Darin Klein & Friends embark on an experiment in transparency that questions and examines accepted modes of presentation and representation. By temporarily re-purposing the studio of an already established artist, an emerging artist is given a platform for the expression of their own ideas. Possibilities for intervention and creative collaboration are expected to be explored within the walls of the studio. For the first in a series of exhibitions and related programming, Darin Klein & Friends will touch down at Amy Adler’s Echo Park studio for the month of November 2009 with work and projects by Louis M. Schmidt.
During his month-long residency, Louis M. Schmidt will be installing, exhibiting and creating works on paper, producing a brand new issue of his ‘zine Move Along People Nothing to Feel Here, hosting parties and community-driven get-togethers, educating and learning from friends and strangers, and shooting for the stars – all before your very eyes. He will be joined by a selection of artists and peers using vocabularies complimentary to his own. We invite you to drop by and see how it all plays out.
Saturdays in November, 6-10pm
At Amy Adler's Echo Park studio
1296 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Free drinks and snacks (you bring, OK?)
Louis M. Schmidt
Born and raised in rural Illinois, Louis M. Schmidt earned a BFA in Studio Art (graduating Summa cum Laude) and a BA in Art History from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2004. Louis is currently completing his MFA at UCSD. His drawings, ‘zines and installations deal primarily with a dialectical tension between epiphanic moments and existential void space. http://bridgethevoid.blogspot.com/
Amy Adler currently lives and works in Los Angeles and is Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of California San Diego. http://www.amyadler.com/
Collaborating with an ever-expanding network of friends, Darin Klein curates and organizes exhibitions and arts programming, simultaneously producing, collecting and promoting artists’ publications and independent media. Darin is the Programs Coordinator at the Hammer Museum, where he also curated his first museum exhibition, Hammer Projects: Christopher Russell (January – April 2009). http://www.darinklein.net/