3.05.2009

workspace
is a venue for exhibitions and projects
2601 Pasadena Ave. in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles
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The Ups and Downs
Coverlands by Danielle Adair

Opening reception March 6th, 7:00pm
Closing reception March 7th, 7:00pm


Coverlands is a sculptural installation inspired by the artist's recent journalistic embed with U.S. forces in Jalalabad. During the months of November and December 2008, Danielle followed women intelligence officers on two bases in eastern Afghanistan. The objects reference classified maps and woven blankets sold at the bazaar on base, and highlight the army's effort to preserve U.S. national identities in a foreign environment. Danielle uses wax paper and thread to invoke dual qualities of delicacy and durability.


Danielle Adair
Danielle Adair's utilizes performance, video, sound, text, and multi-media installation to address current events in phenomenological ways. The subject matter of her recent projects include mental illness within current diagnostic understanding, systems of education, and wartime experience.
Adair is based in Los Angeles. Most recently she has performed and/or exhibited work at The Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, UC Santa Cruz, Beyond Baroque, and Track 16 Gallery. Currently she is at work on a performance-essay based on one female officer's experience while stationed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.


The Ups and Downs
The Ups & Downs is an installation series curated by Mathew Timmons. The show goes up, the show goes down. Opening party on Friday night and closing party the next night, on Saturday. No time for exhibitions. Low impact, ephemeral and immersive art. People with lots of People. The market. It’s a party. Time for the underground. It’s a ball. It’s for The People. This has been made for you. Do I know you? The show must go on. Installed and De-installed. Up. Down. Now what? Now then…

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