Monday, May 9, 2011

Marjan K. Vayghan, Anne Hieronymus, Keiko Inoh, and Katrina McElroy, Four Solo Exhibitions at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, California. PhotoJournal by Ginger Van Hook

Marjan K. Vayghan presents her artwork at Gallery 825.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011
Anne Hieronymus poses beside her artwork installation presented at Gallery 825.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011
Katrina McElroy presents her exhibition Exophoric at Gallery 825.
Additionally, Katrina is in a scientific exhibition called Measure for Measure
that will be opening at Harvard soon which also
utilizes these similar themes of images within circles capturing emotional details.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook© 2011
Keiko Inoh explores the visual nuances of shadows and power structures
within the dark room at Gallery 825.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011

Anne Hieronymus       Bloom and Blight
Marjan Vayghan         Falling Up, with the Cage
Katrina McElroy          Exophoric
Keiko Inoh                   Shadow

On May 7, 2011, Los Angeles Art Association presented four solo exhibitions by Anne Hieronymus, Keiko Inoh, Katrina McElroy, and Marjan K. Vayghan at Gallery 825.

The drawings and sculpture in Anne Hieronymus' Bloom and Blight are inspired by both the idea of the cycle of formation, continuance, decline and disintegration, and the use of that cycle as a process to create the work. This ancient cosmology used across cultures to explain everything from biological lifecycles to software releases, gives form to what the viewer already knows and experiences. The full presentation consists of found and collected objects, party decorations, used wood, wire and drawings using broken down and rearranged text .

Katrina McElroy's 360 degree installation, Exophoric, continues her metaphoric exploration and examination of visceral emotion. In linguistics, an exophoric reference alludes to something outside the text or dialogue, which is understood based on context or mutual knowledge. In this photo-based installation, McElroy plays with this concept visually by manipulating and rearranging hundreds of video stills thus denying the viewer a linear narrative and instead presenting them with an abstracted pattern. The individual micro-expressions as well as the overall composition are clues, however it is shared human experience that becomes the basis for further interpretation and meaning.

Keiko Inoh's installation Shadow is the artist's compelling expression of ideas through seemingly simple projections of cut-paper constructions. This cut-paper-projection becomes like a negative of a photograph and the shadow projected on the wall becomes a picture. The audience can witness a "camera- less" photograph of uncanny sophistication.

Marjan Vayghan's multi-media, cross cultural installation falling up, with the cage potently represents the women of Iran, who have been slowly and silently fighting and protesting for their rights. A powerful visualization of Vayghan's arrest in Tehran, Iran, during the political uprising in the Summer of 2009. Vayghan's work converges on personal memory, familial intimacy and transnational political consciousness. In particular Vayghan addresses politics & processes of "misinformation," & draws diverse communities together to consider these misidentifications collectively within the various settings she stages. She employs the arena of "community" in her art to create solidarity and cross cultural understanding. Vayghan's art challenges oppression, considers interconnectivity & envisions beyond borders.

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 6-9pm
Admission: Free
Where: Gallery 825 - 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA 90069

Exhibitions continue at Gallery 825 through June 3, 2011.
For more information visit  or call 310.652.8272. 

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