Telephones, Anne Guro Larsmon and Claire Nereim at Sixth Street Viaduct, March 29, 2015      



          Claire Nereim at Jancar Jones, September 13-October 18, 2014                         Jancar Jones, June 2-July 21 2012                       Thesis works, Calarts, 2011     Earlier works           Julie Cloutier, Claire Nereim at Jancar Jones Gallery, 2010                                

The Arbor, artist's project, X-TRA Contemporary Arts Quarterly, Volume 18, No 3, March 15-June 15, 2016



A Key to The Arbor

In this issue, Claire Nereim presents The Arbor (2015), the beginnings of an astral garden. Inside the front cover, readers will find the artist's interpretive map of the Los Angeles sky on the evening of March 15 (the first day of distribution for this issue). The inside back cover charts the night sky on June 15 (the last day the issue will be available on newstands). On each of those nights, follow the maps to find, with guidance from the Pole Star and Cassioppeia in the celestial North, two new constellations, each revealing a plant in the sky.

Since 2008, Nereim has been making star maps to examine the relationship of the terrestrial sphere to celestial space. One night, when the artist was looking skyward to locate a known constellation, she found another group glimmering instead. A game of observation began––the artist recorded an identical group, then a whole series of twin patterns emerged in the sky––amidst, between, and borrowing from the canon of astronomy's figures. After these observational maps, Nereim started making research-based seasonal maps, akin to the maps comprising The Arbor.



Tropical Tan, 2016, cabbage, glass, sunscreen


Tic Toc, 2016, risograph book, 28 pages, published by Golden Spike Press


Tic Toc 2, 2016, screenprint edition, 19 x 19", with Golden Spike Press


Egg Sky, 2016, nickel-plated pasta


Dip, 2015, concrete


Installation view (Anne Guro Larsmon, The Sirens,welded steel / Claire Nereim, Numbers A, Numbers B, ink on paper)


Numbers A, ink on paper, detail


Anne Guro Larsmon, The Sirens / Claire Nereim, Untitled (Palms)


Untitled (Palms), 2015, Mexican fan palm husks


Compass rose, 2015, paint on wall (in North corner)




Pierced pears, 2014, concrete, pears, stainless steel


Moon pots, 2014, stoneware, marble, steel


Moon pots, detail

I, xylophone, 2014, brass, silver, mahogany






Clams (S, M), 2014, aluminum, brass, copper, steel, dimensions variable

Bete grise (dream), 2012, newsprint, velvet, 21 x 36 x 24"





Father Clock, 2012, stainless steel, nickel, rubber, acrylite, motor, 16 x 16"


Installation view


Triangles B detail, 2012, ink on paper, 72 x 96"


Scale 5 (Muscle Beach), 2012, plaster, chromed metal, pyrite, plums



Still from Time Machine, 2011, single channel digital video, 5 minutes looped 4 times


Northwest pendant, 2011, string, map tacks, dimensions variable
(collaboration with Julie Cloutier)


Flag V (Did you see a ghost?), 2011, cotton twill, brass, 6 x 12'


Twins I (star map), 2009, ink on paper, 48 x 56"


Twins II (star map), 2010, ink on paper, 48 x 56"


Twins II, detail




Pendant 2, 2010, hand-dyed string, map tacks, dimensions variable
(collaboration with Julie Cloutier)


Scale 1, 2010, paper, sea sponge, lemons, eggshells, ceramic, dimensions variable

Correspondence Set A, 2010, letterpressed paper, 8 x 6"




Pendant, 2009, hand-dyed string, map tacks, dimensions variable
(collaboration with Julie Cloutier)


Stymie, 2008, screenprinted book, 26 pages, staple bound, 19 x 12.5"
(collaboration with Julie Cloutier)