1301PE / CURRENT EXHIBITION Fiona Connor _ Community Notice Board | January 24 – March 7, 2015

Fiona Connor | Community Notice Board

fiona connor, frogtown 2015At 1301PE gallery is ongoing a Fiona Connor solo exhibition titled Community Notice Board.

Bulletin boards are a self-organizing format whose content is determined by its immediate community. In Fiona Connor’s 1:1 scaled re-makes, paper ephemera and material from bulletin boards from across Los Angeles are reproduced in durable materials; each coffee stain and tear precisely emulated in a composed pretense of reality.

fiona connor, Pizza 2015The programs, fonts and materials used to present notices and information to the public are temporal proof of a particular moment and location of visual vernacular. Diverse fabricated elements reflect the collage nature of the notice boards; some being cobbled together from recycled materials and offcuts, others, purchased off the shelves of office supply stores.

Bulletin boards are the perfect content generators, because they are responsive, active, social, and temporal.

fiona connor, la brea 2015Connor draws attention to unseen but crucial support systems, which have in large part migrated to the Internet. Phrases like ‘message board’ and ‘forum’, commonplace in the digital world, connect communities by interest, as opposed to physical location.

fiona connor, Library 2015What happens in the transition between these sites? What are the ethical implications of appropriating intellectual or creative property, and exhibiting it in a commercial gallery? In the tradition of Situational Aesthetics and Appropriation Art, Community Notice Board juxtaposes pre-determined elements that occur within the institutional framework, recognizable because they are drawn from the institutional system itself.

fiona connor green 2015In translation from original site to gallery, the models, images, and codes of the hyperreal are awarded distance for thought and examination.

Fiona Connor lives and works in Los Angeles.

via Fiona Connor: Community Notice Board.

Precedente GAGOSIAN GALLERY / CURRENT EXHIBITION John Currin _ Solo Show | February 19 - April 11, 2015 Successivo MATTHEW MARKS / CURRENT EXHIBITION Thomas Demand _ New Photographs | January 24 - April 4, 2015

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