"Specular" Solo Exhibition
This exhibition features Trenda's past and present work in video, photography, and performance. Centered around the notion of the specular, the selected pieces will focus on having reflective surfaces and mirror-like qualities.
Frank Pictures Gallery is proud to present SPECULAR, an exhibition of photographs, light boxes and performance by LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION Artist of the Year, TIFFANY TRENDA. A young, Malibu based artist, Trenda's beautiful, surreal performances have been called spellbinding and fascinating as she mesmerized critics and collectors as the highlight of Photo LA, the Malibu Contemporary Art Fair, LA Center of Digital Art and at her solo performance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has also exhibited at Robert Berman Gallery, Farmani Gallery, Highways, and Track 16. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and will be finishing her graduate work at UCLA Design and Media Arts. "With my work I am challenging our senses, our mental representations and the relationship we bear to media. I am interested in how we are psychologically affected by the digital world with the constant flux of information. Can our minds handle more and more of imagery representation and digital dialogues?" says Trenda of the recent performance piece that landed her on the cover of The Malibu Times, "with my work I use a lot of bipolar concepts: past and future, death and life, organic and inorganic. More and more we are cross breeding our media and information. The work is about man vs. machine. But can man survive its own creation?"
November 8, 2009 - January 2, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 8th, 6:30-9:30 PM
Frank Pictures Gallery
Bergamot Station Gallery A-5
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica California 90404
The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:30 am - 6:30 pm or by appointment.
Tiffany Trenda won Artist of the Year for 2008 and Winner of 2009.
5000 submissions. 95 countries. 65 short listed. 15 finalists. 12 jurors.
The award winning artwork will be included in the upcoming exhibition at Frank Pictures Gallery.