L.A. Art Association

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On May 7, 2011, Los Angeles Art Association will present four solo exhibitions by Anne Hieronymus, Keiko Inoh, Katrina McElroy, and Marjan K. Vayghan at Gallery 825.

The drawings and sculpture in Anne Hieronymus’ Bloom and Blight are inspired by both the idea of the cycle of formation, continuance, decline and disintegration, and the use of that cycle as a process to create the work. This ancient cosmology used across cultures to explain everything from biological lifecycles to software releases, gives form to what the viewer already knows and experiences. The full presentation consists of found and collected objects, party decorations, used wood, wire and drawings using broken down and rearranged text .

Katrina McElroy’s 360 degree installation, Exophoric, continues her metaphoric exploration and examination of visceral emotion. In linguistics, an exophoric reference alludes to something outside the text or dialogue, which is understood based on context or mutual knowledge. In this photo-based installation, McElroy plays with this concept visually by manipulating and rearranging hundreds of video stills thus denying the viewer a linear narrative and instead presenting them with an abstracted pattern. The individual micro-expressions as well as the overall composition are clues, however it is shared human experience that becomes the basis for further interpretation and meaning.

Keiko Inoh’s installation Shadow is the artist’s compelling expression of ideas through seemingly simple projections of cut-paper constructions. This cut-paper-projection becomes like a negative of a photograph and the shadow projected on the wall becomes a picture. The audience can witness a “camera- less” photograph of uncanny sophistication.

Marjan Vayghan’s multi-media, cross cultural installation falling up, with the cage potently represents the women of Iran, who have been slowly and silently fighting and protesting for their rights. A powerful visualization of Vayghan’s arrest in Tehran, Iran, during the political uprising in the Summer of 2009. Vayghan’s work converges on personal memory, familial intimacy and transnational political consciousness. In particular Vayghan addresses politics & processes of “misinformation,” & draws diverse communities together to consider these misidentifications collectively within the various settings she stages. She employs the arena of “community” in her art to create solidarity and cross cultural understanding. Vayghan’s art challenges oppression, considers interconnectivity & envisions beyond borders.

Reception: Friday, May 7, 2011 from 6-9pm

Admission: Free

Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA 90069

Exhibitions continue at Gallery 825 through June 3, 2011.

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