My exhibition of knitted bookshelves at Gavlak Los Angeles, “Libraries” opens Saturday, February 9, with a reception from 4-6. The exhibition runs through March 16. Gavlak is in Hollywood, 1034 N Highland, near the corner of Santa Monica and Highland (closest Metro is Hollywood/Highland and then it’s about a 20 minute walk).
The following weekend, “Psychic Art Advisor", a project for Frieze LA, opens at Paramount Studios on Melrose. The fair runs Feb 15-17 and Alpine Moon plus special guests will be advising visitors concerning creativity, collecting, and curating. More info here. I will also be participating in Artists 4 Democracy’s “Democracy Shop” at Frieze LA. It’s just two doors down from my project, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by both!
I’ll have work at the White Columns space at the Felix Art Fair taking place the same weekend as Frieze LA, Feb 14-17, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. On view will be a hanging set of woodblock prints on fabric, made in conjunction with Island Press, as well as some of the original gouache paintings that the prints are based on.
My deck of black and white photo cards, READINGS, is now out and available! Information here. You can see pics on my website and instagram and if you want a hard copy, they will be available at the Democracy Shop, at Gavlak, at the bookstore at Marciano, and from me directly.
Finally, I have work at the International Print Center in New York, in a show called "Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter." It's up until March 23.
As usual, terrible about updating the “news” section, but here’s some: I’m doing a Frieze Project at the Frieze LA art fair in February - you can see a video of me talking about the work and about the SRF.
and also will be having a solo show at Gavlak in Hollywood, CA at the same time!
The big news is that I am terrible at updating this News section on my website! Sorry about that. I am in a bunch of shows this summer, and my collection for Rudi Gernreich is launching in mid-August.
It's up until October 28 and Issue 2 of American Magazine is on display in a giant vitrine!
Pussy, King of the Pirates
It's at Maccarone in LA, big group show! And it's up till Sept 8
How They Ran
Opens August 11 at Over The Influence in LA. Closes Sept 5
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection
August 31-March 19, 2019 at the Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center for Feminist Art
and I made some stuff for Rudi Gernreich, which is launching at Opening Ceremony mid-August!
If you happen to be in Baden Baden and you are looking to have a coffee or a bite, please stop by the cafe at the Kunsthalle. For the next few months, my work is part of an exhibition about clothing and how it might express our personal convictions. The pillars feature my wallpaper designs based on knitting patterns.
Great to have trees that are green these days! Spring has sprung, everyone's allergies are acting up, and I have some work at the mall. New project Strikke Strike, over 900 linear feet of knitting patters at the Beverly Center. The walls are part of a larger project which includes amazing artists like Anthony Lepore, Ed Fella, and Barbara Kruger, organized by the incredible Mall Curator Jenelle Porter. More reasons to go shopping! Check out this article about the project in the LA Times.
I'm in a group show at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles, opening October 22. Thanks, Cindy Rehm for putting me in this exhibition, I am excited to show work from my "Make America" series.
I am also excited to have details of three of my sweaters put on billboards in Cincinnati starting October 16 and running nearly to election day. Information about the project can be found here.
We are tickled pink to announce that Asher Hartman Intuitive will be setting up shop from July 16- August 14 at The Meow.
Asher Hartman is an artist, playwright, and intuitive. His unique readings reveal the mysteries of an individual’s particular energy. If you’ve ever gotten a “good vibe” from someone, you’ve had an experience of your own with human energy fields. Now multiply that by infinity and you have an idea of how deeply Asher can tune in. His readings are profoundly observant, lovingly generous and oftentimes surprising. He helps us to understand ourselves more clearly, and for artists, he can be especially helpful in moving through creative blocks. More information about Asher can be found at: asherhartmanintuitive.com
Please join us in welcoming Asher to The Meow on Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 6 pm.
For the Grand Opening of Asher Hartman Intuitive, Haruko Tanaka will join Asher to perform free 10 minute chakra scans for visitors. Balance out your chakras before or after the reading with chaktails and crystals, and enjoy the unveiling of the tantalizing “Animals Strike Curious Poses” mural on the front of The Meow.
Regular hours for Asher Hartman Intuitive are Sundays, 1-8, with the last appointment beginning at 6:30. Readings start at $90. Appointments can be made by contacting Asher directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's been a great run for the inaugural business at The Meow. Joel Kyack and Matthew Johnson's tattoo shop, The Dirty Poke has been fully booked for pokes since the minute it opened. Truly an "unforgettable" experience for those who have fully participated.
Tomorrow is the last day of The Dirty Poke. Next up The Meow hosts an intuitive psychic.
The Meow opens this weekend with The Dirty Poke, an installation and performance by Joel Kyack and Matt Johnson.
The Dirty Poke is a small tattoo shop near the bottom of a canyon, behind a home. The shop features original and traditional flash designs inspired by the local environs of Mt. Washington.
Hand poke and machine tattoos are permanent and may be purchased. To make an appointment, please email TheMeowLosAngeles@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome, and will be accommodated when possible.
The Dirty Poke is open on Sundays, from May 29- June 26.
After 20 years, the collected issues of The Casual Observer is now available under one cover! I still had the original layouts, which were done in Quark XPress on a PowerBook 100 laptop computer. The images were printed to size, the corners hand cut, and pasted on cardstock. Finding the old files, saved maybe on floppy discs, would have been impossible. I was unable to find the originals of Number 9, The Nearly Naked Issue, so I scanned from the copies and added newly scanned negatives when possible. The result is 224 pages of gossip and innuendo,Read More
Finally, the wait is over! Issue 3 of American Megazine, featuring even more images of megachurches across the USA, is finally done! It can be seen in Paris France at the Mona Bismarck Center beginning on March 11. I can hardly wait!
2016 is happening, whether we are ready or not!
The Meow will open at the end of January in a shack. The Meow is a space for small businesses to operate with a local clientele. There is an associated radio station, WMEW, broadcasting locally at 106.4 FM. For more information, please visit TheMeow.la
I'm looking forward to being in a couple of group shows this year, one in Cincinnati and the other in Paris. Stay tuned for details or sign up on the mailing list and I'll send out info.
Sarah's had her gallery for 10 years, and I've been with her since the beginning! To celebrate this tin/aluminum anniversary, Gavlak is having two shows of gallery artists, one in Palm Beach, and the other here in Los Angeles.
I'll have two new works in the LA show, opening Friday November 6. Come on over to 1034 N. Highland, say hello to Hoofy, and see the show!
It's free to visit the Hammer Museum and great to see stuff in person, but if you can't make it over there, here's some pics of what you're missing!
Last March, I was part of a group of artists who traveled to Bamiyan and Kabul to learn how carpets are handmade in Afghanistan. When we returned to LA, we designed carpets for weavers to produce. They are now on view at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles until September 27, 2015.
For information about the show, visit the Hammer website. Or visit the Hammer!