelite
S. E. A.
SCAA Sergott Contemporary Art Gallery Alliance
Sconci
Shumoku Gallery
Silk Road Art Gallery
Simard Bilodeau Contemporary
Simyo Gallery
SM Fine Art Gallery
Smash Gallery
STOA Gallery
Taimei Gallery
Tansey Contemporary
Temporary Space LA
The Gallery Steiner
The Public House of Art
The Tolman collection of Tokyo
Timothy Yarger Fine Art
Traditions of Newport Beach
Trotta Bono Gallery
Verne Collection, Inc.
Walter Wickiser
wee
Winn Slavin Fine Art
Yvel

PANEL DISCUSSIONS WEEKEND (SAT-SUN) SCHEDULE DIALOGS LA
 SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

*At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation (1:00PM): Billy Rose and Paul Lester will moderate a panel about curating a private home, digital art and bespoke architecture.

*The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st Century Private Collection (3:00PM):  Leading art collector Chara Schreyer will discuss her forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton and their newly published book Art House, which captures five residences they designed together to house six hundred works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus and Frank Stella.

*Dansaekwha Walking Tour (4:30PM): Dansaekwha living master Kim Tae-Ho leads a walking tour of the Dansaekwha works on view in a special on-site exhibition organized by SM Fine Art Gallery.
                                              
*Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (5:00PM): LA Art Show curator Marisa Caichiolo will moderate a panel presented by the Museum of Latin American Art with artist Scherezade Garcia and curator Tatiana Flores

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017

*Conflictive, Unbalanced and Absurd (1:00PM): Argentine artists Mariano Barbieri, Julian Manzelli, Matias Vigliano and Orilo Blandini will discuss their collective DOMA, which percolated as part of the art scene in urban Buenos Aires in 1998 via art installations, stencils, street-projections and absurd ad campaigns. They studied Illustration, Film and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where some of the members later became professors. DOMA today creates art in an ever-growing array of mediums and formats.

*Dansaekwha Walking Tour (2:00PM): Dansaekwha living master Kim Tae-Ho leads a walking tour of the Dansaekwha works on view in a special on-site exhibition organized by SM Fine Art Gallery.

KIM TAE-HO, Internal Rhythm-14, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 73.5 x 61cm, Courtesy SM Fine Art Gallery and LA Art Show 2017.

PERFORMANCES PIECES WEEKEND
 SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017 
Noon Narcissister performance Booth #12
12:30PM Melanie Pullen Booth #20
2:00PM Raphael Montañez Ortiz Piano Destruction Booth #31
4:00PM Melanie Pullen Booth #20
5:00PM MOLAA – Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago Dialog Booth #16
Narcissister performance
 SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017 
Noon Melanie Pullen Booth # 20
3:30PM Melanie Pullen Booth #20

Purchase tickets at laartshow.com
 Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Complimentary Shuttle
 2 shuttles daily on will depart LACC every 30 mins to transport ticketed Show visitors to  (Gilbert Lindsay Drive) in front of West Hall A
 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

photo l.a. 26th edition at The REEF, Jan.12-15: Galleries & Programs

By Karen Ostlund
The international photographic art exposition, photo l.a. 26th edition returns at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building in downtown Los Angeles, January 12-15, 2017
Norman Seeff Vintage: The Rolling Stones 1971
  photo l.a. has a long and rich history of bringing the photographic and arts community together.
For one night and three days the community celebrates photography in its many forms. Each year the show is expanding its showcase of photographic art, ranging from 19th Century works to contemporary and innovative photography-based art. Galleries, dealers, museums, schools, and non-profit organizations participate to define what photography has been, what it is today, and what it might evolve into. The photo exhibit includes, lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the photograph/arts community.

Photo l.a. programs at a glance: http://photola.com/programs.php

photo l.a. 2017 will launch with the annual Opening Night Benefit on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 12th 2017,  7-10PM.

The evening will benefit , the John Wayne Cancer Foundation who's mission is to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer. JWCF funds novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients' outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.

John Wayne beat lung cancer in 1964. He died 15 years later after a struggle with cancer of the stomach. During this difficult period, he became passionate about helping others fight this terrible disease. To honor his memory, his family created the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF).
STORM by artist David Steinke (Artbarltd Gallery)
Public Hours:
Friday, January 13, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, January 14, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, January 15, 11am - 6pm
The REEF/LA Mart
1933 Broadway
Los Angeles, Ca 90007

Ticket Prices:
1-day pass $20 online / $25 at the door
weekend pass $30 online / $35 at the door
seniors & students $15 online / $20 at the door
opening gala $80 on-line / $100 at the door
docent tours $80 per tour
photo l.a. & FOCUS photo l.a. programming $10 per event
Hitler's Window by artist Tony Vaccaro (Monroe Gallery)
The 2017 edition will mark photo l.a.'s third year at The REEF, with 60,000 square feet of premium event space on the building's second floor. THE REEF is based in the historic LA Mart building, and is located near LA's freeways and Metro system.

2017 Exhibitors

21st Editions
AN INC.
Archivalimage
artbarltd
Artists Corner Gallery
ASMP Los Angeles
be-hold
Blind Photographers Guild
Chimento Contemporary
Cohen Gallery
CollectorWorks
Duncan Miller Gallery
Elizabeth Houston Gallery
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery
Galerie Thierry Bigaignon
GALLERY 1/1
Hayworth Projects
John Wayne Cancer Foundation
LODIMA
Lucie Foundation
Momentum Fine Art
Monroe Gallery of Photography
MRG Fine Art
Norman Seeff Vintage Prints
Northern Light Gallery
Nu Muses
Parkview Gallery
School of Visual Arts
Select Vernacular Photographs
Temporary Space LA
THE ICON GALLERY
Jeffrey Sklan presented by THE ICON GALLERY
Thomas V. Meyer - Fine Art
THUTO
TYPE/ViCA
über EDITIONS
Wilding Cran
Willem Photographic
ZERO+ Publishing

Sunday, January 1, 2017

LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE at Clifton's Los Angeles

By Karen Ostlund
Take your place beside oracles, snake charmers, contortionists, and fire eaters to witness and behold the haunted mystery of Clifton’s Lucent Enchantment Society.  

LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE, the world-renowned, innovative performance collective that embellishes original music with powerful dancers, aerial artists and fire shows had their last performance of the year, December 29th at Clifton’s historic multi-level restaurant and bar (www.cliftonsla.com) downtown Los Angeles.
The scenery was set in 1930’s and 40’s Los Angeles but with a romantic spin.


           
Earlier this year, LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE debuted a new 3D Live, augmented reality performance to a massive Coachella crowd with closing sets at the Sahara Tent on both Friday’s (April 15 & 22) of the two-weekend-long event. LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE continued with their "Lightning in a Bottle" extravaganza, which is a combination of new performances and original ones, and only seen at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They returned it to the original 2D format.  The collective also brought their festival show to Hollywood’s Avalon nightclub.

“The Lucent Dossier Experience is unlike any other night of entertainment. It is very much theatre, but also part concert, acrobats, circus, dance performance, and opera. It’s a blend of all these things, but a truly unique experience. The music is hot, the costumes are elaborate, and the energy is electric,”
LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE celebrated its 11-year anniversary of Coachella Music & Arts Festival earlier this year. The Los Angeles-based group premiered never-before-seen technology which transported festival-goers through an other-worldly vortex of curiosity.
 More info and show dates at:
www.lucentdossier.com


Sunday, December 25, 2016

LA Art Show Returns Jan.11-15th 2017

LA Art Show returns with over 100 galleries from over 20 countries including China, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.  

By Karen Ostlund

Its 22nd edition opens January 11-15, 2017 and is considered one of the largest international art fairs in the United States, and will include an expanded group of corporate and media partners, including Stella Artois and the China Cultural Media Group.
For the third year in a row St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will be the beneficiary of LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will kick off festivities on January 11, 2017 with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the hospital’s mission. Last year’s Opening Night Preview was attended by more than 7,000 VIPs and was hosted by Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman.

 Landmark art of Dansaekhwa with Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence,
Multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho
curated by
SM Fine Art Gallery in Seoul, South Korea and New York. Featuring the multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho and the iconic water drop paintings of Kim Tschang-Yeul, who has been painting this fluid life force for more than four decades, this survey includes some of the most iconic works from two of the genre’s minimalist masters.
Widely considered one of the most influential Korean art movements of the 20th century, Dansaekhwa (pronounced “dawn-say-qua”) is rooted in mesmerizing abstractions. Though the methods and mediums vary greatly across the monochromatic genre, works are typically rendered via pushing layers of white, black, blue, or earth-toned paints across soaked canvases or dragging pencils across (sometimes ripped) pieces of traditional hanji paper. 
  
Water drop paintings of Kim Tschang-Yeul
In recognition of Los Angeles’s new position as an international hub for cutting-edge contemporary art across all mediums — from painting, sculpture and drawing to performance, video, and installation — the fair’s board of directors is placing a new focus on post-war modern and contemporary artwork. This year the LA Art Show will also launch ROOTS, an exclusive curated section of historical dealers from the old Los Angeles Fine Art Show, presenting exhibitions of 18th Century European, Contemporary Realism, California Plein Air and Hudson River School paintings.
Installation 2017 EUGENIA VARGAS: Talking Head Transmitters
“As Los Angeles takes its place at the vanguard of the global art scene, our ability to adapt and evolve to meet the art market’s current trends and provide strong civic support is vital,” said LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. “The evolving role of the art fair as a fulcrum for art commerce, connecting galleries, artists, curators and international and multi-generational collectors drives our program.”
 "It is poised to reach its most diverse audience and an expanded luxury lifestyle driven clientele with new and returning corporate and media partners, including Stella Artois has long been a sponsor of global art initiatives from ArtPrize to Art Basel Miami Beach and LA Art Show 2017 is proud to welcome them as its official sponsor".
DOMA ART: Scherezade Garcia's "Im My Floating World"
At this year’s fair, Stella Artois will showcase the work of DOMA, one of the most active art collectives in South America for the last two decades. They will present an exclusive sculptural installation as a commentary on their Latin roots and the idealization of the “L.A. dream,” as well as participate in the fair’s fourth annual Dialogs LA panel series to discuss the work, share an overview of their engagement with the arts, and present a newly published career retrospective catalog. 
For the third year in a row, The Agency will be the official sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the LA Art Show 2017. The Agency will also present two Dialogs LA panels addressing home curation, home as art and how social media influences the decisions collectors today make about collecting for private and public spaces. Paul Lester, Partner and a Founder of the Los Angeles luxury real estate firm who designed the 2016 lounge, said, “At The Agency we live and work in the world of art in the considered selection of homes we bring to market. We are curators of the fine art of living. Our sponsorship of LA Art Show 2017 is in keeping with our commitment to contemporary art and design.”
Belgium beer Stella Artois
“Our corporate partners, especially Stella Artois and The Agency, have earned well deserved recognition for their commitment to sponsoring arts programming and events around the world,” said Kim Martindale, general manager and producer of the LA Art Show. “We are delighted that they are bringing international art projects and new collectors to our community.”
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