Commonwealth and Council

Demolition Woman: Preview

Kelly Cline, Margaret Honda, and Jen Smith


Commonwealth & Council presents Demolition Woman: Preview at PULSE Los Angeles. Demolition Woman is a forthcoming, off-site exhibition of works by an intergenerational community of artists in pursuit of a collective commonwealth. Utilizing physical, textual, and symbolic stratagems, Demolition Woman dismantles shoddy infrastructures of knowledge and social order to regenerate an open system that extends and safeguards our co-existence.

For this preview, Commonwealth & Council selects works by Kelly Cline, Margaret Honda, and Jen Smith.

Kelly Cline is an artist currently living in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Goldilocks at Gallery Spatium and Hack at Statler Waldorf Gallery. Eve Fowler recently wrote about her work in Artillery: Queered (May/June 2011 issue). She received her BFA from Penn State University and her MFA from CalArts.

Margaret Honda is a visual artist living in Los Angeles, California. She has had one- person exhibitions at the Drawing Center, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at CA2M, Madrid as part of Picnic Sessions; Estacion Tijuana, Mexico; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota; and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. She has produced projects with North Drive Press and Art Journal. Honda has received an Anonymous Was A Woman Fellowship and a City of Los Angeles Artist’s Fellowship.

Jen Smith is an artist and musician. With her post punk band the Quails, she has played music halls, street protests and squats, made posters, zines and anti-war ephemera, and recorded three albums. She received her BA in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park, and her MFA from University of California, Irvine.