Exhibitions/Events

Currently On View:

 



Locating Form in Virtual Spaces

The Nook Gallery

 

Locating Form in Virtual Spaces presents artworks that consider how form is constructed in virtual, augmented reality and other software: featuring paintings and prints by Ian Hagarty, Eric Dwight Hancock, Kate Parsons, Janna Avner, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, and virtual reality and video art by Atley Loughridge and Kristin McWharter. These works reflect on new technologies to probe the imagination and elicit emotional and psychological responses. The effect of this curation is also technical: paintings may glow like computer screens and computer screens may glow like paintings. This exhibition is curated by Richelle Gribble and Janna Avner.

 

Participating Artists:

 

Ian Hagarty

Atley Loughridge

Eric Dwight Hancock

Jacqueline Bell Johnson

Kate Parsons

Kristin McWharter

Janna Avner

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/287973395447118/

  

May 7th-July 8th 2019

808 N La Brea AveInglewood, California

(951) 786-8685,   richellegribble@gmail.com

 

 

UPCOMING:

 

ArtCrib 2019

BoneHouseBrigde, Claremont

ARTCRIB 19: MEASURED MISCHIEFS, Sunday, June 23, 2019 2:00pm-6:00pm.


Artcrib returns with works by established and emerging Los Angeles artists. An art exhibition in a backyard on the border of LA and San Bernardino counties, Artcrib 19 celebrates the surprise and change of perspective that comes from finding the unexpected, and the skill it takes to make that happen. Come join us! Look out for more info below on our facebook event page: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/663071657486598/

 

Artcrib 19 brings together a group of artists who make work with materials, practices, techniques, and content that sit precariously (and mischievously) between familiar categories like craft, performance, object, installation, illustration, dreams, toys, and storytelling.

 

Artcrib, a pop-up art show in a backyard on the border of LA and San Bernardino counties, is itself a kind of mischief. Conceived by patron and artist Alice Marie Perreault as a show, “about the accessibility of art and the shape-shifting ways it slips into lives outside the formal white cube,” Artcrib weaves artworks into the familiar setting of a lived and lived-in space, a home. As artist Jacqueline Bell Johnson wrote about last year's Artcrib 18, “Without the clean white-walled cube, the viewer may find themselves asking ‘Is this part of the exhibition?’ to anything and everything. ... it takes a bit of effort to see all the art, but art goers are left with the delight and surprise of finding Easter eggs.”

 

It is a sign of hope when artists persistently, consistently, work and play with the essential absurdity and uncertainty of the world in their practice and in the things they show. When our attention is drawn to something slightly askew, something out of place, something that taps us on the shoulder and makes us take a second look, we are reminded that not all is black and white and we are not the masters of our universe. Absurdity and the mischievousness it takes to see and play with it is an antidote to our human tendency to default to “either, or” when faced with difficult and complex circumstances. We hope you emerge from Artcrib 19 wide awake, your senses refreshed!

  

@aligator_purrrs @ashleydrusilla @augustosandroni @jackiebelljohnson @jar_of_may.o @kimdingleart @lovinasunshine @mizz_conchi @paperreaper @paul_m_kelley @radicalflowers @samfitzmorrisart @bonehousebridge.

 

Artcrib 19 is curated by YoungTseng @youngtsengwork.

 

Artists include:

Christy Roberts Berkowitz

Ashley Bowman

Mayra Villegas & Kira Bunch

Kim Dingle

Jacqueline Bell Johnson

Paul Kelley 

Samantha Fitzmorris

Augusto Sandroni

Conchi Sanford

Lovina Sunshine

 

* Take the Claremont exit #47 off the I-10 to Indian Hill Boulevard. Head north and park in the open air Metrolink lot on the south east corner of First St. and College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Follow sidewalk chalkings and other marks to ARTCRIB 19! *

 

 

U-bun-tu

The Little Gallery of San Bernardino

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u-bun-tu
/ˌo͝oˈbo͝on(t)o͞o/ Noun, South African
the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity

The next art exhibition at The Little Gallery of San Bernardino will be a show curated by our local artist Uncle Bacon, titled "u-bun-tu" featuring artists Cynde Allyson Balent (Miller), Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Uwimana Rose Moore, Erin O'Brien, Conchi Sanford, and Valerie Scott, aka Carny Val.
Please join us for the opening at the gallery on Saturday, June 29th from 4pm to 10pm!

  

https://www.facebook.com/events/485329552009062/

 

 

 

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS:

 

  

SoundPedro 

 

Angels Gate Cultural Center

 

3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731

 

June 1st

 

 

 



Violet Hour

Photographic Works by Jacqueline Bell Johnson

Bunny Gunner Gallery, 230 W. Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

 

on view: 5/3-5/27

Opening Reception May 4th 6-9pm (Coincides with Claremont Artwalk)

 

 

 


There's No End To Her  curated by CandyJoe Dahlstrom

 

ACE/121 Gallery, 121 N. Kenwood, Glendale, California 91206, (818) 945-5339

 

On View 2/22-3/29 2019, Gallery Hours: Tues 1-6, Wed/Thurs 11-4

Opening Recption 2/22/19, 6-9pm

3/8/19 International Women's Day, Artists Panel, 7pm-9pm

3/29/19 Cloing reception, TBD

 

  

50/50

curated by Conchi Sanfard

An exhibition of collaboration.  

 

From September 7th 2018 to October 27 2018.

 

Progress Gallery, in the Art Colony in downtown Pomona

Featuring a newly renovated and expanded exhibition space *now with Air Conditioning*

300 S. Thomas StreetPomona, CA 91766

https://www.theprogressgallery.org/

 

Opening Reception during Pomona's Second Saturday art walk: 9/7/2018 from 6-10pm.

Gallery Hours every Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 3-6pm or by appointment. 

 

 

>>>ArtCrib 18

 

BoneHouseBridge in Claremont, CA will be opening to the public for an exhibition of site-specific and outdoor artworks including sculpture, installation, interactive, and even some 2D media. 

June 16th 2-6pm only! 

https://www.facebook.com/bonehousebridge/

Please email me for a personal invitation and details: JBellJohnson@gmail.com

 

Curated by Alice Marie Perreault

Artists:

Conchi Sanford

Kristine Shoemaker

Betsy Lohrer Hall

Chas Schroeder

Cori Redstone

Young-Tsang Wong

Lara Salmon

Chelsea Boxwell

Iva Gueorguievaiva

Alice Marie Perreault

Zack Jue

Dakota Noot

Sarah Collins

Gabby Levya

Renee Perreault

Bee Wilke

Megan St. Clair

Zheng & Chen Tai
Scott Froschauer
Raina Coutin
Chris Collins

Julia Alexander-Bates
Tommy Canales Burns

 

 

 

 

 

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August 5th from 10am-4pm

Come visit my studio and see new work, including sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, and fiber works.

 

Kid friendly, free street parking, handicapp accessible.

 

Address:

8194 Jadeite Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730

 

For details and updates:

https://www.facebook.com/events/248314219318921/

 

 

Guests artists include:

-Conchi Sanford

         http://www.conchisanford.com/

 

-Yoony Takeuchi

         http://yoonytakeuchi.tumblr.com/

 

-Stephanie Meredith

         https://www.stephaniemeredithart.com/

 

 

 

 

>>>Norco College “Faculty Exhibition”
February 26 – March 31, 2018

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Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Artists’ Conversations: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (College Hour)
(I will be participating in the Wednesday talk.)

 

Norco College Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by the Norco College Art Faculty. Ten faculty, including one Professor Emerita, one Associate Professor, one Assistant Professor, and seven Associate Faculty will participate. The exhibition includes large-scale sculpture, photography, painting, digital media, and mixed-media/collage.

The Studio Arts and Art History programs at Norco College offer students transfer preparation and degree programs within the Arts, Humanities & World Languages, in the School of Arts & Humanities. The featured artists are: Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Quinton Bemiller, Diana Campuzano, Kristin Frost, Chet Glaze, Claudette Goux, Megan Lindeman, Barbara May, Karin Skiba, and Jessica Wimbley.

This exhibition provides an opportunity for the college and community to appreciate the diversity and quality of artistic talent among the art faculty at Norco College. Each of the ten artists maintain a professional studio practice and exhibition record, in addition to their academic positions. Themes of personal identity and meaning, gender, race, labor, and nature can be found among their works.

 

Norco College Art Gallery

2001 Third Street

Norco, CA 92860

 

Gallery Hours:
Noon - 4 pm; Mon, Tues
Noon - 6 pm; Wed, Thurs
Noon - 2 pm; Fri, Saturday
Additional hours by appointment. 

Admission is always free. Closed for all college holidays.

 

>>> Brewery Artwalk

I'm working on 3D Printed sculptures that will debut at the Mothers market Gallery in the Brewery Artist Lofts, during the Brewery's semi annual Artwalk Open Studios happening April 7th and 8th 2018 from 11:00am-6:00pm.  I will also have some monoprints and a new drawing series showing, all works available for purchase.  My work will be shown alongside some amazing artists: Ashira Siegel, Sarah Supermith Bulock, and Alia Ollikainen Joslin.

Find us at: 

Brewery Arts Complex

670 Moulton Avenue, #2,

Los Angeles, CA 90031

 

>>> Window Dressing Catalog

The Cerritos College Exhibition Series: Window Dressing, curated by James MacDevitt will be publishing an exhibition catalog upon completion of the series.  This catalog will include my installation "Starburst."

Details TBA

 

>>> 50/50

An exhibition of collaborative projects, including artists collaborations, and collobaorations with the viewer/audience.  I have been working with the AMAZING Betsy Lohrer Hall through long-distance correspondence to develop a piece for this show.

 

Curated by Conchi Sanford

 

Progress Gallery

300 S. Thomas Street

Pomona, CA 91766

(951) 202-0059

george@artecopartners.com

 

September 2018

Opening Reception: September 8th 6-9 

 

Gallery HOURS OF OPERATION:

Thu. - Sat. 3pm - 6pm

Pomona Art Walk 6pm - 9pm

 

 

 

>>>Recent:

 

WINDOW DRESSING | CERRITOS COLLEGE ART GALLERY

January 29, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Cerritos College Art Gallery is pleased to announce the selected artists/proposals for the upcoming Spring 2018 Window Dressing exhibition. Each artist will present a week-long installation in the gallery's display window vitrine on the exterior of the Cerritos College Fine Art building, with an opening reception taking place on the first day of each exhibition (Mondays) from 4-6PM. Curated by James MacDevitt.

Jacqueline Bell Johnson 

STARBURST 
Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2018

Jackie Bell Johnson’s installation, Starburst, will create a literal burst of light and color within the vitrine space of the display gallery. The floating abstract pattern will be made of woven fabric – specifically cheesecloth, dyed shades of red, coral, orange, and red - lit to cast shadows and illuminate the color of the material. The material is thin, and when lit, it will look like it glows. Cut into long, thin strips, the fabric will be attached to the corner wall and then will be stretched out to the far ends of the space. The result will be a delicate, intricate pattern in cast shadows on the interior wall, mingling with the illuminated fabric.

Dakota Noot 
MEAT MARKET 
Feb 5 – Feb 9, 2018

Noot will create an installation playing off of traditional window displays, featuring drawings turned into standing cutouts and hanging pieces. The installation, entitled Meat Market, will link masculinity and the body to the buying/selling, hunting, and eating of meat. Men will be morphed into animal-human hybrids frolicking and eating one another. Rendered in the style of children's coloring books, the drawings will be playful despite depicting horrific scenes of semi-cannibalism. By having animalistic men interacting together, the installation will play into contemporary themes of identity, sexual orientation (without didactic explicitness), and objectification. The artist will specifically draw from his rural background combined in unexpected ways with his self-identification as a gay male artist.

Diane Williams 
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES 
Feb 12 – Feb 16, 2018

Diane Williams’ installation, Beautiful Creatures, will mimic the stereotypical presentation of commercial storefront displays, but with a surreal twist. The featured objects on display will be pulled from a previous project entitled Monsters and Aliens, which involved the creation of abstract masks, monstrous (self-)portraits, made out of shredded paintings and other discarded materials. The masks will be placed on mannequins and custom-made stands, combined with shredded acrylic paintings scattered on the floor and cut-up gel rolls hanging from the ceiling. These materials are semi-translucent, diffusing light in a pleasant aesthetic amalgamation, and obscuring the masked female object, subverting the way we are conditioned to see the unfamiliar as only-ever the frightening ‘Other’ - the outsider, the monster, the alien – replaced instead by fascinating, beautiful creatures.

Paula Goldman 
BLUSTER 
Feb 26 – Mar 2, 2018

Paul Goldman’s installation, Bluster, will reference the overwhelming onslaught of current events, while attempting to provide some partial relief by literally ‘blowing the news away.’ On the far left side of the vitrine will be a very large photo of a woman’s face in profile, posed as if she were blowing out candles. Spread across the length of the interior wall will be full-page spreads pulled from current news publications. Brightly colored streamers will be suspended from the ceiling throughout the vitrine and a small fan will be positioned in the left end of the space, aimed at the streamers and blowing in the same direction as the subject in the photograph, creating the illusion that the giant head is sharply exhaling. The wrap-around area of the vitrine will be filled with crumpled newspapers, the accumulated and littered remains of previous attempts to blow away the trauma caused by contemporary media coverage of current events.

Henderson Blumer and Suzanne Zoe
A COMEDY, IN PARTS
Mar 5 – Mar 9, 2018

For Henderson Blumer and Suzanne Zoe’s joint project, A Comedy, in Parts, the installation will play with the idea of "window dressing" as a façade meant to bring you in, a seduction, a mirage, a setting of the stage. Indeed, a proscenium stage often functions similarly to a window display (both architecturally and formally). The artists’ will explicitly take advantage of the fact that the site can be viewed from both very far away and incredibly close up, creating a stage set that changes drastically depending on the viewing angle. In contrast to the experience of a traditional window dressing, the closer the viewer gets to this installation, the more confused they will become. Through theatrical optical illusion, changes in scale, lighting, and other techniques, the artists will create a set piece that invites closer inspection, but refuses to fully satisfy. Where the scene may look lush and inviting from afar, up close it will become oddly flat. A forest will reveal itself to be a painted mirror. Miniatures and dummies will be placed next to life-sized actors. The set will be activated by one performance, to take place during the opening. But for the duration of the installation, the structure itself will provide multiple viewing experiences. Rather than merely tantalize the viewers like the windows on 5th Avenue, this project will put impossible, incongruous demands on the brain. And yet one will not be able to look away. The installation will play with themes of real vs. fake, as well as the tension that arises from trying to reconcile multiple, simultaneous realities. Visual references throughout the installation will include Calder's Circus, movies such as Dogville and Synecdoche New York, and dioramas at The Natural History Museum.

John Waiblinger and Sean Yang 
JOURNEY 
Mar 19 – Mar 23, 2018

The installation, Journey, created jointly by John Waiblinger and Sean Yang, proposes to narrate and navigate the process of ‘coming-out’ that both artists have experienced personally, focusing on the desire for tender connections between two men as well as the journey toward, and away from, the self-actualization of a fully-realized sexual identity. The first element of the installation will be a headless and armless male mannequin, unable to embrace his true self (and, therefore, anyone else), surrounded by a low, semi-broken cinderblock barrier representing the space of "blockage/closet/suppression." Around the corner from the mannequin will be a sculpture of an "exploding head" of tangled thoughts and emotions extended via red elastic bands to all of the other elements in the installation, including to five hanging images printed on gauzy silk, representing idealized types of tender embrace/love/connection between men. The final component, a golden hued, life-sized bust of the artist Sean Yang on a pedestal, wrapped in a silk printed image, represents the figure of the self-actualized ‘out’ gay man, however, a red band still connects the pedestal to the exploding head, informing the viewer that this is not a final destination or one-time stop, but rather a continuous circle and a journey that must be traveled repeatedly.

Cat Chiu Phillips 
REMIX 
Mar 26 – Mar 30, 2018

Cat Chiu Phillips’ installation, Remix, entirely created from discarded audio and visual products, will be a playful take in handling the inevitability of technology. VHS tapes, cassette tapes, slide projectors, and other modes of technology have quickly become outdated items; casted off and found in scrap piles or second hand stores. Remix is a project that transforms these obsolete materials into a playful and imaginative abstract work, but offers a perspective of its foreseeable futile existence. It is an up-cycled project that juxtaposes the hand-made to the machine-made and transforms junk into an aesthetic item. It initiates a dialogue regarding abundance, electronic waste, and frivolity in the aftermath of advanced technology. All items will be deconstructed then transformed to mimic organic forms, composed to inhabit the window as living entities. Traditional handicraft methods such as crocheting and weaving will be utilized to capture the seemingly freeform movement of the synthetic material.

Christy Roberts Berkowitz 
ELEMENTAL PRINCIPALS 
Apr 2 – Apr 6, 2018

Inspired by the intersection of didactic stained glass windows and the foundations of design education, Christy Roberts Berkowitz’s installation, Elemental Principles, uses the elements and principles of design to ask questions about the nature of community. Art and design classes at Cerritos College, will engage with the blank, but colorfully lit back walls, to create images that attempt to answer a series of provocative questions such as: “What is the shape of the future? Who draws the line? How do you balance the sky? How does community move?” The windows of the display gallery will be covered with translucent color panels. Each window panel will ask a question that integrates the elements and principles of design with critical thinking questions about the nature of community. The questions function as a prompt to create images that attempt to answer these questions and as the week progresses, students can place their own work on the blank wall space behind each colorful panel. The work functions collaboratively because not only are the students challenged with responding to the prompt, but they are also challenged with responding to the color of the window and the lighting.

Elizabeth Tinglof 
A THIN THREAD TO BALANCE 
Apr 9 – Apr 13, 2018

Elizabeth Tinglof’s installation, A Thin Thread to Balance, will address the process of grief through conversations around gender, exposure, and symbolic penance. The primary sculpture within the installation will be an abstracted human torso made of resin and covered in areas with silver leaf, giving a contrast through the materials of the precious and the toxic, attached to a traditional dressmaking mannequin stand surrounded by a wire “cage crinoline.” The steel hoop-style petticoat made of wire has been part of the Western-world’s fashion-profile for women since the 1850s and continues to be used in contemporary designs, including wedding and ball gowns. By displaying such an iconic fashion element for women, directly connected to the raw and disturbing torso, the observer will both be drawn in for a closer look while also being equally repelled. In addition to the main sculptural piece, an intricate, twisted wire element will emanate from the back of the torso, stretching from one end of the space to the other, climbing up the walls to the ceiling creating a vine-like quality. While the wire element will be intrusive to the space, there will also be a performative aspect to this element, where the artist will continue to build up the wire vines; twisting, shaping and allowing them to grow throughout the week of the exhibition, illustrating the never-ending process of grief itself. The expansive wire vine symbolizes the destructive nature of the “wild vine,” while also showing growth though the performative penitent act of the laborious twisting and shaping of wire. Combining the symbolic object with the self creates a duality to the exposure and speaks to penance not so much as a Judaea-Christian definition, but one more connected to Indian religious traditions, where the term changes from penance to “tapas,” focusing more on enlightenment then the ritualistic restaging of pain and struggle.

Connie DK Lane 
BRAVURA 
Apr 16 – Apr 20, 2018

For Connie DK Lane’s installation, Bravura, a large number of hand-made anthropomorphic forms made out of latex rubber, a simulation of apparels for all genders, will be displayed throughout the window case. Bamboo support devices will be constructed to display some of the forms; whereas, others will be hung from the ceiling or attached to the wall. In addition to dressing the window, I intend to have a live fashion show performed on the reception date. Students and audience-members will be invited to serve as models; they will put on the unique latex clothing forms and walk along inside the window passageway.

 

   

 


 

>Progress Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony presents:
"Peak and Ground of Creativity" 

EXHIBITION DATES: Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th

FEATURING:

Ann Phong
Conchi Sanford
Dakota Noot
Eileen Li
Felix de Quesada
Jacqueline Bell Johnson
Jeff Iorillo
Ken Salter
Khang Bao Nguyen
Hung Viet Nguyen
Linda Jo Russell
Lynn Torrini 
Madelon Wheeler-Gibb
Mary Dessert
Patrick Quinn

Organized by Khang Bao Nguyen 

PEAK AND GROUND OF CREATIVITY 

Creative expression freed from pragmatic concerns and strict realism does not become arbitrary or meaningless ornamentation. On the contrary, artistic vision unencumbered by surface interpretation reflects an undertaking to penetrate the limitations of conceptual perception such that more foundational and holistic layers of reality can be examined, embodied, and expressed. This freedom of creative expression seeks to find new forms of visual language that can more authentically communicate existential, metaphysical, and spiritual insights without restriction to narrative and literal representation.

From a nondual perspective, what abides underneath surface perception is neither a disconnected nor sterile emptiness but rather can be recognized to be an inseparable ground of creativity from which new forms of awareness, existence, and expression can arise.

The visual artists in this exhibit, coming from different backgrounds, present their own unique visions of heightened consciousness that encompasses yet is not reducible to the limitations of subjective experience. Through their creative expressions, they aspire to question the known and familiar in conceptual perception in order to spark a spontaneous opening of the mind, thus making accessible an extended range of consciousness, existence and meaning.

 

>Man Made

 

 

 

 

 

 

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