What about Power? draws together a range of perspectives that examine the contemporary intersections of power and sculpture. From ritual to monument, sculpture is embedded within various power dynamics, whether political, spiritual, erotic or otherwise.
Sculpture’s relationship to power is distinct, as it is engaged with particular spatial and physical realms hinged on considerations of architecture and the body.
The book reflects on themes of will, subjugation, desire, fetish, scale, and reflects on the way these relationships have shifted throughout time. The contributors to this publication speak to where they stand now, asking, what are the power dynamics around sculpture today?
Comprising essays, short reflections and images throughout, What about Power? is a comprehensive and insightful exploration, with contributions from an international assemblage of artists, writers, art historians and curators working in the field.
Contributors include: Heman Chong, Malik Gaines, Gordon Hall, Anthea Hamilton, Jumana Manna and Carissa Rodriguez.
In partnership with SculptureCenter.Read More
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The Blast!  silent auction showcases original “Bootleg LP” artworks inspired by record album covers, and features more than sixty artists including: Julie Adler, Tom Allen, Kevin Appel, Skot Armstrong, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Judie Bamber, Miyoshi Barosh, John Bauer, Scott Benzel, Leonardo Bravo, Anita Bunn, Carolyn Castaño, Jeff Colson, Aaron Curry, Sam Durant, Brad Eberhard, Elif Erkan, Morgan Fisher, Sarajo Frieden, Francesca Gabbiani, Liam Gillick, Phyllis Green, Mark Hagen, Stephen Hillenburg, Margaret Honda, Violet Hopkins, Steven Hull, Jim Isermann, Farrah Karapetian, Alice Könitz, Norm Laich, Richard Laudenbach, Joseph Lee, T. Kelly Mason, John Miller, Yunhee Min, Aaron Morse, Fredrik Nilsen, Stanislav Orlovski, Joel Otterson, Gary Panter, Anthony Pearson, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Stephen Prina, Tom Recchion, Lynn Robb, Steve Roden, Eddie Ruscha, Amy Sarkisian, Alex Slade, Leroy Stevens, April Street, Ricky Swallow, Mungo Thomson, Devon Tsuno, Dani Tull, Michael Uhlenkott, Tam Van Tran, Pae White, Chris Wilder, Julie Wilson, B. Wurtz, Jason Yates, Liz YoungRead More
Artists Noah and Karon Davis founded The Underground Museum in 2012 and operate the ongoing not-for-profit project. The Underground Museum is a revolutionary platform for the arts and community in the West Adams/Crenshaw district of central Los Angeles. It offers a new public entity for exhibitions and programming as no inner-city institution has done before. Through exhibitions, film screenings, and a public garden and library, The Underground Museum upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society.
Please help support the Underground Museum by bidding on artwork in the online Paddle8 auction.
The auction ends Wednesday, May 6 at 10:30pm PT. Proceeds from the sale of the Noah Davis piece go to the LA Film Fest; proceeds from the sale of everything else go to the Underground Museum.
The auction features donations from Uta Barth, the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Shepard Fairey, Piero Golia, Francesca Gabbiani, the Haas Brothers, Dennis Koch, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Ry Rocklen, Ed Ruscha, Eddie Ruscha, Henry Taylor, Jason Yates
"Cuteness is often a tool for manipulation. That's when it becomes more interesting to me: when 'cuteness' is a weapon."Read More
"Jason Yates is preternaturally disposed to emulate, extrapolate and thoroughly and passionately investigate anything that relates to pop culture."Read More
Richard Hawkins enlisted friends, Vittorio Brodmann, Julien Ceccaldi, Aaron Curry, Andrei Koschmieder, Ruby Neri, Tyson Reeder, and Jason Yates to create live paintings, which served as the backdrop for a number of readings and performances.Read More
The event is organized by Paradise Garage in Venice and Freedman Fitzpatrick in Hollywood, and one of this year’s more anticipated additions is that of the Parisian dealer Chantal Crousel, who lends some blue-chip gravitas. Programming galore begins with “live painting on stage,” for which the local artist Richard Hawkins has enlisted painters Vittorio Brodmann, Julien Ceccaldi, Aaron Curry, Andrei Koschmieder, Ruby Neri, Tyson Reeder, and Jason Yates to do just that.Read More
Thank you for to all that attended the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit's 2014 GALA + ART AUCTIONRead More
"we wanted to collaborate on the installation with someone we knew. I’ve known Jason Yates for years. He went to Art Center [College of Design, Pasadena] around the same time I did, studied with Mike Kelley. Chris wrote about his work in Where Art Belongs. There is a history of Semiotext(e) collaborating with artists as book designers that stems from a desire to keep things not too compartmentalized or professionalized. Joseph Kosuth designed one of our publications; Richard Serra and Mike Kelley made posters for events. Jason did something really beautiful for us that I think very well complemented the material we were presenting. The black sculptures with stitching look kind of industrial, kind of crafty. The rope could evoke the binding of a spiral notebook, but Jason used bondage ropes so it had also a vague S&M feel to it that called to mind the Polysexuality issue ofSemiotext(e) and looked very at home in the Whitney’s Breuer building."Read More
What an amazing record collection. It looks like you have quite an eclectic taste. If you were stranded on an island which ones would you take with you?
None. You need electricity to play records. Instead I would take pot seeds and a couple guitars.
LACE auction this year was a blast. Pieces went for cheap... a Mike Kelley for only 3K, a Richard Jackson for about the same, Raymond Pettibon for a mere $4000. You missed it. And the liquor was flowing. Copious vodka drinks. Even the bartenders ended up sloshed.Read More
Jason Yates’ work is an enigma I did not fully appreciate at first, but I kept
coming back and reading more about his process and the ideas behind
his drawings and sculptures, which finally won me over. I find that art I
come to enjoy over time tends to impact me the most.
"Jason Yates’ abstract paintings seem to be of two minds"Read More
Cross-hatched marks on canvas, plastic sheeting, walls and wallpaper … leaf-shaped, inked- and painted-upon flaps that lift to reveal flashes of gold and silver Mylar … oversized Monk Boxes big enough to double as benches or coffee tables. These are just some of the disparate elements that Detroit-bred, L.A.-based conceptual painter Jason Yates interweaves into his bold yet meditative installation at Barbara Davis Gallery (through June 30). The former student and one-time studio assistant of Mike Kelley, Yates makesart that’s about a new way of looking. Defying conventions, Yates’ crisp black-and-white canvases, wild wall works and huge ebony hued boxes are enlivened by a nifty pair of paintings in optimistic shades of Pepto pink and tangerine. We’re mad for this show.
Jason Yates has lowered the volume on his art.Read More