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JULY/AUGUST, 2015

 

 

 

Our current Previews feature our editors' and contributing writers' evaluations of exhibition that open or continue into the current month, so as to provide you with the opportunity to view those that are of interest to you.

 

To look up past articles you can go to our archive of Articles forward from April, 2010; or the ArtScene Articles Archive prior to April, 2010 will be called up from a database separate from those starting April, 2010, so you will experience differences in appearance and navigation.

 

Here are our Previews and Recommendations for July/August, 2015.

 
PETRA CORTRIGHT

 

Petra Cortright, still from “Niki, Lucy, Lola, Viola,” 2015, video.

 

 

July 9 - September 19, 2015 at Depart Foundation, West Hollywood

by Michael Shaw

 

 

When is a GIF more than a GIF? Petra Cortright makes digitally-produced paintings, animated paintings and Flash animations. She has a YouTube channel for her CGI-inflected selfie videos, mines the crossroads of mass-consumed video ephemera, high art and just a touch of soft porn. For "NIKI, LUCY, LOLA, VIOLA" she will show Flash animations and animated paintings ('paintings' on screens that is). Based on the GIFs included in the press material it will be titillating in only the way that screensaver software mixed with virtual strippers can be.

 

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RICK OGINZ

 

Rick Oginz, “Port of Oakland,”

 

 

July 29 - August 22, 2015 at L.A. Artcore, Union Center, Downtown

by Liz Goldner

 

 

Sculptor and illustrator Rick Oginz mines his imagination, his observations and his personal issues before he ever puts a pen to paper or a chisel to wood. He constructs most pieces first as illustrations and then as hand-crafted 3-dimensional sculptures. In ”The Thinking Brain,” composed of diverse mediums, he combines an old-fashioned hand-carved wooden rolling cart with a 20-inch wide blue Fiberglas brain, the latter jutting out of it. When you push the cart, the right and left lobes of the brain move up and down oppositionally. He remarks that our understanding of the brain, which used to be the repository of thoughts and memories, is perceived today as independent, particularly as we read and hear that the brain can be altered with medication. He adds that the brain in this new age doesn’t really need a body.

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NOSEGO


Nosego, “Young Shortcut”


July 18 - August 8, 2015 at Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

by Suvan Geer

 

 

Street artist Yis Goodwin, aka Nosego, makes visual mashups — zany, colorful, sometimes disturbing, often beautiful. Like web pages that pull content from various places, and contemporary music that fractures and re-mixes other songs, his vivid and lively paintings of unreal creatures slam together fragments of all sorts of things into new, vaguely familiar, but decidedly original images.

 

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ELI REED

Eli Reed, “Model and actress Tyra Banks embraces film director John Singleton”

 

 

June 18 - July 14, 2015 at Leica Gallery, West Hollywood

by Jeanne Willette

 

 

In the midst of the current “Black Lives Matter” movement, the time of photographer Eli Reed has come. Reed walks in the footsteps of the precursors of contemporary street photography, in particular Robert Frank, Danny Lyon, Ernest Withers and Gordon Parks. Like them, he was a child of the sixties, a witness to the rise of the Civil Rights Movements, and his career spans those brief years of hope and weathering the bleak decades of regression that followed in the eighties.

 

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JEFF SOTO and SASHIE MASAKATSU

 

Jeff Soto, “L.A.: Decay and Overgrowth”

 

 

June 25 - July 27, 2015 at KP Projects // MKG, Miracle Mile

by Molly Enholm

 

Although quite distinct, two concurrent solo exhibitions share a common penchant for the extraordinary. Riverside-based artist Jeff Soto and Japan-based Sashie Masakatsu combine real-world imagery with surreal distortions and fantastical settings to create fictional worlds that ultimately seem to comment upon similar concerns that haunt contemporary life.

 

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CONTINUED AND RECOMMENDED, JULY/AUGUST 2015

 

Andrea Zittel, “Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of Palm Springs Art Museum,” 2015, installation, is currently on view at Palm Springs Museum.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to see the Museum’s new Architecture and Design Center, Andrea Zittel's "Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum" provides an excellent reason to go. The  "Aggregated Stacks" are simple, stacked cubicles which sit on the floor or hang on the walls, filling the majority of the main gallery. They are made from the many cardboard shipping boxes that arrived at Zittel’s Joshua Tree  studio. Being an eco-minded artist, she came up with a way to re-use them.

 

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JUNE, 2015

 

 

 

Our current Previews feature our editors' and contributing writers' evaluations of exhibition that open or continue into the current month, so as to provide you with the opportunity to view those that are of interest to you.

 

To look up past articles you can go to our archive of Articles forward from April, 2010; or the ArtScene Articles Archive prior to April, 2010 will be called up from a database separate from those starting April, 2010, so you will experience differences in appearance and navigation.

 

Here are our Previews and Recommendations for June, 2015.

 
NOAH PURIFOY

 

Noah Purifoy, “From the Point of View of the Little People,” 1994, mixed media construction, 120 x 96 x 18”. © Noah Purifoy Foundation; photo: Fredrick Nilsen.

 

 

June 7, 2015 - February 28, 2016 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA], Miracle Mile

by A. Moret

 

While California assemblage artist Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) remains on the fringes of familiarity to many, his civic leadership shaped the landscape of Los Angeles and forever transformed the Mojave Desert. Inspired by found objects, Purifoy created works fueled by a desire to inspire change, both aesthetic and political. His artistic practice demonstrated an unwavering commitment to engage in a social dialogue regarding civil liberties and equality. “Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada” focuses on the distinctive styles the artist employed from his early work dating from 1965 that used remnants from the Watts Riots, through his later large-scale installations he created on his ten-acre property in Joshua Tree.

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SHERRY KARVER

 

Sherry Karver, “Imagination”

 

 

May 20 - July 10, 2015 at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Orange County

by Daniella Walsh

 

Anyone aware of his or her surroundings knows that any place in the world offers a potential people watcher’s paradise. That holds especially true for Sherry Karver, who specializes in text-enhanced, multi-media works. Paint enhances photographic images of crowd scenes mounted on wood panels. Karver then introduces stories about the people and things she has observed and recorded, inserting the text inside the outlined contours of selected figures.

 

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