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By Patrick Quinn

"The exhibit currently showing at the Durden and Ray Gallery is, in many ways, no different than most group shows. Work created by a dozen artists in a variety of mediums is displayed in a large white room. For a group show to be successful, the individual pieces should complement each other, or perhaps create an emotional juxtaposition. In this case, curators Alison Woods and Dimitra Skandali have more ambitious goals."

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"There’s both poetry and passion in the exhibition now at Durden and Ray through June 29th. 2018"

"Alison Woods and Dimitra Skandali have assembled a beautiful collection of exibiting 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.

You’ll want to visit this show here – it flows as beautifully as waves against the shoreline – before it travels abroad.

s curator Woods reports, “Thanks to the generosity of The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, and John and Jane Pack, Works from In the Stillness Between Two Waves of the Sea will travel to the Aegean Center for the Arts in Paros, Greece, giving artists an opportunity to participate in the creation of site-specific works in both countries while offering a glimpse of the concerns that inspire them in locales thousands miles from each other.”"

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“What we’ve found is that artists, working very individually, are connecting to these themes that are pretty universal, and that’s why I think art has the ability to speak to all of us,” says McGowan. “[This show is] about connection, it’s about communication and cross-pollination and where that’s happening, even when we might not be aware that it exists.”

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Durden and Ray (Los Angeles) and HilbertRaum (Berlin) present "Between Post and Pre," a multidisciplinary exhibition that points to the complexities of contemporary living and art making, as well as to a general sense of the world being in a state of flux, on the cusp of major changes which are about to happen or have already begun. Like a bad joke on post-modernism’s aim to question and deconstruct perceived reality, you can now enter a post-factual alternate reality where facts are being replaced by spin and interpretation. But of course this is also open to interpretation… 

Curators: Daniel Wiesenfeld and Mathias Deutsch

Book Club featured in Art And Cake

Book Club: Speedboat Makes Art Waves

through February 24
Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

By Genie Davis
"It’s simply a terrific idea: shape an art exhibition around a book that’s art-inspiring. At Durden and Ray through February 24th, curator Steven Wolkoff presents his second book club project, this one inspired by Renata Adler’s Speedboat, an interior, elliptical 1976 novel that was groundbreaking in form, feminism, and boldness."

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Ezrha Jean Black wrote a great article on our exhibition Book Club: Speedboat

BOOK CLUB: SPEEDBOAT Curated by Steven Wolkoff

Group show featuring Dave Bondi, Gavin Bunner, Ania Catherine, Jennifer Celio, Dani Dodge, Tom Dunn, Kio Griffith, Jenny Hager, Ben Jackel, Robin Jackson, Laura Krifka, David Leapman, Liza Ryan, Traci Sakosits & Matthew Kazarian, Michael Webster (composer), Steven Wolkoff, Jayna Zweiman

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

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We are excited that Patrick Quinn featured Disappear Here in Art and Cake

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Disappear Here: Current Photography in Los Angeles
Opening reception 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017

Disappear Here at Durden and Ray features seven artists who utilize photography as their primary artistic medium. While the artists’ work varies in terms of process and photographic technique, there are commonalities woven into the conceptual fabric of each image. Investigations of the familiar in both the cluttered city around us, and the intimacy of the human figure, are also negotiations of a fragmented world where an interplay of noticing, searching, disappearing and locating occurs in the image frame. These artists each employ an intense act of looking at their subjects in a formalist manner to dive into subtle nuance that may shed new light on the seemingly ordinary or overlooked. 

The works in this exhibition offer evocative and sometimes surreal reflections of our reality, giving viewers the potential to get lost in the physical presence of the photographic instance.

Curator: Curtis Stage

Nicole Belle
Anita Bunn
Brian Thomas Jones
Heather Rasmussen
Curtis Stage
Sinziana Velicescu
Joe Wolek

Durden and Ray in the LA Times

We are thrilled that Carolina A. Miranda has featured Static at Durden and Ray in the Los Angeles Times.


Static curators: Dani Dodge art and Alanna Marcelletti
Artists and Journalists: Lili BernardJennifer CelioMolly CrabappleDani Dodge Jose GalvezEmily GouldingKio Griffith, Alanna Marcelletti, Anne Elizabeth MooreDanial NordSean NoyceMax PresneillWalter RobinsonSteven 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.

 Check out our review in Art and Cake!

Check out our review in Art and Cake!