Friday, December 24, 2010

David Hughes | Annual Xmas Eve Performance

David Hughes
WPA, Christmas Eve, December 24, 8pm

This is a 2010 Christmas Eve happening that features
David Hughes reading his entire 1990 novel, 'No X', on
the radio. This is a one night only pirate radio station that
can be experienced by driving in Los Angeles' Chinatown
on this night from 8pm-10pm and listening to 91.3 fm.

Friday, December 17, 2010

David Hughes | Slideshow

A slideshow of David Hughes ongoing exhibition
is now up on the current page.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tyler Vlahovich | Slideshow now up

Tylers ongoing show at WPA is now viewable online on the current exhibition page.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rachael Neubauer | Standard Deviation

Rachael Neubauer is part of a group show opening November 18th, 5-8 at the Pacific Design Center.

Standard Deviation
Curated by Jenny Le and Janet Levy November 18, 2010 – January 7, 2011 Opening reception: Thursday, November 18, 5-8pm

See Line Gallery presents a group exhibition, Standard Deviation, curated by Jenny Le and Janet Levy , including works by Alex Artigas , Reggie Casagrande, Taska Cleveland, Sam Combellick, Zoe Crosher, Sean Daly, Jen DeNike, Christopher Haun, Patrick Holeck, Seth Kaufman, Karen Lofgren, Sean Brian McDonald, Lesley Moon, Rachael Neubauer, Brooks Salzwedel, Natascha Snellman, Andre Vippolis, Jason Yates. Including sculpture, installation, photography, works on paper.
Standard Deviation: to shift, split away from the norm, average. the two idiosyncratic worlds of Jenny Le and Janet Levy merge within the realm of the exhibition "Standard Deviation." Departure from the norm and escape from the expectation of models regarded as the common value, the works selected showcase a collective that reaches away from any typical curation formula. This exhibition assembles established artists alongside fashion designers, photographers, directors, and architects. Offering the viewer an opportunity to look at a variety of distinctive works interacting together rather than formulating standards in which the works should derive.

See Line Gallery hours Monday - Friday 11am-5pm and by appointment. for further information regarding the exhibition please contact Janet Levy cell 917 604 3114

Friday, November 12, 2010

Notes on Looking | Tyler Vlahovich

Geoff Tuck has written a fun article that includes a look at Tyler's current show at WPA.
Click here to read it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tyler Vlahovich | Opening

Tyler Vlahovich | I Drank the Kool Aid
November 5 - December 4
Opening Reception Saturday, Nov 6th, 6-9pm

"My work is an expression of certainty and ambiguity. I mean to link these interests in a practical and accessible way.

My approach is to set in motion a certain kind of tension through the seduction of abundance, inquiry and discovery. I start with the rudiments of composition - volumes, values, lines and their variants - and methodically build toward excess. My aim is to have these straightforward elements spar with the spatial ambiguities they propagate; and, because the repetition and variation of these elements is plain, it quickly becomes a game of how I can relate or cluster them. Somehow a rapport emerges that slows the read of the overall image while leveling a richly charged field to study. The resulting image is intended to be compelling by means of its uncomfortable vagueness. I use contour line as a means to plainly articulate form and space while hinting at figuration. Often the clarity of the line is bent toward misinterpretation. Figuration steps in to maintain a point of reference. Contour lines also suggest a great deal with extreme economy and can easily slip or flash between two and three-dimensional representation. I like how this flux can delay a quick appraisal. And, as the title of the show suggests, I’ve not only embraced the promising/worrisome paradox of clarity but the attraction has become a calling."
- Tyler Vlahovich

Gallery hours:
Open 12-6pm, Friday - Saturday or by appointment.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Henry Taylor | Slideshow

Slides of Henry's ongoing exhibition are now up on the current page of the website.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Henry Taylor | Opening

Henry Taylor | Couch Paintings
September 30 - October 23
Opening Reception | Thursday September 30th 7-10pm.

WPA is proud to present a new exhibition from Henry Taylor,
Couch Paintings.

Gallery hours:
Open 12-6pm, Thursday - Saturday or by appointment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jerry/jury | Adam Janes

The Glendale College Art Gallery, September 25 – November 13, 2010

Curated by Jan Tumlir and featuring works by Skip Arnold, Chris Burden, Joe Deutch, Jennifer Moon, Jeff Ostegren, Erick Pereira & Adam Braly Janes, Jorge Pardo, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jim Skuldt, Asha Schechter and Jesse Sugarmann

Monday, September 20, 2010

Video Screening | Pickax and Candle

WPA is proud to present Pickax and Candle, a screening of videos by John Pearson, this Thursday, September 23 at 8pm. Please join us for this opportunity to see a variety of short videos made over the last 15 years. The concurrent solo exhibition )black( runs through this Saturday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Brandon Lattu | Opening


Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 16, 8:00-11:00 p.m.

2861 West Avenue 35
Los Angeles 90065

Regular hours are 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Saturdays, September 16 - October 16, 2010

The MAK Center is pleased to present this new work by Brandon Lattu, a phenomenological, interactive artwork in which the viewer's shadow and movements activate light-sensitive cells to produce ever-changing patterns of light on the walls and ceilings of a room.

Reciprocity of Light revitalizes the basic aspect of photography: a surface sensitized to the interruption of light. In this piece, the artist has sensitized an entire room to demonstrate the increasingly conjoined ideas of image, architecture and the body of the viewer. Here, the projection of the viewer's body becomes an image as well as a sculptural component of the piece.

The work invokes the spirit of works from the 1960s that moved away from the commercial gallery establishment to more informal, adaptive spaces and sites. The artist identifies strongly with the goal of producing idealistic works that determine the necessary means of reception rather than conforming to the industrial norm.

Los Angeles-based artist Lattu (b. 1970) utilizes photography, sculpture, and video to investigate the state of representation today in order to push beyond the conventional empiricism that pictures of the world have traditionally invoked. He teaches at UC Riverside and has exhibited internationally in prominent galleries and museums.

From downtown Los Angeles take the 5 North to the 2 North, then take the 2nd exit, Verdugo Rd. At the light take a right on Eagle Rock Blvd, go three blocks then take a right on West Ave. 35. Street parking is available on W. Ave 35, Eagle Rock Blvd., and Bushwick St at the end of the block.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

John Pearson | Opening

WPA is proud to present )black(, a solo exhibition by John Pearson featuring a new video and selection of photographs.

John Pearson
September 2 - 25
Opening Reception Saturday, Sept 4, 6-9pm

An evening screening of a broad selection of the artist's videos will be presented at WPA on Thursday, September 23 at 8pm.

Gallery hours:
Open 12-6pm, Thursday - Saturday or by appointment.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Swap Thing | TRY-HAR-DER

TRY-HAR-DER has posted some pictures from the swap thing event at Performance Now!
Interestingly it appears they even made a swap.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Perform Now | Charles Irvin

In conjunction with Chinatown's PERFORM! NOW! festival, Charles Irvin presents TJ SLIXX. A reprise and elaboration of his 2007 performance: TJ SLIX, this new version starts with an extra X and floors it toward the fringes of contemporary art. Without revealing too much, TJ SLIXX promises to be the last word on that quintessential Southern-California phenomena: automobile as means of self-expression. Look for TJ SLIXX this Saturday, July 31st, from 5-7pm in front of 510 Bernard St., LA, CA, 90012

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Adam Janes | Video Compilation on

The Video Compilation from the installation at WPA is now viewable online at Click here to watch now. Also some new pictures have been added to the current page of last night opening.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Terri Phillips | Audience No. 17

Audience Magazine has published an interview Terri Phillips did with Charles Marowitz.

Download the Pdf of the interview here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Adam Janes | on TRYHARDER

TRYHARDER has posted some shots of Adams installation.
His opening is this Saturday June 19th 6-9pm at WPA.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Adam Janes | Installation Updates

Adam Janes's Carpenters Carpenter installation is progressing nicely, follow the daily updates on the current page as he progresses.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Charles Irvin | Artslant

Charles Irvin's recent performance at Cottage Home was reviewed in Artslant.
Check it out here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Interesting review by Christopher Knight today in the LA Times on Bart Exposito.
click here to view

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rachael Neubauer | Pics

Tryharder has posted up some pictures from Rachaels opening.
You can see them here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

destijl | New WPA film

Enjoy WPA's latest filmic production
from Soup Kitchen event last December.

A Higher resolution version is viewable at too here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rachael Neubauer | Opening

WPA is please to announce a new show by Rachael Neubauer.
May 8 - May 30
Opening Reception, May 8, 7-9pm
Gallery open 12-6pm, Thursday - Saturday or by appointment.

WPA | 510 Bernard St, LA 90012

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BART EXPOSITO | Thomas Solomon Gallery

BART EXPOSITO "Bends"at Thomas Solomon Gallery May 8 - Jun 12, 2010

WPA member Bart Exposito is having his solo show opening down the street
at Tomas Solomon Gallery.

427 Bernard Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sneek back across to WPA the same night for Rachael Neubauer's opening.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Video Screening | Sun Zoom Spark

Sunday 7pm, April 25th.
WPA will present a screening of video work as a closing to the current show.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sun Zoom Spark | A group show organized by Pamela Jorden

Sun Zoom Spark
March 26 - April 25
Opening Reception, March 27th, 6-9pm

WPA is proud to present Sun Zoom Spark, featuring work by Julie Becker, Katy Crowe, Pamela Jorden, Alice Könitz, Virginia Holt, and Terri Phillips.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Tyler Vlahovich | The Cones
John Tevis Gallery
20 Mar - 24 Apr 2010
47 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
Tues - Sat, 12-7pm

John Tevis is pleased to present The Cones, an exhibition of new work by Tyler Vlahovich, opening March 20 and continuing through April 24, 2010. An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 20 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

The paintings, drawings and sculptures in Tyler Vlahovich’s The Cones resuscitate and modify aspects of art history from Chinese wall painting to Meso-American calligraphy. Seduced by the narrative style of cave and wall paintings found in the ancient Silk Road town of Tun-huang in western China, the artist loosely divides the picture space in his new watercolor and ink on paper works into cell-like structures, serially repeated but with entire sections of the work left bare, as if time or an interloper made off with crucial pieces of the puzzle. The relationship between the muted, abstract shapes and the hollowed-out voids is symbiotic, allowing the cells to coalesce into an overall image of images.

The work of Tyler Vlahovich has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The Cones marks the artist’s first one-person exhibition in France.

John Tevis Gallery is located at 47 rue Chapon in the Marais district of Paris. Gallery hours are noon to 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the gallery, its exhibitions, the artists, and how to get here, please visit our website at or call us at +33 (0)1 42 71 84 83.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WPA | Garden

Here is some pictures of the new WPA Garden planting.
Thanks go to Rachael Neubauer, Henry Taylor, Terri Philips and her son Tennessee

Monday, March 8, 2010

WPA UPDATE | Editions

WPA is pleased to announce our new Editions page.
You can now purchase Art and Prints directly from our website.
Curently available:
Andrew Hahn's Monoprints (On exhibition at the gallery now)
and his linocut WPA posters.
Also available Fil Rüting's Archival Inkjet Prints from the Tri Repetae 2009 series.

So... Whynot Purchase Art

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Andrew Hahn | Opening

Andrew Hahn | Paintings for Achillia

February 20 - March 21
Opening Reception, February 20, 7-10pm

WPA is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and prints by Andrew Hahn. “Paintings for Achillia” features three oil paintings that continue Hahn’s investigation of the female portrait, but here his ghostly cinematic and disembodied faces achieve a grand scale, and the figurative fragmentation of bound feet shows up in two of the paintings. For Hahn, these works are like film stills from a surrealist movie about a female Achilles, a perversion of the Greek myth, that has yet to be made. The paintings’ surface remains relatively flat, though complex with Hahn’s layering techniques of both scraping wet and sanding dry paint, creating filters and blurred lines, and the occasional element of spraypaint, all making the canvases, and the fleshy subject matter, appear attacked.
Like in his earlier series of 50 photorealistic watercolors of crime scenes or his feature-length bio-pic on the Unabomber, these new paintings are about the procedural, assembling clues in a documentary fantasy, privileging fiction over fact. The depths of literature as well as the movement of projected film can be allegorized as a motive for Hahn’s mechanics of painting, wherein he has set up his own classical story of fear and seduction, paranoia and vulnerability.
Also on display is his varicolored collection of ‘Unfinished Girl’ monotypes. In the context of this installation, the artist has referred to these quickly painted and transferred portraits as “a casting call for various Achillias.” The chance blurring and smearing created in the printing process does much of the work in creating the psychological story of his subjects. These prints are installed in the office alongside the same lithographic press from which they were pulled.

Andrew Hahn lives and works in Los Angeles.

Gallery open 12-6pm, Thursday - Sunday or by appointment.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Michael Minelli | Video Interview has posted a new conversation with WPA artist Michael Minelli and UCLA Contemporary Art History Lecturer Miwon Kwon. Check it out here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Charles Irvin | Art Since the Summer of ‘69

January 17 – February 21, 2010
Opening reception on Sunday January 17, 4 – 7 p.m.

Art Since the Summer of ‘69
195 Chrystie Street,
Suite 303, 3rd floor

10002 New York, NY

Art Since the Summer of ’69 is proud to present Wuv is the Waw, Charles Irvin’s premier solo show in New York.

Los Angeles-based Irvin works with a wide range of media, including video, performance, drawing and painting. For Wuv is the Waw, Irvin has produced two series of new drawings, depicting conflations of opposing concepts: birth and death, masculine and feminine, inner and outer space, organic and inorganic, the spiritual and the obscene.

The drawings depict mystical states where all is one, visualizing the alchemical concept of the union of the opposites. Carl Jung compared this to the psychological process of individuation, where the personal and collective subconscious join with consciousness. Since Irvin’s imagery is intuitive, the work depicts the process that creates it, the subconscious and conscious working together.
The drawings in the series Wuv is the Waw were inspired by a quote from Aleister Crowley; “Love is the law, love under will”. The drawings seek to represent the fun, light-hearted, and perhaps even cute and cuddly side of the complex, multifaceted Crowley. In tribute to Crowley's meditations on the multivalence of symbols, the drawings contain an image that evokes light and dark sides of our contemporary visual culture. Crowley loved riddles, so Irvin refuses to reveal what these sides are.

For more information and image requests,
please contact the gallery by email or by phone 347.208.5437.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Michele O'Marah | Opening at Cottage Home

Michele O'Marah
A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do
January 9 - February 6, 2010
Opening Saturday, Jan 9th, 6-9pm

Kathryn Brennan Gallery is thrilled to present A girls got to do what a girls got to do, an exhibition of new work by Michele O'Marah. For the exhibition, O'Marah has created three new video works that are re-created scenes from the Pamela Anderson film Barb Wire (1996). Continuing her examination of the mass media representation of the revolutionary, this exhibition is the second half of a project that began with her piece How Goes it with the Black Movement? (2007), whose focus was a PBS broadcast interview between Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton and conservative host and author William F. Buckley on his program Firing Line. A counterpoint to the heady, academic discussion of the former, O'Marah's current source, Barb Wire, is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name. Anderson's "Barb" is a disaffected mercenary in the post-Second U.S. Civil War city of Steel Harbor, who gets caught in the middle of the revo lutionary activities of a former flame who is working to expose the ruling Neo-Fascist government for its ruthless behavior. Aimed at a Gen X audience, the film has acquired a cult status despite a poor reception, both critically and at the box office.
For A girls got to do what a girls got to do, the artist will be exhibiting three video works, installations of set pieces, photographs, and text-based drawings. Having re-staged four scenes from the film, O'Marah has cast a different actress for each to play the character of Barb. In addition to the artist's probe of the corporatized, MTV version of a revolutionary hero, O'Marah's efforts serve as deconstructive analyses of the film's representation of femininity. Hiring a diverse range of professional actresses to fill Anderson's stiletto high heels, O'Marah's "Barb" takes various forms. Working with each actress, O'Marah's video works take on the most sexually explicit scenes from the film and offer a variety of interpretations of the lead role: campy, flirty, and sexy. The one-dimensional, Barbie Doll of a character is given a depth, sexuality, and humor that is lacking in the original. Set pieces from the production of the videos re-installed and accessori zed with photographs and sculptures blur the line between art installation and function. In addition, a series of text-based works on paper, pulled from dialogue and lyrics from the film’s soundtrack (primarily new metal cover versions of older songs), address issues of authorship and contrivance.