current exhibition
note to self
organized by Bettina Hubby
02.04.17 - 02.25.17














Opening night: February 4th, 7-10 pm
“Edible snacks” in the deadpan style of artist Bob Dornberger will be served until they are inside everyone
Free food / Bring cash
 
Participating artists:

Ashton Allen
Margot Bowman
Saskia Wilson Brown & Micah Hahn                                      
Joshua Callaghan                         
Bob Dornberger
David P. Earle                                                    
Emma Gray
Bettina Hubby
Mike Slack
                                                                                             
Intrinsically process driven, To-Do lists are both aspirational and pro-active, both of the moment and for the future. When an item on a To-Do list is crossed off, it becomes an accomplishment, but when left undone, a nagging regret. Normally not for public consumption, To-Do lists are intimate and unguarded, unpremeditated and revealing. Hinting at a work in progress, they become accidental journal entries, a place where thoughts become systems and notes become ideas, and a unique record of a particular moment in time. Once an item has been ticked off the list, the list itself is a witness to (or evidence of) one’s own power to manifest.

Works in the show are motivated by To-Do lists which are also displayed and appear in many forms: pencil on Post-it, printed out screen shot, and scrawl on a wall.

On view on Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.

To schedule a visit, email elephant: elephantartspace@gmail.com

* above image: Emma Gray





past exhibition
In the realm of a dying star
Sarada Rauch
01.06.17 - 01.29.17





















Opening reception Friday, January 6th 7-10pm

In the realm of a dying star we revolve around
– in a circle, a revolution, an orbit– we are floating, and some call it flying, but really it’s continuous falling. Falling fast enough to avoid crashing, but too slow to escape the pull of gravity. Stuck in a regular repeating path around. Disaster means “bad star” in Greek. Just like how a snowball turns into an avalanche, a small rocky body can take out a species. From that belt, between Mars and Jupiter, Gods of War and State. And as I contemplate this, that asteroid swings by again, those walls are never high enough, they are never full enough, revolution is a circle. Each time around it’s the same, but it is also a little different.

In the realm of a dying star is a concept album and collection of music videos. In this show, some of the poems are songs, some of the videos are sculptures, and some of the photos move.

Sarada Rauch is an artist, poet and musician born in Los Angeles, and based in Brooklyn. Through reenactment, her work collapses the personal and mediated experience to examine the construction of histories and institutional narratives. Taking her own private thoughts and contemporary events as subject matter, she explores how information is presented in relation to discourses of the “other.” The work is informed by her experience navigating between differing cultures in her background as a perpetual other.

Sarada received her MFA from Hunter College and has exhibited internationally in spaces such as The Drawing Center, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, Hudson; RH+ Gallery, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Central St. Martins, London; La Conservera Center of Contemporary Art, Cueti; Demarco Art House, Edinburgh; and the RISD Museum, Providence. Artist residencies she has participated in include Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York; The LMCC Swing Space, New York; Center for Book Arts Workspace Residency, New York; Latitude 53, Edmonton; and she received the BBK Saxony Fellowship in Leipzig. Sarada was one of the directors of Heliopolis Gallery in Brooklyn, and is a co-creator of the podcast called Around About.

website: www.saradarauch.com

On view on Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.

To schedule a visit, email elephant: elephantartspace@gmail.com

past exhibition
Void of Course
11.20.16 - 11.27.16



































Hannah Beadman
Edgar Fabian Frias
Jaye Fishel
Grace Kredell
Sarah Manuwal
Lindsay Minnich
Saewon Oh
Amy Von Harrington
Laura Berlin Stinger
Eliza Swann
Meg Whiteford
And more...

Sunday, November 20th, VOID OF COURSE OPENING, 6pm - 8pm
With performances and vegetarian BBQ! https://www.facebook.com/events/333051703735172/


Sunday, November 27th, BORN AGAIN, AGAIN! 7pm - 10pm, Celebrating our resilience, magic, and beauty, this event centers Queer and Trans People of Color while also weaving in folks at other intersections. How are contemporary artists, cultural producers, visionaries, and spiritual beings engaging with personal and collective surTHRIVAL, compassion, grief, love, loss, play, MEANING? This event explores the forging of sacred sanctuaries and self-proclaimed POWER (from) within our beautifully diverse communities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1883400381887735/

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VOID OF COURSE is a platform for female identified visionaries to explore and create new pathways to the Great Mystery through performance, art, sound, healing, and discussion. VOID OF COURSE began as a three month long residency hosted by the Women's Center For Creative Work and continues as a curatorial platform to hold space for unknown thresholds.

“Void”, from the Middle English “unoccupied” speaks to the dark places within our psyches, where “logic” and “reason” have vacated in order for something new to play out and take form. In this spiritual location, this platform holds space for female-identified beings on a mystical quest as we share what has been produced through our personal and collective unknowns. In creatively engaging with our own journeys into uncharted space, we heal ourselves and make accessible our capacity for giving artistic and spiritual authority to ourselves. Ultimately, we are choosing to celebrate our integrated identities as women, artists, seers, and healers and offer ourselves power and transcendence in a patriarchal spiritual world which does not readily give us agency, and a capitalistic art world which does not readily give us place.

“Void of Course” refers to an astrological term for a period of time when the Moon is transitioning between signs in the zodiac, and is unaspected by any other celestial influence – the Moon charts its own path.

VOID OF COURSE IS ORGANIZED BY GRACE KREDELL AND ELIZA SWANN

past exhibition
M.L. Dodge
10.9.16 - 10.31.16



































Opening reception Sunday, October 9, 2 – 5pm
Elephant is pleased to present Other Moons, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles- based artist M.L. Dodge. The exhibition marks Dodge’s first solo presentation with Elephant.

The exhibition features new wall works that reference relief sculpture, assemblage, and abstract painting. Comprised of a collection of cut up mathematically designed painted patterns, circuitboard copper, thinly poured cement and thickly poured paint the works first resemble topographic maps of desolate places.
Paralleling his cut up photographic sketches of construction sites in states of covering, this series of work aims to also distill down in-progress, structural spirits as meshed landscapes with perpetual potential. A building’s underlying nature elucidating its otherworldly qualities, oscillating between painting and rendering, sculpture and site. As almost environmental accidents intuitively scored across a revealed process, these emblems of staged time are finally placed as portraits. This is done to outline the intrinsic values of character in building that are often overshadowed by the homogeneic conformity of façade across contemporary real estate development and cosmopolitan culture.

Born in Fairfax, Virginia in 1975 M.L. Dodge has exhibited his work in the United States and Europe. Dodge was recently included in group exhibitions at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles & the High Desert Test Sites. Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

past exhibition
Kristin Cammermeyer
09.23.16 - 09.26.16



























Opening reception Friday, September 23rd 7-10pm

Kristin Cammermeyer will be presenting a new video work generated while in residency at Elephant from August 15-September 22.

Kristin Cammermeyer is an artist currently living in Los Angeles. She graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 from the painting department. Since that time her work has evolved from the two-dimensional to multi-media site-generated installations that serve as fodder for video works. She is becoming increasingly interested in limiting her resources for the development of these projects to what is available at the site. For this current work she utilized materials from the neighborhood and donated items from the Elephant residents. Past collaborator, Michael Dillon, designed the soundscape for the piece.

This project was funded by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

The exhibition will be on view Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 from 12-8pm. On Sunday there will be a BBQ and Cocktails in the back yard from 4-8pm. The gallery will also be open Monday, September 26 by appointment.

past exhibition
Pamela Valfer
Schein
07.15.16 - 08.07.16





















 Opening Reception Friday, July 15, 7-10pm

 Schein [1] m , -s no pl
a (=Licht) light , (matt) glow
[+von Gold, Schwert etc] gleam, glint
einen (hellen) Schein auf etw ($) werfen acc to shine (brightly) on sth, to cast a (bright) light on sth
b (=Anschein) appearances pl
(=Vortäuschung) pretence, sham
Schein und Sein/Wirklichkeit appearance and reality
das ist mehr Schein als Sein it's all (on the) surface
der Schein trügt or täuscht appearances are deceptive
dem Schein nach on the face of it, to all appearances
den Schein wahren to keep up appearances
etw nur zum Schein tun only to pretend to do sth, to make only a pretence or a show of doing sth

Pamela Valfer is an artist and instructor based in Los Angeles. Since moving to California from Minneapolis two years ago, her practice has evolved from object-oriented installation (3rd MN Biennial at Soap Factory, Exactitude at Burnet Gallery) into performative gestures with little reliance on the “art object”; allowing histories of architectural and mediated space to voice concerns about politics, societies and culture. SCHEIN is Valfer’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

On view through August 7
Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment
to schedule a visit, email elephant: elephantartspace@gmail.com

past exhibition
Andy Hall
in 1000 feet
06.04.16 - 06.26.16




































Andy Hall
in 1000 feet
a monumental site assemblage

Opening reception Saturday June 4th
6pm - 10pm

kickoff concert
7pm - 8pm
1000 measures
with Conrad Freiburg
live score
procedural music
sculptural unfurling

You are in a state of being pleasantly lost in your thoughts; a daydream.
One might say that immensity is a philosophical category of that daydream…
it produces an attitude that is so special, an inner state so unlike any other
that the daydream transports the dreamer out side the immediate world to a
world that bears the mark of infinity.
- Gaston Bachelard

Based in Chicago, Andy Hall develops sculptural objects and drawings for
renowned sites including The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh; Museum
of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Museum, Memphis, and The Chicago
Cultural Center. His collective works reflect sustained material curiosity and
the exploration of ideas through form. Other exhibitions include Geary
Contemporary, NYC, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; American Craft Council,
Minneapolis; LACE, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown Enterprises, NYC; and Art
Museum, Memphis. Hall is represented by Geary Contemporary, NYC. He is
an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

On view on Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.
Exterior installation on view at all times.


contact
Andy Hall andy-hall.info
To schedule a visit, email elephant: elephantartspace@gmail.com