Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition, “Sleep Mode,” presenting works by New York-based Taiwanese artist Hao Ni. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, featuring an eclectic series of mixed media installations, sculptures and video. For additional info about this exhibition, see our Upcoming Event Feature.
The gallery is divided into two distinct areas, evocative of the duality of sleep mode. On the front side of the gallery, objects of familiarity fill the well-lit space. Sculptures surround the spectator, formed by everyday objects such as air filters, rice and cigarettes, portraying parts of the body that consumes and breathes. A sense of domesticity fills the air, and structures of distilled emotions lie on the gallery floor. Mounted on the center division wall is Window III, a portal where the domestic interior and the ‘external world’ collide. Peering through are fleeting moments observed through the windows of everyday life, repeating infinitely and autonomously.
The opposite side of the gallery is shrouded by darkness, anchored by the centerpiece of the gallery, Night II; a kinetic and dioramic sculpture that portrays a raining night in slow motion. Set within this imaginary landscape is a ghostly sculpture of a hand wearing a half-glove; lit under the car headlights, it alludes to a constant readiness for transgression and violence, casting a shadow of suspense and unease. Surrounding the landscape are other testaments to a similar sentiment, best marked by the memorial-like lightboxes of Residue, paying tribute to the sublime of anthropogenic disaster suffered by dead insects, forced by their own phototactic instincts and perished under the violence of the changing physical landscape shaped by technology.
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On view: August 9 – September 23, 2016
What: Openning reception
Where: Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, 1137 Westwood Blvd, LA, 90024
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Friday August 12, 2016
In the Mid City area…
Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles hosts an opening reception for a group show titled “A Stranger in My Grave.” Co-curated by Evergreene Studio and Véronique Bacchetta, the exhbiition runs through August 31. Artists include: Liz Craft, Mathis Gasser, Fabian Marti, Jim Shaw and Jeffrey Vallance
See image: Liz Craft, Nicole Couch (Pink, Fuchsia, Orange), 2010, Fiberglass and paint, 32 x 98 x 40.5 inches. © Liz Craft. Photo courtesy of the artist.
“This exhibition unites five artists to investigate the theme of the dead artist, of his self-representation—or substitute—of the disquieting strangeness of a living artist forecasting himself into death: the artist and his effigy flirting with the idea of his own mythology, from his self-destruction to his resurrection. Here the decorum, the ceremonial, from the funeral bed to the reliquary, could echo the two sides of the City of Angels, glamorous and obscure at the same time.” —Excerpt of curatorial statement by Véronique Bacchetta. Download the full version here.
On view: August 12 – August 31, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles, 4619 W Washington Blvd., LA, 90016
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – August 12, 2016
Slow Culture celebrates artist Albert Reyes in a solo exhibition titled “Made in America” from 7-10 pm. Slow Culture, 943 N. Hill St., LA, 90012;
Heresy Brand Gallery invites you to Bisoiré. Enjoy beautiful art, lovely music, great food, GOOD people and MAGIC. The gallery urges attendees to come in costume to be part of this urban circus “Bring your crew in Pokemon onesies or Starwars. we want to meet our vibrant artistic community here in Venice Los Angeles.” The party will give tours of the space at 8pm giving you an introduction to what a bisoiré really is all about.
The evening will celebrate the opening of “Rulerless,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles artist Ciara Johnson. This is her first solo exhibition at Heresy brand Gallery.
What: Art Party
Where: Heresy Brand Gallery, 1421 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, 90291
When: 8:00pm – 12:00am – Friday, August 12, 2016
INFO: FB Event page
In Lincoln Heights…HM157 celebrates its nine year anniversary from 8pm-2pm. Back to back dj sets; $10 admision; HM157, 3110 N Broadway, LA, 90031;
Or get out of LA (beat the trafic) and head to Lancaster for an early art party at 4pm.
Join the Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation at MOAH tonight for an exclusive evening celebrating POW! WOW! Antelope Valley. “The New Vanguard’ is on view in the ‘South Gallery’ – curated by Thinkspace.
Musical entertainment and dancing: Proceeds from this event benefit the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation’s ongoing support for MOAH’s arts education programming.
Tickets to the VIP kickoff event are $45 per person and include:
-Opportunity to meet the artists of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley
-Two complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres
-Special previews of Made in America & The New Vanguard exhibitions
-Musical entertainment and dancing
-Proceeds from this event benefit the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation’s ongoing support for MOAH’s arts education programming
VIP Preview Night: Friday, August 12 6-10PM
*tickets required ($45 per person) – CLICK HERE!
See website for full details and list of artists.
What: Artist reception
Where: Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH), 665 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534
When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm – August 13, 2016