Jennifer West

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Jennifer West at Vilma Gold   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jennifer West at Vilma Gold November 13th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Posted 11/20/11
There’s a long tradition of cameraless filmmaking that takes in the likes of Man Ray, Norman McLaren, and Stan Brakhage, so LA-based video artist Jennifer West is in good company. Whether her male counterparts applied substances to the celluloid surface via headbanging remains fairly doubtful, but this performative approach manipulating celluloid film is partly what sets West apart. The headbanging in question formed part of the making of her two films, inspired by an article by an... [more]
Soul Doubt/Sold Out: Unsold Inventory and Leftovers from the First Decade of the Millenium. Part 1   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anne Collier, Brian Fahlstrom, Luisa Lambri, Jason Meadows, Carter Mull, Frances Stark, Mateo Tannatt, Jennifer West at Marc Foxx July 10th, 2010 - July 31st, 2010
Posted 8/2/10
      Any work of art or exhibition may be interpreted through almost any lens. It may be judged on any criteria. That being said, when I write about art I look for the work of art or the show to set some terms by which I can make judgments. I try to see an internal logic to the thing—just because a show of Color Field paintings can be discussed in terms of the social and political conditions of modern life, doesn’t mean it’s always the best way. I start looking, however conservative this... [more]
SUPERNATURE at AMP   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Markus Amm, Charles Atlas, Amy Bessone, Guenther Brus, Dan Colen, Diohandi, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Charlie Hammond, Annette Kelm, Terence Koh, Thomas Kratz, George Lappas, Linder, Robert Longo, Lorna Macintyre, Sophie Mackfall, Jack McConville, Michaela Meise, Scott Myles, Sterling Ruby, Rudolph Schwarzkogler, Daniel Silver, Jannis Varelas, Jennifer West at AMP February 10th, 2010 - March 31st, 2010
Posted 3/22/10
              Are You Satisfied with Your Body! Let Me Prove I can Make You a New Man in Only Fifteen Minutes a Day! - Copy from advertisement for Charles Atlas' Dynamic Tension® fitness regime You don’t really see a muscle as a part of you, in a way. You see it as a thing... You form it. Just like a sculpture. - Arnold Schwarzenegger The exhibition SuperNature: An Exercise in Loads at AMP Gallery uses professional bodybuilders as its point of departure, focusing on the... [more]
Materiality and Hidden Meaning   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jennifer West at Marc Foxx February 14th, 2009 - March 14th, 2009
Posted 2/22/09
    Even before investigating what these short films are about and how they were made, they are intriguing, beautiful and mesmerizing.  Projected on all four walls in the gallery, Jennifer West's abstracted films light up the space with streaks of color.  Each film, taken one at a time, commands attention.  Reminiscent of earlier experimental film, the four pieces are highly abstracted with the apparent use of other materials on top of the film.  West's films combine classic abstraction and... [more]
Abstraction Everyday   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Overby, Laura Riboli, Jennifer West at Rhona Hoffman Gallery September 5th, 2008 - October 11th, 2008
Posted 9/15/08
"Angles in America" is a group exhibition curated by Terry R. Myers at Rhona Hoffman that brings together American artists of various generations working with abstraction in serious but also playful ways that relate to the everyday. Simple enough a premise, perhaps a little too simple? It is a concept that is in fact risky because it could result in a banal and common show with a dull theme. It is the art, really, that makes an exhibition work or not. The pieces on view here do indeed engage... [more]
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