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For his exhibition at LA>\;<\;ART\, Jededia h Caesar continues to explore the shifting significations that we apply to organic material and manmade objects. For this\, Caesar&rsquo\;s i mprinted resin sculptures have been arrayed according to attributes and pla ced into taxonomic containers as though they were excavated artifacts being readied for preservation. Each combination of multiples references the fou nd and the petrified object. Though distinct\, each mirrors the other\, lik e a fossil uncovered in a dried seabed. Individual boxes\, too\, function a s artificial collections while they mimic geological fragments. In this sen se\, the particles are metaphors for California&rsquo\;s variegated landsca pe and terrain. The group is an analog or archive of the topography that Ca esar occasionally enters for inspiration\, and the figments of those places that he creates as installations in galleries. Each box presents an inimit able composition. The painterly quality of each comes from uncommon sources .

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These &ldquo\;non-sites&rdquo\; suggesting sorted piles or bund les of cargo\, do not construct so much as they accumulate objects. They in vestigate material qualities and privilege distance through ambiguous forms . In this new work\, the artist has been experimenting with materials such as spices. Materiality and process are paramount to Caesar&rsquo\;s practic e. He thinks of this as a collapse or entanglement between material and obj ect. The work masquerades as artifact\, conflating notions of time and sign ification. On his investigation into currency around the globe\, and how cu rrency marks ideals and identities of nations\, the artist remarks: &ldquo\ ;it is the authority of their form not their sovereignty that I am interest ed in.&rdquo\;

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Part of Caesar&rsquo\;s inspiration is Insulo de l a Rozoj\, a micronation built in 1967 on a platform in the Adriatic Sea\, w hich introduced the image of its planned currency on stamps without reachin g implementation. Using this as a point of departure\, Caesar envisions the pelagic currency lost in time and offers prototypes that could be utilized by future micronations.

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Los Angeles based artist Jeded iah Caesar received an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 2001 and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts\, Boston in 1998 . Recent solo exhibitions include \;out where the stones grow like roses \;at Susanne Vielmetter Projects\, Los Angeles\; \;P latform 9 \;at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln\ , MA\; \;Soft Structures \;at the Museum of Fine Arts\, Bo ston and \;/ ALBATROSS / BADGERS/ CHIMPS / DINO / EMPIRE / EXTENSOR / F ENCE / GOLDEN / GRANITE HILL / HEAVENS / INSIGNIFICANT / LARK / MR. TUX / O RANGE PEEL /PURPS / RAMPA / SWINGLES / THIN SPOT / UPSHOT / WHITE KNIGHT / YELLOW PAINT / ZIPPER / at D&rsquo\;Amelio Terras\, New York. \;Caesar& rsquo\;s work has been included in the Whitney Biennial\, Whitney Museum of American Art\, New York\, and in exhibitions at the Fundament Foundation\, Tilburg\, Netherlands\; the &ldquo\;California Biennial 2008&rdquo\;\, Ora nge County Museum of Art\, Newport Beach\, CA\, the Saatchi Gallery\, Londo n\, UK\; Dallas Contemporary\, Dallas\, TX\, University of California\, Los Angeles&rsquo\; Armand Hammer Museum\, Los Angeles\, New Museum of Contemp orary Art\, New York\; and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions\, Los Angel es. Among others\, Caesar&rsquo\;s work is in the collection of the Saatchi Gallery in London\; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art\; and the New Mus eum in New York. Caesar previously produced the Gleaner Stone for LA>\;&l t\;ART&rsquo\;s Public Art Initiative in 2008.

DTEND:20131019 DTSTAMP:20141227T112634 DTSTART:20130907 GEO:34.034369;-118.376843 LOCATION:LAXART\,2640 S. La Cienega \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rozoj\, Jedediah Ceasar UID:291818 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130907T200000 DTSTAMP:20141227T112634 DTSTART:20130907T180000 GEO:34.034369;-118.376843 LOCATION:LAXART\,2640 S. La Cienega \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rozoj\, Jedediah Ceasar UID:291819 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR