Cosmos
Factory


curated by Brad Eberhard

Dates:
September 13 opens
November 8, 2008 closes

Reception:
September 13th, 5-7 p.m.



Review of Cosmos Factory in Artweek Magazine:

Click here.


Prices reflect those at the time of exhibition- not the current market value. For current value, go the artist page.

Previous Exhibitions

2012

NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION

2011

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING

SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

2010

JONAS WOOD: PRINTS

CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE

REMIX JULY 2010

GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS


2009

NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large

THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI

VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN


NO SHOES ON THE CARPET

JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH

2008

JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE


COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY
BRAD EBERHARD

SUMMER COOL

SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU


MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 

VIJA CELMINS

2007

ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER

NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO


JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES

STRODE & WILDER

WORKS ON PAPER

2006

NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT 

SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST

SUPERSIZE PRINTS

QUIVER

HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD

THE LATEST FICTION

2005

FINE LINE

GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"

THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS

DIMITRI KOZYREV

JJ VILLARD

SUSAN LOGORECI

2004

ELAINE BRADFORD

JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"

PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS

ARBORETUM

MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"

JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"

MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS

"CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD

2003

DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II

PAINTING BY LETTERS

ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"

DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"

"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES

"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT

"SERIES"

"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION

"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV

2002

MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN

SALOMON HUERTA

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"

JUSTIN MOORE

FLATLINE

DIMITRI KOZYREV

2001

RICHARD BAKER

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT

"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUE AND JEAN MILANT

2000

"VIJA CELMINS"

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN

"Past and New Prints"

1999

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"STEVEN CRIQUI"

"JERRY BRANE"

"GUY DE COINTET"

More information about previous exhibitions at Cirrus will be added to our website in the near future.

Prices in red are sold

The year 1969 saw both the first moon landing, as well as the recording of Creedence Clearwater Revival's fifth studio album, Cosmo's Factory. Opinions vary as to which was the greater accomplishment.  The American space program, testing the limits of scientific ingenuity, extended humanity's stride to place a footprint in lunar dust.  Likewise, CCR stretched traditional American roots music to way-out places, expanding the agency of the vernacular building blocks of blues, rockabilly and soul without the over-cookedness of many of their musical peers' psychedelic exploration.

When addressing something as large as the cosmos, people tend to get overwhelmed and overdo it.  After all, if William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand, how can one not get buried by the Size of the World?  Dating back to Democritus, one strategy for coping with the size of the Machine is to isolate its parts: regardless of how vast the universe is, it is made out of the same elements.  The same atoms, the same dirt.  The Microcosmic's and Macrocosmic's intangible indefiniteness is accompanied by the counterpoint of their structural mundane-ness.

The exhibition Cosmos Factory brings together seven emerging artists from Los Angeles and the Bay Area who unite the cosmic and the mundane in their work.  Utilizing wit, intelligence, and craft, they investigate the complexity and beauty of the physical world, as well as our simultaneously thrilling and limited apprehension of it.  Through painting, photography, and sculpture, the artists in Cosmos Factory have stretched the traditional building blocks of abstract reasoning to create ineffable, contemporary fables about the construction of the world, and have done so with both great ingenuity and grit.

-Brad Eberhard

Amy Green
Untitled
2008
felt, glitter, acrylic paint on canvas over wood panel
9 x 12 inches
$1,200
Amy Green
Untitled
2008
felt, acrylic paint on wood panel
9 x 12 inches
$1,200
Amy Green
Untitled
2008
felt, urethane, acrylic paint on canvas
9 x 12 inches
$1,200
Joshua Callaghan
Untitled
2003-4
12 contact sheets of dozens of improvised sculptural arrangements of 10 safety cones
8.5 x 11 inches each
$4,000
Joshua Callaghan
All Temperature Sculpture
2006
basketball hoops, chair, jars, anti-freeze
48 x 48 x 30 inches
$3,000
Joshua Callaghan
Large Map
2008
Maps, enamel
12 x 6 ifeet
$2,400
Brian Cooper
Constellation Construction
2008
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
$5,000
Brian Cooper
The Romance of Space and Time 2008
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
$5,000
Nathaniel DeLarge
Xeosis
2008
paper, glue, bamboo, wire, tape, table cover, bench
53 x 26 26 inches
Price TBD
Nathaniel DeLarge
105152151014058
2006
photographs, tape, mdf
67.5 x 68 4.25 inches
Price TBD
Nathaniel DeLarge
Clumpers
2008
dough (salt, flour, water), umbrella and irrigation components, silicone, rocks, shrink tubing, stick-on jewels
51 x 27 38.25 inches
Price TBD
Amy Maloof
2 Car Garage
2008
mixed media,
size variable
$4,000
Amy Maloof
Father Son Holy Homegrown
2008
tryptich
watercolor paper, homegrown Roma tomatoes, fixative
29 x 43 inches each
$1,200 each
(three pieces in series)
Tran Truong
Fountain
2008
acrylic on canvas over wood panel
74 1/8 x 89 inches
$7,500
Dani Tull
Techgnostic (lower) lens device 6
2008
mixed materials
variable dimensions
$1,800
Dani Tull
Techgnostic (lower) lens device 3
2008
mixed materials
variable dimensions
$1,800
Dani Tull
Techgnostic (lower) lens device 5
2008
mixed materials
variable dimensions
$1,600
Dani Tull
Revolution 3
2008
lightjet metallic laserjet photograph 24 x 30 inches
$2,000
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