Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Durden and Ray: Year One, Jan. 15th 5-7pm.


McLean Fahnestock, Rockerless Launch #3, Archival Ink Jet
Print, 20 by 20 in., 2010.


2226 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca. 90023

RAID Projects
602 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca. 90023

David French, Faux Bar #1, Styrofoam, fiberglass, paper,
urethane, paint, 32 by 13 by 9. 

Alison Rash, Eighteen, Oil and flashe on panel, 24 by 24 inches, 2010.

Durden and Ray: Year One celebrates the first twelve months of Durden and Ray's collective projects. The exhibition will take place in two gallery spaces simultaneously, hosted jointly by integral collaborators Commonspace and RAID Projects.

Luis G. Hernandez, From "Untitled #6"
Oil and acrylic on linen, 8.89 by 12.7 cm. 

Since its inception Durden and Ray has endeavored to become an agent to new and shifting perspectives, re-contextualizing contemporary art by challenging traditional modes of creating, exhibiting and receiving art. Acting as a nexus for collaborative projects between artists, curators, galleries and the public at large, D&R unlocks the "white box", supplanting the exclusive gallery structure with an open exchange of ideas and resources. Its initiatives span a a plurality of research interests, creating new exhibition opportunities for the independent art community here in Los Angeles, and helping to bring art communities from different continents into a common dialog. In its first year Durden and Ray has marshaled exhibitions in Los Angeles,  San Diego and Tokyo while continuing to be a powerful presence in the art scene. Come see what all the buzz is about in this ONE NIGHT, TWO VENUE exhibition.

Exhibiting Artists:

Brian Bosworth
Jacob Butts
Emily Counts
Ariel Erestingcol
McLean Fahnestock
Roni Feldman
Jon Flack
David French
Luis G. Hernandez
Mitsuko Ikeno
Gil Kuno
Ivan Limas
Claudia Parducci
Max Presneill
Jason Ramos
Alison Rash
Lousia Van Leer
Grant Vetter

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Morgan Wells at Steve Turner Contemporary, Jan 8th, 6-8pm.

Commonspace is proud to announce a show by Artist-in-Residence Morgan Wells at Steve Turner Contemporary this January 8th from 6-8pm.

Morgan Wells
I'd Tell You, But I'd Have To Kill You
Steve Turner Contemporary Art
January 8th - Febuary 5th
Opening: Saturday, January 8th, 6-8pm.

Well's intensive installation-based practice of working with found materials challenges the horizon of every possible meaning making system by creating an exquisite corpse of cultural bricolage. His investment in the techniques of reappropriation, hybridity and pastiche challenge how such practices have been defined in the past while opening up new possibilities for the future. With a virtuosity rarely seen today Well's work sutures together a vast array of signs and symbols that range from street culture to interior design to abstract painting and beyond. A connoisseur of the the incommensurable juxtaposition Well's exhibits are sure to keep you talking and thinking about the aesthetics of culture jamming as a critical practice long after the exhibition has come down.   

Please come out and show your support for this incredible project at Steve Turner Contemporary.

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