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August 28, 2010


Saturday, August 28, 2010 1-3pm


As I see it, all of them – Tachists, Action Painters, Informel artists and the rest – are only part of an Informel movement that covers a lot of other things as well. The Informel is the opposite of the constructional quality of classicism – the age of kings, of clearly formed hierarchies. The age of Informel has hardly begun.

-Gerhard Richter


Katie Herzog and Actual Size Los Angeles are pleased to announce Une Alphabétisation Autre, a special day event organized in conjunction with the closing of Katie Herzog’s exhibition, Informel. Animal assisted literacy programs have become increasingly popular in libraries and learning centers throughout the country. These innovative programs provide canine mentorship to foster improvement in confidence and literary skills of school aged children. On Saturday, August 28th, children and adults are invited inside the gallery to read to Eli and Ivy, two trained therapy dogs. Light snacks will be provided.

If your child would like to read with Eli and Ivy, please call 213-290-5458 to set up a time.


Katie Herzog received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts at UC San Diego, and studied Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Recent residencies include the Banff Centre, Skowhegan, and Program Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations in Berlin. She is a Fellow of the Molesworth Institute and an Assistant Librarian at the Whittier Public Library and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Recent solo exhibitions include Ecstasy of Municipality at Whittier City Hall in 2010, Art as Experience at the Whittier Public Library in 2009, and Librariana at Circus Gallery in 2008.

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