Published: November 16, 2022

Spirit of the Land: Artists Honor Avi Kwa Ame

Artillery Magazine (online)

Writer: Jennie E. Park

Excerpt: “Spirit of the Land: Artists Honor Avi Kwa Ame” fortifies the work of activists—including the show’s curators, Checko Salgado, Kim Garrison Means and Mikayla Whitmore—who catalyzed the introduction of a congressional bill this year that would designate Avi Kwa Ame (Mojave for “Spirit Mountain”) and its surrounding 443,671 acres of public lands in Southern Nevada a national monument. Without such designation the region, considered sacred by over a dozen local tribes, could be irreversibly harmed by tourists, mining and industrial “green” (wind and solar) energy activities.

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October 29 - November 12, 2022

durée

Helen J Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)

Curator: Amy Kahng

Curator's statement (excerpt): Henri Bergson uses the word duration (or durée) to describe the experience of time passing—for example, the inconsistent pacing that makes hours spent laughing with a loved one feel like mere minutes, while a sleepless night seems endless. durée features 27 artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and multimedia who materialize these considerations of nonlinear temporalities in their work. 

Featured: Flight of the Feeler Gauge

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Published: September 28, 2022

Shirley Tse, The Magic Hour

Artillery Magazine (online)

Writer: Jennie E. Park

Excerpt: Founded in 2018 in Twentynine Palms, California by Alice Wang and Ben Tong, The Magic Hour has hosted six prior iterations (or experimental installations), each for ten weeks and anchored by a set of reconfigurable steel bars (co-produced by Dyson & Womack). Through their sojourn in this seemingly borderless desert tract named after a sliver of time, Tse’s Decommissioned Inter-Mission (2022) and Instant Archeology (2006) conjure space-time wormholes that decontextualize and recontextualize the pieces’ projections of our pasts-to-be.

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August 5 - 28, 2022

17th National Juried Exhibition: Seeing in Real Time

Axis Gallery (Sacramento, CA)

Juror/Curator: Kevin B. Chen (San Francisco State University)

Curator's statement (excerpt): Determining what is "real" and how one defines "real" has become an undeniable and exhausting characteristic of our times. Sometimes what we see isn’t what is actually there. And sometimes what is actually there we aren’t able to see.

Featured: Comfort (diptych)

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August 1 - 31, 2022

Artopia

SCORE / San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (Tarzana, CA) (virtual)

Juror: Lore Eckelberry

Featured: Say Ah II (Registers)Flight of the Feeler Gauge

Award: Honorable Mention (Say Ah II (Registers))

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June 22 - July 30, 2022

Summer Open Call

El Camino College Art Gallery (Torrance, CA)

Jurors: Tulsa Kinney (Artillery Magazine), Rebeca Guerrero (LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs)

Featured: Airy Diction II

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Catalog release: June 14, 2022

Metamaking 2022: CalArts Postcolonial Theory and History Group Show and Writings

Archived at LACA and CalArts library

Artists: Julia Raphaella Aguila, Razan AlSarraf, Caroline Baughman, Andrew Bedows, Sam Brancaccio, Rosa Evangelina, Olivia Fries-Farr, Livya Howard-Yashar, Kira Markman, Jennie E. Park, Wendy Antoniette Espinola Raigosa, Nate Ramer, malavika rao, Bethlehem Tsehai, Yanbin Zhao

Essays:

Hazel Many, Clay, Craft and Colonialism

Kirsten Magbanua, The Laguna Copper Plate Inscription and the Connection to Lost Precolonial Filipino Identity

 

Miles Karraa, Archaeology in the West Bank: The Potential Power of Museums

Layout: Jennie E. Park and malavika rao

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June 4 - July 31, 2022

37th Annual All-Media Juried Exhibition

MOAH:CEDAR (Lancaster, CA)

Jurors: Heather Bowling (Brea Gallery), Mike Che (WeHo Arts), Mika Cho (CSULA gallery)

"MOAH:CEDAR...encourages progressive ideas, which highlight performance, education, and experimental studio practice." - MOAH:CEDAR

Featured: Comfort (diptych) 

 

Awards: City of Lancaster Mayor's Award & Assistant City Manager's Award

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May 15 - 18, 2022

Next Words Reading & Anthology Release

Poetic Research Bureau (Los Angeles, CA)

Comfort (diptych) accompanied CalArts Creative Writing MFA '22 graduates reading their work from their collective anthology titled [of lust] rubber.

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May 2 - 12, 2022

Metamaking: Postcolonial Theory and History Group Show

John Baldessari Studio Building Crit Space @ CalArts

The relationships and questions our show explores around decolonization aim to open up spaces for deeply personal and complex or challenging dialogue. Each of our [the artists'] ancestral histories reflect experiences and legacies of colonization, and each of us in the U.S. has adopted different strategies of survival. We voice our personal histories and points of view in conversation with theorists including Franz Fanon, Edward Said, Césaire, Diderot, and Tuck & Yang, among many others.

*Reception provided by Anuradha Vikram, whose Spring 2022 CalArts class inspired the show*

Featured: Factings

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May 2 - 7, 2022

Factings

C108 Mumbo @ CalArts Center for Integrated Media

 

 

Featured: Flats, Flight of the Feeler Gauge, Airy Diction I - IV

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April 29 - May 1, 2022

Ashrama: What is Your Refuge?

BB3 Sound Stage @ CalArts

Organizer: Aashray Harishankar

Poster: Please join us in an exploration of the many ways that we as humans seek and find refuge. This installation documents perspectives on refuge from a variety of artists and people of different backgrounds, and asks that you immerse yourself in the idea of refuge and what it means in your life.

Featured: Documentation of Comfort (dipytch) and Say Ah II (Registers)

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February 28 - March 4, 2022

Airy Diction

John Baldessari Studio Building Crit Space @ CalArts

Featured: Flight of the Feeler Gauge, Airy Diction I - IV, Comfort (diptych), (Contra)dictions, Real Change, Question Marks

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February 8 - May 10, 2022

ACTIVATE Delegate

Arts for LA

"ACTIVATE Delegates functions as an advocacy lab for artists, creative sector workers, or anyone interested in the intersection of community organizing and the arts." Arts for LA

April 27: ACTIVATE delegates A'raelle Flynn-Bolden and Jennie E. Park and Arts for LA Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Robin Gilliam met with Assemblymember Valladares to advocate for SB 628 (California Creative Workforce Act of 2021), SB 1116 (Performing Arts Equitable Payroll Fund), and additional state funding proposals for the arts.

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November 27 - December 3, 2021

Inflection Points

D301 Gallery @ CalArts

 

Art MFA final (thesis) show.

Inflection Points exploress the “generic,” “Neutral” (Roland Barthes) and “erotic” (Audre Lorde) as competing, substitutional, or conjugated vortices of belonging, comfort or liberation. The power of these vortices stems from their common root in me, whether through my body and mind’s anxieties, or soul’s creative truth. The show overall asks, in the words of Audre Lorde, “Which me will survive all these liberations?"

Featured: Flight of the Feeler Gauge, Comfort (diptych), Sets, (Contra)dictions, Real Change, Caviar, Say Ah I, Say Ah II (Registers), And/Or I, And/Or II, DIY Political Machines

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November 12 - 21, 2021

ROS Film Festival (Alicante, Spain) (virtual)

"In recent years, film production with robotics theme has [experienced] a special boom, mainly due to the technological evolution of robots themselves, but also because the relationship between humans and machines is getting closer and closer and is increasingly becoming part of the social imaginary. In addition to establishing a new space for dialogue between art, science and technology, the main aim of the Robotic Online Short Film Festival is to be able to elucidate how this imaginary we previously referred to is made up, by making creators and viewers reflect on a not so distant society where we share our daily life with social robots, those who are capable of interacting and empathizing with humans or among themselves." - ROS Film Festival

Featured: 2020 VisionDIY Political Machines

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November 6 - 28, 2021

Fungi Film Festival (Portland, OR) (virtual)

"The Fungi Film Fest (FFF) is the world’s only film festival dedicated to the beauty, weirdness, and human influences of mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi." - FFF

Featured: Solutions (Tiebreakers)

Artist talk (Nov. 28, 8pm PST): Q&A with Jennie E. Park.

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October 21 - 30, 2021

Crossed Wires

D300, D301, L-Shape Galleries @ CalArts

CalArts School of Art MFA-2 group show.

Featured: Caviar

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Published: September 24, 2021

MOZAIK Future Art Writers Awards: Re-Imagining Democracy (e-zine)

"In the spirit of supporting an inclusive arts ecosystem that celebrates the essential power of scholarly discourse in the arts, The Future Art Writers Award launched in Summer 2021 to provide grants to emerging and established art writers covering contemporary visual art—with a focus on the art on view and this year’s theme: Re-Imagining Democracy.... Interdisciplinary, ethnographic, radically collaborative and celebratory of the artistic achievements of the 50 U.S. artists that answered the call to reimagine democracy through their art, the 2021 Future Art Writers featured here expand democratic possibility through their literary analysis of the power of art as a captured reflection of our times. In turn, they assert their critical contributions to the expansion of a more just, diverse, inclusive and equitable art world." - MOZAIK

My essay (p. 26-41): Re-Imagining Democracy, Re-imagining Ourselves

Award: MOZAIK FAWA Special Mention

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Opening: June 30, 2021

MOZAIK Future Art Awards: Re-Imagining Democracy (virtual)

Curator: Shiva Balaghi

"This year’s 2021 Future Art Awards Virtual Exhibition is an arts-based exploration of the changing meanings, practices, paradoxes, and futures associated with Democracy. Welcoming hundreds of artists ranging from 17 years to 75 years of age and representing submissions from 62% BIPOC artists across 38 U.S. states, MOZAIK Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Awards program drew inspiration from the top of social and environmental justice movements of the recent past, including Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, Me Too, Times Up, Keep It In The Ground, Resist, and Love Wins, among others." - MOZAIK

Featured: Solutions (Tiebreakers)

Award: MOZAIK FAA Special Mention

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June 11 - July 31, 2021

Now Trending

Palos Verdes Art Center (Palos Verdes, CA) (virtual)

Juror: Dennis Keeley

"Now Trending, currently in its fifth iteration, was created by Dr. O. Allen Alpay through the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Fund and implemented by Palos Verdes Art Center for the advancement of young artists enrolled in Southern California art schools." - PVAC

Featured: 2020 Vision

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Catalog release: June 10, 2021

Feeler Gauge Festival

Archived at LACA and CalArts library

Artists: 32 CalArts students and alumnx whose short films were featured in the virtual Feeler Gauge Festival, April 5 - May 31, 2021, programmed by Jennie E. Park and Fabian Vasquez Euresti.

Layout: Jennie E. Park

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June 8 - 14, 2021

Fine Arts Film Festival

Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (Venice, CA) (virtual)

Programmer: Juri Koll

Featured: Flight of the Feeler Gauge [earlier version], Solutions (Tiebreakers)

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June 4 - 8, 2021

Community Collage

24480 Main St., Ste. 150 (Newhall, CA)

Curator: Jennie E. Park

 

Artists: Lupe Aguirre, Marvin Basham, Cindy Berger, Ed. de la Torre, Cal Kato, Zehuan Ni, Jennie E. Park, Jose Ramos, Ramon Reyes, William Vo

A pop-up show of eclectic and personal works by artists whose paths crossed through SoCal community colleges.

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June 2 - 8, 2021

Cloud Formations

24450 Main St., Ste. 110 (Newhall, CA)

Featured: Solutions (Tiebreakers) and other works

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May 13, 2021

HOLD

Bijou Film Festival @ CalArts (virtual)

Celebration of hand drawn experimental animated shorts.

Featured: Sandbox5 Alarm Party, Punch Card

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May 1 - 31, 2021

between us: tools, people and environment

Art in the Park LA (Los Angeles, CA) (virtual)

Organizers: Liz Goetz, gloria galvez

Exhibition walk-through: Andrew McNeely

Artist lecture: Don Edler

Artists: Julian Cullars, Don Edler, Foremost, Isha Khanzode, Jennie E. Park, Cedric Tai

Organizers' statement (truncated): Although often overlooked, tools are integral to the lives we live. Our bodies have limits, those limits are subverted with tools. We pick up the stick to move the pebble closer, the arm could not reach through the fence. Tools not only help us move past our physical limits, they also push us past the barriers that exist between the environment and us. When hands cup water running out from the faucet we are able to drink it, but if we want to bring it to a friend, folded hands are only able to hold so much….it has to be carried with a tool, like a cup. The cup is a tool that maintains friends. The cup extends one’s relationship with our surrounding environment. This online exhibition presents the work of six artists who contemplate tools, play with tools, rest with tools and examine the world with tools.

Featured: Flight of the Feeler Gauge [earlier version]

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April 30 - May 3, 2021

Opacities / Mirrored Pa(i)n(e)s / Vindication Vault

24480 Main St., Ste. 110 (Newhall, CA)

Step back and see yourself reflected, press your nose to the glass and (maybe) get a glimpse of me. A nod to Glissant's opacity, Lacan's mirror stage, Du Bois' double consciousness, and whatever else mirrored retail windows evoke.

Featured: Where's My VindicationVindication Vault

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April 9 - 10, 2021

Experiments in Dissonance @ CalArts (virtual)

CalArts Creative Writing MFA program note: EXPERIMENTS IN DISSONANCE: A Symposium of Interdisciplinary Writing centers research, creative process and practice from graduate students in our uniquely interdisciplinary MFA in Creative Writing, introducing sharp new ideas and fresh energies to the expanded field of writing alongside the other arts.

April 10, 2:30 - 3pm PST: Visual Processing talk by Jennie E. Park

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April 5 - May 31, 2021

Feeler Gauge Festival (virtual)

Programmers: Jennie E. Park, Fabian Vasquez Euresti

A feeler gauge looks and works like a Swiss Army knife, with each steel finger or blade precisely machined to a very small thickness. The tool is used to measure the size of gaps between engine parts (and other things), and some of the fingers are so thin that several of them can be sandwiched together and fit between parts that appear or are designed to be flush (like a table and its legs or a window and its frame). Many of these in-between worlds or portals imperceptibly surround us.

 

While upending 'normal' through protests and other necessary massive action has been called for in the past year, we would like to also uplift through this festival the subtle, liminal, interstitial, inarticulable, and deeply (often invisibly) personal or singular, as we believe that attending to those dimensions and textures can anchor and generate the kind of presence, awareness and imagination we need to sustainably become the change we wish to see. A sharp-edged tool that can literally cut both ways, a feeler gauge can provide metaphorical frameworks or language for critique, as well as for affirmation.

Featured: Flight of the Feeler Gauge [earlier version]

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January 18 - 31, 2021

CAMFA by GLAMFA: Social Distancing

CSULB (Long Beach, CA) (virtual)

"[W]e showcased the work MFA students made in confinement. For the first time, we invited students from the entire state of California to participate.... This year’s goal was to showcase responding to the pressing issues we were (and are still) confronting, such as civil unrest, economic crisis, intense political climate towards the presidential election, devastating fires, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic." - CAMFA by GLAMFA

Featured: 2020 Vision, DIY Political MachinesSolutions (Tiebreakers) [earlier version]

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Published: January 13, 2021

Audrey Chan's LA Mural for ACLU

Artillery Magazine (online)

Writer: Jennie E. Park

Excerpt: In discussions spanning several weeks, Chan, the ACLU SoCal, BLMLA, People’s City Council Los Angeles, TransLatin@ Coalition and Ktown for All decided to include in the mural twenty individuals whose community-based work or personal stories amplify the mission of the People’s Budget LA Coalition, as well as the intersectional advocacy efforts of the ACLU SoCal.

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January 11 - February 28, 2021

Stakeholders: Power in Play

Hivemind / Honeycomb Gallery (virtual)

Curator: Jennie E. Park

"Nine [CalArts] Art program artists explore the relationship between 'power' and 'play:' power in/at play, power plays and players (including nature), play as power and powerful play, play subverting power, and the meaning of holding stakes, agency, and accountability in systems -- or the consciousness -- of power and of play." - Curatorial statement (intro)

Featured: DIY Political MachinesSolutions (Tiebreakers) [earlier version]Flight of the Feeler Gauge [earlier version]

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Published: October 2, 2020

Engaging a New Normal: LA Artists on Vulnerability and Resistance

Artillery Magazine (online)

Writer: Jennie E. Park

Excerpt: Kim Abeles, gloria galvez, Ara Oshagan, John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers, Cole M. James, Johanna Hedva and Audrey Chan reflected on vulnerability and resistance in light of the intersection of the pandemics and their art practices, life experiences and activism; they suggest interpretations and practices of, or alternatives to, vulnerability and resistance that help orient us toward an imaginative and mutually celebrated new normal.

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September 19 - October 31, 2020

Other Places art fair (San Pedro, CA) (virtual)

"OPaf provides an alternative art fair structure designed for...unconventional projects." - OPaf.info

Featured: 2020 Vision

Occupy Space panel (Oct. 14): SoCal-based artists John Burlet, Emily Babette and Jennie E. Park discuss, with panel organizer and moderator Virginia Broersma, ideas and inspirations around reimagining sustainable art spaces and practices.

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September 5, 2020

High Beams #1

401 E. 12th St. (Los Angeles, CA) (rooftop)

"A series of nomadic exhibitions featuring artists and galleries from the Bendix Building and beyond." - highbeams.art

For this iteration, my work is in a group show with Lawn Ornaments in My Backyard / MAIDEN LA.

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Opening: June 30, 2020

MOZAIK Future Art Awards: The Creative Re-imagining (virtual)

"MOZAIK Philanthropy was ready to try a new way to democratize the grant-making process and give more equity to individuals and organizations that may never have the opportunity to receive capital and funding to realize their potential. Flow Funding is a way to champion smaller grants through community leaders and establishing their roles in the grant-making process of their own communities. In April 2020, MOZAIK launched The Future Art Awards as an answer to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it had on artists.... MOZAIK asked its 2019 flow funders in the arts to serve as judges in a blind review for The Future Art Awards." - OBVIOUS Magazine

Featured: 2020 Vision

Award: MOZAIK FAA Top Ten Featured Artist

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Opening: May 30, 2020

Hobson's Choice

Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA) (virtual)

Curator: Jason Jenn

"7 artists and 7 different works presented each week for 9 weeks." - TAM

Featured: 2020 Vision

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April 7 - 8, 2020

Full Pink Moon: Opera Povera in Quarantine (virtual)

 

Supported by Gray Sound Sessions at University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry and CalArts.

"[T]o mark the full pink moon, Opera Povera is hosting a worldwide livestream performance of Lunar Opera, a 1999 open-form people’s opera by visionary composer Pauline Oliveros.... Full Pink Moon: Lunar Opera is open to performing artists, such as vocalists, instrumentalists, noise practitioners, actors, movers, exhibitionists and artmakers to join the performance from wherever they might be quarantined." - 24700 blog

Featured: DIY Political Machines

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