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Conversations with Artists

Please Join Us For Conversations with the Artists at Gallery 825.

The evening will feature the artists participating in Make America & Nancy L. Meyer, Director of Exhibitions | Curatorial Manager of LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division.

In addition, solo artists June Kim and Eve Chayes Lyman as well as the video program Multiple Feeds artists will participate.

As part of LAAA's Artspeak programming, this evening gives our audience the opportunity to hear directly from the artists.

 Make America is an all-media exploration of a new national context.

Featured artists of Make America: Susan Arena, Donna Bates, Larry Brownstein, Vivian Wenhuey Chen, Mads Christensen, Carlos Grasso, Sol Hill, Colleen M. Kelly, Isolde Kille, Christine Kline, Kevin Michael Klipfel, Shelley Kommers, Paulina Lily La Bare, Tom Lasley, Geoffrey Levitt, Susan Melly, Janet Milhomme , Johnny Naked, David Nelson, Tanya Nolan, Osceola Refetoff, Justin Robinson, Carl Shubs, Jane Szabo, Michael Wood, Mara Zaslove.

Conversations with Artists
7:00 pm19:00

Conversations with Artists

Please Join Us For Conversations with the Artists at Gallery 825

The evening will feature the artists participating in Ambiguous Reality & Juror Cynthia Penna.

As part of LAAA's Artspeak programming, this evening gives our audience the opportunity to hear directly from the artists.

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present Ambiguous Reality, a special cultural exchange with Italian and Los Angeles artists. 

The project is split in two sections, one held in Los Angeles in January 2017 and the other held in Napoli, Italy in November 2017.

Ambiguous Reality is an exhibition that mirrors contemporary society, posing problems that it does not claim to solve, and tangles that certainly cannot be undone. Twelve artists, six American and six Italian, have been invited to capture aspects of a fragmented reality, fractals of reality and ambiguities of reality.

Featured artists: Ellen Cantor, Emilia Castioni, Jeff Iorillo, DinoIzzo, Barbara Kolo, Lello Esposito, Veda B. Kaya, Miguel Osuna, Amedeo Sanzone, Nicola Torcoli, Joan Wulf and Carla Viparelli. 

7:00 pm19:00

Conversations with Artists

As part of LAAA's Artspeak programming, this evening gives our audience an opportunity to hear from the artists. You will learn and experience the artwork through the artist perspective.  Get an insight into the artists' motivations and technique. It is a rare chance to have your questions answered and express thoughts on the work.

Most evening begin at 7pm. Join our mailing list or like us on facebook to get details for the next Conversations with Artist. 


7:00 pm19:00

Conversations with Artists

As part of LAAA's Artspeak programming, this evening gives our audience the opportunity to hear from the artists and a open Q&A.

Solo exhibit artists who will be speaking:
Bibi Davidson
 discuses The Girl in the Red Dress 
Zeal Harris will discuss Home Remedies for Driving While Black
Stephanie Sydney and Snezana Saraswati Petrovic discuss Shrine of Stolen Identities - Beyond the Glamour of Celebrity Culture

Countenance Divine artists include Robin Adsit, Robyn Alatorre, Susan Arena, Donna Bates, Maria Bjorkdahl, Ivan Bridges, Annie Clavel, Allan Denolo, Tina Frugoli, Rob Grad, Vicky Hoffman, Brittany Hutchinson, Lynda Keeler, Colleen M. Kelly, Gershon Kreimer, Campbell Laird, Jung jii Lee, Theodosia Marchant, Lena Moross, Malka Nedivi, Julio Panisello, Justin Robinson, Ann Marie Rousseau, Sheli Silverio, Howard Steenwyk, Susan Swihart, Jane Szabo, Devin Thor, Ariel Vargassal, Iben G. Vestergaard, Peter Walker and Diane Williams. 



7:00 pm19:00

Conversations with the Artists

David Jang's most recent project Deflecting Production, pursues that unattainable ideal, perpetual motion. In contrast to the entropy of consumer production and planned obsolescence, Jang, in this kinetic installation, posits a work whose motion has no beginning or ending to its task of producing line and mass. Consisting of electric motor, steel and custom circuit boards the hinged rods produce a scissor-like movement; overall the components combine to become a complex structural drawing, in process, but never realizing its final form. In the ever-fleeting series of diamond shapes created by the work we the viewers must lose ourselves to find ourselves. Through this work, and through Jang's ongoing investigations, the artist is created a documentation of the industrial era, not by representation, but by reusing the actual technologies and bringing out the human elements of technology and technological elements of the human.

Ahree Lee's Permutation is a generative video installation exploring the paradox of similarity and difference. Using portrait photos collected from the Los Angeles Art Association community and the greater Los Angeles community through email, social media, and LAAA events, a computer algorithm dynamically remixes the photos into an ever-changing, fragmentary video portrait. The algorithm takes 5-6 photos at random and simultaneously displays a vertical section of each that moves across the screen to generate a face that is constantly evolving and never the same. The slices of individual photos that make up each composite function like the snippets of genetic code that are spliced together from two parents and generations of ancestors to create the DNA of each individual person. Like the permutations of DNA that result in infinite variations in human beings, the permutations generated by the algorithm are infinite.

Breathing by Luigia Martelloni presents a diaphanous wall is layered with transparent sheets on which calligrams are inscribed, an intensely personal reflection of the artist, but one that everyone can feel. Breathing by Luigia Martelloni is made up of multiple images of a wide variety of tree species, run across over thirty years of roaming and wandering throughout the world, while their shadows are projected dynamically, cast off at some distance in the background.  The result is literally a flood of symbols that individually and woven together create an extraordinary scene that communicates both mutable consistency and hints of coexistence, as if the artist insists that we understand, by offering us a landscape, which rather than being a subjective vision, with its own ductus operandi extends to and belongs to all of us. 

Margaret Noble creates interactive, multi-sensory sculptures and installations layered in sound and gesture. She designs these experiences with a diverse array of materials using archetypal and experimental forms. Surrogate Daydreams is a series of interactive and conceptual sculptures exploring the tensions and anxieties of living in today's, Information Age. Comprised of natural materials, industrial tools and digital technologies, these artworks offer audiences participatory scenarios investigating the impact of networked life on relationships, creativity, identity and the unconscious.