SET PIECES CURATED BY ANDREW BERARDINI & LAUREN MACKLER
FEBRUARY 8 – APRIL 15 2013. Opening Thursday February 7th, 6-9PM.
AN EXHIBITION CURATED BY ANDREW BERARDINI & LAUREN MACKLER WITH WORKS FROM LOS ANGELES ARTISTS WILL BE PRESENTED
AT THE MILAN-BASED GALLERY.
A NOTE FROM THE CURATORS...
We are inviting four artists to build individual sets for which their work will serve as installations to host other artists’ works as well as their own.
This idea plays with the mythos of Los Angeles as a place where the imaginary often extrudes into reality and vice versa.
Visually, the different “sets” so to speak, will be autonomous islands of light
within an otherwise darkened space, to simulate a cinematic effect and the sense
of being on a movie set. In many ways, we are inspired by the work of William Leavitt who recently had a retrospective at MOCA here in Los Angeles, and whose work often uses plays and their stages to beautifully reveal the mundane theatricality
of the city. He told us once that his plays were really elaborate frames
for his paintings.
In these sets, there is no presumption of verisimilitude. They may look like a
soap opera living room or a phantasmagoric alter-reality. This, as with all art, is
up to the artists.
Sets by: Sarah Cain, Liz Glynn, Samara Golden, and Mateo Tannatt.
Works from: Scoli Acosta, Kathryn Andrews, Matthew Brannon, Mary Corse,
Zoe Crosher, Aaron Curry, Erik Frydenborg, Friedrich Kunath, Eli Langer, William Leavitt, Anthony Lepore, Carter Mull, Claire Nereim, Raymond Pettibon
and Amanda Ross-Ho