Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Acclaim Magazine | Fil Rüting

The Australian Magazine Acclaim has posted an interview online of the article featured this issue on the art practice of Fil Rüting. Read more here.

Friday, May 17, 2013

John Pearson Review | Notes on Looking

Geoff tuck has posted an interesting review of John Pearson's current show at Weekend.
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Friday, September 7, 2012

The Subterraneans | WPA @ TAM

The Torrance Art Museum proudly presents

The Subterraneans

Opening reception Saturday, September 22nd, 6-9 pm
On view until Saturday, November 3rd

Featuring works by the artists who run and operate...

Actual Size
Control Room
Durden and Ray
Favorite Goods
Foundation for Art Resources
JB Jurve
LA Pedestrians
LA Road Concerts
Latned Astar
Materials and Applications
Monte Vista Projects
RAID Projects
Show Cave
Summercamp Projectprojects
untitled art projects
The Wulf

Hours of Operations:
Tuesday - Saturday,
From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Sun | John Pearson + Pam Jorden + Tyler Vlahovich

Summer Sun
July 14 – August 18
Reception Saturday, July 14, 6-8pm

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Summer Sun, a group exhibition curated by LA-based artist Hadley Holliday including works by Pamela Jorden, Emily Newman, John Pearson and Tyler Vlahovich. The exhibition will run from July 14 – August 18, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 14th from 6 - 8PM.

In Los Angeles the sun is our constant companion. In summer it screams down from indigo skies commanding us Outside! Rejoice! Recent events have made angelenos more aware than ever of the sun’s presence. In May 2012, the strange twilight of an eclipse cast a lonely shadow over the city. A few weeks later a “little black spot on the sun” reminded us of the sun’s massive girth as Venus, a planet similar in size to the earth, appeared as a tiny speck traversing the sun’s surface.

With the passing of the solstice, the days begin to shorten and yet in LA the temperature continues to rise. Contrast increases and shadows darken against the white light of the sun. Mirages transpose images of the sky onto the earth. Venturing into the cool of the gallery, these featured artists meld mystery, beauty, joy and fear into images of our quotidian experience sparkling in the summer sun.

Hadley Holliday’s abstractions flood pigment against a geometric framework to create fluctuating radiant spaces. Pamela Jorden’s paintings contrast soft and hard, fluid and solid with a jubilant interaction of shape and pattern. Emily Newman’s videos explore imagination, legend and utopian aspirations in everyday life. John Pearson’s cyanotypes and videos are meditations on light and shadow, the process a direct translation of sunlight into image. Tyler Vlahovich’s high contrast paintings and idiosyncratic sculptures point to the ritual roots of mark-making.

Taylor De Cordoba
2660 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm.
(310) 559- 9156

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Charles Irvin | Graff Mourgue D'Algue

New Directions in Alchemy

Opening 10-May-12, 6 PM
Los Angeles-based Irvin deals with inner landscape and scenery constructed from common icons such as pyramids, jesus, aliens or the misfits skull. His education and personal experience impregnated these images into his subconscious. Raised as a Catholic in Fundamentalist Christian North Texas, he developed an affinity for Christian imagery.
In New Directions in Alchemy most of the paintings are haunted by crescent moon figures. Sometimes they are depicted as alien divinities lounging on a pyramid, sometimes they perform scatological rituals in sterile rooms. The ensemble is blue suspended in space, a parallel universe where you'll be enlightened by an infinity fountain and where rock hard vanities emerge through vaginas. We never would have believed these new directions where possible to initiate, but we felt they were there somewhere in our very own alchemy. Irvin's work constantly clashes the subconscious and the conscious.
Charles Irvin's work was included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, White Columns in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Luxembourg and currently in The Art Of Cooking curated by Hanne Mugass.
7, Bvd. d'Yvoy
CH - 1205 Geneva

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dennis Hollingsworth | Michael Kohn Gallery

Dennis Hollingsworth: Terestrial
March 23 - May 4, 2012

Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent paintings by Los Angeles-based artist, Dennis Hollingsworth. At the heart of Hollingsworth's practice is a rigorous fidelity to the dichotomous nature of painting. Simultaneously materialist and conceptual, abstract and figurative,
textual and painterly, Hollingsworth makes us question the étre of painting in the way Donald Judd did with the object.
Structure plays an integral role in these luxuriously rich, dense works, allowing the painting to take on a sculptural identity. Paint is dropped, both marbled and monochrome, and scraped up with scrapers and drywall knives. Tools are invented in order to achieve intended effects, such as daubers made of balled up knit fabric (which delivers flower-like forms which he then rocks into a bed of paint) or origami-like pincers that he uses to pull the spines off the monads. Spatulas and various knives are used in abundance. Brushes are cut and thinned into specific shapes and rarely does he rely on them as they
are sold in stores.
Re-working the identity of painting, Hollingsworth presents the viewer with an existential conundrum that demands an awareness and a re-shaping of our own process of seeing. First you are asked to confront the sheer physicality of the work, which repositions the painting as a sculptural object and then back again, a never-ending balancing act between two different practices. Slowly the conceptual underpinnings and gestalt effect take hold as forms emerge and disappear, demanding a unique and powerful engagement with the work.
Dennis Hollingsworth received his M.F.A. at the Claremont Graduate School in 1991. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the U.S. Recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Galerie Miguel Marcos, Barcelona.

Tel: 323 658 8088 Fax: 323 658 8068
Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 6 pm

Friday, March 9, 2012

MItchell Syrop | Thomas Soloman Gallery

Opening Reception Saturday, March 10, 6 - 8 PM
Mitchell Syrop: Bifurcated Life
Mar 10 - Apr 21

Thomas Solomon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by the artist Mitchell Syrop entitled,Bifurcated Life. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Bifurcated Life is a series of 28 images, derived from notebook pages, both written and viewed in succession. The work evolves through a series of statements sometimes repeating themselves while transmuting in the process and eventually pushing the boundaries of language and representation.

Taken as a whole, the piece plays like a song. Pages can be grouped together and a viewer can conceive of sets of images within the larger body that resemble verses and refrains. After five repetitions of statements revolving around the theme of bifurcation, the piece transitions into its next movement.

Written from an interior perspective, the work resounds with existential tones that reflect on the dialectic of writing as creation and the embodiment of the artist’s divided public and private personas. In this case we find that the writing reveals secrets the author might not make known to himself.

The piece assumes a responsibility that negates the assumption that language is an indispensable nucleus of communication. Statements which can only be read through phonetic pronunciation unravel into what appear more like symbols; words become as divided as their meanings.

Mitchell Syrop's work has been widely exhibited in America and throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. The artist has participated in a number of significant group exhibitions including Tomorrow Land: A Tribute to CalArts, MOMA (2006) and Forest of Signs, MOCA, Los Angeles (1989). His work is represented in prominent collections, including MOCA, Los Angeles, LACMA, ICP NYC, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art.

Thomas Solomon Gallery

427 Bernard St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

323 275 1687