“LAS CIENEGAS” Book Release

Rosamund Felsen Gallery

Oct. 11, 2015, 02:00 pm

1923 S. Santa Fe Ave #100


Announcing the book release, Sunday October 11th, 2 – 4pm

06.18.2009 – 12.17.2011

Please join us Sunday, October 11 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery for the publication release of Las Cienegas 06.18.2009 -12.17.2011, a cloth-bound, hard cover book documenting the history of Las Cienegas Projects, an artist-run project space in Los Angeles operating between 2009-2011. Opening its doors during the peak of the Great Recession, Las Cienegas Projects singularly bridged the wide-ranging art communities and diverse practices of Los Angeles, serving, in the words of artist, scholar, and educator Charles Gaines, as “an alternative to the alternative space”.

Designed by Jennifer Rider in conjunction with LCP’s founders Amy Thoner and Steven Hull (who is represented by Rosamund Felsen Gallery), the 416 page book serves as an archive of the gallery’s 61 exhibitions from its main curatorial program, including extensive photographic documentation in full color and the original press release texts. Opening the book is an introduction by Los Angeles-based writer Susan Morgan, followed by the Charles Gaines essay, “Las Cienegas Projects: Art, Egalitarianism, and the Well-being of Artists,” which critically examines the history of alternative spaces while contextualizing LCP’s unique place within that history.

The October 11th event will include a musical performance by the Haden Triplets and Alejandro Pelayo (performing “Kites”, the 1967 hit by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound) and a short welcoming speech by Charles Gaines.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

You are warmly invited to help us celebrate this special publication and grab your copy (available for only $20 for this event only). We hope to see you here!

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