Friday, April 28, 2017

Linda Sue Price | Enlightened Systems Los Angeles Tag Gallery

Exhibition: May 16 - June 10
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 3rd, 3 pm

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

On May 16th, TAG Gallery will premiere its new location in Miracle Mile with neon artist Linda Sue Price’s solo exhibition “Enlightened Systems.” Price’s show is a reaction to the escalating prevalence of Alt-facts in American and Western culture as a systematized effort to delegitimize truth, and ultimately respect.

Re-claiming vocabulary has been a method for activists to demand respect by creating their own boundaries and place in the world. Intentioned systems with a PR team invert such methods and create confusion. We can see the confusion caused by the inversion of Fake News to represent the delivery of information by mass media.

Price explores this inversion by focusing on weeds and the chemicals that keep them at bay. By using healing plants that can revive, she searches for potential balance and invokes the indigenous Great Plains medicine man, Black Elk’s, quote, “All things are our relatives.” To come to civility by abandoning humanity as a measurement for life.

Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. All of the work in “Enlightened Systems” will be exhibited entirely on one wall to create a visible system of respect that will confront the viewer.

Linda Sue Price is also currently showing in the group exhibition, “Personal Narrative”, at Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica and will be included in “Fresh 2017” at South Bay Contemporary’s SOLA Gallery in July.

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Location:Los Angeles

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Estate sales have become a common way for people to dispose of their parents' possessions after they die or move to assisted living. Over the course of a year, Norm Diamond visited countless estate sales in Dallas, Texas, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on American cultural history. The resulting images are gathered in Diamond's first monograph: What is Left Behind -- Stories from Estate Sales (Daylight Books, May 16, 2017).

The articles Diamond came upon defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. They take on a life of their own, both in the images and in the idea they will now move on to new owners.

Diamond photographed items at the sales, and also bought objects that he took back to his home studio. There he used different lighting and backgrounds to alter or emphasize his interpretation of them. As his spending limit was $25 per purchase, he looked primarily at middle-class or working-class homes that reminded him of his Mid-Western upbringing. It was in these homes that he found the most intriguing things to photograph.

Wedding Night Negligee; Stetsons and Old Spice

In his introduction, Diamond describes how his previous 35-year career as an interventional radiologist helped him choose the items to photograph for this book. As a physician, Diamond would spend hours sifting through hundreds of computer images of each patient's anatomy in search of a few pictures showing abnormalities that, when discovered, could lead to life-saving treatments. This search technique, requiring quick yes/no decisions, aided him with the daunting task of singling out a few interesting items at each estate sale from hundreds of banal articles.

LBJ with Fishhooks; China Painting Palette

Some of the objects evoke Dallas, but it is also the Dallas of 1960, 1972, 1986, each home representing a time capsule. Objects include a plate featuring the face of President Lyndon Johnson with fishhooks on it, an old copy of the
Dallas Morning News with the headline "Thousands Pay Homage to Martyred President," referencing the assassination of JFK, and a closet shelf stacked with Stetson cowboy hats.

At the back of the book, Diamond provides some fascinating, sometimes humorous Endnotes on select images. Among them is one for the Playboy Collection pictured below. He writes: "The man running the sale asked $750 for the entire collection and refused to sell individual copies. That the magazines were spread out on the hearth was not lost on me."

Playboy Collection; Marilyn Puzzle

In her essay, Kat Kiernan writes: "The complexity of a person's life cannot be truly understood from their possessions alone, and Diamond makes no claims to such an understanding. Instead, he gravitates to scenes of sadness, humor, banality and absurdity to present broader ideas of what it means to be human. These unusual scenes, punctuated by price tags, signs, and awkward displays, remind us that when a life comes to an end, it does so with loose ends left untidy."

Everything Must Go; Off Limits

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An accompanying exhibition featuring images from What Is Left Behind will open at the Afterimage Gallery (2613B Fairmount Street, Dallas Texas, 75201) on May 20 and remain on view through Wednesday, July 12. There will be an opening reception and book signing with Norm Diamond on Saturday, May 20 from 7:30-9:30PM. For more information, go to:

Norm Diamond's photographs from What Is Left Behind - Stories from Estate Sales
have been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Based on this series, he was named a finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Photolucida Critical Mass competitions. Work from his previous projects have been exhibited in juried group shows including A. Smith Gallery, TX, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, as well as several online galleries. His work has been featured on several blogs: Lenscratch, Elizabeth Avedon, aCurator,, and PDN Photo of the Day. Diamond is now a fulltime fine art photographer after a career in interventional radiology. He has studied with Debbie Fleming Caffery, Sean Kernan, Keith Carter, Arno Minkkinen, Aline Smithson and has been mentored by Cig Harvey. In addition to his teachers, he attributes much of his success in photography to his experiences as a physician. For more information, go to:

Kat Kiernan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Don't Take Pictures, a print and online photography publication. As the former owner and director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida's Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA, and lectured on photography at various institutions. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Kiernan resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.

All photographs in this press release are copyright 2016 © Norm Diamond.
To view the book PDF, go here.

Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight's uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. For more information, visit

ISBN-13: 9781942084372
128 pages, 10 x 10 inches
66 color photographs; $45.00 US

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Dallas Medianale Weekend at TheMAC@GreenZone

The MAC@Green Zone (161 Riveredge Dr. in the Design District) is pleased to be one of the hosts of the Dallas Medianale, a biennial exhibition presented by Dallas Video Association, featuring installations, performances, and screenings of experimental media at several venues across Dallas. The second installment of the acclaimed biennial provides a diverse selection of international and regional artists, presented through a weekend of events Thursday, April 27-Sunday, April 30 and a month-long exhibition and public art installation at The MAC@Green Zone Friday, April 28-Saturday, May 27.

This year's Dallas Medianale programming at The MAC includes audio-visual performances by Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima (Wikkid_Beat) on Fri, Apr 28, 7-11; the opening of exhibitions by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Sean Miller, and Ian Haig, Sat, Apr 29, 7-11; and Dallas Ambient Music Nights on Sun, Apr 30, 9-11. La Fountain's Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise), Miller's Machine Biology 2017, and Haig's The Video Hole and Fleshify The World will be on view by appoinment through May 20.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain's work investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition, landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) is a 16mm film project made as part of LaFountain's previous series, Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight). The film, with sound by Jon Almaraz, is made in two parts - Giizis Mooka'am: Giiwe (Sun/Moon Rise: She Goes Home), and Giizis Mooka'am: Waabanishimo (Sun/Moon Rise: She Dances Till Daylight) - and will be shown as dual 16mm projections. The titles are in Ojibwa with English subtitles. These films bend time and collapse the space between the artist's current home, Los Angeles, and former home, Santa Fe-the ghost world and the world of the living.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. LaFountain's work investigates her mixed Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa heritage, Feminism, ceremony, history, tradition, and photographic media in the contemporary world. Her films have shown in festivals and venues across the country and abroad, including Ga ni tha on the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival in Toronto, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York. LaFountain's photography has shown extensively and has won numerous awards, including the Ebner Trophy for International Excellence in Photography, and, in 2010 she was the first photographer to win the Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Classification award. Her first solo museum exhibit was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the fall of 2015. LaFountain is a co-op member at the Echo Park Film Center, where she teaches 16mm film classes and curates screenings. She holds a BA from Hampshire College where she studied Experimental Film, Photography, and Native American Studies. In the spring of 2014 she received a dual MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Photography/Media and Film/Video. She currently manages the film school equipment facilities and is teaching alternative photographic processes at CalArts.

Also on display is public art installation, Machine Biology 2017, an application created by artist Sean Miller. Black and White cellular forms rapidly divide, merge, morph, and evolve. This work uses digital feedback and sculpted, chaotic data to produce ever-changing, stroboscopic, microbe-like imagery, while exploring the aesthetics of dynamical systems. The installation will be visible from Ervay Street, displayed in the second floor window of The MAC building.

Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and sound art. His work is a synthesis of media, which explores embodiment, dynamical systems, and synesthetic relationships. He is currently teaching New Media and Creative Computation at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in 2014.

Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig's practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror, the defamiliarisation of the human body and cartoon abjection.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at: The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Artec Biennale - Nagoya, Japan; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Museum of China, Beijing; Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany. In addition his video work has screened in over 120 Festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and in 2013 he curated the video art show Unco at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Performance artists:
Kristin Reeves has shown her interdisciplinary work internationally in museums, galleries, theaters, art events, and festivals such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), and was included in the 26th European Media Art Festival's Best of the Festival program (Osnabrück). She has also collaborated in over 20 multimedia performances including the Tony Fitzpatrick American Trilogy and its epilogue, The Midnight City, at the Steppenwolf Garage Theater. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Photo/Video/Intermedia Art at Ball State University where she can be found laser cutting 16mm film and managing her always-expanding projector collection. She earned her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Ball State University (2001) and her MFA in Art & Technology from the University of Florida (2012).

Limited Hangout is a collaborative new media project by artists Kyle Evans and Lucas Dimick from Austin, TX. The project explores narrative approaches to experimental electronic music and real-time video performance through animation, noise, and glitch aesthetics. Evans' extensive background in experimental electronic music and new media art practice fuses with Dimick's distinct animation and story telling method resulting in an expressive live performance employing original animated projections, lighting design, textural sound, and voice-over narration. Through this aesthetic, the duo explores concepts ranging from modern western militarization to planed obsolescence and technological waste.

Karine Fleurima (Wikkid_Beat) is a multi-disciplinary Avant-Performance artist. She utilizes electro music, vocalizations, movement, video and interactive media to create distinctive immersive environments. Fleurima investigates themes of cultural displacement and social ambiguity while incorporating elements of cultural cannibalism, Futurism and spiritual exploration. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Performance Structures & Techniques & Interactive Media from the CUNY BA program at Brooklyn College.

Dallas Ambient Music Nights is a monthly showcase of ambient and experimental electronic music founded and curated by Cody McPhail in January 2015. In the last two+ years, DAMN has been an important outlet for the increasingly vibrant experimental music community in Dallas and has notably paired its group of regular video artists with musicians to create an immersive space for contemplation and communal experience. This will be the 24th installment in the showcase.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Texas Contemporary 2017

Here is some information we have about the fair that's featured on our website:

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Now going into its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2017 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

Last year, Texas Contemporary’s 15,000 visitors, the Houston Chronicle’s “savvy crowd of collectors, dealers, curators and artists,” were met with dazzling ON-SITE installations, a robust schedule of talks, tours, and events, and access to the best in modern and contemporary art from around the world presented by the country’s top dealers. The sixth edition of Texas Contemporary also welcomed the continuation of the fair’s dynamic partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs at The Mexican Consulate in Houston. Curated by Leslie Moody Castro, independent curator based in Mexico City, The Other Mexico highlighted Mexico City’s ground-breaking arts scene and aimed to make a tangible connection between the cities of Houston and Mexico City.

2017 will continue the fair’s relationship with Mexico City's art scene and its notable partnerships with Texas’ finest institutions and museums. With the support of the Houston community and the city’s galleries and institutions, Texas Contemporary looks forward to returning to the George R. Brown Convention Center for what looks to be the most compelling year yet.


Texas Contemporary 2017 will take place at:

George R. Brown Convention Center - Hall A3
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Our Opening Night Preview is on:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00pm to 10:00pm

6:00pm to 10:00pm
Exclusively for VIP and Preview Pass Holders

And Public Hours will be:

Friday, October 20 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, October 21 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 22 12:00pm to 6:00pm

For more details about the fair, visit

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Art Call For A Group Exhibit At Gallery 25N

Extensive marketing of the artists and exhibit worldwide valued at $5,125

Call For Entries "Flowers, Plants & Gardens A 20 Artists Group Exhibit At Gallery 25N
"Shades Of Green"

Deadline: June 5, 2017 (Midnight EST) Details
Call to artists "Shades Of Green - Twenty artists will be selected for a group exhibit at Gallery25N online. The exhibit and all selected artists will be extensively marketed worldwide.

Theme and Selection:
"Shades Of Green" – The curators are looking for work based on art of any subject that is enhanced through various shades of green. The extent of the green color applied to the composition is not a factor of consideration in the judging of each piece. It is rather how effectively this color engages the viewer to enter the artist's narrative. Colors communicate a broad spectrum of emotions and expressions as well as a diverse range of symbolisms. All submissions for entry can be expressed from realism to abstraction.

Eligibility & Mediums:
This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction. Entries must be created in any still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, prints, fiber art, collage, installations.

Submission Deadline: June 5, 2017 (Midnight EST)
Curator Selection: June 12, 2017
Artist Notification: June 19, 2017
Exhibit Opens: July 7, 2017
Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists: & will extensively market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide. Details

Submission Fees:
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries $5 for each additional image. Participating artists can submit as many works of art as they wish for the curators' consideration.
Payments: All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.

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CAC @ NorthPark On-site Workshop Series

In collaboration with NorthPark Center, CAC is now offering an going series of three-hour workshops exploring different art mediums every Tuesday through May 16th.

These extraordinary art experiences will be held in NorthPark's Nordstrom Court or outdoors in its beautiful greenspace, CenterPark.

Stained Glass (Instructor: Diane Flynn) - May 2nd 1-4pm
Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design using spring gardening colors.

Sketchbook Journaling (Instructor: Merry Fuhrer) - May 9th 10am-1pm
Explore botanical sketching to compose your personal journal so it's attractive and fun creating unique art pages to accompany your musings.

Mixed Media Painting (Instructor: VET) - May 16th 1-4pm
Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.

Additional workshops for the remainder of the year are in the planning stages.

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