More Light, JOAN, Los Angeles (September 2017)

September 9–October 29, 2017 JOAN, Los Angeles Loren Abbate, C. P. Badger, Michael Carter, Manny Castro, Michael Genovese, Marcos Lutyens, Adam D. Miller, Christina Ondrus, Ali Prosch, David Schafer, Katie Shapiro, Astri Swendsrud, Mungo Thomson, and Landon Wiggs Part I It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. –C.W. Leadbeater Sometimes he saw his real face / And sometimes a stranger at his place / Even the greatest stars find their face in the looking glass. –”The Hall of Mirrors,” Kraftwerk…

Galería Perdida: I want to blush f**kers, JOAN, Los Angeles, (October 2016)

October 8, 2016 – November 20, 2016 Inspired by an unexpected encounter with the display of a French wooden comb from the 15th century at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Galería Perdida will present the project I want to blush, f***ers, a collection of approximately 20 walnut wood hair combs custom mounted onto blush-hued wooden tiles. Galería Perdida deliberately designed each of the combs from techniques  that range from graphic design to tradtional style with a number of them abstracted to the point of illegibility. As an object, the comb is a utilitarian device that functions without notice in daily life….

Clarissa Tossin: Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters), JOAN, Los Angeles, (October 2016)

October 8, 2016 – November 20, 2016 JOAN is pleased to present Clarissa Tossin: Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters), a delicate and ambitious large-scale installation. Combining the basket weaving patterns of the indigenous Baniwa people, native to the Brazilian Amazon, with satellite images depicting the 900-miles (1,448 kilometers) of the Amazon River from the Manaus Basin (or Port of Manaus) in Brazil to its equatorial drainage point in the Atlantic Ocean, Tossin will exhibit an enormous tapestry whose cuts and weaves evoke the divide between two systems of representation–cultural and ideological—that exist in Manaus itself. Located within the Amazon…

Nick Bastis and Nick Raffel, JOAN, Los Angeles, (June 2016)

Nick Bastis and Nick Raffel June 18, 2016 – July 24, 2016 JOAN is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Nick Bastis and Nick Raffel. For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will be open Friday – Saturday, 2pm–8pm, and Sunday, 12pm–6pm. Nick Bastis and Nick Raffel is organized by Gladys-Katherina Hernando. Nick Bastis (b. 1985) has exhibited at the XII Baltic Triennial; Cartoon Physics, Kerstin Engholm, Vienna; Regards, Chicago; and Catherine Bastide, Brussels. Nick Raffel (b. 1982) has exhibited at Pied-a-terre, San Francisco. Raffel lives in Chicago, Illinois. JOAN is a not-for-profit space for talks, performances, screenings, solo projects, and vitrine shows with a focus…

Jill Spector: The Editor’s President: Models and Mock-Ups for Elaine May, Nora Kaye, and Eileen Gray, JOAN, Los Angeles, (September 2015)

September 12 – July 11, 2015 Vitrine, JOAN, Los Angeles In an installation of the JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles artist Jill Spector composes sketches and templates for the imagination of an idealized theater space. Inspired by a similar proposal for her installation Cutlets III included in the publication SchindlerLab.org, this piece explores themes of practice and theatricality through various unrealized forms. The vitrine is transformed into a stage made of wood and marble, while templates for lighting allude to a darkened set. Her soft and hard sculptures hint at a dance floor where the movement of invisible bodies and hands exist on…

Mark Hagen, The Outdoor Type, JOAN, Los Angeles, (July 2015)

July 11 – Sunday, August 9, 2015 JOAN, Los Angeles The Outdoor Type (Extended version) by Gladys-Katherina Hernando In her book “The Power of Display,” Mary Anne Staniszewski frames the importance of exhibition design as a total whole that acknowledges the vitality, historicity, and the time-and-site-bound character of all aspects of culture. Historically, installation design as a medium and historic category remains a relatively overlooked consideration, holding in its place the significance of discrete objects of art. The fundamental impermanence of Mark Hagen’s installation The Outdoor Type at JOAN is a multilayered manifestation of presence versus absence in perceptual experience…

The Elegant Universe, The Pit, Los Angeles (April 2015)

The Pit presents The Elegant Universe a show of new sculptures by Olivia Booth, Rod Fahmian, Sonja Gerdes, and Nora Shields. Inspired by the scientific concept of string theory, The Elegant Universe fragments the linear, narrative methods of seeing in an exploration of dimensionality as form. Through visual fragmentation and the physical navigation of space, The Elegant Universe creates a framework for the disruption and contemplation of perception, potentializing dimension as a concept beyond our immediate recognition.

Fay Ray, Hanging Sculptures, JOAN, Los Angeles, (April 2015)

April 25 – May 17, 2015 JOAN, Los Angeles JOAN presents an installation by Los Angeles based artist Fay Ray titled Hanging Sculptures. For the project, Ray constructs a collection of objects and forms which include cast aluminum objects, bored volcanic rocks, chain, wire, and natural materials. The elements are transformed into a floating constellation concentrated in the center of the space. Creating a suspended mass of various textures and materials, Ray’s installation weaves into physical dimensions of the space; floating, balancing, resting, or precariously dangling as it reaches beyond vertical and horizontal limitations into physical space. Based on the construction of…

Entropic Relations, Part 1 & 2: Rod Fahmian & Zaid Yousef, Riverside, CA (November 2014)

Entropic Relations Part 1 & 2, Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando Part 1: Rod Fahmian, Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7 – 10 pm Part 2: Zaid Yousef, Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7 – 10 pm Entropic Relations is a two-part exhibition featuring solo projects by Rod Fahmian and Zaid Yousef. Presented in the artists’ studio, each will create an installation and limited edition artwork in the space for one night. The individual projects are connected by the dynamics of the studio as well as in the shared discourses that comprise the artists’ work. Fahmian and Yousef explore ideas of order and disorder,…

The White Album, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (July 2014)

The White Album, organized by Gladys-Katherina Hernando Richard Telles, Los Angeles July 19 – August 16, 2014 Richard Telles Fine Art is pleased to announce The White Album, a group show curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando featuring nineteen Los-Angeles-based artists. The exhibition will present contemporary painting, video, sculpture, and performance that engages with the search for the transcendental in California. Influenced by quintessential aspects and industries of Los Angeles – the landscape, fashion, porn, mysticism, Hollywood, and remnants of the burnt out 60s –The White Album focuses on works that explore ideas of alchemy, animism, vitalism, magic, corporeal transformation, and wonder….

For an idea of the desert, Joshua Tree, CA (August 2013)

For an idea of the desert:  Nora Jean Petersen & Fay Ray  curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando August 31, 2013 It is a vast nature. Sands of former lakes and rivers. A mysterious eternity, the definitions of this arid place are almost unfathomable. Layers build to form new shapes. Entropy and erosion. They reveal time in their imprint, perhaps it was only a moment. From this distance to the city, surrounded by the warm summer air, let the landscape shore up a temporary dislocation in favor of discovery. Be here now. A forced perspective finds you, a mirror image recording a…

Danielle Adair & Natalie Häusler, Infernoesque, Berlin (July 2013)

July 19, 2013  Danielle Adair & Natalie Häusler curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Los Angeles The exhibition of Danielle Adair and Natalie Häusler will present two site-specific sound works that embrace the temporal nature of “The Funny Pit” and its temporary location in Leipziger Strasse, Berlin. The artists will explore the fragmentation of communication and storytelling through visual and experiential methods. Danielle Adair lives and works in Los Angeles and is currently a Fellow in Film/Video/New Media at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. Adair’s videos have shown in exhibition and screening venues internationally, and with her current body of work, And I Think I…

Summer Issues Cooperative, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles (July 2013)

June 26–July 13, 2013 East of Borneo presents SUMMER ISSUES COOPERATIVE, a two-week exhibition in the form of a pop-up newsstand at Greene Exhibitions in Culver City. The generosity-based event will distribute current and archival art magazines contributed by over 20 nonprofit publishers from Los Angeles, New York, London, and Vancouver, all of which will be made available to take home free of charge. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in their own magazines to trade or donate, creating an exhibition will expand and contract each day as publications are removed the newsstand and others are placed back into circulation. The exhibition…

Letters from the Field, Berlin (August 2012)

Letters from the Field 22–26 August 2012 Letters from the Field is a group exhibition and publication curated by the nine residents of the Node Center for Curatorial Studies 2012 summer program. Letters from the Field features work by twenty artists currently working in Berlin. The resident curators have invited artists to respond to six contemporary topics that address histories, futures, and fictions. The form of the artists’ responses range from written content to video, painting, sculpture and performance. Functioning as a conceptual framework to the exhibition, the publication contains artists’ contributions and essays by curators in a series of eight…

Radio Break, various locations, Los Angeles (April 2012)

Radio Break—Two Weekends of Artists’ Low-Power Radio Transmissions & Live Performances April 14–22, 2012 Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Zachary Kaplan, Sarah Loyer, Ilana Milch, Evelena Ruether, Megan Sallabedra, Jackie von Treskow, Adrienne White, and Emily Wilkerson. USC Roski School of Fine Art’s MA Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere Program, class of 2012. Featuring work by: 2 Headed Dog, Elana Mann with ARLA, and the People’s Microphony Camerata, Brandon LaBelle, Vanessa Place, Alyce Santoro, David Schafer, Brendan Threadgill, Lincoln Tobier, Lucy Raven, Pedro Reyes, Arnoldo Vargas, and Richard T. Walker. Radio Break is an exhibition on the air, presenting…

Aislado, Galería Perdida, New York (March 2011)

Aislado An exhibition of photographs by Gladys-Katherina Hernando Galería Perdida March 22–April 17, 2011 Press Release: General licenses are granted to the following categories of travelers, who are permitted to spend money to travel to Cuba and to engage in other transactions directly incident to the purpose of their travel, without the need to obtain a specific license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): Persons visiting a close relative (any individual related to a person by blood, marriage, or adoption who is no more than three generations removed from that person or from a common…

Signs of Life, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (June 2010)

Signs of Life Emilie Halpern, Lorna MacIntyre, Kris Martin, Lisa Tan, Greg Wilken Organized by Gladys-Katherina Hernando Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles June 26–July 31, 2010 Opening Reception, Saturday, June 26 from 5 to 7pm. Richard Telles Fine Art presents an exhibition organized by Gladys- Katherina Hernando titled Signs of Life. The show is centered on five artists who explore photography, sculpture and ephemeral materials as representations of our cultural landscape and human experience. We are collectors of things; artifacts, books, ideas– they are the remnants of human existence. In our society, we experience life not by reading the…

Sign/Co-Sign, Light & Wire Gallery, various locations, Miami Beach (December 2009)

Sign/Co-sign December 1 – 31, 2009, Miami Beach, Florida “Every exhibition is one possibility surrounded by many other possibilities which are worth being explored.” – Marcel Broodthaers Light & Wire Gallery is pleased to announce a public group project of new works by six artist to take place in Miami Beach during Art Basel and NADA fairs. The exhibition will present work by Ginny Cook, David Horvitz, Lindsay Ljungkull, Heather Rasmussen, Brendan Threadgill, and Greg Wilken. In their strategic locations, these artworks utilize normally benign advertising space to reflect upon the history of South Florida, international commerce, and existing art world…

Light & Wire Gallery (2008 – 2014)

Light & Wire Gallery was founded by Gladys-Katherina Hernando and Jessica Minckley (2008–2009) as an experimental art space on the web that encouraged artists to create unique temporal and temporary projects made exclusively to function on the internet. Founded in July 2008, Light & Wire Gallery collaborated with over 80 artists and curators to realize 56 exhibition projects before its closing in December 2014.  The gallery did not have a physical location but was based in Los Angeles, California. Please visit Light & Wire Gallery to see its full archive of exhibitions.