CalArtians Invade Chinatown Art Galleries with Box Scheme

'No Helicopter Lookin' for the Murder' by Arnoldo Vargas

'No Helicopter Lookin' for the Murder' by Arnoldo Vargas

From July 2 through 9, leading galleries in downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown open their doors for Box Scheme, the culminating exhibition for the 2010 MFA graduates of CalArts’ School of Art. The event will unleash the next wave of artistic talent into the community.

From the show’s organizers:

Each of the participating spaces will present groupings of work linked by conversations among individual practices–highlighting the diversity of expression from [CalArts] School of Art’s Photography and Media Program and Art Program. Spanning experimental forms and critically reflexive expression, the exhibition explores the trajectories and discontents of contemporary discourse.

This year’s exhibition is organized by independent curator Ana Vejzovic Sharp. Previously, Ms. Sharp was the director of the David Kordansky Gallery and China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles. From 2004 to 2007, she served as the Assistant and later Associate Curator of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

The participating galleries, which are all located in close proximity, will hold the opening simultaneously on July 2, from 6 to 10 pm. “Visitors can walk from gallery to gallery to see all of the work,” says Carrie Rebecca Armellino (Art MFA 10), “That’s part of the fun! The artists will be located at the gallery where their work is shown to meet and greet people that night.”

In addition to Armellino, participating artists from the 2010 class include M. Blake Besharian, Erich Bollmann, Bjarki Bragason, Deborah Christ, Kelly Cline, Diana DeAugustine, Travis Diehl, Patricia Fernandez, Nicolas Grenier, Margaret Haines, Greg J. Hayes, Vivian Joyner, Steve Kado, Karolina Karlic, Ari Kletzky, Zach Kleyn, Keith Rocka Knittel, Rena Kosnett, Marilyn Lowey, Rachel McRae, Sage Paisner, Carl Pomposelli, Rasmus Røhling, Alise Spinella, Orlando Tirado Amador, Cody Trepte, Arnoldo Vargas and Silke Zeidler.

Box Scheme
Curated by Ana Vejzovic Sharp
California Institute of the Arts
Master of Fine Arts Exhibition 2010

July 2-9, 2010
Opening July 2, 6-10 pm

Participating galleries:
Charlie James Gallery, 975 Chung King Road, Los Angeles
Cottage Home, 410 Cottage Home Street,
Los Angeles
The Company, 946 Yale Street, Los Angeles
POVevolving, 939 Chung King Road, Los Angeles
Dan Graham, 506 Bernard Street, Los Angeles
Actual Size, 741 New High Street, Los Angeles


UPDATE 6/30/2010: In conjunction with Box Scheme, a screening of video works by 13 CalArts School of Art MFAs will be held at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown Los Angeles on July 15th at 8 PM. For more info, please contact the event organizers.

Here’s a preview of Sage Paisner‘s (Art MFA 10) video work, Education:

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