Calendar

Mar
17
Sat
PRISMS @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Mar 17 – Mar 23 all-day
Curator(s): Cassie Riger and Mak Kern
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am- 5 pm
Exhibit: 1/27/18 – 3/23/18
Performances: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 6 – 9 PM

6 pm 
exhibition walk-through with the curators
Cassie Riger and Mak Kern

7 pm 
Krysten Cunningham with Nancy Sandercock and Johanna Bennett
“Human Luminescence”

8:30 pm  
Rebecca Bruno with sound by Yann Novak
“A Configuration Reconstituting Herself”

Showing works by
Devin Kenny
Mak Kern
Cassie Riger
Hiromi Takizawa
Isabel Theselius

With performances by
Rebecca Bruno
Krysten Cunningham

And a catalog essay by
Jennifer Frias

When we think of light we think….

Pink Floyd cover art. White privilege. Crystals. Blue light eye blockers and amber light from dusk till dawn. Spiritual awakening. Mass media. Projectors. Phenomenology. Cinema. Space travel. Transparency. Remembrance. Reflection. Context. Desire. Mood. Magic.

PRISMS holds the proverbial Pink Floyd crystal up to the stream of light-based work flowing out of Southern California today. Like a prism, we aim to clarify, to show a spectrum, to make delightful rainbows dance across the walls.

FOCA Curators Lab Chairs: Noriko Fujinami & Tressa Miller

Mar
24
Sat
Zara Monet Feeney’s “Overture” @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Mar 24 – May 5 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24th, 6pm-10pm

“Overture” is a collection of original works by Los Angeles artist Zara Monet Feeney. Her paintings start with an underlying composite pictogram, alternating between layers of transparent vs. opaque imagery and exploited vs. subdued color relationships. Aiming for the work to fluctuate with intensity in a non-formulaic way, she is fastidious with what is flat and what recedes. Once there is a newly articulated compositional hierarchy, she can extend the reverie into strange unexpected conceptual spaces. By utilizing stratagems of perception and displaying a dramatic dynamic between the subject and the space it occupies, she hopes to set up a curious and reflexive viewing experience.

Instead of disguising the artifice into the interworking of the painted illusion (like a window into another world), her work highlights the painting’s inherent flatness and exaggerates the mere idea of trickery itself. Now the viewer becomes aware that they are looking at something unreal and also becomes conscious of their own fact of seeing—a redoubled vision.

Apr
7
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Apr 7 @ 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.

Apr
14
Sat
The 2018 International Co-Works @ Tieken Gallery LA
Apr 14 – May 19 all-day

Regular Gallery Hours: Thur – Sun, 1-6pm & by Appointment
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th 6pm-10pm

 

Apr
19
Thu
THE NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE @ Automata
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

THE NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE presents “Storytelling”, a program featuring works for string quartet that focus on the power of storytelling, including Ted Hearne’s The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask, Federico Llach’s El libro de los flasheos (The Book of Trippin’), Pamela Z’s and the movement of the Tongue, and the world premiere of a new work by Valentín Pelisch, 4 weak receptions from a dying TV (#1- Charles Mingus, Los Ángeles), written for the Now Hear Ensemble. Performers will include Maiani da Silva (violin), Emily Call (violin), Jonathan Morgan (viola), Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Adriane Hill (flute), and Federico Llach (narrator).

Apr
20
Fri
MASCULLAR
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm

Sounds and/or Music

– JUANJOSÉ RIVAS : horse’s jaw, brackets, modified muzzles, electronics
– ULRICH KRIEGER + CARMINA ESCOBAR : saxophones, amplified voice
– JASON BROWN + AMAR RAVVA : patches, surfaces, the box

All the way from Tenochtitlan (a.k.a. Mexico City) Juanjosé Rivas, a fundamental being of the experimental sound art in Mexico, will perform the piece M: Mascullar Serie: Plexus — a sound action for horse’s jaw, brackets, modified muzzles and electronics. Plexus is a series of sound actions based on different body movements which try to generate a symbolic dialogue between physical concepts throughout sound improvisation such as: error, randomness, and the stochastic in order to describe some kind of body phenomena.

Directions to Betalevel

an alley in chinatown

  1. Find yourself in front of “FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT” located at 963 N. Hill Street in Chinatown.
  2. Locate the alley on the left hand side of Full House.
  3. Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street).
  4. Stop.
  5. Notice dumpster on your right hand side.
  6. Take a right and continue down the alley.
  7. Exercise caution so as not trip on the wobbly cement blocks underfoot
  8. The entrance to Betalevel is located 10 yards down on left side, behind a red door, down a black staircase.
Apr
23
Mon
Coffee with a Cop @ Starbucks
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

By removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED BY THE:
LAPD CENTRAL AREA COMMUNITY RELATIONS
May
3
Thu
Triple book launch in Chinatown! @ Ooga Booga Chinatown
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us this Thursday evening to celebrate new books by Luke Fischbeck, Trevor Hernandez & Neha Choksi, all published by Hesse Press!

Hesse Press is an independent press based in Los Angeles started in 2014 by Clare Kelly & John Wiese. Their series of artist monographs focusing on LA artists continues with Beyond Majority Rule by Luke Fischbeck, Landmurk by Trevor Hernandez and their new text-based series with Dismantling by Neha Choksi!

May
5
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
May 5 @ 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.

“Taste of Chinatown” Walking Tour @ Far East Plaza
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A China Week Exclusive…

Celebrate “New Chinatown” on its 80th Anniversary with an exclusive Taste of Chinatown Walking Tour. Our condensed walking tour of historical and cultural highlights in Chinatown will feature a sampling of Chinatown’s most delicious bites from classic favorites as well as trendy hot spots. Taste some of LA’s top restaurants then learn about the history of New Chinatown and the Chinese-American story of Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Chinatown Business Improvement District. This ticketed event will include food (we will not be able to accommodate substitutions for dietary restrictions) + beverage tastings and a 90 minute walking tour.