Painting in Place
May 22 - July 31, 2013
Farmers & Merchants Bank (Los Angeles, CA)
Installation view, A LAND Exhibition: Painting in Place, 2013. Farmers and Merchants Bank, Downtown Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Robert Wedemeyer.
Painting in Place is a group exhibition of contemporary painting which will be presented in the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles (401 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013).
The exhibition will present a wide array of work from contemporary artists that tackle painting from various perspectives, using both traditional and unconventional techniques and media in their approach to the discipline. Exploring various ways that the definition of painting is continuously evolving, the project seeks to expand the traditional parameters of painting, sculpture, and installation: blurred, deconstructed, and refigured.
Three overlapping themes permeate the exhibition: the representation or metaphor of the body/self, memory and the passing of time, and the depiction and negotiation of spatial environments and architectural structures. Subjects will be explored, investigated, and highlighted through the juxtaposition and placement of these paintings within the site-specific context of the historic bank, built in 1905, which is still a cornerstone of Downtown Los Angeles.
Artists include Rita Ackermann, Kevin Appel, Jennifer Boysen, Sarah Cain, N. Dash, Matias Faldbakken, Kim Fisher, Barnaby Furnas, Alexandra Grant, Matt Greene, Mark Hagen, David Hendren, Julian Hoeber, Rashid Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Olga Koumoundouros, Jim Lee, Nate Lowman, Allison Miller, Sam Moyer, Amanda Ross-Ho, Analia Saban, Kate Shepherd, Gary Simmons, Vincent Szarek, Britton Tolliver, Kon Trubkovich, Monique van Genderen, and Bobbi Woods.
Marianne Boesky, Jamie Costa, David Hendren, Mike Hernandez, Dane Johnson, Nick Kramer, Lapis Press, Anton Lieberman, Joel Lubin, Joel Mesler, William Parks, Pete's Café, Marc Richards, LaTanya Spann, Britton Tolliver, Mikey Uphoff, Mark Verabioff, Susanne Vielmetter, and Alan Weiner
Farmers & Merchants Bank
401 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:
12 - 6pm
1 - 7pm
Special thanks to Gilmore Associates and the Old Bank District for their generous support of the exhibition.
LAND is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Lunch with LAND
Pack a lunch and spend Saturday afternoons urban picnicking with the artists of Painting in Place. Once a week, two artists will be on-site at the Farmers and Merchants Bank to discuss their work in the exhibition and beyond. This is a special opportunity to learn about the varied practices and perspectives that make up this wide-ranging group show.
Saturday, June 8, 12:30pm
Kevin Appel & Monique van Genderen
Saturday, June 15, 12:30pm
Alexanda Grant, Jim Lee & Vincent Szarek
Saturday, June 22, 12pm
Julian Hoeber & Bobbi Woods
Saturday, June 29, 12:30pm
Sarah Cain & David Hendren
Saturday, July 20
Matt Greene & Kon Trubkovich
Saturday, July 27, 12:30pm
Kim Fisher & Mark Hagen
All talks will take place at the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank located at 401 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013.
RSVP is suggested, but not required. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.