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					       Ng, David, Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2009.




               November 12, 2009 | 3:04 pm

               Many will deny it, but the art world is ruled by three simple things: money, money and
               money. At the end of the day, art is a capitalistic enterprise. So what better place is there
               to make that connection than at the mall?

               In Culver City, shoppers may have noticed a few large-scale installations at the newly
               reopened Westfield Culver City Shopping Center on Sepulveda Boulevard. The works
               are part of a new $1.3-million project that involves permanent and temporary artwork
               intended to bridge Culver City's shrine to consumer capitalism with the local gallery
               scene.

               The mall has dedicated about 5,000 square feet of vertical space to a temporary
               installation of works by L.A. artist Alex Israel. The installation was coordinated by the
               gallery LAXART, which partnered with Westfield on the project. Israel's pieces include an
               outdoor billboard-type piece on the south side of the mall's exterior, as well as an indoor
               wallpaper-esque installation inside the complex.

               Westfield said it chose Israel's proposals because they blur the lines between commerce
               and art to create a hybrid visual experience. "We also wanted to connect with what's
               going on in the L.A. and Southern California arts scene," said Larry Green, a senior vice
               president at Westfield.

               Both named “Untitled,” Israel's creations bring together high art and commerce in an
               energetic way. The interior piece (pictured above) uses commercial logos that are
               brought together traffic-jam style. The exterior work features classic L.A. iconography
               and is intended as an homage to artists Billy Al Bengston and Larry Bell. Israel's art will
               be on view through the spring.

               A problematic fusion of art and publicity, or a Warholian commentary on said
               phenomenon? You be the judge.

               The Culver City mall has also installed a permanent exhibition of works by artists Chris
               Doyle, Jeff Kopp and David Trubridge. Situated throughout the mall, these works were
               organized by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood.

               Westfield said it is funding the entire art project and providing some sponsorship to the
               participating galleries. It is all part of a $180-million renovation of the Culver City mall,
               which originally opened in the 1970s. The grand reopening took place in October.

               The company says it plans to rotate other temporary works in the future.




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               It probably goes without saying that Westfield management has the final say on what
               artwork will be hung on its wall and installed on its grounds. (No Mapplethorpe-esque
               provocations allowed, one can assume.)

               "We approved the art, but we gave artists latitude. We were careful to give them freedom
               to create," said Nicole Imberger, a vice president at Westfield.

               -- David Ng




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       Gordon, Amanda, Only in L.A.: Mall Art in Culver City, Angeleno Magazine, January 22, 2010.




Redling Fine Art 6757 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 t. 323.230.7415 f. 323.924.5560 e. Office@redlingfineart.com
       Larson, Kristin. “Kim Kardashian Hits the Mall and Gives Must-Have Style Tips.”
               Stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com 10 November 2009. <
               http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2009/11/10/kim-kardashian-hits-the-mall-and-gives-must-
               have-style-tips/>




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Redling Fine Art 6757 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 t. 323.230.7415 f. 323.924.5560 e. Office@redlingfineart.com
       Geoff Tuck, selections from Notes on Looking, www.ForYourArt.com. August-October 2009

               Notes on Looking, 8/13/09
               Do you notice public art? I mean beyond Evan Holloway's 2001 sculpture, The Sculpture That Goes with the Bank. I
               ask because I've been noticing some projects around town involving interesting young artists. At the JMOCA opening
               Saturday Jeff Kopp told me of his project at the Fox Hills Mall - giant-sized punctuation marks scattered about the open
               spaces, suitable for children to climb on. When I remarked, "Oh, right! You did the Red Balls show at Redling!" His
               partner, Nancy Meyer, FOCA curator, whacked him on the shoulder and laughing, said, "It's always those red balls!"
               Can't help it, I guess.




               Jeff Kopp: Fingers, Balls and Walls, Redling Fine Art

               Notes on Looking 10/22/09
               I ran into Jeff Kopp while looking at the collages and we talked about sculptures he's installed for a commission at
               Westfield Culver City curated by Carol Stakenas of LACE. These are shiny, giant-sized, deeply colored punctuation
               marks. Jeff said he hopes the marks seem surprising, like they've dropped from the tops of office towers and that,
               stripped from the context of language the marks will avoid feeling didactic to people, avoid insisting on an
               interpretation. Rather the sculptures will leave open an opportunity for individuals experiencing them to each find their
               own meaning. I'm interested in this project and in the idea of stressing the art in public art. If you'd like to join artists
               Kopp, David Trubridge, Chris Doyle, and Alex Israel at the opening party on Thursday, Oct. 29 email
               culvercity@westfield.com.




               Jeff Kopp, Punctuation Station. Image of nicely peopled ampersand by Kopp

               Notes on Looking 10/29/09

               But Geoff, last week you told us to go to Westfield and see Jeff Kopp's sculptures on Thursday the 29th!! In fact we've
               read about that event on LAXART and For Your Art, too! Oh well, maybe timing and freeway traffic will support my
               recommendation that you try both events...




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       Excerpt from: Los Angeles: On the Ground, Artform December 2008. by Walead Beshty.




Redling Fine Art 6757 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 t. 323.230.7415 f. 323.924.5560 e. Office@redlingfineart.com
       Robinson, Walter. “L.A. Confidential” artnet Magazine 2008 <
              http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/robinson/robinson1-30-08.asp>




                  Works by Jeff Kopp in the booth of Redling Fine Art at ART LA 2008


                A relatively new gallery at the fair was Redling Fine Art, which was
                    opened last fall at 990 North Hill Street in Los Angeles by Erica
                 Redling (and who was at her second art fair in four months, having
                 appeared at NADA in Miami). Her booth is filled with sign sculptures
                by Jeff Kopp, lightweight, handmade geometric structures that seem
                   to merge the Japanese lantern with the lightbox. The texts seem
                focused on plumbing and plays on words, viz., "just because you shit
               in it" on one side, "doesn’t mean it’ll flush" on the other. Now there’s a
                            slogan to think about. Bigger ones are $6,000.




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       “Readin’, Writin’, and Rhythms at Kreiling & Dodd” Daily Candy. 11 March 2008. <
              http://www.dailycandy.com/dossier/posts/38710/Readin-Writin-and-Rhythms-at-Kreiling-Dodd>




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