Real-Time and Outer Life: Part 1

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Young Art
© Courtesy of Young Art
Real-Time and Outer Life: Part 1
Curated by: Paul Forney

5658 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
February 9th, 2013 - March 9th, 2013
Opening: February 9th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Closed as of 2016


This two-part group exhibition insists on the potential for inimitably unmanageable artworks to confirm themselves in the world in real-time. High-risk in nature, this work necessitates the employment of horizontal strategies in order to mobilize ideas and styles, picking up speed and becoming more complex as it moves across the landscape. Resistant to alleviating its own effects - the work is characteristically seditious; making it a poor candidate for vertical integration and, accordingly, an ideal agency for change.

The tendency is to misbehave and to drift outward instead of upward. The essence of this motion is urgency. The consequence is a forward tilt. The theme is speed, not elevation. In order to sustain this momentum - desires are edified; while any desire for order is uniformly left behind. This distinction is important only to the extent that an artwork deals in the mystery of the visible - constantly reordering it's well built details as we get closer, exuberantly changing shape as a serviceable tactic to close the gap between where we are and where we would like to go.

Real-Time and Outer Life - Part 2 opens March 23, 2013 and will include the work of Stephen Aldahl, Patrick Hill, Eli Langer, Asher Penn, and Jessica Williams.