Insert Blanc Press

Arroyo Seco Garden Golf Classic at Outside Gallery

Arroyo Seco Garden Golf Classic 
Holes #3, #4 & #5 at Outside Gallery 
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Avenue, Lincoln Heights
Enter from the driveway off Pomona St. 
(just to the left of 3617 Pomona St. 90031)
(google streetview

Please join us for a double header opening of the next six holes of the Arroyo Seco Garden Golf Classic!

Start with Holes #3, #4 & #5 at Outside Gallery 
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Avenue, Lincoln Heights
Enter from the driveway off Pomona St. 
(just to the left of 3617 Pomona St. 90031)
(google streetview


The games begin at 2pm: 
#3 Anton Lieberman
#4 Andrew Choate
#5 Kristin Cammermeyer

 

Just a short walk away the spectacluar views of Glass Island will provide the backdrop for:
#6 Joshua Callaghan
#7 Earl Gravy
#8 Christine Stormberg

A performance '7 Witches Scream' by Christine Stormberg will close the evening at dusk on top of the hill

http://www.arroyosecoggclassic.org/

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 19, 2015

Open Press

OPEN PRESS  
October 9, 10 & 11, 2015 
Friday 7-10 pm, Saturday 12-3 pm & 4-7 pm, 
Sunday 12-3 pm & 4-7 pm
RSVP for addresses at laliterature@gmail.com

Open Press is a medium to extend the work of the writer, editor, and curator, to instigate new channels of reciprocity among those interested and engaged in what might constitute the literary at any given time. Over the course of three days, Open Press 2015 will feature roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more in various locations across the Los Angeles area.

 

The idea of Open Press is to host a series of events (roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more) on-site at our homes, headquarters, and elsewhere. The co-curators (ENTROPY, eohippus labs, Insert Blanc Press, Les Figues Press and the Poetic Research Bureau) have invited one or more literary projects they admire to participate in these panels, readings, etc.

 

We wish to transform the places we work into temporary public sites where literary practices can be discussed and engaged.  In other words, Open Press will be a kind of literary moveable feast, in which we travel to various sites over the course of three days in Los Angeles, CA.

 

hosts: Les Figues Press, The Poetic Research Bureau, eohippus labs, ENTROPY, & Insert Blanc Press

 

guest presses & projects: Timeless, Infinite Light, ENTER>text, South El Monte Arts Posse, Two Lines Press, Hex Presse, Basic Editions, Casa Libre, comma, poetry, Tract/Trace: Bodies/Pages, Kaya Press, Sidebrow, Copilot Press, Corollary Press, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles,Pastelegram, Unnamed Press, Phoneme Media, Material.

people: LaBerge, Kristen E. Nelson, Teresa Carmody, Andrea Quaid, Angel Dominguez, Tom Trudgeon, Gil Gentile, Pablo Lopez, J. Gordon Faylor, Emji Spero, Joel Gregory,Ted Rees, Emerson Whitney, JH Phrydas, Ivy Johnson, Joseph Mosconi, Andrew Maxwell, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, John Cleary, Kristine Leja, Jason Snyder, Stephanie Sauer, Sunyoung Lee, Neelanjana Banerjee, Amanda Ackerman, Harold Abramowitz, Henry Hoke, Marco Franco Di Domenico, Janice Lee, Carribean Fragoza, Scott Esposito, Michelle Detorie, Lindsay Preston Zappas, Ariel Evans, Megan Whitmarsh, Jade Gordon, Mathew Timmons, David Shook, Chris Heiser, Gallagher Lawson, Kim Schoen, Ginny Cook.


Friday October 9 from 7-10 pm 
The Poetic Research Bureau hosts a reading/performance with Timeless, Infinite Light.

Saturday October 10 from 12-3 pm 
ENTROPY will be joined by ENTER>text, South El Monte Arts Posse, Two Lines Press, Hex Presse, for a panel related to the theme of planetary bodies.

Saturday October 10 from 4-7 pm 
Insert Blanc Press (2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave) presents performances and readings with Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (ed. Lindsay Preston Zappas) readings by Catherine Wagley and Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal; Insert Blanc Press (ed. Mathew Timmons) special guest reading from Jessica Smith and a screening by Kristin Cammermeyer (plus Cammermeyer's exhibition at Outside Gallery adjacent to the space); Pastelegram (ed. Ariel Evans) screening by Megan Whitmarsh & Jade Gordon; Unnamed Press (eds. Olivia Taylor Smith and Chris Heiser) readings by Gallagher Lawson; Phoneme Editions (ed. David Shook) screening with Mario Bellatin; Material (eds. Kim Schoen & Ginny Cook) reading by Robert Russell

 

Sunday October 11 from 12-3 pm 
eohippus labs will be joined by Kaya Press, Sidebrow, Copilot Press, Corollary Press for a panel thatwishes to question the role of rhetoric within any kind of literary practice.

 

Sunday October 11 from 4-7 pm 
Les Figues Press will be joined by Basic Editions, Casa Libre, comma, poetry, Tract/Trace: Bodies/Pages for a collaborative textual engagement. During the reading and performances, we will invite the audience to “make” along with the author. Followed by conversation. 

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 06, 2015

Outside Gallery: Kristin Cammermeyer

Kristin Cammermeyer

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Opening Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 7-10pm

Special Open Hours and Screening as part of Open Press on Saturday October 10, from 4-7pm

Open Hours: 6-8pm Fridays October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11.

Outside Gallery is pleased to present the work of Kristin Cammermeyer bringing together new and recent work of hers including "Accumulation at 12th & Marion" from her installation at the Hedreen Gallery in Seattle; and "big wheel, 2 chairs, and a tray" new work made from materials collected in and around the neighborhood of Outside Gallery.

Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is co-curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional or traditional galleries and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new platform for contemporary art. We held our first show, NUSTACHUS by John Zane Zappas, in February of 2015 and looking towards the future, we have a solo show by Michelle Carla Handel opening in January 2016.

"big wheel, 2 chairs, and a tray"
mixed media with found objects, dimensions variable, 2015 

"the biggest wheel + variations (mobile over reflection pool)" 

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)" 

 

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)" 

Installation at night

Installation at night 

"the biggest wheel + variations (mobile over reflection pool)" 

"rocking chair + tray table (reflection pool)" 

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)"  

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)"  

"Accumulation at 12th & Marion: May 7 - June 19, 2015"
mixed media on 6 panels with projection, 32 3/4 x 153 x 2 1/2 inches, 2015 

Stills from "Accumulation at 12th & Marion: May 7 - June 19, 2015"
stop-motion video, 11:03 minutes, sound design by Michael Dillon, 2015

 

 

Accumulation at 12th & Marion: May 7 - June 19, 2015 from KRISTIN CAMMERMEYER on Vimeo.

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 18, 2015

Lawn Ornaments Closing Party +++ horrorshow 3

Lawn Ornaments

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Closing Party Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7pm
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Celebrating the closing of Lawn Ornaments at Outside Gallery, Insert Blanc General Projects is excited to present a group of artists who have worked with the press in the past few years. This stellar group of artists are particularly excited to explore the alternative exhibition space we've been developing thru Outside Gallery, a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights.

Come out for a Closing Party! Lawn Ornaments is up thru Monday, September 7, 2015 but we're celebrating the show Saturday August 29, beginning at 7pm and continuing late into the night with our horrorshow screening series (details below)

Including a performance by Erica Ryan Stallones: The Farm Set-Up: a singular dating service is a mobile performance piece with a purpose. The Farm-Set-Up is seeking eligible bachelors in the Los Angeles area for love and art. Knowledge of herbal medicine, power tools, and goats is preferred; however, natal chart data, temperament, and facial hair may also be considered. Data gathered from this project will inform The Box Set: a solo exhibition in four acts

Artists: David Bell, John Burtle, Ted Byrnes, Andrew Choate, Greg Curtis, Jake Dotson, Jay Erker, Michelle Carla Handel, Jonathon Hornedo, Jason Kunke, Janne Larsen, Jacqueline Laurita Cortese, Anna Mayer, Chris Niemi, Adrian Paules, Nancy Popp, Gala Porras-Kim, Nicolas Shake, Geneva Skeen, Erica Ryan Stallones , Karin Stothart, Lindsay Tunkl, and Jason Underhill

 

horrorshow

Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, July 25th at 930pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)
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Demons
1985, 88 mins, Unrated

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 1030pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.

 

Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.

 

Read an interview with Director Lamberto Bava here and watch the trailer below.

 

 

Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving.

 

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 25, 2015

Lawn Ornaments at Outside Gallery

Lawn Ornaments

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Opening Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7pm
event on facebook

Open Hours:
Saturday, August, 8 from 1-5pm
Saturday, August 15 from 1-5pm
Sunday, August 23 from 1-5pm 

Celebrating the opening of Outside Gallery with our second show this year, Insert Blanc General Projects is excited to present a group of artists who have worked with the press in the past few years. This stellar group of artists are particularly excited to explore the alternative exhibition space we've been developing thru Outside Gallery, a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights.

What can we do with some of the more obvious spaces available to us? What can you do with your front or back yard or even your side yard? or your roof? These are some of the central questions we are posing with Outside Gallery. We're thinking about urban and suburban architecture and the spaces and opportunities provided. As the availability of aesthetic space is stretched by under-development of the support structures for the contemporary artist, what can be done in your own yard? Like many others these days, we're opening up our house and our living space for art and artists.

 

David Bell
John Burtle
Ted Byrnes
Andrew Choate
Greg Curtis
Jake Dotson
Jay Erker
Michelle Carla Handel
Jonathon Hornedo
Jason Kunke
Janne Larsen
Jacqueline Laurita Cortese
Anna Mayer
Chris Niemi
Adrian Paules
Nancy Popp
Gala Porras-Kim
Nicolas Shake
Geneva Skeen
Erica Ryan Stallones 
Karin Stothart
Lindsay Tunkl
Jason Underhill

 

Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is co-curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional or traditional galleries and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new platform for contemporary art. We held our first show, NUSTACHUS by John Zane Zappas, in February of 2015 and looking towards the future, we have a solo show by Kristin Cammermeyer opening in late September and another solo show with Michelle Carla Handel opening in January 2016.

 

 

Adrian Paules
One Black Diagonal
Cement block stack
24” x 16” x 6”

Nicolas Shake
Coming Up Short
Friendly plastic and acquired dirty
Dimensions variable
2015

Geneva Skeen
memorex system repair valve timer
infinite playback cassette, cassette player, headphones, sod

Jacqueline Laurita Cortese
Birdfeeder with Face
clay
23" tall x 17" wide x 12" deep, 2015

Jay Erker
an odd rumpled man exploding with ideas
Clay, acrylic, Pleiospilos nelii, Rosemary, flowering cactus
9” x 4.5” x 6"

Michelle Carla Handel
Minilith, 2015
Gypsum cement and plexiglass
14 x 21 x 20 inches

Anna Mayer
We Are We (for Insert Blanc Press)
metal, wood, ceramic, jade plant, plastic, paint
12" x 72" x 18", 2015

Chris Niemi
#1 Pastel Panty
Aqua resin, pigment, underwear
2015

Lindsay Tunkl
How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn
Sand, Dirt, Trowel, Sharpie
Dimensions Variable

 

John Birtle
Little Hairy Cactus
hair

Janne Larsen
The Golden Fly Palace of Donald Trump
Mixed media: Paper Maiche, Honey, Flys
8"x6"x6"

Andrew Choate
t’objecteur
smallish sculpture cardboard heavily spraypainted silver with strange objects incorporated
36” x 10” x 12”

Ted Byrnes
percussive objects (to be performed)

Jason Kunke
Diagram/Metaphor
bamboo trellis, quantum spin liquid paint on canvas (framed), stained wood planter, soil amended with quantum spin liquid, and Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue' morning glories
66" x 40" x 18", 2015

Jonathon Hornedo
Paintings (from left to right as hung): knowing once, electric, sexy does it, echo park after dark
oil, paper, and canvas on panel
all are 26"x31"x1", 2015

Jake Dotson
Macromolecule (D60)
Woven titanium with smog-eating, self-cleaning patina
2015

 

Gala Porras-Kim
Boom Box
sound, wood box
5" x 12" x 12", 2009
37 songs containing the word "Boom" are found, cut, and edited consecutively, then played in a box so the sound is a continuous boom

Erica Ryan Stallones
Sunday Blues
Oil on canvas
40" x 30"
2010

Karin Stothart
Untitled
(stills from film screening)
8:28 minutes

Jason Underhill
Sing Your Heart Out: Bonnie Tyler, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' (Pioneer Spirit), 2008
Digital Video, 4 min 36 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Bryan Adams, 'Everything I Do' (Born Again On A Train), 2008
Digital Video, 4 min 13 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Elvis, 'Suspicious Minds' (The Kidnapper), 2008
Digital Video, 3 min 5 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: John Lennon, 'Happy Xmas' (Enjoy Rat Heaven), 2008
Digital Video, 3 min 29 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Neil Young 'Down by the River' (Sexy Young Thing from the White Power Movement), 2008
Digital Video, 4 min 43 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Rhianna, 'Umbrella' (Amongst Nudes), 2008
Digital Video, 3 min 58 seconds

Greg Curtis
aaTom (Banner_Large-10033_LG_FanM_180115 w/ eatopener_cherry (wallpaper))
Vinyl banner, grommets
30" x 72", 2015

David Bell
Doth Wave
Oil on canvas, rope, wood and concrete base
2015

 

 

 

Nancy Popp
Untitled (performance 7:00pm – sunset)
photographs by Marshall Astor

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 20, 2015

horrorshow 2

horrorshow

Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, July 25th at 930pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)

click <-- for facebook event 

Tourist Trap
1979, 90 mins, PG

"EVERY YEAR YOUNG PEOPLE DISAPPEAR."

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 1030pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.

 

Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.
Read an interview with the director David Schmoeller at The Terror Trap and find out more about the film at the director's website.
Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving. 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 20, 2015

Insert Blanc Pop-Up Gallery and Bookstore

Insert Blanc Pop-Up Gallery and Bookstore

Kickstarter Campaign Party!

Thursday July 16 - Saturday July 18 from 1-9pm daily

Art Share L.A. 213.687.4278

801 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90013

As part of our Kickstarter Campaign this month, Insert Blanc Press General Projects is running a Pop-Up Gallery and Bookstore in the Artist District in Downtown Los Angeles at Art Share L.A. including readings, performances and screenings. We're bringing all our books, which you can pick up as well as various limited editions we've been putting together for the Kickstarter Campaign plus our new Poetry Is Dead, I Killed It T-Shirt and the new Insert Blanc Press tote bag. Come on down and say hello!

We'll be adding performances and keep the updates coming, but for now... 

Readings and performances include

Harold Abramowitz - Friday 730pm
Amanda Ackerman - Friday 8pm
Chris Sylvester, Holly Melgard, Joey Yearous-Algozin - Saturday 3pm
Joseph Mosconi - Saturday 4pm

Will Alexander - Saturday 5pm

 

Plus Screenings of Fright Catalog the movie; Poetry Is Dead, I Killed It; I Who Have Satin by Doug Nufer; For God by Todd Collins by Erica Ryan Stallones; Nature Nurtures Nature by Andrew Choate; and more ... 

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 12, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign! Support Insert Blanc Press and General Projects!

 

We Need Your Support.

Over the past 10 years Insert Blanc has done quite a lot and more, but we've only done one fundraising campaign before at our 5 year anniversary celebration. In the past decade we have grown well beyond a typical literary or arts press and branched out in a number of new and exciting directions. Now, we need your help to do it even better going forward.

Kickstart it Up!

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 01, 2015

horrorshow

horrorshow

Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, June 20th at 10pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)

click <-- for facebook event 

The Gates of Hell, aka City of the Living Dead directed by Lucio Fulci
"Paura nella città dei morti viventi" (original title)
1980 (released in US 1983), 93 mins. 

 

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 11pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.

 

Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.

 

You can read aboutdirector Lucio Fulci at Senses of Cinema and the film City of the Living Dead at Mondo Digital.

 

Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving. 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 15, 2015

N U S T A C H U S

N U S T A C H U S
John Zane Zappas
Saturday, February 7 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Opening Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031
insertblancpress.net

Please join us for the inaugural opening of Outside Gallery with an exhibition of new work by John Zane Zappas. Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional sculpture gardens and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new space for contemporary art.

N U S T A C H U S by John Zane Zappas 
features new site-sensitive sculptures and drawings on aluminum. Zappas’ objects shift one’s focus from what an element represents to how it operates. Relying on the materiality of recognizable objects while resisting their utility, objects become values, fetishes, idols… The work is not about resolution, but resides in a space where there is nothing to decode—an empty stage for fleeting moments of being. Zappas firmly believes that knowledge can be revealed through the act of making and he works to move from the familiar to the ambiguous with a dizzying lack of distinction between humor and solemnity.

 

John Zane Zappas (b. Torrance, 1985) received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Primetime and Good Weather. In 2012 he participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

http://www.johnzanezappas.com/

 

Y O O Z E
2015
Oil stick on aluminium.
18" x 12"
(also see John Zane Zappas drawing edition from Insert Blanc)

 

 

Flower 2015
Masticated Flaming Hot Cheetos, Elmer's Glue, armature, and carved particle board plinth.
71" x 20" x 24"

 

Ashtray
2015
Carved and torched palm wood.
47" x 10" x 10"

Wide Throne
2015
Concrete, wood, and metal mesh.
89" x 102"" x 30"

 

 

Installation Images

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 26, 2015