VINYL MANDALA An exhibition of original, artist-produced vinyl records.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 11, 2010 7pm-12am
Exhibition runs: December 11, 2010 - January 2, 2010
Actual Size LA 741 New High Street, Chinatown Los Angeles CA 90012 / 213.290.5458 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Actual Size Los Angeles is pleased to announce Vinyl Mandala, a group exhibition curated by Justin Cole. Vinyl Mandala highlights Los Angeles based artists and collectives who utilize the album as a medium. A selection of unique vinyl records will be on display and available for listening.
For the opening reception, Actual Size will host an evening of live performance and DJ sets. Limited run records with hand-made graphic elements provide a visual and tactile element to the listening experience. The album art on display is primarily hand drawn or screen printed, using imagery relating to themes in the music. Viewers are invited to interact with the artworks in the exhibition.
Vinyl Mandala features work by Akiko and Hashim Bharoocha, Alex Klein, Brian Roettinger, dublab & HIT+RUN, Eamon Ore-Giron, Golden Hits, Julio Cesar Morales, Lucky Dragons, OJO, Teebs, and The Collapsible Mammals.
On December 11th, from 7-9pm DJ Hasham B. (dublab) and Ned Learner (KXLU) will spin selections from the exhibited albums. From 9pm until midnight, the gallery will host live performances by Lucky Dragons, OJO, and Golden Hits with visuals by Alex Pelly. Dress warmly, as portions of the performance are outdoors.
During gallery hours on December 18-19th, visitors are invited to listen to the records on display in an informal listening lab. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm; weekdays by appointment only. All records will be available for sale in limited editions.
Justin Cole was born in Detroit, MI in 1981. He is represented by Pepin Moore. Cole’s work was recently featured in a solo exhibition, Historical Impulse in November 2010. He is a member of the collective OJO. OJO is a collective that consists of Joshua Aster, Justin Cole, Eamon Ore-Giron, Moises Medina, Chris Avitabile and Brenna Youngblood. OJO has created projects for MOCA, LACMA, LAXART, Queens Nails Annex, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, etc. OJO has been featured in ANP Quarterly, LA Confidential, Brand X and dublab. OJO is currently in residence as part of LACE’s “Los Angeles Goes Live.” OJO will debut a new project, “Nomadic Concert Series” at LACE in 2011.