PROJECT ART AT THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM L.A. by nigel daly

 Installation view of ProjectArt 'My Kid Could Do That' Los Angeles Benefit and exhibition at The Underground Museum. Photo by Ruben Diaz, courtesy Project Art. 

Installation view of ProjectArt 'My Kid Could Do That' Los Angeles Benefit and exhibition at The Underground Museum. Photo by Ruben Diaz, courtesy Project Art. 

"Close your eyes and imagine a world without art... " This was the powerful image conjured by Adarsh Alphons on Friday night at the exhibition MY KID COULD DO THAT, a benefit for ProjectArt at The Underground Museum, Los Angeles.

ProjectArt is thinking out of the box. Forget buildings and running costs, ProjectArt brings it to the under served kids using public spaces and donations. This is an idea worth spreading around and supporting. Want to know more...

FUN GAME. See if you can guess which artwork belongs to which artist.

The artists: Lisa Auerbach, Noah David, Yassi Mazandi, Jen DeNike, Catherine Opie, Ariana Papademetropoulos,  Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Diana Thater.

Answers at the bottom. No peeking now... 

 

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IMAGE A - Jimmy Carter Puppet, 1976, (artist was age 9)

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IMAGE B - Child with a stray hat. (artist was age 9)

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IMAGE C - Untitled (Santa) (artist was age 7)

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IMAGE D - Ballerina (artist was age 8)

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IMAGE E - Self Portrait (artist was age 9)

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IMAGE F - Swing (artist was age 13)

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IMAGE G - Bird (Artist was age 13)

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IMAGE H - Untitled (Artist was age 5)

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IMAGE I - HANES PANTYHOSE BIRDS (Artist was age 13)

 

 

Answers below

IMAGE A - Lisa Anne Auerbach, IMAGE B - Ariana Papademetropoulos, IMAGE C - Ed Ruscha, IMAGE D - Diana Thater,  IMAGE E - Catherine Opie, IMAGE F - Jen DeNike, IMAGE G - Yassi Mazandi, IMAGE H - Noah Davis, IMAGE I - Kenny Scharf

IMAGE ON THE PRESS by nigel daly

IMAGE has arrived. The deep, deep blue and the vibrant copper poured onto the printing press. Final proofs checked, i's dotted, t's crossed, then all systems GO. This is the beginning of the unveiling of IMAGE. A joy to behold. We can't wait for you to touch it, to hold it, to turn the pages and discover the wonder of IMAGE. Are we sounding a trifle giddy? Well, yes, because we are! 

blue ink on press
copper on the press

And now a first glimpse of the printed page. 

kristen

ART AT THE BRITISH RESIDENCE TO CELEBRATE THE 90TH OSCAR NOMINEES by nigel daly

To celebrate the Oscars, this years British nominees gathered at the British Residence by invitation of Consul General Mike Howells and BAFTA L.A. chairman Kieran Breen. The Laboratory Arts Collective and Evelyn Cantacuzène-Spéransky gathered a group of distinguished British artists to exhibit their work in celebration of creativity.

From icons Mick Jagger and Davide Bowie to Gary Oldman and Tilda Swinton, the walls hummed with excellence. Artists presenting were Carinthia West, The Douglas Brothers, Gavin Evans, David Eddington, Jeremy Kidd and the sculptures of Caroline PM Jones. Nominees Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, James Ivory and many more creative minds gathered in celebration of British film at the Oscars.

Vacant Lot and Suburban Living, 2010 by David Eddington

  HOPE  by Caroline PM Jones

HOPE by Caroline PM Jones

  Gary Oldman  by Gavin Evans

Gary Oldman by Gavin Evans

   Malibu Sunset, Mick Jagger,  1976 by Carinthia West

Malibu Sunset, Mick Jagger, 1976 by Carinthia West

  Saddleback, Desert with Windmills , by Jeremy Kidd

Saddleback, Desert with Windmills, by Jeremy Kidd

  Tilda  by The Douglas Brothers

Tilda by The Douglas Brothers

CONGRATULATIONS TO LABORATORY CONTRIBUTOR (IN BUILD EDITION) GARY OLDMAN FOR WINNING BEST ACTOR. Hip hip hooray.

Francisco Zúñiga by nigel daly

 MUJER DE PIE (STANDING WOMAN), 1970 Bronze 18 3/4"  x 7 7/8 x 6 1/2"  DESNUDO RECLINADO (RECLINING NUDE), 1977 Crayon on White Paper 19 1/2" x 26 1/2"   

MUJER DE PIE (STANDING WOMAN), 1970
Bronze
18 3/4"  x 7 7/8 x 6 1/2"

DESNUDO RECLINADO (RECLINING NUDE), 1977
Crayon on White Paper
19 1/2" x 26 1/2" 
 

The power of these women is heart stopping. 

Francisco Zúñiga carves such deep sensuality into his powerful female forms. Their gender is palpable. The sculptured women inhabit the room. You feel them watching and listening. Their power is directly rooted to the earth, the core of all life, these are the original earth mothers. So respectful, full of dignity and courage. You wish they could cradle you, hold you, comfort and restore you. They are literally heart stopping in their magnificence.

Currently on display at Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

THE IMAGE ISSUE by nigel daly

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AT LAST... THE STUNNING FRONT COVER OF OUR NEXT EDITION IS READY FOR THE WORLD. THIS INCREDIBLE ART WORK WAS CREATED FOR US BY THE IMAGE MAKER OF OUR TIME, ARTIST ALEX BOX WHO HAS DESIGNED LOOKS FOR LADY GAGA, FRANK OCEAN, KATE MOSS, THE HOUSE OF CHANEL, ALEXANDER McQUEEN AND MORE.

ALEX CREATED THE VERNAL EQUINOX HEAD PIECE SERIES MIXING REAL AND FAKE FOLIAGE, HAND MAKING AND FORGING THE WORK FOR A YEAR. INSIDE THE ISSUE WE FEATURE MORE VERNAL EQUINOX HEAD PIECES.

& THERE IS TALENT GALORE INSIDE THIS ISSUE.

14th Factory – Simon Birch, Adam Dunlop Farkas, Alex Box, Brie Trenerry, Camilo Matiz, Damien Shen, Duggie Fields, Fabrice Bigot, Jeremy Mayer, Jo Ann Callis, Johanna St Michaels, John Tottenham, Katy Grannan, Kristen Stewart, Laura Beckner, Louise Salter, Lucienne Lane, Matt Johnson, Melanie Pullen, Michael Cook, RA Friedman, Robert Wilson, Scott Siedman, Steven Poster & Uldus Bakhtiozina

We wish to thank these incredible artists, writers and mavericks for their stunning contribution to The Laboratory Arts Collective IMAGE EDITION.

Guaranteed to leave you breathless...

PROSPECT - NEW ORLEANS by nigel daly

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Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

New Orleans opens it's arms to PROSPECT. 4, an incredible Art Festival in the American South.

From Trevor Schoonmaker, Artistic Director of Prospect. 4's statement: "The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp evokes New Orleans’s natural environment—surrounded by bayous, lakes and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It also alludes to the city’s unique cultural landscape as a creative force; the politically engaged jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp described jazz itself as a triumph of the human spirit, a lily that grows “in spite of the swamp.”

Should you visit, look out for the work of Londoner Zak Ove, Yoko Ono and Kara Walker, just a hint of the artists showing.

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Untitled (Stool for Guard), 2007-2017 by artist Taiyo Kimura