Refuge from the Inferno: L.A.’s Best Summer Group Shows - Artillery Magazine

Refuge from the Inferno: L.A.’s Best Summer Group Shows - Artillery Magazine

by Ezrha Jean Black

Conceptual Craft II at DENK Gallery

Conceptual Craft II at DENK Gallery

by Genie Davied

DENK: CONCEPTUAL CRAFT II

DENK: CONCEPTUAL CRAFT II

by John David O’Brien

David DiMichele upcoming exhibition--Biennale Light Art Mantova

David DiMichele upcoming exhibition--Biennale Light Art Mantova

Discover the Micro-World of David DiMichele, The monumental and small installations of David DiMichele

Discover the Micro-World of David DiMichele, The monumental and small installations of David DiMichele

Katy Ann Gilmore: ‘Visual Field’ -- Fabricating Architectural Interventions

Katy Ann Gilmore: ‘Visual Field’ -- Fabricating Architectural Interventions

By Jody Zellen

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival: Celebrating Arts and Community through Summer Solstice

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival: Celebrating Arts and Community through Summer Solstice

By Genie Davis

Asad Faulwell and Katy Ann Gilmore at Denk

Asad Faulwell and Katy Ann Gilmore at Denk

By Lorraine Heitzman

Asad Faulwell paints the tense landscape where Middle East meets America

Asad Faulwell paints the tense landscape where Middle East meets America

BY DAVID PAGEL

JBI Renovates Iconic DC Eatery Sequoia

06/05/2018

In Iranian art show at LACMA, the past wrestles with the present

by Christopher Knight

Asad Faulwell's work is shown at LACMA

Art & Cake: Studio Visit: Tim Hawkinson, The Indices of the Unknown

by Gary Brewer

05/21/2018

Artillery Magazine: NATHAN REDWOOD, FOLKERT DE JONG

Artillery Magazine: NATHAN REDWOOD, FOLKERT DE JONG

by Annabel Osberg

5/15/2018

 

 

ArtScene: 'SHOP' Pontus Willfors

ArtScene: 'SHOP' Pontus Willfors

by Jody Zellen

“Shop” is a collection of wooden and aluminum sculptures, many based on themes of transportation. Pontus Willfors has a knack for carefully crafting recognizable objects — cars, bicycles and other utilitarian objects. The highlights in this exhibition include “Wheelchair,” “The Falcon” and “Bicycle,” which is a flattened representation of a streamlined bike. The stunning “Wheelchair” sports branches that stem from the back, arms and wheels of a handmade wooden wheelchair. Willfors is interested in the transformation of everyday objects into lyrical sculptures that join and celebrate natural and man-made forms (Denk Gallery, Downtown). 

-Jody Zellen

Times Quotidian - Inside the Artist's Studio: David DiMichele

Times Quotidian - Inside the Artist's Studio: David DiMichele

by Constance Mallinson

In his 1986 book Inside the White Cube based on a 1976 series of Artforum essays, artist and writer Brian O’Doherty examined the pristine white gallery space as the required context and condition for appreciating contemporary art. He wrote of such spaces, “The outside world must not come in, so windows are usually sealed off. Walls are painted white… The purpose of such a setting is not unlike the purpose of religious buildings.” [1] As with congregants in any religious space, once within the gallery a special group shares its solidarity with art world values. The gleaming White Cube frames the artwork and confers on it an aura of being an enduring masterpiece. It has been essential for the reception, success and enshrinement of Modernist and contemporary art. In photographs of gallery installations, anything other than art, including human viewers, had to be eliminated to maintain the sanctity of such a space and its devotion to pure aesthetics.

Art and Cake LA, Studio Visit: Jeff Colson

Art and Cake LA, Studio Visit: Jeff Colson

by Gary Brewer

There is something about the deadpan expression on Buster Keaton’s face that belies the physicality and poetry of his comedy. It is the balance of humor and melancholy that gives his work its poignant tension. René Magritte similarly uses the banal neutrality and clarity of a sign painter’s style to render his seemingly simple inversions of logic that amplifies the impact of the discontinuity within his images. In Jeff Colson’s work, he takes the objects of the everyday world – an old patched inner tube, a desk piled impossibly high with stacks of paper, a storage facilities roll-up door stuffed floor to ceiling with the bric-a-brac of the pedestrian world – suitcases, lawn furniture, an old tire, a garden hose, a ping pong table – and makes sculptures, all hand made, carved in wood or cast in other material and painted to make approximations of the original using the ‘wobbly logic’ of memory. It is the space between the original and the facsimile where the entropy of memory begins to breakdown the paradigm. We at first accept wholesale that these are recycled objects, found objects reassembled into installations, then as we approach closer the threshold of perception shifts and we can see that these are handmade replica of the originals, the mind slowly deconstructs the perceived gestalt.

Lynn Aldrich in 'It Passes Like a Thought' | Beall Center for Art + Technology, University of California Irvine

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)

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. 

 

Curator: Rebecca Matalon

designboom - Lifesize wooden car painstakingly crafted by artist Pontus Willfors

designboom - Lifesize wooden car painstakingly crafted by artist Pontus Willfors

'The Falcon' from Willfors' DENK Solo exhibition 'SHOP' on designboom

February 20, 2018

The California artist, Pontus Willfors, takes his car nostalgia to the next level with this project. He has recreated the profile of his Ford Falcon in hardwood, whittling it down slowly from a block of wood.

Art and Cake LA, Shift and Big House Perfectly Paired at DENK Gallery

Art and Cake LA, Shift and Big House Perfectly Paired at DENK Gallery

Artspace  6 Outstanding Artworks at Untitled

Artspace 6 Outstanding Artworks at Untitled

Artspace names Tim Hawkinson's "Gumball" as one of the 6 Outstanding Artworks at Untitled, San Francisco 2018

Augusta Wood in Flaunt Magazine

Augusta Wood in Flaunt Magazine

AUGUSTA WOOD | IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK THEY MIGHT NOT FEEL SO ALONE by Devin Hendricks

01/24/2018

“What is behind me and what is in front of me continuously overlap,” Los Angeles-based artist Augusta Wood tells me, gathering in one beautiful phrase her thoughts on life, experience, and, more specifically, her creative process. Her book, I have only what I remember, combines photography with memory, existence with architecture, and light with time to create what she calls “a more complete image.” This book is composed of works created in her grandparents’ now vacant 1955 modernist New York home, which feature projections of family photographs hauntingly layered over the now desolate home in which the memories were made.

 
Three Solo Shows at DENK

Three Solo Shows at DENK

Helen Rebekah Garber: Thaumaturgy / Ichiro Irie: Garmonbozia Sagrada / David DiMichele: Real and Unreal - Extended through January 13 DENK Gallery, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot

January 4, 2018

Creation, destruction, renewal; threat, protection, materialism; reality, illusion, and all manner of Utopias (including the ironic) are the order of the day with three concurrent solo shows on view at DENK. The artists don’t work together, but this curated trio is just a salient coincidence; in all of the best possible ways, these installations highlight and augment certain resonant facets in each artist’s practice creating crosscurrents that elevate the whole.

Artillery Best in Show 2017

LA based Artillery Magazine cites Kelly McLanes "Peckerwoods" at DENK Gallery as one of the best 10 shows of 2017

Artillery Magazine, Kelly McLane's Peckerwoods, Pick of the Week

November 15, 2017 by Annabel Osberg

'Conceptual Craft' at DENK Gallery: The wood chair returned to nature and other heady ideas

'Conceptual Craft' at DENK Gallery: The wood chair returned to nature and other heady ideas

by Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times

An exhibition review by LA Times Critic Leah Ollman

80/50 Quiet Storm

by Ezrha Jean Black, Artillery Magazine

A review of the show, 80/50 Quiet Storm

Matthew Anthony Stokes in Wall Street International Magazine

May 20-July 8 at DENK Gallery

Pops of Rainbow Color on Metal and Wood Sculptures Spin a Tale of Environmental Exploitation

Pops of Rainbow Color on Metal and Wood Sculptures Spin a Tale of Environmental Exploitation

The Creators Project

Coverage: DENK Gallery Opens with Inaugural Exhibition “JUNGLE CITIES”, by Arne Quinze

Coverage: DENK Gallery Opens with Inaugural Exhibition “JUNGLE CITIES”, by Arne Quinze

Cartwheel Art Magazine

Arne Quinze Opens Jungle Cities in the City of Angels

Arne Quinze Opens Jungle Cities in the City of Angels

Huffington Post

1/26/2017

Can This Doctor’s New Gallery Make Art L.A.’s Next Wellness Trend?

Can This Doctor’s New Gallery Make Art L.A.’s Next Wellness Trend?

ARTSY EDITORIAL

January 24, 2017

Arne Quinze Presents Jungle Cities Exhibition at Denk Gallery in Los Angeles

designboom

01/24/2017