exhibitions / projects
Everyday War at Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles, 2016
Part-Objects Book PDF and Online at Art Metropole; Mark Hagen/Scott Benzel ALAC
SCOTT BENZEL-PART OBJECTS.pdf 77.3 MB
Scott Benzel Part-Objects Book Release LA Art Book Fair and LACA Jan. 30-Feb. 2 published by Human Resources Press and Lockitch Press, Texts by Eric Kim and Catherine Taft. Limited edition hardcover.
Available for online purchase: Art Metropole
http://laartbookfair.net/ MOCA Geffen Contemporary Jan. 30- Feb. 2
Mark Hagen and Scott Benzel Coprolite Selections, Art Los Angeles Contemporary Jan. 30-Feb. 2
Selected Music and Sound Works
Selections from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of Feb. 28, 2013 (2013) Dem Passwords, LA
The Recitation from Profondeurs Vertes Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel Musee Louvre Paris (released 2012)
Concentric Circles (before and after David Smith) Mvmt I for 3 lock-groove lacquers and string trio (2010) LACMA
*full album available on iTunes ** full album available on Spotify
Tape Music at the Schindler House
Tape Music at the Schindler House, MAK Center, Los Angeles, featuring William Basinski, John Wiese, Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley, Pauline Oliveros, Cortical Foundation curated by Scott Benzel August 25, presented by SASSAS
Tape Music @ Schindler House, Venice Beach Biennial, Made in L.A., CCS Bard, Ballroom Marfa
Tape Music at the Schindler House, MAK Center, Los Angeles, featuring William Basinski, John Wiese, Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley, Pauline Oliveros, Cortical Foundation curated by Scott Benzel August 25, presented by SASSAS Program PDF
(Threnody) A beginner’s guide to Mao Tse-Tung for 2 tape loops, dancers, violin, viola, cello, and percussion
Seven Los Angeles Artists
Kathryn Andrews, Anonymous, Anonymous, Erin Cosgrove, Mark Hagen, Mike Kelley, Rodney McMillian, curated by Scott Benzel at Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Oct. 15-Dec.17 2011
Trespass/Parade: http://trespassparade.org/ presented by West of Rome, part of Pacific Standard Time, Oct. 2,1
Variations for Commercial Arcade (Gamut I-XXI), Cassia Streb, viola
Endless Bummer/Surf Elsewhere
Blum and Poe July 3 – August 28, 2010
Billy Al Bengston, Justin Beal, Scott Benzel, Gil Blank, Jennifer Bornstein, Carol Bove, Cameron, Anne Collier, R. Crumb, Lucy Dodd, Sam Durant, Roe Ethridge, Amy Granat, Ed Kienholz, Margaret Kilgallen, Nate Lowman, John McCracken, Adam McEwen, Dave Muller, Aleksandra Mir, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Phillips, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Reena Spaulings, Vincent Szarek, Guyton \ Walker and Christopher Williams With a video program by Drew Heitzler and a ‘zine with text by Jan Tumlir
Animal Style: The New Warrior – Pepin Moore, Los Angeles
July 9th through August 14th 2010
Black Suns/Black Holes (Colby Posters) 2010, Engraving on letterpress posters, 14×17″
Go check out the link above to learn more about the Mankind Project and their New Warrior Training weekends. My shrink was really pushing me to do this, so after researching it a bit, I found a new shrink. Shortly there after, my friends Genevieve and John Ryan told me they were opening a new gallery in Chinatown. They asked me if I would curate a summer show for them to operate as a forward to their official opening in September. Since I have a stoner attention span (and appetite), I immediately thought of the New Warrior Training and then In and Out burgers.
I’m guessing you know that besides their regular menu, In and Out has all these options that are off menu. Animal Style is extra everything. It got its name in the early sixties when In and Out first became popular with surfers. They would order their burgers this way. The clean-cut employees (In and Out still has weird born-again affiliations) referred to the shaggy surfer boys as animals, thus Animal Style. Coincidentally, early versions of the new warrior training sessions were called Wild Animal Weekends.
So there you go. Messy burgers and self-help retreats that lead to ideas of inclusive exclusion, cult behavior, new age family values, masochistic machismo rituals, spirit animal journeys, passive aggression, and enlightenment. I love California.
Artists in the exhibition include Justin Beal, Scott Benzel, Gil Blank, Jedediah Caesar, Matthew Chambers, Fritz Chesnut, Krysten Cunningham, Mark Hagen, Emilie Halpern, and Lucy Raven
For more information, please contact Pepin Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org