Exhibition Dates: September 18 - October 26, 2013
Opening with the Artist:
Wednesday, September 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
There is something both measured and invented about Lauren Semivan's work. Through a combination of techniques, including photography, drawing, painting, and performance Semivan creates dream-like narratives. The title,Observatory indicates a scientific approach, and in her own artist's statement Semivan gives us a key to unlock a bit of the work's mystery: if a line in science is seen as an event, then the layering of lines, their shift, change, appearance and disappearance work together to form a history. This layering- this searching backwards and forwards happens in black and white works that are haunting and ghost-like. These are echos of what seem to be a strange space between past and present. Time suspends, and it is as if the static between worlds is visualized. There are things we do recognize and pull out of the work, including books, furniture, boats, antique photographs, vegetation, bones and a figure. These often nostalgic objects are offered up like clues to an unresolved story. The basic structure for narrative is present and pieces of reality both coalesce and break apart.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit Boni Benrubi Gallery