Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Immersion Program: somewhere between the dust and the light from Summercamp ProjectProject on Vimeo.
James Boulton's staccato animations isolate and collage together real world images with patterns, sounds, and drawings. Using a vibrant saturated palette, Boulton's video alternates between optically blending and clashing sounds. Kai Vierstra's Hammering Nails also uses manipulation of audio. As a loose continuation of his father’s wave research with MIT/Lincoln Laboratory’s group 38 “Air Defense Systems”, Viestra experiments with slow and low frequencies that could induce a bodily reaction indicated by the lycanthropic phenomenon.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here's her show card invite...
We're getting ready for our last summer outdoor exhibition of the season and and these artists are going big or going home. Come and check it out on Sunday, August 30th from 5-8pm with Falcon Eddy providing some sweet sounds. Check out the details below.
J, E, & F
Summercamp's Project Project
3119 Chadwick Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Opening reception Sunday August 30th from 5-8 pm with music performance by Falcon Eddy
Exhibition runs from August 30 through September 13th.
Hours by appointment, please contact email@example.com
Summercamp's Project Project presents GO BIG OR GO HOME: big ass sculpture show, an outdoor group exhibition featuring works large in scale and in scope with Melissa Manfull in Guestroom. Organized by Fatima Hoang, Elonda Billera & Janice Gomez.
Interested in an agave plant from the neighborhood that had rotting fruit stabbed through its top spikes, Kristi Lippire's sculpture combines local plant forms made of papier-mache and steel rods to emphasize humor and danger. Richard Haley investigates the interface between the body and objects and the extent to which these relationships produce the self in an attempt to locate the corporeal self in a postindustrial culture. Objects as literal manifestations of these relationships between body and object – the podiums that we speak from, the crutches that we lean on, the flagpoles that we articulate nation through. By replicating and intervening into natural systems like tide patterns and tree growth, Haley imposes a man-made logic onto resistant natural, futile technologies intentionally call into question the whereabouts of agency among human and natural bodies. Breathing new life into a 99 cent store toy, Lorraine Cleary Dale's humourous sculpture questions concepts such as fear, change, chance, and the deep desire for recovery; while also exploring greater environmental issues the world faces today. The question remains can we as a culture or as individuals retain a hopeful and positive outlook when the stakes are down?
Don't Put Nothing in It, Unless You Feel It, by Nicole Antebi,is a recreation of Darwin's two by three foot weed garden used for experiments in the natural selection of plant species. The project elaborates on the experiment to include readings by the poet, Amaranth Borsuk, and experimental sounds of Clay Chaplin and others using sound and language as a way of beckoning plants to the surface. Another work dug into the ground, El Sereno Jaw by Josh Callaghan, is composed of 16 concrete teeth of a lower jaw set in the dirt like gums. Will Long offers unexpected experiences by altering the mundane identity and function of everyday materials. Through ductwork with audio components installed on the hillside, Long broadens the viewers perspective regarding the built environment. Jason Manley's work references ornate, fluorescent Hollywood signs and vintage Las Vegas billboards, where the context of advertisement is changed to a platform for poetic prose. The text addresses the here and now, and is intended to stimulate awareness to place, breaking the monotony of corporate sameness, and merging the boundaries between personal and public.
And as a compliment to GO BIG OR GO HOME, Melissa Manfull's drawing and its accompanying potential space satellites will be featured in Guestroom. Interested in the surface of concrete as an opaque barrier, Manfull's drawings are based on soviet modernist architecture, specifically the disintegrating Palaces of Culture. Cold and sedate, using concrete as the primary material, these palaces were created as places of leisure run by the corresponding trade unions and government to promote various forms of art and culture. Manfull's satellite drawings embody the absurdity of the palaces, where their intention and design are in conflict. This conflict also exemplifies the reality of modernity; new designs undermining the proposed idealism.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Entryway, Works by: Amy Maloof
Photos by: Devon Tsuno
Interactive works on the Picnic Table by: Constantina Zavitsanos
Earthwork performance in the Lower Field by: Ryan Lamb
Photo by: Nicola Lamb
In our garden, Works by: Devon Tsuno
Photo by: Devon Tsuno
Works by: the Smog (with a beautiful Dees in the foreground)
Photo by: Nicola Lamb
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Despite all odds, and I do mean odds- humidity, ants, and the like- JJ has the gloves on and she means business... Also getting ready for Sunday openingness- Fatima put up shades in the dark, kinda like wearing your sunglasses at night //so I can soIcan// And our newest Guestroom space is ready for Malisa Humphrey to install while Ben's pumpkins keep on keepin' on...
That's all the news and notes for now. See you slickers Sunday,
Monday, July 13, 2009
Summercamp's Project Project presents Slick, an outdoor group exhibition, to engage, reinforce and deny the definitions of finish fetish, too cool for school and the sly trickster.
Non-stop Picture Show is a new ongoing series following the evolution of the Hollywood image. These photographs of Jennifer Juniper Stratford chronicle inspiration derived from fandom, escapism through technology, nature, and the strange effects of the media. A collection of her work is featured in Hijacked Volume One, Australia and America a new book which presents the most diverse and provocative new photography from Australia and America, published by Big City Press. Using found objects Amy Maloof communicates ideas of falsiness. Whether inspired by the weather, or an even more interesting topic of conversation, tropical mood pendulums swing between two invisible trees creating imaginary kid n' play betwixt (wo)man and arty facts.
Touch and touching, where things meet in inner and outer space, especially when those spaces collide without meeting. Cheating light tethered to its shadow, wrapping and warping. Those bodies without thickness that make things thick. Constantina Zavitsanos works in time-based sculpture using projection, simple motors, found objects, wood, glass, wax, water, motion sensors, holograms, mirrors, and video to produce un-tricky visual magic of the mechanical, optical, and tactile varieties. Her objects refer to utility and function and become defunct in real time. From expanding the frontiers of the micro and macro, to revealing the depths of the oceans and the infinity of space, Ture Gufstofson's glass opens doors to that which is not readily visible and unveils new perspectives. In Michael 2011, Michael Trefzger draws recognizable but disparate parts together in ways that depict a near future that is neither utopian or the end of the world, but more of the same.
Existing and adjusting, Los Angeles painter, Devon Tsuno, describes a city of sprawl. But it is also a massively layered city that is growing amidst an unsound ecology -- people battling for space via hostile takeovers resulting in violent concussive movements. We Angelenos, like Robert Duvall’s army officer in Apocalypse Now, breath in deeply and say “Someday this war’s gonna end…” to this environment requires, a meditative calm, with a decisive train of thought, which results in an unwavering sense of home.
And as a compliment to Slick, Malisa Humphrey's collages will be featured in the Guestroom. Humphrey’s collages combine appropriated images and personal and historical ephemera with watercolor and pencil drawings to illustrate conspiracy theories and other narratives.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
We are in the midst of planning our July exhibition. Before we move on, we'd like to share a few more photos from s(t)ay.
See you soon!
Janice and Fatima (and on behalf of Elonda)
Installation by: Ben Shaffer, Photo by: Janice Gomez
Monday, May 18, 2009
Goatspace: works by Sean Gall and Matt Kennedy
Photo by: Gary Schultz
Lowerfield: works by Carrie Whitney andChristian Tedeschi (pictured)
Stairs: Gina Kelly & Gary Schultz
Photo by: Gary Schultz
on the wall: Anita Bunn
Photo by Gary Schultz
More pics to come.