The blue sky above us is the optical layer of the atmosphere, the great lens of the terrestrial globe, its brilliant retina. From ultra-marine, beyond the sea, to ultra-sky, the horizon divides opacity from transparency. It is just one small step from earth-matter to space-light - a leap or a take-off able to free us for a moment from gravity.
Elephant is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Greg Curtis and Caleb Jones Lyons, opening December 1st, 2012. The reception will be held from 7-11pm.
recent painting by peter ortel
november 3 - 25, 2012
opening reception saturday nov. 3rd, 7-10pm
Peter Ortel is spelled with one L. He lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts' School of Art, his work has shown at Blum & Poe, Angles Gallery and Roberts & Tilton, as well as in numerous group shows including the Plein Hair Exhibition at the New Chinatown Barbershop. His video work with performance artist John Fleck has shown at Highways, and he was invited by Capitol Records and the band Sparklehorse to contribute a short film (titled “Comfort Me”) to the Sparklehorse Video Project along with such noted filmmakers as Guy Maddin and the Brothers Quay. “Comfort Me” was featured in the Silverlake Film Festival at the Arclight in Hollywood. He had an exhibition of drawings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and is currently writing a book entitled, "Picasso: The Bad Paintings."
a project by Tom Norris
Bring a record, play a few tracks
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Elephant is pleased to present the most recent
installment of Vinyl Potluck, a project by Tom Norris. Vinyl
Potluck is an ongoing series which investigates our relationship
with vinyl records and nostalgia.
Attendees are invited to bring a vinyl record from their own
collection and share with the group. The selection can be
musical, historical, art-centered, or otherwise personally
meaningful. A crate of records will be provided for those
participants without records from which they may choose a
selection. This record may then be kept by its selector, starting a
new thread of nostalgia associated with both the vinyl object and
the Vinyl Potluck event.