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ARTE: mostly emerging all of the time! And also ARTE:ZINE tumblr, different content/same contemporary view

Friday
Nov072014

ARTE: Samuel Levi Jones awarded Wein Prize

Samuel Levi Jones recieved the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist prize from the Studio Museum in Harlem a few weeks ago.  This is a big deal, as the award has never been given to an emerging artist before.  Congratualations to Sam!

Wednesday
Nov052014

ARTE: LAKWENA'S EVER AFTER

Lakwena did a mural in Las Vegas last month during the Life is Beautiful festival.  The "EVER AFTER" mural is a continuation of her "I REMEMBER PARADISE" series we will be debuting in January 2015!

Tuesday
Nov042014

ARTE: YOKOHAMA TRIENNIALE IN JAPAN

Kenturah has an installation in the Yokohama Trienniale in Tokyo, Japan.

"This piece is on view at Midtokyo Gallery's Draft Punk show, in the Yokohama Triennale in Japan. The theme for this year's exhibition is Fahrenheit 451, referencing Bradbury's 1953 novel centered around book burning. I have been thinking about memory and the idea transferring knowledge from one form to another. I found a way to respond to the theme of the show through the meaning behind my name......

"Kenturah" is derived from a Hebrew word for incense, which is a metaphor for prayer. The idea is that converting an aromatic material into smoke allows it to dissipate and enter another dimension where God resides: "So is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." This scripture makes a lyrical assertion about language and represents the greatest potential of our use of words. It is also the text I used for this first drawing in the “Namesake” series. It is a self-portrait made by writing this text on shavings of palo santo (“holy wood”), a type of tree bark from South America that is traditionally used as ritual incense. I burned them, converting the inscribed wood into plumes of smoke. A residue of soot was left behind, to which I added liquid, turning it into black ink. I applied the ink to rice paper using rubber stamp letters. In essence, this drawing is a byproduct of burned, dissipated, text. It represents the idea that our current state of being is a result of words that have been released into the atmosphere. Of note, the drawing is derived from a photo that I distorted and was drawn on thin rice paper to create an ethereal quality to the piece."

 

Monday
Oct272014

ARTE: KENTRUAH'S RADIO INTERVIEW

Kenturah's radio interview about her solo exhibit Narratives and Meditations

Saturday
Oct182014

ARTE: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

Thursday
Oct162014

ARTE: Touching the Art + Diversity Executive = Is the Art World Racist

Kenturah is on episode 3 of Ovation TV Touching the Art series.  They get into some good topics on this ep, one of which is about racism in the art world.  Watch it to see what Kenturah has to say.

Also on the topic of race; I was interviewed last week by Diversity Executive and gave my honest, optimistic and diplomatic answers to the question about racism and sexism in the art world.  You can read it HERE

Thursday
Oct022014

ARTE: Narratives and Meditations Review

Wonderful review of Kenturah's show at the Daily Serving.

Wednesday
Oct012014

ARTE: BEST OF LA!!!

Super stoked to be listed on LA WEEKLY's Best of LA 2014 list!!!! Check us out as the Best Art Gallery Off The Beaten Path :-) the write up sums up very accuartely what we are all about!

 

Monday
Sep292014

ARTE: Kenturah's Artist Talk

Here is the live recorded video of Kenturah's art talk that took place during Leimert Park Artwalk on Sunday.  Shawanna Davis is the moderator.

Monday
Sep152014

ARTE: Kenturah in China 

This month you can view one of Kenturah's installation hand written drawings in China at the Ucity Art Museum in Guangzhou.  The group exhibition An American Water Margin is on view now until October 10.

"Language Games" pencil on paper

Friday
Sep122014

ARTE: Fruits de Mer

Hala Matar's short film leaves us wanting more.

Fruits de Mer on Nowness.com

Thursday
Sep112014

ARTE: Kenturah's Radio Interview

Kenturah has a great interview on OFF RAMP with John Rabe.  Click the photo to read/listen!

Saturday
Sep062014

ARTE: Animated history of Architecture

LOVING THIS!

Monday
Sep012014

ARTE: WWD

Thank you Women's Wear Daily for profiling us! And for writing about the arts revolution we are hoping to spark in Leimert Park.  It has been an incredible 6 months being open in our new neighborhood and we couldn't be more happy to be adding to Leimert's rich legacy and creating new history.

Read the article online here

Tuesday
Aug262014

ARTE: Narratives and Meditations

Kenturah's next solo exhibit opens this upcoming Saturday August 30th at 6pm...looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

Sunday
Aug172014

ARTE: Town & Country

Happy to be included in the LA issue of Town & Country Magazine. We're in great company as one of the "34 genuises turning it into America's capital of cool!" Its on newsstands now but you can read the online interview HERE

 

Thursday
Aug072014

ARTE: No)one. Art House

No)one. Art House, the artist collective featured during Week 4 of our Video Art Residency, is offering Summer Dance Workshops next week! Wanna know more about No)one. Art House? Check out their website here

Tuesday
Aug052014

ARTE: LA Times Datebook!!

You read it! The LA Times has put us on their datebook...so we should be seeing you this week! Numa's Florida Water is playing now!

Thursday
Jul242014

ARTE: TOUCHING THE ART 

Our new art world boo is Casey Jane Ellison!  We are happy to be a part of Touching the Art - Episode 2 - Postmodernism, post-Net & The Art Market on Ovation!

 

Friday
Jul112014

ARTE: Salon Magazine

We're happy to be in the fall ART issue of Salon Magazine and included in their Art Radar 2014.  If you're in Europe pick up a copy!!

"Papillion, located in the up and coming area of Leimert Park, has a strong programme for emerging artists and a stylish woman at its helm."