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In order to feel the passage of time we reach out with the unsure hands of a sleepwalker, grasping for the familiar, to validate what we think we know. The featured artists engage in a dialogue that continually reevaluates the hierarchy between the beginning, middle, and end of an experience, process, or work. Prelapse examines the relationship in the human mind of what is seen, when it is seen, to what is known, and how it is known.
FEATURING ARTISTS: JACOB GOUDREAULT, EASTON MILLER, MATT NICHOLS, MAX REINHARDT, and SIMON SLATER
OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 12TH, 2010. 7 -11 PM
Sweating, pulsing, bleeding, weave. Mark-making unto banal rectilinear; dripping congestion, in-volving skeins, fuzzy logic. Informed implosions beget spacial codes birthing planes and vectors; tangents and tangential information collapsing content/context. Representation is balanced with color and shape while a specious story unfolds truly absurd, uncanny in spectrum, ambiguous in nature. Signifiers taunt line and daubs to succeed in their immediacy while the relevance of semiotics remains questionable. Addendum, application, appropriation and audacity broach the grand plane as objects conglomerate confronting paint. Certainly this conversation strains coherence at times, while illustrating evolved language at others, like border guards of combating countries sharing a drink.
A seminal issues amongst these artists and the purpose for this show is to test instinct with respect to the nature of pure creativity as a genuine investment in “the real”, or conversely a misguided venture into a spurious hyper-reality; implosive simulation in the maelstrom of contemporary culture.
For one night only at Heaven Gallery, the first ten titles of the LA ANONIMA book series will be on view together for the first time. With content ranging from original research in Las Vegas to counterfeit facsimiles of works by other authors on American history, the books serve as research tools while also articulating shifts in the form of the bound volume. The following titles will be available for browsing:
0. Gertrude Abercrombie
1. Endless Sum
2. The Frontier in American History
3. Castaways Cast Away
4. Explosion / Implosion
5. Field Guide to Casino Carpets in Nevada
7. Learning From Las Vegas, Roadside Copy
8. White Towers
9. The Great Book of Currier and Ives’ America
For more information on each title, please visit LA ANONIMA online.
Refreshments will be served /// after party at Danny's Tavern