Book of the Day Posted Jul 14, 2019

Book of the Day > Urs Fischer: Sculptures 2013-2018

Book of the Day > Urs Fischer: Sculptures 2013-2018. Published by Kiito-San. "Featuring over 100 works and documentation of forty exhibitions and installations both public and private, New York–based artist Urs Fischer (born 1973) presents six years of work in this substantial volume. Arranged chronologically, this book allows the reader to follow Fischer's developments in form and his frequent adventure into whimsy. The artist's instinct for design is evident not only in his individual works but also in his clarity of vision for a space, beautifully illustrated in this volume. Sculpture inherently has physical presence and Fischer utilizes this to manipulate the viewer's perception of reality. Encountering the immense and the minuscule, the ever-changing and the static, a viewer must reconcile with his or her own presence in time. With this volume, the reader is invited to experience significant ephemeral, collaborative and interactive works in context in over 400 pages plus gatefold inserts."
Book of the Day Posted Jul 12, 2019

Book of the Day > Lautner A - Z

Book of the Day > Lautner A - Z. Published by ArtEz Press.

"Through no fault of his own, John Lautner's contributions to Modern architecture have been widely recognized only in the last ten or fifteen years. Even so, he still remains an enigma for some critics. We still have more to learn – and understand – about how he expanded the boundaries of Modern architecture. After years of research, Tycho Saariste and Jan-Richard Kikkert's book adds an invaluable resource for our understanding of Lautner. This book contains a description of the research and the travels to all built Lautner houses. It also contains a description of these houses and photographs the authors made during their visits. With an introduction by American architecture expert Alan Hess."

 
Events Posted Jul 11, 2019

Roger Heman Cermics Book Signing 7/20!

Save the date for a special book signing/celebration with ROGER HERMAN for his gorgeous new CERAMICS book

 

Saturday, July 20th, 4:00-6:00

Events Posted Jul 11, 2019

SOVO// Magazine Launch, Saturday 7/13, 4-6

Please join us on Saturday, to welcome editor Farida Amar and our friends from the creative staff of LA's own SOVO// Magazine for a launch party celebrating the spirit of the self-made individual and the release of their fifth issue devoted to the theme of "entrepreneurship"!
 
Housed in a spectacular etched purple Lucite slipcase produced in a limited to a run of five hundred copies, SOVO// [ Issue 5 ] will be on view along with a one-day exhibition of the 35mm and 120 film works created for it by contributing photographers Adam Hutsell, Ashley Guo, Jeff Leavitt, Jon Pham, Milana Burdette, and Niko Sonnberger. 

For the launch, SOVO// are making the issue available for advance order and for sale on the day of the event for the special pre-publication price of $125.00. On Sunday, it reverts to the standard $150.00, so act now and join us for some cold drinks on Saturday! If you cannot attend but wish to purchase one and take advantage of this price, place an order here or call us at 310-458-1499.

//                             //                             //                             //                             //
 
SOVO// Magazine is an independent, quarterly art publication made in South Los Angeles. Its creators have taken on the task of entrepreneurship with the creation of this unique print publication over the past year and a half, and in doing so have developed a deep respect for both the passion and sacrifice it takes to bring a business model to life. Hot-off-the-press, [ Issue 5 ] titled "Entrepreneurship" shares eleven never-before-released editorials from their experience working with local LA entrepreneurs for the first time - each of which has been uniquely designed and handmade to convey the story of the company represented. This issue is filled with inspiring stories of individuals who have turned each challenge into everyday victories, proving that it is possible to live the dream, even when things don’t go as planned. Included are Lee Kaplan of Arcana: Books on the Arts, Jen Berkowitz & Leila Barratt-Deyner of Electric Pony Studios, The Griffith Family of Imperial Equestrian Center, Robin Petgrave of Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum, Theresa Baxter of Allmost Studio & Gallery, Charlie James of Charlie James Gallery, Elisabet Spaulding of Uplifters Kitchen, Sean Knibb of Flowerboy Project, Rick Garzon of Residency Gallery, Michael Delgado of A.G. Geiger Books, and Oren Pius of Cosmic Vinyl.
 

 

Book of the Day Posted Jul 10, 2019

Book of the Day > Monster Chetwynd: The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook

Book of the Day > Monster Chetwynd: The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook. Published by Edition Patrick Frey. "Full to bursting with photographic documentation and source material, this book retraces British performance artist Monster Chetwynd’s (born 1973) work from 2007 to 2018. The photo series are adumbrated by references to sources of inspiration and cast lists."
Book of the Day Posted Jul 09, 2019

Book of the Day > Saul Leiter: East 10th Street

Book of the Day > Saul Leiter: East 10th Street. Published by Gallery Fifty One.

"Gallery FIFTY ONE is delighted to present this gem of anti-prudishness in our complicated times: 'East 10th Street' by Saul Leiter. This series of extremely touching, candid, sensual and delicate nudes of Leiter’s friends and lovers – Jay, Fay, Barbara and his great love, Soames – show us how the artist succeeded in balancing between eroticism and something close to the distinct dreamy atmosphere that characterizes his colour work."

Book of the Day Posted Jul 07, 2019

Book of the Day > Clint Woodside: Independence

Book of the Day > Clint Woodside: Independence. Published by Deadbeat Club.

"In Clint Woodside’s latest monograph, the Independence of the title is the name of a not-quite-yet-has-been town that’s become all too familiar in the United States. It could be almost anywhere; in fact Independence could reference some 30 cities across the country. Like that name, Woodside’s pictures have a universal quality – a feeling owing largely to sympathetically observed specifics which reflect his own recollection of growing up in such a place. “Independence” is, as well, a condition: a sovereignty or self-determination based on the mutual cooperation and confidence of a group of people. As economic and social conditions erode, that confidence becomes ever harder to maintain. We see neglect and collapse, but not surrender, because Woodside manages in his photographs to show us that a decline in hopes does not necessarily mean hopelessness. Independence is the first volume in an ongoing series that will continue with future installments. Each publication will have a different guest collaborator. This first volume is co-edited by Woodside and Josh Schaedel, artist and co-founder of Fulcrum Press."

Book of the Day Posted Jul 05, 2019

Book of the Day > Nari Ward: We the People

Book of the Day > Nari Ward: We the People. Published by Phaidon.

 

“Nari Ward: We the People features over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Ward’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. Since the early 1990s, Ward has produced his works by accumulating staggering amounts of humble materials and repurposing them in consistently surprising ways. His approach evokes a variety of folk traditions and creative acts of recycling from Jamaica, where he was born, as well as the material textures of Harlem, where he has lived and worked for the past twenty-five years. Yet Ward also relies on research into specific histories and sites to uncover connections among geographically and culturally disparate communities and to explore the tension between tradition and transformation. His incisive works frequently comment on issues surrounding race, poverty, consumerism, and diasporic identity in American culture. This book accompanies a major retrospective at the New Museum, highlighting his work from the early 1990s - including Amazing Grace (1993)."

Book of the Day Posted Jul 02, 2019

Book of the Day > World Receivers

Book of the Day > World Receivers. Published by Hirmer.
 
"Wassily Kandinsky is often recognized as the first artist to paint shapes and colors without regard to visual references in the world. However, abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky’s experiments with the form. In the middle of the nineteenth century, in England, Sweden, and Switzerland, respectively, Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klint, and Emma Kunz each developed their own abstract pictorial language. Though working completely independently from one another, these three artists shared a desire to make visible the laws of nature, the intellect, and the supernatural. Working within the context of the spiritual movements of their times—Houghton in Spiritism, af Klint in theosophy, and Kunz in naturopathy—they each produced abstract paintings that bore witness to a “mediumistic” praxis. Presenting their works side by side for the first time, World Receivers explores a fascinating and understudied episode of modernism, offering a long-overdue tribute to three expressive women artists."
Events Posted Jul 01, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS SUMMER 2019!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ARCANA!


SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

SOVO// MAGAZINE - ISSUE 5: ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAUNCH PARTY

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

ROGER HERMAN: CERAMICS BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

STEVE BANKS: NITRO BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

GARY CANNONE: ALBUMS BY CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS

EXHIBITION RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Michael Jang: Who Is Michael Jang? BOOK SIGNING

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

ZANDRA RHODES: FIFTY YEARS OF FABULOUS BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

NINA FREUDENBERGER + SHADE DEGGES: BIBLIOSTYLE BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

TODD HIDO: HOUSE HUNTING (REDUX) BOOK SIGNING

 

more