Maslow's Needs/My Needs

Join us for Maslow's Needs/My Needs, the first of a series of workshops contemplating "needs" at Sea & Space Explorations. Robert Nichols will introduce Maslow's hierarchy and his pyramid. Ami Tallman will share her pyramid and the ramifications of defining your own needs. After Ami, several artists, writers, curators, and gallerists will share their pyamids and thoughts on needs.
Stay to make your own pyramid and share it with everybody!

February 21st 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Liz Glynn is an LA-based artist who explores the ambition of empire and the pleasure of ruin. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth and decay, and to propose direct action through sculptural material. Recent works include the 24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project at Machine Project, and the In the Beginning is the End, a Processional for Los Angeles in Chinatown. Her work has also been presented at venues including Acuna-Hansen Gallery (LA), John Connolly Presents (NYC), and Beta Level (Los Angeles), and will be included in an upcoming project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and soon will travel to O’artoteca in Milan. Her work has been reviewed in Art Lies and the Los Angeles Times. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and her BA from Harvard College.
John Knuth is the Director of Country Club Los Angeles. He recently closed Circus Gallery after 3 legendary years. He is an artist in recovery with occasional relapses.
Joseph Mosconi is a writer and linguist based in Los Angeles. He is co-editor of the art & poetry journal Area Sneaks and is co-director of the Poetic Research Bureau, a literary service in the public domain. His work has appeared in Try, Shampoo, Abraham Lincoln, Fillip, Triple Canopy, The Physical Poets vol. 2, Primary Writing and other journals and magazines.
Robert Nichols is Adjuncy Assistant Professor of Cinema at Mission College in Sylmar, and is completing his doctoral dissertation in Media and Communications at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Suzanne Oshinsky is a Los Angeles based artist. She received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2005. Her work focuses on cognition and the social phenomenology of perception.
Reclamation is a collaborative endeavor between Drew Denny, John Matthew Heard, Kyoung Kim, Edwina Portocarrero, and Claudia Slanar that poses the question, “What if people took the environment as seriously as religion?” Founded in January 2009, Reclamation is an installation and event series that consists of four major parts: Aquarium (currently at Sea and Space Explorations in Los Angeles), Planetarium, Terrarium, and Solarium.
Ami Tallman's most recent exhibition of figurative paintings revolves around the idea of charisma through an intimate depiction of actors, musicians, historical figures, and political activists. Developing her signature brand of portraiture, Tallman's most recent works on paper are looser and more layered with a sharp attention to color as seen in the fiery red-haired Ziggy Stardust, the saturated coat of a young JFK Jr., and Iggy Pop's snarling pink lips for example. Tallman's Technicolor compositions seem as imaginary as they are drawn from life.

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