FEB 2 - MC GALLERY ( 415 N SYCAMORE, SUITE 102 - DTSA )

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an exhibition demystifying the idea of love and its redundancies

FEB 2 - AVANTGARDEN ( 207 N. BROADWAY, STE B-7B - DTSA )

First Impressions Photographic Exhibition Group will be the featured artist this month at AVANTGARDEN. FI is comprised of 12 Orange County photographers who share a common goal of inspiring each other to excel in their individual creative paths, while simultaneously expressing each member’s interpretation in the presentation of various group themes. This month’s theme is CARS. The show will run February 2 - 24, with the opening reception during the February 2 ART WALK, 7 - 10 pm. And back by popular demand, music will be provided by THREE G PROJECT.

FEB 2 - GCS ( 209 N. BROADWAY - DTSA )

Feb Art Walk brings us “The Art of Kray” solo art show feat. the art of Kray Sudderth.

FEB 2 - LEFT OF THE DIAL RECORDS ( 320 FRENCH ST., UNIT B - DTSA)

 

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ELECTRO CITY @ LEFT OF THE DIAL RECORDS

 

 

We will be kicking out the jams with our good friends from Phantom Fuzz at left of the dial records for February Art Walk
so come on down and get crazy wild with us! FREE ALL AGES! 

Phantom Fuzz 8PM

Electro City 9PM

leftofthedialrecords@gmail.com
http://www.leftofthedialrecords.com

FEB 1 - OCCCA ( 117 N SYCAMORE - DTSA )

Embrace



Matjames Metson, Kim Tucker 
and Michael Giancristiano

February 2 - March 16th, 2013

Opening Reception February 2nd 6-10pm


In the work of each of these three artists can be found a transformation of the normal and everyday and a loving view of the otherwise discarded, disregarded and rejected. Imperfect and undesirable creatures, abandoned or forgotten everyday objects and the intense interrogation of an otherwise unremarkable material divulges each artists’ tender enfolding and sharing of their vision.

"Embrace shows us how to remember that we all are the imperfect, the hope-filled the commonplace and the haunted."

In the dense assemblage pieces by Matjames Metson, it is easy to imagine him collecting and gathering in his arms things from previous lives - vintage photographs, pencils, tools, boxes, gears, pencils - and lovingly carrying these articles to his studio. There he rescues them, forms alliances between the refugee story.

Kim Tucker’s tribe of built clay creatures remind us of aspects of our corporeality we would rather not admit.  Her creepily expressive and familiar monsters reflect her fondness for their afflictions and desires.  We can’t help but share her acceptance of them just as they are.

Michael Giancristiano scrapes, sands, patches, rubs, paints stains and grows more and more intimate with each revelation of process.  He entices the individual story and personality from each piece of plywood until his labor of love discloses a view we never expected.

Artist Bios:

Matjames Metson
Matjames is known for his illustrative work as well as his assemblage
sculptures. A self-taught artist, Matjames spent the better part of
two decades living in New Orleans.  He now calls Los Angeles home. His
work has been featured at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Billy Shire
Fine Arts and La Luz de Jesus all in Los Angeles, CA, Barrister’s Gallery
in New Orleans, LA and the American Visionary Arts Museum in
Baltimore, MD. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his
graphic novel, Survivor’s Guild, Book 2, a story of the displacement
and loneliness he experienced as a Katrina refugee.


Kim Tucker
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kim Tucker studied ceramic sculpture
working with Viola Frey and Arthur Gonzalez at the California College
of Arts and Crafts, graduating with a B.F.A. in 1996. Kim earned her
M.F.A under M.J. Bole from The Ohio State University in 1999. Kim
is currently teaching ceramics at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los
Angeles. Her work has earned several awards and has been included in several group and solo exhibitions including American Museum of Ceramic Art Pomona, CA, L2kontemporary, Honor Fraser Gallery, Gallery 825 and at a bowling alley all in Los Angeles, CA, Nexus Gallery in Berkeley, CA and Gallery Futur in Switzerland following an artists residency there. Tucker was named as one of “Seventeen Artists You Should Know About“ in the 2009 issue of Los Angeles’ THE magazine.


Michael Giancristiano
Michael Giancristiano was born in Los Angeles, California. He is
accomplished in several media but is best known for his abstract,
plywood wall reliefs. His work has exhibited internationally and can
be found in many private and corporate collections including the
library archives of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  His work has
been exhibited most recently at LAXART, LA Artcore and Shoshana Wayne Gallery and in Art Platform LA at the Los Angeles Art
Association/Gallery 825 all in Los Angeles, CA, and at LACMA and the
Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA.

Curated By Katherine Huntoon

Katherine Huntoon has spent nearly thirty years as a curator and gallery director in the Southeast. She earned her BFA in Studio Art concentrating in assemblage and installation work at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and her MA in Southern Studies with a concentration in contemporary self-taught art at University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Oxford, MS.

Over twelve years she served as Gallery Director and Curator at Old Dominion University building an off-campus gallery and part-time position into a $1.2M museum building with a collection of over 300 pieces of contemporary folk art. She was founding director and curator of Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center in Memphis, TN, a not-for-profit, artist-run community visual arts center for 3 years.

Following Hurricane Katrina she spent one year as curator of the historic Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS on the Gulf Coast recreating collection records and overseeing the conservation of multiple pieces.  She left a position as Director of Exhibition Programming at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA to come to California and engage in a freelance curatorial career.

FEB 1 - GCAC ( 125 N. BROADWAY - DTSA )

Brent Green
To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given

January 1 - February 10, 2013

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To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given* reveals itself through a multi-plane animated sculpture, a series of polarized lenses and structures created by artist Brent Green for the viewer’s discovery and wonderment.

In the narrative, the work centers on the tale of the woman who sewed the spacesuit for Laika, the dog sent into space by the Soviets in 1957.

Conceptually, the work pulsates with the intensity of the artist’s signature soundtrack - articulating themes of progress and insight, of invention, exploration and faith.

The title piece is accompanied in the exhibition space by two of the artist’s previous films, Carlin and Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Presented together, the narratives of these three works delve into the strange fates of the characters for which each is based. Green provides us, in one exhibition space, an opportunity to question the ever-transitioning world in which we live, and the unknown of what is just beyond the horizon.

Brent Green, known for his poetic works that address complex struggles, is a self-taught artist and filmmaker who lives and works in a barn in Cressona, PA. The artist has been in residence at Grand Central Art Center since the beginning of October, developing a new feature length work based upon stories and personal recollections of his grandfather.

*Appropriated by Green, the exhibition title comes from English poet and novelist Stevie Smith’s (b. Florence Margaret Smith, 1902-1971) “From the Greek,” a wry and rhythmic quatrain that parallels the artist’s own style.

To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given was created by the artist while in residence at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY.

The opening reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, December 1, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. 

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Grand Central Art Center MFA Residents Exhibition

February 2 - April 21, 2013

 

GCAC Residents Exhibition features the work of California State University, Fullerton, Graduate level artists/curator currently residing at Grand Central Art Center. The GCAC houses 26 residential apartments, on its privately secured second floor, dedicated to students of CSUF’s College of the Arts Masters programs. Along with the apartments, each artist is provided a 24-hour access studio space.

This exhibition reflects current bodies of work, in a wide range of media, by CSUF students studying painting and drawing, photography, illustration, animation, sculpture, ceramics, exhibition design/curating, and acting. It presents a diverse range of visions, techniques and voices, celebrating the creative output and educational experiences provided by the CSUF Department of Art and Department of Theatre and Dance.

Artists/Curator in the exhibition include: Pascual Arriaga, Julie Cardia, Marvin Chow, Sara Dehghan, Patrick Faulk, Stephan Howell, Prisca Langlais, Jacob Lecuyer, Christina Lee, Tiffany Ma, Kaitrin Mathew, Juliana Rico, Clare Shadduck, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Allison Town.

The opening reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, February 2, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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Grand Central Art Center MFA Residents Exhibition

February 2 - April 21, 2013

 

GCAC Residents Exhibition features the work of California State University, Fullerton, Graduate level artists/curator currently residing at Grand Central Art Center. The GCAC houses 26 residential apartments, on its privately secured second floor, dedicated to students of CSUF’s College of the Arts Masters programs. Along with the apartments, each artist is provided a 24-hour access studio space.

This exhibition reflects current bodies of work, in a wide range of media, by CSUF students studying painting and drawing, photography, illustration, animation, sculpture, ceramics, exhibition design/curating, and acting. It presents a diverse range of visions, techniques and voices, celebrating the creative output and educational experiences provided by the CSUF Department of Art and Department of Theatre and Dance.

Artists/Curator in the exhibition include: Pascual Arriaga, Julie Cardia, Marvin Chow, Sara Dehghan, Patrick Faulk, Stephan Howell, Prisca Langlais, Jacob Lecuyer, Christina Lee, Tiffany Ma, Kaitrin Mathew, Juliana Rico, Clare Shadduck, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Allison Town.

The opening reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, February 2, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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ROMÁN LUJÁN PERFORMANCE
NO MÁS SANGRE: MEXICAN CITIZENS AND ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE NARCO-WAR
Saturday, February 2 @ 6pm
Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA
http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/commentary/movie-miento/translate-34457.html

Mexican poet Román Luján will provide the audience with an introduction to the so-called narco-war in both the Mexican and American sociopolitical contexts. He will explain how Mexican artists, poets, musicians and, moreover, citizens are developing creative strategies (poems, songs, paintings, and other types of artwork), and using the Internet (through websites, blogs and other forms of social media) in order to document and protest the horror caused by the killing of 100,000 civilians within the last six years, during the presidential term of Felipe Calderón. Some of the pictures included in the presentation, intended for a mature audience, are highly graphic.

Román Luján is a Mexican poet, translator and scholar living in Los Angeles. Author of five books of poetry in Spanish his essays, poems and translations have appeared in Eleven Eleven, Aufgabe and Jacket 2, among other literary journals. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Performance coordinated in collaboration with Megan Lorraine Debin, Ph.D. candidate, Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, and Joanna Roche, Professor and Program Coordinator, Art History, California State University, Fullerton.

JAN 5 - SANTORA ARTS BUILDING ( 207 N. BROADWAY - DTSA )

A bombardment is an attack by artists directed against the visual senses.

Yes, Chuntana is back, and everyone again will be exposed to the amazing talent which our group of artists has to offer. We have been out of the art scene in DTSA for a while now but we are ready to act again, and what better way than to participate in a small but powerful cameo of art!!!

We will be bombing the window of the Santora with unbelievable art pieces. So please stop by and appreciate artwork resulting from our collective!!!!

More details to be released soon!

Date of Display: December 20th to January 20th.

Artwalk night: January 5th.

Time: 24 hours/day

Artist to be announced shortly!

JAN 5 - SECOND STREET PROMENADE ( 2ND ST BETWEEN BROADWAY & SYCAMORE - DTSA )

KONSEPT PAINTING LIVE

Art by :

-Konsept-
Charles Balara
We Are Rodents

-Guest Artist-
AWD ONE
Diego Diaz
Fernando Olivares

Konsept is a company dedicated to serving musicians, artists and film makers with a wide variety of services including event coordination, production and marketing. We strive to identify local talent, foster their skills, and launch their career in the entertainment industry.

www.facebook.com/KonseptProject

JAN 5 - SECOND STREET PROMENADE ( 2ND ST BETWEEN BROADWAY & SYCAMORE - DTSA )

Bellhaunts playing the 1st of the Month at Artwalk with rusholme ruffians the CIRCUS KIDS

8:00p-Circus Kids
9:00p-Bellhaunts

Second St. Promenade
between Broadway and Sycamore

Bellhants
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Circus Kids
www.facebook.com/TheCircusKids

JAN 5 - CURBSIDE GALLERY ( 928 E. SANTA ANA BLVD - SANTIAGO )

Cue bad radio voice, “And we’re back…”. Hopefully, everyone had a great holiday season and Santa delivered the goods. We are kicking off the new year in high style with OC based Valerie Lewis and Venice based Hagop Belian and their take on the human body. The show will run through first of February.

JAN 5 - MC GALLERY ( 415 N SYCAMORE, SUITE 102 - DTSA )

— Exhibition of Santana Cartonographies & Bookmaking —

"Cartonera Cartography" was a summer community art project which brought artists and residents together to create–by
means of writing, photography, art, and cardboard–a cartonera “guidebook” of Santa Ana : “Santana Cartonographies”. Each handmade guidebook represents the “essence” of our city:

What do I see that you do not see? What do I love about this city and have never told anyone?

Come experience CARTONERA SANTANERA, get involved in the bookmaking process (cut, paint, staple, draw, and get inspired by cardboard) and leave with your OWN personal copy of this special edition guidebook.

This will also be a good opportunity to find out about the future and amazing projects of Cartonera Santanera.
Come and join us!

JAN 5 - GCS ( 209 N. BROADWAY - DTSA )

Jan 5th, 2013 brings us our 2nd annual $50 and under art show. Open to all customers and artists that would like to grace our gallery’s walls

JAN 5 - GCAC ( 125 N. BROADWAY - DTSA )

Brent Green
To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given
January 1 - February 10, 2013


To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given* reveals itself through a multi-plane animated sculpture, a series of polarized lenses and structures created by artist Brent Green for the viewer’s discovery and wonderment.

In the narrative, the work centers on the tale of the woman who sewed the spacesuit for Laika, the dog sent into space by the Soviets in 1957.

Conceptually, the work pulsates with the intensity of the artist’s signature soundtrack - articulating themes of progress and insight, of invention, exploration and faith.

The title piece is accompanied in the exhibition space by two of the artist’s previous films, Carlin and Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Presented together, the narratives of these three works delve into the strange fates of the characters for which each is based. Green provides us, in one exhibition space, an opportunity to question the ever-transitioning world in which we live, and the unknown of what is just beyond the horizon.

Brent Green, known for his poetic works that address complex struggles, is a self-taught artist and filmmaker who lives and works in a barn in Cressona, PA. The artist has been in residence at Grand Central Art Center since the beginning of October, developing a new feature length work based upon stories and personal recollections of his grandfather.

*Appropriated by Green, the exhibition title comes from English poet and novelist Stevie Smith’s (b. Florence Margaret Smith, 1902-1971) “From the Greek,” a wry and rhythmic quatrain that parallels the artist’s own style.

- To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given was created by the artist while in residence at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY.

The opening reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, December 1, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.


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Sean C. Flaherty
An Overture in Parts
January 1 - January 13, 2013


Through a three act video installation, appropriating the soundtrack of the Broadway musical Les Miserables (based upon the 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo), artist Sean C. Flaherty explores complex family and relationship dynamics. The installation includes the video works: Act I The Confrontation: Script as Set; Act II One Day More: A Family in Parts; Act III A Heart Full of Love: Familiar Parts. Flaherty’s work allows the personal to become universal, providing seemingly intimate and private shared matters to be opened to critique.

The closing reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, January 5th, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

DEC 1 - SANTORA ARTS BUILDING ( 207 N. BROADWAY, LOWER LEVEL - DTSA )

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