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Control Room

Exhibition Detail
Building Material
Curated by: Lucas Blalock
2006 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

October 26th, 2012 - November 18th, 2012
October 26th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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downtown/east la
By appointment and Sundays during exhibitions. Please see event info and website for hours and updates.
sculpture, traditional, modern, abstract, surrealism, realism, pop, conceptual, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography

Building Material is a show based in community and how the contingencies and overlaps between a group of artists can be central to one’s practice. It is about making your peers and intimates your audience, and the specificity of the character of questions that can arise out of these conversations. It is also a show about structure, and the fundamental goal of architecture, which could be stated simply as: to make a space for something. In this case, that something is investigation, practice, and dialogue. In each of these practices, that something is meted out through questions of medium, history and proposition. That all of the artists here, in one way or another, have used the materials of construction as an allegorical content in the work feels right at home.

The show is also context specific, and intended to bring to the fore a meditation on the kind of community that artist run spaces can help to foster.

organized by Lucas Blalock with Control Room

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