Actual Size Los Angeles presents:
"This is the Beginning"
A group exhibition curated by Actual Size Los Angeles.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 7-10pm
CHINATOWN LOS ANGELES- Actual Size Los Angeles is pleased to announce the opening of its inaugural show, "This is the Beginning". Works by Eamon Ore-Giron and Bobbi Woods, with a performance by Butchy Fuego. On exhibit from April 24, 2010 - May 8, 2010.
“This is the beginning …”
These are the opening lines of the Popol Vuh, the creation story of the Maya. In the Popol Vuh, the process of creation is depicted as a balance between the generation and destruction of different models of man. Destruction is an integral part of reforming the body of man to make a sufficient being that improves upon what came before.
Both Bobbi Woods and Eamon Ore-Giron work with pre-existing text and imagery. They examine the manner in which media is packaged and represented. In dealing with this collective mythology (whether it be movie posters, sections of ancient text, or record sleeve covers) these artists re-see, appropriate, pay homage, and translate these works into something that is theirs, something that conveys a distinct meaning and sensibility that was latent or absent in the original work.
For the opening event, a performance by Butchy Fuego will charge and disrupt the viewing experience with loud ritualized drumming.
Eamon Ore-Giron :
Eamon Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited his work internationally in numerous group and solo shows, including a recent solo show at Steve Turner Gallery in Los Angeles, California. He also organizes sound and music projects, operating under the names of Los Jaijackers and DJ LENGUA. Ore-Giron currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Bobbi Woods :
Bobbi Woods received a BFA and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She also studied in Frankfurt, Germany in 2007. She recently exhibited her work in a solo show at Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland, Oregon. Woods currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Butchy Fuego :
Butchy Fuego is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer. He plays with the bands Pit Er Pat, Aska, Boredoms, Matteah Baim. Recording credits include Red Krayola, Lou Barlow, Pit Er Pat, Aska, Soft Circle, Hecuba, Rainbow Arabia, and many others.
Gallery Hours: Sat- Sun noon- 5:00pm and by appointment.
This is the first show at Actual Size Los Angeles, a gallery started by Lee Foley, Justin Greene, Samia Mirza, Esteban Schimpf, and Corrie Siegel.