OTHER PLACES ART FAIR 2020
Sept. 19 - Oct. 31
DXIX presents "Backyard," a project in collaboration with artist collective The Cold Read at Other Places Art Fair 2020. For this project, some of The Cold read collective members were invited to have a group exhibition on a painting made by Aitor Lajarin. Backyard is a painting and a group exhibition. Backyard is a collaborative painting and a collaborative exhibition.
Rachel Borenstein is an artist engaged primarily in drawing and painting. Her work explores the themes of connection, entropy and disintegration, looking for the visible points in between things falling apart and staying together. Her drawings and paintings are slow articulations of objects rendered from life. The final work exists as an artifact created through the mediation between the world and seeing. Rachel received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine MFA and currently lives and works in Highland Park in Los Angeles, CA.
Lawrence Chit is an artist from Southern California working in sound, photography, video, and performance. Caught in the middle of personal morals and intellectual degeneracy, he draws from time spent in extreme music scenes and personal struggles in order to assemble media that touches upon familiarity with the unknown. Mediated experiences are fetishized within the work, adding layers that attempt to distance viewers and alter the aura of both original and stolen sources. Chit is currently located in Los Angeles, also co-running a death metal record label.
Yerrie Choo makes drawings that confront cultural divides within a family atmosphere, haunting weights of desire, and Korean-American identity. She also uses her body in photographs as a somatic marker for work-related depletion, daily fatigue, and landscape curiosity while performing identity in response to interiors, semi-interiors, and landscapes as a reaction to overstimulation. Choo received her BA in Visual Arts Studio at the University of California, San Diego and currently works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kim Garcia is an artist who works in sculpture, drawing, and installation. Her practice is committed to the investigation of social objects that are formed through fictions and confront the topics of interpersonal connection, community structures, and the fallibility of memory. She is the founder of The Cold Read, an online-based critique platform that engages gestures of care and support through writing and prompt-based exhibitions. Garcia is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine.
Ellen Khansefid is a native of Los Angeles, CA currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Her body of paintings, drawings, and ceramics explore pleasure and desire. Emotional intensity is paired with a performance of female sexuality to alternately comic or tragic effect. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Amy MacKay is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. Through an intensive research-based process, MacKay stages group performances that are then recorded into painting. In 2018 she earned her MFA at the University of California, Irvine, where she was awarded the Leo Freedman Fellowship. Following her graduation, she was granted the Jon Imber Painting Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, where she was also a resident fellow in 2011. MacKay is one of the founding members of the Bayview Center for Peer-Based Learning in San Francisco as well as the collaborative women’s art collective, BGBC, based in LA.
Cove Tsui makes drawings, songs, and poems to transmute the joy of Not Being Able to Say. Much of their practice begins with walking alone. They live and work in Los Angeles and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.
Joshua Ross is native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ross received a BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and is a recent recipient of an MFA in Art at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on themes related to gender studies, critical race theory and poetry, primarily exploring institutional and bodily structures that organize and influence perception.
Elizabeth Stringer is an artist and educator residing in Southern California. From an experimental drawing perspective, she investigates the poetic microcosm: a creation of a private world of self that is able to incorporate various intricacies embedded within a moment. Stringer’s practice is also informed by the interactions of organic molecules in olfaction.
Aitor Lajarin-Encina is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and organizer born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, in 1977. He is currently working in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California. He received his BFA in painting from the University of Basque Country, Bilbao, and his MFA in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. Recent shows include “Crickets” at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles and “Tarta Tatlin” at Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico. He is cofounder and codirector of DXIX Projects and DX-File, two nomad initiatives for production and dissemination of contemporary culture and art-related projects and materials initiated in Los Angeles, California, in 2015. Recent curatorial projects include exhibitions such as “6 Flag BBQ” with artist Ruben Ortiz-Torres as a part of the Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles program, “Co/Lab” at Torrance Art Museum, and “Micrologies” at Scharaun Gallery in Berlin, Germany and at Harvard University in Boston. Aitor has taught painting, drawing, and interdisciplinary studio classes at UC San Diego and UDLAP in Puebla, Mexico. He is currently an assistant professor in painting in the department of art and art history at Colorado State University, where he is teaching all levels of painting courses and seminars.