Rich Jacob’s MOVE show

MOVE group showUp next in the gallery at & PENS –

MOVE, a group show curated by RICH JACOBS

Opening Saturday March 15, 2014
Reception 7-9:30 p.m

featuring: Garry Davis (GSD), James Gallagher, Jordon Isip, Rich Jacobs, Tim Kerr, Rob Leecock, Matt Leines, Alex Lukas, Leah Mackin, Lucy McLauchlan, Mat O’Brien, Jason Polan, Robert Ryan, Chris Shary, Emily Shur, Billy Sprague, Jai Tanju, Trevor Traynor, Dustin Wengreen, and Sandy Yang. PLUS, a guest musical performance TBA!

On display through April 8, 2014

“For A Moment”, a solo exhibition by ceramicist Erik Scollon at & Pens

And Pens is pleased to announce “For A Moment” a solo show by Bay Area ceramic artist Erik Scollon. Join us on Saturday, February 15 from 7-9pm for the opening reception. The exhibition runs from Saturday, February 15 through March 10, 2014.

Press Release:

“For A Moment” extends the meditation on embodied presence and its relation to memory that was begun in “A Moment Lasts Forever Until it’s Gone” at Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco. The objects in “For A Moment” are things creatively borrowed from vanitas paintings as an engine of renewal, as well as reminding us of the importance of the ephemeral lived in moment of the present. The objects simultaneously open up and close down bodily awareness and preservation of memory. The act of securing memory embodies everything you need it to, while not really holding on to any of it, returning you back to the importance of the sensorial experience of here and now.

About the Artist:
ERIK SCOLLON is an artist and writer based in Oakland, California. In 2008 he was selected to participate in YBCA’s Bay Area Now 5, and his work has been seen in venues as diverse as art galleries, craft fairs, museum shows, design blogs and gay biker bars. He recived an MFA in ceramics and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies, both from California College of the Arts. Along with Amanda Curreri, he is the co-editor and co-founder of an (ir)regular artist publication, Color&Color, which aims to tactically connect artists with new audiences and expanded dialogue through the serial print medium of small books.

More of Scollon’s work can be view here:

Romer Young Gallery
and on his website:




Works by Louis Reith + Used Art Book Sale

& Pens presents,
A exhibition of of works by Amsterdam based artist Louis Reith
Plus, A Used Art Book+Art Sale by Julia Leonard
And Musical Performance by Lee Noble

Please join us for the opening reception on
Thursday January 9, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. 
& Pens Press 8564 Washington Blvd. Culver City CA. 90232
*on display through January 26, 2014

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Collage works by Louis Reith

Collage works by Louis Reith
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