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Armory Center for the Arts presents a temporary\, site- specific installation by Los Angeles-based artist Nate Page in its central stairwell through June 2013. 

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Page’s newest work\, enti tled Instituted Angles of Path and Display\, challenges the ultra- functional design of the Armory’s main stairwell. Page has removed one of t he stairwell’s two large metal handrails\, turned it 90 degrees\, and mount ed it in the middle of the space on a pedestal-like structure that follows the crooked trajectory of the stairs and the landing. This simple gesture b oth highlights and alters the existing framework and prescriptive design of the space\, which remains fully functional although visually distorted. Ce ntral to Page’s practice is an interest in engaging elements of perceived a nd given space in built environments\, often through objects dismissed as p eripheral or incidental.

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Page acknowledges that railings generally can s erve two functions: one for handrail support\, and the other as a boundary. By turning a railing on its side and using it to bisect the Armory stairwe ll\, Page shifts our point of view what a handrail is for. Page has created a topography of the climber's passage and an opportunity for visitors to b ecome aware of their physical and psychological relationships to the archit ecture by negotiating passage (stair) vs. path (boundary railing). Familiar visual and spatial rhythms are interrupted\, inviting the viewer to recons ider the function of the space – and possibly\, the artist hopes\, to find more potential than what it is programmed for.

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Nate Page lives in Los Angeles.  His work has been seen at Lothringer Dreizehn Spac e for Contemporary Art in Munich\, Hotel Pupik in Schrattenberg Austria\, W arsaw Academy of the Arts\, Warsaw\, John Michael Kohler Center for the Art s in Sheboygan\, WI\, No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory\, Minneapolis\ , and at Cooper Union and Jen Bekman Gallery\, both in New York. Page has p roduced many environments with Machine Project in Los Angeles including A F ield Guide to LACMA at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has shown natio nally including Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery\, Institute of Visual Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee\, and Otis College of Art and De sign in Los Angeles. From 2001-2004\, Page co-directed an experimental arti st collaborative and exhibition space in Milwaukee called the Rust Spot. He received a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Mi lwaukee Institute of Art and Design and attended the Warsaw Academy of Art in Warsaw\, Hotel Pupik in Schrattenberg Austria\, and the New York Studio Program and the Summer Residency at The Cooper Union\, both in New York Cit y.

DTEND:20130630 DTSTAMP:20140923T144623 DTSTART:20120708 GEO:34.1483586;-118.1490967 LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Instituted Angles of Path and Display\, Nate Page UID:234944 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR