DRAGNET:832


Come check out Durden and Ray's new Bendix Building location at the opening reception for "DRAGNET: 832" from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30!!

“Dragnet: 832” features the work of over 40 artists, kicking off the collective’s curatorial programming at their new gallery in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. The move to the Bendix Building places Durden and Ray in the company of numerous other artist-run galleries like JOAN, Chateau Shatto, Monte Vista Projects, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, PØST, and Track 16, as well as countless artist studios and ateliers, creating a hub of art and culture in the 92-year-old industrial building. 

Durden and Ray organizers cast a wide net with “Dragnet: 832”, asking each member from the collective to invite one artist with whom they share a mutual admiration from diverse media and backgrounds. 

“Dragnet: 832” artists include: Kim Alexander, Richard Ankrom, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Carl Berg, Arezoo Bharthania, Sandow Birk, Jorin Bossen, Rochelle Botello, Gul Cagin, Jennifer Celio, Sijia Chen, Joe Davidson, Dani Dodge, Tom Dunn, Roni Feldman, Yvette Gellis, Ed Gomez, Iva Gueorguieva, Jenny Hager, Matt Hayward, Ben Jackel, Dion Johnson, Kysa Johnson, Brian Thomas Jones, Gegam Kacherian, Jeremy Kidd, David Leapman, Albert Lopez, Jr., Constance Mallinson, Alanna Marcelletti, Abdul Mazid, Rebecca Niederlander, Sean Noyce, Sabine Pearlman, Ty Pownall, Max Presneill, Mei Xian Qiu, Umar Rashid, Sam Scharf, Kristine Schomaker, David Spanbock, Curtis Stage, Ami Tallman, Valerie Wilcox, Sergio Witrón, Steven Wolkoff, and Alison Woods

"Dragnet: 832" is the second iteration of the show, which was originally conceived by Kio Griffith (Manhattan Beach Art Center, 2014).


'DRAGNET: 832' AT DURDEN AND RAY
Opening reception: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7-10 p.m. 
Run of show: June 30 - July 28, 2018

Hours: Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 

Location: Durden and Ray, 1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Other days by appointment: ‭(510) 414-7756‬


In the Stillness
Between Two Waves of the Sea

Curators: Alison Woods and Dimitra Skandali

Artists: Natasa Biza, Kio GriffithNancy Ivanhoe, Dimitris Katsoudas, Despina Nissiriou, Aliki Pappa, Ty Pownalll, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Fran Siegel, Dimitra Skandali, Valerie Wilcox, and Alison Woods

Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018
Run of show: June 2-29, 2018
Open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Other days by appointment: ‭(510) 414-7756‬


KAN

Curators: Sijia Chen and Lydia Michelle Espinoza

Artists: Carl Berg, Gul Cagin, Hai-Biao Cai, Sijia Chen, Huang Cheng, Roni Feldman, Ed Gomez, Jenny Hager, Ruowan Li, Ty Pownall, and Zhengsai Xie

Opening reception:4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closes: May 26, 2018
Location: Durden and Ray, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles CA 90031


Fragments

Durden and Ray presents “Fragments,” a group show highlighting Italian artists and curated by Camilla Boemio of Rome, who has curated several exhibitions at the Venice Biennale.
In 2013, Boemio was deputy curator of "Portable Nation," in the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale of Venice. In 2016, she was the curator of “Diminished Capacity,” the first Nigerian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

Artists in the exhibition include Maria Rebecca Ballestra, Irina Novarese, Giulio Lacchini and Boy Sue, Ryts Monet and Maria Antonietta Scarpari.

Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018
Run of show: April 7 to April 28...
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Between Post and Pre

Durden and Ray (Los Angeles) and HilbertRaum (Berlin) present "Between Post and Pre,"
Curators: Daniel Wiesenfeld and Mathias Deutsch

Artists: Sascha Appelhoff + Lena von Gödeke
Feriel Bendjama / Arthur Cohen / Mathias Deutsch / Tom Dunn / Dirk Heiden / Alexander Hoepfner / Alanna Marcelletti / Sean Noyce
Aneh Ondare / Max Presneill / Eva Schwab / Mathias Völcker
Alexandra Wiesenfeld / Ruth Wiesenfeld / Clemens Wilhelm 

Run of show: March. 3-31, 2018
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Book Club: Speedboat 

Please join us for the opening of Book Club: Speedboat - at Durden and Ray gallery

Curated by Steven WolkoffVisual artists and other creatives: Dave Bondi (toy designer), Gavin Bunner, Ania Catherine (choreographer), Jennifer Celio, Dani Dodge, Tom Dunn, Kio Griffith, Jenny Hager, Ben Jackel, Robin H Jackson (mixologist), Laura Krifka, David Leapman, Liza Ryan, Traci Sakosits and Matthew Kazarian (hair stylists), Michael Webster(composer), Steven Wolkoff, Jayna Zweiman (architect and creator of the Pussyhat Project and Welcome Blanket).

Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, 4-7 p.m. 
Run of show: Feb. 3-Feb. 24, 2018
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 


Disappear Here 

Please join us for the opening of Disappear Here - Current Photography in Los Angeles  at Durden and Ray gallery

Curator: Curtis Stage
Artists: Nicole Belle, Anita Bunn, Brian Thomas Jones, Heather Rasmussen, Curtis Stage, Sinziana Velicescu, Joe Wolek


Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. January 6, 2018 - Closes: Jan 28, 2018
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment

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Static

Static investigates the electric buzz of communication and its effect on the tellers and receivers. The show kicks off with a panel discussion.

The exhibition includes the art of journalists, and of artists speaking to the impact of today’s media. The pairing explores what happens when you put the lens of art, fraught with emotionality and personal perceptions, next to the factual lens of journalism. Does it provide a more comprehensive view of the current state of affairs, or is it just a more beautiful form of static?

Curators: Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti

Artists and Journalists: Lili Bernard, Jennifer Celio, Molly Crabapple, Dani Dodge, Jose Galvez, Emily Goulding, Kio Griffith, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Danial Nord, Sean Noyce, Max Presneill, Walter Robinson, Steven Wolkoff, and Samira Yamin

Opening reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Run of show: Dec. 2 to Dec. 30, 2017

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: Durden and Ray, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Panel Discussion: “Fake News, Real News and Trust in Journalism”

4-4:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2, 2017.

Emily Goulding, a media consultant whose art appears in the exhibition, will moderate the panel, which includes:

·      Robert Hernandez, a USC Annenberg professor whose focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism.

·      Sara Catania, who recently launched JTrust, a newsletter that collects and curates the latest efforts to restore the public trust in journalism.

·      Dani Dodge, who spent two decades as a newspaper reporter and editor, including being part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006, and covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

We hope you can join us!

 


The Sense of Things

Please join us for the opening of The Sense of Things with PAPER Gallery at Durden and Ray gallery

Curators: David Leapman and David Hancock
Artists: Tom Dunn, Jack Duplock, Roni Feldman, Jon Flack, David Hancock, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Ilona Kiss, Paraic Leahy, Sharon Leahy-Clark, David Leapman, Richard Meaghan, John Mills, Sarah Sparkes


Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. November 4, 2017 - Closes: Nov 25, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment

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Soul Case

Please join us for the opening of Soul Case at Durden and Ray gallery

Curators: Jorin Bossen and Nano Rubio
Artists: Tania Jazz Alvarez, Jorin Bossen, Joshua Hagler, Sean Noyce, Atilio Pernisco, Jason Ramos, Maja Ruznic, and Erica Ryan Stallones. 


Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 - Closes: Oct 28, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment

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Antipodal

Please join us for the opening of Antipodal at Durden and Ray gallery

Curators: Max Presneill and Chris Trueman
Artists: Marcus Boelen, Jonni Cheatwood, Abby Goldstein, Elizabeth Gilfilen, Carlson Hatton, Max Manning, Fran O’Neill, Max Presneill, Bryan Ricci, Kimberly Rowe, Tom Savage, Emily Silver, Paul Weiner,

Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 - Closes: Sept 30, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment

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XYZ

Please join us for the opening of XYZ at Durden and Ray gallery

Curators: Ed GomezBrian Thomas Jones
Artists: Lana DuongMartin Durazo, Ed Gomez, Brian Thomas Jones, Ruben Ochoa, Alison Petty Ragguette, Jaime Scholnick

Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 - Closes: Aug. 26, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment
 


Simultaneous Contrast

Please join us for the opening of Simultaneous Contrast at Durden and Ray gallery

The exhibition, an exchange show with Chicago’s LVL3 gallery, features three Los Angeles artists and two Chicago artists in a show of abstract paintings that symbolize the current violent swings of thought across the country regarding America’s simultaneous utopia and dystopia. 

Curated by Durden and Ray member Curtis Stage and LVL3 member Adam Scott, the show features artists Roberta Gentry (L.A.), Nano Rubio (L.A.), Zoe Nelson (Chicago), Adam Scott (Chicago) and Chris Trueman (L.A.).

The exchange show in Chicago is scheduled for October. 

Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment


Book Club: Going Native

Please join us for the opening of "Book Club: Going Native" at the new Durden and Ray gallery for a unique cultural experience: an art exhibition and performances based on the book "Going Native" by Stephen Wright.

You will enjoy the happening whether you read the dark comic novel or not. But we encourage you to take a peek at it. The New York Times said the book “is a chilling and often brilliant novel, a novel that radiates the dark, consuming energy of a black hole.”

Details: 
Book Club: Going Native
Presented by Durden and Ray
Curated by Steven Wolkoff
Opening Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6
Runs through May 28

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Artists/Creatives in the show:

Ania Catherine - choreographer, Ben Jackel – visual artist, Constance Mallinson – visual artist, Dani Dodge – visual artist, Dave Bondi - toy designer, David Leapman – visual artist, Kate Kelton – actress/artist, Gavin Bunner – visual artist, Jayna Zweiman - architect and co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Jenny Hager – visual artist, Jon Flack – visual artist, Kio Griffith – visual artist, Liza Ryan – visual artist, Michael Webster - composer, Robin Jackson - best bartender/mixologist in LA (per LA Weekly), Steven Wolkoff – visual artist, Tom Dunn – visual artist, Traci Sakosits - Creative Director of Vidal Sassoon, North America, and Matthew Kazarian - Vidal Sassoon


ROUND Too

DURDEN AND RAY - Continues its GRAND OPENING!



Artists:
Jorin Bossen, Gul Cagin, Sijia Chen, Lana Duong, Ed Gomez, Brian Thomas Jones, Chris Mercier, Ty Pownall, Nano Rubio, Curtis Stage, Valerie Wilcox, Steven Wolkoff

Curated by Max Presneill

Opening reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017
Show runs through: Sunday, April 30th
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday.
Location: 1923 S. Santa Fe Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90021

(The gallery is in the same building as CB1)


Round Won

Durden and Ray - Grand Opening reception

Durden and Ray is moving across the street. Join us for Round Won, our first show in our new space.

Artists: Dani Dodge, Tom Dunn, Roni Feldman, Jon Flack, Jenny Hager, Ben Jackel, David Leapman, Alanna Marcelletti, Max Presneill, David Spanbock, Jesse Standlea, Alison Woods

Curated by Steven Wolkoff

Opening reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Show runs through: Sunday, March 19
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday.
Location: 1923 S. Santa Fe Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90021 (NEW!)

The gallery is in the same building as CB1, which will also be having an opening reception at the same time.


The Collectivists

Brand Library Art Gallery - Glendale CA

Exhibit On View | JANUARY 21 – MARCH 11, 2017

An exhibition of six leading artist collectives and artist-run spaces in Los Angeles: Durden and Ray, Eastside International, Manual History Machines, Monte Vista Projects, Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Public programming from the Association of Hysteric Curators. Over 60 artists' work will be on display. Conceived and organized by independent curator, Kara Tome.