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Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2010 @ Honor Fraser Gallery


Big City Forum invites you to a round table conversation about our relationship to nature, issues of perception, land use and the built environment.

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2010
4 – 6 pm
Honor Fraser Gallery
Culver City, CA

Featuring:
REBECA MENDEZ
KIM
STRINGFELLOW

REBECA MENDEZ is a professor at UCLA, Design | Media Arts who works in photography and video art installations to explore issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature. Méndez’s works are included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, National Design Museum, NY, and Denver Art Museum, among many others.

KIM
STRINGFELLOW is an artist and educator residing in Los Angeles, California. She teaches multimedia and photography courses at San Diego State University as an associate professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000.


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ON THE TRAIL OF A HALF MILE OF AL FRESCO INSTALLATIONS, SCULPTURES AND PERFORMANCES

NewTown has presented several of these “trail art” exhibitions in Pasadena over the last ten years. Here is the latest. Don’t miss it! Only open for two days and includes a great line up of site-specific art and nature experts and some new names. If you go and take pictures, please send me some or send a link to post on the ecologic blog.

NewTown Presents:

On the trail of A Half Mile of Al Fresco Installations, sculptures and performances

Karen Bonfigli & Andreas Hessing
Neil Fenn
Thadeus Frazier-Reed and Cassia Streb
Libby Gerber
John P. Hastings
Stanton Hunter
Huckleberry Lain
Richard Newton
John O’Brien & Cielo Pessione
Toti O’Brien
Miguel Olivares
Joseph Ravens
Karen Reitzel

June 6, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
June 7, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Hahamongna Watershed Park (see below for directions)
Free
A stroll through art and nature

**Contact Information**
Richard Amromin, Artistic Director
info@newtownarts.org
www.newtownarts.org
(626)398-9278 or (626)240-7787 (show dates only)

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LA 2019: CULTS, COLLECTIVES & COCOONING

 

Ciara Ennis, Director/Curator of Pitzer Art Galleries in Pomona, has organized an oddly cool and thoughtful grouping of artists at 18th Street Complex in Santa Monica entitled 2019: CULTS, COLLECTIVES & COCOONING. The show includes some ecoartspace favorites like Fallen Fruit and Machine Project, Joel Tauber (in ecologic at Cypress 2009), as well as Jason Middlebrook who east coast ecoartspace curator Amy Lipton has worked with the last couple years on various projects.

What I like about this concept most is the imagined and practical applications that inspire a conversation about what kind of future do we want to live in. Do we want to live in fear, or in awe of the universe, and work together to solve very real problems creatively?

This exhibition features objects, installations, photography, drawing and video works by emerging and established artists and explores three related themes: real and fictional intentional communities, the power of the collective versus the individual, and sustainable solutions for future living. Other artists include: Stephanie Smith/WSAC, Bede Murphy/Unarius, and Nattaphol Ma (artist fellow, 18th Street).

Jason Middlebrook, A Fresh Start,
2009, Pencil on Paper, 55” X 132”
© courtesy of artist Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY

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CAA 2009

ecoLOGIC was inspired by the College Art Association (CAA) conference, which took place in Los Angeles in 1999, where a group of dedicated artists joined together to present a comprehensive studio session entitled Off the Mainstream, Into The Mainstream. The session included three chairs and nine artists presenting the state of environmental art in the 1990s, including ecoLOGIC artist Kathryn Miller, who was one of 9 artists from California that participated. Ten years later, CAA 2009, is once again in LA, although this time there are several panels including artists who are taking action to address the affects of climate change, environmental disasters, and our interdependence with nature.

If you click on the CAA logo you will go to the conference sessions page.

Patricia Watts, curator of ecoLOGIC and founder/curator of ecoartspace will be presenting at CAA on Saturday, February 28th for the session “Land Use in Contemporary Art, Part II.” The session runs from 2:30 PM–5:00pm in the Concourse Meeting Room 407, Level 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Session Chair is Kirsten Swenson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Presenters include: On Wheat Kimberly Paice, University of Cincinnati; Urban Earthworks: Land Art and Gender in 1970s New York by Alexandra Schwartz, Museum of Modern Art; Scratches, Roads, and Monuments: Ground Truth in Land Arts of the American West by Chris Taylor, Texas Tech University; “Mushrooms|Clouds”: Museums, Interdisciplinary Networks, and Environmental Initiatives by Ann Wolfe, Nevada Museum of Art; and Land Ethics: Post–Land Art by Patricia Watts, Ecoartspace.

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ecoartspace: ecoLOGIC opens in Los Angeles


ecoLOGIC was inspired by the College Art Association CAA conference, which took place in Los Angeles in 1999, where a group of dedicated artists joined together to present a comprehensive studio session entitled Off the Mainstream, Into The Mainstream. The session included three chairs and nine artists presenting the state of environmental art in the 1990s.

 

West coast curator Patricia Watts, who lived in Southern California for over twenty years and attended the CAA conference in 1999, has participated in and observed this evolution of artists addressing environmental issues in the greater Los Angeles area. EcoLOGIC was developed to coincide with the 2009 CAA conference, once again in Los Angeles, to provide a survey of Southern California artists, architects and designers who pose aesthetic inquiries that express a unique logic, ecological reasoning or discourse including Calvin Abe, Kim Abeles, Samantha Fields, Sant Khalsa, Manfred Menz, Kathryn Miller, Lothar Schmitz, Glen Small, and Joel Tauber.

Cypress College Art Gallery

January 28 – February 28th, 2009

Opening reception January 28th 7-9pm

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