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ShoeboxLA Presents

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Michelle Carla Handel: Heart on Top of My Head

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Saturday\, February 16\, 2013 from 6-9pm

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MorYork\, Highland Park

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4959 York Blvd\, Los Angeles\, CA 90042

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ShoeboxLA is pleas ed to present Michelle Carla Handel: Heart on Top of My Head.   Ancient Egyptians believed that the heart\, rather than the brain\, was t he source of human wisdom\, as well as emotions\, memory\, the soul and hum an personality. Descartes believed that the body and mind represent autonom ous systems\, while his contemporary Spinoza believed the body and mind are different aspects of specific biological processes. Philosophers and scien tists have long been trying to determine where the physical body ends and w here thoughts and feelings begin.

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In this installation Handel attem pts to reconcile her skepticism and sentimentality\, her internal tug-of-wa r between trying to understand human emotion (particularly love) through sc ience\, while simultaneously describing its mystery and magic. To investiga te these ideas\, she creates an intricate internal environment within the g allery – a soft\, mysterious arrangement of parts that exist somewhere betw een our physical bodies and intangible emotions.

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Michelle Carla Han del earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University\, Claremont\, CA and her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design\, New York\, NY.  She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Now in its second year\, ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day\, site-specific exhibition s outside the traditional gallery setting. Artists and founders Sophia Alli son and Paul W. Evans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' an d viewers' expectations of size and scale. Locations change for each show b ut the space remains the same.

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Email: shoeboxla@gmail.com fo r more info or press images.  

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Website: www.shoeboxla.blogspot.c om

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MorYork is a not-for-profit\, artist-run space dedic ated to enabling local artists through shows and special events. MorYork su pports and encourages non gallery-represented artists\, and facilitates exc hange with the Highland Park community: www.moryork.blogspot.com

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