Daniel Arsham @ OHWOW, Apr 5 – May 3

2 April 2014

Beginning on April 5 and running until May 3, Los Angeles’s OHWOW Gallery will feature the latest exhibition from Daniel Arsham titled Kick the Tires and Light the Fires.

The sculptural, 2-dimensional collection plays with infamous symbols of American culture, such as the McDonalds sign and NBA basketballs, and excavates their significance in the American consciousness. By replicating them not in the plastics and alloys of their original forms, but rather in natural materials such as obsidian, volcanic ash, or glacial rock dust, Arsham uses geological materials to explore contemporary problems, “imbu[ing] these objects with geological time”.

To find out more about Kick the Tires and Light the Fires, visit the exhibition website. And for exhibition details such as time and location, visit the aqnb event listing.**

Header image: “Study of the Eroded Basketball” (2014). Image courtesy OHWOW.

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Jacolby Satterwhite @ First Street Green, Mar 9 – 15

10 March 2014

Jacolby Satterwhite is screening three films, including clips from his most recent ‘Reifying Desire 6’ (2014), at New York’s First Street Green Cultural Park, running March 9 to 15.

Supported by OHWOW and OSMOS, the screen run, which includes ‘Forest Nymphs’ (2009) and ‘Reifying Desire 2’ (2011), follows attempts to decode the body by displacing it within an unfamiliar context.

Working across video, performance, 3D animation, drawing, and printmaking, Satterwhite explores themes of “memory, desire, ritual, and heroism” through his own body, while interrogating narrative processes across time and media, examining history, insider and outsider practice and queer phenomenology.

See the First Street Green for details. **

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‘Bloody English’ @ OHWOW, Jan 18 – Feb 15

20 January 2014

LA’s OHWOW Gallery explores a broad British identity with a group show, Bloody English, running from January 18 to February 15.

Curated by Ariella Wolens and drawing on the diversity of such a transient centre like London, artists Charlie BillinghamAdham FaramawyEmma HartCelia HemptonPatrick HoughOliver OsbornePrem Sahib, and Jesse Wine, come together to explore everything  from Victorian subversion and the role of institutions in establishing artistic value, to multiculturalism and the myth of homogeny in shaping national identity and a cultural sensibility.

See the OHWOW Gallery website for details. **

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