Edgar Fabian Frias
Amy Von Harrington
Laura Berlin Stinger
Sunday, November 20th, VOID OF COURSE OPENING, 6pm - 8pm
With performances and vegetarian BBQ! https://www.facebook.com/events/333051703735172/
Sunday, November 27th, BORN AGAIN, AGAIN! 7pm - 10pm, Celebrating our resilience, magic, and beauty, this event centers Queer and Trans People of Color while also weaving in folks at other intersections. How are contemporary artists, cultural producers, visionaries, and spiritual beings engaging with personal and collective surTHRIVAL, compassion, grief, love, loss, play, MEANING? This event explores the forging of sacred sanctuaries and self-proclaimed POWER (from) within our beautifully diverse communities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1883400381887735/
VOID OF COURSE is a platform for female identified visionaries to explore and create new pathways to the Great Mystery through performance, art, sound, healing, and discussion. VOID OF COURSE began as a three month long residency hosted by the Women's Center For Creative Work and continues as a curatorial platform to hold space for unknown thresholds.
“Void”, from the Middle English “unoccupied” speaks to the dark places within our psyches, where “logic” and “reason” have vacated in order for something new to play out and take form. In this spiritual location, this platform holds space for female-identified beings on a mystical quest as we share what has been produced through our personal and collective unknowns. In creatively engaging with our own journeys into uncharted space, we heal ourselves and make accessible our capacity for giving artistic and spiritual authority to ourselves. Ultimately, we are choosing to celebrate our integrated identities as women, artists, seers, and healers and offer ourselves power and transcendence in a patriarchal spiritual world which does not readily give us agency, and a capitalistic art world which does not readily give us place.
“Void of Course” refers to an astrological term for a period of time when the Moon is transitioning between signs in the zodiac, and is unaspected by any other celestial influence – the Moon charts its own path.
VOID OF COURSE IS ORGANIZED BY GRACE KREDELL AND ELIZA SWANN
Opening reception Sunday, October 9, 2 – 5pm
Elephant is pleased to present Other Moons, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles- based artist M.L. Dodge. The exhibition marks Dodge’s first solo presentation with Elephant.
The exhibition features new wall works that reference relief sculpture, assemblage, and abstract painting. Comprised of a collection of cut up mathematically designed painted patterns, circuitboard copper, thinly poured cement and thickly poured paint the works first resemble topographic maps of desolate places.
Paralleling his cut up photographic sketches of construction sites in states of covering, this series of work aims to also distill down in-progress, structural spirits as meshed landscapes with perpetual potential. A building’s underlying nature elucidating its otherworldly qualities, oscillating between painting and rendering, sculpture and site. As almost environmental accidents intuitively scored across a revealed process, these emblems of staged time are finally placed as portraits. This is done to outline the intrinsic values of character in building that are often overshadowed by the homogeneic conformity of façade across contemporary real estate development and cosmopolitan culture.
Born in Fairfax, Virginia in 1975 M.L. Dodge has exhibited his work in the United States and Europe. Dodge was recently included in group exhibitions at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles & the High Desert Test Sites. Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Opening reception Friday, September 23rd 7-10pm
Kristin Cammermeyer will be presenting a new video work generated while in residency at Elephant from August 15-September 22.
Kristin Cammermeyer is an artist currently living in Los Angeles. She graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 from the painting department. Since that time her work has evolved from the two-dimensional to multi-media site-generated installations that serve as fodder for video works. She is becoming increasingly interested in limiting her resources for the development of these projects to what is available at the site. For this current work she utilized materials from the neighborhood and donated items from the Elephant residents. Past collaborator, Michael Dillon, designed the soundscape for the piece.
This project was funded by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
The exhibition will be on view Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 from 12-8pm. On Sunday there will be a BBQ and Cocktails in the back yard from 4-8pm. The gallery will also be open Monday, September 26 by appointment.
Opening Reception Friday, July 15, 7-10pm
Schein  m , -s no pl
a (=Licht) light , (matt) glow
[+von Gold, Schwert etc] gleam, glint
einen (hellen) Schein auf etw ($) werfen acc to shine (brightly) on sth, to cast a (bright) light on sth
b (=Anschein) appearances pl
(=Vortäuschung) pretence, sham
Schein und Sein/Wirklichkeit appearance and reality
das ist mehr Schein als Sein it's all (on the) surface
der Schein trügt or täuscht appearances are deceptive
dem Schein nach on the face of it, to all appearances
den Schein wahren to keep up appearances
etw nur zum Schein tun only to pretend to do sth, to make only a pretence or a show of doing sth
Pamela Valfer is an artist and instructor based in Los Angeles. Since moving to California from Minneapolis two years ago, her practice has evolved from object-oriented installation (3rd MN Biennial at Soap Factory, Exactitude at Burnet Gallery) into performative gestures with little reliance on the “art object”; allowing histories of architectural and mediated space to voice concerns about politics, societies and culture. SCHEIN is Valfer’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
On view through August 7
Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment
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in 1000 feet
a monumental site assemblage
Opening reception Saturday June 4th
6pm - 10pm
7pm - 8pm
with Conrad Freiburg
You are in a state of being pleasantly lost in your thoughts; a daydream.
One might say that immensity is a philosophical category of that daydream…
it produces an attitude that is so special, an inner state so unlike any other
that the daydream transports the dreamer out side the immediate world to a
world that bears the mark of infinity.
- Gaston Bachelard
Based in Chicago, Andy Hall develops sculptural objects and drawings for
renowned sites including The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh; Museum
of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Museum, Memphis, and The Chicago
Cultural Center. His collective works reflect sustained material curiosity and
the exploration of ideas through form. Other exhibitions include Geary
Contemporary, NYC, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; American Craft Council,
Minneapolis; LACE, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown Enterprises, NYC; and Art
Museum, Memphis. Hall is represented by Geary Contemporary, NYC. He is
an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
On view on Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.
Exterior installation on view at all times.
Andy Hall andy-hall.info
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Sunday, May 22, 1-5pm
Open Studios with resident artists:
David P. Earle
BBQ in the backyard - - BYO beverages & grillables as desired
On view in the gallery:
Exhibition by Christian Tedeschi, now extended through May 28