Tapping the Third Realm
September 22 - December 8, 2013
A co-curated collaboration between Ben Maltz Gallery and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University the group exhibition Tapping the Third Realm presents the work of thirty-four artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues: conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, and profound attention or intuition are evident in the artists’ creative processes. In this collection of work there are portals to the spirit world, communications with the dead, spells manifested in glass, prayers as drawings, potions as paintings, and dreams transformed into sculpture. This exhibition is curated by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design and Carolyn Peter, Director and Curator, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University.
Artists in the Exhibition: Ruth Ann Anderson, Annie Buckley ('03 MFA), Christopher Bucklow, John Cage, Linda Ekstrom, Clodagh Emoe, Amanda Yates Garcia, Cliff Garten, Cheri Gaulke, Zach Harris, Philip Havice, Alicia Henry, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Kyle August Lind, David Lloyd, Dane Mitchell, Christina Ondrus, Naida Osline, Sohan Qadri, Ron Regé, Jr., Ross Rudel, Liza Ryan, Betye Saar, Marie Schoeff, Kenzi Shiokava ('74 MFA), Linda Stark, Andrés Torres-Vives, Dani Tull, Linda Vallejo, Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick, Bryan McGovern Wilson, Tom Wudl, Rebecca Tull Yates ('13 MFA)
Press Release / Video / Curricular Connections / KCET Artbound Review
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.
Glued to the Seat: Revealing Hidden Realities
June 22 - August 28, 2013
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.
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. features work by 33 contemporary artists whose studios are west of the 405, north of the 105 and south of the 10 freeways in Los Angeles. The impetus for this curatorial endeavor was and continues to be an effort to survey, one studio at a time, the neighborhoods and networks of artists working in Los Angeles. Over a six-month period, Linton and Dawson visited 85 studios and met with more than 100 artists in the designated area, documenting each visit on a blog. They will update the blog as they visit more artists to plan the subsequent Freeway Studies exhibitions focusing on other neighborhoods.
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
Billboard Project Three billboards were installed in west Los Angeles during the run of the exhibition, featuring the work of Scott Grieger, Jeremy Kidd, and Sandy Rodriguez.
Billboard Slideshow / Time-lapse video of Fire Tornado billboard by Sandy Rodriguez
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