John Emison

(in progress)
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About



2022





Installation view of Grassroots in the Spectacle, curated by Chin Fu Huang, Yi Ting Tsai, Roni Feldman, and Ty Pownall, 2022, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, with Siao-Long (Soulangh) Cultural Park and Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan





Menhir Peeperkorn (2022), granite, enamel





Full time history, 2022, sandstone, enamel





Belly (Saskia), 2021, granite, enamel





Belly (Bennett)
, 2020, granite, enamel





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)





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 (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





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 Parking Space at The Box, Los Angeles





Pieter Parking Space at The Box, Los Angeles

2020





Untitled, 2020, ink on paper





Underrehearsed Magic maquette, 2020, oil stick on wood, bird’s nest, light fixture, cardboard





Underrehearsed Magic schematic, 2020, pencil and color pencil on paper





Rock with scale, 2020, granite with enamel paint





Interior scale, 2020, paint on split granite block





Underrehearsed Magic schematic, 2020, pencil and color pencil on paper





Underrehearsed Magic schematic, 2020, pencil and color pencil on paper





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.




Venus Disapearing Act, 2020, single channel video with sound, 06:18 minutes





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





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.





Scale stick (gold/white), 2019, oil, wax, pigment, pencil on iroko wood. September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.





Scale stick (red/white), 2019, oil, wax, pigment, pencil on iroko wood. September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.





Scale stick (blue/white), 2019, oil, wax, pigment, pencil on iroko wood. September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.





Scale stick (black/white), 2019, oil, wax, pigment, pencil on iroko wood. September Equinox, 2019, Spring / Break Art Show, Los Angeles.





Central Park Auction scale, 2019, oil stick and pencil on wood

2017





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.

2013





A man who kids falling gets ill, but I mean, who would've read, 2013, single channel video with sound, 03:31 minutes. Open Video Call, curated by Kate Kraczon, 2013, ICA Philadelphia.





BJORNAX AB; ETAGSBY, 2013, single channel video with sound, 00:36 minutes

2010





No me movió la piedra, 2010, inkjet print. Brandeis University. 









Opaque menhir with fruit, 2010 mdf, spray paint, fruit, sack, string, hardware





Opaque menhir with fruit, 2010 mdf, spray paint, fruit, sack, string, hardware





Orange line moved, 2010, inkjet print. Boston Young Contemporaries, 2010, 808 Gallery, Boston University.





Valley, 2009, single channel video with sound, 04:04 minutes. Boston Young Contemporaries, 2010, 808 Gallery, Boston University.


2009









Opaque menhir, 2009, acrylic,oil, house paint, wax, pigment, graphite, rabbit skin glue on canvas





Tomb, 2009, car, Pennsylvania bluestone. Colgate University. 





Tomb, 2009, car, Pennsylvania bluestone. Colgate University. 





Tomb, 2009, car, Pennsylvania bluestone. Colgate University.