Monday, February 24, 2014

You are invited to Paradoxically In Harmony

Paradoxically In Harmony Opening Reception: March 8th, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2014 (By Appointment) Loc


Paradoxically In Harmony

Opening Reception: March 8th, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2014 (By Appointment)
Location: 13709 Cordary Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250

You are cordially invited to Paradoxically in Harmony curated by Thinh Nguyen. Featured works include the New York-based duo, artists Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo along with two Los Angeles-based artists Connie DK Lane and Elizabeth Tinglof. The opening reception on Saturday, March 8th from 6 to 9 pm will include curbside food truck catering for patrons, and live music performances by Special Blend.

Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo will exhibit their collaborative videos that they have been producing together over the years. Their work is in-depth research of cognitive speech and the human body as a tool for social interaction- the relationship between time and human life cycle, the mind/body dichotomy and the notion of free will. These timely topics focus on the interconnectivity of past, present and future, while mass media and consumer culture keeps the public propagandized about historical and current events.

Connie DK Lane will show her recent sculptural forms that are both biomorphic and surreal, resting somewhere between abstraction and representation. The sculptures are evocative of human or animal parts without direct reference to them calling upon her subconscious play with the materials and fading memories that evolve into concrete visceral experiences.

Elizabeth Tinglof will be presenting her fusion of painting and sculpture that begins as an exploration of materiality. The installations are made from synthetic materials that are subjected to unnatural and unpredictable processes, whereas the paintings become sculptures - resulting in the painting rejecting their pictorial space by assuming a three dimensional presence.

Neighboring studios in the complex open during the reception will include renowned sculptor Robert Wilhite, and talents such as Axel Wilhite, Sean Mcgaughey, Scott Meskill, and multimedia artists Paulin Paris and Shannon Donnelly. Paris will introduce his own curatorial artist Martin Lacroix who lives and works in France. Although these studios are in an unexpected location, they are brewing with cultural events every three months featuring works of local, national, and international artists.

Hope to see you at the event!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Martha Atwell and Jim Balsam perform Mulholland songs

Martha Atwell and Jim Balsam singing songs about Wm. Mulholland, the LA Aqueduct, and Owens Valley, at the Nike missile radar station (San Vicente Mountain Park) overlooking Encino Reservoir where Mulholland Dr. turns to dirt.

Doña Nicha and Danielle Adair (?) performing songs

Doña Nicha and Danielle Adair(?) performing songs

Monday, December 10, 2012

No Strings Attached Performance

Linda Fiaga
818 484-5954

Three Performing Blackboard Project: Mulholland & Skirball Center Drive

Mulholland and Skirball Center Drive was a great place to perform, drivers and passengers applauding as they navigated the cluttered intersection (colorfully framed by massive roadwork furniture used in the epic Highway 405 project). This was my first performance in many years, but whats more is it was the first time I performed for cars.  During the hour long performance countless smiles, and applause emerged from behind glass and rolled down windows. I had a great time, I think we all needed a little applause on that brilliant Sunday afternoon.


iPhoto by Vivian Sming

TOLENTINO & FILA - hidden happenings - untitled - gifts - performance LAROADSHOW Mulholland Drive 2012

ode to dead flowers 
flowers taxidermy silver crown  blindfold  cane  mirror blood  
rope  acetate  string needles bench paper golden cat

- danceonpaper offered in stacks as anonymous gifts
- distributed along Mulhlolland Drive 


Here's a few pictures from the AwareWalk/2012. You can find more photos on The Foundation for Awarenessness facebook page along with pics of many of the other artist projects we encountered along Mulholland. (Feel free to tag yourself and add descriptions/commentary in the fb album.)