Monday, May 22, 2017

Art of Home loans

For the last two years, Nationstar Mortgage in Dallas, Texas has been providing a platform for local and international artists to create giant installations within their headquarters. After visiting Facebook in California, they were inspired to allow artists to bring a new energy to their corporate space. Curator Lesli Marshall has collaborated with over 50 artists and has filled the walls with over 120+ art installations. Check out www.artofhomeloans.com and follow the artists and their works with Lesli's company Articulation Art.



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Location:Dallas

Artist Talk and Closing Reception For Posting


Her:Here – Closing Reception & Artist Talk
June 2nd 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Artists Katie Hovencamp & Emily Nelms Perez will be in conversation with ISC’s Executive Director, Johannah Hutchison at Mana Contemporary on June 2nd at 3:00 pm. They will discuss their process & purpose as sculptors and their time as an ISC resident in their BSMT studios.

Come help us close out Her:Here in our office space, studio #547,
on the 5th floor at Mana Contemporary.

Reception is free and open to the public.

RSVP before it’s too late! http://international-sculpture-center.Her-Here-artists-talk-with-Johannah-Hutchison.sgizmo.com/s3/



Website: http://www.sculpture.org/residency/mana-update.shtml

Organizer: International Sculpture Center – Events

Phone: 609-689-1051 ext. 302

Email: events@sculpture.org

Website: www.sculpture.org


Venue Mana Contemporary Studio 547
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States

Phone: 201.604.2702

Website: http://manacontemporary.com


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Location:New Jersey

Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles | Brainworks Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday June 3rd from 5-8pm

Dates: June 3rd – 24th



Brainworks Gallery

5364 W. Pico Bl.

Los Angeles, Ca 90019

http://www.brainworksgallery.com/



Featured artists: Rochelle Botello, Adah Glenn, Christopher Kuhn, Katya Marshall, Megan St Clair and Stacy Wendt.



Curated by Erin Adams and Doraelia Ruiz



(Los Angeles May 2017) -Brainworks Gallery has brought together six Los Angeles artists whose work depicts our city with all the vibrancy Angelenos know and love. “Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles” is a showcase of paintings, collage and sculpture that use brilliant color and abstracted form to excite the senses and invites the viewer to notice the beauty and complexity of LA. Opening June 3rd with a reception from 5-8pm, the show runs to June 24th.



Rochelle Botello creates sculpture that uses bright color combinations and patterns in unexpected ways to explore the complex and contradictory nature of everyday life.



Christopher Kuhn creates graphic puzzles of gestural marks that demand the viewer reassess their perception.



Adah Green is a multi-disciplinary native of Los Angeles who addresses themes of race, sex, gender, and classism through graphics, animation, comics, painting, toys, books, fashion, music and of course street art.



Katya Marshall combs the streets of Los Angeles for its trove of signage and printed ephemera, these little paper scraps that are a significant part of LA’s material and cultural landscape inspire her work.



Megan St Clair thinks of her artwork as poetic and scientific gestures that offer an opportunity for her to reflect on her personal narrative of emotional vulnerability.



Stacy Wendt creates chaotic yet structured work with intense colors and clashing modes that are greatly informed by the energy and atmosphere of the Los Angeles landscape.







Brainworks Gallery is LA’s newest artist run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invited lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a distinct point of view. As an artist run gallery Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces.


Location:Los Angeles

Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles | Brainworks Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday June 3rd from 5-8pm

Dates: June 3rd – 24th



Brainworks Gallery

5364 W. Pico Bl.

Los Angeles, Ca 90019

http://www.brainworksgallery.com/



Featured artists: Rochelle Botello, Adah Glenn, Christopher Kuhn, Katya Marshall, Megan St Clair and Stacy Wendt.



Curated by Erin Adams and Doraelia Ruiz



(Los Angeles May 2017) -Brainworks Gallery has brought together six Los Angeles artists whose work depicts our city with all the vibrancy Angelenos know and love. “Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles” is a showcase of paintings, collage and sculpture that use brilliant color and abstracted form to excite the senses and invites the viewer to notice the beauty and complexity of LA. Opening June 3rd with a reception from 5-8pm, the show runs to June 24th.



Rochelle Botello creates sculpture that uses bright color combinations and patterns in unexpected ways to explore the complex and contradictory nature of everyday life.



Christopher Kuhn creates graphic puzzles of gestural marks that demand the viewer reassess their perception.



Adah Green is a multi-disciplinary native of Los Angeles who addresses themes of race, sex, gender, and classism through graphics, animation, comics, painting, toys, books, fashion, music and of course street art.



Katya Marshall combs the streets of Los Angeles for its trove of signage and printed ephemera, these little paper scraps that are a significant part of LA’s material and cultural landscape inspire her work.



Megan St Clair thinks of her artwork as poetic and scientific gestures that offer an opportunity for her to reflect on her personal narrative of emotional vulnerability.



Stacy Wendt creates chaotic yet structured work with intense colors and clashing modes that are greatly informed by the energy and atmosphere of the Los Angeles landscape.







Brainworks Gallery is LA’s newest artist run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invited lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a distinct point of view. As an artist run gallery Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces.




Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Los Angeles

Material Identity | Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood

Artist-in-Residence May 1st to June 3th

Closing Reception: June 3rd 3-6pm

Workshop: May 20th 130-3pm



Shoebox Projects

660 South Avenue 21 #3

Los Angeles, California 90031

www.shoeboxprojects.com



Shoebox Projects is pleased to announce its sixth artist-in-residents: the collaborative team of Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood. They are working in the experimental art space in the Brewery Arts Complex as of May 1st with a reception of work completed during the residency to be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 3-7pm.



Have you ever found yourself wondering about the gender of the artist upon seeing an artwork? Have you ever found an artwork that you very strongly identified with only to be surprised by the gender of the artist who created it?



Material Identity: Making Art on the Gender Continuum seeks to gain insight into how art is experienced in a society which still clings to gender biases and how it impacts what it means to be a female artist navigating and creating in the contemporary art scene.



In March, the artists began seeking feedback via an online questionnaire, which asked contributors to indicate their initial gender specific associations in regards to a variety of art making choices. This was in order to expose and examine internalized biases—and the stereotypes that are perpetuated through their maintenance. Examples were provided in each of the following categories: color, texture, scale, speed, technique, and genre, and contributors were provided the following five options to express their perceived gender bias:



Mostly Feminine Associations

Some Feminine Associations

Neutral Associations

Some Masculine Associations

Mostly Masculine Associations



Since then, they have received over 100 responses. Using this data, and the materials they have begun to collect and create, the artists will be creating an installation at Shoebox Projects during the month of May. While the survey is by no means comprehensive or scientific, it was fantastic way to begin thinking about preconceived notions we hold about art, who is making it, and how it is created. There are many aspects of the data which the artists plan to address in the piece—one of the most interesting of which is the demographic of the respondents. Those individuals who self-selected to respond to the survey, were predominantly themselves highly educated individuals involved in the arts who identified as either women or nonbinary—giving them a shared background with the artists themselves. Highlighting that perhaps that is the crux of the interest and contemplation of these matters, is a thwarted desire to be able to see oneself in the art that is seen and shown in the art world at large.



The artists will conduct a workshop on Saturday, May 20th, 130pm to 3pm, where they will begin with the survey itself—asking attendees to take and examine their own internalized biases. From there they will discuss their inquiries, findings, and open up to a wider discussion of gender in the art world before shifting to how to interpret this in the construction of an actual piece of art. The in progress installation will be examined, and participants will also be provided with materials to create their own pieces centered around the conversation.



How will three female artists create a collaborative installation which addresses the nature of gender bias using the language of the artmaking process? Where will they adhere to societal expectations, and how will they subvert them? Visit Shoebox Projects in May and find out!



Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood met while working on their BFAs in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach. While working their way through the Drawing and Painting BFA program, they fostered each other’s development as young artists. Since completing their degrees they have remained a strong support system for one another while moving to new cities, developing new bodies of work, and keeping their studio practices as regular as adult life could allow. Katie and Stephanie began collaborating on installation work with their first piece “Unrequited” in March of 2015 and since then have collaborated on several large scale installations as well as a collection of wearable art objects entitled “Meat Market”. Although the artists have very different methods of creating artwork - color, form and drawing have always remained significant their practices.



Shoebox Projects is a new experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work


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Location:California

exhibition tip: japanese media artists first solo exhibition in nyc

would like to share with you an exhibition that might be worthwhile to post on ArtHash. Exonemo, a Japanese media arts duo with roots in 1990s internet art is showing a series of works at HPGRP gallery in New York until June 10th. More information can be found here: http://hpgrpgallery.com/


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Chris Romero
Curator | www.romerochris.com


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Location:New York

Dani Dodge | Personal Territories

Residency from: June 17 - August 5, 2017
Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017

Location: MOAH:CEDAR, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, California

Hours: 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Cost: Free

Additional events: The exhibition will include four events—July 1, 8, 15, and 22—outside of the museum walls to engage the community in a dialogue about the personal territory we all tread.

When we are young, we want nothing more than to get away from home. As we age, some of us want nothing more than to be home. Dani Dodge’s installation maps her own history of home and encourages visitors to consider their own tales of personal territory.

Opening June 17 at MOAH:CEDAR, “Personal Territories” is a room-sized interactive installation that incorporates video and sculpture while allowing members of the public to contemplate their own memories of home.

Dodge is known for crafting evocative interactive works that reflect ideas of home, formation of identity, and the secrets we hide in public and private spaces. She explores how many layers of transparency are required before opacity occurs.

To create the work, the artist, who grew up in California, relearned the art of sewing, something she abandoned after doing poorly in home economics at age 14. She re-creates her childhood bed in clear vinyl and shades of translucent fabric, hanging it from the museum ceiling. Each piece is a striation in her journey. Threads dangle from the seams.

A time-lapse video, reminiscent of Dodge’s childhood territory, projects onto and through the objects. It is at once visible and obscured as it plays upon the surfaces.

The installation allows the public to wander through this ephemeral representation of Dodge’s personal history, rendered in dreamlike colors and textures that at once conceal and reveal the details of her youth.

Sculptures made from the skins of mattresses dot the room. Visitors are invited to share their own childhood memories and ideas of home on wood blocks—one of the most solid items within the room—and hide them in shoeboxes under the bed.

Inspired by her personal history as a war correspondent, political journalist, and a young single mother who at one point lived in a car with two infants, the artist’s sculptures and installations reveal a range of powerful themes, including identity, memory, the fragility of home, and the nature of truth. At the same time, Dodge’s installation seduces viewers with its delicate monumentality and subtle but perilous beauty.

While no less contemplative, her “Personal Territories” public performances will be a celebration of community and home. At locations throughout Lancaster, she invites the public to share their own truths with her and others. The paper airplanes, drawings, and stories that result from the encounters will be on view at MOAH:CEDAR.



Personal Territories: Events

Interactive art with Dani Dodge

Saturday, July 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Horizons Beyond the Homefront

Participants fold paper planes, write where they want to go on them and toss them into the “horizon.”



Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Prime Desert Woodlands

The Earth Is My Home

Participants fill in a 4-foot-tall image of the Earth with their thoughts and drawings of what the planet means to them.



Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Los Angeles County Library – Lancaster

The Setting for my Story Is Home

We all have a story to tell. Participants tell the artist a short story about their home, wherever or whatever it is. The artist creates a title for the story and types it on a vintage library reference card that the participant then files into a library card file.



Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Western Hotel Museum

Home as Heritage



Visitors to the museum think about their own heritage. They share the name of a relative who was a foundation of their family and a short story about that person. The artist types the story in no more than three sentences on parchment paper that becomes a “book.”



Bio: Dani Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work is included in three museum collections and has been shown across the U.S. and internationally. In 2016, Americans for the Arts named Dodge’s interactive installation/performance “CONFESS” one of the outstanding public art projects of the previous year.

She is a former newspaper reporter who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing congressional corruption in 2006. She was embedded with the Marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She left journalism in 2008 to focus on art.



Websites: DaniDodge.com & lancastermoah.org

Events on Facebook: Personal Territories & CEDARFEST


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Location:California