Events Posted Aug 14, 2019

FALL EVENT EXTRAVAGANZA

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
WHO IS MICHAEL JANG?

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

CULVER CITY ARTS DISTRICT ART WALK

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ZANDRA RHODES: FIFTY YEARS OF FABULOUS
BOOK SIGNING + DISCUSSION
WITH DAME ZANDRA RHODES AND JOAN AGAJANIAN QUINN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
DIANE KEATON: CALIFORNIA ROMANTICA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
STEVEN REA: THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK CLUB

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
NINA FREUDENBERGER + SHADE DEGGES: BIBLIOSTYLE


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
HUGH HOLLAND: SILVER SKATE


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th , 4:00 – 6:00 PM
FRANK OCKENFELS: TIME SENSITIV

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
TODD HIDO: HOUSE HUNTING

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
MELBA LEVICK + RUBEN G. MENDOZA:
MISSION SAN MIGUEL

 

 

 

 
 

 

Events Posted Jul 29, 2019

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR AN EXHIBITION OPENING AND BOOK SIGNING FOR GARY CANNONE: ALBUMS BY CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

FOR AN EXHIBITION OPENING AND BOOK SIGNING FOR

GARY CANNONE: ALBUMS BY CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS -

WITH A THEMATIC RECORD PARTY BY MESSRS. CANNONE AND TOSH BERMAN!

Albums by Conceptual Artists originated as a crowd-sourced online project in which Gary Cannone encouraged like-minded artists to infiltrate popular and obscure album covers with content from the history of contemporary art in a communal act of parody. Begun as a Facebook comment thread, a Tumblr site of the project soon followed and grew to over five hundred album cover contributions ranging from transgressive to silly, from informative to obtuse. Cannone sees the series as a form of fan fiction, a positive creative act often using arcane minutiae linking the worlds of art and music done by and for art nerds.

The artist’s formative influences include 70s comedy such as Norm Crosby, Wacky Packages, Carol Burnett, Mad Magazine, and the disembodied PA from M*A*S*H (the TV series). He is a 2019 recipient of a California Community Foundation’s Fellowship in Visual Arts grant and his artist’s book, Time Settings for a Microwave Oven with Broken Three, Four, and Nine Buttons was recently acquired by The Getty Museum. His current work explores the phenomenology of furniture in gallery spaces through the lens of a prop comic.

 

This Saturday between 4:00 and 6:00 PM we are pleased to present in collaboration with Hubbyco an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Gary Cannone's Albums by Conceptual Artists artworks, along with a book signing for Forever Now - the limited edition catalogue that documents them! In addition, there will be a special Conceptual Art-themed record party hosted by Mr. Cannone and the illustrious Tosh Berman. If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy of Forever Now, place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

Events Posted Jul 23, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS!

SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
STEVE BANKS: NITRO - DRAG RACING IN THE SIXTIES
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
WHO IS MICHAEL JANG?
BOOK SIGNING

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ZANDRA RHODES: FIFTY YEARS OF FABULOUS
BOOK SIGNING + DISCUSSION WITH DAME RHODES AND JOAN QUINN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
NINA FREUDENBERGER + SHADE DEGGES: BIBLIOSTYLE
BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
STEVEN REA: THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK CLUB
BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE
BOOK SIGNING


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
TODD HIDO: HOUSE HUNTING (REDUX)
BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
MELBA LEVICK + RUBEN G. MENDOZA:
MISSION SAN MIGUEL

BOOK SIGNING

Events Posted Jul 23, 2019

Steve Banks: NITRO: DRAG RACING IN THE SIXTIES. Saturday, 7/27!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, JULY 27th 4:00 - 6:00 PM
FOR A BOOK SIGNING
STEVE BANKS: NITRO DRAG RACING IN THE SIXTIES!
 
"In 1964, a young Steve Banks bought one of the most coveted Muscle Cars on the market - a Pontiac GTO with a four-speed stick and a Hurst shifter, Tri-Power, and three Rochester 2G carburetors. He then drove Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles to begin his new advertising agency job. Gassing up one day at Nobo’s Shell station at Beverly and Larchmont, Banks learned that Nobo had previously been head mechanic at the Courtesy Chevrolet dealership, and that his station had become a center for building and tuning street racers. On and off over the next few months, Banks would leave his car at the garage while Nobo fine-tuned the carburetors, replaced the stock tires, torsion, and sway bars, and added Koni shocks and a Sun tachometer. Next, he taught Banks how to ‘speed shift’ - while making late night runs up and down Larchmont Boulevard.
 
One day, Nobo mentioned he was going to a drag race that Saturday, and that Banks was welcome to come along. Witnessing his first drag race, Steve Banks was immediately hooked. He returned the following Saturday, and the next, and again the next; but this time with with his cameras. Over the course of two years, Banks photographed guys preparing runs, the thundering nitro-burning dragsters launching down the strip at two hundred-plus miles per hour, and everything else that moved.
 
Today, fifty years later, the sport of drag racing is a big bucks, corporate-sponsored television broadcast business with the NHRA sporting over two hundred different drag racing classes. However, in a nod to the sport’s modest beginnings, almost every weekend from coast-to-coast one can find ‘nostalgia racing’ events preserving the dragster culture of the 1960s captured here in NITRO, Drag Racing In The Sixties: 1964-1966.
 
So, gear-heads: gas up and head down to Arcana this Saturday afternoon to quaff a brew and hang out with legendary local ad-man and photographer Steve Banks along with some of the subjects of his amazing, hot-off-The-Nazraeli-Press super-limited edition. If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed, specially-priced copy of NITRO (regularly $250.00 - but only $150.00 for our event!), place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499. We also have signed copies of Steve's excellent Deadbeat Club Press book - New Vogue Beauty Salong - available here.
Events Posted Jul 11, 2019

Roger Herman Ceramics Book Signing 7/20!

We are thrilled to be hosting an event with noted Los Angeles-based artist Roger Herman to celebrate the publication of his new book, Ceramics. Designed by Ross McLain / Art Design Office and featuring a text by Matt Connors, this massive, stylish, and engaging edition is limited to a mere two hundred and fifty copies, and is sure to sell out quickly.

Come to Arcana this Saturday afternoon to raise a glass and hang with our longtime friend Roger! If you cannot attend but wish to purchase either - or both - of Mr. Herman's exquisite books, place your order here or call us at 310-458-1499.

 

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.

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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.
 

 

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

 

Events Posted Jun 25, 2019

BILL OWENS - ALTAMONT - This Saturday at Arcana!!!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 29th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
FOR A BOOK SIGNING WITH LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER
BILL OWENS TO CELEBRATE "ALTAMONT 1969"
 
Please welcome our longtime friend, distilling mogul and renowned photographer Bill Owens for some afternoon revelry and drinks to coincide with his brand new book documenting the Rolling Stones' Altamont Free Festival held in Northern California fifty years ago! In addition to copies of "Altamont 1969", there will be a limited supply of his out of print titles "Bill Owens", "Working", "Leisure", and the iconic "Suburbia". If you cannot attend but wish to purchase any or all of these, place your online order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.
“Bill Owens: Altamont 1969” presents a new and previously unpublished series of photographs of The Rolling Stones’ infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in Northern California. The Altamont Free Festival has become an emblem of the upheavals and aftershocks of a decade of change, and where Owens captured a generation’s desire to stand up and raise its voices against the war in Vietnam, against segregation and racial discrimination, against authority in general. Owens was hired by the Associated Press to cover what promised to be a huge rock concert whose lineup featured the Stones, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. But when he arrived at the Speedway with “two Nikons, three lenses, thirteen rolls of film, a sandwich and a jar of water,” the photographer witnessed one of the defining moments of the late sixties. The Utopian hopes and innocent conviviality of the 1960s gave way to tension and a deadly violence; as the Stones continued to play and much of the crowd remained oblivious, an eighteen year-old African-American boy named Meredith Hunter was killed by the Hell’s Angels who had been hired as concert security. This book captures the era's agitated energy that manifested itself in slogans and billboards, sit-ins and demonstrations, and a concert that was treated as a collective rite. 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS AT ARCANA
THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
BILL OWENS: ALTAMONT 1969
BOOK SIGNING
 
SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
SOVO// MAGAZINE: ISSUE 5
LAUNCH PARTY + 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, SEPTEMBER 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
STEVEN REA: THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK CLUB
BOOK SIGNING 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 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
Events Posted Jun 12, 2019

Johnston Marklee El Croquis 198 Launch!

JOIN US SATURDAY, JUNE 15th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM WITH

SHARON JOHNSTON AND MARK LEE

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF

EL CROQUIS 198: JOHNSTON MARKLEE 2005 2019 FOLDING TIME

 

Please welcome Arcana's very own architects for this special event held in the fabulous space they created for us in 2012! If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a copy of "EL CROQUIS 198: JOHNSTON MARKLEE 2005 2019" signed by Mark and Sharon, place your online order here, or call us at 310-458-1499. 

Founded by partners Sharon Johnston, F.A.I.A. and Mark Lee in 1998, Johnston Marklee is recognized for its diverse portfolio of architecture, engaging the physical and cultural circumstances of each project through a precise synthesis of structural form, materiality, and atmospheric light. The work of the firm pays tribute to a specific Southern Californian interpretation of modernism, and at the same time operates at the intersection of a global and local dialogue. 

Johnston and Lee have forged a leading role in the cultural discourse around contemporary art and architecture, eliciting design collaborations with distinguished museums, foundations, and artists around the world. Complementing this far-reaching network, the firm’s work is recognized for being deeply rooted in the history and foundations of the discipline. Their work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Menil Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Architecture Museum of TU Munich. Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston served as Artistic Directors for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. In 2018 they were named Professors in Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Mark Lee was appointed Chair of the Architecture Department. They have also taught at major universities including Princeton University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Technical University of Berlin, ETH Zurich, and have held the Cullinan Chair at Rice University and the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto.

 

Events Posted Jun 05, 2019

Book Signing, 6/8 at Arcana > Mark De Paola: Recent Work

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th FROM 4:00 - 6:00 PM
 
MARK de PAOLA: RECENT WORK
 
BOOK SIGNING

 

Mark de Paola was literally born into a photo studio on Cahuenga Blvd in Los Angeles, and grew up splitting time between Los Angeles and New York. His earliest recollections are of watching photo shoots and being completely immersed in the fashion books and periodicals of the time - Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Mark's photographic foundation is the works of his father Alessio, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bert Stern, and Art Kane. Now based in New York, Mr. de Paola is a fine art photographer who has had multiple covers for the likes of Vogue Spain and Vogue Mexico, as well as campaigns and commercials for Donna Karan, Laura Biagiotti, Neutrogena, Gucci, Brioni, Sephora, Sony, Leica Camera, Giorgio RED perfume, and MAC Cosmetics to name a few. He has directed nearly seven hundred television commercials in the fashion and beauty sector and has extensive campaign and retail experience. "Created over several years, “Recent Work” includes portrait, nude, landscape, and inanimate object; illuminating de Paola’s memories, feelings and impressions of people, places and objects he has known. Carefully sequenced by the photographer himself, the series invites viewers to leave behind the everyday and journey with him... Provoking us to project meanings into its viscerally striking, blurred and saturated forms. De Paola’s desire to wield the lens as an extension of his own body is clear in the subtle way he escorts us through his cinematic world. “Recent Work” is endlessly fascinating and promises to reward those who visit and revisit it again and again.”

 

Please join us this Saturday, June 8th, between 4:00 and 6:00 PM at Arcana to meet and greet Mark de Paola as he unveils his limited edition publication. If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of "Recent Work", please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

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