Past --> "Time
Writers From The Mirror Horizon" -
7/7 - 8/4
A shot of
the opening night performance. Steven Kim on the left and Sharon Cheslow
on the right.
Writers From The Mirror Horizon"
7 July - 4 August, 2007
group show curated by LA based artist Gabie Strong that featured
the work of Andy Alexander, Kent Familton, Wendy Heldmann, Kathleen
Johnson, Alice Konitz, Tracy Nakayama, Gina Osterloh, Sean Sullivan,
Kristine Thompson and Jeremy Yoder
eve performance by Sharon Cheslow and Steven Kim.
eve performances by Helga Fassonaki and Tom Watson / Kent
07/07/07: Speculative fictions in real time by Gabie Strong
Patton asked me to curate an exhibition in his gallery for July of
2007, I immediately wanted to create a show in which I could combine
visual art and sound performance together. In working through different
themes, it became clear that the shared element between the artists
of interest was the element of Time and the construction of it through
image and aural transmission.
art practice embodies a time-based theme, in which I use a non-linear historical
timeline as a fluid structure for creating a speculative image of Southern
California. I have also long been involved in making music and collaborating
with other musicians on an improvisational level. A strong influence
on my overall practice has been both the stories written by science
fiction and near future writers, as well as the histories and legends
of many of the writers themselves. I asked these artists to participate
in this exhibition with the premise that I am positioning the works
in the exhibition as examples of time travel, using the gallery as
a starship for explorations of time and space. The gallery acts as
a machine for synchronization between historical time and speculative
fiction, in which the artists become writers; creating narratives of
the past, present and future. Within the gallery, the artists and musicians
have invented myths of the near future, depicted the collapse of human
time within the force of geologic time, and resurrected histories past.
Through sound and image, we are giving the viewer and listener the
chance to step outside her current state and experience something else
in the realm of the here and now. Read more.
of the installation (click for much larger images)
view with Thompson's photos, Heldmann's painting, Familton's drawings
and Konitz's mobile with just a hint of Alexander's sculpture.
slightly different view more clearly showing Alexander's sculpture
with Johnson's drawing on the back wall.
west wall with Konitz's collages on the right, Sullivan's drawing
in the white frame followed by Yoder's and Nakayama's pieces to
straight on shot from the entrance. Andy Alexander's "Point A", 2007.
Plaster wraps, paper grocery bags, plastic grocery bags, LA Weekly,
masking tape, Al Gore interview, meditation on time and space. Dimensions
variable. Above and to the right is Alice Konitz's "Brown and
Pearlescent Hexagon Chandelier", 2006. Luan, Chromolux paper.
24" x 36"
Heldmann's "After you left I did just that", 2007. Acrylic on canvas,
18" x 24"
Heldmann's "If we met would you know me", 2007. Acrylic
on canvas, 18" x 24"
Johnson's "Maker 1 from Brainchild", 2007. Colored pencil on paper,
6' x 7' x 2"
Osterloh's "Press and Erase", 2007. C-print mounted to aluminum.
24" x 20"
Thompson's "In Search of the Impossible (Re-siting the late Bas
Jan Ader adn his former home at 4 possible locations: 519 S. Indian
Hill Blvd., 520 S. Indian Hill Blvd., 550 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,
and 520 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA), 2007. 4 C-prints
- 14" x 11" and 11" x 14"
Yoder's "The Tourist", 2005. Collage on paper, 10" x 8 1/2"
Yoder's "Ill Caller", 2006. Collage on paper, 8" x 11 3/4"
Nakayama and Jeremy Yoder's Untitled, 2006. Ink and collage on
paper, 10" x 8"
Nakayama and Jeremy Yoder's "Astral Lady", 2007. Collage on gatefold
record sleeve, dimensions variable
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