July « 2002 « Rise Industries | Interdisciplinary projects since 1999

posted by on 2002.07.29, under Uncategorized

Been taking a break from the worlds of art and architecture for a bit… and rediscovering the beach instead. Got some photos from the shows mentioned below to post this week. Check back and maybe they will magically appear.

Go read something at McSweeney’s instead today. Or if you don’t like to read, there’s always this.

posted by on 2002.07.12, under Uncategorized

Events this weekend:

Oksana Badrak, an illustrator and painter, is having a show of her work in echo park on Saturday, July 13. The show is at 1553 echo park avenue, and the reception will be from 7-10:30. Ask her about her hamsters.

Also Saturday, four shows open at Gallery 825. “Location, Location, Location” a group show – work by Gary Wood – “Scariest Vacation on this World”, by Sinead Finnerty and Jason Pyne and a Quonset Hut Installation by Katie Bowen. See LAAA website for directions etc. Its at 825 La Cienega.

Finally, work your way over to the westside for a party/gallery/performance event at THE LATCH. Last time was wild, insane, fun and ridiculous. Expect nothing less. It is this saturday, 7ish? 8ish? to later. Crocket the Iron Monger and friends will be performing (loosly) at 10 or so. The Latch is at 5367 W. Washington Blvd in LA/Culver City. Its the north-east corner of the Hauser-Wasington intersection, park on a street and go through the metal gate to where the noise is.

posted by on 2002.07.10, under Uncategorized

You might want to check out S.E. Barnet’s web site – she is an LA based artist who works in video, performance, and photo – and perhaps other media. Her work is showing right now at Raid Projects (in the Brewery Arts Complex) and as part of Movement on the Key Club’s video screen. Lots of good stuff on her site.

posted by on 2002.07.08, under Uncategorized

Been busy this weekend…

Added to the site are a few gallery surveys that have been kicking around in my computer for some time, and some newer stuff too. There is more to come, but those will have to wait until next weeked.

Also, the member section has been initiated with the work of Michele Jaquis. Some of the quicktime files may be a little spotty due to my incredibly slow upload rate – but I will get them up there so keep trying. More members will have work uploaded here and there during the summer.

A new feature project, Jeremy Quinn’s graduate architectural thesis about the relationship between Luxury and Architecture, has been posted as well. If you can make it through the whole manifesto, I applaud you. If you can’t take all that reading, skip to point 7 – its a sort of summation. Please feel free to comment on it. More to come on this of course, as this is only the end of the proposal phase.

We also had some exciting real-life adventures here at Rise this weekend. Survival Research Laboratories came to town and totally fucked shit up at Post Gallery downtown – many photos and a report are on the way about this one. Took in a show at Raid Projects too, there are a couple of shows from there in our files now, must put them up. And we made it up to Malibu to enjoy the true nature of Los Angeles, surf, sand and a 180 degree view of the Santa Monica mountains.

This Tuesday the extremely busy Michele will have work opening up on the Key Club’s Jumbotron on Sunset Blvd. An excerpt from her video “Uncertainties” is showing as a part of the “Movement” show curated by Ashley Emenegger. Justin Lincoln, Lauren Rothstein, Natasa Prosenc and S.E. Barnet will also have excerpts from their video work shown. The show is up until the Key Club finds something else to take its place, and runs on the hour and half-hour.

posted by on 2002.07.02, under Uncategorized

This past weekend:

Gallery 825 inuagurated its new space in Bergamot Station with a show featuring the work of Gina Stepaniuk. The new space is in the Patricia Correia Gallery. The blurred and distorted landscape paintings, very green, hinting at motion, will be up through the end of August. Photos from the show should be up soon in the Recent Shows set. Keep posted.

Also, Rise Industries took a field trip to the Knitting Factory to see one of our favorite bands, Rasputina. Usually three women with cellos (tonight there were two and a leather vest clad drummer-boy) Rasputina somehow mix the chamber music of the 1870’s with the roughest, trashiest metal of the 1970’s. Throw in a stage presence that involves Victorian undergarments, and expertly crafted lyrics – floating from dry wit to the surreal to hauntingly beautiful poetry, and you have a band that would have made Ozzy circa 1968 weep with joy. Mixed into the ultra smooth flowing set were: cover of Led Zep’s Rock and Roll, Twisted Sister, and I Like Big Butts!

Go see for yourself : >> And if you are not into the Goth thing, which we at Rise are decidedly not, don’t worry – it’s not required to enjoy them.

Opening for Rasputina was George Sarah, a man with a keyboard, synth, samples, drum machine, and a live string trio (Viola, Cello and Violin I think, but I could be mistaken).While not the virtuoso’s that Rasputina were, Sarah and his crew dropped some great trancy, ephemeral, techno beats with a warm organic feel. This CD will join our collection soon

All this great string music is making me think there is something to it… look for the addition of a Cello to the Crocket the Ironmonger lineup soon.

posted by on 2002.07.02, under Uncategorized

This past weekend:

Gallery 825 inuagurated its new space in Bergamot Station with a show featuring the work of Gina Stepaniuk. The new space is in the Patricia Correia Gallery. The blurred and distorted landscape paintings, very green, hinting at motion, will be up through the end of August. Photos from the show should be up soon in the Recent Shows set. Keep posted.

Also, Rise Industries took a field trip to the Knitting Factory to see one of our favorite bands, Rasputina. Usually three women with cellos (tonight there were two and a leather vest clad drummer-boy) Rasputina somehow mix the chamber music of the 1870’s with the roughest, trashiest metal of the 1970’s. Throw in a stage presence that involves Victorian undergarments, and expertly crafted lyrics – floating from dry wit to the surreal to hauntingly beautiful poetry, and you have a band that would have made Ozzy circa 1968 weep with joy. Mixed into the ultra smooth flowing set were: cover of Led Zep’s Rock and Roll, Twisted Sister, and I Like Big Butts!

Go see for yourself : >> And if you are not into the Goth thing, which we at Rise are decidedly not, don’t worry – it’s not required to enjoy them.

Opening for Rasputina was George Sarah, a man with a keyboard, synth, samples, drum machine, and a live string trio (Viola, Cello and Violin I think, but I could be mistaken).While not the virtuoso’s that Rasputina were, Sarah and his crew dropped some great trancy, ephemeral, techno beats with a warm organic feel. This CD will join our collection soon

All this great string music is making me think there is something to it… look for the addition of a Cello to the Crocket the Ironmonger lineup soon.

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