Painting in Place, organized by Los Angeles Nomadic Division, opens May 22

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Painting in Place

Exhibition dates: May 22 – July 31, 2013 with gallery hours Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12 – 6pm and Thursday 1 – 7pm

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) will present Painting in Place, a group exhibition of contemporary painting in the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles (401 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013) from May 22-July 31, 2013. Painting in Place is curated by LAND’s Co-Founder, Director, and Curator, Shamim M. Momin.

The exhibition will present a wide array of work from contemporary artists that tackle painting from various perspectives, using both traditional and unconventional techniques and media in their approach to the discipline. Exploring various ways that the definition of painting is continuously evolving, the project seeks to expand the traditional parameters of painting, sculpture, and installation: blurred, deconstructed, and refigured.

Three overlapping themes permeate the exhibition: the representation or metaphor of the body/self, memory and the passing of time, and the depiction and negotiation of spatial environments and architectural structures. Subjects will be explored, investigated, and highlighted through the juxtaposition and placement of these paintings within the site-specific context of the historic bank, built in 1905, which is still a cornerstone of Downtown Los Angeles.

Artists include Rita Ackermann, Kevin Appel, Jennifer Boysen, Sarah Cain, N. Dash, Matias Faldbakken, Kim Fisher, Barnaby Furnas, Alexandra Grant, Matt Greene, Mark Hagen, David Hendren, Julian Hoeber, Rashid Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Olga Koumoundouros, Jim Lee, Nate Lowman, Allison Miller, Sam Moyer, Amanda Ross-Ho, Analia Saban, Kate Shepherd, Gary Simmons, Vincent Szarek, Britton Tolliver, Kon Trubkovich, Monique van Genderen, and Bobbi Woods.

I see my self in you — a new neon edition by Lapis Press

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I see my self in you, 2013
coated glass tubing, argon gas, transformer and mirror
51 x 16 x 2 inches / 130 x 41 x 5 cm (coated glass tubing)
Edition of 3

This sculpture is a part of Grant’s new series, the “Century of the Self.” As this sculpture was debuted in Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s (LAND’s) show “Painting in Place,” a portion of the proceeds from this edition benefit their mission.

http://www.lapispress.com/4257_alexandragrant.htm

Photo credit: Lapis Press.

Hypertextualist Michael Joyce on Alexandra Grant, Hélène Cixous, and Carolyn Guyer

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Hypertextualist Michael Joyce on Alexandra Grant, Hélène Cixous, and Carolyn Guyer

www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/michael-joyce-alexandra-grant-hypertext.html

As part of KCET’s mapping of Los Angeles artist Alexandra Grant’s interdisciplinary and collaborative project “Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest,” Grant has invited writer Michael Joyce to create an innovative piece of writing about the project.

Photo credit: Machine Project.

The Cixous Reading Group: A Pop-Up Seminar on Feminism by Robert Nashak

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A Pop-Up Seminar on Feminism

www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/cixous-reading-group-alexandra-grant-18-street-arts-center.html

The Cixous Reading Group, a newly formed collaboration of Los Angeles-based artists and writers, is a kind of pop-up seminar, trying to reframe what it means to be a feminist today.  By Robert Nashak.

For more information:

cixousreadinggroup.wordpress.com

On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous

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On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous

www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/alexandra-grant-helene-cixous-philippines.html

By Alexandra Grant.

Several years ago, the French writer, playwright, and philosopher Hélène Cixous gave me one of her books, “Philippines,” as a source for collaboration between her text and my artistic practice. “Philippines” is based around the story of “Peter Ibbetson,” a novel by Georges du Maurier, where two childhood friends are separated by class and country, reuniting as adults in a shared dream that takes place in a primal forest. Hélène describes the book as filled with “silhouettes of characters that seemed to have always been with me.”

Video and excerpts from my conversation with Hélène are here:

www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/alexandra-grant-helene-cixous-philippines.html

Photo credit: Kevin Kane.