In “My ugly/beautiful friends,” artist Dani Dodge uses sculpture, video and mixed media works to create an installation exploring adaptation and survival.
Her muse is the Joshua Tree.
The show will open on March 31, 2019. It will remain open through the Brewery Artwalk, April 6 and 7, and then close on April 14.
Dreams Upon Waking
The limited possibilities of reality provide an alternative platform to explore uncertainty that focuses on liminal spaces and conditions. These transitional spaces could be either porches that join interior and exterior spaces together, or dreams that seem so real in the moment only to become elusive fragments, difficult to piece back together in the morning. The artists in Dreams Upon Waking explore the theme of memory and the abstraction of human consciousness and state of being, as they reconstruct the often fragmented pieces of these fading visions. The juxtaposition of these artists opens the door to an interesting discussion on our quixotic efforts to grasp the intangible. The show is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based Durden and Ray and Budapest's MŰTŐ.
Curator: Steven WOLKOFF
Exhibiting artists: BARTA Bence, BALÁZS Nikolett, Dani DODGE, Jenny HAGER, David LEAPMAN, NIMOVA Projeckt, Sean NOYCE, Ty POWNALL, Max PRESNEILL, Curtis STAGE, TEPLÁN Nóra, Steven WOLKOFF, Alison WOODS
Opening: elod janky
Vinyl, spray paint, acrylic paint, popped balloons, thread, iPad mini
36 x 24 inches
Durden and Ray will celebrate the start of 2019 with an exhibition that allows people to cleanse their souls through the art of disclosure.
January is about cleansing the past and making new starts. But since the early 1990s, independent polls have shown the rapid growth of those without a religious affiliation. So where do people go to confess, if not to a higher power? Maybe an art gallery?
Curators Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti decided to play devil’s advocates and create a space where the participants can disclose transgressions and progress unfettered into 2019 through art.
The show is a contemporary take on the sacred and secular acts of confessing sins, and includes interactive confessionals, each designed by different artists, and figurative art exploring the experience of being human through relationships, tragedy, translation of autobiography and Barry Manilow.
Disclosure: Confessions for Modern Times
Curators: Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti
Artists: Kim Abeles, Jorin Bossen, Kimberly Brooks, Joe Davidson, Dani Dodge, Donald Fodness, Kathryn Hart, Debby and Larry Kline, Conchi Sanford, Ed “Celso” Tahaney and Steven Wolkoff
Opening: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019
Closing: Feb. 2, 2019
Open: Saturdays and Sundays noon-5 p.m.
Where: Durden and Ray, 1206 Maple Ave., #832 Los Angeles, CA 90015
Artists from Iceland and Los Angeles explore their relationship to self and coastal existence in Synthetic Shorelines at Durden and Ray
Curated by Freyja Eilíf of Ekkisens Art Space, Reykjavik, Iceland
Artists: Sara Björg, Dani Dodge, Freyja Eilíf, David Leapman, Katrína Mogensen, Sean Noyce, Kristín Morthens, and Ty Pownall
Synthetic Shorelines are a living thought and manmade boundary between elements, where textures and forms are combined in novel mindshapes.
In this exhibition, artists from different shores—Los Angeles and Reykjavík, Iceland—meet and lead an expedition where no boundaries exist except the self in its human condition.
In our gender-conscious, emotionally-trodden world of unexplained confines, these artists create a journey that merges two different shorelines and leads the viewer further into the unknown: an oceanic bottom of subconsciousness where the otherworld takes over, where time is ripe to search for clues about our new-age-media, post-humanistic existence.
The artists exhibiting work at Synthetic Shorelines share use of abstract imagery while digging into dimensions of the self through processed-based and medium-specific art. Many of the artists share an animist spirituality through materials.
The opening will include a unique opportunity for viewers to merge with their inner computer spirit when Freyja Eilíf will lead them through a meditation into digital dimensions through a mixed media video installation. Sara Björg will present objects that trigger physical interaction. Her methods encourage physical learning and offer a new perspective on play.
Also, Katrína Mogensen will host a performance related to her work on Nov. 17, 2018.
Address: 1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 7-10 p.m.
Run of show: Nov. 10-Dec. 1, 2018
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon-5p.m.andby appointment (closed Thanksgiving weekend, except by appointment)
The “Office Hours” exhibition at the Main Museum will open with a reception on Thursday, November 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. This group exhibition will include 50 artists.
The exhibition will be remain on view through November 18, Wednesday – Sunday from 12-7pm.
THE MAIN MUSEUM is located at
114 W 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Opening reception for “Los Angeles is, once again” at the Temple University Rome / Art Gallery is on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Los Angeles Is, Once Again
at Gallery of Art Temple University Rome
Curated by Camilla Boemio
Artists: Dani Dodge, Ed Gomez, Sean Noyce, Max Presneill, Ty Pownall, Curtis Stage, Alison Woods, Gul Cagin, Roni Feldman, and Joe Davidson
Opening: October 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Exhibition runs through November 22
The gallery address is Lungo Tevere Arnaldo Da Brescia, 15, 00196 Roma Italy.
More here: https://www.facebook.com/events/739255486467720/
Their website is: https://rome.temple.edu/temple-rome-gallery-of-art/
Specter: appearance, to look at, a phantom, a threatening or haunting possibility
Documentation: the gathering, collation, synopsizing and coding of printed material for future reference; the orderly presentation, organization and communication of recorded special knowledge to produce a historical record of changes in variables; the act or instance of the provision of documents or supporting references or records.
Specter and documentation, upon first consideration, could seem to be the antithesis of one another. Specter deals in the ephemeral appearance of possibility with poignant undertones, while documentation traditionally resides in the orderly, matter-of-fact recording, noting, or organization of material to produce a record for future reference. Art chosen for this exhibition exists in the intersection of specter and documentation. It bears the echo of inhabitation and embodies the everyday mundane. Of special interest are works that present an image or object embodying documentary tendencies while a second and incidental reading conjures issues of cultural relevance and controversial debate.
In tandem with this exploration lies the notion of “soul theft” through photography and camera devices. While the elusive roots of this concept belie its lack of reality amongst anthropological studies, there is a kernel of truth to how the picture taker can extract an essence through the final product, metaphorically presenting the complex haunting prospect of the human condition. The artists in this exhibition, through photography, painting, drawing, video, and installation, investigate the specter of the person left behind. The banal and the extraordinary, residing in the objects and places that humans inhabit, and then abandon.
Curated by Jenny Hager, Jennifer Celio, and Valerie Wilcox
Artists include Sydney Croskery, Dani Dodge, Marielle Farnan, Ed Gomez, Claudia Parducci, Sabine Pearlman, Liza Ryan, Curtis Stage, Joe Wolek, Steven Wolkoff, and Tim Youd.
'SPECTER OF DOCUMENTATION' AT DURDEN AND RAY
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 7-10 p.m.
Run of show: Oct. 13 - Nov. 3, 2018
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. and by appointment
Location: Durden and Ray, 1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Dani Dodge will open her studio on October 13 and 14 for an inventory clearance sale.
Rarely seen mixed media works and paintings will be available.
Her studio doors will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14.
1910 N Main St. Unit 2, Los Angeles CA 90031
More about Brewery Artwalk here: http://art.breweryartwalk.com/