May 26th to June 5th 2017 – Keystone Gallery 338 s avenue 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Reception June 3rd / 5 to 8 pm

“My work is built around experiments on narration, through different forms of expression: video, performance, installation, sculpture and for this exhibition, turning it into an open question: What do you see when you close your eyes?" -JWF, April 2017-

Joséphine Wister Faure’s installation entitled Last Witness is a series of black boxes containing closed and finite worlds. A peephole compels each viewer to explore a boundless scene filled with enigmatic hints. One comes back from these paralleled journeys with different hypotheses, doubts, sensations of space, feelings of strangeness and fleeting impressions.

The artist questions the mechanisms of perception as well as the observer’s implication and creates openings for a narrative in which no scenario is imposed. The expansion of space and time builds its very own dramaturgy opening an infinite mental space.

French-American artist Joséphine Wister Faure has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Vermont and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts of Paris. She has taken part in various exhibitions in France at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, The Frac Île-de- France (Le Plateau), Centre Pompidou and David Lynch's club Silencio in Paris. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, and China. She is now based in Los Angeles and has recently exhibited at Boîte.


Keystone Spring Show & Open Studios 2017

Keystone Spring Show & Open Studios 2017

Once again, our diverse group of artists open their studio doors. Keystone Art Space has over 50 artist studios featuring painting, illustration, printmaking, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more.

Free and open to the public on April 29th, from 6-10pm.

RSVP: info@keystoneartspace.com

Opening: Ouroboros - Art and Writing

Opening: Ouroboros - Art and Writing

April 8 - 23

FB RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/103083776899927/

Featuring selected works from:
Karen Kinney
Krista Machovina
Melanie Mandl

The alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail…In the age-old image of the Ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself... he slays himself and brings himself to life
- Carl Jung

In this exhibit, 3 artists demonstrate the cyclical creative process of writing into art and art into writing. 

Karen Kinney’s series of small drawings were created while writing her first book, “The Reluctant Artist,” coming out this June. The drawings are a visual departure from her recent work, and represent something new being birthed at the same time she was beginning to express herself through writing. Although not included in the book itself, their creation helped inform the writing and vice versa. The two expressions are energetically connected and together, represent a return to beginnings. In addition to her large-scale installation, mural, and smaller scale collage work, Karen has a background in social work. 

Krista Machovina focuses on the book she is writing which delves into the wisdom of vintage survival manuals and informs healthy adaptive behaviors in the face of personal dysfunction and distress. Her visual art pieces emerged as deeper exploration of the book’s concepts, which in turn fed back into areas further explored in the writing. Her education and experience as a mental health counselor and art therapist influenced this series.

Melanie Mandl’s work illustrates the interdependency of image and narrative. It is difficult to extract which comes first, the writing or the visual art. Although the writing and art could stand independently, they are richer combined. Mandl has a background as a Director, Production Designer, and Stop-motion Animator.

338 S. Ave 16
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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CRASHERS! Art from Spain, Berlin and Beyond.

CRASHERS! Art from Spain, Berlin and Beyond.

CRASHERS: Art from Spain, Berlin and Beyond (Extended to April 3rd)

Los Angeles-based curator IdolWild partners with Spain’s Swinton Gallery for it’s premiere international art exhibit at Keystone Art Gallery.

In a collaborative effort, Los Angeles-based Curator’s IdolWild and Spain’s Swinton Gallery, will come together in Los Angeles to present a group art exhibit that is some what outsider in nature, and fervent with experiences beyond the United States border. While a wall of insecurity is looming, curator IdolWild summons visual refuge, exposing the undercurrents of the European art scene.

Crashers: Art from Spain, Berlin and Beyond, gathers the artistic insights from a selection of exciting, multi-disciplinary artists of Spanish descent. Representing countries from all over South America and Europe, this group of emerging artists were hand selected by Goyo Villasevil and Sergio Bang, Directors of the prestigious Swinton Gallery in Madrid, Spain. Swinton Gallery works with courageous artists who dare to publicly announce strong, personal opinions. For Crashers: Art from Spain, Berlin and Beyond, artists were asked to create works that would be loud, impeding, and disrupting normality for it’s spectators. “I feel it’s important to have a cultural and artistic dialogue between nations, especially now.”, explains IdolWild’s Micke Tong. “This is a great opportunity to share artwork from a spectrum of multidisciplinary artists that the community of Los Angeles would probably not have been able to encounter otherwise.”

Artist’s participating include SABEK (SPN), Andrés Senra (SPN), Mario Mankey (BLN), Rurru Mipanochia (MEX), Alice Pasquini (ITA), Javier Iglesias GNOSICK (SPN), Judas Arrieta (SPN), Víctor Solana (SPN), Alaniz (ARG), Alberto M. Centenera (SPN), David De La Mano (Uruguay), S.A.M. (SPN), Raisa Maudit (SPN), and AnimalitoLand (ARG).

Crashers: Art from Spain, Berlin and Beyond, will take place at Keystone Art Gallery, an exhibition space that houses over 50 artists studios in the district of Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, California. This event will be open to the public and will run from March 18 - April 3, 2017. Opening reception will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 7pm-11pm. The reception will offer live performance by L.A. Drones, as well as refreshments and giveaways. The event will be free and open to the public. Please be advised there will be mature content present.



MARCH 4-14
OPENING March 4th 6-8pm

When I arrived from France 17 years ago- I had to make a Life here- in L.A- What I visually met brought me to photography- The California light revealing the imagery and the emotional reverse of a dream- The stranded side-  One gets effortlessly discarded here - Nevertheless- dreams and endurance subsist- David shares the concrete of the L.A streets and the sand of its desert with the Crows, the Roses and- the Coyote- Regardless which came first - They exist together- You can't deny one without the other- They live- in need of a miracle - they shed- and die along the sidewalk- in the Present Tense
- Olivia Fougeirol

First Response Group Show

First Response Group Show

Show dates: Feb 15-28, 2017
Show hours: Tue - Sat. 12-4 pm or by appointment (contact nuritavesar1@gmail.com)
Opening, Sat. February 18, 5-7 pm
Artist talk: Sunday, February 26, 3-5 pm

Keystone Art Space
338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, 90031

Participating Artists:
Elana Kundell, Janet Neuwalder, Kim Abeles, Bobbie Moline-Kramer, Peggy Pownall, Susan Kurland, Nicholas Coroneos, Nadege Monchera Baer, Kristine Schomaker, Scott Froschauer, Molly Segal, Kio Griffith, Marcus Durkheim, David Estrada, Sigrit Orlet and Nurit Avesar.

Graphic by Elana Kundell

Keystone Art Space Group Show, June 2015

Images of the Group Show by Keystone Gallery Co-Director Mark Harvey. The exhibition is on view through the end of the month.

New online shop live!

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new online shop, featuring select Keystone Art Space studios.

All work featured on 5under100.com is less than $100! Objects include letterpress, magnets, collage, zines, jewelry, illustration, and paintings.

The shop will have its first brick and mortar pop-up at the Keystone Art Space Open Studios event on June 20 and will feature the online items plus much more.

All purchased objects may be picked up in person from Keystone Art Space in Los Angeles or shipped via USPS.

The site is updated regularly with new objects and studios. Stay tuned!


Here's a glimpse of DIVERGENCE, a group show opening Saturday, March 21 at Keystone Gallery. It's not to be missed!

Artists' reception and free talks at Keystone Gallery

pasadena photography arts presents

LAND: Interactions
an exhibit of photography featuring work by 

Andrei Duman, Douglas Hill, DJ Richardson, Michelle Robinson and more
February 7–17
OPENING Saturday February 7 from 6–9pm
Artists talks on Saturday February 14 from Noon to 2 pm  FREE

Images from Open Studios

Keystone artist Mark Harvey has uploaded some wonderful images from Open Studios on Flickr. Check them out here—tag yourself, download, share, and enjoy!

Announcing a GWAR inspired exhibition

UPDATE: If you are attending the opening reception, please consider taking public transportation, Uber, Lyft, bike, skate, walk...but do not drive solo. Street parking only will be available on N San Fernando Road and surrounding area.

Download a free version of the exhibition poster—right click on image and select "Save Image As" to save to your computer or device. Print it, share it, come to the opening of this Gwar and Dave Brockie tribute show.

For Immediate Release:
Exclusive exhibition featuring GWAR artifacts and footage on view for first time,
in honor of lead singer Dave Brockie

Don’t Talk About It, Do It
A tribute for Dave Brockie and the Artists who created GWAR
October 25 - November 6, 2014

A group of visual artists and musicians joined forces in the mid-eighties in Richmond, Virginia,
creating a completely unique and highly theatrical metal band. They called themselves GWAR.

Housed in a derelict former dairy building, the artists fabricated costumes, set pieces and props for elaborate scripted live shows, soundtracked by the musicians. This studio became known as the “Slave Pit” and almost instantly became a magnet for art students at nearby Virginia Commonwealth University. The credo and mission statement for GWAR was “Don’t talk about it, do it,” a direct reaction to the formalism of art education that was prevalent at VCU and the local Richmond art scene. Inspired by sci-fi, spatter flicks and kung fu movies, everyone involved with GWAR embraced a do-it-yourself work ethic, working together to manifest a creative expression the likes of which the world had never seen.

Curated by Keystone Art Space Director and artist Melanie Mandl and Keystone Gallery Director and artist Mark Harvey, the Fall 2014 exhibition "Don't Talk About It, Do It," focuses on the early 90’s. It was a time both Mandl and Harvey were documenting the group, along with photographer Katherine Leatherwood. The unique exhibition will include never before seen photographs and video footage, as well as past and present work from various members of GWAR. 

The exhibition was conceptualized to honor Dave Brockie, lead singer and founding member of GWAR, himself a prolific visual artist. Brockie died in March of 2014, a devastating loss for not only the Slave Pit, but also GWAR fans across the globe. The current members of the group have decided to continue on, and will begin touring again in the United States in October 2014.
For more information about tour dates go to gwar.net

Artists in the exhibition include: Chuck Varga, Bob Gorman, Matt Maguire, Colette Miller, Mike Bonner, Danielle Stampe, Katherine Leatherwood, Mark Harvey, Melanie Mandl.

KEYSTONE Gallery is located at 2558 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065
Opening Saturday October 25, 6-10pm
Closing Thursday November 6, 5-9pm
Gallery Hours are Tue-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, closed Mondays.
For more information go to keystoneartspace.com 
Press inquiries please contact keystoneartspace@gmail.com