January 5 – 19, 2013
Reception: Saturday, January 8, 8 – 11 PM
Location: 3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005
Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 7 PM
"When We Arrive at Home" by Akina Cox
Interspersed among Akina Cox’s various engagements in video,
sculpture, drawing, painting, and writing are field guides for mapping
another consciousness and sensibility from a marginalized or
In the video, Amazon Solitaire (2012), a narrator
plays a game in which the queens win solitaire (kings don't exist in
this version) with a deck of handmade cards. This lone act of solidarity
with the Amazons conjures together a community of other Amazons who
engage in shared activities in a self-sustaining society. Accompanying
this video is over a dozen seat cushions made of folded newsprint (Girl
Scouts style) and sealed with wax. In the adjacent space, two small boxy
clay sculptures are assigned to “a pontiff” and “a pastor" which refer
to a religious gesture of reserving a chair or some other seating for a
prophet or god.
In her writing, Cox interweaves personal tales of phantom
pregnancy aka Immaculate Conception, a sleep away camp for girls
wearing granny panties, hoarders to the rescue, Unification Church and
Rev. Moon, and search for Amazons at the DMZ, a de-facto nature
sanctuary. A new Risograph artist book of these rhizomatic propositions
printed by Golden Spike Press will be released during the closing
reception on Saturday, January 19th from 5 to 7 PM.
Akina Cox graduated from CalArts with an MFA in 2012. Her
work has been included in exhibitions at Workspace, Monte Vista
Projects, Dan Graham, LACE, and most recently, a two-person exhibition
with Ariane Vielmetter at Marine Contemporary. She has been involved
with many collectives including lyeberry, which has an upcoming event at
For Your Art, and the Eternal Telethon, which has staged events at the
X-Initiative, Pomona College Museum of Art, Barf Space, and RedCat. Her
videos have been screened at various venues in Berlin, Amsterdam, New
York, and Los Angeles. Her artist books have been published by New
Byzantium Press and Golden Spike Press. She lives and works in Los
"Hair On My Tongue (No Seas Cabrón)" by Matt Wardell
The exhibition by Matt Wardell favors rhizomatic growths in
propagating multiple, non-hierarchical modes of knowledge and other
possible communities for shared meaning.
Something about an eggplant. Something about dealing
with death, life, not life, not death, and assorted. Something about not
dealing with death, life, not life, not death, and assorted. Something/
The usual, but not usual, tasted, again, always
different. Affections rekindled for text and small things- wobbles, an
odd stroke, the things color can do, fence walking, always fence
The unseen. Looking for signs. Fetish for ruins/ suffered/ by/ lover/ of/ language.
Etruscan tomb architecture with elements of the Third
Style. Votives- cats, Chinese babies, fresh fruit. Listen to the ear of
Matt Wardell archives and surveys an exceedingly abundant
databank of personal and collective images. On a horizontal axis,
Wardell reconfigures and reorders a stream of thought or search engine
results from contaminated keyword query. What results is a
conglomeration of spoiled goods that are ugly pretty and
Matt Wardell is an artist living in Los Angeles. Wardell
has exhibited in the United States and Mexico including SFMOMA, LACE,
REDCAT, PØST, Human Resources LA, Claremont Museum of Art, Black Dragon
Society, Mark Moore Gallery. Wardell is a founding member of the artist
collective 10lb Ape (Ten Pound Ape).
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