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For their second solo show at the Michael Kohn Gallery\ , Los Angeles-based collaborative duo Simmons &\; Burke will present a new body of work featuring large-scale digital collages and sound installations. Simmons &\; Burke draw their material from the vas tness of the Internet\, wrapping their arms around entire bodies of data an d re-contextualizing images into the beautifully dense and saturated collag es they have become known for. The nucleus of this show is a list of common names of plants that grow in the United States and its territories\, initi ally chosen by the artists based solely off of their attraction to the name s themselves. This body of work toys with the history of the still life gen re in its acknowledgment of our innate desire to organize and control natur e on a symbolic level. These dense composites of images and sounds re-imagi ne Nature Morte as a vibrantly lush and kinetic force in which the organiza tion and obsessive relationship to these plants developed as the artists cu lled and cut the images from their original\, digital source material. Simm ons &\; Burke's work is held in such prestigious public collections as L a Colección Jumex\, Mexico City\, the Guggenheim Museum\, New York\, and th e Me Collector's Room\, Berlin.

DTEND:20130713 DTSTAMP:20141225T213258 DTSTART:20130510 GEO:34.093196;-118.338969 LOCATION:Kohn Gallery\,1227 N. Highland Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Still Lifes & Common Names \, Simmons & Burke UID:271695 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130510T200000 DTSTAMP:20141225T213258 DTSTART:20130510T180000 GEO:34.093196;-118.338969 LOCATION:Kohn Gallery\,1227 N. Highland Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Still Lifes & Common Names \, Simmons & Burke UID:271696 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR