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An Abyss of Folly

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Goethe: Goethe's Garden House, Jena, Germany, II, 2004 Color Coupler Print 60 1/4" X 74 7/8" © Patrick Lakey
An Abyss of Folly

963 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
April 20th, 2007 - May 26th, 2007
Opening: April 20th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.thehappylion.com/
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EMAIL:  
lexi@thehappylion.com
PHONE:  
213.625.1360
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 12-6

DESCRIPTION

Patrick Lakey’s second solo exhibition at the Happy Lion takes the Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom as its starting point—in order to address the consistently contemporary themes of power and violence and the languages through which we negotiate each. Reflecting on not only the continuing resonance of Sade’s work but also the ubiquitous themes of confinement, torture and abuse within the contemporary global arena, Mr. Lakey’s work replays Sade in multiple forms for the viewer. The exhibition includes a video, photography, sculpture and a book of days.