Curated by Mike Kelley, “This largely forgotten experiment is but one of several in California that reflects the region as a haven for visionary culture that persists to this day. Shangri-LA investigates this legacy, the amnesia of progress and current notions of Utopia. The exhibition combines installation, art, presentations and sound by a current generation who thrive in the shadow of the pioneers of independent thought. Shangri-LA is on display from August 17 through September 1.”
The show features BITNB artists, Owl Eyes, Josh Slater, and Sumi Ink Club! Make sure you guys check it out-
The opening reception is tonight from 7-10pm @ Synchronicity Space (713 N. Heliotrope, Los Angeles, CA 90029)
While you’re gallery hopping in NY today stop by The James Cohan Gallery to view A Ray Array by Sumi Ink Club’s Sara Rara.
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm
March 30 through May 5, 2012
533 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present Not a Particle or a Place but an Action, an exhibition of works by California-based artists MAURICIO ANCALMO and SARAH RARA, opening on March 30th and running through May 5th, 2012. This will be the first New York gallery exhibition for both artists.
Sarah Rara’s hour-long film A Ray Array (2011) comprises 15 visual and aural essays on the idea of interference, that range, in the artist’s words, “from the failure of a message to be discernable, to sudden interruptions, visual disturbances, the interaction of two sound signals, instability, and optical effects.” Fingers twinkle in the sun; a felt hat spins; a stained glass moon slowly turns. A Ray Array is a wonky, wordless and amused bit of science that harkens back to Ed Ruscha’s early meditations on the banal and John Baldessari’s Surrealist, saturated Pop while also defining a contemporary left-coast aesthetic—one that is disarmingly sincere, visually beautiful and unexpectedly spiritual.
SARAH RARA completed her MFA at the University of Southern California in 2011, and is renowned worldwide as a member of the experimental music duo Lucky Dragons. She has created performances and video installations at venues including the UCLA Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN; the Institute for Contemporary Art, London, U K; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, among others. Rara lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK MARKET GIFT-SHOP
1825 Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA
Grand opening Tuesday November 23rd
(use the password “pork chop” for 25% off November 23-28)
open November 23- 24 & 26-28 from 3 PM – 11 PM &
Thursdays thru Sundays the entire month of December
+ gifts of every size and shape all under $50 +
Blood is the New Black, Dark Matter + Ace Mommawolf tee shirts for guys & gals
Jewelry by Alex & Chloe, Species by the Thousands, Laura Lombardi, & Dark Matter
Toiletries that smell good from Portland General Store
Pretty party dresses from Curatorial by popomomo
Clothing for bad-ass babies from Izzy Wolf
Zines, records, small gifts and prints by artsy artists
Vintage flannels for the manly men in your life
Calendars from the Wild Unknown so you don’t miss important appointments
Robert and Leopold mix tapes for people who still have cassette players
Home-made bacon brittle . . . . .and lots more on the way!
Open November 23rd – December 30th
Thursdays – Sundays 3 PM – 11 PM
1825 W. Sunset Blvd
For all of you still looking for holiday gifts, check out the new tees we added to the site.
Love our Joy Division tee? Pick up the Black Flag one too
New one from Sumi Ink Club, California Roll. It’s an front and back all over print, and feels so soft.
Couple new ones from Dan Monick too. Here’s Dino Roar.
More coming over the weekend too. Keep checking back at our store as a lot of these shirts are in very limited runs!
SUMI INK CLUB ANNOUNCES OPEN SUMI SESSION THIS TUESDAY FEB 10 2009 Los Angeles
First sumi session in our new studio at mandarin plaza in chinatown!!! come celebrate and make a drawing with us this tuesday from 1-3pm. hopefully the sun will return to los angeles by then, otherwise we will respond to the rain in sumi ink. anything goes. Ride your bike or take the bus to:
Shhhhh….we don’t usually reveal new artists ahead of time, but we are super excited to have Sumi Ink Club as part of our summer collection (yeah it sounds like ages from now). If you’re in LA check out the SiteLA storefront on Rampart and Sunset Blvd.
In the spirit of Sumi Ink Club’s commitment to a collaborative process, the topsy-turvy, detailed, collaborative drawings that cover the constructions were created at meetings held during the weeks leading up to the event. Their motto, “all ages, all humans, all styles” is embodied in their distinctive style, which through a simple format, allows for almost universal participation. In each of its permutations Sumi Ink Club uses group drawings as a means to open and fortify social interactions. Collaborative drawing sessions will be held at siteLA throughout the duration of the exhibition.