October 28, 2020

Fractal Views

A three-part series of street-view, window exhibitions

Oct. 17, 2020 – January 15, 2021

ArtCenter Exhibitions presents Fractal Views, a three-part series of street-view window exhibitions that will run until January 15, 2021. Organized by Love’s Remedies, ArtCenter DTLA’s artist-in-residence through Spring of 2021, Fractal Views is an activation of the site’s West 4th Street facade in absence of public access during the pandemic. Originally planned programming (micro-residencies and exhibitions) within the site itself has given way to this modified form, as current constraints manifest a continual enactment of the Love’s Remedies framework - making tangible and accessible the multi-directional commitments to everyone involved from institution to curator to artist and back again.

Fractal Views

October 17 - November 5 “Package Nocturnes” curated by Beth Fiedorek

November 14 - December 11 “Reconociendo,” Eric Magaña

December 18 - January 15 “Reconstructing a Recurring Dream,” Narges Noroozi

Currently on view, “Package Nocturnes” examines the relationship of creative production within a capitalist economy based on easy disposability. Curated by artist Beth Fiedorek, this group exhibition showcases artists united by ambivalent relationships. Peering inside a world that appears fully formed, the artists sift through its garbage and highlight how desire and access can be nefariously mediated but also understood and possibly cherished. Featuring work by Sharon Barnes, Will Bruno, Cameron Cameron, Beth Fiedorek, Teresa Flores, Rochele Gomez, Luke Harnden, Amanda Horowitz, David Muenzer, Gozié Ojini, Assaf Shaham, Yoshie Sakai and Jazmín Urrea.

Beginning November 14, Eric Magaña presents “Reconociendo.” Featuring both the medium of photography and an installation using handmade adobe bricks made by Magaña, “Reconociendo” takes the lineage and persona of Martin Barbosa, Magaña’s deceased grandfather, as a departure point to investigate the interrelation between locality, labor, politics, agriculture, heritage and Barbosa’s own battle with Alzheimers.

In December, multi-disciplinary artist and scenic designer Narges Noroozi creates a window installation exploring how the human psyche reconstructs reality into dreams, and vice versa, often in response to the unexpected. Recreating the scene of a recurring dream that the artist has experienced this year, Noroozi utilizes elements of bathroom architecture, water and soil, investigating ideas of repetition and cleanliness.

ArtCenter DTLA
114 W. 4th Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90013

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Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitions in ArtCenter's galleries may not be available for visits by the public. Please check with the gallery before visiting. Email dtla@artcenter.edu.

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 Love’s Remedies
Founded by Los Angeles artists Brd (Bridget Rosalia Driessen) and Hannah Kim Varamini, Love’s Remedies focuses on building community through attention as material and supporting non-hierarchical interactions based on the premise of “nesting” into an institution.

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.

About ArtCenter
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.

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Windows of ArtCenter DTLA gallery.
ArtCenter Exhibitions presents Fractal Views, a three-part series of street-view window exhibitions that will run until January 15, 2021.