In Conversation W/ Dan Graham, A Survey of Pavilions Documented
506 Bernard St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
By Appointment Only
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In Conversation w/ Dan Graham, A Survey of Pavilions Documented
May 1 – May 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1st, 7-10 pm
For its Chinatown inaugural, Dan Graham the gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition which takes as its focus the pavilions of Dan Graham. As suggested by the artist, the contents of the show has been drawn from documentation of the artworks. A unique video examining Two Adjacent Pavilions will be shown as well as a shelf of publications for the public's perusal. Also being presented is recent on-site research of the Elliptical Pavilion conducted by Adam Feldmeth to aid the development of the exhibition concept.
Although these documents do in fact provide examples of Graham's pavilions, they exist now on the periphery of their original or typical contexts. It is this very shift in the field of vision that is so fascinating. Does the presentation of Graham's pavilions, however fixed, carry over a sense of their physio-psychological qualities through their documentation?
As a receptacle, the gallery encourages a similar activity to that of the pictured pavilions and the given public interacting with/in them. Being so, this exhibition navigates perception towards artworks and their documentation. This affords that the documentation can act as documentation and the artworks remain as artworks with neither holding any greater importance in relation to the dialogue.
It is not our goal to replace artworks with stand-ins, but to explore the importance and brevity of artworks in their entirety, which includes their documentation. We are honored to exhibit such a content and will continue advocating such investigations throughout the program of our new context.