4.05.2008

HELGA FASSONAKI & ERIN TREFRY

Opening Reception Saturday, April 12, 2008 7 - 10 p.m.
Exhibition runs April 12 - May 4, 2008







Me & You Variety Candy is proud to present new works by Helga Fassonaki & Erin Trefry for our final show in this incarnation at Clearwater Street. Please join us for the festivities.

1.30.2008

Rochelle Botello - "on your tippy toes mister"

Opening Reception- Feb. 2, 2008, 7 pm - 10 pm
Exhibition runs Feb. 2 - Feb. 24, 2008

In both her drawings and sculptural works, Botello addresses issues such as the self and sexuality. She incorporates the colorful use of everyday materials and fills the potentially psychologically disarming work with humor and absurdity. Like hearing successive tidbits of conversation on a crowded city street she infuses her work with layers of hidden meaning that obfuscate narrative and reveal aspects of the subconscious.

11.06.2007

JEAN ROBISON AND MAX WARSH - SATURDAY @ ME & YOU

Opening Reception Saturday, Nov. 10th, 7-10pm

Max Warsh
Jean Robison
Special opening night – We will be opening on Saturday, Nov. 10, to be part of the Northeast Los Angeles Artwalk (NELA).

Me & You Variety Candy is proud to present photographic works by Los Angeles-based artists Jean Robison and Max Warsh.

Jean Robison examines common objects, movie clips and national icons through video, animation and photography. Often applying the fixed gaze of the camera as a tool for visual scrutiny, Robison offers new relationships to commonly perceived themes. Robison received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. She has recently shown at Galerie Califia, HoraĹždovice in the Czech Republic and Angel's Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro.

Max Warsh's work explores the relationships between the materials of architecture and the perception of architecture. His work utilizes photography and video to investigate the acts of building, living, walking, and dying. The construction and surface of the photograph or video is looked at with the same scrutiny as that of the built environment resulting in images that question their surroundings and reposition themselves against the nature of time. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jean Robison & Max Warsh
Show runs from Nov. 10 – Dec. 3, 2007

9.30.2007

TEN POUND APE: YOUR MOTHER WAS BEAUTIFUL ONCE

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, 7pm - 10 pm



Me & You Variety Candy los angeles is proud to present the international artist collective, Ten Pound Ape. For this exhibition, Ten Pound Ape turns the typical art opening/DJ party on its head. They have created a site-specific large scale jukebox sculpture where members of the collective will play music from within and simultaneously dispense fortunes.

Founded in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, in 2004, Ten Pound Ape is an international collective with a vested interest in culture and mythology. "Our aim is to reveal the horizontal, exhume metaphor, and assert nobility and grace, all the while, with our tongues firmly pressed against our cheeks."

Ten Pound Ape is Ilka Vasconcelos Araujo, Penelope Armada, Gustavo Herrera, Archie M. Purvis, John Fischer Stevenson III, and Matt Wardell.

Ten Pound Ape would like to dedicate this installation for Enki Hadar who passed into ether earlier this year. We will miss him/her.

7.16.2007

MAXIMUM OF MAXIMUMS & VIDEO PICNIC 2007


Saturday, August 11, 2007 6-10 p.m.
An artists' benefit to restore New Orleans Wetlands

VIDEO PICNIC 2007
One night screening featuring Nicole Antebi, Lara Bank, Emil Dora, Ryan Lamb, Matt MacFarland,
Noah Peffer, Jennifer Porter & more
9 pm-10 pm screening

MAXIMUM OF MAXIMUMS
Small works by over 50 visual artists
Partial proceeds of sales donated to Common Ground Wetlands Restoration Project
Artists include:
Nicole Antebi/Jaime Antonio/Ginnie Baer/Chris Bassett/Dan Bayles/Elonda Billera/Darryl Blood/Rochelle Botello/James Boulton/Brian Boyer/Naomi Buckley/Castle Castle/Stephen Childs/Alice Cisternino-Jackel/David Coyne/Michael David/Sam Davis/Ismael de Anda/Lauren Dees/Walpa D'Mark/Emil Dora/Spencer Douglass/Finishing School/Oscar Fernando Galeana/Janice Gomez/Monica Gonzalez/Hilary Graves/Sarah Grear/Phillip Griswold/Kent Hammond/Joel Heflin/Gustavo Herrera/Katie Herzog/Fatima Hoang/Ami Howard/Malisa Humphrey/Ben Jackel/Gina Kelly/Aragna Ker/John Knuth/Ryan Lamb/Patricia Liverman/Jay Lizo/Matt MacFarland/Amy Maloof/Alesandro Mares/Michelle Matthews/Justin Michell/Lara Miller/Allison Owen/Maeghan Reid/Brett Riegler/Jeff Ribaudo/ Jean Robison/Carrie Rose/ John Rubio/Shizu Saldamando/Ben Shaffer/Amanda Tan/TOMMY!/Erin Trefry/Devon Tsuno/Phil Wagner/Matt Wardell/Max Warsh

Every 2 miles of wetlands reduces a hurricane's surge by half a foot. Louisiana is losing its protective fringe of marshes and barrier islands faster than any place in the United States. Since the 1930s some 1,900 square miles of coastal wetlands—nearly the size of Delaware—have vanished beneath the Gulf of Mexico due to human development and intervention. The state continues to lose about 25 square miles of land each year, roughly one acre every 33 minutes.

Common Ground is a community-initiated volunteer organization offering assistance, mutual aid and support to the New Orleans area. Their mission is to provide short-term relief for victims of hurricane disasters in the gulf coast region, and long-term support in rebuilding the communities affected in the New Orleans area. Their Wetlands Restoration program was created to address the dangers faced by New Orleans and the Gulf Coast by working to bring immediate attention to the ecological and political causes and effects of the 2005 hurricane devastation. They are dedicated to educating as many folks as possible, both in Louisiana and beyond, on the critical role that wetlands play in protection from storm surge and how to best keep them healthy.

Amongst other things, in the last 10 months, the Common Ground Wetlands Restoration Project has planted over 11,500 clumps of smooth cord grass, a species that helps prevent erosion, throughout coastal Louisiana. Common Ground volunteers have also been assisting with the planting of over 6,500 cypress trees in the Louisiana wetlands.

5.10.2007

FINISHING SCHOOL WITH JASON PLAPP AND JOEL HEFLIN



Me & You Variety Candy los angeles is pleased to present Finishing School with Jason Plapp and Joel Heflin.

Finishing School with Jason Plapp and Joel Heflin will present Kapital for Kids - an online game environment for children and their parents. It parodically explores the various relationships between children’s media entertainment, education, and capitalism.

Opening reception - Friday, June 8, 2007, 7pm -10pm.
Show runs from June 8 - June 30, 2007.


Some pictures from the opening









Me & You Faves @ High Energy Constructs

Me & You Fave Brad Eberhard is the curator of TIME MACHINE, opening May 19th at another fave, High Energy Constructs. Included in the show is yet another Me & You Fave, Elonda Billera, amongst a cast of teen heartthrobs including such notables as Sean Duffy, Ian Svenonius, and Mike Cronin and many more…

TIME MACHINE
May 19 - June 16, 2007
Reception: May 19th 6-9pm

curated by Brad Eberhard

Elonda Billera
Jessica Bronson
Joyce Campbell
Scott Cassidy
Greg Colson
Mike Cronin
Sean Duffy
Alexandre Lobanov
Dana Maiden
Monique Prieto
Antonio Adriano Puleo
Ian Svenonius

3.29.2007

NORM LAICH & JAY LIZO

Big Ideas Stumbling Into Small Walls
New Work by Norm Laich & Jay Lizo

Norm LaichNorm Laich's large-scale wall painting utilizes graphic imagery and lettering in a way that parallels media-driven lingo offered in ceremonies of free enterprise, liberty and social equality.

Jay LizoJay Lizo's likens his mixed media installation combining Aretha Franklin's "Think" with text from Mother Pollard, a Montgomery Bus Boycott participant,to when a DJ plays a song that then triggers a memory game of when a person first heard the song, what they were doing, what was going on in the world during that time. This game is what drives his work.

Opening Reception - Friday, April 6, 2007, 7 - 10pm

Featuring DJ Legion