Category Archives: BOOKS/PERIODICALS

CARLA 17 LAUNCH

The launch party for CARLA 17 is this weekend at Park View / Paul Soto.

The new issue includes features on Donna Huanca, David Hammons, Ragen Moss, and collectors and Gemini G.E.L. founders Elyse and Stanley Grinstein.

Concurrent with the launch is AUTOMATIC DOOR, a group show featuring the work of Victoria Colmegna, Andy GiannakakisAidan Koch, Mark McKnight, Dylan Mira, Alex Olson, Matt Paweski, Autumn Ramsey, Mark A. Rodriguez, Kate Spencer Stewart, J. Parker Valentine, and Willa Wasserman.

CARLA ISSUE 17 LAUNCH

Saturday, August 17, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Park View / Paul Soto

2271 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Carla issue 17 (3); Carla issue 1. Images courtesy and © Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.

OSCAR TUAZON — MICHIGAN WATER SCHOOL

This is the closing weekend for OSCAR TUAZON—WATER SCHOOL at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

“In 1968, engineer and inventor Steve Baer self-published the Dome Cookbook, a treatise on mathematics, do-it-yourself architecture, and off-the-grid living. Three years later he created his Zome Home in the foothills overlooking Albuquerque. The house remains one of the earliest modern examples of passive solar architecture; the sun’s energy is collected during the day and stored in drums of water installed in large, bay windows, which then provide heat during the night.

“This unique structural system, and the larger countercultural DIY building and environmental movements of the 1960s and 1970s, form the basis for Tuazon ’s latest conceptual and material research. For his exhibition at MSU Broad—curated by Steven L. Bridges—Tuazon continues his investigations of the relationship between art, architecture, and environmental sustainability, with specific consideration of the exhibition’s immediate context: Michigan and the Great Lakes region.”*

The Water School has grown out of thinking about what role art making can play in building community and culture. Oscar Tuazon

“As the title suggests, Tuazon will initiate the latest version of his Water School, while also bridging the conversation in Michigan with the artist’s schools in California and Minnesota. These schools are spaces for formal and informal learning, opportunities to specifically address water, land rights, and other socio-environmental issues, connecting local concerns with national and global conversations.”*

OSCAR TUAZON—WATER SCHOOL*

Through August 18.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

547 East Circle Drive, East Lansing.

Above images: Oscar Tuazon, Water School, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, 2019, photography by Eat Pomegranate Photography. Below: Oscar TuazonZome Alloy, 2016, plywood, aluminum sheeting, and hardware, courtesy and © the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.


AVENGERS AT GAGA AND REENA SPAULINGS

This is the closing week of AVENGERS—SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN, a group show at Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles.

The exhibition features photographs by Julie Becker and Reynaldo Rivera—including several from the Cha Cha Girls ’87 series—prints by Juliana Huxtable, Stephen Willats, and Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, paintings by Jill Mulleady, Mayo Thompson, and Bedros Yeretzian & Nicole-Antonia Spagnola, multimedia works by Harry Dodge, Megan Plunkett, Matthew Langan-Peck, and Larry Johnson, and videos by Ken Okiishi and Gary Indiana.

In addition, Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10 is here, as well as ABC Pong, Bernadette Corporation’s table piece, featuring audio by Sylvère Lotringer.

On closing night the gallery will host a video program, with work by Alexander Kluge, Alex Hubbard, and exhibition artists Dodge, Huxtable, Indiana, and Spagnola.

 AVENGERS—SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN

Through Saturday, August 10.

Video program:

Saturday, August 10, at 8 pm.

Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art

2228 W. 7th Street, 2nd Floor (entrance on South Grand View Street), Los Angeles.

Avengers—Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain, 2019, from top: Matthew Langan-Peck, Untitled, 2019, digital C-print, wood, acrylic, oil paint; Mayo Thompson, Alligator & Turtle, 2019, gouache on canvas; installation view with Juliana Huxtable’s prints The Feminist Scam, 2017 (left) and The War on Proof, 2017, on wall and Bernadette Corporation’s ABC Pong in foreground; Megan Plunkett, The Encounter 01/The Prime Mover, 2019; installation view; Jill Mulleady, A Place in the Sun (Larry), 2019, oil on linen; Larry Johnson, Untitled (Century Schoolbook, Annotated), 1991, foamcore, photo mechanical transfer, rubber cement, ink, paint; installation view with Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10, 2015–2019, on stand; Mayo Thompson (2), Column and Bather, both 2019, gouache on canvas; Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, Free Dissociation II, 2019, inkjet print; Reynaldo Rivera, Untitled (Fausto), inkjet print; installation view with four C-prints by Julie Becker from her The Same Room series; Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, Free Dissociation I, 2019, inkjet print; Harry Dodge, The Gross Part (Stencil Series), 2015, plexiglass, primer, paint, UV-proof varnish, polished aluminum frame; Ken Okiishi, Being and/or Time, 2013–2016, HD video, 17 minutes, 15 seconds; Matthew Langan-Peck, J-U-, 2019, silkscreen on aluminum, wood,acrylic, oil paint, LED; installation view with Gary Indiana’s 2014 digital video Stanley Park on left. Images courtesy and © the artists and Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles. Special thanks to Jacob Eisenmann.

JESSE BONNELL — PARADISE ISLAND

The texts of Richard Foreman—founder of The Ontological-Hysterical Theater—have long been a defining influence on the work of performance artist, director, and Poor Dog Group co-founder Jesse Bonnell.*

As part of Week Three of Redcat’s NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019, Bonnell presents PARADISE ISLAND, “a new work of theater that compresses a decade of writing into an evening-long performance. We are giving new life back into what could soon be forgotten texts of downtown loft-era performance throughout the ’70s.”

Based on Foreman’s writings from 1973 to 1983, PARADISE ISLAND is “part retrospective, part future-bending reinvention, [bringing] new life to one of America’s most influential experimental artists.”*

Also on the bill at Redcat: Austyn Rich’s BL**DY SPAGHETTI, and Source Material’s new music-theater work A THOUSAND TONGUES, performed by Nini Julia Bang and directed by Samantha Shay.

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2019—WEEK THREE

Thursday through Saturday, August 8, 9, and 10.

All shows at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Top: Jesse Bonnell. Jesse Bonnell, Paradise Island, August 8, 2019, Redcat, from top: Brad Culver (foreground left); SarahJeen François (left) and Gabriella Rhodeen (2); Alex Barlas (left) and Culver; Pricilla Jin Chung (2); Barlas (left), François, Chung, and Rhodeen; Barlas and Rhodeen; Culver (3); performance; François; Rhodeen and Chung. Performance photographs by Vanessa Crocini (14). Images courtesy and © the photographers, the artists and performers, and Redcat.

ALTERED AFTER

ALTERED AFTER—a group show at Participant Inc featuring work by Darrel Ellis, fierce pussy, General Idea, Jerry the Marble Faun, Leslie Kaliades, Kang Seung Lee, Ronald Lockett, Jonathan Molina Garcia, Cookie Mueller, Raúl de Nieves, Jason Simon, Manuel Solano, Gail Thacker, Julie Tolentino, and XFR Collective—incorporates “archives, archaeology, salvaged objects, material migrations, inherited knowledge, and bequests in response to HIV/AIDS.”*

The exhibition is curated by Conrad Ventur for Visual AIDS.

“I’ve learned that we have to find our own saviors. For me, I like to create a fantasy, and one of the ways I’ve found beauty is by stacking beads on top of each other. I usually work in circles and let time shape the work…

“I guess I choose shoes as a vehicle to adorn myself, to give off different identities… The shoes are very organic. I actually see them grow. It pushes me to want to learn more about weight and design, to push them into new forms. But I also want them to design themselves in a way.” — Raúl de Nieves

In conjunction with ALTERED AFTER, Anthology Film Archives and Visual AIDS present RECORD TIME, a free evening of films and videos on August 8, curated by Carmel Curtis and Leeroy Kun Young Kang.

The program includes SOMETHING FIERCE (1989)—Greg Bordowitz and Jean Carlomusto’s video for Gay Men’s Health CrisisColin Campbell’s SKIN (1990), Nguyen Tan Hoang’s K.I.P. (2002), Hayat Hyatt’s VILLANELLE (2015), Tran T. Kim-Trang’s KORE (1994), Barbara Hammer’s VITAL SIGNS (1991), and Jim Hubbard’s THE DANCE (1992).

ALTERED AFTER*

Through August 18.

Participant, Inc

253 East Houston Street, #1, New York City.

RECORD TIME film program

Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 pm.

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), New York City.

Altered After, Participant, Inc, 2019, from top: Manuel Solano, Untitled, from the series, An Interior, A Sensation, An Instant, 2019, acrylic on canvas, courtesy and © the artist and Peres Projects, Berlin; Darrel Ellis, Untitled (from Thomas Ellis photo of child’s birthday party), circa 1990, gelatin silver print, courtesy and © the Estate of Darrel Ellis and OSMOS; Altered After installation views (3), including shoes by Raúl de Nieves; fierce pussy, Flag, 1992/2019, five photocopies on paper, courtesy and © the artist; Greg Bordowitz and Jean Carlomusto for Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Something Fierce (1989, 3:30 minutes, video), still, courtesy and © the artists and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries; Colin Campbell, Skin (1990, 18 min, 16mm), still, courtesy and © the artist and V Tape; Altered After installation view, including a painting by Darrel Ellis and a section of Kang Seung Lee, Untitled  (Garden) , 2018, 24K Nishijin gold thread on Sambe, ceramic (California clay, soils from Derek Jarman’s Garden, Nam San, Tapgol Park), pebbles from Dungeness and Tapgol Park, metal parts and dried plants from Derek Jarman’s Garden, courtesy and © the artist and ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul; Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Garden) detail; Jason Simon, Untitled (Video Against AIDS), 2013. three facsimile cassette wraps and original printed materials designed by Hannah H. Alderfer, courtesy and © the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts, New York; detail of Altered After exhibition catalog cover, designed by Jean Foos, image by Leslie Kaliades, still from Altered After, 1997, video, black and white, sound, 4:45 minutes; Altered After installation views (2); Tran T. Kim-Trang, Kore (1994, 17 min, video), still, courtesy and © the artist and Video Data Bank. Images courtesy Participant, Inc.