Were Not Now

Klowden Mann, Los Angeles

Were Not Now

Klowden Mann

January 16-February 27, 2016

Los Angeles


Were Not Now: a group show of work by Los Angeles-based artists Rebecca Farr, Bettina Hubby, and Christopher Russell. The exhibition explores the traces of physical presence and absence in out relationship to place, space, and identity. Each artist's work approaches found and past imagery with layering, erasures or additions that invoke experiences of the body in relation to land, perception, and physicality.


Subjectively of course, in photography, film, literature, porn, and art criticism, etc, it has always been more stimulating NOT to have things over-explained, over exposed, over-illustrated. To underscore this idea, Hubby sampled from erotica from different cultures and eras, drawing the environment of the sex act, omitting that visual information altogether from the finished drawing. The garments, shoes, hair and bedding around the act eludes to what is happening, while the viewer fills in the blanks. These drawings have been transposed onto a series of fleece blankets to bring them back into the context of the bedroom.

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