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April 2018

COSM, ORGANIZATION-CONSTRUCTION, SECOND INSTANCE: ANJA WEISER FLOWER

April 5 - April 22

  VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to announce “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Bay Area artist Anja Weiser Flower, curated by VOLUME member Jared Baxter. The main exhibition space of Human Resources, formerly a movie theater, will be completely darkened, with Flower’s work, a new iteration of an ongoing project, illuminated by a single hanging light. Presented in its “first instance” at Odium Fati in San Francisco in 2016, the work asserts a receding…

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Christine Tavolacci and Ted Byrnes perform John Cage’s Ryoanji

April 22 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TWO PERFORMANCES - 8pm and 9:30pm Doors at 7pm $15 Suggested Donation On the surface, a comparison might be hazarded between John Cage’s mid-eighties composition Ryoanji and the untitled work at the center of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” the debut Los Angeles exhibition of Bay Area artist Anja Weiser Flower. Indeed, both works share an interest in surfaces and their relationship to time. In Cage’s case, this arises through the musical transposition, via a graphic score, of the paths traced…

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The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance

April 28 - May 5
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, 90012

Anna Delgado and Brenda Starks are Southern California ceramic artists whose art examines identity and place. Though their works differ formally, they have overlapping themes that explore heritage, transitional spaces, and the trajectory of clay as an art medium. Together, the artists have dug clay from Los Angeles county to use for their new show, “The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance.” Visitors will be invited to interact with the clay in different ways. On the day of the opening, Anna…

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May 2018

Sherry Valence

May 3 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HRLA and The Institute of Ceramics and Alliance will host music by Sherry Valence.  Sherry Valence is an Indie Pop band formed in 2016. The band consists of vocalist Danielle Zamora, guitarist Ryan Massie, guitarist Jess Kelly, bassist Sean Kelly, and drummer Joseph Gallegos. Sherry Valence is a Los Angeles band and they released their first EP, Call Your Dogs, on January 27, 2018.

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Nuestra América Poetry Reading

May 5 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Nuestra América” celebrates the unique voices and styles of writers and poets who live in Southern California. The title of the poetry reading refers to José Martí’s seminal essay, which was first published in 1891 in La Revista Ilustrada de Nueva York (New York) and then in El Partido Liberal (Mexico City). In his essay, Martí highlights the independent spirit of the people of the Americas. Please join us and experience the distinct performances of Tristan Douglas Acker, Alex Avila,…

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CARRIAGE: Matty Davis & Ben Gould

May 6 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CARRIAGE by Matty Davis and Ben Gould   Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:00PM–9:00PM (performance begins promptly at 7:15PM) Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 FREE   Carriage is a site-responsive performance created by Matty Davis and Ben Gould that radically explores control and empathy, motored in part by the raw energy of Gould’s Tourette Syndrome. This performance is informed by evolving senses of the body—injury, trauma, healing, and growth—and offers a unique opportunity to create a…

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Biquini Wax: A Dangerous Obsession

May 11 6:00 pm - May 27 7:00 pm
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