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MAJEURE FORCE

Majeure Force is a two-part exhibition in our gallery space, opening by appointment on June 27 and August 1. The presentation will include work by Marcel Alcalá, Sarah Awad, Andrea Marie Breiling, Cara Benedetto, Han Bing, Derek Boshier, Josh Callaghan, Cynthia Daignault, Mira Dancy, Ian Davis, Awol Erizku, Derek Fordjour, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Samara Golden, Paul Heyer, Ridley Howard, Tomashi Jackson, JPW3, Wanda Koop, David Korty, Grant Levy-Lucero, Tau Lewis, Anne Libby, Jasmine Little, Rose Marcus, Jesse Mockrin, Robert Nava, Elise Rasmussen, Khari Johnson Ricks, Anna Rosen, Brie Ruais, Sterling Ruby, Melanie Schiff, Elaine Stocki, Claire Tabouret, Marisa Takal, Sean Townley, Christine Wang, Sterling Wells, Kandis Williams, and Andy Woll.

 

Install 1

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Sterling Wells, Wanda Koop, Claire Tabouret, and Elise Rasmussen. 

The concept of the “Force Majeure” is commonly found in contracts, stipulating that the terms of a given agreement will be suspended due to circumstances beyond either party’s control.  These circumstances include but are not limited to war, strike, natural disasters (legally termed “Acts of God”), and epidemics. Normally relegated to the fine print, the Force Majeure clause has hidden in plain sight, quietly acknowledging the possibility of crisis – and as a result, individuals have not. From the vantage point of sheltered-in-place Spring 2020, the Force Majeure clause takes on an ironic prescience: we did foresee catastrophe – we simply didn’t prepare for it.

 

Install 2

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Claire Tabouret, Elise Rasmussen, and David Korty. 

Anna Rosen

Anna Rosen, cup of grace, 2020

2020 marks Night Gallery’s first decade in Los Angeles, and its incredible trajectory has mapped a head-spinning course of history. An anniversary exhibition has long been in the works, bringing together our diverse roster of artists in a celebration of our first ten years, in which we have grown from an artist-run storefront space to a premiere institution for contemporary art’s most exciting voices. Beyond showcasing the brilliance of our artists, our exhibition would pay tribute to the community that has grown around the gallery and continuously supported it, making Night Gallery a locus of imaginative exchange.

Install 3

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Robert Nava, Christine Wang, and Andrea Marie Breiling. 

Derek Fordjour

Derek Fordjour, Regatta Study, 2020

By March 2020, the whole world had changed, with industries suspended and populations confined to their homes. The long-forgotten clause of Force Majeure now described the times. Through mass confusion and fear in the face of failures of public leadership, one affirming story could still be found: the endurance of creativity – through confinement, despair, and deep uncertainty. Indeed, despite the chaos of our current moment, the persistence and continued imagination of our artists has been a source of comfort and motivation. It is in that spirit, and in the spirit of communal collaboration that has always defined us, that we are pleased to present Majeure Force, an exhibition celebrating Night Gallery’s ten years. The show is named for our current moment, paying tribute to the community that surrounds us through good times and bad, and is a nod to our own role as a major force in the burgeoning art world in Los Angeles, the city we are proud to call home.

Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy, Angel on Edge, 2020

Install 4

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Derek Fordjour, Awol Erizku, Samara Golden, Mira Dancy, and Rose Marcus.

MAJEURE FORCE

Slide-Show Thumbnails
Samara Golden, The Lamplighter's Wooden Pajamas #6, 2020

Samara Golden
The most simple thing in the world, 2020
epoxy resin, resin ink, hot glue, epoxy adhesive, acrylic paint, synthetic hair

32 x 21 x 15 in (81.3 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm)
SGO113

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Rose Marcus, Red Bush, 2015

Rose Marcus
Red Bush, 2015
inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, MDF, net, silk, velvet
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
RM009

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Claire Tabouret, George and Me (purple), 2020

Claire Tabouret
George and Me (purple), 2020
acrylic, ink and oil on paper
44 x 27 in (111.8 x 68.6 cm)
CT223

Elise Rasmussen, In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020

Elise Rasmussen
In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020
cyanotype on silk
Dimensions variable: 7 parts, each 108 x 48 in (274.3 x 121.9 cm)
ER022

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David Korty, Untitled, 2020

David Korty
Untitled, 2020
colored pencil on paper
19 1/2 x 14 1/4 in (49.5 x 36.2 cm)
DK221

Inquire
Derek Boshier, America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019

Derek Boshier
America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019
pencil on paper
27 x 40 in (68.6 x 101.6 cm)
DB238

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Sean Townley, Red Ankhhafs, 2016

Sean Townley
Red Ankhhafs, 2016
Powder coated cast aluminum
3 units, each 22 x 22 x 8 in. (55.9 x 55.9 x 20.3 cm)

Overall: 22 x 70 x 8 in.(55.9 x 177.8 x 20.3 cm)
STO051

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Anne Libby, Chameleon, 2020


Anne Libby
Chameleon, 2020
glazed ceramic, steel, sanded grout
72 x 10 x 10 in (182.9 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
AL036
 

Inquire
Cynthia Daignault, Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019

Cynthia Daignault
Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019
oil on linen
30 x 45 in (76.2 x 114.3 cm)
CD048

Inquire
Samara Golden, The Lamplighter's Wooden Pajamas #6, 2020

Samara Golden
The most simple thing in the world, 2020
epoxy resin, resin ink, hot glue, epoxy adhesive, acrylic paint, synthetic hair

32 x 21 x 15 in (81.3 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm)
SGO113

Rose Marcus, Red Bush, 2015

Rose Marcus
Red Bush, 2015
inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, MDF, net, silk, velvet
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
RM009

Claire Tabouret, George and Me (purple), 2020

Claire Tabouret
George and Me (purple), 2020
acrylic, ink and oil on paper
44 x 27 in (111.8 x 68.6 cm)
CT223

Elise Rasmussen, In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020

Elise Rasmussen
In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020
cyanotype on silk
Dimensions variable: 7 parts, each 108 x 48 in (274.3 x 121.9 cm)
ER022

David Korty, Untitled, 2020

David Korty
Untitled, 2020
colored pencil on paper
19 1/2 x 14 1/4 in (49.5 x 36.2 cm)
DK221

Derek Boshier, America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019

Derek Boshier
America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019
pencil on paper
27 x 40 in (68.6 x 101.6 cm)
DB238

Sean Townley, Red Ankhhafs, 2016

Sean Townley
Red Ankhhafs, 2016
Powder coated cast aluminum
3 units, each 22 x 22 x 8 in. (55.9 x 55.9 x 20.3 cm)

Overall: 22 x 70 x 8 in.(55.9 x 177.8 x 20.3 cm)
STO051

Anne Libby, Chameleon, 2020


Anne Libby
Chameleon, 2020
glazed ceramic, steel, sanded grout
72 x 10 x 10 in (182.9 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
AL036
 

Cynthia Daignault, Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019

Cynthia Daignault
Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019
oil on linen
30 x 45 in (76.2 x 114.3 cm)
CD048

Han Bing

Han Bing, Invalides, 2020

Install 2

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Brie Ruais, Sterling Wells, and Tomashi Jackson. 

Tomashi Jackson

Tomashi Jackson, Temple for Bakari (Shady Grove Church Bombing), 2020

Install 1

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Sean Townley and Anne Libby.

Sean Townley

Sean Townley, Red Ankhhafs, 2016

It feels like a great moment for art to untangle some of the increasing complexity. I think the ability to put form to some of these things is a great release from a diet of simplistic or truncated sound bites that are floating around.

- Anne Libby

Andrea Marie Breiling

Andrea Marie Breiling, Where The Flowers Bloom, 2020

Jesse Mockrin

Jesse Mockrin, "Madame," 2020

MAJEURE FORCE

Thumb-Show Thumbnails
Wanda Koop, Dreamline (Capitol), 2019

Wanda Koop
Dreamline (Capitol), 2019
acrylic on canvas
108 x 84 in (274.32 x 213.36 cm)
WK149

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Tomashi Jackson, Temple for Bakari (Shady Grove Church Bombing), 2020

Tomashi Jackson
Temple for Bakari (Shady Grove Church Bombing), 2020
archival prints on PVC marine vinyl, Pentelic marble dust, acrylic paint, American election flyers, Greek ballot papers, paper bags, muslin
88 x 59 x 10 in (223.5 x 149.9 x 25.4 cm)
TJ015

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Brie Ruais, Closing In On Opening Up, 125 lbs (Nevada Site 5), 2020

Brie Ruais
Closing In On Opening Up, 125 lbs (Nevada Site 5), 2020
Glazed stoneware, hardware
87 x 86 x 2 1/2 in (221 x 218.4 x 6.4 cm)
BR018

Inquire
Cynthia Daignault, Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019

Cynthia Daignault
Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019
oil on linen
30 x 45 in (76.2 x 114.3 cm)
CD048

Inquire
Samara Golden, The Lamplighter's Wooden Pajamas #6, 2020

Samara Golden
The most simple thing in the world, 2020
epoxy resin, resin ink, hot glue, epoxy adhesive, acrylic paint, synthetic hair

32 x 21 x 15 in (81.3 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm)
SGO113

Inquire
Christine Wang, Dinosaur, 2020

Christine Wang
Dinosaur, 2020
acrylic on canvas
84 x 108 in (213.4 x 274.3 cm)
CW164

Inquire
Marcel Alcala, It's a Battle, 2020

Marcel Alcala
It's a Battle, 2020
oil on wood panel
18 x 14 x 1 5/8 in (45.7 x 35.6 x 4.1 cm)

MA008

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Andrea Marie Breiling, Where The Flowers Bloom, 2020

Andrea Marie Breiling
Where The Flowers Bloom, 2020
Flashe, charcoal, aerosol spray
112 1/2 x 82 in (285.8 x 208.3 cm)
AMB036

Inquire
Mira Dancy, Angel on Edge, 2020

Mira Dancy
Angel on Edge, 2020
acrylic on canvas
86 x 68 in (218.4 x 172.7 cm)
MD339

Inquire
Han Bing, Invalides, 2020

Han Bing
Invalides, 2020
oil on linen
56 x 70 in (142.2 x 177.8 cm)
HB036

Inquire
Jasmine Little, Arjuna’s Question, 2020

Jasmine Little
Arjuna’s Question, 2020
stoneware, porcelain, glaze
24 x 17 1/2 x 17 in (61 x 44.5 x 43.2 cm)
JL030

 

Inquire
Sterling Wells, La Brea Poppies, 2020

Sterling Wells
La Brea Poppies, 2020
watercolor on paper
29 1/2 x 20 3/4 in (74.9 x 52.7 cm)
SW002

Inquire
Rose Marcus, Red Bush, 2015

Rose Marcus
Red Bush, 2015
inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, MDF, net, silk, velvet
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
RM009

Inquire
David Korty, Untitled, 2020

David Korty
Untitled, 2020
colored pencil on paper
19 1/2 x 14 1/4 in (49.5 x 36.2 cm)
DK221

Inquire
Elise Rasmussen, In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020

Elise Rasmussen
In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020

cyanotype on silk
Dimensions variable: 7 parts, each 108 x 48 in (274.3 x 121.9)
ER022

Inquire
JPW3, The Gathering, 2020


JPW3
The Gathering, 2020
UV print on silver foil aluminum with oil pastel and acrylic, framed
97 1/2 x 50 x 1 3/4 in (247.7 x 127 x 4.5 cm)
JPW3251
 

Inquire
Derek Boshier, America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019 pencil on paper 27 x 40 in (68.6 x 101.6 cm) DB238

Derek Boshier
America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019
pencil on paper
27 x 40 in (68.6 x 101.6 cm)
DB238

Inquire
Awol Erizku, Ramadan Drawing May 8th, 2019, 2020

Awol Erizku
Ramadan Drawing May 8th, 2019, 2020
incense and oil on archival Stonehenge paper
53 x 41 1/2 x 2 in (134.6 x 105.4 x 5.1 cm)
AE149

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Wanda Koop, Dreamline (Capitol), 2019

Wanda Koop
Dreamline (Capitol), 2019
acrylic on canvas
108 x 84 in (274.32 x 213.36 cm)
WK149

Tomashi Jackson, Temple for Bakari (Shady Grove Church Bombing), 2020

Tomashi Jackson
Temple for Bakari (Shady Grove Church Bombing), 2020
archival prints on PVC marine vinyl, Pentelic marble dust, acrylic paint, American election flyers, Greek ballot papers, paper bags, muslin
88 x 59 x 10 in (223.5 x 149.9 x 25.4 cm)
TJ015

Brie Ruais, Closing In On Opening Up, 125 lbs (Nevada Site 5), 2020

Brie Ruais
Closing In On Opening Up, 125 lbs (Nevada Site 5), 2020
Glazed stoneware, hardware
87 x 86 x 2 1/2 in (221 x 218.4 x 6.4 cm)
BR018

Cynthia Daignault, Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019

Cynthia Daignault
Elegy (Los Angeles), 2019
oil on linen
30 x 45 in (76.2 x 114.3 cm)
CD048

Samara Golden, The Lamplighter's Wooden Pajamas #6, 2020

Samara Golden
The most simple thing in the world, 2020
epoxy resin, resin ink, hot glue, epoxy adhesive, acrylic paint, synthetic hair

32 x 21 x 15 in (81.3 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm)
SGO113

Christine Wang, Dinosaur, 2020

Christine Wang
Dinosaur, 2020
acrylic on canvas
84 x 108 in (213.4 x 274.3 cm)
CW164

Marcel Alcala, It's a Battle, 2020

Marcel Alcala
It's a Battle, 2020
oil on wood panel
18 x 14 x 1 5/8 in (45.7 x 35.6 x 4.1 cm)

MA008

Andrea Marie Breiling, Where The Flowers Bloom, 2020

Andrea Marie Breiling
Where The Flowers Bloom, 2020
Flashe, charcoal, aerosol spray
112 1/2 x 82 in (285.8 x 208.3 cm)
AMB036

Mira Dancy, Angel on Edge, 2020

Mira Dancy
Angel on Edge, 2020
acrylic on canvas
86 x 68 in (218.4 x 172.7 cm)
MD339

Han Bing, Invalides, 2020

Han Bing
Invalides, 2020
oil on linen
56 x 70 in (142.2 x 177.8 cm)
HB036

Jasmine Little, Arjuna’s Question, 2020

Jasmine Little
Arjuna’s Question, 2020
stoneware, porcelain, glaze
24 x 17 1/2 x 17 in (61 x 44.5 x 43.2 cm)
JL030

 

Sterling Wells, La Brea Poppies, 2020

Sterling Wells
La Brea Poppies, 2020
watercolor on paper
29 1/2 x 20 3/4 in (74.9 x 52.7 cm)
SW002

Rose Marcus, Red Bush, 2015

Rose Marcus
Red Bush, 2015
inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, MDF, net, silk, velvet
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
RM009

David Korty, Untitled, 2020

David Korty
Untitled, 2020
colored pencil on paper
19 1/2 x 14 1/4 in (49.5 x 36.2 cm)
DK221

Elise Rasmussen, In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020

Elise Rasmussen
In the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains, 2020

cyanotype on silk
Dimensions variable: 7 parts, each 108 x 48 in (274.3 x 121.9)
ER022

JPW3, The Gathering, 2020


JPW3
The Gathering, 2020
UV print on silver foil aluminum with oil pastel and acrylic, framed
97 1/2 x 50 x 1 3/4 in (247.7 x 127 x 4.5 cm)
JPW3251
 

Derek Boshier, America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019 pencil on paper 27 x 40 in (68.6 x 101.6 cm) DB238

Derek Boshier
America Hands On-gardening and guns, 2019
pencil on paper
27 x 40 in (68.6 x 101.6 cm)
DB238

Awol Erizku, Ramadan Drawing May 8th, 2019, 2020

Awol Erizku
Ramadan Drawing May 8th, 2019, 2020
incense and oil on archival Stonehenge paper
53 x 41 1/2 x 2 in (134.6 x 105.4 x 5.1 cm)
AE149

MAJEURE FORCE

Sterling Wells

Sterling Wells, La Brea Poppies, 2020

Awol Erizku

Awol Erizku, Ramadan Drawing May 8th, 2019, 2020

Jasmine Little

Jasmine Little, Arjuna’s Question, 2020

Install 1

Installation view of Majeure Force, featuring works by Jasmine Little and Josh Callaghan.