A New Rhythm at Park View

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Artists: Charles Atlas, Benjamin Carlson, Nancy Lupo, Silke Otto-Knapp

Exhibition title:  A New Rhythm

Venue:  Park View, Los Angeles, US

Date: March 1 – April 5, 2015

Photography: Images courtesy of the artists and Park View, Los Angeles

Park View is pleased to announce A New Rhythm, a four-person exhibition with Charles Atlas, Benjamin Carlson, Nancy Lupo, and Silke Otto-Knapp. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, 1 March from 2-5pm, and it will run at 836 South Park View Street, Unit 8, through 5 April.

The exhibition includes film by Charles Atlas, painting by Benjamin Carlson, sculpture by Nancy Lupo, and painting by Silke Otto-Knapp. Distinctive strategies of abstraction highlight multiple areas of life and relate them back to a bodily awareness. The works may be interpreted as representations of dancing bodies, shopping bodies, screaming bodies, seeing bodies, imbibing bodies, caretaking bodies, and styled bodies.

Dance functions as a metaphor, with each work trapping arrhythmic experiences of reality with a paradoxical lightness into forms and images that capture the moment. Overall, the exhibition proposes a new rhythm that is grounded by a discipline that seeks to defy gravity, “an exactitude of vertigo.” (1) (2) (3)

(1)Alain Badiou, Handbook of Inaesthetics, Chapter 6, “Dance as a Metaphor for Thought,” p. 71.
(2)Ben Lerner, 10:04
(3)Michael Sanchez, “The Seasons in Retrospect,” lecture delivered at Art Center College of Design, 18 March 2014

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