October, 2012

REVOK | Ordinary Things

October 22 2012 . 06:54pm

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Jason Jagel | The Castle & Other Works at Galleri Christoffer Egelund

October 22 2012 . 06:52pm

 

Friday October 26th from 4-7 pm at Galleri Christoffer Egelund

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present “The Castle & Other Works”, an exhibition by the American artist Jason Jägel (b. 1971). It is his second solo show at the gallery. The talented artist is represented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others. With this exhibition Jägel presents new gouache paintings on paper including a series of paintings entitled, “The Castle”.

Jägel creates many works at once, continually re-approaching paintings with spontaneity and instinct. His work is a form of autobiographical fiction, employing disciplined improvisation for the past twenty years to hone a singular language of picture writing. Scale shifts, linguistic expressions, multiple perspectives, color surfaces and overlapping spaces result in a shimmering expression. As spectators, the ambiguous and fragmented narratives are deliberately open to interpretation.

“The Castle” is a series of paintings that originate as “blotter” paper: a base layer beneath other on-going paintings that naturally accrues random overpaint, test brush marks, notations, inattentive attention and text. The series has been developing for the past 12 years. Concerning the works, Jägel explains: “These works function as a hub during which other types of work can flourish. They are a consonant outgrowth of super-marginal paint and the harnessing of peripheral energy. The title derives from these works condition as an ‘accumulation of facts’ –an unassailable state of becoming.”

In 2002 Jason Jägel graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University. Since 1995 he has participated in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows in Barcelona, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Milan and New York. Besides MoMa, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Jägel is also represented in collections of UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art, USA, and in numerous private collections. Seventy-Three Funshine, a monograph of his work, was released in 2008. In 2012 Jägel was awarded a fellowship from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In addition to his rigorous studio practice, Jägel teaches at numerous institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites you to the opening of the show “The Castle & Other Works” on Friday October 26th from 4pm – 7pm. At the reception Jason Jägel will be present. The exhibition will run until December 1st 2012. Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 11-18, Saturdays from 12-16. For further information and press photographs, please contact the gallery at: info@christofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00. To view the exhibited works click HERE

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Pose for Hello Kitty x The Seventh Letter collection AVAILABLE NOW

October 19 2012 . 11:24pm


Get the Pose for Hello Kitty x TheSeventhLetter collection now exclusively at: Store.TheSeventhLetter.com

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KAID ASHTON PHOTOGRAPHY and STREET WORK

October 19 2012 . 04:13am


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KAID ASHTON | PEOPLE & PLACES
Opening reception October 20, 2012 | 8-11pm
On view October 20 – November 3, 2012

Known Gallery / Photography Room
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Kaid Ashton began taking photographs in the mid-90s of industrial landscapes, mostly graffiti and train yards. Only when he moved to Taiwan and fully experienced another culture did he begin to focus his camera on people, where and how they lived. Over the past 8 years, his interest in the ways of other people has spanned over 35 different countries, on sometimes less than reputable modes of transport. His images reveal curiosity, sense of adventure and gifted connection with people, traits that mark the best (and most grateful) of travelers. Each subject that he captures, Kaid tries to get an understanding of who they are and what their personality is like. In order to   In 2008 Kaid began to strategically place his images on the streets of cities around the world. Bringing his art work to the places where the images were capture was one of the goals behind this. The other was to expose his work to people who would otherwise not get a chance to experience it. Since first pasting a photograph on a train in 2008, Kaid has had his work on the streets of Tokyo, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Toronto, Kaohsiung, Manila, Vancouver, Colombo, Guangzhou, Dhaka and Beijing. Inspired by locals who assisted with the pasting process in the slums of Manila, Kaid decided to give something back and started the Homeschool Project. Going back into the slums Kaid and a group of volunteers taught art classes to the children who lived there and fed them a nutritious meal at the end of the class. To date, the Kaid  has taught 29 classes to over 1500 children mostly in Manila as well as Dhaka, Bangladesh and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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REVOK on the cover of Amateur Magazine

October 19 2012 . 03:37am

Find out more at:  Revok1.com / amateur-magazine.com

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