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JIM ADAMS FEATURED IN ARTILLERY MAGAZINE
JIM ADAMS FEATURED IN ARTILLERY MAGAZINE
GALLERY ROUND: JIM ADAMS

“Eternal Witness” is a show emblematic of the endless pertinence of history. Adams maintains that history is just as relevant today as it ever was when it was happening. The scenarios may change but he pursues the notion that the ideas driving humanity, for instance, the glorification of war or striving for power, remain persistent throughout time. The pyramid, a common structure throughout this series, remains a pinnacle of historic monuments that are significant in themselves but also carry individual projections

CARLA JAY  HARRIS TO PARTICIPATE IN NORTON MUSEUM OF ART'S 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND AUCTION
CARLA JAY HARRIS TO PARTICIPATE IN NORTON MUSEUM OF ART'S 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND AUCTION
AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE JANUARY 25- FEBRUARY 8

ONLINE CELEBRATION WILL BE FEBRUARY 6 

JIM ADAMS FEATURED AS ONE OF ARTFORUM'S MUST-SEE SHOWS
JIM ADAMS FEATURED AS ONE OF ARTFORUM'S MUST-SEE SHOWS

"Eternal Witness marks Jim Adams' first solo exhibition with the Gallery. The exhibition will present new paintings and sketches completed over the last four years along with a selection of works dating to the turn of the millennium."
 

JIM ADAMS: ETERNAL WITNESS FEATURED IN HYPERALLERGIC
JIM ADAMS: ETERNAL WITNESS FEATURED IN HYPERALLERGIC
YOUR CONCISE LOS ANGELES ART GUIDE FOR JANUARY 2021

"The artist is interested in how myths, “both classic and obscure,” still represent the realities and struggles we undergo today: “jealousy, ambition, hubris, greed, and the glorification of warfare.” His images carry signs of ancient Egyptian pyramids and ruins, but his subjects are updated for the times: all heroes and deities wear 21st-century garb."

TRACTION: ART TALK WITH KEN GONZALES-DAY, JANUARY 14, 2021
TRACTION: ART TALK WITH KEN GONZALES-DAY, JANUARY 14, 2021
5-6:30 p.m. PT

 For Traction: Art Talk, Gonzales-Day will be joined in conversation by Professor Karolina Karlic.

KAMBUI OLUJIMI FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
KAMBUI OLUJIMI FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
In 177 Portraits, an Artist’s Homage to His Bed-Stuy Muse

Over five years, Kambui Olujimi created paintings in tribute to Catherine Arline, a mentor from childhood on. Years after her passing, they speak more intimately than any statue could.

JIM ADAMS: ETERNAL WITNESS FEATURED ON GALLERY PLATFORM.LA
JIM ADAMS: ETERNAL WITNESS FEATURED ON GALLERY PLATFORM.LA
LIA HALLORAN NAMED A 2020- 2021 C.O.L.A. Master Artist Fellow
LIA HALLORAN NAMED A 2020- 2021 C.O.L.A. Master Artist Fellow

Lia Halloran has been named a 2020-2021 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellow. As a C.O.L.A. Fellow, Halloran will be awarded a $10,000 grant to produce a new body of work which will be premiered by the City of Los Angeles in Spring 2021.

FIVE WORKS BY ERIK OLSON ACQUIRED BY THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA, CALGARY, CANADA
FIVE WORKS BY ERIK OLSON ACQUIRED BY THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA, CALGARY, CANADA

Working across different mediums, inclulding painting, sculpture, printmaking, and video, Erik Olson balances the scientific with the poetic in a dynamic visualization of his personal life. People, places and experiences become the subject of works that question our presumptions and our perception of the world. The figures and portraits that populate his canvases can be likened to characters in mystery plays, each flaunting their own constructed personas and exuberant color.

EDRA SOTO'S "OPEN 24 HOURS" ACQUIRED BY DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
EDRA SOTO'S "OPEN 24 HOURS" ACQUIRED BY DEPAUL ART MUSEUM

Her work Open 24 Hours was conceived on her daily dog walks through Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood where she would collect discarded liquor bottles that she would come across in vacant lots. These cognac bottles sparked an archeological exploration into the area's residents, their daily rituals, the origin stories of liquors, and identity.

HYPERALLERGIC: "ARTISTS ON 'MAKING ART DURING LIKE A YEAR UNLIKE ANY OTHER'."
HYPERALLERGIC: "ARTISTS ON 'MAKING ART DURING LIKE A YEAR UNLIKE ANY OTHER'."
Peter Williams, Laura Krifka, and others talk about the art they’ve made these past few months, now on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

 “I was thinking a lot about longing, feeling cut off from the world, and also the way everyone was watching each other from afar with a sort of insatiable desire to report wrongdoing,” Krifka writes in a placard hung next to her painting.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ZACKARY DRUCKER
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ZACKARY DRUCKER

The acquistion includeds three self-portraits from the "Relationship" series (produced in collaboration with Rhys Ernst from 2008- 2014) and two photographs from the "Before and After" series (produced in collaboration with A. L. Steiner in 2010- 2011). The acquision is an outcome of BMA's "2020 Vision," a year of exhibitions and programs dedicated to the presentation of the achievements of female-identifying artists.

CARLA JAY HARRIS'S "THE PATH" ACQUIRED BY CROCKER ART MUSEUM
CARLA JAY HARRIS'S "THE PATH" ACQUIRED BY CROCKER ART MUSEUM

"In Celestial Bodies, Harris uses narratives of kinship, creation, and myth as tools to understand, undo and build anew. Cloaked in a firmament of stars and sumptuous red fabrics evocative of Mt. Olympus, the protagonists in Celestial Bodies exist in a contemplative and meditative dimension outside of our own reality- a utopian black society that we can look to for inspiration. "

PETER WILLIAM'S "BIRDLAND" ACQUIRED BY NASHER MUSEUM OF ART AT DUKE UNIVERSITY
PETER WILLIAM'S "BIRDLAND" ACQUIRED BY NASHER MUSEUM OF ART AT DUKE UNIVERSITY

"An avid birdwatcher himself, Williams may be imagining himself as an astronaut on his own Afrofuturist journey. Williams’s use of playfulness, humor and vibrant aesthetics as a subversive strategy to address racism and inequity in the United States is also seen in works by a number of artists in the collection."

FEDERICO SOLMI’S "THE GREAT FARCE" ACQUIRED BY THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
FEDERICO SOLMI’S "THE GREAT FARCE" ACQUIRED BY THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

The nine-channel installation, painting, drawing and motion-capture images are stitched together using digital technology to create a surreal universe. The work can be presented as an immersive gallery installation with nine projections, or a sculptural “portable theater” with embedded video that represents the content, spirit and aesthetic of the larger installation.

CARLA JAY HARRIS PART OF "ARCHIVE MACHINES"
CARLA JAY HARRIS PART OF "ARCHIVE MACHINES"
Online exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

ARCHIVE MACHINES brings together recent works by Southern California artists that examine the archive as a conceptual vehicle to de-center singular narratives and encourage plural perspectives through the activities of revisioning, resisting, rewiring and relating. 

KAMBUI OLUJIMI AND EDRA SOTO'S WORK SELECTED AS LEILANI LYNCH'S TOP PICKS FOR UNTITLED, ART MIAMI BEACH 2020
KAMBUI OLUJIMI AND EDRA SOTO'S WORK SELECTED AS LEILANI LYNCH'S TOP PICKS FOR UNTITLED, ART MIAMI BEACH 2020

"Edra Soto’s work Open 24 Hours (2018), straddles boundaries between sculpture and design in a way that feels familiar and playful, especially from my Miami-based context. The work’s title, Open 24 Hours, also adds a secondary reading the sculptures, alluding to convenience stores and commerce."

MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL RECENTLY AQUIRED PAINTING BY NICOLAS GRENIER
MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL RECENTLY AQUIRED PAINTING BY NICOLAS GRENIER

Nicolas Grenier's painting From Our Position, Yours is a Mystery, will also be included in group show, Des Horizons D'Attente in early 2021. 

 

PETER WILLIAMS REVIEWED FOR NAD NOW
PETER WILLIAMS REVIEWED FOR NAD NOW
The Trouble with "Truth": Peter Williams's Black Universe

"The eye-popping color purposefully draws both the attention and empathy of the viewer, as much a plea to recognize the context of the death as its memorialization. It is this same guiding principal, the interplay between context and content, that drives paintings such as George Floyd Triptych, 2020, a three-part rendering of the life, death, and burial of George Floyd reminiscent of a stained glass window. Floyd’s death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers sparked the ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations."

UNREACHABLE SPRING SELECTED AS ONE OF ARTFORUM'S MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS
UNREACHABLE SPRING SELECTED AS ONE OF ARTFORUM'S MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS

"Unreachable Spring is a group exhibition featuring artists prompted by a desire to take refuge in their work and address this transformational moment in a personal way."

EDRA SOTO RECEIVES JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION GRANT
EDRA SOTO RECEIVES JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION GRANT

The gallery is pleased to announce that Edra Soto has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant is an unrestricted award in which $25,000 is granted to 25 different artists from throughout the United States.

JUNE EDMONDS INCLUDED IN GROUP SHOW "FOR WHICH IT STANDS"
JUNE EDMONDS INCLUDED IN GROUP SHOW "FOR WHICH IT STANDS"
Presented by Assembly Room at the Ford Foundation Gallery

For Which It Stands is an evolving physical and online exhibition platform featuring over thirty-five contemporary artists who use the iconic American flag, loaded with centuries of convoluted history and exclusion, to create new symbols of national identity. 

KEN GONZALES-DAY INCLUDED IN GROUP SHOW AT WENDE MUSEUM
KEN GONZALES-DAY INCLUDED IN GROUP SHOW AT WENDE MUSEUM
Transformations: Living Room -> Flea Market -> Museum -> Art

Through a four-part passage from living room to flea market to museum to art studio, Transformations presents the metamorphosis of everyday objects in radically different contexts, highlighting how the ever-changing interpretations of the past are consistently informed by present-day views and concerns.

JUNE EDMONDS AT THE MEAD ART MUSEUM
JUNE EDMONDS AT THE MEAD ART MUSEUM
August 25, 2020 - July 18, 2021

Drawn entirely from the Mead’s collection, the group exhibition Founding Narratives raises questions about representation and the absence of representation in national narratives and in the establishment of a national art, about the significance of “firsts,” and about the interpretative frameworks that museums offer about artists and artworks.

 

KEN GONZALES-DAY FEATURED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
KEN GONZALES-DAY FEATURED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

Artist Ken Gonzales-Day has been widely recognized for the Erased Lynching series, which include lynching postcard photos that effectively “erased’ the victims of lynching and focused on the white crowds gathered to witness the murders. 

JUNE EDMONDS WINS INAUGURAL $10,000 AWARE PRIZE FOR WOMEN ARTISTS AT THE ARMORY SHOW
JUNE EDMONDS WINS INAUGURAL $10,000 AWARE PRIZE FOR WOMEN ARTISTS AT THE ARMORY SHOW

Presented by the Paris-based nonprofit Aware, the new award recognises a solo presentation of work by a female artist at The Armory Show.

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