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Insert Blanc Press General Projects Presents

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Presents

 

Kim Calder

David Hadbawnik

Morani Kornberg-Weiss

Michael Smoler

 

Friday, September 19th at 730pm

2806 ½ Lincoln Park Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90031

(image collages by Michael Smoler)

 

Inert Blanc Press General Projects invites you to a reading with a diverse group of writers both from Los Angeles and from afar. Michael Smoler, author of Parrot 16 Pieces of Water and Kim Calder from The People episodes 15 & 10, produced by Insert Blanc Press, will be joined by Morani Kornberg-Weiss who grew up in So-Cal and currently lives in Los Angeles after being far afield, and David Hadbawnik who is in Los Angeles to study at the Huntington Library and who runs the very interesting projects Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli.

 

We hope you’ll join us at 7:30 pm on Friday September 19th in Lincoln Heights to meet the readers. Insert Blanc will have books for sale and some of the readers will have books for sale as well. The readings will begin after 8pm. Insert Blanc Press will provide some drinks and light snacks and highly encourages you to bring whatever you might like to drink and snack on and possibly to share with others.

 

 

Kim Calder lives in Los Angeles, where she studies contemporary literature and critical theory at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work has most recently appeared in Unsaid Literary Journal, Jacket2, and The Volta.

 

David Hadbawnik is a poet living in Buffalo, NY. Part one of his translation of the Aeneid was published in 2013 (Little Red Leaves); part two is forthcoming in 2014. In 2012, he edited Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf (Punctum Books), and in 2011 he edited (with Sean Reynolds) selections from Jack Spicer’s Beowulf for CUNY’s Lost and Found Document Series. Other publications include Field Work (BlazeVOX, 2011), Translations From Creeley (Sardines, 2008), Ovid in Exile (Interbirth, 2007), and SF Spleen (Skanky Possum, 2006). He is the editor and publisher of Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli, and a co-editor of eth press.

 

Morani Kornberg-Weiss is an Israeli/American poet and translator who currently lives in Los Angeles. She is completing her Ph.D. in literature at SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Program. Both her scholarly and creative endeavors focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She recently published her debut poetry collection, Dear Darwish, a series of letters and poems addressed to the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. 

 

Michael Smoler is 41 years old. He has been a poet for the last 18 years: living in Los Angeles the past 9 years. He is what can be termed a "Naropa poet"—and is currently an associate director at Blum & Poe. His most recent publication is Parrot 16 Pieces of Water, published in 2013 by Insert Blanc Press through the Parrot series.

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 26, 2014

Book Launch Party! Ruin Upon Ruin

Book Launch Party! Ruin Upon Ruin

Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Insert Blanc HQ

2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., L.A., CA 90031


Please join Ben White and Insert Blanc Press for a Book Launch Party to celebrate the release of Ruin Upon Ruin by Ben White

Featuring 30 paintings along with numerous details and images from White’s sketchbook, Ruin Upon Ruin by Ben White is a large format, full color, hardbound edition with essays by Doug Harvey and John Hogan.

The evening will include Ben White's performance piece, Take Away Their Victory featuring Mathew Timmons, Vanessa PlaceKim Calder, and Andrew Choate; and an opportunity to ostracize a member of the Los Angeles Art polis.

There will be ample grilled food stuffs and drinkable drinks as well as an opportunity to purchase the book at a special book launch price!

Hope to see you there.

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 18, 2014

Rabble at MPPSfP

Rabble at MPPSfP
(Machine Project Project Space for Projects)
1200-D North Alvarado St, Los Angeles, California 90026

Thursday July 10, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Insert Blanc Press imprint Rabble 
co-edited/curated by Holly Myers & Mathew Timmons 

 

Join us for the grievously belated but no less ardent, eager, and enthusiastic launch of Rabble, an imprint of Insert Blanc Press dedicated to the publication of innovative critical writing in pamphlet form. We aim to celebrate the writers whose very fine work we’ve published in the last two years, herald those who are slated soon to appear, and generally extoll our ongoing mission of bringing the excitement back into criticism. Rabble is co-edited by Holly Myers and Mathew Timmons. 

The evening will include readings, performances, and other occasions of rabble rousing by Myers, Timmons, Alexandra Grant, Doug Harvey, Steve Roden, and Tyler Stallings

Part of a selection of events curated by Amy Garofano. Blurring the line between performance and exhibition, this series of events uses the Machine Project Project Space for Projects as a container for both actions and the effects of those actions. Each artist in this series will create an event that doubles as an opening. During the event the work will be in flux. The aftermath of the event will remain in the space to operate as a monument, remnant, diary entry, time capsule, or trace. In the days following the event, visitors can experience the aftermath from the storefront window as a kind of forensic tableau.
Find out more at: 
http://machineproject.com/machine-project-project-space-for-projects/


...
Image from a newspaper illustration of Strindberg's reception on his return to Stockholm on 20 October 1884 to face charges of blasphemy arising from a story in the first volume of his collection Getting Married.

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 23, 2014

General Projects: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu

General Projects: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu

Opening Reception November 9, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Soft Closing November 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Insert Blanc Press HQ / Chris Niemi Studio

email insertpress@gmail.com for location 

 

Jay Erker's Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work

 

Guru Rugu's Tractatus

 

General Projects by appointment only
email insertpress@gmail.com

 

General Projects: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu

 

Jay Erker’s Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work was an online project running from June 10 to August 9, 2013 and began from a simple premise: her full-time job took away much of the time that she would rather spend thinking, experiencing, making, and engaging with art and the art community in Los Angeles. Not only that, she was thinking about how the current economy has influenced our art making. Having and sustaining a career in art is near impossible. But we make art anyway, we participate in lectures, attend art shows and performances, we volunteer our time and support our friends. We do this not necessarily because we aspire to make a living with our art but because we enjoy it. It is an imperative.

Jay Erker invited her friends and friends of friends on facebook to participate in a collaboration with her by sending instructions for performances, actions, artworks, etc., for her to perform/execute at work. Jay Erker’s work displayed at General Projects comprises a selection of collaborations she completed with more than 60 artists over a two month period. Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work shows that it is possible for us to create opportunities for ourselves, without having to wait for institutions or galleries to tap us on the shoulder and validate what we do.

We can do it for ourselves.

 

Guru Rugu's Tractatus is a semi-monthly inspir[r]ational publication series which aims to inspire and motivate seekers and heathens alike via glorious tracts, posters, prayer cards, beach towels, hippy shit and more. Guru Rugu’s Tractatus will be distributed and on display during an exhibition at Insert Press!

Opening Night Event: Convert Your Shirt! (or Tote!)

Dear dears—please join us in a baptism of ink by bringing your boring, old, misguided, naïve, not-naïve-enough, worn out, un- or under-used t-shirts and/or tote-bags and CONVERT them! With the aid of Guru Rugu’s specially trademarked baptismal design, and the screen-shamanic assistance of Maggie Lomeli of Gray Area Print, you can immediately convert these vessels via a fresh, new, inspir[r]ational message from yours truly, printed on-site over the tote or shirt’s original wicked logo, or turned inside-out! In mere seconds, you’ll become a humble Dabblerist apologist who’s unafraid to proclaim your confusion while dériving at Whole Foods, MOCA, the Oinkster, or any other totebag- or t-shirt-providing den-of-sin! Plus, you’ll become a living, walking billboard extension of Guru Rugu’s Tractatus, an inspirational publication series! Oh, and we’ve got two designs to choose from, including one especially for adjunct instructors in need!

 

 

 

Jay Erker co-directs Weekend, an artist-run space, and is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist whose recent work focuses on collaborative actions that draw awareness to the possibilities and potentialities inherent in the ordinary workaday, everyday. Underlining each action is the suggestion of our ability to act autonomously within the imposed confines of social, economic, and political structures. This approach can be seen in her recently completed Facebook project, “Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work”, where she collaborated with over 60 friends and guests to complete artworks and performances while at work, all documented on the Facebook event page. She has exhibited and performed at various non-commercial spaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York.

Guru Rugu is a celebrated best-selling self-published self-helper from Los Angeles who has changed the lives of millions with his simple but effective experimental meditations. He has been helping "turn your desperation into inspiration" since 1955 when he helped co-found the Los Angeles Meditation Ghostwriters Guild Local #012, where he still serves as Chief Meditating Officer (CMO) and Intern Coordinator. In 1971, Guru Rugu helped co-found the experimental meditation center of los angeles—which has no center—with artist Adam Overton. Since 2010, Guru Rugu has worked intimately with Signify, Sanctify, Believe, a cute crew of religious technologists and publishing anarchivists hearkening from Los Angeles. He has worked with many other illustrious experimental healers, artists, and writers, including Veranda Moot and Matador Oven. Guru Rugu currently hosts Guru Rugu's Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio AM1630 every 1st Sunday from 10-11pm and archived at http://gururugu.kchungradio.org. He also provides inspirational tweets daily at http://twitter.com/GuruHRugu. Though not formally acknowledged, it is well-known that Guru Rugu was the inspiration behind Matador Oven's provocative and influential tract, A Dabblerist Manifesto.

 

Gray Area Print represents the printmaking projects of Maggie Lomeli. Maggie is a master printer of Screenprinting, Lithography, and Letterpress. In 2009, she graduated from Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she learned the art of collaborative fine art printmaking. As a collaborator, she works one-on-one with artists and designers to conceptualize projects utilizing printmaking.

http://grayareaprint.com


Written by Mathew Timmons — October 24, 2013

General Projects: A Show for You

General Projects: A Show for You 

August 3-18, 2013

Insert Blanc Press HQ / Chris Niemi Studio 

 

Opening Reception and Performances
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 8pm

Film Screenings and Book Launch Party
Fright Catalog by Joseph Mosconi 
Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 8pm

Closing Reception and Performances
Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at 8pm

Artists:
Lauren Cherry & Max Springer 
Andrew Choate 
Greg Curtis 
Christian Cummings 
Andrew Durbin 
Amy Garofano 
Alexandra Grant 
Doug Harvey
Katie Herzog 
John Hogan
Janne Larsen 
Jackie Laurita 
Chris Niemi
Steve Roden
Karin Stothart 
Ben White 

...

Performance Images from the opening and closing parties

plus a video from Fright Catalog Launch party 

Andrew Durbin at the opening August 3, 2013

 

Andrew Choate at the opening August 3, 2013

 

Fright Catalog Launch from Mathew Timmons on Vimeo.

Joseph Mosconi reads an excerpt of Fright Catalog at the launch party accompanied by Richard Bott on banjo as part of General Projects: A Show for You at Insert Blanc Press HQ / Chris Niemi Studio. Get your copy of Fright Catalog at insertblancpress.net

 

 

John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013

 

John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013

 

John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013

 

John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013

 

John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013

 

Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 

 

Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 

 


 

Installation Images downstairs main gallery

Doug Harvey, Ben White & Andrew Choate right wall entryway (L-R) 

 

Doug HarveyBen White & Andrew Choate right wall entryway (L-R) 

 

Doug HarveyBen White & Andrew Choate right wall entryway (L-R) 

Christian Cummings plywood wall, Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

 

Greg Curtis, Alexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

 

Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Jackie Laurita plywood wall

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Amy Garofano main space

 

Amy Garofano main space

Amy Garofano main space

Amy Garofano main space

Christian Cummings plywood wall 

Greg Curtis & Alexandra Grant main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

 

 

Christian Cummings plywood wall 

Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

 

Christian Cummings plywood wall 

Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

 

Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Jackie Laurita plywood wall


 

Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Jackie Laurita plywood wall

 

Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Jackie Laurita plywood wall 

 

 

Upstairs video room

Karin Stothart still from White Horse

 

Karin Stothart still from Untitled

 

 

Installation Images upstairs gallery and studio

Janne Larsen upstairs gallery

 

Janne Larsen upstairs gallery

 

Janne Larsen upstairs gallery

 

Katie Herzog upstairs gallery

 

Katie Herzog upstairs gallery

 

Katie Herzog upstairs gallery

 

 

Katie Herzog upstairs gallery

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Chris Niemi studio

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 28, 2013

Production Stills from Film Shooting Day 1 - July 27, 2013

We wanted to share these production stills from the first day of shooting, July 27, 2013, at Insert Blanc Press HQ on a couple video projects we'll be telling you more about soon, soon...

with Greg Curtis, Mike Ibarra, Jay Erker, Janne Larsen Kimo Proudfoot, Ben Rodkin and more... 

For now, feast your eyes on these pretty pictures!

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 14, 2013