Martin Gantman
Selections from “theartbeautyproject”
September 13 - October 14, 2007

8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood CA 90069
Gallery B261 (Blue Building)
Contact: 323 651 3316
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Martin Gantman, "scurious y helmut appeared", 2000, fabric, rope and metal 105" x 133".

“theartbeautyproject” was produced by Mr. Gantman in 1999 to 2001.  It responds to the then new phenomena of design fashion and furniture house advertisements introducing advertising into contemporary art magazines.  Included in this exhibit are a series of heraldic banners as well as the piece: “scurious y helmut appeared.”  

Martin Gantman is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who has exhibited internationally in such venues as the Alternative Museum in New York, A.R.C. Gallery in Chicago, POST Los Angeles, Artetica, Rome; and La Coruna, Spain.  He is currently working on a multi-faceted undertaking entitled "Tracking Empire."  
His project, “See you when we get home.” was featured in Art Journal magazine and his most recent project, "Atmospheric Resources Tracking Incorporated" was shown at the Seyhoun Gallery in West Hollywood earlier this year.  Recent published writings include: “The Irresolute Potential in the Unimagined Possibility,” “Swingin’ in the Slammer,” “The Word Was Charm,” “DuSable Park: An archeology,” "Notes on the Oddness of Things," and "Mapping the Lost Idea." He also co-edited "Benjamin's Blind Spot: Walter Benjamin and the Premature Death of Aura" for the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, published by DAP Publications in 2001.

His work is included in numerous contemporary collections, including the Peter Norton Foundation, the Marv and Judy Zeidler collection, the Michael Collins/Daniel Banchik collection, etc.

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