FLAX @ Tin Flats
September 6–November 30, 2018
1989 Blake Ave
90039 Los Angeles, CA
This fall, FLAX is partnering with Tin Flats to present a series of programs focusing on the notions of process and translation—exploring the transition space in which they develop and the actions they offer. FLAX’s residency puts the research process of the artists and curators at the center of its programs. The FLAX House hosts several artists per year and has become both a center for research and an artistic community. As a live-work space, the FLAX House echoes the hybridity of Tin Flats and its artists’ studios, shared workshop and exhibition space in the heart of Frogtown. Both places witness processes and creation.
All the programs oscillate between presence and absence, tangibility and invisibility, bringing together the works of artists from Los Angeles, France and beyond. The group exhibition The Angel’s Share uses a chemical phenomenon of disappearance as a metaphor. Endless Song performance duo is grounded by the shape of the space around the performers’ bodies, making the invisible tangible. The exhibition The Tyranny of Distance, presented simultaneously in Los Angeles and in Angers, France, navigates between two continents, with all the artists tackling the question of translation in time and space by presenting artworks in both places.
Hours: Friday–Saturday & Monday–Tuesday, 12–6pm and by appointment
The Angel’s Share
A group exhibition with Rafaela Lopez, Philippe Mayaux, Alison O’Daniel, Benjamin Reiss, Jim Shaw, Alice Wang
Curated by Anna Milone
September 6–October 9
Opening: Thursday, September 6, 6–9pm
Exhibition and performances with Rebecca Bruno and Rafaela Lopez
Curated by Anna Milone
October 13–October 30
Opening: Saturday, October 13, 4–7pm
The Tyranny of Distance
A group exhibition with A Constructed World, Lila Athanasiadou, Roland Baladi, Dominique Blais, Jasmin Blasco, Mel Bochner, Julie Fortier, Daniel Frota, Jeff Guess, David Horvitz, Sharon Kulik, David Lamelas, Emily Mast, Pierre Paulin, Josh Schwebel, Slow Reading Club
Curated by Maud Jacquin, Anna Milone and Sebastien Pluot
A simultaneous exhibition will be presented at the Galerie Thézé, Esba TALM Angers, France
November 8–November 30
Opening: Thursday, November 8, 6–9pm. Curator’s walk-through at 7:30pm
These programs are complemented by weekly screenings presented in the parking lot of Tin Flats, which will be transformed into a Drive-In Theater.
A selection of videos and films by Brognon Rollin, Clément Cogitore, Etienne de France, Lola Gonzàlez, Silvia Kolbowski, Rafaela Lopez, Arash Nassiri, Alison O’Daniel, Sarah Rara, Simon Ripoll- Hurier, Marnie Weber
September 10–November 27
Mondays & Tuesdays only, screenings begin after dark
About Tin Flats
Tin Flats is an artist-run space founded on a desire to foster artistic practice, collaboration, dialogue, exhibition, and community. Located in a former chromium-plating factory by the LA River in the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles, the 10,000-square-foot building houses the studios of five artists: Conor Fields, Andrea Marie Breiling, Chandler McWilliams, Stephen Neidich, and Isabel Yellin; a communal workshop; and an artist residency in partnership with The Underground Museum. Tin Flats is also home to a 1,500-square-foot exhibition space programmed by FLAX in the fall 2018. Tin Flats was founded in 2017 by Stephen Neidich.
The FLAX Projects are supported, in part, by the FLAX Creative Circle including The Skylark Foundation, Arthur W. Forney, Olga Garay English, John-Mark Horton, and Katharina and Thierry Leduc.
The FLAX Projects are also supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.