Shaky Towns

Ariana Papademetropoulos, Charlie Leese, James Georgopoulos, James Gobel, Joe McKee, Kim Ye, Marcela Pardo Ariza, Mario Ayala, Nick Makanna, Rachel LaBine, Ryan Perez, Ross Simonini, Sam Spano, Willy Reed

Organized by Alter Space and The Battery Art Program
6 August - 17 September, 2016
Reception: 6 August, 7-10p


Exhibition Text
Shaky Towns at The Battery
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Kim Ye
Chinese Dream (Tub Life) (2016)
Latex, pigment, wire, and glitter
30 x 32 inches
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Ariana Papademetropoulos (wall) and Charlie Leese (floor)
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James Gobel
Golden Smile (Shower Drawing) (2015)
Yarn, acrylic, hand cut wool and synthetic felt mosaic on canvas
96 x 60 inches
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Sam Spano Reflection (left) and Bong Ripper (right)
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Rachel LaBine
Knee (2016)
Oil on paper
11 x 7.5 inches
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Mario Ayala
Lady in Red (2016)
Airbush and enamel on canvas
48 x 36 inches
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Charlie Leese
In the Slew (2016)
Steel, aluminum, plywood, and paint
45 x 16 x 32 inches
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Charlie Leese Slew (detail)
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Rachel LaBine
Late Jury (left) and Iguana Gridded (right) (2016)
Oil on wood panel
15 x 12 inches
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Willy Reed
Hey that's my penis (2016)
Glazed ceramic and concrete
48 x 40 x 3.5 inches
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Ross Simonini (installation view)
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Ross Simonini
Balance (2016)
Polymer paint, herbs, thread, and paper sewn to napkin
19.5 x 19.5 inches
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James Gobel
Notes: (2021) (2016)
Mirror, hand-cut wool and synthetic felt mosaic on canvas
54 x 54 inches
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James Georgopoulos
Human Behavior (selection) (2016)
Hand toned fiber prints with metallic automotive finish
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James Georgopoulos (installation view)
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Marcela Pardo Ariza (Installation view)
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James Gobel
In Memorandum (2016)
Yarn, acrylic, and hand-cut synthetic felt mosaic on canvas
42 x 38 "
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Nick Makanna
Runes (2016)
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Nick Makanna (installation view)
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Ryan Perez (installation view)
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Ryan Perez
Transmission (king blue; VLT 17%) (2014)
Archival print on dibond, glass, window tint, and urethane frame
49.5 x 39 inches
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Willy Reed
You Started BKF (2016)
Concrete, plaster, oil paint, pastels, ink jet prints, Gilman card 2001, Kaiser
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Willy Reed
Alter Space presents Shaky Towns, an exhibition in two parts.

Featuring work by fourteen artists currently living and working in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Shaky Towns will be held in two parts simultaneously at Alter Space and The Battery. Conceived and co-organized in conjunction with The Battery Art Program, the exhibition functions as a visual dialogue between the two cities, while concurrently addressing their divergent attributes. Thematic for its emphasis on work produced by a selection of contemporary artists working in California, Shaky Towns is uniquely attuned to the variant of the two physical spaces, reflected in the selection of work.

Ariana Papademetropoulos lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Recent exhibitions include Sade (Los Angeles), Roberts and Tilton (Los Angeles), MAMA (Los Angeles), Fridman Gallery (New York), LACE (Los Angeles), and Lookup Gallery (Sonoma).

Charlie Leese lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Selected exhibitions include Ratio 3 (San Francisco), McLoughlin Gallery (San Francisco), Scrap Yard Gallery (Brooklyn), Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club (Mill Valley), and Hillel Gallery (Providence). Forthcoming exhibition at The Wurks (Providence).

James Georgopoulos lives and works in Venice, CA. Recent exhibitions include MAMA (Los Angeles), J-Go Gallery (Park City, UT), Guy Hepner Contemporary (Los Angeles), Gallery 1927 (Los Angeles) and Lurie Gallery (Los Angeles).

James Gobel lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), New Museum (New York), Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), Des Moines Art Center (Iowa), Parrish Art Museum (New York), Leslie+Lohman Museum of Art (New York), Akron Art Museum (Ohio), and Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles).

Joe McKee is a London born, Australian raised, sound artist and composer, currently based in Los Angeles. Recent shows include MAMA (Los Angeles), 428 Fairfax Blvd (Los Angeles), Powerlunches (London), Notting Hill Arts Club (London), Yard Theatre (London), Madame Claude (Berlin), Pigneto Spazio Aperto (Rome), and The Troubadour (London).

Marcela Pardo lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Selected exhibitions include Luggage Store (San Francisco, CA), Residence/SF (San Francisco), Adobe Books (San Francisco), New York Arts Program (New York), Glasshouse Art&Life Lab (New York), and Leads Gallery (Richmond, IN).

Mario Ayala lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Selected group exhibitions include 99 Cent Plus (New York), As It Stands (Los Angeles), LAST Projects (Los Angeles), New Image (Los Angeles), Luggage Store (San Francisco), Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco), City Limits (Oakland), Colpa Press (San Francisco), and Ever Gold (San Francisco).

Nick Makanna lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Exhibitions include Ladybug House (San Francisco), Athen B. Gallery (Oakland), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Open Gallery (Portland), Rufus Rukus Gallery (New York), and Adobe Books (San Francisco).

Rachel LaBine lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Selected exhibitions include Kodomo (New York), Arturo Bandini (Los Angeles), 9800 S Sepulveda Blvd (Los Angeles), Egyptian Art & Antiques (Los Angeles), and ITP Space (Jackson, WY).

Ryan Perez lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Solo exhibitions include Yautepec Gallery (Mexico City), C24 Gallery (New York), and LACMA Special Projects (Los Angeles). Selected group exhibitions include Vacancy (Los Angeles), Control Room (Los Angeles) and Samuel Freeman Gallery (Los Angeles).

Ross Simonini lives and works between New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Selected exhibitions include Vacancy (Los Angeles), Shoot the Lobster/Martos Gallery (New York), Blackston (New York), Steinsland Berliner Gallery (Stockholm), David Risley Gallery (Copenhagen), Human Resources (Los Angeles) and Jack Hanley (New York).

Sam Spano lives and works in Oakland, CA. Recent exhibitions include 100% (San Francisco), City Limits (Oakland), Su Ra (Berkeley), Dock View Gallery (Provincetown), The White Box at NESAD (Boston), 2 Bed 2 Bath (New York), and Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco),.

Willy Reed lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Reed's exhibitions include Either Way (Los Angeles), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), Oakland Museum of California (Oakland), Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), 99 Cent Plus (New York), and Luggage Store (San Francisco).