Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alex Hubbard, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Pearson, and Jon Pestoni
May 28 to June 20, 2009

The current exhibition at China Art Objects Galleries brings together the diverse practices of Alex Hubbard, Anthony Pearson, Charlemagne Palestine, and Jon Pestoni. The mode of operation for each artist is linked, not only through a conscious use of abstraction, but also in a more deliberate dialogue with the conventions of particular media. Each artist contaminates formalism with a mix match of ideas and emotions, updating the use of traditional mediums.

Alex Hubbard’s video, Heads in the Dark, blurs aspects of ‘the making of the work’ with the finished product. There is also the blurring of post- minimalism, scatter art, and contemporary painting, with contemporary cooking and craft T.V. Jon Pestoni’s oil on canvas paintings explore terrain that is neither figurative, nor purely abstract. In his work, overt repetition is subordinate to subtle shifts in scale, shape, and subject matter. Charlemagne Palestine’s work is both sculpture and painting. For a static work, its integration of music articulates a complex spatial dynamic. Anthony Pearson’s photographs incorporate handcrafted painting before they ever become the finished image. In a twist of sensibility, they then return to being unique by becoming editions of one.

Be it music, video, photography, painting, or sculpture, none of the works in the exhibition rely exclusively on direct art historical references. The works in the exhibition unabashedly seek out original formal terrain that is highly aware of historical precedent but not reliant on it. Palestine’s 1973 Dorian Sweep serves as an exemplary model of this kind of art making.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Alex Hubbard, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Pearson, and Jon Pestoni

We are pleased to announce the second of our summer exhibitions featuring work by Alex Hubbard, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Pearson, and Jon Pestoni

May 28 to June 20, 2009

Opening Reception THURSDAY, May 28 6 - 9pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Morgan Fisher Films at the Hammer Museum May 27 & May 29

Two great free shows of classic experimental film work from Los Angeles based filmmakers, with restored prints, brilliant guests, and a fine time to be had by all!

Los Angeles Filmforum, UCLA Film & Television Archive, and the Hammer Museum present
May 27 & 29, 7:30 pm (two different shows)
At the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310.443.7000
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00.
http://hammer. programs/ detail/program_ id/185
http://www.cinema. public/calendar/ calendar_ f.html

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Extra Extra: Opening Reception Thursday, May 7, 2009. 6-9pm

Extra Extra
May 7 to 23, 2009

Join us for the first of China Art Objects' Summer Projects openings this Thursday, May 7, 2009
Opening Reception 6 to 9pm

Kate Costello, 2009

All images below are Jed Caesar with participating artists listed after the images. Images are composites of the wall’s progression:

Jed Caesar
Mario Correa
Heather Rowe
Paul Wagner
Josh Slater
Alex Olson
Katja Aglert
Oskar Aglert
Shana Lutker
Yoshua Okon
Zoe McClosky
Josh Mittelman
Robert Olson
Gabriela Juaregui
Naotaka Hiro
Christopher Wilde
Christopher Kreiling
John Espinosa
Ben Lord
Juliana Paciulli
Mark Hagen
Nina Garduno
Stanya Kahn
Katie Grinnan
Aiko Hachisuka
Allison Miller
Joey Kotting
Zoe Scofield
Juniper Shuey
Euan MacDonald
Barbara Choit
Scott Cassidy
Sarah Vanderlip
Drew Dominick
Fredrik Nilsen
Charlie White
Natalie Shriver
Mark Verabioff
Brian Sharp
Bart Exposito
Jonas Wood
Matt Johnson
Tony Feher
Bridget Donahue
Aidan Costello
Tom Bloor
Simon Bloor
Gina Beavers
Michelle Matson
Elizabeth Giovanni
Chris Bassett
Bo Christian Larsson