FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Kevin Hanley
October 10 - November 3, 2005
Opening Reception:  Tuesday, October 11, 6-8pm



Kevin Hanley, "On An other Occasion", 2002.

Cerritos College Art Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of video and installation work by Kevin Hanley - on view October 10 through November 3, 2005.

Screening on alternate days will be Hanley’s Threesixty and On Another Occasion video projections, both completed in 2002.  Additionally, the artist has produced a site-specific installation addressing the audible shared-space of a common wall adjoining the College’s Art Gallery and Dance Studio.

Threesixty depicts the professional skateboarder, Billy Valdez performing 360 degree maneuvers on his skateboard.  Filmed at Los Angeles’ ACME Gallery with four different cameras, the video was edited to produce a simulation of an image formed “in the round,” while speaking to the notion of creating illusionistic space out of a linear, two dimensional format.

On Another Occasion addresses the concept of visual and cognitive perception.  Included in the 2004 Venice Biennale, On Another Occasion begins by depicting an unrecognizable, out-of-focus image of Fidel Castro – then over a four-minute duration the image slowly sharpens to reveal a visible image of a “dead” Castro.  Produced by digitally altering an AP image of the political leader, sans hat – the artist has produced a fictional space, out of which the viewer is forced to comprehend both an inevitable historical event and the way in which our perceptual faculties are often informed by the inaccuracy of conjecture.  

Lastly, the artist has created a site-specific installation inspired by the models of chance and circumstance informed by John Cage and the Surrealist’s game of Exquisite Corpse, by literally amplifying a common wall shared by both the College’s Art Gallery and Dance Studio.  The Art Gallery’s North gallery shares a wall with the Dance Studio whose various dance classes and accompanying music are often heard through the wall, inevitably becoming part of the current art exhibit.  Hanley has embraced this audible cross-information by amplifying the sound, using it as a point of departure to inform the two and three-dimensional character of the space.

Kevin Hanley’s work will be on view at the Cerritos College Art Gallery from October 10 – November 3, 2005.  An opening reception for the artist will be held from  6 – 8 pm on Monday, October 10. Cerritos College Art Gallery is located at 11110 Alondra Blvd. Rm. #FA-50, Norwalk, CA 90650. Directions, parking and additional information can be obtained from the website at <http://www.cerritos.edu/gallery>

Cerritos College Art Gallery
11110 Alondra Blvd., Room FA-50, Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact, Andrea Bronte, Gallery Director
(562) 860-2451, ext. 2612, fax (562) 653-7807
E-mail, <mailto:abronte@cerritos.edu>
Web site, <http://www.cerritos.edu/gallery>
Gallery hours, Monday – Thursday, 11am-4pm; Tuesday, Wednesday evening, 6-9pm




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