On View May 17, 2001 - June 23, 2001
Los Angeles based artist, Jessica Bronson, will exhibit two recent video installations , “Panamint Tilt” and “doubled sunset”, as well as a new series of light jet prints in her upcoming exhibition at CRG Gallery. Expanding upon her interests in speculative fiction and science fiction genres, these works also reflect her continuing interests in structuralist cinema, video language and minimalist sculpture. Filmed and photographed on location in Death Valley, Bronson used an extreme wide angle lens for the video and photographic works, thus effectually warping the horizon line through repeated tilting of the camera. The imagery was then digitally manipulated to create synchronous diptychs in the projection works and the light jet prints. Working with Los Angeles artist Michael Pierzynski, Bronson created a humorous but eerie synthesizer soundtrack for both “Panamint Tilt” and “doubled sunset” thereby imposing a sense of narrative on the otherwise austere desert landscape. Jessica Bronson’s work has recently been exhibited at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the California College of Arts and Crafts, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum. Bronson also recently completed a residency at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand, which will culminate in the publication of an artist book this summer. Bronson is the recipient of the Freund Fellowship at Washington University (2001), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2000) and the Citibank/Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Emerging Artist Award (1998).