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October 1, 2014

Press Release | Kehinde Wiley Ciné Institute Benefit Print

Elizabeth McCray

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Kehinde Wiley The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte, 2014
Archival pigment print on Epson Hot Press Bright 300gsm paper
Published by The Lapis Press

Kehinde Wiley Releases Ciné Institute Benefit Print Edition

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce to release of a signed, special edition print from Kehinde Wiley’s new exhibition The World Stage: Haiti. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit a new computer laboratory at Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only film school. Wiley visited Ciné Institute in Jacmel, Haiti in early 2014 while preparing for this, the latest iteration in his The World Stage series.

As with previous installments of The World Stage, Wiley examines a nation’s socioeconomic conditions and culture through the everyday lives of its people, always in the context of the issue of advancing globalization. In the minds of most, Haiti has never sparked quick associations with tranquility or beauty, and rarely as a travel destination. Yet Kehinde Wiley found beauty in Haiti, bringing it to the forefront by creating his own beauty pageants, in the long tradition of pageant culture native to the region.

Across the Caribbean, pageants serve as mass entertainment events, allowing locals to do more than exhibit poise, talent and physical beauty; pageants are a manifestation of collective cultural values. Wiley’s pageant winners were chosen randomly rather than through a judging process. By showing the pageant contestants paintings of European masters on which the new works would be based, Wiley deepened the connection between both place and era. He draws from the art history of Spain and France, Haiti’s colonizing powers, summoning parallels across time and geography. Likewise, Haiti’s rich and varied religious traditions, as well as its traditional crafts and decorative arts, inform Wiley’s modern chronicle of life and culture.

Kehinde Wiley was born in Los Angeles, and received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and a MFA from Yale University in 2001. His paintings are in the collections of over forty museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, California), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, California), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, California), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York), Seattle Museum of Art (Seattle, Washington), and at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, New York), to name a few.

Kehinde Wiley The World Stage: Haiti remains on view at Roberts & Tilton through October 25, 2014.

About Ciné Institute
Ciné Institute’s unique model begins with tuition-free education and hands-on college-level training in a two-year program. Our employment division brings in incredible clients like Arcade Fire, Google, Partners In Health and Donna Karan who provide real jobs and experience for our students and alumni while producing top quality work. Our professional support division builds on these programs, and gives a powerful voice to Haiti’s storytellers.

Ciné Institute provides each student with a full scholarship, made possible through private donations. Please help us continue to reduce poverty through world-class education and professional job creation by supporting our programs.

For additional information regarding Ciné Institute, please visit www.cineinstitute.com.

About The Lapis Press
The Lapis Press was founded in 1984 by artist Sam Francis with the goal of producing unusual and timely texts in visually compelling formats. Published editions comprised poetry, fiction, and essays on contemporary art, philosophy, literature and Jungian psychology. Lapis also published books created in collaboration with significant contemporary artists. These livres d’artistes employed a variety of media, including lithographs, etchings, and letterpress, printed on specially selected papers, and bound by hand. After the death of Sam Francis in 1994, The Lapis Press honored his legacy of collaboration by producing a series of etching editions with contemporary artists such as Vija Celmins, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Guillermo Kuitca, Ed Moses, Gabriel Orozco, Guiseppe Penone, Martin Puryear, David Reed, Ed Ruscha, Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Therrien and Christopher Wool.

The Lapis Press is also committed to publishing work with important emerging and established visual artists worldwide who possess a unique and uncompromising vision. Recent and forthcoming editions include works by Alexandra Grant, Graciela Iturbide, and Rinko Kawauchi, Ruben Ochoa and Daido Moriyama. The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte represents Kehinde Wiley’s first collaboration with the Lapis Press.

For more information on The Lapis Press, please visit: www.lapispress.com.

Ordering the Print
The print may be ordered by the downloading the following pdf form and emailing the completed form to Valerie Boucard at Ciné Institute, valerie@cineinstitute.com.

KEHINDE WILEY
The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte, 2014
Archival pigment print on Epson Hot Press Bright 300gsm paper
Paper 27.5 x 22 inches
Image 21.321 x 16 inches
Edition of 30
Published by The Lapis Press, Culver City, California
Each print is signed by the artist and numbered from the edition of 30
Price $2,500

Please note that Artists for Peace and Justice, a certified 501c(3) nonprofit organization, is authorized to receive donations on behalf of Ciné Institute as its US fiscal sponsor.

 

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Abbot Kinney Street Festival this Sunday!

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NYABF / New Books By: Ed Templeton / Nolan Hall / Grant Hatfield / Devin Briggs / Tobin Yelland / Cheryl Dunn / Mike Spears / Dennis McGrath

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September 25, 2014

VISSLA + BEWET = “The Japanese Wetsuit”

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Arcade Belt Co Present: Minor Detour

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September 24, 2014

Arbor Skateboards :: James Kelly – Burn It Down

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BEAST ASTRAY Group Show opens this Thursday September 25, 2014 | 7-10pm at Known Gallery, Los Angeles

Elizabeth McCray

BEAST ASTRAY

AN ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE
MALL
A FILM BY JOE HAHN

Opens this Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7-10pm
Show runs September 25 – October 5, 2014
at
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON
DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON
GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE
JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA
MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK
ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER
SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER + SPECIAL GUESTS

Conceived and curated by filmmaker Joe Hahn, BEAST ASTRAY is an exhibit of artwork inspired by the motion picture, MALL. As an active participant within the art community, Hahn called upon his peers comprised of over 30+ critically acclaimed artists to interpret his film. The exhibit opens on Thursday September 25th at Known Gallery (441 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036) and will continue to be on show until October 5th.

MALL is the debut feature film by Joe Hahn of LINKIN PARK. Co-starring Vincent D’Onofrio (who pulls triple duty as star/ producer/ screenwriter), Cameron Monaghan (TV’s SHAMELESS) and Gina Gershon (KILLER JOE), MALL examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting. The film will be distributed throughout North American theaters and all major digital platforms on October 17th via Paragon Pictures in association with Silver Lining Entertainment.

As a member of the multi-platinum Grammy-winning rock band, Hahn is responsible for the beats, programming and keyboard heard in LINKIN PARK. He has also directed as many as 30 of the band’s ground-breaking music videos, and over a dozen short films and music videos for other musical acts. Now Hahn is making his full feature directorial debut with MALL, featuring a script adapted from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel of the same name by D’Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee. “I find it refreshing to see this kind of point-of-view in contrast to today’s society that interacts digitally,” Hahn recently explained to Mashable. “When I read this script, it felt real and refreshing to show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.”

Earlier this summer, Paragon Pictures, led by Evan Crooke, picked up the North American rights to MALL. As the theatrical distribution division of Osiris Entertainment, Paragon Pictures will release MALL nationwide. More information about MALL can be found through Facebook.com/MallMovie and Twitter at @MallMovie.

Watch the official trailer for Mall here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-muemdqvERU

 

DAVE KINSEY ‘CUSHION OF MEMORY’ | Library Street Collective on Saturday September 27th

Elizabeth McCray

Dave Kinsey | Cushion of Memory from Artificial White on Vimeo.

Please join Library Street Collective on Saturday September 27th 6 – 9pm as we welcome the artist Dave Kinsey to Detroit to celebrate his journey into simplicity and the works it inspired him to create.

ARTIST DAVE KINSEY FOUND “CREATIVE CLARITY” IN ISOLATION

In 2010 renowned California-based contemporary artist Dave Kinsey left the chaotic landscape of L.A. and headed North, finding solace in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The result is Kinsey’s stunning new solo exhibition, which will debut Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Library Street Collective. “Cushion of Memory” is about “dreams and memories on a human level,” explains Kinsey, who despite being secluded from society, continues to draw influence from the outside world. “Whether it’s war, climate change, struggles of the human condition…these are things that have always informed my work and will continue to inform my work.”

“I think when it comes to creating art in any capacity, you really do need isolation. You need solace. You need to pull yourself away from…the things that can become somewhat of a distraction.” – Dave Kinsey

DAVE KINSEY:

Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist.
His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic portrayal of urban figures. Working spontaneously, and utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life. His portraits depict beings who are both triumphant in their defiant stance to their surroundings, and tragic, as they transmit a visual display of raw emotion and jangled nerves. The style and substance of his body of work originates in street art, and in keeping with his goal “to expose as many people to art as possible and to honor the power art has when it’s created and accepted”, Kinsey founded BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in 2001, allowing him to provide a crossroads for a new movement of young and electrifying iconoclasts.

In addition to these pursuits his fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, among these a recent exhibition at the URBIS Museum in Manchester and Art Brussels in Belgium. He has also been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Black Book, The Washington Post and BLK/MRKT One and Two, and invited to speak at numerous institutions such as The Art Center College of Design, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and most recently, the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia.

LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE:

Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art available today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit MI, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation.

LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE @LIBRARYSTREETCOLLECTIVE #LIBRARYSTREETCOLLECTIVE #LSCGALLERY

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