Artist talk and walkthrough with Sarah Hadley and E.F. Kitchen
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Artist talk and walkthrough with Sarah Hadley and E.F. Kitchen

Please join us for a visit to this new photography gallery on La Cienega Blvd. The artists, both PAC·LA members, will be present to talk about their work. For more information please visit the website Fabrik Projects.

E. F. Kitchen: Bayou City.

In 1986 E. F. Kitchen returned to Houston, where she lived as a small child, to recapture her early impressions of that time and place. The artist wanted to recreate the Houston of her past by photographing buildings and neighborhoods from the late 1950s. The older cityscapes in Bayou City, many of which are being destroyed to pave the way for new developments, evoke a timely and timeless chapter of American cities.

Sarah Hadley: Lost Venice.

The exhibition, Lost Venice, highlights the Renaissance past of Venice, a city that Hadley visited often as a child and where she later lived and worked. Her ethereal, sepia-toned photographs capture the allure of this magical city. Focusing her lens on the city's timeless architecture and ever-changing waterways, Hadley evokes an otherworldly place, one filled with grace and extraordinary beauty.

Following the walkthrough, members may wish to visit other photography exhibitions in the neighborhood at Kopeikin Gallery and Von Lintel Gallery.

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Visit to Las Fotos Project Gallery
Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

Visit to Las Fotos Project Gallery

As part of the Photographic Arts Council’s grant program we have focused a portion of our gift-giving on local non-profits which serve low-income communities in Los Aneles.

We are pleased to announce a two-year program in support of Las Fotos Project, which specifically focuses on empowering teenage girls through photography. Specifically, our grants will provide the funding for their dark room instruction, individual photo based projects and various pop-up exhibitions of the girl's work in both B&W and color throughout 2018. Members will also be able to meet Executive Director and founder Eric V. Ibarra to gather a deeper understanding of this organization’s exceptional progress and accomplishments since its beginning in 2010.

On Saturday, January 6th we encourage you to join several board members in visiting the gallery space occupied by Las Fotos Project in Lincoln Heights. While modest physically, the impact that this organization’s mission has on these young women cannot be overstated. Las Fotos currently serves about 150 girls from the local community, and others from the Greater Los Angeles area. You’ll get to see the studio and dark room space, examine some of the latest work produced by the students and meet these young inspiring artists. 

For those of you who are interested in non-profit volunteer work, Las Fotos not only provided quality photographic instruction but also helps the young women explore their identity, learn about new cultures, build leadership and advocacy skills and strengthen their social and emotional well-being.

Please come, this will be a studio visit unlike our traditional outings, but one which we think will both touch and inspire you.

There is no limit on attendance, but please RSVP here so we may properly plan for your participation. It will mark a wonderful beginning to a new year for all.

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Video Art in Latin America
Dec
2
11:30 AM11:30

Video Art in Latin America

More than 60 works of video art from Latin America, many never before seen in the U.S., are presented in a landmark exhibition at LAXART as part of the Getty’s city-wide art initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Organized by LAXART in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute (GRI), Video Art in Latin America surveys groundbreaking achievements and important thematic tendencies in Latin American video art from the 1960s until today.

The emergence of video art in Latin America is marked by staggered and multiple points of development across more than a dozen artistic centers over a period of more than 25 years. The earliest experiments with video in Latin America began in Argentina and Brazil in the 60s and 70s, respectively. In the late 1970s artists in Colombia, Mexico, and Puerto Rico began to use video. Artists in Chile, Cuba, and Uruguay took up the medium in the 1980s and the 1990s and 2000s saw video art movements emerging in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

Visitors will encounter several immersive video art installations in the center of the exhibition space as well as three galleries featuring single channel videos arranged in six thematic programs which include: The Organic Line; Defiant Bodies; States of Crisis; Economies of Labor; Borders and Migrations; Memory and Forgetting.

Image © Glenda León

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LA RAZA and CHICANO MALE UNBOUND at the Autry
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

LA RAZA and CHICANO MALE UNBOUND at the Autry

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Please join us at The Autry Museum for a walkthrough with curator Amy Scott of LA RAZA, the Autry's participating exhibition in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. We will also view Chicano Male Unbound, a suite of photographs by Harry Gamboa Jr., acquired through a generous grant from PAC/LA.

Published in Los Angeles from 1967 to 1977, the influential bilingual newspaper La Raza engaged photographers as journalists, artists and activists to capture the definitive moments, key players, and signs and symbols of Chicano activism during this pivotal time in the art and history of the United States. LA RAZA is the most sustained examination to date of the alternative press of the Chicano Movement, positioning photography as an artistic medium and a powerful tool of social activism.

In Chicano Male Unbound, photographer, essayist, and performance artist Harry Gamboa Jr. calls into question the relationship between the stereotypes of Mexican American men and the far more diverse community of artists, writers, academics, and creative thinkers who identify as Chicano. Photographed at night and situated within various aspects of Los Angeles’s distinctive urban geography, his subjects together comprise the Chicano avant-garde.

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Visit to Shows at LACMA and CAFAM
Oct
20
10:45 AM10:45

Visit to Shows at LACMA and CAFAM

You are invited to a private walkthrough with Curator Rebecca Morse at LACMA of the Sarah Charlesworth show Doubleworld, followed by lunch and a walkthrough at The Craft and Folk Art Museum of their PST show The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility.

We will meet first behind the Urban Light sculpture at LACMA at 10:45 am for the talk at 11. Lunch will be self-serve, either at Ray's, from nearby food trucks, or you are welcome to brown bag it, and bring your own. We are invited to eat on the patio at CAFAM, across the street from LACMA, prior to our walkthrough there, which begins at 1:00 pm.

Please note that our tour does not include free admission to LACMA. LACMA members only will have free admission and can bring a guest as their membership allows. Non-members must be prepared to pay the $25 entrance fee, which gives all-day access to the entire museum. Parking is $15 in the LACMA lot. The entry fee to CAFAM has been waived.

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Exhibition Walkthrough of SURFACE TENSION BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Walkthrough of SURFACE TENSION BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Interdisciplinary artist Ken Gonzales-Day examines the mural landscape of LA—from East LA to Venice Beach, from Pacoima to South LA. Featuring over 140 photographs, Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark‐Making in LA considers what the city’s walls reveal about its diverse communities. Recording Los Angeles’s unique visual identity and the diversity of its population, Surface Tension asks: What is a mural? Who speaks, and who decides what counts as art?

Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles at more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California. PAC/LA is a significant sponsor of this exhibition.

Following our talk with Ken, there will be a brief talk devoted to the Anita Brenner exhibit, Another Promised Land, also a part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Note that there is a 30 guest limit for this special event.

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Three La Cienega Gallery Visits
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Three La Cienega Gallery Visits

Join us for a visit to three La Cienega galleries. We begin at Luis De Jesus, where we will be joined by artist Ken Gonzales-Day for a walkthrough of his exhibition Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River We will then move to Von Lintel Gallery to see Floris Neusüs: Intent and Gesture: Photograms- Color (1966-2007). Then on to Kopeikin Gallery for two exhibitions: Alejandro Cartagena: The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World Today if You Are Not White. and the group exhibition Tell Me A Story: Contemporary Mexican Photography, curated by Cartagena.

Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River (1993-1996; 2017) was created as an artistic response to the heated debates that raged in the late 1980s and early 90s around AIDS, gay and transgender rights, immigration and the border, and multiculturalism - and directly addressed mixed racial identity - at a time when the work by Latinx artists were rarely exhibited or written about. This significant body of work established Gonzales-Day's interest in uncovering missing histories in what can now be seen as his unique use of historical research, and it laid the groundwork for his future projects that include Searching for California Hang TreesErased Lynchings, and Profiled.

In 1960, the same year as the “anthropometries” of Yves Klein, Neusüss created his first nude figurephotograms, also known as “Nudogramms.” Neusüss was not concerned with using the photogram technique to record a nude form for the sake of documentation but rather to push experimental boundaries of the photogram medium. The works in this exhibition are experiments in photochemical action painting, which show Neusüss’ use of color in unexpected ways with astounding results. Sponges and rags soaked in fixer or developer are applied to the surface of exposed photograms producing painterly gestures, sometimes highlighted by brushstrokes of pigment.

In his newest body of work, The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World Today if You are Not White Mexican photographer Cartagena continues his examination of social, urban and environmental issues but now has micro-trained his lens onto the city of Santa Barbara. Cartagena peels away at the immediate beauty and presents new impressions of the coastal community of Santa Barbara, California.

In Tell Me a Story: Contemporary Mexican Photography, Curator and Mexican photographer Cartagena presents an examination on the breadth of styles and subjects that are being addressed today in contemporary Mexican photography. From the personal to the public, and from the industrial urban city to the northern farmlands of Mexico, these six young creators are exploring the possibilities of the medium and how to address the current social and political situation of a country in crisis. The exhibition includes traditional photo based works and PST LA/LA site specific installation pieces. Participating artists are Aglae Cortes, Fernando Gallegos, Juan Carlos Coppel, José Luis Cuevas, Karla Leyva and Mariela Sancari.

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Doublespeak: Yale MFA Photography 2017
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Doublespeak: Yale MFA Photography 2017

Doublespeak consists of a selection of over fifty new works by Yale University’s 2017 MFA Photography graduates. The exhibition features work by Farah Al Qasimi, Bek Andersen, Lance Brewer, Harry Griffin, Matthew Leifheit, Walker Olesen, Res, Anna Shimshak, Danna Singer, and Chau Tran, who explore moments between fact and fiction, evidence and artifice, through the medium of photography. Operating within a unique two-year span of unprecedented American politics and media coverage, the artists contend with a new age of documentary anxiety in which truth, consequence, and reality bend under the weight of perceived emotional authenticity. As the title suggests, Doublespeak engages with the distortion of meaning, and within this context the photograph serves as a historical vehicle for ambiguous intention and visual manipulation. Collectively, the works on view offer an intimate perspective on our current political and social landscape.

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Genevieve Gaignard: The Powder Room
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Genevieve Gaignard: The Powder Room

Please join us for a special exhibition walkthrough with the artist.

Navigating the intersections of race, gender, age, and religion, The Powder Room builds upon Gaignard’s practice of character-driven self-portraiture in photography as she introduces a new cast of women, each played by her.

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York Chang and Justin Cole: Constituent Parts
Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

York Chang and Justin Cole: Constituent Parts

Join us for an exclusive walkthrough with artist York Chang.  

Constituent Parts is a collaborative exhibition between York Chang and Justin Cole. Over the course of seven weeks the exhibition will shift and change, with the removal and addition of works, collaborations with invited artists, staged performances, and live broadcasts.

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Gemini GEL
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Gemini GEL

Join co-founder Sidney Felsen for a private guided tour and printing demonstration at Gemini G.E.L, LA's exclusive print and multiples workshop. Gemini G.E.L. is currently working on Richard Serra's latest series and new editions by Julie Mehretu.

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