January 29 - May 7, 2017
Chapters explores the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts from the 1960s to present day. The exhibition highlights over 60 artists, presses, and organizations who explore ideas related to conceptualism, feminism, process, and community building through artists’ books, sculptural forms, small editions, and zines.
Exhibition artists include: Kim Abeles, Jacki Apple, Edgar Arceneaux, Artichoke Yink Press/C.K. Wilde, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Wallace Berman, Sandow Birk, Terry Braunstein, Brighton Press, Eugenia P. Butler, Rebecca Chamlee, Anne Covell, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Debra Disman, Carol Es, Patricia Fernández, Cheri Gaulke, Adah Glenn, Golden Spike Press, Tm Gratkowski, Lauren Graycar & Harsh Patel, Nancy Jo Haselbacher, Melissa Huddleston & Benjamin Lord, James R. Hugunin & Theron Kelley, Christopher Kardambikis, Susan Elizabeth King, Darin Klein, Suzanne Lacy, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Madre Tierra Press, Cynthia Marsh, Howard Marshall, Kitty Maryatt, Charlene Matthews, Vilma Mendillo & Laura Stickney, Carter Mull, Katherine Ng, Bonnie Thompson Norman, Lisa Occhipinti, Ooga Booga, Otis Laboratory Press, Laura Owens, Raymond Pettibon, Elliott Pinkney, Pia Pizzo, Sue Ann Robinson, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Scripps College Press, Susan Sironi, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith, Joey Terrill, Linda Vallejo
This exhibition is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.
January 29 - May 7, 2017
Presented in collaboration with Farhang Foundation, Focus Iran 2 is the second juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture or heritage. Featuring an international selection of emerging and mid-career artists, Focus Iran 2 democratizes the art form of image making by giving novices and professionals an equal opportunity to offer distinctive visions of contemporary Iran from both inside and outside the country. This juried exhibition provides a rare collection of perspectives from citizen journalists, personal archivists, and vernacular storytellers who are connected to Iran either by heritage or deeply felt admiration.
Special thanks to presenting donors Gramian-Emrani Foundation; lead donors Ali C. & Anousheh Razi, Michael & Katy Saei; major donors Shazad & Parisma Ghanbari, Farhad & Nushin Mohit, and Roshi Rahnama.
Sponsored by Farhang Foundation and other generous donors.
See the press release here.