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I have a crush on Honor Fraser… and Rhizome

There I said it, press release came in today that says Honor Fraser has a show coming up that is “curated by Rhizome Editor and Curator Michael Connor and Nate Hitchcock.” I LOVE Rhizome, everything they touch is interesting. Rhizome is a nonprofit organization dedicated to emerging artistic practices that engage technology…. So I’m obviously really happy for this Liquid Crystal Palace to open on March 1!! (runs through April 5, 2014).  Great example of a contemporary art gallery in LA bringing in some NY #artstech into the mix, should be exciting!

Liquid Crystal Palace: Recent Works with Jeremy Blake

Liquid Crystal Palace: Recent Works with Jeremy Blake

More from PR:

This exhibition is an opportunity to look at Liquid Villa (2000) by Jeremy Blake alongside more recent artworks by Jeffrey Baij, Petra Cortright, Chris Coy, Sara Ludy, Rafaël Rozendaal, and Travess Smalley. By bringing these works together, the exhibition will draw out shared concerns that have been obscured by the passage of time and Blake’s tragic death.

Liquid Villa shifts between lucid, crisp dream architecture and colorful, blurring abstraction, unsettling the viewer between pictorial depth and flatness. These shifts take place from moment to moment, but also within particular scenes. For example, the dark alcoves in his dreamlike villa feature glowing orange torches with jagged edges, suggesting (on a pictorial level) the amorphousness of flame, but (on a material level) the low-resolution artefacts of a too-large digital image. Such passages function in a way that is analogous to facture in painting: as traces that point back to the process by which the work was created. Thus, Blake’s “painterly sensibility” incongruously leads him to call attention to his use of digital tools.

In conjunction with Liquid Crystal Palace, Blake’s Sodium Fox (2005), Winchester Redux (2004) and Berkshire Fangs (2001) will be screening continuously as part of The Standard Projection: 24/7 series at The Standard, Hollywood.

On March 6 Liquid Villa will be shown as a front page exhibition on Rhizome.org.

 

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