the mañana show
April 2 – April 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Sat. April 2, 2011, 7–10pm
with piñata and book party
Opening April 2, 2011, Chime and Co. is pleased to present the mañana show, an inaugural exhibition of work by contributers to Mañana por la Mañana: Laura Bouza, Riah Buchanan, Oona Gardner, Sascha Goldhor, Eileen Levinson, Tanya Rubbak. Mañana por la Mañana is a Los Angeles based salon of women artists, writers, film-makers, and designers.
By making work out of the work of others the Mañanas are becoming a kind of rhizome, interdependent, revealing the traces of their past, and of their associations, while at the same time evolving and transgressing. The activity of giving and receiving becomes a comment on the role of authorship and originality. It is this spirit of gifting and reciprocity that makes the work you see not just work by an individual, but by and of a group.
This exhibition experiments with possibilities for contemporary feminist art practice, through ways of engagement with each other and the public. “Publics exist only by virtue of their imagining... their imaginary character is never merely a matter of private fantasy...They fail if they have no reception in the world.”3 What does it mean to move from living room to gallery space; private to public? How can these spheres overlap?