Sunday, October 14, 2012

Days of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sophia Allison, Paul W. Evans, Kim Tucker

November 2 – 25, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, November 2, 7-10pm

WEEKEND is pleased to present Days of Our Lives, a collaborative installation of individual works by Sophia Allison, Paul W. Evans and Kim Tucker.

Memory as a tool for peculiar identity / Identity as a device for eccentric inclusion

Using memory as a tool to celebrate home, community and place within the confines of tradition and convention, Days of Our Lives seeks to situate each viewer within the cosmos that emerges through the combination of these three artists’ distinct narratives.  With each artist rationalizing, rectifying and remembering home as a present and tangible monster, the installation propels viewers into a collective vision that is confrontational yet caring; as meditative as it is frightening.

Each artist addresses our conflicted need to fit into a community or structure that is too saturated, routine and tedious or whose paradigm has simply run its course.  By joining together to manifest their own sanctuary at Weekend, a new collective existence is gained through obsessive acts, irony, humor and unique reflection:

Sophia Allison collects, cuts and reconstructs materials to form abstracted physical and emotional landscapes. Her sculpture has been exhibited in Los Angeles at d.e.n. contemporary art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Los Angeles International Airport and most recently in North Carolina at Brevard College.

Paul W. Evans investigates landscape and the subconscious through repetitive appropriation.  His paintings have been seen in Los Angeles at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, the Center for the Arts/Eagle Rock and he has exhibited widely in New York. He has curated numerous exhibitions in the Los Angeles area and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. 

Kim Tucker creates communal identity through individual psychological storytelling.  Recent shows of her sculpture and drawing include exhibitions at L2Kontemporary, ShoeboxLA and AC Projects.  She has attended artist residencies in Europe and the United States and received her MFA from the Ohio State University.
4634 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jay Erker at ShoeboxLA

I love Jay Erker. 

Cut Both Ways
Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 4-7pm

Los Feliz Triangle Park
Hollywood Blvd. & Prospect Ave. at Vermont Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90027 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

ShoeboxLA Kickstarter Campaign

This past June ShoeboxLA completed its first exhibition season.  As we are a pop-up, mobile space, and our openings/exhibitions are only 3 hours long, we'd like to create a catalogue to highlight all the great work that artists have created for our small gallery this past year.  We need your help--we are asking for funds to be used for the creation and printing of a modest-sized catalogue.  The catalogue will be printed locally (in Los Angeles), and we hope to create 500 copies. It will serve as an important piece of documentation for ShoeboxLA; we'll allocate 2-3 pages for each artist to include images of their exhibitions with us during the past year. Please check out our great incentives for donating and thanks in advance for your support!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

ShoeboxLA presents Karen Frimkess Wolff

ShoeboxLA, my and Sophia Allison's labor of love gallery, is presenting its final show for our first ever season.  It's been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable projects I've done and I'm always amazed and impressed with what artists do for us.  The support for ShoeboxLA has been so great and working with my cohort Sophia has been nothing short of perfect.  Thank you to everyone for your encouragement and for supporting artist-run spaces in Los Angeles.

Join us on June 16 for Karen Frimkess Wolff:

ShoeboxLA Presents
Karen Frimkess Wolff: Dancing on Eggshells

Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 4-7pm

Little Tokyo Galleria – Second Floor
333 S. Alameda St (at 3rd), Los Angeles, CA 90013

ShoeboxLA concludes its inaugural season with Los Angeles artist Karen Frimkess Wolff.  Wolff’s presentation, Dancing on Eggshells, traverses gracefully and joyfully through precarious times and fragile circumstances, while stepping triumphantly onto beds of roses and ultimately into safety.  Wolff, a Los Angeles native, has been exhibiting her sculpture, drawings and installations for over 40 years.  She received her BA in Painting and Drawing from UCLA and her MA in Art History from Cal State Northridge. 

ShoeboxLA is pleased to be returning to the Little Tokyo Galleria, the location for our first show in September of 2011. 

ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting. Founders Sophia Allison and Paul W. Evans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' and viewers' expectations of size and scale. Locations change for each show but the space remains the same.

Website: www.shoeboxla.blogspot.comprivate appointments are welcome.

(Little Tokyo Galleria is easily accessible via the Metro Gold and Red lines, with plenty of street and free, one hour, on-site parking.)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Windows at Co-op 28 Handmade on Vermont Ave.

Check out my window installation at Co-op 28 on Vermont in Los Feliz.  Up through April, along with fellow artist Sophia Allison (who did the other window).  We had a blast, hope you get to see it. 1728 N. Vermont, Los Angeles -

Photo: Samuel M. Chu