Art in Place.
Nov
4
to Dec 10

Art in Place.

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"Art in Place." opens Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 3 to 6pm. The exhibition continues through December 2017 by appointment and is located at the Newberry Lofts, 433 Pine Ave., Long Beach California 90802. Artists selected by Curator Juri Koll include KuBORenee Tanner, Gloriane Harris, Cosimo CavallaroMB BoissonaultTheodore Svenningsen, Ron Therrio, and Reginald Van Langenhove, and works from the collection of ViCA by artists such as John Baldessari,  Sam Francis and Edmund Teske, as well as a never-before-seen work by Terry O'Shea, which is presently being restored by artist-to-the-artists Jack Brogan. To encourage new relationships with ViCA, there is an Open Call for the Group Show.

There will be catalog issued for this exhibition, a solo show for one chosen artist, 6 or so multi-work presentations, alaong with a group show with 40+ individual artists.

ViCA,  in association with Engel & Völkers (representing the Newberry Lofts) is presenting the exhibition. Mr. Koll is curating artwork for more than 7000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in several newly completed condominiums at the Newberry Lofts located on historic Pine Ave. in downtown Long Beach, CA. This art fair format is an incredible opportunity for both seasoned veterans and emerging talent in Southern California to exhibit and network with peers, showcase new work to clients and patrons.

Time is limited. Applications should be submitted by October 26 to the following link: 

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There will be ample parking for the event, refreshments and hors d'ouvres, and a musical performance to be announced. For further information, email us at: juri@veniceica.org.
 

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Conversations on the Art & History of Venice Beach
Sep
2
3:30 PM15:30

Conversations on the Art & History of Venice Beach

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Focusing on the unique, venerable, boundary-busting history and art of Venice Beach, Betty Ann Brown will moderate a free-wheeling panel discussion and Q&A with artists from the acclaimed Venice: Now & Then exhibition - including Jean Edelstein, Scott Grieger, Victor Henderson, Juri Koll, and Catherine Ruane. An updated version of the catalog will be available at the event, and can be ordered online at https://www.createspace.com/7404392

Artists featured in the exhibition, which will be on view, are:
Martha Alf
John Baldessari
Bob Branaman
Jean Edelstein
Doug Edge
Ned Evans
Scott Grieger
Victor Henderson
Juri Koll
Ann McCoy
Catherine Ruane
Rena Small

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

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Venice: Now & Then
Aug
5
to Sep 3

Venice: Now & Then

Cutting edge artists - historically and in present practice - in Venice.

Martha Alf    John Baldessari   Bob Branaman   Jean Edelstein

Doug Edge   Ned Evans   Scott Grieger   Victor Henderson

Juri Koll   Ann McCoy   Catherine Ruane   Rena Small

Curated by Juri Koll. Catalog Foreword by David S. Rubin and Essay by Betty Ann Brown. Click to Order Catalog.

NED EVANS - WIOTA, 1983 (Detail)

NED EVANS - WIOTA, 1983 (Detail)

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Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation from Southern California
May
14
to Jul 9

Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation from Southern California

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The twelve artists in “Trans Angeles” come from many different cultures, geographies, communities, skill sets, and life experiences. All of them draw quite deeply and deliberately on this multiplicity within themselves. By bringing together these twelve very different artists of very similar spirit, then, “Trans Angeles” demonstrates the inner as well as outer “globality” of the southern California artist. Curated by Peter Frank.

Fatemeh Burnes   Cosimo Cavallaro   Gisela Colón

Gronk   KuBO   Maya Mercer   Kirk Pedersen

Mei Xian Qiu   Katsuhisa Sakai   John White

Jae Hwa Yoo   Zadik Zadikian

Peter Frank Speaking at the Opening

Peter Frank Speaking at the Opening

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Hollywood & Fine
Apr
8
to May 20

Hollywood & Fine

Hollywood in the spotlight - as an important way of seeing the world - from the glitz, to the glamour, to the gutter, from the personalities to the pipe dreams, from stardom to stardust. Artists in the context of artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat.

Matt Aston   Jean Michel Basquiat   Jodi Bonassi

Carolyn M. Campbell   Lisa Derrick   Corey Deshon

Sam Erenberg   Simone Gad   Tanner Goldbeck   Eva Hassmann

Juri Koll   Reginald Van Langenhove   Meryl Lebowitz   Ofer

Mei Xian Qiu   Phil Santos   Elena Mary Siff   Sandy Shimooka

Mike Street   Stephanie Sydney   Edmund Teske

Andy Warhol/Louie Waldon

MICHAEL DELGADO - CLAUDIA, 2016

MICHAEL DELGADO - CLAUDIA, 2016

 

 

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Level
Jan
12
to Jan 15

Level

LEVEL is a group show of photographic works from the Pacific fringes of California and Japan. The selected works explore personal history within context of various environments; natural or manufactured. Locating oneself in a place of exchanging information and understanding the symbols of senses, the subject will ease in to communicate with the environment and focus their attention on it. “Level” is the measure of environmental sustainability and cultural sustainability of the space or place creating a indicative sense of relativity to human geography. Curated by Juri Koll & Kio Griffith. Co-sponsored by TYPE.

Sally Coates   Kenichiro Egami   Kio Griffith
Mayumi Hamanaka   Hiroyo Kaneko
Juri Koll   Chris Komater   Yasuo Konishi   Maria Larrson
Lawrie Margrave   Chihiro Minato   Masami Murao
Toshi Onuki   Kazuyuki Ozonoe   Ave Pildas
Chiaki Saito   Keiko Sotokubo
Ken Takewaki   Edmund Teske   Kanendo Watanabe

 

 

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Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation from Southern California
Mar
18
to May 6

Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation from Southern California

The twelve artists in “Trans Angeles” come from many different cultures, geographies, communities, skill sets, and life experiences. All of them draw quite deeply and deliberately on this multiplicity within themselves. By bringing together these twelve very different artists of very similar spirit, then, “Trans Angeles” demonstrates the inner as well as outer “globality” of the southern California artist. Curated by Peter Frank.

Fatemeh Burnes   Cosimo Cavallaro   Gisela Colón

Gronk   KuBO   Maya Mercer   Kirk Pedersen

Mei Xian Qiu   Katsuhisa Sakai   John White

Jae Hwa Yoo   Zadik Zadikian

INSTALLATION AT CHABOT MUSEUM

INSTALLATION AT CHABOT MUSEUM

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Abstract Never Is
Jan
29
to Apr 9

Abstract Never Is

Abstract Photography has a long, illustrious, inspiring tradition, which extends to contemporary photographers’ work. Abstract Never Is means to convey the concept that an abstract photographic image never truly escapes the process of pueng the lens in front of the eye and clicking the shutter. The moment of conception of an abstract photograph requires intention, place, surface, object, and time, to mention a few aspects. If it is successful, it thrives on the border of the known and the unknown. The moment and the timeless. A successful abstract photograph requires both - and balances on the heft of each. Curated by Juri Koll & Mishelle Moross. Click to Order Catalog.

Fatemeh Burnes   Sasha vom Dorp   Kio Griffith

Diane Holland   Suda House   Juri Koll   KuBO

Lawrie Margrave   Stefanie Nafé   Kirk Pedersen

Osceola Refetoff   Lisa Rosel   Edmund Teske

 

EDMUND TESKE - CHICAGO, 1938

EDMUND TESKE - CHICAGO, 1938

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Sep
19
to Oct 29

Venice: Here & Now

The 15 artists define the significant role Venice plays in the global art world and highlight the efforts ViCA is making to sustain the creatives of our community despite accelerated gentrification and displacement of artists on a daily basis. 

“Since it’s founding in 1905, Venice has always been an artists community. Here and now our artist friends are being evicted and endangered on a daily basis. Many of the artists included in this exhibit are in having to cope with the possibility of leaving the place where they are inspired to create. We highlight their work in order to help them thrive here, not merely survive here. That’s what ViCA is all about.” Juri Koll, Founder and Director of ViCA

Javier De Aubeyzon   Sandy Bleifer   Mb Boissonnault

Fatemeh Burnes   Dani Dodge   Janet Gervers   Gloriane Harris

Amy Kaps   KuBO   Mei Xian Qiu   Sonja Schenk   Lisa Rosel

May Sun   Edmund Teske   Jennifer Verge

MB BOISSONNAULT

MB BOISSONNAULT

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Jun
13
to Jul 18

New Works

New Works by Southern California artists. Curated by Kathy Leonardo & Juri Koll. Sponsored by LA Art Party.

Tyler Cummings   Scott Horton   Juri Koll

Bethany London   Sonia MIrzaei   Jason Ostro

Phil Santos   Jennifer Verge   Stephanie Visser

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Water Works II
May
9
to Oct 1

Water Works II

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Following on the acclaim and success of their Water Works show, the Porch Gallery Ojai and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) presented Water Works II, an international juried exhibition including works from as far away as China. Water Works II is broadly focused on the myriad issues related to water - from its beauty, its scarcity, its importance to human life, the politics of it, to its environmental issues and beyond. 

Spread between the exhibition space at Porch Gallery Ojai and The Ojai Art Center the show featured 70 pieces of work by 54 artists*. In addition to the gallery venues, three commissioned sculptures were installed in and around Ojai by artists KuBo (Besant Hill School), Sonja Schenk (The Farmer and the Cook) and Alberto Bevacqua (Porch Gallery Ojai). The exhibition traveled to the Glendale Community College Art Gallery in September, 2015,

During the opening weekend, on Saturday, May 9th, a panel discussion moderated by ViCA Director Juri Koll regarding water issues was held next to Porch Gallery Ojai at Modern Folk Living from 4-5 p.m. Liam Carpenter-Urquhart, a senior from The Thacher School in Ojai, presented a poem to open the discussion. On Sunday, May 10th, Johnny Fonteyn of Rio Gozo Farms conducted a special tour of his organic farm in upper Ojai at Besant Hill School covering topics such as organic farming in Ojai, water use and conservation in a farm setting, and the farms role and impact on the natural ecosystem.

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*Accepted artists:

Richard Amend, Susan Amorde, Nurit Avesar, Vince Baworouski, Bobbi Bennett, MB Boissonnault, Bill Leigh Brewer, Gary Brewer, Patricia Chidlaw, Diane Cockerill, Duane Dammeyer, Bibi Davidson, Lynne Deutch, Bill Dewey, L. Aviva Diamond, Elizabeth Garat, Jack Halbert, Sharon Hardy, Mark Indig, Cynthia James, Amy Kaczur, Colleen M Kelly, J. J. L'heureux, Terri Laine, Campbell Laird, Feng Ling, Daniel Leighton, Daniel Jack Lyons, Aline Mare, Bruce Mcallister, Jim Mcaninch, Mary Mcgill, Wendy Osher, Ann Phong, Osceola Refetoff, Kate Register, Gay Summer Rick, Shawn K. Riley, Lisa Rosel, Karrie Ross, Catherine Ruane, Seda Saar, Jill Shanbrom, Yin Sheng, Joan Scheibel, Wendy Smith, Shyun Song, Caryl St. Ama, Jill Sykes, Mark Tovar, Katie Van Horne, Christine Weir, Tracey Weiss, Gina Yu

 

SONJA SCHENK - MARKER, 2015

SONJA SCHENK - MARKER, 2015

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Apr
12
to Jun 27

Southern California Museum Tour

A series of traveling solo exhibitions. Curated by Juri Koll. Co-sponsored by the Gypsy Trails Gallery. 

KuBO at Santa Monica Museum of Art (April)

Mei Xian Qiu at Riverside Museum of Art (May)

MB Boissonnault at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (June)

Osceola Refetoff at the Torrance Art Museum (September)

 

OSCEOLA REFETOFF at TORRANCE ART MUSEUM

OSCEOLA REFETOFF at TORRANCE ART MUSEUM

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The Book of the Dad
Dec
28
to Jan 30

The Book of the Dad

The work of George Koll (1941-2013) - hilarious, controversial, insightful drawings and writings - is shown for the first time in public at the Mike Kelly Gallery at Beyond Baroque. George Koll lived an alternative life in the underground of San Francisco, and his writings and art are testimony to his life. He survived, - sometimes thrived - under the radar, longer than most, if not all of his friends and contemporaries of the Beat Generation, the 1960’s, 70’s and beyond. The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art is very proud to present this exhibition at Beyond Baroque, which is one of the United States' leading independent Literary/Arts Centers and public spaces dedicated to expanding the public's knowledge of poetry, literature and art through cultural events and community interaction. A definitive book on the project is being prepared.

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Water Works
Jul
26
to Oct 24

Water Works

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In July of 2014, Porch Gallery Ojai and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) presented a traveling group exhibition featuring works by: Dark Bob, Fatemeh Burnes, Sam Erenberg, Kio Griffith, Gloriane Harris, Juri Koll, Barbara Kolo, KuBO, Jayme Odgers, Kirk Pedersen, Kate Register, and Karrie Ross. The show was curated by Juri Koll with Catalog Essays by Peter Frank, John Seed & Shana Nys Dambrot. The exhibition moved to the Loft at Liz's in Los Angeles, then to it's last stop at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster.

The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper. Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed.

Many of the artists have been influenced in some way by Japanese Sumi painters or modern artists such as Sam Francis. The Sam Francis Foundation sponsored the catalog, a copy of which has become part of the Sam Francis archives at the GETTY Museum Research Institute Library.

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Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation from Southern California
Apr
13
to May 18

Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation from Southern California

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The twelve artists in “Trans Angeles” come from many different cultures, geographies, communities, skill sets, and life experiences. All of them draw quite deeply and deliberately on this multiplicity within themselves. By bringing together these twelve very different artists of very similar spirit, then, “Trans Angeles” demonstrates the inner as well as outer “globality” of the southern California artist. Curated by Peter Frank.

Fatemeh Burnes   Cosimo Cavallaro   Gisela Colón

Gronk   KuBO   Maya Mercer   Kirk Pedersen

Mei Xian Qiu   Katsuhisa Sakai   John White

Jae Hwa Yoo   Zadik Zadikian

Peter Frank Speaking at the Opening

Peter Frank Speaking at the Opening

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