ForYourArt

ForYourArt is a fluid platform to produce and distribute artists’ work. ForYourArt (FYA) seeks to advance a spirit of patronage and a culture of dialogue by perceiving all media, sites, and relationships as potential for artistic transformation. Click here for project archive.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. is an open platform for exploring “art related to life” through short-term and spontaneous activities in our storefront space at 6020 Wilshire Boulevard across from LACMA. The space functions as a conference room, program venue, and alternative space and is a collaborative effort between FYA and artists, writers, curators, collectives, publishers, and organizations in which to explore and encourage encounters with art in L.A. Click here for project archive.

Learn more at ForYourArt, Give Good Art or FYA founder Bettina Korek's website.

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On July 26, artists and special guests will join ForYourArt and Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a Mini-Marathon. Participants will discuss Instagram, an online platform that collapses a vast variety of creative impulses into one specifically undefined, unbounded space. Guests will present photos from any Instagram feed, or their own, to illustrate approaches to using the app, and to discuss how it functions within their individual practices. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:30 pm. 
Use code “FYAFRIEND” to reserve free tickets here. 
Read more about the Instagram Mini-Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist here.

On July 26, artists and special guests will join ForYourArt and Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a Mini-Marathon. Participants will discuss Instagram, an online platform that collapses a vast variety of creative impulses into one specifically undefined, unbounded space. Guests will present photos from any Instagram feed, or their own, to illustrate approaches to using the app, and to discuss how it functions within their individual practices. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:30 pm

Use code “FYAFRIEND” to reserve free tickets here

Read more about the Instagram Mini-Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist here.

Plan ForYourArt Tomorrow: Saturday, May 17th


Robert Swain: The Form of Color

Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica) 4-6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by New York-based artist Robert Swain. The Form Of Color features explores 4,896 chromatic units and their effects on perception. This event includes “Color, Light, and Consciousness,” a conversation with Swain, Elsa Longhauser, and Jeffrey Uslip from 4-5 pm. Watch an interview with Swain here Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti and Fred DeweyAndrew Cannon: Chemical Computer, and Park Studio: Tree House also open this evening at the museum. The Form of Color on view through August 23, 2014.
 
Other events at Bergamot Station include Yuko Someya at Richard Heller Gallery 5-7pmand Chair as Art, Back to Our Roots, along with Tim Prythero: On the Road at the Gallery of Functional Art/Lois Lambert Gallery from 6-9pm.

Santa Monica and Venice Events and Openings

Norm Laich opens at Paradise Garage from 7-9pm. At 18th Street Arts Center, EZTV, Hacking the Timeline v3.0: Digilantism and the LA Digital Art Movement (1985-2005), an exhibition exploring the evolution of digital art in Los Angeles over two decades of recent history, and Patricia Fernandez, Points of Departure (between Spain and France), in which the artist explores narratives from her land of origin through a series of walks over the Pyrenees, open from 6-9pm.

MAK Architecture Tour Weekend 2014

How Hous (Silverlake) 5-7pm

The MAK Center celebrates its 20th anniversary with a programming series that begins at the 1925-built How House. The night includes a cocktail reception and a talk with Judith Sheine. This event is the first of a series that opens houses by architect R.M. Schindler to the public. Tickets for this reception are $50 and available online. The tour of homes including the How House, the Elliot House, and the Bubeshko Apartments happens on Sunday, May 18 between 11am  and 5pm. Tickets for this event are $75 and available online. Read a tour preview in the Los Angeles Times here.

The Oldest Living Things in the World: Panel + Launch Party

Culture Brain Academy at Maker City LA (Downtown) 5:30-8pm
ArtsTechLA and ForYourArt present a panel discussion and launch party celebrating Rachel Sussman’s new book The Oldest Living Things In the World. Sussman will be joined by Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA Paula Antonelli, research scientist Michael Russell, and Professor Woodward Fischer for a discussion about deep time, the focus of Sussman’s book. Drinks, food, and limited edition signed copies are available during the event. Tickets are $10 and available online. Read a preview of The Oldest Living Things In the World from oprah.com here.

Downtown and Chinatown Events and Openings

Create:Fixate Presents: Serendipity at 613 Imperial Street takes place from 7pm-2am. This one night art exhibit features more than 40 emerging artists, designers, DJs and musicians. Fellows of Contemporary Art in Chinatown present The Third Earan exhibition of works exploring the visual elements of sound, from 6-9pm. At KesselsKramer, The Jangs X Los Angeles, featuring the photography of Michael Jang, opens from 7-10pm. Downtown’s Wilding Cran Gallery hosts an opening for Inaugural Show #2a group exhibition, from 6-8pm. The Music Center presents performances by Daughters of the Purple Sage at 11am and 12:30pm. This female trio sings music of the American West as portrayed in Hollywood’s films of the 1930s and ‘40s. At Papillion in Leimert Park, solo exhibition of new works by Noah Davis opens from 6-9pm.

Wyatt Kahn and Jennifer Guidi: Field Paintings

LA><ART (Culver City) 6-8pm

Opening reception for exhibitions by Wyatt Kahn and Jennifer Guidi. Both shows on view through June 28, 2014. The large-scale abstractions by Los Angeles-based painter Jennifer Guidi are a break from her recent work. Inspired by woven patterns, she makes small marks across the surface that have an optical, undulating effect. A selection of the paintings use sand to build up the canvas that she then carves into to create distinct markings. Calling them ‘field paintings,’ the works have a meditative, minimal effect at a distance that becomes organic on closer inspection. Also in Culver City, Sub-verbal: Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, and Ed Ruscha opens at Maloney Fine Art.

Surface to Air: 12 Los Angeles Artists of the ’60s and the Materials That They Used

Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Mid-City) 7-9pm

Curated by Robert Dean, this exhibition features pieces by artists working Los Angeles in the 1960s who shared similarities in their use of materials and fabrication techniques. Surface to Air examines parallels between these works, particularly as they relate to Southern California, but also their divergence from one another. Featured artists include Peter Alexander, Hobie Alter, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ken Price, Ed Roth, and Ed Ruscha. On view through July 5, 2014Also check out Frances Stark: Bobby Jesus’s Alma Mater from 6-8pm at Marc Foxx.

PictureThis #5: Micol Hebron and Kio Griffith

Micol Hebron is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator based in Los Angeles. She is an associate professor of New Genres at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and is the founder of the Gallery Tally project, the LA Art Girls, and co-founder of the Fontbron Academy (with Robert Fontenot).  She has written and/or edited for X-Tra magazine, Artforum, Arte Contexto, Flash Art, and Art Pulse. Her collaborative project (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, featuring nearly 300 artist-designed posters that highlight gender inequity in contemporary galleries, was recently on view at ForYourArt on Wilshire, in Los Angeles.   This series of #PictureThis  features questions by Micol answered by five of the artists whose posters are featured in the show. 

This weeks answers come from Kio Griffith is a Los Angeles‑based visual and sound artist, independent curator, and producer. His work includes drawing, painting, sound, video, performance, electronics, language, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Turkey, Belgium and the U.S.  Griffith's work is based in his research into the visual and sonic possibilities of the mysteries, myths, and materials embedded within modern life. His compositional process mimics the writing of music and is inspired by the sources of everyday matters of consciousness. In this process, interrelated references of time and space are coordinated into the periphery of mass culture. Generating references from hypermedia and their resonating signals, Griffith's “scores” comprise visual and auditory transcriptions.

1. How do you define your sexual identity? 

2. There are so many mysteries in the universe: Why is there no u-turn signal on cars? How do umbilical cords work when a cat or dog is pregnant with a litter?  And, for that matter, to where do our belly buttons lead?  Why do the “Three R”s stand for “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic”?  What is a mystery that haunts your thoughts?

3. What anxiety dream do you have over and over again?

4. How do you know when you have an idea worth pursuing (as an artwork)?



5. What can we do to destroy the patriarchal, capitalist culture that is making things so hard for women and people of color?



This series is inspired by Hans Ulrich-Obrist and Hans Peter Feldmann: Interview, in which they play with the interview format and Feldmann responds to Obrists’ questions with images. ForYourArt invite artists to pose five questions we invite other artists and you to respond to. 

Find out more about Micol’s work at www.micolhebron.com and view Gallery Tally posters at www.gallerytally.tumblr.com

 

 

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