March 28th - May 14th, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, March 28th, 2015 FROM 6 - 9 PM

GALLERY ONE

Second Sight: New Representations in Photography

Chris Engman Paper II 2015 pigment print 42 x 42 inches framed Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Chris Engman
Paper II
2015
pigment print
42 x 42 inches framed
Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Kate Bonner
Chris Engman
Sean C. Flaherty
Megan Flanders
Ken Gonzales-Day
Valerie Green
Soo Kim
Nikki S. Lee
Joshua Mark Logan
Gina Osterloh
Nancy Popp

Curated by Chris Reynolds

 

Second Sight refers to the apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses.  Conversely, this term is also adopted by theorist Roland Barthes in his criticism and theorization on photography, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. Barthes states that the “photographer's 'second sight' does not consist in 'seeing' but in being there”.  Second Sight: New Representations in Photography ventures beyond our preconceived perceptions of what is and what is not photography today.  Whether they investigate photographic image-making as object, history, truth, or trompe l'oeil, these artists challenge, push, and ultimately expand upon the lexicon of photography.

 

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Gallery Two

Woman and a Meteorite 2014 Oils 39.4 x 39.4 inches Courtesy of the artist    

Woman and a Meteorite
2014
Oils
39.4 x 39.4 inches

Courtesy of the artist
 

 

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LOBBY

JANUARY - November, 2015

Craig Deines
Applebomb Project in partnership with various artists
2006-14
Artwork on hand-made skateboards

Walt Hall
Patrick Haemmerlein
Marion Lane
AmoS
Greg Rose
Yuki Miyazaki
Jophen Stein
Cherie Benner-Davis
Matthew Kelly Debbaudt
Marcel DeJure

This project started eight years ago as a simple lamination test. I realized I could cut and shape the test into a board, much like vintage laminated surfboards. Eventually I had a gang of boards.

I saw the group of boards as unfinished or blank.  I started to think about the group as a  show, but they needed the artwork.  Artists were commissioned from the fine art as well as the street and lowbrow circles to represent the variety of styles in the Los Angeles art scene. The boards were coated with resin to protect the art and  unique travel bags were made for each board.

Most boards are disposable, bought ridden and broken. Longboards are usually ridden as a relaxed gliding and carving on flat surfaces, so these boards are not subject to the same abuse. I can imagine hanging these boards as art that you take off the wall and ride sometimes.

- Craig Deines, 2014