Opening Reception / Newspaper Launch
Noysky Projects presents CONTINUANT, a group exhibition organized by independent curator Sacha Baumann, which explores retaining identity, even though the body’s state and relations may change. Los Angeles-based artists Chelle Barbour, Sydney Mills, Jaklin Romine, and Camilla Taylor delve into mutability and adaptation. The sculpture, photography, installation, collage, and printmaking of the exhibition imbue subtle eroticism, trauma, deception, and resilience.
Working in glass, Camilla Taylor’s silent figures grapple with the half truths and poorly remembered events that one uses to establish identity and connect with others. Chelle Barbour’s Afro-surrealism photographic collages set forth irrepressible mutations and reconfigurations of black women that reveal strength, vulnerability, and liberation. Using the aesthetics of advertising, Sydney Mills’ photographs her installations exploring ideas around bodily plasticity. Jaklin Romine’s presentation features her own emotional and physical trauma in a larger-than life work that hovers within the realms of sculpture, photography, and installation.
With emotional resonance, the aesthetic objects in CONTINUANT investigate preserving identity, even while human forms gain, lose, and mutate physically.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of independent newspaper FULL BLEDE. In Issue Seven: The Continuant over thirty artists and writers also explore the theme of beings retaining essence while in transformation. The free broadsheet will be available (while supplies last) during the run of the exhibition at Noysky Projects.
On view: January 13–February 17, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 17, 1-5pm
Exhibition hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12–6pm, and by appointment
Public transportation: Red Line to Hollywood/Highland. Walk 2 blocks east.
Parking: 2 hour validated parking at Hollywood & Highland Center: 1768 N. Highland Ave ($2); 1618 N. Las Palmas Ave ($10); 1520 N. McCadden Pl ($7); or street parking in vicinity ($2 per hour)