at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale

at Armory Center for the Arts, December 7, 2008—March 1, 2009

Opening reception, Saturday, December 6th, 7—9p

at the Brewery Project contributed to the history of contemporary art in Southern California by being an experimental, artist-organized exhibition showcase that lasted almost fifteen years. This Finale is curated by John O’Brien, the founder of at the Brewery Project. It includes 10 artist-organized exhibitions in which a number of artists who created shows for the Project have updated them for the Finale.
at the Brewery Project was an exhibition series that focused on artist-organized exhibitions for emerging and established artists between 1993 and 2007. It was primarily centered on L.A.artists, occasionally functioning as a site for international exhibitions interlinking the art of different countries through an exchange of artists and artwork. The director of the Project was John O'Brien, but the specific exhibitions were each directed by the artist-organizers who proposed them. The project was located in the historic 1904 John Parkinson Edison ElectricBuilding #3 on the premises of The Brewery complex in downtown Los Angeles.

The exhibition at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale mirrors this legacy by presenting new work by over fifty artists who previously exhibited at the Brewery Project. This exhibition will fill the entire Armory building and include a broad range of work, including that of ten former artist-organizers Wendy Adest; Jamison Carter, Margaret Griffith and Thomas Müller; April Durham; Jennifer Faist; Karen Koblitz; Noel Korten; Mara Lonner; Mery Lynn McCorkle; John O'Brien; and Joseph Santarromana. Along with the artwork by the artist-organizers, there is artwork by Lynn Aldrich, Tetsuji Aono, Maura Bendett, Waylon Dobson, Daniel Brodo, Nancy Buchanan and Carolyn Potter, Eileen Cowin, Merion Estes, Samantha Fields, Will Fowler, Christie Frields, Keiko Fukazawa, Benicia Gantner, Phyllis Green, Iva Gueorguieva, Wendy Heldmann, Kymber Hol, Lies Kraal, Robert Levine, Keith Lord, Daniel Marlos, Mike McMillin, Kristen Morgin, Linda Parnell, Jill Poyourow, Jessica Newman-Skrentny, Rebecca Niederlander, Aaron Noble, Laura Parker, Stephanie Pryor, Rebecca Ripple, Shelby Roberts, Steve Roden, William Roper, Evelyn Serrano, Fran Siegel, Pam Strugar, Erika Suderburg, Roy Thurston, Shirley Tse, and Andre Yi.

A color-illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition and the entire history of at the Brewery Project is available for viewing online During the course of the exhibition a DVD including interviews with the ten artist-organizers will be playing continuously in the gallery education space.

This exhibition is made possible by generous grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Carlson Industries, LLC. It will be on view in the Armory at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, and will be open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. The Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. For information about Armory exhibitions and events, the public may call 626.792.5101 x122 or visit the Armory website at