Linda Sue Price  “Enlightened Systems”

Exhibition: May 16 – June 10
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 3rd, 3 pm

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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On May 16th, TAG Gallery will premiere its new location in Miracle Mile with neon artist Linda Sue Price’s solo exhibition “Enlightened Systems.” Price’s show is a reaction to the escalating prevalence of Alt-facts in American and Western culture as a systematized effort to delegitimize truth, and ultimately respect.

Re-claiming vocabulary has been a method for activists to demand respect by creating their own boundaries and place in the world. Intentioned systems with a PR team invert such methods and create confusion. We can see the confusion caused by the inversion of Fake News to represent the delivery of information by mass media.

Price explores this inversion by focusing on weeds and the chemicals that keep them at bay. By using healing plants that can revive, she searches for potential balance and invokes the indigenous Great Plains medicine man, Black Elk’s, quote, “All things are our relatives.” To come to civility by abandoning humanity as a measurement for life.

Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. All of the work in “Enlightened Systems” will be exhibited entirely on one wall to create a visible system of respect that will confront the viewer.

Linda Sue Price is also currently showing in the group exhibition, “Personal Narrative”, at Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica and will be included in “Fresh 2017” at South Bay Contemporary’s SOLA Gallery in July.

About Linda Sue Price
Linda Sue Price studied neon as a medium under Michael Flechtner at the Museum of Neon Art beginning in 2004, where she developed her personal technique of bending. The Western landscapes of glowing motel and casino signs in Southern California and Las Vegas inspired her to study neon.

Price and Flechtner are now frequent collaborators and have shown together throughout Southern California, including Downtown Los Angeles at the Fine Arts Building. Price’s abstract works offset Flechtner’s delineative works.

About TAG Gallery
TAG Gallery is an artist run gallery where artists have the creative freedom to explore new subject matter, mediums, and techniques outside of the traditional marketplace. A long-time favorite at Bergamot Station, TAG Gallery is proud to join the cultural corridor of Miracle Mile alongside LACMA, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and The Peterson Automotive Museum.

 

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  1. Tag all artists, galleries, institutions, etc. Use @ to locate their ‘username’ for tagging. Each platform may have different usernames. Branding tip: try to have the same username across all platforms.

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  3. Research your favorite artists and organizations to see what hashtags they use. Find hashtags that your art relates to.

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  7. All of your art posts should be public so people can share them. Social media is about sharing. When you share an image from Instagram onto Facebook, be sure to go to Facebook and make the image public. It will automatically post as private (only friends).

  8. Share, share, share. Support your friend’s events, artwork etc.

  9. On Facebook events, mark that you are at least interested. This bumps up the algorithms so more people see your friends events.

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  12. @ and # are your friends.

  13. Always create events from your Facebook artist page, the gallery or PR company. Not your personal page. This will allow you to boost the event and automatically notifies people on your page that you have an event.

  14. Sometimes TMI is TMI.

  15. If you are working on building a successful art career, be professional, serious, committed and friendly. Don’t create negative posts. If you have to, create a special group of friends who you feel you can complain to. Anyone looking to buy your work or show it in a gallery won’t give you another second of their time.

  16. Engage. Be sure to comment on your friends/galleries/artists posts.

  17. Patience and perseverance

  18. Be authentic.

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Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery

Group show
Opening reception February 28, 6pm – 8pm
February 28 – June 4, 2017
Artist Talk May 6, 1:30pm – 3pm
Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402
https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

 

Los Angeles (February 2017) – Opening February 28th, the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica will host a group show of contemporary artists who share the experience of being outsiders in Donald Trump’s America. In “Personal Narrative”, curators Diane Williams and Sheli Silverio have brought together artists from diverse backgrounds of immigrant diaspora and gender identity.

Intending to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity and increase understanding of contemporary art in the context of today’s society, the curators have collected works that raise issues and question of both cultural and social consciousness. A panel discussion on May 6th underlines this awareness with a dialogue about process and experiences as 21st century artists living and working in Los Angeles.

The work explores materials that promote a sensory experience and story lines from contemporary artists whose works are experimental, provisional, gestural and instinctive. Each artist possesses an individual approach to his or her artistic methods, working and reworking in a range of technique and materials. These themes are examined in their individual bodies of work.

Participating artists: Mardi De Veuve Alexis, Susan Amorde, Terry Arena, Chenhung Chen, Rick Dallago, Bibi Davidson, Dwora Fried, JJ L’heureux, Tom Lasley, Erika Lizee, Randi Matushevitz, Malka Nedivi, Robert Nelson, Linda Sue Price, Kristine Schomaker, Sheli Silverio, Robert Soffian, Diane Williams.

CALL FOR POSTCARD ART

HUDDLE

 

The #equalityforall postcard art show

Hosted by Shoebox Projects and Art and Cake

Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Sponsored by Shoebox PR

(submission details below)

From womensmarch.com…

“First, we marched. Now we Huddle. We will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Huddle (n.) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation”

I was part of a recent huddle in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience to feel like we aren’t alone in our thinking about the current political climate. We talked about what is going on in our country and what we could do to make a difference.

This is one of my next steps. I am curating a mail art show at Shoebox Projects in September 2017.

Exhibition Dates: September 18th to September 24th 2017

Reception: September 23rd 2017 3-6pm

Postmark deadline for submissions: August 21, 2017

Eligibility: International

Entry fee: $0

Media: All work must be on 4×6 inch postcard cardstock format and sent through the post office mail. Any work not following these guides will not be used.

Theme: Huddle. You are not alone. Show us how you #resist. We want to hear your voices.

Sales: All work is donated to the show and sold for $25 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated equally to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project.

(We are looking into having the show travel. You will not be getting your work back.)

We reserve the right to exclude work that we deem inappropriate.

Submit to:
Kristine Schomaker
c/o Shoebox Projects Huddle
PO Box 86422
Los Angeles Ca 90086

Please share a photo of your postcard on instagram before you send it and use hashtags: #brainworkshuddle #womensmarch #huddle #resist #hearourvoice #whyimarch #imarchforequality #freedom #onelove #humanrights #wewontgoback #theresistance

Thank you for sharing your voices!!

 

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Scott Froschauer
Scott Froschauer

“State of the Union”

A group show curated by

Erin Adams, Kristine Schomaker and Diane Williams

February 4 – 25, 2017
Opening reception February 4, 5-8pm

Brainworks Gallery
5364 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90019
http://www.brainworksgallery.com/

The dawn’s early light on November 9, 2016 found much of California aghast at what their democracy had wrought. In the weeks leading up to the presidential inauguration, artists have come forward to express fear and outrage, but also hope for a better future. Joining the lineup of galleries presenting works of resistance is Erin Adam’s new artist-run space, Brainworks Gallery, with “State of the Union”, opening February 4 through February 25.

According to recent polls, greater than 80% of Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years. Polarization between urban and rural communities, liberals and conservatives, and the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor has created deep and painful wounds in the national spirit.

Artists have always been able to be the voice for the unheard. Art gives us a place to begin conversations of healing and renewal. State of the Union seeks to discover who we are as a nation, where we are hurt and how we can heal the divisions among us.

Participating artists include:
Ajuan Mance, Dwora Fried, Edi Dai, Emily Wiseman, Erin Adams, Jane Szabo, Kim Abeles, Kio Griffith, Linda Sue Price, Marjan Vayghan, Narsiso Martinez, Richard Wilks, Rick Dallago, Robbie Conal, Scott Froschauer, Terri Lloyd, Vincent Tomczyk, Yasmine Diaz

About Brainworks Gallery
Brainworks Gallery is LA’s newest artist-run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation, and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invites a more lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a voice and how we use it. Shows will feature both emerging and established artists whose work has a strong point of view. As an artist-run gallery, Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces.

 

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Super Girl Princess

Make Believe

Kathy Curtis Cahill
Solo Show

Opening reception
Sunday, January 22, 3-6pm
January 21- 31, 2017
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Keystone Gallery
338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, California
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(Los Angeles) – Keystone Art Space, recently named LA Weekly’s “Best All-In-One Art -Making Warehouse” hosts a gallery that regularly features exhibitions of Keystone artists. The next exhibition is January 21-31 and features Kathy Curtis Cahill’s first solo show with her new body of work “Make Believe”. Part photography and part installation, this new work deals with early childhood, once again using dolls as avatars for real children.

Cahill’s photographs of these dolls (children) at play makes us keenly aware of the innocence and joy that age holds as we struggle to make sense of the world around us. They assume guises and poses just like real children, dressed as superheroes and princesses, arranged in positions that don’t simply represent adult occupations or fantasy preoccupations, but enliven and embody them.

As Cahill says, “Play is a young child’s work and dressing up and pretending is a key component to this all important phase of childhood development. It teaches empathy and empowers them to deal with everyday issues in a safe way.” Cahill’s background in set decoration in the entertainment industry has given her the skills to tell a narrative non-verbally. Carefully composing the scenes using the everyday world as the background, she captures just the right moment in an otherwise mundane day. Her photographs make us believe in the life of these dolls, and in romantic notions of childhood.

About Kathy Curtis Cahill
After being educated as an art teacher, Kathy moved to Los Angeles and started working as a Set Decorator in the film and television. Her 30 year career included an Emmy nomination in 2001for her for on the CBS series “Judging Amy” After retiring in 2011, she now pursues photography full time. She has had 2 previous solo shows and her work has been seen around the country. She currently has photographs in Fotofoto Gallery’s 12th Annual National Photography Exhibition in Huntington Long Island, and Photowork 2017 at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie NY, and will be the featured artist in the spring edition of Art Quench magazine.

 

Jennifer King
Jennifer King

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception January 29th 6-8pm
CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm

On view January 23-February 1, 2017
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 12p – 5p,
Wednesday, 12p – 7p

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(Long Beach) – For the last 12 years, the Greater Los Angeles MFA show (GLAMFA) brings together the best work of graduate students putting the spotlight on emerging trends in contemporary art. GLAMFA is organized and curated by CSULB students in the Cal State University Long Beach Art Galleries. From January 23 to February 1, 2017, twenty-eight MFA students from twelve of California’s best art schools will be taking part.

While not every artwork is California focused, the specific conditions in Greater Los Angeles certainly influence the way to look at the work as a whole. GLAMFA’s long list of artists shows an exceptional network of young artists and practices. The work seen in GLAMFA is both encouraging and crucial. The work shows the importance of educational time spent meditating on practice and theory and that each piece speaks to a critical moment in time for the artist and for art itself.

On opening night, CSULB students host an Open Studio event which allows visitors to see works from a broad range of genres. Opening night visitors can also look forward to a performance by UCSB student Emily Baker. A former gymnast, Emily’s work explores the body and the transience of athleticism.

This year, GLAMFA is pleased to bring back three alumni to discuss how their practice has evolved since grad school. Zackary Drucker (GLAMFA 2007), Patricia Fernandez (GLAMFA 2010), and Katie Shapiro (GLAMFA 2015) will each give a short talk on the evening of January 31st.
GLAMFA 2017 participating artists:
Chelsea Avarez, Gal Amiram, Yair Agmon, Emily Baker, Lyndsay Bloom, Cara Chan, Ashley Jan Gardner, Tanner Gilliland-Swetland, Audrey Hope, Angie Jennings, Emily Blythe Jones, Jennifer King, David Lucien Matheke, Ariel Mazariegos, Andrea Patrie, Jackie Rines, Justin Robinson, Doraelia Ruiz, Sunny Samuel, Janet Solval, Peter Sowinski, Omid Orouji, Hazel Straight, Christina Tsui, Shannon Willis, Stormy Wu, Sichong Xie, Drea Zlanabitnig

 

CSULB Open Studio Artists:
Rhiannon Aarons, Alice Andreini, Isabel Avila, Kelly Campanella, Stevan Dupus, Fred Eck, Joanie Ellen, Qingsheng Gao, Mimi Haddon, Shannon Leith, Katie Marshall, Patricia Martin, Narsiso C Martinez, Jesse Parrott, Justin Rightsell, Elena Roznovan, Cintia Segovia, Ashley Shumaker, Amy Williams, Patrick Williams, Lena Wolek

 

GLAMFA 2017 participating schools:
CSUN, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Claremont, Cal Arts, Cal State Fullerton, Art Center, Azusa Pacific, Laguna College of Art & Design, Otis, and UC Irvine

 

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