Art Under Cover at Shoebox Projects

Art Under Cover
Curated by Kristine Schomaker

This will be the last exhibition taking place at Shoebox Projects for a while. We are going on Hiatus.

An exhibition of brand new work created by our ShoeboxPR artists: Betzi Stein, Karen Hochman Brown, Joy Ray, Lauren Mendelsohn Bass, Emily Wiseman, Jane Magdalena Bauman, Eric Thaller, Karin Skiba, Linda Sue Price, Pam Douglas, Cathy Immordino, Steve Seleska, and Jen Snoeyink.

Katelyn Dorroh, Reception March 3, 3-6pm

Katelyn Dorroh
Reception March 3, 3-6pm

 

Please join us Sunday March 3rd 3-6pm for a reception for Katelyn Dorroh as she finishes her 6 week artist-in-residence at Shoebox Projects.

Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
LA Ca 90031
https://shoeboxprojects.com/

http://www.katelyndorroh.com/

In the summer of 2014, artist Katelyn Dorroh working with an agency, was assigned to clean the homes of the ultra wealthy in Orange County, California. These assignments resulted in Dorroh having access to some of the world’s most coveted and guarded residential spaces. The materials used in this show are sourced from these spaces. This is the 1% Brown series.

Dorroh’s 1% Brown series examines the artist’s position and function within the larger economic and social systems that contain the Art World, as well as art’s relationships to other mechanisms, including private land ownership, economic/cultural prospecting, and the privilege of accessibility and freedom of movement for some, but not all.

Artist Katelyn Dorroh is a (somewhat) thriving art collective dwelling in one body, but also not. They were born in Glendale, California. They graduated from Glendale Community College in 2011. Dorroh then transferred to UC Irvine, where they received their bachelors degree in 2014. Since then, the artist has continually made work in Los Angeles, and has collaborated with arts organizations such as KCHUNG and YBLA, and participated in a variety of art projects such as “Debating Through the Arts” and “KPARK”.

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried – Two Women, One Reality

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried “Two Women, One Reality”

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried

Two Women, One Reality

Shoebox Residency
September 25 – November 5, 2017
660 South Avenue 21 #3 Los Angeles, CA 90031

On view during the upcoming Brewery Artwalk October 21st and 22nd 11-6pm

For their residency and exhibition at Shoebox Projects, Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried will collaborate on an installation entitled Two Women, One Reality. Though both artists grew up in the fifties in different parts of the world — one in Israel, the other in Austria — they both vividly remember being left alone as toddlers, watching their parents get ready for a night on the town feeling imprisoned in their cribs, crying; terrified by noises, shadows and ghosts and are using these memories as the point of departure for their collaboration. Through ongoing discussions of these personal experiences Davidson and Fried will translate their memories into an installation. They envision the exhibition as a “fifties room” with a crib, ugly wallpaper and a video filmed by Dwora’s daughter Anjoum Agrama, that evokes a visit to the darker places in their collective psyche—a kind of self portrait of the early days of the artist’s lives and surroundings, that evokes the idea that evil—real or imagined— is lurking around the corner.

Shoebox Projects is a self-directed residency program founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker where artists are given space and time to conceptualize and create new works. During a residency, artists have the time and freedom to try out new ideas, open their space to viewers for feedback or embark on collaborations as Davidson and Fried are doing with Two Women, One Reality. Though these artist’s individual practices are quite different— Bibi Davidson is a painter whereas Dwora Fried makes mixed media sculptures and installations, there are overlaps in their subject matter and approaches which makes this and ideal opportunity for collaboration.

Bibi Davidson is an Israeli born, Los Angeles based artist whose illustrative-style works are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of her childhood. Her boldly colored narrative paintings are autobiographical and social commentary while simultaneously layered with elements of humor. They are captivating and purposefully quirky works that investigate personal and universal conflicts, as well as the chaos that defines our times. Through the process of painting, Davidson charms and calms her inner self.

Davidson’s most recent solo exhibition was The Girl in the Red Dress at Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout Southern California including: Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Love and Hate, Avenue 50 Studio (2017); A Feminist Perspective, MuzeuMM, Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum (2016); Day Dreamers, BG Gallery, Sacred Memories, Pico House Gallery, Bunnymania, Chungking Studios and Wilding Cran Gallery (2015). For more information visit: http://www.bibidavidson.com

Dwora Fried is a mixed media assemblage artist who creates both small tableaux in glass fronted wooden boxes and life-sized enterable installations. She grew up in post-war Vienna, where as a Jewish lesbian and child of Holocaust survivors she felt like an outsider and has parlayed these experiences into artworks that explore themes of danger, loss and secrecy. Recent works also comment on the current political climate and the immigrant experience in Los Angeles.

Fried’s most recent solo exhibit was BIG BOX/little box at Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016). In addition, she had solo exhibits at the Jewish Museum in Venice, Italy (2014), Benedict Gallery in Vienna, Austria (2013), Woolfson &Tay in London, GB (2011). She has been exhibiting in group shows at Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago (2017), OCCA (2017), Walter Maciel Gallery (2017), Art Share LA (2016), SPARC (2015). Fried also has work in the permanent collection at Vienna’s MUSA museum. For more information visit: http://dworafried.com

Rebecca Bennett Duke at Shoebox Projects

Please join us Saturday September 16th 2-5pm for the culmination of Rebecca Bennett Duke’s residency at Shoebox Projects.

 

Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles Ca 90031
https://shoeboxprojects.com/

http://rebeccabennettduke.com/

Rebecca Bennett Duke has been using the space at Shoebox Projects to shift her focus from three-dimensional objects back towards drawing with an emphasis on making a connection between two-dimensional work (large format drawings), and three-dimensional work (the “Toys for Imaginary Children” series) while at the same time exploring the limitations of each.

Three-dimensional work accesses sublimated feelings in the viewer through materials that carry with them a complex history. Two-dimensional work relies on the fabrication of space to tell the same story. Both can lie, both can expand on the truth, I seek to find out how the two processes can inform each other beyond one simply being in service to the other.

Rebecca is building sculptures in the “Toys for Imaginary Children” series while she makes drawings that will both result in new sculpture and be a reaction to existing sculpture. The culmination will be a display of both and a written reflection on her findings on the relationship between the two inevitably intertwined bodies of work.

Rebecca Bennett Duke