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Place/Non-place: Locality in the Digital Age, 2013 Summer Juried Exhibition

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 5–8pm

Exhibition Dates: June 29–August 16, 2013


On June 29, Venice Arts Gallery will host the Opening Reception for its newest exhibition, “Place/ Non-Place: Locality in the Digital Age.” Based on the notion of “non-place,” a phrase coined by anthropologist Marc Augé, this show features 28 artists, each exploring how non-placethose locations of seeming anonymity devoid of time, such as freeways and airportscan unearth instances of humanity, storytelling, and belonging often associated with the particularities of “place.” The Venice Arts Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.

This is Venice Arts Gallery’s second annual Summer Juried Exhibition, a show in which artists from all over the globe are invited to submit works for consideration. With a wide range of entries, from photographs concerning supermarkets, waiting rooms, and sidewalks to films addressing recycling, tree climbing, and urbanity, each year presents a myriad of exciting and eclectic works that collectively epitomize the gallery’s mission to promote creativity, community, and education by presenting various artists’ unique perspectives.

“I have recently been investigating the idea of waiting, and the places we have constructed or arranged for that purpose,” writes Los Angeles–based photographer Ed Colman, one of the photographers featured in the exhibition, in his artist statement. “We do not specifically come to wait in these places, we come for some other purpose and yet, often find ourselves in these specially designated areas, waiting for what is to come. These places can be dismal or cheery, anonymous or full of character, inviting or bleak, but the constant is that they are not places we come to visit...These places are zones of transition, not destinations. They are the quintessential non-place.”

Non-place can be anything and anywhere: the ornate genericness of a museum bench, the front seat of a van, or even our own bodies in transit. Join us as we investigate Augé’s phrase, considering the variousinterpretations the concept of “non-place” may hold, and all of the meanings that can be discovered through those interpretations.

 Artists in the exhibition:
Gareth Abraham (London, UK); Lorraine Boogich (Smallwood, NY); Miri Chais (Los Angeles, CA); Ed Colman (Los Angeles, CA); Gabor Esperon (Pacifica, CA); Rebecca Finley (Huntsville, TX); Natalie Franco (Los Angeles, CA); Zoe Frost (Oakland, CA); Marilyn Gaffney (Westmeath, Ireland); Stuart Gibson (Kalamazoo, MI); Huss Harden (Los Angeles, CA); DJ Hijawi (Coto de Caza, CA); Brandon Jacob Hudson (Los Angeles, CA); Lauren Jack (Los Angeles, CA); Nancy Kaye (Los Angeles, CA); Elizabeth Kenneday (Reno, NV); Chang Kyun Kim (Los Angeles, CA); Freya Najade (London, UK); Leopoldo Peña (Los Angeles, CA); Jeff Rau (Los Angeles, CA); Jordan Rodgers (Liverpool, UK); Moriyama Tadashi (Los Angeles, CA); Scott Tansey (Los Angeles, CA); Sarah Tortora (Guilford, CT); Brett Van Ort (Los Angeles, CA); Sandra Chen Weinstein (Lake Forest, CA); Marianne Williams (Los Angeles, CA); Xiaowen Zhu (Los Angeles, CA)


 Location & Hours
Venice Arts Gallery
1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice CA 90291
July 1–July 26: Monday–Friday, 12pm–2pm and by appointment
July 29–August 16: Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm and by appointment
Gallery & Public Programs are free and open to the public.

 Photo credit: Rebecca Finley, Sickbed, 2012

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Venice Arts Gallery
1702 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

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Venice Arts is a nonprofit arts organization that is committed to providing high-impact arts education for low-income youth in the areas of photography, filmmaking, and multimedia, and serving as a local and global hub for community storytelling through media. In addition to its core Art Mentoring & Education Program, Venice Arts implements regional, statewide, and international Documentary Programs with both adults and children; presents exhibitions, public programs, and workshops for adults centered around documentary photography and film through its Gallery & Public Programs; and provides Consulting & Training on media arts, visual storytelling, and arts education locally and internationally. It is the philosophy of Venice Arts that self-expression, particularly through the arts, has the potential to transform and empower young people to see greater possibilities for themselves and for their communities. 

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