October 30, 2011

Anita Bunn: An Ordinary Spectacle - November 12, 2011

Anita Bunn: An Ordinary Spectacle

Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 4-7pm

Paradis Ice Cream – Los Feliz
1726 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

ShoeboxLA is pleased to present Anita Bunn: An Ordinary Spectacle.  For this exhibition Bunn combines traditional photographic techniques with contemporary digital technologies while referencing Nic├ęphore Ni├ępce’s 1826 work “View from my Window at Gras,” which is considered to be the earliest photo-process image. Using the gallery itself as a pinhole camera, Bunn produces seemingly still and silent photographic prints alongside digital works that romantically embrace the urban environment of Los Angeles while gently prodding the viewer to take a closer look by turning away from spectacle.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Anita Bunn has lived in Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. She received an MFA in Photography from Claremont Graduate University in 2007 and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work is in many public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

(Paradis ice cream is located at 1726 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz, just north of Hollywood Blvd. Ice cream is made fresh daily using fresh fruit, high-quality ingredients and no additives. www.paradis-icecream.com )

October 29, 2011

KCRW: Art in Town - Kim Tucker & ShoeboxLA

By KCRW’s Laura Shumate

Kim Tucker is a ceramic artist you really should know about. She has a gallery event this weekend with ShoeboxLA and if you blink, you just might miss it! Read on to find out why you should go…



Your first impression of Kim Tucker’s ceramic figures is one of whimsy. They come in the size of small children or as smaller miniatures participating in what appear to be regular people activities. They are innocent and dressed in coveralls or what may be cotton skirts or maybe a frock. In a flash of a millisecond, you’re moved to tears. They are human and fantasy. They are vulnerable. You notice their fragility as if co-opting on their clay make-up, a material that easily breaks when not handled delicately. You see their shapes are awkward, their expressions are often somber and some are adorned in strange bumps or smiley face blemishes. There’s a desire to protect them like your own children or a friend, while acknowledging their familiar sorrow within yourself. It cannot be ignored. Using a medium traditionally built for decorative arts of elaborate shapes and vases, Kim’s twist in creating her menagerie is even sweeter. You must experience her work for yourself.

Kim recently exhibited a show with ShoeboxLA, a unique monthly pop-up gallery that creates installations in creative spaces. This event was a 3-hour show at All Star Lanes, a bowling alley in Eagle Rock. I missed it. I was crestfallen. The idea of her ceramic breakables in an All Star Lane gallery seems like the ideal setting for the emotional twist she infuses into her figures. The great news is ShoeboxLA will return this Sunday, October 30th from 2:00 – 4:00pm with a second show for Kim at Vlad the Retailer on Heliotrope in Los Angeles (a couple doors down from Scoops and Cafecito Organico Coffee near LA City College). This is a wonderful chance to enjoy Kim’s work for yourself and one of ShoeboxLA’s intelligent installations -  and some yummy Scoops salted caramel ice cream, to boot! See you there.

October 26, 2011

Kim Tucker Pop-up at Vlad the Retailer - Sunday, Oct. 30, 2-4pm

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We'll be in front of Vlad the Retailer this Sunday from 2-4pm. If you missed Kim's opening at All Star Lanes, this is a great opportunity to see what she made for our gallery.  It's also a great way to get to know Vlad, a special fellow and a great store:


Sunday, October 30 from 2-4pm

Vlad the Retailer
704 N. Heliotrope
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 12, ANITA BUNN AT PARADIS ICE CREAM

October 25, 2011

Anita Bunn: An Ordinary Spectacle - November 12, 2011


Anita Bunn: An Ordinary Spectacle

Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 4-7pm

Paradis Ice Cream – Los Feliz
1726 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


October 16, 2011

Many Thanks

Kim Tucker: Ouch, Sorry
Thank you to the kind and thoughtful people who came out for Kim Tucker's Unquiet Slumber.  We sure had fun and it was so great seeing so many people touched by Kim's work. 

See you on Saturday, November 12 for Anita Bunn's An Ordinary Spectacle

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Art show rolls into Eagle Rock bowling alley

Friday, October 14, 2011

By Becky Koppenhaver

Pop-up art gallery Shoebox L.A. will present the sculpture of  Kim Tucker this Saturday, Oct. 15 for a three-hour long exhibit at All Star Lanes bowling alley in Eagle Rock. Not used to going to a bowling alley to view art?  Shoebox L.A. seeks to challenge the traditional expectations of what a gallery is. Founders Paul W. Evans and Sophia Allison say they are drawn to spaces that “are not spaces one would initially connect with art” and have room for their portable gallery, a box with moveable walls that is barely big enough (24”x18”x8”) to hold a few pairs of bowling shoes.

“Both Shoebox and Kim love All Star Lanes,” said Evans, referring to the Eagle Rock bowling center that has hosted numerous bands. “We also try to focus on places that people may not know of or have maybe gotten off the radar.  And then we hope business owners will allow us three hours of viewing time.”
What will be tucked into the Shoebox gallery on Saturday? Here are the details about the Kim Tucker: Unquiet Slumber show:
Tucker’s Unquiet Slumber is a sculptural expedition into the wild and woolly world of the unconscious. Hidden desires, complications, filtered memories and primal impulses mix together in the bold world of the inner mind. Within the exhibition, a central female figure represents the human experience as all and nothing. She is the imperfect Eden where impulses prevail and thoughts run freely. The surrounding figures are manifestations of her unfettered mind, primal creatures, pitiful ghosts and human dummies. Unquiet Slumber is a challenge to the rules and boundaries of the conscious world; it is simply a place where the mind can freely experience impulse and wild abandon.
Shoebox L.A. last show was at the Little Tokyo Galleria. “It was great fun and the artist did work that was inspired by mall architecture,” Evans said.

Link to article here

October 06, 2011

Kim Tucker: Unquiet Slumber

We're itching to see you on Saturday Oct. 15 for Kim Tucker's Unquiet Slumber:
 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 4-7pm
All Star Lanes – Eagle Rock
4459 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041

ShoeboxLA is pleased to present Los Angeles artist Kim Tucker. Tucker's Unquiet Slumber is a sculptural expedition into the wild and woolly world of the unconscious. Hidden desires, complications, filtered memories and primal impulses mix together in the bold world of the inner mind. Within the exhibition, a central female figure represents the human experience as all and nothing. She is the imperfect Eden where impulses prevail and thoughts run freely. The surrounding figures are manifestations of her unfettered mind, primal creatures, pitiful ghosts and human dummies. Unquiet Slumber is a challenge to the rules and boundaries of the conscious world; it is simply a place where the mind can freely experience impulse and wild abandon.

Kim Tucker earned her MA in Fine Arts/Ceramics from Ohio State University and her BFA (with High Distinction) from the California College of Arts and Crafts