Sep 23, 05:52 pm
Marine Projects presents Salon No.13, opening September 28th
Salon No.13, Works 373 – 417
Exhibition is open by appointment
September 28 – November 21
Lauren Spencer King
Following in the tradition of past Marine Salon shows, Salon No. 13 does not follow a strict curatorial theme, focusing instead on the vision of an imaginary collector that is deeply invested in various artistic concerns. This time, the focus is on contemporary women artists living and working in Los Angeles specifically. Each exhibition transforms the home on a fundamental level, bringing to light the way living with art and carefully curating a personal collection changes our living space in powerful ways. These artists have brought their work into a private home and molded it into a space that embodies the particular considerations in their practice, highlighting the common threads. Particularly, the seen and the unseen, the real and the illusory, materiality, temporality, transformation, alchemy, the nebulous nature of energy – as both a force and a word – and our relationship to the natural world.
Also, in the spirit of The Fainting Club, Zoe Crosher’s old boy’s club for girls, this exhibition celebrates the idea of the girl’s club. This is a direct response to the 2013 salon exhibition “The Boys Club”, which brought playful male energies into a home inhabited by a single woman.
Lotusland Residency in Santa Barbara has invited Zoe Crosher to use their garden as her muse. The result is a spectacular series of unique bronze sculptures, which have been meticulously cast from some of the rarest plant varieties at Lotusland. When many of these rare and endangered plants reach the end of their reproductive cycle, they release one last bloom, one last beautiful hurrah – a fitting farewell in plant form. In her effort to preserve and catalogue the ephemeral nature of these plants – many of which may never bloom again – and fitting with her continued interest in mapping disappearance, Crosher has made permanent their exquisite beauty and decay by casting their last tendrils, pistils, cycad blooms and palm fronds that materialize during this generative swansong. There will also be a catalogue of all the blooms used, available as a reference.