LOS ANGELES, CA.- Durden and Ray
is presenting Intersections, an exhibition that explores the connections between disparate ideas and media, drawing parallels with societys attempt to make sense of the endless stream of images and information. Using a wide array of media like photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, the artists in Intersections destabilize fixed forms and ideas by reframing them to build new relationships with object and viewer.
Works from Intersections exhibit formal, psychological and subliminal intersections where the brush marks, images, objects or iconography collide, slowing down time while highlighting their differences. Curtis Stages photographs of overlooked Los Angeles architecture fluctuate between clear recognition and the abstract predictability of a city landscape, while Jenny Hagers paintings create a prolonged visual experience that explores the tension between the explicable and the inexplicable, the familiar and unfamiliar of pattern and brush stroke. Gul Cagins paintings traverse the visual codes of representation to negate the effects of collapse and media streaming by highlighting visible and invisible aspects of the signs, while David Spanbocks paintings and sculptures celebrate the fragmentation of what is seen and unseen in a dance between pattern and randomness.
Reacting to the changing cultural realm of overwhelming image circulation, works from Intersections illuminate a new kind of Society of the Spectacle where there is no time to process the 24-hour cycle of streaming images and ideas. Intersections posits the viewer to rethink our relationship with the objects that influence our lives.