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Feb 20 - Mar 26, 2016
LA><ART is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Katie Grinnan. Grinnan has long investigated the space of the imaginary through her complex, sculptural installations and her latest body of work continues this thread through the two works, “Nocturnal Hologram” and “Enter-Face” (both 2015). “Enter-Face” is a free-associative and constellation-like arrangement of objects drawn from dream imagery, which the artist reenacts in the video included in the piece. In effect, the artist attempts to negotiate and fuse together her waking reality, memory, narrative, and the subconscious mind. As another interpretation of dream symbology, “Nocturnal Hologram” is a volumetric object that relies on its own negative space for its unique form. Cast from sand and Friendly Plastic, the object’s surface is covered with inkjet photo prints whose colors have shifted and blurred during the printing process. These formal accidents or “glitches” recall the glitches of the mind and how the human brain might construct alternate realities through mis-remembering, dreaming, and wandering thought.
Katie Grinnan was born in Richmond, Virginia and received MFA from UCLA in 1999. She has had solo exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria in New York, the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado, and at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Grinnan has been included in many group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial; Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience at Modern Art Oxford in Oxford, England, and The Artist Museum at MOCA in Los Angeles. Her work is included in collections at MOCA, the Hammer Museum, and LACMA in Los Angeles, and she has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner grant.
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