Jay Erker: Cut Both Ways
Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 4-7pm
Los Feliz Triangle Park
Hollywood Blvd. & Prospect Ave. at Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
ShoeboxLA is very pleased to begin its second season with Los Angeles artist Jay Erker. For Cut Both Ways Erker presents, in book form, layered fashion advertisements whose subject matter has been clearly removed. Bodies of abstraction are created by the accumulation of layered pages and the subsequent interstitial spaces are shaped from the cut away figures. Eliminating the subject diverts attention from that which is meant to compel, focusing the viewer’s attention to the figure’s absence, the background of the originating image, and the newly constructed abstracted imagery. Erker received her MFA in film at California Institute of the Arts in 2001 and her BFA in photography in 1997 from the University of Florida. She co-founded Weekend, an artist-run space in Los Feliz, with husband John Mills.
ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting. Artists and founders Sophia Allison and Paul W. Evans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' and viewers' expectations of size and scale. Locations change for each show but the space remains the same.
This season ShoeboxLA is working in conjunction with The Los Feliz Business Improvement District (www.losfeliz.biz). Look for us exclusively around Los Feliz for this exciting second year.
(Los Feliz Triangle Park is Metro Redline accessible at the Sunset & Vermont stop, walk one block north to the triangle – Bus: 180/181 to Prospect/Vermont. Plenty of street and metered parking – the Triangle is just west of the car wash/Machos Tacos and just south of the bank parking lot)