Contemporary Ruin is a group exhibition at the California Center for the Arts Museum in Escondido. The show presents the work of artists whose work "explores the stunning, uncomfortable and sometimes unpleasant aspects of the ruins of our contemporary society." The show is up until November 30th. The curators selected three prints of mine from the Belligerency Suite for this show which I think is a perfect tie in to the exhibition theme, as I see this work bring about our understanding and conceptions of the ruin of the body and psyche that occurs in war.
Otherwise in the Los Angeles area, you will find my work in another group show in a museum setting. This time at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (which is the wonderful funky space across from LACMA and the Brea Tar Pits.) This show's title Identity Unlimited Editions shows works from artists that deal with the multiple and changing perspectives of self; cultural, physical, spiritual and otherwise. I created a new piece for this show. Titled "Identity Visceral" this piece combines what are beautiful almost floral images of the organs of the body with embossed silhouettes. This exhibition just opened this weekend and will run until January 11, 2009.
And lastly for now, you can find me this weekend at the opening for the Brand 37: Thirty-Seventh National Juried Exhibition, Works on Paper: Here & Now. The Brand Library and Art Center has such an interesting exhibition space and such a great staff! Kim Abeles made the selections for this show and reading through the list, she has chosen an inspiring group of artists. You will find my "Existence Books" in this show (a girl has to prove she exists doesn't she?)