The inspiration from this show is ultimately derived from the medical term ‘proprioception’ that some identify as the sixth or seventh human sense. It is the ability of the body to locate itself in space. Its antonyms are dislocatability and displacement, and its medical analog dysplasia, alluding to a misalignment or dysfunction, metaphors for the current crises of migration over borders fueled by racism and divisiveness and the degradation of memory in neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's. As individual works of art, they locate themselves in space in relation to the viewer, relating as empty signifiers: celebrated presences or vacated embodiments.
Artists: Amabelle Aguiluz | Kat Kazlauskas | Kevon Schiessel | Juvana Soliven
Butoh Performers: Joy Agner, Willow Chang, Jen Hastings, Gary Higashida, Sheryl Nicholson, Tammie Kim, Lori Ohtani & Rex Vicek
Curated by: Kóan Jeff Baysa
LA Design Festival will be taking over ROW DTLA for a special Design Block Party on Friday, June 8th! Swing by to see all the installations, talks, tours, shopping, demos, and more, happening during LA Design Festival for one night only.
RSVP is not required to attend. This event is free and open to the public.
Suspended Dysbeliefs is a short-term exhibition of hanging artworks in a Quonset hut in Los Angeles, partially inspired by the Guggenheim Museum New York's brilliant hanging installation of the entire oeuvre by the Spanish artist Maurizio Cattelan, as well as Alexander Calder's captivating mobiles.
With dimensional works suspended from the supporting structure at various heights within the semicircular structure of one of the Moonhuts, the vision is to create a dense “atmosphere” of hanging works, a floating cabinet of curiosities, with a winding path the length of the hut from which to view them.
Show dates: April 14-16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 6-9PM
Sunday April 15: 11AM - 5PM
Monday April 16: noon - 5PM
Amabelle Aguiluz (LA)
Nanci Amaka (Honolulu)
Dori Atlantis (LA)
Andrew Binkley (Honolulu)
Heimir Björgúlfsson (LA)
Maria Bjorkdahl (LA)
Chelsea Boxwell (LA)
Kio Griffith (LA)
Sarah Julig (LA)
Bennett Lieberman (New York)
Ted Meyer (LA)
Devin Oishi (Honolulu)
Bill Pacak (LA)
Sabine Reckewell (Napa)
Sunny Samuel (LA)
Sonja Schenk (LA)
Michelle Schwengel-Regala (Honolulu)
Anna Stump (San Diego)
Stephen Whisler (Napa)
Curated by KJ Baysa
An alumnus of the Whitney ISP and a member of AICA, Kóan
Jeff Baysa is a medical doctor, as well as an active contemporary art curator and critic.
The Moon Huts are made up of 3 WWII quonset huts.
Location: near Downtown Los Angeles, at the end of the 710 Freeway and Cal State LA.
Gathering: A Venison Magazine Retrospective
Showing July 5 - August 31, 2017
Recption: Saturday July 15, 5 - 7 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday August 12, 5 - 7pm
In 2014, Bay Area artist Amber Imrie-Situnayake founded a quarterly online publication called Venison Magazine. Her vision was to highlight emerging artists whose experimentation with process and media created compelling work in an ever-evolving art culture. In fact, Venison Magazine created more than a platform for artist introductions; the publication created a family of artists with one common thread – the necessity to create. For this maiden voyage, we are gathering up the family for the very first Venison Magazine reunion.
Gathering: A Venison Magazine Retrospective is a multi-media, contemporary art exhibition consisting of 27 national and international
Venison artists: Amabelle Aguiluz, Sarah Ammons, Zoe Childerley, Brian Donnelly, Kay Healy, Meline Höijer Schou, Amber Imrie-Situnayake, Bryan Kring, Skye Livingston, Bernie Lubell, Bonnie MacAllister, Spencer Merolla, Ankica Mitrovska, Jonathan Odom, Jennifer Pettus, Yulia Pinkusevich, Samantha Rausch, Rebecca Reeves, Danielle Schlunegger-Warner, Clare Szydlowski, Shannon Taylor, Jessica Tenbusch, Tyler Thrasher, Adriana Villagran, Chris Vogel and Amber Jean Young.
A salon showcase of contemporary fiber artists including: Amabelle Aguiluz, Artist, Janelle Pietrzak Lindsey Fout, Cindy Zell, Lookout & Wonderland, Jess Feury, Debby Weiss Nicolo Gentile Patty Benson Holly Mueller, Shelly Sazdanoff, Tom Poirier, Emily Bixler, Sarah Neubert, Kristin Amber Morrison, Rose Beerhorst Rachel Ehlin-Smith and Ben Cuevas.
La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016 is a major international cultural event presenting the world of contemporary textile and fibre arts in the national capital region of Canada.
In this workshop participants will learn how to create handmade tassel fringe that can be used to decorate clothing, fabrics, and accessories as well as to use in their artworks. This involves simple hand wrapping techniques as well as some easy ways to embellish your tassels. You will design and create two tassels from recycled fiber with the option of having one of your creations attached to a large scale installation piece for the Water Stories performance. All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring any yarn you would like to use.
Join us for an afternoon with textile artist, Amabelle Aguiluz who will also demonstrate the machine knitting process during the workshop.
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before March 20!
$30, Includes Materials
Basic Tassel Making
We are interested in including our audience in our process through community-centered workshops in each collaborators' expertise. We offer the following workshops as part of the Water Stories experience in 3 hour blocks of time.
All experience levels are encouraged and welcome to join in the learning!
$30 for EACH workshop OR $100 for ALL 4
Register by emailing email@example.com before March 20!
($40 at the door)
We are excited to open our doors and meet with YOU during the Water Stories creation process!
Artists in Residence
Stephanie Zaletel - szalt (dance co.)
Amabelle Aguiluz - Textiles & Fiber Art
Louis Lopez - Music
EVERY THURSDAY in FEBRUARY from 2pm-5pm
Doors will be OPEN to the public to expose and share our process in the collaborative creation of a new multi-media work to premier April/May 2016. Meet the artists, watch rehearsals, peruse the gallery, discuss ideas, share your stories. Open to all!
"Admission" is donation based. We are graciously accepting any size monetary contributions as well as new or recycled YARN!
SAVE THE DATE
I am a featured artist in a group show called MODULE exploring modularity through art.
The reception will be January 9, 2016 from 8-11pm at ARTSHARE LA located at 801. E 4th PL, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hope to see you there!
You can learn more at www.kaleidokrew.com
A NEW contemporary performance project, Water Stories, brings together (SPACE) Clare Graham, (SOUND) Louis Lopez, (THREAD) Amabelle Aguiluz, and (MOVEMENT) szalt - dance company. The 4 week running performative-installation will act as a thoughtful reflection on the cyclical nature of shared, human-to-water experiences.