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More shots of Rina Banerjee in the studio, prepping work for her forthcoming L.A. Louver show — opening in just a few weeks on May 8th!

For her first exhibition at L.A. Louver and West Coast gallery debut, Banerjee will present a new body of work — drawings on paper, paintings on wood panel and selection of assemblage sculptures.

In anticipation of the show, we’ll be releasing a short film on Banerjee on YouTube and Vimeo this week — STAY TUNED!

In celebration of Earth Day, we thought it would be most fitting to share a photograph by Rogue Wave ‘13 artist, Matthew Brandt. This work belongs to a larger series documenting Rainbow Lake in Wyoming. Using a film camera, Brandt photographed various sections of the lake and developed the imagery with water gathered directly from the lake, using the traditional technique of c-print processing. As a result, the imagery becomes distorted from detritus in the collected water, creating an almost painterly abstract composition.
To learn more about Brandt’s work and his unconventional approach to photography, here’s a video we produced on him in conjunction with our Rogue Wave 2013 group exhibition. 

In celebration of Earth Day, we thought it would be most fitting to share a photograph by Rogue Wave ‘13 artist, Matthew Brandt. This work belongs to a larger series documenting Rainbow Lake in Wyoming. Using a film camera, Brandt photographed various sections of the lake and developed the imagery with water gathered directly from the lake, using the traditional technique of c-print processing. As a result, the imagery becomes distorted from detritus in the collected water, creating an almost painterly abstract composition.

To learn more about Brandt’s work and his unconventional approach to photography, here’s a video we produced on him in conjunction with our Rogue Wave 2013 group exhibition. 

This is the final week for our current exhibitions: Kienholz: Berlin/Hope and Gajin Fujita: Drawings. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these rarely exhibited works. Both shows are on view through Saturday, April 26, 2014.
IMAGE: Installation of Kienholz: Berlin/Hope, L.A. Louver

This is the final week for our current exhibitions: Kienholz: Berlin/Hope and Gajin Fujita: Drawings. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these rarely exhibited works. Both shows are on view through Saturday, April 26, 2014.

IMAGE: Installation of Kienholz: Berlin/Hope, L.A. Louver

blakegopnik:

THE DAILY PIC:  A lovely unstill-life by Owen Kydd, as installed in the International Center of Photography’s “What Is A Photograph” exhibition, in New York. (Click on my image to see a video clip.) Kydd, who trained in Vancouver under the great photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas, shoots stationary footage of objects in store windows, often on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, where he lives. We only recognize his work as video because of very subtle motion in the light and air in his scenes; otherwise, it recalls the great color still-lifes of Jan Groover.
Kydd calls his artform “durational photography,” which is a fine name. Ever since video has been around, artists have tried to use it to make little vignettes of the passing scene that could compete with, or simply complete, the traditions of street photography – but the results have often seemed a bit trite and dull, too easily consumed. Turns out the boredom they caused came from being too short and having too much going on. By making his videos almost as slow and still as traditional photographs, Kydd makes them worthy of a longer look. (Image and clip ©Owen Kydd)
The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

We had the pleasure of showing Owen Kydd's video installations in our Rogue Wave 2013 group exhibition, that featured 15 emerging L.A. artists.

blakegopnik:

THE DAILY PIC:  A lovely unstill-life by Owen Kydd, as installed in the International Center of Photography’s “What Is A Photograph” exhibition, in New York. (Click on my image to see a video clip.) Kydd, who trained in Vancouver under the great photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas, shoots stationary footage of objects in store windows, often on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, where he lives. We only recognize his work as video because of very subtle motion in the light and air in his scenes; otherwise, it recalls the great color still-lifes of Jan Groover.

Kydd calls his artform “durational photography,” which is a fine name. Ever since video has been around, artists have tried to use it to make little vignettes of the passing scene that could compete with, or simply complete, the traditions of street photography – but the results have often seemed a bit trite and dull, too easily consumed. Turns out the boredom they caused came from being too short and having too much going on. By making his videos almost as slow and still as traditional photographs, Kydd makes them worthy of a longer look. (Image and clip ©Owen Kydd)

The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

We had the pleasure of showing Owen Kydd's video installations in our Rogue Wave 2013 group exhibition, that featured 15 emerging L.A. artists.

Alison Saar's solo exhibition Hothouse opens at the Watts Towers Arts Center this Saturday, April 19, and will remain on view at the Noah Purifoy Art Gallery through August 10, 2014. Included are a selection of prints, drawings and sculpture created by Saar over the past 10 years.
Click here to see works from her most recent exhibition at L.A. Louver titled Slough.
IMAGE: Alison Saar, Foison Study, 2010, mixed media, 55 3/4 x 29 x 1 in. (141.6 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm)

Alison Saar's solo exhibition Hothouse opens at the Watts Towers Arts Center this Saturday, April 19, and will remain on view at the Noah Purifoy Art Gallery through August 10, 2014. Included are a selection of prints, drawings and sculpture created by Saar over the past 10 years.

Click here to see works from her most recent exhibition at L.A. Louver titled Slough.

IMAGE: Alison Saar, Foison Study, 2010, mixed media, 55 3/4 x 29 x 1 in. (141.6 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm)

We had a fantastic turn out for last night’s event with Gajin Fujita and LACMA curator Ilona Katzew. It was a special evening with engaging conversation, well attended by an informed and curious crowd.

If you couldn’t make it last night, here a few pics from the event. Stay tuned for a film that documents the full discussion — coming soon!

Gajin Fujita “Drawings” is on view at L.A. Louver through April 26th.

Read a recent interview with Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin in the Huffington Post. She discusses the progression of her work over her 35-year career as an artist — including what it’s like to work out of a van, capturing aerial views from a “microcopter,” and her move from Los Angeles to rural Mendocino County.
To see more paintings by the artist, visit Rubin’s profile on our website.
IMAGE: Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, The Bungalow, 2009-2010, oil on polyester, 45 x 95 in. (114.3 x 241.3 cm)

Read a recent interview with Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin in the Huffington Post. She discusses the progression of her work over her 35-year career as an artist — including what it’s like to work out of a van, capturing aerial views from a “microcopter,” and her move from Los Angeles to rural Mendocino County.

To see more paintings by the artist, visit Rubin’s profile on our website.

IMAGE: Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, The Bungalow, 2009-2010, oil on polyester, 45 x 95 in. (114.3 x 241.3 cm)

What may be overlooked when viewing images of works from Ed and Nancy Kienholz’s Volksempfängers series is not just the physical presence each work commands, but their interactive quality as well. The sculptures features WW2 era Nazi radios (Volksempfänger) connected to a foot switch, and when activated by the viewer, each plays music from Richard Wagner’s epic opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Included above is a short audio excerpt from the sculpture Der Ofenschirm/The Fire Screen, which is currently on view in our first floor exhibition.

Click here to watch a video of the sculpture, and peruse the e-catalogue for more information on the works.

 Kienholz: Berlin/Hope is on view at L.A. Louver through April 26th.

In this video, Michael C. McMillen discusses the autobiographical elements in his sculpture “Time Tower.” The work is currently on public view in the Palm Court rotunda of the Beverly Hills Civic Center. 

Visit the City of Beverly Hills website for details on the installation and stay tuned for more information on McMillen’s upcoming projects, including a site-specific installation at the Palais de Tokyo this summer!

See new sculpture by Ben Jackel in the group show "Prep School" at the Torrance Art Museum. Including 28 artists, the exhibition also features work by Rogue Wave artist Farrah Karapetian. 
On view through May 15.
Click here to watch a video of Ben Jackel in the studio.
IMAGE: Ben Jackel, Sea Strainer, 2013, stoneware, hardware, ebony, beeswax, 75 1/2 x 33 x 10 in. (191.8 x 83.8 x 25.4 cm)

See new sculpture by Ben Jackel in the group show "Prep School" at the Torrance Art Museum. Including 28 artists, the exhibition also features work by Rogue Wave artist Farrah Karapetian

On view through May 15.

Click here to watch a video of Ben Jackel in the studio.

IMAGE: Ben Jackel, Sea Strainer, 2013, stoneware, hardware, ebony, beeswax, 75 1/2 x 33 x 10 in. (191.8 x 83.8 x 25.4 cm)