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Nancy Baker Cahill

NANCY BAKER CAHILL

Nancy Baker Cahill is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Williams College. From 2010-2012 she initiated and led a collaborative art project at Homeboy Industries called “Exit Wounds.” Works from this project were exhibited throughout Los Angeles as part of the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s “Folk Art Everywhere” program. In 2015 she designed and led a collage workshop with homeless individuals under the aegis of the Craft and Folk Art Museum. She is the recipient of an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Solo exhibition highlights include Pasadena Museum of California Art, Ochi Projects, her current VR public art project on the IF (Innovation Foundation) sponsored Sunset Digital Billboards, and an upcoming VR/AR event at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in April 2018. She is currently developing several VR/AR collaborations and related events. She has been profiled by art historian and critic Gracie Linden in the Peripheral Vision Arts journal, featured in KCET’s award-winning “Artbound” series, Los Angeles Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and on Kitty Lindsay’s Feminist Crush podcast. She served for years as a member of the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Board, is a member of the Pasadena Art Alliance, an Advisory Board member of Fulcrum Arts, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at LACE.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Hollow Point 101

    VR Still

  • 2017

    Hollow Point 101

    VR Still

  • 2017

    Hollow Point 103

    VR Still

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Sam Falls

SAM FALLS

For California Flora (National Forest Condensation Wall), Los Angeles-based artist Sam Falls traveled to all nineteen National Forests in California to create a map of sorts that depicts the state’s flora, from the ocean to the desert, from volcanic topography to the forest floor. Working outdoors, Falls covers large canvases with vegetation from the sites he visits—Ponderosa pine trees, California buckwheat, deer fern, and wild bluegrass (to name a few)—and sprinkles them with dry pigments ranging from vibrant blues and bright yellows to more earthy hues, and then leaves them outside, exposed to the environment overnight. The condensation from rain or dew covers the surfaces in a process not unlike that used to create a photogram, requiring exposure over time so that only silhouettes of the flora remain amidst beautiful washes of color. Displayed together, the works are an immersive yet intimate portrait of the state of California that speak to the incredible heterogeneity of the landscape while compelling us to appreciate, care for, and maintain our invaluable ecosystems.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2014

    Untitled (Hudson, NY, Sumac Tree I)

    Pigment on canvas
    138 x 162 ¼ inches

  • Hammer Projects: Sam Falls (detail)

    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, December 16, 2017–April 29, 2018.
    wPhoto: Brian Forrest.

  • Hammer Projects: Sam Falls (detail)

    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, December 16, 2017–April 29, 2018.
    Photo: Brian Forrest.

  • Hammer Projects: Sam Falls (installation view)

    Hammer Projects: Sam Falls, installation view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, December 16, 2017–April 29, 2018.
    Photo: Brian Forrest.

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Rachel Roske

RACHEL ROSKE

Rachel Roske holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute in of Chicago (1999) and an MFA from Yale University School of Art (2004). She completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited at various venues nationally. She lives in L.A. and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Otis College of Art & Design. Roske is a featured artist in the Fall ’17 Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Bridge of Kha; The Candle, A Saint

    Graphite on unprimed canvas
    43 x 70 inches

  • 2017

    Eye Shadow

    Silverpoint on canvas
    16 x 21 inches

  • 2017

    Oval Road

    Silverpoint on canvas
    15 x 15 inches

  • 2012

    Magnetic Island

    Graphite on unprimed canvas
    16 x 20 inches

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Lex Brown

LEX BROWN

Lex Brown is an artist, writer, and performer. She received her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art, where she was the recipient of the Susan B. Whedon Award in Sculpture. Her work plays with the scale of personal and emotional experience in relation to large scale systems of social and economic organization. Brown graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Archaeology. She attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture that same year. Her first work in fiction, My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice, is available from Badlands Unlimited. Lex Brown is a featured artist in the Fall, 2017 Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2011

    Still from "Lip Gloss Alurt"

    runtime 5:12

  • 2011

    Still from "Lip Gloss Alurt"

    runtime 5:12

  • 2011

    Still from "Lip Gloss Alurt"

    runtime 5:12

  • 2011

    Still from "Lip Gloss Alurt"

    runtime 5:12

  • 2011

    Still from "Lip Gloss Alurt"

    runtime 5:12

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Rose-Lynn Fisher

ROSE-LYNN FISHER

Rose-Lynn Fisher’s photography explores a sense of place in aerial and microscopic views. She is the author of Bee, and The Topography of Tears, an exploration of tears photographed through an optical microscope (Bellevue Literary Press, NY, 2017). Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, festivals, and museums of art, science, and natural history, and featured by Smithsonian, Harper’s, New Yorker, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles and is represented by Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. The Topography of Tears is currently on exhibit at Craig Krull Gallery until Nov 25, 2017.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2008/2017

    Ending and beginning

    Archival pigment print
    4.5 x 6” image on 8.5 x 11” paper
    Edition of 10
    © Rose-Lynn Fisher, courtesy artist and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    The Topography of Tears published by Bellevue Literary Press, NY 2017

  • 2009/2011

    Last tear I ever cry for you (Tears and Lace)

    Archival pigment print,
    4.5 x 6 inch-image on 11 x 8.5 inch paper
    Edition of 10
    © Rose-Lynn Fisher, courtesy artist and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    The Topography of Tears published by Bellevue Literary Press, NY 2017

  • 2008/2017

    Timeless reunion (in an expanding field)

    Archival pigment print
    4.5 x 8 inch image on 11 x 8.5 inch paper
    Edition of 10
    © Rose-Lynn Fisher, courtesy artist and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    The Topography of Tears published by Bellevue Literary Press, NY 2017

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Ken Gonzalez-Day: "Surface Tension"

KEN GONZALEZ-DAY: "SURFACE TENSION"

Surface Tension at the Skirball demonstrates how Los Angeles understands its history and its values through the murals that decorate the city. Local communities honor their heritage by telling their own stories with their own voices. Residents pay homage to their idols and heroes. Graffiti artists declare their presence. Activists decry injustice and envision better worlds. Shopkeepers lure customers with hand-painted advertisements. Artists from around the globe make their mark on a rapidly changing urbanscape.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    "Danny"

    Mural by Levi Ponce, Van Nuys Blvd at Telfair Ave., Pacoima, 2013

  • 2017

    "La Casa Azul"

    Mural by MUTE
    Van Nuys Blvd at Ralston Ave., Pacoima 2016

  • 2017

    Palm trees at Venice Beach Public Art Graffiti Walls, Venice Beach, 2017

  • 2017

    "The Masters: Frieda, Diego & Siqueiros"

    Mural by Marka27, NoeTwo and Codak, Colton St at Glendale Blvd., Westlake North, 2005

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Elaine de Kooning "A Generous Vision"

ELAINE DE KOONING "A GENEROUS VISION"

A GENEROUS VISION: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Oxford, October 2017) paints the life of Elaine de Kooning, a prime mover and vivacious social catalyst in the New York art scene of the mid-twentieth-century. Cathy Curtis speaks of Elaine as an incisive writer and diverse painters. Elaine was a celebrated portrait painter whose sitters involved diverse muses in her circle, including (most famously) John F. Kennedy. Elaine’s fascination with people and animals in motion led her to paint moments such as bull fighting, basketball, Paleolithic cave paintings, and a multi- figure sculpture in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1965

    Alex Katz

    Portrait of Elaine de Kooning
    Oil on canvas
    79 x 62 3/4 inches
    Photo courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

  • 1984

    Cave #49, Morning Horses

    Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
    30 x 30 inches
    Charles and Mary Anne Fried collection

  • 1958

    Farol

    Oil on canvas
    54 x 77 inches
    Private collection, New York

  • Elaine at Crown Point Press, 1985

    Photographer unknown

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Amir H. Fallah

AMIR H. FALLAH

Amir H. Fallah (b. 1979, Tehran) received his BFA in Fine Art and Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001, and his MFA in Painting at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including solo presentations at the Schneider Museum, OR (2017); the San Diego Art Institute, CA (2017); and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS (2015); and abroad at The Third Line, Dubai (2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2017) and the 9th Sharjah Biennial (2009). In 2017, the artist received a California Community Foundation Grant; and in 2015, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Fallah lives and works in Los Angeles. A Stranger in Your Home, is on view at Shulamit Nazarian from September 23 - November 2, 2017.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Embracing The World

    Stained Glass, Fused Glass, custom LED light panel, walnut frame
    32.2 x 42 inches
    Produced in collaboration with Judson Studios, Los Angeles

  • 2017

    A Hunger For Which You Can't Have

    Acrylic on canvas
    68 x 82 inches

  • 2017

    A Path Set In Stone

    Acrylic on canvas
    68 x 96 inches

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Clarissa Tossin

CLARISSA TOSSIN

Clarissa Tossin has recently concluded Ch’u Mayaa, a commission from the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the Getty Foundation’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA as part of the exhibition “Condemned To Be Modern” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. This film-performance re-signifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House as belonging to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican architecture lineage. Concurrently, Tossin has a solo exhibition at Commonwealth and Council featuring sculptures based on The Mayan theater in Los Angeles—a prototypical example of the late 1920s Mayan Revival style. Also part of PST: LA/LA, her work is included in “Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas” at the UC Riverside Museum of Photography. Tossin has recently been awarded a 2017-18 Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University. Originally from Brazil, she lives and works in Los Angeles and Cambridge.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Ch’u Mayaa

    Ch’u Mayaa, production still
    Choreography/Performer: Crystal Sepúlveda; Cinematography: Jeremy Glaholt.
    Originally commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the exhibition "Condemned to be Modern" as part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA.
    Courtesy the artist.

  • 2017

    Ch’u Mayaa

    Ch’u Mayaa, production still
    Choreography/Performer: Crystal Sepúlveda; Cinematography: Jeremy Glaholt.
    Originally commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the exhibition "Condemned to be Modern" as part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA.
    Courtesy the artist.

  • 2017

    A two-headed serpent held in the Arms of Human Beings, or, Ticket Window

    Silicone, walnut, faux terracotta (dyed plaster)
    46 x 53 ½ x 5 inches

  • 2017

    A cycle of time we don’t understand (reversed, invented, and rearranged) (detail)

    Silicone, walnut, faux terracotta (dyed plaster)
    Dimensions variable

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Self Reliance exhibition at NowSpace

SELF RELIANCE EXHIBITION AT NOWSPACE

SELF RELIANCE 2017, a group exhibition curated by Don Edler at NowSpace. The exhibition features eight Los Angeles-based artists who challenge dominant models around the value and exchange of art objects. SELF RELIANCE 2017 presents an eclectic selection of objects by each artist including traditional studio works such as sculpture, painting, and performance alongside artist-made objects meant for sale such as ceramics vessels, shirts, and magazines. All items will be available for purchase, their varying prices reflecting each object’s assumed value and position within the economic/aesthetic hierarchies of objects. Much of how we understand the value of objects and labor is determined by the availability of capital and its relationship to the production/consumption of surpluses. Many have argued capitalism has shaped the world we live in more than any other modern institution, defining our notions around value, our politics and our customs. As climate change and political and economic instability begin to test the limits of our world, might it be time to reconsider our understanding of value and our reliance on commodities?

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Nick McPhail

    Ritual
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    Photo: Josh Schaedel

  • 2017

    John Zappas

    Nu STul
    Carved wood

  • 2011

    Matt Siegle

    Loop
    sharpie and spray paint on thrifted charity shirts, carpet, tie-dye fabric

  • 2017

    Molly Shea

    Fountain
    Mixed media

  • 2016

    Lena Wolek

    Madam
    Ceramic

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