Showing posts from June, 2011

Marie Jager "The Magic Mountain" at Pepin Moore

MARIE JAGER  "The Magic Mountain"
30 April – 4 June 2011

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

The Magic Mountain, an exhibition of new works by Marie Jager

The title of the exhibition is from Thomas Mann's 1924 novel Der Zauberberg which takes place a century ago at Waldsanatorium in Davos, Switzerland. Using this as a point of departure, Jager’s work examines the Barlow Respiratory Hospital. One of the oldest sanatoriums in the United States, it was built in 1902 in Elysian Park, Los Angeles.

The exhibition consists of a series of architectural blueprints, paintings, sculptural elements, and a slide show documenting the long decay of the original buildings at the Barlow sanatorium. Focusing on the architecture and landscape of this institution, Jager’s work examines the notions of interludes and interruptions in time and space, as well as the early concepts of modern architecture. The weathered works, exposed to the elements, reflect this period where i…

Venice in Venice. Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art From 1960 to the Present

One of the many collaborative events taking place during the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy is an exhibition that focuses on a group of artists from the 1960s in Venice, California. The curators, Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro, chose artists such as Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Robert Graham, Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, and James Turell for the show in the Palazzo Contarini Dagli Scrigni. In this conversation with Sabine Trieloff, Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro talk about the concept of the show.

The exhibition – the full title is “Venice in Venice. Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art From 1960 to the Present” – has been mounted by Foundation 20 21 in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together for six months in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.


Nicole Eisenman "New Paintings" at Suzanne Velmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, California

"New Paintings*"

April 30 - July 16, 2011

Nicole Eisenman, who came to be known in the early nineties for her outrageously funny figurative installations combining mural painting, sculpture, drawing and multi-media work, has always been fundamentally interested in painting. Since the nineties, when her work was often narrowly eclipsed through a lens of gender politics, her work has been unwaveringly committed to this interest. For this exhibition, Eisenman has developed a new intensely focused body of paintings. More than anything else, these new works are carving out an emotional space - a space that gives room both to the most intimate and to the most disillusioned encounters between people, the need to destruct as well as the need for two people to melt together in a kiss. Eisenman effortlessly moves between representation and abstraction, between expressive and impressive modes - the paintings are specific and yet shifting and ambiguous. Above all, her paintings are deepl…