Hey Everyone! Come on out to the Closing Reception to an Mesmerizing Exhibition by Spandau Parks…RECEPTION is on JULY 19TH at 8PM at THE BOX…977 CHUNG KING ROAD IN CHINATOWN, Los Angeles, CA….read more below….
A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE EXHIBITION….
The Box gallery opened on June 9, 2007 with an inaugural installation by Spandau Parks. This installation is a project that began on the evening of June 9th with four projections, three onto the walls of the gallery and one out the front window onto the building across the street. The video projections are moving images that closely examine a painting triptych Spandau began in 1975.
It was decided by the artist and the gallery that the piece would not be publicly announced but would run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through July 21st. The work was only visible by those who happen to pass by, this included those who live and work in the neighborhood and occasional visitors to the arts scene surrounding the gallery. Spandau uses the gallery space as a working space, allowing him to change and develop the project throughout the course of the exhibition; the exhibition is art in flux. One of the changes that Spandau made was to project a video he made on June 9th of the video installation. This video includes people inside and outside the gallery, which create shadows and reflections throughout the space. The video is a video, of a video installation, of a painting triptych come alive through movement on structure walls.
Along with the videos, the artist began photographing the video installation; there are now over 1,000 images. He began printing the photographs of the video installation and placing on the walls of the rear gallery, out of public view. By placing still images of a three-dimensional video installation, Spandau has brought the work back to its original two-dimensional form.
On July 19th, the gallery is hosting a PUBLIC Closing Reception. What you will see at the closing event on July 19th, is a piece that began on June 9th and has continued to develop into an amazingly complex and cyclical group of pieces that has yet to be seen in its entirety by the public.
JULY 19TH 2007
977 CHUNG KING ROAD
CHINATOWN, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
213 625 1747
The Box is an alternative gallery, incorporating the voice of the artist and the public.
The Box aims to push the concept of an art gallery, viewing it as a place of thought and education.
Mara McCarthy-Gallery Director
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