Lineamenta . Curated by Renee Fox . 12may12 – 24jun12 . Reception Sat 12may12 6p-9p @ Beacon Arts

Beacon Arts
808 North La Brea Avenue . Inglewood CA 90302
Lineamenta . Curated by Renee Fox
Lineamenta brings together a group of artists whose work examine and expand on the definition of drawing.  This group of work by different artists from Los Angeles to Geneva seeks to redefine drawing, not as an abstract means to an end but as a finite genre, encompassing many different types of media. Drawing is commonly understood  as a vague plan or a sketch of an idea for something else. It is this limbo of undefined territory that the work in this show will inhabit, placing drawing in the spotlight as finished work, using sculpture, video, installation and both traditional and unusual drawing techniques.
Artists included are:
China Adams, Steven Bankhead, Fay Ray, GeoVanna Gonzales, Kate Harding, Doug Harvey, Flora Kao, Jed Lind, Nuttaphol Ma, Jessica Minckley, Sandeep Mukherjee, M.A. Peers, Antoine Roegiers, Leigh Salgado, Amy Sarkisian, Lisa C Soto and Tim Youd.
For the exhibition, multidisciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma camps in the gallery space at Beacon Arts. With a time clock acquired from his “day job” at a retail shop, Ma clocks in and clocks out his time from 8th May to 10th May 2012 resulting in a site specific drawing that celebrates the heroic mundane tasks attached to labor. Ma intervenes the multiple surfaces directly facing the main entrance door to La Brea Boulevard. These surfaces include walls, a column and a part of the interior doorframe within the gallery space. Using the perimeter of the main entrance door as the unit of measurement, Ma alters these architectural forms as a memorial for the unsung actions of the worker. The site specific drawing is activated when viewers connect the fragmented parts of the marked surfaces to “re-form” the entrance door.
12 May 2012 – 24 Jun 2012
Opening Reception . Saturday 12 May 6p-9p
Closing Reception + Artists’ Talk . Sun 24 Jun  1p-4p
Gallery Hours . Thu – Sat 1p-6p | Sun 1p-4p
Tel:  (310) 419-4077
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The Loop Show . Curated by China Adams . 03dec11-15jan12 . Reception Sat 03dec 6-9p . @Beacon Arts

an american storage company . 03dec11 site-specific work by Nuttaphol Ma
Beacon Arts
808 North La Brea Avenue . Inglewood CA 90302
The Loop Show . Curated by China Adams
Artist China Adams first curatorial project brings together a group of artists whose work collectively presents a vision of the art object as something rich and vibrant born of cast off materials, the things we are leaving behind.
For the exhibition, multidisciplinary artist, Nuttaphol Ma, intervenes the NW 4th floor corner of a former storage facility-cum-gallery space to construct a baseball backstop that overlooks a field of intersecting concrete walls, a pitcher’s mound and what appears to be a vertical sewage pipe.  Ma makes a pilgrimage to Manzanar California to collect soil from a hollow tree.  The soil, mixed with manure purchased from Home Depot and lemongrass compost Ma has cultivated, roots the foundation for the pitcher’s mound within the installation.
03 Dec 2011 – 15 Jan 2012
Opening Reception . Saturday 03 Dec 6p-9p
Closing Reception + Artists’ Talk . Sun 15 Jan  1p-4p
Gallery Hours . Thu – Sat 1p-6p | Sun 1p-4p
Tel:  (310) 419-4077
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the china outpost 中華前沿 . 01 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2012 . Premiere Broadcast 01Oct11 2230p

A self-imposed sweatshop @ the basement of an art gallery on Chung King Road
Chinatown LA . California 90012
Nuttaphol Ma
the china outpost . 中華前沿
For the 2011 California Community Foundation Irvine Fellowship, multi-disciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma creates a self-imposed sweatshop located at the basement of an art gallery on Chung King Road, Chinatown.   With a time clock purchased from his current “day job”, Ma clocks in and clocks out his time.  Recycled plastic bags from markets, discarded packaging materials, food packaging consume the space.
The premiere broadcast on Saturday 1st October at 1030pm (PST) commences Ma’s undertaking.  Within the space, Ma set forth to deconstruct the materials and repurpose them at the outpost for their eventual re-use as the core building materials of his ancestral house.
Participants are invited to follow Ma’s tweets @thechinaoutpost as he clocks in and clocks out his time.  Schedule of weekly broadcasts is listed via The China Outpost Ustream Channel.
This project was made possible by the generous support from The California Community Foundation.
01 Oct 2011 to 30 Sep 2012
Premiere Broadcast: Saturday 01st October 2012 1030p – 02nd October 0130a
Schedule of weekly broadcast:

Born By The River . 19May-03Jul 2011 . Reception Sun 22May 2p-5p . Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery @ Barnsdall

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery @ Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90027
Nuttaphol Ma
Born By The River
For the 2011 Feitelson Arts Fellowship, multi-disciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma combines references to Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come with a 130 miles performance where Ma sets sail with a boat over his head on May Day from Badwater Basin to the trailhead of Mt. Whitney.  The personal odyssey meditates on the ebbs and flows of our existence, the power and the abuse of power subjected upon the powerless, the dreams of leaving and the dreams of roots.
Ma’s site-specific installation distills the performance to a two channel video projected onto sewn fabric walls.  Using the dimensions of two blocks from the columns of the gallery space as a unit of measurement, Ma inverts the length horizontally to construct the wall surface made from discarded fabric from his ‘day job’.
The performance captures Ma’s interpretation of his dream.  In the dream, Ma’s body rested inside a boat that washed ashore.  He stepped out from the boat yet his physical body remained in the boat.  By the river, steps led up a mountain side.  Naga figures accompanied both sides of the path.  Ma ascended only to realize half way that his physical body was still in the boat by the riverbank.  He retraced back to the river and asked passerby to help him carry the boat with his body up the steps.  They reached the top to what appeared to be a courtyard.
19 May to 03 Jul 2011
Reception: Sunday 22nd May 2011 2p-5p
Artist Talk:  Saturday 18th Jun 2011 @ 2pm
Hours . Thu-Sun, noon-5pm, First Fridays, noon to 9pm
Tel . 323.644.6269

Ruins of Daedalus’ Labyrinth . 23Jan-28Feb 2011 . Reception Sat 22Jan 7p-9p . Armory Center for the Arts

Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103
Nuttaphol Ma
Ruins of Daedalus’ Labyrinth
Thai-born, Los Angeles-based artist Nuttaphol Ma weaves a tapestry of myths, dreams and reality to tell a story about migration and survival.  For his forthcoming solo exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts, Ma intervenes the Mezzanine Gallery to construct a decayed labyrinth based on a heroic couplet written by the artist entitled Ruins of Daedalus’ Labyrinth.  Ma employs threads and yarn to figuratively cannibalize Daedalus’ Labyrinth only to leave the space its skeletal remains.  Within the ruins, Ma carves multiple passages to unveil fragmented texts of the couplet.
23 Jan to 28 Feb 2011
Reception: Saturday 22nd Jan 2011 7p-9p
Hours . Tue-Sun, noon-5pm
Tel . 626.792.5101

Stitches . Curated by Sinead Finnerty-Pyne . 11Apr – 06Jun 2010 . Armory Center for the Arts

piano loom, Tchaikovsky’s cocoon . 10apr10 site-specific work by Nuttaphol Ma
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue . Pasadena . CA 91103
Stitches . Curated by Sinead Finnerty-Pyne
Jane Brucker, Lauren DiCioccio, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Ruby Osorio, Titus Kaphar, Nuttaphol Ma, Ulrike Palmbach, Maria E. Pineres, Dinh Q. Le, Jim Richards, Elias Sime, and Nicola Vruwink
Stitches highlights the visions and practices of twelve culturally diverse artists working with principles and applications inspired by craft, textile, and fiber art. The exhibiting artists share an unconventional approach to these versatile and often obsessive art forms by creating process and material-based works utilizing substances ranging from yarn and thread, to found objects and recycled clothing.
11 Apr – 06 Jun 2010
Reception .  Saturday 10 Apr 7p-9p
Gallery Hours . Tueday – Sunday noon-5p
Tel:  (626) 792-5101

This Land Is Your Land . 24sep-20nov . Opening Reception Thu 24sep 5p-8p . Lenzner Gallery . Pitzer College

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Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Pitzer Art Galleries
Pitzer College . Atherton Hall
1050 North Mills Avenue . Claremont  CA 91711
Artist-in-Resident . Emerging Artist Series No.3
Nuttaphol Ma
This Land Is Your Land
In the third installment of Pitzer’s Emerging Artist Series, Thai-born, Los Angeles based artist Nuttaphol Ma combines references to Manzanar—an abandoned Japanese relocation camp at the base of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range—with Woody Guthrie’s missing lyrics from “This Land Is Your Land.” Ma’s site-specific installation explores issues of displacement, migration and survival and asks whether “This Land Is Your Land” is still relevant to today’s new immigrants.
This Land is Your Land is co-organized with the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica.
24 sep – 20 nov 2009
reception . Thu 24 sep 5p-8p
Hours . Tue – Fri noon-5p . or by appointment
Tel . 909.607.3143