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THE HUNDREDS :: IN THE STUDIO :: MARK DEAN VECA

Mark Dean Veca, Liquor Mart, 2014

Art on Paper 2014: The 43rd Exhibition – Weatherspoon Art Museum

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September 28 – December 14, 2014 Featuring a site-specific paper sculpture from Margaret Griffith More information on The Weatherspoon Art Museum website – HERE  


Now-Ism: Abstraction Today – The Pizzuti Collection – September 6, 2014 – June 20, 2015

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Thomas Burke, Dion Johnson, Brian Porray are in all included in Now-Ism: Abstraction Now on view at the Pizzuti Collection through June 2015 More information on the Pizzuti Collection website HERE  


LOS ANGELES TIMES REVIEW: Joe Lloyd’s Abstract Paintings at Western Project are Loose And Fun

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By Sharon Mizota http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-joe-lloyd-at-western-project-20140818-story.html August 19, 2014 For his first solo exhibition, local artist Joe Lloyd offers large, sunny, intensely layered abstract paintings at Western Project. These roughly symmetrical compositions of sharply angled shapes are rendered in clear, bright colors that intersect and overlap in fevered, sometimes psychedelic combinations. Each painting is built up from […]


pink box : Aaron Sheppard Performance with Sylva Hattington – July 26, 2014 – 7:00-9:00 PM PERFORM CHINATOWN 2014 : CHAOS REIGNS

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 pink box, Aaron Sheppard performance with Sylva Hattington July 26, 2014, 7:00-9:30pm – at L.A.’s 6th Annual PERFORM CHINATOWN 2014 : CHAOS REIGNS Curators / Doug Harvey, Lee Lynch, Paige Wery For 2 1/2 hours, Sheppard and Hattington were closed inside a transparent and metal box measuring 48” x 48” x 13” and attached 10-feet […]


Angeleno Magazine – Art And Culture Spotlight – “Walk The Line” – Joe Lloyd : New Paintings

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Marrying left and right brain sensibilities, abstract painter Joe Lloyd seamlessly melds beautiful imperfections and errant geometries. An impressive emerging talent and 2012 MFA grad of Claremont Graduate University, Lloyd creates complex, architectonic works. Inspired by the limitations of mathematical geometry to capture the variance of organic forms, the artist uses geometric motifs in his […]


THE CONVERSATION///ART PODCAST : COLE CASE

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About THE CONVERSATION : The Conversation is a contemporary art-centric podcast, which includes both the Conversation 3-Way, in which artist Michael Shaw and two guests/co-hosts discuss temporal as well as evergreen topics, and the original format, featuring one-on-one exchanges between Michael and artists, collectors, curators and dealers.


THE CONVERSATION///ART PODCAST : SAMANTHA FIELDS

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  About THE CONVERSATION : The Conversation is a contemporary art-centric podcast, which includes both the Conversation 3-Way, in which artist Michael Shaw and two guests/co-hosts discuss temporal as well as evergreen topics, and the original format, featuring one-on-one exchanges between Michael and artists, collectors, curators and dealers.


ALEC EGAN: Luminous Opera – New Paintings

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JUNE 14 – JULY 19, 2014 Opening Reception:  Saturday, June 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Western Project is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Los Angeles artist, Alec Egan. An MFA graduate of Otis College of Art and Design, the artist spent the last year on a new body of work, Luminous Opera. […]


American Place – A Sculpture Installation by Margaret Griffith

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Vertigo Art Space, Denver Colorado – May 2 – June 14, 2014 see more at vertigoartspace.com


THE CONVERSATION///ART PODCAST : CHRISTIAN TEDESCHI

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  About THE CONVERSATION : The Conversation is a contemporary art-centric podcast, which includes both the Conversation 3-Way, in which artist Michael Shaw and two guests/co-hosts discuss temporal as well as evergreen topics, and the original format, featuring one-on-one exchanges between Michael and artists, collectors, curators and dealers.


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

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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 […]