SETH ORION SCHWAIGER | COMPLEX 2
Sept 1, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public
Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept 1, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
COMPLEX 2 extends an earlier iteration of the COMPLEX exhibition series through large-scale architectural interventions, figurative imagery, and a radical, anti-passive approach to art viewing and curation. The exhibition requires a circulation of viewers to fully activate the works, and in this way harnesses the personality of it’s community while simultaneously bringing into question the boundaries of one’s own person and hierarchical distinctions of society, institution, social circle, and individual. Through a non-linear, but conceptually linked experience, the exhibition facilitates an awareness of the construction of meaning. Several of the works on exhibition unfold in one way when first viewed, but given a new vantage point deeper into the complex their meaning fundamentally shifts, emotionally flavored by the physical change in the viewer’s position. The second experience taints the first, muddling into understanding—less defined, less sure, but more rich and nuanced.
This exhibition is slated to be a part of the 2016 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA.
Shown: Seth Orion Schwaiger, Complex, 2016, installation view