Current exhibition: TILT Export: ImposterPosted: October 8, 2011
RAID Projects 602 Moulton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031.
Opening reception with the artists Saturday Oct.15 from 6-10pm. Regular gallery hours are by appointment.
Gallery hours Saturday Oct 29th, 12-5 pm
(Portland,OR-) Partnering with RAID Projects in Los Angeles, Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith are pleased to announce the opening of TILT Export: Imposter, featuring work by Ben Buswell, Paula Rebsom, and Heidi Schwegler. Paul Valéry wrote in The Art of Poetry “Nothing is more natural than mutual misunderstanding; the contrary is always surprising. I believe that one never agrees on anything except by mistake, and that all harmony among human beings is the happy fruit of an error.” By tying the word “imposter” to this exhibition we implicate art and its cohorts, truth and beauty, as being complicit in an ancient conspiracy. TILT Export: Imposter seeks to explore the contemporary human condition with regard to content, material, and bias.
Ben Buswell is a visual artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. His work has been shown nationally at venues including Tilt Gallery and Project Space and IGLOO in Portland, and Fivepoints Arthouse in San Francisco, among others. In 2006 his work was included in the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum curated by Jennifer Gately. Buswell’s work for this exhibition has been funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation.
Paula Rebsom was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota where she spent a great deal of time exploring the diverse landscape and historical sites throughout the state with her family. She divided her time equally between her mother who taught her how to sew and rummage, her father who taught her how to hunt and become an excellent markswoman, and her older sister who tried desperately to use Paula’s small fingers as a key to open up the locked cupboard doors with chocolate behind them to no avail. As a maker of images and objects, Rebsom’s work has been represented by Tilt Gallery and Project Space where she has had two solo exhibitions. Most recently Rebsom has exhibited at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University and Samson Projects in Boston. In 2008 she was a recipient of the prestigious Individual Artist Fellowship offered through the Oregon Arts Commission.
Heidi Schwegler explores a wide range of materials in the service of very depressing subject matter. Schwegler constructs artifacts and objects from resin, metal, wood, wax, found objects and digital media. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows, including exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum and at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center where her exhibition Wrest was reviewed in Art In America. Schwegler is a recent recipient of a Hallie Ford Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and several RACC Individual Project Grants.
TILT Export: is an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues for its exhibitions. Founded by Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith, former curators of Tilt Gallery and Project Space, TILT Export: serves as a catalyst for opportunity, awareness, and the challenging of ideas through art making.