THE ANSWER/WASN'T HERE
May 4 - 26, 2007 Opening reception: Friday, May 4th, 6-9pm
The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the work of San Francisco-based artist Tauba Auerbach, titled THE ANSWER/WASN'T HERE. The title of the exhibition, an anagram itself, alludes to the conceptual framework of Auerbach’s practice, which examines the slippage between language and meaning. The show will consist of drawings, paintings, a video installation and a bartering project – all exploring this central idea from different vantage points.
As part of the Santa Monica Design District, DWR invites you to an evening of Wine and Design. The SMDD's walking tour of contemporary design showrooms offers tastings of international wines and kicks off at DWR. This annual event is part of Santa Monica's dedication to contemporary furnishings and community involvement. Stop in to test drive the best in modern design and enjoy a glass of wine. Hors d'oeuvres and wine provided by Three on Forth and floral arrangements by Artichokes & Co.
Thursday, May 03, 5-7 pm
Inconvenient Stories: Vietnam War Veterans
@ MoCP, 600 S. Michigan Ave.
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Wolin’s monograph featuring photographs of, and interviews with, American veterans of the war in Vietnam, published by Umbrage Editions in conjunction with the MoCP.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60605
3 May – 23 June 2007
Thursday, 3 May, 6-8 PM
Lehmann Maupin Gallery will present the first New York solo exhibition of the artist Mr., whose work typically examines Otaku culture in Japan with cartoonish, anime-like two- and three-dimensional representations of joyful adolescents. For this exhibition, the gallery will be filled with large-scale, intricate paintings and sculptures, the largest of which will be an imagined environment within the oversized head of one of the artist’s euphoric girls.
Bruce Davidson is an outsider on the inside, making visible the invisible as well as the overlooked. Entering worlds like a traveling circus, a Brooklyn street gang, the Civil Rights movement from Freedom Rides to the Selma March, and a run-down block in Spanish Harlem, Davidson has demonstrated that once a photographer finds his way into a world, he can make manifest its meaning and beauty by utilizing a keen sense of compassion, commitment, and discipline.
Melora Kuhn: Shifting Measures
May 3 – June 2, 2007; Reception, Thursday, May 3, 6-8 pm
Melora Kuhn’s new body of work explores the dynamics of human relationships, pursuing themes of miscommunication and loss through the language and imagery of warfare and revolution. Typified by a misalignment of planes and angles, her images concentrate on alterations, both miniscule and paradigm, in optical and metaphysical perception. Through disparate vantage points and sources from wide ranging locales, she condenses personal and historical references into a narrative reflecting our precarious age.
To help set the mood at Coachella, a lot of Burning Man art was brought in and recycled at the desert music festival. With plenty of metal sculptures strewn across the field, the Louise Bourgeois-War-of-the-Worlds-inspired spider was easiest to use as a rendezvous point.
Never seen at BMan before (we think) were balloon sculptor, Jason Hackenwerth's Megamite Army. It was hard to miss the heavenly creatures as several of the balloon covered performers bumped and wove their way through the massive crowds, parading their bright colors and good attitudes. The rainbow-colored show was a refreshing distraction amongst a sea of sweaty bodies and worn out revelers. Balloons always equal fun and I'm happy to have experienced Jason's work in person.
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Typo: The Last American Typesetter, or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars, by David Silverman, is the hilarious and poignant story of a young man who set out to save a company and a way of life...and got mugged by the realities of global capitalism. Two months before David Silverman’s 32nd birthday, he went to the Charles Schwab branch in the basement of the World Trade Center to wire his father’s life savings for the purchase of the Clarinda typesetting company. In a year he and his business partner and mentor, Dan Coyne, had doubled the revenue and staff of the company and were well on their way to purchasing two competitors. So could they buck the “offshore” trend, deal honestly and open with employees and customers, and turn their and their employees dreams into millions? Absolutely not. Typo tells the true story of Clarinda company’s last rise and fall. And with it one entrepreneur’s story of what it means to take on, run, and ultimately lose an entire life’s work, an American Dream run aground told with humor and moments of tragedy.
HAMMER Forum Appropriation Art: Copyright Law, Fair Use, Borrowed Images, Derivative Works
Presented by the California Lawyers for the Arts
Tuesday, May 1, 7pm
Christine Steiner is an experienced attorney whose practice emphasizes visual arts, art law, intellectual property, publishing, and general business transactions. Ms. Steiner represents museums and cultural organizations, foundations, creative businesses, universities, galleries, and other diverse clients. Christine Steiner held a variety of legal and policy positions within cultural institutions before she entered private practice. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where she teaches visual arts law, and has served as a visiting professor of international art law in law school programs in Florence, Italy, and Cambridge, England.
Lori Fox is Deputy General Counsel at the J. Paul Getty Trust. Before joining the Getty in 2003, she served as Associate General Counsel at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also taught, and was a litigator in private practice in Washington D.C. She holds degrees from Yale College and New York University School of Law.
Automata and mechanical toys have always fascinated me. Probably you too. Peep Gaz Cobain's short film highlighting the new exhibition, "Cabaret Mechanical Theatre" and the "Ride Of Life" currently showing at the Kinetica Museum in London. It's both fascinating and eerily beautiful.