Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Mekons Empire Of The Senseless


Monday, February 21, 2011

Spray Guns

Had to break out the spray guns today!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kristi Engle

Saturday, February 19 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Kristi Engle Gallery
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
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In this series, arists/curators Asher Hartman and Carol McDowell look at the ideas of conversation and performance to ask simply, 'what are people thinking?" Artists in this series are invited to perform, converse, and listen with singular purpose of circulating new ideas through the lens of performance.

The pairing of artists asks us to look in between art works, at the electric space of gaps and connection. Listening can be lik...e scavenging, collecting facets of thought-- concerted statements and unplanned segues--detailing what the speaker is conscious of (or not). meshing with and advancing our own ideas.

As performance practitioners, we're curious about the nature of what we do, its exigencies, and how it responds or recedes from the larger cultural landscape. We invited people who are simply interesting to watch, to listen to, whose ideas give us ideas. We hope you'll join us in the spirit of exploration and discovery.

February 19th, 2011, 8pm - midnight

Poet and performer, Douglas Kearney reads from his collection of works, including his new chapbook Quantam Spit ("even this country's love smells of gunpowder...") and his new CD, There are Sharks in This Poem, live readings from The Black Automaton.

Pedestal & the All Girl Bank (P$tAGB) welcomes you to join the party of Pop. Primary party planners and karaoke agitators, Andy Manoushagian, Hataya Tubtim, and Paige Tighe will perform the Top 10 of the Modern World, those at the peak of the charts during some of the 20th century's most significant conflicts. You'll be inspired by hits from World War II, the Trade Center bombings, Rwandan genocide, Iraq invasion and more! It's a tribute to American pop songs that have helped inspire all sides in tragedies across the globe.

Kristi and Daniel rockin out!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Marjan Vayghan

I'm looking forward to Marjan Vayghans work at 18th Street ArtNight. Marjan has been "Building Bridges"across the globe for years now. I hope to write more later until then here is some information about Marjan the 18th Street and Ghetty projects. Attached is the artists statement and the post by Business Wire that I pulled for you. Both links are attached. SEE YOU IN SANTA MONICA!!

Born to Azerbaijani parents in Tehran, Iran in 1984, Marjan Vayghan emigrated to the United States in the Spring of 1995, settling with her family in Los Angeles, California. Marjan continues to live alternately between Teheran and Los Angeles. Her practice is informed by this context of movement and flexible citizenship across both geographical and cultural spaces, and the multiple realities these spaces engender.

February 09, 2011 09:00 AM Eastern Time
18th Street’s ArtNight Salutes California’s Contemporary Art

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--18th Street Arts Center celebrates a “legacy” of Contemporary Art on February 19, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

“to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.”

In the spirit of the Getty Foundation’s sponsored project, *Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, 18th Street has declared 2011 its “legacy” year. Artists chosen to activate the galleries will create projects to commemorate or pay tribute to California’s influential Contemporary Art Movement. This ArtNight debuts the projects of the first two artists, Richard Newton and Vincent Ramos, to activate 18th Street galleries under 18th Street’s “legacy” theme.

In the 18th Street Gallery, Richard Newton’s project, Have You Seen My Privacy, will involve multiple presentations of video, ephemera, and correspondence accompanied by public dialogues with artists active in Southern California from 1960 and onwards. Newton will also actively collaborate with younger artists to develop three performances allied with the presentations.

Vincent Ramos will occupy 18th Street’s Project Room with his research-based project, Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of. Ramos’ project will look at works developed in Southern California in the 1960’s by artists who were not from the region, but whose projects informed and influenced the work of local artists. He will develop new works along with constructing a visual timeline of the many disparate pieces from these “outsider” artists.

On this extraordinary February night, 18th Street visitors will witness new and engaging art installations created by 18th Street’s Visiting International Artists, open-artist studios from our Artist-in-Residence, a young artist-driven group art show in the Pasillos I featuring the eclectic art works from the students of Santa Monica College; a presentation by Womenfound in the Pasillos II showcasing the artwork of children from the Gongathi Sunitha Shelter in Hyderabad, India; and a delicious toss up of mouth-watering veggie and organic hot dogs from the AsiaDog Food Truck.

At 8:00 p.m. in the Highways Performance Space, visitors will be captivated by the mesmerizing and provocative performance art work of 18th Street’s Visiting South African Artist, MLu Zondi.

ArtNight is free to the public and will have a bar hosted by Izze Sparkling Juice, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Hpnotiq, and LunaAzul Tequila.

18th Street Arts Center is an internationally known alternative arts center whose mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.”

ArtNight is made possible (in part) by the City of Santa Monica Community Access and Participation (CAP) Grant Program and the Santa Monica Arts Commission.

* Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 18th Street Arts Center is located at 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, off Olympic Blvd.

18th Street Arts Center
Ronald Lopez, 310-453-3711 x. 103

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cha Cah

I've been trying to paint cha cha for over a year now. Ahhhh. Perhaps some day I will finish her. Or perhaps she's finished.

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Noooooooooo! Lara Logan

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Our Beautiful Garden Entry

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Art in Griffith Park

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Jancar Gallery February 2011

TEL 213 625-2522
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5 PM (and by appointment)

JANCAR GALLERY is pleased to announce a very special group exhibition:

FEB. 5 - FEB 26, 2011
Opening reception for the artists: Saturday, Feb. 5, from 6 - 9 PM


February 05 - 26, 2011

Suzanne Lacy- Micol Hebron- Dawn Kasper- Annie Sprinkle- Elizabeth Stephens- Susan Mogul- Catherine Lord- Skip Arnold- Betty Tompkins- Ellie Kevorkian- Julie Lequin- Angela Ellsworth- Robert Cumming- Dani Tull- Robert Fontenot- Nancy Popp- Richard Newton- Hildegarde Duane- Hubert Schmalix- Marcus Civin- Elana Mann- Roger Herman- Alex Staiger- Pierre Picot- Doug Harvey- Judith Linhares- Charles Karubian- Carrie Yury- Leslie Kneisel- Martha Wilson- Derek Boshier- Annetta Kapon- Dorit Cypis- Cyril Kuhn- Katrin Jurati- Tad Beck- Christian Cummings- --------- Curated by Tom Jancar & Maya Lujan.

Wow what an amazing show this was. The next day I saw that someone commented on Tom Jancars facebook that he "had a lot of nerve". I so totally loved that and he sure did. This show is certainly a show to be proud of and yes I think that statement is a complement. I'm sure he is also proud of his artists that really really had a lot of effin nerve" along with talent and some strong historical voices.

Ellie Kevorkian's photos were hypnotic. I love her composition and the beautiful, sad, funny story they tell. I'd like to thank Ellie for introducing me to Susan Mogul. Wow what a powerhouse of a gal. Her piece was uh uh uh I'm speechless. I have to admit I couldn't watch the whole thing all at once. I'm still not sure I got through it all. In the words of Syndey C. "I guess I'm not so hard core". Micol Hebron was vigazelled to the max. I think she said that it was a video piece from 1995. Angela Ellsworth and Nancy Popp were in the house as well. Please visit the gallery for the entire show. I can't begin to do it justice.

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Friday, February 04, 2011


Oh Lord save me from another Theory Based art show! I don't know if I can take another one. I'm having overload.

After engaging in a few in depth conversations with one of my art pals. Watching a film about the Zeitgeist Movement and reading a bunch of theory based on line publications. My brain reeling. Wanting to go to an couple of art shows with some other concept was what I was hoping for. Then ba bam the two places I wanted to visit had theory based art. Not that it's not relevant or interesting it is. I ask why, why, why when it rains it pours so to speak. Now it seems to be a new band wagon for artists to glob onto. I get it really I do. I have and will most likely in the future collaborate with these ideas and there connections with art just as I did and will do again with science. I just have to wonder if all of these artists/galleries find out what there colleagues are doing and feel the need to out do them. Thus creating OVERLOAD!!!

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