LAMOA is a platform for an organic institution that lives through participation. LAMOA is currently located on the Campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. 
1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, California 90041
Open hours: Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm



Contact: alicekonitz(at)gmail.com

Villa of Mysteries - Ruby Neri /The Real Art Hangers of Cheviot Hills - Paul Gellman




Artists Ruby Neri and Paul Gellman who have collaborated on numerous projects came together to transform LAMOA into a stage for the theatric performance of The Real Art Hangers of Cheviot Hills, a one-act play written by Paul Gellman and performed by a cast that includes both artists and a group of amateur actors. The set is defined by Ruby Neri's murals titled The Villa of Mysteries, inspired by the famous ancient Roman frescos which are widely believed to show the initiation of a young woman into a Graeco Roman mystery cult. The murals are painted on canvas sheets attached to both the inside and the outside of the building.

The performance will be on Sunday, May 1st 2016 starting at 3pm 
The mural will be on view until the end of May




     


























































Alice Clements - Primary





Primary is a sculptural installation designed and built for LAMOA’s first show at Occidental College. The piece is made up of two painted A-frame partitions resting on the center beam of LAMOA’s roof. It is designed to reflect and expand on the design of Könitz’s structure, while politely intervening in the space.

The front partition is made to be stepped over and under by the viewer.  The height of this step up matches the height of the initial step up into the museum space.  Clements has used her own body proportions to design the partition such that the viewer has to step up and duck under the front partition to arrive at the space between the two partitions which is painted yellow on both sides, making it a space of its own.

The dimensions of the back partition are taken from the shoulders-to-head cropped frame of the standard elementary school photo, so that the visitor between the partitions appears framed by a backdrop echoing elementary school picture conventions, though using design elements inspired by mid-century French designer Jean Prouvé. 

From outside the structure, the visitor inside is visually truncated into body parts by the partitions.  Subtle humor lies in the way the circles perforating the partition can be used as framing port holes or otherwise break up the view from the inside and body from the outside. 

The title Primary refers to the fact that this is the first show at LAMOA during its stay at Occidental College, as well as reflecting the artist’s interest in structuring the space in simple ways.  Primary colors and gray reinforce the way the piece addresses the foundations of design.



















                             
                                    Photos: Veit Bastian


  Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) installed at Occidental College

Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), 2012
Los Angeles, CA – Occidental College is pleased to announce that Alice Könitz’s award-winning work, Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), has been installed on the campus. The piece is currently on view with programming scheduled through the 2015-2016 academic year. The LAMOA bookstore will also be sited at the college as part of the installation. The inaugural exhibition will feature work by Los Angeles based artist, Alice Clements. A public reception will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

LAMOA is an approximately 13’ x 10’ x 10’ exhibition space curated by Könitz, and a sculpture in its own right. Established in Könitz’s Eagle Rock backyard in 2012, the museum is a venue for exhibitions and performances from members of her artistic community. Artists are invited to create work specifically for the venue and its unique structural form. Through this arrangement the space evolves with each exhibition into a new audience experience.

The work manifests the artist’s interest in the relationship between public and private space. The museum is an open space formerly in the setting of her personal home. With the move to Occidental, it will shift boundaries becoming part of the academic setting and the students’ everyday lives. The artist describes LAMOA as “a platform for an organic institution that lives through participation”. The structure depends upon public interaction for its role as a museum.

Occidental is excited about this collaboration and looks forward to working with Könitz throughout the year. “Hosting the recent recipient of the Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014 exhibition is an honor and we are excited about the opportunity for the students to engage with the work,” says OxyArts Director, Aandrea Stang. “With the campus installation, LAMOAwill create dialogue within the campus community and for a broader Los Angeles audience.”

A public reception for LAMOA will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from5:00 – 8:00pm. For ongoing LAMOA programming and calendar information, please visit the LAMOA (http://losangelesmuseumofart.blogspot.com/) and OxyArts (http://www.oxy.edu/oxyarts) websites.

Alice Könitz is a Los Angeles-based artist from Düsseldorf, Germany. She attended the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf before moving to California and receiving her MFA from CalArts. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as the UCLA Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014 and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. She has been featured in Artforum, Frieze magazine, and the New York Times.

Alice Clements lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from Wesleyan University prior to completing her MFA from the Art Center College of
Design. Her work has been shown at Elephant, Jancar Gallery, and PØST in Los
Angeles.

Contact: alicekonitz(at)gmail.com

LAMOA is a platform for an organic institution that lives through participation.

Sharp Elbows/LAMOA Projects Series





Sharp Elbows
Michael Minelli, Rebecca Ripple, and Tyler Vlahovich
Organized by John Pearson
May 10-31, 2015

Sharp Elbows is an installation curated by John Pearson and includes the work of Michael Minelli, Rebecca Ripple and Tyler Vlahovich. The work in Sharp Elbows are held in composition by an exquisite tension that explores how boundaries (whether real or imagined) often bring into play the proposed limits of the body, of memory and lived experience. Within Sharp Elbows, these implied limitations elicit responses that are as tactile and suggestive, as they are fragile and fierce.

This is the second exhibition in the LAMOA Project series. The project space has been redesigned for this particular installation.

Opening Reception May 10, Sunday, 5-8pm






view of the bookstore and the exhibition "Sharp Elbows"
works by 
Michael Minelli,
Rebecca Ripple,
Tyler Vlahovich
in the back 
view of the exhibition "danach draußen" 
paintings by 
Jan Stieding 
view of the exhibition "Sharp Elbows"
works by 
Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs), 2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”
Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)
Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)

Tyler Vlahovich,  Elmo Event, 2015, 
Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)

Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, 
Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)


Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, 
Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)

left to right: 
Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)
Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)
Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs)2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”


left to right: 
Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)
Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)
Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs)2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”

Rebecca Ripple, Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)

Michael Minelli, Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs)2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”