I will have working included in Fruitful Labors at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Info below and here

    AUG. 24 - NOV. 10
    Mortin Galleries, Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Reception: Saturday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Fruitful Labors focuses on strategies for coping. Ranging from the absurd to the essential, these tactics include conversation, repetitive labor, intergenerational storytelling, and healing practices.
    Artists include: Lenka Clayton, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Shanequa Gay, Stanya Kahn, Michelle Laxalt, Shana Moulton, and Kaitlynn Redell.


    I am so beyond excited to announce that I am a recipient of a 2018 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant! I cannot say enough about this foundation and how much this award means to me as a parent artist. For a full list of recipients, please visit The Sustainable Arts Foundation

    I will also be a juror for the next 2019 awardees.

  • Recent Press

    Check out a few recent articles/interviews! (links below):




  • KCET and Cultural REProducers

    Honored to be included in this wonderful companion article to the new ARTBOUND film on art and motherhood. Do not miss all the content KCET has put out this week on the subject! See below:

    Article: Life Lessons: Motherhood and Art

    Film: ARTBOUND:Artist and Mother, Season 9, Episode 7

    Blog: The Motherload: Burdens Women-Artists Bear in the Art World

    SoCal Artist Mama list: Artist-Mothers: Where to find them and who supports them

    Also A few months back, I wrote a residency report for Cultural REProducers about the wonderful parent artist residency at Popps Packing. See below:

    Residency Report: Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI

  • "Labors" at Pearl Conard Galllery (Ohio State Mansfeld)

    Opening Reception:
    Monday, February 26, 12:35-1:30 pm
    Pearl Conard Gallery (145 Ovalwood Hall)

    On view February 26-March 23.

    The Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State Mansfield is proud to present Labors: An Exhibition Exploring the Complexities of Motherhood, curated by Kate Shannon, Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State. The exhibition is made possible through a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity from the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.

    Labors exhibition includes work by: Erin Holscher Almazan, Diana Baumbach, Adina Bricklin, Erin Elizabeth, Allison Ellingson, Nicole Foran, Zoe Freney, Jessica Gardner, Megan Hildebrandt, Victoria Hoyt, Sarah Irvin, Courtney Kessel, Minus Plato, Clare Qualmann, Kaitlynn Redell, Sheilah Restack, Corrie Thompson, and Ellen J. Whetmore.

    More info here:

  • not her(e): A Workshop

    not her(e): A Workshop

    I am also super excited to announce I will be running my "not her(e): A Workshop" at the WCCW in February. Information below:

    Saturday, February 24 at 10 AM - 1 PM
    Presented by Kaitlynn Redell

    not her(e): A Workshop is a collaborative art-making and group discussion for caregivers and those they look after. So much about becoming a parent or a full-time caregiver is about becoming a tool, a piece of furniture, a physical, emotional, psychological support for another individual or small, growing being. What does it mean to enter into this role? How has your identity as an individual changed? Based on group discussion on our collective feelings on caregiving, we will make wearable objects (prototypes) that function as useful tools in our everyday caregiver routines and serve as reflections of our personal identities.

    Caregivers are welcome to attend with their children and adult charges.

    Parking, Accessibility & Transportation Info: WCCW INFO

    Sign Up Here



    Sara and I recently returned from a 2 week residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY. We had short, but intense stay and have developed a new project rooted in the complex history of Yaddo's founding family (The Trasks) as well as the Native American mythology prior to the Trasks' arrival. We are still in the process of finishing some works, but parts of the project are now on view on our website: A Score in Shadows

  • FALL 2017 NEWS

    FALL 2017 NEWS

    I will have work in two group shows this October (in Los Angeles and NYC). See below for info:

    Nous Tous presents No Longer Negotiable, an exhibition that centers the experiences of artists of color and their shared experience of navigating the societal pressures associated with their mixed identities.

    OPENING: Saturday, Oct 21st, 7:00 - 11:00 PM
    Performances by Elliot Reed, Jasmine Lin, and Xingpei Shen.
    Music by Harmonious Monks

    The exhibition will run from Saturday, Oct 21st - Sunday, Oct 29th

    Michael Chang
    Brannon Rockwell-Charland
    Sherwin Rio Art
    Jasmine Lin
    Xingpei Shen
    Lorenzo Baker
    Matt Manalo
    Elliot Reed
    Jae Hwan Lim
    Kaitlynn Redell
    Mitsuko Brooks
    Susan Lin
    Libbi Annette Ponce

    Curated and organized by Jennelyn Tumalad, Nahui Ollin, and Kayla Palisoc


    Parsons Reunion Reception and (under)REPRESENT(ed)
    Opening: Saturday, Oct 14, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (exhibition runs through Oct 27th)
    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
    Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

    (under)REPRESENT(ed) will provide rich opportunities to engage with crucial examples of creative practices that produce, support, and sustain innovative responses to racism and engage with the lived experience of race. People of color are greatly underrepresented in the professional fields of art and design, despite the rich foundation of work and histories created by designers and artists of color on which these industries and fields are built. By centering the work of people of color — as in all social movements and social justice initiatives — (under)REPRESENT(ed) offers space for those who are most deeply affected to propose necessary ways to address racism. In an era that promises to deeply challenge our existing tools of resistance, more than ever we need current and inspiring examples of the power of art and design to address and dismantle systems of racism.

    More info here: underrepresented.parsons.edu/


    I also just returned from a 3 week long residency in Detroit at Popps Packing.
    See below for a brief overview of the series I worked on while in residency:

    not her(e) explores how life as a caregiver is about being used as well as being invisible. Throughout this series, I become camouflaged and a part of the furniture while performing everyday acts of care for my daughter. I’m interested in how structures of power are set up to produce this particular dynamic of childcare. On one hand, I feel very lucky and privileged to be able to be the primary caregiver to my daughter. And on the other hand, I find my situation problematic. Two very contentious facts come into play: student loans and gender/occupation salary inequality. I’m interested in the duality of feeling grateful, yet uneasy, as we begin to tumble into such normative roles.

    As part of the project, I have also developed workshops around the physicality of caregiving. I recently was the AIR at Popps Packing in Detroit, MI, where I facilitated a workshop that explored the physical, emotional and psychological support tied to caregiving. Via group discussion we created wearable objects (prototypes) that functioned both as a useful tool in our everyday caregiving routines, while also considered our own personal identities. This workshop was geared towards caregivers in the surrounding Hamtramck neighborhood. I would like to continue to engage local communities, that may (or may not) be artists, as the lived stigma of “parent” affects different groups in very different ways.



    This coming June, I will have work included in The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth As Criterion,% at the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. If you are happen to visiting that park of the world, please come check it out!

    Information is as follows:

    June 16 - October 29, 2017

    Mednarodni graficni likovni center (MGLC)
    Pod turnom 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia



    Redell & Jimenez will have work included in LAND/FORM at Usagi Space in NYC opening May 18th. See below for info.

    LAND/FORM will be on view from May 18 to 26. The opening reception is on May 18 from 6 to 8 at Usagi @usaginy DUMBO Brooklyn. Please come and enjoy the show!!
    With works by Camila Escobar @cescobarll Duy Hoàng @duyhoang Madhini Nirmal @madhininirmal Maika'i Tubbs @thecommoner Redell & Jimenez @redelljimenez -
    Organized by @artmoragallery @katya_danilchyk @kara_reis16 @art3ater @vbeurself @ye_liu_ -

  • Bicoastal Carpool Podcast

    I was recently interviewed by Kate Harding for the podcast, Bicoastal Carpool. You can check out the archived interview here. I talk about the two different projects I am currently working on--one involving research of my aviator auntie, Hilda Yen and the second my performative photographic series, not her(e)--and the constraints of balancing an active studio practice with motherhood.

  • Upcoming Project at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

    Upcoming Project at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

    I am happy to announce I will be doing a project at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History on Friday, November 18th as part of Radical Craft Night. The Conditions of Confinement: Excavating History Through Papercutting is a collaborative workshop that explores the site history of MAH through the visual form of papercutting. All ages are welcome.


    Project and Event info is as follows:

    The Conditions of Confinement: Excavating History Through Papercutting

    Explore the jail site history of The Museum of Art & History through the visual form of papercutting. Make your own individual papercut to take home or contribute to the collaborative papercut installation.

    Built in 1937, the building that now partially houses MAH was originally the site of the Santa Cruz County Jail. The building’s architect—Albert Roller—designed the outside façade in the Art Deco style fashionable at the time. Its interior followed the linear jail model, a now outdated layout that contributed to the turmoil of the jail’s legal woes and ultimate closing in 1986.

    Soon after its closing, the newly formed MAH—a merger between The Santa Cruz Historical Society and The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County—saw the centrally located, but dilapidated jail as a site for opportunity and growth, coining the phrase, from “a place of incarceration to a place of inspiration.”

    Taking this rich history into consideration, how can we visually explore and recognize a site’s history while also expressing the inspiration and community represented in its current state? How can we use the layering qualities and techniques of papercutting to acknowledge the past, represent the present, and envision the future?

    Radical Craft Night
    Friday, November 18th, 5-6pm

    $5 General, $3 Students, Seniors and Kids
    Free for MAH Members and Children under 4

    The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
    705 Front Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060




    I will have work included in This Wicked Tongue, opening October 22nd (complete info below).  There will also be an artist talk on November 5th (stay tuned for time). Hope to see you there!


    Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present This Wicked Tongue, a group exhibition curated by Cindy Rehm, with works by Cathy Akers, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Andrea Bowers, Patricia D. Burns, Carolyn Castaño, Alice Lang, Candice Lin, Juliana Paciulli, Ali Prosch, Kaitlynn Redell, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Logan White, Jessica Wimbley, and Suné Woods. The show opens on Saturday, October 22 and runs through December 3rd.

    We are stormy, and that which is ours breaks loose from us without our fearing and debilitation. Our glances, our smiles, are spent; laughs exude from all our mouths: our blood flows and we extend ourselves without ever reaching an end; we never hold back our thoughts, our signs, our writing; and we are not afraid of lacking. What happiness for us who are omitted, brushed aside at the scene of inheritances; we inspire ourselves and we expire without running out of breath, we are everywhere!   
                                                                                                -Hélène Cixous, Laugh of the Medusa
    History is marred by the erasures of women, by pock marks and hollows where the voices of women have been suppressed and silenced. The Biblical saying, “women should be seen and not heard” echoes even today as Hillary Clinton is criticized as shrill and overbearing anytime she raises her voice. Everyday internet trolls harass women with demeaning language and, in extreme cases, threats of violence, death and sexual assault. These aims to subdue a woman’s agency aren’t new, and exist in the continuum of tactics to mute the female voice.
    Speech is power: the artists in This Wicked Tongue celebrate unabashed expressions of the female voice like the witches, hysterics, and angry feminists who have come before them. These artists use acid wit, conjuring, and potent symbolic language to render complicated images of female expereince. They won’t smile on command but they will unfurl tongues to lash out, to scream, and sing, and laugh their heads off… to bleed and bleed and bleed… until all is stained by their wondrous, generative flow.

    This Wicked Tongue  
    October 22- December 3 
    Opening, Saturday, October 22, 6-9pm

    Charlie James Gallery 
    969 Chung King Rd
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Image: Juliana Paciulli, Uh-huh (Witch Hat), 2015, Archival pigment print in artist's frame, 28x39 inches. Edition of 1 and 1 AP


    I am extremely excited to announce a couple upcoming projects I have in the works for 2016.  

    First, I have been coordinating a bi-coastal exhibition with fellow curators Virginia Arce and Allison McDaniel titled History As I Know It.  Information is as follows:

    History As I Know It
    A group exhibition formulated around eight artists; Maricruz Alarcon, Tamara Cedre and Carlene Munoz, Kate Harding, Tiona McClodden, Ty Pownall, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Sable Elyse Smith.  Works in this exhibition present challenges to the veracity of personal and collective archives, opening lines of inquiry into the stability of memory and work-making in both private and public consciousness.  Varying in form--sculpture, photography and video--each artist engages the spaces of slippage between "fact," the imagined and the fabricated.

    January 16 to February 6, 2016

    Concurrently at :
    On the Ground Floor Gallery
    3616 Mount Vernon Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90008

    iMPeRFeCT Gallery
    5601 Greene St (Germantown)
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Additional information about the exhibition and included artists can be found here:

    Exhibition Website:

    Facebook Page:

    OTGF Gallery Website:

    Additionally I will have work included in SKIN at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.  I will have two individual works as well as a collaborative work (Redell & Jimenez) included in the exhibition.  Information is as follows:

    This exhibition addresses issues that have been increasingly prominent since the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. It was the first time that an African American had run for President and won. The election symbolized strides thought to have been made in race relations, yet it also revealed ruptures in the “skin” that binds us as Americans, and ultimately, as people.  During the last year, events in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Prairie View, Charleston, Oakland, and Southern California have revealed chasms in the issues of race and identity.

    Conversations about race have always taken place within diasporic communities, but in the wake of racially charged events over the last year, it has become a growing part of the national dialogue.  Artists in Los Angeles and throughout the country have been galvanized by these events.  The objective of SKIN is to bring the conversation into a centralized discursive space.

    February 7 to April 17, 2016
    Opening reception: February 7, 2-5pm

    Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
    Barnsdall Park
    4800 Hollywood Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Included Artists: Geordy Zodidat Alexis, James Berson, April Bey, Maura Brewer, Ben Caldwell, Audrey Chan, Christopher Christion, Holly Crawford, Ken Gonzales-Day, Fabian Debora, Cole James, Camella DaEun Kim, Zeal Harris, Malisa Humphrey, Farrah Karapetian, Ann Le, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Derrick Maddox, Michael Massenburg, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Larissa Nickel, Margaret Noble, Duane Paul, Linda Ravenswood, Megan Reed, Kaitlynn Redell, Bruce Richards, Bryan Rodriguez, Sandy Rodriguez, Daniel Rothman, Yoshie Sakai, Cauleen Smith, Gabriel Sosa, Holly Tempo, Kara Walker, Jessica Wimbley

    Additional information about the exhibition can be found here:


    I will have work included in Hungry Ghosts, a group exhibition in San Francisco. If you are in the Bay Area, please come check out the show!

    Hungry Ghosts
    April 2nd – April 29th, 2015
    I-Hotel Manilatown Center Gallery
    868 Kearny St. San Francisco, CA 94108

    Wednesdays – Sundays, 1:00 – 6:00PM

    April 2nd, 2015, 6pm-9:00pm

    April 29th, 2015, 6pm-9:00pm


    Fall is off to a running start! Here is what I have in the works:

    I was interviewed by Nat George for the September issue of MY LA Lifestyle. The interview can be found here:

    Art Conversations: Kaitlynn Redell

    On the collaboration side, Redell & Jimenez will have work included in Electric Walls at On the Ground Floor. Opening and event information is as follows (more details soon on Artist Talk date):

    On the Ground Floor (OTGF)
    3616 Mount Vernon Drive, LA, CA 90008
    Electric Walls Art Opening & Happy Hour:
    Saturday, September 27// 7pm to 9pm.
    Event Admission: $18
    Regular Admission: Free
    Exhibition Hours: Friday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.

    Sara and I will debut a new performance and have video work included in the upcoming Luminaria Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The festival takes place November 7 & 8 (more details coming soon).

    Additionally Sara and I were invited by editor Kara Rooney to write a collaborative article for the Brooklyn Rail as part as the Critic's Page Forum on Feminism. We are thrilled to have our article included alongside the work of so many other brilliant thinkers. Check out the forum here:

    Brooklyn Rail September 2014 Critic's Page

    And on the teaching side I have a couple of great workshops coming up. I will be teaching a paper cutting class as part of The Machine Project Guide to the Gamble House and the AxS Festival:

    Saturday, September 20th // 4pm-7pm
    in the Attic of the Gamble House
    with instructor Kaitlynn Redell
    $20 for members // $30 for non-members
    Sign-up HERE

    In this workshop participants will learn the basics of paper cutting while exploring the intricate architectural and interior design motifs of The Gamble House. We will learn a variety of cutting techniques, including how to create a template and work with various papers. Participants will then create their own paper cut pieces using templates drawn from design motifs found throughout the house.

    I will also be teaching for the Drawing from the Masters program at the J. Paul Getty Museum on the following dates:

    Sunday, September 7th// 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Contour Drawing)
    Sunday, September 21st// 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Contour Drawing)
    Sunday, October 5th// 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Drawing Hands)
    Sunday, October 19th// 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Drawing Hands)

    The program is drop-in, free and open to the public. More info can here found here: Drawing from the Masters

    Thank you all once again for your continued support!


    I recently interviewed artists (and new mothers) Ching Ching Cheng and Flora Kao about balancing baby and art practice. Check out the interview for Artfile Magazine here:

    Balancing Act

    I will have new work in the group show Lore: Temporal and Sublime at DAC Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Address and exhibition information is as follows:

    431 S. Broadway,
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    August 4 - September 4
    Opening Reception:
    Thursday August 14th 7-9PM

    Additional information about the show can be found here:

    Lore: Temporal and Sublime

  • JUNE 2014 UPDATE

    June is a busy month for me, both in LA and NYC. Here's what I have in the works!

    On June 1st, I taught a fun paper cutting workshop at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Thanks to those who came out! Images from the workshop can be seen here.

    Redell & Jimenez will have work included in Standing Outside the Closed Door at ABC No Rio in Exile @ 292 Gallery. Please see below for the address, opening reception information and gallery hours:

    Exhibition Information:
    June 8 - June 29, 2014
    Opening Reception: Sunday, June 8th, 5-7pm
    Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 4-7pm, Sunday, 2-5pm and by appointment
    ABC No Rio in Exile @ 292 Gallery
    292 East 3rd St (Between Aves C and D)
    New York, NY 10009

    We will also have work in Seeing the Sky at Maxon Mills in Wassaic, NY. The exhibition will be on view June 15 - September 1, 2014 including during the Wassaic Project 2014 Summer Festival (August 1-3). Please see below for the address, Preview Party information and gallery hours:

    Exhibition Information:
    June 15 - September 1, 2014
    Summer Exhibition Preview Party: Saturday, June 14th, 5-8pm
    (Tickets can be purchased here: Preview Party Tickets)
    Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm and by appointment
    Maxon Mills
    37 Furnace Bank Rd
    Wassaic, NY 12592


    I am happy to announce that Redell & Jimenez will have a collaborative text piece published in "I," launched in conjunction with the exhibition, I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb. Additional information can be found here:

    I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb


    I amhappy to announce that Redell & Jimenez will have work included in A "Womanhouse" or a Roaming House? "A Room of One’s Own” Today, curated by Mira Schor at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn. Unfortunately both Sara and I will be traveling during the opening reception, but will be speaking on the panel led by Mira on February 1st.

    Exhibition Information:
    January 9 - February 2, 2014
    Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6-9pm
    Video Screening: Saturday, January, 18th, 2014 3-5:30pm
    Panel Discussion; Saturday, February 1st, 2014, 4-6 pm
    A.I.R. Gallery
    111 Front St, #228
    Brooklyn, NY 11201


    Sara and I were also included in our first international exhibition at Museo Laboratorio - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi in Città Sant'Angelo (PE) Italy. The Name The Nose was curated by Raul Zamudio.


    Sara and I were interviewed for three different online publications regarding our collaborative work. Please see below!

    ARTFILE Magazine

    art peruses

    Remezcla NYC

    I also interviewed the collaborative trio Tatlo for ARTFILE Magazine. The interview can be found here.


    Come visit me at the Wassaic Project Residency Open Studios:

    June 29th, 2013
    Open Studios 3-5pm
    Tour of the exhibition Homeward Found 4pm

    Luther Barn
    17 Furnace Bank Road
    Wassic, NY
    Event Details


    Opening Reception:

    Wednesday, June 12th
    7 - 9 pm
    1230 5th Ave
    New York, NY 10029

    Please RSVP to El Museo or by calling 212 660 7171.
    La Bienal Website

    Redell & Jimenez will also be giving an artist talk:

    August, 14th
    6:30-7:30 pm
    103rd St Community Garden
    105 East 103rd Street
    (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
    New York, NY
    Event Details


    It is my great pleasure to announce Parsons 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Intelligence of Things, curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox. The exhibition will take place at The Kitchen, May 18- 25.

    Please join me for our opening reception:

    May 17, 6- 8pm
    The Kitchen
    512 W 19th St
    New York, NY 10011

    The Intelligence of Things includes twenty artists from this year’s graduating class, presenting a wide range of artistic interests, media, and methods. I will be showing both my individual work and work from my collaboration, Redell & Jimenez.


    Redell&Jimenez will have work featured in El Museo del Barrio's Bienal as well as in Dimensions Variable: Multiracial Identity at Rush Arts

    This summer, we will also be artists-in-residence at the Wassaic Project

    Please join us for the following events (and stay posted for more to come):

    Dimensions Variable: Multiracial Identity at Rush Arts
    Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4th, 6-8 pm
    Work on View: April 4th-May 10th
    Artist Talk: Saturday, May 4th, 4-6pm

    El Museo del Barrio's 2013 Bienal: Here is Where We Jump
    Work on View: June 11th-September 1st


    I am pleased to announce that Redell & Jimenez will have work in two group shows this February!

    CAA Regional MFA Exhibition
    Curated by Barbara Pollack
    NYCAMS, New York, NY

    Opening Friday, February 15th, 6pm


    Curated by Alicia DeBrincat and Jade Yumang
    Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Opening Saturday, February 16th, 7-9pm

    Hope to see you there!


    Redell & Jimenez have work published in the Fall 2012 issue of the NYU interdisciplinary journal, Anamesa


    I will be discussing my new collaborative work with Sara Jimenez. Come check it out!

    Thursday, November 27, 6-8pm
    G. Scott Raffield, Leigh Ruple, Sara Jimenez, Kaitlynn Redell
    moderator: TBA

    Hunter College, Art Department
    68th St & Lexington Ave, North Building, 11th fl Central Crit Room

    Focus & Motivation features MFA students from New York area MFA programs presenting their work. Moderators are past Focus & Motivation presenters, MA students in art history or adjunct faculty in Art at Hunter College.

    Facebook Invite


    when: November 15th, 2012, 6-9PM
    location: 25 EAST 13TH STREET, 5th floor
    btw University Place and 5th Avenue
    Parsons The New School of Design


    Parsons Fine Arts is please to announce the 2012 Graduate Open Studios to be held on Thursday November 15th from 6-9pm. Throughout the evening, our exciting group of 42 international graduate students will open their creative spaces to the public and be available to answer questions and discuss their works. Open Studios provides a rare opportunity for visitors to view works in progress and meet the artists in an informal setting. Visitors will gain an insight into the diverse practices happening within our studio art program that embraces interdisciplinary experimentation, intellectual rigor and innovation.

    The MFA at Parsons Fine Arts is a two-year program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. The program curriculum centers around one-on-one studio visits and group critique, theory classes to foster critical thinking, personalized classes teaching writing and research for studio practice, as well as professional practices seminars. The program additionally offers advanced electives in a large variety of media and topics including eco-literacy as well as seminars including Art + Science, Art + Poetry, Feminist Art Practice. All classes are structured to support students extend the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression.

    Parsons Fine Arts is home to an international and dynamic faculty whose works have been exhibited recently at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, documenta and The Sydney Biennale. Students also benefit from interaction with an impressive array of visiting artists and critics who are redefining the cutting edge of art in the 21st century. This year’s guests include: Vito Acconci, Mariam Ghani, Joan Jonas, Adam Pendleton, Lia Gangitano, Hito Steyerl and Anoka Faruqee.

    Parsons Fine Arts is housed within Parsons The New School for Design, which is one of the world’s leading centers for teaching and research in the fields of art, design and new media. It offers a diverse learning environment where students engage in studio-based research and scholarship to develop a global understanding of the arts. Students have the opportunity to study and collaborate with a wide range of art and design fields, as well as all areas of study across the internationally recognized New School for Social Research.

    For more information please visit http://finearts.parsons.edu/ and contact the program’s Director, Simone Douglas at douglass@newschool.edu

    About Parsons The New School for Design
    Parsons is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, is has served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York and internationally active, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.


    Opening Reception: October 2, 6-8pm
    On view October 2-12, 2012
    25 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

    A Visual Research Collaboration.
    6 students. 3 weeks.
    2 locations: Beijing, China; The Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia.
    A project a day.
    A prompt per day.

    Elevate. Descend.
    Draw a line through time.
    The end is the beginning.
    Ready made, made ready.
    Find an Oasis of Mind.
    Immensity. Intensity.

    Across 3 weeks students worked in small collaborative teams
    responding to a prompt and location each day. Utilizing strategies emerging from the Surrealists’ Exquisite Corpse--where one idea is shed in order to reveal the next--each days's project was passed onto another group the following day, who reinterpreted the work in response to a new prompt and location.

    Lead faculty Simone Douglas Director, MFA Fine Arts, with Arthur Ou, Director BFA Photography.

    Participating Artists:
    Grace Hong, Chaney Trotter, Lilian
    Kreutzberger, Sara Jimenez, Kaitlynn
    Redell, Joy McKinney


    The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design presents:

    Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood

    On view September 17 – October 6, 2012

    Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

    Parsons The New School for Design

    66 Fifth Avenue, New York
    Opening reception and performance:

    September 21, 6pm - 8pm

    See below for full schedule of performances

    NEW YORK, September 6, 2012 – The multi-media exhibition, Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood, is an examination and reinterpretation of the historical allegiances and projected intentions of socially engaged art of the 1930s WPA era. Responding to The New School’s mural series by Jose Clemente Orozco—a leading member of the Mexican mural public art movement—the exhibition explores the performative potential of Orozco’s mythology, including its represented subjects and historical context. Participating artists will create new works during the course of the exhibition, which will serve as a centerpiece and backdrop to a roster of performances.

    The exhibition will be on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design, September 17 through October 6, 2012, with an opening reception and performance onSeptember 21, 6pm to 8pm.

    Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood is a collaborative artistic and curatorial project by Parsons The New School for Design MFA Fine Arts candidates Lauren Denitzio (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13), Isaac Richard Pool (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13), and Jessica Posner (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13). It deploys radical and feminist tactics across history, mythology, representation, and presence. Denitzio, Sara Jimenez (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ’13), and Cupid Ojala (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ’12) will organize the creation of a mural, which will be continuously rendered throughout the course of the exhibition by current and recently graduated Parsons students, including: Alicia DeBrincat (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘12), Lillian Handley (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘14), Cara Nahaul (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘14), Kaitlynn Redell (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13), Chaney Trotter (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13), and Ilyn Wong (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13). In addition to the mural, a central sculpture by John Furer (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13) translates an Orozco painting into an object of agency.

    The exhibition also features a performance series that will explore three methods of performance as a means of pursuing alternative, utopist modes of being: occupation, consciousness raising, and historical redemption. As part of this series, Pool and Posner will embody the Greek mythological characters Dionysus and the Oracle. Additional performances (listed below) include contributions from David Geer, Sam Harmon, Sara Jimenez, Reena Katz (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘12), Shalini Sanjay Patel, Kaitlynn Redell, Colin Self, Joanna Spitzner, JIan Yi (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘14), and others.

    The Orozco Murals at The New School were commissioned by the university in 1930 for its landmark building on West 12th Street, and include five major works: Science, Labor, and Art; Homecoming of the Worker of the New Day; Struggle in the Orient; Struggle in the Occident; and Table of Universal Brotherhood. The murals, inaugurated on January 19, 1931, initially met with negative reviews. The public debate that followed (in part due to the inclusion of Lenin and Stalin, as well as the depiction of an African-American seated at the head of the Table of Universal Brotherhood) drew some 20,000 visitors in the first few months. In the 1950’s, at the height of the McCarthy era, the New School administration elected to cover the portion of the panel depicting Lenin and Stalin with a yellow curtain. After vigorous student and faculty protests, the administration restored the murals to their original state. It is the only Orozco mural series in New York.

    Performance Schedule

    Sept 21, 6-8 pm: Invocation and Historical Redemption, performance organized by Joanna Spitzner.

    Sept 22, 2-6 pm: Occupation with Dionysus and the Oracle, performance by Isaac Richard Pool, Jessica Posner, Sara Jimenez, and Kaitlynn Redell.

    Sept 28, 9 pm: Consciousness Raising Seance for Dead Feminists. A skype seance co-performed with David Geer, Sam Harmon, Reena Katz, Shalini Sanjay Patel, Isaac Richard Pool, Jessica Posner, and guests.

    Sept 29, 2-6 pm: Occupation with Dionysus and the Oracle, performance by Isaac Richard Pool, Jessica Posner, and Colin Self.

    October 5, 7 pm: Whisper Translation, a long distance performance with Reena Katz and Jessica Posner.

    October 6, 2-6 pm: Occupation with Dionysus and the Oracle, performance by Isaac Richard Pool, Jessica Posner, and Jian Yi. BYOBachanalia closing party.

    All performances will be video recorded and screened in the galleries.

    Please visit: http://QRUB.tumblr.com/ or finearts.parsons.edu for more information.

    For more information on the Orozco Murals, please visit: http://www.newschool.edu/leadership/provost/artcollection/new-school-murals/.

    The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center is an award-winning campus center for Parsons The New School for Design that combines learning and public spaces with exhibition galleries to provide an important new downtown destination for art and design programming. The mission of the Center is to generate an active dialogue on the role of innovative art and design in responding to the contemporary world. Its programming encourages an interdisciplinary examination of possibility and process, linking the university to local and global debates. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/sjdc.

    General Information

    Location: 66 Fifth Avenue, New York

    Gallery hours: Open daily 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves

    Admission: Free

    Info: Please contact 212.229.8919 or visit The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center


    I will be participating in the grouping/panel titled "Curating Identity" (Session 1) starting at 1:35pm

    Conference will be held at The New School for Social Research in New York City.

    Friday, April 27, 2012:

    80 5th Avenue, NYC, NY. 5th Floor, G529.
    7:30 pm: Welcome Reception
    For conference participants and New School students and faculty

    Saturday, April 28, 2012:

    6 East 16th Street, NYC, NY. 12th Floor.

    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Opening Address
    Gil Anidjar, Columbia University

    1:35 pm – 2:40 pm: Session I
    Curating Identity
    Creating Kinship

    2:40 pm – 2:50 pm: Coffee Break

    2:50 pm – 3:45 pm: Session II
    Building Legacies
    Diaspora in Practice
    Heritage and the Imperial Imagination

    3:45 pm – 3:50pm: Short Break

    3:50pm – 4:30 pm: Session III
    Narrating Memory
    Technology and Transmission
    Performing Power

    4:35 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks
    Miguel Robles-Durán, Parsons The New School for Design

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Closing Reception
    For attendees, participants, and New School students and faculty

    Rethinking Inheritance Conference 2012 website


    when: MARCH 1ST, 2012, 6-9PM
    location: 25 EAST 13TH STREET, 5th floor
    btw University Place and 5th Avenue
    Parsons The New School of Design

    Parsons Fine Arts is pleased to announce the annual Spring Open Studio on Thursday March 1st 6-9pm at the 25 East 13th Street studios. Parsons Fine Arts is a cross-disciplinary MFA program with students’ practices spanning a wide range of genres and fields of research. The first and second year MFAs are comprised of a group of emerging international artists’ from countries as diverse as Colombia, Chile, Switzerland, Kuwait, Canada, Netherlands and the United States. The 2012 Spring Open Studios feature works ranging from affective explorations of mass culture to historic investigation into structures — urban, rural, temporal, abstract, empathetic, queer, social and material, from a creative negotiation of the boundaries of physical and psychological transformations to unexpected disruptions of surface, material and gesture. The work in the studios actively evokes and critically engages art history, critical theory, visual studies, art activism, political action and public culture.

    Studios by: Lilian Kreutzberger, Yali Lewis, Bing Han, Ilyn Wong, Michael Ratulowski, Reena Katz, Isaac Richard, Jessica Posner, G. Scott Raffield, Kaitlynn Redell, John Furer, Lucille Pack, Dalal Ani, Rebecca Volinsky, Michael Watson, Jade Yumang, Kalena Patton, Christine Howard Sandoval, John Small, LeahRaintree, Aron Louis Cohen, Alicia DeBrincat, Paulina Garcia, Julia Kul
, Alice Gibney,
 Pablo Gomez Uribe, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Maria Cruz Alarcon Lopez, Chaney Trotter,
 Johnny Thornton, 
Lauren Denitzio, Camilo Leyva
, Cupid Ojala, 
Wilson Parry, 
Racini Andres, 
Hyun Jung Cho, Summer Shiffman, 
Sarah Eagen, Grace Hong, 
Sara Jimenez, 
Meagan Glesser, Elysa Batista, 
Brenda Goldstein, 
Cecilie Kronborg, 
Claire Robertson,
Victoria Hempstead

    We welcome you to an evening of lively conversation, video screening, experimentation, and a to get a glimpse at this concentration of creative workspace. The artists will be present.

    Parsons Fine Arts is committed to educating artists who will undertake essential roles in our society by offering a progressive, cross-media program that integrates dynamic studio practice with critical theory. For further information go to :http://finearts.parsons.edu/ or contact the MFA program director, Simone Douglasdouglass@newschool.edu. Alumni of the program include: Olja Stipanovic, Nick van Woert, Nina Abney, Rob Pruitt, Jennifer Sullivan, Stacy Seiler, Colette Robbins, Courtney J. Wendroff, Azin Feizabadi, Dan Carlson and this years New Museum Triennial participant Julia Dault.

    Parsons The New School for Design is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, is has served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university's legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit http://www.parsons.newschool.edu

  • Parsons MFA Fine Arts Open Studios

    November 10th, 2011
    6-9 pm
    25 East 13th Street, 5th Floor

    By subway (New York City Transit):
    L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square: Walk south on University place
    and turn right on 13th Street. 25 E13th Street will be on your right hand side. F, L,
    V to 14th Street and Sixth Avenue: Walk east along 14th Street. At Fifth Avenue,
    turn right. At 13th Street turn left. 25 E13th Street will be on your left hand side.

    Studios By:

    Michael Ratulowski
    Jade Yumang
    Jonathan Small
    Pablo Gomez Uribe
    Lilian Kreutzberger
    Reena Katz
    Ayala Lewis
    Jessica Posner
    G. Scott Raffield
    Kaitlynn Redell
    John Furer
    Lucille Pack
    Dalal Ani
    Rebecca Volinsky
    Michael Watson
    Isaac Pool
    Ilyn Wong
    Kalena Patton
    Leah Raintree
    Aron Cohen
    Alicia Debrincat
    Paulina Garcia
    Julia Kul
    Alice Gibney
    Bing Han
    Pieter-Paul Pothoven
    Christine Howard
    Maria Cruz Alarcon Lopez
    John Thornton
    Camilo Leyva
    Cupid Ojala
    Wilson Parry
    Chaney Trotter
    Racini Andres
    Hyun Jung Cho
    Lauren Denitzio
    Summer Shiffman
    Sarah Eagen
    Grace Hong
    Sara Jimenez
    Meagan Glesser
    Elysa Batista
    Brenda Goldstein

  • DAC Gallery is proud to announce the opening of:

    Group Exhibition

    THIRTEEN BY THIRTEEN features the works of thirteen innovative artists from California and across the country. Each of these artists are self directed in their genres and present a unique point of view in the emerging art landscape.

    Themes explored in this exhibition include: social satire, contemporary subcultures, folklore, youth and technology, all of which are approached with an element of fantasy and a pop undercurrent.

    We invite you to join us for the opening reception May 12th, 2011 from 7pm-9pm.

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Donna Abbate
    Ching Ching Cheng
    Lee Clarke
    Liz Comay
    Shannon Drake
    Julie Easton
    Jackie Friedberg
    Kimberly Hennessy
    Daniel Lozano
    Kathleen Melian
    Dennis Peterson and Greg Bach
    Kaitlynn Redell
    Michael Sharber

    DAC Gallery
    828 S. Main St
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    t. 213-627-7374

    Regular (non-opening reception) gallery hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3:30pm


    The thriving Inglewood Art Community in partnership with local non-profit, Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), hosts the 4th annual Inglewood Open Studios Tour, Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th from 1-6pm.


    The public is invited to enjoy and share in the experience of personally touring the art studios of Inglewood’s ownlocal artists that include established and emerging, self taught, educators and educated artists from local art colleges, including a large number of graduates from nearby Otis College of Art and Design. Artist involvement has more than doubled this year from 17 artists last year to 39 artists
    currently. Centrally located, Inglewood is bordered by the LAX International Airport, and surrounded by the nearby Cities of El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, Culver City and Torrance, nestled in the center of Los Angeles County.

    There will be a number of events surrounding the Inglewood Open Studios Tour such as the group show of all participating artists, to be held at the Gallery located within the new Art Center at 808 N La Brea. The group show will have its own opening night, Saturday November 13th 7-10pm and will be on view for the month of November. Both Saturday and Sunday, enjoy live music, impromptu performances, video screenings and be sure to sample food from our delicious local restaurants.

    The 2010 Inglewood Open Studios Tour will be dedicated to the beloved late Dustin Shuler. For those who didn't know Dustin, he was a long time Inglewood artist, a prolific visionary, loved by many, and an example for all artists. He was well known for his large-scale public installations like "Spindle", and "Pinned Butterfly". He participated in both the 2008 and 2009 Inglewood Open Studios Tours and thanks to his wife, Karen Shuler, his studio will again be open for the tour this year.

    The following is an alphabetical list of participating artists for the 2010 Inglewood Open Studios Tour:

    Elliot Agnew, Alex Becerra, Kavin Buck, Ericka Chapman, Anne Cheek La Rose, Claire Cregan, Noelle Cross, W. Don Flores, Edward Ewell, Renée A. Fox, Todd Gray, Holly Harrie, Paul Harrie, Ken Hurbert, Michelle Johnson, Andrew Karl, Sharon Levy, Michael Massenburg, Elizabeth Mauceli, Gale McCall, Daniel Mendel-Black, Chris Mercier, Julia Montgomery, Kenneth Ober, Kour Pour,
    Kaitlynn Redell, Joan Robey, Kyungmi Shin, Dustin Shuler, Stanley Smith, Johnathan Stofenmacher, Cindy Suriyani, Holly Tempo, Corey Thering, Albert Valdez, Ginger Van Hook, Luke Van Hook, MonaLisa Whitaker, Joey Wolf

    ICA is a multidisciplinary nonprofit arts organization serving residents of Inglewood and its surrounding communities, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing diverse cultural arts programs.


  • Omag Vol. 8 2010

  • 365 Blog Mentioning


    by Sandra Vista
    ArtSlant, 7/14/09

    Tales of the Flesh are tales about the spirit and flesh. Does an unrequited love of the spirit live in the hearts of these five artists? Whether it does or not, mutiny is not an option. They're in it for the long haul. Their personal battles pulsate in their work.

    Liz Young's family portraits are a host of small scale paintings of her family and herself at various ages. The portraits are exhibited in the gallery the way they might be found in her grandmother's living room. The wonderment of these portraits begins with Liz's blood as her painting medium. Blood as an art medium has been used since the caveman began drawing in his cave. Human blood in rituals is a shortcut for making contact with the spirit world. Liz's creative riturals address the profound intimacy and connections she has with her family. Liz's portraits at various ages indicate how time overlaps in familial situations. In one portrait she is a little girl, in another she looks more like grandma.

    A couple of feet away from Young's work are Arne Svenson's death mask gelatin prints. Svenson wrote that these masks are "fornesic facial reconstructions" of unidentified corpses that he discovered while at the Mutter Museum (a medical museum) in Philadelphia. While anonymous, the individual spirit of each subject is omnipresent in each photograph.

    Time altered mythologies poured into gesture, multiple textures, and frothing sensuality, are how Aaron Sheppard keeps the spirit alive. His statement speaks about his personal taboos-the two paintings in the exhibit are a testament to his experimentation with erotic shapeshifting. A-Symmetry 2009 (100"x66"x42") is one of Sheppard's mix-media paintings that is reminiscent of Robert Rauschenberg's Monogram 1959. Two mammoth tusks, that he designed, protrude from the board. They appear to be pulling in innocent bystanders into the turbulent scene that combines images of the creation of the world with a contemporary Birth of Venus-woman in the foreground.

    Between Sheppard's substantial paintings are Kaitlynn Redell's three paper cut pieces derived from movie posters of Bruce Lee. While he was alive Bruce Lee was considered to be super-human and a living icon. In death his legend and his spirit continues through his films and devotion of people worldwide. Redell's kinship to Bruce Lee is ancestral and creative. Being third generation Chinese on her mother's side, Redell has experienced first hand the perception of Western Culture on Eastern culture. Her introduction of the traditional craft of paper cutting is transformed into three mosaic poems that are linked with Bruce Lee's martial arts postures. Also, as seen in Eggroll Master 2009, the super-imposed cut figures, encompassing the original poster, appear to be spirit guides and protectors for the phoenix-like Bruce Lee.

    Carole Caroompas'-Before and After Frankenstein: The Woman Who Knew Too Much: The Couple Who Had No Umbilicus, l994, and Hester and Zorro: In Quest of a New World: A Living Hieroglyphic, 1995-96, lament the importance of keeping love in motion. Before and After Frankenstein...describes creating the perfect mate. Hester and Zorro...strongly reminded me of The Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini, and the painting's representation of a marriage certificate. Caroompas confirmed that the female figure was taken from an unknown mid-fifteenth century Rhenish painter called The Witchcraft of Love. She's Giovanni's wife without her clothes. In the painting, she is practicing magic-perhaps a love potion for the man at the door. In Caroompas' painting she seemily walks out of the canvas. The multi-cryptic painting gives the maiden-witch tattoos from various cultures such as images from Posada's Mexico. The gallaxy-stained canvas is layered with a spider web design the keeps the figures and their hieroglypich wish a reality. There is also a humorous border of Halloween witches brewing up their brew.

    The commonality of these five artists is determined by their individualized focus on conveying their personal messages-whether it is with their life's blood, photographs of corpses, contemporary and mythical iconography and extenuating circumstances.


    Gallery 1927 presents Small (though your heart is breaking)

    Gallery 1927 presents Small (though your heart is breaking), a group show featuring work from seventeen artists and designers. Small opens for viewing Monday, July 6th with an opening reception on Thursday, July 9th 6-9 pm. It will remain on view through August 7th.

    Each artist will display a piece that is limited in size to a 4” cube or smaller. This limitation creates an opportunity to observe how different artists approach the same specification. For the gallery, the miniature dimensions of the work inside the display cases will challenge the feeling that the size of the work match the size of the space. Additionally the idea of a size limitation references the idea of a recession, addresses creating work in a small work space, and allows small work to be powerful and engaging opposed to the strength often attributed to larger work.

    Gallery 1927 is located in between Flower and Figueroa on 7th street in Downtown Los Angeles in the Historic Fine Arts Building (811 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017). Gallery 1927 is open 7 days a week, 9am-7pm or by appointment. Gallery 1927 is accessible by the Metro and there is ample parking lots and metered parking. For more information please refer to gallery1927.com. Gallery 1927 is part of the Downtown Art Walk.

    Los Angeles based food company Pop-Up will be debuting their saleables in addition to the standard fare. Be one of the first to enjoy their skewered treats. Please visit www.uppopspopup.com for more information.

    Featured Artists:

    Audrey Chan

    Vanessa Chow

    Ashley Coon

    Kristin Crammermeyer

    Greg Curtis

    Rashell George

    Rebecca Gottesman

    Joshua Howell

    Jason Kunke

    Kelli Manthei

    James Melinat

    Casey Mixter

    Suzanne Oshinksy

    Nate Page

    Dharmesh Patel

    Kaitlynn Redell

    Anna Skarbek


    Tales of the Flesh

    Carole Caroompas
    Kaitlynn Redell
    Aaron Sheppard
    Arne Svenson
    Liz Young

    June 13 – July 18, 2009

    Opening reception :
    Saturday, June 13th 5-8pm

    Western Project is proud to present Tales of the Flesh, a group exhibition examining the human figure as a narrative source. Each of these five artists work with the figure/body as an origin of story telling for political, social, historical and/or erotic purposes. Carole Caroompas has used the figure for thirty years to examine issues of power and gender between men and women. Her series, Before and After Frankenstein: The Woman Who Knew Too Much, reworks our assumptions of relationships and myths in ribald and collaged imagery. Her use of the figure is theatrical, incisive and verges on the taboo. Newcomer Kaitlynn Redell cuts and reassembles rock and movie posters to illuminate our notions of ‘the exotic’ and its racist implications in inherent in Western Pop culture. Redell’s constructions are unabashedly aesthetic and covertly seduce the viewer with tales of hubris and glamour. Arne Svenson’s forensic sculpture Portraits are both haunting and alluring. His subject is the dead and forgotten, and his images are strangely elegant reminders of the unfinished stories of real lives. Also included, Svenson’s book of mismatched eyes is a slightly lighter kind of provocation; large color images floating in a text-less format. The cliché: the eyes are the windows of the soul, is charred with the artist’s new kind of taxidermy. Liz Young’s standing wood-grained male sculpture and small blood painted portraits are interpretations of family intimacy and history. Adept with materials, Young makes each work a loaded narrative, unveiled and raw. Aaron Sheppard’s elaborate paintings dredge Eros from the ether; monuments of erotic iconography, untamed and obsessive. His female imagery is Dionysian and fantastic, recalling William Blake’s dark and swirling watercolors, but huge in scale. Both Young and Sheppard navigate a territory personal and untamed.
    Together these artists revel in the tradition of telling tales of what it is to be human in the 21st century.

    For further information and images, please contact the gallery at 310-838-0609 or cliff@western-project.com or erin@western-project.com