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Daniel Knorr / David Lamelas
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles (USA)

27.07 - 14.09.2013


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Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Berlin-based Romanian artist Daniel Knorr and an exhibition by the Argentine-British-Angelino conceptual artist, David Lamelas.









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In the main gallery, Depression Elevations is Knorr’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and includes a series of resin sculptures accompanied by a limited-edition artist book. Knorr explores the surface of Los Angeles in Depression Elevations, a series of resin sculptures cast from impressions of city streets. Knorr’s topographical concern is biopolitical; while infrastructure is produced by the state to facilite connectivity, it also proscribes social movement and imposes parameters upon a population. The city’s vast and complex network of roads leaves and indelible mark upon the wide, flat plane of Los Angeles, begetting a cultural landscape dominated by car culture and urban sprawl.


The hollows of the street, however, worn by the ravages of time and human use, provide a small footprint of the city’s past. In casting from these puddles and potholes, Knorr catches history in his mold, engendering form and substance from a literal void. The resultant sculptures derive an evocative power not from their undeniably beautiful façade, but from the intimate aura of a swiftly fading past.


To mark his inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles, Knorr has produced the ninth edition of Carte de Artiste, his series of global encyclopedias. Titled On Los Angeles, the book takes as its subject the castoffs of our daily lives; Knorr traverses the city streets, seeking out discarded objects and pressing them between the pages of a book. In cataloguing the transitory elements of an urban landscape, Knorr addresses the transformative and destructive complexities of representation.


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Daniel Knorr, Depression Elevations, 2013. Cast resin. Photo courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

Daniel Knorr, Depression Elevations, 2013. Cast polyurethane. Photo courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

Daniel Knorr, Depression Elevations, 2013. Cast polyurethane. Photo courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

Daniel Knorr, Depression Elevations, 2013. Cast polyurethane. Photo courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

Also on view in the south gallery and courtyard are works by the Argentine-British-Angelino conceptual artist, David Lamelas. First produced in 1968 at St Martins College of Art in London, the work Signaling of Three Objects dertermines three spaces inside metal circles. In this particular installation, a tree, a chair, and a person encircled by steel plates signal their transformation into the focus of attention. Photo documentation of the original Hyde Park installation is also on display. Additionally, his site-specific Corner Piece from 1968 inverts the angle created by two walls and turns the empty space into volume. Finally, the travelling wall made of paper titled Paredes doblade or Doubled Wall, first made in 1994 while Lamelas was living in Manhattan, was folded and carried in a suitcase and shown in Buenos Aires. In this reinstallation of the idea, a paper cut was made of the 15 x 14 foot West wall, folded box-size and it is now shown on the opposite wall.

Exhibition 27 July - 14 September 2013. Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90019 (USA). Tel.: 310 586 6886. Opening hours : Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm.