The Artist's Guide to the L.A. Galaxy

 
THE EXCHANGE
an artist book by Michael Arata and qi peng

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 11:24 AM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hello -------,


I met you at the San Diego Art Fair- Beyond The Boarders". At the time we talked about curating a "works on paper" or something show for the West Los Angeles College art gallery? I would request to include the girl from Houston and the Circle gal

It would be great to correspond with you. I attached a couple of images to remind you of the work.

Thanks,
Michael Arata
maarata@aol.com
wlac@wlac.edu 

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 6:25 PM
To: maarata@aol.com
         
Hello there Michael,


How are you doing? I am appreciative that you invite me for curating
and yes, we can include the work of Circlegal and Mindy Kober.

Also, when are the dates for the group show? I would love to include a curator's proposal as well as a theme for the show :)

thanks, qi (-------… I will use my p------ n------- ------ for the curated show :)...)

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 9:16 AM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Some time in the spring or fall of 2010

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:01 AM
To: maarata@aol.com

Sounds good. As soon as you get the dates then I can work on it... I have 5-6 artists I would love to present there including Amy Lincoln and Andrew Wrigley as well as Ike Bushman.

thanks, qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Here is the email I sent out so far:

"Thanks for your reply. No title yet for the show but so far, artist and curator Michael Arata's website can be found at:
http://rvf-artmuseum.csusb.edu/pressroom_3.html and he has been exhibited in various venues including Acuna-Hansen out in L.A.

The underlying concept of the show is that of a group where it focuses on portraiture and networking through physical meeting and Facebook/Twitter. The term of portraiture will be a rather loose concept and it incorporates the idea of what depiction of the human soul ought to be here.


Michael Arata's artist choices: Circlegal, ------ ------, and Mindy Kober

My artist choices include: Ike Bushman (accepted), Joshua Luther (accepted), Shay Kun (accepted), Matt Jones (accepted), Kadar Brock (?), William Brovelli (accepted), Jon Coffelt (accepted), Dave Thomas (accepted), Amy Lincoln (maybe), William Powhida (maybe), Tom Sanford (maybe), Amy Lincoln (accepted), J------ L------ (maybe).

There will be around 15-20 artists for what is a rather decently sized space at the West Los Angeles College Art Gallery with information at:

West Los Angeles College Art Gallery
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City CA, USA
(310) 287-4200
www.wlac.edu

Shows there included: http://themagla.com/Detailed/1936.html

I appreciate your response and I will provide more details about the work which will related to portraiture (abstractly or literally) in relation to the idea of networking or friendship connection through new media/internet/Facebook/Twitter, etc."

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

by the way, any idea on insurance at the venue as well as the shipping budget for the show? Thanks! :) qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 5:36 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Title of show: "The Artist's Guide to the L.A. Galaxy" ... any thoughts?

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 5:57 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

S------ n------ s------- or i-------. Do unframed works on paper.


Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:03 AM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hi there Michael,
Sounds wonderful. by the way, what is your mailing address out there in L.A. for reference? Mine is


qi peng
qi peng art studio
974 W----- B------ R------ C------ Unit ------
Salt Lake City UT 84119

Thanks so much!


sincerely, qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

How are you doing? Working on the group show project... what is your studio mailing address for reference? Thanks so much :), qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 7:24 AM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Good Morning Qi,

Good to hear you are working on the project. Send some images when you get a chance. Keep me posted.

My address is:


michael Arata
930 w------ a------ 37
Los Angeles CA 90065

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:01 AM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Sounds wonderful... I have created a flickr account for the show so you can view the images submitted as they go up to http://www.flickr.com/photos/iaoprojects/sets/72157622472988893/

Thanks! qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

A few of the artists have asked what the exact dates of the show would be (some preplan very early) so is there a ball park figure on when the exhibition would be held? Also would works be shipped to the college location? :)


thanks, qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

by the way, after chatting with Circlegal, it looks like she does not want to exhibit in L.A. :(... I have found some artists who would be interested. thanks, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:19 AM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hello Qi,

How do you feel about the middle of Feburary or the end of March?

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:49 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Sounds wonderful that would be appreciated :)... perfect dates.

If you can get me exact dates of the group show that would be awesome so that I can coordinate with each artist accordingly.

thanks, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 8:19 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hi Qi,


How do you feel about having the show open on February 10, and the reception on the 20th? Let me know what you think?

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

hi there Michael,


That sounds awesome :)... what is the closing date?
also do you have a shipping address for receipt of the works? Thanks, qi :D

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hi Qi,

I think it might be easiest to have the work shipped to my home. It took me several weeks to get stuff that had been shipped to the plant facilities department. What do you think? Is it going to be a large package or crate? It should probably arrive a week or so before the show opens. That should give me enough time to install the work.

My address is:

Michael Arata
930 W. A------ ------
Los Angeles, CA 90065

I thought I would share a couple of reviews from my current show.


Flavor Pill: 
http://flavorpill.com/losangeles/events/2009/11/14/michael-arata-remember?

Keep me posted.

Happy New Year,
Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 6:40 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Looks like a few packages to be shipped to your place in fact :) Look forward to working out the final curating and making the catalogue for the show too.

Thanks for the update!


sincerely, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hi Qi,

I got three packages today, 2 from Jeff Faerber via NY and the Living Room and 1 from Megan Hildebrant via FL. 

Could you send me a list of the participants again so I can keep track of who's work I have received and who I need to keep a watch out for.

This is going to be a fun show.I am looking forward to it. You are doing a great job.

Will any of the artist be coming out for the show?

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:38 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Sounds good. I know that Dave Thomas and maybe Julie Dunker will be coming out for the show. Is it possible to have the show end on April 30th? Thanks!

Artists included (not finalized yet)


MATT JONES
JEFF FAERBER
JULIE DUNKER
VINCENT COMO
DAVE THOMAS
SHAY KUN
KADAR BROCK?
AMY LINCOLN
JON COFFELT
TOM SANFORD
WILLIAM BROVELLI
WILLIAM POWHIDA?
DANIEL HEIDKAMP
MINDY KOBER
JOELLE JENSEN
LIZ FISH?
DANNIELLE TEGEDER?
ERIC DOERINGER?


sincerely, qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

I would love to have the show end on April 30, 2010 and add JENNY MORGAN and EMILIE DUVAL to the list of participants. Still finalizing everything together and thanks so much again!

sincerely, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hello Qi, 

Sorry the dates have to stay the same.

I have 8 packages now. I think this m------ t------ e------ to fill the gallery. I am wondering if you may have included t------ m------ artists. M------ we should do 2 shows, part one and part 2. One would have to be in the Fall or spring 2011.

Any way I have received packages from Matt Jones, Vincent Como, 2 from Shung Kun, Magan Hildebrant, 2 from Jeff Farber and T.S. Sanford.

Are the rest of the list going to be in the show? Are you coming out to choose the work or should I s------ the work?


Do you have a press release with the show title and the artist list? 

What is the site  address you sent me that has photos of the art work that will be included in the show? I would like to get some jpegs to get them on the school web site along with a press release. Shall make up an e card? What image?

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 4:07 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hey there Michael,

How are you doing? When is the planned end of the show? :)

I am thinking about ------ to ------ pieces total for the space and was basing my judgment on the video which seemed to depict e------ room for such.

Unless t------ w------ are allowed?

I am hoping to include at l------ o------ e------ for each artist and already a few artists are d------ out so basically I will finalize the list by the end of the week.

I will email you a flickr account link which depicts each of the pieces and we both can work together to s------ the f------ pieces.

I am going to have a------ the artists s------ the pieces before we make the f------ decisions if you are alright with that. That way we can p------ and c------ accordingly :)

I appreciate your patience and will be calling you later on this upcoming weekend. Thanks!

Sincerely, qi

Ps I won't be able to make it to the reception but hopefully drop by during the show.

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 4:09 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

I will be emailing you about image choices tonight etc

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:08 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Awesome... about the works, a lot of the works are pretty small and some of them can be exhibited in a s------ fashion such as the two Kadar Brock pieces. Also the Matt Jones drawings need to be exhibited in a 4 by 4 fashion in accordance to his wishes. The Eric Doeringer pieces can be installed in an array of 12 in a row side by side. During the install if you can shoot some pictures and text message me at (801) 987-0244 that would work so that I can combine our inputs on the look.

The complete images can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iaoprojects/sets/72157622472988893/ . These images will change as soon as I have all the selection of pieces available. Of course, if you can relay me the dimensions then we can figure out what we can do.

Cool beans. I appreciate your input and thanks very much again!


sincerely, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:52 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hi Qi, I wanted to let you know the show ending date. I looked it u today on the calender in the gallery. It is scheduled to close on March 18.

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:53 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Sounds good. I will add that the press release accordingly. February 10th to March 18th will be finalized here. Thanks so much again!

sincerely, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:36 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hi Qi, 

You should list the gallery hours as Monday trough Thursday 9:30-4:00PM. It is sometimes open on Friday but is not guaranteed.

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hey there Michael,


Will do. Crazily coordinating everything... I think that the second time around that the process will be smoother. It's wonderful to be able to figure out the logistics of how this is going to be coming together.

sincerely, qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

I have attached the image for Dannielle Tegeder's mini installation to this email for use for the e card (if you can email me it that would be awesome). For this image it would need to be specified that "Image courtesy of Prischka C. Juschka Fine Art." I appreciate your doing this very much.

I just finished most of the website devoted to the show at http://lagroupshow.weebly.com/ and you can use the Flickr website to draw photos for each image at http://www.flickr.com/photos/iaoprojects/sets/72157622472988893/ so that you can repost at the college's website. I appreciate your doing this and thanks again!

sincerely, qi

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 8:52 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Just wanted to get an update on inventory, particularly Jenny Morgan's, received in shipment. From there, we can figure the logistics of the pieces into the area. Thanks again!

sincerely, qi

p.s. Julie Dunker and I are hoping to be there for the opening reception.

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:44 PM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

How are things going with you? Just wanted to check on the progress of the install. Also do you have any photographs of the group show? I appreciate it very much and many thanks!

sincerely, qi

maarata@aol.com <maarata@aol.com>
Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM
To: qipengart@gmail.com

Hello Qi,

The show is hung , I got m------ of the work up' Attaches is a list of the work around the room clockwise. Also a copy of the e-vite. Have a look and let me know if anything needs to be changed.

Thanks, Michael

qi peng <qipengart@gmail.com>
Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 5:36 AM
To: maarata@aol.com

Hello there Michael,

Much appreciated and thanks for everything here! By the way, I was talking with Dave Thomas (one of the artists) and was wondering whether it would be possible to coordinate this project at the Boise Art Museum if you were interested in pursuing this with him and myself? I can give you his phone number if you wish.


sincerely, qi