Immersive Cultural Experience: Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio – August 7, August 14

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Immersive Cultural Experience: Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio – August 7, August 14

Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience at the studio of Porfirio Gutiérrez in Ventura, California. A dynamic workshop and learning laboratory offers the only opportunity outside of visiting Oaxaca, to experience the multigenerational traditional knowledge of the Zapotec people as it pertains to natural pigment dyes and weaving practices. During these half-day experiences at the studio where you will have the opportunity to dip your hands in the dyeing vat and dye your own cochineal wool scarf. You will enjoy a traditional lunch at the studio where you will have the opportunity to try Porfirio’s mother’s recipes, recipes that have not changed much from thousands of years. The highlight of the experience is a natural dye and weaving demonstration and a deep dive into the spiritual dimension in his artistic practice. Cost: $500 per person, space is limited.

August 7 experience is sold out.

Quantity:Date:Amount:Description:
August 14500.00 USDIncludes one cochineal wool scarf, demonstration, and lunch.
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

Porfirio Gutiérrez: Continuous Line, Linea Continua – June 5 – September 4, 2021

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the Ojai Institute exhibition Porfirio Gutiérrez: Continuous Line, Linea Continua, on view June 5 – September 4, 2021. There will be a public opening reception on Saturday June 5, from 5-7pm, the artist will be present.

Recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize, Porfirio Gutiérrez’s solo exhibition, Continuous Line, Linea Continua, is the first for the artist in the region. He is an artist advisor for the upcoming exhibition Cosmovisión Indígena: The Intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Art at Santa Barbara City College’s Atkinson Gallery, organized with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, part of The Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time initiative.

Continuous Line, Linea Continua features five new unique textile pieces that will be shown for the first time. Each piece is stretched and framed and intended exclusively to hang on the wall. Some of the pieces feature embroidered embellishments that accentuate the bold lines of his highly minimal and graphic design vocabulary. This will be a very unique opportunity to experience the dynamic intersection of generations of Indigenous knowledge and a contemporary artistic practice. With the surge in popularity of artisan crafts, textiles that were intended traditionally as blankets became understood and used as carpets. Now, Porfirio challenges the traditional use value by again redefining purpose, and expanding upon the fluid tradition of Zapotec textile knowledge.

Gutiérrez is a California-based Zapotec textile artist and natural dyer, born and raised in the richly historic Zapotec textile community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. He grew up immersed in color and surrounded by the wildness of Oaxaca’s mountains, and by the knowledge of plants for healing and for color. His life’s work has been revitalizing and preserving traditional Zapotec natural dye techniques with a focus on reinterpreting traditional textiles and materials to reflect his distinct creative vision.

Working in both Ventura, California, and Oaxaca, Mexico, Gutiérrez’s art practice maintains his ancestor’s spiritual belief in nature as a living being, sacred and divine. His grounding in Zapotec traditional knowledge manifests in his textiles, reinterpreting the traditional weaving language, subverting and re-imagining the symbols and forms, morphing his textile designs toward the fractal forms and spaces of architecture and the movement he sees in cities and urban environments.

Gutiérrez is a truly American artist, moving freely across the imposed borders between his two countries, as his ancestors and many other Indigenous peoples have done for thousands of years. His designs draw deeply on his experiences of two cultures, moving between the traditional and the modern, but always reliant on the deep knowledge and spiritual dimensions of his work. Gutiérrez’s practice is an offering to the land and celebrates the people who now call this land home.

The story of his art has been told in The New York Times, PBS, and the BBC World Service, London. Gutiérrez has been featured in Vogue Magazine and the Smithsonian’s American Indian Magazine. In 2015, he received the Smithsonian Institution’s Artist in Leadership fellowship award. His work is in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Fomento Cultural Banamex, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian. A selection of Gutiérrez’s dye materials was also documented and added to Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, the world-renowned archive of artist materials.

Related events:

Opening Reception: Porfirio Gutiérrez: Continuous Line, Linea Continua – Saturday, June 5, 2021
Free and open to the public. Artist present. Ojai Institute Member Dinner to follow for members at the Founder’s Circle level and above. To learn more about membership please visit: www.cgbfoundation.org/membership.

Art Prize Gala in Two Parts, Part 1 – Saturday, June 26, 2021
Ticketed fundraiser to benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Margaret Bates & Scott Johnson Residence, Ojai, California. Individual tickets start at $150 per person, and tables start at $2,500. Event will feature a Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio Pop-up and a Curated Oaxacan Marketplace.

Artist & Ideas Festival: Cosmovisión Indígena Symposium – July, 2021
Free hybrid virtual and in person three day symposium. Produced in support of the research for the exhibition Cosmovisión Indígena: The Intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Art at Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, organized with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, part of The Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time initiative.

Immersive Cultural Experience: Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio – August 7, August 14
Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience at the studio of Porfirio Gutiérrez in Ventura, California. A dynamic workshop and learning laboratory offers the only opportunity outside of visiting Oaxaca, to experience the multigenerational traditional knowledge of the Zapotec people as it pertains to natural pigment dyes and weaving practices. During these half-day experiences at the studio where you will have the opportunity to dip your hands in the dyeing vat and dye your own cochineal wool scarf. You will enjoy a traditional lunch at the studio where you will have the opportunity to try Porfirio’s mother’s recipes, recipes that have not changed much from thousands of years. The highlight of the experience is a natural dye and weaving demonstration and a deep dive into the spiritual dimension in his artistic practice. Cost: $500 per person, space is limited.

Quantity:Date:Amount:Description:
August 14500.00 USDIncludes one cochineal wool scarf, demonstration, and lunch.
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

Art Prize Gala in Two Parts, Part 2: October 2, 2021
Ticketed fundraiser to benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher Residence, Ojai, California. Individual tickets start at $150 per person, and tables start at $2,500. Event will feature a Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio Pop-up and a Curated Oaxacan Marketplace.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize Gala in Two Parts 2021

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Part 1: Saturday, June 26, 2021 – SOLD OUT

 

Part 2: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Jennie Prebor & Fred Fisher Residence

 

Reception: 2:00 pm | Mexican Luncheon & Award Program: 3:00 pm 

Porfirio Gutiérrez Studio Pop-up & Curated Oaxacan Marketplace

Proceeds benefit Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation artist and education programs.

 

All levels include reception, luncheon & award program, and limited edition Oaxacan marketplace guide

For added comfort of all guests, we kindly ask that you provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Contact: Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006.

 

Quantity:Ticket Type:Amount:Description:
Lead Underwriter table for 10 guests5000.00 USDDeluxe Oaxacan Host Basket Your guests will each receive a hand woven basket from Oaxaca designed exclusively for this event (value of goods: $550, not tax-deductible)
Underwriter Table for 8 guests2500.00 USDOaxacan Host Basket Your guests will each receive a hand woven basket from Oaxaca designed exclusively for this event (value of goods: $450, not tax-deductible)
Underwriter Ticket (s) for 2 guests1000.00 USDOaxacan Gift Basket, and 2 tokens for 2 “marketplace add-ons” (value of goods: $160, not tax deductible)
VIP Sponsor Ticket(s) for 2 guests500.00 USDOaxacan Gift Basket, and 1 token for 1 “marketplace add-on” (value of goods: $140, not tax deductible)
VIP Sponsor Ticket(s) per guest250.00 USDOaxacan Gift Basket, and 1 token for 1 “marketplace add-on” (value of goods: $140, not tax deductible)
Patron Ticket (s) per guest150.00 USDA hand woven basket from Oaxaca designed exclusively for this event (value of goods: $50, not tax-deductible)
Underwrite an Artist Ticket150.00 USDI would like to underwrite ticket (s) for special artist guests
Your confirmation will be emailed after payment is complete

 

All levels include reception, luncheon & award program, and limited edition Oaxacan marketplace guide

For added comfort of all guests, we kindly ask that you provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Contact: Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006.

Lynell George & Janna Ireland In Conversation Friday, April 9, 2021

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Lynell George & Janna Ireland in conversation
Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00 pm PST
Zoom Webinar
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Special thanks to Angel City Press.

Join us for a conversation between Lynell George and Janna Ireland, both of whom had book projects published by Angel City Press in the fall of 2020. George’s A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky, the World of Octavia E. Butler, explores Butler’s world, creating a sense of unmatched intimacy with the deeply private writer. Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View is a photographic exploration of the work of the first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi River. Known as “Hollywood’s Architect”, Paul Revere Williams was a Los Angeles native who built a wildly successful career as an architect decades before the Civil Rights Movement.

On the occasion of the conversation between Janna Ireland and Lynell George on Friday, April 9, 2021, we are offering a special 20% discount if you purchase their combined three books. Free local delivery!

Follow the links below to purchase books individually:

Janna Ireland: Regarding Paul R. Williams, A Photographer’s View (2020)
Regular price: $50.00

Lynell George: A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky, The World of Octavia Butler (2020)
Regular price: $30.00

Lynell George: After/Image Los Angeles Outside the Frame
Regular price: $30.00

 

Picturing Intimacy with Janna Ireland, Catherine Opie, Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Friday, March 26, 2021

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Picturing Intimacy
Janna Ireland, Catherine Opie, Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Friday, March 26, 2021, 5:00 pm PST
Zoom Webinar
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A panel discussion with three Los Angeles based artists who explore bodies, intimacy, and domestic interiors in their respective practices.

Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, OH; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) is an artist working with photography, film, collage, and ceramics. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, and abroad and is held in over 50 major collections throughout the world. Opie was a recipient of The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Medal in 2016, The Julius Shulman Excellence in Photography Award in 2013 and a United States Artists Fellowship in 2006. In September of 2008, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opened a mid-career exhibition titled, Catherine Opie: American Photographer. A large survey of Opie’s work opened at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway in 2017. She debuted her film, The Modernist, at Regen Projects, Los Angeles in 2018. Her forthcoming monograph, Catherine Opie, will be published by Phaidon in May, 2021. Opie received a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1988. She holds the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Art at UCLA where she is a professor of Photography.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Getty and Guggenheim Museums, LACMA, MoCA Los Angeles, MoMA, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum, among others. His work has been covered in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Art in America, The Nation, and The Guardian, and was featured on the cover of ARTFORUM’s March 2019 issue. Recent museum exhibitions include those at the Guggenheim Museum, the Barbican Centre, the Getty Museum, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. A survey of work from 2008-2018 was presented at CAM St. Louis and University of Houston Blaffer Art Museum, accompanied by a monograph published by CAM St. Louis and Aperture Foundation. He is Acting Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California San Diego. paulsepuya.com

Lobby Chat with Alison Andersson & P.lyn: Friday, March 19, 2021

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Lobby Chat with Alison Andersson & P.lyn
Friday, March 19, 2021, 5:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

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You are invited to join us for a virtual lobby chat on Zoom with artists Alison Andersson and P.lyn. These Ojai based artists both work in ceramics, functional and sculptural, and will share insight into their inspiration and practice. The lobby chat series of conversations with artists is produced on the occasion of the exhibition Cave Painting, Painted Cave. The exhibition is currently on view at The Gallery at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, a satellite fundraising partnership to benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

All of our virtual events are currently feature live closed captions.

Artist websites:

Alison Andersson

P.lyn

Intimate Perspective on Legacy: Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena, Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Intimate Perspective on Legacy
Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena, Escher GuneWardena Architecture
Saturday, January 30, 2021, 5:00 pm PST on Zoom

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This conversation will be structured around a visual presentation by Escher and GuneWardena featuring their architectural restoration and conservation efforts beginning with the family home of Paul R. Williams, as well as the architecture of A. Quincy Jones, and Gregory Ain. The conversation will explore the impact and legacy of Williams on Mid-Century architecture and social justice efforts in Los Angeles. Hosted by Janna Ireland and Frederick Janka, Executive Director of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, on the occasion of the Ojai Institute exhibition project Janna Ireland: Looking In, Looking Out.

Closed captioning will be available for this program.

The extraordinary range of projects of Escher GuneWardena Architecture – small, conceptually rigorous projects; ecologically and socially innovative urban design proposals; and work in the fields of contemporary art and architectural history – reflects the broad cultural interests of the firm’s principals, Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena. They frequently collaborate with internationally known contemporary artists, thinkers, consultants, and cultural institutions such as the MAK Center, The Eames Foundation, and The Getty Conservation Institute.

Escher GuneWardena address issues of sustainability, affordability, the relationship between form and construction, seeking to establish simple formal manifestations of the complexities of each project. New residential projects include the Jamie Residence, the Sola/Wright Residence, and the House with Five Corners. Work on historic structures includes restoration of John Lautner’s Chemosphere as well as of his personal residence, Phase 1 restoration work at the Eames House, restoration of Paul R. Williams’s personal residence, restoration of Gregory Ain’s Greene Residence, and an extensive restoration of A. Quincy Jones’s historic Pilot House.

Their work was recognized in the 2003 National Design Triennial, and in OPEN HOUSE: Intelligent Living by Design (2007, Vitra and Art Center, Pasadena).

Escher GuneWardena was a finalist in creating master plans for Linc.LA (2011), a Cleantech Manufacturing development in the Cleantech Corridor of Los Angeles. Currently, the firm is in the design phase for two master plan projects, the Woodland Nature Center, a Buddhist monastery campus and cultural center in the San Gabriel Mountains; and St. Michael’s Campus, a Franciscan monastery and agricultural community in Riverside, California.

The firm’s interest in contemporary art has led to various art related projects and collaborations with artists: Blum & Poe gallery in Los Angeles; numerous installations for Sharon Lockhart, Mike Kelley, Olafur Eliasson, and Stephen Prina. Major exhibitions designed by Escher GuneWardena are the 55th Carnegie International (CMOA, Pittsburgh), Mike Kelly: Eternity is a Long Time (Hanger Bicocca, Milano); Between Earth and Heaven: the Architecture of John Lautner (Hammer Museum; co-curated by Frank Escher and Nicholas Olsberg); “Little Review” Sharon Lockhart’s installation in the Polish Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale; and The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA (2018-2019).

Frank Escher, trained at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zürich), is the editor of the monograph “John Lautner, Architect,” was the administrator for the John Lautner Archive (1995-2007), and serves on the boards of the John Lautner Foundation, the Julius Shulman Institute, and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. He is also an advisor to the Neutra Institute. Ravi GuneWardena, originally from Sri Lanka, studied architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and art history in Florence, Italy, and served on the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Panel for the CRA/LA. He is currently the director of the Los Angeles branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Escher and GuneWardena have been visiting professors at Cal Poly Pomona, University of Southern California (Escher), and Walsh Distinguished Visiting Professors at University of Oregon. They were recently visiting professors at the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In June of 2017, Clocks and Clouds, a monograph of the firm’s work, was released by Birkhäuser in conjunction with their retrospective exhibition at the Art, Design, and Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in summer 2017.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prizes 2021

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(Left) Porfirio Gutiérrez, by Joe Coca (Right) Jovan C. Speller

Ojai, California – The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 awards. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize will be awarded to Porfirio Gutiérrez, Mexican American, Zapotec textile artist, based in Ventura, California. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize will be awarded to Jovan C. Speller, Minneapolis based artist. Both prizes include exhibition projects at the Ojai Institute in Ojai, the artist centric initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. “Porfirio and Jovan have both taken deep dives into their ancestral land and cosmologies in their respective practices and it is an honor to celebrate them and the dynamic legacies they have inherited.” Frederick Janka, Executive Director, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize consists of an unrestricted gift of $10,000. Previous prize recipients include Tanya Aguiñiga (2020), Kelly Akashi (2019), Ry Rocklen (2018), and Rob Fischer (2017). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Southern California.

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize consists of an unrestricted gift of $5,000. Previous prize recipients include Dyani White Hawk (2020), David Rathman (2019). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Minnesota.

Artist Biographies:

Mexican American, Zapotec textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez was born and raised in the richly historic Zapotec textile community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. His life’s work has been reviving and preserving traditional Zapotec natural dyeing techniques, with a focus on reinterpreting traditional textiles and materials. 

Living and working in both Southern California, United States, and Oaxaca, Mexico, Gutiérrez’s practice brings awareness to a profound spiritual belief that nature is a living being, sacred, and divine. His expression in the arts resolves the apparent conflict between ancient and modern – between a hands-on life where one creates everything from the food one eats to the clothes one wears, versus an urban life where needs are met through complex systems of interacting mechanisms. He resolves the apparent dichotomy by integrating, reinterpreting, and incorporating the symbols and natural materials that have held meaning for thousands of years.  

The story of his art has been told in The New York Times and on PBS. He has been featured in Vogue Australia and American Indian Magazine of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. In 2015, Porfirio received the Smithsonian Institute Artist in Leadership fellowship award, his work is in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Fomento Cultural Banamex, and the National Museum of American Indian Smithsonian Institution. A selection of the Gutiérrez dye materials was documented and added to Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, the world-renowned archive of artist materials.

Artist website: www.porfiriogutierrez.com

Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory – making the intangible tangible and the invisible visible.

Jovan holds a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and studied art at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a recipient of a 2018 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, a 2018 Next Step Fund Grant, and a 2016 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship. She recently completed an artist residency at Second Shift Studio Space in St. Paul. Jovan is represented by Aspect/Ratio Projects in Chicago, IL. Her work has been published and is privately collected. Her artwork, I Just Came Across the River, 2017, (2020.57) was acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in 2020.

Artist website: www.jovanspeller.com

Contact: Frederick Janka, Executive Director, fjanka@cgbfoundation.org or 646.334.1006

Janna Ireland: Looking In, Looking Out – January 8 – April 3, 2021

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Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present Looking In, Looking Out, Janna Ireland’s Ojai Institute solo exhibition project, on view January 8 – April 3, 2021.

Looking In, Looking Out features new photographs created during the last year viewable through the front window and by appointment. The exterior windows feature large scale images of an Ojai home by Paul R. Williams, printed on translucent vinyl. These works expand upon her ongoing engagement with his architecture through her photography, and are presented here for the first time in color. Individual works inside the gallery space were made during the last year while the artist was at home with her family, and feature the artist’s children.

To make an appointment please contact Frederick Janka, Executive Director: fjanka@cgbfoundation.org

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia, but has chosen Los Angeles as her home. She holds an MFA from the UCLA Department of Art and a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago, and in group exhibitions across the United States and internationally. She has been published in Aperture, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Art Papers, Vice, and The Los Angeles Times. Her first monograph, Regarding Paul R. Williams was published by Angel City Press this fall and is available for purchase online at the Ojai Institute Bookshop.

Special thanks to: Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Board, Ojai Institute Members, Rick Ridgeway, Summer Camp, John Connelly, Heidi Volpe, and Two Fish Digital.

Virtual event program:

Intimate Perspective on Legacy
Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena, Escher GuneWardena Architecture
Saturday, January 30, 2021, 5:00 pm PST

This conversation will be structured around a visual presentation by Escher and GuneWardena featuring their architectural restoration and conservation efforts beginning with the family home of Paul Revere Williams, as well as the architecture of A. Quincy Jones, and Gregory Ain. The conversation will explore the impact and legacy of Williams on Mid-Century architecture and social justice efforts in Los Angeles. Hosted by Janna Ireland and Frederick Janka, Executive Director of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, on the occasion of the Ojai Institute exhibition project Janna Ireland, Looking In, Looking Out.

Picturing Intimacy
Janna Ireland, Catherine Opie, Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Friday, March 26, 2021, 5:00 pm PST

A panel discussion with three Los Angeles based artists who explore bodies, intimacy, and domestic interiors in their respective practices.

Lynell George & Janna Ireland in conversation
Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00 pm PST
Zoom Webinar
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Image: Janna Ireland, Ojai House, Number 4, 2020

Elizabeth Herring in Conversation: Saturday, January 2, 2021

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Announcing our first virtual event of 2021!

Ojai Institute: Elizabeth Herring in Conversation
Saturday, January 2, 2021, 5:00 pm PST
Zoom

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You are invited to join us for a live recording for the Ojai Institute podcast, an ongoing series of conversations with artists available on our website and wherever you get your podcasts. This conversation with Frederick Janka, Executive Director, will explore Herring’s trajectory, current projects, and include both of their art world predictions for 2021 – not to be missed!

Elizabeth Herring’s current project, Ojai City Gift, is currently on view at The Basic Premise (918 E Ojai Ave, Ojai). Ojai City Gift is an installation that turns The Basic Premise gallery into a hypothetical gift store in the Ojai Valley, where Herring currently lives. Having grown up in Ojai, Herring is well-suited to take up the eccentricities of the place and reevaluate their meanings. Similar to other work by Herring, the installation is enigmatically confrontational. Prominently visible from the street on Ojai Avenue, the city’s only main boulevard, it holds up a mirror and asks tourists and locals alike to consider the consequences of Ojai’s shift from an agricultural economy to a primarily tourism based economy.

Born in Los Angeles in 1991, Elizabeth Herring is a graduate student enrolled in the CalArts MFA Photography and Media program. Working with issues in contemporary media and culture, Herring’s practice involves photographing and collecting memorabilia to build installations which reflect her personal experience coming of age during the era of social media and the internet. Herring’s work has been shown at the International Center of Photography in New York as well as PLU 41 and Cashmere Radio in Berlin. Her photography has been published by Esquire, VICE, Sleek Magazine, Electronic Beats, and The Editorial Magazine.