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Building Bridges Art Foundation + Cafemode present
MARCH 19, 2014  8pm – 11pm
SHARP STONE
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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solo sets by
ELLIOTT SHARP [guitar / electronics]
CARL STONE [computer / electronics]

followed by an extended duo set 

curated by Kio Griffith

$10
for presale tickets (recommended)
please contact: info@cafemode.com

BUILDING BRIDGES ART FOUNDATION
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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CARL STONE

Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan.

http://www.sukothai.com/

ELLIOTT SHARP

Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary “Doing The Don’t” by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

Listen to a recent interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/22/161539917/elliott-sharp-blues-is-a-feeling

http://www.elliottsharp.com/

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Building Bridges Art Foundation website

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BOLIVAR CAFE /GALLERY + CAFEMODE present
in association with GALLERY LARA TOKYO
SATURDAY RECEPTION FEBRUARY 22, 2014 » 8-10PM
[FEBRUARY 22 – APRIL 5, 2014]
NOBUKI MIZUMOTO “Mizumo Daily”
1741 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90405

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Bolivar Cafe / Gallery + Cafemode proudly present in association with Gallery Lara Tokyo
“Mizumo Daily” solo show by NOBUKI MIZUMOTO

Nobuki Mizumoto’s pencil drawings are a journal of memoryscapes captured from everyday matters
that pass unnoticed yet hold value for self reflection. The seemingly photorealistic finish of Nobuki’s work is actually a rendering process reaching for the pure abstract. In his realization, the process is similar to constructing a haiku in which a scene is translated within the palette of 17 characters of text. This fine tuned code can then trigger memory projections in its attempt to recreate the experience.

Nobuki Mizumoto is a recent graduate of Tokyo Zokei Unversity and is represented by Gallery Lara Tokyo. Nobuki and gallerist Yuko Wakaume will be here in person at the opening reception.

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Bolivar Cafe + Gallery website

Gallery Lara Tokyo website

ARTRA Curatorial + Campbell Works present
Multiple Reception Schedule – see below
PROJECT LALO

Gallery exchange between Los Angeles + London

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Artra Curatorial [USA] + Campbell Works [UK] present:

Project LALO 
Openings:
■London, UK » March 5-8, 2014
■Los Angeles, US » April 3-5, 2014

Project LALO is an international exchange between dynamic emerging contemporary art spaces in London and Los Angeles. ARTRA Curatorial has partnered with Campbell Works, in London, to bring this 10 venue event to both cities – March in London and April in Los Angeles.

London UK
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TRANSITION GALLERY
CAMPBELL WORKS
THE INSTITUTE OF JAMAIS VU
studio 1:1
PROJECT NUMBER

Los Angeles, US
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JAUS
WEEKEND
SHORT HOUSE at OTIS
MONTE VISTA PROJECTS
AUTONOMIE

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Artists make art, and galleries exhibit art, but what of the Artist-run-space? Spanning two cities and a large body of water, Project LALO explores the worlds of 10 artist run spaces in London and Los Angeles.

By pairing galleries and creating the opportunity to exchange both their artists and their spaces, Project LALO will present five exhibitions in London (March 20104) and five exhibitions in Los Angeles (April 2014) showcasing a deep cross section of current practice from the two cities.

Each space will present a curated exhibition comprising both visiting artists and their ‘local’ or represented artists, with an emphasis to include work by those who run the spaces.
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LONDON

Wednesday, March 5th, [6-9pm]
studio 1:1 • “P/N/16.”
March 5 > March 23

Thursday, March 6th, [6-9pm]
Transition Gallery • “Head Grammar”
March 6 > March 30

Friday, March 7th, [8-11pm]
Campbell Works • “To Klingon Or Not To Klingon: Artists From Los Angeles, London and Other Parts of the Universe”
March 7 > March 26
and
Project Number
[6-9pm]

Saturday, March 8th, (6-10pm)
Institute of Jamais Vu and Black Dogs • “Tip The Wink”
March 8 > March 23

LOS ANGELES

Thursday, April 3rd, (7-10pm)
Short House @ OTIS 
Project LALO presents Short House (Los Angeles) in exchange with The Institute of Jamais Vu and The Black Dogs (London)
March 30 > April 5

Friday, April 4th,
Monte Vista Projects (6-9pm)
and
WEEKEND (7-10pm)
“Stowaway”
April 4 > April 27

Saturday, April 5th
JAUS (6.30-9.30pm)
“Land Skipe”
and
Autonomie (5-8pm)
“Mind The Gap”
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ARTRA Curatorial presents
SATURDAY RECEPTION FEBRUARY 8, 2014 5-11PM
[FEBRUARY 8, 2014 one night only]
MAS [Ltd Ed] >> SFO  [Mutual Appreciation Society]

Studio 17  3265 17th Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110

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ARTRA Curatorial takes MAS ATTACK on the road – Los Angeles and San Francisco artists, 30 of each, join forces for a one-night-only event. See more at www.artrala.org. Free. Fun. All invited to join the party from 5-11pm. Anybody in LA want to join the convoy up there for a fun weekend let me know.

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From LA:
Shiva Aliabadi, Kireilyn Barber, Nick Brown, Daniela Campins, Miri Chais, Emily Counts, Lisa DeSmidt, Mark Dutcher, Clifford Eberly, Helen Garber, Rema Ghuloum, Paul Gillis, Kio Griffith, Michelle Carla Handel, Elana Melissa Hill, Ben Jackel, William Kaminski, Bessie Kunath, Claudia Morales McCain, Chris Mercier, Lisa Oxley, Calvin Phelps, Max Presneill, Jason Ramos, Rachel Stiff, Chris Trueman, Mike Vegas, Tessie Whitmore, Steven Wolkoff.

From SF:
Elisabeth Ajtay, Marisa Aragona, Josh Barone, Carissa Potter Carlson, Ann Diener, Robert Donald, Larry Gipe, John Graham, David Marc Grant, Casey Gray, Scott Greenwalt, Jennie Lennick, Leora Lutz, Whitney Lynn, Andrew McClintock, Andréanne Michon, Robert Minervini, Nicky Nargesian, Mitsu Okubo, Thomas Ortiz, Michelle Ramin, Jovi Schnell, Tamra Seal, Jenny Sharaf, Sarah Tell, Mark Van Proyen, Ingrid V. Wells, Katherine Westerhout, Michal W. Wisniowski, Sandy Yagi

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Torrance Art Museum presents
SATURDAY RECEPTION JANUARY 18, 2014 6-9PM
[JANUARY 18, 2014 – MARCH 8, 2014]
REVERB
Torrance Art Museum  3320 Civic Center Dr  Torrance, CA 90503

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REVERB! – music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art

curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman

Artists:

Tyler Adams, Steven Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam D. Miller, Dave Muller, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton and Matt Stokes

Read Peter Frank’s Essay written for REVERB *Here*

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Torrance Art Museum website