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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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