Reception Saturday, October 13, 2012 6 – 8PM
Curator Talk on Thursday, November 8, 2012 7PM
Swarm Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Beauty in Landscape; A Blockbuster Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Historical Makeovers” by Kathy Aoki on view from October 13 – November 25, 2012. “Invisible Gestures”, an installation by Camilla Newhagen, will be presented in the Project Space.
Kathy Aoki revisits her role as curator of the fictive Museum of Historical Makeovers in her second solo exhibition at Swarm Gallery. This time, Aoki presents work in multiple media — drawing, etching, photo, and painting — that cheekily centers around the concept of the Landscape. Learn about an ill-fated attempt by one artist to create a Hello Kitty Mount Rushmore on a Canadian cliff, reminisce about the Princess effect on the urban landscapes as depicted in editorial cartoons, and enjoy the beauty of watercolored mascara forestscapes.
In the Project Space, Camilla Newhagen builds on her performance-based practice of sculpture, photography and video and explorations of geological layering and material conditions. In her multi-media installation, a video of the artist in a cubicle-like structure will be presented. Her recorded actions relate to and communicate with various objects placed on the surrounding walls and floor. Her focus is the conceptual gap between place and object, and her concern is the physical impact of the wireless age on one’s body.