Look At Me; Turn Around
Look At Me; Turn Around combines projected video, drawing, and sculpture to form a life-size seated giraffe. These distinct types of representation cohere into a single figure while simultaneously remaining in fragments, questioning where this cobbled together giraffe comes to life. Look At Me; Turn Around refers to the directions the artist gave the giraffe while filming its front and back sides.
Look At Me; Turn Around was included in Pairings, an exhibition featuring works by 12 Los Angeles-based painters and sculptors at Denk Gallery. Selectively matched, and given free interpretative reign within an allotted area of the gallery, the artists explored the tangential visual and conceptual relationships galvanized by the paired interaction of their works. Pairings featured new and recent paintings and sculptures by six duos: Carlos Beltran Arechiga and David Hendren, Martin Durazo and Jenn Berger, Mira Schnedler and Andre Woodward, Andrew Schoultz and Kiel Johnson, Chris Trueman and Michael O’Malley, and HK Zamani and Lana Duong.
Link to Los Angeles Times review by Christopher Knight