Showing posts from March, 2013



Victoria Reichelt, Sir John Sulman Prize Winner 2013

Victoria Reichelt talks more on her Sulman Prize winning painting 'After (books)'. With the invention of ebooks, audiobooks and the proliferation of online news and research, the way we receive information is fast changing. Modern-day libraries are as busy as ever these days but people are using the facilities in very different ways, and oddly, the quietest areas tend to be those where the books are. This painting is from a series that considers the changing roles of library spaces as they adjust to keep up with new technologies.

"Flicker" a group show curated by Jan Tumlir at Control Room, Los Angeles, California

Justin Beal
Phil Chang
Eduardo Consuegra
Brendon Fowler
Mark Hagen
Brian Kennon
Christopher Michlig
Katrina Umber
Kaari Upson
Bobbi Woods

Control Room is an artist run space in Downtown Los Angeles.
2006 East 7th Street
Downtown LA 90021
(818) 720-2713

Sundays from 12 - 6pm and by appointment March 15th through April 28th.

Nery Gabriel Lemus "A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich" at Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, California

Nery Gabriel Lemus   A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich
February 16 - April 13, 2013
Artist's Reception: February 16, 2013, 7-10pm Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present our second solo show by gallery artist Nery Gabriel Lemus, winner of the 2013 COLA Individual Artist Grant, and the 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award. In this current body of work, Lemus continues to explore domestic issues, issues that can often manifest in society at large. In particular, Lemus brings focus to the influence, positive and negative, adult men have over young boys, either within families or as men in society. Lemus’ interest in the topic stems from his involvement in social work over the past 14 years, where he has worked with boys and young men with absent fathers and a lack of positive role models.

The work in the show examines the concept of heroism – particularly in what constitutes a hero. Society has established heroes in a multitude of different spaces, frequently cemen…

Made in Space at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Made in Space

1. Someone drank tea. Someone else felt that a specific kind of taco eaten at a particular
geographic location was like a drug. The spices generated a certain kind of energy, or, perhaps,
muscle memory. It was 2012.

2. In 2002, "thoughts mixed and burned with gasoline" turned to Orange County, a web without a
spider, The Citadel, Eden-Olympia. The commingling of purposefulness and aimlessness was
understood to be the effect of Junkspace.

3. In 1981, Peter Schjeldahl took a trip to Los Angeles and wrote a short essay damning our city
to a future of cultural irrelevance, lest it somehow invert each and every one of its unique
features. He wrote, "The wishfulness of LA's citizens is simply explained as the effect of a life that
enforces independence to the point of autism. Try to lean on anything or anyone and you'll fall
down[…] Los Angeles is a city without public spaces. There are only private spaces--fenced
haciendas of self-maintenance and self-invention--…