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CAAM + Skirball Cultural Center Look Ahead in “An Idea Called Tomorrow”

An Idea Called Tomorrow is on view – now through March 7, 2010 – at two Los Angeles institutions, as part of a unique collaborative partnership between the California African American Museum (CAAM) and the Skirball Cultural Center. Co-conceived by CAAM and the Skirball and organized by CAAM, with the goal of inspiring visitors to reflect upon the active role we must all play in bringing about a more just, equitable, and peaceful future, An Idea Called Tomorrow showcases new works by fifteen contemporary artists that imagine what a civil future looks like.

See and read more about the work in our online pressroom!

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(Re)Purpose with a Purpose: Shawn Littrell’s MvCvT at Samuel Freeman
December 31, 2009, 8:53 pm
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Here’s a great endorsement of the latest at Samuel Freeman, courtesy of Lisa Boone with the Los Angeles Times Home Section:

“When Los Angeles-based designer Shawn Littrell read about an invasive bark beetle epidemic devastating our local forests, he was inspired to repurpose the beetle-ravaged timber.

Littrell’s turned-wood MvCvT tables (an acronym for Man vs. Climate Change vs. Trees), left, does just that. The tables, which cost about $800, are made from wood culled from groves just outside Los Angeles — timber that was slated for destruction by the U.S. Forest Service.”

Read the entire piece.

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Art/Design Event: dreamSCAPE a success
December 24, 2009, 9:01 pm
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Our personal spaces do indeed reveal quite a bit about ourselves. In November 2009, when we took up the curatorial reigns for dreamSCAPE, a phenomenal event that merged fine art, design and furniture, at LOOK Gallery at the L.A. Mart Design Center, designers, artists, buyers and well-dressed looky-loos  turned out en masse.

…and judging by the media reaction, people (such as our friends at Apartment Therapy) really liked it! Check out more images at the event site.

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2010 Preview: Nature by Design and Exotic Travel Destination
December 21, 2009, 3:51 am
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Launching in 2010, sipH2O’s Verde Series planters promise perfect plants for imperfect gardeners.

Also, watch out for the Mediterranean’s (well, the Adriatic to be exact)  newest playground: Montenegro. Artist Cal Lane plasma torches a de-comissioned military submarine into a delicate lace as part of Porto Montenegro development, Southern Europe’s newest travel destination.

Stay tuned for more.

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New 90210 Art Space: Garboushian Gallery
November 21, 2009, 9:33 pm
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GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY opens the doors of its new Camden Drive art space with 90210: INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, on November 21, 2009. This exhibition introduces the work of six exceptional artists on the gallery roster: Vera Arutyunyan, Maureen Maki, Marisa Murrow, Arshak Nazarian, Michael Verbenec and Greta Waller. From conceptual representational to minimalist abstraction, the breadth of the featured artists’ work speaks tellingly of things to come at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY.

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SAVE L’AQUILA PROJECT: ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE FOR CHARITY
September 16, 2009, 9:43 pm
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Photography Exhibit & Fundraiser for the victims of Italy’s L’Aquila Earthquake

This week-long series of lectures, exhibitions and preparedness drills is intended to benefit the L’Aquila earthquake victims, but ultimately it is the Angelenos it informs who stand to benefit most.

At the Jeanie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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KATSUHISA SAKAI at LOOK GALLERY
August 9, 2009, 1:39 am
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SAKAI RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES

Opening October 1, 2009 at LOOK Gallery

Los Angeles-based Japanese artist Katsuhisa Sakai has worked for decades in a wide variety of media, from drawing and sculpture to film and video. For the first time in over a third of a century, “Katsuhisa Sakai: Four Dimensions” brings together important examples of his work in time and space.

Facing Flow, 46x18x11, granite,stainless steel, 2006.

Click on image to view hi-res: Facing Flow, 46x18x11", granite,stainless steel, 2006.

Incurve Right, 34x46, oil on canvas, 2007.

Click on image to view hi-res: Incurve Right, 34x46", oil on canvas, 2007.

F Frame, 34x19x15, acrylic on chinese elm, 2008.

Click on image to view hi-res: F Frame, 34x19x15", acrylic on chinese elm, 2008.

WHAT:
Katsuhisa Sakai: Four Dimensions

WHEN:
Opening Reception
October 1, 2009, 6 to 9pm

WHERE:
LOOK Gallery
1933 S. Broadway, Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-748-1113
http://www.LookArtists.net

MEDIA CONTACT:
Brent Turner
the Campbells public relations
brent@thecampbellspr.com
323-300-6132

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