Shawn HibmaCronan: Every Thought A Vessel
September 17th – October 28th
Space Ten Gallery is proud to present “Every Thought A Vessel,” a solo exhibition featuring seven vehicular sculptures by Bay Area artist Shawn HibmaCronan. Following in the footsteps of Bay Area builder-artists ascendant in the 1970s and 80s, such as Ron Covell, Don Potts, and Michael Cooper, HibmaCronan’s so-called “vessels” blur distinctions between engineering, furniture, cars, and art. Whimsically imagined and meticulously fabricated, each of his kinetic sculptures offer entrée into speculative realms of possibility, play, and imagination.
Madam X: Circumnaviating the Sphere of Time
July 15th to August 26th
Space Ten Gallery presents “Circumnavigating the Sphere of Time,” an exhibition of transcendental works on paper by the reclusive Los Angeles artist, Madam X. Drawing comparison to artists like Hilma af Klint and Agnes Pelton, Madam X has worked in relative anonymity for the last 40 years, passionately exploring an evolving understanding of the spiritual world through her artwork.
June 9 to July 8, 2023
Curated by Robert Wilhite
Space Ten Gallery presents “L.A. All-Stars,” a group show of artwork and ephemera from the Los Angeles art scene of the 1970s and 80s. Taking its cues from the art collection of the late art patron Dr. Harvey La Tourette and his circle of friends, “L.A. All-Stars” presents an intimate cross-section of one particularly dazzling corner of the Los Angeles artworld.
With work by: Bruce Conner, Chris Burden, Huguette Caland, Guy de Cointet, Joe Fay, George Herms, Charles Hill, John Baldessari, Julie Bozzi, Michael Brewster, Wallace Berman, Tony Berlant, Madam X, Ed Moses, Raymond Saunders, Alexis Smith, and Robert Wilhite.
Laura Green: The Realm of Vallemar
April 15 to May 27th, 2023
Space Ten Gallery presents “The Realm of Vallemar,” a solo exhibition of assemblage sculpture by Pacifica-based artist Laura Green. With a deft hand and a profound sensitivity, Green’s art weaves together a diverse array of materials, including sentimental, personal memorabilia and chance objects discovered around her home’s wood-shaded surroundings in Vallemar, California. The resulting assemblages are intricate and evocative, with webs of thread serving as both a unifying technique and a metaphor for the complexity of the human experience.
Through her art, Green illuminates her emotional world and confronts unresolved traumas with poignant introspection. Her works resonate with deep personal significance while inviting the viewer to contemplate themes of memory, loss, and transformation. With "The Realm of Vallemar," Laura Green pays homage to the memory of her late husband, Stephen Headley, whose hands contributed to the construction of many of the works on display. Through the act of creation, Green grapples with the weight of her grief, weaving strands of memory and emotion into delicate and evocative sculptures which remind us that even in the face of tragedy, art-making can be a form of healing, a way of honoring the past while forging a path forward.
Sense of Place
February 4th to March 18th, 2023
Curated by Alex McAdoo
Space Ten Gallery presents “Sense of Place,” an exhibition of paintings that re-evaluates nature and landscape as subjects in the 21st century.
With work by: Zola Anderson, Loren Burke, Sam Drake, Jessica Dunne, Ivan Rios Fetchko, Evan Gilbert, Dylan Hurwitz, Sean Hutton, Kiernan Pazdar, Pam Posey, Ohad Sarfaty, Aparna Sarkar, and Rebecca Shippee.
Robert Wilhite: Zero
September 30 to December 11, 2022
Space Ten Gallery presents “Zero,” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Robert Wilhite. Wilhite’s sculptures in Zero serve as urgent moral confrontations with puerile militarism, power, and self-annihilation.
The main gallery features a selection of Wilhite’s foreboding full-scale wooden deconstructions of nuclear weaponry – ”Fat Man” (2007), “Davey Crockett” (2011), and “Briefcase Nuke” (2009). In juxtaposition with his imposing bomb sculptures is the delicacy of Wilhite’s “The Future is Micro” (2022), a massive installation of some 400 airplanes composed of insect wings and matchsticks. Finally, “The Past” and “The Future” (2020), two antique pendulum clocks, lacquered black and amended by the artist, stand as ambiguous sentinels over the exhibition. Collectively, these sculptures hang frozen in that eternal instant before detonation; they are confrontational, ambivalent portents of violence and its after-image. With the recent, terrifying escalation in Ukraine at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, we are once again vividly reminded of our planet’s dire circumstances in the perpetual shadows of war, nuclear disaster, and climate catastrophe. Our existential fragility is a central, perennial theme of this area of Wilhite’s sculpture.
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Tom Franco: Billow Talk, Rock Walk
July 8th to August 27th, 2022
Space Ten Gallery presents “Billow Talk, Rock Walk,” an exhibition of sculpture by artist Tom Franco Heavily influenced and inspired by the Bay Area funk movement, Tom Franco’s sculpture draws on the vernacular of funk assemblage as well as folk and outsider art. Throwaway objects and materials offer surprising, semi-recognizable forms as substrata for his quirky, sensuously painted sculptures. Paint layered upon bottles, bottle caps, shoes, ceramics, toys, discarded appliances, tools, and other found objects marry Franco’s rich inner world with poignant observations of life in and around his home in Oakland, California.
“There is something about including as many layers to a work that can reasonably fit,” writes Franco. “Layers of color, images, combining my favorite objects and themes, layers of meaning, searching for answers in the work…” As Franco builds up his layers of paint, the sculptures become spontaneous playgrounds for Franco’s nimble, often absurd narrative imagination. In one sculpture, a Singer sewing machine becomes an undersea vessel surrounded by a school of variegated tropical fish; in another, a tiger inexplicably balances on the nose of a rocket ship. Each of Franco’s artworks invites viewers to enter a dreaming world brimming with his own characteristic humor and sense of play.
March 25 to May 14th, 2022
Space Ten Gallery presents “CUP SHOW,” bringing together over one hundred and sixty artists in celebration of a humble form––the cup.
With cups by: John Domenico, Eli Allman, Zhubin Rahbar, Massimo Vignelli, Terri Jirousek, Aida Staugaard, Kiran Sahgal, Alyssa Quigley, Sara Ekua Todd, MP Knowlton, Haley Ann Bradley, Jane Berman, Godeleine de Rosamel, Hunter Buck, Coleen Sterritt, Mieko Akutsu, Emily Formentini, Lora Ellingson, Jake Ziemann, Chelsea Stephan, John Toki, Lex Gomez, Tom Franco, Eric Kao, Alan Chin, Dino Capaldi, Yuki Katayama, Neen Choplin, Cara Levine, Lauren Elder, Bob Wilhite, Taylor Lee, Lisa Staugaard, Mannix Vega, Cruz Craw, John Baldessari, Arthur Gonzalez, Joan Takayama, Nathan Lynch, Sean McGaughey, Paulin Paris, Georges Paris, Sakura Heffron, Britt Mojo, Mattias Russo-Larsson, Nicole Seisler, Armis Haghnejad, Matt Hollis, Evan Lopez, Peter Shire, Alberto Cuadros, Sarah Koik, Francis River, Greg Eldridge, Rebecca Niederlander, Corrie Willie, Dominic Santos, Shawn Hibmacronan, Lana Nichols, Galen Melchert, Nancy Selvin, Scott Meskill, Joseph DiMatteo, Terri Burris, Adam Miller, Erick Medel, Marjorie Chin, Merrick Adams, Jay and Rie Dion, Austin Kilham, Fizzy Ceramics, Laura Langley, Jeremy Kapone, Esther Rojas-Soto, Karen Kuo, Karen Tong, Carla Tome, Eric Staugaard, Ann Weber, Laura Green, Manyan Lam, Raina Lee, Anthony Pinata, Colin Hurley, Amabelle Aguiluz, Elle Kuan, Lauren Preble, Deenah Vollmer, Lorien Stern, Ian Patrick Cato, Vijay Paniker, Natalia Ira Sookias, Mik Gaspay, Taylor Lee, Lauren Bupp, Question Marks, Rik Ritchey, Joseph Distephanos, Jean Nagai, Jonathan Weaver, David Otis, Adams Puryear, Iris Torres, Andrew Gilliatt, KC Burton, Jonnie Palmer, Nathan Ring, Tyler Quintin, Claire McCauley, Coleman Weimer, Ehren Tool, David Mitchell, Maija Peeples-Bright, Howard Hack, Stan Dann, Masaomi Yasunaga, Christa Assad, Danielle Dobeck, Seth Melchert, Leslie Toki, Shousai Tsujimoto, Clayton Bailey, Peter Voulkos, Emi Ozaki, John Balistreri, Kate Devor Leuhusen, Kate Hungerford, Julie Herrmanns, Nick McAdoo, Ree Kaneko, Mark Johnson, Ken Price, Tyler Bopp, Don Reitz, Todd Christensen, Travis McFlynn, Sabine Paris, Ann Adair Voulkos, Alissa Goss, Jim Melchert, Billy Al Bengston, Havana Davidson, Joshua Kopin, Sara Haynes, Ken Price, Kate Pincus-Whitney, Joseph Kowalczyk, Erik Scollon, Orion Turmon, Karen Massaro, Nicole Buscemi, Berit Hines, Tim Barry, Dan Toberer, Lilly Powell, Alex McAdoo, Natalie Cassidy, John Sasaki, Will Van Boldrik, and Mason + Maxine Eng.