Von Lintel Gallery | Los Angeles

 

Von Lintel Gallery is proud to present its inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles: Lay of the Land. The exhibition culls from artists, primarily based in LA, with a variety of perspectives on both photography and the city itself that reinforce the reputation of LA as a place for experimentation and of its landscapes as a well of inspiration. Los Angeles yields a rich field of practice precisely because its artistic history and sense of place have never been codified.

Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles Apartments of the 1960s are a crucial part of that argument: this work is photography but not beholden to the medium’s strictures conceptually or technically; similarly the work is of Los Angeles but not beholden to the city’s perpetuated myth. Looking at these pictures alongside Catherine Opie’s mini-malls, Florian Maier-Aichen’s altered image of a snowy La Brea Boulevard, and Peter Holzhauer’s close-ups of mark-makings on city surfaces suggest the broad parameters within which the landscape of this city and the photographic medium can be understood.

Many of the works in this show are generated by a conceptual framework but result in imagery that transcends its own rules. Anthony Hernandez’s images taken inside homeless camps become projects in abstraction and Sharon Lockhart’s photographs pulled from carefully constructed projects suggest two potentials for interior life: labor and pause. Zoe Crosher’s LAX series grounds dreamy lyricism in the banality of the airport motel; describing the investigation of LAX and its surrounding infrastructure as a “non-center, a metaphor for Los Angeles, captured from surrounding satellite positions.” Klea McKenna’s photograms of rain exist on the backdrop of California’s longstanding conditions of drought. Mateo Tannatt’s untitled image of jeans strewn in the branches of a lemon tree becomes a pictograph: a surreal moment of found visual poetry. These images go beyond the circumstances under which they were produced.

Photography can also be a tool that speaks to other kinds of image production. Brice Bischoff’s movements in the Bronson Caves, recorded photographically and producing a colorful haze, suggest opportunities to consider time and its mysteries as much as their environmental backdrop. Amir Zaki’s prints from Time Moves Still demonstrate the potent and quiet combination of multiple moments: fog obscures the architecture on top of seaside cliffs, while the viewer’s back remains to the ocean. Melanie Willhide’s images recovered off a stolen and improperly wiped laptop are deliciously corrupt and, like Zaki’s photographs, deny total access to the presumed content of the work. Soo Kim renders trees from cut paper that are not literally photographic but echo the forms and practices she developed through her photographic work.

Each of the artists in the show creates work with consequences reaching well beyond the borders of Southern California and the photographic medium at large. The legacy of such imagery is that as photography becomes increasingly conversant with other practices, Los Angeles becomes ever more a part of the world.

About the gallery:
Initially founded in Munich, Germany in 1993, Von Lintel Gallery opened in the Chelsea gallery district in 1999. After two decades in business and fourteen wonderful and successful years in New York, we are excited to become part of the burgeoning, vibrant Los Angeles art world. We are drawn by the growing community of artists living in LA and the opportunity to be part of a developing art center; the move to California will allow us to expand our vision and scope. The contemporary art scene in LA presents greater opportunities and flexibility for us and we are excited both to exhibit new artists and to introduce the gallery program to new audiences. And importantly, Thomas von Lintel can't wait to have a lemon tree in his backyard.

About the curator:
Farrah Karapetian is primarily an artist and an occasional curator. Her art involves works with cameraless photography in a sculptural and increasingly relational field. Recent exhibitions include Trouble With the Index, California Museum of Photography at Riverside; Good Sign, Flint Public Art Project, Michigan; the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; and Rogue Wave '13, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA. Upcoming group exhibitions: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, and the Torrance Art Museum. Curatorial projects include: Unsparing Quality (2014) and The Black Mirror (2013) at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Karapetian received her BA from Yale University and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Karapetian lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

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Von Lintel Gallery Los Angeles exhibitions

2013

December 12 – 21, 2013

California Dreaming

October 24 – September 7, 2013

Antonio Murado
Terras

September 5 – October 19, 2013

Rosemarie Fiore
Smoke Paintings

July 18 – August 23, 2013

Paper Plus One

May 30 – July 12, 2013

UNIQUE

April 18 – May 25, 2013

Canan Tolon
Somewhere Now

February 28 – April 13, 2013

Dana Melamed
Duality of Matter

January 10 - February 23, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch
The More Things Change

 

2012

November 29, 2012–January 5, 2013

Roger Ackling

October 18–November 21, 2012

Valerie Jaudon

September 6–October 13, 2012

Stephen Ellis

June 28 – August 31, 2012

Suspended Disbelief

May 10 - June 23, 2012

Marco Breuer

March 29 – May 5, 2012

Catherine Howe

February 23 – March 24, 2012

Melanie Willhide
to Adrian Rodriguez, with Love

January 12—February 18, 2012

Yvonne Estrada
Blue

 

 

 

2011

December 1—4, 2011

PULSE MIAMI 2011

November 17, 2011—January 7, 2012

John Chiara
Fort At Lime Point

October 13—November 12

Lowell Boyers
What We Long to Know

September 6—October 8

Roland Fischer
New Work

June 9—July 30

Driven to Abstraction
Group Show

May 5—June 4

Tim Maguire

March 24—April 30

Antonio Murado

February 17—March 19

Mark Sheinkman

January 13—February 12

Allyson Strafella


2010

December 9—January 8

Zou Cao

Marco Breuer:
Nature of the Pencil

September 2—October 9

Izima Kaoru:
One Sun

July 12—August 27

Summer Group Show

May 27—July 2

Medrie MacPhee

April 22—May 22

Stephen Ellis

March 2—April 17

Valerie Jaudon

January 21—February 27

David Maisel

Nov 19, 2009—Jan 16, 2010

Antonio Murado

 

2009

Nov 19, 2009—Jan 16, 2010

Antonio Murado

October 15—November 14th

Mark Sheinkman

September 1—October 10

Joseph Stashkevetch

June 18—July 31

Tim Maguire

May 7—June 13

Marco Breuer

March 19—April 25

Izima Kaoru

November 20—January 24

The Innerworld
of the Outerworld
of the Innerworld

 

 

 

 

2008

October 16 – November 15

Arnold Helbling
Building C

September 4 – October 11

More Than Words

July 3 - July 31

Summer Gallery Group Show

May 22--June 28

Roland Fischer

April 17 - May 17

H. & D. Zielske
Megalopolis Shanghai

April 17 - May 17

Marco Breuer And Arnold Helbling
This Is Karate

March 6 - April 12

Valerie Jaudon
Paintings

January 24 - March 1

John Chiara
Land's End

 


2007

November 29 – January 20

Sweet Sweetback's
Baadasssss Song

October 11 – November 24

Mark Sheinkman
New Work

September 5 – October 6

Marco Breuer
1892–2007

June 14 - July 31

Chris Jordan
Running The Numbers

May 10 - June 9

Tim Maguire
New Paintings

March 29 - May 5

Drawing - Thinking
Group Exhibition

February 15 - March 24

Izima Kaoru

January 04 - February 10

Arnold Helbling
Invisible Cities 

2006

November 16 - January 6

David Maisel

October 12 - November 11

David Row

September 7 - October 7

Roger Ackling and Richard Long
1 + 1 = 2

June 8 - July 8

SEO

May 4 - June 3

Tomas Vu

March 30 - April 29

Stephen Ellis

February 16 - March 25

Mark Sheinkman

January 12 - February 11

Deborah Roan

 

 

 

 

2005

November 17 - January 3

Marco Breuer

October 13 - November 12

Joseph Stashkevetch

September 8 - October 8

Izima Kaoru

June 9- July 29

The Photograph In Question

May 5- June 4

Tim Maguire

March 31 - April 30

Valerie Jaudon
New Paintings

Arnold Helbling
We Are Not In Kansas Anymore - Toto

January 7 - February 12

David Maisel
Terminal Mirage


2004

November 18 - December 23

SEO
The Return of the Fishermen
to Paradise

October 14 - November 13

Izima Kaoru

September 9 - October 9

David Row

June 3 - July 17

Deborah Roan

April 22 - May 29

Roland Fischer

March 12 - April 16

Mark Sheinkman

January 22 - February 28

Marco Breuer
(Outward Manifestations Of)
Something Else

November 22 - January 17

Stephen Ellis
Jeremiads

 

 

 

 

2003

November 22 - January 17

Stephen Ellis
Jeremiads

October 09 - November 15

Joseph Stashkevetch
Quincunx - New Work

September 04 - October 04

Reagan Louie
Orientalia – Sex In Asia

June 05 - July 12

David Maisel
The Lake Project Photographs

June 05 - July 12

John Zinsser
Bible Studies - Works On Paper

May 01 - May 31

John Newman
Monkey Wrenches And
Household Saints

March 27 - April 26

Valerie Jaudon
New Paintings

March 27 - April 26

Jeronimo Elespe
New Paintings

February 06 - March 22

Abstraction In Photography

2002

November 26 - February 1

Zenroxy, curated by Ivan Vera

October 17 - November 23

Roland Fischer
Nuns And Monks

Yvonne Estrada
Works On Paper

September 05 - October 12

Yoshiyuki Miura
New Sculpture

June 27 - July 30

Yoko Inoue
Mindmine

Charlie Clough
Brushworks

May 23 - June 22

Gaston Bertin
Stephen Ellis

April 11 - May 18

Kirsten Geisler
Virtual World

February 28 - April 06

Roger Ackling
New Sculpture

John Zinsser
New Paintings

January 24 - February 23

Mark Sheinkman
New Work

Jeronimo Elespe
New Work


2001

December 1 - January 19

David Row
Sensory Information

October 13 - November 24

Marie-Jo Lafontaine
Lost Paradise

September 06 - October 06

Roland Fischer
Cathedrals and Façades

July 10 - August 31

Group Exhibition

May 31 - July 07

Niklas Nitschke
Dark Peace

April 20 - May 26

John Newman
Homespun

March 08 - April 14

Mark Sheinkman
New Work

January 25 - March 03

Izima Kaoru
Landscapes With A Corpse
1999-2000

2000

November 30 - January 20

Roger Ackling
Wall And Shelf Work

October 19 - November 25

Lydia Dona
New Work

September 07 - October 14

Yoshiyuki Miura

June 15 - July 21

Unconscious
Documentaries

May 04 - June 10

John Zinsser

March 23 - April 29

Steven Hull

February 03 - March 11

Stephen Ellis

1999

November 30 - January 29

Roland Fischer
Photographs

October 12 - November 07

David Row
New Works

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