BENEFIT EVENT FOR DABLS AFRICAN BEAD MUSEUM
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

BENEFIT EVENT FOR DABLS AFRICAN BEAD MUSEUM

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Wasserman Projects and Jason Yates are excited to host a benefit for Dabls' African Bead Museum in conjunction with the closing reception for our current exhibitions. Come celebrate collaboration, community, art, music, and culture in Detroit. 

 

This event is timed with a fundraising and awareness-building campaign for the African Bead Museum in support of extensive renovations that will allow for free rotating exhibitions of African material culture from Dabls' extensive collection of beads and artifacts, as well as immersive public spaces for gathering and events. 

More information on the Patronicity campaign and to donate click HERE.

Please join us for performances, live music, workshops, discussion, and more.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required! Donations can be made at registration, direct to campaign site, and in person at the event. 

EVENT SPONSORED BY: 

Peter Cummings + Dietrich Knoer, The Platform

Lorcan O'Herlihy, LOHA

Gary Wasserman + Charles Kashner, Wasserman Projects

HOST COMMITTEE: 

Marsha Battle Philpot, Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Corazon Del Sol

Felicia Eisenberg Molnar, Everard Findlay, Sinead Finnerty-Pyne

Kathy Leisen, Laura Mott, Alison Wong

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The Doll House: an evening of poetry and music with Marsha Music and John Sinclair w/ Jeff Grand
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Doll House: an evening of poetry and music with Marsha Music and John Sinclair w/ Jeff Grand

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7PM

Wasserman Projects is pleased to bring Marsha Music to the "Front Porch Stage" as part of Jason Yates' current exhibition "Homemade Ice Cream". Described as a "Primordial Detroiter" Marsha's experience shows through in her acclaimed essays, poetry, and narratives about Detroit's past and future. Music will be reading a poem written for and inspired by Yates' installation. 

Following the reading, groundbreaking jazz poet, writer, and activist, John Sinclair, will perform his spoken word accompanied by legendary Detroit bluesman Jeff Grand. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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Visiting Artist Lecture
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Visiting Artist Lecture

 

Jason Yates, a Detroit native, currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Yates’ work focuses on a collaborative ethos and bridging the gap between various genres — namely art, music, fashion, and design. The rich cultural history of Detroit is hugely influential in Yates’ work and has been since his teenage years, when he became friends and artistic collaborators with musician George Clinton. He received his BFA from the University of Michigan in 1995 before moving to Los Angeles to study with Mike Kelley, Mayo Thompson, and Liz Larner in the MFA program at Art Center in Pasadena. Yates formed 'Fast Friends Inc.' a collaborative project to disseminate art outside the conventional gallery system and to distribute the work on the artist’s own terms. Chris Kraus writes in Where Art Belongs: “Yates is an exceptional artist.” For six years as Fast Friends Inc., he created band posters for Ariel Pink, Matt Fishbeck (of the band Holy Shit), and others that are also original art works.

 

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Penny Stamps Lecture Series: Jason Yates
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Penny Stamps Lecture Series: Jason Yates

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Jason Yates

Fast Friends Forever

OCTOBER 24, 2017

Special Event: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 pm at UMMA (525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Jason Yates, a Detroit native, currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Yates’ work focuses on a collaborative ethos and bridging the gap between various genres — namely art, music, fashion, and design. The rich cultural history of Detroit is hugely influential in Yates’ work and has been since his teenage years, when he became friends and artistic collaborators with musician George Clinton. He received his BFA from the University of Michigan in 1995 before moving to Los Angeles to study with Mike Kelley, Mayo Thompson, and Liz Larner in the MFA program at Art Center in Pasadena. Yates formed 'Fast Friends Inc.' a collaborative project to disseminate art outside the conventional gallery system and to distribute the work on the artist’s own terms. Chris Kraus writes in Where Art Belongs: “Yates is an exceptional artist.” For six years as Fast Friends Inc., he created band posters for Ariel Pink, Matt Fishbeck (of the band Holy Shit), and others that are also original art works.

This University of Michigan Bicentennial event is presented with additional support from Wasserman Projects and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).

 

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Penny Arcade's Longing Lasts Longer at Homemade Ice Cream
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Penny Arcade's Longing Lasts Longer at Homemade Ice Cream

Penny Arcade is an internationally respected performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker. Her work is a cultural critique on class, race, and identity that has always focused on the other and the outsider. She is an original member of New York’s seminal rock and roll, political theater The Playhouse of the Ridiculous and was a teenage superstar in Andy Warhol’s Factory. She grew up to make her own work, sustaining a career of almost 50 years. With her longtime collaborator of 25 years, Steve Zehentner, she also co-helms the Lower East Side Biography Project Stemming The Tide Of Cultural Amnesia, a video documentary project that has broadcast and cybercast weekly for 18 years. For her Penny Stamps event, Arcade will perform her show Longing Lasts Longer (a double award-winner at the Edinburgh Festival), which turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape. Driven by her magnetic rock and roll energy, Arcade’s razor-sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture. In partnership with Wasserman Projects.

Penny Arcade is an internationally respected performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker. Her work is a cultural critique on class, race, and identity that has always focused on the other and the outsider. She is an original member of New York’s seminal rock and roll, political theater The Playhouse of the Ridiculous and was a teenage superstar in Andy Warhol’s Factory. She grew up to make her own work, sustaining a career of almost 50 years. With her longtime collaborator of 25 years, Steve Zehentner, she also co-helms the Lower East Side Biography Project Stemming The Tide Of Cultural Amnesia, a video documentary project that has broadcast and cybercast weekly for 18 years. For her Penny Stamps event, Arcade will perform her show Longing Lasts Longer (a double award-winner at the Edinburgh Festival), which turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape. Driven by her magnetic rock and roll energy, Arcade’s razor-sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture.

In partnership with Wasserman Projects.

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Ice Cream Social: Bruce Hainley and Patrick Hill in Conversation with Jason Yates
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Ice Cream Social: Bruce Hainley and Patrick Hill in Conversation with Jason Yates

Los Angeles based writer and art critic, Bruce Hainley, and Detroit based artist, Patrick Hill join Featured Artist, Jason Yates in conversation about Yates' work and the themes explored in "Homemade Ice Cream" - currently on display at Wasserman Projects. 

Presented in collaboration with Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series and Reilly Craft Creamery. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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Revenge of the Crystal
Jan
19
to Feb 14

Revenge of the Crystal

SADE LA is pleased to present “Revenge of the Crystal,” a group show curated by Ariana Papademetropolous featuring:

 

Wallace Berman

Anna Betbeze

Llyn Foulkes

Sayre Gomez

Douglas Gordon / Dave Allen / Jonathan Monk

George Herms

Grupo Anan

Lucile Littot

Ariana Papademetropolous

Allison Schulnik

Henry Taylor

Jason Yates

Zumi and Cole

 

"Revenge of the Crystal" will have an opening reception on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7–11pm, and be on view at SADE, 204 South Avenue 19, Los Angeles, CA, 90031, from January 19, until February 14, 2017. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1–6pm, and by appointment. 

 

Revenge of the Crystal will be accompanied by performances and events curated by Ariana Papademetropolous.

 

For further information, please contact gallery@s-a-d-e.la 

 

“Revenge of the Crystal”  presents a world where objects have taken over, through strategies of seduction, exploring the ways they manifest themselves in the built (non) space and surreality. Modernity, always familiar with these restrictions of exchangeability, sets up the distinction between todays reality and the reality of the object. Taking its title from Baudrillard’s text, “Revenge of the Crystal” combines the primacy of appearances with his articulation of the ‘enchanted simulation’ - to transform our notion of the real, of representation, and of art’s mimetic capabilities within our relationship to the productive manipulation of meaning.

 

Each work on view seeks to grasp an explicit, oneiric connection with greater unconscious instincts, embracing the intensifying dissolution of borders between simulacra and the real, between spectacle and the body. We don’t so much discover the work as uncover it: a subjective image part of a larger composition, made suddenly real, by which we see the metaphysical dimensions disrupting the very point of impact within reality, and functionality; the very possession of a surface, shimmering at the distance of the horizon line. Dusk fuckers.

 

Intuitively we need that kind of space - where everything retains its very realness, where co-inhabiting alternative social and physical spaces alters both.  The works on view - a curious mix of both flat and not, figuration marked by both presence and absence, physical edges made blurry with memories-  contest, resist, or collapse existing spheres as indifferent and mutable objects which, like ‘the crystal’ fall away, brought to an impasse. In this new space, the works become a form of signature, portraits that unfold in and enact themselves on the self, and that self’s body, a illimitable allusion. Navigating this revelatory hallucinatory world, we are left delirious, boundaryless, not defined by, or limited in face of obscenity with a view.

 

-Camille Weiner

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Charlie James Gallery: Bottom Floor   curated by Max Maslansky
Jun
4
to Jul 16

Charlie James Gallery: Bottom Floor curated by Max Maslansky

“Art differs from dreaming not only because it makes the unconscious conscious–a purely cognitive relation–but also because it liberates repressed instincts–a libidinal relation.” ––Norman O. Brown The libido is commonly understood as unconscious or conscious sexual desire. Alternatively, it’s an undifferentiated energy that underlies thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. The former is Freud’s sex-obsessive account of the psycho-sexual apparatus, while the latter is Jung’s idea of de-sexualized energy. Most of the works in this show were (probably) organized around Freud’s formulation of the libido given my proclivities, but not limited to it. In general, in the cognitive floor plan, the bottom is the best place for the libido’s ‘energy’ to expand. The show itself is on the bottom floor too, literally in the basement. Every artist, at some point, goes to the basement. Here, she uses the distortion of the unconscious by means of condensation and displacement, but never to the point where the viewer cannot detect a position. The superego, the ever-present ethicist, which presides above, always leaves its traces at the bottom floor and on the art object. It loves to annotate and frame as much as the body loves to make a mess. It’s for this reason that not all these works are ‘unfettered’ expressions of libidinal desire. If someone told me they were, I’m not sure I’d believe him. “Bottom Floor” is a selection of artists who I’ve observed to combat personal and societal repressions through the art-object, and to discover the scope of each one’s real desires. In the words of Rilke, they seek to find the unlived lines of the body.

“Art differs from dreaming not only because it makes the unconscious conscious–a purely cognitive relation–but also because it liberates repressed instincts–a libidinal relation.”

––Norman O. Brown

The libido is commonly understood as unconscious or conscious sexual desire. Alternatively, it’s an undifferentiated energy that underlies thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. The former is Freud’s sex-obsessive account of the psycho-sexual apparatus, while the latter is Jung’s idea of de-sexualized energy. Most of the works in this show were (probably) organized around Freud’s formulation of the libido given my proclivities, but not limited to it. In general, in the cognitive floor plan, the bottom is the best place for the libido’s ‘energy’ to expand. The show itself is on the bottom floor too, literally in the basement.

Every artist, at some point, goes to the basement. Here, she uses the distortion of the unconscious by means of condensation and displacement, but never to the point where the viewer cannot detect a position. The superego, the ever-present ethicist, which presides above, always leaves its traces at the bottom floor and on the art object. It loves to annotate and frame as much as the body loves to make a mess. It’s for this reason that not all these works are ‘unfettered’ expressions of libidinal desire. If someone told me they were, I’m not sure I’d believe him. “Bottom Floor” is a selection of artists who I’ve observed to combat personal and societal repressions through the art-object, and to discover the scope of each one’s real desires. In the words of Rilke, they seek to find the unlived lines of the body.

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MOCAD GALA & ART AUCTION
Oct
9
to Oct 10

MOCAD GALA & ART AUCTION

The 2015 Art Auction, with work selected by MOCAD's Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann and Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder, will continue its tradition of offering exceptional pieces by some of today's most iconic and progressive international artists.

Featured Artists in the 2015 Art Auction

Edgar Arceneaux, Claire Ashley, Hernan Bas, Trudy Benson, Sanford Biggers, Greg Bokor, Chris Bradley, Val Britton, James Collins, Anne-Lise Coste, Matthew Craven, Charles Dunn, Matthew Eaton,, Greg Fadell, Eric J. Garcia, Aron Gent, Lisa Gwilliam + Ray Sweeten, Andy Hall, Anna Katharina Jander, Nick Jaskey, Tyler Lafreniere, Addie Langford, Jason Lazarus, Kalup Linzy, Robert Longo, Lauren Luloff, Yeni Mao, Eddie Martinez, Tony Matelli, Keith Mayerson, Zach Nader, William J. O'Brien, Laura Owens, Allie Pohl, Monique Preito, Michael Pribich, Bridget Frances Quinn, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Sara Maria Salamone, Rusty Shackleford, Jim Shaw, Sheida Soleimani, Dylan Spaysky, Ryan Steadfast, Jessica Stockholder, Lisa Switalski, Ian Wallace, Joshua Walsh, Erin Wetzel, Wendy White, Beatrice Wolert, Jason Yates, Xi Zhang, and more. 

All proceeds enable MOCAD to continue presenting innovative and inspiring exhibitions and to build upon the momentum of its ambitious educational and cultural programming.

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BLAST! [12]: Battle of the DJs + Bootleg LP Art Auction
May
31
1:00 PM13:00

BLAST! [12]: Battle of the DJs + Bootleg LP Art Auction

Blast! [12] an annual garden party fundraiser hosted by the Hillenburg Family in their beautiful San Marino home on Sunday May 31 from 4-8pm. Come celebrate the launch of SASSAS Records with a Battle of the DJs featuring 12 LA DJs including Mitchell Brown (KXLU, Dublab), Tom Chasteen (Dub Club), Dan Cook (Gimme Gimme Records), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Dave Muller (Three Day Weekend), Tom Recchion (LAFMS), Eddie Ruscha (Dub Club), Brian Simon (Dublab, Anenon), Gabie Strong (KCHUNG) and more plus a silent art auction of Bootleg LP covers by over 60 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 Young. Tickets include food, drinks, and a chance to win Listening Party tickets or V1 of SASSAS Records.

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LA Film Fest Underground Museum Benefit
May
6
4:30 PM16:30

LA Film Fest Underground Museum Benefit

Underground Museum benefit auction with a live performance by Devendra Banhart, live auctioneer David Alan Grier, DJ Venus X, and few special surprises.

The auction features donations from Uta Barth, the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Shepard Fairey, Piero Golia, Francesca Gabbiani, the Haas Brothers, Dennis Koch, Ry Rocklen, Ed Ruscha, Eddie Ruscha, Henry Taylor, Jason Yates and many others.

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