Events Posted Dec 06, 2018

Musical Performance, Signing and Discussion with Anthony Wilson for "Songs and Photographs" This Sunday, December 9th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Arcana!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

DECEMBER 9th FROM 4:00 - 6:00 PM

FOR A PERFORMANCE, DISCUSSION, AND SIGNING

ANTHONY WILSON: SONGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

 

In the new album and photobook Songs and Photographs - beautifully produced in collaboration with German artbook publisher Little Steidl - Anthony Wilson brings together a collection of his songs and 35mm photographs that opens a new chapter in his broadening quest for personal and musical authenticity.

 

"Most mornings I wake up and go out wandering with my camera, sometimes in my hometown of Los Angeles, often in places around the world where I am traveling on tour. I look, watch, and take in the space around me. I’m conscious of my attentive state, totally absorbed in noticing things. My path determines itself, each picture leads me to the next. It’s a meandering journey through a landscape or cityscape, but also through my own personal experience. Often the smallest things are what stop me in my tracks and compel me to point the camera and snap the shutter.

In Songs and Photographs, the visual and musical paths of my process converge into a single work in which the songs and the photographs speak back and forth to each other."

Born in Los Angeles in 1968, guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson is known for a body of work that moves fluidly across genres. The son of legendary jazz trumpeter and bandleader Gerald Wilson, his musical lineage has deeply influenced his creative trajectory, compositional choices, instrumental groupings, and the wide-ranging twelve album discography that blooms out of them.

An inventive soloist and sensitive accompanist, Over the past two decades Wilson has joined a diverse roster of jazz masters on their recordings and performances, including Ron Carter, Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Harold Land and Diana Krall. And while his footing is firmly rooted in the jazz idiom, Wilson pivots with ease into other genres, having contributed his instrumental texture and improvisational authority to albums by pop music legends Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Aaron Neville, and Barbra Streisand.

Join us this Saturday between 4:00 and 6:00 PM as Anthony Wilson will be performing an intimate set from Songs and Photographs with Jay Bellerose, Patrick Warren, and Garret Lang followed by a discussion with producer Joe Harley and publisher Nina Holland of Little Steidl.

If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of the exquisite book and 12" vinyl LP that comprise Songs and Photographs, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

Events Posted Nov 30, 2018

Book Signing at Arcana! > MONA KUHN: BUSHES & SUCCULENTS

 

MONA KUHN: BUSHES & SUCCULENTS

 

PLEASE JOIN US

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH

MONA KUHN AND DEANNA TEMPLETON

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS COUNCIL - LOS ANGELES

 

Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination. Newly published by Stanley / Barker in the UK, Bushes & Succulents is Mona Kuhn’s celebration of the female essence - confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic.

 

Reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe's floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. Kuhn's use of the solarization process reveals human imperfections in the metallic brilliance of the skin, and brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power. The photographer states “The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.”

 

Join us Saturday, December 8th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM for a conversation between photographic powerhouses Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton, refreshments, and some festive Holiday shopping. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bushes and Succulents signed by Ms. Kuhn, or Swimming Pools signed by Ms. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Posted Nov 29, 2018

Book Signing at Arcana! > ED TEMPLETON: TANGENTIALLY PARENTHETICAL

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd,

4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A BOOK SIGNING

ED TEMPLETON: TANGETICALLY PARENTHETICAL

 

Tangentially Parenthetical is a selection of photographs from Ed Templeton's vast street photography archive - curated, arranged, and then rearranged by the man himself. The follow up to his 2014 Um Yeah Arts survey Wayward Cognitions, Tangentially Parenthetical picks up where the latter collection ended. By combining intimate, accidental, and unconnected moments into one linear piece of work, he tells hundreds of new stories through the thoughtful arrangement of semi-related-yet-completely-unfastened imagery. "I'm out there shooting photos all the time that don't necessarily fall under any theme other than general life," says Templeton, "which is a lame title for a book." With a wink to the absurd, sandwiched between a cover of patterned parentheses and with an afterword built from his own stream-of-consciousness storytelling, Templeton delivers a visual mountain from an archive of stunning molehills in which the images are carefully chosen, shuffled by hand, and laid out with the dueling impulses of wonder and wit.

 

Join us Sunday, December 2nd from 4:00 - 6:00 PM as we again host our longtime pal, the enduring and endearing Ed Templeton for what promises to be a stellar afternoon of good vibes, delicious libations, and holiday gift shopping! If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Tangentially Parenthetical signed by Mr. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

Events Posted Nov 27, 2018

Bill Berskon: A Memoir in Pieces

 

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 4:00 - 6:00

TO CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION OF BILL BERKSON'S

SINCE WHEN: A MEMOIR IN PIECES

WITH A PRESENTATION BY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COLLEAGUES HONORING HIS LIFE AND WORK

 

Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. He collaborated with many artists and writers, including Alex Katz, Philip Guston, and Frank O’Hara. He was the author of several collections of poetry and criticism, and appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, and many more. Formerly a professor of liberal arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, he was born in New York in 1939, and died in June 2016. Since When: A Memoir in Pieces gathers the ephemera of a life well lived, a collage of bold-face names such as John Cage, Allen Ginsburg, and Marilyn Monroe, parties, exhibitions, and literary history from a man who could write “of [Truman Capote's Black and White] ball, which I attended as my mother’s escort, I have little recollection” and reminisce about imagining himself as a character from Tolstoy while tripping on acid at Woodstock. Gentle, witty, and eternally generous, this is Bill, and a particular moment in American history, at its best.

 

We are honored to celebrate its launch with a very special tribute to Bill Berkson featuring readings from his works by Moses Berkson, Constance Lewallen, DeeDee Gordon, Karen Moss, Joan Simon, Mitch Temple, Dorit Cypis, Aram Saroyan, Michael Smoler, and Lisa Johns.

 

If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bill Berkson's Since When: A Memoir in Pieces from Coffee House Press signed by some of the participants, please order from our website or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

 

 

 

Events Posted Nov 23, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ARCANA, Fall 2018

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BILL BERKSON
 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ED TEMPLETON: TANGENTIALLY PARENTHETICAL

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
MONA KUHN: BUSHES & SUCCULENTS
MONA KUHN IN CONVERSATION WITH DEANNA TEMPLETON
PRESENTED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS COUNCIL / LOS ANGELES

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ANTHONY WILSON: SONGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
PERFORMANCE AND BOOK SIGNING
 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
TODD HIDO: BRIGHT BLACK WORLD

 

AND we'll be participating in a special off-site book signing on Monday, December 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

THIS IS MEXICO CITY - BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR ABBY CLAWSON LOW
at the KNEELAND CO. HOLIDAY POP-UP
at Show Gallery - 1515 N. Gardner Street Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

 

Events Posted Oct 25, 2018

Book launch at Arcana, 11/4, 4:00 - 6:00 > DEWEY NICKS: POLAROIDS OF WOMEN

Please join us on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00 –6:00 PM, with

Dewey Nicks and publisher T. Adler Books to celebrate the the launch of 

Dewey Nicks: Polaroids of Women.
 

If you cannot attend, you can order signed copies of this lovely book here.

 

Events Posted Oct 04, 2018

Fantastic Four Book Signing, 10/13 at Arcana!

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 
4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A
FANTASTIC FOUR BOOK SIGNING:
 

ED PANAR: IN THE VICINITY

JAKE LONGSTRETH: TULARE

MELISSA CATANESE: VOYAGERS

MICHAEL SCHMELLING: YOUR BLUES

 

Please join us at Arcana next Saturday, October 13th, to celebrate the west coast launches for four fantastic new releases published by our dear friends at Deadbeat Club and The Ice Plant. In addition to all the photographers being present, we will be serving Jacques Marlow's signature Ice Plant Margarita and delighting you  with the renowned accordion stylings of Ms. Erin Schneider.

Should rotten luck preclude you from being able to attend this venerable gathering,  fear not: you can order signed copies of all four books here

 

Events Posted Oct 02, 2018

2018 Culver City Arts District Art Walk!

The Culver City Arts District and Arts District Residents Association are proud to present this year’s Art Walk and Roll Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 12-6pm. "The Festival will feature distinguished artists, live music, eclectic food trucks, wine and beer gardens, tastings, fun kid’s activities, interactive art experiences and so much more! Grab a map and take a self-guided stroll and visit our local galleries, restaurants and retail. Events will take place throughout Culver City Arts District, including our first ever designated street closure that stretches along the Arts District, (Washington Blvd will be closed between McManus and Caroline Ave). Visit established art galleries with special installations; explore the popup marketplace featuring arts and crafts vendors."

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At Arcana we'll be hosting Zine-making workshops run by our friends at LA Zine Fest!  All workshops will include instruction on how to fold an 8-page zine. Scissors, glue, pens/writing implements, and magazines will be available for all participants at each workshop.

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12:00-1:30 - “'This is a Photo Zine. Please bring photos and images, in any medium you prefer, to piece together your photo story in zine form. (Magazines will be on hand for those who forget their photos.) If you feel so inclined you can even bring some kind of instant film camera to take snaps during the workshop to also include in your zine."

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2:30-4:00  - “'Grids and Gestures: A Diary Comic. Draw a comic, even if you have no prior drawing experience! The 'grids and gestures' technique, created by cartoonist Nick Sousanis, instructs participants to rely on drawing shapes and straight or scribbled lines in various ways to tell a story. You’ll use this technique to create a comic that tells stories about the maker’s week and the events within that time frame—a sort of diary comic. This technique is a great way to break through a creative rut or get over your fear of drawing!"

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4:30–6:00 pm - "Going Home. This workshop is intended to explore through writing a personal notion of home as both a physical place and a feeling or state; and how a home can be altered, whether through the passage of time (as in, "You can't go home again"), neighborhood change, or the physical loss of a home.

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Learn more at culvercityartwalk.com

 

Events Posted Sep 04, 2018

"A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta” at Helms Design Center

Join Jennifer Bonner (@jbonn90057 ), Director of MALL and THIS X THAT (@thisbythat ) on Thursday, September 6 for the LA book launch of “A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta” at Helms Design Center (8745 Washington Blvd). Presented in partnership with @HelmsBakeryDistrict We will be offering the book for sale at the event tomorrow (and in the shop after tomorrow).

 

“Drawing on the format of the urban guidebook, Jennifer Bonner’s A Guide to the Dirty South―Atlanta generates a new discourse about the architecture of the American South. By guiding readers on a tour of Atlanta, this project seeks to reclaim a regional identity for cities otherwise deemed to be a "backwoods" by the East and West Coasts. Borrowing from the hip hop industry and recognising the rivalry between the two coasts, A Guide to the Dirty South―Atlanta acknowledges that amidst the NYC-LA rivalry, the South had its own story to tell, and redirects our attention to a ‘third coast’.

 Steeped in geography, historical events, typology, storytelling, and popular culture, the guide takes idiosyncratic trajectories through the city that urge a long overdue reading of Dirty South regionalism through architecture. Part tour guide, part architectural manual, the publication also features oral histories through a set of interviews with prominent architects, theorists, chefs, community leaders, and hip hop artists, from architectural historian Mario Carpo to hip-hop group Goodie Mob.

 

Authored by Jennifer Bonner, director of architecture studio MALL, A Guide to the Dirty South―Atlanta takes the reader on a tour of “Rap City”, “Pop up Surface Lots”, “Architecture of Quarantine” and a “Geography of Smells”. Wittily designed, and featuring beautiful illustrations throughout, A Guide to the Dirty South―Atlanta is perfect for those new to the architectural delights of Atlanta and long-time fans alike."

 

Please RSVP to: rsvp@thisxthat.com

 

Events Posted Aug 27, 2018

CURATORIAL HUB ⚡️ EXHIBITION LAUNCH > Micah Hahn + Nicola Vruwink !

Please join us on Sunday, September 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm to launch the latest Curatorial Hub exhibition:

 

MICHAH HAHN + NICOLA VRUWINK

 

With a wink and a nod to the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties," artists Michah Hahn and Nicola Vruwink's installation at Arcana will explore hope, desire, longing, and relationships.

 

Presented with Bettina Hubby's  Curatorial Hub -- an online gallery featuring affordable and diverse work by well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond. To complement its cyber-space-seat at curatorialhub.com, a exhibition series has launched at Arcana: Books on the Arts! The third show in the series will feature artists micah Hahn and Nicola Vruwink, with an opening reception on Sunday, September 9th from 4-6pm. 

 
These month long exhibitions at Arcana are cozy 2-person joints, curated in part by Curatorial Hub artists along with founder, Bettina Hubby. This partnership between Arcana and C⚡️H provides a space for artists to showcase their work, while also sparking conversation about the meaning of and the relationship between the physical and virtual worlds and how our lives now occupy both.
 

 

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