Katie Aliprando, Aline Cautis, Sonja Gerdes, Lia Lowenthal
January 28 - March 9
Hot pinks, yellows, blues and some orange spice. Seen and spoken: The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue, the tip of the tongue, the teeth, the lips. Something exciting to consider: the presence of the body within this exhibition. Also, its absence. Language as thought and as structure: wearable with fronts and backs, permeable spaces not so impervious to what's outside/ inside. Identity forms, informs and is informed while within their arrangement these pieces are all in communication, each one passing a secret to the next.
PS I love her. I love them all. I asked and she won’t say what this is about, IE what it means but I relish in thinking thoughts as I savor feeling feelings about what this work does: Material communications and visceral manifestations of knowns/unknowns speaking through the margins.
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.
That's all for now. XOXO
As a middle structural layer, it plays an important role in maintaining the area between hang and fringe. It’s all about form— the form of it to one’s location. Over time, it begins to adapt, thereby becoming a better fit the more it’s used.
Katie Aliprando (b. 1983) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and her MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 2010. Recent exhibitions include DXIX Projects, Ms Barbers, Ich Bin Ein Junge and Park View, Los Angeles; Balice Hertling at the Film Center and MoMA PS1, New York; Night Club, Chicago; The Vanity Bakersfield; 2nd Cannons Publications, 356 S. Mission Rd, LAXART, Night Gallery, Thomas Duncan (with P&Co.), and Actual Size (curated by Amanda Hunt), Los Angeles. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.
Aline Cautis was born in 1975 in New York and has lived in Los Angeles since 2012. Solo exhibitions include No, Not, Regards Gallery, Chicago; something for/from everyone, Sabot Gallery and Escape Strategies, Saturday Cinema, Chicago. Group exhibitions include Duckrabbit, Anat Egbi Gallery, Los Angeles; Play Dice Would be Nice, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris; Estate, a project by Lucie Fontaine, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; Prague Bienniale, Prague; Four Rooms, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Sonja Gerdes was born in 1979 in Germany. She studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and from 2007-2013, co-ran the Berlin-based artist run space, Infernoesque. Recent exhibitions include Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles; When the sea looks back. A Serpent’s Tale. The Many Headed Hydra #02, District, Berlin; Grey Goo Gardens, Marfa, Texas; Pie of Trouble. Let's Hang. You look at it but it doesn't exist. Air for free, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; molybdomancy, LACA, Los Angeles, CA; The Elegant Universe, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; Pie of Trouble. Let's Hang. Featuring Ripped Vixen, PG4S and Gomez Bros Inc., Los Angeles, CA; Pie of Trouble. Let's Hang. Berries and Balls, Light and Wire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Pie of Trouble. Let's Hang. The Energy Plan, Elephant, Los Angeles, CA; vague horde disrepair in blue clay accretion, Note On, Berlin, Germany; Imitation Game, Dubai/Sharjah; In an Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, Camberwell Space, London, UK; Pulsar Nebula Supernova, District, Berlin, Germany;Sole Searching, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Unblinking Eye, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, Germany; and informell natur, Sabine Knust, Berlin, Germany. Her work can be found in a number of private collections.
Lia Lowenthal (b. 1984) is an artist based in Brooklyn. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College in 2014. In March 2018, she will be Artist in Residence at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Also in 2018, she will present three permanent installations at the Freehand Hotel in New York City. In 2017, she held a solo exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art (Los Angeles), and has recently exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), Southfirst (New York), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Cleopatra’s (New York), Swiss Institute (New York), and Art in General (New York). Her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New Yorker, and Paletten Magazine. Lowenthal is also the founder and principal at LL, LLC, a conceptually-driven design company.
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