Screening of The Milky WayThursday, August 21, 2014 from 6 - 8 pmScreening begins at 7:00 pmM+B is pleased to announce the screening of Christopher Richmond’s new film, The Milky Way. Please join us August 21 from 6 to 8 pm; the screening will begin promptly at 7 pm and run time is one hour.In Christopher Richmond’s newest film, The Milky Way, an unnamed humanoid figure encounters an array of characters living on the margins of society who share their thoughts, impassioned soliloquies, and beliefs about the world. It has a round, placid face with deep-set eyes that appear to indicate intelligence. It is made of concrete that has solidified and hardened over time, but it is also very clearly a special effect. It is an analog effect that reflects back on both the apparatus of the camera and on celluloid film’s concrete and illusive qualities. It is an analog inside the analog. A silent figure that represents a series of figures that have appeared throughout cinematic history but generally stand for the absence of language. It is a symbol of silence. There is a good deal of talking around it but it remains quiet and all seeing. Traveling by car through a myriad of landscapes, from the natural habitats of the forest and desert, to the inner city of Los Angeles, The Milky Way’s off-kilter characters are brought together under circumstances that are in and of themselves a bit unusual. Something is amiss in this world. Travel seems to happen, but without a destination; it is like some sort of primordial wandering in the Western canon.Christopher Richmond received his MFA from the Roski School of Art and Design in 2014. His film and photographic work, which explore narrative form and the fissure between story and discourse have been widely exhibited in galleries around the world, most recently at Mallorca Landings in Mallorca, Spain; Charlie James Gallery and Favorite Goods in Los Angeles; and Fotogalerie Wien in Vienna, Austria. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.To view a preview of the film, please click here: http://vimeo.com/92302516

Screening of The Milky Way
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6 - 8 pm
Screening begins at 7:00 pm

M+B is pleased to announce the screening of Christopher Richmond’s new film, The Milky Way. Please join us August 21 from 6 to 8 pm; the screening will begin promptly at 7 pm and run time is one hour.

In Christopher Richmond’s newest film, The Milky Way, an unnamed humanoid figure encounters an array of characters living on the margins of society who share their thoughts, impassioned soliloquies, and beliefs about the world. It has a round, placid face with deep-set eyes that appear to indicate intelligence. It is made of concrete that has solidified and hardened over time, but it is also very clearly a special effect. It is an analog effect that reflects back on both the apparatus of the camera and on celluloid film’s concrete and illusive qualities. It is an analog inside the analog. A silent figure that represents a series of figures that have appeared throughout cinematic history but generally stand for the absence of language. It is a symbol of silence. There is a good deal of talking around it but it remains quiet and all seeing. Traveling by car through a myriad of landscapes, from the natural habitats of the forest and desert, to the inner city of Los Angeles, The Milky Way’s off-kilter characters are brought together under circumstances that are in and of themselves a bit unusual. Something is amiss in this world. Travel seems to happen, but without a destination; it is like some sort of primordial wandering in the Western canon.

Christopher Richmond received his MFA from the Roski School of Art and Design in 2014. His film and photographic work, which explore narrative form and the fissure between story and discourse have been widely exhibited in galleries around the world, most recently at Mallorca Landings in Mallorca, Spain; Charlie James Gallery and Favorite Goods in Los Angeles; and Fotogalerie Wien in Vienna, Austria. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

To view a preview of the film, please click here: http://vimeo.com/92302516


"This Collectors’ Edition of Lakes & Reservoirs by Matthew Brandt is limited to 17 copies. Each number of the edition includes the book Lakes & Reservoirs and a unique print numbered and signed by the artist. The prints that make up this collectors’ edition are not reproduced in the book. 

Matthew Brandt creates his work using physical elements from the depicted subject. Inspired by landscape photography of the American West and alternative photograph processes developed during photography’s infancy in the mid-nineteenth century—the artist revives traditional photographic techniques through various production processes. Whether soaking prints in water from the depicted lake, printing on paper made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment created from the subject, Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed.”                   
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"This Collectors’ Edition of Lakes & Reservoirs by Matthew Brandt is limited to 17 copies. Each number of the edition includes the book Lakes & Reservoirs and a unique print numbered and signed by the artist. The prints that make up this collectors’ edition are not reproduced in the book. 

Matthew Brandt creates his work using physical elements from the depicted subject. Inspired by landscape photography of the American West and alternative photograph processes developed during photography’s infancy in the mid-nineteenth century—the artist revives traditional photographic techniques through various production processes. Whether soaking prints in water from the depicted lake, printing on paper made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment created from the subject, Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed.”                   

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Jon Rafman: Whose narrative is it anyway?

The way we tell, experience, and imagine stories has completely changed over the last decade. Virtual and augmented reality, as well as the oft recited social media forums have continued to re-shape how artists and filmmakers engage with art and its audiences.

Artist Jon Rafman will explore these issues through his work and host a conversation on the shifting role of narrative in the current post-social media, post-internet, cross-embedded universe. He is joined by writer Harry Burke and art historian Victoria Camblin.”

This talk took place on 1st Aug 2013 at The White Building.

Works by Hannah Whitaker, Kamrooz Aram and Shirana Shahbazi are on view at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York through September 6, 2014.
"Fixed Unknowns draw upon classical genres of image-making—the portrait, the landscape, the still life. Each artist introduces a syntax: a repeated grid of floral motifs lifted from a Persian carpet; an overlapping series of geometric planes; a pattern sourced from a Bauhaus textile, hand-cut on a screen. They trouble the seeming fixity of these repeating designs, and their attendant politics and histories, through near-erasures and imperfect cover-ups.
Whitaker sees the film plane as a formal system, and as a site to “foster confusion.” She places paper screens in the body of the camera, which obstruct the light and allow for various visual vocabularies to coexist.”

Works by Hannah Whitaker, Kamrooz Aram and Shirana Shahbazi are on view at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York through September 6, 2014.

"Fixed Unknowns draw upon classical genres of image-making—the portrait, the landscape, the still life. Each artist introduces a syntax: a repeated grid of floral motifs lifted from a Persian carpet; an overlapping series of geometric planes; a pattern sourced from a Bauhaus textile, hand-cut on a screen. They trouble the seeming fixity of these repeating designs, and their attendant politics and histories, through near-erasures and imperfect cover-ups.

Whitaker sees the film plane as a formal system, and as a site to “foster confusion.” She places paper screens in the body of the camera, which obstruct the light and allow for various visual vocabularies to coexist.”



Passive Collect: A group exhibition organized 



around contemporary notions of data collection
 Curated by Jesse Stecklow
 
July 11 – August 2, 2014
Opening Friday 7-10
Chin’s Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
A box, a carpet, a drawing, a fan, a focus group, a fold, a garden, a growth, a healthy alternative, a listing, a locker, a loop, a mailing list, a marker, a maze, a mediation, a mimicry, a page holder, a purchase, a review, a scrap, a sewing machine, a soundtrack, a store sign, a target audience, a text, a toxicity check, a walkway, an address book, an exquisite corpse, an initialed postcard. 

Morgan Canavan
Lucy Chinen and Jesse Stecklow
Sean Raspet
Carlos Reyes



 
Curated by Jesse Stecklow
 
July 11 – August 2, 2014
Opening Friday 7-10
Chin’s Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

A box, a carpet, a drawing, a fan, a focus group, a fold, a garden, a growth, a healthy alternative, a listing, a locker, a loop, a mailing list, a marker, a maze, a mediation, a mimicry, a page holder, a purchase, a review, a scrap, a sewing machine, a soundtrack, a store sign, a target audience, a text, a toxicity check, a walkway, an address book, an exquisite corpse, an initialed postcard.
Morgan Canavan
Lucy Chinen and Jesse Stecklow
Sean Raspet
Carlos Reyes
 
Alex Prager's Vogue #2 is on view at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong through August 16.

"Under the Skin" features works by Tracey Emin, Klara Kristalova, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Juergen Teller, and Erwin Wurm.

"Prager, whose practice often explores the figure in relation to its surroundings, will exhibit recent photographic work that evokes a sense of ambiguity about time and place. The artist often creates narratives that straddle the line between fiction and reality, relaying a sense of anxiety, suspense, and general unease."

Alex Prager's Vogue #2 is on view at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong through August 16.

"Under the Skin" features works by Tracey EminKlara KristalovaAlex PragerRobin RhodeJuergen Teller, and Erwin Wurm.

"Prager, whose practice often explores the figure in relation to its surroundings, will exhibit recent photographic work that evokes a sense of ambiguity about time and place. The artist often creates narratives that straddle the line between fiction and reality, relaying a sense of anxiety, suspense, and general unease."