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Hany Rashed

HANY RASHED

A self-taught artist, Hany Rashed was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1970. From 1994 to 2004, he trained at the atelier of the prominent Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla. Experimenting with a wide range of techniques, Rashed continuously reinvents himself and his work. His predilection for the use of media images pushes the audience to recognize the damage caused by excessive exposure to Western media and highlights the depersonalization of the individual. Since the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, he documented changes in visual culture on the popular page Contemporary Art. He has exhibited 12 shows at Cairo’s Mashrabia Gallery, most recently “The Last Farewell.”

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SELECTED WORK

  • To meet is the beginning of parting

    Mixed media on paper
    50 x 60 cm

  • The Last Farewell

    Mixed media on paper
    50 x 60 cm

  • The good and the evil

    Mixed media on paper
    40 x 50 cm

  • Immortality

    Mixed media on paper
    40 x 50 cm

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Manfred Müller

MANFRED MüLLER

Manfred Müller was born 1950 in Düsseldorf, Germany. From 1967 to 1970 he apprenticed as a technical draftsman, receiving his state license as an engineering draftsman. From 1971 to 1975 he studied visual communication at the Fachlochschule Düsseldorf and from 1976 to 1981 he attended the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany - studying under Erwin Heerich (1922-2004). After leaving the Kunstakademie in 1981 he was awarded a Cité des Artes Scholarship, Paris, France and received grants from the city of Düsseldorf in 1983, and the German Industry Endowment of the Arts in 1985.

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SELECTED WORK

  • White Preludes

    Federal Ave. Studio
    © Rose Shoshana / Image courtesy of ROSEGALLERY

  • Another Place III (detail)

    © Manfred Müller / Courtesy of ROSEGALLERY

  • 2011

    untitled

    © Manfred Müller / Courtesy of ROSEGALLERY

  • Offspring 9

    © Manfred Müller / Courtesy of ROSEGALLERY

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Allison Miller

ALLISON MILLER

Allison Miller is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles.  Miller received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996, and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. She has had multiple solo exhibits at galleries including the ACME Gallery in Los Angeles, Susan Inglett gallery in New York City and The Pit, Los Angeles.   Her work was also part of, "Made in L.A. 2012", at the Hammer Museum, and has been included in the permanent collection of the Orange County Museum of Art.
Miller's art combines multiple media including oil paints, acrylic, pencil, and dirt. Her pieces use bright colors, bold forms and textures, and tentative and improvised sketchy lines, producing what has been described as a gravity-defying three-dimensional sculptural effect.
Allison Miller is a featured artist in the Los Angeles Review of Books March, '17 Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Corner

    Oil, oil stick, acrylic, and pencil on canvas

  • 2016

    Bed

    Oil, oil stick, acrylic and collage on two canvases 113 x 93 inches overall, 56.5 x 93 inches each

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MONTARlaBestia

MONTARLABESTIA

MONTARlaBestia is an exhibition that responds to “La Bestia”– a train that carries as many as half a million Central American immigrants annually on their journey to the United States – through art and poetry by the artist collective, El Colectivo Artistas Contra la Discriminación, founded by artist Demián Flores and curator Marco Barrera Bassols. MONTARlaBestia is on view at USC Fisher Museum of Art through April 8, 2017.  

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SELECTED WORK

  • Maquette of La Bestia

    Photo courtesy of Trevor Sochocki

  • 2016

    Sarah Goaër

    In Transit (detail)
    Mixed media on wood
    90 x 20 cm.

  • 2016

    Jorge Wolff

    Untitled (detail)
    Mixed media on wood
    90 x 20 cm.

  • 2016

    Delia Vega

    Untitled (detail)
    Mixed media on wood
    90 x 20 cm.

  • 2016

    Carlos Marín Campos

    A Dream Cut Short (detail)
    Oil on canvas/wood
    90 x 20 cm.

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Ignacio Perez Meruane

IGNACIO PEREZ MERUANE

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and Colpa Press are pleased to present a curving wave that never breaks, a group of works by Ignacio Perez Meruane with an accompanying publication and artist’s edition. Both the exhibition and publication serve as a continuation of Perez Meruane's 2015 project circuitos at Galería Tajamar in Santiago, Chile, exploring the history of the country’s copper mining industry. The project takes as its point of departure connections between Chuquicamata and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Chuquicamata, the world's largest open pit copper mine, was opened in northern Chile by the Guggenheim family in 1915. The works presented address the global circulation of copper as a commodity, extracted from one location and transported to another, alongside copper's inherent capacity to conduct the flow of electricity and therefore transmit information. Frank Lloyd Wright's theory of organic architecture, in which a building and its elements are integrated with their environment, is contrasted in these works with Solomon Guggenheim's willful exploitation of that which comes from the earth - copper.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Installation view: "A curving wave that never breaks"

  • 2017

    Installation view: "A curving wave that never breaks"

  • 2017

    Installation view: "A curving wave that never breaks"

  • 2017

    Installation view: "A curving wave that never breaks"

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Sadie Benning

SADIE BENNING

Sadie Benning (b. 1973) currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Benning received an M.F.A. from Bard College in 1997. In November 2016, Benning’s solo exhibition Shared Eye opened at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, IL; a second, expanded iteration of the exhibition opened at the Kunsthalle Basel in February 2017. Benning’s work in painting and video was included in the 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; and in Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland and Artists Space, New York, NY. Benning’s work has also been included in: Annual Report: 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); the Whitney Biennial (2000 and 1993); American Century, Whitney Museum of Modern Art (2000); and the Venice Biennale (1993). Solo exhibitions include Kaufmann Repetto, Milan; Air de Paris, Paris; Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Callicoon Fine Arts, New York; Participant, INC., New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Dia: Chelsea, New York and The Power Plant, Toronto. Benning is also a former member and co-founder of the music group Le Tigre.  "Blinded by the Light" is currently on view at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects through April 7, 2017.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Sunset 5

    Wood, casein, acrylic gouache, and aqua resin
    38 x 54 inches
    Photo credit: Chris Austin

  • Blinded by the Light (installation view)

    Photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer

  • Blinded by the Light (installation view)

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Alex Katz

ALEX KATZ

Alex Katz is a New York based painter and printmaker, specializing in boldly simplified portraits and landscapes. Though influenced by American Scene artists as well as diverse elements of European and American modernism, he has avoided affiliation with any group or movement. To a great degree, Katz's distinction lies in the fascinating dialogue he developed between realism and more abstract tendencies in modernism. His heroically scaled landscapes and figural compositions recall Monet's late Water Lilies, Abstract Expressionist compositions, and roadside billboards. Rendered in bold and flat colors with sparing detail, his canvases create a double affirmation of the motif and the painted surface. His technique owes much to the crisp manner of commercial art and illustration, and this feature, along with his uncomplicated display of contemporary subjects, dovetails into Pop art. Much in the way Andy Warhol turned a Campbell's soup can into an instantly recognizable symbol, Katz transformed his circle of family and friends into visually arresting icons. His repeated return to subjects for which he has a fondness, such as his wife, pool-side bathers, and the quiet Maine landscape, encourages reception of his work as a blithesome celebration of the everyday in middle-class America.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2013

    Yellow Tulips

    16-color silkscreen print on museum board
    48 x 77 inches

  • 2013

    Late Summer Flowers

    38-color silkscreen on museum board,
    40 x 55 inches

  • 2009

    Homage to Monet 7

    Oil on linen
    72 x 144 inches

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Luchita Hurtado

LUCHITA HURTADO

Luchita Hurtado (b. 1920 in Maiquetía, Venezuela), is a Los Angeles-based artist who recently exhibited “Luchita Hurtado: Selected works, 1942-1950,” at Park View Gallery, Los Angeles.  Hurtado immigrated to New York City as a child, where she attended Washington Irving High School and the Art Students League. She began her career as a fashion illustrator for Condé Nast and a muralist for Lord & Taylor, honing her wiry line as a draftswoman in a professional environment and soon falling into an artistic scene that included Isamu Noguchi, Wilfredo Lam, Man Ray, and Rufino Tamayo, among others. Hurtado married the Austrian artist Wolfgang Paalen in 1945 and began to travel back and forth between New York and Mexico City. There, her personal and artistic activity centered on the post-Surrealist Dyn group, founded by Paalen with the artists Alice Rahon, Eva Sulzer, and Edward Renouf. Dyn sought to break away from André Breton and the Surrealists, seeking a new aesthetic and cultural order that looked to ancient Mesoamerican culture as its guide with its premodern blend of art, science, and religion. In 1954, Hurtado left San Francisco for New York, Caracas, and Taos, finally landing in Santa Monica, where she resides to this day.    

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SELECTED WORK

  • c. 1950

    Untitled

    Crayon, ink, and watercolor on paper
    11.25 x 14 inches (28.6 x 35.6 cm)
    Courtesy of the artist and Park View, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Jeff McLane

  • 1952

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas
    28 x 36 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Park View, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Jeff McLane

  • 1949

    Untitled

    Crayon, ink, and watercolor on board
    20 x 11.25 inches (50.8 x 28.6 cm)
    Courtesy of the artist and Park View, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Jeff McLane

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Jimmie Durham

JIMMIE DURHAM

Jimmie Durham was born in Washington, Arkansas, in 1940. He is a Native American of Cherokee descent. Durham’s works are included in major public collections around the world, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Tate Modern, London; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and Museo Jumex, Mexico City, among others.  His exhibition At the Center of the World, is on view at the Hammer Museum through May 7.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2007

    Xitle and Spirit

    Volcanic stone, car, acrylic, paint

  • 1986

    A Dead Deer

    Skull, bone, wood, paint, string, plastic

  • 2008

    Sweet, Light, Crude

    Oil barrels, lacquered in different colors, with lacquered letters

  • 1988-1991

    Malinche

    Wood, cotton, snakeskin, watercolor, polyester, metal.

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Andy Moses

ANDY MOSES

Son of legendary LA-based painter Ed Moses, Andy Moses creates detailed dispersion paintings in his Venice studio; striated abstract surfaces made with gravity and flow. They are the result of equal parts alchemy, methodology, and experiment, and explore image making at the intersection of science and art, abstraction and representation. Opening this weekend at Santa Monica College’s Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery is "Andy Moses: A 30-Year Survey." The survey presents work from Moses’ 30-year career and follows its progression chronologically and stylistically from New York to Los Angeles.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Metamorph 1502

    Acrylic on polycarbonate mounted on wood panel
    67x95 inches

  • 1988

    The Alchemist

    Oil and powder pigment on panel
    54 inches diameter

  • 2015

    R.A.D. 1601 (detail)

    Acrylic on polycarbonate mounted on horizontal parabolic concave wood panel
    60 x 84 x 7 inches

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