Shulamit Nazarian Gallery: Project Room

 

"We are the Hollow Men"

 

 

January 22 – March 14, 2015

 

 

The show's title references T. S. Eliot’s poem, written on the cusp of an earlier wave of modernization, which interprets the “new order” as a vitiating force, robbing individuals of their potency, will, and sense of self. This presentation examines technology’s pervasive presence on contemporary society and how it may affect our privacy, agency, spirit and identity.

 

 

Again, we are fast becoming Eliot’s “hollow men… the stuffed men / Leaning together / Headpiece filled with straw…” - Miri Chais

 

The installation features paintings, video, sound, sculpture and new media works in the project space with individual works throughout the gallery as an extension of the artist's solo exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

 

First Steps
First Steps

Video Still 2014

First Steps
First Steps

Video Still 2014

Installation View
Installation View
Installation View
Installation View

Mixed Media 2014

The Kiss
The Kiss

Mixed Media vacuform, LED, acrylic paint 2014

Installation View with Swing
Installation View with Swing

Mixed Media 2015

Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole

Mixed media LED, flexiglass etching 2014

Raven
Raven

Mixed Media (replica of skull) 2014

The Kiss
The Kiss

Mixed media vacuform, radiant film, LED lights and acrylic paint 2015

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Mixed Media with video 2014

Swing
Swing

Mixed Media 2015

Installation view
Installation view
Prysamid 2 (medium)
Prysamid 2 (medium)

Mixed Media 2015

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Mixed Media with video 2014

Installation View
Installation View

Mixed Media 2015

The Kiss
The Kiss

Mixed media vacuform, radiant film, LED lights and acrylic paint 2015

Installation view
Installation view
Prisamid
Prisamid

Mixed media and video 2015