Los Angeles, CA - Morono Kiang Gallery presents It’s All True, a group exhibition, curated by Shervin Shahbazi and featuring works by Martin Healy, Larissa Sansour, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Xin Yunpeng.
Exhibit opening reception will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 from 6-10 pm.
Four artists from four different parts of the world offer their account of reality that reaches beyond the distorted boundaries of “truth” through images that are surreal and beautiful. The artists’ record of their journey into belief and desire might seem alien or even absurd, but one thing that’s certain is that It’s All True!
A photographic record of an expedition into the world of future ancient ruins in The Past is Not What it Used to Be. This series of beautiful and memorable prints are yet another suite of work from the artist who brought us the “dancing” Chevy and customized leaf blower among many other Power Tools!
Sansour’s five minute short film offers a naively hopeful and optimistic vision for a Palestinian future contrasting sharply with all the elements that are currently eating away at the very idea of a viable Palestinian state. In A Space Exodus, Sansour does finally reach the moon, although her contact with Palestine's capital is cut off.
Speaking of space, Martin Healy’s two-channel video takes the viewer on another exploration about a man’s frustrated attempts to record his UFO sightings on photographic film. Enough said!
A conceptual artist from China who is no alien to Morono Kiang Gallery, is back with a new video about the conflicting yet complicit roles that religion, alcohol and money play in Chinese society today. Consistent with his previous works, Xin explores the irony of yet another oddity in contemporary life in China.
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