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Chloe Boleyn Palmer

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I AM ALL THAT I HAVE TO SELL

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Hi-Lite Project Space

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533 Sout h Los Angeles Street\, 6th Floor
Los Angeles\, CA 90013

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September 2nd – September 26th 2011

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Opening Reception: Friday S eptember 2nd \, 2011\, 6-9pm

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Patriot Panc ake Fortunes: Sunday September 11th \,  10-12 am

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I Love America And America Loves Me\,Treasure Hunt: Saturday 17th\, 12-2pm

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 Hi-Lite Project Space in downtown Los Angeles is pleased to present I AM ALL THAT I HAVE TO SELL\ , Chloe Boleyn Palmer’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. In this exhib ition Chloe ferments her interest in attempting to map an invisible force i n our world by illustrating our enduring love affair with capitalism and th e American Dream. Chloe employs Steinbeck’s character Rosasharan as a lens from which the viewer can observe their own personal love affair with the A merican Dream.  This romance is complete with capitalism’s passionate promi ses of bountiful happiness\, intermingled with its unpredictable and pathol ogical behavior.

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The title of the exhibition I AM ALL THA T I HAVE TO SELL\,  refers to Rosasharon’s ability to repurpose herself to survive. Rosasharon’s personal pursuit to attain a dream marketed to her in the back of a magazine called “Western Love Stories” allowed her to live i n a fantasy for much of the book.  From an electric iron\, to an icebox to other “nice things” for her unborn child\, Rosasharon obsesses endlessly ab out desirable objects while her family begins to starve. At the very end of the book\, hours after losing her child in childbirth\, Rosasharon empathe tically breast feeds a dying man back to life in a barn. This repurposing o f her body became a symbol of numerous personal struggles found in our curr ent economic situation as we are asked to repurpose ourselves to continue o ur relationship with the American dream.  Through out this show images of r epurposing occur as symbols of our simultaneous fight for survival and our desperate attempt to save our relationship with the American dream.

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The narrative from I AM ALL THAT I HAVE TO SELL is mined from bo th the text found in the “Grapes of Wrath\,” and the streets of Los Angeles since the 2008 financial crises. These two excavation sites allow the arti st to elaborate on Rosasharon’s character and create an additional fiction that takes place both inside and outside the novel. The outcome is an abstr acted and pictorial narrative made of Sculptures\, drawings and performance s assembled with an American folk art aesthetic and made from utilitarian m aterials. These elements are displayed in a euphoric cathedral like arrange ment festooned with patterns and colors harnessing Tiepolo’s rococo palette \, which enforces the relationship between reality and fantasy. During the show\, Rosasharon\, the artist\, and the viewer mesh into one identity as t hey submit to their singular obsession with the American dream.

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Hi-Lite Project Space

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533 South Los Angeles Street\, 6th Floor
Los Angeles\, CA 90013

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