September 14, 2020
ArtCenter DTLA launches the online premiere of Fell for Everything , the annual group exhibition for graduating artists from ArtCenter’s Graduate Art Program.
Ching Ching Cheng
Sean T. Randolph
Organized by Los Angeles based artist Adam Stamp, the exhibition is titled after Katy Perry’s 2013 megahit, “Roar,” she sings “I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything.” This song from not-so-long ago becomes a battle cry for the start of a new roaring twenties; a super saccharine tune about self-affirmation and Stamp’s personal wishes for the futures of this 2020 class. As he states, “a show like this, with such different voices, can’t really stand for anything, but collectively, I felt this group really did understand what it was like to fall.” The title reflects Stamp's observation of the works in the show and the current challenging conditions of transitioning from student to artist during the pandemic:
They’ve fallen in and out of love (sometimes with each other). They’ve been tricked and some want to trick us. Camouflage is popular. Holes open and lines lead into unknown spaces. One artist builds materials only to rip them down again, while another falls into a trance-like state to paint. Role-playing game protagonists fall to their deaths only to respawn ad infinitum. Humpty Dumpty appears multiple times. Tragedies inspire, words aren’t enough, and like all times, everywhere, and with everything, failures abound.
As the students each mounted a solo thesis show, none of which could be visited in person, by anyone – no friends, no partners, no family, Stamp poses the old saying about the tree falling in the forest, “when no one is around - does it make a sound?” Fell for Everything is installed in-real-life at ArtCenter DTLA, but due to COVID-19 safety regulations, visitors will likely not be able to visit it. The restrictions beg the question: If such a promising show is only viewed online, can it still roar?
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About ArtCenter DTLA: As a satellite of the College, ArtCenter DTLA provides a platform for dialogue and engagement, intersecting the campus with the Los Angeles community. As an extension of the Exhibition department’s mission, ArtCenter DTLA’s programming will focus on events and exhibitions that are critically engaging from a transdisciplinary perspective. Drawing on the resources of the College and the Los Angeles art community to collaboratively build and contribute to a culture that is diverse, innovative and relevant.
About ArtCenter Exhibitions: ArtCenter Exhibitions includes the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at its north campus in Pasadena, the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Gallery and the Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall at its south campus in Pasadena, and ArtCenter DTLA Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. These curated spaces embody ArtCenter's institutional will to understand artistic thinking and design strategies as levers in promoting social advancement, the pursuit of humanitarian innovation and use of critical inquiry to clarify objectives and truths. Using the lens of contemporary art and design, the mission of ArtCenter Exhibitions is to ignite emotional resonance, provoke intellectual dissonance and conjure unexpected pathways of thinking.
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