Tuesday, June 21, 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 indoor and outdoor spaces were inverted, and the private looked institutional and vice versa.

Marie Jager (b. 1975, Copenhagen) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the University of Southern California in 2004. Jager’s work has been exhibited internationally at Hayward Gallery, London; Sculpture Center, Long Island City; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; DREI, Cologne; and Artists Space, New York; among others. Her work is a combination of conceptual and contextual gestures exercised through film, photography, painting, collage and installation.

Pepin Moore
933 Chung King Road
Los Angeles California 90012
+1 213 626 0501
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday
12pm to 6pm, and by appointment

Monday, June 20, 2011

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.

Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. Initiated through $10 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time involves cultural institutions of every size and character across Southern California, from Greater Los Angeles to San Diego and Santa Barbara to Palm Springs. Aninterview with Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute is available here.

Venice in Venice. Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art From 1960 to the Present. Walkthrough and interview, Venice / Italy, June 1, 2011.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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 deeply human, they speak of the joy and the desperation of this specific moment in time, gloriously fleshing out those larger overarching human themes of love and friendship, alone-ness and mortality.

Please find below a selection of titles for the exhibition.*

Nicole Eisenman's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; the Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland; at Le Plateau le Frac, Paris; at The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht; and at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. She was included in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Denver Museum of Art, Denver; Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; San Fransisco Museum of Art, San Francisco; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Kunsthaus Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Drawing Center, New York; Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany. She shows in New York with Leo Koenig, Inc. and in Berlin with Galerie Barbara Weiss.

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is located at 6006 Washington Blvd in Culver City, 1 block west of La Cienega at Sentney Avenue, on the south side of the street. Gallery parking is available across the street from the gallery off of Sentney Avenue. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm and by appointment.

6006 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
phone 310.837-2117, 
fax 310.837-2148

*Show Titles

Art Jams!
Bean and Time
Please Love Me
Lap Trauma
Gazing Inward at my Problems
My Paintings Ruined My Liver
anatomy of barbarism
that homeless smell
juxtaposing different things
memoirs of the drug clinic
juggling time and space
i am flying, no, i am soaring
the square dance of anger
the studio is my coffin
my cat is my child
The Labial Goddess
Sexual Organs, Responsibility and The Torah
My Effort = Profound
Why Are My Hopes So High?
The Stillness of The Heart
I Love K-Fed
Phenomenology and Tautology
Flattering Self-Portraits
Have you heard the good news?
I Hate Myself
I hate my parents
Fractures of the Soul
I Wish I Had Been A Stripper But Now I Am Too Old
Genius Moves
Conquering addiciton
hearts on fire
I've already made it
alice is my whore in wonderland
Stains on my Jeans
Please Love Me
Lap Trauma
Scorched Earth Policy
My Mac Made My Paintings
Kiss Me, I'm Jewish!
Special Women Artists
Celestial Realm (Actual show name!)
"Wimmin by Womyn who love Wymin"
Trite Made Flesh
The Artificial Intelligence show
I'm not a genius, but I play one on TV
Trying to Get Close to Others
corosive parking job
wishful cartharsis and jubilation
For My Dead Father
I am Highly Sensitive
The Dance of Anger
the timing and placement of me is unfortunate
My coming death via overdose
Embarrassing Problems
poke my wounds
symetry and justifications
detection of white heads
Stop the Rains
Don't Stop the Rains
Don't Stop the Dance
After the Rain Dance
"babies pregnant with pregnant babies"
'blank slate'
'procrastination reigns'
I Went Down On My Dealer
Jesus Was A Capricorn
Sadness: a Poem
Paintings from the Heart
Painting -- To Live!
I'm good too (I think)!
Creativity Gets Me Fired Up - See?
The Waters of My Mind are Overflowing Onto Canvas
Molding Matter
On Becoming
High On Life
I Could of gone to Yale for Christ's sake!
Believing Is Hard. Believing Is Art.

* Titles by Nicole Eisenman, Jennifer Coats, Andrea Champlin, Sarah Peters and Rosanne Brueno

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