current 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.

past exhibition
Caroline Clerc
A similar effect
01.02.16 - 01.30.16




































Opening reception: Saturday, January 9, 6 - 10:00 pm

“A similar effect” is an exhibition of new photographs by Los Angeles based artist Caroline Clerc. Formed during an artist residency in Norway, this work posits landscapes. Photographs taken from walks are reconstructed to create new artificial, yet familiar, landscapes. The vista becomes abstract as the landscape is formed anew; the photograph is realized as collapsed sculptural space. This work points to the history of painting and landscape photography, exploring the landscape as a complex site of recognition and cultural construction in which the perspective fluctuates between the unstable and the coherent.

Caroline Clerc is a Los Angeles based artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles and nationally. Her MFA is from University of California, Santa Barbara. Residencies include Obracadobra, Oaxaca, Mexico; Millay Colony for the Arts, New York; and the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway.

Exhibition supported by Nordic Artists Centre Dale.

Jan 2 - Jan 30, 2016. The exhibition will be on view Saturdays, 12pm-4pm and by appointment.
Contact: carolineclercstudio@gmail.com

www.carolineclerc.org

past exhibition
Shiva Aliabadi and Allison Peck
Testament
12.12.15 - 12.29.15















Opening Reception: Saturday December 12, 7-10pm

This exhibition is rooted in the action of observing and responding. We think of Elephant not as an empty space to be filled, but as a place imbued with the energy of its resident artists and of all those that congregate each month to take in curious objects.

Colors, patterns, gestures, and forms are taken up, turned over, and reflected in Aliabadi and Peck’s sculptures and ephemera that briefly inhabit the space. There will be many places to start and no points of origin. As they create from within and among the frames of the gallery, the lived space, the neighborhood—bringing the outside in and putting the inside out—Aliabadi and Peck also build on each other’s practices, maintaining fluidity and flexibility as one acts and reacts to the moves of the other. A kind partnership. A progressing interaction.

Aliabadi and Peck’s work reflect a site-responsive, back and forth process where gestures reflect, influence, and generate each other. The artists use each other’s practices as frames for their respective installations. Both separate and together, their works reveal precarious testaments to the gallery space.

The exhibition will be on view Saturdays, 12pm-4pm and by appointment. www.elephantartspace.com

www.shiva-aliabadi.com
www.allisonpeck.com

past exhibition
Thomas Müller
"The space between us is vast and unfathomable."
10.10.15 - 11.14.15


October 10th-30th
Opening reception: Saturday, October 10th, 5-8

A new text based installation that will span the space of the elephant art gallery.