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Kaari Upson

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A suite of solo shows   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Terry Allen, Hasan Elahi, McCallum & Tarry, Kaari Upson at SITE Santa Fe February 6th, 2010 - May 9th, 2010
Posted 2/1/10
      A suite of solo shows by Terry Allen, Hasan Elahi, McCallum & Tarry, and Kaari Upson. Organized by Laura Steward, SITE Santa Fe’s Phillips Director, and Janet Dees, Thaw Curatorial Fellow. Each of the five artists in One on One profoundly examines the life of one person. The goal of each examination is different, as are the means and the findings. But in each case, the artists use their subjects as mirrors, not only for themselves, but also for the viewers. We are drawn into the inti... [more]
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Charlie White - Nine Lives   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Lisa Anne Auerbach, Julie Becker, Llyn Foulkes, Charles Irvin, Victoria Reynolds, Kaari Upson, Jeffrey Vallance, Charlie While at Hammer Museum March 8th, 2009 - May 31st, 2009
Posted 4/24/09
    Charlie White's video "American Minor" is a standout in the current exhibition at the Hammer, Nine Lives.  The show, curated by Ali Subotnick, shows a wide range of Los Angeles based artists, from young artists like Kaari Upson to established artists like Llyn Foulkes.  When I left the show, although so much of the work was fabulous, Charlie's video really stuck with me the most.The film depicts a teenage girl in states of perpetual boredom.  The aesthetic of it is what is most appealing at f... [more]
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Meditations on a Post-Medium World by Nico Machida   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Semâ Bekirovic, Laura Forman, Emilie Halpern, Jason Starr, Dhavid Streicher, and Sutthirat Supaparinya, Kaari Upson, Louisa Van Leer at High Energy Constructs July 18th, 2007 - September 1st, 2007
Posted 8/13/07
“Internal Mechanisms,” a compact and challenging new group show at High Energy Constructs, presents to the viewer a series of compelling curios. In Dhavid Streicher’s Dante’s Dinner (2007), a lone shower head positioned high on the gallery wall sprouts a stream of yellow yarn; in Emilie Halpern’s 1500 Light Years (2006), a naïve looking kaleidoscope perched on a tiny shelf points at a found image of some celestial landscape; and in Laura Forman’s Thicket (2007), a dense and monumental tangle of tree... [more]
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