John Baldessari: Crowds May 18 -June16, 2013 -
Over the past 18 years Baldessari has utilized the Mixografia printing technique to play with notions of texture, color and subject. Beginning in early 1993 Baldessari utilized the resources and technologies of the workshop, to re-define the relief print, first by ignoring the notion of volume altogether in his 2-dimentional deployment of a common table lamp rendered with its inherent shadow, and later by the embracing the variation in his picture plain by acknowledging a foreground-middle ground-background through the demarcation of relief with his work on Stonehenge (With Two Persons), 2005. Sailboat completed in 2008 emphasizes volume through paper sculpture. Baldessari’s A B C Art (Low Relief): A/Ant, Etc. (Keyboard), 2009 embraced the model of high and low relief generating depictions of food, body-parts, toys and sly popular culture references.
A selection of Baldessari’s 18 years of collaboration with Mixografia will also be on view at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
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A radical experiment in ’70s utopian living, L.A.’s The Source Family was known for their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women, all of which made them the darlings of the Sunset Strip — but their outsider ideals, and the unconventional behavior of spiritual leader Father Yod caused controversy with local authorities. Fleeing to Hawaii, the Family met a dramatic demise in 1975 — but decades later, former members have surfaced and the rock band has reformed, revealing how Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. The Source provides an intimate insiders’ view of this incredible group of people through contemporary interviews and a treasure trove of photographs, home movies and audio recordings preserved by Family documentarian/archivist Isis Aquarian.
Directed by- Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos, 2013, digital presentation, 98 min.
Watch the trailer for “The Source Family”!
The Source Family (Trailer) from Eternal Now on Vimeo.
LA Weekly presents ARTOPIA - Their 1st annual party celebrating our Best of LA People Issue while honoring some of their favorite talents in the art and music scene of Los Angeles.
Party on with legendary DJ Keith Morris and a live set of future punk rock classics by FIDLAR. Exclusive, interactive art installations curated by Mastodon Mesa will include local artists visions of utopian Los Angeles including work by Alia Penner, Albert Reyes, Isaiah Frizzell of pHeast, Amy Fortunato, Olive Emanuel, James Rojas, and more.
LA Weekly’s ARTOPIA opens to ticket holders on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. $15 for general admission includes hosted bar, music and art. Starry Kitchen, Ricky’s Tacos, Seoul Sausage Co and Lobos truck will be serving your favorite dishes.
About FIDLAR: Sure, the noisy riffs and shouted lyrics contained within FIDLAR’s short, sonic assaults aren’t the world’s most atonal — many of them even have, brace yourself, melody — but their punk bona fides can’t be questioned. Take their name, an acronym for “Fuck It Dog, Life’s a Risk,” or even better, their intoxicating live shows, from which even those who avoid the pit might emerge with a bloody nose or a black eye. There’s little doubt the Highland Park foursome is headed somewhere, just don’t expect them to be sober when they arrive. - Ben Westhoff
About KEITH MORRIS: Three decades as a punk rock icon — frontman and co-founder of genre legends Black Flag and Circle Jerks and now the voice of super-buzz supergroup Off! — have barely dulled Keith Morris’ signature dreadlocked irreverence and restless revenge-of-the-nerds wrath. Behind the decks, Morris is as likely to spin some Brian Jonestown Massacre or Spacemen 3 as he is a little Stax or Motown (not to mention his beloved hardcore punk) — often in the same set.
About MASTODON MESA: Mastodon Mesa is a nomadic art gallery, founded by Mya Stark in 2009 as part of the Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art program and currently operating out of the Melrose Trading Post. Mastodon Mesa, co curated by C.W. Moss, was born out of curiosity, friendliness, and an accident of fate caused by roaming around Los Angeles at random.
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