Saturday May 12 – Sunday June 24, 2012
Sandeep Mukherjee Encroach acrylic ink on duralene. 60 x 60 inches.
Beacon Arts Building presents Lineamenta, an exhibition to examine and expand on the
definition of drawing. This group of work by different artists from Los Angeles to Geneva
seeks to redefine drawing, not as an abstract means to an end but as a finite genre,
encompassing many different types of media. Drawing is commonly understood as a vague
plan or a sketch of an idea for something else. It is this limbo of undefined territory that the
work in this show will inhabit, placing drawing in the spotlight as finished work, using
sculpture, video, installation and both traditional and unusual drawing techniques
throughout the gallery.
Artists included are:
China Adams, Steven Bankhead, Fay Ray, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Kate Harding, Doug
Harvey, Flora Kao, Jed Lind, Nuttaphol Ma, Jessica Minckley, Sandeep Mukherjee, M.A.
Peers, Antoine Roegiers, Leigh Salgado, Amy Sarkisian, Lisa C Soto and Tim Youd.
Lineamenta opens Saturday, May 12th and runs through June 24th 2012. Exhibition special
events include an opening reception on Saturday, May 12th, 6:00 – 9:00pm and a closing
reception / brunch catered by IHOP on Sunday, June 24th, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Moderated by
art critic Peter Frank, a closing conversation with the curator and some of the participating
artists will also take place 2:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday June 24th. Beacon Arts is located at
808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302. Regular gallery hours are from 1:00pm to
6:00pm Thursday through Saturday, Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm. All Lineamenta events are
free. For additional information please call 310-419- 4077.
The Gallery –
Housed within the iconic Beacon Arts Building, the gallery offers innovative art
programming to enrich the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. Its primary directive is to
provide and maintain the integrity of an exhibition space for contemporary fine art by
Southern California artists working in all media, including painting, sculpture, installation,
video, and performance art. Works by both emerging and established artists are presented
in an effort to provide a variety of ideas in different forms that both challenge and inspire.
As a catalyst and advocate for new ideas, the endeavor enriches public understanding and
appreciation of contemporary fine art by creating conversations through special events,
lectures, symposia, and panel discussions with intellectual commentary on exhibitions.
Exhibiting artists are encouraged to forge new relationships and learn from arts
professionals through programming such as the gallery’s inaugural Critics-as-Curators series
– consecutive shows conceived and curated by art writers and critics. This series ran for
the first year of the space, from October 2010 to October 2011. The gallery plans to
continue the tradition of exciting guest curators with the series; Tastemakers of the LA
Artscene. Invited curators (TBA) will be prestigious artists who are also beloved educators
at our internationally renowned Los Angeles art schools. The gallery will continue to
champion LA artists with self-curated shows like Lineamenta, a group exhibition expanding
the definition of drawing, closing June 24.
Beacon Arts Building –
32,400-square-foot Beacon Arts Building is an iconic four-story, solid reinforced concrete
structure located in the heart of the burgeoning Inglewood Arts District. Having stored
inanimate items for close to sixty years, originally as the legendary Bekins Moving and
Storage Company, this dramatic, 1951 edifice has now transformed into a springboard and
“beacon” for artistic expression. In addition to ground floor gallery and retail spaces, the
building offers a gorgeous New York warehouse-style environment for professional artists,
with spaces in various sizes up to 780 square feet with 11’6” ceilings. It has a high rear
loading facility, large freight elevator, WiFi availability, and sprinkler system throughout.
Beacon Arts Building sits prominently on La Brea Avenue, just South of Centinela, located
only 11 minutes south of the 10 Freeway (I-10). Free parking is available in the on-site lot
or on La Brea. For further information about availabilities in the Beacon Arts Building,
please contact Scott Lane at 310-576-3543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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