Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday October 28, 2010

From Guerilla Girls performance at Loyola Marymount University

"Crying Over Spilled Milk": a performance art night at Human Resources, organized by Paul Pescador 7pm - 9pm

and Fallen Fruit panel at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 7pm - 9:30pm

Human Resources

510 Bernard St in Chinatown Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Bellarmine Forum: Women's Art And Activism


Surprisingly, this years Bellarmine Forum would be the first to focus on women. Specifically women in the arts, those with a focus on activism.

I have never attended any of the prior forums in the past, but this year it caught my attention. And no one could fit the bill better than The Guerrilla Girls, with the way they approach the art world.

The forum will host other great women during it's one week duration of programming. Including a lecture on women artists of Ciudad Juarez. So, I encourage you to check out their schedule.

Now, I leave you with the first poster that brought me to the attention of The Guerrilla Girls.


In search of engaging the community, The Bellarmine Forum is open to the public. See you there!.

Loyola Marymount University
7.30-9.00 pm | Ahmanson 1000

To find out more contact Gail Wronsky

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Conversations With The Wind

like many other fish

Who was at Workspace last night for Samara Golden?!

Give me the recap, please. I was sick at home... never ever eat packaged food, ever. Even if that packaged food is tofu spring rolls!!!!!.

Once again.. a new, fresh, and exciting week. Other cities have greater activity than ours on a weekly basis, but hey, I'm slowly learning to ignore that which is out of reach. Perhaps, endless reading and tiring of the eyes ends in the road of wasteful time... perhaps.

While Orange County is graced with The California Biennial, we are honored, out of control excited that The Guerilla Girls will be in Los Angeles this week at LMU. They arise nostalgia embedded deep down the hippocampus. That kind of nostalgia that reminds us of how we took pride in teen angst, but all along we were as pure as pure can be.. we dyed our hair, refused to be part of any higher form of hierarchy that would enlist us as "uncool". We puzzled the minds of annoying teenage boy antics, and no matter on how many requests we got we never said yes!..

... when in Conversations With The Wind.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happenings: From Motel Rooms to Symposiums

It's evident that the happenings in my city keep me going through the week. Full of exciment I jot down events I oddly happen to know about or emails I receive. Did I ever tell you that Mondays have become my favorite day of the week?!... With full anticipation for that new press release, announcement, curiosity.. all labyrinths connecting and filling me with unsparable joy. Pardon the long explanation, I'm just really excited for Iannis Xenakis later on in November, an Art History symposium at The Hammer this Friday, SASSAS at Human Resources this weekend, and a mysterious performance at The Royal Pagoda Motel tonight in Chinatown!.

Last night you missed a great performance at Human Resources-- though as the story goes, it's either that Angelenos or those claiming this city, find the place as a recluse hideaway, or they simply just don't know... I'll go with the later, as I find it humorous that even those living in close proximity of great venues have no close relationship with that deadbeat strip mall or forgotten plaza, if only they knew that there's activity in these venues, an energy that hopefully seeks their contribution.

Human Resources:

Thursday October 21, 2010
8pm- until you're tired and ready to head home.

Ocean of Noise
Aaron Drake, David P. Earle, Elana Mann with Juliana Snapper

Human Resources hosts a night of performance art, music, and films.

"Ranging from answering machine messages to muffled lectures to reconstructed opera, each work in the event speaks to something that can get lost, orally and aurally, during human communication."

Friday October 22, 2010
8:30pm -

I have been attending events at Human Resources since it's first oepning back in May and ever since I have grown a following towards the space, but once again it proves to be a hybrid venue for musicians, artists, scholars, and the like. This Friday don't miss the first event of an ongoing series, AD HOC, in collaboration with SASSAS. For it's inaugurual series, Human Resources will host to two experimental musicians from both Norway and Australia.

Tickets: $8.00
Visit or phone 323/960-5723.

Human Resources
510 Bernard St. in Chinatown, 90012

Charlie James Gallery, Dan Graham, and The Royal Pagoda Motel: The Trifcta of of Michelle duBois

Thursday October 21, 2010

The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, is an interactive, mysterious exhibition curated by Emma Gray, in the unveiling of mystery woman Michelle duBois; a flight attendant, actress, stunt woman?!

"Charlie James Gallery, Dan Graham, and Emma Gray are pleased to present ZOE CROSHER’s For Ur Eyes Only: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois. The show will be housed in Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown, and will be supported by two other events in the neighborhood: an installation of work at Dan Graham at 506 Bernard, and a performance featuring actress Liane Balaban, working from a script by writer/curator Lara Taubman at the Royal Pagoda Motel at 995 Broadway, room #7 from 8:30 to 9:30pm. In this new iteration, comprised of images and ephemera bequeathed to the artist by confidante Michelle duBois, Crosher explores ongoing themes such as identity, travel, transience and obsolescence. She has extensively re-photographed, scanned and re-ordered duBois’ slippery self-portraits into a re-contextualized archive, thriving in the soft spaces between fantasy and fiction, documentation and theatricality, and individuation and anonymity"

Artist Reception 6-10 at Charlie James Gallery, 975 Chung King Road

Dan Graham, 506 Bernard St 7-10p

Performance Featuring actress Liane Balaban, reading a fictional piece based on the archive written by Lara Taubman from 8:30-9:30 at the Royal Pagoda Motel, 995 N Broadway, Room #7

Back To The Future and Doug Harvey at Tom Jancar

Back To The Future at The Hammer Museum

October 22, 2010


I'm most anticipating Friday's Graduate Student Symposium at The Hammer Museum, Back To The Future, which will feauture several speakers regarding the imapact as well as the future/past of art, art theory, in the context of time--

"Back to the Future, the UCLA Art History Graduate Student Association’s (AHGSA) 2010 symposium, examines temporality, chronology, and constructed histories/futures in art, asking how art, art history, and exhibitions constitute forms of time travel. Keynote speaker Professor Pamela M. Lee of Stanford University will offer her insights on how art contends with time. The symposium will include presentations by nine graduate students from UCLA and other distinguished universities."


October 22, 2010

Jancar has slowly grown quite a reputation in Chinatown's art scene for showing mostly 70's conceptual art. That which largely ranged in photography. Not to mention Jancar's recent appearance in New York City's art scene... Long story short, I admire Tom Jancar for his passion, he truly was born to run a gallery.

JANCAR GALLERY is pleased to announce 3 concurrent solo exhibitions

DOUG HARVEY - "Unsustainable"
NANCY BAKER - "Please Stand By"
CYRIL KUHN - "Butter Boot"

TEL 213 625-2522
Hours: Wed – Sat: 12 – 5 PM (and by appointment)

More to come tomorrow morning.. I have to run to my next class!.