Perform Now ^ Chinatown (Screening)
Pepin Moore is proud to present a screening of video works by
Saturday | 30 July 2011
beginning at 8pm
Gallery I | Portrait Paris December 2004 | 2 minutes | color | silent | 2005
Gallery II | Portrait #2 Paris December 2004 | 60 seconds | color | silent | 2005
+both films will be on continuous view throughout the evening beginning at 8pm+
Portrait Paris December 2004 and Portrait #2 Paris December 2004 are the artist's self-portraits filmed in his studio in Paris. In Portrait, Arnold swallows an unseen drink and exhales smoke from an unseen cigarette, while Portrait #2 illuminates the actions that necessitated those functions; one of the artist's hands never leaves the frame, and always with a cigarette or a glass. These two sequences analyze the relationship between intention and consequence, cause and effect. Together Portrait and Portrait #2 distinctly capture the artist's concerns of the relationship between the body and specific time and place with a concentration on routine and fundamental gestures of action.
Skip Arnold (b. Binghamton, NY) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from State University College, Buffalo in 1980 and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. Arnold has performed and exhibited extensively in galleries and institutions throughout the world including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris; Galerie MXM, Prague; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Hayward Gallery, London; Castello di Rivol, Turin; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Mercer Art Gallery, Toronto; and the New Museum, New York among others.
In conjunction with the third annual Perform Now ^ Chinatown | Performance Art Festival