The Torrance Art Museum proudly presents

To Live and Paint in LA
Curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos

Opening reception Saturday, January 21st, 6-9 pm

A broad survey of current and emerging painting trends and talent from Los Angeles

Jonathan Apgar, Rebecca Campbell, Daniela Campins, Alika Cooper, Noah Davis, Tomory Dodge, Asad Faulwell, Jon Flack, Yvette Gellis, Iva Gueorguieva, Mary Addison Hackett, Carlson Hatton, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Andy Kolar, Constance Mallinson, Allison Miller, John Mills, Aaron Noble, Antonio Puleo, Alison Rash, Nano Rubio, Conrad Ruiz, John Seal, Ryan Sluggett, Comora Tolliver, Chris Trueman, Miller Updegraff, Grant Vetter, Ben White 


RE:CUT features video artists that play with appropriation, cinema, and the imagined space created within video and film. By deconstruction and re-imagining footage that has already had a life in the world, these artists expand the familiar into new, multi-faceted installations and single-channel videos.

3 Installations by Mclean Fahnestock, Michael Kelly, Fil Rüting

3 curated selections of video including work by: Chris Coy, Valerie Green, Masood Kamandy, William Kaminski, Zach Kleyn, Owen Kydd, Lisa Madonna, Jesse McLean, John Pearson, Nicole Sloan, Joe Sola

Gynoids have other synonyms in fictional work examples being cyberdoll, marionette, sexaroid

Title comes from a variation on "Helen of Troy". Because it's a robot in human female body, it's "Helen of Alloy" - changed to cute-sounding "Helen O'Loy".
Pygmalion stories
a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech
 in Pygmalion and Galatea, it seems to us, he presents the pathos of idealism in a very effective manner, contrasting it grimly and cynically with frank reality. Galatea is the spirit of sweet, ingenuous, aspiring womanhood; she is ushered into a world of bitterness, jealousy, vulgarity; she loves her maker, who is a narrow-hearted and fatuous sculptor; she meets those who prove to her that life is a thing of sorrow. At the end, forlorn and broken in soul, she returns to her pedestal, utters her melancholy farewell to the world, and becomes again a statue.

Black Velveteen, from song of the same name on Lenny Kravitz's album 5 (1998)

  • Electric Barbarella, from the Duran Duran album Medazzaland, a tribute to the movie Barbarella whose video featured bandmates interacting with a robotic sex doll
  • Musician Janelle Monáe (2007 album, 2010 album) first introduced herself to the music scene with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I 
  • The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III),

The exhibition at the Long Beach Museum continues through Feb. 13:


-Artists Max Almy, Toni Basil, Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen will be in attendance!

Music + Image
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 8:30 pm

Curated by Nancy Buchanan. Presented in conjunction with Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999, at the Long Beach Museum of Art. 
REDCAT — Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre
631 W. Second St., L.A. 90012 (corner 2nd & Hope)
Parking in Walt Disney Concert Hall structure
$10 general, $8 students
tickets: 213.237.2800, online www.redcat.org, or at Box Office (30 min. free parking w/validation; Tues-Sat. noon-6 pm & two hours prior to event)

In the early 1980s, many artists were excited by the possibility of showing video art on television—a promise that was broken by commercialism. This selection of short videos from that period takes inspiration from the spirit of Ernie Knovaks, television impresario and music lover, as it highlights some of the era's most compelling video art accompanied by music. By turns humorous, pensive, or even abstract, the works are drawn from screenings and exhibitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art, and include artists Bob Snyder; Cynthia Maughan; Dara Birnbaum; Philip Mallory Jones; Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorensen, and Dean Winkler; Cecelia Condit; Toni Basil and David Byrne; Max Almy; Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn; Laurie Anderson; Claus Blume; MICA-TV (Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen); Zbigniew Rybczyński; and Henry Selick.

Funded in part with generous support from the Getty Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.   


d'oh -- the image of Cleopatra with the serpent --