Thursday, July 25, 2013

Interview with Amalia Pica



Amalia Pica talks about her work and her current solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Friday, July 19, 2013

"Illuminations" a Group Show Curated by Matthew Higgs at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, California

“ILLUMINATIONS”
CURATED BY MATTHEW HIGGS

CAROL BOVE
VIRGINIA OVERTON
ANDY COOLQUITT
MATTHEW PAWESKI
MARTIN CREED
NOAM RAPPAPORT
JACK JAEGER
JOSEF STRAU
MARGARETE JAKSCHIK
JIM WELLING
LUCAS KNIPSCHER & WIN McCARTHY
AMY YAO
JASON MEADOWS



JUNE 29 – AUGUST 10, 2013

Opening reception is Saturday June 29, from 5 to 7 pm

In 2010 I was invited to make a proposal for a group show for a prominent New York commercial gallery. I proposed an exhibition entitled ‘Illuminations’ that - for a number of reasons – never came to be. The exhibition would have brought together artworks – made at very different times, and for very different reasons – that included a light source. The title ‘Illuminations’ alluded to the tradition in British seaside towns of public light displays presented along the seafront during the out-of-season months. (Imagine a low-fi take on the Las Vegas strip only in a subzero British winter.) I can clearly remember annual family trips in the 1970s to the British seaside town of Blackpool to witness these nocturnal spectacles. For the exhibition I was interested in the idea of ‘light’ not so much as an illuminating or uplifting force, but rather as a somewhat melancholic, even pessimistic condition.


The current exhibition ‘Illuminations’ at Richard Telles is not the exhibition I proposed in 2010, but it is informed by and related to it. It also brings together very different works, made by very different artists and for very different reasons. It includes not only works that incorporate a light source but also works that are images of light sources. Central to the installation is Martin Creed’s self-explanatory 2001 piece ‘Work No. 270 – the lights off’. For the duration of the exhibition the overhead lights that normally illuminate the gallery, reception, office and storage areas at Richard Telles will be switched off. Consequently the exhibition will be lit only by daylight and any ambient light generated by the individual artworks, creating in turn a constantly shifting ‘mood’ in the gallery, one informed by the prevailing weather conditions or simply the time of day. That all this takes place during a Los Angeles summer is, of course, partly the point. ‘Illuminations’might ultimately be thought of as a rejoinder to Southern California’s unforgiving flat, Hockney-esque light and to the inherent optimism associated with its relentless blue skies.

- Matthew Higgs, April 2013.

Richard Telles Fine Art
7380 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 965-5578
Hours: Tues to Sat. 11 to 5 pm






















Thursday, July 18, 2013

"The Glass Delusion" a Group Show Organized by De La Cruz Projects (Costa Rica), at Citizen & Carter, Culver City, California

De La Cruz Projects (Costa Rica)
“The Glass Delusion” 
Works by Andres Carranza, John Espinosa, Frankllin Evans, Alejandro Guzman, Ernesto Oroza
June 29 – July 13
opening reception: Saturday, June 29, 6-8pm
www.delacruz-projects.com

Citizen & Carter
2648 La Cienega Ave. (not Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90034
213.359.2504
Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, and by appointment























Tuesday, July 16, 2013

David Lynch meets Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier Exhibition, Paris

In April, 2013, David Lynch meets Ron Mueck during the exhbition set up. Then he gives us a tour of the exhibition.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Group Shows: "Three or Four" a One Day Group Show curated by Elana Melissa Hill

THREE or FOUR
Hadley Holliday
Casey Kauffmann
Molly Larkey
Jay Stuckey
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Sunday, July 7th 2013 *ONLY!
1-4pm
734 San Julian St. 2ND FLOOR
Los Angles, CA. 90014
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THREE or FOUR was a one day only group show of Los Angeles based artists, curated by elana melissa hill at Temple Ad Hoc.

Hadley Holliday was born in Kansas City and currently lives in Los Angeles where she received her MFA from Cal Arts in 2004. Her paintings explore a collision of geometric abstraction, ritual experimentation, broken systems, forgotten rules, mistakes and play. Holliday’s work has been exhibited internationally. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Taylor de Cordoba Gallery and a curatorial project at the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
www.hadleyholliday.com

Casey Kauffmann was born and raised in Los Angeles. She lives and works in Los Angeles today and received her BA from the Evergreen State College in Washington State. Casey Kauffmann’s work is a direct reflection of the time and environment in which she lives. If it seems like it’s shallow that’s because it is. She seeks to uproot pop culture imagery from its source to re-contextualize it in a space where it’s deeper implications can be investigated. Casey strives, not to elevate nor augment these signifiers, but to present them in their true form. Contemporary pop culture and the representation of women reflect a shallow elementary portrayal of the complexity of human emotion and conflict therefore the work imparts the literal, shallow and immediate nature of visual culture in our time. Kauffmann’s work is often executed with traditional techniques and materials combined with low craft based and markedly feminine materials such as scrap booking paper and make-up. This process reflects the work’s heavy reliance on tension between low/high, real/performative, fascination/disgust, and acceptable/unacceptable behavior within female embodiment.
http://caseykauffmann.com/
http://caseymakesart.tumblr.com/
http://midastouch000.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/caseykauffmann/


Molly Larkey lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Larkey received a MFA from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a BA from Columbia University, New York. In her new work, Larkey investigates the boundaries of language within a context of abstract painting, sculpture, and drawing. By hinting at a presence of language that never quite comes into being, she provides a slippage between looking and reading and questions how one sees (or reads) an object. The paintings incorporate ceramic shapes and fabric on their surfaces, creating tension between flatness and volume, painted gesture and blocks of color, and symbolic language and the rawness of the materials. What seems at first glance to be a straightforward painted surface reveals itself to be layers of canvas, ceramics, and paint. Using these different materials and techniques to extract both solid forms and subtle gestures, the paintings confuse negative and positive space and yield lyrical shifts between the covering and the covered up. Larkey’s work has been featured in exhibitions at PS1 MoMA, New York; The Saatchi Gallery, London; The Drawing Center, New York; Horton Gallery, New York; Ochi Gallery, Ketchum; Samson Projects, Boston; and Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica among others.
http://mollylarkey.com/

Jay Stuckey is a Los Angeles based artist. He graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa with Magna Cum Laude honors, and received his graduate degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is represented by Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles. Stuckey’s paintings deal with dreams and visions. His work is in numerous private and institutional collections including Sprint Telecommunications and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
http://www.thecompanyart.com/pages/jay-stuckey/




Casey Kauffmann

Hadley Holliday

Casey Kauffmann

Molly Larkey

Hadley Holliday

Casey Kauffmann

Jay Stuckey

Hadley Holliday

Hadley Holliday

Molly Larkey

Casey Kauffmann

Casey Kauffmann

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Casey Kauffmann

Casey Kauffmann

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Jay Stuckey