Please note that on Saturday, 22 February 2020, the gallery will only be open by appointment.

12. 12. 2019 – 25. 1. 2020

30. 11. – 22. 12. 2019

Hacienda Books at saxpublishers with a presentation by Sveta Mordovskaya, Opening: Friday, 13. 12. 2019, 16:00 – 20:00, Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 16:00

13. – 15. 12. 2019

31. 8. – 22. 9. 2019

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The Obvious

Milena Büsch, Aria Dean, Hans-Christian Lotz, Laurel Doody Library Supply, Ian Markell, Georgie Nettell, Megan Plunkett, Chadwick Rantanen
Organized by Attilia Fattori Franchini and Felix Gaudlitz
11. 2. – 26. 4. 2020

Thoughts, Contemplation.

Sometimes I think, whilst considering my own narrative, that maybe I’m the talking-cat, or like, maybe I’m the witch, or maybe I’m only the article, the comma, I’m a supporting character, and that’s a hard thing for my ego to take, because I want to be the hero of the human story, but I’m not. I’m someone that is in the background in regards to survival because I am not really directly supporting survival, I’m just supporting it in a very abstract way, and possibly, at times, not supporting it. Possibly not supporting it, means antagonist? I could be an antagonist but antagonists are imperative for a virus to survive because it makes it stronger.

VISIT

Art at Michael’s 1147 3rd Street Santa Monica 90403 USA ph. 310.451.0843

Art at Michael’s is a continuation of forty years of showing groundbreaking art on the second floor of Michael’s Santa Monica. 

Chadwick Rantanen, Loop (Brave is Easy), 2014, Fabric (Cherokee Inc, 65% Polyester/ 35% Cotton), Plastic (Buterate), Carbon Fiber Rod, Powdercoated, Steel Ferrules (RAL9004 - Matte), Tags (Polyester/Acetate/Paper), Approximately 50 segments, Circumferential dimensions variable up to 1150 inches

The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Megan Plunkett, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Megan Plunkett, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Laurel Doody Library Supply, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Georgie Nettell, 8 Reality is made up of oppressive structures, not individual fantasies, 2019, Speaking tile with recorded file, Ed. 1/5 + 1 AP, 10.16 × 10.16 cm (4 × 4 in)

Chadwick Rantanen, Loop (Minnie in Love), 2014, Fabric (Cherokee Inc, 65% Polyester/ 35% Cotton), Plastic (Buterate), Carbon FiberRod, Powdercoated, Steel Ferrules (RAL9004 - Matte), Tags (Polyester/Acetate/Paper), Approximately 50 segment, Circumferential dimensions variable up to 1150 inches

Chadwick Rantanen, Loop (Minnie in Love), 2014 (Detail), Fabric (Cherokee Inc, 65% Polyester/ 35% Cotton), Plastic (Buterate), Carbon FiberRod, Powdercoated, Steel Ferrules (RAL9004 - Matte), Tags (Polyester/Acetate/Paper), Approximately 50 segment, Circumferential dimensions variable up to 1150 inches

Hans-Christian Lotz, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Hans-Christian Lotz, Untitled, 2017 – 2020, Soaps, shampoos, and shower corner basket, ca. 22 × 24 × 24 cm (8.662 × 9.449 × 9.449 in)

Georgie Nettell, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Georgie Nettell, 6 Keeping up is just the story you choose to live with, 2019, Speaking tile with recorded file, Ed. 2/5 + 1 AP, 10.16 × 10.16 cm (4 × 4 in)

The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Aria Dean, But as one... (rework, feat.), 2019, Ed. 1 AP / 5 + 2 AP, Video, 10 min 47 sec

The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Milena Büsch, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Hans-Christian Lotz, Untitled, 2017 – 2020, Soaps, shampoos, and shower corner basket, ca. 22 × 24 × 24 cm (8.662 × 9.449 × 9.449 in)

Chadwick Rantanen, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Chadwick Rantanen, Fingerpaint, 2020, Two laminated inkjet prints on paper, tape, each: 12.07 × 15.24 cm (4 3/4 × 6 in)

Ian Markell, PASS, 2020, Canvas, Polyester thread, Aluminum, various hardware, 66,04 × 365,76 cm (26 × 144 in)

Chadwick Rantanen, Dark Sconce, 2020, Laminated inkjet print on paper, 28.70 × 29.72 cm (11.3 × 11.7 in)

Georgie Nettell, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

Georgie Nettell, 9 There is no genre that is not an episode in the story of life, 2019, Speaking tile with recorded file, Ed. 1/5 + 1 AP, 10.16 × 10.16 cm (4 × 4 in)

Megan Plunkett, Everybody Wins 25, 2019, Digital print on glossy paper in artist's frame, 25,4 × 20,3 cm (10 × 8 in)

The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael's, Santa Monica

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