This week, as the winter solstice approached, Paris, LA visited Supple Expansions at Freedman Fitzpatrick Gallery in Los Angeles, celebrated the launch of the Allan Kaprow.Posters book, listened to the captivating sounds of pianist Francesco Tristano, visited Jesse Stecklow‘s solo show at M+B Gallery, and studied new paintings by Sergej Jensen at Regen Projects.
In M+B Gallery’s new exhibition of artist Jesse Stecklow, Potential Derivatives, the works are all hung low near the floor, requiring close and crouched attention. Many of the pieces include air samples or the data collected from past samples in other exhibition spaces; along with an unfurled and reused roll of flypaper, they preserve past hangings of the show in its current iteration. In some works, lab-grade tuning forks collect sound waves from the gallery. In others, layers of photographed flypaper and chemical lists shift beneath both real and photo-edited holes, creating elusive and varied depth.
A list of the exhibition’s eclectic media, from the exhibition statement:
There is a speaker in a rotating barrel whose grilles are plugged with cumin. There is one box that rattles, one that taps, and a third that is quiet.
There are fly tapes and glue traps.
There is tuning fork three ways, elongated, blackened and quartz.
There is a pickled ghost text measured to fit the length of an office. There is an ignorant system of amber hung at equidistant points. There is recycled clock glass held in lead channels.
There are cages and ball bearing games and resonator boxes. There is data and some of its potential derivatives.
MOCAtv Presents: a JOGGING Screening
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Drinks at 7pm, Screening at 8pm
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium
Jogging is a context responsive art project founded by Brad Troemel and Lauren Christiansen in 2009, which consists of a group of nine members. In the past year, through blog submissions, Jogging’s audience has posted nearly 6,000 unique works to Tumblr, dispersing a constant stream of contextually-oscillating content. Members of the group produce context specific physical projects and exhibitions. Jogging will present four new films made exclusively for MOCAtv.