323 Projects is pleased to present More Cinematic Artforum Reviews of Joe Sola’s Work by Joe Sola. For this exhibition Sola hired a professional voiceover artist to read Artforum Magazine reviews of his past work. When combined with strange soundtracks, the resulting works resemble the audio structure of film trailers for big-budget blockbuster movies, while engaging questions of appropriation, authorship, connections between Hollywood and Visual Culture. With this new work Sola inverts art’s conventional relationship to its critical reception, presenting text surrounding the art’s production as art itself. Additional information about the exhibition, as well as new video work is available at 323projects.com. This project received support from The Durfee Foundation.
323 Projects invites you to hear More Cinematic Artforum Reviews of Joe Sola's Work by calling (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. The show is open all day and all night, every day of the week.
To help raise much-needed funds for 323 Projects, Sola has made available for sale YOU AND ME, a lithographic print from 2006. The print is emblematic of Sola’s continuing engagement with the subject of Hollywood, and depicts a star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the words “You and Me” in place of the name of a celebrity. Produced by Mark Mahaffey Fine Art in Portland, OR, the print is 22x22 in. and is from an edition of 20. You can purchase this signed print for $600 by visiting the Support Section at 323projects.com.
ABOUT JOE SOLA Joe Sola works in a variety of mediums. His work has been exhibited in the Vancouver Biennale, (2010-11), The Studio Sessions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009), Hard Targets: Masculinity and Sport, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008-9), Reckless Behavior, (screening), J. Paul Getty Museum (2006), California Biennial, The Orange County Museum of Art (2002), Havana Biennale (1999) with solo exhibitions Grin and bear it, The Wexner Center for the Arts (2006) and Taking a Bullet, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and Atlanta College of Art(2005-6). He will be included in forthcoming exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum (2011) and The Hirshhorn Museum (2012). He is represented by Blackston Gallery, New York; The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles; and Hilary Crisp, London. Joe Sola lives in Los Angeles.