David Burrows, Bob and Roberta Smith. The artists will use the formal devices of intense colour, abstraction, scale, and the over-loading of information to exert an hypnotic charge upon the exhibition's audience.
David Burrows, Bob and Roberta Smith
Chung King Project is pleased to announce, for the second exhibition at the new gallery, a joint exhibition with David Burrows and Bob and Roberta Smith.
Popnosis, will be David Burrows and Bob and Roberta Smith's first collaborative exhibition in the USA. Together the artists will use the formal devices of intense colour, abstraction, scale, and the over-loading of information to exert an hypnotic charge upon the exhibition's audience.
The exhibition will present Bob and Roberta Smith's text panels 'I BELIEVE IN PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA', 'LEFT IS THE NEW RIGHT', 'BOTICELLI SUCKS', alongside Burrow's foam wall text works 'The Modern Spirit is Never Again', 'The Spirit has Eyes Like Almonds' ' The Modern Spirit is Bee-sting Lips' and the pure formal overload of mirror- works such as 'Total Blam Blam'.
Popnosis employs the aesthetic of pop in the service of formal hypnosis. If this is the works' affect, their subject is the quasi-religious, evangelical communication of a system of beliefs, a hierarchy of values, a redressing of the rules of the game of art. Popnosis declares the possibility of spiritual and epistemological change through art.
Alongside the wall pieces in the show, the artists will fabricate two sculptural works in the space. A barricade will combine found debris from the city of Los Angeles with painted panels and fabricated elements in an alchemical work which transforms the base material of the city through slogans, collage and ephemera specific to the time and place of its making into a message for a civilisation in crisis. Alongside it will rest a floor sculpture in the form of a shrine.
Popnosis will be the newest development in the history of collaborative exhibitions, projects, performances and events between David Burrows and Bob and Roberta Smith, which began in the days of BANK. Bob and Roberta Smith's recent exhibitions include South London Gallery, London, Gallerie Krinzinger, Austria, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Intelligence - New British Art 2000, Tate Britain. David Burrows' recent exhibitions include New Life, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Rose C'est La Vie, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel and Micro/Macro: British Art 1996- 2002, Mucsanok/Kunsthalle, Budapest.
For further information contact: Mihai Nicodim; tel. +1 323 933 4746; email@example.com
Chung King Project is a collaborative project between Mihai Nicodim (Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles), Nicholas Baker and Zoe Foster (f a projects, London) and Friedrich Loock (Wohnmaschine, Berlin).
Supported by the British Council
Opening: November 12 th, 6-9 pm
Chung King Project
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