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November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Museum of Art & History
665 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

The work of Los Angeles-based artist Hollis Cooper straddles the line between site-specific installation, drawing and painting. Cooper’s pieces engage perceptual, painterly and physical space in ways influenced by concepts of virtual reality and the Baroque, where multiple spatial models that have been folded and spliced into one another coexist in harmony. Like moving among a landscape, the viewer is encouraged to interact with the work in unconventional ways; movement, changes in distance and shifts in sight-line are rewarded. Cooper’s current practice is grounded in tenets of Supermodernism; specifically, ideas of "non-place." Cooper’s source material comes from digital drawings of theoretical architecture: 3D chatroom renderings, video game environments and physical "non-places" such as airports and train stations, all physical or virtual landscapes. Rather than looking at "non-places" as transitory spaces lacking content or meaning, she regards them as loci of infinite possibility.

Catalog now available online and in print here

Jul 11, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

The Intuitionists is a collaborative artist project inspired by Colson Whitehead's 1999 novel of the same name-a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationships between progress, technology, and difference. The exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects in flux. Deploying an innovative and idiosyncratic selection process that matches the phrases from a single paragraph of Whitehead's book to keywords that organize The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program database (e.g. “autobiographical,” “geometric,” “historical,” “consumer culture,” etc.), the artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine have invited over sixty members of the Viewing Program to submit artworks responding to a word or phrase from the novel. Each item in the exhibition is hung according to the sequence determined by Whitehead's text. The Lab gallery features a collaboration by Hart, Jemison, and Valentine, also inspired by their chosen paragraph from the novel, using its words and letters to form an interpretive drawing.

The artists in The Intuitionist are: Shaun Acton, Valerio Berruti, A.J. Bocchino, Dana Boussard, Hannah Burr, Maria Bussman, Enrique Chagoya, Joyce Chan, Catalina Chervin, Hannah Cole, Kenny Cole, Vincent Colvin, Hollis Cooper, Cui Fei, Gabriel Delgado, Wendy DesChene, Asya Dodina and Slava Polishchuk, Debra Drexler, Derek Dunlop, Elisabeth Eberle, Lisa Endriss, Rodney Ewing, Tory Fair, Douglas Florian, Nicholas Fraser, Carl Fudge, Brett Goodroad, Barry Gray, Stephen Grossman, Nathan Haenlein, Patrick Earl Hammie, Skowmon Hastanan, HENSE, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Cynthia Ona Innis, Tatiana Istomina, Hedwige Jacobs, Chiaki Kamikawa, Manfred Kirschner, Kimia Kline, Nicholas Knight, Kang Joo Lee, Kate Tessa Lee, Cynthia Lin, Hung Liu, Maess, Mario Marzan, Linn Meyers, Nyeema Morgan, Paul Morrison, Seamus Liam O'Brien, Alison Owen, Jenny Perlin, Mel Prest, Jo Ann Rothschild, Anna Schachte, Fausto Sevila, Jill Shoffiet, Thomas Slaughter, Chris Spinelli, Karen Tam, Caroline Tavelli-Abar, Scott Teplin, Jen Urso, Kris Van Dessel, Kara Walker, and Margaret Withers.

Organized by Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine. Curated by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator.

The Intuitionists is made possible by the support of The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The catalog of Vergence from Cerritos College is available here.

Some pieces from a new series of animated drawings that I've been working on are posted in the artwork section. Statement to follow.

Show catalog available for order here: http://www.blurb.com/b/3598483-subterraneans-xyz

The Subterraneans
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
September 22-November 3, 2012

Featuring works by the artists who run and operate...
Actual Size
Autonomie
Concord
Control Room
Durden and Ray
Elephant
Favorite Goods
Foundation for Art Resources
JAUS
JB Jurve
LA Pedestrians
LA Road Concerts
Latned Astar
Materials and Applications
Monte Vista Projects
Pieter
RAID Projects
Shorthouse
Show Cave
Slanguage
Summercamp Projectprojects
untitled art projects
Weekend
WPA
the wulf.

I have three shows coming up in the very near future.

Oasis at Shangri-La, curated by Durden and Ray
Saturday, Sept 1, 7pm
Joshua Tree, CA
More info here: http://www.shangrilart.blogspot.com/

TARFEST 10th Anniversary Retrospective
Curated by Holly Harrison, LACMA
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-10pm
Variety Building, 5900 Wilshire Blvd, East Annex
Los Angeles, CA
More info here: http://www.tarfest.com/art.html

The Subterraneans, curated by Max Presneill
Torrance Art Museum
Opening reception: Sept. 27, 2012

Gallerie Rheeway
Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Max Presneill
October 27-November 12, 2011

Artists:
Esther Achaerandio, Jon Apgar, Steven Bankhead, Jane Callister, Rebecca Campbell, Daniela Campins, Brian Cooper, Hollis Cooper, Sydney Croskery, Tony Delap, Walpa D'Mark, Alan Disparte, Tom Dowling, Ariel Erestingcol, McLean Fahnestock, Roni Feldman, Jon Flack, Richard Galling, Martin Gantman, Jeff Gauntt, Steve Hampton, Elana Hill, Carmine Iannaccone, Ichiro Irie, Kiel Johnson, Seth Kaufman, Andy Kolar, William Kaminski, Owen Kydd, Christopher Kuhn, David Michael Lee, Susan Logerici, Jason Manley, Melanie Moore, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Claudia Parducci, Max Presneill, Jason Ramos, Christopher Pate, Mary Anna Pomonis, Alison Rash, Nano Rubio, Connie Samaras, Aili Schmeltz, Jaime Scholnick, Brad Spence, Gabie Strong, Christian Tedeschi, Noah Thomas, Chris Trueman, Grant Vetter, Peter Wu, Liat Yossifor

D-Block Projects
218 N Promenade
Long Beach, CA 90802
April 7-30, 2011

Opening reception: Saturday April 9, 6-9 pm

This survey of seventeen abstract artists looks at how abstraction has become a speculative practice in the wake of postmodernism. At the level of form many of the artists included in this show mix different mediums, participate with site-specific concerns and embrace an aesthetic that doesn't view the architectonic and the organic as mutually exclusive.

Outside of these formal similarities each of the artists in this survey is invested in negotiating a distinct set of conceptual problems that range from kitsch to technology to entropy and beyond. While there is no defining ethos for twenty-first century abstraction the artists in this exhibition continue to provide a relevant set of conditions for continuing to speculate about the nature of the abstract.

Participating Artists: Brandon Anschultz, Seann Brackin, Hollis Cooper, Alan Disparte, David French, Richard Galling, Kent Familton, Steve Hampton, Greg Kozaki, Ashley Landrum, David Michael Lee, Marcus Perez, Alison Rash, Samantha Thomas, Chris Trueman, Grant Vetter and Stephan Walters.


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