Opening Reception: Saturday, September 27, 6-8pm
After-party at the Mandrake at 9.30pm with a screening of
D. A. Pennebaker's film Monterey Pop at 10.00pm
CRISP LONDON LOS ANGELES presents Solo Solo: an invited curator selects a singular artwork.
For this version of the installation, Ramos will fill the gallery from floor to ceiling with sandbags, beginning before the exhibition opens and continuing until the gallery is impenetrable or the artist becomes insurmountably fatigued. Accompanying the installation will be a series of collages, preparatory drawings, and a soundtrack of hundreds of songs remembered by the men who served in Vietnam with Ramos’s uncle, Forrest Lee Ramos, killed in combat on June 19, 1967 before the artist was born. Placed in the bunker-like space of the Los Angeles gallery, Ramos’s sandbag structure also references the important June 1967 issue of Artforum, in which a number of landmark essays on Minimalism appeared, including Michael Fried’s “Art and Objecthood.”