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Exhibition Detail
Misappropriation: A Pop-Up Exhibition
8526 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

January 23rd, 2011 - January 30th, 2011
January 29th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"Benedict 04.28.10" , Ray BeldnerRay Beldner, "Benedict 04.28.10" ,
2010, archival pigment print on paper, mounted on aluminum , 48" x 48"
© Ray Beldner
"Surf Gang, Venice Beach", Annie SeatonAnnie Seaton,
"Surf Gang, Venice Beach",
2010, acrylic ink and c-print on wood panel, 24" x 20"
© Annie Seaton
"I Just Want to See", Brendan LottBrendan Lott, "I Just Want to See",
2009, oil on canvas, 27” x 36”
© Brendan Lott
"Your Face Here", Sonja SchenkSonja Schenk, "Your Face Here",
2010, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
© Sonja Schenk
"Oprah, 05.21.10", Ray BeldnerRay Beldner, "Oprah, 05.21.10",
2010, archival pigment print on paper, mounted on aluminum, 48" x 48"
© Ray Beldner
"Swell", Annie SeatonAnnie Seaton, "Swell",
2010, acrylic ink and c-print on wood panel, 24" x 20"
© Annie Seaton
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By Appointment Only
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, conceptual, figurative

Ray Beldner, Brendan Lott, Sonja Schenk, and Annie Seaton are pleased to announce the opening of their exhibition, Misappropriation.

The pop-up show, which takes place during the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, includes paintings, mixed media, digital prints, and small-scale installation all using and misusing found photo-based imagery.

Appropriation as an artistic practice and visual strategy is not new to contemporary artists, but the case that this show makes is that the Internet enables a new kind of appropriation or borrowing, a "mis-appropriation" which is the intentional--sometimes humorous, sometimes dark--misuse of someone else's material. In this case, their images or their likenesses.
Each artist in the show collages images they have taken or found on the Internet or elsewhere, and they re-purpose and re-contextualize them in a way that reflects on their origins. They are in a sense "meta-images" that problematize the picture's original purpose and meaning.

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