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Brian Bress

Interview with Brian Bress  
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11/16/10

Los Angeles, Nov. 2010: Brian Bress manages to master the strange addictive quality of television with delightfully nonsensical games played by characters (almost always the artist himself) trapped in repeating circuits of comic madness. The comedy is that kind, perhaps, where a spectator may not even laugh, as no punchlines are forthcoming. But the whole morass of strange behaviors, tics, and idiosyncratic rhythms for each of the characters in his various videos leave you feeling that you’ve had... [more]

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Tom Allen, Brian Bress, Robert Fontenot, Wendell Gladstone, Julian Hoeber, Brian Kennon, Kelly Sears, Anna Sew Hoy, Ryan Taber, Ami Tallman, Cheyenne Weaver at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) June 12th, 2008 - September 27th, 2008
Posted 8/24/08

You want to feel artwork before you think about it, to feel guilty, uncomfortable, elated, seduced, or even perplexed. Then you want to kick your brain into gear, to figure why you feel what you feel, what dormant nerve the work has struck. Those situations in which your brain can’t decipher your emotional reaction are initially disappointing but ultimately unmemorable. The times when the feeling doesn’t strike at all and you have to do brain work first can be rewarding though, especially if th... [more]

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