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Please join us for the first night of the ‘digging fills’ event series. Jessica Ciocci will be MCing the evening and showing new videos from herself, Jacob Ciocci and Guthrie Lonergan, and Ron Rege Jr. will be demonstrating cymatic theremapy! The night starts at 8.
digging fills presents a thirty foot audio video environment centered around a 3D lenticular print series. It reveals a place where the uncanny and the supernatural meet the grim everyday. The environment is built from a palette of television snow: the greyscale of static noise. What once flickered with millions+ colors now renders a dissolved shell through checkered lenses. The work and its imposing backdrop evoke a computer wilderness drifting through some slow illusion. These are documents of a decaying digital age partly imagined, partly observed.
A sound installation made in collaboration with Christopher Dougleris accompanies the show. A weekly event series will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition featuring screenings from
October 30 – Jessica Ciocci (Paper Rad)
November 4 – M. Geddes Gengras and Miko Revereza’s “Refractions” VHS release party feat. live performance from Gengras
November 6 – Devin Flynn (Y’all So Stupid) and Takeshi Murata
November 13 – PFFR (‘Wonder Showzen’ and ‘Xavier Renegade Angel’)
November 20 – Show Cave along with Cartune Xprez’s most recent cartoon program, ‘CMPTR PLYMTHZ’.
All screenings will begin at 8pm.
Peter Burr is an artist from Brooklyn, NY, USA. His video and performance work has been presented in many venues including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. Recent gallery exhibitions include ApexArt, New York, NY; Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO; and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA. Past residencies include the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Bemis Center, Omaha, NE; and IMPAKT Works, Utrecht, NL. He is the founder of CARTUNE XPREZ, an animation project that has toured through 20 countries over the past 5 years, stopping at floating cinemas, cartoon schools, outdoor squats, libraries, and national museums to present site-specific cartoon events.
Synchronicity is an art gallery but in practice it is so much more. Located in East Hollywood in Los Angeles, its doors are open to a community of contemporary thinkers whose goal is to make thoughtful and intelligent work without limiting themselves to a specific medium. Synchronicity hosts exhibitions, screenings, performances, and parties. Staying active within the community and also bringing others into it remains the space’s most important goal.
Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 1 – 7pm.
We are thrilled to have a double-sided fold-out poster and catalogue available for Sarah Soquel Morhaim′s exhibition, Totems. It features an accompanying essay by Jennifer Krasinski.
Totems is available for $3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in purchase.
Synchronicity Space is pleased to announce TOTEMS, a solo exhibition from artist, Sarah Soquel Morhaim. An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 22nd from 7 – 10pm. The exhibition is on view through October 20th.
The images in TOTEMS transcend their seemingly everyday subject matter. Strange narratives develop among the groupings of photographs, with symbols subtly appearing and repeating throughout the work. Photos of family and friends intermix with landscapes that translate as emotional scenery rather than pure documentation. Ostensibly mundane scenarios seem weighty and mysterious, while the exotic and unique appear familiar. Connections are drawn deriving as much from the viewers own ideas and memories, as established by Morhaim herself. TOTEMS is at once personal diary and set of inscrutable, but resonant clues.
Sarah Soquel Morhaim is a Los Angeles-based artist, photographer, and filmmaker. Morhaim’s photography has appeared in various publications including Jalouse, Vice, W, Paper, and Bon, and her short films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs International, CineVegas, Maryland Film Festival, and AFI Fest, among others. Her photo-book, King, was published by Kaugummi. More of her work can be viewed at sarahsoquel.com.
On Saturday September 17th, from 2-10 p.m., artists will take over the street on Santa Monica Blvd. from Vermont to Virgil, a hip hub of the East Hollywood art and bicycle scene. More than a dozen galleries, theatres, creative venues and artist live/work spaces will open themselves up to the neighborhood for a celebration of everything East Hollywood.
ArtCycle is still looking for artists to be a part of the festivities. The original fee of $75 is available for anyone looking to set up a booth. The fee includes booth materials, if you have your own table and tent the fee is only $50! It will present the opportunity to artists as a chance to show your work in a unique environment. ArtCycle began three years ago, and since Bicycle/Art events have become very popular venues. The effort this year is to expand the ArtCycle festival by bringing in more artists with the anticipation of a much larger attendance than ever before. So, if you are interested please go here, or if you know someone, spread the word!
Also, there is a new art competition that you can be a part of on the day of ArtCycle. There is no fee to participate and you can win some awesome prizes! The first East Hollywood Outdoor Painting Award competition asks artists to create a work of art with the neighborhood of East Hollywood as their inspiration. Entries will be judged by a panel including artist/curator Leonardo Bravo, Armory Center of the Arts Pasadena curator Calvin Phelps, and artist Won Ju Lim. For more info, go here!
ALL Knitwear is an American clothing label for women, based out of Minneapolis, MN, USA. Each piece is designed and created by Annie Larson, using a Brother KH-910 Electroknit knitting machine. ALL Knitwear ships sweaters to customers all over the world and is currently stocked by stores in San Francisco, Melbourne, and Auckland. Each garment is exceptionally unique, produced in small quantities and assembled with the utmost attention to detail and quality. Larson’s work has been recognized by many, including Time Out New York, WAD, Frankie, and Urban Outfitters, and has been displayed in Minneapolis, Paris, and New York.
The Art of The Rattling Wall
Synchronicity Space and Juliacks Present: Invisible Sunglasses
A screening and performance night featuring:
Priit & Olga Pärn of Estonia
Rémi of Le Dernier Cri
Discombobulated Ventriloquist of LA (a.k.a Ron Rege Jr.,)
Guy Maddin of Winnipeg
Jesse Hulcher of unknown origin
Ben Bigelow of LA
Tamara Henderson of Canada/Europe
Atley Loughridge of NYC
DJ Jann of LA
and the film and comic book, Invisible Forces of Finland directed by Juliacks.
This ‘Invisible Tour’ has stopped in Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Amsterdam, Rome, and New York.
SATURDAY, JULY 30th at 7pm
Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara
Slide Lecture by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, founders of the collaborative projects Lucky Dragons and Sumi Ink Club.
“lucky dragons” means any recorded or performed or installed or packaged or shared or suggested or imagined pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and/or any sometimes collaborators who claim the name.
lucky dragons are about the birthing of new and temporary creatures–equal-power situations in which audience members cooperate amongst themselves, building up fragile networks held together by such light things as skin contact, unfamiliar language, temporary logic, the spirit of celebration, and things that work but you don’t know why. There have been hundreds of these simple yet shifting and unpredictable instances–with audiences ranging from the intense intimacy of one person to the public spectacle of thousands of people. At the heart of it all is playing together–building up social collectivities, re-engaging the wonder and impossibility of technological presence. It sounds–and looks–like simple and ancient patterns coming together and falling apart in a sincere attempt to let wires and screens and words become clear and crystal.
Lauren Mackler will discuss good ideas, bad ideas, and something about the thin line between a genius and a lunatic.
Lauren Mackler is a graphic designer, artist and curator whose practice includes making print and video ephemera or constructing topical exhibitions.
In 2010 she started Public Fiction, a small and shape-shifting museum in which the shows combine made & found things creating slightly unusual environments to frame art, artifact and facsimile. in 2011 she is launching a quarterly journal of the same name and with the same idea. Each issue of the publication mirrors the topics of the space.
Saturday, July 23 at 7pm
A Panel Discussion with Amir, Rebekah, and Justin whose ties involve promoting artists, running art-related businesses, and hosting special events around Los Angeles.
Amir H. Fallah’s signature aesthetic and creative intuition manifests itself in a broad cross-section of projects. He is the publisher of Beautiful/Decay, an internationally distributed contemporary arts magazine. In less than ten years, Fallah has transformed Beautiful/Decay into a first-exposure sourcebook that reveals innovative talents from the creative world.
Fallah’s insider’s perspective into trends from the creative community comes directly from his experience within the art world as a practicing artist. Fallah has exhibited his work on both a national and international level, including exhibitions at Cherry And Martin, 31 Grand, Overtones, The Third Line, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Sharjah Biennial, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Mary Goldman Gallery, Rhys gallery, and at LA Louver Gallery.
Fallah has also leveraged this direct connection with the art world and his recognizable aesthetic to launch Something In The Universe, a creative think tank/design agency that opens the doors to Fallah’s network of creatives, strategists and consultants.
He has given talks at a range of respected institutions, including Columbia College, USC, UCLA, Cleveland Institute of Art, California State University Northridge and Maryland Institute College of Art. He has also participated in a number of creative panels and conferences, including “UNBOUND: How L.A.’s Art Magazines are Changing the Face of Popular Culture” and the Congreso Creactivo design conference in Mexico.
Justin McInteer spent a lot of time in Wichita, Kansas before escaping to art school. After receiving his Masters in Fine Art from Goldsmith College in London, he moved back to the US and began bouncing around from city to city until finally finding a place to call home in LA. Justin is a prolific visual and sound artist, urban gardener, and founder of Echo Curio, an egalitarian creative space that spent four happy years in Echo Park.
Rebekah Weikel is a Los Angeles based publisher and project curator. In 2006, she founded Penny-Ante Editions – an independently run art-based project company specializing in print editions. Collecting written and visual works from such artists as Thurston Moore, Terence Koh and Bill Callahan, Penny-Ante has produced a collection of three high quality print journals: Book #1, Book #2, & Three. Penny-Ante is currently working towards releasing material in new formats, which will see release in fall 2011.
“You Year” is a lecture as a series of actions for and with an audience that documents The Year of You, a Lacanian JPEG stage which I began to live on May 2nd, 2011—the date I absconded the Internet (Day Zero in the Year of You calendar).
Discussion and demonstration will intertwine as I examine the methods by which I attempt to compose a utopian artistic, sexual and personal identity. I will collaborate with L.A. artists, dancers, my boyfriend, and volunteers to weight train, graffiti, wax nostalgic with LiveJournal, and learn to blow bubblegum, among other self-actualizing actions.
All actions will be on an tight schedule measured with egg timers and tinged with an exhilarating, fumbling anxiety. Music for the evening will include selections from the catalogues of Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears.
SYNC SPEAKS Continues Thursday, July 14 with Trinie Dalton, Jodi Wille with Isis Aquarian, and Megan Whitmarsh
Thanks to everyone who came to our first lecture in the SYNC SPEAKS series last Saturday. Coming up this Thursday will be Trinie Dalton, Jodi Wille with Isis Aquarian, and Megan Whitmarsh.
Thursday, July 14 at 7pm
Trinie will read from the Sad Drag Monologues, a risograph print edition she made for the Synchronicity Space exhibition, co-published by Synchronicity Space and Picturebox. The limited-run booklet will be available for sale at the event.
Trinie Dalton’s fiction books include Wide Eyed (Akashic) and Sweet Tomb (Madras Press). Her curated art anthologies are Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s: co-edited with Eli Horowitz and Lisa Wagner), and Mythtym (Picturebox). Baby Geisha, a new story collection, is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio. She curates exhibitions as well as shows her own printed matter, often lecturing and workshopping in connection with the gallery events, most recently at CANADA Gallery, Deitch (for Gelatin’s PIG Workshop Series), and Las Cienegas Projects. Her next gallery event will be at Soloway Projects in Brooklyn, Fall 2011. Visit sweettomb.com for upcoming news about her critical writing, journalism and exhibitions.
Jodi will show images from artists and documentarians she’s worked with, from Gary Lee Boas (“Starstruck”), Isis Aquarian (“The Source”), and Leon Kagarise (“Pure Country”) to Miss Velma of the Universal World Church; and discuss the nature and process of those collaborations. Isis Aquarian of The Source Family will be present for the discussion. Selected books will be for sale at the event.
Jodi Wille is a book editor, filmmaker, writer, and curator known to collaborate with self-taught artists and individuals who have amassed personal archives of American subcultures. In 2005, Wille cofounded Process Media, publishing non-fiction books that explore subcultures of the 60s and 70s, mysticism, and groundbreaking musicians such as Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, John Sinclair and MC5, Father Yod and Ya Ho Wa 13, and Moondog. She has co-curated exhibitions for Deitch Projects (“Starstruck”) and BH Gallery at Powell’s in Portland (“The Source,” “Pure Country.”). She is currently co-directing a feature length documentary on The Source Family.
Artist, Megan Whitmarsh, will have an informal conversation with viewers about: developing a practice, generating income, & the implications of being a mother and focused artist. There will be some participatory elements & creating of objects.
Los Angeles based artist Megan Whitmarsh grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, and, like many of her generation, uses the visual noise of her youth as inspiration. She works in a variety of low-tech media including drawing, comics, stop-action animation, hand-embroidery and soft sculpture and strives to synthesize an optimistic vision of the future with the detritus of modern life.
She has shown in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Iceland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Korea, Switzerland, Japan, Italy & Spain.