Jun
28
to Aug 18

JACK GOLDSTEIN: UNDER WATER SEA FANTASY

JACK GOLDSTEIN

Under Water Sea Fantasy

28 June – 18 August, 2018                          

1301PE is pleased to present its fourth exhibition with the late Jack Goldstein. The show includes Goldstein’s significant film Under Water Sea Fantasy along with nine silkscreened text and color photographs: Portfolio of Performance, and James Welling’s Jack Goldstein’s studio.

A central figure of the “Pictures Generation”, Goldstein’s work included film, performance, writing, text, painting, sound, and sculpture. Under Water Sea Fantasy began production in 1983 and was completed before his untimely death in 2003. His film reveals Goldstein’s acute understanding of the perception of spectacle and the power of image. Using production values influenced by Hollywood studio techniques, he exploits the spectacular effects of visual presence and the interplay of sound and image. Footage of natural phenomena such as underwater life, volcanic eruptions and celestial events is montaged into a flow of appearing and disappearing energies with no clear narrative structure. At once serene and violent, the seductive visual impact of this film is mesmerizing. Underwater Sea Fantasy premiered in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

Goldstein’s Portfolio of Performance documents and describes in exacting detail nine of his proposed art performances from 1976 - 1985: The Jump, Sound Performance, Two Boxers, Two Fencers, Records, The Murder, Fire/Body/Light, Body Contortionist and Burning Window. These performances are cinematic in nature and parallel his film work from this period. They remove the artist centric nature of performances. The portfolio serves almost as a set of instructions for additional stagings or interpretations of the original performances, essentially rendering the artist unnecessary to the process.  

James Welling’s Jack Goldstein’s Studio is a series of images that Welling shot of Goldstein and his studio in February 1977, when they both rented offices at the 506 Pacific Building on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Fifth Street. Goldstein was working in restaurants to finance his film "Bone China” and lived in several offices within the building. Welling’s photographs document Jack’s sparse studio that included: a mattress, hangers, some cigarettes, photographs, 2 x 4’s and his body of work: Auphorisms, that are taped to the wall. Welling says: “For the portrait of Jack I used a very slow film, Polaroid type 55, ASA 25. The viewer can see his cigarette burning down itself as he remains motionless for the 30-second exposure.” Welling’s photographs prove to be significant, as they reveal a timeline of Goldstein’s thought process in imagery and content; photos of scuba divers, astronauts, depictions of natural phenomena, as well as text all already exist in 1977 at the time of Welling’s documentation, and will ultimately emerge in Goldstein’s future paintings.

Jack Goldstein’s (1945 – 2003) major solo and group exhibitions include: Gwangju Biennale, 2014; La Biennale di Venezia, 2011; Whitney Biennial, 1985; documenta 8, 1985 and documenta 7, 1982; The Jewish Museum, New York, 2013; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, 2012; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2009; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2002; Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, 2002; Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, 1999; The Power Plant, Toronto, 1991; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 1988; Städtische Galerie Erlangen, 1985 and The Kitchen, New York, 1977, 1978 and 1980. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, Musee d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York New York, The Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada and The Broad, Los Angeles, California.

James Welling’s major solo exhibitions include: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent (S.M.A.K), 2017; Art Institute of Chicago, 2014; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, 2013; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, 2012; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1998. In 2000, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio organized a major survey of his work, which traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1990, the artist's first museum exhibition was presented by Kunsthalle Bern.

For more information please contact Susan Sherrick or Brian Butler 323.938.5822  

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CAMERON PLATTER: TEEN NON_FICTION
May
19
to Jun 16

CAMERON PLATTER: TEEN NON_FICTION

Cameron Platter

Teen Non_Fiction

19 May – 9 June 2018                          

1301PE is pleased to announce Teen Non_Fiction, an exhibition of new works by South African-based artist, Cameron Platter.  This will be his first exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition presents an installation of new charcoal drawings, pencil drawings, and bronze sculpture.

Incorporating aspects of sculpture, drawing, video, collage, poetry, tapestry, and web, Cameron Platter’s work appropriates and filters, in a highly personal and idiosyncratic way, the enormous volume of information available today.  Blurring the distinction between high and low, his eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to art making, typically draws from sources as disparate as fast food, art history, photography, psychedelics, landscape, advertising, therapy, collage, and consumerism.

Platter’s drawings in particular step back and forth over the line between abstraction and figuration punctuated by outbursts of pop culture references and inner repression.  In this series of drawings titled “Teen Non_Fiction”, he explores the different connotations, high and low, that fall under the arrangement of those words.

Cameron Platter was born in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2001.  Recent exhibitions include Salami at GNYP Gallery, Berlin (2018); SCREAMING HALLELUJAH at Ever Gold (Projects) (2017); U-SAVED_ME at Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, (2016); 2015 Artist in Residence at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2014); Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); De Leur Temps at Musee des Beaux-arts de Nantes (2013); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at MoMA, New York (2011); Les Rencontres Internationales at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014) and The Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris (2010); Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar Senegal; Coca-Colonized at Marte Museum, El Salvador (2010); and Absent Heroes at Iziko South African National Gallery (2010).

His work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York; FRAC Pays de la Loire, France; Iziko South African National Gallery; The Margulies Collection, the Zeitz Collection, and the New Church Collection.  His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, The BBC, Utflukt, Art South Africa, Protocollum, and Artforum.  He lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

                       

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LIFES A RIOT AT 25
Apr
29
to Jul 24

LIFES A RIOT AT 25

Life’s a riot at 25 celebrates 1301PE’s storied history through ephemera over the past 25 years. When 1301 was founded in 1992 the artist poster was central to the overall thinking of the gallery. Within this format the artist was free to extend the exhibition through ephemera.

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UTA BARTH
Mar
11
to Apr 22

UTA BARTH

1301PE is pleased to present the newest exhibition by MacArthur Fellow Uta Barth, on view from March 11 to April 22, 2017. Her third solo exhibition with the gallery will consist of two distinct yet related projects: “In the Light and Shadow of Morandi” and “Untitled 2017.” Both projects are continuations of a career long engagement with and exploration of visual perception.

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JAN ALBERS: FLOTATION
Nov
11
to Dec 20

JAN ALBERS: FLOTATION

Albers belongs to a young generation of conceptual artists who develop their work beyond the periodically supposed end of painting and is widely considered as one of the central positions of abstract contemporary art. Following Albers' critically acclaimed solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven and the Von Der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal in Germany, this exhibition presents new wedge pieces, 'chainsaw massacres,' as well as his hydraulically pressed automobile pieces.

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SUMMER SHOW
Aug
9
to Aug 30

SUMMER SHOW

Jan Albers, John Baldessari, Fiona Banner, Fiona Connor, Kirsten Everberg, Jorge Mendez Blake, Liliana Moro, Jorge Pardo, Jessica Stockholder, SUPERFLEX, Kerry Tribe, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Paul Winstanley & Pae White

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