May 19, 2015
artist of the week: matthew carter
What are some recent, upcoming or current projects you are working on?
I’m currently working on a series of collages that focus on the aesthetic practices and media representations of John Wayne Gacy aka “the killer clown” and Albert Speer aka “the good nazi.” Both figures encompass the idea of the psychopath, but from different trajectories. John Wayne Gacy, as I’m sure you must know, was a serial killer active in 1970s Chicago, IL. more
May 15, 2015
hugo crosthwaite featured: LA TIMES, "Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West"
A sculpture that floats. Paintings that take a sculptural turn. Iconic imagery of the American West. Plus: a panel about black conceptualism, a show that touches on the Mexican Revolution, and lots of evil eye. Here’s what we have in our Datebook:
Hugo Crosthwaite, “Tijuana Radiant Shine” and “Shattered Mural,” at Luis de Jesus. Crosthwaite’s signature black-and-white-noir-meets-Mexican-comic-books style of paintings take a sculptural turn in his latest solo show at Luis De Jesus. Looks like one not to miss. more
May 12, 2015
JOSH REAMES FEATURED: First Look - Frieze Week | 30 Emerging Artists to Watch Across Frieze Week
The Dallas-born Reames taunts us with snaps of drying canvases—a friendly offering in the countdown to Frieze, from which we conclude that pyramids, playing cards, and words penned in memespeak will appear in his brand new work. As one could imagine, given that his paintings hang in The Hole’s current group show, “Post-Analog Painting”—amongst angry birds and oil-rendered anime—Reames communicates in the language of the internet. more
April 20, 2015
josh reames featured: 5 Must-See Gallery Shows: Gaetano Pesce, Nina Beier, and More
BY SCOTT INDRISEK | APRIL 20, 2015
“Time Flies Like a Banana” at Johannes Vogt Gallery, through May 9 (526 West 26th Street, Suite 205)
A three-person show of work by Josh Reames, Ron Ewert, and Greg Ito, this exhibition earns its oddly slapstick title. Reames — a Dallas artist recently relocated to Brooklyn — continues to kill it with painted and airbrushed canvases that resemble cluttered computer screens awash with jarring medleys of clip art (a happy cigarette here, some purple-tinted lemons there). more
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April 10, 2015
L.A. Times Review: Gonzales-day fills the holes of history
Ken Gonzales-Day's work is instructive but far from didactic. It's a history lesson taught through the framing of holes in the record and by collapsing the space between different times and places. It disturbs in direct proportion to its importance, and it does disturb.
Gonzales-Day began his "Erased Lynching" series in 2000 to explore the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of racially motivated lynching. In his new work at Luis De Jesus, he extends the series into film for the first time. [ READ MORE ]
April 02, 2015
ken gonzales-day featured:
Datebook: Art of the column, visions of Hell, California's dark history
Ken Gonzales-Day, “Run Up,” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Photographer Gonzales-Day continues his investigation into the history of Latino lynchings in California — part of his “Erased Lynching” series. In a new body of work, he has re-staged a historic 1920 lynching that occurred in Santa Rosa using actors and captures their actions in film and photography. more
April 01, 2015
ken gonzales-day featured: "Glasstire: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOP 5 EVENTS"
3. Ken Gonzales-Day: RUN UP
Ken Gonzales-Day, who has been studying the history of lynching for years, based his first film, Run Up, on a reenactment of events surrounding a 1920 lynching of a Latino names Charles Valento in Santa Rosa. The Scripps professor will screen the film and exhibit a series of still photographs from it. He'll also show photographs shot last November, during an L.A. protest march following the Grand Jury’s contested decision to acquit the police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson. [ READ MORE ]
April 01, 2015
Ken gonzales-day featured: "the guide: 30 can't-miss events in april"
The LA artist is known for incorporating vintage images of lynchings into those of beautiful trees. The exhibition", "Run Up showcases his latest work, which includes photographs of the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting. luisdejesus.com
April 01, 2015
ken gonzales-day at luis de jesus los angeles
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to present Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, on view from April 4 through May 9. The exhibition will present Gonzales-Day’s newest series of photographs and the premiere of his first film, Run Up—a project of Creative Capital, which Gonzales-Day was awarded in 2012. The gallery will host an informal breakfast and artist talk moderated by Kate Palmer Albers, Ph.D., to coincide with PARIS PHOTO Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 3 from 8 to 11am. [ READ ON ]
March 30, 2015
Kate Bonner, Chris Engman, and Ken Gonzales-day featured in: "daily breeze: Torrance Art Museum opens concurrent exhibits challenging perceptions"
If the images on display in the Torrance Art Museum’s latest photography exhibit cause people to gaze with curiosity or take a second look, that’s OK.
The show is meant to challenge the definition of a photograph.
“This exhibit shows how artists are using photography in new and different ways, how they’re redefining the medium and challenging the medium. more