Tag Archives: Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (ICA LA)

LUCAS BLALOCK

Lucas Blalock—whose work “highlight[s] his technical footprints within an image”—will give the Handtmann Photography Lecture at USC this week.*

A week later AN ENORMOUS OAR—Blalock’s first solo museum show—will open in downtown Los Angeles, presenting over twenty works from the last five years.

Blalock will join ICA LA curator and exhibition organizer Jamillah James for a conversation in mid-February.

LUCAS BLALOCK—HANDTMANN LECTURE

Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm.

MFA Art Building, USC

3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles.

LUCAS BLALOCK—AN ENORMOUS OAR*

February 10 through July 21.

LUCAS BLALOCK IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMILLAH JAMES

Sunday, February 17, at 3 pm.

Institute of Contemporary Art

1717 East 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Lucas Blalock, Conch and Berries and, 2015–17, archival inkjet print; Lucas Blalock, Emile, Man of the Future, 2016–17, archival inkjet print; Lucas Blalock, Dancing Girl, 2016; Lucas Blalock, The Sleepers, 2016, archival inkjet print. Images courtesy the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich and New York, and ICA, Los Angeles.

AYANNA U’DONGO AND JACKIE CLAY IN CONVERSATION

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An ICA LA open house this weekend celebrates the exhibitions SISTERS AND BROTHERS (presented in collaboration with Dirty Looks) and RAFA ESPARZA: DE LA CALLE. Curators Jackie Clay and Jamillah James, filmmaker Ayanna U’Dongo, and Esparza will participate in conversations about the shows.

 

ICA LA OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, April 22, from 11 am to 6 pm.

JACKIE CLAY IN CONVERSATION WITH AYANNA U’DONGO, 1 pm to 2 pm.

RAFA ESPARZA IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMILLAH JAMES, 3 pm to 4 pm.

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, 1717 East 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles.

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Ayanna U’Dongo, still from Edges, 1993. Image courtesy of the artist.

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LA/LA/LA AT ROBERT BERMAN

LA/LA/LA—a PST: LA/LA show at Robert Berman Gallery—showcases artwork from two historical exhibitions/catalogues of contemporary art—Hispanic Art in the United States—Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptures (1987, Brooklyn) and Le Demon des Anges—16 artistes chicanos al voltant de Los Angeles (1989, Nantes)—as well as pieces Berman has shown in his gallery since 1979.

LA/LA/LA features work, documentation, and ephemera by Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Almaraz, Sol Aquino, Sergio Bustamante, Oscar Castillo, Fulgencio F. Corral, Richard Duardo, Rudy Fernandez, Elsa Flores, Diane Gamboa, Harry Gamboa Jr.Margaret Garcia, Roberto Gil de Montes, Yolanda Gonzalez, Robert Graham, Gronk, Wayne Healy, Luis Jimenez, Roberto Juarez, Leo Limon, Los Four, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jesus Moroles, Manuel Ocampo, Retna, Frank Romero, Rafael SerranoPaul Sierra, Eloy Torrez, and John Valadez.

A special featured exhibition of works by Martín Ramírez is also on view, courtesy of the Martín Ramírez Estate and Ricco/Maresca Gallery, “[which] has championed the art of self-taught masters working outside the art-historical mainstream since it was founded in 1979.”*

Ramírez is also featured in the exhibition MARTÍN RAMÍREZ—HIS LIFE IN PICTURES, ANOTHER INTERPRETATION at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA).

LA/LA/LA, through October 14.

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica.

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MARTÍN RAMÍREZ—HIS LIFE IN PICTURES, ANOTHER INTERPRETATION, through December 31.

ICA LA, 1717 East 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles.

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From top:

Martín Ramírez, Untitled (Horse and Rider with Frieze), no date, gouache, colored pencil, and graphite on pieced paper.

Le Demon des Anges catalogue. Image credit: Ezra the Bookfinder.

Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Untitled, 1984, pastel on paper.

Daniel Joseph MartinezI can’t imagine ever wanting to be white, 1993, published for the Whitney Museum Biennial, metal tags encased in resin.

John ValadezCarlos (Almaraz), Sunshine, Ramon, Glenn and Elizabeth, 1983, pastel on paper.

Frank RomeroMuscle Car, 1991, oil and gold leaf on wood with neon lights.

GronkLa Tormenta, 1985, acrylic on canvas.

Harry Gamboa Jr.First Supper (After A Major Riot), 1974/Printed 2008, ASCO, chromogenic print mounted to aluminum.

Harry Gamboa Jr.Asshole Mural, 1974/Printed 2008, ASCO, Chromogenic print.

All artwork images courtesy of the artists and the Robert Berman Gallery.

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