"Things fell off a truck, and are put back in-a tidy impulse. Traveling sculpture becomes cargo, lands softly for a while, then becomes cargo again. Sometimes it's a storage problem. One generally doesn't cannibalize the old and infirm, but in this case it was necessary. You would be surprised how much zip you can introduce into a thing just by breaking it apart. The pattern of transit and rest is multiplied, a discrete buzz. Stillness is slowness, towards monotone, a simple weight. If you think you've seen this before..."
Jedediah Caesar, January 2011
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Jedediah Caesar. Entitled "Mango Obstruction", the exhibition connects a new body of work with a series of past exhibitions, most notably a project of traveling and accumulating objects throughout California which was part of the 2008 California Biennial and a public sculpture, the "Gleaner Stone", he exhibited through LAXART in Culver City, CA.
Here Caesar offers books, bricks, murals and animations to extend those projects into elaborate spatial and temporal constructions. The works bleed into one another, but retain their autonomy through their shifting time signatures, from the metronomic repetition of the wall panels to the relentless creep of rusting cast iron. With these experimental forays into unfamiliar media Caesar points to the practice of reading which has been implicit in previous exhibitions.
Jedediah Caesar received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. His work will be featured in upcoming solo exhibitions at the De Cordova Museum, Boston, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Recent exhibitions include the Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; "Stardust", Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands; the "California Biennial 2008", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, curated by Lauri Firstenberg; "Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture", Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; "Seedlings", Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, curated by Regine Basha; "The Station", curated by Shamim Momin and Nate Lowman, Miami, Fl; "Red Wind", Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA; "Multiverse", Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; "Trace", Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; "Thing", UCLA Armand Hammer Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, "The 7th Annual Altoids Collection", Consolidated Works, Seattle; Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles. This is Jedediah Caesar's third solo exhibition at the gallery.