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Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to the opening party for our upcoming exhibition Takeshi Murata: Infinite Doors. In collaboration with Milan based Presto!? Records, Empty Gallery will host a curated selection of performances by Sissy Spacek, Gabber Eleganza, Lorenzo Senni and special guest Rian Treanor. Please come party and get trashed with us! More details below. RSVP is essential.

Takeshi Murata: Infinite Doors

Empty Gallery is proud to present Takeshi Murata: Infinite Doors, the LA-based artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Although in recent years, Murata has become renowned for his series of surrealist CG still lifes, Infinite Doors focuses on the spiritual core of his artistic practice: the moving image. Spanning a decade-plus between 2004 and 2016, the exhibition surveys the full range of the artist’s work: from early found footage experiments — seminal datamoshing videos such as Monster Movie, 2005 and Untitled (Pink Dot), 2006 — to his most recent work with CG animation. What emerges is a portrait of an artist deeply immersed in the American cultural subconscious, while following an aesthetically seductive practice that belies a profound knowledge and engagement with experimental cinema. Infinite Doors has been designed in close collaboration with the artist as an experiential exhibition format, which serves to amplify the thematics of Murata’s work and the perceptual intensity of his films.

Opening Party

March 22, 9pm – Late
RSVP (contact@theemptygallery.com)

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Mata / Matt Lifson Book Release

Wednesday, November 16th, 8pm

In celebration of the release of two new books by Hesse Press: Matt Lifson “Sleep With Me And A Ghost” and Mata “No Drums No DJs No Saturdays”

Performances by:

WHITE GOLD
(Phil Blankenship & John Wiese)

UNICA
(Maria Garcia & Nial Morgan)

CARMINA ESCOBAR

TAMAKI UEDA + ELDEN M

Paintings by Matt Lifson and Mata sculptures will be installed in the upstairs galleries. On view from 12pm, before the performances.

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live in concert

ROBERT BEATTY
MITCHELL BROWN/JOHN WIESE
SMOKEY EMERY

Saturday, October 15 at 9 PM
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, California 90012

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Robert Beatty (Lexington, Kentucky)

Concurrent to crushing noise-rock norms and jockeying shattered electronics in Hair Police, Robert Beatty has – over a decade and a half – also cut a solo path of pulses and tricks under the guise of Three Legged Race. These underground sounds have been spooled by tape labels crucial to their times: Gods of Tundra, Night People, NNA, and Vitrine. More frequent live appearances and Beatty’s Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata have brought his sounds to more ears and his name to more lips. An apparent insistence on cassette and vinyl for physical releases hint at the technology-stretch at play in all of his work. Like the globally recognizable album art Beatty has created for others, his own electro-sonics blur the line between analog artifact and digital method. And this ambiguity is intrinsic to his era-less weirdness: mystery mindscapes that can evoke The Residents or alternately offer a fully twisted take on contempo fake-techno. This is Beatty’s first show in Los Angeles in three years and his first in town since shedding the Three Legged Race moniker for live performances in favor of his own name.

Mitchell Brown/John Wiese

Cuts and folds and layers of sound; abstractions that suggest referent but defy recognition. Words fail, but still these here do loosely approximate audio aspects of two perennial figures of experimental music activity in Los Angeles. Mitchell Brown’s seemingly ubiquitous presence performing live has brought his analog alchemies and head expansion techniques to the front of the class as Professor Cantaloupe and as a next-gen LAFMS exponent. John Wiese’s digital incisions and perpetual bricolage have laid a concrète path from the extremities of the American underground, around the earth, and to the studios of INA-GRM. Duo collaborations are core to each of these system-riggers, and – of course – they are no strangers: the Superstitious cut on Wiese’s mid-career chronicle Deviate from Balance documents an early aughts meeting between the two, and they have collabed live with each other in various Spacek ensembles and Smegma connected jams. Yet, the two haven’t paired up for a live action in nearly a dozen years. Come hear the air tear.

Smokey Emery

Barely within sight, darkness swallows a shadow at the far end of a long corridor, leaving only a cascade of echoes. Such are the dank dreamstate atmospherics conjured by Smokey Emery, a long running project of Houston-born artist Daniel Hipólito. An itinerant accumulator of sound, he coaxes a mix of soundscape fragments and material decay from prepared tape loops snaking through a apparatus of vintage dictaphone, reel-to-reel, and cassette decks. Synthesis and rhythm also work their way into the flow, as has been captured on recent releases on Holodeck and Chondritic Sound. With Hipólito’s re-location to Los Angeles from Texas, Smokey Emery has begun to be more readily visible diffusing sound into rooms around town.

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The Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF) is a free public event taking place Thursday, June 16th – Sunday, June 19th at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw St. Toronto, ON) featuring curated exhibitions, 75 Canadian and international vendors, and community programming that includes a speaker series, readings, talks, launches and workshops. In its inaugural year TOABF will highlight over 150 national and international artists, publishers, designers, curators, bookmakers, writers, and performers.

TOABF is dedicated to increasing the visibility, dissemination, appreciation, and understanding of the artist’s book and its contemporary expression in print culture and visual arts. Independent artistic print culture has a rich narrative in Canadian art history, and is an often overlooked aspect of Canadian cultural identity. The goal of TOABF is to highlight these personal and collective stories, elevate the artistic integrity of artists’ books, multiples, and printed matter by presenting Canadian and international artists to a wide audience.

Funded by: Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council
Program Partners: 8Eleven, Art Metropole, C Magazine, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada, PaperHouse Studio, SKETCH, Colour Code, Blackflash Magazine, Nothing Else Press and Typology Projects

OPENING LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday, June 16th 6-9pm
FAIR HOURS
Friday, June 17th 11-7pm
Saturday, June 18th 11-7pm
Sunday, June 19th 11-6pm

Vendors:
Akin Collective
8Eleven
Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe
Anchorless Press
B&D Press
Badlands Unlimited
BlackFlash
Booger Brie
C Magazine
Cabinet Magazine
Carbon Paper
Colour Code
CRIT Paper
DNA Artspace
Double Dot Magazine
Draw Down Books
Ediciones Daga
Eli Howey
Endless Editions
Fangrrlz
Femme Crimes Distro
Fillip
Food Court
GuyGuyGuy
Halifax Ink
Hesse Press
Hex Editions
Impulse (b:)
Issue Press
Jackie Lee Art
Jonathan Rotsztain
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
Kendra Yee
Lido Pimienta
Lise Haller Baggesen
Louise Reimer Illustrations
Makuktu Art Project
Massive Goods
Matte Magazine
Matthew Scott Gualco
Micah Lexier
Milkweed Zine
Mother Books
Musterni
New Documents
Nothing Else Press
Open Sesame
Or Gallery and Bookstore
Paul and Wendy Projects
Perish Publishing
Phil Woollam
Possible Worlds
Prefix Photo Magazine
Project Space/ Vancouver Art Book Fair
Ray Ray
Sab Meynert
Sagan Editions
Sarahaha
School of Image Arts – Ryerson
Scrapbooks
Sergej Vutuc
Slow Editions
Soon.tw
Space Face Books
Studio-Set
Swimmers Group
Tallulah Fontaine
Technologie und das Unheimliche
The Canadian Academy in Rome
TXTbooks
Typology Projects
University of Toronto Art Galleries
Vice Versa Press
YYZ Artists’ Outlet
And more…

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