Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

August 21, 2015, 9:36am

Deciphering Bart Exposito’s “Strange Alphabet”

After living in Los Angeles for 14 years, Bart Exposito knew the exact moment returning to life as usual in sunny California was no longer an option. In 2012, after participating in a residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, his mind was made up and as he put it, “I just decided right then I wasn’t leaving.” He marks his return to L.A. with Strange Alphabet at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, which showcases his latest body of work as a continuation of his interest in design, typography and affinity for line. – Claude Smith Albuquerque/Santa Fe Contributor


Bart Exposito | Untitled, 2015, acrylic on canvas 60" H x 48" W (152.4 cm H x 121.92 cm W) Gallery Inventory #EXP106, Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles ProjectsPhoto: Robert Wedemeyer

Listed under: Interview, Review

September 24, 2014, 9:49am

Edgar Arceneaux’s “A Book and a Medal” at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Edgar Arceneaux’s “A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions” opened at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects earlier this month. Challenging and compelling, the show is a triple threat of musts (must-see, -feel, and -experience) all in one.


Edgar Arceneaux | installation view of PLATONIC SOLID’S DREAMING/DETROIT’S SHRINKING (Dodecahedron), 2014, Paintings on mirrored glass, graphite and ink on vellum, layered over colored paper, in a hand crafted steel frames. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

The exhibit features the contents of a partially redacted 1964 letter from J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI and part of the “Suicide Package,” blackmailing Dr. Martin Luther King by referencing his extramarital affairs and encouraging him to commit suicide. Another letter that serves as the former’s bookend came 50 years later as Bernice King, MLK’s daughter, urges her siblings not to sell their father’s Nobel Prize and bible (objects for which the show is named). Arceneaux explores the complexity of iconicity and monument-making; history and storytelling; and forgetting and memorializing. Using mirror installations and the shape of the redacted letter as a recognizable and repeated template throughout the exhibit, he creates a mood of intrigue, redundancy, and disjuncture. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Interview, Review

July 26, 2012, 8:15am

Iva Gueorguieva at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

We hope you have a chance to view new works by Iva Gueorguieva at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects this coming weekend, or through August 23rd. This show is not to be missed! Gueorguieva was the focus of our Spotlight in edition #91 of New American Paintings. She opened up about her process, the importance of cutting in her work, and how something as simple as sound informs the paintings she makes.

Listed under: Los Angeles, Video

July 05, 2012, 8:30am

Karl Haendel at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Karl Haendel’s “Informal Family Blackmail” at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (on view through July 7th) is something of a mashup of experiences.  Moving from one constructed space to another, visitors journey from Hanedel’s world of photorealistic graphite drawings on paper, through a large room with a movie projection, and to a backroom about fear, security, and insecurity.  – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Review

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