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CB1 Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Animate Objects
207 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


October 14th, 2010 - November 14th, 2010
Opening: 
October 17th, 2010 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Slice, Chris OateyChris Oatey, Slice,
2009, Carbon on paper, 32" x 20"
Untitled, Chris OateyChris Oatey, Untitled,
2010, carbon on paper, 13" x 16"
Profile, Chris OateyChris Oatey, Profile,
2010, Carbon on paper, 16" x 13"
Boulder, Chris OateyChris Oatey, Boulder, 2009, Carbon on paper
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CB1 Gallery, is pleased to present the CB1 Gallery solo debut exhibition of artist Chris Oatey, "Animate Objects." The exhibition will be on view in our West Gallery beginning on October 14 for the downtown LA Art Walk and continue through November 14, 2010. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Animate Objects is a collection of drawings that begin as sculptures made of optically patterned paper or textiles. These forms are photographed and then rendered two-dimensional by utilizing carbon transfer paper. Using this complex and labor-intensive method, Oatey highlights the pattern’s overlaps and areas of convergence by removing shadows and three-dimensional space. Multiple viewing perspectives are needed to experience these works on paper, which appear clean and hard-edged from a distance but whose irregularities can be seen from close range. A large-scale wall hanging refers the drawings back to their sculptural origins and presents an oversized version of the two-dimensional works.

The content of these abstract masses relates equally to both the recognizable yet subjective forms that the shapes resemble and to the exploration of artistic process. The artist’s individual view of each piece becomes a subtle suggestion that the viewer is meant to contemplate. The works situate themselves as abstractions although lean toward representational subject matter.


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