For Cara Barer, old volumes of books serve as inspiration. Wetting them and twisting and turning them into odd shapes, the volumes take on a new life. Sometimes made to resemble living beings and sometimes allowed to remain as abstract geometric shapes, these old volumes impress the viewer anew with their tangibility and physical presence. By retracing and cutting out the letters in private correspondence, Annie Vought interpolates herself into the original document with amusing and poignant results. Installation artist Christine Wong Yap creates text installations which address language’s inability to convey fully our meanings. In this exhibit, her installations and wall pieces feature text construed or arranged so as to be indecipherable.
In Palimpsests, the artists address the concept of re-purposement of words for artistic ends. Like the original meaning of a palimpsest, these words used in these pieces are encapsulated in their medium and transformed by it.
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About the Guest Curator
Elizabeth Williams received an M.Phil from Oxford University in 2005 and a BA from UC Davis in 2003. A native of the Pasadena area, she works in Los Angeles.
Reception: September 26, 6-8pm
Exhibition: September 26-October 29, 2009
Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-4pm
|Heure de début :|
26 septembre 2009 à 18:00
|Heure de fin :|
29 octobre 2009 à 17:00
1820 Industrial Street #230
Los Angeles, CA