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As some of you may know, RAID Projects final show was the Superpositions show that closed Sunday. This site will remain as an archive of the activities of RAID version 3.0 (directed by Jason Ramos, Carrie McIlwain, Molly Shea and James Marshall 2010-2014) and version 2.0 (Dave DeBoer and Ryan Callis 2009-2010) and version 1.0 (Max Presneill, 1998-2008).  Stay tuned to Facebook for more events and happenings at 602 Moulton Ave between now and September, when the space officially becomes…..




Annelie McKenzie, Lauralee Pope, and Emily Silver

Opening reception Saturday, January 25th, 7-10 pm

Sat, Feb 1, 1-4p
Sun, Feb 2, 1-4p
Mon, Feb 3, 11a-3p

Fri, Feb 7, 11a-3p
Sat, Feb 8, 1-4p
Sun, Feb 9, 1-4p

Sun, Feb 16:
Closing Reception & Artist Walk-Through

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On first glance, the discreet works of McKenzie, Pope, and Silver appear to engage with some common assumptions about paintings and objects in ways that have gained recent traction within the current art dialog. Brought together, this interpretation is revealed to be but one possible configuration of each of their efforts. The entangled wavelengths of McKenzie’s lush “cover songs”, Pope’s assertions of painterly object-ness, and Silver’s glittery vanitas exist simultaneously to assert grander conceptual sums.


Tête-à-Tête, curated by Michelle Carla Handel

Rachel Hecker, Marina, Business Card, 2009.  Courtesy of the artist and Texas Gallery, Houston, TX


RAID Projects Presents Tête-à-Tête, a group exhibition curated by artist Michelle Carla Handel inspired by the idea of a heart-to-heart, or more specifically, intimate conversations and the sharing of personal stories between women. The theme uses the feminist idea of ‘personal is political’ as a jumping off place, not only in the sense that consciousness raising of women’s unique personal struggles can lead to political action, but also in that the sharing of personal stories can be a way to build empathy, understanding, community and ultimately cooperative empowerment. Participating artists present works that are in some way personal to themselves, their artistic practice, their unique perspectives and/or experiences.
Opening Reception:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 5:00 to 10:00pm
RAID Projects
602 Moulton Ave.
LA, CA 90031Facebook invite

Performances by:
9:00 – MARISA WILLIAMSON**FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED is a child-focused, participatory experimental action by JAY ERKER. All children welcome to participate. Action will take place during entirety of opening reception (7:00 to 10:00) allowing parents to do as they please. (Jay Erker is Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Certified.)
Closing Reception: 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 7:00 to 10:00
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JUBILEE (second iteration)

imageJUBILEE (first iteration)

A performance installation by

Joe Biel and Nathan Bockelman

JUBILEE (second iteration)
A performance installation by
Joe Biel and Nathan Bockelman

Jubilee (second iteration) is an installation/performance work. The piece involves a performer enacting a series of determined actions with a series of determined objects, but the sequence and duration of actions is largely chance determined. The work is an amalgamation of strategies and has affinities to the actions of Bruce Nauman, the chance works of John Cage, and the absurdist theater of Samuel Beckett. Direct narrative is avoided in favor of a more allegorical approach, where the gallery/studio and subsequent actions within it, may suggest a wide range of possible meanings and associations. The nature of Jubilee is essentially modular and is designed so that it could be realized in a variety of future spaces and contexts.

7 PM Saturday June 29, 2013

Clifford Eberly: Daisy Chains, Apr 13 – May 18


Opening reception April 13th, 7-10 pm
On view by appointment until May 18th
Closing reception and performance May 18th

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Daisy Chains is a site relative installation of connective fibers and skins where new parameters are constructed within the gallery space. Eberly creates an environment where everything touches, tugs and stretches another thing. Nothing is discrete. Nothing stands alone. Adorning rigid supports and bulbous forms with cast off knits, the elastic fabrics cover, transform, stretch, needle and shoot off every structure on which they come in contact. The space is held tight, blurred and split apart by warped divisions that unify the space into a zone of phenomenal contemplation. Not content to ascribe to any extant philosophical prescription, Eberly attempts to make a walk in sculpture that places the viewer in a tactile site meant for visual exploration. For Eberly, the process of making art is mechanical, intuitive and vampiric. Each attachment, weave and juxtaposition relies on the previous; thereby diminishing the possibility of finding starting and end points. Eberly melds a space where materials are transformed for the amelioration of the whole program—not for the individual object.

Born in July 1970 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Clifford Eberly’s formative years were spent in public school. Art and soccer were essential, youthful pursuits. After receiving his B.F.A. in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1992, Eberly apprenticed at the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia prior to spending a pivotal, creative summer in Provincetown, M.A. Living in New York from 1995-2001, Eberly maintained an art practice and enrolled at Empire State College’s Studio in the City program. Fast forward to 2006, Eberly opened Parlor Gallery in Lancaster, PA where he partnered with emerging and under-represented regional and national artists to exhibit shows in an intimate residential space. In 2010, Eberly relocated to California and matriculated at the Claremont Graduate University. After receiving his M.F.A. in 2012, Eberly moved to Los Angeles where he currently lives and works. Daisy Chains is Eberly’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

Next exhibition: Nathan Danilowicz – Shadowkings




Opening reception: Saturday, February 16th, 7-10 pm

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Nathan Danilowicz’s practice inquires at the intersection of art and mysticism. It is an exploration of high and low culture, the occult, and alternate realities– how mortality compliments growth and is made tactile in works that pull references from minimalism, sci-fi shamanism, and ritual. Combining highly crafted geometry with raw gestural accentuation, Danilowicz creates works that are an alchemical marriage of intuitive exploration and honed precision. Insistently contemporary, Danilowicz’s work nevertheless recalls the geometric abstraction of late modernism, and reflects the fractured psychologies that have arisen in the midst of our dystopian techno-isolation.

The core of Danilowicz’s practice begins with small ink drawings that he refers to as Quaternities. For Danilowicz, these daily drawings act like mandalas. In this instance, the act of creation is a means to harness both mental acuity and release. To date, Danilowicz has completed over 1300 of these geometric drawings. It is from these essential works that all of his additional artworks, whether they be paintings, sculpture, or of another medium, stem.

Shadowkings is an exploration of the (hidden) power influences that co-mingle throughout society. Using Chaos Magick as a central interest, Danilowicz enacts his will onto the world through painting and sculpture. Like the many intersecting lines that adorn Danilowicz’s work, the numerous exchanges between artist and viewer make palpable the specter of eternity in all its abstraction. Using found materials, such as wood, plastic, and metal, Danilowicz’s sculptures reference urban decay and renewal. They strike an uneasy equilibrium as they are at odds with their own being, at once in a state of becoming and unbecoming.

In Danilowicz’s work, the cosmetic cover of reality is bled to the surface with no resolution offered. It is in these types of psychic places and embodied movements that the artist calls to attention the modes of perception, and the liminal space between unknowing and understanding.


NATHAN DANILOWICZ (b. 1980 Pennsylvania, USA) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, and a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2002. A MacDowell Colony Fellow (2009), he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Latned Atsär in Los Angeles (2011), Crisp London/Los Angeles (2008 and 2009/2010) and the H. Lewis Gallery in Baltimore (2004). His numerous group exhibitions include shows the Hammer Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Cal State University’s Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Cirrus Gallery, Telic Arts Exchange, Raid Projects, Eighth Veil, 533 Gallery, Parendo Blanco, S1F Gallery, Bonelli Contemporary, Wonderloch Kellerland, Art Platform, and Art LA Contemporary in Los Angeles; Locust Projects and TwentyTwenty Projects in Miami; Hilary Crisp, OK By Gallery, and the Zoo Art Fair in London; EYEHEART, Local Projects, and The Hose in New York; Lust Gallery in Vienna; Galerie Françoise E.S.F in Baltimore; The Green Gallery East in Milwaukee; Queen’s Nails Annex at the Waypoint in Marfa, TX; and The Luggage Store gallery in San Francisco. He has written for artUS magazine, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, TimeOut London, Miami New Times, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore’s City Paper, DIAGRAM, Penny Ante, PRISM Index, and Beautiful Decay.

While at UCLA, Danilowicz studied New Genres under Chris Burden, Jennifer Bolande, Andrea Fraser, Donn Suggs, Lari Pittman, Charles Ray, Mary Kelly, Roger Herman, Jeffrey Vallance, and John Baldessari. While at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, he studied art history and theory under T.J. Demos as well as poetry under John Yau. He has worked as a studio assistant for Jason Rhoades and later for Mike Kelley. More recently, he has collaborated on text/image projects with writer and theorist Lawrence Rickels as well as fiction writer and translator Brian Evenson.

Next exhibition: Finished In LA



Finished in L.A. features a variety of perspectives dealing with the apocalypse in Los Angeles. Showcasing paintings, drawings, sculptures, video and performance art; this is a swan song for our existence.

In addition to being the end of the world, it is also the end of the Countdown Series at Dutch Door. After 9 weeks in a row of performance art every Sunday with 10 different artists and a bevy of approaches, this was an experiment about community, coping and consistency. 

Objects from the series, as well as video and additional works about our demise will be presented at RAID Projects. 

There will be a screening of some of the performances from the series in the Dutch Door space. 

Come celebrate our imminent doom with us. Wear something jazzy; it might be the last thing you wear. 

Opening starts at 7:00pm 12-21-12.
Dance Party: 11:00pm
Ends: When We Do. 

The Countdown Artists:
Sam Davis
Tiffany Smith
David Lucas Bell
Molly Jo Shea
Amy Day
Devin Kenny
Nathan Bockelman 
Jay Erker
Ivette Soler

Additional Work By:
Wes Johansen
Lyle Perkins
Paul Evans
Catalina Niculescu
Zach Kleyn 
Hilary Huckins-Weidner

Curated by Molly Jo Shea

Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/299619096816435/?fref=ts



Next Exhibition: Slow Dance – Matt Austin and EJ Hill


Matt Austin, Bird Hanger, Archival Pigment Print, 20×24″, 2012

Slow Dance – Matt Austin and EJ Hill
Opening reception 
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
7-10 pm

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There are innumerable instances in one’s lifetime when a decelerated pace is not only necessary but inevitable. These moments may appear under the guise of an injured lower back, resulting in a perfectly-timed bout of rest and relaxation; they might appear as a mid-day cell phone battery death, granting one the opportunity for a temporary and guiltless disconnect. On the other hand, there are the times when days quickly become nights that become days (which become days all over again). However, these differing moments share the same seat of significance. They are to each other as the up is to the down, as the inhale is to the exhale.
On November 10, Matt Austin and EJ Hill come together at RAID Projects for SLOW DANCE, an exhibition of works highlighting the negotiation of individual positions within a given union. Through photography, writing, and drawing, Austin and Hill dissolve boundaries between what are typically viewed as dichotomous relationships, in order to highlight their complementary nature. In a constant back and forth and sway from left to right, Austin and Hill lead and follow, while committing (and submitting) to synchronous (and syncopated) rhythms.
At the opening, the artists will be releasing a second edition of their collaborative publication titled “/”. The / publication is a 60-page book comprising drawings, writing, and photographs printed in an edition of 30; each copy is signed and numbered.
This is the second Slow Dance between Matt Austin and EJ Hill. The first was held at ACRE Projects in Chicago.
MATT AUSTIN (b. 1986, Hartford, CT) is currently an artist and educator based out of Chicago, IL. He received his BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and is teaching for the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Senn High School, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lillstreet Art Center, and Hyde Park Art Center. He has recently been involved with various community projects including the ACRE Artist Residency Staff, a co-founded art installation project known as TAIST, and an experimental pedagogical project The Mountain was a Gift. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, NEXT: Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, the MDW Art Fair, and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries. He recently received the Illinois Artists’ Council Grant that will fund the publishing of his book Wake that will parallel that body of work’s inclusion in the kids are all right, a large group exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in October 2012 that will travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Addison Gallery of American Art through 2013.
More information about Matt Austin can be found at www.mattaustinphoto.com
EJ HILL (b. 1985, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. Much of his work incorporates his own body, exploring its physical and psychological properties, their limitations, and their roles in cultural signification. Recent exhibitions include_____A Romantic Measure at Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), Young Performers Series in collaboration with Collin Pressler as part of Industry of the Ordinary’s Sic Transit Gloria Mundi at the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago), and MFA 2013 Exhibition at UCLA (Los Angeles). EJ was a 2010 resident of ACRE (Steuben/Chicago) and a 2012 American Austrian Foundation for Fine Arts Fellow (Salzburg). He earned a BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 and is a current MFA candidate at UCLA. He is represented by The Mission Projects in Chicago. 
More information about EJ Hill can be found at www.ejhill.info



Next exhibition: Hiromi Takizawa – Birds i view: traveling LIGHTly


RAID Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by Hiromi TakizawaBirds i view: traveling LIGHTly, including the work Sundown Spectacles and more.

Opening reception

Saturday, October 13th, 7-10 pm

Artist statement:
Sundown Spectacles reflects on the seascape and harbors of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. I work to capture and transform this everyday scenery into an imaginary landscape experimenting with optical illusion.

The Pacific Ocean plays an important role in my work. It holds a deep connection with my memories of my home and the culture in Japan, yet the ocean separates me physically from where I was nurtured and grew up.

I have always been fascinated by the visual phenomenon that occurs when light is transmitted, reflected and refracted on, in and through glass materials. Integrating these optical phenomena into personal narratives shift perception that only the quality of glass itself can generate, transforming emotions into concrete material.

With my personal narrative I attempt to reflect on our contemporary society and a culture where we manage complex feelings and the conflicting emotions of our everyday lives.

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Co/Lab all this weekend

Come and visit RAID this weekend and lots of other alternative spaces at Co/Lab all this weekend at the Barker Hangar, part of Art Platform.

In our booth we will be exhibiting past RAID AIRs Tom Dunn and Stephen Parise