On View March 9 - April 14, 2012
Participating in the FotoFest 2012 Biennial

Opening Reception
Friday, March 9, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 PM, artist talks at 6 PM
Performance at 7 PM

Jim Nolan & Linda Post
John M. O’Quinn Gallery
Opening night performance featuring: Daniel Adame, Shanon Adams, Tina Shariffskul and
Prudence Sun

Intrigued by the potential found in the everyday and the unspectacular, Post and Nolan collaborate on a site-specific installation that looks toward the Lawndale Art Center itself for inspiration. Activities that relate to the everyday operations of the art space form a framework for choreographed scenarios and objects in this collaborative time-based installation.

Time and space for art: with an emphasis on studio activity rather than product, the post-minimalist work of the 70’s is an art historical touchstone for both artists.  Post-minimalism’s focus on action and the vernacular is echoed in their ongoing practice. Parallels may be drawn between the present moment and that of the economic downturn of the 1970’s. Just as then, it is a good time for art.

In the media installations of Linda Post, a choreography of the everyday emerges as simple actions are performed and systematized. Jim Nolan’s off-hand and irreverent work combines the aesthetics of working class labor and underground music culture with the language of Minimalism. This project is their first major collaboration.

Artist's Websites:
Jim Nolan
Linda Post

The Photographic Mirror • Curated by Chuy Benitez
Work by Ben Aqua, Shelley Calton, Alejandro Cartagena, Brittney Connelly, Morgan Ford, Michael Gault, Alex Goss, Joel Hernandez, Allyson Klutenkamper, Qian Ma, Will Michels, Candace Moore,  Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Kristy Peet, Chisum Pierce, Tala Vahabzadeh
Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Lupita Murillo Tinnen

Artists often utilize self-portraiture to experiment with fresh ideas and new techniques, and to explore personal inner narratives through visual symbolism.  The group exhibition highlights 16 emerging artists from Colorado, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Texas and Mexico. With The Photographic Mirror, artist Chuy Benitez curates a sampling of 21st century photographic self-portraiture.

You, Me & Diane • Emily Peacock
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

You, Me & Diane is a series of photographs by Emily Peacock based on work from the seminal book Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph. Peacock has "recreated" Arbus' influential images using herself and her own family as the subject matter. Like Arbus, Peacock is attracted to strangeness, and the poignancy of our shared human condition. But, whereas Arbus sought out the strange in many different scenarios, Peacock always creates her photographs from within the familiar, people and places she knows intimately.  Most importantly, You, Me & Diane embodies Peacock's innate sense of humor as she takes on the absurd task of recreating an already remarkable image.

Artist's website

Scroll • Randall McCabe
Project Space

Randall McCabe’s drawing stems from a series of repetitive mark making exercises using as his source a recurring paradigm found among the drawings of small children. He began by filling up sheets of paper, but not long into the process conceived of a long single sheet of paper, without end, on which he would continue the repetition and, over time, have a record of whatever changes might occur. In 2005, McCabe built two spools and began what has, for over six years, been a chronicle and notebook of those first drawings and of his own thoughts since. Measuring over 100' long, the work is one continuous image, rather than a sequence of separate and discrete drawings, made using a nib pen and India ink. This scroll was conceived as an ongoing study and is, still, a work in progress. It is shown now, publicly, for the first time and in its current state. The imagery has changed over the years but has remained, as best as McCabe has been able to manage, a single drawing.

Also on view
through June 2012

Famous Monsters • Daniel Anguilu

Lawndale Art Center

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