Dwyer Kilcollin: The View, an LAXART Public Art Initiative

M+B and LAXART are pleased to announce THE VIEW, Dwyer Kilcollin's first solo exhibition with the gallery and an LAXART Public Art Initiative.


Dwyer Kilcollin has chosen to create an exhibition space outside of the gallery, on a hillside overlooking the easternmost edge of Los Angeles. The work will be on view at this off-site location for three days only, November 1 through 3, from 11 am  - 5 pm, with an opening reception and picnic on Saturday, November 1, from 2 - 5 pm.  The exhibition will continue at the gallery on November 5 through December 6, 2014.


THE VIEW begins with the journey to the site of the exhibition.  Most visitors will approach the hillside from the west, traversing the flat expanse of Los Angeles, arriving at the base of the Monterey Hills that cradle the Los Angeles basin before winding up through the neighborhood to gradually ascend up and over the top of the hill.


Kilcollin has constructed a freestanding fence where the tree line breaks, revealing an expansive eastward view.  Installed on the fence are a series of relief sculptures visually interpreting the landscape beyond, manifesting the view into a series of algorithmically derived image-shapes. 


The works presented in THE VIEW are deeply invested in an examination of the image from the inside out.  Developed from a process that begins with the translation of a two-dimensional image manipulated through an algorithm, Kilcollin's work encapsulates a fluency in the virtual that is subsequently rendered materially-cast by hand using a gestural application of crushed rock and resin.  Many of the works evoke familiar forms: a sweater, a book, a backpack, a pair of binoculars-their forms pigmented by the view beyond the fence.  


The process suggests an experience of looking which begins with the optical, but that moves beyond the eye into the lower registers of interpretation.  Just as the journey from the hill to the site encodes the potential of the distance with the traveled path that brought you here, the works on the fence continue the eastbound trajectory line, compressing the space beyond into the hard shell that hangs before us.


Dwyer Kilcollin (b. 1983) received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2006) and her MFA from the University of Southern California (2013).  Recent shows include solo presentations at The Armory Show (New York) and Reilly Gallery at Smith Center for the Arts (Providence, Rhode Island), a two-person presentation with Jesse Stecklow at FIAC's (OFF)ICIELLE (Paris) and group exhibitions at LAXART ART Gala at Greystone Mansion, Angles Gallery, Pepin Moore, Charlie James Gallery, Secret Recipe, Human Resources, Favorite Goods (all Los Angeles), Kappa Beta Theta (Virginia) and Tayuta Gallery (Tokyo). Forthcoming projects include her first solo museum exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and a solo exhibition at American Contemporary (New York). Dwyer Kilcollin lives and works in Los Angeles.


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Show Title: Dwyer Kilcollin: The View


Location 1:  Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. Enter at 4248 Roberta Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Exhibition Dates and Times: November 1  - 3, 2014 from 11 am - 5 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2 - 5 pm


Location 2: M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, California 90069

Exhibition Dates: November 5  - December 6, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm, and by appointment 


General Directions: From the 110 North, take the Avenue 43 exit. Merge onto East Avenue 43. Turn left onto Griffin Avenue and take the first right onto Montecito Drive. Turn left onto Roberta Street and the pedestrian entrance will be at the end of the street on the right. Park on the street, enter through the pedestrian entrance and follow the footpath to the right towards the clearing.


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