Artist Curated Projects: Nature Diamond Figure
PARKER JONES is pleased to announce Artist Curated Projects. While this continues the gallery’s mission of showcasing the work of emerging artists, for this exhibition the artist-as-curator is given consideration.
The artists Eve Fowler and Lucas Michael began Artist Curated Projects in July, 2008, and have realized twenty-four projects since then, always with artists they believed deserved closer inspection, and always in non-traditional exhibition spaces, most often the home of a volunteer. For this project, ACP will operate within the ‘white cube’ and existing infrastructure of a commercial gallery.
The ubiquitous five-week exhibition duration has been divided into six sections. The first, which is curated by Fowler and Michael, will be a two week exhibition of the work of recent graduate from the California College of the Arts, Lee Maida. The remaining three weeks have been given expanded gallery hours and will be a seamless succession of four four-day solo shows, each by an artist selected by a guest curator chosen by Fowler and Michael, with a screening taking place at the end. The schedule is:
Dec. 5 – 18: Lee Maida, curated by ACP
Dec. 19 – Jan. 3: gallery closed
Jan. 4 – 7: Anne McCaddon, curated by Alex Segade
Jan. 8 – 11: Laurie Nye, curated by Anna Sew Hoy
Jan. 12 – 15: William Downs, curated by A.L. Steiner
Jan. 16 – 19: Madison Brookshire, curated by Erika Vogt
Jan. 22: screening, organized by Erika Vogt
Reminder emails will go out prior to each show detailing the hours of the opening reception and which full day each respective artist will be present in the gallery to answer questions.
Laurie Nye: Nature Diamond Figure
ln Lewis Carroll everything begins with a horrible combat, the combat of
depths...Everything in depth is horrible, everything is nonsense. Alice
progressively conquers surfaces. She nses or reuims to the surfbce, She
creates surﬂzces, We no longer peneuate in depth but through an act of
slicﬁng pass through the looking-glass, tuming ever;4'hing the other way
round like a leftt-hander. Gilles Deleuze
This engagement of surfaces to discuss depth is the platform from which l explore the nature of painting's physical and symbolic potential. My paintings verge on fantasy and suggest an impetus for tansformation. Everything is changing, shifting, ebbing flowing and retuming to the surface. An unconscious drive is assimilated and reconstructed into form. Figures and objects often emerge or dissolve and become transformed by what's aromd them, creating an ambiguous ﬁgure/gound relationdwip. Exploring these spatial relationships and an interchange of representational versus non-representational, I'm interested in a visionary pictorial space where the viewer's experience is layered, suggesting new ways of "seeing" rather than rational ways of"looking."
Laurie Nye, Los Angeles, December 2010
The gallery hours forJan. 4- 19 are 11a.m. to 6p.m., every day.