Revisions of LA

Revisions of LA
July 10, 2011
6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90028

ASAP's Revisions of LA continues to bring free art education to the streets of downtown Hollywood with its summer 2011 offerings. Guest artists Jason Manley, Cole M. James, and Nano Rubio will be teaching a workshop this Sunday July 10 at L.A. Contemporary Exhibition's Hollywood headquarters. This diverse group of artists will be providing instruction and inspiration to attendees, and materials, as always, are provided. The workshop is free to the public and all are welcome! Revisions of LA operates with the belief that everyone should have access to art education and that art should be part of our daily lives.

Guest Artists:

Jason Manley lives in Los Angeles and creates drawings, sculptures and installations that explore psychological and political queries of space. His work is included in three summer exhibitions in Los Angeles including "Home on La Grange" at Jaus Gallery, "the Free Church" at Public Fiction (the museum of) and "California Adulterated Landscapes and Deflated Icons" at Raid Projects. He has had solo exhibitions at Valerie Lambert Gallery in Brussels, Belgium and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona. He has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Arizona Commission of the Arts, and has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan School of Art, the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, and Illinois State University.

Cole M James is an African American Artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work articulates the presence of an ever changing cultural divergence by combining the iconography of suspended figures with the faux finish of pop culture. Each piece is created to capture a suspended state of growth in which the branch is cut off from tree trunk and root system. She uses the tree as a metaphor for her own personal experience and human social development. Cole attended Claremont Graduate University where she received a Masters in Fine Arts in Painting & Installation. Some of her accomplishments include the Alfred B. Friedman Grant, Walker Parker Artist Fellowship,Mignon Schweitzer Award. Some of her most recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Robert V Fullerton Museum and East Gallery as well as several group shows in Los Angeles,New York & Seoul Korea.

Nano Rubio graduated with an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011 and received a BA in studio art from Cal State Bakersfield. His most recent paintings, which suggest voids, scrapes, and areas of intense vibration through the use of intricate abstract marks, can be seen through the end of June at Autonomie gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

Re-Visions of LA @ LACE on 3/6

LACE is located in the heart of Hollywood, an ideal place to observe and contemplate the collision of Los Angeles; its intricate networks, humming with activity as resources are transferred and spaces are reconstructed through use or development.

ASAP’s 2011 Re-Visions of LA drawing workshops will build conversations around how our urban environments are constructed and what that means to our every day lives.

Each month a new group of artists will spend an afternoon at LACE providing free drawing classes. All levels and ages are welcome as we talk about Hollywood while drawing our surroundings. All materials will be supplied.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

1:00-4:00 PM

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Damaris Rivera is the Maguire Fellow and an MFA candidate at Claremont Graduate University. She completed her BA at San Francisco State University and was the recipient of the Stillwell Award in Fine Art. As a resident at the Colima Project in el Salvador, she co-led town beautification art projects with the local community, and school district. Rivera has participated in group shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and throughout the central coast. In 2009 Rivera was chosen by the San Francisco Art's Commission as one of twelve top emergents. Rivera is invested in reusing discarded objects, material and debris to produce site-generated installations. Her work references entropy in architecture, the suburban sprawl and urban landscape. Rivera lives and works in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Documentation of her site-specific installations and sculpture can be viewed at

Kent Familton is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Dealing with formal concerns of abstraction and the paired down semblance of minimalism, Familton explores and challenges the modes of culture and communication through painting and drawing. Familton holds a BA in Art from UCLA and a MFA from The Claire Trevor School of The Arts, UC Irvine. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at Cal State University Long Beach. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Monte Vista Projects, LAXART and Viva la Commonspace.

Zak Smith is an artist who first came to prominence with his mammoth work Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow,shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Smith's paintings and drawings are held in major public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. We Did Porn— a book includng drawings and stories about his experiences working in the adult film industry— his third book and his first to include writing— was published in July 2009 by Tin House Books. He lives and works in Los Angeles.