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Tuesday + Thursday 11a-2p

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M, T, Th 6-9p

 

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All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

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Hunter Buck
Allison Peck
Katie Shapiro


guest curated by Sam Hopple

 

Exhibition runs Feb. 13 - Mar. 14, 2019
Reception for the artists: Wednesday Feb. 13, 6-8p

 

“I think of landscape as a material site but also as a nexus of images that accumulate around the site itself.” -Zarhouie Abdalian (Mousse Magazine; issue 27).

 

Using the gallery space as a laboratory for exploring ideas of place, memory, and the capturing of moments in time, this exhibition focuses on contemporary work related to landscape from artists using site-responsive methods and non-traditional materials. A photograph, a transfer, a ritualized act; by placing these "visual recordings" of the natural world into the ‘white cube’ environment, they are acting as a catalyst for experimentation. Can the viewer feel and experience place, or does the work simply remain a souvenir of the geographical?

Hunter Buck’s large-sale rubbings from his Shadow Sites series replicate the texture of the rocky coast of Hawaii and the landscape of Ithaca, NY. These works are laborious to create, and the physical gesture of the mark making fully engages the body. Using graphite, charcoal, and acrylic paint, Buck’s compositions spark a curiosity in the human connection to the land. His repetitive motions and the resulting transfer act as a tool to record not only the land, but the artist in space and time.

Over the course of 2018, Allison Peck has begun to incorporate performance into her practice. Based on her own understanding, knowledge of, and resonance with landscape, Peck has made eight pilgrimages to natural sites around the Los Angeles basin. Stills from these performances, as well as several related sculptural works, will be on view in the gallery. The sculptural elements are a continuation and materialization of the desert performances, and connect to the shifts that occur within her body moving in space.

Katie Shapiro’s photographic sculptures source imagery from craters, the earth’s scars made by the impact of destructive cosmic happenings. Stemming from a body of work shot in Utah’s High Desert, Shapiro is redefining the function of the photograph through experimental practice. Having recently completed a residency at Bullseye Glass in Los Angeles, she uses a screen printing process to transfer her images onto kiln fired glass. The repetition of this process results in the build of a densely layered image. These sculptures speak to Shapiro’s interest in the vortex, the invisible sources of energy in the universe, and how craters expose the vulnerabilities of trauma on the earth’s surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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MAKE/WORK at LAVC
essay by Travis Diehl

 

Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.

 

DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

CAMPUS MAP and PARKING INFORMATION:

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Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2 cash. Free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure during artist receptions and special events.

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS WHEN THE COLLEGE IS IN SESSION:

Monday + Wednesday 2-4p
Tuesday + Thursday 11a-2p
Evening hours M, T, Th 6-9p

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

 

Contact:

Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
nagyj@lavc.edu

 

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