Calendar

Jan
28
Sat
FOCA: The Future Eve @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Jan 28 – Mar 4 all-day

The Fellows of Contemporary Art present:  The Future Eve, an exhibition curated by VOLUME member Jared Baxter, recipient of a FOCA Curators Lab grant for 2017.

 The Future Eve explores the relationship between technology and the body and features video, sculpture, drawing, installation and sound by 5 California-based artists:


Robert Crouch
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein
Karen Lofgren
Yann Novak
Dean Smith

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 5-8 PM

A participatory discussion with curator Jared Baxter, exhibition artists and Allison de Fren, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Culture, Occidental College, begins at 5:30 PM.

Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

A closing reception will take place Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8-11pm with catalog launch and live performance by artists Robert Crouch and Yann Novak.

 

 

Feb
18
Sat
Slow Culture: Daniel Arnold & Jake Michaels: Everything Must Go @ SLOW CULTURE
Feb 18 – Mar 18 all-day

Opening Reception: February 18, 7-10PM
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 6PM

Slow Culture is proud to present a dual exhibition by photographers Daniel Arnold & Jake Michaels.  Hailing from opposite sides of the coast, this exhibition is a retrospective look into both photographers practice.  From their personal street photography to the pages of The New York Times, both photographers will be showcasing a diverse collection of work spanning their whole careers.  With the rise in popularity of platforms like Instagram and the mass consumption of digital images, this exhibition will explore what it is to be a photographer in the modern age.

“Daniel Arnold met Jake Michaels on Instagram. Don’t judge. In their first collaborative show, they recreate the cheapness of the internet in a way that is a little bit expensive. Prints are sold directly off the wall and are replaced with alternates in real time, so that the show decays and regenerates as it sells. Every viewer sees a different collection and in the end it leaves no evidence of itself. Was it real? Is Snapchat? Is anything?” – Daniel Arnold

Feb
23
Thu
Automata: Masha Tatarintseva: FAMILY TREE @ Automata
Feb 23 – Feb 26 all-day

Exhibition Hours:

THURSDAY  FEB 23           7-10 PM   OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY         FEB 24           7-10 PM   Reception
SATURDAY   FEB 25           11 AM – 3 PM  and  7 PM -10 PM
SUNDAY       FEB 26           11 AM – 3 PM

An Immersive Photography Installation:  Decoding DNA Through LIghtbox Photography

AUTOMATA presents FAMILY TREE, an immersive photographic installation by Los Angeles artist Masha Tatarintseva. With FAMILY TREE, Tatarintseva explores her immigrant Jewish and Slavic roots through a series of back-lit photo images, as well as through live-feed video. FAMILY TREE features a soundscape by composer Julian Valdi-vieso and lighting by Chu-hsuan Chang.

In speaking about the impetus for the installation, Tatarintseva says: “Last summer when i came home to Pittsburgh, a big stack of old photos was all that was left after my parents returned from my grandmother’s funeral in St Petersburg, Russia.  I looked through the old photos, where I only knew about twenty percent of the people, mainly my grandparents.  I realized that the family of people who came before me are total strangers to me, yet I look like them and possibly have their mannerisms and personality. This installation is my attempt to reconnect with these people whom I never met and never will meet.”

Tatartintseva will be present at the exhibition, where viewers can also experience a live interactive projection.

Mar
2
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chinatown After Dark continues with regularly scheduled First Thursdays at Chinatown’s Far East Plaza. The monthly event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event also feature talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood!

Mar
3
Fri
Automata: Odeya Nini : A Solo Voice @ Automata
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm

Evolving over the last six years, A Solo Voice by Odeya Nini is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement.mainly my grandparents.  I realized that the family of people who came before me are total strangers to me, yet I look like them and possibly have their mannerisms and personality. This installation is my attempt to reconnect with these people whom I never met and never will meet.”

Tatartintseva will be present at the exhibition, where viewers can also experience a live interactive projection.

Mar
4
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Lantern Festival @ Chinese American Museum
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Angelenos beneath Chinese lanterns in the vibrance of Downtown L.A. for the 16th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks.

A hugely popular Chinese festival around the world, Lantern Festival occurs annually on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month to mark the closing of Chinese New Year festivities. CAM’s annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival represents a departure from most other commercially-based street event celebrations, with its primary focus on community building and education. The Los Angeles Lantern Festival embraces the mission of the Chinese American Museum to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America’s diverse heritage by sharing the history, cultural legacy and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans by providing a free festival that encourages the public to celebrate Chinese America.

Automata: Odeya Nini : A Solo Voice @ Automata
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm

Evolving over the last six years, A Solo Voice by Odeya Nini is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement.mainly my grandparents.  I realized that the family of people who came before me are total strangers to me, yet I look like them and possibly have their mannerisms and personality. This installation is my attempt to reconnect with these people whom I never met and never will meet.”

Tatartintseva will be present at the exhibition, where viewers can also experience a live interactive projection.

Mar
25
Sat
FOCA: FOCAFellowships Opening @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Mar 25 – Apr 24 all-day

Fellows of Contemporary Art will host an exhibition/reception celebrating Sean Griffin, Simon Leung, and Susan Silton, from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017. An Artists’ Conversation with Moderator Jim Daichendt will start at 7:00 pm in the exhibition space. The exhibition will be open for viewing Mondays through Fridays from 10:00am -5:00pm.

A biennial artist grant program begun in 2006, the FOCAFellowships have supported eleven mid-career artists to date. Three nominators from the California art community: Jose Luis Blondet, LACMA; Kristina Newhouse, CSULB; and Sara Cannon, LA Municipal Art Gallery each nominated ten mid-career artists for the award. Jurors Elizabeth Gerber, LACMA; Alma L. Ruiz; and Irene Tsatsos, Armory Center for the Arts made the final selections.

 

 

Apr
1
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour (Wait List Only) @ Throughout Chinatown
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here. Currently accepting Wait List Only. Will follow up if space becomes available.