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Flights of fancy in Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir’s Single Slap at LA’s Galerie La Croix, June 3 -5

3 June 2017

Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir is presenting Single Slap at Los Angeles’ Galerie La Croix, opening June 3 and running by appointment to June 5.

Featuring video installation and sculpture, the show builds on the previous Amazonian All-Day, presented in the same ArtCenter building, referencing Tekken computer game character and Irish professional killer Nina Williams.

The theme of fantasy role play, Single Slap explores the people, their idealisation and the ultimate disappointment of those ideals not being met:

“She did not have those nails no, they are my invention. If she would have had them they would have been hidden, tugged into her high leather gloves. She was all tugged in you see, even her neck. She had one of those faces I did not start to recognise until I moved to California. One of those emotionless faces that are frozen in time, when you have to do the work yourself of interpreting emotions. Look away and place them in yourself.” 

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Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir, Amazonian All-Day (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist.
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A yoga instructor with a licence to kill for Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir’s Amazonian All-Day at ArtCenter

8 March 2017

Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir is presenting Amazonian All-Day will be showing work at Los Angeles’ ArtCenter, on March 8.

Located inside graduate studio building in Pasadena, the space, founded in 2015, will play host to the “backpack launch” with açaí cocktails and an accompanying script referencing Tekken computer game character and Irish professional killer Nina Williams, excerpted below:

“In Echo Park we follow another Amazonian, Nina Williams that after retiring from being an assassin and a bodyguard started to believe in protection that comes from within. She bends over one of her customers in her private yoga studio to deepen his stretch.”

The project touches on earlier analytical references to notions of self-care as absent and ideological in the Sist u; legs dangling, hands tucked performance and exhibition, presented with Sarah Rosengarten in a similarly DIY space in Berlin , Cave3000, late last year.

The exhibition opens at 7pm, at the 870 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, address and includes new work by Mona Varichon + Kiva Garber-Maikovska. There will be an exhibition called Pockets by Asha Schechter at Galerie La Croix.**

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Haena Yoo @ Galerie La Croix, Jul 13

12 July 2016

Haena Yoo is presenting solo exhibition Under Construction at Los Angeles’ Galerie La Croix , opening July 13.

There is little information on the artist and exhibition itself, however, it features two video installations and found objects from Koreatown and Beverly Hills. The exhibition examines how space, class, and race exist between the two Los Angeles areas.

Yoo works primarily with sculpture and installation, using a variety of materials, as well as video, drawing, and collage, in an attempt to find beauty in personal banality.

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Haena Yoo, ‘Koreatown’ (2016). Video. Courtesy the artist.

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