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March 30, 2015

Kate Bonner, Chris Engman, and Ken Gonzales-day featured in: "daily breeze: Torrance Art Museum opens concurrent exhibits challenging perceptions"

If the images on display in the Torrance Art Museum’s latest photography exhibit cause people to gaze with curiosity or take a second look, that’s OK.

The show is meant to challenge the definition of a photograph.

“This exhibit shows how artists are using photography in new and different ways, how they’re redefining the medium and challenging the medium.   more

A lot of the artists in the show are not strictly photographers,” said Chris Reynolds, curator of “Second Sight: New Representations in Photography,” open through May 14. [ READ MORE ]

March 29, 2015

FEMSA MONTERREY BIENNIAL TO OPEN IN MEXICO CITY AT THE SAN ILDEFONSO COLLEGE, APRIL 28, 2O15

The 11th FEMSA Monterrey Biennial will be presented at the historic San Ildefonso College in Mexico City from April 28 through July 26, 2015. HUGO CROSTHWAITE, awarded the Grand Acquisition Prize, will be attending. 

March 28, 2015

MOB JUSTICE: Ken Gonzales-Day's chilling show ties a vigilante lynching to modern-day police shootings...

The latest work, part of the artist’s Erased Lynching series, is interspersed with stills shot in Los Angeles and Missouri in the aftermath of the Ferguson Grand Jury indictment over the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, drawing parallels between the vigilantism of lynching and police shootings today... [ READ MORE ]

March 25, 2015

Ken Gonzales-Day Examines Racially-Motivated Killings, Past and Present

Ken Gonzales-Day (2012 Visual Arts) will premiere his Creative Capital-supported project with the solo exhibition, Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up, on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles from April 4 through May 9, 2015. Run Up is the latest chapter in Gonzales-Day’s acclaimed Erased Lynching series, selections of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, the Norton Museum of Art and numerous private collections, and exhibited in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City and other major cities.   more

I connected with him to learn more about this timely project. [ READ MORE ]

March 14, 2015

Review: Dennis Koch Is Delightfully Nutty

So, as I wrote in the last BL(og)T post, my desire for this section is to talk about things I found interesting and worthwhile —they may or may not have anything to do with Jesus. Keep that in mind if you will.

I can’t seem to get enough of stuff I see in Culver City. Say what you may about the scene and how insanely difficult to find a parking spot on the opening night. I go down there when no one’s around to see the art. [ READ MORE ]

March 13, 2015

NEW YORK FAIR WRAP-UP W/ JOSH REAMES + GALLERY NEWS

We are thrilled to announce the sold out presentation of JOSH REAMES 's paintings at the recent VOLTA New York art fair, held at Pier 90 next to The Armory Show. All of the paintings in the booth as well as paintings from the gallery's inventory were quickly snapped up by prominent collectors from both coasts.   more

Strong interest was also expressed by museums and institutions, and several commissions have been confirmed or are pending.

Undaunted by the winter storm that brought six inches of snow throughout the course of the VIP vernissage last Thursday, our booth, draped in an inventive installation by Reames and located at the very end of the pier, brought a bright smile to collectors faces, many of whom remarked that Josh's paintings were among the freshest and strongest work they had seen at all of the fairs. [ READ MORE ]

March 12, 2015

josh reames featured: “SOMETIMES A BANANA IS JUST A BANANA”? – VINCENZO DELLA CORTE IN CONVERSATION WITH JOSH REAMES

Vincenzo Della Corte: “Symbol”, “multitude”, “co-existence”. What function do these terms assume in your work?

Josh Reames: I think they can all be used in the context of my work; symbol and multitude being pretty obvious in that the paintings (literally) contain a multitude of “symbols” haha. Co-existence seems a little hippy-ish though, I think I’ll refrain from using that one to describe the work. [ READ MORE ]

March 09, 2015

KEN GONZALES-DAY: RUN UP, OPENS APRIL 4 - MAY 9, 2015

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the forthcoming premiere of Ken Gonzales-Day's newest series of photographs and his first film: RUN UP, on view at the Gallery from April 4 through May 9, 2015. RUN UP is a project of Creative Capital, which Gonzales-Day was awarded in 2012.   more

RUN UP is the latest chapter in Ken Gonzales-Day's acclaimed Erased Lynching series, selections of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution and the Norton Museum of Art and have also been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City, and Bogota, among others.

The central work in the exhibition will be a new short film and still images from a restaging of a 1920 lynching of a Latino in California. Gonzales-Day created the film and related photographic series to bring greater visibility to the presence of Latino's in the history of lynching and to draw parallels between the past and the present. Unlike previous bodies of work in which Gonzales-Day used found or archival imagery, the contemporary restaging highlights not only the history of lynching nationwide, but draws clear parallels with contemporary events like Ferguson. [ READ MORE ]

March 08, 2015

KEN GONZALES-DAY: RUN UP - 1920s Incident Inspires Film with Related Works from Ferguson Photography to Staged Die-ins

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will premiere LA-based photographer Ken Gonzales-Day's newest series of photographs and his first film: RUN UP, on view at the gallery from April 4 through May 9, 2015.   more

RUN UP is a project of Creative Capital, which Gonzales-Day was awarded in 2012.

RUN UP is the latest chapter in Ken Gonzales-Day's acclaimed Erased Lynching series, selections of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution and the Norton Museum of Art and have also been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City, and Bogota, among others. [ READ ON ]

March 06, 2015

KEN GONZALES-DAY FEATURE > Angle of View: History in Sharp Focus

Our memories sometimes work against us. Recollections of dates, times, and names fade with each passing moment. Erasing painful images or pretending oppression does not exist will not eradicate social injustice. Feigning that inequity and bias do not exist will not inherently make them disappear. To promote a more just society, we need to acknowledge our outrage and pain, both personal and collective, precisely because we don't want any unjust act to pass unrecorded. As an artist, I hope to contribute my own voice to our struggle by creating something visual.   more

It could be a record, a document, or an image, but my art always calls attention to these important moments of our anguished history.

As a photographer, I make quick decisions on whether to record the faces of anger, loss, and pain, or to consider others ways to visually tell the story.  [ READ MORE ]