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Exhibition Detail
All That Was, Is
963 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012


March 14th, 2009 - April 18th, 2009
Opening: 
March 14th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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All That Was, Is is a group exhibition featuring the work of Nathan Mabry, Deborah Satter, Christian Tedeschi and Rob Thom.

At the heart of the exhibition is the notion of that which appears or the objective perception of forms as they exist to all. But what exists beyond what is immediately tangible? A semblance of what once was. With this in mind, the artists included in the exhibition have reappropriated and recontextualized forms from their original incarnation. By giving fragmentary moments of what once was an immediacy and an 'uncanny sense of deja-vu', these works exist in two planes: the works as they once were and as they have been transformed to be presently. In essence, the original entity exists but cannot be perceived or encompass the same space as its descendant. As Baudrillard once put "When the real is no longer what it is, nostalgia assumes its full meaning". Although each work is markedly distinct in form and subject, these artists share a common thread in the mutability of objects and their temporality in time and space.

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