“Themes of transformation and unseen forces run through the LOCUS booth, as seen in Tanja Thorjussen’s reindeer, bird and tree branch hybrid drawings and in Thale Fastvold’s Genius Lociwith misty clouds hovering above the ground, suggesting the recent absence or developing presence of invisible energies.”
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Photos from LOCUS at X-Contemporary Miami Dec.1 -6. 2015
LOCUS at X Contemporary
Opening Saturday April 25 6-9pm
Imaginary Monuments, an Ortega y Gasset Projects exhibition curated by Fritz Horstman, brings together artists who in a variety of ways create paintings, sculptures, and photographs that monumentalize a possible or desired – though absent or disappearing – object or idea. This urge to create imaginary monuments, or document real ones, seems to stem in part from the artists’ recognition and celebration of the precariousness of contemporary culture and current historicizing trends. There is a theme of slowing things down, of cementing a fleeting moment – an urge to resist the ever speeding now. Because we are venturing into the imaginations of these artists, into less-than-real or no-longer-real spaces, the work often contains fragments of narratives, and often tends towards the mysterious. Imaginary Monuments includes work by Aimée Burg, Mark Dixon, Thale Fastvold, and Emily Hass.
Fastvold, Solhaugstrand and Thorjussen have created a site and time specific exhibition for Studio 17. The works are touching on the themes of alchemy, mythology and metamorphosis, opening on the day of the Total Eclipse of the Sun.
Pictures from the opening: