20/10/2001 - 17/11/2001
24/11/2001 - 22/12/2001
19/1/2002 - 16/2/2002
Vangelis Vlahos with Scott Myles, Stephen Sutcliffe, and Mary Redmond
The PRoject SPace
Hosted by Els Hanappe Underground and The Breeder basements projects
7 - 30/3/2002
18/4/2002 - 8/6/2002
The paintings of Mrs. Margaret
C. Wellington, Mansett, me
5 - 27/7/2002
Alex Slade will be showing a series of black-and-white photographs in combination with a site-specific sculptural installation.
'The photographs are all black and white fiber based silver gelatin prints. They are of varying sizes depending on how far away from the original wall the camera was. I used a Linhof 4x5" field camera mounted on a tripod to take them. They depict the interior of a Victorian cottage in Maine, an island in the northeastern United States made famous as the summer residence of Theodore Roosevelt. More importantly, they catalog an archive of somewhat cliche landscape paintings by the house's former owner, Margaret C. Wellington. The photographs are a comment on this traditional view of the landscape and its effect on photography. Another defining principle of the photographic work is the notion of architectural space and its relation to the human body. The photographs are all printed to scale so the contingencies of the architecture, pushing the camera back and forth in relation to the paintings, created prints of varying sizes. A sculptural element to the show further explores the relationship of the body to architecture. The sculpture, "Hi, Wave front at .0137 Seconds", is a visualization of the sound wave created by the greeting of a potential visitor to the gallery. Made of transparent polycarbonate, the sculpture forms a wall in the center of the room. It is both a barrier and a lens, warping the photographs behind it. It is at once an abstract sculpture and a shape generated by the specificities of a physical phenomenon, the minute pressure differentials that cause us to hear a sound. Like most of my sculptural work it is an attempt to disrupt the aesthetic dimension with the functionalism of science and mapping while disrupting the functional language of science with a dysfunctional object.'
The artist lives and works in Los Angeles. He has shown previously with Goldman Tevis and London Projects, both in Los Angeles.