The Happy House

An interdisciplinary exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show LA that explored Americans’ obsession with self-help, amateur psychiatry, and the excessive search to self-optimize. Curated by Sean Noyce, Alison Woods and Joe Davidson.

Exhibiting artists: Jorin Bossen, Gul Cagin, Joe Davidson, Sean Noyce, Max Presneill, Curtis Stage, Steve Wolkoff, and Alison Woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figura: Micro Macro

A cultural exchange exhibition between Los Angeles California, and Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a tiny state surrounded by Europe, while the United States is one of the largest countries in the world. In a way, it is a David and Goliath relationship. Curated by Alison Woods and David Leapman.

 

Exhibiting artists:  EC, Ivana Cekovic, Joe Davidson, Ian Dawson, Jeff Desome, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Tom DunnBrian Thomas JonesKatarzyna Kot-Bach ,David Leapman, Bertrand Ney, Karolina Pernar, and Alison Woods

 

 

In the stillness between two waves of the sea

 

An exchange between artists from Greece and California, creating a dialogue between these seemingly disparate cultures. Like a cartography of places and approaches, this exhibition maps points of coexistence among chaotic global politics. Curated by Alison Woods and Dimitra Skandali.

Exibiting artists: Natasa Biza, Kio Griffith, Nancy Ivanhoe, Dimitris Katsoudas, Despina Nissiriou, Aliki Pappa, Ty Pownall, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Fran Siegel, Dimitra Skandali, Valerie Wilcox, and Alison Woods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Futopia®

How do we know when a new world paradigm is in the works. What marks the transition, and how do we know when it is time to fight or to take flight? 

 

With the election of Donald Trump, Brexit, mass immigration of Syrian refugees, and impending climate change the world seems to be on the brink of sudden and transformative change. The rising global power of the 1% at the expense of the 99% leaves the world’s populations feeling helpless to redirect the course of a world perceived as spinning out of control. 

 

What is possible within this context? We have posed this question to the artists participating in this exhibition. The offspring is Futopia, a crude hybridization of possible futures, both utopic and dystopic. Curated by Alison Woods and Kio Griffith.

Exhibiting Artists: Gul Cagin, Helen Chung, Eben Goff, Pete Hickok, Bryan Ida, Ma Li , Alanna Marcelletti, Alex Schaefer, and Lena Kazakova Wolek

 

Colab III at the Torrance Art Museum

An international, emerging artists collaborative project which presents 8 artist-run gallery / spaces in LA partnering with 8 artist-run spaces in Berlin - 16 spaces create 8 joint curatorial projects featuring 76 artists. 

Exhibiting Artists: Juan Arata, Nina Lehtonen-Braun, Gul Cagin, Ellen DeElaine, Dani Dodge, Andy Holtin, Ben Jackel, Mike MacKeldey, Ty Pownell, Samantha Sethi, Hannah Van Ginkel, Daniel Wiesenfeld, Valerie Wilcox and Alison Woods

The Happy House, ©SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Image by Samuel Morgan Photography