|Bruce Conner, X CRIME SEPTEMBER 10,
Photocopy on bristol paper, ragboard, tacks, BEVA
glue on plywood, 41 1/8 x 16 1/2 inches.
Interruption; A Break in
Continuity of the Interstitial Space
July 14–August 25, 2012
Opening: Saturday, July
Michael Kohn Gallery
8071 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Bruce Conner, N. Dash, Lukas Geronimas, Wyatt Kahn, Owen Kydd, Andrea
Longacre-White, Agnes Lux, Sam Moyer, Dan Shaw-Town, Gedi Sibony, Valeska
Soares, Andrew Sutherland, Phil Wagner
Interruption is a
meditation on looking at what was once mundane, but now essential.
Historically the roots of abstraction are embedded in Analytical
Cubism, and from that an entire century of debate has grown—one which
is still alive and well. That debate continues within the nuances of these
various artists by addressing the liminal space between painting,
sculpture, and the photographic. The idea itself is the transformation
between comfort and confusion: a new subjectivity that signifies the
questioning of "art objecthood," a reaction to the issues of authorship,
mechanization, technology, commoditization, consumerism, and the index.
More specifically, artists are creating and addressing "imaginative
perception," a pictorial language that interrupts the pleasure and ease of
looking by fragmenting the continuity of a basic serial structure.
That framework now becomes absent and interstitial space becomes
the primary focus as it moves to the foreground. Looking at interstices
creates an unpredictable hybridization through the crashing of
space—the attacking, destroying, cutting, tearing, crashing, or
secretly replacing the normal and habitual manner of perception.
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