Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Anders Lansing (July 15)






Garret Keith

John Cline

Garret Keith




John Cline

John Cline



Heidi Kidon 

Heidi Kidon 

Heidi Kidon 

Heidi Kidon 



John Cline
Heidi Kidon 
Garret Keith
curated by Anders Lansing
John Cline
In this series of paintings the iconography of military mementos, naval insignias and maritime memorabilia work against decoration and pattern. These elements, isolated against pattern, are meant to create a spatial relationship. The process of painting then becomes a method of absorbing the images into a kind of painterly space. The final image then becomes in a way a souvenir of that process. This project was an investigation into the imagery of military souvenirs and awards and their common undercurrents of evangelism, colonialism and nationalism.


Heidi Kidon
Positions is a body of collages (101 total) formed primarily with cut vinyl on canvas. Raw, un-stretched, and unframed, these “paintings” are titled with the double entendres found in Jude Schell’s book that explores 101 lovemaking positions (for women). The vinyl is cut from my inflatable bed. This bed, which I slept on in a windowless closet—which I continue to sleep in—within a warehouse in Inglewood, symbolizes a co-culture and long-term transitioning. This project started as soon as the bed reached its maximum life span. Also, each piece is highlighted with ambiguous fragments and/or borders of my photographs. Furthermore, the architectural qualities of these works are investigated in my sculptures. Co-cultures, consists of maquettes mainly erected with MY (old) info-laden cardboard slide mounts. The negatives are removed from all the slide mounts; then, I build the hypothetical, structural designs. I reassign what was once literal documentation of my works and combine them with replicas meticulously made of paper and paint to haphazardly construct both failed and successful ambiguous spaces.

Garret Keith
Like ground water, an active world lies below the faint, layered surface. I am seeking beauty in the abstraction, such as light refracting off of moving water.