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Still from 'Kinky Gerlinky', 2002 © Courtesy of the Artist and Fran├žois Ghebaly Gallery
Stopping the Sun in its Course
Curated by: Jesse McKee

2245 E Washington Blvd.
90021 Los Angeles
CA
US
July 18th, 2015 - August 22nd, 2015
Opening: July 18th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://ghebaly.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
info@ghebaly.com
PHONE:  
323 282 5187
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-6; Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

This is new art, but it stretches deep into time. New skin for an old ceremony.

In conversation, it’s possible I might say this art is grotesque. Other introductions might  include:

 

repugnant, incongruous, bizarre

irrational, unnatural, brutal

intoxicated and confrontational

as well as erotic, fantastic, and fetishistic

 

It is not art for art’s sake. It is art that is very much involved.  It marks a constant struggle to belong together.  It is often an art of social protest.

One might think that this kind of work is no more than whim and fantasy. Others may find this work an answer to the riddle of art itself.

We will have a couple chances to talk about this, perhaps at the opening on July 18 or during the evening program on July 22.

Perhaps the best introduction to the artists and their work is the following …

CONTENTS

 

 

Barry Doupé, lives and works in Vancouver

Excerpts from an animation that undoes the relationship between a boss and employee, so that we can speak about art, language and expression

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Alex Morrison, lives and works between Brussels and Vancouver

A drawing and sculpture about the vanity of small differences between your own taste and others

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Lucy Stein, lives and works in Cornwall

A new series of paintings from her bucolic sea–side studio; Druid, Limpid Cunt Lips… and Polly Tunnel, all 2015

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Julia Feyrer lives and works in Vancouver

Body Art costumes and props for a chorus of Sick Muses, as plans towards a forthcoming play

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Sung-Chih Chenlives and works in Taipei

A sculpture of deformed components scattered on the floor, read as a script for your own balance

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Walter Scott lives and works in Toronto

Comics starring an avatar named Wendy; a girl in the art world caught between bourgeois ambitions and working-class malaise

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Tiziana La Melia lives and works in Vancouver

Ten paintings on aluminum shapes that resemble the details of old Italian plates

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Dick Jewell lives and works in London

A film and photo-collage shot at Kinky Gerlinky, between 1990 and 1993like Fellini’s Satyricon set to House music

 

 

PROGRAM

 

 

Twilight of the Idols

 

8 pm | July 22, 2015

 

An evening of events by some artists in the exhibition

 

With/

-A short story read by Tiziana La Melia

-Another film by Dick Jewel—Rave+Breaks, 1992

-A script reading by Julia Feyrer and company

-A performance by Lucy Stein with music by Chiara Giovando

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