1. Thanks for the Mammaries

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    July 31–August 18, 2014 

    Thanks for the Mammaries, was an exhibition created by Los Angeles-based artist Bettina Hubby. Hubby’s unique exhibition of boob-themed art, included over 100 artists who came together to support Hubby in the face of her diagnosis with breast cancer. The opening reception included a live auction of artworks benefiting The Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center. Entertainment was provided by Janet Klein and Tom Marion.

    What began on Facebook as a unique and smile-inducing way for Hubby to announce her own diagnosis and the double mastectomy (etc.) that soon followed, transformed into fruition in the form of a singular exhibition only four months later. Thanks for the Mammaries evidenced an art community at its kindest. She didn’t want pity, she wanted to laugh, and so Hubby asked for people to send her boobs, not sadness, and it worked. Every day people flowered her with images, videos and verbiage of a boob-variety unimaginable, and this helped her through, and inspired her to pay it forward. Then she sent out a call to artists to submit works for an actual exhibition and accepted all entries.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, Klowden Mann presented an auction of the artworks, with a percentage of the sale of each piece going towards The Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center, a local Los Angeles charity that offers free support groups, counseling, and educational symposiums for those facing cancer, with specific support groups and educational outreach for breast cancer. During the run of the exhibition, there was also a panel with major figures in the field of breast cancer research, treatment, alternative and technological advances that offered their expertise and opinion on the state of cancer response as it stands today.

    Artists included in this exhibition are as follows:

    Suzanne Adelman & Keith Walsh, Adler & Edmark, Ashton Allen, Skip Arnold, Joshua Aster, Chad Attie, Virginia Broersma, Kristin Calabrese, Gary Cannone, Jamison Carter, Bernard Chadwick, Angel Chen, Alice Clements, David Cull, William Dailey, Jill Daves, Gerald Davis, David Deany, Michael Dee, Mara De Luca, Ruben Diaz & Rebecca Lofchie, Bob Dornberger, Shannon Durbin, David P. Earle, Rebecca Farr, Susan Feldman, Christine Frerichs, Dwora Fried, Barbara Gillespie, Paula Goldman, Emma Gray, Rachel Grynberg, Karin Gulbran, Joe Hardesty, Jacqueline Haut & Nicolo Messina, Micol Hebron, Toby Burke Hemingway, Bettina Hubby, Tyler Hubby, Tomi Hurtado Sher, Jessica Huston, Charles Irvin, Kristin Beinner James, Pamela Jorden, Savannah Kingsley Smith, Janet Klein & Robert Loveless, John Knuth, Alison Kudlow, Tessa Laird, Brianne Latthitham, Cathy Lightfoot, Kristi Lippire, David Lloyd, Karen Lofgren, LuLu LoLo, Omar Lopex, Marne Lucas, Randi Malkin Steinberger, Daphne Mangin, Luiga Martelloni, Alexis Mendez, Rebecca Niederlander, Chris Oliveria, John Orvis, Adrian Paules, Adria Pauli, Terri Phillips, Pat Pickett, Norah Plum, Linda Pollack, Olivia Primé, Stephanie Pryor, Steven Rimlinger, Rebecca Ripple, Jennifer Rochlin, Marcella Ruble, Ed Ruscha, Amy Russell, Ander Sanborn, Esteban Schimpf, Julia Schwartz, Danny Shain, Susan Silton, Mike Slack, Joe Sola, George Stoll, William Stone, Paula Tiberius, Dani Tull, Gabriela Tollman, Spike Dolomite Ward, Nicki Wicker, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Saskia Wilson-Brown & Micah Hahn, Bobbi Woods, Austin Young.

    More information can be found here. Read more about the project in LA Weekly, and about the exhibition in NY Magazine

  2. Launch Party for “Cipher #1”

    June 12, 2014

    Co-editors Glenn Kaino and Sue Bell Yank hosted the launch of Cipher #1, a “zine on Art, Systems of Commerce, and Shoes, at ForYourArt. Issue #1 of the publication featured artwork by Theaster Gates, Gabriel Kuri, and Aaron Sandnes; and essays by Neil Brenner, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Luis Jacob, and Nato Thompson. An experiment with art and commerce, the freely-distributed zine was funded by the profits from shoes designed by Rich Confinco. 

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  3. (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project

    March 29–April 25, 2014

    ForYourArt presented an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Micol Hebron’s 

    collaborative poster project (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. from March 29–April 25, 2014. Timed to open during Women’s History Month, the exhibition featured over 300 posters, each created by a different artist, representing the gender ratios at top Los Angeles and New York galleries. 

    (en)Gendered (in)Equity or “Gallery Tally” is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which 360+ artists from around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in top contemporary art galleries. Artists were invited to make one poster for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose. All posters are 24” x 36”. 

    While it is a common assumption that there is a male-biased imbalance in gender representation in the art world, the data for galleries–the actual numbers of artists–have not been visualized and publicized since the Guerrilla Girls’ efforts in the 1980s. The Gallery Tally follows a strategically collaborative working model that has been common among feminists and activists for decades. 

    Having started in Los Angeles, the project is now in its second phase, focusing on galleries in New York. Subsequent visualizations will include Berlin, London, Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburg, and other cities. www.gallerytally.tumblr.com

    There were multiple programs accompanying the exhibition, including; an opening reception on March 29th; Free Feminist Water! for CicLAvia on April 6th, where ForYourArt and Hebron set up a water station outside 6020 Wilshire Blvd. for bikers to refill their reusable water containers and pick up a sticker featuring one of the 300 posters in (en)Gendered (in)Equity; a data collection party on April 7th where the Gallery Tally project is expanded its research to include figures on art world representation of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community and to assess the gender gap in BFA and MFA students, university professors, arts administrators, and more; and lastly, a Poster Making Workshop on April 12th where guests were invited to make posters to be included in the project. 

    Participating Artists Include: 

    Edith Abeyta, Karen Adelman, K Alexy, Safi Alia Shabaik, Ashley Aliprandi, Stephanie Allespach, Caesar Alzate, Melissa Ann Lambert, Mary Anna Pomonis, Jonathan Apgar, Nicholas Arehart, Carmen Argote, Josh Aster, Felicia Baca, Shannon Badiee, Pamela Bailey Lewis, Malado Baldwin, Nancy Bea Miller, Jonas Becker, Jackie Bell, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Lili Bernard, Andrea Bersaglieri, Monica Beyon, Debra Bianculli, Andrea Bowers, Kristen Bradford, Ashley Bravin, Shaktima Brien, Emily Bukowski, Charity Burnett, Patricia Burns, Xtine Burrough, Kristin Calabrese, Diane Calder, Carolyn Campbell, Michelle Carla Handel, Laura Carlson, Jennifer Celio, Krista Chael, Audrey Chan, Prof Charmaine, Carol Cheh, Sapira Cheuk, Craig Cleveland, Colomba Cruz Elton, Elizabeth Decker, Michael Dee, Corazon Del Sol, Sally Deskins, Cara Despain, Mark Dutcher, Lorien Eck, Ken Ehrlich, Diana-Sofia Estrada, McLean Fahnestock, Krista Feld, Samantha Fields, Megan Flanders, Robert Fontenot, Charmaine, Freesoul Phipps, April Friges, Megan Geckler, Yvette Gellis, Mira Gerard, Nimah Gobir, Alexandra Grant, Kio Griffith, Katie Grip, Anna Gun, McGunn Media, Maya Gurantz, Walt Hall, Kelsey Hart, Clarity Haynes, Micol Hebron, Siobhan Hebron, Tiernan Hebron, Katie Herzog, Robin Hextrum, Davettia Hill, Kate Hoffman, Marc Horowitz, Jenée Jernigan, Denise Johnson, Marjan K Vayghan, Bridget Kane, Annetta Kapon, Hannah Karsen, Niku Kashef, Dawn Kasper, Ellina Kevorkian, Kohl King, Lenka Konapasek, Kate Kretz, Andrea LaHue, Karin Lanzoni, Janne Larsen, Laura Larson, Adam Lee, Elizabeth Leister, Dan Levenson, Karin Lindberg Freda, Susan Lizotte, Sofia Londono, Mara Lonner, Coco Lopez, Kristy Lovich, Rebecca Lowry, Madeline Lucas, Liz Luisada, L Lynnxe, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Maureen Macomber, Elana Mann, Sarah Manuwal, Leigh McCarthy, Danielle McCullough, Maura McHugh, Matthew McMilon, Christina McPhee, Jason Metcalf, Barbara Milliorn, Lorraine Molina, Bettina Monique, Alex Moore, Oscar Moreno, Katie Murphy, Karyl Newman, Theo Niarchos, Rebecca Niederlander, Mira O’Brien, Julie Orser, Lisa Oxley, Melanie Pak, Claudia Parducci, Carolin Peters, Calvin Phelps, Leslie Pippen, Emily Plewe, Alexander Pohnert, Gala Porras Kim, Jessica Posner, Serena Potter, Lauren Potts, Ali Prosch, Dominic Quagliozzi, Allison Rask, Rebecca Rau, Linda Ravenswood, Ingrid Reeve, Cindy Rehm, Juliana Rico, Christy Roberts, Honey Rococo, Rachelle Rojany, Julie Russo, Liz Rywelski, Shalini Sanjay Patel, Ryley Schlacter, Margie Schnibbe, Evan Senn, Jennifer Seo, Kiki Seror, Roxi Sharif, Molly Shea, Kate Sikorski, A.I. Sine, Susanne Slavick, Rory Sloan, Sydney Snyder, Mariangeles Soto Diaz, Joni Spigler, Madeline Stone, Astri Swendsrud, Hinder Swill, Andrew Thompson, Kelly Thompson, Janice Tieken, Rebecca Trawick, Elizabeth Tremante, Dylan Trumbull, Jessica Tully, Jenzyca Velasquez, Katie Vida, Fernando Villena, Sydney Walters, Susan Weber, Cory Weeks, Annie Wharton, Jessica Wimbley, Goody-B Wiseman, Ginger Wolfe Suarez, Antonia Wright, Casey Wyman, Ladan Yalzadeh, Chie Yamayoshi, Alisa Yang, Meital Yaniv, Meital Yaniv, Austin Young, Ethan Young, and Carrie Yury. List in formation. 

    Find out more about this project on Style.com, CicLAvia, and KCET

  4. Photo Op: art to pose with, by ForYourArt

    July 19 - August 24, 2013

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    June 30, 2013

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  6. John Baldessari: Crowds

    May 18, 2013

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  7. UC Irvine presents MFA 2013 Thesis Exhibition

    June 26 - July 10, 2013

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  8. 18th Street Arts Center Presents Interior Forest Fundraiser

    June 20-22, 2013

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  9. Otis Presents A Mess and a Pleasure

    April 27 - May 11, 2013

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    April 20-21, 2013

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