ACE GALLERY AT LA ART SHOW 2016
The Los Angeles Art Show is a 200,000 square foot art fair, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Founded in 1994, the Los Angeles Art Show has grown to include over 120 galleries representing 22 countries, and, in 2015, the show welcomed over 50,000 guests. Ace Gallery has a significant legacy of participating in and partnering with the Los Angeles Art Show, promoting engagement with contemporary art and culture within the city of Los Angeles.
|David Amico||Matt Hope||Helen Pashgian|
|Natalie Arnoldi||Ben Jones||Melanie Pullen|
|Mary Corse||Gary Lang||Alexander Yulish|
|Laddie John Dill||Laurie Lipton||And more|
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Patron Reception 7pm – 11pm
Opening Night Premiere Party 8pm – 11pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
West Hall A
Thursday Januay 28, 2016
11am – 7pm
Friday January 29, 2016
11am – 7pm
Saturday January 30, 2016
11am – 7pm
Sunday January 31, 2016
11am – 5pm
|Ben Jones||Melanie Pullen|
|Millie Brown||Metabolic Studio Sonic Division|
Millie Brown will perform Wilting Point, in which she will lie motionless, surrounded by a carpet of flowers freshly cut on opening day. Brown will deprive herself of food, withstanding physical discomfort and immersing herself in a meditative state. Born in 1986 in the United Kingdom, Brown currently lives and works Los Angeles. She is a founding member of London’s !WOWOW! collective and is internationally recognized for her performances engaging the body as a vessel for artistic creation.
Ben Jones will create a live video and sound mixing performance with special guests, exploring sound technologies and emphasizing geometric graphic visuals. Jones was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1977, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. Jones had a seminal exhibition titled “The Video,” 2012 which was held at MOCA LA and a solo exhibition at Ace Gallery in 2015. A founding member of the multimedia collective Paper Rad, Jones helped pioneer the intersection of digital media, the Internet, and art-making.
Melanie Pullen will construct a studio-like environment in which she will reenact a series of historic crime scenes engaging issues of glamorized violence against women as a component of her series High Fashion Crime Scenes. Pullen, a photographer and performance artist, was born in New York City in 1975. She first began staging performances as a young child. Based in Los Angeles, Pullen is most noted for creating artworks involving representation of violence, particularly violence against women.
Metabolic Studio Sonic Division will perform Requiem for Water, a sound piece that transforms a silo on the end of the dry bed of Owens Lake into an enormous musical instrument that, through the echoes of its environs, plays itself. Via Internet transmission, the sounds of the silo can be accessed live at the LA Art Show, reconnecting the city with an early source of its water. The performance is a prelude of Metabolic Studio Sonic Division’s Bending the River Back into the City, an infrastructure monument which will pick up water from the Los Angeles River by waterwheel, cleanse it with sound and reconnect it to it’s floodplain. The Metabolic Studio Sonic Division, comprised of members Lauren Bon, Dave Baine, Aaron Ebensperger, Douglas Lee, and Dani Lunn, directs attention to humanity’s environmental footprint, particularly regarding the landscape and environment surrounding Los Angeles.