Los Angeles Group Exhibition | May 10 - 31, 2014
This premier exhibition will highlight the new work of American sculptor Mark Jenkins and Chinese photographer Liu Bolin, two internationally acclaimed artists who explore the ways in which the individual must carve out an identity in the urban landscape.
“IN SITU” will also feature work by Speedy Graphito, RERO, and JonOne. This will be the first exhibition since Fabien Castanier Gallery’s relocation to Culver City and will inaugurate the gallery’s new space in the city’s thriving arts district.
Mark Jenkins is a sculptor and installation artist who’s invented his own technique of casting objects using packing tape and plastic wrap. With it he has created a range of characters from clear ducks, dogs and babies to clothed hyper-realistic anthropomorphic beings molded from his own body. He describes his work as “absurdist” and with the idea “to create situations that turn the world into a stage.”
Liu Bolin was born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, belonging to the generation that came of age in the early 1990s, when China emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution and was beginning to enjoy rapid economic growth and relative political stability. Also known as “The Invisible Man,” Liu Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic pieces that began as performance art in 2005.