past exhibition
Pamela Valfer
Schein
07.15.16 - 08.07.16




















 Opening Reception Friday, July 15, 7-10pm

 Schein [1] 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
to schedule a visit, email elephant: elephantartspace@gmail.com

past exhibition
Andy Hall
in 1000 feet
06.04.16 - 06.26.16




































Andy Hall
in 1000 feet
a monumental site assemblage

Opening reception Saturday June 4th
6pm - 10pm

kickoff concert
7pm - 8pm
1000 measures
with Conrad Freiburg
live score
procedural music
sculptural unfurling

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.


contact
Andy Hall andy-hall.info
To schedule a visit, email elephant: elephantartspace@gmail.com

past event
Elephant Open Studios
05.22.16

 



























Sunday, May 22, 1-5pm

Open Studios with resident artists:


Astri Swendsrud
Bianca D'Amico
David P. Earle
Jason Kunke
Matt MacFarland
Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg

BBQ in the backyard - - BYO beverages & grillables as desired

On view in the gallery:
Exhibition by Christian Tedeschi, now extended through May 28

past exhibition
Christian Tedeschi
04.09.16 - 05.29.16




































Christian Tedeschi
April 9 - May 29, 2016
Reception:  Saturday April 9  7-10pm
Gallery Hours:  Saturdays  12-4pm

plant sale and garden party hosted by Ali Prosch
For Alraune, with love
03.26.16

































  


For Alraune, with love - Plant sale and garden party
Hosted by Ali Prosch

All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Special contributions from: Hashimoto Nursery in West LA, Chaparral Studio, Evan Walsh and #hippiehobbyitis bouquets by Simone Montemurno

Saturday, March 26th, 3 - 6p

Cash only, please.

For Alraune, with love
considers the role of woman as witch and her embodied relationship to the domestic garden. Prosch explores related plant folklore, specifically the legends of the Mandragora root and the arbor Tristis (Tree of Sorrow). Reflecting on these gendered visions offers connections between witchcraft, the body in nature, and loss. The title of the exhibition is drawn from the German novel Alraune, a gothic tale inspired by the legend of the humanoid-shaped Mandrake root. The exhibition’s fleshy palette sets the scene for an abject carnality. The body is positioned as self-becoming rather than as the object of desire typically found in androcentric cultures. For Alraune, with love highlights the power of disorder, grotesque beauty, and monstrous capability. The exhibition includes new video, drawing, photography and sculpture works.

Ali Prosch is a Los Angeles based artist. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2009 and her BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Her work examines modes and historical contexts of female representation. In much of her practice, Prosch takes cues from the depiction of women in film with emphasis on the trope of the monstrous feminine. She is also inolved with collaborative projects, such as the artist collective D3: Deliver, Document, Destroy. Her work is in public and private collections including the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and World Class Boxing. Exhibitions include: Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), MOCA Geffen (LA), REDCAT, The Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami), Glendale College Art Gallery, Machine Project, Public Fiction, UC Santa Barbara, New Jersey City University, University of Texas, Georgia State University, Locust Projects (Miami), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), and White Box (NYC).

past exhibition
Ali Prosch
For Alraune, with love
03.11.16 - 03.30.16




























Ali Prosch

For Alraune, with love



Opening reception, Friday, March 11th, 7-10p



For Alraune, with love considers the role of woman as witch and her embodied relationship to the domestic garden. Prosch explores related plant folklore, specifically the legends of the Mandragora root and the Arbor Tristis (Tree of Sorrow). Reflecting on these gendered visions offers connections between witchcraft, the body in nature, and loss. The title of the exhibition is drawn from the German novel Alraune, a gothic tale inspired by the legend of the humanoid-shaped Mandrake root. The exhibition’s fleshy palette sets the scene for an abject carnality. The body is positioned as self-becoming rather than as the object of desire typically found in androcentric cultures. For Alraune, with love highlights the power of disorder, grotesque beauty, and monstrous capability. The exhibition includes new video, drawing, photography and sculpture works.



Ali Prosch is a Los Angeles based artist. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2009 and her BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Her work examines modes and historical contexts of female representation. In much of her practice, Prosch takes cues from the depiction of women in film with emphasis on the trope of the monstrous feminine. She is also involved with collaborative projects, such as the artist collective D3: Deliver, Document, Destroy. Her work is in public and private collections including the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and World Class Boxing. Exhibitions include: Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), MOCA Geffen (LA), REDCAT, The Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami), Glendale College Art Gallery, Machine Project, Public Fiction, UC Santa Barbara, New Jersey City University, University of Texas, Georgia State University, Locust Projects (Miami), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), and White Box (NYC).



For Alraune, with love will be on view on Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.

March 11 – 30, 2016




The artist will host a plant sale in the garden on Saturday, March 26th to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 3 – 6pm.