Jaus Gallery presents
FRIDAY RECEPTION NOVEMBER 4, 2011 6-10PM
[NOVEMBER 4, 2011 -JANUARY 8, 2012]
RIDING THE FROTHING THREAD: NOTES FROM PARIS
11851 La Grange Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90025 | 424.248.0781
Featuring: Xavier Antin, Mathis Collins, Chloé Maillet & Louise Hervé, Aurélien Mole, Julien Tiberi.
Bringing together stories and History, this exhibition revolves around the merging of scientific facts, fiction, politics and rumors through works playing with a wide range of narrative modes and levels. In a city that has been described as a ‘Slide Area’, new ways of approaching historical research have to be invented, without the excavation of authoritarian roots, linear chronology, and away from a comparison between center and periphery. Gavin Lambert famously said about Los Angeles that ‘people should be careful and not live too close to the edge’. For this European writing about lives in Southern California, the sun, the ocean’s froth, and the pacific palisades all seem to lead people to a general nervous breakdown. The works gathered in this exhibition presents stories where digressions are a way to make sense, and where cork bottle stoppers resembling Daumier’s caricatures go on a mysterious political campaign in the bars all over the city. Present, future, art historical references, gossip and man-bites-dog events come side by side with scientific facts and manual instructions. There are no more lines to follow or roots to dig, just froth and a melting artwork.
This exhibition is made possible through the kind support of Étant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art provided by FACE (French American Cultural Exchange).