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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 58pm
Exhibition Dates: June 29-August 16, 2013
On June 29, Venice Arts Gallery will host the Opening Reception for its newest exhibition, Place/ Non-Place: Locality in the Digital Age. Based on the notion of non-place, a phrase coined by anthropologist Marc Aug, this show features 28 artists, each exploring how non-place—those locations of seeming anonymity devoid of time, such as freeways and airports—can unearth instances of humanity, storytelling, and belonging often associated with the particularities of place. The Venice Arts Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.
This is Venice Arts Gallery’s second annual Summer Juried Exhibition, a show in which artists from all over the globe are invited to submit works for consideration. With a wide range of entries, from photographs concerning supermarkets, waiting rooms, and sidewalks to films addressing recycling, tree climbing, and urbanity, each year presents a myriad of exciting and eclectic works that collectively epitomize the gallery’s mission to promote creativity, community, and education by presenting various artists unique perspectives.
“I have recently been investigating the idea of waiting, and the places we have constructed or arranged for that purpose,” writes Los Angeles-based photographer Ed Colman, one of the photographers featured in the exhibition, in his artist statement. “We do not specifically come to wait in these places, we come for some other purpose and yet, often find ourselves in these specially designated areas, waiting for what is to come. These places can be dismal or cheery, anonymous or full of character, inviting or bleak, but the constant is that they are not places we come to visit…These places are zones of transition, not destinations. They are the quintessential non-place.”
Non-place can be anything and anywhere: the ornate genericness of a museum bench, the front seat of a van, or even our own bodies in transit. Join us as we investigate Augs phrase, considering the variousinterpretations the concept of non-place may hold, and all of the meanings that can be discovered through those interpretations.
Artists in the exhibition:
Gareth Abraham (London, UK); Lorraine Boogich (Smallwood, NY); Miri Chais (Los Angeles, CA); Ed Colman (Los Angeles, CA); Gabor Esperon (Pacifica, CA); Rebecca Finley (Huntsville, TX); Natalie Franco (Los Angeles, CA); Zoe Frost (Oakland, CA); Marilyn Gaffney (Westmeath, Ireland); Stuart Gibson (Kalamazoo, MI); Huss Harden (Los Angeles, CA); DJ Hijawi (Coto de Caza, CA); Brandon Jacob Hudson (Los Angeles, CA); Lauren Jack (Los Angeles, CA); Nancy Kaye (Los Angeles, CA); Elizabeth Kenneday (Reno, NV); Chang Kyun Kim (Los Angeles, CA); Freya Najade (London, UK); Leopoldo Pea (Los Angeles, CA); Jeff Rau (Los Angeles, CA); Jordan Rodgers (Liverpool, UK); Moriyama Tadashi (Los Angeles, CA); Scott Tansey (Los Angeles, CA); Sarah Tortora (Guilford, CT); Brett Van Ort (Los Angeles, CA); Sandra Chen Weinstein (Lake Forest, CA); Marianne Williams (Los Angeles, CA); Xiaowen Zhu (Los Angeles, CA)
Location & Hours
Venice Arts Gallery
1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice CA 90291
July 1-July 26: Monday-Friday, 12pm-2pm and by appointment
July 29-August 16: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and by appointment
Gallery & Public Programs are free and open to the public.