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
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).