Organized by Brica Wilcox & L.E. Kim
July 23 – August 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23rd, 6-8pm
In conjunction with First Paintings, L.E. Kim has organized a show of video works with artist Brica Wilcox. Below is their statement on the exhibition:
QUEUE is a collection of digital video “slideshows” by 15 artists, each work an exploration of the maker’s own artistic concerns. In their techniques and source materials, these videos traverse the history of photography, film, and video, as well as crisscross the fine line between the still and moving image.
We often queue our media to be played, rendered, or exported, but have more or less detached from the use of the word queue to describe a line of people waiting for something. This line of bodies has flattened and dispersed into digital granules. Jonathan Crary writes about the queue in his book 24/7 and argues that the act of waiting is “something essential to the experience of being together, to the tentative possibility of community. It is a time in which encounters can occur." This idea of things up against one another, negotiations between, and an emergent synthesis of such encounters was the focus of our line up.
In organizing QUEUE, we asked friends to contribute a slideshow to be delivered in a digital video format. Even in its analog version, with film slides playing on a carousel projector, the slideshow has always been an experience of watching a sequence of stills animated by the flow of time. The slideshows created for this exhibition inherently reference and borrow from the divaricating history of photography, film and video. And, yet, the slideshows were made quickly and cheaply as an utterance of ideas existing at this very moment.
The artists participating in QUEUE are Aaron Wrinkle, Ali Prosch, Amanda McGough, Amy von Harrington, Brica Wilcox, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Galería Perdida, Heather Bursch, Kristen Merola, Lakshmi Luthra and Christopher Carlton, Matt Siegle, Megan Cotts, Meghann McCrory, and Samantha Roth.
Brica Wilcox is an artist based in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts in Photo and Media. She is part of the artist collective D3: Deliver, Document, Destroy and a member of X-TRA’s editorial board.
L.E. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, and has exhibited at Klowden Mann and in group exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York.