to Jun 30

Guy Maddin | Rise of the Blind Wombs


Lisa Kehler Art + Projects is honoured to present Guy Maddin | Rise of the Blind Wombs a solo exhibition in collaboration with One Mile Gallery (Kingston, NY). Opening reception Saturday June 1 | 6-8 pm, and a special screening of The Green Fog on Sunday, June 2.

How similar are collage and cinema? Why they’re practically the same thing! Both arts divulge themselves to us in their mise-en-scène – the arrangement within the frame of their narrative elements, their sets, props, actors, costumes, and lighting. The same impulses lurk everywhere movies and collages are made, lurid urges, dark demiurgic compulsions to create new matter out of old, by unloosing onto collision courses a bunch of otherwise-unemployed stuff lying around the set between shots. OK, so the director of a collage has it easier than the filmmaker, choreographing with just a few gluey fingertips the papery actors and decors of the tabletop -- no camera or crew required! But this wielder of scissors and paste has just a single frame with which to work, where the filmmaker has twenty-four per second. The collage has to tell its story in this one frozen moment, a cross-section of time so stock-still it’s incapable of perceiving anything in the rapid blur outside its two dimensions. It’s sightless, this collage, incapable of anything but projecting outward to its beholders the very birth of whatever idea just occurred to it! Terrifying to think each collage is trapped in that nanosecond, an instant on the verge of expressing something, revealing a confidential circumstance, but incapable of moving forward and spilling the beans. Its little fallopian secrets are safe forever!



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to May 22

Michael Rollins

Photo by David Cortes

Photo by David Cortes

LKAP is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by LA-based artist Michael Rollins. Presented at the Edge Gallery, the exhibition will open May 3 and run until May 22, 2019.

I've created an abstract environment in which its spaces are always changing and expanding. Each individual work exists for people to explore. And each work provides more views to other places in the environment. There are recurring elements that move from piece to piece, and provide an abstract narrative. Things between works are revealed, extracted, and exchanged. 

 I'm interested in buildups and breakdowns, interaction between disparate elements, and the chaotic disruption that is present in these narratives. 

My creative practice uses a wide range of material in various settings. The goal is to transform spaces and the viewer’s perception of the setting. The presentation may be as simple as mounting a sculptural screen onto a wall or as in depth as a full installation. The videos and objects that I make start as modular and adaptable pieces that can be reconfigured in different scenarios. And I would like that modularity and adaptability to travel from the studio into public and private spaces. 

 Mixed-media stop-motion videos have become the main element of my studio output. Most of the installations and sculptural work revolve around animated loops made by hand in the studio. These loops are made putting individual photographs into a particular video sequence. The photographs themselves document an array of handmade and augmented objects and materials from my studio. The physical parts in the video become artifacts of past videos and ingredients for future works. I create these objects in wood, resin, plaster, acrylic medium, acrylic glass, aluminum, silicone, paint, repurposed objects, led lights, and more.

For more information, visit http://michaelrollinsart.com/

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