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Wayne White – FOE – Installation at York Pennsylvania – 2014

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Wayne White was invited to York College for a month to construct a large-scale, site-specific art installation in Gallery Hall on the 3rd Floor of Marketview Arts, located across from the Central Market at 37 W. Philadelphia Street in downtown York. Below you will find a video interview with Wayne by Christine Baker for Penn […]


NANCY RIEGELMAN: Glass Tongues (West Room)

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March 29 – May 3, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 29, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Western Project is proud to present in the West Room, the fourth solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Nancy Riegleman. Glass Tongues is an installation made up of one hundred suspended glass sculptures, accompanied by two ornate and complex ink […]


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Art Review: Brian Porray’s Chaos in Focus at Western Project

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latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-art-review-brian-porray-at-western-project-20140217,0,2052373.story By David Pagel 10:45 AM PST, February 21, 2014 Art often gets talked about in terms of the freedom it delivers — to those who make it and to those who look at it. For Brian Porray, the idea of freedom is too high-minded, idealized and easily corrupted by zealous self-righteousness. Insubordination is what […]


Review: Dreamy Disquiet in Matthew Penkala’s Colorful Paintings

Matthew Penkala, Spit A Little White Lie, 2013, acrylic on canvas over panel, 48 x 48 inches

January 23, 2014 By David Pagel -Los Angeles Times The colors of Matthew Penkala’s paintings are the first things you notice: baby blue, tangerine and cotton-candy pink, alongside creamy green, icy white and screaming yellow. The next thing you notice is that the synthetic rainbow of electric pastels that Penkala has sprayed onto his 4-foot-square […]


January 2014 – West Room

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::: Happy Holidays ::: Happy New Year :::

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The gallery will be closed for the holidays starting December 24, 2013 We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Opening January 11, 2014 MATTHEW PENKALA The Day You Crossed A Nova: New Paintings


Jessica Wimbley Exhibition Installation / Ripon College

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The Caestecker Gallery of the C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts at Ripon College November 8th-December 5th, 2013 Artist’s Statement: In my work, I investigate and question identity and history, merging both the genetic and biological with socio-historical, creating narratives that shift between micro and macro representations. The one-drop rule -a historical colloquial term in […]


NICOLAS SHAKE: 1 Is The Zero That Comes Before, December 2013

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VAST space projects 727 Susanna Way, Henderson, NV 89011 Announcement Essay by David Pagel When he was just getting started as an artist, Nicolas Shake painted realistic pictures of himself in everyday settings. In each lifesize oil on canvas, his posture, expression, and body language suggested the kind of inner contentment familiar to anyone who […]


Miami Project: December 3 – 8, 2013

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Western Project is participating in MIAMI PROJECT – December 3 – 8, 2013 NE 1st Ave between NE 29th & 30th Streets Wynwood Arts District BOOTH #509 Presenting new works by Patrick Lee and Wayne White


art ltd. Nov/Dec 2013 – Aaron Sheppard: “Moist Guilding” at Western Project

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art ltd. Nov/Dec 2013 – Aaron Sheppard: “Moist Guilding” at Western Project By Shana Nys Dambrot artltdmag.com The blood-tinged and honey-dipped mixed media paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Aaron Sheppard at Western Project offer a genteel Mannerism exploded by scale and turned out in a riot of tertiary color, transgressive eroticism and gestural anatomy. Every […]


Wayne White HALO AMOK Month-Long Installation in Nine Minutes

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    See more pictures on the Oklahoma City Museum of Art website: http://www.okcmoa.com/see/exhibitions/halo-amok/


Jerry Saltz visits Mark Dean Veca’s “Year of the Snake” installation at SiTE:LAB for ArtPrize 2013

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ArtScene October 2013: Continuing and Reccomended: Mark Dean Veca

Mark Dean Veca: 20 Years - Selected Works from the New Monograph; September 2013

Mark Dean Veca’s lines squirm across the familiar image of the American icon in “Flag 2.” It’s as though he squished a small intestine within the iconic symbol and allowed it to ooze and melt like cheese falling off the side of a toasted sandwich. While the exhibit is not large, this small survey of […]


Tim Forcum: New Paintings July 27 – August 30, 2013

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Opening Reception Saturday July 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tim Forcum: New Paintings July 27 – August 30, 2013 Reception for the artist Saturday July 27 6 – 8pm Western Project is proud to present a new body of paintings by Los Angeles artist, Tim Forcum. Heavily influenced by the works of Lee Mullican and […]


DANIEL BRICE: Works on Paper – June 15 – July 20, 2013

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Western Project is proud to present new works by Los Angeles artist, Daniel Brice in the West Room. For the first time he will exhibit small color oil paintings on paper. Inspired by the landscape and coastline of Oxnard, the images relate the nuance of colors endemic to Southern California. With minimal rectilinear compositions, the […]


DION JOHNSON: Vivid Slipstream – June 15 – July 20, 2013

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New Paintings and Works on Paper June 15 – July 20, 2013 Opening reception for the artist Saturday June 15th 6 – 8pm Western Project is proud to present the second solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Dion Johnson. Vivid Slipstream is a new body of work of dynamic opposites; of expansiveness and compression, darkness […]


MARK DEAN VECA: 20 YEARS – Coming Summer 2013 with Zero+ Publishing

Mark Dean Veca, Study for Pennybags II, 2012, India ink, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 54 inches

MARK DEAN VECA: TWENTY YEARS is a deluxe oversized coffee table book which reveals the evolution of work by the respected multimedia artist—including vibrant paintings and drawings, all-immersive psychedelic exhibition spaces and limited edition pieces. Veca’s colorful, dynamic paintings pop off the page in bright red, orange and turquoise hues, with curvaceous lines inspired by […]


Wayne White – Captiva 2013 – Works on Paper from the 2013 Rauschenberg Residency

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More information on the Rauschenberg residency is available on the foundation website HERE  


Review: “Created Just for the Moment” By Christopher Knight: Los Angeles Times Art Critic Nicolas Shake at Western Project

Nicolas Shake, Come Along, 2013
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  Friday, May 24, 2013 D12 In the desert, Nicolas Shake piles up old tires, dried palm fronds, mounds of dirt, wooden pallets, old car parts and other stuff scavenged from remote roadsides then decorates them with colored lights. As night falls the makeshift temporary sculptures are photographed, the resulting prints becoming permanent records of […]


Cole Case in: SuperCallaFragileMysticEcstasyDioecious – Lancaster Museum of Art & History

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May 11, 2013 – June 29, 2013 First Floor | Main Gallery Lancaster Museum of Art & History SuperCallaFragileMysticEcstasyDioecious highlights the work of four Los Angeles artists who synthesize concerns both artistic and ecological through the painting of flowers. Cole Case, Amir H. Fallah, Penelope Gottlieb and Roland Reiss bring disparate painting approaches and varying […]


Joe Lloyd: New Paintings, May 11 – June 8, 2013

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IN THE WEST ROOM Opening reception for the artist Saturday May 11th 6 – 8pm Western Project is proud to present, in the West Room, a new body of work by Joe Lloyd. Recently completing his MFA from Claremont Graduate School, the artist resides and works in Long Beach, California. His new paintings are observational […]


Samantha Fields: 2013 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Recipient

Samantha Fields, Eugene 2 (DETAIL), 2013, acrylic on paper, 54 x 42 inches

COLA Exhibition: May 19 to July 7,2013 Opening Reception for the artists: Sunday, May 19, 2:00 – 5:00 PM Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall  Park: 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 | 323.644.6269 COLA  2013 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowships Visual Arts Exhibition Sunday, May 19, 2 to 5 p.m. Opening […]


Samantha Fields in “Dangerous Beauties” Opening May 5, 2013

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May 5 – July 31, 2013  Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge “Dangerous Beauties,” an exhibition of artwork and living plants exploring the theme of the danger of confusing “beauty” with “goodness,” opens with an artists reception at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens. The public […]


KRIS CHATTERSON in Object Implied at Dorsch Gallery, Miami FL

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Kris Chatterson is participating in: OBJECT IMPLIED at Dorsch Gallery, Miami FL May 17 – June 8, 2013 http://www.dorschgallery.com/exhibitions/184/object-implied/ Emerson Dorsch presents Object implied, a group exhibition of artists to include: Kris Chatterson Dave Hardy Ryan Roa April Street Robert Thiele Odalis Valdivieso Image: Kris Chatterson, Untitled, 2012, acrylic and transfer on stretched reclaimed vinyl, […]