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All programs at Kleefeld Contemporary are free. Paid parking is available in Lot E1 (short-term < 90 mins) and Pyramid Parking Structure (daily permits for purchase)
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Nature and Humanity: The Art of Eugenia Vargas

Friday, February 7, Noon
Artwork on view: Eugenia Vargas Pereira, Body Art: Self Portrait, 1986-87

MOLAA Chief Curator Gabriela Urtiaga leads a brief introduction to her remarkable work and artistic contributions of Eugenia Vargas Pereira in topics such as birth, life, feminism and environmentalism. Taking a critical approach to the artist's vast body of work in different forms, including installations, photographs, videos, and performance, Urtiaga examines her cultural, political and ideological impact in the discussion about our contemporary agenda. 

 

Gabriela Urtiaga is an Argentinian art curator, journalist and historian of art. She is Chief Curator at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, C.A and the Curator of the 14th Bienal de Curitiba, Brazil (2019/2020).  She comes to MOLAA directly from the Kirchner Cultural Centre (CCK), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is recognized as one of the most important public cultural centers of South America, and where she has served as the Chief Curator. At CCK, Gabriela Urtiaga oversaw the development of innovative exhibitions that contributed to greeting the Centre’s two million annual visitors and filled the fifty exhibition halls. She also developed exhibition and artistic projects in collaboration with international institutions such the Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, La Maison Rouge, the Museum of the National Library (France); el CentroCentro and MACBA (Spain); the MACRO Museum (Italy); and the Gabriela Mistral Center (Chile), the Recoleta Cultural Center and Museo Sívori (Argentina), among others.

Eugenia Vargas-Pereira is a multidisciplinary artist born in Hillán, Chile. She has extensive international experience in performance, installation, video and photography. Her artistic approach is based on feminist theory, gender issues, and the natural environment. She uses her own body as the axis and instrument of resistance and expression. Her artwork reflects her experiences, including her nomadic creative life, which spans the Chile, the United States, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Her practice expresses how around memory and the need to redefine identity due to a constant geographical displacement. She currently resides in Miami, Florida.


Keith Walsh: Drawing as Radical Cartography

Tuesday, February 11, Noon 
Artwork on view February 11–February 15: Keith Walsh, The Trotsky Dialectics, 2019 

Join us for a talk with artist Inglewood-based Keith Walsh, who explores the history of political movements and activism in his flow diagrams and text-based work.

Keith Walsh lives in Inglewood California, and received his MFA degree from Tufts University in 1992. Walsh is on the faculty of the School of Media, Culture, and Design at Woodbury University, Burbank. In 2015 he was a Traveling Fellow of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and a conducted field research on the Civil Rights history of McComb, Mississippi. Walsh’s work has been exhibited throughout the Los Angeles region, and reviewed in Artforum, Artsy, Art And Cake, Artweek, The LA Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times. Upcoming exhibitions include the Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, False Flag, New York City, and LSH Colab in Los Angeles. Walsh curates exhibitions at Cubist Spinoff, a project space in Inglewood.


Phung Huynh: Resistance and Representation

Tuesday, February 25, Noon
Artwork on view February 25–February 29:  Phung Huynh, Boys Will Be Boys, 2002 

Los Angeles-based artist and educator Phung Huynh creates drawing and paintings that explore cultural perception and representation. Huynh challenges beauty standards by constructing images of the Asian female body that unpack how cosmetic surgery can obscure cultural and racial identity.

Phung Huynh is an artist and educator whose practice is primarily in drawing and painting. Her work explores cultural perception and representation. Huynh challenges beauty standards by constructing images of the Asian female body vis-à-vis plastic surgery to unpack how contemporary cosmetic surgery can create obscurity in cultural and racial identity. Her current work of drawings on pink donut boxes explores the complexities of the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities. Phung Huynh has had solo exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills and the Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in countries such as Germany and Cambodia. She completed undergraduate coursework at the University of Southern California, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University.

 

Paul Baker Prindle: Remembered, Forgotten, and Altogether Made Up, the Work of David R. Harper

Tuesday, March 10, Noon 
Artwork on view March 10–March 14David R. Harper, Devises, 2016

 

 

ZonaMaco + Material in Mexico City
February 5 - 9, 2020

Join Kleefeld Contemporary in Mexico City! 
TRAVEL PROGRAM - Read up on details and more information on applying for the trip.
Register by Thursday, December 5 to enjoy a $200 early bird discount!

ZonaMaco + Material in Mexico City February 5 - 9, 2020

Each year ZONAMACO México Arte Contemporáneo brings together the largest selection of leading and emerging international galleries. The opening of Feria de Arte MATERIAL the same week, cements Mexico City’s position as an art capital, and we are excited to share with you our thoughtfully planned and professionally guided program.

Space is extremely limited so we encourage you to join us and make your reservation today!

Highlights include:

  •   ZONAMACO México Arte Contemporáneo the largest contemporary art fair in Latin America
  •   Feria de Arte MATERIAL, the leading independent art fair with an iconic, multi-level exhibition space
  •   An ARCHITECTURE TOUR featuring Casa Museo Luis Barragan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many other extraordinary landmarks  
  •   Museum of Folk Art (Museo de Arte Popular)
  •   Museo Jumex, where James Turrell: Light Passages will be on view
  •   La Casa Azul, the family home of Frida Kahlo
  •   Visits to artist's studios of Javier Marin, Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernandez, and Graciela Iturbide (studio by architect Mauricio Rocha)
  •   The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
  •   Image Center (Centro de la Imagen), the city’s photography museum 
  •   and much more!

For additional information, please contact Melissa Costa at 800-333-1240 or via email at MelissaC@Distant-Horizons.com.

 

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