Open Hours: by appointment
How is the project operated?
JAUS is run as an artist-run space.
Since September 11, 2009.
What was your motivation?
Directors, Ichiro Irie and Chris Tallon have been organizing artist run projects for over 10 years.
JAUS is an extension of these activities.
4 people. Ichiro Irie: Owner/Director, Chris Tallon: Director, Aska Irie: Co-Owner, Mike F. Connolly: Marketing Director.
For the most part it is self funded, but for international exhibitions and out of town shows, we work closely with curators to procure funding.
6 exhibitions per year. Usually 6 weeks.
Local and International group exhibitions.
By Ichiro Irie.
Do you accept proposals/submissions?
There is no predetermined approach, but there is a preference for integrating emerging and more established artists in the context of a single group exhibition, showcasing both traditional genres (painting/
I think we have been successful in establishing somewhat of a name for ourselves among the growing number of artist-run projects in Los Angeles. There has been a good number of artists and curators, some of them quite
Although overall press has been decent, It has been difficult to receive the kind of critical review of our exhibitions in the major publications and/or from the more recognized art writers.
Most of our patrons are fellow artists and curators. It would be nice to generate a wider base of critics, dealers and collectors to visit our space on a regular basis.
It is much more difficult to get people to come to the international exhibitions. Working on this.
A moderately significant one. Difficult to answer. I hope artists, curators, and visitors can use JAUS as a point of nexus and departure for other projects and collaborations.
The 6 exhibitions in 2013 will be all based around a color or grouping of colors. These colors will set the tone not just formally, but also conceptually in terms of the emotions and ideas these colors evoke.
In 2014, I would like to begin doing more solo and 2 person exhibitions, and I would like to have a curator organize a show about Iran, Iranian artists, Iranian / Iranian Artists living in L.A., or artists from the Middle East. As a cultural promotor in the United States, it is important for me to shed light on cultural production of under-represented communities. The Middle East, in particular Iran, has not necessisarily been under-represented, but has definitely been negatively represented in the media and the news.
I realize the pitfalls of shows organized around race/nationality/ethnicity/
Images courtesy of JAUS.