The exhibition (re-): un-historical documents curated by Los Angeles artist Ellina Kevorkian, opens Monday, October 18, in Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery. The exhibition looks at six contemporary artists who engage history in multiple ways in the re-consideration of iconic images from art history. These artists do not appropriate images because they are easily identifiable, but also to call attention to the distance between works from the past and now and erase its effects, blurring distinctions between original and contemporary makers. In this way artists construct personal, social, and art histories as they reevaluate imagery, processes, and intentions.
Video, painting, photography and sculpture and performance by Angela Ellsworth, Micol Hebron, Rachel Lachowicz, Angela Marzullo, John Millei and Richard Newton are featured. The performance, by Angela Ellsworth, will occur from 6:00 – 7:00 on Tuesday, October 19th as part of the opening reception for the exhibition.
(re-): un-historical documents runs from October 18 through November 12. The opening reception is Tuesday, October 19, 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00am – 4:00 pm. For further information please call 714. 997.6729.