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May 26th

Yelle w/ French Horn Rebellion


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Saturday, 26 May at 9.00 pm
@ The Music Box

A French pop singer, Yelle released her first album, Pop-Up, in 2007. A bright, colorful, and sassy artist, Yelle (and producer GrandMarnier) first came to prominence after a song entitled "Short Dick Cuizi" was posted on her /MySpace page. The track, a jab at TTC hip-hop crew member Cuizinier, was later altered (lyrically at least) and became Yelle’s first official single in 2006, "Je Veux Te Voir."

The Music Box
6126 Hollywood blvd at Gower
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets and Info
http://www.myspace.com/iloveyelle/shows
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Yelle-tickets/artist/1242767




A Feast at the Beach


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May 26, 7pm
@ Alliance Française de Los Angeles

Please join for a book signing by William Widmaier, author of “A Feast at the Beach”. Like a warm summer evening, rocking on the front porch listening to family memories and tales, this nostalgic read is a real pleasure. In A Feast at the Beach, Widmaier invites us to Mangez lentement, riez, et savourez la belle vie (Eat slowly, laugh and savor the good life). A light Provencal Buffet with Rose wine will be served.

Entrance: $15.00 members, $25.00 non members. Buffet will be served. Please RSVP to admin@afdela.org




HiE Gallery Presents



New Group Show: From Elsewhere to Here /
William Lemon III Forces

Opening: May 26th 2011, 5:30-8:30pm


Here is Elsewhere is returning to its original space, B 231, on the 26th of May with a new group show, From Elsewhere to Here.




From Elsewhere to Here features a range of artists, from world‐renowned assemblage artist John Outterbridge and iconic American photographer Mark Laita to emerging artists including William Lemon III and Joshua Von Nonn. Passages, layouts and cross‐disciplinary practices are at the center of this exhibition, which will mix sculpture, drawing, painting, tapestry, installation, video art and photography.


American artist William Lemon III presents Forces, an "exhibition within the exhibition" in the central gallery space, where he will perform a special musical piece on opening night. During his stint as an art handler, Lemon III (shown in our previous exhibition, Absurdism) searches for the proper artistic alchemic ingredients in order to create what he calls American artist William Lemon III presents Forces, an "exhibition within the exhibition" in the central gallery space, where he will perform a special musical piece on opening night. During his stint as an art handler, Lemon III (shown in our previous exhibition, Absurdism) searches for the proper artistic alchemic ingredients in order to create what he calls his "voodoo collages." Exposed to famous works of art that were left to sit in warehouses, he secretly cut slivers off the back edge of some canvases and integrated these fragments into his multimedia collages, which gave the entombed art life again and hence proffered a metaphor of the commercialization and coveting of art and objects. The results are stunning pieces, which combine their sacred dimension with Lemon’s own visual symbolism. Lemon’s Forces show at HiE features other works from the past and present, creating fluid sentences of block prints, drawings and tapestries.


We also have the honor of presenting three new works by esteemed Los Angeles‐based artist John Outterbridge, as well as two masterpieces only shown in Europe until now. Outterbridge’s works are in the collections of major museums such as MOCA and LACMA, and will be a major part of next year’s Pacific Standard Time project of the Getty Research Institute.


Massachusetts native Joshua von Nonn began drawing and painting in 2007, with the motivational support of his friend, James McLeod. "I attempt a spontaneous connection to the canvas to try and capture the internal thought. A word that arbitrarily pops in my head, from a book, song, newspaper article or conversation will influence the direction I take. A color scheme which I find fitting may then develop. When form appears early on it tends to disrupt the stream of consciousness. In turn I paint over the form wholly or partially, reasserting the nonlinear movement of thought."


The conflict between nature and artifice is at the core of Emily Smith, a recent MFA graduate, whose works were exhibited at HiE’s Venice from Then to Now show. Exhibiting for the first time in the United States, French artist Année AngevinDjian presents "Papillon Blanc," a dreamy video in which oranges bring dead bodies back to life. N. Agyapong presents her mask/written portrait and David Quadrini presents a new painting that was created specifically for this exhibition.


In addition, four contemporary photographers constitute yet another segment of From Elsewhere to Here in the nine glass "vitrines" and on the mirroring parallel wall. In association with Fahey/Klein Gallery, we are pleased to exhibit photographic works by Mark Laita. Laita travelled across the lower 48 states of the USA over a seven‐year period to create his initial body of work. Using an 8x10 camera, he created memorable portraits of people who are each uniquely representative of their characters. These works are cumulated in a fascinating body of photos and resulting book, entitled Created Equal from which a selection of ten pieces is presented at HiE. Laita continually adds onto this body of work to this very day. Vanessa Atlan, whose works were previously shown at HiE, returns to the gallery with her "Homage to Miralda." The photographic abstractions of director Pen Densham reveal their subtle poetry with underlying natural patterns. Finally, to cap off the show, the cult British music photographer Lawrence Watson presents a selection of his astonishing portraits of the singer Grace Jones.


Here is Elsewhere is a project space dedicated to exploring the hidden history that links artists from "Here" (Southern California) with artists from "Elsewhere" (the rest of the world).

Los Angeles has become in the last decades one of the world capitals of the arts. If Angeleno artists are now at the top of the art scene, their perception and influence abroad is still to be researched, understood and exhibited in its full length. Hence the idea of Here is Elsewhere: to (re)create, stimulate and increase the dialogue between artists from here and from elsewhere and from different fields and from different generations. Exhibitions, presentations, talks and performances will be organized at the end of each project as a result of these original collaborations, and in collaboration with cultural institutions, museums and galleries.

For more information, please contact info@hereiselsewhere.com




Here is Elsewhere gallery
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B270
Blue Building, Second Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Hours: Tue thru Fri 11‐5PM
and by appointment
www.hereiselsewhere.com


"HiE Gallery" is a part of "Design Loves Art", a residency program shaped by artistic viewpoints and experiment. www.pacificdesigncenter.com/#/design‐loves‐art/

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