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Tumble weeds and other histories

2010. Five Thirty Three Gallery.  Curated by Biddy Tran.


Five Thirty Three is pleased to present Tumbleweeds and other histories, a group exhibition exploring the weeds of a historic landscape.

weed

–noun

1. a valueless plant growing wild, esp. one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop.

2. any undesirable or troublesome plant, esp. one that grows profusely where it is not wanted: The vacant lot was covered with weeds.

3. Informal. a cigarette or cigar.

4. Slang. a marijuana cigarette.

5. a thin, ungainly person or animal.

6. a wretched or useless animal, esp. a horse unfit for racing or breeding purposes.


tum·ble·weed [tuhm-buhl-weed]

–noun

any of various plants whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind.

Origin:

1885–90, Americanism; tumble + weed


Artist bios

STEVE KADO was born in Toronto.


MEGHANN MCCRORY is currently in Shanghai to study Shanghai Expo 2010.  This research will be included as part of her performance, in addition to her investigation of topics such as utopia, palm trees, Logan's Run, California, the future, and the implications of transparency as a material quality.

McCrory is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in 2001 and her MFA from CalArts in 2009. She lives in Los Angeles. 


ALI PROSCH was born 1979 in Fairfax, California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work focuses primarily on video, installation and performance. In 2009, Prosch received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Prosch has had solo projects at the New Jersey City University, Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), The Company, Sandroni Rey (LA), Georgia State University, and group exhibits at, REDCAT, MOCA at the Goldman Warehouse (Miami), Locust Projects (Miami), Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami), Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), White Box (NYC), and The Moore Space (Miami). 


GALA PORRAS-KIMwas born in Bogotá, Colombia. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, and BA from UCLA's School of Arts and Architecture in 2007. Her work explores how meaning can be altered as a method to make culture marketable, how an object may become desirable for different reasons in another place as a result of the displaced desires of one culture, mapped onto another, and how new meanings are generated.


IGNACIO PEREZ-MERUANE was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009 and lives and works in Los Angeles.


INGRID VON SYDOW is a multimedia artist who uses sculpture, stand-alone sound, drawing, painting, printmaking and video.  Her artwork examines the cultural, political, social and economic issues and in so doing aims to make palpable the subjective experience. She is founder of The Black Space Residency. She has also participated in a number of group shows in Mexico, Los Angeles, New York City, Denmark and Iceland. Von Sydow recently received her MFA and BFA from CalArts in Valencia, California and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

Works

clockwise:


1

Steve   Kado

Not Titled, 1980-2010

¾   scale model of October 12,   letterpressed covers, lamp and magnifying glass

Dimensions   variable

$1,000

 

2

Ignacio   Perez

Untitled (Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship   and Immigration Services, 08/28/2006), 2010

inkjet print 

16 x 20”

Untitled (Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship   and Immigration Services, undated), 2010 

inkjet print

16 x 20”

Untitled (Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship   and Immigration Services, Mar 23 2010), 2010

inkjet print

16 x 20”

Untitled (Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship   and Immigration Services, Apr 15 2009), 2010 

inkjet print

16 x 20”

Untitled (Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship   and Immigration Services, Sep 14 2008), 2010 

inkjet print

16 x 20”

Untitled (Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship   and Immigration Services, Mar 25 2009), 

2010 inkjet print

16 x 20”

 

3

Ingrid   Von Sydow

Prototype for a   Playground Tumbleweed, 2010

Acrylic Hair

Dimensions variable

 

4

Gala   Porras-Kim

Discovering our Predecessors 1994-2009, 2010

Found map, paper,   tape, graphite, ink, post-it notes

35 x 49 inches

 

5

Ali   Prosch

Focus, 2010

Mulit-media installation and interactive performance

Polaroid camera and film, 3 mini DV video cameras, High 8 Steady   Cam,  Bosch Surveillance Camera, Flat screen TV, 2 projectors,   Projection Screen, Tripods, Live feed

 

6

Meghann   McCrory

Partial Map or You   Can't Get There But You Can Get Close, 2010

Installation and Performance 

Podium,   palm trees, books, mirror ball

Performance   June 26th, 6:30pm

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