Irrational Exhibits 9: Reports From the Field
8 June 2016 // 7PM
One Night of Live Art | Curated by Deborah Oliver
Tickets: $10, Students/Seniors $8 w/I.D. Tickets available at the door.

Artists: Claudia Bucher, Ryan Bulis and Brian Black, Kent Anderson Butler, Marsian De Lellis, Monica Duncan and Samantha Mohr, Kristina Faragher, Janice Gomez, Flora Kao, Curt LeMieux, Juan Meneses, Thinh Nguyen, Liz Nurenberg, Nancy Popp, Bradford Chan Prairie, Lara Salmon, Liz Young

Sixteen new works will be presented in this one night only performance exhibition centering on the artist’s “constructs” of our rapidly changing social landscape and reflecting their “reports from the field” in a new millennium reality. This is a real time event.

Explore the artwork while performance actions are taking place. Observe how artists describe and comprehend shifting realities, whether social, political or personal. How do we, as artists, negotiate these shifts as they arise? How do we stay connected within a confused cultural fabric? How do we function in an increasingly dense physical environment?

The LACE event is different in many ways from Irrational Exhibits 15-year home at Track 16 Gallery. This event architecturally articulates these specific themes. The floor plan of the gallery is smaller and it’s in the center of Hollywood. The goal of this show will be to create a visual and performance installation as a microcosm of the urban experience. The artists’ borders overlap and thus simulate density that requires a tolerance of “otherness”. In this edition of Irrational Exhibits the artists have the opportunity to interact not only with the audience but also with each other. The artists’ installation/performances search for ways to re-map the landscapes inside and outside the gallery, noting that the urban center is constantly changing.

This group show is an experiment in sharing limited space and limited resources with optimal creative expression.

The Irrational Exhibits project began in 2001 at Track 16 Gallery as a platform to articulate the connectivity found in the concept of the “group show” as a performative immersive landscape. Simultaneous durational performance works create an intensive kinetic environment that invites the audience to be more engaged. It is this dynamic that has been central to the Irrational Exhibits mission.

Find Irrational Exhibitions on Instagram – @irrationalexhibits
LACE, 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Monica Duncan is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

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