Andrea Joyce Heimer in Artsy

Andrea Joyce Heimer is listed as one of “15 Artists in NY Summer Group Shows Who Deserve Solo Shows,” on Artsy. We couldn’t agree more, and are already looking forward to Heimer’s solo show at the gallery this November!

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Andrew Schoultz in Southland at Charlie James Gallery

Andrew Schoultz is part of the exhibition Southland, at Charlie James Gallery.

Southland” is curated by Patrick Martinez, and includes works by Sadie Barnette, Sandow Birk, Gregory Bojorquez, Kenturah Davis, Gajin Fujita, Gary Garay, Ramiro Gomez, Lauren Halsey, Kysa Johnson, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Star Montana, Kaz Oshiro, Kenton Parker, Hilary Pecis, Umar Rashid, Joe Prime Reza, Shizu Saldamando, Andrew Schoultz, Ana Serrano, Mario Ybarra Jr, Zes and José Delgado Zúñiga.

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, curator and artist Patrick Martinez has long been fascinated with the geography and culture of greater Los Angeles. Martinez’s eye concerns itself less with Hollywood and the West Side, the areas of LA commonly exported to the rest of the country, and more with pockets of the city such as the San Gabriel Valley, the East Side of Los Angeles, North East LA, the Harbor Area, San Bernardino, the High Desert, and DTLA. For Southland, Martinez has recruited artists native to Los Angeles, from different parts of the city, as well as transplants to LA, and asked them to make work about their relationship to the city.

Southland will run from July 23rd through the end of August. The gallery will be open normal hours 12-5 Wednesday to Sunday during the run of the show.

 

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Create a monumental sculpture with Jean Shin (NY)

Come see how Artist In Residence at Materials For the Arts,  Jean Shin has been using leather, broken jewelry, zippers and more to create her fantastically intricate art pieces. Shin creates monumental sculptures from thousands of objects she has collected around the world.  Meet and collaborate with the artist and friends on the construction of a room sized art installation.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
33-00 Northern Boulevard
3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Click here for more information.

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Kris Kuksi on disinfo

Disinfo has published an article about the current exhibition on view at Mark Moore Gallery titled, “Machine Empire: Sculpting the Mechanics of Humanity through Kris Kuksi’s ‘New Rome.’”

Read the article here.

Kris Kuksi’s New Rome runs through August 20th.

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Christopher Russell Acquired by The Honolulu Art Museum

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of three major works by Christopher Russell for the permanent collection of The Honolulu Art Museum.

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition to the visual arts, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the state’s cultural hub.

Dealing less with the supernatural than the psychosomatic, Christopher Russell rouses ghosts. Within his scratched photographs, fractured glass panes, and hazy metallic paints, there are haunting recollections – the kind of outlier memories that plague our psyche well after childhood. Through a purposefully repressive fog, we habitually revisit the monsters of our innermost mentality, and find ourselves the protagonist of a lifelong plight – a cinematic tale evocatively illustrated by Russell’s eerie ships and spectral trees. Like a folkloric odyssey into a cognitive web, his mixed-media works and installations traipse through places of fragility and wistfulness; evidence of the divine and unsettling encounters inherent to our complex mortality.

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Joshua Dildine Acquired by The Honolulu Art Museum (HI)

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of a major work by Joshua Dildine for the permanent collection of The Honolulu Art Museum.

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition to the visual arts, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the state’s cultural hub.

Merging found autobiographical photographs with viciously gestural painting, Joshua Dildine confronts the subject of conventional recollection and familial structure. A fixation shared by society at large, the contemplation of past events and relationships ultimately shapes our psychology moving forward – as a flicker of nostalgia, shame, or glee can be activated by a single sensory cue. With a purposeful cognizance, Dildine mines these memories for the underlying traits that forge our shared humanity: the humor found in the compromising, the endearment found in the aggravating, or the conflict found in the absent. His painterly swaths are as visceral as the family photos they conceal, his vivid palette alluding to the glaring absurdity of our incessant self-analysis and contemplation of the past. In his most recent body of work, Dildine embellishes elements or patterns within the original image in order to create a farcical confrontation with the past – a perspective that is both critical and celebratory. Through this carefully disjointed lens, Dildine creates experiences that are at once present and bygone, and whimsically harnesses nature of our being.

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Chris Duncan Acquired by Museum of Art and History

The gallery is please to announce the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA. has acquired a major work by Chris Duncan.

Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) houses a collection of post-war period and contemporary art in the areas of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, film, installations and new media. The museum also houses a collection of art pertaining to the Antelope Valley region. This art was created by artists that lived in, worked in or were inspired to create by the region. Rotating art exhibitions focus on contemporary artists, as well as the art housed within the current collection. In addition, the museum has a vast collection of Native American, historic artifacts and geologic specimens pertaining primarily to the Antelope Valley and its surrounding areas. Many of these items will be on permanent display within the museum, while others make up some of the history themed rotating exhibits showcased throughout the year.

Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. Often in flux between maximal and minimal, Duncan’s work is a constant balancing act of positive and negative, loud and quite, solitary and participatory and tends to lead towards questions regarding perception, experience and transcendence. Time’s physical and psychological effect have become paramount in these experimental endeavors.

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