"Roommates" Group Show @ Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles

Shulamit Nazarian presents Roommates, an exhibition of works by Chris Bogia, Woody De Othello, Rachel Granofsky, and Michael Stamm. These artists investigate the domestic space as a psychological, and at times psychedelic realm. Drawing from a variety of sources and forms that evoke a sense of home, these artists embed objects and environments with the peculiarities of living beings, illustrating our relationship to possessions that share our most intimate spaces. Like the dancing furniture in Disney’s Fantasia, subject and object wiggle back and forth with a magical realism. The home dweller melts into the sofa, while objects begin to take on a life of their own –all achieved through means similarly found in cartoon animation: flatness, movement, and artifice.

Roommates is on view through August 31 at Shulamit Nazarian 616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. photographs courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles

Wendy White Presents "Racetrack Playa" @ Shulamit Nazarian In Los Angeles

Wendy White’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Racetrack Playa, features new paintings, sculptures, pigment prints, and a site-specific installation. The exhibition takes its name from a three-mile dry lakebed in Death Valley National Park where sliding rocks or “sailing stones” have inscribed mysterious linear imprints on the landscape. Using this scarred landscape as a metaphor for our current times, the works in Racetrack Playa explore power, entitlement, and imperialism via the aesthetics and evolution of American car culture. Racetrack Playa is on view through May 25 at Shulamit Nazarian 616 N La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Read Claressinka Anderson Pugliese's Poetic Response to Fay Ray's "I Am The House" @ Shulamit Nazarian

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I AM THE HOUSE continues Ray’s interest in the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochromatic photomontages and suspended metallic sculptures. Throughout this series, she situates the body as a vessel, one that carries life, physical memories, and emotional fortitude. Read Claressinka Anderson Pugliese's poetic response here. See additional photographs from the exhibition here. photograph by Lani Trock

Fay Ray's "I AM THE HOUSE" Exhibition @ Shulamit Nazarian

I AM THE HOUSE continues Ray’s interest in the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochromatic photomontages and suspended metallic sculptures. Throughout this series, she situates the body as a vessel, one that carries life, physical memories, and emotional fortitude.

Employing a wide array of images and materials, these new works usher in various references to transformations that occur during the initial and end stages of life. Eggs, flowers, and desiccated corn signify the fragility of existence, while portals, crushed beer cans, and cacti complicate the references to beauty and luxury that have long been staples of the artist’s visual lexicon. 

The exhibition is on view through May 26 at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery 616 N La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles. photographs by
Lani Trock

"By the Lights of Their Eyes" Group Show at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles

Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present By the Lights of Their Eyes, an exhibition featuring six artists whose works employ tropes from fantasy, mysticism, science fiction, and horror. Informed by diverse sources from religious stories to contemporary cinema, the artists in the exhibition draw from personal experience to create fictional narratives that examine social and political issues. The show features works by Juno Calypso, Katie Dorame, Sara Issakharian, Naudline Pierre, Roni Shneior, and Ilona Szwarc.  By the Lights of Their Eyes will be on view from March 3 through March 31. photographs by Oliver Kupper

A Visit To Artist Theodore Boyer's Studio Before Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Los Angeles-based artist Theodore Boyer's new works will be on view at Shulamit Nazarian's booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary,  along with work by Sarah Meyohas and May Wilson. Through their respective media each artist explores the notion of infinite space and the physicality of the unknown. Booth D16. Art Los Angeles Contemporary will be on view from January 26 to Jan 29 at the Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper