3 Solo Projects: Audrey Chan, Elana Mann, Chan & Mann
June 22 – August 30, 2013
This multidisciplinary exhibition features the poignant and political work of two artists in three parts: Audrey Chan, Elana Mann, and the collaborative artwork they create under the name Chan & Mann. It incorporates video, performance, public engagement, sound, painting, drawing, photography, and installation.
This exhibition is the third in a successful series called 3 Solo Projects that began in 2004 in an effort to highlight and support new work by Southern California-based artists. The Ben Maltz Gallery is divided into three equal parts to create a project space for each artist. The nature of the series 3 Solo Projects is to give artists full reign of the space to experiment and develop new work over a one-year period.
Chan is an artist, writer and educator whose work addresses civic discourse, rhetoric, and the feminist construct of the ‘personal is the political.’ Mann’s multidisciplinary artwork explores alternative economies, empathetic exchange, and the politics of resistance. Chan and Mann’s collaborative work asks important and honest questions about feminism, acknowledges the still prevalent influence of past feminists, and fuels the hope and action of current feminists.Through the production of significant conferences, symposia, and performative events around the country (and soon the world), the duo’s projects boast an inclusive and discursive dialogue. — Micol Hebron, Putting the Words Back into the F-Word. An Interview with Audrey Chan and Elana Mann, ArtPulse Magazine
Saturday, June 22, 4pm–6pm, Free
Gallery Tour with artists Audrey Chan, Elana Mann, and director Meg Linton
Curator: Jeseca Dawson (’12)
Glued to the Seat presents the work of six artists who use narrative elements to reveal hidden truths and confront deep-rooted stereotypes.Through the guise of history, cultural traditions or personal experience, these provocative artists use authorship to expose oppressive stigmas and question sources.
Saturday, August 24, 12:30pm, Free
Gallery Tour led by the curator and the artists.
Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405
April 13 – June 1, 2013
Freeway Studies is a multi-year, contemporary art-focused curatorial project organized by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, with the assistance of Jeseca Dawson, 2012-2014 Curatorial Fellow.
Artists: Charles Arnoldi, Natalie Arnoldi, Alex Becerra ('11), Larry Bell, Karen Carson, Meg Cranston, Greg Colson, Tony de los Reyes, Steve Galloway, Joe Goode, Scott Grieger, Deborah Hede, Tom Knechtel, Lies Kraal, Rachel Lachowicz, Lauren Marsolier, Renée Petropoulos, Phranc, Vincent Ramos ('02), Lucas Reiner ('85), Liza Ryan, Kim Schoenstadt, Kiki Seror, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith, Jim Starrett, Jon Swihart, Shirley Tse, Sam Watters ('02 MFA), Chris Wilder, Pontus Willfors, Suzan Woodruff, and Jody Zellen
Saturday, April 13, 4pm–6pm, Free
Opening Reception Reception for the artists with SOUNDSCAPESSSSSZZZZZ performance by Paige Tighe and musical selections by MX Farina, Robots and Friends
Saturdays, April 20 & June 1, 2013, 9am-3pm, $25
Bus Tours Curator led bus tours of local studios: Peter Alexander, Angie Bray, Carla Danes, Chris Danes, Drew Dominick, Marc Fichou, DJ Hall, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Jeremy Kidd, Linda King, Cindy Kolodziejski, Blue McRight, Tia Pulitzer, Sarah Vanderlip.
Saturday, May 18, 4pm, Free mdash; Press Release
Reading: Writing This Side of the 405 A live and live-streamed poetry and prose reading by local writers who also live/work in the This Side of the 405 neighborhoods of Venice, Marina del Rey, and Westchester.
Alicia Gaspar del Alba
Dottie Grossman (via recordings)
Rachel McLeod Kaminer*
Michelle Kholos Brooks*
Philomene Long (read by Pegarty Long)
Sunday, May 19, $50
Venice Art Walk Venice Art Walk & Auctions: A benefit for the Venice Family Clinic. Many of the artists in This Side of the 405 are participating. Information and Registration: www.veniceartwalk.org
Billboard Project Three artist billboards will be installed in Los Angeles during the run of the exhibition. Billboard locations may change in early May 2013. Billboards sponsored by Summit Media LLC. Billboard Slideshow
Bridging Homeboy Industries
January 2 — March 23, 2013
Guest Curator: Annie Buckley (MFA '03 )
Bridging Homeboy Industries features the work of Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu, and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, three working artists who share roots in the East L.A. neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community beset by poverty a nd violence. Though their paths and practices are unique, each has benefited from the services of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the nation. Founded as a jobs program by Father Gregory Boyle in 1992, Homeboy Industries continues to thrive as a network of successful businesses supported and run by former gang members. Two decades on, Debora, Kizu, and Muñoz Hernandez all count Father Boyle—or G, as he is fondly referred to by many—as a mentor, supporter, and friend. He is the person who saw in them the artists they would become and who fostered a sense of hope and possibility for them during times when these were scarce. This encouragement, combined with their own relentless passion for art, fed their development as artists
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 4-6pm, Free
Reception With live music by Liza Carbe and JP Durand of Incendio
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 11am-12pm, Free
Conversation Stories and conversation with Father Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, Homegirl Café, and author of the award-winning book Tattoos on the Heart (2010).
Saturday, February 23, 9am-4pm, $25
Bus Tour Exhibition curator and artists lead a tour of Homeboy Industries with brunch at Homegirl Café, and present and discuss two significant murals created by the artists in the neighborhood.
Saturday, March 2, 11am-12pm, Free
Gallery Tour Gallery walk-through with curator and artists.