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Paul Pescador

PAUL PESCADOR

Paul Pescador is an artist, filmmaker, and writer working in Los Angeles, with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. He produces films, performances, and photographs to discuss social interactions and intimacy as they pertain to his own personal identity and history. Pescador is currently in residence at 18th Street Art Center where he will produce a feature-length film emerging from a set of actions, gestures, and images oriented around neighborhoods he has lived in since moving to Los Angeles. Pescador asks questions of himself and others about being a resident in Los Angeles through examining his own experiences and those of residents in each neighborhood. His work weaves in personal anecdotes about his personal experiences learning to live in a large metropolitan area, including past relationship heartbreaks, isolation, and “getting lost within a crowd.” The Exhibition will be on view through June 29, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

  • 2018

    Going West

    Film Still

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In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art

IN THE FIELDS OF EMPTY DAYS: THE INTERSECTION OF PAST AND PRESENT IN IRANIAN ART

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, a groundbreaking exhibition of both historical and contemporary Iranian works that highlight ways in which artists have used and continue to use the past as a metaphor for the present day. This notion is revealed in art and literature in which ancient kings and heroes are used in later contexts as examples of virtue or as objects of derision, while long-gone Shi‘ite saints are evoked as champions of the poor and the oppressed. Particularly timely to American audiences is the exhibition’s exploration of how Iranian artists negotiate the politically charged issues of governance and faith in creating objects both novel and relevant.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2010

    Ramin Haerizadeh

    He Came, He Left, He Left, He Came
    Mixed media and collage on canvas
    78 3/4 × 118 1/8 inches
    The Farook Collection, Dubai, © Ramin Haerizadeh, photo courtesy Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

  • 1976

    Parviz Tanavoli

    Lion and Sword III
    Bijar weave
    62 1/4 × 91 inches
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Hope Warschaw through the 2018 Collectors Committee, courtesy of the artist, © Parviz Tanavoli, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

  • 2009

    Afsoon

    Shah and His Three Queens from the series Fairytale Icons
    Chromogenic prints,
    16 5/8 × 23 1/4 inches each
    Collection of Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, New York, © Afsoon, photo courtesy Leila Heller Gallery, New York

  • 1979

    Kaveh Golestan

    The Shah Left,
    1979, printed 2015,
    Gelatin silver print,
    24 × 30 inches
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the Estate of Kaveh Golestan, © Estate of Kaveh Golestan, digital image © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Gilda Davidian

GILDA DAVIDIAN

Gilda Davidian is a photographer living in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2014. Her practice asks questions about the relationship between photography and memory, and how we come to understand histories and locations through images. Her exhibition, Edo Oo Bes (No One But Edo) is a collaboration between Davidian and octogenarian Armenian portrait photographer Edward Tatoulian. For the exhibition, Davidian presented Tatoulian’s historical work alongside her own photographic responses, developing a cross-generational dialogue. More of her work can be seen at gildadavidian.com.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2015

    Double Vision (Beit-Eddeine)

    By Gilda Davidian

  • 2015

    Edward Tatoulian and Gilda Davidian at Edo Art

    Photographed by Gilda Davidian

  • 2015

    Photographs from Edward Tatoulian's Archive as part of Edo oo Bes exhibition

  • Arpine, Maida, and Voski Mama

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Mark Bradford

MARK BRADFORD

In the new works on view at Hauser & Wirth, Mark Bradford probes stories found in comic books to question the archetype of the antihero and the influence of the media on contemporary society, while also revisiting misconceptions of black identity and gender as seen in previous works. ‘New Works’ presents paintings that extend the artist’s examination of homophobia and racism in American society. Bradford employs the ‘tools of civilization’ — billboards, merchant posters, newsprint, comics, magazines, and endpapers — creating layers of social commentary in paintings that evoke deep feeling. Through his rigorous physical approach to the material presence of painting, Bradford has addressed powerful issues of our time, including the AIDS epidemic, the misrepresentation and fear of queer identity, and systemic racism in America. His recent work engages in a broader excavation of American history to raise questions about the preservation of the past and the transference of power. .

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Bird of Paradise

    Mixed media on canvas
    84 x 108 inches
    © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    I heard you got arrested today

    Mixed media on canvas
    120 x 120 inches
    © Mark Bradford
    Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Moody Blues for Jack Whitten

    Mixed media on canvas
    96 x 96 inches
    © Mark Bradford
    Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Rocket

    Mixed media on canvas
    72 x 96 inches
    © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
    Photo: Joshua White

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Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga

EDDY KAMUANGA ILUNGA

Born in 1991 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, where he currently lives and work, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga graduated from the Institute of Fine Art, Kinshasa in 2009. He then joined the Academy of Fine Arts, Kinshasa but soon sought emancipation from the Academy in establishing the studio "M'Pongo," a collective of young artists in Kinshasa looking for a creative and individual style. At the same time he took part in several exhibitions in the DRC and abroad, including an exhibition at the French Institute Gallery, Brazzaville, Congo, and Dak'Art OFF, Dak'Art: The Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Senegal, 2014. He has exhibited most recently at Saatchi Gallery, London as part of Pangaea II. Kamuanga draws from the structural complexity of his hometown and revisits the traditional culture of the Mangbetu people. Referencing different forms of advertising and photography as well as traditional aesthetics, his paintings are an amalgam of complementary pop cultural forms, including music, fashion and dance.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Oubliez le passé et vous perdez les deux yeux

    Acrylic on canvas
    200 x 200 cm

  • 2016

    Liboke

    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    170 x 150 cm

  • 2015

    No Identity, No Evolution

    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    200 x 200 cm

  • 2016

    No Identity, False Memories

    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    220 x 200 cm

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Becky Kolsrud

BECKY KOLSRUD

Becky Kolsrud was born in 1984 in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works. She has mounted solo shows at JTT (New York), Tif Sigfrids (Los Angeles) and Karma (New York) and been included in group shows at Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), Foxy Production (New York), Maccarone (New York), Capital (San Francisco), Brand New Gallery (Milan), Inman Gallery (Houston), Public Access Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Lefebvre (Paris) and 356 S. Misson Rd (Los Angeles), among others. Kolsrud has been mentioned in Modern Painters, The New York Times, Cultered Magazine, Double Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Artnet, and Mousse Magazine. Kolsrud received a BS from NYU in 2006 and an MFA from UCLA in 2012.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Clear Boot Diptych

    Oil on canvas,
    Each panel: 56 x 44 inches

  • 2017

    Allegory of a Nude II

    Oil on canvas
    76 x 90 inches

  • 2017

    Three Women

    Oil on canvas
    76 x 90 inches

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Nevine Mahmoud

NEVINE MAHMOUD

Nevine Mahmoud’s works are often described as arousing, particularly of the erotic kind. What they also awaken in the viewer is a new perspective on sensations of the palpable in an innocence that in no way nears naiveté. It brings one back to a state of purity—Nevine’s sculptural forms, while complex and inundated with intricate symbolism, heighten the simplicity of its material and form. Nevine Mahmoud (b. 1988, London, UK) received her MFA from the University of Southern California in 2014. She has had a solo exhibition at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles and been awarded several grants and residencies including the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Winner in 2016, a Residency with Miroslaw Balka School of Fine Art, Poznan, Poland in 2011, and the Catherine Brewer Craft Award in 2008. Mahmoud has also exhibited with Josh Lilley Gallery in London, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, White Cube in London, The Pit in Los Angeles, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and Blood Gallery in New York amongst others. She has a forthcoming exhibition at Reyes Projects in Detroit and Arturo Bandini in Los Angeles. Mahmoud currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She is represented by M+B Gallery, Los Angeles.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Breast

  • 2017

    Slick Slice

    Calcite and glass
    5 x 9.5 x 2.5 inches
    M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, image courtesy of Marten Elder

  • 2017

    Dumb Tongue

    Portuguese marble
    9 x 5 x 3 inches
    M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, image courtesy of Marten Elder

  • 2017

    Putte

    Alabaster, steel and cast iron
    8 x 8 x 3 inches
    M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, image courtesy of Jeff McLane

  • 2016

    Still Life with Peach

    Calcite, steel, and aluminum
    10 x 8 x 4.25 inches
    M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, image courtesy of Jeff McLane.

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Megan Cotts

MEGAN COTTS

Megan Cotts (b. 1979, New York, NY) received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2009. She has exhibited her solo work at Klowden Mann, Dan Graham, and Compact Space in Los Angeles; Junior Projects, False Flag, AIR Gallery, and New Release in New York; TSA in Brooklyn; I-A-M Gallery and Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany; and SIA Gallery in Sheffield, England. She has participated in the Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France, the Vermont Studio Center, the GlogauAIR Artist in Residence Program in Berlin, Germany and the I-A-M Artist in Residence Program in Berlin, Germany. Cotts has also performed and exhibited with D3 at Machine Project and Human Resources in Los Angeles, CCS Gallery at UC Santa Barbara, and Central Trak Gallery in Dallas. Her exhibition, Proprius, is on view at Klowden Mann through May 12, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Untitled

    Tempera and ground glass on linen
    28 x 38 inches

  • 2017

    Untitled

    Tempera and ground glass on linen
    32 x 32 inches

  • 2018

    Untitled

    Tempera and ground glass on linen
    32 x 26 inches

  • 2018

    Untitled

    Tempera and ground glass on linen
    38 x 44 inches

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Plato in LA

PLATO IN LA

Plato is one of the founding figures of Western civilization. His legacy encompasses ethics, politics, theology, and poetics. In this exhibition at the Getty Villa, a museum exploring classical art and culture, some of today’s most celebrated artists consider Plato’s impact on the contemporary world. In the form of sculptures, paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations, they respond to his contribution to philosophy — from defining the ideal to understanding the human condition — while fostering the ultimate Platonic experience: contemplation. Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions is an exhibition at the Getty Villa from April 18-September 3, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2014

    Raymond Pettibon

    No Title (Art, truth, and…)
    Ink, gouache, graphite, and acrylic
    22 1/8 × 30 inches
    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/Hong Kong and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • 2018

    Whitney McVeigh

    Divine Rules
    Books
    17 ft. 6 in. × 5 ft. 11 in.

  • 1992

    Raymond Pettibon

    No Title (Oh Socrates, compose…)
    Pen and ink
    8.5 × 16 inches
    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/Hong Kong and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • 2009

    Huang Yong Ping

    Caverne
    Resin
    Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris. Photo: Marc Domage

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Marisa Takal

MARISA TAKAL

Marisa Takal (b. Montclair, NJ, 1991) received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Takal has since shown in numerous solo, duo, and group shows at such venues as: Night Gallery and SADE in Los Angeles; Alter Space, San Francisco; Jeffrey Stark, New York; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. In 2016, she was named the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Stanley Hollander Award. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    How to Enter on an Empty Stomach Empty Plumoch, Empty Rumoch Rupert Murdoch Docking Pay to Play For...

  • 2017

    If the "Invisible" I Mean, "See Through," I mean, "Glass" Refrigerator is the Ultimate Peak, Then What Are We Waiting For_ How do You Want to Die my Friend_ Where's the Valley

  • 2017

    Only Friend a Place for Safety Safe Friend Only, Always I'm Looking out of the Car Window There She Goes... Flying, fun. She's from the 80s but Born Around '96, Don't Know her Name but it Doesn't Really Matter

  • 2016

    You Didn't Even Know My Shit's Sliced Open...

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