Monday, September 26, 2011

WPA | Co/Lab

Concurrent with Art Platform-Los Angeles, WPA is participating in Co/Lab which is a new event that brings together 19 art initiatives, alternative spaces and non-profit institutions to highlight the range and diversity of art practices in Los Angeles.

Opening Preview: Friday, September 30, 2011
3PM – 5PM Opening Preview
5PM – 9PM Vernissage Party benefitting the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of art and The Museum of Contemporary Art.
General Admission:
Saturday, Oct 1 • 11AM – 6PM
Sunday, Oct 2 • 11AM – 6PM
Monday, Oct 3 • 11AM – 4PM
L.A. Mart®
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Parking will be available in the L.A. Mart® lots on the corners of Broadway and Washington. Ample street parking is also available.
Ticketing Information:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Video Dumbo | Fil Rüting

Fil Rüting will be screening a 7 minute piece "Dreamtime" at DAC.
September 23-25th.

video_dumbo is the annual festival of international contemporary video art. This year video_dumbo will be held on September 23-25th as part of the 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival. For the past seven years, video_dumbo has been an important exhibition platform for emerging filmmaker and media artists. In our continuing mission to exhibit rarely seen video art, we present a growing selection of international, thought-provoking works to our audience.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tyler Vlahovich | Rhona Hoffman gallery

Tyler Vlahovich is part of a group show curated by Hudson.

Rhona Hoffman gallery
Called " bodybraingame"
Sept 16- oct 22

There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday, September 16th from 5-7:30 pm.

I like a lot, and in this exhibition that may be understood in at least two ways.

Remember in the mid ‘80s when painting died - amusing, right? For me the significance was more about the focus moving to theory, photography, and information and the resulting effects of how we moved toward a more public understanding or perception of art. After about ten or so years of that, the perception and appreciation of art was more a mental assessment of a thing than an experience of a thing, and while that mode of understanding has continued for another twelve years or so, the shortcomings of operating long term from that sensibility have long remained quite obvious.

Feature Inc. has always offered a strong presence for painting and over the years I’ve increasingly realized that the impact of art on the body is just as forceful if not more so, than its impact on the brain. Letting feelings and mutable physical and emotional sensations guide an understanding of something doesn’t necessarily provide for an articulate line of reasoning, but it does offer an interior richness which is personally very satisfying. I especially like how that form of experience leads one to think and talk around something rather than to think or talk something through. Around is more inclusive and open to development than the conclusiveness of through.

-Hudson, Feature Inc.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pamela Jorden | Romer Young Gallery

1240 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 6:00 -9:00PM

Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition with Los Angeles painter Pamela Jorden. Jorden is part of a new generation of painters whose work is at the forefront of an ongoing and unfolding conversation around the possibilities and potential of ‘abstraction.’

“The structure of light is geometrical compared to the structure of matter which is ‘organic.’ (Organic = Free-form) Both matter and space have ‘density.’ Light opens peep-hole tracks in the ‘density’ of space, because of the structure of light and allows us to ‘see.’” (1)

Pamela Jorden’s exhibition Looking Through Trees presents a new series of paintings, each one an invitation for a phenomenological experience of a painterly space defined by color, mark, composition and light. Jorden emphasizes that the world we experience is not solely figurative and our senses that interpret our surroundings do not operate in a solely rational manner. This perspective informs her paintings and challenges the compartmentalizing of abstraction. Resisting depiction in favor of slow suggestions, the works quietly allude to such things as the natural effects of changing light, the densities and geometries of urban landscapes, the haze of atmospheres and environments. The works balance a play between foreground and background, void and form, light and dark, hard and loose. Gradually assembled, the paintings are composed of fragments with varying optical densities and accumulations of shape, line, texture and pattern - each mark an isolated experience adding to the synthesis of the whole. The end results existing as “experiments in which color has weight and energy with the power to harmonize or disrupt.”

Pamela Jorden received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1996. She will have her fourth solo exhibition at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York City, NY in 2011. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at David Patton Gallery, Los Angeles; the Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Group exhibitions include "The Working Title", Bronx River Art Center, Bronx NY, "One Year Anniversary Show," "Swap Thing" and "Sun Zoom Spark," WPA, Los Angeles CA, “Some Abstraction Occurs”, 65 Grand, Chicago, IL (2008), “Themes and Variations”, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2007), “Reality is An Activity of the Most August Imagination”, Rental Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles (2006), and “(keep feeling) Fascination: Recent Abstract Painting in Los Angeles”, Luckman Gallery, Cal State LA (2006).

For additional information, please contact the gallery at 415.550.7483 or email Romer Young Gallery is a San Francisco based contemporary art gallery committed to showing regional and international emerging and mid-career artists.

1. Lee Lozano, private notebook excerpts, August 18, 1969