art and cake, Kim Schoenstadt and Cole Case at Chimento Contemporary by Jody Zellen

 Kim Schoenstadt, Context v. Perspective at Chimento. Photo Credit: Kristine Schomaker.

Kim Schoenstadt, Context v. Perspective at Chimento. Photo Credit: Kristine Schomaker.

 

Kim Schoenstadt is interested in architecture, perspective and point of view. To that end, she makes works that appear flat and dimensional simultaneously. In her prize winning installation at the 2018 Volta NY art fair, she invited viewers to participate in the creation of the work by adding blue string perspective lines that emanated from a wall drawing— combining line drawings of municipal architecture from all over the world— to other parts of the booth. The finished work became an entanglement of criss-crossing lines that hindered movement within the space.

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WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL, Kim Schoenstadt 24 Mar — 5 May 2018 at the Chimento Contemporary in Los Angeles, United States

Chimento Contemporary presents Kim Schoenstadt’s second solo exhibition at the gallery opening March 24 and Kim Schoenstadt’s solo booth at Volta NY March 7-11, 2018.

Fresh off the final US iteration of Now Be Here in Washington, D.C., the project that photographs female identifying artists en mass, Schoenstadt tackles the relationship between situational context and individual perspective in a series of new mixed media works. Continuing to explore human impulses and issues behind our built environment through her signature language of symbolic architecture and spatially engaged installation, Schoenstadt has devised a body of work addressing the tensions between context (cultural and greater sociopolitical relations) and perspective (subjective individual view). Her new works lean out from the wall to claim sculptural space with delicate suspension.

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Be-Art Magazine, CONGRATULATIONS: to Kim Schoenstadt at Chimento Contemporary by Beatrice Chassepot 

 New York: March 11, 2018: Amanda Coulson (VOLTA Artistic Director), John Cox (Creative Director at Baha Mar), Saul Ostrow (independent curator, New York) and Uli Voges (Co-Founder VOLTA art fairs) selected Kim Schoenstadt as the inaugural recipient of the Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current.

New York: March 11, 2018: Amanda Coulson (VOLTA Artistic Director), John Cox (Creative Director at Baha Mar), Saul Ostrow (independent curator, New York) and Uli Voges (Co-Founder VOLTA art fairs) selected Kim Schoenstadt as the inaugural recipient of the Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current.

 

As part of the award, The Current will acquire a substantial work from Schoenstadt’s oevre and provide a residency at their studio space at BahaMar in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas. ChimentoContemporary, Los Angeles, presented the work at VOLTA NY.

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Hyperallergic, Artists Share Their Studio Playlists by Matt Stromberg

Chimento Contemporary hosts a live recording of artist Pia Pack’s podcast What Artists Listen To, with Zeal Harris, Alexandra Grant, Shizu Saldamando, and Cole James.

Art-making can often be a solitary process, with hours spent toiling away without any human interaction. But the one companion that many artists have throughout their workday is music, and a constant stream of soul, punk, hip-hop, or cumbia can fill a lonely studio with voices and vitality.

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KCRW, 5 design things to do this week by Karen Bruckner

 

Perhaps best known for her Now Be Here series which photographs large groups of female identifying artists, Venice-based artist Kim Schoenstadt works in the intersection of the physical and virtual, exploring the tension between the larger cultural context and subjective individual perspective.  

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Artillery Magazine,  FROM SEA TO SHINING ART by Genie Davis 

 Kim Schoenstadt with her work at Chimento Contemporary © Artillery Magazine

Kim Schoenstadt with her work at Chimento Contemporary © Artillery Magazine

 

Ending in DTLA on Anderson Street in the notorious Boyle Heights district, things were jumping a little more, with more of everything. Chimento Contemporary showed Kim Schoenstadt and Cole Case.

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Kim Schoenstadt Wins Inaugural VOLTA NY x Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current

 Image: Eva Chimento and Kim Schoenstadt

Image: Eva Chimento and Kim Schoenstadt

 

New York: March 11, 2018: Amanda Coulson (VOLTA Artistic Director), John Cox (Creative Director at Baha Mar), Saul Ostrow (independent curator, New York) and Uli Voges (Co-Founder VOLTA art fairs) selected Kim Schoenstadt as the inaugural recipient of the Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current. As part of the award, The Current will acquire a substantial work from Schoenstadt’s oevre and provide a residency at their studio space at BahaMar in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas. Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, presented the work at VOLTA NY.

“The responsibility of me and my team to create an authentic creative impact for Baha Mar is enormous, and I don’t take it lightly,” commented Cox, following the announcement. He noted Baha Mar, “has been very supportive in promoting culture — Bahamian culture, visual culture — and they did not hesitate when we wanted to participate in VOLTA, nor did they hesitate when we wanted to take it a step further to initiate this prize.”

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ArtScene, Volta artists tackle environmentalism, immigration and US policy by GABRIELLA ANGELETI

A stone’s throw from the Armory Show, the Volta New York fair at Pier 90 (7-11 March) aims to appeal to a younger demographic. The eleventh edition features 85 international galleries, non-profits and artist-run spaces, including 31 first-time exhibitors. Some past dealers like Marc Straus, Ryan Lee and Shin Gallery of New York have “graduated” to the adjacent Armory Show this year (also owned by Vornado Realty Trust), which is “always excellent news, as it both confirms our eye for emerging talent and [allows] us to invite fresh positions”, the fair’s artistic director, Amanda Coulson, who launched the Basel-born fair in New York in 2008, told The Art Newspaper.

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New american Paintings, juried exhibitions-in-print, issue #133, CHRIS FINLEY

My portrait paintings feature zoomed-in, twisted iterations of weightlifters caught in the moment of extreme strain while performing Olympic-style events: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch involves lifting a barbell overhead from the ground in one continuous move. The Clean and Jerk consists of two movements, lifting the bar from floor to shoulders and then overhead.

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 Kim Schoenstadt and Eva Chimento. Photo by VoyageLA

Kim Schoenstadt and Eva Chimento. Photo by VoyageLA

 

VoyageLA, Meet Eva Chimento of Chimento Contemporary in Boyle Heights

The heart of our mission at VoyageLA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of East LA’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble-rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out East LA’s rising stars below.

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Los Angeles Art Gallery Tours, Talia Shipman’s “Meet Me in the Middle” at Chimento Contemporary by Bill

Talia Shipman’s exhibition, Meet Me in the Middle, at Chimento Contemporary, toys with expectations and a very specific color palette to deliver both a celebration and a critique of human-made objects, all in the form of a desert-mirage-like, immersive installation.

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HYPERALLERGIC: MICKALENE THOMAS, SHINIQUE SMITH, AND OTHERS ARE MAKING ART FOR LA’S NEW METRO LINEMICKALENE THOMAS, SHINIQUE SMITH, AND OTHERS ARE MAKING ART FOR LA’S NEW METRO LINE BY ELISA WOUK ALMINO

 Detail of in-progress artwork design by Kim Schoenstadt for Fairview Heights Station

Detail of in-progress artwork design by Kim Schoenstadt for Fairview Heights Station

From a stained-glass pavilion to vibrant murals, LA commuters will encounter art from the street to ground levels. One doesn’t generally associate Los Angeles with public transportation, but in recent years the city has been upping its game. In preparation for the 2028 Olympic games, the Metro plans on radically expanding the railway system. In 10 years, according to Los Angeles Curbed, it could be “the nation’s second most extensive rail system — second only to New York.” 

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WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL: TALIA SHIPMAN13 JAN — 10 MAR 2018 AT THE CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY IN LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

 Talia Shipman. Courtesy of Chimento Contemporary

Talia Shipman. Courtesy of Chimento Contemporary

Chimento Contemporary is pleased to co-present the first solo exhibition of Talia Shipman’s multidisciplinary works with Back Gallery Project from Vancouver. Combining elements of photography, video, and installation, Meet Me In The Middle focuses on pressing social issues in a visually robust manner. Through this project, Shipman is able to construct a necessary conversation about the state of our precarious world.

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WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL: MARGARETHE DREXEL14 JAN — 10 MAR 2018 AT THE CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY IN LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

On August 3, 1811, two mountain goat hunters and two silk ribbon fabricants penetrated the pristine white peak of the Jungfrau for the first time with a black flag. Unfortunately the flag was too small to be seen from the valley below and so nobody believed them, forcing them to reascend the Jungfrau the following year with a larger red wax cloth.

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ART AND CAKE: TALIA SHIPMAN, MARGARETHE DREXEL AND THE CURATED LOO AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY PARICK QUINN

 Meet me in the Middle. Photo by Patrick Quinn

Meet me in the Middle. Photo by Patrick Quinn

 

As the Los Angeles arts scene reinvents itself once again, Boyle Heights is currently the most exciting and controversial arts district in the city. Take a drive down Anderson Street and you’ll pass not only some of the best galleries in town, but also some of the biggest – massive industrial venues with rooms the size of sound stages.

In contrast, Chimento Contemporary is a wonderful example of the notion that “less is more.” Though small in scale compared to its neighbors, Chimento features a main showroom and an adjacent side room as well as what is easily the cleverest project space in town, a functioning restroom that houses regularly curated group shows. The relatively new gallery has already gained a reputation for mounting noteworthy exhibits. This month’s show is no exception.

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KIM SCHOENSTADT ON PANEL OF ME TOO - ART AND FEMINISM NOW AT ARENA GALLERY 1, SATURDAY JANUARY 27TH 1-3PM

Artists often use their creations as a sort of reflecting device that mirrors and focuses attention on social and political change. Carrying these thoughts forward, on Saturday, January 27th 2018 a vibrant panel discussion on #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now will be held from 1-3pm at the Santa Monica Art Studios. 

We will gather as artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers and more to help discuss ideas on how to build a path forward. Kathleen McHugh, Chair Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA, will be moderating the panel discussion.

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 Michele Pred,  #MeToo , 2017, Neon on Vintage Case, 16" x 16" x 8", Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Michele Pred, #MeToo, 2017, Neon on Vintage Case, 16" x 16" x 8", Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery

 

LA MAGAZINE: AN EARLY LOOK AT ALL THE ARTWORK COMING TO THE CRENSHAW METRO LINE FEATURING KIM SCHOENSTADT

L.A.-based artist Kim Schoenstadt references both iconic buildings (look for a shout-out to the Forum when the art is in place) and lesser-known structures in the area. The architecture love extends to the blue “snap lines,” which represent a place’s timeline as well as the phone lines, traffic markings, and, now, train tracks that bisect the area.

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 Kim Schoenstadt’s panorama at the Fairview Heights station

Kim Schoenstadt’s panorama at the Fairview Heights station