September 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015
The first solo exhibition of Los Angeles artist Clare Graham highlights the richness and complexity of nearly 40 years of his collecting and artmaking from found materials. The exhibition simulates the density of objects found in Graham's 7000 square foot Highland Park studio MorYork, a human-scaled diorama populated by his own work and a collection of curiosities that would rival the most historic wunderkammer. Staggering quantities of dominoes, soda-cans and their pop-tops, Scrabble tiles and puzzle-pieces, and other disposable items have been transformed by Graham’s refined touch into large sculptural objects that evoke forms like totems, flora, fauna, architectural fragments and furniture. Their power lies in the straightforward presentation of a formal singularity, constructed of one, two or three materials at once in repetition and in their remarkable scale. Curated by Brooks Hudson Thomas.
Supported in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the National Endowment for the Arts.
See the press release here.
September 14, 2014 – January 4, 2015
The Textile Society of America (TSA) has organized its first juried exhibition of contemporary textile art in conjunction with its 2014 Biennial Symposium titled New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future. The exhibition includes nineteen works from established and emerging artists that were selected from more that 400 submissions from 159 artists internationally. Exhibition artists include Guillermo Bert, Lia Cook, Mariko Kusumoto, June Lee, and Irene Walker among others.
Supported in part by the Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural Heritage Foundation
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January 25 – May 3, 2015
Looking at a notable selection of artists from the vast number of male quilters around the country, this exhibition seeks to examines whether there is a male aesthetic in quiltmaking. Utilzing contemporary techniques, materials, technology, and perspectives, the exhibiting artists are part of a growing, loosely-knit network of male quilters who negotiate their interests and concerns through the junctures of quilting with new technologies and machine aesthetics; with expressions of masculinity and sexuality; and with personal fascinations such as heavy metal or science fiction.
Artists include Luke Haynes, Ben Venom, Aaron McIntosh, Joe Cunningham, Jimmy McBride, Shawn Quinlan, and Joel Otterson.
January 25 - May 3, 2015
Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video is a juried international group exhibition of approximately 25 photographs and videos organized by the Los Angeles-based Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and the Farhang Foundation to showcase living artists whose works explore themes related to Iranian culture. The exhibition is an opportunity to facilitate the identification and development of emerging and mid-career photographers and media artists.
The exhibition will take place at the Craft & Folk Art Museum between January 25 and May 3, 2015. Selected artists will be determined from among all eligible entries received and reviewed by a panel of qualified judges to be announced. The jurors will consider pertinence to Iranian culture, originality, skill, artistic vision, and execution in the selection process.
Submission period: July 21 through September 21, 2014. All submissions will be made online.
Further details, application links, and updates can be found here or at www.farhang.org/FocusIran