The Third Floor
November 9 – January 11 2013
Saturday, November 9
6PM – 9PM
CULVER CITY LOCATION
François Ghebaly Gallery
2245 E. Washington Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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François Ghebaly isn’t proud to present some of the worst merchandise by Neïl Beloufa. All artwork comes with an “originality” dilemma and so we understand that the lack of originality brings minimal meaning to otherwise invigorating cultural experiences. Keeping that in mind, we can’t offer you a unique solution. This is sub-standard materials and shoddy craftsmanship combined into a truly derivative product.
The product is the problem, the object not worth the effort.
We can pretend of course with half-understood words and derivative ideas. We can write about “critiques of capitalism,” or “the rhetoric of boosterism,” or better “the theatre of consumer desire that penetrates the quotidian, our inner cores.” And if we were feeling exceptionally deceptive, we could insert phrases like “the most significant” or “the leading artist of this generation” and other deplorable superlatives.
Now comes the worst part—while most artworks succeed in their ease of storage, these bulky, unwieldy objects are also difficult to store after use. Beloufa’s work occupies more space while still giving you the least original ideas. While it employs empty gestures and garbled philosophy, it can never be easily dismantled into convenient storage units and impossible to reduce to a single unmuddied brand.
As regards any issues pertaining to repairs and replacements, our services are completely unavailable. As part of our introductory offer, we are asking you to enter a waiting list until you’re allowed to pay.
We want your home to be the cleanest in the neighborhood, so this artwork really isn’t for you.
It really doesn’t matter to us!
- Andrew Berardini
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François Ghebaly is pleased to present Robert Russell’s second exhibition with the gallery, Men Who are Named Robert Russell.
For the past few years, the artist has obsessively begun the project of painting all images of other Robert Russells that one can find on a Google search. The only criterion of inclusion in this ongoing project is that the subject bears the artist’s full name, Robert Russell, dismissing any additional information.
Presented in an unfinished grid-like installation, reminiscent of Gerhard Richter’s infamous “48 Portraits”, this body of work functions as a single piece, which the artist will continue to contribute to, throughout his life, as long as he can paint, or at the very least chooses to. Reproductions of each painting will be be uploaded to the Internet, through the gallery website and other means, and will ultimately diminish the source images. With this gesture, in the end, Robert Russell, the artist, may achieve full ownership of his own name through the means of painting.
Part of this body of work was first introduced in New York at OSMOS Address curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.
Robert Russell is an artist based in Los Angeles, who received his BFA from RISD, and his MFA from Cal Arts.
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Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 28: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
François Ghebaly Gallery is pleased to announce its participation at Paris Photo Los Angeles from April 26 – 28, 2013 at the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles. Please come visit us at the New York Backlot in Stand D2/D3 where François Ghebaly Gallery and M+B Gallery will jointly present a selection from Anthony Lepore’s new working series Nocturne.
Eschewing digital manipulation, Anthony Lepore shoots with a 4×5 camera providing visceral moments of fulfillment. The artist’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Hammer Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Lepore received his BFA from Fordham University in 2000 and his MFA from the prestigious Yale University program in 2005. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
In Lepore’s words on Nocturne:
I’m curious about houseplant conversations, man-made starlight, the comfort of darkness and nocturnal emissions. These domestic still lifes took shape in the darkened second bedroom of my home. Lit by a single small window, they were made during the hour before sunset and the first hour of twilight. This shifting time between day and night creates a stage for the living and still objects in my house to inhabit.
These photographs were inspired by a wild violent nightlong windstorm in the San Gabriel Valley. The gales blew the smog out of the city and the lights out of the houses. It was the first time I had seen stars that bright in Los Angeles. My driveway was like a pool filter catching nests of debris, window shades and tree roots. I used the storm’s leftovers to make the first pictures in this series. I want to sleep in a dark house and see stars in the city.
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François Ghebaly Gallery is pleased to present a site-specific installation by Channa Horwitz.
In 1964, Channa Horwitz chose to limit her choices to the orange grid from graph paper. Larger squares, each composed of eight by eight smaller squares brought the beginning of Horwitz’ “Language Series”.
The grid offered a springboard for a complex language of simple geometric shapes arranged in sequences. Created and controlled with the artist‘s deductive logic system, squares, rectangles, circles, positive and negative space, experience an evolution by associations, intersections and offsets.
In recent years, Channa Horwitz expanded her field of investigation into the three-dimensional, and we are pleased to present her first three-dimensional installation in the United States. Orange Grid extends Horwitz’ rule of logic into the physical space of our gallery, literally transforming the entire space with the orange grid covering both the floor, the walls, as well as the outdoor façade. Created as an interactive installation, the gallery viewers will have the opportunity to walk into Horwitz’ language, and participate in its elaboration by moving geometrical sculptures across the grid.
Channa Horwitz was born and raised in Los Angeles, and was recently included in Made In LA at the Hammer Museum, and Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum. She will be included in the “Encyclopedic Palace” in the 55th Venice Biennale curated by Massimiliano Gioni, and in A Void: Guy de Cointet, Channa Horwiz and Henri Chopin at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, among others.