Look at 'em—red dots! So, big surprise...painting's still a winner even in this economy. It's nice to picture yourself somewhere else and a purdy lil' painting can help. I bet those wandering path paintings leading into a bright light with a hanging noose are big sellers these days. What, wasn't that what Mr. Ross painted? You can look at that painting as your color-palette-matching couch gets repossessed. What fun life is these days! Marius Bercea Time Will Tell Chung King Project
PR: The Box is pleased to present the first collaborative work of choreographer Melinda Ring and artist Jennifer Nelson. The artists will attempt with all sincerity, to create art and choreography that is “for the birds.” Twenty-one birds will be living together with the artists in the gallery for a twenty-one day exhibition. Twenty-one days for twenty-one birds. This project developed through a year-long conversation via instant messaging between NYC and Athens, Greece. The artists decided to explore the possibilities of artistic inter-species communication with creatures having different systems of perception, social organization, and narrative...
The Box Gallery January 18 - February 7, 2009 Closing Reception: February 7th 3–6 pm Daily Feedings: 1:30 pm (wed – sat)
Here we go. What should I start with - the roll-paper covered walls? Wow, all of these kids actually possess an MFA? Not that they all were blunders but how can you honestly look at serious MFA works on wrinkly walls, jam-packed "mom" curating and all within the context of what is the Los Angeles Art Fair. Oh, yeah that and the current economic depression and lack of anyone at the show made for tears to run down my face - good thing they served free mini bags of potato chips and tequila.
Amy Mauck and Catherine Wagley /// Kristen Foster
Chelsea Hertford Taylor /// Jacob Butts (above/below)
Christina Pierson /// XXX?
Hyehyung Ko /// Leia Jervert
Christine Frerichs (above/below) - my prize of "best in show"
James A. Enos
Alejandro Castano Isaza-Casazi /// XXX?
Brian J. Marrier
Ryan Schwartzkopf /// Kael Greco
..and the "fun" that was the Los Angeles Art Fair...
Supersonic 2009 is an exhibition featuring artworks of all media from nearly 80 artists, presented by M.F.A. candidates from the following institutions: Art Center College of Design, Claremont Graduate University, Otis College of Art and Design, University of California - Riverside, University of California - San Diego, University of California - Santa Barbara, and University of Southern California. Now in its fourth incarnation, Supersonic 2009 provides an outstanding opportunity for Southern California's M.F.A. students to share culturally significant contributions with the region's artistic community, as well as a dialogue with each other.