Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know

Necessities for mobile institutions with modular functions shape representational space, its contents and environs. As a sculptor, Alice Könitz devises oblique architectural plans in which a communal exhibiting space can exist, devoid of known institutional systems. The macro/micro shift is an economized function realized as a modernist parallax. Könitz’ objects have the language of modernist furniture but they are invented from artificial materials that only live in a model world, meant for imitation and viewed, not for use. Könitz most recent invention, LAMOA (Los Angeles Museum Of Art), a 13-foot-long wooden structure, primarily functions as an exhibition space for her artist community. Run by only one staff member in a private setting, driven by noncommercial interests, the idea of this smaller and personal institution is shaped by the community it supports. (KG). http://alicekonitz.com

Made in LA 2014, Installation.

Untitled (Rotating Perfume Display with Lavender Coffee Licorice Root) Made in LA 2014.

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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