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Saturday, November 10, 2018

RESCHEDULED: SOCAL | Art, Comedy, and Dim Sum: A Saturday in Chinatown

Start Date: 11/10/2018 1:00 PM PST
End Date: 11/10/2018 5:00 PM PST

Venue Name: Our tour will begin in the studio of Iva Gueorguieva

1637 North Spring Street
CA  United States  90012

Organization Name: ArtTable

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Phone: 212 343 1735

Members  I $20
Guests | $25


Join ArtTable SoCal for a remarkably rich afternoon visiting the studio of Iva Gueorguieva, a group show of 7 artists from Creative Growth, and a solo show of new work by Sadie Barnette, ending with a performance art piece by celebrated comic Kristina Wong.

The itinerary will be as follows:

1:00 PM: Studio visit with Iva Gueorguieva 
Location: 1637 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Park on Baker Street)

Iva Gueorguieva (b. 1974) creates abstract, process-oriented paintings and reliefs that dramatically defy conventional notions of surface, image, edge, and mass. She uses line, color, cut and layered materials of assorted kinds, as well as the scraping, rubbing, and scratching of her surfaces both with fingers and tools, to intensify spatial ambiguities, undermining the relationship between figure and ground. Everything in her paintings is continually shifting in relation to the plane of the wall, an effect exaggerated in her relief sculptures made with steel, wood, cardboard, and muslin.

Gueorguieva has had recent solo exhibitions at Frederick Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, New York: and Acme Gallery, Los Angeles. Notable group exhibitions include a two-person show with Donna Nelson at Sophia Contemporary, London, "Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting," curated by Franklin Sirmans, at LACMA; and a two-person show with Joaquin Boz at Steve Turner, Los Angeles. Gueorguieva’s work appears in public and private collections across the United States, has been widely reviewed, and has received multiple grants, including the Orange County Contemporary Collectors Fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner Grant. 

2:15 PM: Tour of "Issue 3: A Group Show with Creative Growth" and Dim Sum Break at The Good Luck Gallery
Location: 945 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please note: This and the other galleries are a 4-minute drive (20 minute walk) from 1637 Spring Street. Street parking and multiple garages are located near Chung King Road.

This exhibition features seven established and emerging artists working out of the acclaimed Creative Growth Art Center (est. 1974), a progressive art studio in Oakland, CA, that serves artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. Several artists working out of Creative Growth have received national and international recognition for their exceptional practices. Curated in conjunction with the launch of "Creative Growth Magazine: Issue 3," devoted to the mysteries of the unknown, this exhibition includes fantastical watercolors by Aurie Ramirez; uncanny anthropomorphic collages of John Hiltunen; and idealized, socially conscious portraits by William Scott. Textiles, ceramics, and mixed media sculptures by Christine Szeto, Latefa Noorzai, Ying Ge Zhou, and Ruth Stafford are also included.

3:00 PM: Tour of "Sadie Barnette--Black Sky" at Charlie James Gallery
Location: 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gallery owner Charlie James will lead our tour of an exhibition of new work by Sadie Barnette (b. 1984). In an article that appeared in "Cultured," the artist and her work were described as follows: "... the multimedia artist Sadie Barnette has repurposed the FBI file on her father Rodney Barnette, who was under surveillance for his activism with the Black Panthers [he was a decorated Vietnam veteran and founder of the Compton chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968]. In other works, Barnette adorns family ephemera with gold frames and rhinestones, which creates a space wherein a personal history becomes universally legible as something to be both cherished and rigorously reconsidered. It is an attention to history that informs Barnette’s work, 'I do look back to the past in order to think about how to move toward a more liberated future, but I also look ‘up’ and ‘down’ to more abstracted notions of time and space, as with my ‘glitter-scapes’ and minimal collages, to dream and invent and think about worlds that exist beyond gentrification and state surveillance.’"

Barnette's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and is in the permanent collections of museums such as LACMA, CAAM, the Brooklyn Museum, The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, the Berkeley Art Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem (where she was also Artist-in-Residence). She is the recipient of Art Matters and Artadia awards and has been profiled in "The New York Times," "The Los Angeles Times," “Artforum," and “Vogue."

4:00 PM Meeting with Kristina Wong in the exhibition "Kristina Wong for Public Office: Campaign Headquarters" presented by Art Salon Chinatown 
Location: Realm, 425 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Kristina Wong (b. 1978) is a celebrated performance artist, comedian, and writer, whose newest work, "Kristina Wong for Public Office" is simultaneously a real life campaign and performance art piece. Wong was recently featured in "The New York Times’" 'Off Color’ video series "highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious way that race plays out in America today." She has presented internationally across North America, the UK, Hong Kong, and Africa. Wong has been a guest on late night shows of Comedy Central and FX and recently had a pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV. Her commentaries have appeared on American Public Media's “Marketplace," PBS, HuffPost, and CNN. She has been  awarded numerous artist residencies, such as from the MacDowell Colony and New York Theatre Workshop, and has received grants from Creative Capital and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Wong produced a viral web series called "How Not to Pick Up Asian Chicks" and recently released an album and music videos.

Thank you Roni Feinstein, ArtTable SoCal Co-Chair, for organizing this program.

Image: Realm at 425 Gin Ling Way, site of Art Salon Chinatown's presentation of "Kristina Wong for Public Office."

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