Lynn Aldrich in group show, BETWEEN TWO SEAS / LA INTERNATIONAL, Arena 1 Gallery
October 20- November 17, 2018
Opening reception, Saturday, October 20, 6-9PM
Show dates: October 20 - November 17, 2018
Lynn Aldrich (USA) Krista Augius (Lithuania) Luigi Billi (Italy) Janine Brown (USA) Roberto Donatelli (Italy) David Eddington (England) Scherezade Garcia (Dominican Republic) Jerome Glomaud Chadefaux (France) John Goetz (Switzerland) Yossi Govrin (Israel) Kio Griffin (Japan/USA) Rachel Grynberg (USA) Uemon Ikeda (Japan) Deborah Lynn Irmas (USA) Jay Mark Johnson (USA) Veda B. Kaya (Turkey) Jeremy Kidd (England) Luigia Martelloni (Italy) Andy Moses (USA) Jackie Nach (South Africa) Miguel Osuna (Mexico) Claudia Parducci (USA) Claudia Concha Perea (Colombia) Mei Xian Qiu (China/Indonesia) Osceola Refetoff (Canada) Tanja Rector (Holland) Doni Silver Simons (USA) Alberto Vannetti (Italy) Tania Welz (Germany) Wim Wenders (Germany)
CURATED BY LUIGIA MARTELLONI
ARENA 1 GALLERY
3026 AIRPORT AVENUE, SANTA MONICA CA 90405
“This is the second part of a program that promotes visual dialogue through a series of international exhibitions. Between Two Seas / LA International, focuses on how the work of 30 artists from different cultures and experiences, interprets and processes physical, emotional and organic matter, giving shape to an heterogeneous creative reality of co-existence. A selection of artists from more than 10 countries will be presented at the Arena 1 Gallery. The exhibition creates a connection of cultures through artistic projects. The awareness that all of us, wherever we are, at one time or another, find ourselves suspended between two spaces... Right now we are witness to significant international refugee migrations. The stories of these displaced humans deserve respect, dignity and attention. We are all immigrants or emigrants in some way, and in the world in which we live now, this condition represents a great opportunity--to see the world as one, to co-exist with the differences, against prejudices. Art is an instrument of beauty, freedom, interconnection and integration, independent of ethnicities and religions. The artist becomes a bridge--between two seas--that spans not only a physical place but also an infinite horizon of desire to reach other ground.”
Lynn Aldrich in 'It Passes Like a Thought' | Beall Center for Art + Technology, University of California Irvine
March 3 - May 26, 2018 Curated by David Familian
It Passes like a Thought
Lynn Aldrich, Juan Fontanive, Ian Ingram, Richard Ross, Susan Silton, Victoria Vesna, and Anne Walsh
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2-5pm
On view through: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Holiday Closures: March 26-April 1, 2018
Curated by David Familian
When an individual [bird] is seen gliding through the woods and close to the observer, it passes like a thought... trying to see it again, the eye searches in vain; the bird is gone. –– John James Audubon
Perhaps there is no better metaphor for the fleeting world around us than birds. Before we had various technologies and methods to capture birds visually or to record their song, we only had our memories and our imaginations to represent their ephemeral presence. Considering that there are more than 9,000 avian species, it is not surprising that many ornithologists, linguists, musicologists, and countless amateurs spend their lives watching and listening to birds.
It Passes like a Thought includes seven contemporary artists who explore our obsessions with birds through various media. Some artists in this exhibition engage with birdsong, or more specifically, how we mimic or manipulate their sounds—looking for a response or a connection by creating a feedback loop with nature. Other artists are more interested in the visual diversity of birds, as well as how they are archived, classified, and preserved.
Lynn Aldrich's work 'Subdivision' featured in 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' | Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center (PDC)
January 20 - April 8 , 2018 curated by Rebecca Matalon
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Welcome to the Dollhouse presents a selection of works from MOCA’s permanent collection that address, document, or deconstruct notions of domesticity. Moving through the “species of spaces” (to paraphrase French writer Georges Perec) one might find in a middle-class suburban home—yard, driveway, foyer, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom—the exhibition playfully examines a variety of approaches to the idea of the domestic as seen through the museum’s renowned collection. These include, but are not limited to, the merging of art and design, documentary portrayals of domestic spaces, melancholic and romantic depictions of the home, as well as strategies of appropriation and the repurposing of familiar household objects and their representations.
Among the artists featured are Lynn Aldrich, Julie Becker, Meg Cranston, Ross Bleckner, Moyra Davey, Judy Fiskin, Robert Gober, Jim Isermann, Mike Kelley, Roy McMakin, Rodney McMillian, Bill Owens, Jorge Pardo, Richard Prince, and others.