For Immediate Release
We are thrilled to present a large collection of work by the unique and multi-talented Sinan Revell. This show combines three interconnected, yet separate bodies of work: DoppelgANGER, COLOR BLIND and Homeland Security Blankets.
Saturday, June 26th, 7-11 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 26th – July 24th
noun. disambiguation: clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity.
The works in this show were created over the course of the last few years. They were an attempt to move beyond the smokescreens we are bombarded with on a daily basis – the media, advertising, and various propaganda – political and otherwise. But of course the more we try to see clearly, the more confounded we become. It seems that ambiguity is never removed, but always present. – Sinan Revell
From the foreword by Hoojung Lee in Sinan Revell’s new book, “Disambiguations”:
Sinan Revell’s versatile talents have been consistent in a wide range of creative endeavors for over 20 years. In the late 80’s she performed as a core member of the industrial rock band SPK. Performance art was a natural progression for her creative expression. She soon began to incorporate imagery searching for greater expression through ceramics, naturally occurring found objects, painting and photography. Currently, Revell utilizes dynamic mediums such as digital photography, computer graphics, mixed media and lenticular.
This new body of work includes her “doppelgANGER" series, where Revell introduces photographic imagery based on headlines in mass media that are social and political spectacles. Revell plays all of the characters herself, claiming the responsibility in the dynamics of cause and effect. She guides the viewer through the ambiguities of mass media and perception thus displaying the “reality” of events vs. the interpretation of mass viewers who have disconnected themselves from social and cultural discourse.
In context of “Disambiguation”, Revell continues to develop her concept transferring significant images with symbolic metaphor while using various supporting mediums. Her unique choice of medium is linked to her wordplay of the title, “Homeland Security” where her “Security Blankets” portray discomforting images of crime and records of dangerous socio-political events that have happened in the past and remain as cultural myths.
Furthermore, Sinan Revell has produced the “Color Blind” series. They are comprised of iconic images using color prints joined with vinyl cuts on acrylic. By joining the two incongruous images, she magnifies the profound depth of layers making the viewer study the people who have been marginalized and estranged by society in the name of a new social order.
Revell’s images make use of a dynamic set of associations. It is possible to maintain a careful distance, but seen up very close those borders can dissolve altogether. So perhaps it makes perfect sense to step back that extra distance to perceive with more accuracy.
Sinan Revell, as artist, is a facilitator bridging the dichotomy of seemingly opposing messages by the mass media toward a greater truth.
Who: Sinan Revell “Disambiguations”
What: Opening Reception
Where: Cella Gallery, 5229 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
When: Saturday, June 26th, 7-11 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 26th – July 27th
Cost: FREE (please RSVP to the Opening Reception: firstname.lastname@example.org)