John Emison

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2024





Super Trouper I, 2024, acrylic and graphite on linen and cotton canvas, wood stretcher.

2022





Installation view of Grassroots in the Spectacle, 2022, Durden and Ray with Tainan University of Technology, Los Angeles, CA. 





Menhir Peeperkorn (2022), granite, enamel. Grassroots in the Spectacle, 2022, Durden and Ray with Tainan University of Technology, Los Angeles, CA. 





Full time history, 2022, sandstone, enamel. Grassroots in the Spectacle, 2022, Durden and Ray with Tainan University of Technology, Los Angeles, CA. 





Belly (Saskia), 2021, granite, enamel. Grassroots in the Spectacle, 2022, Durden and Ray with Tainan University of Technology, Los Angeles, CA. 





Belly (Bennett)
, 2020, granite, enamel. Grassroots in the Spectacle, 2022, Durden and Ray with Tainan University of Technology, Los Angeles, CA. 





Pieter platform (a stage, a sculptural object, and a space for visitors to read, rest, and remember), 2021-2022, wood sprung platform with Marley and access ramps. Installation view of Knees, Schools, Urges, curated by Jennie MaryTai Liu with Alana Frey, 2022, Pieter Performance Space at The Box, Los Angeles. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen Studio.





Alison D’Amato in collaboration with John Emison, performance of Conservatorium, 2022, audio (text from primary sources, 1926-2019), 1926-2019, yoga mat, army blanket, faux fur blanket, linen
Conservatorium whispers about forgotten people and things. February 12, 1906 - present.





Alison D’Amato in collaboration with John Emison, installation view of Conservatorium, 2022, audio (text from primary sources, 1926-2019), yoga mat, army blanket, faux fur blanket, linen, approx. 20:00 mins (photo by Fredrik Nilsen Studio)
Conservatorium whispers about forgotten people and things. February 12, 1906 - present.

2021





Installation view of Knot, curated by Iva Gueorguieva, 2021,  MIM Gallery, Los Angeles
Exhibition text





Belly (Bennett), 2020, granite, enamel





Rock with coins rejected by Coinstar and coins off eBay, 2021, sandstone, 4th-5th Century AD Roman Imperial coins, 1880 German Empire Mark, 1918 Austria-Hungary Empire Heller, 1999 Swedish Krona, 2002 Euro coin, 2004 US Quarter, 2011 US Dime, SEPTA token, US Penny





Detail of Rock with coins rejected by Coinstar and coins off eBay, 2021, sandstone, 4th-5th Century AD Roman Imperial coins, 1880 German Empire Mark, 1918 Austria-Hungary Empire Heller, 1999 Swedish Krona, 2002 Euro coin, 2004 US Quarter, 2011 US Dime, SEPTA token, US Penny





Belly (Saskia), 2021, granite, enamel





Rock with yellow ghosting, 2021, granite, color pencil, crayon





Alison D’Amato in collaboration with John Emison, Evening Star, 2021, durational performance, MIM Gallery, Los Angeles
The Sacred Something text





Hornbook, 2021, poster color, pencil, tracing paper, screen mesh, push pins




Time is the activity, 2021, oil stick, pencil, iroko wood






Untitled, 2021, ink and pencil on paper





Pieter platform (a stage, a sculptural object, and a space for visitors to read, rest, and remember), 2021-2022, wood sprung platform with Marley and access ramps. Pieter Performance Space at The Box, Los Angeles, 2021. 





Pieter platform (a stage, a sculptural object, and a space for visitors to read, rest, and remember), 2021-2022, wood sprung platform with Marley and access ramps. Pieter Performance Space at The Box, Los Angeles, 2021. 

2020





Underrehearsed Magic, 2020, video still. John B. Emerson, Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles. Funded by 2019 Central Park Artist Award.





Underrehearsed Magic, 2020, video still. John B. Emerson, Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles. Funded by 2019 Central Park Artist Award.. 





Underrehearsed Magic maquette, 2020, oil stick on wood, bird’s nest, light fixture, cardboard. Central Park Artist Award Residency, Los Angeles, 2020. 





Rock with scale, 2020, granite with enamel paint. Central Park Artist Award Residency, Los Angeles, 2020.





Interior scale, 2020, paint on split granite block. Central Park Artist Award Residency, Los Angeles, 2020. 





Underrehearsed Magic schematic, 2020, pencil and color pencil on paper. Central Park Artist Award Residency, Los Angeles, 2020. 





Underrehearsed Magic schematic, 2020, pencil and color pencil on paper. Central Park Artist Award Residency, Los Angeles, 2020. 





Underrehearsed Magic schematic, 2020, pencil and color pencil on paper. Central Park Artist Award Residency, Los Angeles, 2020.





Venus Disapearing Act, 2020, single channel video with sound, 06:18 minutes. John B. Emerson, Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles.





Cardinal rings, 2020, gouache and pencil on wood, granite





Cardinal rings, 2020, gouache and pencil on wood, granite





Not a place but a tool, 2020, granite and wood handle





Planning frame,
 2020, mason line, wood.

2019





Installation view of September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.





September Equinox, 2018, single channel video with sound, 24:48 minutes. September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.





Installation view of September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.

2018





Yard scale, 2018, oil stick on wood, Los Angeles, CA. 





Scale for THREE’S COMPANY (yellow/red), 2018, oil stick, pencil, oak (installation view) . THREE’S COMPANY, Dan Graham 3.0, Los Angeles, CA.





Scale for THREE’S COMPANY (yellow/red), 2018, oil stick, pencil, oak (detail) . THREE’S COMPANY, Dan Graham 3.0, Los Angeles, CA.





Yard scale, 2018, oil stick on wood, Los Angeles, CA. 





Wedding platform, 2018, Ojai, CA.




Scale for Ibid Gallery, 2018, oil stick and pencil on wood, Los Angeles, CA.





Yard scale, 2018, oil stick on linen and wood, Los Angeles, CA. 




2017





Scale for books, 2017, oil stick and pencil on wood, Los Angeles, CA.





METROPOLISLOSANGELES.COM, 2017, single channel video with sound, 00:27 minutes. Mother Ditch Film Screening, 2017, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles.





Spinner, 2017, single channel video with sound, 00:54 minutes. Mother Ditch Film Screening, 2017, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles.





Drop the Cow,
2017, single channel video with sound, 00:14 minutes. Mother Ditch Film Screening, 2017, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles.

2016



Temple 16 (Structure 10L-16) and Altar Q, Copán, Honduras, 2006, 2016, inkjet print from film scan in artist frame. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Temple 16 (Structure 10L-16) and Altar Q, Copán, Honduras, 2006, 2016, inkjet print from film scan in artist frame (detail). DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.






Who’s Afraid of Black, Red, Yellow, Red, White, Blue
, 2016, acrylic on wall paint on concrete. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.




Who’s Afraid of Black, Red, Yellow, Red, White, Blue, 2016, acrylic on wall paint on concrete. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Who’s Afraid of Black, Red, Yellow, Red, White, Blue, 2016, acrylic on wall paint on concrete. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Who’s Afraid of Black, Red, Yellow, Red, White, Blue, 2016, acrylic on wall paint on concrete. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Who’s Afraid of Black, Red, Yellow, Red, White, Blue, 2016, acrylic on wall paint on concrete. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Who’s Afraid of Black, Red, Yellow, Red, White, Blue, 2016, acrylic on wall paint on concrete. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Schematic , 2016, color pencil collage on paper. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.




Rosalila Temple replica, Copán Sculpture Museum, Copán, Honduras, 2006, 2016, inkjet print from film scan in artist frame. DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Rosalila Temple replica, Copán Sculpture Museum, Copán, Honduras, 2006, 2016, inkjet print from film scan in artist frame (detail). DRAWINGS / SUITE 615, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA.





Requital Recital, 2016,  in collaboration with Alison D’Amato. PAM, Los Angeles, CA.


Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





Installation view, Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





Installation view, Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





I. The Museum and Laboratories of Ethnic Arts (1963–1971), 2016, light fixture and bulb from the Fowler Museum at UCLA, brass, cement, walnut wood, spray paint, electrical wiring. Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





II. The Museum of Cultural History (1971–1992), 2016, light fixture and bulb from the Fowler Museum at UCLA, brass, cement, walnut wood, spray paint, electrical wiring. Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





Installation view, Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





Installation view, Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.





V. Ms Barbers (2015–present), 2016, light fixture and bulb from the Fowler Museum at UCLA, brass, cement, walnut wood, spray paint, electrical wiring. Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.




Andy Sykora: Gongs, Sunday, September 18, 2016, 6:54pm Sundown. Closing reception for Sun Power, 2016, with Jamie Felton, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA. 


2015




Roadside Picnic, 2015 (installation view). Arroyo Seco Garden Golf Classic, curated by Katie Bode, Los Angeles, CA.





Roadside Picnic, 2015 (detail). Arroyo Seco Garden Golf Classic, curated by Katie Bode, Los Angeles, CA.