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The Torrance Art Museum

WHEN   March 6, 6-9pm
WHERE  The Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
TEL/EMAIL TheTorrance Art Museum: 310-618-6340
Sea and Space: 323-982-0854  lara@seaandspace.org
EVENT INFO  www.seaandspace.org

Admission is FREE.

Featuring: The After School Arts Program (ASAP), Lara Bank, Bianca D'Amico, Aaron Drake, Clay Chaplin, Donna Coppola, Asher Hartman, Lewis Keller, Matt MacFarland, Amy Blount Lay with the Johns (John Barlog & John Burtle).

The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed…from eleven stranded castaways (there were a few more they never told you about, and Lara Bank (Director/Founder of Sea and Space) is doubling as both the skipper and Gilligan, split personality)…for a three-hour tour, a three-hour tour…so join us here March 6th my friends, you're sure to get a smile from eleven stranded castaways…

Three-hours at the Torrance Art Museum showcasing a few passengers from SEA AND SPACE who just happened to be aboard during this fateful night in early March.

Lara Bank, Photo installation documenting Sea and Space, 2007-2010

Lara Bank, Photo installation documenting Sea and Space, 2007-2010
Amy Blount Lay, Bridge #2, 2010, Balsa Wood, String, 3" X 60" X 2"
John Barlog & John Burtle
Lewis Keller, Raining Partials, 2007, Dimensions Variable, Wood, steel cans, various hardware and electronics, computer

Donna Coppola, Untitled (little ears), Performance, 2010
Homemade Pasta to be taken away by visitors in bags.

Matt Macfarland, Rushmore Ambigram, 2008, Foam, paint, 5' X 7' X 4'


ASAP (After School Arts Program) SCHEDULE:
Please join us for A Complete Art Practice in about 2 Hours, at the Torrance Art Museum with Sea and Space Explorations. What makes a complete art practice? What is an art practice? What do I get out of an MFA? What do I get out of a BFA? Am I done learning? Who says when I am done learning? Join us as we ask these questions and many more as Sean Dockray discusses theory in relationship to production, Scoli Acosta will lead a hands-on workshop exploring art production and Shana Nys Dambrot and Tanja Laden of Flavorpill will discuss the importance of an art community to fostering a sustainable art practice.

A Complete Art Practice in about 2 Hours

March 6, 2010
7:00-9:00 PM

with Scoli Acosta, Sean Dockray, Shana Nys Dambrot (Managing Editor, Flavorpill LA), Tanja Laden (Deputy Director, Flavorpill LA).

Sean Dockray is an artist and a director of Telic Arts Exchange with Fiona Whitton. He initiated The Public School, which has spread from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, New York, Paris, Brussels, San Juan, and Helsinki. Sean also maintains the website AAAARG.ORG, a text sharing website in operation since 2005.

Scoli Acosta born (1973), lives, and works in Los Angeles. Usually taking the form of site-responsive installations which include painting, sculpture and video, his work relies heavily on the handmade. His work is visibly "handmade" and highlights my interest in the mechanics of low-technology and how things are put together. Being influenced early on by literature and living in other countries has given me the sense that I am costructing a visual vocabulary which I am continually pulling from and recombining. These factors as well as an organic studio process give my work the quality of a disjointed narrative, or dream structure, which is further explored through my performative works which usually take place within installations.

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator and author based in Los Angeles. Her fine art & design reviews, features and interviews have appeared in regional, national, international and online publications including Modern Painters, ArtReview, Artkrush, Artweek, Art Ltd, ARTnews, Whitehotmagazine.com, The Believer, tema celeste, Angeleno, Art Asia Pacific, Intersection, Juxtapoz and Coagula Art Journal, as well as special exhibition books and catalogs. She is currently the LA Managing Editor at Flavorpill.com; and a periodically updated account of her publications and curatorial projects can be found at www.sndx.net

Tanja Laden works as a professional writer and Deputy Editor at Flavorpill LA, with works published in Los Angeles Times, Artillery, Blue Canvas, Film Threat, Flavorwire.com, and Whitehot.com. She holds a BA in History from Occidental College and volunteers as a mentor and associate anthology editor with WriteGirl, an organization that pairs teenage girls with professional female writers in order to empower them through self-expression.

Scoli Acosta for ASAP
Sean Dockray for ASAP  


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