Blocking at Martos Gallery

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Artists: Hans-Christian Lotz, Vivian Suter, Henry Deposit, Brian Khek, Mathis Collins, Lin May Saeed

Exhibition title: Blocking

Curated by: Jesse Stecklow

Venue: Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Date: July 23 – August 22, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Martos Gallery, Los Angeles

Martos Gallery Los Angeles is pleased to present Blocking, a group exhibition concerned with the stage as a physical and conceptual device for the continued circulation of objects, material and data. In the exhibition space as makeshift theater, works begin to perform roles as functional structures. Through this forced improvisation, each piece stretches the purposiveness of other forms and actors in the room. Below is a sample script for an ever evolving drama of object-based characters:

AQUEDUCT: Beast is crouching, staring through me and I’m not shaking anymore. Their proscenium mirror is across the way. Today I’m tired and sagging again but that’s what I like. This space is smaller than the last. I wonder if I’m drying out. There’s Heads, I’m having trouble counting all the eyes from where I am. I think some of them are laughing at me. The new one, Strawman, is slumped somewhere. He’s pretending, if he’s doing anything at all. When I saw him being brought in, it felt like something could pass right through his chest. Cartoon skeletons drinking local wine. Logs is here too, and Landscape’s making windows out of my eyes.

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Mathis Collins, Optic Chorus, 2015

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Mathis Collins, Optic Chorus, 2015

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Henry Deposit, Motherlog #3: Spare Parts, 2012

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Henry Deposit, Motherlog #3: Spare Parts, 2012

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Henry Deposit, Motherlog #3: Spare Parts, 2012

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Brian Khek, Straw Man (Los Angeles), 2015

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Brian Khek, Straw Man (Los Angeles), 2015

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Hans-Christian Lotz, Untitled, 2014

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Hans-Christian Lotz, Untitled, 2014

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Lin May Saeed, Oleed, 2015

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Lin May Saeed, Oleed, 2015

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Lin May Saeed, Verge Hawr Al-Hammar I, 2013

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Vivian Suter, Untitled, n.d.

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