Surface Tension

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Young Projects
Surface Tension
Curated by: Paul Young

8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, California 90069
July 22nd, 2010 - August 30th, 2010
Opening: July 22nd, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

contemporary, film


Young Projects
Surface Tension
Curator: Paul Young
July 22 – August 30
Reception: July 22
5:00 – 8:30 PM

Ever since the camera was invented, artists have explored the medium’s essential paradox of  two dimensionality versus the illusion of actual space. “Surface Tension” features the work of  eight contemporary artists and filmmakers who explore that idea in their work, often to  different ends. In some instances, the attempt to define a surface plane produces a highly  painterly work that not only denies depth entirely, but makes deliberate art-historical  references. In other cases, the idea leads to aesthetic, political and meta-fictional  investigations that are as complex as they are serene, haunting and meditative. The artists  featured include Gary Hill (Seattle), Ori Gersht (Tel Aviv), Burt Barr (New York), William  Lamson (New York), Clemens Krauss (Austria) Juan Bufi l (Spain) Christoph Brech (Berlin)  and Jeffers Eagan (New York).