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ShoeboxLA Presents

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John McGuire Olsen: Path of Beasts

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Saturday\, December 15\, 2012 from 4-7pm< /b>

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Half Off Clothing Store\, Los Feliz

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1748 N. V ermont Ave.\, Los Angeles\, CA 90027

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“Sometimes i n the mountains the animals make paths by using the same route again and ag ain. If you don’t know what you’re doing\, you might think it’s a path made by humans—it looks that way. If you follow that path\, the path of beasts\ , you won’t get anywhere at all. People lost in the wilderness\, they follo w these paths and only get more and more lost. Sometimes they lose their wa y and they die. It’s not a path for humans\, it’s a dangerous diversion.”  Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

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ShoeboxLA is pleased to present John McGuire Olsen: Path of Beasts. Video games offer worlds which can be accessed from practically anywhere.  In John Mcguire O lsen’s case\, he accesses these worlds in his studio and collects particula r “moments” from these games which may eventually become paintings. Olsen u ses these snapshots to create dreamy\, trance-like images that are pensive and quiet - something missing in most contemporary\, mainstream video games \, which favor kinetic action over thoughtful reflection.  Olsen embraces t he idea of becoming lost or sidetracked from the original intention of a ga me and sets off on a path to dissect the rarely celebrated act of failure ( or in video game language\, “failure state”) and\, in turn\, creates vision ary paintings which gently whisper for the viewer to pause and reflect.

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John McGuire Olsen received his BFA from the University of California\ , Santa Cruz\, California.  He lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Now in its second year\, ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportun ity to do one-day\, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditiona l gallery setting. Artists and founders Sophia Allison and Paul W. E vans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' and viewers' expect ations of size and scale. Locations change for each show but the space rema ins the same.

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