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den contemporary is pleased to present the group exhibition ‘Transmit’ co-curated with Jae Yang | Art Merge.com. The exhibi tion is a reflection on the changing means by which contemporary culture lo oks to and relies upon when distributing and receiving information. The vis ual focus of ‘Transmit’ is at once the use of text\, however\, the six arti sts also draw attention to societal shifts in the various methods used for transmitting information\, ideas and images\, exploring the nexus where art and words meet technology.

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The informational landscape is changing with an increasing use of computerized devices\, substituting the physical with digital-based replacements. ‘Transmit’ gives a nostalgic nod to the hand-s cripted\, the published type\, and the spoken word in traditional popular m ass-produced media and machines. The exhibition also presents art in variou s media\, which has been created as a result of the artists’ assiduous hand iwork.

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Some Guy methodically strikes through individual words on pages taken from Bibles\, leaving exposed two morally opposing words repeat ed throughout the book. Similar to transmitting subliminal messages\, the w ork inspires reflection on modern societal concerns such as war\, politics and the economy.

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Also working from bound volumes\, Ching Ching Cheng< /b> cuts and fashions found books into precise replications of classic stil l and movie cameras\, elevating such devices such as 8mm and folding camera s to precious cultural artifacts.

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Nicola Vruwink and Lauren CiCioccio em ploy traditional domestic craft in making their work.  Nicola Vruwink crochets dozens of shiny cassette tape ribbons into bold typeface wall pi eces. The artist spells out proclamations taken from lines in pop songs\, e voking common human emotions ranging from tension to tenderness.

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Laur en DiCioccio embroiders figures of prominent pop culture icons\, athlet es\, and fallen corporate leaders who have headlined sections of the New Yo rk Times newspaper in recent years. DiCioccio takes that which is transitor y in nature such as fame and newspaper pages\, and through traditional craf t practice\, makes them permanent.

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Written in longhand\, Ann Stock adds her poetry to images of models appearing on pages she tears from fas hion magazines. The entire poem is written across five pages of the single repeated image. The work is scanned and enlarged\, with the prints presente d sequentially along with a recording of Stock speaking the poems. Sound\, vision\, and text intertwine as an exploration of beauty\, femininity and r elationship roles in society\, emphasizing a culture influenced by repetiti ve imagery and information.

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Danial Nord reinterprets the familiar language and trappings of mass communication in his video of computer-gene rated male and female voices reading the online version of The New York Tim es. At times the voices interrupt one another or are overlayed when pop-up links embedded throughout the article occur. The video humorously portrays how our culture takes in overwhelming and disjointed information.

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den contemporary
is located in the Pacific Design Center Blue Build ing\, 8687 Melrose Avenue\, Suite B261\, West Hollywood\, Ca 90069. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday\, from 11am to 5pm\, and Saturday through Monday by appointment. Gallery mailing address is P.O. Box 6602\, Beverly Hills\, CA  90212.

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For more information and visual material: Contact Donna Enad Napper\, Owner/Director at 323-422-6340 or info@denco ntemporaryart.com.  Complimentary PDC parking is available for members of P ress/Media by calling ahead at 310-360-6404.

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