Ryan Travis Christian
Miller & Shellabarger
The John Riepenhoff Experience
featuring Ann Greene Kelly
features work that riffs on portraiture (i.e., heads): paintings
by Mariano Chavez, Richard Hull, and Paul
Nudd; works on paper by Academy Records with
Chris Vorhees, Dan Attoe, Elijah Burgher, Rob
Bondgren, Edie Fake, Dan Gluibizzi, Jose Lerma, Gladys Nilsson,
Robyn O'Neil, Onsmith/Nudd, and Edra Soto;
sculptures by Lilli Carre, Ryan Travis Christian, Eli
Jones, Rachel Niffenegger, and Ben Stone;
an artist book by Miller & Shellabarger;
and photographs by Bob Mizer.
Other interpretations of the word "head"include suggestive
work by Larassa Kabel, Stephen Irwin, and Dutes
Miller; the John Riepenhoff Experience,
in which viewers must stick their own heads into a small rectangular
box to view a miniature exhibition of small artworks by Ann
Green Kelly curated by Riepenhoff; and Academy
Records' video and ephemera which take inspiration
from the cult 1968 film Head,a film that follows made-for-TV
rock band, The Monkees, on a kaleidoscopic journey of propaganda
and concert footage.
will take over the entire exhibition space of Western Exhibitions
and will open with a reception, free and open to the public,
on Friday, January 31, 5 to 8pm.
The show will run through March 8. Gallery hours are Wednesday
through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Records will present a screening of the movie "HEAD"
(written and produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson, and
directed by Rafelson) at Western Exhibitions, with a short introduction
by Academy Records principal Stephen Lacy on THURSDAY, February
13 at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.
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