Care Package at Vielmetter Los Angeles                                               Telephones, Anne Guro Larsmon and Claire Nereim at Sixth Street Viaduct, 2015               Claire Nereim at Jancar Jones, 2014                       Jancar Jones, June 2-July 21 2012                   Earlier works                                

Whisper variation, 2020/2022, ink on paper,
reproduced on newsprint, 22" x 17" for MATERIAL PRESS


Glyph drafts, 2021, ink on paper, largest approx 10" x 10"


Egg dish, 2020, ceramic


Garden quilt (tulip variation), 2019, ink on paper, 30" x 22"


Garden quilt (geranium variation), 2019, ink on paper, 30" x 22"


Garden for a Swan, 2017, letterpress edition of 100, 24" x 18", printed on the occasion of KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory, June 3 & 4, 2017


Soft comb, detail


Soft combs, 2016, brass, silver


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, dimensions variable


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


Installation view (Anne Guro Larsmon, The Sirens,welded steel / Claire Nereim, Numbers A, Numbers B, ink on paper,
each 56" x 42")


Numbers A, ink on paper, detail


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


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, 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"


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


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


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